Over time, the iPhone has proven to be the ultimate Swiss Army knife – just like Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs had imagined. It not only facilitates calls and SMS, but also Internet connections, multimedia and a high-quality camera for taking photos and videos on site. The latest iPhones are extremely powerful and can perform almost any communication task you need. With a few targeted accessories, however, it is possible to further improve the iPhone experience. With Digital Trends it is our job to find the best products in categories such as screen protectors, battery compartments, pens, chargers and wireless chargers, docks and camera equipment. This has so far not been considered for you or a loved one.
RAVPower 7.5W quick charger
The RavPower quick charger can be operated with a variety of 10W Qi-enabled quick chargers, such as the Samsung Galaxy series, but it also works with Qi capable non-quick chargers such as the iPhone 11 series, the XS series, XR, X and the 8 series with 7.5 W. It offers safe Qi charging and pairing as well as protection against overcurrent, overheating, overvoltage and short circuit. It does not charge through metal phone cases or those that are thicker than 3 mm. A subtle LED display is inconspicuous, but completely visible. It glows blue or green to indicate whether it is in standby or charging.
Tile Pro (2020)
Updated for 2020, the Tile With Pro's waterproof Bluetooth tracker, you can locate lost items like keys or phone within 400 feet. You can even use your smartphone to ring your tile when you've misplaced an item. For example, if you can't find your phone, press the tile button twice to make your phone ring even when it is in silent mode, or you can find it on a map. You can even use Tile to find a lost tile. If you lose track of your tile, you can anonymously recruit the entire tile community to find it using the mobile companion app. It now works with Amazon Alexa too.
Robust Nomad cable
If you are looking for an accessory that can withstand the elements, the robust Nomad cable is particularly durable. Not only is it dirt-repellent, it also has sealed caps to keep dirt and liquids away. The outer shield is made of high quality TPE, the same material that is used for audio cables for electric guitars. The cable is equipped with Lightning and USB ports and is compatible with all iPhones. A specially made cable tie made of liquid silicone rubber wraps around the cable and prevents it from being worn or frayed. 18 W charging power and is designed for use with modern iPhone models. It can charge two devices at the same time and is optimized for use with all phones and tablets. An LED operating indicator helps you to locate your charger when driving at night. A special security system offers comprehensive protection for your devices.
Kenu Stance Tripod
This is an incredibly handy, compact tripod for your iPhone that you can use to support your device in any landscape or portrait. It is great for video recording, photography, hands-free reading, and video conferencing. The tripod has a pocket size when folded, and you can easily adjust the three legs to find the perfect angle. Kenu has also recently revamped the original design, which resulted in a stronger Lightning port connector and an additional key ring attachment. The latter component can also be used as a bottle opener.
With this pull-out selfie stick and built-in Bluetooth remote control, you can take great selfies wherever you are and whoever you are with. It is approximately 7 inches long when closed, but can expand to 31.5 inches. It is easy to pair and has a secure silicone-coated clamp that holds your iPhone. The 270 degree adjustable head allows you to find exactly the right angle. There's a simple button to take your picture and a wrist strap at the end to make sure you don't drop it.
Morpheus Labs M4s iPhone bike mount
The Morpheus bike mount with magnetic quick release is used to securely attach your iPhone to the handlebar. The super strong lock prevents the housing from accidentally coming loose. Simply attach the bike holder to the handlebar – it takes less than 10 seconds – and attach and remove the iPhone case from the bike holder. Thanks to the integrated 360 degree rotation, you can reposition your phone at the best angle. The adjustable bracket fits handlebars from 7/8 inches (22 mm) to 1-1 / 4 inches (32 mm). This mobile holder is ideal for mountain bikes, street, city, exercise or electric bicycles, jogging cars and buggies. The slim iPhone X / Xs case is certified to military standards (MIL-STD-810G) and supports wireless charging. The bike kit contains the M4s iPhone X / Xs case and the iPhone X holder for the bike.
HooToo Flash Drive
Apple charges a storage premium so it is understandable that many people save money when they buy an iPhone or iPad by opting for limited storage. This handy compact flash drive can help. It has a Lightning connector on one end and a USB 3.0 connector on the other. In the middle there is 32 GB of storage space for photos, films or other files. It is easy to put in a pocket or handbag, transfers files quickly via a practical app and offers an alternative backup method that does not require a cable. It is also MFi certified.
iOttie ION Wireless Mini Quick Charger
The iOttie iOn Wireless Quick Charger Plus is elegant and compact and compatible with any Qi-enabled smartphone, be it iPhone or Android. It can deliver up to 10 W of power, although the iPhone has a maximum power of 7.5 W for quick charging. The pad is wrapped in fabric and is available in the colors Charcoal, Ruby, Ash and Ivory with matching charging cables. It's the perfect size for a wireless charger and even has a rubber placement ring to ensure your iPhone stays securely on the pad.
Although Cardly is at the lower end of the technical spectrum, it's a cool iPhone accessory. Cardly was developed by two students from Northwestern University and is a small silicone case that attaches to the back of your iPhone with an adhesive. This way you can easily keep your ID, credit cards, train tickets and other small items and leave your wallet with you for quick trips around the neighborhood. The 3M adhesive is residue-free when removed from your iPhone or case. Cardly comes in a double pack so you can share it with a friend or keep it as a backup. It is available in many colors and patterns and can be used with an iPhone case or directly on the phone.
JBL Charge 3
This feature-rich Bluetooth speaker offers excellent stereo sound quality. The built-in battery lasts for 20 hours. It also acts as a 6000 mAh power bank that can charge your iPhone. It also works as a noise and echo canceling speakerphone for calls. It is made from durable fabric in five different colors and is waterproof, so you don't have to worry about whether it's raining, spilling, or falling into the pool. You can even group it with other JBL Connect-enabled speakers to get a sound wall. Make your iPhone camera even more versatile. With this affordable kit, you can add five different lenses to your iPhone. You can attach them to any iPhone model with a clip. The kit includes telephoto, circular, fisheye, macro and wide angle lenses. Load the selected lens into the clip and position it over the camera of your device. The lenses come in a padded carry case with snap hooks that you can attach to your bag or belt.