It’s expensive being an Apple fanboy. Not only do you typically pay a premium for Cupertino’s latest hardware, but Apple’s accessories can often also cause sticker shock. Fortunately, when it comes to shopping for accessories, the Apple Store isn’t your only source.
Whether you’re looking to pair your newly minted iPhone with wireless headphones or simply need to restock on a few Lightning cables, we’ve rounded up some awesome accessory deals for everything from your iPhone to your MacBook. We will add to these over time and swap out deals, plus several are for Black Friday only, so make sure you’re quick if you want to get the best prices.
We featured Nyloon’s strap in our roundup of the best available for the Apple Watch, and continue to enjoy wearing one. The company has a deal for Black Friday where if you buy two, you get a third free, complete with free shipping. Normally, this package would cost $120, but this deal gets you the three straps for $80. Choose your straps from the online store, add them to your basket, and use the code BlackFriday2016 to get the discount.
Pad & Quill regularly appear in our best-of lists regarding Apple iPhone cases and Apple Watch straps, and Black Friday is your chance to pick up your choice of accessory with 15-percent off. The deal is available until Cyber Monday, and is the company’s only sale of the year, so it’s worth getting in quick. We particularly like the Field Strap for the Apple Watch, currently at $85 rather than $100, and the Bella Fino leather folio case for the iPhone 7 Plus, down to $68 from $80. When you’ve chosen, make sure to use the code BF2016 for an additional 5-percent discount on the above prices.
Your iPad Pro isn’t just another tablet, so don’t get just another stylus for it. The Apple Pencil allows you to work on your iPad with precision and also helps to expand the versatility of multi-touch. While you’re not writing with any actual ink, you might as well be using a real pen.
If you’ve been craving a physical keyboard for your iPad 2, this is the product for you. This Logitech Type+ 920-006912 case features a Bluetooth keyboard with iOS shortcuts, allowing you to remain productive no matter where you are. The case also offers ergonomic viewing angles for both reading and typing.
Now that the iPhone has gone headphone jack-less, you’re more in need of wireless headphones than ever. And if earbuds just aren’t your cup of tea, then maybe Dr. Dre’s over-ear headphones will do the trick. These headphones feature a wireless range of 30 feet and 12-hour rechargeable battery. The fine-tuned acoustics offer clear audio.
Lightning cables are a must-have item for any Apple household. Our DT Shop currently offers this 3-Pack of MFi-certified Lightning to USB cables that can be used to keep your iPhone or iPad fully juiced. MFi certification, formerly Made for iPod, ensures that these cables work with Apple’s devices. Each cable measures 10 feet, which gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes to charging your gadgets. The 3-pack of cables costs $22. By comparison, one 6.5-foot Lightning cable sells for $29 from Apple and a 3-pack of 10-foot Lightning cables from Monoprice sells for $23.
The Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock is a $79 add-on accessory that proudly displays your Apple Watch as it charges. However, if you don’t feel like dropping $79 on a dock designed to charge just one gadget, Mbeat’s PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock costs $39 and provides three additional USB ports that let you charge any USB-compatible gadgets in addition to your Apple Watch. Like Apple’s dock, it displays your Apple Watch as it is charging, so you can still use it as your alarm clock. It’s currently $30 off list price.
The AluBolt Lightning Dock puts your iPhone or iPad on display while it charges. The MFi-certified aluminum dock features a built-in Lighting to USB connector so it can also be used for syncing your Apple devices. It’s compatible with open-bottom cases so you can leave your iPhone or iPad in its protective case while it charges. At $40, it’s about a buck cheaper than Amazon’s price, which is negligible, but both are great prices.
The low-profile HoverDock charging podium gives your iPhone the illusion that it’s hovering while docked. The aluminum base features a rubber bottom to prevent sliding and also features retractable cable storage that keeps your wires neatly out of sight while charging your device. The unit was designed to work with most iPhone cases and can also be used to prop your iPhone while you FaceTime. It’s currently $30 at Amazon or $33 via our DT Shop.
Wireless headphones are the future of the iPhone, but not everyone can afford to spend $159 on Apple’s AirPods. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable alternatives. Ideal for the gym, the Powerbeats2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones are IPX4 certified, which means they’re resistant to sweat and water. The rechargeable battery offers 6 hours of play time and they can be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled device, which makes them ideal for current and older iPhones and iPads. Currently $89 at Amazon, they’re cheaper than Target’s discounted $99 price.
The iPhone 7 has the best battery life of any iPhone Apple has previously manufactured. However, even the best batteries can unexpectedly die while you’re on the go. For those dreaded moments, ZeroLemon offers its iPhone 7 Battery Charging Case. The cases houses a 4,000mAh battery that according to ZeroLemon can increase the lifespan of your iPhone 7 by 140 percent. The extended battery doesn’t add much bulk to your iPhone and is currently $69 on Newegg, which is a current price low by $10.
Today’s 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are smaller and thinner than ever. So why not protect them with a water- and shock-resistant sleeve? The Inateck Ultra Slim 13-inch Sleeve offers just that type of protection. The sleeve was designed to fit the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air. It features a small pouch for storing a mouse and its magnetic closure prevents your MacBook from scratching while sliding in and out of the sleeve. For a limited time, you can buy the sleeve for just $15.99 at Amazon. Alternatively, you can get the 12-inch sleeve for just $14.99.
Article originally published on 11-24-2016. Updated on 11-25-2016 by Andy Boxall: Added in Nyloon and Pad & Quill’s Black Friday deals