Accessories


BeatsX Earbuds to Ship Soon?

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According to online store monitor iStockNow the long delayed BeatsX earbuds might start shipping soon-- online Apple Stores appear "all ready for the BeatsX launch."

BeatsXThe Apple store page currently states the BeatsX are "coming February." iStockNow also cites "some activity" on the Best Buy US online store, which lists the earbuds as "coming soon."

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Gamevice Intros iDevice Controllers

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Gamevice presents a collection of mobile gaming controllers fitting most iDevices, including the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini.

Gamevice controllerAll the controllers feature the same 2-part design customers fit on each side of the iDevice in question. One part of the Gamevice controller connects to the smartphone or tablet via Lightning port, while a Lightning port on the outside allows one to charge the iDevice while playing. When not charging the controller sips power from the connect device's battery.

Controls come in the shape of 2 thumbsticks, directional pad, shoulder buttons, 4 face buttons and a menu button. The iPhone 7/7Plus versions add a headphone jack, and Gamevice promises the controllers offer more comfortable thumbsticks.

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LifeProof Intros NUUD for iPhone 7

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LifeProof announces iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus versions of the NUUD-- a case the company says is a slimmer option for customers wanting to protect their device from water, snow, dirt and drops.

LifeProof NUUDAll NUUD cases feature an uncovered screen for direct display access "while adding minimal size and weight to the phone." The case also provides access to all iPhone 7/7 Plus features, a transparent back allows one to show off the smartphone and enhanced audio promises crystal clear sound even when the case is on.

A redesigned camera cover promises to collect less dust, thus eliminating worries of lens field disruption.

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Bragi Ships The Headphone Wireless Earbuds

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Bragi The HeadphoneFollowing unfortunate Christmas season delays Bragi starts shipping its Apple AirPods rival, the Headphone-- a set of wireless earbuds one can describe as stripped down version of Bragi's previous Dash earbuds.

First revealed back in September 2016, the Headphone earbuds are similar to the Dash, with a similar size, overall design and basic function. However they lack the fitness tracking, built-in storage features and touch-sensitive control features. The result? Lower cost wireless earbuds promising 6 hours of battery life for audio playback (double that of the Dash) and 250 hours of standby time.

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The iDevice-Enabled Blood Glucose Monitor

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One Drop launches the Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit-- a CE-approved package consisting of a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose monitor, chrome lancing device, test strips and carry case.

One Drop blood testThe blood glucose monitor pairs with iDevices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and even Apple Watch) and transmits test results "in just 5 seconds" to the companion One Drop app. The lancing device has custom depth settings to adjust the amount of pressure on a use-by-user basis to draw "a perfect drop of blood every time," while compatible test strips can be acquired via monthly subscription.

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