Just like MacBook Pro acessories or Kindle accessories, pairing your iPhone with the best iPhone accessories raises the bar on a device that is already undeniably awesome. Apple itself has created earbuds, headphones and cases to create an ecosystem for seamless integration from one accessory to another. For instance, put in your AirPods and they automatically pair with your phone. Or wirelessly charge your phone through your MagSafe protective phone case. And while it’s pretty amazing what Apple has accomplished with its iPhone accessories, some of the best iPhone accessories actually come from innovative third-party brands like MOFT, JBL and Anker.
Below you’ll find cases, earbuds, device trackers and other iPhone accessories that maximize the potential of your iPhone. Trust us, you’ll wonder how you went without these ingenious devices before.
1. Apple AirPods Pro
A new iPhone and AirPods Pro go together like spaghetti and meatballs. The seamless integration and connection make using them simple for even the least technically savvy person. The fit is excellent for all ear shapes thanks to the inclusion of fitted tips on the Pros. But the real bread and butter is the active noise cancellation and transparency mode which allows you to hear yourself without having to remove an earbud. And now you can snag them at a 21% discount since AirPods Pro 2 are rumored to be around the corner. These popular earbuds aren’t scheduled to ship until July, but you can still take advantage of this deal.
2. AirFly Pro
Apple going strictly wireless has come with its set of frustrations. One of them being when you get on an airplane and the in-flight entertainment doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity. That’s where the AirFly Pro comes in. You can use this to connect your Bluetooth iPhone accessories like AirPods Pro or your AirPods Max to the AirFly Pro and connect it with the in-flight entertainment through the 3.5mm port. It’s a minor price tag to pay for a world of convenience.
3. SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone
The iXpand is a quick and convenient way to get files, photos and videos copied off your phone and onto a portable thumb drive. It plugs directly into the charging port on your phone instead of having to deal with a laptop or computer be the intermediary for file transfers. It’s tiny too making it easy to keep in your pocket or bag.
4. MOFT Snap-On Magnetic Stand & Wallet for iPhone 12
We love MOFT, the technology accessory company behind some of the most ingenious iPhone accessories in the world. After a wildly successful Kickstarter, the company has expanded its line of origami-style phone stands, cases and chargers. This 2-in-1 stand and wallet can hold your cards while you’re on the go or prop up your phone while you’re watching YouTube videos. It also takes advantage of MagSafe for added convenience.
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5. Apple Airtags
With Airtags, the days of losing your keys or wallet are essentially over. For a forgetful person, this is music to your ears. Airtags are compatible with iPhones or iPads iOS 14.5 or later. These tiny trackers use Bluetooth from nearby iPhone devices to ping your lost keys, wallet, or purse (whatever your tracker is attached to) and provide you directions when you’re within 30 feet of your lost item. The tracking is reliable and the tracker itself is so small and non-intrusive, you can drop it in a bag and forget about it. Hopefully, you don’t forget your bag, but hey, that’s why you bought the tracker!
6. Anker PowerWave Wireless Charging Stand
Charging stands are convenient for nightstands or your office desk. You can charge your phone with 7.5W of charging power while being able to see all of your messages and notifications without having to lean over or pick up your phone. This charging stand even has a cooling fan to keep the charger, and your phone from getting too warm while charging.
7. JBL Clip 4
The JBL Clip is a great companion for iPhone users. The carabiner-style clip attaches to your favorite hiking bag, the top of your tent or your golf bag and is readily available when you want to fire up the tunes. Plus it’s waterproof and dustproof so you don’t have to worry if the weather takes a turn while you’re out and about.
8. MagSafe Charger
To quickly and reliably charge your iPhone, the MagSafe charger is the way to go. It snaps onto the back of your phone and even charges through some cases (we’ll get to MagSafe cases later). When paired with a 20W power adapter (more on that later as well) you will get the fastest charging available for your iPhone. And you don’t have to own a new iPhone 12 to take advantage — MagSafe works with iPhone 8 and later.
9. Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter
One of the weirder moves Apple has made was to not include a charging block with iPhone 12 purchases. At least it gives you the opportunity to upgrade the charging blocks you have laying around your house with an Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter. This adapter maximizes the charging strength of your MagSafe charger for the fastest charging speeds available to iPhone users.
10. Apple Magsafe Duo Charger
iPhones aren’t the only Apple devices that are capable of wireless charging. For Apple power uses, a Duo charger is the way to go. You’ll be able to charge your iPhone and Apple Watch or iPhone and Airpods simultaneously with one device instead of having cables running all over your desk or nightstand. If you have multiple Apple devices with wireless charging, the Duo charger is a no-brainer.
11. Apple Leather Wallet with MagSafe
Looking to declutter your life? Now you can have everything in one place — your phone, money and identification — without the bulk of your wallet thanks to the Leather Wallet with MagSafe. No longer do you have to sit on your bulky wallet (which does horrible things to your lower back and posture), plus, it adds an element of sophistication and style to your phone case.
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12. SteelSeries Nimbus+ Bluetooth Mobile Gaming Controller
New iPhones have such great displays and powerful chipsets that make gaming a blast. Pairing your iPhone with the SteelSeries Nimbus+ takes the iPhone gaming experience to a whole new level. You can mount your phone on the Xbox style controller and take advantage of four free months of Apple Arcade. Your hands will certainly cramp up before the 50 hour battery life runs out.
13. Lifeprint Portable Photo Printer
This Bluetooth and WiFi-enabled photo printer makes printing photos from your iPhone quick and easy. When connected to WiFi you can print from anywhere in your house with the click of a button. This printer also has awesome secret power — it prints live photos. How? Turn your camera on and hover over a printed live photo and watch your photo come to life. Pretty cool, huh?
14. iOttie Wireless Car Charger
The claws grip onto a wide variety of phone sizes so it doesn’t matter if you rock the iPhone mini or iPhone 12 Max — you’re covered. The mount is sturdy while the charger pivots and adjusts to maneuver into the most comfortable and convenient spot possible. And this wireless car charger will even charge through certain iPhone cases.
15. Scosche Powervolt
Your phone need a quick power up while you are running an errand? The Powervolt car charger can charge up to two phones at once and does so quickly. It has 20W of wired charging power making quick work of filling up a dead battery. You can expect about 50% battery life with 30 minutes of charging time.
16. MOFT O Magnetic iPhone Stand
We couldn’t resist including one more MOFT product. This brand new iPhone stand snaps onto your iPhone to act as a hybrid stand and holder. For iPhone 12, you can use MagSafe, while all other iPhone models can use the MOFT Snap Phone Sticker. You can even use a magnetic wall sticker to mount your iPhone directly to the wall. This multi-use iPhone accessory is the perfect hands-free addition to any iPhone.
17. Nomad Kevlar Lightning Cable
If we’re being honest, a lot of charging cables aren’t built to last. The protective shielding breaks and wires become exposed. The Kevlar Lightning Cable is reinforced to withstand all the wear and tear that cables go through daily. It can even withstand a little dirt and water without breaking. If you’re done with non-durable cables, this Kevlar cable is worth it.
18. LifeProof FRĒ Series Waterproof Case for iPhone 11
For those of you who are a bit more clumsy with their phones, the LifeProof case can keep a butter finger moment from turning into a $1,000 accident. It’s completely waterproof so you can accidentally drop your phone into the bottom of a pool and not have to worry. And the scratch protector keeps your screen safe from nicks, scratches and cracks.
19. ElectJet PowerPie USB-C Power Bank
Powerful enough to charge laptops, but small enough to fit in your bag, the ElecJet PowerPie Power Bank can be a lifesaver when your phone is on its last droplets of battery life. It can charge iPhones with 20W worth of charging power and speed, meaning you can get a quick power boost with minimal charging time. You’ll want to pair this iPhone accessory with a Nomad Kevlar Lightning Cable for a quick and durable iPhone charging setup.
20. Metisinno Pop Socket
There are few things that suck worse than dropping your phone. With the Metisinno Pop Socket, you can maintain a better grip on your phone as well as have a little pop-out stand available when you want to set your phone down and watch something. It easily attaches to your phone, but it does require a MagSafe charger to use. With eight available colors, you can find the one that matches your personal style.
21. Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe
These smooth and soft cases are comfortable to hold and come in a wide variety of colors. The feel is soft yet grippy, while the inside is lined with microfiber for extra phone protection. The best part is you don’t have to remove your case to wirelessly charge it with a MagSafe Charger — it will charge right through the case.
22. Apple AirPods Max
If you want unrivaled sound quality to go with your iPhone, Apple AirPods Max are the way to go. The audio is pristine and the headphones are so comfortable you won’t mind wearing them all day, whether for work or just personal enjoyment. Features such as top-of-the-line noise-canceling as well as 3D spatial audio further separate these as one of the best accessories for iPhone users far and wide.