Ever since the iPhone debuted in 2007, people have been looking for a good way to integrate it into their cars. Some used dash mounts, some rely on Bluetooth, but nearly every option relied on you using the iPhone itself. But no more. Arriving on select models this year, Apple CarPlay integrates your iPhone 5, 5C, or 5S with your car's existing controls and infotainment screen, letting you use Siri, the car's touchscreen, or even various knobs and controls to do things like get directions, make and answer calls, send and receive texts, and play music, all while enjoying an Apple-designed, iOS-like interface that's worlds better than the built-in mess you're used to.
Let's face it: even the best smartphone flashes are no match for a dedicated light source. Now you can add one to your iPhone with the Ember Night Photography Tool. Sporting an array of 56 LEDs with a built-in diffuser and multiple available color filters, this handy light/case will let you take much improved nighttime photos with your 5 or 5S. A removable top piece lets you use any add-on lenses you might have, and don't worry about draining your battery, either — thanks to a built-in power source, you can take pictures for hours without a problem.
These days dedicated GPS devices are a bit of an outdated concept, with turn-by-turn directions, maps apps, and more as features on just about every smartphone available. But when it comes to exploring off the beaten path, relying on the maps on your smartphone (and its somewhat limited battery life) can be a scary concept. With the TopoCharger you get the latest topographical maps, and a built-in battery charger for a device you're already used to carrying everywhere. It doubles your battery life, while still working off the grid, thanks to your phone's own GPS capability. And with a powerful included app, you can set waypoints, take photos, save routes, and much more.