This year has been a massive one for Apple. They released a deluge of swanky new gadgets that got us all surrendering our paychecks for another top-notch device. They introduced the most talked about iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4, the Homepod, a low-cost iPad, and new MacBook Pros. There are even rumors that it doesn’t stop there. They might still debut new iPads and Macs later this month.
If you’re a proud owner of any of these new goodies, then you might want to complement them with accessories that will upgrade your experience, but probably can’t pay a whole lot after purchasing one of the aforementioned devices.
The accessories here work with Apple products and they’re all on sale:
For iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
For a phone that costs almost a month’s mortgage/rent, you’d think that it would come with premium charging paraphernalia. But no, iPhones come with a puny 5W charger that juices up your device at a snail’s pace. You can easily remedy that with the M2 Square USB-C & Quick Charge 3.0 Charger. Engineered with a powerful 60-watt USB-C port and a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 port, it delivers next-level speeds, charging your gadgets four times faster than standard charging ports. Compatible with your iPhone, MacBook Pro, and other USB-C devices, this speedy power hub can give you up to 80% in just 35 minutes.
Apple’s standard issue Lightning cables are notorious for conking out after only a few months. When yours reaches its inevitable demise, make sure you have a backup on-hand for a quick replacement. This set features three cables, each one measuring 10 feet to give you flexibility a.k.a. freedom to move away from the power outlet while you’re trawling through your Instagram story feed.
Thanks to the copious amounts of coffee you consume every day, your hands likely get shaky when it’s time to snap a selfie. Save yourself from blurry photos for good with this Stabilizer Rig Kit. Built to work with any smartphone, it offers a secure grip and extended ergonomic stability for snapping picture-perfect shots. It also has a mount on top for attaching accessories like a microphone and lighting, and a 1/4-inch to 20-inch tripod mount at the bottom for putting on top of larger tripods.
We love the new iPhone XS colors as much as the next person, but we do not recommend using it without a case. Just one slip of the hand can result in a several hundred dollar trip to the Apple Store. If you must flaunt, flaunt safely. This protective case maintains the trendy case-less look all while keeping your device safe from accidental drops. And unlike most cases, this one isn’t a pain to install. It glides on quickly and is easily removable.
Horrified by the number of times a day Screen Time indicates you pick up your iPhone? You can use this charging stand to prop up your device so you won’t be tempted to pick it up a bazillion times as you work. It holds up your phone or tablet at an optimal viewing angle and charges it all at the same time. You can also juice up to two devices simultaneously with the two built-in USB ports.
Many were left disappointed when Apple gave no signs of the official release of hotly-anticipated AirPower. But who says you have to wait for that to enjoy the luxury of charging your devices wirelessly? This iPM 3-in-1 pad is a fast-charging powerhouse capable of juicing up two smartphones and an Apple Watch. It tidies up your workspace by not requiring any pesky wires and adds more functionality to your desk or nightstand.
For MacBook Pro
Just like it got rid of the headphone jack on iPhones, Apple also bid goodbye to the trusty USB port on the new MacBook Pros. If you’re suffering from port withdrawal, this USB-C hub will return the ports back to your loving arms. It features all the ports you need to transport data to and from all kinds of devices at lightning speeds — ThunderBolt 3 port, a USB-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and an SD/MicroSD card reader. You can even output high-resolution to your 4K monitor screens using the built-in 4K HDMI port.
They say that a clean desk makes you are more productive. If your current workspace looks like it got run over by a tornado, declutter it with the ProBASE HD USB-C Laptop & Monitor Stand. It raises your MacBook Pro to a comfortable level and has built-in USB 3.0 ports, a 4K HDMI port, and a USB-C data port. This powerhouse even has a side drawer you can use to store flash drives, stationery, and other work essentials.
For the Magic Mouse
The Apple Magic Mouse is touted as one of the best on the market due to its sleek design, multitouch surface, and seamless tracking. But make sure to save yourself from acquiring carpal tunnel with these mouse cushions. MagicGrips provide adhesive rubbers you stick to the sides of the mouse to make for a larger, concave surface on which to rest your fingers. Especially great for bigger hand sizes (although it works for all hands), it also offers a broader grip for enhanced comfort.
For EarPods and Airpods
The alleged teaser of the AirPods 2 last September revealed that they will most likely have the same design as their predecessor, meaning they will still fall out of your ears when you move around too much. If you own the OG AirPods, EarPods, or are planning to purchase the new version, make sure to use these silicone attachments to create a more snug fit in your ears. Whether you’re hammering it out on the elliptical or headbanging to Nirvana, the Earhoox will make sure that your earphones stay put.