Is that a brand new iPhone 7 in your pocket, or are you just happy to - oh, it is? Nice. Congratulations. It’s lovely.
What’s that though? You’ve got nothing to protect it from life's many mishaps? You can’t charge it and listen to music at the same time? And you don’t have a spare battery to top it up on long commutes/island survival situations?
This won’t do at all. Luckily for you we’ve hand picked a selection of iPhone treats that’ll help you make the most of your sleek and sexy handset in all the situations abover, and more:
Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar (£35)
We’re pretty sure there’s no way you haven’t noticed this already, but just in case - the iPhone 7 lacks a 3.5mm headphone port. Yep, the standard audio port that’s graced tech for decades, is no more, as far as Apple’s latest handsets are concerned.
Apple has included a free pair of Lightning port adaptors in the box so that you can use your existing headphones with the iPhone 7, but what if you want to charge and listen to music at the same time? This Belkin adaptor is one of your only options for the time being. Charge and listen away.
tech21 Evo Elite Case (£40)
Unless you’re on a bouncy castle or leaping across a giant pile of foam, a two metre drop for your unprotected iPhone 7 is not going to end well for you. Thankfully, tech21’s fairly slim case promises some serious protection without a mass of bulk, with its patented ultra impact-absorbing material which promises to protect your precious handset from drops of up to two metres.
Spigen Tempered Glass Screen Protector (£7)
Unless you’ve got a hulking behemoth of a case wrapped around your handset, that screen’s still in danger. Tempered glass screen protectors are by far the best way to protect that precious display without compromising on visibility or feel, and because they’re actual hardened glass, they don’t look or feel any different to a regular screen. If you have a nasty drop, the screen protector itself will smash, sacrificing itself for the actual display lying beneath. True heroes.
Official Apple iPhone Lightning Dock (£50)
Apple’s official dock is naturally a little on the pricey side, but for your money you’re getting a well-crafted slab of aluminium, perfectly matched to the colour of your own handset. Apart from lovingly displaying your iPhone 7 while charging it, the rear of the dock as a good old fashioned 3.5mm audio jack, letting you hook it up to speakers with an archaic aux cable. The horror.
JBL Reflect Aware Lightning Headphones (£180)
JBL’s sporty buds are Lightning-equipped and ready to exercise. A sweatproof, ergonomic design paired with anti-tangle cables makes them ideal for gym-goers and pavement-pounders alike, and their adaptive noise cancelling tech means you can control just how much of the outside world gets in – perfect for roadside runners and cyslicts. They also have reflective elements built-in, so you can be seen - if not heard.
Aukey 20000mAh Portable Charger (£28)
You’ve probably got a fair few emergency USB battery packs lying around in various bags, ready to dish out a miniature dose of power in emergency situations. But if you hammer your handset, or are away at a festival a few days, this 20000mAh beast should be enough to keep you going for two or three days. Handily, unlike most battery packs which are juiced up via microUSB, Aukey’s charger also accepts charging via Lightning cable.
Griffin iTrip Clip Bluetooth Headphone Adapter (£20)
If you fancy keeping your regular in-ears but fancy ditching the wires and annoying Lightning adaptor, then this is an inexpensive way to inject your regular headphones with Bluetooth powers.