Staff Picks: UE BOOM 2, V-MODA Wireless Headphones & More

In the Staff Picks column, iPhone Life editors share their go-to gear and gadgets for their iPhones and iPads. In this column, our Senior Gear Editor Dig Om shares in his own words which iPhone and iPad accessories he can't live without!

UE BOOM 2 ($199.99)

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Of all the waterproof Bluetooth speakers I’ve come across, this is the one I keep returning to. Along with being fully submersible and compact enough to easily transport, the UE BOOM features Siri integration, brilliant color choices, intuitive controls, and some of the best acoustics of any speaker this size.

SCOTTeVEST RFID Travel Vest ($135)

I've traveled far and wide wearing this vest, and I'm always grateful for the ample carrying space it provides. I consider it my wearable accessory carryall. Thanks to its 26 pockets, it can comfortably and discreetly tote everything from my iPhone and iPad to backup batteries and charging cables.

V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Headphones ($300)

Yes, these headphone look great and deliver amazing sound quality—some of the best Bluetooth audio I've come across—but there are a number of premium headphones that deliver quality acoustics. What makes these military-rated headphones my go-to pair is their extreme ruggedness and durability.

Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone 6 Plus ($74.99)

This case is as minimalist as they come, considering it's one of the best waterproof and drop-proof cases available. Its clear backing allows the beauty of your iPhone to shine through, and its reinforced bumper comes in a variety of colors.

Name: Dig Om

Title: Senior Gear Editor

Years at iPhone Life: 4

Apple Products Owned: iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini, and a MacBook Pro

Office Quirk: A mild phobia of confined spaces means you'll often find me working in the great outdoors of beautiful northern Arizona. My selection of favorite iOS gear reflects this.

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