MUST HAVE TECH AC­CES­SORIES

Jen­nifer Dud­ley-Ni­chol­son and Rod Ch­ester test out the lat­est ac­ces­sories to go with your favourite gad­get

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SLIM BOOK FO­LIO ZAGG

Zagg’s Slim Book Fo­lio turns Ap­ple’s most pow­er­ful iPad into a makeshift Mac and back again in sim­ple steps. The Slim Book in­cludes a form-fit­ting plas­tic cover for the iPad Air 2, al­low­ing users to read from it with­out impediment, while the key­board hinge holds it tightly and of­fers a 135de­gree range of an­gled view­ing. Its key­board is packed with six rows of gen­er­ously sized, back­lit keys and can be used back­wards to prop the tablet up for video view­ing.

$159.95 / ZAGG.COM

HIRISE FOR AP­PLE WATCH

TWELVE SOUTH

This Twelve South stand for the Ap­ple Watch tucks your charg­ing cord out of the way and props your watch up at a handy height. It has soft sil­i­cone pads that pro­tect the back of your watch and your band from scratch­ing. Al­though the stand is de­signed for the watch to sit ver­ti­cally, it still is as func­tional if you at­tach the watch hor­i­zon­tally and use Night­stand mode – part of the watchOS 2 soft­ware up­date that lets you turn off or snooze your alarm with the dig­i­tal crown and Watch but­ton.

$70 / MAC­IN­TOSHAD­DICT.COM.AU

WIRE­LESS CHARGER

SAM­SUNG

This fu­tur­is­tic gad­get can charge your phone within two hours sim­ply by touch­ing it. The Sam­sung Wire­less Charger can charge com­pat­i­ble phones 1.4 times faster than the last model, shav­ing 50 min­utes from a com­plete charge for the Gal­axy Note 5 and Gal­axy S6 Edge+. To achieve this, the cir­cu­lar pad hides a cool­ing fan in its base and didn’t even get warm dur­ing our tests. An LED light glows green when the phone on top of it reaches full charge. It can recharge other Qi­com­pat­i­ble gad­gets at a stan­dard speed, in­clud­ing Mo­torola’s Moto 360 smart­watch and Nexus 6 phone.

$89 / SAM­SUNG.COM/AU

IPHONE LIGHT­NING DOCK

AP­PLE

Ap­ple has a sim­ple but clev­erly de­signed dock to match your iPhone 6s in both colour and size. It’s the width of the 6 or 6s and, like the lat­est phone, comes in rose gold, gold, sil­ver and space grey. Plug a light­ning cable into the back (it does not come with a cable) and sit your phone on the top to charge. Per­haps the best fea­ture is the in­clu­sion of an au­dio port, so you can either con­nect head­phones to the dock or run a cable from your dock to speak­ers to play mu­sic.

$75 / AP­PLE.COM/AU

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