Of all the smartphones on the market, you can count on finding accessories for just about every need for the iPhone. A new case has turned up at CES 2014 for the iPhone from Flir. Flir is the company that makes all sorts of thermal cameras and other hardware.
Solo videographers and extreme sports junkies wanting to record their adventures could have some robot assistance later in the year, in the shape of the Jigabot robotic auto-framing system. Resembling a Beatles-style yellow submarine, the rotating, swiveling mount takes your GoPro, point-and-shoot camera, or compact camcorder and - thanks to a compact dongle that clips onto your jacket - tracks you as you move around the frame.
A company called Nice has unveiled a new Apple accessory that is designed to help keep your charge cable from getting tangled on the go. The accessories are called CableKeeps and they come in several undersea creature themes. The CableKeeps are designed to attach around the charger for your iPhone or iPad and have fins that you wrap your cables around.
Satechi has announced a new accessory is available for iPhone users. The accessory is called the X-Presenter Smart with Laser Pointer and Bluetooth 4.0. The device is designed to work with the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, and 5S. It will also function with Apple tablets including the iPad 3 and iPad mini.
Premium devices call for premium accessories but such accessories need not be complicated or sophisticated. Sometimes, even just two small blocks of wood can turn into a simple, completely functional, and exquisitely beautiful iPad stands. This is exactly the kind of product being promised in the COBURNS iPad stands that is now rocking on Kickstarter.
Genius has unveiled a new Bluetooth keyboard that is sized specifically for use with the Apple iPad mini. The new keyboard is called the LuxePad i9010 and it uses Bluetooth 3.0. The keyboard is also designed to clip onto the front of the iPad mini to provide protection to the iPad screen.
Anyone who's ever tried to do much real work from a tablet knows that using an on-screen keyboard for typing can be very tedious. That is why most people that actually work from their tablet use some sort of external keyboard. Keyboards that can act as protective covers are coming more and more popular.
Logitech has unveiled a new series of accessories designed specifically for the iPad Air tablet. The new accessories include the Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio, and the Logitech Folio Protective Case. Three of those protective accessories also include integrated keyboards that use Bluetooth technology.
Is your bike 3G-enabled? Wi-MM thinks it should be, and the startup's Bike+ BPU-100 anti-theft and cycling computer system is the way it hopes to help cyclists keep track of their metal steeds. Built in partnership with Verizon's Innovation Center in San Francisco, Wi-MM - "Wireless Machine-to-Machine", and not to be confused with the Google-acquired smartwatch company WIMM - plans to strap a combination GPS and 3G-enabled adapter to your bike's crossbar, initially integrated into a water bottle holder, which constantly pings its position to the cloud.
ibattz has announced a pair of new cases that will protect the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S smartphones. These cases will do more than protect these iPhone models, they also have removable batteries allowing you to significantly extend runtime. The cases are called the Mojo Refuel Aqua and Mojo Refuel Armor.