Hex Stinson Collection Relay Duffel + Echo Backpack

Hex recently introduced its Stinson Collection, a new collection of three different bags coming in seven different designs — 21 bags in all. We received the charcoal canvas version of Relay Duffel ($110) and the denim/dot-design Echo Backpack ($80). The former has external pockets for electronics, while the backpack can hold up to a 15” MacBook Pro.

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$80-$110 | Bags

G-Project G-Tube

G-Project has unveiled G-Tube ($40), a new miniature Bluetooth speaker. G-Tube is IPX5 water-resistant, which means it should stand up to water jets. (Our unit’s packaging differed from the website, as it only claims IPX4 protection, but we checked with G-Project and verified G-Tube is indeed IPX5-rated.) As you can see in the first picture, G-Tube is slightly shorter than an iPhone 6 — the cylinder-shaped speaker is 5.25” long and just short of 2” in diameter. Two 1.25” stereo drivers supply the sound. G-Tube has a rechargeable battery which G-Project claims can last up to 6 hours, and the speaker should fully recharge in 3.5 hours.

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$40 | Speakers

Booq Boa saddle

Booq’s latest bag is the black Boa saddle ($195), a briefcase-style leather-accented laptop bag that can accommodate up to a 15” MacBook Pro. Boa saddle’s ballistic nylon exterior comes with water-resistant coating to ensure the bag stands up to the elements. The adjustable nylon shoulder strap (with shoulder pad) is reminiscent of a seatbelt, and an extra strap on the back of the bag makes it luggage-friendly. Boa saddle comes with Booq’s Terralinq feature, which makes it easier for someone to return your lost bag by contacting Booq.

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$195 | Bags

Bluelounge Posto

Bluelounge’s Posto ($20) is a new three-piece headphone stand. Made of a plastic base, an aluminum center piece, and a flexible rubber top to hold your headphones of choice, Posto isn’t meant to be taken apart after initial assembly. The headphone stand comes in white or black.

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Scosche strikeLINE Rugged LED

Scosche’s strikeLINE Rugged LED ($20) is the third LED Lightning to micro-USB cable we’ve seen in recent weeks. Like the others (Scosche’s flatOUT LED and Just Mobile’s AluCable LED), strikeLINE Rugged LED is meant to tell users when a device is done charging at a glance — it glows red when charging, and blue when fully charged, via a small LED on the Lightning side of the cable.

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$20 | Cables

Griffin LightRunner Universal Armband

Griffin’s new LightRunner ($40) adds LEDs to an armband for safer running. Users can select between three light patterns, or turn off the lights all together while the band is in use. The armband fits “small to medium smartphones” — according to the box, this includes the iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5. LightRunner adjusts to 18” in circumference.

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$40 | Fitness

SwitchEasy PowerAmp

SwitchEasy’s PowerAmp ($50) is a compact charger with four USB ports that can be covered for their protection. Each port is labeled — there are two ports allowing for 1-2.3A output, one iPad port (up to 2.1A output), and one iPhone port (up to 1A). PowerAmp can deliver a total max output of 5.4A — do the math on which devices you’ll be able to charge at full speed simultaneously — and the charger uses “automatic device identification” to intelligently and efficiently charge your devices. The square charger also protects against overcharging and power surges, and its input support for 100V-240V ensures that PowerAmp is world travel friendly, presuming you have a proper plug adapter — a standard AC wall plug connector is included.

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Toast Custom Phone Cover for iPhone 6 Plus

Toast, known for creating customized wood covers, has sent over a Custom Phone Cover for iPhone 6 Plus ($64-$74). The wooden cover is essentially a wood-coated sticker that fits around the outside of an iPhone, with four shades of wood available. Customers can submit their own high-resolution art to Toast for customization. For an iPhone 6 Plus, the back cover costs $64, and for $10 more, Toast adds a front panel. Stickers are also included for the phone’s buttons.

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$64-$74 | Cases + Covers

Scosche flatOUT LED

Scosche’s flatOUT LED ($20) is the second recent Lightning cable we’ve seen that uses a built-in LED to inform users if a iOS device is charging or fully charged. Unlike Just Mobile’s AluCable LED, which contains a small LED on the USB plug of the cable, flatOUT LED’s indicator is next to the Lightning plug side of the cable. A flat, tangle-free cable is another key part of the 3-foot flatOUT LED’s design.

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$20 | Cables

Just Mobile AluCable LED

Just Mobile’s AluCable LED is a 1-meter aluminum-accented Lightning cable with a small LED built into the USB plug head. The light lets users know whether or not an iOS device is done charging without having to look at the device’s screen — the LED is designed to pulse amber when charging, and glow solid green when a device is fully charged.

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$25 | Cables

Spigen Apple Watch Cases

Spigen has introduced a number of Apple Watch covers in its Apple Watch Case Collection. We received Rugged Armor ($15), Slim Armor ($20), Thin Fit ($15), and the clear Liquid Crystal ($15, not pictured) for the 42mm Apple Watch. There’s also a Tough Armor ($25) edition. The covers are designed to provide extra protection for the Apple Watch, with the models varying slightly in design and thickness.

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Bluelounge Portiko

Bluelounge’s Portiko ($25) is a 6’ extension cord with a hub at the end that includes two USB ports and two outlets — one USB port and outlet on each side of the hub. One port is actually marked “iOS,” while the other is marked “USB.” According to Bluelounge, the two USB ports share 2.4A, but only plugging an iPad into the iOS port will charge it at full speed. Portiko ships with a magnetic plate backed with 3M tape, designed for mounting to a wall.

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Tylt Ribbn Car Charger

Tylt’s new Ribbn Car Charger comes in micro-USB ($40) and Lightning ($50) versions — we got our hands on the Lightning edition of the charger. Notably, Ribbn is a 4.8A charger — it has a 3-foot Lightning cable and an additional USB port, allowing two devices to be simultaneously charged at 2.4A speeds. Those speeds will allow any iOS device to be charged at full speed, including an iPad 3 or iPad 4. Ribbn comes in a variety of colors.

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$50 | Car Chargers

Armpocket Racer and Mega i-40 Armbands

Armpocket’s sport armbands for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the Racer ($30) and Mega i-40 ($50), respectively. Racer is a thin, lightweight armband which can house an iPhone 6, along with cards and a key. The larger Mega i-40 has a zipper enclosure — it’s also got space inside for cards and a key.

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$30-$50 | Fitness

Speck CandyShell Fit for Apple Watch

Today we’ve gotten our first look at a wearable Apple Watch accessory — CandyShell Fit ($30) from Speck. CandyShell Fit is a protective cover for Apple Watch based on the designs of Speck’s much acclaimed iPhone cases — Fit features dual-layer polycarbonate and TPU construction, a raised bezel to protect the screen, and a design that allows it to be installed or removed with ease. We received both the 38mm and 42mm versions of the cover. It comes in four colors that match Apple’s Sport bands.

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