CE Week 2015: IK Multimedia, Monowear’s Apple Watch bands + More

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Continuing our coverage of CE Week in Manhattan, we were able to stop by and talk with a number of other interesting companies developing new accessories for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple Watch.

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Monowear has just launched the first third-party Apple Watch bands that we’ve seen in public. The company’s “Outdoor” bands start at $60, with leather bands priced at $80, metal mesh for $90, and metal link bands in the $100-$120 range. Many of their bands are available now.

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IK Multimedia was showing its just-released iRig Mic Studio ($180), a studio-grade mic with 24-bit 44.1/48 Khz recording and gain control.

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IK also had the soon-to-be-released iRig PowerBridge ($70), which provides charging power to iOS devices while connected to any of IK’s Lightning or Dock Connector based iRig accessories.
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We also saw prototypes of IK’s foray into the case market in the form of iKlip Case, which provides two kickstands on the back and will come in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions. Pricing and availability are unknown at this point.

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Kensington had an updated SecureBack Payment Stand + Enclosure ($200) for iPad Air and iPad Air 2. Designed mainly for businesses, this locking stand secures an iPad at an appropriate angle for use as a point-of-sale station.

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NeoLab was showing its Neo Smartpen N2, which began its life as a Kickstarter project. It’s an iOS-compatible smart pen with a camera that transfers writing on paper to screen.

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Ztylus had its revamped Revolver 4-in-1 Lens Attachment, now spring-loaded and bundled with a case in versions for the iPhone 6 ($80-$100) or iPhone 6 Plus ($100-$120). The company is also introducing lenses that screw directly to the case on top of the iPhone lens, with a $150 wide-angle/telephoto lens set planned for later this year.

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Ventev showed a number of new charging hubs ($25-$40), including its Global ChargingHub 300 (not pictured), which can charge a device in 150 different countries due to four AC prong configurations.

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