We are now just weeks away from November 3rd, the official release date of the iPhone X. Apples new flagship device is expected to be in extremely short supply for the rest of the year due to production problems. The new device boasts a huge list of new features including wireless charging, Face ID and a OLED screen. The new iPhone X does not have a home button due to the screen now taking up the full length on the front of the device.
If you are lucky enough to get your hands on the iPhone X before the end of the year, you may be wondering what accessories are available to take advantage of all the new features on the device. Take a look at the list below of our favourite accessories for the new iPhone. We will continue to update the list over the coming months as new accessories become available.
Thanks to the glass back design of the new iPhone X, you can now charge the device wirelessly through a wireless charing pad. Wireless charging allows you to effortlessly charge your device and easily answer notifications without the need to keep unplugging the charger. Theres a big range of wireless chargers that support the Qi standard that the iPhone X uses. However, what makes the Belkin Boost Up stand out is its ability to charge at the higher rate of 7.5w fast charging. A lot of wireless chargers and also the Apple charger that comes with the device only support 1w charging. This wireless charger allows you to juice up your device much quicker and more conveniently. The LED on the pad allows you to see when your phone is charging and the pad will charge through most phone cases.
With iOS 11, the new folders application allows you to better manage all of your files. The SanDisk iXpand provides USB flash storage up to 256 GB for your iPhone. You can easily free up space on your iPhone by moving files to the flash drive and also automatically backup your photos and videos. The high speed USB 3.0 interface allows for fast transfer between your iPhone X and the flash drive. The SanDisk iXpand is small and portable to carry around and also extremely versatile. If you like to keep a backup of the content on your iPhone, this is the perfect accessory to keep all of your files backed up and secure.
Do you use the Earpods that come in the box with your iPhone ? Well the Apple AirPods will change the way you listen through your headphones. The AirPods instantly turn on and connect to your iPhone X when you take them out of their charging case. Furthermore you can set audio up to play when you put them in your ears. The built in Apple W1 chip lets the AirPods know when they are in the ear and you can easily activate Siri to make phone calls.
The AirPods also have a wireless charging case available which allows them to use wireless charging accessories to charge the AirPods without the need for wires. The price of the AirPods is high but can take your music listening experience to the next level.
The wireless charging ability of the iPhone X is one of the most convenient new features. There are lots of expensive wireless chargers available from the Apple store. However if you are looking for a well made, basic wireless charger then this Anker Wireless charger makes a great choice. The Anker PowerPort Qi 10 supports fast charge to allow for rapidly charging of the iPhone X. The premium design has LEDs on the side which indicate the device charge and also a non slip design to keep your iPhone secure. Check out the reviews on Amazon of this low cost premium wireless charger.
The iPhone X supports fast charge, which is claimed to charge the phone up 50% in 30 minutes. However you do not get a fast charger in the box and need to buy an additional charger to be able to take advantage of this feature. To take advantage of Fast charging you need the Apple USB-C to Lightning cable, which allows for higher power and data transfer compared with the standard usb cable in the box. The cable length is 3.3 feet and once you have the cable you also need a fast charge USB-C power adapter with USB-C powder delivery.
To take advantage of fast charging you first need the USB-C cable above and then also need a power adapter that supports USB-C power delivery. This power adapter from Anker features four USB-A connections and one USB-C connection with power delivery to charge multiple devices at the same time. The multiProtect safety system keeps your devices save with surge protection, temperature control and advanced safety features. You can purchase this charger from Amazon and also get an 18 month warranty for peace of mind.
If you are like many of us, then keeping your iPhone in a case is essential to keep it protect and avoid damage if you accidentally drop the device. Keep your iPhone X protected with this thin protective case which keeps it covered without the bulk. The matte design has a smooth touch and helps support grip in the hand. The slim button covers ensure that they are still easily accessible and work inside the case. This accessory is available in both black and rose gold.
Missing the 3.5mm headphone jack ? The Belkin Audio + Charge Rockstar brings back the headphone socket and allows you to still charge through the lightning cable at the same time. If you like to listen to your music through your car or a Hi-Fi system and you still need the aux lead then accessory ensure you can listen to your music whilst also being able to charge your device. At under £30 on Amazon, this accessory is cost effective & easy way to add functionality to your iPhone X.
The Belkin desktop Dock for iPhone is a stylish charging stand for hands-free charging. The dock features a lightning adapter to connect your iPhone and positions the phone at an ideal viewing angle whilst charging the device. The dock is powdered by USB 2.0 which means you can connect your laptop to the dock to charge and sync at the same time. This dock comes in a range of colours and features an aluminium finish.
The iPhones x design features the screen covering the full length on the front of the phone. Keep you screen protected with a screen protector. This screen protector features tempered glass to provide superior protection and scratch resistance. The oleophobic layer also reduces fingerprints. This screen protector is shatter-proof and ensure the glass stays together if the glass is badly damaged.
Key iPhones X features:
- 5.8 inch Super Retina display
- Face ID authentication
- Wireless charging
- fast charging
- Portrait lighting mode
- True depth camera
- New A1 Bionic chip