As Agent 86 (aka Maxwell Smart) himself might have put it, "We missed it by that much!" Better late than never, Logitech has finally made official its long-rumored iOS 7 game controller, only a day after the competition got a jump on them.
You already paid big bucks for your iPhone, iPod touch, and/or iPad. You shouldn't have to max out your credit on cases and add-ons for it, too. (Save some dough for apps!) Instead, check out our gallery of 20 handy iOS accessories for under $20. There's bound to be something you'll want to drop a Jackson on.
Studio Neat's clever Glif looks like a musical note from the side, hence its name. But that's not the cool thing about it -- Glif snaps onto your iPhone, then lets you securely screw that device onto a tripod or other camera-mounting system, so you can take better photos.
One of the cooler gadgets for iOS users to show up at this year's CES was the hipKey. The little keychain-sized dongle can attach to nearly any item, helping you figure out where you lost those car keys for the hundredth time, or even keep track of the kids. Today, the device has appeared on the Apple Online Store for immediate purchase.
First introduced in 1975, the Steadicam launched a film industry revolution by freeing camera operators to shoot moving footage without traditional dolly and tracks. Now that the iPhone 4S can shoot 1080p HD video footage rivaling that of dedicated camcorders, Tiffen’s Steadicam Smoothee is a natural choice for mobile cinematographers.
The original Holga is a 120mm film format plastic toy camera with a lo-fi “lomo” aesthetic and a remarkable cult following. Photos taken by Holga artists often feature bright colors, vignettes, and spur-of-the-moment framing. Thanks to the Holga iPhone Lens Kit, those effects are now available to those of us who don’t want all of our photos to look like hipster art projects. And, considering the price you’d pay for rolls and rolls of film, processing, filters, and an actual Holga camera to get the real deal, the lens filter kit is a steal.
When Apple announced the video-out feature for the iPhone, we rejoiced. Finally, we could watch YouTube cat videos on the big screen from our iPhones -- albeit with the addition of an expensive cable. Okay, so maybe we didn’t rejoice that much. Cables are a pain. Grabbing one so you can watch something on the TV…and then only being able to stand a few feet away from said TV is pretty much a bummer all around.
Whether it’s a spur-of-the-moment family road trip to Disneyland or a random get-together with friends, your iPhone 4 is probably a camera you often grab to capture the moment. After all, it’s always close at hand. Unfortunately, the iPhone’s fixed lens doesn’t give you much creative control, but with an Olloclip in your pocket, you practically have a camera bag full of lenses at your disposal -- without having to carry around a bunch of heavy glass.
Sure, your iPhone can make calls, update your calendar, and calculate tips on your restaurant bills. But what about when it’s time to really cut loose? There is, in fact, an accessory for that -- with the iGlo LEDset, you can crank up some tunes, whip out your iPhone, and turn your pad into a modern-day Studio 54.