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The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: A tablet stand that will help you keep cool

This week's roundup includes an unusual tablet stand, plus new earphones, car chargers, iOS cases, and more.

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  • The Beachgoer's Reading Room

    $149.95 MSRP $149.95
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    on Hammacher Schlemmer
  • Focal Spark Wireless Bluetooth In-ear Headphones, Black

    $99.00 MSRP $99.00
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    on Amazon
  • SwitchCharge for Nintendo Switch

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    on Indiegogo
  • NOCO XGrid XGB6 22Wh Rugged USB Battery Pack

    $39.95 MSRP $51.81
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    on Amazon
  • Rayz Rally Lightning-Powered Portable Speaker

    $99.95 MSRP $99.95
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    on Apple
  • StrikeDrive Converter

    $29.99 MSRP $29.99
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    on Scosche
  • Wekey Pocket - English Keypad (Black)

    $49.99 MSRP $49.99
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    on Amazon
  • Twelve South SurfacePad for iPhone 7 Plus black |...

    $49.99 MSRP $49.99
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    on Amazon
  • Brydge 10.5 Bluetooth keyboard for iPad Pro (10.5-inch)

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    on Brydge
  • KuGi ipad pro 10.5 keyboard case, Lightweight Stand...

    $32.95 MSRP $33.95
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    on Amazon
  • MoKo Keyboard Case for iPad Pro 10.5 Inch - Wireless...

    $27.99 MSRP $39.99
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    on Amazon
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Fun in the sun

This week’s roundup includes an unusual tablet stand, plus new earphones, car chargers, iOS cases, and more. Read on!

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Credit: Hammacher Schlemmer
  • The Beachgoer's Reading Room

    $149.95 MSRP $149.95
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    on Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer

And now for something completely different: The Beachgoer’s Reading Room ($149.95 MSRP) is a portable sunshade that also serves as a universal tablet holder—it’s tucked right there in the underside of the sunshade. While everybody else is getting burnt, you can sit back, get some relief from the sun, and read your favorite novel on the iPad.

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Credit: Focal
  • Focal Spark Wireless Bluetooth In-ear Headphones, Black

    $99.00 MSRP $99.00
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    on Amazon
Focal

This company has several new varieties of headphone out, including the Spark ($69 MSRP; same price on Amazon), ultra-light in-ear earbuds; the Spark Wireless ($99 MSRP; same price on Amazon), Bluetooth version of the first product; and Listen Wireless ($299 MSRP), over-the-ear premium wireless headphones.

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Credit: InDemand Design
  • SwitchCharge for Nintendo Switch

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    on Indiegogo
InDemand Design

SwitchCharge (an $85 pledge through Indiegogo) “is the world’s first multifunctional battery case designed for the Nintendo Switch. It incorporates a high-capacity 12,000mAh battery, an improved kickstand, and two game card slots.”

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  • NOCO XGrid XGB6 22Wh Rugged USB Battery Pack

    $39.95 MSRP $51.81
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    on Amazon
NOCO

The XGrid XGB6 22Wh Rugged USB Battery Pack ($49.95 MSRP; $39.95 on Amazon) packs a lot of punch—it will recharge your iPhone up to four times before needing its own refresh—and it can take one, too: Its rubberized outer jacket makes it drop-proof, as well as resistant to water and dirt.

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Credit: Pioneer
  • Rayz Rally Lightning-Powered Portable Speaker

    $99.95 MSRP $99.95
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    on Apple
Pioneer

The XGrid XGB6 22Wh Rugged USB Battery Pack ($49.95 MSRP; $39.95 on Amazon) packs a lot of punch—it will recharge your iPhone up to four times before needing its own refresh—and it can take one, too: Its rubberized outer jacket makes it drop-proof, as well as resistant to water and dirt.

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Credit: Scosche
  • StrikeDrive Converter

    $29.99 MSRP $29.99
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    on Scosche
Scosche

The StrikeDrive Converter ($30 MSRP) is an iPhone 7 car charger that has an extra feature: It provides great audio in your car. It converts audio from the Lightning connector and sends it through a 3.5mm cable to your radio’s aux input. While you’re driving and listening to tunes, you’ll also receive a 10-watt charge.

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Credit: Wekey Pocket
  • Wekey Pocket - English Keypad (Black)

    $49.99 MSRP $49.99
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    on Amazon
Wekey Pocket

The English Keypad ($70 MSRP; $50 on Amazon) is a foldable, portable wireless keyboard—it weighs less than 7 ounces, is just 3 millimeters thick when open, and can hold a charge up to a month. It ships in July.

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  • Twelve South SurfacePad for iPhone 7 Plus black |...

    $49.99 MSRP $49.99
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    on Amazon
TwelveSouth

SurfacePad for iPhone (iPhone 6/6s, 6/6s Plus, 7, and 7 Plus; starting at $40 MSRP, similar pricing on Amazon) has a napa-leather covered designed to take a beating—not least from other items in your pocket, like car keys. It also has a built-in stand for hands-free use of your iPhone.

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Credit: Brydge
  • Brydge 10.5 Bluetooth keyboard for iPad Pro (10.5-inch)

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    on Brydge
Brydge

Keyboard cases for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro are all the rage in this week’s slideshow. Brydge has its 10.5 Bluetooth keyboard (price unavailable), available in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold. It ships in the fall….

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Credit: Kugi
  • KuGi ipad pro 10.5 keyboard case, Lightweight Stand...

    $32.95 MSRP $33.95
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    on Amazon
Kugi

...while KuGi has introduced the iPad Pro keyboard case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro (starting at $33.95 MSRP) which includes an Apple Pencil holder and can last 90 hours before needing a charge...

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  • MoKo Keyboard Case for iPad Pro 10.5 Inch - Wireless...

    $27.99 MSRP $39.99
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    on Amazon
MoKo

...and MoKo has its Keyboard Case ($40 MSRP, on sale for $28), which boasts of being ultra-thin and lightweight, featuring a tactile, high-performance keyboard. So many keyboard cases, but only one at a time will fit onto your iPad Pro.