Interest in the (PRODUCT)Red iPhone has died down since its release back in March, and the novelty has likely worn off already for those of you who picked one up. Now it’s time to make it interesting again!
We’ve put together a list of five brilliant red products, all under $30, to compliment the red iPhone and reinvigorate your love for its unique color. Check out the video along with details for all the accessories we’ve featured below.
Casetify ‘Red Collection’ Cases
My first product under $30 to refresh your red iPhone 7 are these awesome cases from Casetify.
The last thing you want to do after buying a red iPhone is hide all that color behind a case. Casetify has an entire collection designed with that in mind that showcase the iPhone’s aluminum unibody.
Around the sides of the case is a soft and grippy polycarbonate edge that helps absorb any knocks or drops you may have, without adding too much bulk. The edges also protrude around the front slightly, making sure that the screen is protected when placed down.
They’ve done a really great job of matching the bumper of the case to the color of the iPhone, which you’d only really get from cases especially designed for this model.
The back of the case is transparent to show off the rear of the iPhone in all its glory, with different graphics and messages printed on top that really pop against the red. All in all, there’s 60 different designs to choose from, so there’ll be something there for you.
The cases retail for $40 but you can pick them up for $30 (for a limited time) with a 25% coupon code. To apply the discount just enter code CULTOFMAC at checkout.
Price: $30 (with coupon code)
Buy from: Casetify
Anker PowerCore Slim 5000
If you upgraded early just to get the red iPhone, chances are red is your favorite color. So why not go all out with a red battery pack or battery case as well?
Unfortunately the Apple Smart Battery pack is over $30, so my pick is the Anker PowerCore Slim charger. If you’ve not heard of Anker, they’re currently America’s leading USB charging brand, so you know that they’re turning out decent products.
The PowerCore 5000 is currently $30 over on Amazon and it offers around 2 full charges for an iPhone 7 — all while being super-slim and light at just 4.2 ounces. The battery pack also has a silicone casing so it’s resistant to scratching and won’t damage your iPhone.
The pack also comes with a travel pouch and 18-month warranty. What’s not to love?
Buy from: Amazon
Anker PowerLine Lightning Cable
Not enough red? Well how about a red lightning cable? Now that you’ve got the red battery pack, compliment it with the Anker, Apple-certified lighting cable, which is currently on sale on Amazon for a ridiculous $8.99.
I’ve personally not got the red cable, but I have used Anker lightning cables in the past and they’re well-made and reliable, so I have no problem recommending them. Other than pointing out that it’s red, there’s not much more to say. Other than you’d be silly not to pick one up!
Buy from: Amazon
Lamicall S1 iPhone Stand
What about when you’re placing it on charge at night? You’re proud of having the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone, right? Then this red iPhone stand is the perfect match. It’s the Lamicall S1 iPhone stand, which can be picked up for a steal at the moment.
Not only is it good for standing your phone up at night, instead of just slouching it on your bedside table, it’s also on a nice angle for watching YouTube videos and it keeps the Lightning cable nice and neat thanks to the iMac-style cutouts on the back.
It’s got hooks on the front to keep the phone in place as well as rubber cushions to prevent scratching. I’ve got a similar one at home, only in black leather, and it looks a whole lot tidier than throwing it on the table.
Buy from: Amazon
Last on my list are skins. If you’re really, truly bored of having a red iPhone 7, don’t bother selling it and buying another model. Check out SlickWraps instead.
We’ve covered SlickWraps before on the channel and I just couldn’t leave them off of this list. If you need to change the color of your iPhone because you’re bored of it, or just want to change it up, these things are perfect.
They take about 15-20 minutes to install, depending on how steady your hands are. The only thing you’ll require is a hairdryer to heat up the edges and make the glue tacky. It’s also super easy to get rid of any air bubbles.
If you’re constantly changing your mind, they peel off easily, leaving no residue, so you can then replace it with another. They also add some protection against scratches for those guilty of placing their keys and iPhone in the same pocket.
SlickWraps has got tons of different colors and finishes, from wood and metal to leather and even superheroes and villains. But my favorite has to be the retro Mac skin, which only Apple fans can really appreciate.
What’s more, if you’re reading this wishing you’d picked up a red iPhone 7, or you dislike the white and red combo Apple went for, you can go ahead and pick up a red skin to make you’re own iPhone just as pretty.
Price: $19 +
Buy from: Slickwraps
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