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Your iOS devices — iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad — can work with a bunch of third party devices to meet almost any number of specific needs you might have.We rounded up some of the more interesting peripherals for you here.
There are heart rate monitors, radiation detectors, and even robots. Check it out!
IK Multimedia has released an external microphone for capturing whatever audio you like with your iOS device. Use it for everything from voice memos to recording that album you've been thinking about without actually working on.
Yes, it's a scale, but this weight measurement device from Withings is so much more than that -- it connects to your computer or iOS device via Wi-Fi to track your weight and help you track your weight, fat, and body mass index.
Tech geeks with the need for speed can accelerate without worry with the Cobra Radar Detector hardware and app combo. It provides 360 degrees of protection and detects all laser and radar guns used by law enforcement.
Need to throw a film festival in a pinch? This pocket projector from Brookstone has you covered -- while the resolution is lower than we'd like, it can still project an image 50 inches wide and supplement it with an internal speaker.
Nuclear war is real! This radiation detector by Scosche interfaces with iPod or iPhone to keep track of how irradiated you or your environment might be. The product description boasts that 'it requires no calibration and is conveniently lightweight and compact in size.'
With this around your wrist, you can track steps, time, and calories burned as you exercise. The entire idea is that it encourages you to get moving and stay active to earn NikeFuel, the company's proprietary measure of exercise. Who knows if it means anything, but the intent is a good one.
The JAMBOX touts itself as 'the smallest, best sounding wireless speaker and speakerphone on the planet.' If you don't like having those silly Bluetooth headsets in your ear, then give this a try.