Waiting on the latest and greatest from Apple is like a rite of passage. The new iPhone announcements always come with a flurry of must-buy accessories. This year, with the news that the new iPhone 12 has MagSafe charging capabilities, a new camera design, and more, there’s a lot to consider. Oh, did we mention that not only is there no headphone jack, but you won’t get headphones or a charging brick included when you buy?
While this may seem like Apple just wants you to spend more money after dropping hundreds on a new phone, I see it as an opportunity. You can curate an army of accessories that you enjoy using, rather than just dealing with what came in the box. We’ve rounded up some of the best cases, chargers, and more to help you make the most of your new phone.
Cases and Accessories
totallee Thin iPhone 12 Pro Max Case
If you’re going to spend a bunch of money on the latest and greatest phone, you should take care of it. This thin but durable case is made to protect every inch of your phone while adding little-to-no bulk to the overall feel.
OtterBox Symmetry Series Case
I’m a phone-dropper, so a heavy-duty case is a must for me. If you’re the same, the OtterBox Symmetry case is the one to get. It’s thin but durable and made to last. Plus, it has antimicrobial properties to keep the bacteria at bay.
The new iPhone 12 also comes in a mini, which needs a case just as much as the big one. Casetify has a massive selection of cases, but the Impact Case is where it’s at. It comes in a handful of colors and is made with qìtech, Casetify’s proprietary shock-absorbing material.
Vibeside Magsafe Wallet Card Holder
With the addition of Magsafe to the iPhone 12, your options for add-ons just got even cooler, including this magnetic wallet. It has three slots for things like your ID, credit cards, or subway pass and it securely attaches to your phone with a strong magnet.
Vibeside Magsafe Wallet Card Holder
This leather card holder can attach to the back of your phone and will keep it looking sleek as can be. Plus it can hold four cards, so you never have to dig around in your wallet again.
Chargers and Charging Bricks
Not only does this wireless charging pad have no dead zones (no more waking up with a dead phone after not placing it in the perfect spot), but you can charge multiple things at once.
Apple MagSafe Charger
The new iPhones now have MagSafe charging, which means they can magnetically attach to chargers to allow you to use your phone without having to plug it in.
Anker USB C Charger
I own two of these charging bricks and cannot recommend them enough. Not only do they allow you to utilize the USB-C port to charge your device faster, the secondary USB-A port means you can easily charge two devices at once
Apple MagSafe Duo Charger
But what if you have to charge your phone and your airpods or watch? That’s where the Duo Charger comes in. It has slots for two devices, but best of all, easily folds up so you can take it with you, wherever you go.
Apple AirPods Pro
Apple really wants everyone to get Airpods and it’s not a bad idea. The newest Airpods Pro re sweat and water resistant, feature active noise cancellation, and the wireless case gives you 24 hours of power on a full charge.
AUKEY True Wireless Earbuds
If you want to try your hand at wireless earbuds but don’t want to spend too much, these Aukey ones boast a ton of high quality features for a bargain price. They feature touch controls and one-step recognition, so once you pair them to your phone, they’re paired for good.
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