iPhone XS Accessories – Must Haves 2019January 15, 2019
So you have picked yourself up a fully loaded iPhone XS valued at $1,349 USD, what next?. You realize pretty quick that there are a ton of accessories available for the iPhone XS and you don’t know where to start, never fear, Marv is here!. That has to be the corniest intro I have done for an article to date and I’m sorry. Moving on, I feel like no matter where I go I am always asked about what iPhone XS accessories are the best and where is the cheapest place to buy them.
In today’s article I will be running through a few of my favorite iPhone accessories. At the bottom of the article, I will place a few links to where you can pick them up.
Anker PowerCore 20,100
There are a bunch of Power Bank options out there, one of my favorite brands for high quality but reasonably priced products is Anker. I have brought up Anker in past articles in relation to Wireless Bluetooth Speakers, but where they made their mark was with Power Banks.
The Anker PowerCore 20,100 is more than you need for your iPhone XS. iPhones are notoriously known for not having the best battery life and having 20,100 mAh on standby whenever you need it, gives you 7.5 full charges. Not only do you get 7.5 full charges but it comes with fast charging and 2 full-size USB ports.
At the time of writing this article, the PowerCore 20,100 is $49.99 USD on Amazon. Price and Link will be at the end of the Article.
Catalyst iPhone XS Case
Purchasing a phone like the iPhone XS is an expensive investment, do you want to keep that investment in good condition ?, Yes ? then you will need a quality case to protect it. Introducing the Catalyst iPhone Xs Case, this case exceeds military grade drop and shock proofing, the iPhone is an especially slippery device and this case is like insurance for it.
The Catalyst Case is drop proof from 9.9ft and only weighs 32 grams. It fits around the outside of the phone and covers the back as well. This case designed to absorb shocks , drops and direct it away from your precious iPhone. It comes in a variety of colors to suit any personality and it also increases your grip around the phone.
At the time of writing this article, the Catalyst iPhone XS Case is $39.99 USD on Amazon. Price and Link will be at the end of the Article.
Back in August 2018, I wrote an article on the Best True Wireless Earbuds of 2018, in that article I mentioned a few True Wireless Earbuds and came to the conclusion that if you are already in the Apple Ecosystem it’s hard to go past the Apple AirPods.
The integrated W1 chip makes for seamless connection to any device in your Apple ecosystem, as long as they are all connected to the cloud. Are these the most comfortable earbuds? No, are they the best looking earbuds? No, do they work best with an iPhone? Yes. If you already own a set of Apple EarPods its a noticeable step up in audio quality and one of the must have iPhone XS accessories.
At the time of writing this article, the Apple AirPods are $159.99 USD from BestBuy Click Here to view. You can buy AirPods off Amazon but the price is very inflated.
Wireless Charging Pad
Funxim Fast Wireless Charging Pad
Apple introduced wireless charging with the iPhone 8 and the iPhone XS carries over this feature. Once you experience true wireless charging you won’t want to go back to plugging your phone in every night. Simply just place your phone down on a pad and your phone will charge wirelessly.
The Funxim charging pad looks like a product Apple would have produced itself. Apple does have a wireless charging pad coming out at some point, they have been promising that for some time. As long as you connect the Fumxim to an existing fast charger, the pad should have fast charge capability. There is also a cutout for you to embed your Apple Watch charger in for convenient charging in one location.
The standard version of the Funxim is hard plastic and very slippery, there is a premium leather version that I would recommend if your iPhone doesn’t have a case with a decent grip.
At the time of writing this article, the Funxim Fast Wireless Charging Pad is $32 USD on Amazon. Price and Link will be at the end of the Article.
Apple Watch 4
The Apple Watch Series 4 is arguably the best SmartWatch on the market at the moment and if you own an iPhone XS it is the perfect partner. Last month I wrote an article on the Apple Watch 3 vs Apple Watch 4, check it out if you are tossing up whether to get the 3 or 4, I break down features and pros and cons of both.
Most Smart Watches on the market are nowhere near as polished as the Apple Watch. Integration between watch and phone is flawless and Android has to play catch-up. Apple does a really good job of making sure all their products work together well, and better than almost everyone. Personally, I like the fitness capabilities as well as the overall premium feel of the Apple Watch 4, it is a must-have accessory if you only have to choose one.
At the time of writing this article, the Apple Watch Series 4 40mm is $399 USD on Amazon. Price and Link will be at the end of the Article.
The iPhone XS is an impressive phone and if you want the best experience, all the items I mentioned will take full advantage of the XS. Personally, out of all the iPhone XS Accessories, if I had to choose only one, it would be the Apple Watch for sure.
Which iPhone XS accessory would you choose if you could only choose one? Comment below and let me know