This is the kind of thing we like to wake up to. Designer, producer, video director and virtual NYC “it” girl Va$htie is a fan of Twelve South, and was kind enough to feature several of our products on her recent segment on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz, hosted by Carrie Keagan. She talked mainly about her love of BookBook — how family members pick hers up, thinking it’s a “photo album or something” only to discover it’s her laptop — but supporting the BookBook on display was our own Compass stand (in Candy Apple Red). Here’s how it looked. (VH1 doesn’t let us show the video, though.)Share
Every now and then we get an email from a Twelve South user that we’ve just *got* to share. This one came in just last night — and while we’re very sorry to hear that a MacBook Pro was stolen, we’re happy to hear that our BookBook kept a new iPad safe and sound!
Here’s the email:
“I just thought I’d drop you a line concerning your iPad case. I purchased the new iPad and immediately ordered your “book book” case for it because I thought it looked cool. Yesterday I had to run into an office for a few minutes, so I left my laptop bag and my iPad in the back of my car. When I returned to my car I was horrified to see my window had been smashed and my laptop was no where to be found, but sitting right where I left it was my new iPad!! I read the marketing telling about how my new case would deter theft, but I thought that was just marketing BS. So, I guess I have you to thank that I still at least have my iPad to stay connected. It’s a good thing most thieves aren’t big readers. Thanks. — Finn J. Sent from my iPad”
Get your own super-Lo-Jac-non-reading-thief-deterrent BookBook for iPad (or your laptop, for that matter, provided it’s a Mac) today. It’s ready to go for your new iPad, and ships free in the US — and for a low flat rate most everywhere else.Share
We love it when our customers take Twelve South products and make them personal (of course they’re already personal to us anyway). After all, why not have the things you look at and use everyday feel like they belong to you and only you?
We got this email from Dave O. the other day, and he was kind enough to share a photo of his customized BookBook for iPhone.
“Love my new BookBook for iPhone. I thought I’d make it look like an old version of a reference book typically found in an engineering office like where I work. I also had my last name inserted as the author for an extra personal touch. This “hot foil” printing turns a really cool product like yours into an immeasurably personal item. Thank you for producing this wonderful product and thanks also to Daan de Waal of San Diego Book Binding for his “value added” treatment.”
Check it out! And then get your own BookBook for iPhone.Share
You know Josh Hutcherson, right? He’s that fresh-faced star of highly anticipated upcoming film The Hunger Games who also starred in The Kids are All Right with Annette Benning (Oscar nod, thank you very much), Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo. At this very moment he’s in Hawaii shooting his latest feature, the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, Journey 2: Mysterious Island.
And what do you think is going on…on that mysterious island of Hawaii? Well, for one thing, Josh is rocking a BookBook with gal pal Vanessa Hudgens! Here’s the evidence from Lainey Gossip:
On or off the Big Island of Hawaii, you can rock your own BookBook for iPhone too.Share
It’s time for Awards Season, and we’re not just talking Golden Globes and SAG Awards, people. We’re talking things that matter to little companies that happen to be named Twelve South. (Or things that would be nice, anyway. Like they say in Hollywood — and sometimes even mean — it’s an honor just to be nominated. No, really, we mean that.) We’re talking TUAW “Best of 2011″ Awards. So please vote for our BookBook for iPhone here. And then order your own Best of 2011 Nominee BookBook for iPhone here. And maybe we’ll soon be toting around a little bit of this (not nearly as heavy as an Oscar, so much more convenient).Share
It’s out: The Gift Guide For People With Bosses. That is, the Gift Guide for Most of Us. And it should be pointed out that when you read the Forbes “Best Holiday Gifts for the Boss” article you may be tempted to take a “one for you, one for me” approach whereby you buy something nifty for the boss…and then “make it a double” of the same said item because, um, it’s tough to buy something for your boss when you like it so much for yourself too. (Ahem.)
So without further ado, we’re happy to report that the Forbes guide features our BookBook for iPhone.
In their words:
“If your boss owns an iPhone or iPad, don’t take the easy route and get him or her an iTunes gift card. Instead, consider purchasing an accessory. You can spend as little or as much as you like on iPhone and iPad accessories, as prices range from less than $10 to more than $200. An Apple wireless keyboard for the iPad ($69) or the BookBook, a wallet and iPhone case rolled into one pocket-sized book ($59.99), make very nice gifts for a tech-savvy boss.”
Indeed it does. Get your own here…oh, and also make sure you get a BookBook for iPhone for your boss. Note: The BookBook for iPhone would make a great place for your boss to stash those $100 bills they’re planning to bonus you with. (You hope.)Share
Happy happy joy joy! The Lifehacker Gift Guide is officially out, and among all the products they’ve reviewed for all companies in our space this year…both our BookBook for iPhone AND our newest addition, the “Kawasaki Red” PlugBug, made the cut! Writer Jason Chen shares the reasons why:
And about PlugBug:Share
As we’ve mentioned, we love love love Gift Guides. Some bring our attention to cool new products we might otherwise never discover…and others feature things we design right here at Twelve South.
But when two of our products are listed in the same guide, well…that’s like thinking you’ve already done well as far as Santa is concerned, then finding a little something else at the bottom of that stocking!
The Daily Blam! featured both our BookBook for iPhone AND our Compass. Here’s how.
Get a set for yourself here…shipping is on the house.Share
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — from the lights up down the street, to the radio stations that are playing Christmas music 24/7 (and started a wee bit too early with that, if you ask me). But the best part may well be reading all the Gift Guides…and finding that some of our favorites feature products from Twelve South!
“For the Ron Burgundy types who prefer to fill their living rooms with rich mahogany and many leather bound books, there’s Twelve South’s BookBook iPhone 4 cases. Protecting your smartphone and doubling as a wallet, the vintage fixture gives theillusion that you’re reading a book, even if you’re really playing Angry Birds.”
Get your own rich leather bound BookBook for iPhone today. Ships free for a limited time.Share
Our addiction to Gizmodo runs deep, especially now that we can play Santa Claw (note to new visitors of Santa Claw: Do not skip the MacGruder-esque video!). Since there are still oh, a mere 800 people in line before us waiting for Santa Claw — and we should be working anyway — we’re happy to bring you this post.
But first, a quiz: What do all the following products have in common (other than great photography)?
If you guessed, “they’re each smashingly brilliant gifts for the anglophile gadgeteer,” you’re right! They are indeed! Yes, there’s our BookBook for iPhone as the #5 item for the man who “likes things the good old fashioned way” and “wishes everything were just a little more…civilized.”
“There is no decent smart phone that comes with a classy wooden case as standard, but iPhones look too damn sleek and modern for your loved one. Why not cover it up and make it look like an intellectual periodical instead? The BookBook cossets an iPhone in leather, in the least sexy way imaginable. There, that’s better.”
Love it. But we must add that we know several (thousand) freakishly sexy non-Anglophiles who also carry one. You are in good company, Anglophiles! Get your own BookBook for iPhone here, and excite Anglophiles everywhere you go.
And if you really want to give Santa Claws a try, you can check it out here:Share