Apple’s iPhone 7 is an impressive tool. It features 3D touch, has an incredibly capable camera, and boasts faster processing speeds than any previous Apple product. But, contrary to what Apple would like you to think – the phone isn’t all-encompassing.
There are still a lot of things that the latest iPhone leaves to be desired. Whether it be protection from the drops, bumps, and scrapes that will inevitably come with daily use, or simply longer battery life for extended use – there are things that the stock phone simply doesn’t account for. Thankfully, we live in a world where people see opportunity in those shortcomings and work to try and fix them. Chargers, cases, trackers, lenses and more have all been developed to help make your phone that much better. But, not all of them are great. In fact, a whole lot of them are trash. To help you navigate this packed field, we put together list of what we think are the 12 best iPhone 7 accessories out there.
iPhone screens are pretty tough. They don’t scratch or break all to easily – but they’re not invincible. To help protect your crystal-clear display from the scrapes and scratches that will inevitably come with extended use – it’s a good call to grab a screen protector for your phone. These protectors from Spigen will retain your screen’s crisp display while protecting it from whatever life throws its way. To top it off, the covers come with a lifetime replacement warranty.
Anker PowerCore+ Mini
We’ve all been there. Either you forgot to charge your phone before you left the house or you ended up staying out longer than you anticipated. Suddenly your phone is on 2%. One of the best ways to avoid this is by equipping yourself with something like Anker’s PowerCore+ Mini. This portable power bank recharges your phone in up to 3-4 hours thanks to its PowerIQ technology that detects the type of device it is connected to.
Nomad Lightning Nomad Key
It is unlikely that you bring a lightning cable around with you wherever you go. They’re not necessarily an easy to carry piece of tech. Nomad’s lighting key, however, is engineered to be brought with you every day. The miniature, bendable cable can connect your phone to a USB port wherever you are. And not to worry. This thing is tough. It is more than capable of standing up to the daily wear that comes along with jangling by your side on a keychain.
Tile Mate Key Finder
If you are anything like us, losing things is kind of a specialty. Keys? They disappear constantly. That slim wallet? In a constant state of being misplaced. But thankfully for people like us – there are things out there like the Tile Mate. Not only does this GPS tracker help you keep track of your often-lost items, but this thing can also help you track down your phone. Just double click the tile and it’ll light up your iPhone – even if it is on silent.
Nomad Rugged Lightning Cable
Apple’s cables suck. They fall apart after just a year or so of use. This one, however, is built with 1000D ballistic weave nylon and can withstand over 10,000 flexions. And as if a sturdy cable wasn’t enough, Nomad also equipped this thing with a 2,350 man portable battery that stores power for a full charge.
Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Cable
When the iPhone 7 came out, the biggest critique it received was that it had gotten rid of the headphone jack. How, people wondered, would you be able to charge your phone and listen to music at the same time? Belkin’s response was this dongle. Simply plug it in to your phone and you’ll be able to both enjoy tunes and give your phone a bit of juice.
Bellroy 3 Card Phone Case
If you are in the market for a solid case for your phone, we’d have to recommend this one from Bellroy. Featuring a vegetable tanned leather exterior, the case opens up to fit three cards – making it a kind of wallet/case. On top of just looking really nice – this thing can protect your phone from all kinds of drops, bumps, and spills.
Grovemade Walnut iPhone Dock
If you are among the group of people who are very particular about how your desk is organized – this iPhone dock is for you. The base of the dock is mad from a solid aluminum, while the top features a hand-sanded oiled walnut that props up the phone, displaying its screen. Made in Portland, Oregon, this product is as much as a desk accessory as it is a iPhone 7 accessory.
Olloclip Core Lens Set
It is impressive how far phone cameras have come in such a short amount of time. But, of course, there is always room for improvement. If you want to get a little bit more out of your phone’s camera, the Olloclip’s Core Lens kit is the perfect addition. This set includes a Super Wide angle, Macro, and Fisheye attachments that give your phone’s camera a whole lot more range.
iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case
Not content with the battery life on your phone? One of the best solutions to this problem is the iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case. This multi-tool of an accessory allows you to both protect your phone from the harsh, cold world outside of your pocket while also providing a massive backup charge. How massive? 24 hours worth of charge is packed right into that case.
Joby GripTight Pro GorillaPod
Looking to take a bit more control over your phone when shooting images or video? This tripod from Joby is where its at. The stand can wrap around just about anything to provide a fixed and steady shot of whatever it is you’re looking to capture. To top it all off, it is even case-compatible.
Finally, the best iPhone 7 accessory may very well be the anti-iPhone. This small, beautifully designed piece of tech allows you to walk away from the media-rich machine in your pocket without abandoning your friends. When connected, the Light Phone picks up all calls sent to your iPhone, allowing you to stay in touch without being continually distracted.
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