Although the App Store is home to tons of VR software, virtual reality on the iPhone has mostly been an afterthought when compared to Android-focused solutions like Google Cardboard or Samsung's Gear VR. Figment VR is out to change all that. This combination headset and case lets you snap in your iPhone 6S or 6S Plus and enjoy immersive, high-quality VR right on your phone. Its built-in case offers protection, and its unique folding design means you don't have to remove it every time you want to go somewhere — just fold it to the rear and use/pocket your phone like you normally would. Available in white or black.
The screen on your iPhone 6 is big. Which also means it's power-hungry. Give yourself quick access to your most-used information without the battery drain by putting your phone in an InkCase. This intelligent accessory puts a 4.3-inch E Ink display on the back of your phone, connecting over Bluetooth to let you display things like boarding passes, payment cards, or even notifications. And it measures only 4.2mm thick, so even with your iPhone inside, the whole package measures a still-pocketable 11.1mm, or thinner than an iPhone 3GS.
The iPhone's cameras are great. Make them even better with the Olloclip Macro Pro Phone Lens. Unlike the company's original 4-in-1, which mixes in both fisheye and wide-angle lenses, this model is all about the closeups, with options for 7x, 14x or 21x magnification that lets you make pleasing photos of even the smallest subjects. Just slide it over the top of your iPhone, fire up your favorite camera app, and go. The six element optics provide better depth of field and less distortion, the included InstaFocus hoods help diffuse light, and the pocket-friendly size means its easy to pack along.
You want the best sound quality out of your phone. You use good headphones, and maybe you even carry around a collection of lossless audio, ripped straight from vinyl. But nothing can stop the degradation of sound by the radio waves your phone emits. Except maybe this. Handmade in a 70-year-old factory by skilled Japanese craftsmen, the Simplism Hibiki Acoustic iPhone Case uses a combination of high-tech materials and North American white ash to limit the effect those waves have on your audio, giving you the best performance possible while also protecting your phone and looking damn good while doing it.
A case for this. A dongle for that. Stop carrying around an arsenal of attachments and grab a Nexpaq Modular Smartphone Case. This unique protective cover lets you mix-and-match from a variety of modules that add functionality to your phone, like additional batteries, an amplified speaker, a temperature and humidity sensor, flash storage, and even a breathalyzer. Available in black or white for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and Samsung Galaxy S5.
The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. Manfrotto makes some of the most popular camera accessories in the world. So the Manfrotto Klyp iPhone Photo Case is a natural pairing. Like most cases, it can help protect your iPhone from scratches and drops, but it also helps you take better photos by working with a series of Klyp-specific accessories like a tripod adapter, a powerful LED light, and a series of add-on lenses that includes everything from 3x telephoto to fisheye options. Available for the iPhone 5, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus.
Power and protection. Two of your main concerns when dragging an iPhone into the wilderness. The Mophie Juice Pack H2PRO Case covers both. It gives you a 2,750mAh battery — enough for a complete recharge of an iPhone 6 — integrated into a case that offers IP68 waterproof protection and exceeds military standards for vibrations, shocks, and drops. It won't make LTE magically appear in the woods, and it won't help save you from a bear attack or start a fire, but as rugged multi-function cases go, it's as good as you're going to get.
It's by no means the first passive phone amplifier we've seen. But it is the best looking. The Trobla Wooden Smartphone Amplifier works with a wide variety of devices, using a carefully-crafted series of canals and a horn-shaped opening in the wooden enclosure to both amplify the sound emerging from your phone and make it sound far better than it would if you're just ghetto blasting off a table or shelf. Available in maple or walnut.
Playing Game Boy games on your iPhone has been possible for a while, if you were lucky enough to grab a sneaky app or just jailbroke your device. But you've never been able to do it like this. Still in the development stages, the Hyperkin Smartboy promises to wrap your phone in a highly familiar body, complete with physical controls and a slot on the back for playing real cartridges — which might be enough to make it App Store-friendly. Whatever the case, you can rest assured it'll be a must-have for any nostalgic iPhone owner if/when it finally comes out.
The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. Make it better with the Moment iPhone Case. Beyond just protecting your phone, this iPhone 6 case features a multi-state shutter button that works with a companion app to offer DSLR-like half-press focus and exposure lock. It also features a tapered, rubberized grip, and a reinforced aluminum bar for attaching a camera strap, connects via Bluetooth LE, and offers compatibility with the company's high-quality, distortion-free glass lenses. The case even knows when you've attached a lens, so the app can offer extra features specific to the glass.
Your iPhone is great communications tool — but it's mostly only useful if the screen is on, meaning that you're drawing battery power like crazy even if all you're doing is checking and re-checking a list. The PopSlate Case aims to fix this by adding a four-inch ePaper display to the back of your phone. Syncing with a companion app over Bluetooth, its monochrome screen uses little to no battery power, making it ideal for displaying maps, to-do lists, speaking notes, recipes, electronic boarding passes, and other items that don't need interaction to be useful, saving you valuable battery life while making your phone that much more useful.
Using a Sawzall with gloves on is easy. Using an iPad with gloves on the jobsite is not. Unless you have the Milwaukee Inkzall Stylus Marker. Designed to let workers use their iPads, phones, and other touchscreen devices while keeping their gloves on, it features a soft stylus tip, a clog-resistant, fine-point permanent marker with a quick dry time, and an integrated hard hat clip that allows you to keep it handy for instant access when and where you need it.
Pro photographers know that as great as the auto settings on modern cameras can be, nothing beats shooting with a real light meter. Now you can carry one with you everywhere with the Lumu Light Meter. This pint-sized gadget fits into the headphone jack of your iPhone, and uses a state-of-the-art digital light sensor to give you accurate exposure parameters whether you're shooting still photos, video, or even experimenting with a pinhole camera.
Get the tactile joy of real-life foosball and all the benefits of a digital scorekeeper with the iPad Foosball Table. This tabletop game hooks to your older iPad via 30-pin connector, letting the four spinners on each side accurately control the digital players on the field. Other features include sliding colored markers on either end for keeping score, rubber feet to keep everything in place, and a number of options in the companion app, including customizable players and fields, tournament tracking, and the ability to add cheering crowds and other sound effects. While it might not match the resounding "thunk" of a goal scored on a real table, it also won't take up a ton of room in your house.
We love our iPhones, but we have to be honest: their speakers are pretty weak. The Amp iPhone Speaker Case aims to fix that, and in a big way. Instead of just boosting the sound coming out, the Amp uses advanced algorithms to deliver personalized audio, based on your hearing pattern, musical preferences, and your surrounding environment. Features include an ARM M4 processor, 24-bit digital-to-analog converter, and a built-in battery that provides up to 7 hours of playback through the powerful 14x20 mm drivers or 20 hours of playback through the built-in headphone amplifier, while also boosting your battery life by over 25%. Available for the iPhone 5, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus.
The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world — and the shooters in the new models are the best yet. Make them even better with the Bitplay Snap 6. This clever case adds a number of camera-focused features to your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, including an integrated grip, a dedicated, physical shutter button, a wrist strap to make shooting with one hand less nerve-wracking, and a series of add-on lenses for wide-angle, macro, and polarized shots. Of course, it also protects your phone, while offering a touch of personalization by giving you a choice of four metallic colors.
Add high-tech thermal imaging to your phone without the need for a bulky add-on case with the Seek Thermal Phone Camera. Made to plug directly into your phone's Lightning or Micro-USB port, this unique imaging device uses a sensor with over 32,000 thermal pixels to create a visible image on your device. Whether you're looking for a leak in your home in broad daylight or trying to find a household pet (or nefarious soul) in the dark, it can let you see more than what you can with your own two eyes.
Disconnection from Wi-Fi and cellular networks, for a long period of time or even briefly, is panic inducing for many. Beartooth knows that, and aims to keep your communication lines open, regardless of your proximity. The peer-to-peer smartphone case has a software defined radio that allows you to communicate even when a Wi-Fi or cellular service isn't available. Stay on the grid at a crowded conference or rock show, or on an adventure in the mountains, and don't worry about Beartooth bleeding your battery dry, as the case not only keeps you connected but also enhances your battery life.
As you prepare to swap out your current phone for the new iPhone 6, it's time to find the best case to protect that new investment. Grovemade's iPhone 6 Cases should be in the running, as each one features a hand stained all natural wood exterior. Go minimal with a bumper or more functional with a premium vegetable-tanned leather cover, or simply an all-wood case, each available in either Walnut or Maple. Their thinnest and most durable cases to date are handmade with care on-site in Portland, Oregon and are ready to meet your new iPhone.