Need a bunch of redundant data storage, and need it to go? The Drobo Mini ($650) has you covered. Built from metallic carbon fiber with a soft touch finish, this sandwich-sized box holds up to four 2.5" drives — giving you a total possible capacity of 3TB — offers both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity, and, like the company's full-sized boxes, uses BeyondRAID technology to ensure that your data is safe, no drive configuration wizardry required.
Just because it's a flash drive doesn't mean it's impervious to damage. Protect your mission-critical data when traveling while storing it on a LaCie RuggedKey ($40-$70). Available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, these speedy USB 3.0 thumb drives come encased in Neil Poulton's distinctive orange rubber design, and support AES 256-bit data encryption to keep your data safe from non-external threats.
Yes, we know the new Retina MacBook Pro has asymmetrical fan blades to cut down on noise — but ideally, those fans wouldn't be kicking on at all. That's where the AirSlab ($50) comes in. Crafted in the US from full grain Walnut veneer or Baltic Birch, each one is made to fit Apple's 13- or 15-inch portables, and sports a bevy of perfect circular holes to promote cooling, as well as cork feet to attach for desk use — which also means that it's great for keeping the heat away from the boys when your using it on your lap.
Forget Kinect — if you're looking for a way to control your computer via natural movements, look no farther than the Leap Motion Control Device ($70). Based on proprietary technology, this sleek, compact motion sensor sits on your desk in front of your monitor, creating a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet that is 200X more accurate than anything else on the market — the difference between waving your arm and signing PDFs in the air with an actual pencil.