PhotoGrip Qi is a camera grip and wireless charger in one [Review]

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Adonit PhotoGrip Qi
The Adonit PhotoGrip Qi is charging this iPhone XS Max while taking this picture.
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Adonit actually found a way to make taking vacation pictures with your iPhone easier. The PhotoGrip Qi turns your phone into an old-school point-and-shoot. Plus it includes a tripod with a remote shutter button. On top of that, its flexible iPhone clamp wirelessly charges the handset.

I still remember the days before phone cameras. Come see how well Adonit did re-creating that experience.

Four ways to instantly enhance your iPhone camera [Deals]

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iPhone Photography Roundup
We've rounded up four incredible add-ons to make your iPhone an even better photo powerhouse.
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We get iPhones as much for the camera as for any of the other features. But as great as mobile photography has become, it’s still up against the limitations that come with being, you know, a phone. So if you’re looking to take your iPhone photos to the next level, these four upgrades are for you, from wireless charging gimbals to DSLR-style grips, 360 camera extensions and more. Read on for more details:

myCharge battery sports built-in Lightning and USB-C cables [Review]

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myCharge HubMax Universal with iPhone and iPad Pro
iPhone, iPad Pro, and myCharge HubMax Universal: you’re ready to go.
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Hands up if this ever happens to you: you remembered your iPhone or iPad and an external battery but forgot the charging cable. That frustration isn’t possible with the myCharge HubMax Universal as it has both a Lightning and a USB-C cable built in. Even better, this 10050 mAh battery has a pair of wall prongs so it can plug straight into a socket.

Go on the road with me as I put the HubMax Universal through its paces.

Unique iPhone battery case charges AirPods, too

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Power1 iPhone battery case also stores and charges AirPods
The Power1 is an iPhone battery case and AirPods charging case in one.
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People who carry their iPhone and AirPods everywhere might really use the Power1. Not only does this battery case charge the handset, it includes a built-in AirPods charging case.

It’s just been fully funded on Kickstarter, but there are still pre-release specials available.

HiRise Wireless charger is a useful work of art [Review]

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HiRise Wireless review
The HiRise Wireless matches the iPhone design perfectly.
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The HiRise Wireless manages a rare feat: it’s both useful and attractive. This charger holds your iPhone up at an angle where the screen can be easily seen. And a removable core allows this accessory to be used while traveling. Just as importantly, the base unit would look at home on any CEO’s desk.

Find out if this is the wireless charger you’ve been looking for in our hands-on review.

Uniq iPhone battery is also wireless charger and phone stand [Review]

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Uniq HydeAir
The Uniq HydeAir sports several unique features along with the expected ones.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Uniq HydeAir isn’t your standard 10,000mAh external battery. Beyond USB-A and USB-C ports, it also lets you enjoy the benefits of wireless charging when traveling. And it even has a built-in stand for your phone.

Charge into our hands-on review to discover if HydeAir is right for you.

Wooden iPhone charging stations make any workspace classier [Deals]

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Oakywood Rounup
This roundup of wooden charging stations and stands makes a classy addition to any desktop.
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No matter how many posters or tchotchkes you get, the modern workspace can look pretty bleak. One way to add some life to your desk is to update the necessaries, like charging stations for your iPhone. These wood charging stations from Oakywood do just that, in a variety of designs that make any desktop warmer and more inviting, so we’ve rounded up four of the best. Most discounted by over a third, read on for more details:

Your summer pool party needs Urbanears’ portable Bluetooth speaker [Review]

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Urbanears Rålis review
Urbanears Rålis would be a welcome guest at your next pool party.
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No outdoor party is complete without music, and that requires a sound system that can be heard over plenty of other noise. The new Rålis from Urbanears delivers more than just the necessary volume: it sounds outstanding.

Check out our review of this high-end portable speaker.