According to leading mobile and technology news source BGR, the iPhone has become a more successful and popular device than analysts initially predicted. Demand for the device is still high, and so are the accessories and attachments that work with it. From checking your heart’s EKG to printing photos on the go, here are five of the coolest attachments for the iPhone 7.
Check your EKG right from your Apple Watch that integrates with your iPhone 7. The medical-grade EKG features a sensor to monitor your heart during exercise or on the go. While this feature can be useful for fitness enthusiasts, it can also help save your life. Kardia Band allows users to record information about their heart and can instantly detect the presence of AF, which is a common cardiac arrhythmia that can lead to a stroke.
It can be difficult to remember exactly what’s going on as you’re recording your EKG activity, but Kardia also features voice record ability to record memos about how you were actually feeling and what you were doing. The combined information can be given to your doctor to help determine any issues and a recommended course of action.
iClever Portable Bluetooth Keyboard
Business travelers know dealing with a laptop on long flights is cumbersome at best. They’re often heavy, can be difficult to set up on an airline tray table and take up valuable luggage space. But it’s also difficult to use an iPhone to type up briefs and long emails. Leave your computer at home with a portable iClever Bluetooth keyboard that folds up and weighs less than a pound. Unfold and plug into your iPhone 7 to turn it into a mini laptop during travel. When you’re done, it easily folds back up and into your carry-on in seconds.
Sprocket Photo Printer
Print out your photos and selfies immediately after taking them with the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer. It comes installed with 10 sheets of paper and weighs less than a pound. Hook it up to your iPhone 7 with a micro-USB port and start taking photos sized 2 by 3 inches in size.
Image quality is crisp and clear with comparable color matching to your screen. It’s a great way to instantly print out a memento of a trip or lunch with a friend. Or use it to take quick product photos and leave a hard copy with a business vendor for reference.
New iPhone users may not realize the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus don’t come with a standard headphone jack, making it necessary to use their in-the-box Lightning Headphones. But some users want upgraded headphones that make travel easier. The new wireless Apple AirPods sit in your ears without wires and feature crisp sound for music and talking. AirPods work with iPhones and Apple Watch, and with a double-tap can activate Siri or pause and play music.
FiftyThree Pencil Digital Stylus
Blackberry holdouts may miss their Stylus pens that helped with everything from typing texts to taking notes. Not everyone loves typing out lengthy emails on the fly with their fingers, and could benefit from the precision of a Stylus. The FiftyThree Pencil Digital Stylus is perfect for taking long notes or for graphic designers with a fine tip that can draw out a variety of lines. You can then blend the lines or drawing with your finger and erase by flipping the stylus over and using an invisible eraser.