This week's roundup includes perhaps the most disturbing accessory we've ever featured: The Selfie Arm. But don't worry! We've got some useful stuff, too.
We’ve mentioned this product back in its crowdfunding stage, but the $35 Bumper is now ready for pre-order. The product is is (natch) a bumper to protect your precious new iOS device from scrapes, bumps, and bruises—it’s made of a rubber material—while still allowing full access to your screen and buttons.
The $20 Bendy cable is a seven-inch USB Lightning charging cable for the iPhone 5 and newer, made with a white silicone coating, pitched as being perfect for charging your phone in the car.
Glory be to technology! The $119 GeniCan—now in crowdfunding—uses your iPhone to let you … scan your trash. Really. It scans the items you throw away to help make a grocery list that’s accessible through the GeniCan app on your iPhone. “Your garbage can just got smart,” the makers say. Which sounds utterly terrifying.
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The $110 Chant Bluetooth speaker “adds the convenience of wireless music streaming to the amazingly portable Chant audio system. The built-in rechargeable battery, convenient 3.5mm input (cable included) and Rewind carry bag make it simple and easy to connect hundreds of devices and fire up your tunes whenever and wherever you need them.”
The $40 Pearl is billed as “the world’s first compact mirror with built-in USB battery pack.” We’re guessing this one is aimed at the ladies, but dudes: We won’t judge you if you want to buy one of these—compact mirrors come in handy. It comes in three colors.
OmniMount’s $100 “3-piece accessory kit” includes a case, a stand, and a wall mount for iPad (generations 2, 3 and 4), iPad Air, and iPad mini. The device includes a quick-release magnet, letting you place or remove your iPad from stand to mount and back again with maximum ease.
The $200 Impossible Instant Photo Lab for iPhone 5 and 5S turns your iPhone pics into Polaroids: “The results are Polaroidian, but the Instant Lab gives you advantages that shooting straight through a Polaroid camera won't. You can edit your photo to your liking. Print only the photos you really want.” The future looks more like the past than ever.
This is one of the weirdest iOS accessories we’ve ever seen. The Selfie Arm was spotted by our friends at Designboom, a selfie stick that makes it appear as though you’re holding the hand of another person who is taking your picture. CNET reports the makers are releasing a limited batch of ten Selfie Arms for $6200 apiece. God have mercy on us all.