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The annual CES tech event is perhaps best known for the big product announcements and the excitement surrounding the latest big name gadgets, but there’s plenty more to see at the show as well. We always love to browse the halls of phone accessories and have selected five of our favorite new products to launch in Las Vegas.

Evutec Aer

These cool cases come from a materials specialist, and we liked the mature style and versatility. The Aer has a soft polyurethane shell edge, but the back is covered with Kevlar or real wood, giving each case a unique look. The cases are ultra-thin, saving space and weight, but the cases offer just as much protection as others, less finely tuned. Hidden inside the case is a metal plate for attaching the case to a magnetic mount for your car’s dashboard.

The Evutec Aer costs $ 35 for the iPhone 7 version, or $ 40 with the car mount. If you have an iPhone 7 Plus, it’s $ 40 for the case and $ 45 with the stand.


Catalyst case for Apple Watch Series 2

Apple made the right decision to add water resistance to the Apple Watch Series 2, but while you’re okay with going for a swim, getting it wet in salt water, or exposing it to sand, dust or anything else that could spoil the beautiful finish is a definite no-no. This is where the Catalyst box comes in. It adds an IP68 rated case to the watch, so it is suitable for depths of up to 100 meters, including in seawater. It also covers the body in a case that provides military grade protection.

The watch retains all of its functions, such as heart rate sensor and charging, so you can leave the Catalyst case on all the time or only when needed. It is available in two colors, but it is currently only suitable for the 42mm version. A 38mm version will be released before the end of March.


Pivot Olloclip

Live streaming video is becoming more and more popular, but it requires expert control and a good grip to keep your phone at exactly the right angle and in the right position while shooting. If you get it wrong, you might miss a unique moment. The Olloclip Pivot is an articulated and universal grip for your phone, offering much more control over your videos, photographs or selfies.

It comes with a handle, a holder for phones up to 5.5 inches, a GoPro camera mount and a cold shoe to add a light or microphone to the setup. Use it with the new Olloclip lens kits for iPhone 7 Plus, with lenses that are compatible with the phone’s dual-lens camera and can be swapped out for use on the selfie camera, for the best results.

the Pivot costs $ 50, while the Basic lens kit with a macro, fisheye, and super-wide lens is $ 100.


iFace First Class

Better known in Japan, iFace is a case brand to seek out in the United States and elsewhere, due to its sleek, well-thought-out design and ability to quickly attach to a car holder. Made from polycarbonate and polyurethane, the First Class case feels great in the hand, thanks to subtle curves on the sides, so it fits your palm better. The body meets military-grade protection standards and has a cutout for a thong. A metal plate is hidden inside the body, ready to attach your phone and case to a magnetic car holder.

IFace cases are available in many colors and are produced for the iPhone, as well as various Samsung Galaxy and LG phones. We liked the finish of these cases as each color is seemingly polished for a subtle, cool shine.



Give your phone the love it deserves with Whoosh, a combination of spray screen cleaner and antimicrobial microfiber cloth that makes our smartphones look like new. The cleaner is completely odorless and non-toxic, so you can use it on any screen. Clean your phone with the special cloth and it looks like new, while the towel is proven to remove dirt and germs.

Whoosh introduced a cute new series of high-quality microfiber cloths, each with smart little phrases or a poo emoji, because our phones aren’t always the cleanest things around. A regular packet of cleaner and a standard rag costs just $ 13, and it’s worth every penny.


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