With the OnePlus 8 Pro, the company has spared no expense in making it a true flagship phone with features like wireless charging, 120Hz refresh rate, a superb display, and great hardware specs. However, it's not the phone alone that makes the whole experience. Along with a share of powerful Andriod apps, the accessories also play a vital role in amplifying your overall smartphone experience.
So, if you have recently bought the new OnePlus 8 Pro, we have rounded up a list of accessories that you should buy to boost your OnePlus experience.
If you want to stay within the OnePlus ecosystem, you should definitely give the OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 a shot. These wireless earphones have a balanced audio output with just the right amount of bass. Plus, the neckband design means you can just let them hang around your neck when not in use.
The Bullets Wireless 2 has an impressive battery life for wireless earphones. On a single charge, they last around 14 hours on moderate volumes. What makes the deal even sweeter is the inclusion of Warp Charge 30. Yes, just like your phone, these buds also charge up pretty quickly.
Just 10 minutes of charge will buy you playback time of 10 hours. Impressive, right? If you use them sparingly, they will last you anywhere between 3-4 days before needing a top-up.
Connection and pairing within the OnePlus ecosystem are instantaneous. When you put these earphones in pairing mode, you will see the pairing request on your OnePlus 8 Pro.
If you want a pair of truly wireless earbuds, you can't go wrong with the newly launched Jabra Elite 75T. This new generation of Jabra earbuds are slim and sleek and provides a comfortable and snug fit. And the USB Type-C charging is the bonus.
The primary highlight of the Elite 75T is its audio output (see Jabra Elite 75t vs Samsung Galaxy Buds). The audio is balanced and is accompanied by deep and rich bass. That results in an immersive audio experience. And the near-total passive noise cancellation adds to the whole experience.
The companion app of the Elite 75T is feature-rich. From sound transparency feature to soundscapes, it has quite a few interesting additions.
These wireless buds pack physical buttons, but thankfully they are flexible and don't press against the ear canal.
Since the launch, we have been using these buds and have been impressed by the audio output and the overall comfort it affords. Pairing is seamless, and till now, we haven't had a bad experience.
The battery life is fairly decent. It gives you around 7 hours on battery, with the case churning out an additional 3 cycles of battery life.
The 8 Pro is the first OnePlus phone to feature wireless charging, and boy is it fast. OnePlus' 30W Warp Charge wireless charger can wirelessly juice your phone up to 50% battery in just 30 minutes. For the record, conventional wireless chargers have a maximum speed of 15W.
Charging at 30W speed means the phone and the charger could heat up considerably. OnePlus has integrated a fan in the wireless pad to keep things cool, and as per the folks at 9to5Google, the charger does its job.
However, it has a couple of downsides. For one, you don't get standardized USB-C cables and removable wall plugs. Plus, the cable is too short to be used in a regular setup.
If the $70 price tag of the OnePlus wireless charger is putting you off, you can check out the Anker PowerWave II Stand. Of course, you won't get the advantage of the 30W Warp Charge, but rest assured that you will get a decent charging speed on your OnePlus 8 Pro.
It has four charging modes and it optimizes the current flow as per the device placed on top of it. It switches between 5W, 7.5W, 10W, and 15W charging modes. When it comes to your OnePlus device, it should charge it at 10W, which is decent for a wireless charger.
There are two charging coils which lets you charge the phone both vertically and horizontally. The former lets you see all the incoming notifications while the phone is charging.
At the same time, the charger is not heavy. The bottom is held in place by anti-skid rubber mats. The power indicator isn't too bright to distract you in the night. The good thing is that it can easily be covered.
Unlike the charger above, the PowerWave II Stand comes with a 5ft charging cable and a wall plug.
If you often have to transfer files and documents from your OnePlus device to another device such as flash drives, the Aukey CB-A1-2 adapter offers a simple way to do. It allows you to connect a USB-A cable or a flash drive to one end of the adapter, while the other end goes to the USB-C port of your phone, thus letting you move files to and fro easily.
The compact design makes it portable whereas the finish makes it easier to grip. Plus, the USB 3.0 specification means you get data transfer rates data transfer rate up to 5 Gbps.
The Aukey CB-A1-2 has collected a fair amount of praise from its user base. It's available in black, white, silver, and space gray.
Sandstone cases have been a signature element of OnePlus phones since the first generation of OnePlus phones hit the market. These cases not only provide a subtle grip but also provide excellent protection against accidental drops and scratches. The new sandstone cases have a little more of the rubbery element which adds to the grip. Plus, they are available in Cyan and Black.
Being in-house products, you do not have to worry about the fit. These are slim, light and rest assured that they will snap tightly to your new phone.
The OnePlus Sandstone case retails for around $25.
If you want a more robust phone case, the Spigen Tough Armor makes for a good buy. This case is made of a combination of TPU and Polycarbonate material and packs a double-layer construction consisting of a foam-based inner layer and a hard outer layer. The inner layer is designed to absorb the impact of shocks and drops while the hard outer shell keeps the phone protected from daily wear and tear.
This case adds a bit of bulk and you might have to sacrifice the slim profile of your phone. On the upside, you won't have to take it out of the case to wirelessly charge your phone.
However, the kickstand is only meant for occasional usage and is not built for heavy usage.
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Apart from the above, you can also get the OnePlus Warp Car Charger if you are out on the road a lot. This super handy gadget hooks on to your car's 12V outlet and charges your phone just like your wall adapter. Just make sure to carry the OnePlus charging cable when you do so.
So, which one of these devices will you buy first?
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