Design news: iCatching extras

Whether you have a new iPad, iPad Mini or iPhone, here's how to accessorise around the home.
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1. Zaggkeys Pro
An aluminium keyboard that attaches magnetically to an iPad to convert it into a laptop for easy typing, and which protects its display when not in use. Best of all, it connects wirelessly with Bluetooth so despite Apple recently changing to a new-size connector, it works fine with iPads 2, 3 or 4; £90. Visit
2. Flos d'e Light by Philippe Starck
A desk lamp with a difference: charge your iPad, iPhone or iPod by popping it on the top. And the energy-efficient LED lamp's elegant polished chrome lines aren't spoiled by buttons: simply touch the side of the lamp to turn it on/off or to dim, £260. Note: if you have the new Apple connector, you'll need an adaptor. Visit
3. CBS Dual Flo
Designed by CBS for Herman Miller, this clever stand lifts both your computer monitor and iPad (or other tablet) from the desk, clearing clutter and hiding cables. You can tilt and rotate to find the most ergonomic position, while a free app lets you use the iPad as a second screen, perfect for multitasking homeworkers; £276. Visit
4. Philips Fidelio Soundsphere
These speakers have built-in AirPlay for streaming music directly from your iPad or iPhone. No need to dock your gadget — the music is sent wirelessly. They sound and look stunning; £636 in black lacquer, or £999 in this limitededition natural wood look that is exclusive to John Lewis. Visit
5. Aukward
Eye-catching iPad cases, handmade in Britain using traditional materials and bookbinding techniques, and each one unique, will disguise and protect your tablet. The iPad automatically wakes when you open the case and sleeps when you close it, conserving battery life; £69 in buckram, £119 in fabric (pictured), £149 in leather. Visit
6. Scanmat Topbrewer
This minimal machine dispenses just about every drink imaginable — from flat white to macchiato, and from cold milk to carbonated water. Everything's hidden, so all you see is a single tap. It is controlled via your iPhone and Bluetooth, or an iPad that is built into the counter top. Isn't that clever? But, from £5,995, it's not cheap. Visit

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