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Best iPhone Accessories 2018

Personally, I am fond of phone accessories. While Apple is not allowing me to do any changes to the interface of my iPhone, I can accessorize it with whatever I want.

In fact, Apple users know how spoiled we are in terms of accessories. This is because the range of selection is too wide!

But since there are too many to choose on the market today, it can be quite difficult at times to pick the best iPhone accessories. So, to help you in your own search, I’ve made a list of accessories that can fit any preference and style.

The Best iPhone Accessories of 2018

Altec Lansing Bluetooth Speaker

Most Trending 

altec lansing bluetooth wireless speaker
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    30-hour battery life 
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    Weatherproof 
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    Compatible with all iPhones   

Rated by: Kim

Apple Airpods Wireless Headset

Most Affordable 

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    Multi-functional 
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    Offers ultimate convenience 
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    Very easy to use 

Rated by: Kim

Bandolier Leather Phone Case

Most Stylish 

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    Can be also used as a credit card and cash holder 
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    Durable 
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    Complements well with any style of clothing 

Rated by: Kim

iPhone is one of the most apparent smartphones used by people today. And they all come in different series too. So, some accessories may not be compatible and efficient for other series. Nevertheless, here are some accessories that you may find yourself choosing:

Altec Lansing Heavy Duty Rugged Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker 

A Bluetooth Speaker For All iPhones

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altec lansing bluetooth wireless speaker

Rated by: Kim

The Altec Lansing Heavy Duty Rugged Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is for Apple users who are very fond of music outdoors. You can bring this anywhere with you. And since it features an IP67 rating, it is weatherproof. So, if you are worrying about splashes of water, sand, snow, and intense sunlight, forget it.

Aside from the IP67 rating, another thing that I love about this speaker is that it can allow smartphone charging.

It has 3 built-in smartphone ports and 2 AC power outlets. And for a speaker under the 150-dollar range, this is an all-inclusive purchase.

In addition, the Bluetooth can reach up to 50 feet range. And not to mention, this Bluetooth speaker has a 30-hour battery life too. However, I wouldn’t suggest turning on the extra-bass settings since it gives loud and unpleasant sounds.

PROS

  • The speaker is weather-proof
  • It can charge smartphones
  • Long battery life

CONS

  • Bass quality is not efficient
  • Too heavy for a Bluetooth speaker

Watershot Pro-Line Underwater Casing 

An Underwater Camera For iPhone 6 Series

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Watershot Pro-Line Underwater Casing

Rated by: Kim

If you are fond of taking pictures and videos underwater, then the Watershot Pro-Line Underwater Casing could be one of the best iPhone accessories for you.

But, if you are not using an iPhone 6 and 6s+, you may find other underwater casing instead.

This underwater casing is designed mainly for iPhone 6 series users. You can take videos and pictures safely up to 60 meters or 195 feet of depth. And you can also use this even when you are out of the water.

Actual users still get efficient shots even when the phone is still inside the casing. This is because the lens of the Watershot Pro Line is not producing any fog or moist. And this is also a proof that the casing is very secure.

However, there are some restrictions. You cannot change from taking photos to shooting videos underwater. And even when you download the free dedicated iPhone application, it will only allow you to choose one setting.

As for the price, it can range from $100 to $200, more or less, depending on the inclusions of the package. The complete package includes an additional wide lens, WS flat, and a wristband handle.

PROS

  • It has a depth rating of 60 meters or 195 feet
  • Does not produce fog and moist
  • It comes with a dedicated application

CONS

  • Compatible only with iPhone 6 series
  • Lacks user manual
  • Limited color selection

Apple Airpods Wireless Bluetooth Headset

A Wireless Headset For iOS 10

Quick Summary

Apple Airpods Wireless Bluetooth Headset

Rated by: Kim

Tired from untangling your typical earphones on a daily basis? If that is a yes, the Apple Airpods Wireless Bluetooth Headset can be a great deal for you.

It’s quite efficient if you would ask me. And I would largely consider it as one of my best iPhone accessories!

But, you need to be sure that your iPhone is updated to iOS 10 or higher.

These airpods are very useful and convenient. When you want to listen to music, just place the airpods on your ears and it will play the songs automatically.

As for answering calls, adjusting volumes, and changing songs, you just need to double tap on the screen of your phone to connect with Siri. But even without Siri, you could do these as well manually.

A complete charge can give you a full 5 hours of usage. And when the battery gets empty, you could charge them by simply placing the airpods on the case.

But while convenience and reliability are the things that you could expect from these airpods, comfort and compatibility are the downsides.

Most of the time, these airpods won’t keep up with you during your activities such as running and exercising. They tend to fall every now and then when you keep on moving excessively.

PROS

  • Convenient to use
  • Long battery life
  • Affordable; The price is below $150

CONS

  • Has tendencies to fall from ears
  • Does not give utmost comfort
  • Not very durable due to excessive falls

Anker Powercore Portable Charger with Power Delivery

A Portable Charger For iPhones And MacBooks

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Anker Powercore Portable Charger

Rated by: Kim

The Anker Powercore Portable Charger boasts its USB power delivery technology. And I find this very useful since it can accommodate MacBooks and other tablets as well. This is the reason why I included in on my list of best iPhone accessories.

It has a capacity of 26800 mAh which allows phones and tablets to be fully-charged by 7 to 10 times and a full charge period for USB-C MacBooks.

When charging the Anker Powercore, it would only take 4.5 hours maximum. So, you can use it more especially when going on trips and travels. However, it cannot support or accommodate low battery input gadgets such as headsets.

For a price that falls under $150, you can have the Anker Powercore Portable Charger along with the 30W USB-C wall charger, USB-C to USB-C cable, Micro USB cable, and a travel pouch.

This can be a great purchase for you. It’s portable, compact, heavy-duty, and quite convenient. But when it comes to durability, it still needs improvements.

PROS

  • Can accommodate different gadgets all at once
  • Comes with 18-month warranty
  • Convenient and easy to use

CONS

  • Not durable; It can only last for a few months
  • Poor customer service
  • The cables included are not durable either

Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch

A Smartwatch For iOS 8 And later

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Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch

Rated by: Kim

If you are looking for a smartwatch but the budget is a huge factor in your buying decision, the Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch can be a good choice. For a price below the $200 range, you can already access many typical high-end smartwatch features.

Apparently, its affordability is largely the basis of why it’s included on my best iPhone accessories today.

The Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch has three different styles. But all are made from a good grade of steel which could provide utmost durability. Also, it features several watch faces to fit your personal preferences.

You can also manage your notifications, calendar, calls, and other common apps that you use on your smartphone on a daily basis. Moreover, it has the ability to track your fitness activities including sleeping and running periods.

I was able to try the Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch from a friend of mine. I observed the other physical features that it can cater. It is waterproof and has a built-in microphone. Also, it could complement well any type of clothing.

However, the company is no longer offering replacements and repairs. And it seems that the company has stopped from operating. So, there are no further updates have made.

PROS

  • It is still compatible with the early iOS devices
  • Very affordable
  • Has a dedicated application

CONS

  • No updates
  • No repairs and replacements
  • Poor customer service

Bandolier Leather Phone Case

A Stylish Phone Case For iPhone X/XS

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bandolier emma cell phone case compatible w/iphone x/xs

Rated by: Kim

Bandolier Leather Phone Case is largely for the ladies who want to simply stroll around with their iPhones and a few credit cards.

I really like the idea of this phone case since it’s very stylish, convenient, and multi-functional.  Apparently, it is my go-to bag when I just want to buy snacks outside or to stroll around the neighborhood. And I tend to use it also when I attend parties!

The material used in the case bag is pure leather in black color. As for the 52-inch handle and strap, the leather is wrapped with either silver or gold tone of hardware. And note that the color of the hardware affects the price.

You could have this phone case bag for a price below $100 which I find a little expensive. In fact, you can see a lot of variations at a lower rate on several markets. Nevertheless, the quality may justify its price which is why this is certainly one of my best iPhone accessories.

Its minimalistic and classy tone of appearance is what most users love about it. But I am looking forward to color and design improvements in the future.

PROS

  • Minimalistic style
  • Multi-functional; it has pockets for credit cards and cash
  • Very durable

CONS

  • Compatible only with iPhone X/XS
  • Too Expensive for a phone case bag
  • No other colors available

Snow Lizard SLXtreme Rugged Case 

A Solar-Powered Case For iPhone 7

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Snow Lizard SLXtreme Rugged Case

Rated by: Kim

I am not an iPhone 7 user which is why I don’t have this case, personally. But, my colleague has this specific case and I find it very useful, especially on outdoor activities.

We had our 2-day team-building last weekend and he brought it with him. And I certainly did notice it since it’s very huge. It makes his phone even bigger and bulkier. This was my point of basis why I am not buying this.

However, it still made it to my list of best iPhone accessories since it changed my views about the product when I saw how efficient and functional it was.

His phone was always protected. Even if it fell many times over different courses, nothing happened. The rugged case was able to secure the phone. In fact, it’s even waterproof! And I was even more amazed when the phone gets to charge due to its solar charging feature.

So, if you want your iPhone 7 to be fully-secured, especially on outdoors, you would want to have this. But, if you are very particular on the way how it looks on you, try checking other designs or style.

PROS

  • Secures the phone effectively
  • Charges the phone through its built-in solar trickle charge
  • Comes with dry box packaging for extra-waterproofing

CONS

  • High-cost; The price falls under $150
  • Can only fit iPhone 7
  • Can only last for a few months

Apple Watch Series 1 Space Gray 

The Smartwatch Designed Mainly For iPhones

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Apple Watch Series 1 Space Gray