This week's roundup of iOS accessories features new ways to charge your iOS device, even more Bluetooth speakers, and a few ways to maximize the versatility of your iPhone and iPad.
The $300 Braven 850 is a portable Bluetooth speaker system featuring 20-watt speakers and—even more impressive—the capability to charge a full-size tablet. You can even daisy-chain two for full stereo audio.
The $50 ET-NP056K-BL portable battery pack can recharge both your iPhone and iPad. It comes in five different “eye-catching” colors, and it includes an LED flashlight and battery indicator to let you know when your iOS device is fully charged.
The $90 Gum++ battery has enough capacity to charge your iPhone three times over, or to add “precious hours” to the life of your iPad. It weighs less than 5 ounces.
This company has unveiled its Lynx line of portable Bluetooth speakers, ranging from the $30 PA100B, a pocket-sized speaker, up to the $80 PA600B waterproof speaker (pictured), available in black or white. All models feature a 33-foot wireless range and a 3.5mm audio jack for connecting a wired source.
The $70 Tanks is a high-capacity (6000 mAh) battery designed for “fast charging” iOS devices. It comes with rubber bumpers and an LED indicator to let you know when the battery itself needs recharging.
The $227 Astronomy-Class 100X Telescope and Back Case for iPhone 5 can help you peer into the stars, using your iPhone to take detailed pictures and video of the interstellar bodies you see. The telescope comes with a tripod, a “Tele-Lens” connecting kit, and a carrying box.