It may feel like just having an iPhone is the be-all, end-all, and for many people that may be true. But unless you’ve explored all the extras the device has to offer — including the enhancements that dedicated accessories can add to your experience — you’re not reaping all the benefits of having one of the best smartphones on the planet. Here are a few accessories which will help you do exactly that.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Link
Apple has done a great job implementing some of the best mobile cameras on iPhones. With the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link, your next capture can be more than just a memory in your gallery app. The pocketable device can be paired to your iPhone via Bluetooth and can print out any picture of your liking. Simply download the Instax Mini Link app, take a picture or choose an existing one, customize the framing, and print away. The Instax Mini also has a neat trick that lets you quickly reprint an image by turning the printer upside down and pressing the power button — it’s a useful feature for when you want to share a photo with friends and family. You will have to buy the film separately, but it’s available worldwide and fairly affordable.
Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones
The omission of the headphone jack has been quite the controversy with users losing the convenience of plug-and-play audio listening, but gaining some of the best-sounding wireless earphones like the Powerbeats Pro. Unlike the infamously uncomfortable AirPods, the Powerbeats Pro fit more comfortably and snugly, thanks to the adjustable ear hooks. Overall sound quality is arguably better than competitors, and in Beats fashion, packs a really punchy bass. However, the main selling point of the earphones is durability. With an IPX4 rating, the Powerbeats Pro are sweat- and water-resistant, making for an ideal gadget if you’re into fitness. It comes with a hefty price tag, but the superb audio playback and comfort are worth the money.
RAVPower 7.5W Fast Wireless Charger
The RavPower Fast Charger works with a variety of 10W, Qi-enabled Quick Charge devices like the Samsung Galaxy series, but it also works with Qi-enabled, non-Quick Charge devices like iPhone 11 series, XS series, XR, X, and the 8 series at 7.5W. It features safe Qi charging and pairs alongside overcurrent, overheat, over-voltage, and short circuit safeguards. It does not charge through metal phone cases or those thicker than 3mm. A discreet LED indicator is low-key but fully visible, turning its light blue or green to indicate whether it’s in standby or charging.
Jackery Power Outdoors
Wherever your adventures may lead, you can rely on the compact Jackery portable power station with its built-in cables for super-fast charging of all iPhones. The UL certified 6,000 mAh battery charger, which fits neatly in your pocket, fully charges an iPhone 6, 7, and 8 up to two times within 1.5 hours, an iPhone 6 Plus, 7 Plus, and 8 Plus up to one and half times within 2 hours, or an iPhone X or XS up to 1.4 times within 2.5 hours. The Lightning cable is certified by Apple as 100% compatible with any iPhone or iPad and facilitates pass-through charging, letting you charge devices while the battery pack is plugged in and charging. An open USB port accommodates other gadgets. It comes in orange or black.