Let’s face it, Apple is like a cult. The company sucks you in with all their cool devices and then makes you a devout fan by feeding your need for the latest and greatest device with their on-going model upgrades. Their innovative marketing campaigns are always the coolest around, appealing to both young and old. Every time a new model hits, there’s always lines and sold out orders, making them one of the hottest tech companies of this day and age. So for all you Apple lovers out there, here’s a list of must have products you should have (and just in time for Valentine’s Day)!
9. Nike Fuelband SE
Nike’s wrist-worn pedometer SE version adds Bluetooth 4.0 so that the device is always connected to your iPhone, making it one of the popular pedometer’s currently on the market. It comes in a variety of color ways and also has an updated Fuelband app. It’s now available for $149.
8. iPad Mini Retina
The iPad Mini Retina is a small wonder and Apple’s latest tablet. Its beautiful 7.9″ retina display provides photos that are detailed and vibrant, text that is crisp and clear and a high resolution than an HDTV. Despite it’s small size, it’s powered by the new A7 chip with 64-bit architecture for killer performance and a faster CPU. Available in either Space Gray or Silver, get one starting at $399.
7. Coin Card
Eliminate the need to carry around any credit cards with the Bluetooth-connected Coin Card. As the size of a regular credit card, the Coin allows you to synch all your cards to one device using its iOS app. You can then pay for things with the Coin as you would with a regular credit card. Just swipe it at the store’s standard card reader. Pre-order it now for $50 and get it this coming summer.
6. JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Headphones
Listen to your favorite turns on your MacBook, iPad or iPhone 5s with these JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Headphones that feature a playtime of up to 8 solid hours, offering a full week of listening pleasure. With its PureSound in-ear white noise and listener fatigue reduction, all you get is a clean audio experience and no white noise in the background. And since it has their own version of Bluetooth SBC codec, they’v rewritten the rules about how Bluetooth should sound. Amazon has them for $153.61.
Google’s Chromecast is the perfect companion for Apple lovers who can’t get enough of online videos and music! The tiny device easily lets you enjoy your favorite online entertainment right on your HDTV – from movies to TV shows, music and more, long gone are the days of having to hurdle around the small screen of your computer and its tiny speakers. And for only $35, it’s a great addition to any Apple lover’s menagerie of devices.
4. MacBook Air 13-inch
The new MacBook Air is super thing and light at just 0.68″ thin and weighs as little as 2.38 pounds. But it’s sturdy and durable with its aluminum unibody design. It has a 12-hour battery life, with a fourth generation Intel Core processor with Intel HD Graphics 5000. With its latest 802.11ac technology, it takes Wi-Fi speeds over the top. It starts at only $1099, making it pretty affordable for an excellent laptop that’s perfect for any on-the-go lifestyle.
3. iPhone 5s
As Apple’s latest smartphone, it’s the “it” phone to have. Expect all the other cool things from previous models, with upgraded features like a fingerprint identity sensor, A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and a more impressive iSight camera. Not to mention ultrafast LTE wireless. The iPhone 5s starts at $199 for 16GB and goes up to $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB (if you get a phone contract or upgrade, if not you’ll pay double for an unlocked, contract-free model). It’s also available in gold, silver and spay gray.
2. Mophie Space Pack for iPhone 5s
As the world’s first battery case with built-in storage for the iPhone 5s (and 5), this is one item you definitely want if you have the iPhone 5s (which of course you do since your’e an Apple lover). This bad boy will ship out starting March 2014 and go for $149.95, but it’ll totally be worth the cash. Not only will it charge your phone, keep it safe, but all give you up to 32GB of additional storage so you don’t have to delete any more of your files!
1. Nifty MiniDrive
Get more storage for your MacBook with the Nifty MiniDrive that’s available for Air, Pro and Retina McBooks. For only $39.99, the device give you extra space right out of the box and lets you add up to 64GB of extra space. It’s lightweight so it’ll fit snugly into your MacBook’s SD card slot is is prey much invisible once it’s plugged in. And since it integrates with your MacBook’s native Time Machine, you can set up a daily back-up of all your critical files.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.