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The Week in iOS Accessories: Wireless wonders

This week's roundup of iOS accessories brings an avalanche of Bluetooth-enabled audio gear, along with keyboards, docks, mounts, and more.

Wireless wonders

This week's roundup of iOS accessories brings an avalanche of Bluetooth-enabled audio gear, along with keyboards, docks, mounts, and more.

Beacon Audio

The $80 Phoenix 2 is a Bluetooth speaker system that offers 360-degree-sound projections, 10-hour battery life, a microphone for use as a speakerphone, along with two speakers and a subwoofer. Beacon says this system is “your boom box’s worst nightmare.”

Grace Digital

This company’s Bluetooth Amplifier powers traditional speakers with its Class-D amplifier, and it offers both analog and aptX-enhanced Bluetooth audio connections, letting you stream music or plug in. (It can pair with up to eight different devices.) The amplifier also includes a USB port for powering your iOS device while streaming the tunes. It's available in two models: a 24-Watt version for $130, and a 100-Watt version for $170.

Grove Dock

The $99 Grove Dock is made of bamboo and steel, and accordingly weighs in at a hefty three pounds, letting you remove your iPhone from the dock with one hand. It features a Lightning-connector plug, and it’s available in black, white, or silver.

Just Mobile

This company has announced a number of new charging and syncing products, including the $25 AluCable, the $20 AluCable Mini (pictured), the $30 Highway Max, the $40 Highway Duo, and the $25 AluCable Twist.

Marshall

Combining an old-school-amp company’s name with new-school technology, Marshall offers the $400 Stanmore, a Bluetooth speaker decked out in vintage-looking fret, gold details, iconic gold piping, and script logo. This is the kind of Bluetooth speaker that could’ve ended up in Elvis Presley’s collection.

M-Edge

This company offers the new Stealth Pro Keyboard wireless tablet keyboard in two sizes: The $100 version fits the standard iPad, and the $80 version is for your iPad mini. Both are “super slim,” according to M-Edge, use a magnetic closure stand, and can display the iPad in either portrait or landscape orientation.

Pyle Audio

We could tell you all about the specs of the the $200 Disco Jam in order to convince you of the product’s superiority, but honestly, there’s only one thing you need to know about this portable wireless speaker system: It comes with its own disco ball lights so you can produce just the right ambience to be a dancin’, dancin’, dancin’ machine.

Satechi

The $17 CD Slot Mount makes use of that dusty old CD player in your car by converting it into a mount for your iPhone. The device includes an adjustable arm, so you can tilt your phone into prime viewing position while you’re on the road.

Soundfreaq

The $70 Sound Spot wireless speaker offers up to seven hours of audio streaming on a single charge. It sports a clean design to beautify your bookshelf, and it can be daisy-chained with other Sound Spots to create a richer audio experience.

USBFever

The $48 Panorama Fisheye Lens fits both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 lines, offering you the opportunity to create “full view” panoramas—not just everything around you horizontally, like most panoramic pictures offer, but also vertically. Mind-blowing!

If you liked this roundup of iOS accessories, check out last week's edition, Paper Mate.