Power to go
This week’s roundup of accessories includes a number of options for powering your iOS device when you’re on the move. Plus: speakers, headphones, and more.
Now you and your passenger don’t have to compete to power up your iPhones when you’re on the road. The $25 EZCharge plugs into your car’s 12-volt port and provides two USB connections to allow the charging of two iOS devices at the same time.
Braven’s latest portable Bluetooth speaker is the $25 Lux, a water-resistant device that offers 12 hours of playback and includes a wireless microphone for use, in tandem with your iPhone, as a speakerphone. It features a metallic finish, available in purple, gold, and white.
This company has repackaged its Pencil stylus as something fancier—the $60 Pencil Gold. Why? Style of course. “Pencil Gold’s warm gold tone complements Apple’s gold iPad and iPhones perfectly, and its durable structure ensures that it will keep its shine over years of use,” the makers say.
Looking for a high-end headset? The $250 Soho Wireless combines “refined sound realized by its 30mm drivers and high performance neo-transducers” with a “smart, sophisticated look ... born of superb craftsmanship.” The headset comes in black, brown, and white.
This company has unveiled a series of iOS-charging products that will be available later this year. The $130 PowerDock Pro is a charging stand that features five bays for your family’s full range of mobile Apple products; the PowerBlock 3 (pictured) is a $40 wall charger with three USB slots to keep busy; the $35 PowerBlock Wall Dock holds a single iOS device snug against the wall; and the $30 PowerJolt Premium is designed for car use. All the products hit the market in summer and fall of 2015.
“You can capture photos directly to Leef iBridge so you never miss life’s most memorable events,” the makers say of the $60 iBridge Mobile Memory plug-in. “Simply plug in Leef iBRIDGE to your iPhone or iPad, click on iBRIDGE Camera in the Leef iBRIDGE app, and start clicking away.” It also stores audio, video, and document files, and comes in models ranging from 16GB to 256GB of memory.
Cars aren’t the only method of transit where you can power up your iPhone. The $130 Ride-a-long lets you do it on your bike—and your legs provide the power.
The $22 Dual Lightning car charger lets two users with Lightning-equipped mobile devices charge at the same time while on the road. “It’s great for long trips and beneficial to anyone who rides with!”