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The best iPhone and iPad accessories

Wirecutter, @wirecutter
September 21, 2015
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<p><i>This post was done in partnership with </i><a href="http://wrctr.co/101MvRI" target="_blank"><i>The Wirecutter</i></a><i>, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article </i><a href="http://wrctr.co/1LcBowW" target="_blank"><i>here</i></a><i>.</i></p><p>A huge ecosystem of accessories surrounds the iPad and iPhone, with options to handle pretty much any need. At The Wirecutter, we spend dozens of hours (at least) on each of our reviews to find the best gear for all parts of your life. Here are some of our favorites for your iOS devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <!-- article-core-slideshow-inline --> <div class="o-article_block o-subtle_divider"> <div class="grid@tl+"> <div class="grid@tl+__cell col-8-of-12@tl+ left"> <section> <h4 class="t-section-title mb-35 mb-15@s"> Gallery: The best iPhone and iPad accessories | 12 Photos </h4> <div class="relative mb-n15 mb-25@tp-" data-behavior="lightbox_trigger" data-engadget-slideshow-id="131114d9-dac4-30b4-a32c-bc391a7b8cce" data-eng-bang="{"gallery":"131114d9-dac4-30b4-a32c-bc391a7b8cce","slide":"2ae4da75-b5ca-357e-bd0d-bd1a89d3563f","index":0}" data-eng-mn="963887138"> <a href="#" data-index="0" data-engadget-slide-id="2ae4da75-b5ca-357e-bd0d-bd1a89d3563f" data-eng-bang="{"gallery":"131114d9-dac4-30b4-a32c-bc391a7b8cce","slide":"2ae4da75-b5ca-357e-bd0d-bd1a89d3563f","index":0}"> <img src="https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?thumbnail=980%2C653&quality=95&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fs.yimg.com%2Fuu%2Fapi%2Fres%2F1.2%2FHRNwb6QKpZXlOz2J_B3NLA--%7EB%2FaD00MjA7dz02MzA7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-%2Fhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogcdn.com%2Fslideshows%2Fimages%2Fslides%2F362%2F784%2F5%2FS3627845%2Fslug%2Fl%2F02-ios-iphone-6-case-incipio-ngp-630-1.jpg&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=3b87d5895aae66b1c81e9e5240918e958503e3c1" class="stretch-img"> </a> <div class="hide@tp+ t-meta absolute b-0 l-0 c-white"> <svg class="inline-block slideshow-icon vm mr-n15"> <use xlink:href="#icon-slideshow"></use> </svg> 12 </div> <ul class="hide@m- absolute b-0 l-0 ml-n10 pt-10 pr-10 bg-white"> <li class="ml-10 inline-block vt contain"> <a href="#" data-index="1" data-engadget-slide-id="36eadf51-4f72-3f9e-acee-f94cebed7e97" data-eng-bang="{"gallery":"131114d9-dac4-30b4-a32c-bc391a7b8cce","slide":"36eadf51-4f72-3f9e-acee-f94cebed7e97","index":0}"> <img src="https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?thumbnail=130%2C87&quality=95&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fs.yimg.com%2Fuu%2Fapi%2Fres%2F1.2%2F94IBTGKoTV.xwFIdGLcVNw--%7EB%2FaD00MjA7dz02MzA7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-%2Fhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogcdn.com%2Fslideshows%2Fimages%2Fslides%2F362%2F784%2F6%2FS3627846%2Fslug%2Fl%2F03-ios-ipad-air-2-apple-smart-case-630-1.jpg&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=8a70908ad61ac798f8ba1f467745e030b7537ff6"> </a> </li> <li class="ml-10 inline-block vt contain"> <a href="#" data-index="2" data-engadget-slide-id="667616b8-bd4e-38fb-bc76-af69074f849d" data-eng-bang="{"gallery":"131114d9-dac4-30b4-a32c-bc391a7b8cce","slide":"667616b8-bd4e-38fb-bc76-af69074f849d","index":0}"> <img src="https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?thumbnail=130%2C87&quality=95&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fs.yimg.com%2Fuu%2Fapi%2Fres%2F1.2%2FeIxWKvJdnOa2gTxJc.PSVw--%7EB%2FaD00MjA7dz02MzA7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-%2Fhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogcdn.com%2Fslideshows%2Fimages%2Fslides%2F362%2F784%2F8%2FS3627848%2Fslug%2Fl%2F04-ios-lifeproof-fre-waterproof-iphone-case-630-1.jpg&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=b7060f54771acb5732434bdabb0f5ccc7cd075c8"> </a> </li> <li class="ml-10 inline-block vt contain"> <a href="#" data-index="3" data-engadget-slide-id="faebf029-9d19-3577-acdd-7714afb7ad18" data-eng-bang="{"gallery":"131114d9-dac4-30b4-a32c-bc391a7b8cce","slide":"faebf029-9d19-3577-acdd-7714afb7ad18","index":0}"> <img src="https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?thumbnail=130%2C87&quality=95&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fs.yimg.com%2Fuu%2Fapi%2Fres%2F1.2%2Ftd7cNFNU7OXDAzkwZpkC_g--%7EB%2FaD00MjA7dz02MzA7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-%2Fhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogcdn.com%2Fslideshows%2Fimages%2Fslides%2F362%2F784%2F9%2FS3627849%2Fslug%2Fl%2F05-ios-anker-2850-mah-tylt-3500-mah-iphone-battery-case-630-1.jpg&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=2ed83cb9aefb248a8ec8e2a893f1b96524fc5733"> </a> </li> <li class="ml-10 inline-block vt contain"> <a href="#" data-index="4" data-engadget-slide-id="e32c09b4-58d1-3e26-9003-7c2240b7c819" data-eng-bang="{"gallery":"131114d9-dac4-30b4-a32c-bc391a7b8cce","slide":"e32c09b4-58d1-3e26-9003-7c2240b7c819","index":0}"> <img src="https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?thumbnail=130%2C87&quality=95&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fs.yimg.com%2Fuu%2Fapi%2Fres%2F1.2%2FFfage.hlRdtfTx0hyVXfWA--%7EB%2FaD00MjA7dz02MzA7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-%2Fhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogcdn.com%2Fslideshows%2Fimages%2Fslides%2F362%2F785%2F0%2FS3627850%2Fslug%2Fl%2F06-ios-lightning-cables-group-shot-630-1.jpg&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=13faa59791ea0c5ca93f8079f04ff11d62d16ed7"> </a> <a href="#" data-index="grid" data-engadget-slide-type="grid" data-eng-bang="{"gallery":"131114d9-dac4-30b4-a32c-bc391a7b8cce","view":"grid"}" class="contain__inner bg-gray-1 translucent"> <div class="t-article-gallery-count absolute b-10 l-15 c-white"> +8 </div> </a> </li> </ul> </div> </section> </div> </div> </div> <div class="o-article_block pb-15 pb-5@m- cf@tp-"> <div class="grid@tl+"> <div class="move-up@tp- full-width@tp- grid@tl+__cell col-8-of-12@tl+"> <div class="article-text c-gray-1"> </p><p><i>This guide may have been updated by The Wirecutter/The Sweethome. 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