The overall availability of iPhone mail clients hasn't come short, in terms of numbers. With this year's notable release of Sparrow for Gmail, the total number of mail apps, both third-party and official, can be a bit overwhelming for iPhone users. Mailbox, announced two days ago, is an application set for launch next year that aims to bring a totally revamped experience iPhone owners who are also mutual users of Gmail's email services.
We just stopped by the FastMac booth here at Macworld and they're showing off several new products, the coolest of which is the iV Plus. The iV Plus is an iPhone case with an integrated battery — similar to the popular Mophie Juice Pack Air — with a few tricks up its sleeves. Most notably, the iV doubles as a universal remote, thanks to a built-in infrared transmitter. It also includes a super-bright LED light which can be used as a flashlight or as an actual camera flash as long as you have an app that supports it.
FastMac also claims that the new iV packs more battery life than the Mophie Juice Pack air, all in a slightly smaller package which is really exciting. Think about it; if you're already using it for extra juice, you'll always have a flashlight and a universal remote with you! Check out the video below: