Many iPhone owners already use their phone as a makeshift alarm clock—why not go all the way by turning it into your nightstand clock? Kensington’s $40 Nightstand Charging Dock charges your iPhone at night using a compact dock-connector base that supports the phone horizontally like a picture-frame stand. The base is thoughtfully covered in rubber, to avoid scratching or sliding.
the speakers on the MacBook line are generally quite good — for a laptop. Rock your world they won’t, but Twelve South’s BassJump might just add that low-frequency kick your unibody workhorse has been missing. The solitary speaker connects via USB and, through an analog-styled tuning app, augments the built-in speakers of the laptop with much-needed bass. If the styling didn’t clue you in this is only for MacBooks and, at $80, seems to come at quite a premium over your average set of portable speakers. It’s certainly nicer looking.