iStick USB-to-Lightning connector leads Acer, Kensington and Yurbuds with interesting new gadgets

Pick an iStick

New out of GifTech is the iStick, an ingenious new gadget that is so simple it is hard to believe nobody has thought of it until now. Using a switch in the middle of the iStick, users can pivot from a regular USB input to a Lightning Connector, compatible with the latest Apple iPads, iPhones and iPods.

This device allows for content to be shared between Macs and PCs and mobile device with ease and security. Plus, the in-built storage (8/16/32GB, RRP $99/$124/179) means the iStick can be used as expansion memory, which is ideal for when travelling and wanting to take a large library of music and videos, or for backing up images.

iStick is a convenient device for connecting Macs and PCs to iDevices.

iStick is a convenient device for connecting Macs and PCs to iDevices.

Acer up the Sleeve

Ideal for both business and personal use, Acer’s new C205 portable projector (RRP $499) has 200 ansi lumens of brightness and two 2-watt speakers. Playback is via an HDMI input, which can be connected to subscription TV, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players and hard disk drives. Compact and powerful, this projector weighs only 300 grams.

The Acer C205 promises powerful projection from the palm of your hand.

The Acer C205 promises powerful projection from the palm of your hand.

Kensington iPadding prevents iDisasters

Kensington has come up with a great idea: a ruggedised case that optimised the iPad Air for kids to use. Housed in a protective case to protect it from accidental (and tragic) damage, and with a carry case to help kids transport it, the SafeGrip (RRP $59.95) is built to survive the rough and tumble of school and play. Also available is the GummyGrip Stylus (RRP $14.95) to keep unsightly fingerprints off the screen.

Kensington SafeGrip.

Kensington SafeGrip.

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Kensington GummyGrip Stylus.

On Yur Bike!

They look like cobras ready to strike but they are actually Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless sport earphones (RRP $199). Connecting via Bluetooth, they provide snag-free, stay-in-place comfort and convenience to runners, cyclists and gym junkies.

Yurbuds are distributed by Active Outthere.

Yurbuds are distributed by Active Outthere.

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