The Week in iOS Accessories: Awesome earphones

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Awesome earphones!

This week’s roundup includes two new sets of earphones—one set machined from brass, another that takes “wireless” sound to a new level. Read on!


1byone’s Bluetooth Speaker

The $20 1byone’s Bluetooth Speaker is “shower portable”—time for a singalong!—and includes a built-in microphone, just in case you want to take your conference calls while you’re shampooing your hair in the morning.

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Flip 10 Recharger

The Flip 10 Recharger is a $25 backup battery with 2,600 mAh of power in reserve. Use your own iOS syncing cable to recharge; the device comes with a micro-USB cable of its own.



The Holdymoly, now in Kickstarter fundraising, looks like a wooden coin: In fact, it has a magnet inside to let it attach to metal surfaces. You can attach your phone to the Holdymoly via a “connector plate” you slip inside your iPhone case, letting you store and display your phone in a variety of convenient locations.

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ME05 Earphones

The $199 ME05 Earphones are “precision-machined from solid brass and hand-finished”—the makers say the brass provides “superior acoustic properties.” Comes with silicone ear tips in four different sizes.

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New Normal Wireless Headphones

The New Normal Wireless Headphones are pretty stylish, available in either leather or silicone, but our favorite feature: No cables. Instead, an integrated USB port lets you plug the device directly into a computer or backup battery for recharging. Pre-orders are available now; the headphones ship later this spring.


Qwerkywriter Bluetooth Keyboard

The $349 Qwerkywriter Bluetooth Keyboard is just a sublime piece of steampunk, no?


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SNAP! PRO iPhone Case

The $129 SNAP! PRO iPhone Case turns your iPhone into a camera: It includes an “actual shutter button, an interchangeable lens system, interchangeable ergonomic grips,” as well as a leather strap; it’s compatible with most tripods.


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White Leather Dark Wood Cable

The $85 White Leather Dark Wood Cable is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, with braided leather and wooden connectors; the makers say the mobile charge and sync cable has been certified to meet Apple’s standards.


Wi-Fi Security Camera with Air Quality Sensors

The $190 Wi-Fi Security Camera with Air Quality Sensors is an app-enabled device—monitor it from your iPhone!—that offers HD video, two-way audio, a 135-degree wide angle, and night vision capabilities.

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