Smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles… Gadgets are now among the most sought after gifts on Christmas wish lists for adults and children alike. Recent research found parents will apparently spend €1000 on tech gifts this year with the PS5 and Nintendo Switch being the most wanted gifts.
If you’re buying a gift for one of those lucky enough to receive a hot new gadget from Santa, or you’re on the ‘nice’ list yourself, Twelve South has a fantastic selection of products to accessorise, charge and protect this year’s most sought after gadget gifts.
AirFly Pro – best for Nintendo Switch and AirPods Max RRP: £49.99
Available in black and white. REVIEWED HERE
This nifty adaptor allows users to pair their Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite with their favourite pair of Bluetooth headphones for an improved audio experience that doesn’t disturb others. The AirFly Pro connects wireless headphones or earbuds that would otherwise be incompatible with the Switch, for an immersive gaming experience free from wires at home or on-the-go. AirFly Pro also lets users stream audio to two sets of headphones, which works well for local multiplayer games. The AirFly Pro is self-powered too, so it won’t drain the Switch’s battery.
AirFly Pro also allows users to wirelessly connect their brand new AirPods Max to devices typically only accessible via a headphone jack, such as gym equipment and in-flight entertainment. Now users can continue to enjoy the outstanding audio from their AirPods Max completely free from wires wherever they are.
AirSnap Pro – best for AirPods Pro
Buy from Amazon UK
Available in slate blue, cognac, black
House that new precious pair of AirPods Pro in this stylish leather case to protect them from damage and dust. Uses simply place their Airpods Pro and charging case inside, to charge them wirelessly or via lightning cable. The handy S-clip, which can be attached to coats, bags, keys and more, is ideal for anyone who is known for ‘misplacing’ things… There is even a nylon wristlet included to offer another way of keeping Airpods Pro safe. Made from premium top-grain leather and available in three different colours slate blue, cognac and black, the AirSnap Pro is a fashionable way to keep AirPods Pro safe.
BookBook case – best for Kindle Paperwhite and iPad
RRP: £49.99 (Kindle), £89.99 (iPad)
Buy Kindle Paperwhite case from Amazon UK
Buy iPad case from Amazon UK
Kindle has transformed the way we read books, but avid readers can often be heard saying that it can’t be compared to reading a real book… The BookBook for Kindle Paperwhite, gives readers the feel of reading a print book on their digital device. Made with beautiful distressed vintage leather, the case mimics the feel of an ancient book and spine that one might discover in a traditional library while offering useful modern features. The integrated kick-stand gives users a hands-free reading option, ideal for reading over breakfast or lunch. The BookBook case is also available for iPhone, iPad and MacBook models, making a whole library of book themed gadgets possible!
BookBook for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro
Compatible with iPhone 12/12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 mini
Buy from TwelveSouth.com
Give Apple’s latest flagship phones a vintage twist with the BookBook for iPhone 12. Hand crafted from distressed full-grain leather, the BookBook wallet case turns one of the world’s most modern smartphones into a gorgeous ancient book. Keep the new Apple Card as well as other credit and membership cards safe with the wallet section or separate the magnetic shell to keep the phone protected while using it in the gym or docked in a car holder. The case also folds to serve as a viewing stand so users can watch their favourite movies and TV shows while on the move.
BookBook for MacBook
Compatible models: 12 inch Macbook, 13 Inch Pro USB-C / Air Retina, 13 Inch Pro USB-C / Air Retina, 16 Inch MacBook
Available from Amazon UK
BookBook is the iconic MacBook case that makes a statement wherever it goes, the hand-crafted full grain leather cases giving MacBooks the appearance of a vintage book. The vol 2 edition is refined and tailored exclusively for the USB-C MacBooks with a slim silhouette and a strong, crush-resistant spine, with the added bonus of a hidden portfolio pocket to carry printed reports, swatch samples, contracts and so on. Not only does this case protect MacBooks while not in use, it can also be used as an outer shell while in use too, ideal for protection while on transport and in cafes.
SuitCase – best for MacBook
Available from Amazon UK Compatible models: MacBook Pro, MacBook Air
A thoughtful gift for Apple lovers who have a MacBook Air or Macbook Pro. Available in two sizes (13in and 16in), SuitCase boasts many features that are designed to protect precious Macbooks from scratches, bumps, water damage and more. The quilted signature diamond pattern exterior and thermoform shell securely hold and protect the MacBook inside. Inside, there is a small pocket ideal for carrying a small notebook or cable. With a slim design and a recessing leather handle, the SuitCase will fit comfortably into a work bag or backpack.
Users can also work on their MacBook without removing it from the SuitCase, again helping to keep it in pristine condition. Twelve South’s innovative suspension system holds the SuitCase securely against the MacBook without interfering with its display.
It’s ideal for professionals and creatives who enjoy taking their Macbooks for trips to coffee shops and the office or far-flung business trips and holidays.