Excited about the latest crop of iPhones? Apple’s recent announcement has plenty of people rushing out to pre-order a new device. And with that new smartphone comes that familiar itch to pick up some shiny new accessories. You’re probably planning on picking up a new iPhone 6s case, but don’t overlook accessories. As any iPhone fan knows, even the best smartphone becomes sturdier, more powerful, and more fun to use when you have the right iPhone accessories.
Buying one of the newest iPhone models? Check out our guide to the best iPhone accessories to pair with your new phone. Want even more iPhone inspiration? Check out our guides to the best iPhone cases, or read up on the best selfie sticks. Looking for more accessory ideas? Check out our guide to the best iPhone 8 accessories.
1. Pencil Digital Stylus for iPad & iPhone
As the iPhone line has steadily crept up in size with each passing year, an increasing number of users find themselves using a stylus with their smartphone. If you are one of them, consider upgrading from your current stylus to the ultra-luxe Pencil.
Under normal use, you won’t need to recharge Pencil for about a month. The battery can be slid out and recharged on any standard USB port in under 90 minutes. It has a tapered tip for a wide range of writing, drawing, and shading angles. The Pencil feels natural and balanced in your hand, and it can be used to create really subtle art thanks to special surface pressure, erase, and blend settings. Bluetooth pairing is painless, and the Pencil runs for a month before needing a top-up charge.
The Pencil is available in walnut, gold, or graphite finishes.
2. Lima Smart & Private Cloud Device
Plenty of Apple fans are upset that the base model iPhones have such wimpy onboard storage. Enhance your device’s storage capabilities with this private cloud device. It’s compatible with Mac, Windows computers, Android, and iOS mobile devices. Lima is also Air Play compatible, which is a huge perk for those who enjoy watching movies at home.
Using this personal cloud storage system, you can access all your files in one place, ostensibly increasing your iPhone’s storage capacity by leaps and bounds. It’s also available in a lot of fun colors, so you can find a shade that suits your personality and home decor.
Price: $149 ($50 off coupon available for a limited time via the link below)
3. Lully Sleep Guardian
This iOS-only gadget is the perfect iPhone accessory for parents with young kids. This sleep sensor goes under a child’s mattress, and transmits data to the parent’s smartphone. Just answer four simple questions about your child’s sleep on the Lully iOS app, and Lully learns your child’s night terror pattern. In scientific studies with over 10,000 nights of testing, the Sleep Guardian consistently stopped up to 90 percent of night terrors. There are lots of iPhone accessories that promise better sleep, but few have the focus on kids that this gadget offers.
4. Flic: The Wireless Smart Button
Interested in the smart home revolution? Flic is a cheap gadget that plays nice with iOS devices, or really any device that offers Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Flic can be used in a number of different ways. It can be programmed to launch your music, turn on your lights, take a photo, set a timer, or make a call. In addition to being a quick shortcut for smart home functionality, this little button can also be used for personal safety. Flic can be clipped to your clothes, and tapped in the event of an emergency. The button will send your GPS location to friends and family, so they know you are in distress. The battery lasts for a year with normal usage, and the Flic unit itself is weather and dust resistant.
5. 3D Sound Labs One – 3D Audio Headphones
After splurging on a new smartphone, your checking account might be feeling the strain. But if you can afford them, this intense headphones provide a stellar audio experience. If you spend any amount of time listening to music, watching movies, or playing games while on your Note, then great headphones are a must. And with 18 hours battery life, you can enjoy uninterrupted music all day long. If you’re looking for a more immersive audio experience, these headphones are a must-have. Designed for iOS devices, a Windows beta for gaming is coming soon.
Price: $270.33 (10 percent off MSRP)
6. InnoGear Selfie Stick With Remote Shutter & Telescopic Tripod
Extending up to 31.5 inches, this InnoGear selfie stick is a nice choice for iPhone owners, though it fits a wide assortment of smartphones. The battery size for the Bluetooth selfie stick is 120mah, so it can last about six days on standby, or run continuously for about 40 hours. The whole selfie stick kit can fit in the included carrying case.
Price: $22.99 (36 percent off MSRP)
7. Easycare Portable UV Light Cell Phone Sterilizer
Are you a total germaphobe? Do you want to keep your new iPhone in pristine condition? This sterilizing case kills viruses and bacteria that may be breeding on the surface of your phone. Reduced bacteria on your device can help keep you healthy, and may even reduce how often you experience skin breakouts. This roomy sterilizer fits a variety of phones, and should fit the new iPhone line just fine.
8. LG Watch Urbane
The Apple Watch has high customer satisfaction, but it also carries a high price tag. If you want a cheaper option, you can consider an Android Wear watch instead. That’s right, Android Wear watches now work with iOS devices. According to Google’s blog post, “Android Wear for iOS works with the LG Watch Urbane. All future Android Wear watches…will also support iOS, so stay tuned for more.”
The LG Urbane smartwatch offers tons of smart features, but in a stylish package that looks more like a “real” watch than some of the other wearables out there right now. This watch can stream music, send notifications from your smartphone, and even pull up directions. There’s also a built-in heart rate monitor. The LG Watch Urbane is IP67 dust and water resistant.
Price: $296.09 (15 percent off MSRP)
9. Spire for iOS – Wearable for Mind & Body
A lot of wearables are focused on increasing your heart rate, which is why Spire is so unique. This wellness wearable is designed to help users breathe deeply, meditate mindfully, and reduce stress. The companion iOS app provides daily and weekly reports on your state of mind, and includes audio exercises to improve your breathing. Even the charging plate has been designed to evoke feelings of calm and peacefulness.
10. Mars Levitation Bluetooth Speaker System
Looking for a new Bluetooth speaker to pair with your new iPhone? They don’t get much cooler than this. The Mars Levitation Bluetooth speaker offers high fidelity audio in a futuristic package. It’s also portable and water-resistant. The speaker spans a full 360 degrees, so you get room-filling sound. You can also hook up two units to get a stereo home theatre experience. You’ve already got the coolest smartphone on the market, so why not pair it with the coolest speakers out there?