The new Mophie Juice Pack Pro ($130) assumes a couple of things about you. One, that you're in need of extra juice for your iPhone, and two, that you're either involved in a profession that puts your phone in constant peril, or a complete klutz. If any or all of the above describe you, the Pro has got your back with a Mil-Spec ruggedized case that protects your iPhone 4 or 4S from water, sand, and impacts and a massive 2500 mAh battery that can completely recharge your phone — and then some.
Crafted from the waste material created during skateboard manufacturing, Grove SkateBacks ($50) are ready to add some personality to the rear of your iPhone. Available in three colorways — vibrant, calm, and the nearly-boring neutral — these protective backs are made from 100% post-industrial skate board material, and attach to your iPhone 4 or 4S via a peel-and-stick 3M adhesive that promises to allow for residue-free removal — an important detail if you plan on ditching your handset for a shiny new iPhone this fall.
There are a lot of good/great DJ apps for iOS, but if you're ready to graduate to physical control over your mixes, the iRig Mix ($100) is a good place to start. This lightweight, portable box offers crossfader, cue, EQ, and volume controls, can be used with a single iOS device or in a more traditional two device setup, and also offers an extra guitar/mic input, standard RCA outputs for direct connection to PAs or powered speakers, and, of course, a headphone output for master or cue monitoring.
And here you thought laser pointers were dead. The Smart Dot ($80) is a tiny, aluminum, headphone port-mounted laser pointer for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad (!) that's powered by a simple app and fits into the top of an aluminum stylus when not in use. Don't want to go digging in your bag for a stylus? It also includes a rubber strap that you can wrap around the handle or strap of your bag so it'll always be handy when you need it.
We've seen tons of iPhone docks in our day, but never one that immediately made us smile — until now, that is. The Day Maker ($100 and up) is an iPhone-charging alarm clock toaster that gives you two slots for charging two iPhones at once — just set your alarm and press them down. When it's time to wake up, they'll pop up just like toast, making for a way more enjoyable start to your day — and if you need extra time, just push them back down to snooze. Other features include a built-in, self-setting analog clock for you middle of the night waker-uppers, stereo sound with the ability to playback music via the iPod app, and a pull tab on the back to set and pop both iPhones at once.