With every new iPhone launch, there's a plethora of accessories you can add to your arsenal for an enhanced experience. Whether you want to dive into the future with wireless technology, utilize quick-charging or include fun toys in your iPhone X use, there's something out there for you.
Here are a dozen accessories that will take your iPhone X to the next level.
The iPhone X still doesn't come with a built-in headphone jack, which has pushed some consumers to seek out wireless options. Apple's wireless AirPods are small and easy to carry, and they come with a charging case. The AirPods feature a W1 chip that utilizes optical and motion sensors to both detect when the buds are in your ears and deliver enhanced audio. The AirPods also come with a beamforming microphone that filters out background noise, and they last up to 5 hours on a single charge.
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Getting a case for your iPhone X is a no-brainer, but what about those Apple AirPods you likely picked up to use with your headphone jack-free phone? Catalyst has taken its case-making expertise for phones and applied it to a case for your wireless headphones. The result is the Catalyst Case for AirPods which wraps around the AirPods case to create a waterproof, drop-proof home for Apple's earphones. A detachable carabiner lets you hook the case to your purse or belt, so that your AirPods are always within reach.
The Mophie Wireless Charging Base is optimized to charge your iPhone X quickly and easily without the use of a Lightning cable. Simply plug the charging base into an outlet at your home, and set your iPhone X on top to let the charging begin. Mophie's charging base uses Qi wireless technology that safely delivers quick-charging speeds up to 7.5 watts. The Mophie Wireless Charging Base also uses a 360-degree, non-slip thermoplastic coating that protects your iPhone X from scratches and provides a stable surface for charging placement.
If you want a different take on a wireless charging pad, try Belkin's Boost Up accessory pad. Belkin says it worked with Apple to fine tune its wireless charging pad to work specifically with the iPhone X (not to mention the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which also support wireless charging.) The Boost Up can even work with most lightweight phone cases so you won't even have to remove your iPhone X from that case you bought for it.
StarWarsfans, rejoice! Now you can train your own droid with your iPhone X. Sphero lets you live out your Jedi dreams with an app-controlled BB-8, BB-9E or R2-D2 (which costs an additional $30). Race your droid up to 100 feet across a room using a Bluetooth connection, or send an important message via hologram. Your droid can even interact with other nearby app-enabled droids for an authentic Star Wars experience. Sphero's droids are made out of durable plastic shells, so you don't have to worry about small bumps.
If you're really big on taking photos, Moment's camera lenses are a great option for your iPhone X. Moment makes high-quality lenses that are capable of shooting wide (18mm), superfish (15mm) and macro (25mm) images. To use these lenses, you'll need to have Moment's modular phone case on hand, but for $30, it won't break the bank. These upcoming lenses are available for order now, though they won't arrive until the new year.
Considering that Apple has prioritized augmented and virtual reality with the iPhone X, you'll definitely want to take advantage of these new features. Merge's VR/AR headset has adjustable lenses that position your iPhone closer to or farther away from your eyes, and Merge's cheap headset can accommodate the iPhone X's expanded size. Unlike cardboard, the soft silicone material makes the Merge headset comfortable to wear for extended periods. The Merge VR/AR headset also comes in a variety of colors to choose from, including purple, green, blue, yellow, gray, teal, red, orange and pink.
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