You must have heard how Apple is stripping the box contents of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. This time around, power adapters or wired earphones won’t be included, and the only thing to be shipping will be the iPhone 12 along with a cable. And it goes without saying that if you want to increase your overall experience with the iPhone 12, the best bet would be to invest in a bunch of accessories.
By picking up the right iPhone 12, you won’t have to worry about the seamless experience of charging, data transfer, clicking great stills, and more, without spending a lot.
Hence, we have compiled a list of the best iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro accessories you can buy.
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1. Apple MagSafe Charger
While you might be itching to try out something different, we’d highly recommend you to grab a MagSafe charger to try out the experience and as a backup, in case something happens to your third-party charger. While the magnetic field of MagSafe charging is impressive, it may potentially harm your cards. So be very careful about that.
However, if you are not a big fan of this wireless charging tech, you can check out some new-age wall adapters like the GaN chargers. These are simple wall adapters. The only difference is that it is incredibly fast and light, and you can also use the same adapter to power your iPad and MacBook.
2. Wireless Charger: Belkin 3-in-1 Wireless Charger
Apart from the convenience it brings, it also helps you get a clean and clutter-free look on your desk. The Belkin 3-in-1 Wireless Charger charges fast. It has a simple and compact build and won’t occupy much space on your desk.
If we talk numbers, this charger supplies 7.5W of power for the iPhone and around 5W of power each for the Apple Watch and the AirPods case.
Again, like most wireless chargers, you needn’t remove your iPhone’s case if it’s on the thinner side.
3. Phone Case: Apple Clear Case with MagSafe
The MagSafe charger that you buy should work perfectly with this case. That said, the case is not 100% clear, and the ring of the MagSafe magnets may give it a blingy look.
Do note that the Apple clear case is far from perfect and is prone to collecting dust and lint, especially with daily usage.
4. Car Charger: Nekteck USB-C Car Charger
For the uninitiated, USB-IF certifications are awarded to USB accessories that meet the safety criteria and work as per the specifications.
Aside from that, it’s worth noting that the Nektech car charger has a solid build quality, and the odds are that both the charger and cable will last you a long time. This charger can charge up to 60W, and as noted earlier, it’s fast. In fact, the folks at Wirecutter tested this charger and found the larger iPad was charged 33% in just half an hour and around 65% in an hour. Woah, right?
The USB-C port also supports Power Delivery and making it future proof. This means even if you were to change your phone later, this charger would serve you just fine.
Lookswise, the Nekteck USB-C Car Charger doesn’t bundle much. It has an oval face and measures around 1.6-inches tall. The fit on the charging port is tight and snug and doesn’t wriggle.
5. Braided Cable: Anker Powerline+ II Lightning Cable
In fact, Anker claims that the Anker Powerline+ II can withstand up to thirty thousand bends, and well, the solid build quality has been backed by several users as per of their user reviews on Amazon.
More importantly, you can choose from three lengths. And should you pick the 6ft variant you will get the flexibility of connecting to a far-off AC power outlet.
6. SD Card Reader: geekgo SD Card Reader
The best part is that it’s a plug and play device and is compatible with several card types, including the SDXC cards. Moreover, it’s not merely reserved for transferring contents between the card and your phone.
Instead, you can use the USB-A and the USB-C port to connect to Android smartphones and laptops. Surely enough, apart from transferring photos and videos, you can also use it to move other media items such as music files and documents.
Alternatively, if you do not want to stray out of the Apple ecosystem, you can also check out the Apple Lightning to SD Card Reader. This one is a simple card reader and is designed for accepting SD cards.
7. Travelling Tripod: GripTight ONE GorillaPod Stand
The Joby GripTight gives you around 6-inches of height when the legs are fully extended. This height makes it ideal to be placed on top of tables and chairs for photos and videos. The flexible legs mean you can also use it as a selfie stick when needed.
Do note that if you have a thicker case on your iPhone, you might have to take it off before attaching it to the mount of the GripTight.
8. Selfie Light: UBeesize Selfie Ring Light
Surely enough, the selfie light gives you enough illumination. It comes with 10 brightness levels and 3 color modes, and you can pick anyone to suit your needs and requirement.
Again, it’s not your average battery-powered selfie light. Rather, it’s powered by USB, so should you decide to buy it, you will need a laptop with a USB-A port to power this light. This means you will have a power source that won’t go out after 15-20 minutes.
So far, this selfie light has managed to acquire a good rating from its user base. Users like it for its easy installation and brightness levels. It has a solid build, and the sturdy design ensures that your phone won’t fall.
Get the Most Out of Your iPhone
These are some of the best gadgets and accessories via which you can further enhance your phone experience. And it goes without saying that these gadgets will grow on you over time, whether it’s a simple wireless charger or a handy SD card reader.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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