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7 Essential Accessories for Your Apple iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

We highlight cases, wireless headphones, and one important stand
HiRise 2 by Twelve South
September 27, 2016

You’ve bought your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Now it’s time to buy a few accessories to go with your new purchase.



Your iPhone 6/6S case will probably fit on your new phone. However, changes made on the camera on both new models means you’ll still need to buy a new case.

Mujjo Leather Cases

Mujjo offers an expansive line of wallet cases for the iPhone 7 in black, tan, and gray. Each is designed to hold two to three cards.

The cases come with Moulded Edge Technology, which protects it, especially at the edges, the phone’s weakest points.

The full-grain leather cases have a suede-lined interior and are compatible with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

The cases start at $39, ranging up to $49. You can place your orders on the Mujjo website or through Amazon.

Tech21, multiple styles

We’ve always been impressed with Tech21 cases because of their lightweight construction and unbeatable fall protection.

For the iPhone 7, the company is offering eight types of cases, each with a slightly different style and fall protection level. Each is available in multiple color choices.

For Jet Black iPhones, we recommend one of Tech21’s clear cases.

Tech 21 cases start at $40, ranging up to $40. You can place your orders on the Tech21 website.

CalypsoCase by CalypsoCrystal, multiple styles

If you’re looking for a high-quality leather case for your new iPhone, consider CalypsoCase. Each CalypsoCase is handcrafted in Europe with individual designs limited to 500 pieces.

For 2016, CalypsoCase is offering cases in four different colors of various styles, including burgundy, black, teal, and tan. Each CalypsoCase is shipped in a premium box and includes a serial number and signed certificate of authenticity.

CalypsoCases are priced at $199 each and available directly from the official site.

Wireless headphones

Wireless headphones

With Apple’s removal of the audio jack on the iPhone 7, you might be in the market for a new pair of wireless headphones.

JBL Everest Elite 700

Available in white or black, the JBL Everest Elite 700 features Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity and active noise cancelling technology. Other highlights include a 15-hour rechargeable battery with JBL Pro Audio sound and TruNote Auto Sound Calibration.

Each Elite 700 ships with a carrying case, micro USB charging cable, and audio cable with 3.5mm jack (for your non-iPhone 7 devices).

You can customize the sound on your Elite 700 with the My JBL Headphones app.

The JBL Everest Elite 700 is priced at $300 and available through the JBL website. You can also buy the headphones through various retailers including Amazon.

My JBL Headphones
My JBL Headphones
Harman International Industries

Lucid AMPED Bluetooth Neckband

The newly released Lucid Audio AMPED Bluetooth Neckband features retractable earbuds powered by a rechargeable LIPO battery that lasts for 10 hours of use between charges.

Unique for Lucid, the neckband includes sound activated compression, which automatically activates to protect you from loud, harmful noises.

Starting at $129, the Lucid AMPED Bluetooth Neckband is available in black and white from the Lucid website.

Bose QuietComfort 35

The QuietComfort 35 features Bose active noise cancellation technology in a wireless package. Available in black and gray, the headphones feature a built-in battery that lasts for up to 20 hours using Bluetooth and up to 40 hours in wired mode.

Along with a volume optimized EQ feature, a dual-microphone system provides clear handsfree phone calls, even in a noisy environment. It also works with the official Bose Connection app.

The over-ear headphones are priced at $349 and are available through the Bose website and on Amazon.

Bose Connect
Bose Connect
Bose Corporation

Charging stands

Charging stands

Twelve South first introduced the HiRise for iPhone in 2013. The stand was mostly met with positive reviews, although our Brent Dirks expressed concerns about the product’s assembly requirements. The HiRise 2, which was announced earlier this year, still requires some assembly. However, not nearly as much as the original, which makes it a winner.

Available in black, white, and gray, the HiRise 2 is one-third smaller and twice as heavy as the original. You can utilize the stand for hands-free use of your iPhone or iPad, while keeping your devices fully charged. Best of all, it ships with three Lightning cable clips, which allows you to adjust the stand regardless of device case.

The HiRise 2 is available without cables for $40. The $60 HiRise Deluxe includes both MFi-certified Lightning and Micro-USB cables. You can purchase the HiRise 2 from the Twelve South website or through Amazon.