The Week in iOS Cases and Accessories: Better off Red

This week's roundup includes several new accessories for your red iPhone—and even a little something crimson for the iPad.

  • iPhone 7 Red Phone Case Collection

    $40.00 MSRP $40.00
    on Casetify
  • Crystal Clear TPU Case for iPhone 7

    $7.99 MSRP $19.99
    on Atech
  • (Product)Red Smart Cover for iPad (5th-generation, 2017)

    $39.00 MSRP $39.00
    on Apple
  • Rugged Combo with Detachable Keyboard for iPad

    Learn more
    on Apple
  • Anker 24W PowerDrive 2 Dual USB Car Charger

  • Anker PowerLine II Dura Lightning Cable (1ft), Probably The...

  • Baseus Smarter Travel Charger Double USB Stand Function...

  • SideClick Remote for Apple TV

    $29.99 MSRP $29.99
    on BiteMyApple
  • iPhone Desktop Charging Station

    $26.04 MSRP $33.90
    on Gadget Shopping
  • iPad Lock and Security Case Bundle for 9.7-inch iPads

    $69.95 MSRP $69.95
    on Maclocks
  • Stouch Aluminum Charging Docking Station for Apple iPhone...

  • Superscreen

    MSRP $99.00
    Learn more
    on Kickstarter
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Red cred

This week’s roundup includes several new accessories for your red iPhone—and even a little something crimson for the iPad. Read on!



You don’t need to buy a Product (RED) iPhone to have a red iPhone. Casetify’s iPhone 7 Red Phone Case Collection ($40 MSRP) adds a red bezel to their lineup of clear cases, which feature designs ranging from winsome to mildly naughty. And red. Very, very red.



On the other hand, if you want to keep it simple, the Crystal Clear TPU Case ($20 MSRP, on sale for $8) is an inexpensive and simple way to show off your new red phone. As the name implies, the case is transparent—crystal clear—so everybody will know you have the coolest iPhone in your possession.



Red isn’t just for phones. Apple has also created the (Product)Red Smart Cover ($39 MSRP)—which is like other Smart Covers, but it’s red, and proceeds from its sale go to the goal of eliminating HIV and AIDS.



Yes, we did include some non-red accessories this week. The Rugged Combo is an iPad case built for classroom use—and for bulk purchasing by schools and school districts. It can survive a six-foot drop (and will probably have to do that a lot, right?) plus it comes with a detachable keyboard, which physically connects to the iPad to ensure a secure solution for student testing and exams.

  • Anker 24W PowerDrive 2 Dual USB Car Charger


The PowerDrive 2 ($15 MSRP; $9 on Amazon) plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter/power port and offers two USB ports—each offering up to 4.8 amps—for charging your mobile electronics while you’re on the go. There’s also an LED light, so you can see what you’re doing in the dark.

  • Anker PowerLine II Dura Lightning Cable (1ft),...


A second Anker product this week, the Powerline II Dura Lightning Cable ($10 on Amazon) is pitched as “probably the world’s most duriable cable”—with the promise that it lasts 12 times as long as other cables. It has a Lightning connector on one end and a USB connector on the other. The cable linked here is 1 foot, but it’s available in 3 feet ($12 on Amazon), 6 feet ($12 on Amazon), and 10 feet ($15 on Amazon) versions, too.

  • Baseus Smarter Travel Charger Double USB Stand...


The Smarter Travel Charger ($24 MSRP; $21 on Amazon) is a dual-USB travel charger that plugs directly into wall sockets. The makers really emphasize safety with this device, saying it’s protected against short circuiting, over-heating, over-currents, and over-charging, and made largely with a fire-retardant material to prevent accidents.



Sideclick ($30 MSRP) slots into the back of your fourth-generation Apple TV remote; you then have a bigger remote that also controls your TV, Blu-ray player, and sound bar. No more searching for multiple remotes!

Gadget Shopping


This iPhone Desktop Charging Station ($33.90 MSRP, on sale for $26.04) provides a “sleek, ergonomic and clutter free” device to dock your iPhone when it’s not in use. It features a dust-proof cover and a sound port, so you can crank up the tunes a bit while you’re working.



The iPad Lock and Security Case Bundle ($69.95 MSRP) has two components: First, the hard, clear plastic case that “you can leave on for everyday protection.” Second, a strong steel cable that locks your tablet to a table or other firm foundation, making it impossible to steal. Recommended for businesses in customer-accessible areas.

stouch iphonechargingdock
  • Stouch Aluminum Charging Docking Station for Apple...


The Aluminum Charging Dock ($22.90 on Amazon) is a simple stand for your Lightning-equipped iPhone—heavier than most bases, at 3.6 ounces, so it provides a sturdy base for your iOS device.

Transcendent Designs

Transcendent Designs

This device has received spectacular support on Kickstarter: Superscreen ($99 pledge) gives you an iPad-sized screen—a 10.1-inch HD display—that syncs with your iPhone in real time, giving you tablet-sized convenience for just a few bucks. It does everything your phone does, only bigger.

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