The Week in iOS Accessories: A bevy of batteries

Need a charge for your iPhone or iPad? Look no further.

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A bevy of batteries

Need a charge for your iPhone or iPad? Look no further.



The $80 Bolt2 combines a backup 6,000-mAh battery and wall charger into a single device with two ports, for charging two devices at the same time. And it doesn’t skimp on design, featuring a “a rubberized matte finish ... and simple prismatic shape.”

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The $80 Snap Pro is a camera case for your iPhone with “an actual shutter button and interchangeable ergonomic grips.” It’s compatible with most iPhones, and includes wide angle and macro lenses.



The $13 W2 Nightstand is, of course, an Apple Watch stand—this one’s made of scratch-free silicone, and includes a compartment to tuck away your charging cable so it’s unobtrusive. It’s compatible with all series of the Apple Watch. 



Ever wish you looked like those old Apple commercials featuring the dancing silhouettes and bright iPod earbud cables? The $169 Glow headphones get you partway there, so named because, well, they glow, in red, green, or blue. Shipping is expected to begin in March.



Inslip is a “a comfortable elastic strap that protects your device by firmly connecting to your hand with glove-like tension.” It’s still in the Kickstarter funding phase—a $10 pledge gets you in line to get one of the first when manufacturing starts.



The $37 Intocircuit is a 15,000-mAh external battery—and like many batteries these days it includes an LED flashlight—that uses “SmartID” technology to identify the device it’s charging and thus (makers say) increase charging efficiency. The big reserve allows it to charge an iPhone 5s up to seven times off a single charge.



The $65 Life Card is a 1,500-mAh battery with a stainless steel exterior and is barely bigger than a credit card. It includes a built-in cable for charging.



The LifeStar line of Lightning cables brings style to your charging and syncing, featuring stitched or braided leather, regular leather, and denim in one- and three-foot editions that deliver power at 2.4 amps.



The $25 Vicks SmartTemp Wireless Thermometer lets you take your temperature and then relays data back to the app on your iPhone: The app can track temperatures for every member of your family, and also includes a timer to remind you to take medicine, as well as a “symptom tracker.”

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