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The Week in iOS Accessories: Wood makes it good

This week's roundup includes a couple of devices whose wood accents set them apart from competitors.

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Want it in walnut?

This week’s roundup includes a couple of devices whose wood accents set them apart from competitors. Read on!

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ADATA

The new Lightning Card Reader ($40 MSRP, available for the same price on Amazon) from ADATA claims to be “the first Lightning-based SD and microSD card reader with read and write capabilities” and gives your iOS device an extra 256GB of storage for music, video, photos, and documents. 

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Audeze

The Sine headphones ($499.95 MSRP, available for the same price at the Apple Store) feature an 80mm x 70mm planar magnetic driver which the makers say “has more than three times the surface area of any on-ear headphone in its class”—creating deeper bass and a broad range of dynamics. It’s also lightweight and folds flat for easy storage and transit.

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Berrolia

The Berrolia is one of the most beautiful car mounts you’ll see—crafted from mahogany and aluminum and ready to display your iPhone within arm’s reach while you drive. A pledge of $129 will get you one of the first mounts, if the makers reach their Kickstarter goal. 

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Dorothy

This isn’t an accessory, exactly, but Apple lovers might dig Inside Information: Apple Macintosh (£30 MSRP, or roughly $43), a print featuring a tongue-in-cheek look the internal workings of Steve Jobs’ breakthrough machine. 

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Lynktec

The Reeljuice ($100 MSRP, available for the same price on Amazon) is a 5,300mAh backup battery; its distinguishing feature is the built-in four-foot retractactable charging cord, which makes losing the cord—or getting it tied up in knots—extremely unlikely.

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Nomad

The PowerPlant ($69.95 MSRP, or $66.93 on Amazon) is a 12,000mAh battery that can keep your iOS device juiced and juiced again—but its real selling point is the American Walnut exterior that gives the battery an organic, elegant look.

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PlantLink

The PlantLink ($79 MSRP, or $64.90 on Amazon) is a sensor you stick in the pot with your plants—it monitors sensor humidity, and sends a signal to your iPhone when it’s time to water.

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Qardio

The QardioArm ($99 MSRP, or $84.22 on Amazon) measures your blood pressure and relays the data to your iOS device. You can display the numbers on its accompanying app on a color-coded chart so that you know what they mean—green is good, red indicates the danger zone. 

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Shure

The iOS Digital Stereo Microphone ($180 MSRP, or $149 on Amazon) is a device that plugs into your iPhone or iPad’s lightning port to create studio-quality stereo recordings; you’ll want to download the Shure Plus MOTIV Recording App to use the device.