New iPhone and iPad accessories roundup

LatestGadgets were invited to see some of the best gadgets for the iPhone and iPad. Here are some of the most innovative products out now.

Cygnett have released the Zooom for the iPhone 4 and 3GS. It is shaped like a PS3 controller and holds the iPhone for secure gaming. It enhances gaming on the iPhone 4 as you can grip on to the Zooom and make control much easier. The Zooom really comes alive when you play tilt-to-steer racing games like Need For Speed.


Blue have released Mikey, a microphone which records directly on to your iPhone. It has 230° rotating design with three settings allowing you to record everything from a loud concert, lectures or an interview.  The quality of sound recorded is CD-quality and clear for something so small.


Native Union launch the Moshi Moshi line of handsets designed to offer the convenience of a landline wireless handset without the radiation from mobile phones which the government repeatedly warns us about. Ideal for small offices and homes, the handsets can be paired to 2 mobile phone devices using Bluetooth. The MM04 can also be used as a speaker to playback music or even conference calls.


There are an abundance of cases for the iPhone. Some are hard, soft, plain or have graphics. With so much to choose from, your case should make a statement about you by the design or features. Agent18 have the EcoSheild+ for the iPhone4. For the environmentally conscious among you, one recycled plastic bottle is used in every Ecosheild+. One thing I like about this case is the integrated stand which rotates open to allow easy viewing of movies and FaceTime. Docking is convenient as the bottom half of the case can be removed.


Several accessories for the iPad were debuted. A stand with a difference is the i360 by Intelligent Touch. The unique feature about this stand is the 360° movement. Ideal if you move around the house and want to rotate the stand so you can see the screen from wherever you are. We have all heard about the much rumoured iPad Mini and the i360 takes this into account and is future-proofed as the ‘claw’, which holds the iPad, can be interchanged with different sizes. The i360 is available from December at £79.95.


Twelve South have announced the BookArc for the iPad. The BookArc is made of steel and one of the best features is the sleek look to match your iPad. It allows you to position your iPad in four ways allowing ease of use for work, watching videos or just charging. It is small enough to fit in a bag so you can take it with you on the go and use it show your iPad off to friends. It doesn’t have the flexibility of the i360 but it is more portable.

How many times have you been out to have your iPhone or your iPad die on you? There are several chargers for the iPhone but not so many for the iPad. Mophie’s juice pack powerstation can charge an iPad or any USB device. It has a 3600mAh capacity with multiple USB charging ports so you can charge two devices at the same time.  A LED power indicator shows how much charge is in the powerstation.


Be.ez, French manufacturer of laptop cases and bags, expand the Le Rush range of iPad bags with Le Rush En Ville. With so many bags available, it can be hard to choose one. Le Rush En Ville is light and made from high-quality ballistic nylon to protect your iPad. The look is streamlined and stylish. I always like lots of pockets in my bag or I am left standing in a shop looking for my purse for a very long time. The Le Rush En Ville has more than enough pockets, including a dedicated compartment for your iPad.


Libratone are a new Danish audio company providing innovative wireless sound. Libratone Beat offers high quality stereo sound and can connect wirelessly to an iPhone or an iPad. The speakers are fairly large with an unusual soft exterior which feels like a carpet. The design is meant to be Scandinavian. These speakers are definitely a statement and different from the hard and cold feel of most speakers.

For frequent travellers, Seinnheiser offer PXC 250-II. The provide NoiseGard™ active noise cancellation technology so you hear nothing but the music on your plane or train ride, useful for when you have a screaming child next to you on a long-haul trip. One battery will last 50 hours. You can use the headphones without the batteries; however, you will not have the noise cancellation technology. A space-saving feature with the PXC 250-II is you can fold it away as the headphones can be turned in towards the headband.