This week’s roundup of accessories includes the new Movi camera, which makes broadcast-quality lives-streaming possible at a relatively low cost. Read on!
The $199 Movi is a camera built specifically to live-stream events. Pair it with the forthcoming Movi app on your iPhone and you can “edit” live shots by instructing the camera to do closeups, pans, and to cut between shots. (Or don’t: The camera has an automated feature that follows the action and gives it a smooth gloss. Check out a demonstration video here. ) Shipping is expected in April.
The $10 Cableyoyo is an earbud cord spool that features a magnetic center—the better to keep the cords tangle-free for quick winding and unwinding. It’s a re-launch of Bluelounge’s very first product on the company’s 10th anniversary.
The $130 Braven BRV-BANK PRO LE is billed as an “ultra-rugged” backup battery: You can completely submerge it without problem, it features a built-in flashlight, and it’s protected by aircraft-grade aluminum. It has two USB ports and comes with a nylon-braided USB cable. And the battery itself isn’t too shabby, holding 6,000 mAh of power in reserve.
The BrydgeMini line of iPad Mini keyboards starts at $130; it places the tablet in a hinge that can extend to a full 180 degrees, features illuminated keys, and offers three months of battery life on a single charge.
Griffin’s $70 Travel Power Bank was introduced at the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. It’s “a compact battery with an Apple Watch charger that delivers ultra-portable power wherever and whenever the Apple Watch needs it. With 800 mAh of power, the portable battery delivers up to four full charges for Apple Watch before it needs recharging via the included micro-USB cable.” It’ll be available for purchase and shipping in the spring
The $70 iRig BlueTurn is a Bluetooth-enabled device that lets you use your foot to turn the page on sheet music displayed on your iPad. The backlit buttons can be used in three different configurations: Page Up/Page Down, Arrow Up/Arrow Down, or Arrow Left/Arrow Right, depending on what you want to do. It’ll keep your hands free for virtuoso musicianship.
The $180 iKlip A/V is billed as the “first smartphone broadcast mount for pro-quality audio/video.” It features an integrated microphone and a steady-shot hand grip to create “broadcast-quality” results. It’s powered by two standard AA batteries.
The $180 iOS Digital Stereo Microphone plugs directly into your phone’s Lightning connector, has five preset recording modes—Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, and Loud—and automatically adjusts EQ, compression, and limiting for optimal results. The result? Top-notch audio recording from your little phone.