Best accessories for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Whether you've had your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus for a few months or only a few hours, you should have your hands on the best accessories to get the most out of your iPhone every single day. We did all the digging for you and came up with the best of the best accessories you absolutely need!


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A case for you iPhone 6s or 6s Plus is a great place to start. It will protect your phone and add a touch of personalization!

Apple Leather Case

Why not go right to the source for the best cases? Apple's leather cases proudly display the Apple logo on the back of the case so there's no mistaking your brand loyalty. Flaunt it proudly, folks!

The smooth leather feels great in your hands and gives you a little extra grip on the slim iPhone. It snaps easily into place and provides protection for the corners, which always seem to get the brunt of the drop and bump damage that's hard to avoid. This case adds virtually nothing for bulk or weight and helps preserve the original look of the iPhone.

Available in nine colors, like the marine blue pictured here, the price ranges from $45 to $49.

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OtterBox Defender

OtterBox Defender series cases have long been the go-to protective case for iPhone fans, and for good reason. To keep that iPhone 6s or 6s Plus nice and safe, OtterBox is the way to go.

You'll get three layers of protection: a hard plastic core, a built-in screen protector, and a durable rubber outer skin. This case keeps dust, dirt, and debris away from you iPhone by including port covers to prevent earphone and charging ports from being damaged. Every case comes with a one year warranty and a holster that can double as a kickstand when it's time to go hands-free. If you're always on the go or the kids always manage to get their hands on your iPhone, the OtterBox Defender is the case you're looking for.

It ranges in price from about $29 to $35 and comes in a huge array of color combinations, like the Glacier mix pictured here.

If you want the OtterBox look but not that particular price point, check out our low cost alternatives to OtterBox and get the goods for much, much less.

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Want more case options? Check out our rundowns of the best cases for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. If you have something very specific in mind, we have run-downs of the best waterproof cases, the best clear cases, the absolute thinnest cases, or the cases that bring the bling. The perfect case is in there, trust us!

Tempered glass screen protector

Touch screens are sensitive and susceptible to scratches and cracks if you're not careful. Get a tempered glass protector on there and prevent the damage from day one.

Spigen Tempered Glass

Spigen is a popular and well-reviewed name when it comes to phone protection in general, and their tempered glass screen protector is an excellent example of why the brand is always tops on our list.

It's cut to be a precise fit for the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus; just make sure to select the correct size when you're ready to make your purchase. The slightly rounded edges protect every corner of your screen, and the cut-outs for your Home button and speaker are spot-on. The glass has an oleophobic coating that helps resist fingerprints, smudges, and oils.

For around $8, you'll have your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus covered in shatter-proof glass and you'll have some peace of mind.

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ZAGG Invisible Shield Tempered Glass

With a tempered glass protector from ZAGG, you'll quickly forget that it's even covering your screen. The glass is as close to invisible as it gets, and that's just what you want to keep your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus looking good as new.

The oil-resistant coating works like a charm to keep grime and fingerprints at bay; nothing makes an iPhone screen look worse than smudges all over the place. Installation is simple and the adhesive is strong, practically doing the work for you. The edges are tapered slightly so that the screen protector fits nicely into your case of choice while protecting the screen edges.

You'll pay about $13 for a screen protector from ZAGG, and it's well worth it.

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Chargers and cables

Your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus came with a handy charging cable, but it never hurts to have more than one at the ready!

Apple 3.3 foot USB-C to lightning cable

You love Apple, so stick with the brand. A 3.3 foot cable is just enough length to let you charge your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus via laptop or desktop (or even with a wall adapter) without tethering you too much to one spot.

Compatibility won't be a concern here when you're buying right from the source of all things Apple. All signs point to USB connections going to USB-C, so this is a prime time to get on that bandwagon. Of course, the 3.3 foot cable is still available with a regular USB connection if that's what you prefer.

At $25, the cable is an excellent investment and (of course) excellent quality.

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ONSON lightning cable pack

We all love a little three-for-the-price-of-one every now and then, don't we? Sounds like the manufacturers at ONSON have been listening, because that's exactly what they're offering up for your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus.

In one package, you'll get a three-foot, six-foot, and ten-foot cable; store them wherever you need them most, whether it's at the office or leaving one in the bedroom and one in the kitchen. With these length varieties, you'll never feel tethered to a wall or device again. The cables are covered with flexible braided nylon and the connectors are aluminum-plated copper.

At roughly $12 for this bundle, it's too good to pass up.

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iPhone Lightning Dock

How about an accessory that uses a charging cable? Enter the iPhone Lightning Dock, a whole new way to use your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus while it charges.

Your iPhone will sit upright in the sleek dock so you have easy access to the screen while it charges. Have a FaceTime chat or speakerphone call in hands-free mode while your iPhone is plugged in, or plug your headphones into the dock to listen to music while it charges. With your phone standing upright, you'll never misplace your phone while it charges again.

Available in silver, gold, space gray, and rose gold, the dock will complement any iPhone color for $49.

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Your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus is the keeper of all your tunes. For the times when you wanna rock out like a solo act, a great pair of headphones are just the thing.

Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones

You upgraded to an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, and it's about time you upgraded to wireless headphones. The hands-down best headphones you can get right now are the Bose QC35, and we can't stop raving about them.

This is noise cancellation at its finest. The world around you might be buzzing, but what you'll hear first and foremost is the crystal clear sound of your ultimate playlist. The music will play on for up to 20 hours, or you can plug in the audio cable for 40 plus hours of music. Take calls in the windiest, noisiest conditions and your partner in conversation will hear your voice clearly above the madness around you. And did we mention that they're comfy? Oh, they're comfy.

You're going to spend roughly $350 on the Bose QC35 in either black or white, but they are entirely worth it. Music never sounded so good.

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Jaybird X2 Sport Bluetooth headphones

If you prefer in-ear headphones, you're going to love the Jaybird X2 Sport set. They come with a variety of tip sizes in both memory foam and silicone so you're all but guaranteed to find the perfect, comfortable fit.

You'll have up to eight hours of music or talk time, and since the word sport is in their name, you know the Jaybird X2 Sport headphones will stay put no matter what you get up to. They're also sweat proof; not too many brands can make that promise. You can choose to wear them over or under-ear, depending on the fit you prefer, and the sound quality is fantastic.

The Jaybird X2 Sport Bluetooth headphones cost anywhere from $86 to $150, and come in five color variations.

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Bluetooth speakers

You are the DJ and the world is the dance floor. Make everyone move when you turn your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus into the ultimate sound system with a Bluetooth speaker.

UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker

The party can happen anywhere, so make sure the speaker you buy is shockproof and waterproof. In fact, better make sure it's the UE Boom 2.

With 15 hours of battery life and a 100 foot range, the music doesn't have to stop until you're ready to pack it in. Siri can become a fully integrated part of your hands-free DJ gig and the 360 degree sound is impressive considering the highly portable size of the UE Boom 2. Should the unthinkable happen, the speaker can withstand 30 minutes in nearly four feet of water.

Depending on the color you choose (and there are six versions) the price will range from $170 to $180. We like the Green Machine edition pictured here.

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UE Roll Bluetooth speaker

So you want maximum sound and minimum space? Sounds like the UE Roll Bluetooth speaker is just for you.

The 360 degree sound that comes out of this tiny ball of energy will shock you. It clips onto just about anything with a handy bungee cord, so your off-road adventures can have a great soundtrack while the speaker stays safe. Like other UE speaker offerings, it's waterproof in up to four feet of water and can handle the tougher side of your life. The 65 foot range and nine hours of battery life are also excellent features.

The UE Roll ranges in price from $52 to around $90 and comes in six color varieties, like the Sriracha pattern pictured here.

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More must-haves

You can keep accessorizing to your heart's delight, and we could go on for a mighty long time with our list of the very best. You should definitely check out our recommendations for the best car mounts, and our review of the Smart Battery Case.

Something that pairs perfectly with an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus is, of course, the Apple Watch, and where there's a watch, there are bound to be some stellar bands. Told you we could go on an on!

If you've got a fabulous find for accessorizing your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, shout all about it in the comments below!

Christine Lachance