Most of the leading makers of iOS accessories aren't quite ready to ship items to go with your new iPhone 6—but some are ready to talk about the items they'll soon be selling to accommodate Apple's latest. Plus, we even have a few accessories ready to be used right now.
The $35 togoDock is billed as “the world's first magnetically-integrated portable dock and charge cable.” The idea? To “turn just about any surface into a portable iPhone dock.” It comes with a Lightning and USB connector, has embedded magnets to dock the iPhone in place, and a disc mount so that a mount can be created anywhere—as long as it's on a vertical or horizontal surface.
The $40 Si Dash Mount (pictured) is designed so you can attach magnetic mounting plates to your smartphone—with or without a case—and then click your phone into place on the mount, which attaches firmly to the dash or windshield of your car. This device also comes in the $35 O2 vent mount edition, as well.
The $80 PowerArmour battery case for the iPhone 6 is a 2500-mAh backup for your new phone’s battery, doubling the length of time you can go between phone charges. It comes with a unibody design to keep the iPhone slim, and includes an LED indicator to let you know when it’s fully charged. The device is expected to ship in November.
The $130 Flote Orbit is the company’s smallest iPad stand, “perfect for those tighter spaces like kitchen countertops, retail checkout, and more.” The magnetic ball joint enables you to adjust your iPad to the desired setting—landscape or portrait, tilted a little or a lot—to make for the most relaxing viewing and use possible.
The $150 Esquire Mini is a wireless Bluetooth speaker with a sleek profile—at three inches tall and just 238 grams, it slips easily into your bag, then provides up to eight hours of music playback when you’re ready to use it. It comes in four colors: Black, tan, white, and brown. It’s available for pre-order and will be ready to ship on December 2.
The $69 Gravitas Dock for iPhone and iPad is now available with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support: Just order your new dock, and an insert that adapts the dock to your new, thinner phone costs just another $5 more. The dock is already available for purchase and shipping; the additional insert will ship in late October.
The $50 Novapak is a 2800-mAh battery case for your new iPhone 6; it comes in a plastic molding that protects your phone from drops—and also from fingerprints and smudges. But you’ll have to wait awhile for this gadget: It doesn’t ship until February 2015.
The $37 Loud and Clear Lapel Mic is self-explanatory: It’s a lapel mic that plugs into your phone’s audio jack to provide crystal clear sound for the videos that you shoot. You can even use it to record sound on it while shooting video from a second device, letting you have all the coverage choices you want and need when you get to the editing phase of video production.
The $17 Bed/Sofa/Kitchen Stand lets you view your iPad, hands-free, in just about any setting—and even lying down. The foldable stand is designed for “watching TV and movies, reading, editing, Internet surfing” and everything else you’d want to do at a reclined position. Finally: An iOS accessory that embraces and encourages you to keep working and playing even when you’re feeling lazy.