Love your gloves
Winter is coming: Are your gloves ready to operate your iPhone in the cold, cold weather? If not, this week's roundup has a product just for you.
Gloves with fingertips made to interact with iOS touchscreens have been around forever, but they can't replace your favorite, stylish gloves. Why not give them an upgrade? Tonic Touch is a $20 kit that lets you convert your old-school analog gloves into digital marvels ready to play with any touchscreen you have available.
Griffin has unveiled its Turn Folio line for the latest generation of iPads—$40 gets you the iPad mini version, $50 for the iPad Air (pictured), and $100 for the keyboard-equipped model for the iPad Air.
This company’s $25 NovaBlox batteries come in three colors—gold, grey, and silver. The 4000mAh device is designed to work perfectly with smartphones. It’s small enough to fit in any pocket or purse, and—like many backup batteries these days—comes equipped with its own flashlight.
We’ll let the makers describe the $60 Encore iPad stand: “The Encore features a solid aluminum base ring and hinged arm. Adjust the arm to choose the perfect viewing angle for videos, or fold it down for rock-solid typing support.”
The $70 PoP’n 2 claims to be the first external battery designed for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It suctions onto the back of the phone to help the devices work in tandem, then detaches easily for later use.
The Stratus XL is an extra-large gaming controller compatible with devices running iOS 7 or later—it is said to be compatible with more than 300 games on the App Store. The company says this device is “coming soon,” so no pricing or shipping information is yet available.
The $149 iPhone 6 Car Cradle doesn’t just hold and display your iPhone on the road—it improves the phone’s performance with a built-in antenna that augments the reception of the phone. It works with any Bluetooth car kit, but it has a major downside: It requires a professional installer to put it in your car.
Not every accessory is a doozie. Some are merely useful. The $9 Super Short Lightning Extender Cable falls in the latter category. It’s about four inches long, and offers help charging and syncing your iOS device. (Audio and visual pass-through functions aren’t recommended.) It gives your usual syncing cable just a little extra reach.