The Apple Core Last-Minute, Stocking-Stuffer Gift Guide 2013

Summary:Is there an Apple user on your gift list? Here's a short list of useful, unusual, and yet practical hardware accessories for Macintosh and iOS devices.

Fenix's E05 flashlight — $19.95

Fenix's E05 flashlight is sturdy and uses an LED bulb.

 

Many iPhone owners rely on their their flashlight apps when they want some illumination on a task. However, modern LED flashlights are able to put out a lot more light and even better, save your phone batteries for more-productive applications. And what if you need to be talking on the phone and looking around in a dark space? I find that the flashlight format is easier to hold onto when searching for that screw that somehow slipped out of your fingers, or when checking out the back panel of a CPU enclosure in the dark underneath a desk.

I have had a Fenix E05 on my keychain for years. It's just a bit longer than a AAA battery and is very lightweight. It puts out a solid light, not super-bright but more than sufficient.

However, I recently decided to upgrade to the Fenix LD15, a more powerful light with a AA battery. It's a bit bigger and thicker (and heavier), but can crank out 117 lumens, which will let you easily see colors across a dark room.

Topics: Apple, iPad, iPhone

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David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years. In the recent past, he founded Ziff-Davis' Storage Supersite, served as news editor for Ziff Davis Internet and held several executive editorial positions at eWEEK. In the 1990s, David was editor of Ziff Davis' award-winning MacWEEK news publication a... Full Bio

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