The newest member of the iOS family won't be available for a few more days, but it already has accessories to make it easier and more comfortable to use.
The $60 Swimmer is a waterproof, Bluetooth-enabled wireless speaker. It has a “flexible tail design” that can be used to hook, wrap, or prop the speaker in the desired location. The speaker is available in five different color combinations.
For tablets in a retail business, Lillitab offers the Pro-V payment kiosk. It’s sold separately from the iPad, but uses the tablet as the base of a Verifone-enabled payment system—customers can swipe their cards through the Pro-V to make payments, while the stand keeps the iPad secure from theft. Lillitab doesn’t publicize pricing information—you must contact the company directly for the details.
The $55 Airbender 2.0 includes a Bluetooth keyboard and an adjustable stand to hold the new iPad Air in both landscape and portrait modes. The stand is even detachable for a more-ergonomic setup. The Airbender 2.0’s cover supports the iPad’s magnetic sleep/wake feature.
The $50 iPin Laser is an “iPhone-powered laser pointer” that plugs into the phone’s headphone jack, where it can remain on a semi-permanent basis—just switch it to the “off” position when it’s not in use, turning it on when you need to point out important elements of business presentations.
The $200 JBL Pulse is a wireless Bluetooth speaker with a 10-hour battery. Its distinguishing feature is its series of programmable LED lights that pulse in time to your music—creating a ready-made disco wherever you take it.
The $40 Bleu Station is Bluetooth-enabled tracker designed to work in conjunction with the new iBeacon feature in iOS 7. If you’re walking through a store and pass near one of the Bleu Station markers, for example, it can trigger your phone to alert you to the great deal that you may literally be passing by. The device works in conjunction with the Bleu Setup, Geohopper, and Beacon Finder apps.
The $21 Super 20X Macro Lens with Back Cover for iPhone 5s can help you capture clear photos of very close objects without any perspective distortion. The device attaches easily to and detaches easily from the back of the phone, and the lens itself is made of “high-class glass,” according to USBFever.