Apple-only accessory maker accessorizes your Mac
MacNN has been living with several Twelve South Mac accessories over the past week including the HoverBar, BookArc, HiRise and the BackPack 2. Each of these in their own right are interesting and useful accessories, but combined, they help to turn your Mac set up into the ultimate 'battle station.'
PlugBug alters MacBook adapter to power 2 devices
Twelve South picked Tuesday to unveil a unique add-on to help Apple fans that travel with more than one device. PlugBug takes advantage of the changeable connector on a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro AC adapter to add a 10W USB charger. The add-on can charge anything up to the power levels of an iPad and is seen as a way to charge the tablet, an iPhone, an iPod, or other USB hardware without having to remember all the cables or charge through the MacBook.
Unit holds two Apple devices together as one piece
Twelve South has launched MagicWand, an accessory that combines the Apple Wireless Keyboard with the Magic Trackpad into one unit. The tube-shaped device snaps to the underside of the keyboard and trackpad, securing both to the same base. The trackpad can be positioned on the right or left of the keyboard, allowing the unit to accommodate both right- or left-handed users. Once all pieces are secured in place, the combination can be used on a desktop or a user's lap.
Case looks like vintage book, doubles as stand
Twelve South has launched a faux book case for iPads, BookBook. When closed, the case is designed to disguise the iPad to look like a vintage book, with hardback covers and a rigid spine on the left side of the case. The case is hand stitched and distressed for an aged look, while a hard frame helps to protect the iPad. A string sewn into the inner cover can be attached to a button on the opposite side and used as a stand.