Apple's iOS devices have already proven their worth for recording everything from interviews to movie footage. But as handy as they are, their microphones leave something to be desired. The Shure MV88 iOS Microphone is an easy way to upgrade their audio chops. Compatible with all Lightning-equipped devices, it uses matched cardioid and bidirectional cartridges set in an all-metal enclosure with holes on the sides to ensure clear stereo audio. The companion app lets you control the gain, EQ, stereo width, and gives you access to 5 DSP preset modes to instantly optimize it for speech, vocals, acoustic performances, or loud environments.
Although the App Store is home to tons of VR software, virtual reality on the iPhone has mostly been an afterthought when compared to Android-focused solutions like Google Cardboard or Samsung's Gear VR. Figment VR is out to change all that. This combination headset and case lets you snap in your iPhone 6S or 6S Plus and enjoy immersive, high-quality VR right on your phone. Its built-in case offers protection, and its unique folding design means you don't have to remove it every time you want to go somewhere — just fold it to the rear and use/pocket your phone like you normally would. Available in white or black.
The screen on your iPhone 6 is big. Which also means it's power-hungry. Give yourself quick access to your most-used information without the battery drain by putting your phone in an InkCase. This intelligent accessory puts a 4.3-inch E Ink display on the back of your phone, connecting over Bluetooth to let you display things like boarding passes, payment cards, or even notifications. And it measures only 4.2mm thick, so even with your iPhone inside, the whole package measures a still-pocketable 11.1mm, or thinner than an iPhone 3GS.
The iPhone's cameras are great. Make them even better with the Olloclip Macro Pro Phone Lens. Unlike the company's original 4-in-1, which mixes in both fisheye and wide-angle lenses, this model is all about the closeups, with options for 7x, 14x or 21x magnification that lets you make pleasing photos of even the smallest subjects. Just slide it over the top of your iPhone, fire up your favorite camera app, and go. The six element optics provide better depth of field and less distortion, the included InstaFocus hoods help diffuse light, and the pocket-friendly size means its easy to pack along.
You want the best sound quality out of your phone. You use good headphones, and maybe you even carry around a collection of lossless audio, ripped straight from vinyl. But nothing can stop the degradation of sound by the radio waves your phone emits. Except maybe this. Handmade in a 70-year-old factory by skilled Japanese craftsmen, the Simplism Hibiki Acoustic iPhone Case uses a combination of high-tech materials and North American white ash to limit the effect those waves have on your audio, giving you the best performance possible while also protecting your phone and looking damn good while doing it.