Best Buy has a round up of the best iPhone accessories and gadgets at CES 2010 here. The two that caught my eye the most are the iLuv app station and the Cydle i30 Digital TV add on. There's also the Lasonic i931 - video above - easily the mosty bonkers iPhone hi-fi at the show
goes up against its rivals
One of the highlights of this year's CES 2010 Unveiled was a pico projector from a company called Microvision which is named the ShowWX. It is showing video footage here from an iPhone. As you can see it is not much bigger than the phone but the quality of the images are excellent. Expect to see it in the UK later in the year.
More details here
Gotta love this! It is a hat that houses your iPhone.touch so you watch videos on the quiet. It even includes a magnifying glass to increase the size of the screen. Great for the beach, but not too hot on the pavement. Yours for just $19.95 from here
There are loads of iPhone solar chargers on sale but the Novothink Surge iPhone solar charger and app is probably the best. It fits snugly on to your phone and can deliver thirty minutes of power for two hours of charging. It doesn't have to be connected to the iPhone to charge and if the sun isn't playing you can charge it up via USB. It goes on sale soon in Europe including the UK, for 80 (not 8 as it says in the video) Euros. It comes with a free app that works out how much you need to use the sun to charge the battery depending on where in the world you are.
The AR Drone Quadricopter (that's a four propeller helicopter to you and me) is a very cool device that is sure to be one of the year's hottest gadgets. It is controlled by either an iPhone or an iPod touch and boasts two cameras - one for controlling the device and another which streams images back to the iPhone/touch. Basically if you tilt the phone then the Quadricopter tilts, raise the iPhone and the copter rises etc.
It is going to be available in the second half of 2010 in both the US and the UK and works as either standalone remote control toy or as part of game.
There's a bit more about the device here
If you were waiting for a bargain basement iPhone you'll have to wait a bit longer. The Voda iPhone kicks off at £30 a month - £5 cheaper than O2 but the same as Orange. If you want it free than it is £35 on a 24 month tariff or £40 on an 18 month contract. If it is a free iPhone 3Gs then expect to pay £45 a month.
Other things worth noting
£70 per month (on 24-month) will get you a free 32GB and 3000 minutes of talktime
The phone comes with 1 GB of data - which is slightly more than rival networks are offering
Unless you are on the cheapest deal you get free unlimited texts
Customers also get free Vodafone to Vodafone calls
More details here
The Shiny offices are currently being overrun by iPhone rivals. Last week we had the Motorola Dext, better known in the US as the Cliq, and this week Nokia's new music phone, the X6 has turned up.
We kind of like both phones, and indeed the X6 has a touch screen system that is almost as good as the iPhone, but both also have flaws especially in their power consumption.
Here are the vids