Cover-Up Stone Explorer for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

If you’re looking for something a little different in a case for your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you’ll want to check out Cover-Up’s new Stone Explorer collection. Each case features attractive real, hand-finished slate on the back, and since it’s cut from real rock, no two cases will be exactly the same. The Explorer line also features a tough, shock absorbent outer shell with textured edges for a good grip and full button coverage, and it’s thin enough on the bottom that you shouldn’t have a problem with most Lightning docks. While these aren’t the most protective cases you’re going to find, they’re definitely some of the most interesting and unique.

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$43 – $50 | Cases + Covers

Gear4 Piccadilly and Soho for iPhone 7

Gear4’s Piccadilly ($40) and Soho ($40) are two new cases for the iPhone 7 that, thanks to the company’s use of D3O material, provide military-grade drop protection while remaining more stylish and unobtrusive compared to a lot of other drop-proof cases we’ve seen.

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Catalyst Case for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

We’ve been pretty impressed with Catalyst’s cases for prior iPhone models and the iPad mini, which provide waterproof and drop protection at a pretty reasonable price. So we were quite pleased to see that Catalyst has continued the trend with the Catalyst Case for iPhone 7 ($80) and Catalyst Case for iPhone 7 Plus ($90). Both cases offer the kind of waterproof protection that Catalyst is known for, extending it to greater depths; although it’s only rated IP68, since that’s as high as the scale goes, Catalyst actually certifies it well beyond that standard for submersion in up to 33 feet (10m) of water — well beyond the iPhone 7’s own base IP67 rating.

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$80 / $90 | Cases + Covers

ExoLens Case for iPhone 7 (ZEISS Lenses)

If you’re a serious iPhone photographer, ExoLens’ new Case for iPhone 7 ($50) could very well be the final piece you’ve been waiting for. While we were very impressed with the lens in the ExoLens PRO with Optics by ZEISS Wide-Angle Lens Kit that we looked at last week, the main downside of the Pro kit is that you have to take off your case — or simply go caseless — to use it, risking your iPhone in the process. Fortunately, for iPhone 7 users, this new case will let you attach and detach any of ExoLens’ ZEISS lenses with relative ease.

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iClever BoostCube Dual Port USB Wall Charger

iClever’s released an upgraded version of its BoostCube Dual USB Wall Charger, providing you with an inexpensive yet reasonably attractive charging option for your iPhone, iPad, and other USB electronic devices. Capable of supplying a total of 24W of power across its pair of 5V/2.4A USB ports, you’ll be able to recharge even two iPads simultaneously at the fastest speeds possible.

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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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