Make the most of your iPhone with these awesome accessories

Simon Hill
Digital Trends
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The sheer variety of iPhone accessories on the market is astounding. You can enhance your Apple smartphone and add all sorts of useful functionality with the right accessories. We’ve dealt with the best iPhone 7 cases and the best iPhone 7 Plus cases. We’ve even taken a close look at waterproof, wireless charging, and battery cases. If you want an iPhone dock, we have you covered, and there’s no shortage of great portable battery chargers out there.

More: In love with your new iPhone 7? Here are 20 tips that will make you adore it even more

Today we’re going to look further afield and suggest some iPhone accessories that you might not have considered. If you want to get a bit more out of your phone, or you’re looking for the perfect gift for the iPhone owner in your life, we have plenty of suggestions.

Kenu Stance Tripod ($25)

Kenu Stance Tripod
Kenu Stance Tripod

This is an incredibly handy, compact tripod for your iPhone, one that allows you to prop up your device in either landscape or portrait view. It’s great for shooting video and photography, or for hands-free reading and video conferencing. The tripod is pocket-sized when folded, and you can easily adjust the three legs to find the perfect angle. Kenu recently tweaked the original design, too, resulting in a stronger Lightning port connector and an added keyring attachment. The latter component even doubles as a bottle opener.

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Amazon

Insta360 Nano Camera ($200)

Insta360 Nano Camera
Insta360 Nano Camera

If you’re jumping on the VR bandwagon and you want to be able to shoot your own 360-degree videos, then this handy iPhone accessory will let you do it. The Insta360 Nano slots into the Lightning port and features dual 210-degree fisheye lenses. You can shoot video at 3,040 x 1,520-pixel resolution and 30 frames per second, and the footage from the two lenses is stitched together to form a complete 360-degree video that you can watch using your iPhone and the cardboard VR headset that comes in the box. You can also share videos, or even stream live to Facebook.

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Amazon

TuneBand Sports Armband ($19)

TuneBand Sports Armband
TuneBand Sports Armband

Working out or running with your iPhone can be problematic. You want your phone with you in case you get a call or text message, and so you can listen to tunes, but you don’t want it bouncing around in your pocket. There are a few armbands on the market, but we like the two-piece design of the TuneBand. The armband features a flexible, silicone case that your iPhone fits into, along with openings for easy access to your phone’s controls and ports. The case also comes with adjustable Velcro straps, allowing for a fit that’s as secure as it is comfortable.

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Amazon

Rokform Pro Series Bike Mount and Case ($100)

Rokform Pro Series Bike Mount and Case
Rokform Pro Series Bike Mount and Case

Cyclists will love this mount and case combo for the iPhone, which consists of a simple mount made of aluminum that attaches to the stem of your bike. It tilts up to 75 degrees, however, which is ideal if you’re using Maps for navigation, or an app like Strava. The protective iPhone case also has a special cut-out on the back that securely locks into place on the mount, and there’s even a lanyard strap for extra security. Rokform also offers car and motorcycle mounts that work with the same case.

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Amazon

Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar ($40)

Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar
Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar

If you’re an iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owner who’s pining for the 3.5-millimeter jack, this accessory could prove invaluable. It’s basically a Lightning port splitter that allows you to turn your single Lightning port into two, so you can charge your iPhone and listen to music at the same time. Sadly, it’s expensive and a bit chunky. There are cheaper alternatives on Amazon and eBay, but the Belkin splitter has Apple’s MFI certification, which is important if you want to be sure it’s going to work.

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Apple

Tile ($25)

Tile
Tile

This is one of the most useful iPhone accessories we’ve ever used. Tile is a water-resistant Bluetooth tracker that you can attach to your keys or any other item you don’t want to lose. If you’re rushing out the door in the morning and find your keys are missing, you can fire up the app on your iPhone and have the Tile play a tune that will help you locate them quickly. It has a 100-foot range and the battery lasts a year or so. If the item is lost, you’ll get its last known location on a map and you’ll be alerted if it turns up within range of any Tile in future. You can also press the button on the Tile to find your phone — it will make it ring even if it’s on silent.

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Amazon

HooToo Flash Drive ($40)

HooToo Flash Drive
HooToo Flash Drive

Apple charges a premium for storage space, so it’s understandable that a lot of people save money when they’re buying an iPhone or iPad by opting for limited storage. The problem is that 16GB isn’t really enough for a modern smartphone. This handy, compact flash drive can potentially help out. It has a Lightning connector at one end and a USB 3.0 port at the other. In the middle, there’s 64GB of storage for you to fill with photos, movies, or other files. It’s easy to slip into a pocket or bag, it transfers files quickly via a handy app, and it offers an alternative backup method that doesn’t require a cable. It is also MFi-certified.

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Amazon

Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves ($38)

Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves
Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves

If your fingers seize up every winter as you tap away on your iPhone, you’ll love these touchscreen gloves from Mujjo. You can swipe and tap to your heart’s content with any finger while you’re wearing these gloves. No more fumbling to take your gloves off, so you can answer a call. For colder climes, we recommend the double-layered gloves, available in three sizes with a magnetic clasp for a snug fit. They’re really comfortable, warm, and stylish at the same time. Mujjo does also offer basic varieties for a bit less, or you can splash out on a leather pair.

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Mujjo

Mu System ($40)

Mu System Thumb 2
Mu System Thumb 2

Globetrotters will love this clever USB charger with interchangeable plug heads to fit US, EU, and UK power outlets. It’s the slimmest, most compact design we’ve seen for a travel charger, which is ideal when space in your luggage is limited. The plug heads slot into the main body, which supports fast charging at up 2.4A, and they can be folded flat when not in use. It’s an innovative design that offers convenience in a stylish package.

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Amazon

Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i Mobile Gamepad ($49)

Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i Mobile Gamepad Thumb
Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i Mobile Gamepad Thumb

This handy iPhone accessory is for gamers. It’s a compact gamepad that connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth. It includes a special, adjustable clip, so you can attach your iPhone directly to it. Official Apple certification means it will work with any device running iOS 7 or later. You can get bigger gamepads for your iPhone, but this one is nice and portable, making it ideal for any situation. It comes with AAA batteries which should give you around 40 hours of gameplay.

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Amazon

Audeze Sine On-Ear Headphones ($500)

Audeze Sine
Audeze Sine

They’re not cheap, but audiophiles will rejoice in the sound coming out of these well-balanced, accurate on-ear headphones. Not only is the sound clarity excellent, you can also use these headphones with Audeze’s Cipher Lightning cable to boost the quality further. The accompanying app has a 10-band EQ that can be used to set your sound preferences for any music player on your iPhone. If you demand a rich audio experience that reveals all the underlying subtleties of your chosen tunes, you’ll find it here. Read our full review review.

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B&H

1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones ($100)

1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones
1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones

These durable in-ear headphones offer far better sound quality than you might reasonably expect at this price. The Triple Driver name comes from the formidable combination of dual balanced-armature drivers matched with a dynamic driver to pump up the lower end. They look, they provide a clear and crisp sound, and you’ll have to spend a lot more if you want a better sound. Read our hands-on review.

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Amazon

JBL Charge 3 ($129)

JBL Charge 3
JBL Charge 3

This feature-packed Bluetooth speaker produces good quality stereo sound. The built-in, rechargeable battery can go for 20 hours and it doubles up as a 6,000mAh power bank capable of recharging your iPhone. It also works as a noise and echo-canceling speakerphone for calls. It’s finished with durable fabric in a choice of five different colors, and it’s waterproof, so there’s no need to worry about rain or spills. You can even group it with other JBL Connect enabled speakers for a bigger sound.

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Amazon

CamKix Camera Lens Kit ($23)

CamKix Camera Lens Kit
CamKix Camera Lens Kit

You can add five different lenses to your iPhone with this reasonably priced kit. There’s a clip for attaching them to any model of iPhone and the kit includes a telephoto lens, a circular polarized lens, a fisheye lens, a macro lens, and a wide angle lens. The aluminum lenses come in a padded carrying case with a carbineer to attach it to a bag or belt. This is a compact, easy, and cheap way to get a little extra versatility out of your iPhone camera.

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Amazon

Mpow iSnap Selfie Stick ($12)

Mpow iSnap Selfie Stick
Mpow iSnap Selfie Stick

Here’s an extendable selfie stick with a built-in Bluetooth remote control to help you capture great selfies wherever you are and whoever you’re with. It’s around 7 inches long when closed, but can extend to 31.5 inches at the maximum. It pairs easily and there’s a secure silicone-covered clamp to hold your iPhone. The 270-degree, adjustable head enables you to find just the right angle. There’s a simple button to take the shot and there’s a wrist strap at the end to help ensure that you don’t drop it.

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Amazon