Dandy docks and super selfies
This week’s roundup includes a pair of cool new iOS docks and a couple of different accessories for taking great selfies. Plus: speakers, photo lenses, and more.
The $50 HeroDock has a sturdy aluminum base designed to support either your iPhone or your iPad while it charges. The maker says it features “a solid aluminum base for a solid foundation and one-hand release, a secure stage for docking all size devices, perfect lift and tilt for streaming audio and video.”
The $100 Grovemade iPhone docks come in walnut or maple—a limited $149 edition comes in brass—offering a sturdy yet organically beautiful place to park your phone during the day. It’s “hand-sanded and finished with a natural oil and wax blend.”
The forthcoming q-Jays are billled as “the world’s smallest earphones with exchangeable cables”—they’re made of stainless steel and each features dual drivers, one for low frequencies and the second for mid-and high-range frequencies to help capture the entire range of sound. No word as yet on pricing nor the shipping date.
The $100 Telephoto + CPL Lens has been overhauled to fit the iPhone 6. The telephoto lens offers 2x magnification, while the CPL lens removes unwanted glare from your compositions. The snap-on lens works with both the front- and rear-facing camera on your phone.
The $30 Holga iPhone lens is a “rotating disk equipped with 9 different lenses for your iPhone 5/5S!” It includes red and green color lenses, multi-image lenses for double, triple, and quadruple images, a macro lens for close-up detail, and red, yellow, and blue filters.
Here is what’s cool about Seenda’s Bluetooth selfie stick: It’s collapsible, so you can carry it around in your bag like a photo-shooting lightsabre. Take it out attach your iPhone to the end—you’ll need a tripod attachment—then extend. A Bluetooth-enabled button on the handle triggers the shutter, letting you take a great selfie. No pricing nor shipping information was available, but we still think it’s cool.
The $79 TX6 Photo Video Light & Charger is a mix of things: It’s a light for both the front and back cameras on your phone, the better to take clearer selfies and nighttime shots on photo and video; it’s also a backup battery for your phone, letting you recharge while you’re on the go.