Airing it out
This week's roundup of accessories includes items for Apple's newest tablet, as you might expect. But we've also got gear for charging, using, and displaying all your iPhones and iPads, new and old.
The $100 Automatic plugs into your car’s diagnostic port—it works with most recent makes and models—and relays information about its performance to your iPhone, identifying when you’re breaking hard, driving too fast, and even summoning help in a crash.
The $80Portable Charging Folio has a four-port USB-power station so you can charge multiple devices at once—and you can do it elegantly, because the whole package folds into an attractive, marled, felt folio.
Bike2Power has announced the $48 BikeConsole iPhone 5C Smart Mount, Special Edition. It comes in five colors designed to match the iPhone 5c, which sits in a handlebar mount that can swing 360 degrees so you can see the phone’s screen in landscape or portrait orientation while biking. The device also features sound-boosting and anti-glare technology.
The $30 Sports Sleeve lets you strap on your iPhone during intense workouts, but it’s made of material to keep you cool, wicking the sweat away during your craziest cardio moments. The strap comes in both bicep and forearm versions.
We’d dutifully recite the tech specs of the new $60 Iron Man 3 Armor Power Bank 5000mAh external battery, which looks a lot like Iron Man’s suit, but honestly, you already know if you want this. Dressing your iPhone up in Iron Man gear? Now we’re in nerd heaven.
The $50 ChargeIt! 3600 mAh Power Bank is ready to charge just about any electronic device you have with you. In addition to a Micro-USB connector, it also includes the 30-pin connector used on older iOS devices, as well as the Lightning Connector used for newer models.
Geneva’s speakers have always been aimed at design-conscious audiophile. The company’s new Bluetooth-enabled series includes the $600 Model M Wireless (pictured), the $1,200 Model L Wireless, which also includes a CD slot, and the $2,300 Model XL Wireless, which uses six Class D amplifiers and multiple speaker drivers for crystal-clear, room-filling sound.
This company says its new line of iOS mounts—including the $70 iOauto Car Mount and the $100 iOstand Floor Stand—is compatible with the new iPad Air, as well as iPhone models. The mount swivels 360 degrees to offer you the best view of your screen.
This company, which makes mounts and displays for using Apple products in retail, business, and educational settings, has a series of new products for the iPad mini. Those include the $80 iPad mini Security Base, (pictured) the $8 iPad mini Wall Mount, the $130 iPad mini Signature Series, and the $100 iPad mini Signs.
The $30 iVisor AG looks to be the first screen protector tailored to the narrower bezel of the iPad Air. It’s available in both black and white; Moshi promises that installation is easy and bubble-free.
The $8 Home Buttons let you customize your iPhone or iPad by giving you decals to place on the Home button of your device. (Of course, if you have an iPhone 5s, these will block the TouchID sensor on the Home button.)