The Week in iOS Accessories: Now ear this!

This week's roundup includes several different Bluetooth earbud options for your listening pleasure.

  • AXGIO Spirit Sports Wireless Bluetooth Sweatproof In-Ear...

    on Amazon
  • EARIN Earin - True Wireless Earbuds. Comes with charging...

    on Amazon
  • Flir FLIR ONE Thermal Imager for iOS

    MSRP $249.99
    on Amazon
  • NuAns TAGPLATE - 6000mAh Mobile Battery with Lightning...

    on Amazon
  • Rapahan Products Ultra-light Portable iPad Tablet Stand...

    on Amazon
  • Otter Products, LLC OtterBox uniVERSE iPhone 6/6s Module...

    $13.63 MSRP $49.95
    on Amazon
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A bevy of Bluetooth

This week’s roundup includes several different Bluetooth earbud options for your listening pleasure. Read on!

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Personal Bluetooth Amplifiers & Earbuds ($199 MSRP; $99 for “early bird” pledge at Indiegogo) can be used as as “personal hearing amplifiers,” Bluetooth stereo headphones, or a Bluetooth earpiece for phone calls. Three different sizes of earbud are available, allowing you to get a comfortable fit; the device comes in with a built-in 3,000-mAh battery.

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If you want Bluetooth earbuds at a cheaper price, Spirit Earbuds ($40 MSRP, $30 on Amazon) might be your option. These waterproof earbuds come with enough power to listen to music—at half-volume anyway—for up to 12 hours.

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If, on the other hand, money is no object, Earin True Wireless Earbuds ($249 MSRP, $280 on Amazon for the earbuds plus a magnetic charging case) are billed as “smaller, lighter, and more wireless” than the competition. More wireless? Well, yeah: Where many Bluetooth buds are connected to each other by a wire or some other device, each bud in this product stands alone: They look like earplugs, but stream your tunes in high quality.

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Flir One Thermal Imager ($250 MSRP, $225 on Amazon) plugs into your iPhone and gives you an infared view of nearby objects—letting you identify hidden hotspots (in case of fire) or unexpected cool spots, giving you a “thermal perspective” on your surroundings.

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Tagplate ($60 MSRP, same price on Amazon) is a 6,000-mAh mobile battery with an Lightning cable built-in for a tangle-free connection to your iPhone or iPad. It has an LED battery life indicator, and holds enough power in reserve to charge your phone twice.

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This company’s Portable iPad Holder ($39 MSRP, $25.47 on Amazon) is made of lightweight aluminum, and allows for hands-free access to your iPad when you’re reclined in bed, sitting on the couch, and other relaxing spaces.

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The Universe Case ($49.95 MSRP; $44.95 on Amazon) is more than protective gear for your iPhone 6 or 6s. It accommodates the full range of Universe-compatible attachments—everything from tripods to thermal imagers and more. In other words, it’s an accessory that lets you add even more accessories—and it’s a pretty nifty system.

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Z Technology

The iPhone Security System will turn your old iPhone or iPad into the centerpiece of a 360-degree live-streaming camera, the better to let you track goings-on at home while you’re away. Plug your iOS device into the rotating base—it has a built-in 10,000-mAh battery—and you’re ready to start watching.