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The Week in iOS Accessories: Charge!

This week's roundup of iOS accessories features new ways to charge your iOS device, even more Bluetooth speakers, and a few ways to maximize the versatility of your iPhone and iPad.

Better batteries!

This week's roundup of iOS accessories features new ways to charge your iOS device, even more Bluetooth speakers, and a few ways to maximize the versatility of your iPhone and iPad.

Bluelounge

This company has two clever new products. The $20 Kii (pictured) is a short charge/sync cable that fits on your keychain. The $30 Saidoka is an elegant, soft-rubber iPhone charge/sync dock designed to sit neatly next to your computer.

Braven

The $300 Braven 850 is a portable Bluetooth speaker system featuring 20-watt speakers and—even more impressive—the capability to charge a full-size tablet. You can even daisy-chain two for full stereo audio.

EagleTech

The $50 ET-NP056K-BL portable battery pack can recharge both your iPhone and iPad. It comes in five different “eye-catching” colors, and it includes an LED flashlight and battery indicator to let you know when your iOS device is fully charged.

Just Mobile

The $90 Gum++ battery has enough capacity to charge your iPhone three times over, or to add “precious hours” to the life of your iPad. It weighs less than 5 ounces.

Planet Audio

This company has unveiled its Lynx line of portable Bluetooth speakers, ranging from the $30 PA100B, a pocket-sized speaker, up to the $80 PA600B waterproof speaker (pictured), available in black or white. All models feature a 33-foot wireless range and a 3.5mm audio jack for connecting a wired source.

SwitchEasy

The $70 Tanks is a high-capacity (6000 mAh) battery designed for “fast charging” iOS devices. It comes with rubber bumpers and an LED indicator to let you know when the battery itself needs recharging.

USBFever

The $227 Astronomy-Class 100X Telescope and Back Case for iPhone 5 can help you peer into the stars, using your iPhone to take detailed pictures and video of the interstellar bodies you see. The telescope comes with a tripod, a “Tele-Lens” connecting kit, and a carrying box.

If you liked this slideshow, you may enjoy the previous installment, Bluetooth galore.