With the release of each new iPhone, comes new features. With new features, come new accessories. Here is our list of must-have accessories to pair with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Since Apple has decided to eschew the headphone jack in favor of an all-in-one Lightning charge port, listening to music and charging are effectively incompatible… unless you have an audio+charge RockStar cable from Belkin. The dual-purpose connector lets you listen to music or talk through your headphones while charging, which is particularly useful for anyone glued to their iPhone and can’t afford having your headphones out of commission while your device charges.
After shelling out some serious coin for your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, it would be a real bummer to accidentally crack your screen. If you want to add some supplementary protection for a few extra bucks, slap a high-quality screen protector onto it. Totallee offers a tempered glass screen protector that’s so sleek and scratch-resistant, you’ll end up forgetting it’s there after your first few uses.
Anker’s Quick Charge external battery pack is the most effective way to keep your new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus fully charged at all times with minimal added bulk; it takes up less space than a deck of cards. The external charger carries three full iPhone charges and can boost a device to 80% battery within half an hour. There’s no excuse for a dead iPhone while out and about.
TamePanda’s bluetooth headphones supplement two of Apple’s biggest changes to the new iPhone: the lack of a headphone jack and a waterproof exterior. TamePanda’s wireless headphones can travel with you when it’s raining out or during a perspiration-filled workout. They offer up to eight hours of music playtime and six hours of talking time in one charge.Purchase
A clear iPhone case is the perfect way to protect your new device without distracting from it's aesthetic. Made from a fully transparent thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), the Spy provides additional grip and pairs great with the new Jet Black iPhone.
The iPhone 7/7+ has done away with the 16 GB and 64 GB options, leaving you with a choice between the 32 GB (standard) or the mammoth 256 GB (for $100 more). But what if you want something in between? The Leef iBridge Mobile Memory stick offers external storage of 32 GB for $74.50. The stick comes in both black and white, and it wraps around the back of the iPhone to keep it compact without ruining the iPhone’s appearance.
The iOttie Car Mount is a must-have for anyone who drives a car and uses their iPhone simultaneously. The mount’s claw can open up to 3.2”, which makes it compatible with the iPhone 7/7+ (2.64” and 3.07” wide, respectively), and it has a telescopic arm that can extend up to 2.5” closer to the driver for easier access.