This week's roundup brings you an iPhone-controlled bug you can use to creep out your little sibling, plus the usual assortment of new keyboards, stands, batteries, and speakers.
The Ultra’Go Mini is a stylish backup battery that can slip into your pocket. It relies on vibration signalling to let you know how close your iPhone is to being recharged—four shakes means your iOS device is completely ready to go.
The Mini comes in Metal Silver, Charcoal Black, Burgundy Red, and Titanium Grey. The company hasn’t yet provided info on pricing or availability.
The $30 Bluetune-Bean is a durable, rubber Bluetooth speaker with a high-quality microphone for speakerphone calls. The Bean comes in six colors and has a carabiner so you can attach it to your bag or other equipment for up to six hours of wireless playback.
The $90 HyperDrive iUSBport Mini is a wireless flash drive for iPhone and iPad. It includes built-in wireless router which creates its own wireless network to share data with nearby devices—letting you stream music, photos, and perform two-way data transfers with up to eight different devices.
The Executive is a $70 Bluetooth keyboard that can be used with either your iPhone or iPad. It allows for natural typing while propping up your iOS device at a better viewing angle thanks to a kickstand back. The keyboard is just half and inch thick and weighs 1.4 pounds, making it a great accessory to take on the road.
The $40 TriggerTrap lets you remotely shoot pictures on your DSLR camera, using your iPhone as the remote button for controlling the shot. It’s particularly good, the vendor says, for taking time-lapse shots.
The $15 Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker for Mobile Devices and Bluetooth-Enabled Computers (descriptively named in typical Satechi style) is a tiny, 2.2-ounce marvel that pumps out tunes from any wireless device—iOS or computer—within 32 feet. It can play for up to six hours on a single charge.
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The $30 Magnus Mini is a stand for the iPad mini that uses the tablet’s magnetic edge to prop it up in landscape orientation. The rubberized surface prevents the stand from scratching or scuffing your iPad.