While Apple doesn't participate in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), their products are definitely among the hottest trends. And when CES 2013 kicks off on Tuesday, there will be a host of accessories unveiled for the iPad. Here's a sneak peek at what's coming:
Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater. Belkin is announcing a speaker case for the iPad that will offer the full theater experience. The case has a special airflow design to allow for fuller bass sounds and comes with an app that can customize the sound based on if you are gaming, listening to music or watching a movie. The case includes its own battery with a lifespan roughly equal to the iPad's battery.
Powerdock 5. Griffin is hard at work solving all of our charging woes. The Powerdock 5 is designed for the multiple iPad/iPhone family. The dock will allow five devices to charge at the same time, and includes a housing area that will keep the devices neatly stored while they charge.
Crayola Light Marker. Griffin is also teaming up with Crayola to create a crayon for the iPad. Not quite a stylus, the Crayola Light Marker uses the front-facing camera to detect the marker similar to the PlayStation's Move controller. The Light Marker will be accompanied with an app including several activities, including Free Draw and Paint Splatter.
Mobio Go, Mobio Pivot and Mobio Grip. Mobio will announce a trio of magnetic stands for the iPad. The Mobio Go is a dashboard mount that will uses heavy-duty magnets and will make a great way to turn your iPad into a handy GPS device. The Mobio Pivot is a stand designed to let the iPad be viewed at any angle, and the Mobio Grip attaches an ergonomic handle to the back of the iPad for those who need to hold it for extended periods of time.
iSpO2. One of the more unique accessories we'll see at CES this year, iSpO2 is a pulse oximeter from Masimo that will register oxygen, pulse rate and perfusion index readings. At $249, this isn't an accessory for just anyone, but it could be a great addition for professional athletes and extreme sports enthusiasts that want to closely monitor these vital statistics.