by Brent Dirks
October 5, 2012
Welcome back to This Week in Accessories where we take a look at some of the latest and greatest companions for your iOS device. Here’s what we found this week.
Lockitronalready in the App Store. Other phones can use the lock via text messages. The app shows you whether the door is locked or unlocked. Push notifications also inform you if someone else has unlocked the door using a key or phone. Access can even be shared with family and friends. Using power management, the Lockitron’s battery can last for up to one year. And the system will even work if your power or Internet goes out. If you have an iPhone 4S or 5 with Bluetooth 4.0, you can simply walk up to the door and it will unlock. The original key can also still be used. Here’s a quick video about the product. Click here if you can’t see the video. If there are 1,000 pre-orders at the $149 price, the first batch of Lockitrons are expected to ship next March. That may be a long time to wait, but it definitely looks like a great product.
dockBoss+directly through CableJive.
Otis James Limited Edition Sleevesneckties, bow ties, and caps. And he’s bringing that great sense of style over to the sleeves. The four different types of plaid sleeves in the line are all handmade in James’ studio and feature a pocket on the front to hold cash and credit cards The sleeves are available for both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. All four designs are $75 each and can be ordered directly through Griffin.
ePure Bluetooth StationClick here if you can't see the video.
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