by Brent Dirks
March 28, 2014
Welcome back to our weekly look at some of the latest and greatest iOS device accessories that have hit the market. In this edition, we’re featuring a multi-purpose iPad keyboard case, a perfect iPhone photography accessory, and much more.
Flip Turn Keyboard Case for the iPad mini and iPad Air from iGearThe new Flip Turn case from iGear features the company’s exclusive mechanism that easily transforms the case between three modes – laptop, movie player, and tablet. Offering full 360-degree protection, the built-in Bluetooth keyboard operates with a rechargeable battery. The case, which is compatible with both generations of iPad mini, can be purchased now from iGear’s site for $99. An iPad Air version of the case begins shipping next month and adds backlit keys and a built-in stylus. It retails for $129 and can be preordered now.
Snappgrip for the iPhone 5/5sA perfect accessory for iPhone photographers, the Snappgrip is now available to purchase from Bitemyapple.co. Compatible with the iPhone 5/5s, the controller mounts to a protective case so it will be ready to go when needed. Some of the control features include a Shutterfull press to take picture, half press to focus. Shooting Mode, Portrait, Landscape, Flash, Video, and Zoom In/Zoom Out. The bottom of the device features a tripod mount and standby power switch. The Snappgrip works with the free companion app. Connecting to an iPhone via Bluetooth technology, the built-in battery offers up to 60 hours of standby time before needing to be recharged. Buyers can select from a black or white version of the $69.99 accessory.
Pyle Audio Street BlasterPyle Audio’s latest Bluetooth speaker packs quite a punch. The Audio Street Blaster can provide up to 1,000 watts of power and is designed specifically for maximum bass response and performance. A built-in battery provides up to four hours of music time before needing to be recharged. Along with an AUX input, the speaker also features a microphone and guitar input so bands can play anywhere at a moment’s notice. Users can adjust treble, bass, echo, microphone, and guitar levels for that perfect sound. The blaster is $249.99 and is available now on Pyle’s site.
GLAS.tR Slim Privacy Screen Protector for the iPhone 5s/5c/5 from Spigen SGPThe interesting new GLAS.tR Slim Privacy Screen Protector from Spigen SGP is designed for the iPhone 5s/5c/5. Thanks to special optical technology, the iPhone screen can only be viewed from a direct angle. The hard coated and scratch proof protector offers rounded edges for better durability and no glass chipping. The protector is $36.99 and can be ordered from Amazon.com now.
CitySlicker for the Jambox Mini from Waterfield DesignsDesigned to hold and protect Jawbone’s Jambox Mini, the CitySlicker features a plush and lined interior and leather exterior. The stretchable back pocket can hold a cable, charger, and headphones. A secure-snap closure helps hold the speaker in the case. The case, available in either black or brown naturally tanned leather, retails for $49 and can be ordered now directly from the company’s site. Orders are slated to begin shipping next week.
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