So you’ve decided to buy a new iPhone 7. This new iPhone has some big changes from the previous generation of phones, and you may find that you’ll want to buy some additional accessories to get the most out of your new smartphone. The right pair of headphones, the right productivity accessories, or even just a simple screen protector can all work together to protect your device, and help you enjoy your phone to the fullest. Whether you plan to use your iPhone 7 for business or fun, our guide to the best iPhone 7 accessories is packed with must-have accessories that will enhance your day.
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1. Brightech Apple MFi Approved Pure Lightning Headphones
Opinion has been divided about Apple’s decision to ditch the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. If you want to pick up a pair of Lightning headphones, this style from Brightech offers the comfort of over-the-ear headphones, combined with the audio benefits of a Lightning headset. An inline remote, soft leatherette ear cups, and a three-year warranty make these affordable headphones a solid choice. While every iPhone 7 comes with Lightning earbuds, some people prefer over-the-ear headphones over earbuds for reasons of comfort or sound quality.
If you’re looking to experiment with Lightning headphones for the first time, these headphones are an inexpensive way to join the Lightning headphone movement. If you want something a little more upmarket, another option to consider would be the Philips Fidelio M2L/27 High Resolution Headphones with Built-in DAC and Lightning Connector, which retail for $199.99. Another option to consider? Ditch the cords entirely, and opt for a high-end pair of wireless earbuds, like these well-reviewed buds from Bragi.
Want to learn more? Browse our guide to the best Lightning headphones.
Price: $39.99 (69 percent off MSRP)
2. iClever Portable Bluetooth Keyboard
Travel a lot for business? Lugging around a big laptop can be a pain. With a portable Bluetooth keyboard, you can remain productive while you’re on the go, without carrying a heavy bag. This portable keyboard from iClever folds up, and weighs less than 4/10 of a pound. Backed by a 30-day money back guarantee and a 12 month replacement warranty, this keyboard is a great productivity tool for anyone who needs to type long messages on the go. Consider pairing this keyboard with a smartphone stand, to make typing easier and more ergonomic.
Price: $35.99 (28 percent off MSRP)
3. LUVVITT iPhone 7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector
If you’ve ever cracked the screen on your iPhone, you know how costly replacing the screen can be. Protect the screen on your new iPhone 7 with a screen protector, and you’ll have much better peace of mind. We prefer tempered glass over plain plastic PET film, since it is much more scratch resistant and impact resistant. This screen protect from LUVVITT is an affordable way to protect your device from costly damage. If you want to see more options, browse more iPhone 7 screen protectors on sale here.
4. Spigen Stealth Car Mount Holder
A car mount gives you a secure place to place your phone while driving. This Spigen mount is universal, so it will work with a number of other smartphones, as well as your iPhone 7. The interior of the mount is covered in a soft TPU material, to prevent scratching the outside of your device. One small drawback is that this car mount only works in landscape orientation, which some users may dislike. You can browse more iOS device car accessories here.
Price: $14.99 (63 percent off MSRP)
5. Merge VR Headset
2016 has been all about the rise of VR technology. Samsung’s made a splash by offering Gear VR headsets that are compatible with select Samsung Galaxy phones, but Apple doesn’t do something comparable for the iPhone. This iOS-compatible headset lets you experience VR, but at a fraction of the price you’d pay for an Oculus Rift. This headset is compatible with most iOS and Android devices from the last 2 years and fits a variety of sizes, even Apple’s “Plus” line of phablets, so the iPhone 7 should fit just fine.
These VR goggles are soft, making them both comfortable to wear, as well as somewhat child-proof when it comes to accidental drops. The Merge VR headset will work with any existing virtual reality apps on Google Play and the iOS App Store. Curious about VR? Check out our in-depth guide to the best VR headsets to see other options that might appeal to you.
Price: $59.99 (24 percent off MSRP)
6. Neyya Smart Ring
Plan on taking a lot of selfies with your new phone? This smart ring is a nice addition to your stable of tech accessories. In addition to helping you capture selfies without having to touch your smartphone, this smart ring also helps you complete lots of other everyday tasks. This smart ring can also take GoPro shots, control playback of streaming video, handle your calls, or control slides via PowerPoint, Keynote, and Prezi. Multiple sizes are available, to help ensure you get the best possible fit.
Like the idea of smart jewelry, but not sure about a ring? Maybe a Bellabeat LEAF fitness tracker is more your speed.
Price: $150 and up, depending on size selected
7. Myo Gesture Control Armband
You have a cutting edge smartphone. You live in 2016. You should have an iPhone accessory that makes you feel like you live in the future. This cool armband picks up on the electrical activity of your muscles and the motion of your arm. Using the armband, you can jump between slides in a business presentation, play games, or just fire up some music when you get home from work. With over 100 applications for work and play, you can pair your iPhone 7 with the armband to do all kinds of cool things. Home automation, drones, computer games, and virtual reality experiences are all enhanced by using this cool armband. If you want to feel like you live in a sci-fi movie, this is a great accessory to pair with your new iPhone 7.
Price: $184 (8 percent off MSRP)
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8. Caseology Parallax Series iPhone 7 Case
The new iPhone 7 has a beautiful, streamlined body. And while this is arguably the most durable iPhone yet, it’s still a smart idea to use a case to protect your device. As the Verge points out, people who choose the “jet black” phone should definitely use a case, since that color shows scratches more than the other color options.
If you want a basic case that’s got a little edge to keep it from being boring, this is the case for you. The texture on the back of the case not only looks cool, but makes it easier to hold the phone without dropping it. If the black/blue version pictured above doesn’t strike your fancy, there are five other colors to choose from. This style offers a basic level of protection that’s sufficient for people who aren’t accident prone.
Not a fan of this design? Browse more iPhone 7 cases we love in our guide to the best iPhone 7 cases. Want something more rugged? If you need something with serious impact protection, you can browse more iPhone 7 cases that meet Military Grade 810-G standards here.
Price: $14.99 (21 percent off MSRP)
9. SPARIN Sports Running Armband
Use your phone while running or hitting the gym? An armband case is a must-have for staying connected while you’re getting fit. This comfortable armband fits a variety of phone sizes, and offers a convenient place to thread your earbud cables.
10. Apple Watch (1st Generation)
With the new Apple Watch Series 2 coming to stores soon, the price is expected to drop for the O.G. Apple Watch. This is great news for people who want to try the Apple Watch, but were unable to afford the smartwatch at the old price point. Not sold on the color/size combination above? Browse all available Apple Watch models on sale here.
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Price: $292.96 (16 percent off MSRP)
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