Crowding the show floor here in New Orleans at the CTIA mobile phone show are booths filled with hardware and software that makes mobile communications possible. But wedged in between are booths filled with gadgets and accessories to make our smart phone ownership more pleasant. Herewith a sampling.
Last year, SRS unveiled the original iWOW, which does a great job of enhancing the sound of music and movies from iPad and iPhone. But it required a separate app and used iPad's and iPhone's 30-pin jack, which means you couldn't charge your device and use iWOW at the same time. Problem solved with this iWOW U – no app necessary and it jacks into the iPad's and iPhone's 3.5mm headphone jack – or, any multimedia player or smart phone with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also allows you to use the in-line microphone on your iPhone earbuds, and its rechargeable battery lasts for six hours. It comes in a variety of colors and two packages, one with different colored replaceable faceplates ($80) and sans extra faceplates ($70).