grabbit-ipad

Andrew Tang and Roy Gilsing need your help. The American Architect and Dutch Industrial Designer have teamed up to design what we feel is one of the best iPad cases to almost hit the market. The project, on Kickstarter, combines a thermoplastic, two-part hardshell body with a leather handle that reminds us of that stick and catch tennis ball game we used to love. Slide your hand into the leather handle and your iPad becomes truly one-handed. Which leaves your free hand open for page-flipping, angry birding and that other thing you do with one free hand and limitless video possibilities. Since it’s a hard shell case, you don’t have baby your iPad as much as you’re used to either. Now, the bad news. The project needs another $5k in funding by January 13 or it won’t get produced. Get in on the ground floor for $49 and you get a Grabbit.

BlackPods-CM-IF2-2-12

AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.