Cables are so last century. In the not-to-distant future – this year – a lot of gadgets won't require any physical connection for usage or charging. Here's our fourth group of 10 of our 50 Top CES gizmos and gadgets. You can see/read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here.
What good is an external microphone on an iPhone if you're too far from what you're recording for the mic to pick up the sound? The answer is this Blue-Wi Bluetooth wireless Nighthawk microphone ($125). Jack in the included microphone via the nodule's 3.5mm connector and record from up to 30 feet away via an Android or iOS app. It's perfect for video interviews, for instance, to get clean vocals from your interview subject. Or, attach earphones and wirelessly listen to your mobile tunes with your own buds. You get 10-12 hours of recording/listening battery life, but I wish there was an LED to indicate charging or power-on status.