The Week in iOS Accessories: Build your own Bluetooth

This week's roundup of accessories includes a new kit from Bose that lets kids build their own wireless speakers.

  • BOSEbuild Speaker Cube

    $99.00 MSRP $149.00
    on Amazon
  • ASI CORP. Insta360 Nano 360° Nano VR Camera, Dual Lens for...

    on Amazon
  • Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Headphones

    $419.99 MSRP $549.00
    on Amazon
  • Ugreen Group Limited [MFI Certified] Apple Watch Charger...

    on Amazon
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This week’s roundup of accessories includes a new kit from Bose that lets kids build their own wireless speakers. Read on!



You know all those apps that help your kid learn to code? BoseBuild ($149 MSRP, same price on Amazon) is the real-world version of that—it’s a high-performance Bluetooth speaker designed to be built by children, teaching them lessons about magnets, sound, and more.

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The ChargeUp Digital Portable Power Bank ($80 MSRP) is a 10,000mAh portable charger with dual USB ports, letting you charge two iOS devices at once. And it’s portable: Not much thicker than a credit card, it’s easily stowed while you’re on the go.

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Doppler Labs

Here One ($299 MSRP) is a “truly wireless listening system” containing two earbuds—you’ll also have to download a compatible app—that lets you “stream music, take phone calls, reduce unwanted noise, amplify speech, access Siri and Google Now, and more.” Here One is available for pre-order now, and is scheduled to ship by the holiday season.



The Wood Mushroom Car USB Charger ($40 MSRP) is an “ultra portable” single-port charger designed to be used with your car’s power outlet. It charges most smartphones and tablets.

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The Nano ($199 MSRP, same price on Amazon) has two 210-degree fisheye lenses that can capture realtime video that can be directly shared with services like Facebook or viewed using virtual reality devices. It plugs into your iOS device’s Lightning port. (Check out this video for a demonstration.



Bob (available for a $17 pledge on Kickstarter) offers a desktop spot to store your iPhone, your glasses and, as the makers say “your bits and bobs.” The project is already funded, but you have until July 20 to get in before the crowdfunding stage expires.


Master & Dynamic

The MW60 wireless over ear headphones ($549 MSRP, same price on Amazon) include stainless steel components, an aluminum antenna, lambskin earpads, and an internal microphone—top-of-the-line quality that comes in three different color combinations.

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The Charging Dock for Apple Watch ($80 MSRP, $50 on Amazon) displays your Apple Watch at a viewable angle, and includes two additional USB ports for charging additional devices; the dock’s molded base is a great place for your iPhone to rest in landscape mode.



The forthcoming AirJamz ($45 MSRP) includes a guitar pick and wristband; used together with the forthcoming AirJamz app, you can use your iPad to play “guitar riffs, power chords and other iconic instruments.” The device ships in August.