The Week in iOS Accessories: Apelpi, Tangerine, and JamSpot give accessories a flavorful edge

This week's roundup of new iPhone and iPad accessories includes new chargers and new ways to best utilize your iPhone's video-making capabilities.

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A flavorful roundup

This week’s roundup includes new chargers and new ways to best utilize your iPhone’s video-making capabilities.

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Bracketron

The $80 JamSpot Tablet Stand lets you “enjoy wireless music, movies, gaming or video chats... The portable stand features powerful Bluetooth sound and is a perfect docking option for your tablet, smartphone, or MP3 player.”

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Apelpi

The $65 Apelpi Luxe is a 5,000-mAh portable battery in the shape of—awwww, isn’t it cute?—an Apple. It can add eight hours of browsing, 14 hours of video, or 58 hours of music playback to your iPad. And for your iPhone, we’re looking at 16 hours of talk time, 28 hours of video, or 110 hours of music.

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GoPro

The latest GoPro is a very small GoPro indeed. The $400 Hero4 Session offers both high-resolution and high frame-rate capture, so your slow-motion skydive video is captured with crystal clarity. Best thing about it? You can access all the modes and settings on the camera through your iPhone’s GoPro app.

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iStabilizer

This week’s arrival of “Tangerine”—a feature film shot entirely on iPhone—may help give birth to a new generations of iOS cineastes. The $400 iStabilizer Gimbal will help make those movie-making dreams come true, letting you capture smooth and steady video without the shakes usually associated with hand-held video production. 

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Just Mobile

No, Apple Watch, we haven’t forgotten about you. The $40 TimeStand is a stylish recharging stand for your newest iOS gadget, machined out of high-grade aluminum, and featuring a sturdy weighted base with a rubberized anti-skid underside.

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Kensington

The $160 Secureback is a secure stand for the iPad, built for use in retail environments. (There’s also a version build to accept credit card payments.) The stand rotates 360 degrees for full use by customers and patrons, and comes with both pass-through and enclosed power cord management options. 

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Olloclip

The Olloclip Studio can be had for a $35 contribution to its Kickstarter campaign. (A good investment, if you like this product: The project was three-fourths of the way to making its funding goal with more than three weeks before deadline.) The kit includes a protective case for the iPhone 6, as well as a two-finger universal grip, a kickstand, a set of mounts to attach a tripod, grip or handles, and a set of cold-shoe adapters for lightweight accessories like a microphone or light.   

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Satechi

The $40 Satechi Portable Energy Station is an aluminum-bodied backup battery that holds 10,000 mAh of juice in reserve, with four total ports and a portable flashlight so you can see your way to charge all of your devices in the dark.