You just shelled out several hundreds of dollars on a brand new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Congratulations on a great purchase, but unfortunately you’re not done reaching into your wallet just yet. It’s time to adorn with iPhone 7 accessories.
Don’t worry, we’re not giving you a ridiculously long list that will cost hundreds of additional dollars. Here are just four essentials iPhone 7 accessories. These are all pretty affordable and pair perfectly with your new iPhone to add even more functionality.
iPhone Lightning Dock
Image credit: Apple Normally, I wholeheartedly recommend third-party iPhone docks over Apple’s offering, but this year is a different story. As much as I love the stability and design of other docks, Apple’s dock has one feature that’s especially pertinent to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: audio out.
When your iPhone sits on the dock’s Lightning connector, it charges and can additionally play audio through a 3.5 mm audio port . Not only does this instantly give your iPhone 7 compatibility with your existing 3.5 mm devices like headphones and speakers, but it also lets you listen to music through these devices while your phone charges.
Yes, I get it. Wireless is the future and Lightning headphones work just as well as 3.5 mm, but if you don’t want to buy new headphones or use dongles, this is a solid way to hold you over a bit longer. Apple also priced the dock moderately well at $39 for the white polycarbonate version, but I’d say splurge a little bit for the more premium aluminum in black, gold, rose gold, silver or space gray.
➤ Buy iPhone Lightning Dock ($49)
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