I’ve long been on the hunt for the “perfect” bedside charger. “Perfect” means something different for each person, but for me, it means a MagSafe wireless charger for my iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods with the smallest footprint possible; the Twelve South HiRise 3 Wireless Charging Stand ticks all those boxes. Let’s take a closer look.
A little more than a decade ago, I reviewed the Twelve South HiRise Adjustable Laptop Stand. It was impressive. Three years ago, the HiRise became a key part of my wife’s home office when we went remote during the lockdown; I missed using the HiRise. Now, the company has released the new Twelve South HiRise Pro for MacBook; this new laptop stand is all mine.
Some time ago, I reviewed Twelve South’s PowerPic. A traditional wooden frame that doubles as a Qi wireless charger, it’s rather inspired. Now the company has released their new Twelve South PowerPic mod Wireless Charger. It is an elegant lucite frame for a 4″ by 6″ picture that hides a secret; it is also a 10W Qi charger.
I’ve pretty much gone all-in with MagSafe for iPhone, and I’m discovering an entirely new range of accessories that make using my iPhone 12 Pro even more convenient. The $39.99 Twelve South Forte for iPhone with MagSafe is one such accessory. It offers clean lines and an adjustable viewing angle. You will, however, need to supply your own MagSafe charger.
The iPad is great on its own but becomes exponentially better when paired with the “right” accessories, and the new Twelve South HoverBar Duo is one such accessory. Much more than a simple tablet stand, this smartphone/tablet holder works with a variety of devices, is future-proof, and holds your device in the perfect position for your work or viewing.
Need a helping hand with your iPad? Whether you’re looking for a way to position your iPad properly so that you don’t have twenty chins during video calls, or a place to keep your iPad out of the fray while cooking from a recipe on it, or a holder for your iPad so you can use it as a secondary display in your office, the Twelve South HoverBar Duo for iPad looks like a handy all-in-one solution.
Twelve South makes accessories for Apple devices that are always simple, thoughtful and well-made. I’ve been a fan for years. The latest Twelve South offering is the PowerPic. It’s yet another wireless phone charger, but this one has a rather smart twist that puts it into the category of, “Now why didn’t I think of that.” Let’s take a look.
If you are a fan of TwelveSouth’s products, and happen to have an iPad Pro, you really need to check out the BookBook Hardback Leather Case for Apple’s iPad Pro tablet. They sent us over a unit to check out, so let’s dive right into it. Available in Brown or Rutledge I received the latter, and over the course of the past month have used it frequently every single day as my go-to iPad Pro case. What’s special about the BookBook that makes the brand such a fan favorite is the ability to stand out, without being overly gaudy. This…
There’s a big flaw in the concept of fitness wearables; they really only work for running or biking. Weightlifting, calisthenics, boxing, and other workouts just aren’t conducive to having a watch on, and it cuts out a big chunk of the fitness market. Twelve South may have a solution with their new ActionSleeve Armband for the Apple Watch.
Since Apple released the Apple Watch companies have been scrambling to release charging stands that add aesthetics and functionality to Apple’s first wearable. We’ve looked at a number of them. Many have impressed us but the Twelve South Forte is, by far, the most elegant I’ve seen. At just under $60 it isn’t inexpensive but refined looks don’t come cheap.
The TwelveSouth BaseLift is one of those simple accessories that adds to both the comfort and utility of your Macbook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. It offers a better typing angle and keeps your laptop cool on your lap. Best of all, this one accessory will work with pretty much any of the current portable Macs and is under $40.
My workflow is pretty much all Apple these days. I have an iPhone 6 Plus, an iPad Air 2, and a MacBook Pro. (I returned my 2015 MacBook but that’s another post.) For someone like me the Twelve South PlugBug World is an indispensable accessory. I charged my computer AND an iOS device at the same time. PlugBug World is a number of accessories in one. On the one hand it is a standalone 2.1-Amp USB wall charger for your iOS device. “Fast charge for your iPad: PlugBug World packs 2.1-Amp of charging power, which is enough to charge your iPad…
I love my iPhone 6 Plus but find the battery to be lacking. I’ve tried a host of settings tweaks to optimize battery life but still run low by early afternoon. Having a strategically-placed charging dock is key for me. The Twelve South HiRise Deluxe is just such a charging dock. I reviewed the original HiRise and was impressed. This deluxe model takes things to an entirely new level. I love it! Here’s what Twelve South has to say about it: “HiRise Deluxe is a beautiful metal pedestal for charging and hands-free use of your iPhone or iPad. Set HiRise…
The new super-thin 2015 MacBook features an innovative single USB-C port for both power and connectivity. It also prevents this MacBook from charging your iPhone, iPad or any other standard USB device – without additional expensive adapters. The Twelve South PlugBug for the New MacBook solves this “first world problem” by adding USB Charging BACK to the new 2015 MacBook.
One of the great things about being around the tech world is watching the way in which companies and product lines evolve. The TwelveSouth BookBook for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is a perfect example. The original BookBook was nice but flawed; a few product generations later, and the new BookBook is nothing short of a home run.
Protecting Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ is easy. Protecting them in style takes a bit more attention to detail. That’s where TwelveSouth comes in. The company’s new BookBook for iPhone 6 and 6+ offer style and protection in an iPhone 6 case that stands out from the pack.
Twelve South’s new SurfacePad for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is a luxurious way to carry your new iPhone. This portfolio-style case is wrapped in leather and contains two card pockets for ID or cards. The SurfacePad converts to a stand for videos or Facetiming; the SurfacePad for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus retails for $39.99 and $49.99, respectively.
The other day we mentioned a brand-new product from our friends at TwelveSouth — the TwelveSouth SurfacePad for iPad mini — which is a “luxury leather cover” that is designed to offer minimalist protection and good looks for the small Apple tablet. My review sample came the other day, and I have a hands on video of it in action.
I love a minimalist case for my small, thin iPad mini, and that is exactly what the new Twelve South SurfacePad for iPad mini offers. Well, actually it does more, since the SurfacePad not only protects the tablet, but it also doubles as a stand. It also look great in three different colors for $69.99. Get yours.
Twelve South’s BookBook Travel Journal may look like a vintage book, but it’s actually a leather case for an iPad and a few essential accessories. The $99 case has over a dozen organizing pockets and straps for your iPad, headphones, adapters, chargers, batteries, stylus, and cables. Find details and order your here.
If you are in the market for a laptop stand and don’t want something that is simply utilitarian, then the Twelve South GhostStand may be just the thing for you. Made from clear lucite, the GhostStand makes it look as if your laptop is floating. Best of all, the GhostStand is just $34.99. Get one! Like all Twelve South products the GhostStand comes in a heavy gift box-looking package. The box includes tips on various ways you can reuse the box. I’m not sure if people actually make use of these tips, but it is good to see a company…