Welcome back to our weekly look at some of the top new iOS device accessories to hit the market. In this edition, we highlight a unique way to power up your iPhone and more.
A perfect way to expand the storage capacity of any Lightning-based iOS device, the Leef iBridge can store a number of file types including photos, videos, documents and more. With the USB plug, users can also backup and share files from the iPad or iPhone to a Mac or PC. The companion app allows users to do things like automatically backup their camera roll and more.
The iBridge can be purchased now from the company’s site. Prices start at $59.99 for a 16GB version. A 32GB iBridge is $79.99 while a 64GB version will set you back $119.99. A 128GB edition is $199.99.
Burnished Wallet from Sena
Fitting phones with up to a 5-inch screen, including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s, the Burnished Wallet from Sena is made with a burnishing process that brings out a two-tone finish that will age with a natural patina. Along with slots for credit cards, there is space for cash as well. The handset is protected with a microfiber lining.
The wallet is available in brown, black, or tan. It retails for $59.99 and can be purchased from Sena’s site now. You can add your initials to the wallet for an additional $7.99.
Ride-a-Long Charger from Photojojo
Photojojo is offering a unique way to power your iPhone, or any other USB device. The Ride-a-Long attaches to the wheel of any bicycle. And while you peddle, that motion is converted into energy for your devices.The generator even includes a detachable 1,650 mAH battery pack than can be taken with you after the ride is over.
The Ride-a-Long can be purchased now from Photojojo’s site for $129.99.
eXo for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
A unique and minimal protection system for both of Apple’s new handsets, the eXo case features a strong stainless steel exterior and a shock absorption system. The ergonomic arms make the case easier to hold.
You can preorder the eXo now at Bite my Apple. Shipping is expected sometime this summer. Buyers can select from a version for the iPhone 6 for $129.99 or the iPhone 6 Plus for $10 more. Each version is available in three colors – polished, space gray, or gold.
iSketchnote Pack from iSkin
Designed for any budding artist, the iSketchnote Pack from iSkin is compatible with all generations of the iPad mini and the iPad 3 and up. Users can place any type of paper or notebook on the slate. The sketches are then automatically transferred into a vectorial format to your iPad. The drawings can be enhanced with the companion app.
The system can be preordered now for $179 from the company’s site. It includes the slate, two pens, and one cover. Shipping is expected in March.
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