Every year, the camera in your iPhone gets better. Every year, the controls stay the same. Take full advantage of your most used camera with the Pictar iPhone Camera Grip. It gives you a dual-stage shutter release that lets you lock focus and exposure like an SLR, as well as wheels for taking control of exposure compensation, zoom, ISO, and/or shutter speed, a toggle for the selfie camera, a strap for preventing drops, a cold shoe for external mics/flashes, and a standard tripod mount. And since it uses high-frequency sound waves of 18500-20000 kHz to operate, its battery life ranges in the months, not hours or days.
Staying connected is important to all of us, and equally so if you're part of a group exploring the great outdoors. Beartooth ensures you can reach everyone in your party whether your phone has a signal or not. This sleek, pocket-friendly receiver pairs with your existing device, and uses its own radios to let you talk, text, and find everyone in your group, all via a familiar interface. It's great for expeditions and campers, but can also come in handy for concerts, conferences, and crowded amusement parks.
Ever thinner devices mean ever smaller batteries. You can extend your phone's life with a battery case, but at the end of the day, it's just another gadget to charge. The Ampware Hand Crank iPhone Case gives you an alternative. Using an on-board generator, five minutes of cranking can deliver a full hour of normal use or five hours of standby juice, guaranteeing you'll have power when you need it most while keeping your iPhone 6 or 6S safe from drops and bumps.
The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. Yet most photography enthusiasts wish they could push it farther. The Zeiss ExoLens lets you do exactly that. Leveraging the German company's legendary optic expertise, these add-on lenses come in three models — wide-angle, telephoto, and macro — and offer outstanding sharpness and contrast from one edge to the other. The macro lens also holds the distinction of being the first add-on lens to offer a zoom function, and all three lenses attach to a machined aluminum bracket that doubles as a tripod adapter and cold shoe mount for flashes and other accessories.
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.
A case for this. A dongle for that. Stop carrying around an arsenal of attachments and grab a Nexpaq Modular Smartphone Case. This unique protective cover lets you mix-and-match from a variety of modules that add functionality to your phone, like additional batteries, an amplified speaker, a temperature and humidity sensor, flash storage, and even a breathalyzer. Available in black or white for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and Samsung Galaxy S5.
The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. Manfrotto makes some of the most popular camera accessories in the world. So the Manfrotto Klyp iPhone Photo Case is a natural pairing. Like most cases, it can help protect your iPhone from scratches and drops, but it also helps you take better photos by working with a series of Klyp-specific accessories like a tripod adapter, a powerful LED light, and a series of add-on lenses that includes everything from 3x telephoto to fisheye options. Available for the iPhone 5, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus.
Power and protection. Two of your main concerns when dragging an iPhone into the wilderness. The Mophie Juice Pack H2PRO Case covers both. It gives you a 2,750mAh battery — enough for a complete recharge of an iPhone 6 — integrated into a case that offers IP68 waterproof protection and exceeds military standards for vibrations, shocks, and drops. It won't make LTE magically appear in the woods, and it won't help save you from a bear attack or start a fire, but as rugged multi-function cases go, it's as good as you're going to get.
It's by no means the first passive phone amplifier we've seen. But it is the best looking. The Trobla Wooden Smartphone Amplifier works with a wide variety of devices, using a carefully-crafted series of canals and a horn-shaped opening in the wooden enclosure to both amplify the sound emerging from your phone and make it sound far better than it would if you're just ghetto blasting off a table or shelf. Available in maple or walnut.
Playing Game Boy games on your iPhone has been possible for a while, if you were lucky enough to grab a sneaky app or just jailbroke your device. But you've never been able to do it like this. Still in the development stages, the Hyperkin Smartboy promises to wrap your phone in a highly familiar body, complete with physical controls and a slot on the back for playing real cartridges — which might be enough to make it App Store-friendly. Whatever the case, you can rest assured it'll be a must-have for any nostalgic iPhone owner if/when it finally comes out.
The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. Make it better with the Moment iPhone Case. Beyond just protecting your phone, this iPhone 6 case features a multi-state shutter button that works with a companion app to offer DSLR-like half-press focus and exposure lock. It also features a tapered, rubberized grip, and a reinforced aluminum bar for attaching a camera strap, connects via Bluetooth LE, and offers compatibility with the company's high-quality, distortion-free glass lenses. The case even knows when you've attached a lens, so the app can offer extra features specific to the glass.
Your iPhone is great communications tool — but it's mostly only useful if the screen is on, meaning that you're drawing battery power like crazy even if all you're doing is checking and re-checking a list. The PopSlate Case aims to fix this by adding a four-inch ePaper display to the back of your phone. Syncing with a companion app over Bluetooth, its monochrome screen uses little to no battery power, making it ideal for displaying maps, to-do lists, speaking notes, recipes, electronic boarding passes, and other items that don't need interaction to be useful, saving you valuable battery life while making your phone that much more useful.
Using a Sawzall with gloves on is easy. Using an iPad with gloves on the jobsite is not. Unless you have the Milwaukee Inkzall Stylus Marker. Designed to let workers use their iPads, phones, and other touchscreen devices while keeping their gloves on, it features a soft stylus tip, a clog-resistant, fine-point permanent marker with a quick dry time, and an integrated hard hat clip that allows you to keep it handy for instant access when and where you need it.
Pro photographers know that as great as the auto settings on modern cameras can be, nothing beats shooting with a real light meter. Now you can carry one with you everywhere with the Lumu Light Meter. This pint-sized gadget fits into the headphone jack of your iPhone, and uses a state-of-the-art digital light sensor to give you accurate exposure parameters whether you're shooting still photos, video, or even experimenting with a pinhole camera.
Get the tactile joy of real-life foosball and all the benefits of a digital scorekeeper with the iPad Foosball Table. This tabletop game hooks to your older iPad via 30-pin connector, letting the four spinners on each side accurately control the digital players on the field. Other features include sliding colored markers on either end for keeping score, rubber feet to keep everything in place, and a number of options in the companion app, including customizable players and fields, tournament tracking, and the ability to add cheering crowds and other sound effects. While it might not match the resounding "thunk" of a goal scored on a real table, it also won't take up a ton of room in your house.
We love our iPhones, but we have to be honest: their speakers are pretty weak. The Amp iPhone Speaker Case aims to fix that, and in a big way. Instead of just boosting the sound coming out, the Amp uses advanced algorithms to deliver personalized audio, based on your hearing pattern, musical preferences, and your surrounding environment. Features include an ARM M4 processor, 24-bit digital-to-analog converter, and a built-in battery that provides up to 7 hours of playback through the powerful 14x20 mm drivers or 20 hours of playback through the built-in headphone amplifier, while also boosting your battery life by over 25%. Available for the iPhone 5, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus.
The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world — and the shooters in the new models are the best yet. Make them even better with the Bitplay Snap 6. This clever case adds a number of camera-focused features to your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, including an integrated grip, a dedicated, physical shutter button, a wrist strap to make shooting with one hand less nerve-wracking, and a series of add-on lenses for wide-angle, macro, and polarized shots. Of course, it also protects your phone, while offering a touch of personalization by giving you a choice of four metallic colors.
Add high-tech thermal imaging to your phone without the need for a bulky add-on case with the Seek Thermal Phone Camera. Made to plug directly into your phone's Lightning or Micro-USB port, this unique imaging device uses a sensor with over 32,000 thermal pixels to create a visible image on your device. Whether you're looking for a leak in your home in broad daylight or trying to find a household pet (or nefarious soul) in the dark, it can let you see more than what you can with your own two eyes.
As you prepare to swap out your current phone for the new iPhone 6, it's time to find the best case to protect that new investment. Grovemade's iPhone 6 Cases should be in the running, as each one features a hand stained all natural wood exterior. Go minimal with a bumper or more functional with a premium vegetable-tanned leather cover, or simply an all-wood case, each available in either Walnut or Maple. Their thinnest and most durable cases to date are handmade with care on-site in Portland, Oregon and are ready to meet your new iPhone.
You still have to wait for the calendar to flip before you can fit Apple's new smartwatch to your wrist, giving you plenty of time to plan for the proper accessories. The Apple Watch Charging Stand from Dodocase is vying for your pre-ordering attention, made from California Orchard Walnut and American-tanned leather with a magnetic inductive charger and suction cup adhesive for an accurate, firm hold while charging.
There are plenty of styluses out there that you can use with your iPad, but few — if any — can match the precision of the Wacom Bamboo Fineline. As the name suggests, this new digital writing tool is designed for tasks like note-taking, doodling, and writing, with a 1.9mm-thin, pressure sensitive tip, palm-rejection technology that lets you rest your hand on the screen while writing, a built-in rechargeable battery, Bluetooth Smart for long battery life, and support from the majority of the leading note-taking, sketching, and PDF markup apps.
If there's one thing our iPhones really, really need — besides a decent signal or Wi-Fi — it's power. As a result, there are tons of battery cases out there, but they all share a common problem: they still need a separate charger. Enter the Prong PWR Case. This multi-function case features a detachable battery good for one complete recharge, plus integrated charging prongs built into the back, so you never need to worry about a charger. And in the event that you've run your phone and the battery dead yet still need to use your phone, there's a backup Micro USB port so you can charge and talk at the same time.
The check engine light — that enigmatic indicator that can signal anything from a loose gas cap or old spark plugs, to a worn out catalytic converter or an empty windshield fluid reservoir — is hardly an effective way of remaining in-tune with your car. But with Automatic you can finally decode that uninformative light, letting you know what kind of help your car needs and potentially saving a trip to the mechanic. And that's not all it does: helping improve your car's fuel economy, alerting emergency response in case of a crash, and automatically remembering where you parked are just a few incredibly-useful features. Add in that its beautifully-designed iOS and Android apps are constantly updated with new functionality, and you get the partner your car always needed.
There's no shortage of iPhone battery packs on the market, but few are as well thought out as the NomadPlus. This smart backup battery sits between your phone's charging cable and the wall wart itself, letting you slide the white pronged square into its black body and connect your charging cord to the other side. Plug it into the wall, and once it's done charging your iPhone, it'll fuel up its internal 1500 mAh battery, giving you a 70% additional charge when you need it the most without forcing you to use a bulky battery case or carry around an extra power brick.
Our phones are incredibly capable devices — but instead of improving personal safety, they tend to serve as targets for thieves and other nefarious types. The Defender Smart Protection Device changes all of that. This slim, pocketable device connects to your phone over Bluetooth, and should you be approached, with a single button press takes a picture using its built-in camera, initiates a flashing light and audible alarm, and dispenses the highest concentration of pepper spray available to law enforcement. In addition, the picture, your GPS location, and any other authorized information is automatically sent to the 24/7 monitoring service, which can then notify the authorities.