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Review: Twelve South TimePorter

Posted in Products with tags on September 27, 2018 by itnerd

Now I’ve had several Apple Watches over the last couple of years. But what I haven’t had is a way to organize the accessories. Namely the charger and the two alternate watch bands that I own. In fact, I misplaced one of them lately and it took about two days to find it. Since I figured that enough was enough on that front, I decided to do something about it. So I bought the Twelve South TimePorter:

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It looks like an eyeglasses case, but don’t be fooled, It’s actually quite a clever case with a fair amount of versatility. It’s made of leather (vegan friendly leather if that matters to you) You’ll note the black dot in the center of the case. That’s there for a reason:

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If you fold it back like I have you can put an Apple Watch charger in it. Thus making the case capable of charging an Apple Watch. You’ll note the cut outs on the left and right sides of the case, you can run the USB connection neatly through them to charge it using a USB charger of some description. Which by the way if you use the Apple supplied one fits just fine in this case.

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And if you use the more upscale Apple Watch charger, the chrome that it has adds a bit of bling to the TimePorter.

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But the versatility doesn’t end there. If you have a power bank that is thin and long like the one that I am using in the above picture, then it will fit inside the TimePorter making it a portable Apple Watch charger which can top off your Apple Watch with juice should the need arise.

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You basically lay the Apple Watch on top of the charger like this and assuming it is plugged into a power source, it will charge. You can even fold it up to a 45 degree angle to use it as a display stand which is a great use case for a hotel room.

There’s one other trick that the TimePorter capable of:

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It is capable of storing your Apple Watch bands in one place. That’s personally why I got the TimePorter. But the fact that the TimePorter is so versatile is a total win for Apple Watch owners. It’s $60 CDN or $40 USD and is available from the Twelve South website or from selected retailers. Their website only seems to list black as a color option, but I got this white one at a local retailer. Thus you may want to look around. If you travel and you need a place to stash your accessories and watch bands. Or you want a cool portable charger, the TimePorter is a must get.

 

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Review: Twelve South BookBook Case For The iPhone 5

Posted in Products with tags on May 7, 2013 by itnerd

I’ve recently become the proud owner of a new iPhone 5 and I needed a case for it. I decided on the Twelve South BookBook case. Why? Simple. It looks like a book so it is different than most cases out there. It has the added feature of stealth because it looks like a book. That’s great for security purposes. Next is the fact that I could if I choose to put credit cards and ID along with cash in it. I won’t be doing that, but it’s nice to have the option. Third, it’s a quality case. It’s made of leather (in fact, you can smell it) and it’s well put together. Finally, it is well designed. All the controls are accessible and there’s a hole for the camera. How about drop protection? I don’t really feel like testing it, but I would think that it would survive a drop as the phone is isolated from the edge of the case which creates a bit of a buffer zone.

Gripes? Only one. All the cases that I’ve reviewed recently have included a screen protector. This one didn’t. Is that the biggest deal in the world? No. But when your competition includes a screen protector, you might want to consider doing so. Having said that, if you want a different sort of case, take a look at the Twelve South BookBook case. Oh, if you like this look, they make similar cases for iPads, and MacBooks. That way you can complete a library of sorts.

Spotted: Twelve South BookBook MacBook Pro 13 with Retina Leather Case

Posted in Commentary with tags , on April 20, 2013 by itnerd

If you’ve got yourself a new 13″ MacBook Pro with a Retina display, you might want to protect it with a quality case. I’ve come across the  Twelve South BookBook MacBook Pro 13 with Retina Leather Case. This new case will give your MacBook great protection and you peace of mind, it will stop your device from being accidently knocked or scratched. Your MacBook sits in the case perfectly and can be unzipped and opened to use the device without removing it, making it very functional. The case is designed to make it look like an old style book, which is a very unique design meaning your new MacBook will stand out nicely. The case is made from high quality leather so you know you have a high class product. A bonus feature of this case is you have full access to all ports when using the MacBook and you have peace of mind they are covered when not.

So if you’re in the market for a high quality case, you can pick one up at Gearzap.com.