SLIDESHOW

The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: The "Eye" mashes iOS and Android into one phone

This week's roundup includes an iPhone case that doubles as an Android phone. Is this the best of both worlds? We're about to find out.

SLIDEFEATURED PRODUCTS
  • Eye Smart Android Case for iPhone

    View
    on Kickstarter
  • Universal Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard

    $86.38 MSRP $100.00
    View
    on Gadget Shopping
  • SwitchCharge Battery Case for Nintendo Switch

    View
    on Indiegogo
  • Anti-Radiation and RFID Blocking Wallet Case for iPhone 7

    $44.95 MSRP $70.00
    View
    on SafeSleeve
  • Sprimo Personal Air Monitor for iPhone

    View
    on Kickstarter
  • ToneBands for Apple Watch

    $18.00 MSRP $18.00
    View
    on ToneBands
  • iFrogz Audio - Summit Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds - Black

    $29.99 MSRP $29.25
    View
    on Amazon
  • Presidio Grip Case for iPhone 7

    $39.95 MSRP $39.95
    View
    on Speck
  • Apple Retro Skin for iPhone 7

    $19.84 MSRP $19.84
    View
    on Slickwraps
  • Dandy iPad Sleeve

    $70.00 MSRP $70.00
    View
    on Band and Roll
  • Contega Case for 2017 iPad

    $109.95 MSRP $109.95
    View
    on Pad & Quill
week in ios accessories
Rob Schultz/Macworld

Two phones in one?

This week’s roundup includes an iPhone case that doubles as an Android phone. Is this the best of both worlds? We’re about to find out.

eye screen
ETSI Inc.
  • Eye Smart Android Case for iPhone

    View
    on Kickstarter

ETSI Inc.

The Eye ($119 pledge on Kickstarter) is described by its makers as a “smart Android case for iPhone.” What does that mean? Well, it gives you a second phone screen—on the back side—in 1920 x 1080 resolution, which offers the Android OS. The case also expands storage up to 256GB with SD card slots, and adds to your battery life with a 2,800-mAh battery. It’s like two phones mashed into one.

gadgetshoppingbtkeyboardcollage
Gadget Shopping
  • Universal Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard

    $86.38 MSRP $100.00
    View
    on Gadget Shopping

Gadget Shopping

The Universal Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard ($100 MSRP, on sale for $86.38) is compatible with most smartphones and tablets, and connects to both via Bluetooth. What makes this gadget interesting is the hinge-based design, making it easy to fold up and stick in your bag when it’s not in use.

indiegogoswitchchargecollage
InDemand Design
  • SwitchCharge Battery Case for Nintendo Switch

    View
    on Indiegogo

InDemand Design

OK, this isn’t precisely an iOS accessory, but the Nintendo Switch has caught our attention. The SwitchCharge (an $85 pledge via Indiegogo) improves on the new gaming system, adding 12 hours of battery life, an improved kickstand, and two game card slots.

safesleevecollage
SaveSleeve
  • Anti-Radiation and RFID Blocking Wallet Case for...

    $44.95 MSRP $70.00
    View
    on SafeSleeve

SaveSleeve

If you’re worried about the health effects of your electronics, but still want and need to use them, SafeSleeve’s anti-radiation cases for iPhone ($44.95 MSRP for iPhone 7, $49.95 MSRP for the iPhone 7 Plus) promises to block up to 99 percent of “potentially” harmful radiation. The cases are also functional and stylish, available in a variety of colors and including both a kickstand and a wallet.

sprimoairmonitorcollage
  • Sprimo Personal Air Monitor for iPhone

    View
    on Kickstarter

Sprimo Labs

The Sprimo Personal Air Monitor (a pledge of $30 or more through Kickstarter) “senses airborne toxins and chemicals, as well as temperature and humidity, and gives you a real-time air quality score—anywhere.”

tonebandscollage
Tonebands
  • ToneBands for Apple Watch

    $18.00 MSRP $18.00
    View
    on ToneBands

Tonebands

Tonebands ($18 MSRP each, or $39 for the three-band collection) are Sport-style bands made of silicone—and one tiny, but possibly important, feature: different colored latch pins to match your Watch finish. “Not all Apple watches are silver!” the makers say. “We had black(-ish) watches and we wanted black(-ish) pins.” Gold and rose gold latches are coming soon; in the meantime, the bands themselves come in gray, white, and lavender.

zaggsummit
  • iFrogz Audio - Summit Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds -...

    $29.99 MSRP $29.25
    View
    on Amazon

Zagg

Zagg’s line of wireless earbuds has a little something for everybody: The Charisma ($30 MSRP; same price on Amazon) are pitched as “designed by women, for women,” while the Plugz ($30 MSRP; $23 on Amazon) are described as “sleek and mobile.” The line also includes the Summit ($35 MSRP, pictured; $29 on Amazon) and Impulse ($40 MSRP; $35 on Amazon) earbuds.

speckpresidiocollage
  • Presidio Grip Case for iPhone 7

    $39.95 MSRP $39.95
    View
    on Speck

Speck

Speck’s Presidio Grip cases ($39.95 MSRP for iPhone 7; $44.95 MSRP for iPhone 7 Plus) offer a “no-slip grip” and a variety of bright colors, along with drop protection that will let your phone survive a fall of up to 10 feet. (The designs shown here are available exclusively through Speck, but you can get the case in other colors over at Amazon starting at $16.)

slickwrapsretrocollage
SlickWraps
  • Apple Retro Skin for iPhone 7

    $19.84 MSRP $19.84
    View
    on Slickwraps

SlickWraps

The cool thing about these new Apple Retro Skins (fittingly, $19.84 MSRP) is that they give your brand-new iPhone the look and feel of a old-school Mac. Remember the multi-hued rainbow colors of the old Apple logo? They’re back, baby!

bandandrolldandycollage
Band and Roll
  • Dandy iPad Sleeve

    $70.00 MSRP $70.00
    View
    on Band and Roll

Band and Roll

The Sleeve Dandy (starting at €65/roughly $70) is dandy indeed, with a leather exterior and wool interior to protect and cradle your iPad in elegant luxury. It includes a back pocket suitable for an Apple Pencil and other small accessories for your tablet.

padandquillcontegacollage
Pad & Quill
  • Contega Case for 2017 iPad

    $109.95 MSRP $109.95
    View
    on Pad & Quill

Pad & Quill

P&Q’s Contega ($109.95 MSRP) is a “bookbound case” for the latest iPad, featuring “finely finished wood, the gorgeous, hand-applied, bonded leathers and book bindery cloth.” The best iPads, after all, smell like old libraries.