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The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Mophie and Otterbox team up for powerful protection

This week's roundup includes a new product that's like the chocolate and peanut butter of iOS accessories—two great brands combining forces to made something new and better.

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  • Mophie Charge Force Adapter for uniVERSE Case

    $49.95 MSRP $49.95
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  • Silk iPhone 7 Clear Case, PureView Shock Absorbing...

    $15.99 MSRP $9.99
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    on Amazon
  • Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Over Ear Headphones- Brown

    $549.00 MSRP $549.00
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    on Amazon
  • Leather Card Case for iPhone 7

    $34.95 MSRP $34.95
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    on Dodocase
  • elago AirPods Stand [White] - [Charging...

    $12.99 MSRP $10.99
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    on Amazon
  • Ztylus 4-in-1 Revolver Lens Smartphone Camera Kit for Apple...

    $44.95 MSRP $64.95
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    on Amazon
  • Remax 195HB Wireless Headphones Stereo Bluetooth 4.1...

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    on Amazon
  • Fintie New iPad 9.7 Inch 2017 Case - Ultra Slim Lightweight...

    $9.99 MSRP $19.99
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    on Amazon
  • UB Pro for iPad (2017)

    $30.00 MSRP $30.00
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    on Supcase
  • Nocable Wireless Charging Kit for iPhone 7

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    on Indiegogo
  • V-MODA Forza In-Ear Hybrid Sport Headphones with 3-Button...

    $79.99 MSRP $100.00
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Otterbox and Mophie team up

This week’s roundup includes a new product that’s like the chocolate and peanut butter of iOS accessories—two great brands combining forces to made something new and better. Read on!

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Otterbox

Otterbox

We’ve often praised the toughness of Otterbox’s cases for iPhone and iPad. Now they’ve teamed up with battery-maker Mophie to create Otterbox-compatible products: The Charge Force Battery ($69.95 MSRP) adds 39 hours of talk time to your phone and fits Otterbox’s uniVERSE case, while and the Charge Force Adapter ($49.95 MSRP) turns the case into a wireless charging case. Now Otterbox cases can be tough and powerful.

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Silk Innovation

Silk Innovation

The iPhone 7 Clear Case ($15 MSRP; $10 on Amazon) is beautiful because it’s sparkly—it features an inlaid diamond design for its distinctive look, but it’s not just a pretty case. It features shock-absorbent edges and other protective features so that a drop doesn’t end up like Rob Thomas’s tears, like diamonds on the floor.

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Master & Dynamic

Master & Dynamic

This company’s MW60 Headphones ($549 MSRP; $499 on Amazon) are inspired by the design of a camera—the “legendary” Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. It was not inspired by vegans, however, with leather trimmings and lambskin earpads, highlighted by stainless steel components.

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DODOCase

DODOCase

This company has updated its Leather CardCase ($34.95 MSRP)—it’s now “crack-proof.” It holds up to four cards, comes with a gold monogram in the upper-right corner, but still maintains a slim profile to avoid the “George Costanza wallet” problem.

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Elago

The AirPods Stand ($11 MSRP; same price on Amazon) is a “modern charging station”—just slide your AirPod Case into the stand’s groove, and they’ll charge once a Lightning cable is installed.

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Ztylus

The Revolver Lens Camera Kit ($99.95 MSRP; $64.95 on Amazon) includes four different lenses for your iPhone 7: fisheye, wide angle, macro, and circular polarizer (the latter removes unwanted reflections from metallic surfaces in your pictures). They all fit onto a case with hand-polished brass accents, giving your lenses an elegant look.

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Gadget Shopping

Gadget Shopping

Remax’s 195-HB Bluetooth Headphones ($35.49 on Amazon) can connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time, and provide up to 14 hours of wireless energy on a single charge. They’re available in either black or white.

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Fintie

The iPad 9.7 Inch 2017 Case ($20 MSRP; $8 on Amazon) is a one-piece clip-on case—the cover can also be used as a kickstand—designed for the most recent Apple tablet. And it’s made for style, coming in more than 20 colors and patterns for you to choose from.

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Supcase

Supcase’s UB Pro ($30 MSRP) is also built to hold, display, and protect the 2017 9.7-inch iPad; it has TPU bumpers and built-in screen protection. It comes in four colors, though only one—black—is available for now. You’ll have to pre-order the blue, red, or white versions.

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ThinCase

ThinCase

Stop us if you’ve heard this claim before: The makers of ThinCase (a $59 pledge on Indiegogo)  say it’s the thinnest all-in-one iPhone battery case in existence. It’s claim to the championship? It adds just 4.8 millimeters to your phone’s thickness. It also includes a 3.5-mm audio jack, a kickstand, and more.

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Ni Nocable

This Chinese company is crowdfunding to begin production of Nocable (a $34 Indiegogo pledge) which brings wireless charging to your car: The wireless charging kit for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus includes a case, a magnetic car mount, and a wireless charging dock.

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V-Moda

Forza ($100 MSRP; same price on Amazon) earbuds are designed for athletic use—they come with earhooks and “sport fins” to secure the buds in your ear, and V-Moda promises they’ve passed military-level tests for sweat, weather resistance, high and low temperatures, humidity and UV exposure. And, oh yeah, they’re also supposedly nice to listen to.