GettaGrip Grip2ü Boss for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

While bigger screens are nice, the downside to larger 4.7” and 5.5” iPhone models is that they can be more of a challenge to handle, making protective cases all the more necessary. This is clearly where GettaGrip is going with its new Grip2ü Boss ($30) for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus — a case designed to not only provide drop protection, but hopefully to prevent you from dropping your iPhone in the first place. The case is made from fused TPU and polycarbonate materials, giving it a softer interior surrounded by a hard polycarbonate shell, which the company claims will withstand drops of up to 10 feet. The Boss is available in six attractive color options.

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Just Mobile Headstand Avant

Now that the Apple TV directly supports Bluetooth headphones, the only thing you may be missing is somewhere to keep your higher-end cans when you’re not actually sitting in front of the big screen listening to your favourite shows or beats. If this is the case, then Just Mobile has you covered with its new HeadStand Avant. It’s a sleek aluminum stand, precision engineered in the way that Just Mobile has become famous for.

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Gear4 Oxford Bookcase for iPhone 7 Plus

While we’ve personally never been big fans of iPhone folio cases in general, we do acknowledge that some users who like to carry their iPhone in a purse or shoulder bag may benefit from the tradeoff between full front screen protection and quick accessibility. If you fit into that category, Gear4’s updated Oxford Bookcase ($50) is worth a look. Unlike many of the folio cases we’ve seen that emphasize style over protection, Gear4 has built Oxford out of patented, shockproof D3O material, so it not only provides a cover for your iPhone screen, but “military-grade” drop protection as well.

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Paracable Lightning Cables — Continuum, Gecko, 1.21 Giggawatts

Paracable is a small company that makes only one type of product — Lightning Cables — but it focuses on doing that one thing extremely well. Paracable’s cables are Apple MFi-certified and available in five fun styles, each with an appropriately whimsical moniker to match, ranging from the flux-capacitor-inspired “1.21 Giggawatts” (“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”) to the bright green “Gecko” and the sci-fi-esque “Continuum.”

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$24 | Cables

Gear4 Buckingham for iPad mini 4

Gear4’s new Buckingham ($70) is a stylish new folio case for the iPad mini 4 that uses D3O’s patented technology to provide “military grade” shock absorption and impact protection without adding extra bulk to the case. The iPad mini fits snugly into the base of the case, which provides full side and top button coverage as well as a raised edge at the front. The folio cover and rear of the case is made from a sleek, matte black material, with an exposed plastic section on the back that seems designed for holding your finger in a comfortable position against the back of the case when using the iPad.

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Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Mophie’s Juice Pack Air ($100) has arrived for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The wireless charging case can fully recharge an iPhone 7, while the iPhone 7 Plus case can recharge the larger iPhone back up to 60 percent battery. A matte slider-style case, Juice Pack Air’s Lightning connector plugs into the iPhone, while the case can be recharged using a micro-USB port at the bottom, or one of Mophie’s Charge Force magnetic wireless charging accessories. Juice Pack Air comes in five colors — black, rose gold, gold, blue, and red. A micro-USB cord is included, but sadly there’s no headphone port of any kind, so you’ll be unable to use wired earphones without removing the case.

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Henge Docks Gravitas

Henge Docks’ premium Gravitas ($69) is still one of the most solid iPhone and iPad docks out there. While it’s still basically the same dock we looked at three years ago, Henge Docks has kept its promise of continuing adapter support to ensure that newer iPhone and iPad models are always supported. These new adapters have also provided much better case support than the original model, and Gravitas is now listed at a more affordable price point.

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Distil Union Wally Ether for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Distil Union’s popular Wally wallets and wallet phone cases have arrived on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with Wally Ether. A leather-backed shell case, Wally Ether offers little protection for an iPhone, but it can store up to three cards in its compartment. Wally Ether uses the clever Wally Pull-Tab found in other Wally wallets, which allows users to pull the cards out using the tab. Pushing the cards back into the case causes the tab to retract. It’s an effective way to access your cards, and it also minimizes the case’s bulk — which is a problem with a lot of wallet cases.

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Just Mobile AluCharge USB Charger

Just Mobile’s latest “Alu” product, AluCharge ($50), is a multi-port USB charger. The aluminum-bodied charger has four USB ports, with 2.4A max charging per port, and a total max output of 6.2A. Though AluCharge looks like a battery — and is about the size of a battery — the svelte accessory is actually a plug-in charger for home and travel.

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Griffin Pencil Sleeve for Apple Pencil

Griffin’s Pencil Sleeve ($30) is a silicone sleeve for Apple Pencil. The non-slip sleeve fits snuggly around the Apple Pencil, and its triangular design prevents Pencil from rolling around. Pencil Sleeve also comes with a built-in cap, which essentially acts as a replacement for the easy-to-lose Pencil cap. Also, the sleeve’s cap has its own multi-touch compatible stylus tip on the end, adding extra functionality to Pencil. The sleeve comes in gray or clear versions.

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Nomad Vulcanized LSR Silicone Strap for Apple Watch

Nomad’s Vulcanized LSR Silicone Strap ($40) is a newer band option for Apple Watch, from one of the most interesting Apple Watch developers out there. The silicone strap is currently only available for the 42mm Apple Watch, though customers can choose from silver or black stainless steel hardware to best match their Watch color.

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Zivix AirJamz

Zivix, known mostly for its Jamstik MIDI guitar, recently introduced AirJamz ($50), a Bluetooth “guitar pick.” Using a free app, the pick lets users play air guitar like never before, as their strumming motions in the air are turned into music and sounds within the app. The app comes with 25 free downloadable tracks, and a few extra tracks can be purchased, too. You can switch through available instruments for each song within the app, and your Bluetooth pick will change sounds on the fly. Up to four players can play at once, and AirJamz gets 18 hours battery life from a replaceable CR2032 battery.

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Lutron Pico Remote Control for Audio

Lutron is expanding its home automation system beyond mere lighting and shade controls into the realm of audio with its new Pico Remote Control for Audio ($49) — a solution designed to allow Sonos users to tie their music into their Lutron system, unifying it with their lighting. Integrated with Lutron’s Caséta Wireless System, the new Pico audio remote pairs with the Caséta Smart Bridge, which also includes built-in Sonos integration, all using the standard Lutron app. It’s also compatible with Lutron’s RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS smart home systems.

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Crosley Cruiser Deluxe

Crosley’s Cruiser Deluxe ($90) is an updated version of the company’s popular retro “suitcase” turntable. This time around, however, the company has added Bluetooth, to give users another way to listen to music. Cruiser Deluxe can indeed be latched and carried like a suitcase. Two small speakers are built into the front of the case. Inside the case is the three-speed turntable, and next to that are a headphone jack, volume knob, pitch control knob, and the Bluetooth on/off switch. On the back of the case are ports for the AC adapter, stereo line-out ports, and another headphone jack. Turntables are generally not within our purview — we certainly wouldn’t feel right giving a full review of this product — but we figured we could at least give prospective consumers some insight regarding Cruiser Deluxe’s Bluetooth capabilities. We don’t currently see Cruiser Deluxe listed on Crosley’s website, but the product is already being sold on other sites.

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Beckmann of Norway Urban 30L Backpack

Beckmann of Norway has been making bags overseas for decades, and the company has recently brought their products here to the U.S. We’ve received Beckmann’s Urban 30L backpack ($120), a bag that contains three large pockets, two of which can easily house a MacBook and 12.9” iPad Pro. The lightweight pack features a number of leather details, including the zipper pulls. A rain cover in the pocket can be pulled over the rest of the bag. Urban 30L also comes in burgundy, gray, and navy.

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$120 | Bags
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