Twelve South Debuts New SurfacePad Case for iPhone X

Twelve South today announced the launch of a new SurfacePad case for the iPhone X, expanding its popular SurfacePad design to Apple's latest flagship iPhone.

The SurfacePad is a folio-style case, but rather than being bulky like most cases with this design, it's ultra thin because it attaches to the back of an iPhone using Twelve South's "SurfaceGrip" technology.


Basically, SurfaceGrip is an adhesive that lets you remove and reapply the SurfacePad to the iPhone X over and over again without losing tackiness.


The SurfacePad offers total device protection with its leather back and microfiber-lined leather cover, which also happens to have slots to hold two credit cards. A cutout at the back leaves the camera exposed so there's no interference with taking pictures, and the sides and bottom of the device are also left uncovered.

Like all SurfacePad cases, the SurfacePad for iPhone X's cover can be folded back and arranged into a stand for the device.


Twelve South has added a few features that are exclusive to the iPhone X, including automatic sleep/wake functionality when opening or closing the front flap and a new full-grain leather that Twelve South says will last longer and will develop a rich patina.

The SurfacePad for iPhone X is available in black, cognac, and deep teal, with the latter two being colors unique to iPhone X. It can be purchased for $49.99 from the Twelve South website.


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Twelve South Launches ‘HiRise Pro’ for iMac and iMac Pro

Apple accessory maker Twelve South today launched an updated version of its HiRise Mac stand, called the HiRise Pro, which it's selling for $149.99. Similar to the previous iteration, HiRise Pro includes an adjustable height design (with 1-4 height options) and doubles as a storage space to reduce desk clutter.


To better integrate into multiple design spaces, Twelve South's new accessory now comes with a double sided front plate in gunmetal and walnut, which you can flip over easily to pick the color you prefer. The company has also included a padded leather top valet on the HiRise Pro so you can safely place your iPhone on the ledge while you work, and don't have to worry about scratches.
Twelve South's series of HiRise products are built as an ergonomic solution to reduce neck and back strain when you sit in front of an iMac or other external display for long periods of time. The adjustable height allows you to place your iMac's screen at a more even eye level, and the product will work with any iMac and Apple-supported external display with a base width of 10 inches or less.


The new double sided front plate is magnetic and includes small grilles to ensure that hard drives that may be placed inside the storage compartment have enough air circulation. When opened, the inside of the compartment includes two ledges for storing items, with the middle adujstable ledge also providing the landing space for the iMac's base.

Those interested can purchase the HiRise Pro from Twelve South today for $149.95. The older version is still available to buy for $79.99 as well.

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Twelve South’s HiRise Duet Dock is Available Again After Selling Out Last Year

Twelve South today announced that its popular HiRise Duet combination dock for iPhone and Apple Watch is available to purchase again.


HiRise Duet was originally introduced in November 2016, but the dock sold out within just a few weeks and it remained out of stock until today. Twelve South appears to have finally received more units from its manufacturer.

The dock has an integrated Lightning connector and magnetic puck to charge both an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. The stand holds the Apple Watch on its side so that it can be used in Nightstand mode on a bedside table.

Both the Lightning connector and support post are adjustable to work with most popular iPhone cases on the market today.

The dock, designed with dark gray metal and accented with soft, black napa leather, has a 3.75-inch square footprint. One AC power cable extends from the base of the stand, providing 15 watts of total power.

HiRise Duet is $119.99 on Twelve South's website with free shipping in the United States. It's designed for iPhone 5s or later and any Apple Watch.

Related Roundups: Apple Watch, watchOS 4, iPhone 8

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Twelve South’s HiRise Duet Dock is Available Again After Selling Out Last Year

Twelve South today announced that its popular HiRise Duet combination dock for iPhone and Apple Watch is available to purchase again.


HiRise Duet was originally introduced in November 2016, but the dock sold out within just a few weeks and it remained out of stock until today. Twelve South appears to have finally received more units from its manufacturer.

The dock has an integrated Lightning connector and magnetic puck to charge both an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. The stand holds the Apple Watch on its side so that it can be used in Nightstand mode on a bedside table.

Both the Lightning connector and support post are adjustable to work with most popular iPhone cases on the market today.

The dock, designed with dark gray metal and accented with soft, black napa leather, has a 3.75-inch square footprint. One AC power cable extends from the base of the stand, providing 15 watts of total power.

HiRise Duet is $119.99 on Twelve South's website with free shipping in the United States. It's designed for iPhone 5s or later and any Apple Watch.

Related Roundups: Apple Watch, watchOS 4, iPhone 8

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Twelve South Releases New ‘Inspire’ Candle as Small Tribute to the Mac

Last year, popular accessory maker Twelve South introduced a candle that promised to deliver a "New Mac" scent. The limited time product was so popular among Apple aficionados that it quickly sold out.


Twelve South is back at it again this year with a new "Inspire" candle, which it refers to as Mac candle N°2. Made from 100 percent soy wax, it is said to give off strong notes of bergamot, lemon, and tarragon.

This year's candle won't smell like a freshly unboxed MacBook. Rather, Twelve South says each scent profile was chosen for its ability to help clear your mind of clutter and stimulate creativity in the home or office.

Twelve South said the new candle is a "small tribute to the Mac," and it shared a quote from late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
In the act of making something with a great deal of care and love, something is transmitted there, and it's a way of expressing… our deep appreciation.
The candle is available for $29.99 on Twelve South's website in the United States. It has an approximate burn time of 60-70 hours.


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Twelve South Debuts ‘Curve’ Stand for Apple Notebooks

Twelve South today announced the launch of the Curve, a new stand based on a simple, classic design.

Described as an "elegant" stand that's designed to complement the lines of an Apple notebook while elevating it to an ideal angle, Curve comes in a matte black aluminum that matches well with the Space Gray MacBook models.


Curve elevates the screen by 6.5 inches while keeping 70 percent of the base of the MacBook exposed through its open bottom, which allows for better cooling.

According to Twelve South, the Curve is based on the iCurve, the first stand ever designed by Twelve South co-founder Andrew Green back in 2003. The new design is also meant to pay tribute to Apple Park, Apple's new campus that houses a ring-shaped main building.

I knew someday I wanted to refresh the classic design for the modern Mac universe. In thinking about bringing it back to market, I visualized Curve as a thin metal ribbon - kind of like a Möbius strip. Utilizing aluminum with a matte black finish, Curve is a fresh remix of the original classic that looks simply stunning, especially when supporting the new Space Grey MacBooks.
Curve weighs in at 1.43 pounds and is a desktop accessory that's designed to work with the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro models.

Curve can be purchased from the Twelve South website for $49.99. It's also available from some Best Buy retail locations.


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Twelve South Releases BookBook Case For Latest MacBook and MacBook Pro Models

Twelve South today announced the release of its BookBook case for all 12-inch MacBook and 2016 and later MacBook Pro models.


BookBook essentially disguises a MacBook or MacBook Pro as a vintage hardback book, while protecting the notebook with reinforced corners and a new, stronger crush-resistant spine. The outside is crafted from premium oil-pull up leather, while the inside is lined with a velvety soft microfiber material.

The new BookBook has a hidden compartment for hiding a few documents below the MacBook. BookBook also has two elastic bands on the inside cover of the case, which can be slipped over the corners of the MacBook's screen. Then, when the BookBook is opened, the MacBook screen will open too.

BookBook, one of the more popular MacBook cases over the past six years, is available now on Twelve South's website. It costs $79.99 for all 12-inch MacBook and 2016 and later MacBook Pro models with free U.S. shipping available. BookBook remains available for other MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models as well.


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Twelve South Debuts ‘MagicBridge’ to Combine Apple Magic Keyboard With Magic Trackpad 2

Twelve South today launched the "MagicBridge," an accessory that combines Apple's Magic Keyboard with a Magic Trackpad 2 into one connected control surface, letting users "type and swipe more efficiently," according to the company. The versatile accessory supports orientations for both left-handed and right-handed users.

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MagicBridge has cutouts in the back for the on/off toggles and Lightning connectors of Apple's typing and trackpad accessories. The MagicBridge itself is made up of white polycarbonate to match the Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad, with silicone pads on the inside to protect each when they're placed in the frame of Twelve South's accessory.
Ever notice the Wireless Keyboard & Trackpad 2 look like they were supposed to go together? By connecting these profile twins, you’ll create one larger keyboard that’s much easier to use than the smaller pieces by themselves. Also, when your trackpad is predictably beside your keys - you can find it with your fingers without looking down. Touch-typing is now Touch-tracking. Cleaner, faster, more stable control. Now that’s magic.
The MagicBridge is an update to Twelve South's previous device, called the MagicWand, which connected the original Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad and provided a steeper angle for typing.


Users interested can purchase the MagicBridge today from Twelve South's website for $34.99.


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CES 2017: Twelve South Debuts ActionSleeve Armband for Apple Watch

Twelve South today unveiled its latest accessory, the ActionSleeve Armband for Apple Watch. The ActionSleeve is designed to move the Apple Watch from the wrist to the upper arm, keeping it out of the way during intense workouts while leaving all of its functionality intact.

Specifically designed for sports that require wrist gear like weightlifting, rock climbing, boxing, Kettlebell training, and CrossFit, the ActionSleeve protects the Apple Watch, keeps it out of the way, and securely holds it in place even during vigorous workouts.

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The Apple Watch slips into the padded frame of the ActionSleeve, and then the ActionSleeve itself is strapped to the upper arm. The screen, Digital Crown, and side button remain accessible, and the heart rate monitor continues to work. According to Twelve South, the heart rate monitor may even perform better on the upper arm because of its tight fit.

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ActionSleeve can actually improve Apple Watch's heart rate tracking. How? When you flex your wrist or your watch band isn't tight enough, it can cause inconsistent readings or drop outs. ActionSleeve holds Apple Watch tightly and securely to your upper arm - delivering more consistent skin contact and more accurate heart rate tracking. If you're serious about training or you've had trouble with the Apple Watch heart rate monitor in the past, ActionSleeve might just be the ticker-counting ticket you're looking for.
Priced at $29.99 and available in either red or black, there are ActionSleeves for both 38 and 42mm Apple Watch models. The 38mm ActionSleeve fits arms up to 15 inches, while the 42mm ActionSleeve fits arms up to 17 inches. There's also a 42mm "Slim" variant for the larger Apple Watch that fits smaller arms.

The ActionSleeve is available for purchase starting today from the Twelve South website.


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Twelve South Launches BookBook and All-New Journal Case for iPhone 7

Twelve South today launched the latest in its line of BookBook cases, this one for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Like previous editions, the new BookBook includes wallet slots for credit cards and a driver's license, all housed in a vintage leather-bound case that looks like an old novel. A removable shell protects the iPhone 7 both inside of and out of BookBook, and the case can fold into a stand for the smartphone when viewing videos.

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BookBook for iPhone 7

The company noted that the design for iPhone 7 does have a few differences this time around, including:

  • Upgraded card slot and wallet design to prevent stretching and pilling
  • Dark interior finish to better resist dirt and dust
  • All-new Book spine design to add variety to your library

Additionally, Twelve South is launching "Journal for iPhone," a new leather-bound wallet case that's made exclusively for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Journal is a more basic leather case that doesn't have BookBook's novel aesthetic, but matches that case's design with credit card slots, a detachable composite shell, and built-in viewing stand.

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Journal for iPhone 7
Since 2010, Twelve South has curated a library of cases called BookBook. We are pleased to announce today that not only do we have your favorite vintage BookBook available for the iPhone 7, but we are also introducing an all-new edition called Journal. Modernizing the story, Journal is our newest and most luxurious case. Crafted in full-grain leather covering both inside and out, this handsome folio presents a more refined, clean design. Like BookBook, Journal features slots for cards, cash and ID, streamlining your everyday carry in style.
BookBook for iPhone 7 is available for $59.99 in black and brown, while Journal for iPhone is available for $69.99 in black and cognac.


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