by Brent Dirks
February 1, 2013
Welcome back to This Week in Accessories. Even though it was a relatively slow week, lets take a look a few interesting new iOS device companions.
Weave for the iPhone 5 from Acasedirectly through Acase.
Animatone Snug from iFrogzCES 2013, a kid-friendly option from iFrogz flew under my radar. The Animatone Snug is a cute plush toy with a front pocket designed to hold an iPhone or iPod touch. When a device is inserted in the pocket, the company’s NearFA technology helps to amplify the sound of the speaker. The feature requires 2 AA batteries, and will last for 16 hours of continuous play or six months of standby. Two versions of the Snug, Charlie and the pictured Priscilla, cost $49.99 and will be available through iFrogz and other retailers soon.
BattleTank from Desk Petsfree iOS app and an IR adapter that plugs into the headphone jack of any iOS device, the tank comes with two modes that allows it to roam freely or charge into battle against other tanks in multiplayer mode. The tank also comes with a built-in USB charger. Charging the tank 40 minutes will allow more than 25 minutes of play. I previously reviewed the similar CarBot from Desk Pets and was really surprised by the amount of fun that came in such a small package. The BattleTank is available in white, olive, and green and can be purchased from Desk Pets for $24.99.
New iPhone 5 Cases from X-Doriadirectly through X-Doria.
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Desk Pets International (HK) Limited