And here you thought laser pointers were dead. The Smart Dot ($80) is a tiny, aluminum, headphone port-mounted laser pointer for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad (!) that's powered by a simple app and fits into the top of an aluminum stylus when not in use. Don't want to go digging in your bag for a stylus? It also includes a rubber strap that you can wrap around the handle or strap of your bag so it'll always be handy when you need it.
We've seen tons of iPhone docks in our day, but never one that immediately made us smile — until now, that is. The Day Maker ($100 and up) is an iPhone-charging alarm clock toaster that gives you two slots for charging two iPhones at once — just set your alarm and press them down. When it's time to wake up, they'll pop up just like toast, making for a way more enjoyable start to your day — and if you need extra time, just push them back down to snooze. Other features include a built-in, self-setting analog clock for you middle of the night waker-uppers, stereo sound with the ability to playback music via the iPod app, and a pull tab on the back to set and pop both iPhones at once.
Is it a speaker system? A case? A stand? Actually, the B&O Play Beoplay A3 (£450; roughly $730) is a mix of all three, effectively turning your iPad into a TV. The triangular system features speakers mounted on two sides the iPad and uses an orientation sensor to activate the proper speakers depending on whether you've got it resting in horizontal or vertical orientation. Other features include a built-in battery good for 5 hours of playback, an integrated dock connector, and adapters for any model of iPad.
[Scouted by Alastair]