Ready, aim, campfire!
This week's roundup of new accessories for your iOS gear includes a device that uses your campfire to power up your iPhone, plus the usual assortment of speakers, keyboards, stands, and more.
The Art of Power
The $99 Tower is both an iPad stand and charging station. Just plug it in wherever’s convenient, and it’ll juice your tablet up while displaying it at eye level. The desk-height Tower features four AC outlets and two USB ports, and it offers surge protection.
Bluetooth isn’t everything. The $60 Wired Keyboard for iPad plugs directly into your tablet and lets you go to work without the hassle of setting up wireless connections. It includes a one-meter cable and draws power from the iPad.
The $50 GoPower Pack features a 6,000-mAh battery that can power your iPhone twice over. It also features “ an innovative slide-out stand that props up your phone so you can watch a movie while charging.” An 11,000-mAh model is also available.
The new $99 Photojojo lens set features a batch of pro-level lenses—fisheye, super fisheye, polarizer, macro, and wide-angle—for your iPhone, each “crafted out of solid aluminum and outfitted with thick, high-clarity glass.”
The $149 Power Pot is an iPhone accessory to bring when you go camping. Like an old steam engine, the device transforms fire into energy—but this one can keep your phone charged even when you’re far, far away from an electrical outlet.
The $70 app-powered Range cooking thermometer helps you be your best chef: Just plunge the thermometer into the meat and it transmits temperature data to your phone. When the dish hits the right temperature, remove it from the oven and serve!
The $299 Music System Three from Tivoli Audio is a Bluetooth speaker system that includes an AM/FM radio complete with five station presets. The system has two three-inch drivers and a clock, and is optionally available with Walnut, Cherry, or Black Ash veneers. The system goes on sale in the late summer.
The $100 HoverBar 3 is “a flexible arm that attaches to any ledge in your office, kitchen, bedroom or anywhere you use your iPad.” The bar is 22 inches in length and the clamp that holds the tablet fits every iPad from the second generation on.