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The Week in iOS Cases and Accessories: Snapchat Spectacles are ready for purchase

This week's roundup includes a new accessory from Snapchat that lets you create sharable images directly from your Spectacles.

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  • Snapchat Spectacles

    $129.99 MSRP $129.99
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    on Snap Inc.
  • Couchlet USB Charger

    $9.99 MSRP $14.99
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    on BiteMyApple
  • JAM HX-P590BK Jam Voice Portable Wifi and Bluetooth Speaker...

    $34.99 MSRP $69.99
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    on Amazon
  • Pro USB-A to Lightning cable

    $24.95 MSRP $24.95
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    on Mophie
  • Chargestand Battery Charger with Lightning Cable

    $49.99 MSRP $49.99
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    on Ventev
  • Leather iPhone 7 case

    $39.00 MSRP $39.00
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    on Etsy
  • Patchworks Level Case Black for iPhone 7 - Military Grade...

    $8.95 MSRP $24.95
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    on Amazon
  • Canopy for the Apple Magic Keyboard

    $40.00 MSRP $40.00
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    on Studio Neat
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It's a snap!

This week’s roundup includes a new accessory from Snapchat that lets you create sharable images directly from your Spectacles. Read on!

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Snap Inc.
  • Snapchat Spectacles

    $129.99 MSRP $129.99
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    on Snap Inc.

Snap Inc.

Here’s an accessory built specifically for social media: Spectacles ($130 MSRP) feature a button—press it to make a 10-second “snap” that is wirelessly shared to your Snapchat account. Snapchat launched Spectacles a few months back, but you could only purchase them at their popup shop in New York or through various Snapchat “vending machines” around the U.S. But now, anyone can order them. They’re not just functional, but stylish, coming in red, black, or teal.

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BiteMyApple
  • Couchlet USB Charger

    $9.99 MSRP $14.99
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    on BiteMyApple

BiteMyApple

The Couchlet ($15 MSRP; on sale for $10) is a USB port—use it to charge two iOS devices at once—with an unusual feature: It’s designed to nestle between your couch cushions and remain largely out of sign even as you ensure your devices are charged. You can’t beat charging from your seat.

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Olibra

Bond ($99) lets you control all remote-controlled appliances with your iPhone. Just plug the Bond into a wall socket, point your old remote at it until the Bond’s light turns blue, then control that appliance via a (forthcoming) app on your smartphone. It’s perfect for home automation systems, since the app lets you control up to six different appliances. The device is available for pre-order now.

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  • JAM HX-P590BK Jam Voice Portable Wifi and Bluetooth...

    $34.99 MSRP $69.99
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    on Amazon

Jam

The Jam Voice Portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Speaker ($60 MSRP; $50 on Amazon) is a Bluetooth-enabled apeaker that features integration with Amazon’s Alexa voice service, which lets you ask questions, check the weather, and more. You can also stream music from TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Tidal; you can pair multiple speakers and stream music between rooms.

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  • Pro USB-A to Lightning cable

    $24.95 MSRP $24.95
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    on Mophie

Mophie

Mophie’s Pro cable ($24.95 MSRP) is a “high-performance, heavy-duty pro cable with a Lightning connector to charge and sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.” It comes in black and in either 47-inch or 78-inch versions.

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Tiffen

The Steadicam Volt ($149 MSRP) is a gyroscopic stabilizer that will help you shoot smooth, cinema-style video on your iPhone. It’s collapsible, works in conjunction with an accompanying iOS app, and can run for eight hours on a single charge. It’s still in crowdsourcing stage, but no worries: It’s already far exceeded the production goal its makers originally set.

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  • Chargestand Battery Charger with Lightning Cable

    $49.99 MSRP $49.99
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    on Ventev

Ventev

The Chargestand 3000c ($50 MSRP) “is a desktop charger, stand, and portable 3000-mAh battery in one convenient device.” Display your phone in portrait or landscape mode, with full access to all your apps.

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CrazyHorseWallet
  • Leather iPhone 7 case

    $39.00 MSRP $39.00
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    on Etsy

CrazyHorseCraft

The iPhone 7 Wallet Sleeve ($39 MSRP) is handmade of distressed leather and wool felt—the latter of which cleans your phone screen every time it is removed from the sleeve. It features two pockets for credit cards and cash, one each on the front and back.

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Patchworks
  • Patchworks Level Case Black for iPhone 7 - Military...

    $8.95 MSRP $24.95
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    on Amazon

Patchworks

The makers of the ITG Level Case ($24.95 MSRP; $14.94 on Amazon) claim it meets or exceeds military standards for phone protection; it has a shock-absorbant air pocket, an anti-slip surface for better grip, and it even offers a bit of style: It comes in black, white or red.

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FutureNova

FutureNova

This iPad case isn’t really for use around the house or office, but it’s worth noting anyway: The FlipPad ($185) is built for hospital use: It’s chemically resistant, making it easy to clean—and remove infectious materials from—with bleach and other strong solutions, and even the glass screen is made of antimicrobial materials. It has a rear grip stand so doctors can use it throughout the day in ergonomic comfort.

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Studio Neat
  • Canopy for the Apple Magic Keyboard

    $40.00 MSRP $40.00
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    on Studio Neat

StudioNeat

Canopy ($40 MSRP) “is a case for your Apple Magic Keyboard that folds open to create a stand for your iPad or iPhone.” It’s  features a synthetic canvas exterior, a microfiber interior, a leather strap, and stainless steel snap. It weighs six ounces, making it easy to take wherever you take your iPad.