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The Week in iOS Accessories: Stack 'em

This week's roundup of new add-ons for your iOS devices includes a gadget that you can use to stack and recharge dozens of iPads in a single sitting, as well as new devices for recharging, carrying, and listening.

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Stack 'em

This week's roundup of new add-ons for your iOS devices includes a gadget that you can use to stack and recharge dozens of iPads in a single sitting, as well as new devices for recharging, carrying, and listening.

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Griffin Technology

The $700 MultiDock (pictured) is built for schools and other institutions that have many iPads in use. Each MultiDock can charge and sync 10 iPads, and the MultiDock is built to stack up to three high—so you can charge 30 iPads in one go. The system is also compatible with 15-inch MacBook Pros “and almost any other mobile device used in the classroom.”

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Kensington

There are many (many!) Bluetooth iPads keyboards out there, so what makes Kensington’s $100 X3 keyboard for iPad Air any different? The PowerLife feature allows you to use the keyboard as a backup battery for your iPhone.

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Macally

The $40 MegaPower 52 (pictured) is a 5200-mAh portable battery capable of fully charging an iOS device. Also new from Macally is the $25 dMount iPhone holder for your car’s dashboard.  

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Nocs

The versatile NS2 Air Monitors v2, an updated version of the original NS2, can connect wirelessly to your music source either via Bluetooth, AirPlay, or Spotify Connect. The speakers feature 3-inch Kevlar woofers, three-quarter-inch silk-dome tweeters, and a Class D amplifier, offering “deep, accurate” bass (says the company) and clear sound for your digital tunes. Nocs hasn’t provided pricing details, but the speakers will be available to ship in August.

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Pioneer

This company has introduced a whole range of new speaker products, including the $149 XW-LF1 (pictured) and the $199 XW-LF3. Each offers Bluetooth connectivity and 360 degrees of sound. The LF3’s advantage is style—it comes trimmed in leather. Both speakers will be available for purchase in November.

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PhoneSuit

The$70 Flex-XT Pocket Charger, built for the iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c, is billed as the world's smallest iPhone battery pack. The slim battery more than doubles the life of your iPhone and is compatible with most cases thanks to an “extended” Lightning connector.

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Scosche

The $20 SuperCube Flip is among the smallest 12-watt universal chargers around. “This single USB port home charger is perfect for traveling with its compact size,” the makers say, and it’s portability is enhanced by electric prongs that fold back into the device for a minimal profile.

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Soundfreaq

The $100 Pocket Kick is a smaller, more portable version of Soundfreaq’s Sound Kick wireless speaker. Featuring Bluetooth 4.0 and two custom drivers, the company claims it produces clear sound and offers up to 10 hours of playtime on its rechargeable battery.