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10 accessories you need for your iPhone or iPad

10 accessories you need for your iPhone or iPad

May 15, 2015

The iOS accessory market is huge, and it continues to grow by leaps and bound as Apple sells more iPhones and iPads every day. There are so many accessories to choose from, it is sometimes hard to know where to start. So to help, we’re highlighting 10 perfect choices.

OtterBox Defender for the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus


While there are an astounding amount of cases available to protect your iPhone, one of the trailblazers in the market – the OtterBox Defender – is still the best. Offering three layers of protection, the Defender should help keep your handset pristine under normal use conditions. The case line starts at $49.95 for the iPhone 6 and $59.95 for the larger iPhone 6 Plus. Buyers can select from a number of color combinations.

Speck DuraFolio for the iPad Air 2


Your iPad Air 2 needs protection as well. And a great choice is the Speck DuraFolio. Along with helping shield the tablet from drops and scrapes, it can also place the iPad Air 2 into a number of different media viewing or typing angles. The case retails for $59.95, and you can select from three different colors.

Sonos Play:1


The best way to listen to music at home, the Sonos Play:1 connects to your home Wi-Fi network and can be placed anywhere within wireless range. Using the companion app, you can play music from a number of different locations, including streaming services like Spotify or even tracks on your computer. Available in either black or white, the speaker retails for $199.99.

Braven BRV-1


If you’re needing music on the go, Braven BRV-1 is great for any outdoor adventure. Offering up to 12 hours of music playback on a single charge, the speaker is waterproof and can even be used as a speakerphone. Weighing less than 13 ounces, the built-in battery can also be used to charge other USB devices. You can select from a black or gray version of the $99.99 speaker.

PowerSkin PoP’n 3


A versatile charging solution for your iPhone, the Power Skin PoP’n 3 isn’t a normal battery case. Instead, it’s a battery that that attaches directly to your phone with a number of small suction cups. You then insert its short Lighting cable into the iPhone to charge. It can be purchased now from the PowerSkin site for $47.99. It’s available in white, gray, or gold.

RHA MA450i Headphones


A huge step up from Apple’s stock headphones, the RHA MA450i are made with aircraft grade aluminum and offer a reinforced, braided cable to help reduce tangles. RHA includes seven different interchangeable silicone tips so you can find that perfect fit. The in-line controls and microphone also allow users to control their music and take calls. They are available now for $49.95.

Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens for the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus


A great way to improve your photography skills, the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens offers a fisheye, wide-angle, 10x macro, and 15x macro lens in one compact design. Compatible with all photo and video apps, it works with both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. You can keep the lens safe with one of three different color pendandts. It retails for $79.95.

Adonit Jot Touch Stylus


A pressure-sensitive Bluetooth stylus, the Adonit Jot Touch is highlighted by its Pixelpoint tip that offers both precision and accuracy while drawing or writing. Users can customize programmable shortcut buttons, and the rechargeable battery can go for up to a month in sleep mode. It can be purchased for $99.99 and is available in black or white. It is also avaialble to order on Adonit’s site.

Tylt Syncable Duo Charge and Sync Cable


Providing the best of both worlds, the Tylt Syncable Duo features both a Lightning and Micro USB plug. It’s tangle free with a soft touch finish and is certified by Apple. Buyers can select from a number of colors and a 1-foot or 1-meter version of the cable. Prices start at $24.99.

Orbotix Ollie


And you’ve got to have some fun with your iPhone or iPad. So take a look at the Sphero Ollie. The app-controllable robot can race up to 14 mph and can do a number of unique tricks. It costs $99.95.

Bonus: Apple TV


While not truly an accessory, you can use the set-top box to show off anything from your iPhone or iPad on a big screen television using AirPlay. The technology will also allow you to mirror exactly what is happening on your iOS device. And beyond that, you can do other things like view photos, watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, and much more. It costs $69.

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