A camera for your camera phone
This week's roundup includes the new QX line of camera lenses from Sony, which uses your iPhone as a viewfinder to take DSLR-quality photos.
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The $50 Trilogy Dock and Stand for iPhone 6 can itself be used in the landscape or portrait mode, making it easier to view movies and TV shows on the new phone’s much-bigger screen. It also has a built-in amplifier, making sure you can hear the fun as well as you see it.
The $150 TLS Professional Weekender is made for the Apple enthusiast—somebody who carries their iPad and their MacBook with them whenever they hit the road. It includes a TSA-compliant pouch for the laptop in back, plus a pocket (right behind the organizer panel) for the tablet. It also includes an “AC Adapter garage” to store heavy or fragile accessories devices separately.
The $70 Gum++ is a 6000-mAh battery with enough capacity to charge your iPhone three times over, or to add house to the life of an iPad. It comes in five different colors, but it doesn’t come with a Lightning-to-USB cable—you’ll have to purchase that separately.
The $30 Trapper Keeper will appeal to ‘80s nostalgists. Now, instead of keeping your loose-leaf notes and handouts organized, you have a safe carrying case for your iPad. Unlike the older Trapper Keepers, this device can fold up so that you can use and view your iPad in hands-free fashion.
Let Photojojo explain why Sony’s QX Lenses—starting at $349—are so awesome: “Your phone acts as a live viewfinder, it sees what the lens sees. …You can attach the QX lens to your phone, or shoot ‘off camera.’ Snap the shutter from across the room holding just your phone. You can control white balance, exposure settings, zoom and more using the Sony app …It’s the perfect marriage between the image quality of a DSLR, and the convenience of an iPhone.”
The $30 RideMate BIke Mount is built to host all sorts of phones, and is big enough to include the iPhone 6 and 6+. It’s waterproof, lets you view your phone in landscape or portrait modes, and includes a clear window on the back so you can shoot videos or pictures while riding. (Satechi uses a Samsung phone in their promotional materials for this accessory, but it is iPhone compatible.)
The $90 Flexible Gooseneck Wall Mount is pretty much exactly what it it sounds like: A wall mount for point-of-sale use designed to prevent theft—made of a metal alloy, including a built-in secure lock, it’s suitable for public display.
The $80 Heavy Duty Firm Metal Desktop POS Stand with Secure Lock is pitched right at retailers who want to use iPads in the workplace, but also to ensure those tablets aren’t stolen and leave the workplace. “The iPad protection case is 360 degree rotatable for portrait or landscape orientation,” USBFever says. “The built-in lock can prevent iPad from theft. “
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