The Week in iOS Accessories: Protect that Apple Pencil

This week's roundup includes a couple of accessories for your Apple Pencil. Which we thought was an accessory itself. Whoa.

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...plus, a new Apple Watch band, and more

This week’s roundup includes a couple of accessories for your Apple Pencil. Which we thought was an accessory itself. Whoa. In any case, read on!

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ASAP Dash

The ASAP Dash is billed as the “world’s fastest pocket-sized charger.” The 5,000mAh battery can charge an iPhone in just 15 minutes, and it weighs just 6.3 ounces. It was hugely popular in the crowdfunding stage, more than doubling its initial production goal. If you pledge $119 now, though, there’s still time to grab one when the devices ship in June.

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Cozy Industries

The $8 PencilCozy attaches to your Apple Pencil and serves a few function: As a cap that can’t get lost; as a brake against the pencil rolling off the table; and as a decorative bit of color to liven up the joint. (It comes in white, teal, or “glow in the dark.”)

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Kodak

The $449 SP360 4K Action Cam lets you make 360-degree virtual reality videos for Facebook, YouTube, or other platforms. An app for iOS lets you wirelessly control the camera from your iPhone or iPad.

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LSTN

The $30 LSTN Avalon Bamboo Earbuds are offered in ebony and bamboo wood options. The makers say: “Real wood provides a robust, complex tonal signature to ensure your music is heard the way it should be. You can expect full bass, crisp highs and everything in-between.” And don’t worry about ear splinters: The buds come with silicon eartips to keep everything comfortable.

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Pad & Quill

Want an Apple Watch band that kind of makes you look like Spartacus? The $129.95 Lowry Leather Cuff will do the trick.

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PenSe

Still in its Kickstarter stage, the $30 PenSe makes your Apple Pencil “easier to use and harder to lose.” It’s a functional case for the Pencil that includes a magnetic attachment to stick to your iPad and even allows for out-of-the-way docking for the pencil. 

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Sketchbook

The Sketchbook is a wire-bound case for your iPad Pro—it looks like an old-fashioned notebook, but with technology inside. There’s still time to pledge at Kickstarter and obtain one of these devices when it ships in March.

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Tiffen

The $30 Universal Smartphone Mount lets you mount your iPhone on the Steadicam Smoothee Stabilizer, helping create professionally smooth-looking videos. The Smoothee Stabilizer, unfortunately, is sold separately.

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Twelve South

We’ve always loved iPad cases that look like old books. The BookBook for iPad Pro is a variation on this old theme, only made (natch) for the iPad Pro. (And, as you can see from the photo, it makes a versatile stand as well.) Sign up now, and you’ll get notified when the BookBook becomes available for purchase later this spring.