A few new accessories launched today for Apple’s newest iOS devices. First, JBL announced new Lightning connector speaker docks for iPhone and iPad including the new $99 JBL OnBeat Micro and $199 JBL Venue LT (pictured above). The larger of the two docks supports Lightning iPads, iPhone 5, and iPod touch, while the smaller less-expensive model only supports iPhone 5 and the new iPods.

 

Belkin also announced a new accessory for the iPad mini today, an $80 folio with built-in Bluetooth keyboard. The company also claimed up to 155 hours of active battery life, and it is including a USB-to-mini-USB cable for charging. A nice touch is the ability to remove the keyboard, allowing you to comfortably position it anywhere you’d like. Earlier this month, the company also announced a new car charger kit for iOS devices with Lightning connectors.

Product Highlights:

Belkin Portable Keyboard Case for iPad mini (F5L145) – $79.99

  • Well-spaced keys with tactile feedback for accurate typing
  • Shortcut keys for easy media control
  • Connects to iPad mini via Bluetooth
  • Durable exterior and soft inner lining
  • Removable keyboard for more comfortable, convenient typing angles
  • Keyboard folds flat when not in use, making it ideal for on the go
  • 155 hours active battery life
  • Includes USB-to-mini-USB cable for easy recharging
  • Camera-lens cutout

The JBL OnBeat Micro ($99)

  • ·         Compact speaker dock for the iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation packs a serious audio punch – also charges
  • ·         Built-in Lightning docking connector
  • ·         JBL® full-range transducers
  • ·         Fully digital signal path with digital signal processing
  • ·         Battery and AC power
  • ·         USB port
  • ·         1/8-inch (3.5mm) stereo input
  • ·         Compact and portable design

The JBL OnBeat Venue LT ($199)

  • ·         Ideal for iPad Mini, iPad with Lightning connector and iPhone5
  • ·         Hidden Lightning Dock Connector behind the JBL logo
  • ·         HARMAN’s exclusive TrueStream Bluetooth technology can connect to up to eight devices
  • ·         JBL two full-range transducers + two tweeters
  • ·         Slipstream port technology for great-sounding bass with low distortion
  • ·         User Friendly EQ settings