The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Coach introduces new Apple Watch bands

This week's roundup includes lovely new Apple Watch bands, as well as cases, batteries, chargers, and more.

  • Floral Printed Leather Strap for Apple Watch

    $125.00 MSRP $125.00
    on Coach
  • BatteryPro for iPhone and Apple Watch

    $99.00 MSRP $99.00
    on Elevation Lab
  • Dimmable Table Lamp with 4 USB Charging Ports

    $49.99 MSRP $49.99
    on Macally
  • MEEM Memory Cable for Apple iPhone

    on Amazon
  • MagicMount Pro Home Office

    $44.99 MSRP $44.99
    on Scosche
  • Sena Genuine Tumbled Leather Heritage Watch Band for 42mm...

    $69.95 MSRP $69.95
    on Amazon
  • Walnut & Leather iPhone Wallet Case

    $119.00 MSRP $119.00
    on Grovemade
  • IonSuit for iPhone 7

    $99.95 MSRP $99.95
    on Moshi
  • Defender Series Call of Duty Case for iPhone 7

    $50.96 MSRP $59.95
    on OtterBox
  • Slim Folio for iPad (2017 version)

    $99.99 MSRP $99.99
    on Logitech
  • iPad Case (2017)

    $59.95 MSRP $59.95
    on Urban Armor Gear
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New Apple Watch bands from Coach, Sena

This week’s roundup includes lovely new Apple Watch bands, as well as cases, batteries, chargers, and more. Read on!

coach band


This fashion brand has unveiled several new Apple Watch bands, including the Floral Printed Leather Strap ($125 MSRP) in Chalkand Kelly Green, and the Snake Watch Strap ($150 MSRP), also in Kelly Green. The former has a floral print on the reverse side (seen here); the latter is made of actual snake skin.

elevation battery pro
Elevation Lab

Elevation Lab

The BatteryPro ($99 MSRP) is a magnetic charger for the Apple Watch, one that doubles as battery case for the iPhone 7. It has an 8,000-mAh battery, a high-speed USB out, and is small and slim enough to fit in your back pocket.

macally lampcharge


It’s a lamp! It’s a charger! Lampcharge ($50 MSRP) provides power and light, offering soft white illumination and four USB ports to charge your iOS devices. We have seen the light!



Meem ($70 MSRP; $60 on Amazon) is a charging cable with a twist—every time you charge, Meem also backs up the personal data on your iPhone. Say the makers: “Because you charge your phone at least once a day, your personal information is always backed up with no third party access to your info.”

scosche magic mount


The latest version of the Magic Mount Pro ($45 MSRP) for your iPhone is built for your home or office; it attaches to your computer or stands free on its own base port, and displays both your iPhone and Apple Watch while charging them.



Sena’s line of Heritage Apple Watch Bands ($69.95 MSRP; same price on Amazon) offer a bit of old-fashioned class to your watch, featuring tumbled leather, a silver buckle, and a leather lining. The bands come in four colors: cognac, brown, gray, and denim.



Perhaps you think you’ve seen all the wallet cases for iPhone, but Grovemade has its own spin on the now-familiar product. The Walnut and Leather iPhone Case ($119 MSRP; iPhone 7 and 7 Plus) has a frame carved from (natch) solid walnut; the cover is made from vegetable-tanned leather. The cover also acts as kickstand, and can hold a credit card, your ID, and some cash.



The IonSuit ($99.95 MSRP) “combines power and protection into the ideal iPhone 7 battery case. Unlike bulky battery cases, IonSuit’s two-piece design delivers power when you want it, and slim protection when you don’t. Simply slide on the battery pack when you need a boost and remove it when you’re done charging.”



What can we tell you about the Defender Series Call of Duty Case ($59.95 MSRP; on sale for $50.96)? If you like Otterbox cases (you should) and the Call of Duty video games (that’s a little bit more a matter of taste) you can protect your phone and flaunt your gamer cred with this one purchase.

logitech slim folio


The Slim Folio ($100 MSRP; 2017 iPad) is a case with an integrated Bluetooth keyboard. It’s now available for pre-order.  “No matter where you need to get your work done—a café table, a desk or even your lap—Slim Folio locks your iPad at an optimal angle for typing and holds firm on any surface.”

urban armor
Urban Armour

Urban Armor

Urban Armor’s Case for iPad ($59.95 MSRP) is so rugged you could probably use it as a shield in gladiatorial combat. Not that you’d want to, but it’s built to withstand hard drops—and that’s kind of like fending off a javelin, right? It’s available in red, blue, and black.