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The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Refurbished Apple Pencils go on sale

We’re big fans of Apple’s refurbished products—it’s like buying new, only not quite. Now a new product joins their ranks.

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  • Apple Pencil (Refurbished)

    $85.00 MSRP $85.00
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    on Apple
  • iLX-107 Wireless Apple CarPlay Receiver

    $900.00 MSRP $900.00
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    on Alpine
  • Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 Portable Charger, Ultra Slim...

    $29.99 MSRP $49.99
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    on Amazon
  • Denon AH-C160 Wireless Sport Headphones (White)

    $149.00 MSRP $150.00
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    on Amazon
  • DraftTable For iPad Pro - [Adjustable stand for iPad Pro +...

    $69.95 MSRP $99.99
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    on Amazon
  • IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O compact instrument/microphone...

    $119.99 MSRP $149.99
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    on Amazon
  • iPad Pro Gear Case

    $49.00 MSRP $49.00
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    on Waterfield Designs
  • Minions by Craig & Karl Collection for iPhone 7

    $52.00 MSRP $52.00
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    on Casetify
  • InkCase i7 Plus: Dual Screen For iPhone 7 Plus

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    on Kickstarter
  • iPhone 7 Case, X-Doria Revel Series - Fashion, Style and...

    MSRP $29.95
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    on Amazon
  • UAG Folio iPad Pro 10.5-inch Metropolis Feather-Light...

    $44.98 MSRP $59.95
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    on Amazon
  • Dash Sleeve for iPad Pro

    $89.00 MSRP $89.00
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    on Waterfield Designs
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Apple Pencils—used, but like new!

We’re big fans of Apple’s refurbished products—it’s like buying new, only not quite. Now a new product joins their ranks. Read on!

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Apple

Like the Apple Pencil, but want it cheap? Apple is now selling the Refurbished Apple Pencil for $85. (We’re big fans of Apple’s refurbished products—it’s like buying new, only not quite.)

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Alpine

The iLX-107 ($900 MSRP) is billed as the “first wireless Apple CarPlay receiver.” The system lets you access your iPhone’s Maps, Phone, Messages, and Music apps from a dash screen, all “without ever needing to connect a cable.”

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Anker

This company makes some of our favorite backup batteries: So small and powerful! The PowerCore Slim 5000 Portable Charger ($30 MSRP, same price on Amazon) is an “ultra-slim” battery that can charge your iPhone twice over. It features a silicon shield to remain scratch-free.

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Denon

Denon’s Wireless Sport Headphones ($149 MSRP, $150 on Amazon) “uses unique Earhook technology, developed with a leading hearing aid specialist, to keep the earpieces in place—even during heavy workouts or when running.” The headphones are made, makers say, for “comfort, durability and superb sound.”

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Elevation Lab

Elevation Lab

Here’s a stand for the iPad Pro. The DraftTable ($99.95 MSRP, same price on Amazon) is an adjustable stand that makers say is “rock solid” compared to flimsier models. “We wanted something like a traditional drafters table,” they say. It comes with a stand for the Apple Pencil.

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IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia

More great iOS-compatible gear from IK Mulitimedia. The iRig Pro I/O ($150 MSRP, same price on Amazon) is a “pocket-sized” audio and MIDI interface that features 24-bit/96kHz recording sound—you can connect all your gear through it to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and record wherever it’s most convenient.

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Waterfield

Waterfield

The iPad Pro gear case ($49 MSRP) isn’t an accessory for your iPad Pro, but for your iPad Pro’s accessories: It’s built to hold cables, a USB charger, an Apple Pencil, and more.

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Casetify

Casetify

If you’re among the legions who think the little yellow Minions are hilarious, Casetify’s new line of “Despicable Me” cases ($40 to $52 MSRP) should be as appealing as a fresh, yellow buh-nuh-nuh. Squeee!

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Oaxis

The InkCasei7 ($69 pledge on Kickstarter) adds a second e-ink screen to the back of your iPhone 7 Plus. The second screen “allows you to display photos, to-do lists, read eBooks, news articles and also assists you in taking selfies.” It features Bluetooth connectivity, drop-proof construction, and adds just 4.5mm to your phone’s thickness.

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X-Doria

This company’s line of Revel cases ($23 MSRP, $7 on Amazon) are notable not for the drop protection they offer (thanks to the included wrap-around bumper), but for the design: Owls, pugs, lions, pandas, and more. Just call these cases one of your “creature comforts.”

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Urban Armor

Urban Armor

Urban Armor makes super-tough cases to ensure your tablets can take a beating. The latest offering? Its Metropolis cases for iPad Pro ($59.95 MSRP for the 10.5-inch model, $89.95 MSRP for the 12.9-inch tablet; same price on Amazon) include “onboard storage” for the Apple Pencil, as well as a smart cover that can be removed to use Apple’s Smart Keyboard instead.

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Waterfield

Waterfield

Waterfield’s Dash Sleeve for iPad Pro ($89) is built with black ballistic nylon and impact-resistant compression foam to protect your tablet from drops and the elements. It also includes a special pocket for the Apple Pencil.