The Week in iOS Accessories: Waterproof tunes

This week's roundup features a long-lasting wireless speaker that can spend up to 30 minutes underwater.

  • Tough XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker

    $329.99 MSRP $329.99
    on Best Buy
  • Bump Charger Magenta Wall Plug and Power Bank - Magenta

    MSRP $40.00
    on Amazon
  • Eco-friendly Stand for Apple Watch and iPhone

    $30.80 MSRP $72.45
    on The Gadget Flow
  • Pencil Sleeve for Apple Pencil, Ergonomic Non-Slip Grip,...

    $6.70 MSRP $29.99
    on Amazon
  • iHome iPLWBT5B Bluetooth Dual Alarm FM Clock Radio...

    $99.99 MSRP $199.95
    on Amazon
  • MOCAcuff blood pressure monitor

    $49.00 MSRP $69.00
    on MocaCare
  • Iphone 7 Plus Armband, RISEPRO Sports Armbag Touchscreen...

    on Amazon
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New accessories

This week’s roundup features a long-lasting wireless speaker that can spend up to 30 minutes underwater. Read on!



The Tough XL ($330 MSRP, same price at Best Buy) is a waterproof Bluetooth portable speaker with one very notable feature—it can play music for 35 hours before needing to be recharged. And if the parties get too crazy? It can survive 30 minutes in water up to three feet deep. Also cool? Siri control is available through the device.



The Bump ($40 MSRP, $32.40 on Amazon) bills itself as both a “socket-friendly charger and pocket-friendly powerbank.” It plugs into a wall easily; pull it out and you have a 3,350-mAh battery ready to recharge your iOS device on the go.


Gadget Flow

The SamDI Eco-friendly Stand ($72.45 MSRP, on sale for $30.80) is a wooden stand, built to hold both your Apple Watch (with room for cable so you can recharge it) and your iPhone.

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Griffin’s Pencil Sleeve ($30 MSRP, same price on Amazon) is designed to give you a better grip on your Apple Pencil. It’s made with non-slip silicone, and the makers say the sleeve makes it easier (and more comfortable) to do sketching, shading, coloring, and other detail work.



The iPLWBT5 ($130 MSRP, same price on Amazon) is an FM radio alarm clock with charging docks for both your Lightning-equipped iPhone and your Apple Watch. It includes a speakerphone with built-in microphone, and two alarms to make sure you get up and get to work.



The Matrix PowerWatch ($129 pledge) claims to be “the world’s first smartwatch that you never have to charge.” It’s powered by body heat, and measures your activities and calories burned. It will sync with an iOS app to relay all the most important information to you. There’s a month left in the crowdfunding campaign, but the makers have already tripled their production goal.



The MocaCuff ($69 MSRP, preorder for $49) is a blood pressure cuff that, with the tap of a button, syncs your measurements to your iPhone, letting you track your health history and make new fitness goals.



The iPhone 7 Plus is a pretty big phone. So the iPhone 7 Plus Armband ($24.90 MSRP, $14.90 on Amazon) is a pretty big armband. It features a large-capacity zipper pocket, a waterproof design, and touchable windows. Strap it on and get jogging!