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This week in accessories: Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i Bluetooth Gaming Controller and more

This week in accessories: Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i Bluetooth Gaming Controller and more

December 12, 2014

It’s Friday once again, so that means it is time for our weekly roundup of some of the newest iOS device accessories hitting the market. In this week’s edition, we take a look at a great tool for professional photographers and much more.

Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i Bluetooth Gaming Controller


A full-sized gaming controller designed for devices with iOS 7 or later installed, the Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i features dual analog sticks, full analog triggers, action button, and a D-pad. Connection to an iOS device is quick and easy. With the companion app, users can check on the battery life of the controller and update its firmware. An included adjustable travel clip can fit an iOS device directly on top of the controller. It’s powered by two AAA batteries and doesn’t need to be recharged.

Buyers can select from five different colors of the controller – white, black, red, blue, and orange. The controller retails for $49.99 and can be ordered now.

MaxStone from Bite My Apple


An interesting tool for professional photographers, the MaxStone offers a way to completely control a DSLR through your iPhone and the companion app. Along with providing remote shutter capability, the device is perfect for time-lapse and other features like video. With Bluetooth 4.0, the MaxStone can even track your camera or other object like a keys, wallet, or bag within 25 meters. The battery can last for almost a year.

MaxStone can be ordered now from Bite My Apple for $59.99. Just to note, your camera will need to have an IR receiver for the MaxStone to work properly.

100% Energy Apple Juice Power Pack from Photojojo


How about charging your iOS device with Apple juice? The 100% Energy Apple Juice Power Pack from Photojojo contains no sugar, but instead houses a 5,200 mAH battery and is less than an inch thick. And yes, the battery has an adorable matching label to go along with it.

The battery pack costs $40 and can be purchased from Photojojo’s site now.

Ballistic Tungsten for the iPhone 6 Plus


A rugged case offering a slimmer design, the Ballistic Tungsten for the iPhone 6 Plus offers two layers of protection. The ballistic corners help defend the vulnerable areas against shock and scratches. Ballistic touts that it can protect your handset from drops up to 7 feet high.

The case can be purchased now from for $39.99. It’s available in a blue and gray color scheme.

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Mentioned apps

MaxStone - Camera Remote
MaxStone - Camera Remote
MaxMax Inc.