The iPhone accessory market is full of very cool products, and Arcam’s new MusicBoost case is the latest to join that list.

At a light weight of just 100 grams and enough juice to fully recharge your iPhone, the MusicBoost has four uses in one: it’s a protective case, DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter), headphone amplifier and battery pack.

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Bottom view of the Arcam MusicBoost iPhone case

How does it work?

The Arcam MusicBoost extracts the “pure digital audio from the iPhone Lightning Port, feeding it via a high-performable Texas Instruments DAC and then amplifying it with a powerful Arcam headphone amplifier”.

Arcam claims that you’ll notice a huge difference even when using simple Apple EarPods which is good news — I won’t be needing expensive headphones to get the most out of it then — and it’ll work just fine with your streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal etc.

The Arcam MusicBoost will cost you ¬£120 in the UK or $189 (+ sales tax) in the U.S., and it’s only available for iPhone 6 and 6S users. No luck for 6S Plus owners like me unfortunately!

This isn’t the sort of iPhone case I can see my Facebook feed going crazy for, but for those who (like me) take audio quality seriously, this is one very interesting & exciting accessory.

What do you think of it though? Is this something you’d use? Let me know in the comments!