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The Week in iOS Accessories: Batteries, cases, earbuds, and more

This week's roundup features a whole range of accessories—whatever you need for your iPhone or iPad might just be right here.

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  • High-Capacity Power Bank

    $39.99 MSRP $89.99
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    on ATech
  • iPad Pro Case with Apple Pencil Holder

    $19.99 MSRP $39.99
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    on Atech
  • Katana Case for iPhone 7

    $349.95 MSRP $349.95
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    on Element Case
  • EZ Charge for iPhone 7

    MSRP $49.00
    Learn more
    on Indiegogo
  • AluCharge

    $49.95 MSRP $49.95
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    on Just Mobile
  • Accessport for iPhone 7

    MSRP $59.99
    Learn more
    on Kickstarter
  • Nuud for iPhone 7

    $99.99 MSRP $99.99
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    on Lifeproof
  • Nomad Slim Horween Leather Charging Wallet for iPhone

    $87.36 MSRP $119.95
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    on Amazon
  • iPhone 7 Case, X-Doria Stash Series - Hard Shell Hidden...

    MSRP $34.95
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    on Amazon
The week in iOS accessories
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New gear of the week

This week's roundup features a whole range of accessories—whatever you need for your iPhone or iPad might just be right here.

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Credit: A Tech
  • High-Capacity Power Bank

    $39.99 MSRP $89.99
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    on ATech
ATech

The 18,000 mAh High-Capacity Power Bank ($90 MSRP, on sale for $40) is exactly what it sounds like: A high-capacity backup battery for when your iOS devices run out of juice. It has dual USB ports so it can charge two devices at once; it also includes surge protection, short circuit prevention, and “more advanced safety features.”

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Credit: A Tech
  • iPad Pro Case with Apple Pencil Holder

    $19.99 MSRP $39.99
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    on Atech
ATech

ATech continues its trend of obvious product names with the iPad Pro Case with Apple Pencil Holder ($40 MSRP for the 9.7-inch model, $50 MSRP for the 12.9-inch; on sale for $20 and $25). It’s made of “premium leatherette”; the smart cover folds into a horizontal stand, and the attached pencil holder ensures you never lose your stylin’ stylus.

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Credit: Bragi
Bragi

The Headphone ($149) is actually a set of “truly wireless” Bluetooth earbuds that offer up to six hours of playback on a single charge; they have buttons for on-ear control of your music, and you can even use them for hands-free phone conversations.

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Credit: Element
  • Katana Case for iPhone 7

    $349.95 MSRP $349.95
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    on Element Case
Element

Want high-end protection for your iPhone 7? The Katana ($349.95 MSRP) is machined from high-grade stainless steel, and includes materials like black oak and leather to give it a warm character. Throw in an extra $30, and you can have the case made in Rose Gold. Element says the case meets military specifications for drop-test requirements—this is a case that looks good and keeps your phone safe.

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Credit: EZ Charge Case Team
  • EZ Charge for iPhone 7

    MSRP $49.00
    Learn more
    on Indiegogo
Indiegogo

The EZ Charge iPhone battery case ($49 pledge on Indiegogo) is billed as the only battery case that includes a 28-inch USB cord and plug. “You're always carrying a charger!” the makers say. This crowdfunded device looks likely to actually be manufactured—with three weeks left in the campaign, the makers have reached 80 percent of their production goal.

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Credit: Jaybird
Jaybird

Freedom Wireless Buds ($180 MSRP, $150 on Amazon) are “Micro-sized, sweat-proof premium metal buds” that deliver up to eight hours of playback time on a single charge. And they’re stylish, available in up to six colors—carbon, gold, blaze, ocean, blush, and space.

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Credit: Just Mobile
  • AluCharge

    $49.95 MSRP $49.95
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    on Just Mobile
Just Mobile

Alu Charge ($49.95 MSRP) “is the world's slimmest USB charger”—and yet still able to charge up to four devices at once from just one power supply. “Constructed from high-quality components and finished in unibody aluminum, AluCharge will declutter any desk and slip into the slimmest pocket when you need to take your power to go.”

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Credit: Accessport
  • Accessport for iPhone 7

    MSRP $59.99
    Learn more
    on Kickstarter
Kickstarter

This one is for audiophiles. Accessport is a high-resolution audio amplifier for the iPhone 7: The device plugs into the phone’s Lightning port, puts the music signal through a Digital-to-Analog Converter; the decoded signal is amplified and delivers hi-res tunes to your headphones. The device also “features a built-in female Lightning port so that you can listen and charge your iPhone 7 at the same time.” The Kickstarter campaign for this device has ended; the first Accessports are expected to start shipping in March.

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Credit: LifeProof
  • Nuud for iPhone 7

    $99.99 MSRP $99.99
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    on Lifeproof
LifeProof

This company has unveiled its Nuud case for iPhone 7 ($100 MSRP) and iPhone 7 Plus ($100 MSRP)—billed as “waterproof, dirtproof, snowproof, dropproof.” The extra protection is found in features like dust-blocking camera covers and pass-through fingerprint scanner film. The Nuud, in either iteration, is available in four colors.

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Credit: Nomad
  • Nomad Slim Horween Leather Charging Wallet for iPhone

    $87.36 MSRP $119.95
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    on Amazon
Nomad

This isn’t really a case for your phone, but rather a case for your phone’s backup battery. The Leather Battery Wallet ($119.95 MSRP, $100 on Amazon) is mostly a regular wallet—good for carrying cash, IDs, and credit cards—but with one wrinkle: It also holds a 2,400-mAh power bank for recharging your iOS device on the go. Don’t worry, the result isn’t a George Costanza wallet: The device is slim enough to slip into your pocket without causing back pain.

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Credit: X-Doria
  • iPhone 7 Case, X-Doria Stash Series - Hard Shell...

    MSRP $34.95
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    on Amazon
X-Doria

The Stash Case for iPhone 7 ($35 MSRP; $19.95 on Amazon) comes by its name honestly: It has a hidden panel within the case that lets you store two credit cards or IDs. It doesn’t look like a wallet case, though, offering some protection against theft. And, oh yeah, the rubbery bumper surrounding the hard case also protects against drops, too.

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Credit: Zus
Nonda

The Zus Kevlar MFi Certified Lightning Cable ($20 MSRP; same price on Amazon) is notable mainly for the Kevlar—a picture on the product’s website shows a dog tugging at the apparently indestructible cable. It comes with a lifetime warranty.