The Week in iOS Accessories: Virtual reality is here

The week's lineup of new accessories includes a new virtual reality viewer that fits right in your pocket.

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The week’s lineup of new accessories includes a new virtual reality viewer that fits right in your pocket. Read on!

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The $150 BrydgeAir Keyboard ($150 MSRP; available for $140 on Amazon) for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro features a lightweight aluminum body, an “unparallelled” typing experience, and stereo speakers. The keyboard can be operated for up to three months between charges, and there are versions available for the iPad Air and Air 2 as well.



The KumbaCam 3 Axis SmartPhone Stabilizer ($350 MSRP; available on Amazon for the same price) bills itself as “the best 3-axis Handheld Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer on the market.” It’s versatile, too—it works with GoPros as well as iPhones. 

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Lucrin’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro leather case ($128 MSRP) comes in two different kinds of leather—granulated or smooth—and more than a dozen color options, ensuring you give your tablet a little bit of style. 

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The Power Wallet ($80 MSRP; currently on sale for $20 through Photojojo and Amazon) is a “super cute faux leather day bag” with room for cards, cash and other such stuff—the interior also holds a 2,800-mAh battery for recharging your phone on the go. 



The $140 QardioBase Wireless Smart Scale ($150 MSRP; available for $140 on Amazon Launchpad) measures body weight, body mass index, and body composition—including body fat percentage, muscle, water and bone mass—and sends the data to your iOS device for tracking and recording. 

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The $70 Satechi Aluminum Wireless Headphones ($70 MSRP; available for the same price on Amazon) “effortlessly connect with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or Bluetooth-enabled device,” with a range of up to 33 feet and can play for 18 hours on a single charge. It comes in gold, silver, or space gray. 



The Sospendo wearable rig is an iPhone and iPad mount that, er, mounts you. It hangs from your neck and brings the iOS device into view so you can watch videos or perform other tasks while keeping your hands free for other activities. The project is still in the Kickstarter funding stage; a pledge of $25 will help you get one of the devices if it hits production.



The Pocket VR Viewer ($69.95 MSRP; available for the same price on Amazon) has a candyshell grip—the slim design allows you to stow it flat, like an iPhone case, in your pocket, then snap it open for virtual reality adventures. It’s built for the iPhone 6 and 6s.

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