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December 4, 2012

From cool new toys to the cases that protect them, Dwell's technology gift guide includes something fun and functional for everyone.

The iPad is a beautiful thing, so why do it injustice with ugly accessories? These cases by Germanmade are handcrafted in a factory in Dusseldorf, and we love the smart materials (textured linen, leather) and punchy color combos. ($128)

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These customizable cases from Shutterfly will instantly turn your iPhone into a warm holiday memento. ($35)

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The sleek design of this Cdock combines style and functionality as it turns any iPhone into a readable digital clock simply by inserting your phone inside. The dock is available in a glossy resin, aluminum, or walnut face that makes it fitting for any space on the go. ($55-70)

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Whooz labels

Sativa Turner, a local San Francisco designer, has created these wonderful little vinyl identification labels for your Apple device outlet power plugs (rightfully called "Whooz?") so when everybody in the whole office or family is using one power strip, you can tell which one is yours. ($10/pack)

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Classic Handset for iPhone by Yubz

The Yubz retro handset solves several modern dilemmas: its large size makes it easy to card the phone on your shoulder like the horns of yore, the bright color makes it easy to spot and, most importantly, it reduces radiation exposure by 96 percent. ($25-40)

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iPad Wool Sleeve by Bholsa

The minimalist design of these felt iPad mini sleeves from Bholsa will take the fuss out of carrying around your tablet and its accessories. ($27-41)

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Jawbone UP

The ultimate duo to keep you up-to-speed on...you, the UP wristband plus app tracks your activity, sleep, eating, and day-to-day habits. ($129.99; app is free)

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Polaroid z230 Camera

The Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera is the ultimate social media gadget as it allows you to capture, edit, and upload pictures instantly, and it even features an integrated printer. ($200)

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Silent History App

The Silent History is an app for your iPhone, a multi-author dystopian sci-fi novel, a mobile storytelling experiment, and a sprawling work of geo-located literature that its makers don't even fully understand. It's out there, man. Buy it! ($2)

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Mujjo smartphone gloves

No need to forfeit your warmth to keep up your texting pace this winter with Mujjo's all-fingertip touchscreen gloves. ($33-$169)

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Marc Newson Pentax Camera

This mirrorless digital camera from Pentax, designed by Marc Newson, is a smaller form and fit with all the capabilities of a DSLR. Capable of capturing 30 frames per second, snapping photos at the speed of life has never been easier. ($900)

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Pantone iPhone Case

Any Pantone aficionado would surely appreciate these fun cases by Case Scenario that add a hit of color to any iPhone 5. ($32)

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Dodocase for iPhone

Dodocase products are entirely handcrafted here in our own city. The new iPhone wallet is an attractive option for protecting your phone and storing your cards in one. ($50)

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Neatmo urban weather station

Need a streamlined way to know whether you should be dressed for snow or rain this winter? The Urban Weather Station from Neatmo comes with air quality sensors as well as wifi to track and monitor your environment, making it the first personal weather station for your iPhone or iPad. ($180)

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A Rstore G2 iPad cases

The iPad is a beautiful thing, so why do it injustice with ugly accessories? These cases by Germanmade are handcrafted in a factory in Dusseldorf, and we love the smart materials (textured linen, leather) and punchy color combos. ($128)

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