Happy Friday and welcome back to our weekly look at the newest accessories for your iOS devices and Apple Watch. In this edition, we’re highlighting a modular speaker, a unique charging dock, and more.
First announced back at CES earlier this year, the BRV-PRO from Braven has hit the market just in time for the summer outdoor season. While the waterproof design is almost standard in rugged speakers, Braven has gone above and beyond with the lineup of optional modular accessories. Some of the extras that can be added include a larger battery pack, a solar panel, a glow deck, an action mount for a GoPro camera, and more.
MySymmetery Series for the iPhone 6 from OtterBox
A perfect way to add some style to your iPhone 6, OtterBox’s new MySymmetery Series case features swappable inserts that are easy to install. The one-piece case is made with two layers of protection to help fend off drops, bumps, and shocks.
You can purchase the case, which comes in a number of different color choices, now for $39.99. Buyers can select from one design insert. Additional inserts are available to purchase separately for $6.95 each.
Ginko Solar Tree
Based on the design of the Japanese Ginko tree, this unique charging station is highlighted by its 4,000 mAH rechargeable battery. The solar charger is made with eco-friendly plastic and bamboo. Located on the aluminum base, a small grip allows users to prop up an iPad or iPhone. When charging, a small green LED light will pop up. Pushing the indicator will show the battery’s status.
It can be purchased for $119.99 from Bite my Apple.
Slim Aluminum Case for the iPhone 6 Plus from Krown
Designed to protect the iPhone 6 Plus without adding extra bulk or weight, Krown’s Slim Aluminum Case is available in five different colors – black, blue, gold, and red. The outside of the case is made with brushed aluminum while the inside is composed of soft rubber.
It’s available for $26.95 from Krown’s site now.
Lulu Light Meter
A high-end light meter that depends on an iPhone, the Lumu doesn’t have a battery and even features IR light rejection and temperature compensation. It works with a trio of companion apps that give readings for photography, video, and pinhole camera images.
It’s $149.99 and can be purchased from Bite My Apple.
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