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The best iPhone accessories for 2022

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. Whether you seek a new way to charge up your new iPhone 13 or need some extra help to shoot the best photos or video, there’s bound to be an accessory available to turbocharge your efforts. Accessories for your iPhone make your device more useful and take the frustration out of, or add variety to, complex operations. Here are some of our favorite hardware helpers for the iPhone.

JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
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Tile Pro (2022)
Tile Pro (2022)
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Anker Compact Car Charger
Anker Compact Car Charger
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Kenu Stance Mini Tripod Stand
Kenu Stance Mini Tripod Stand
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JSAUX USB C to Lightning cable
Jsaux USB C to Lightning Cable
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Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Printer
Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Printer
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Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones
Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones
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iOttie ION Wireless Mini Fast Charging Pad
iOttie ION Wireless Mini Fast Charging Pad
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CamKix Camera Lens Kit
CamKix Camera Lens Kit
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Whoosh! Screen Cleaner Kit
Whoosh! Screen Cleaner Kit
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Fast Wireless Charger RAVPower Qi-Certified 7.5W Compatible iPhone XS MAX XR XS X 8 8 Plus with HyperAir, 10W Compatible Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S7, Note 8 and All Devices (QC 3.0 Adapter Included)
RAVPower 7.5W Fast Wireless Charger
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JBL Charge 4 speaker at beach party.

JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Pros
  • Supports 20 hours of play time
  • Waterproof
  • Comes in a variety of fun colors
Cons
  • Does not come with a USB wall adapter

This stylish speaker, which comes in a variety of fun colors in a durable fabric and rugged rubber housing, gives you wireless Bluetooth streaming and connects up to two smartphones or tablets. Dual passive radiators deliver powerful, loud, clear sound. Its rechargeable Li-ion 7,500mAH battery supports up to 20 hours of playtime and charges your device via the USB port. The IPX7 waterproof rating lets you take the Charge 4 to the beach or the pool without worrying about spills or submersion in water and you can purchase a bunch of them to connect together to really bug your neighbors with loud music. You'll have to supply your own USB power adapter.

JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Tile Pro 2022 attached to key ring.

Tile Pro (2022)

Pros
  • Works with Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Hey Google
  • Bluetooth range of 400 feet
  • Out of range items can be located on a map
Cons
  • Must have the GPS on for all functionality
  • Must have a subscription to access some advertised features

Updated for 2022, the water-resistant Tile Pro Bluetooth tracker can help you locate lost items like your keys or phone within a range of 400 feet. You can even use your smartphone to make your Tile ring if you misplace an item. For example, if you can’t find your phone, just double press the Tile button on your Tile to make your phone ring, even when it’s in silent mode, or you can spot it on a map. You can even use Tile to find a lost Tile. Should you lose track of your Tile, you can anonymously recruit the entire Tile community to help you find it via the companion mobile app. It also now works with Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Hey Google and is Android and Smart Home compatible.

Tile Pro (2022)
Tile Pro (2022)
Anker Car Charger USB C on dashboard.

Anker Compact Car Charger

Pros
  • Supports Power Delivery at 20W of charging power
  • Can simultaneously charge two devices
  • Multi-protect safety system
Cons
  • None reported

This USB C 32W, two-port compact car charger is loaded with 20W of charging power and is designed to work with modern iPhone models. It charges an iPhone 13 to 50% in just 30 minutes. It can charge two devices simultaneously and is optimized to work with all phones and tablets. An LED power indicator helps you locate your charger while driving at night. The Anker car charger's special safety system assures total protection for your devices.

Anker Compact Car Charger
Anker Compact Car Charger
Kenu Stance Mini Tripod Stand with iPhone.

Kenu Stance Mini Tripod Stand

Pros
  • Small and compact
  • Ball–and–socket joint lets the phone tilt and rotate freely
  • Built-in keyring and bottle opener
Cons
  • Durability issues reported

This is an incredibly handy, compact tripod for your iPhone, one that allows you to prop up your device in either landscape or portrait view. It’s great for shooting video and photography, or for hands-free reading and video conferencing. Its mount connects to the iPhone’s Lightning port using MicroMount, made with lightweight, durable Grilamid. The Kenu tripod is pocket-sized when folded, and you can easily adjust the three legs to find the perfect angle. The Lightning port connector has a keyring attachment and one leg even doubles as a bottle opener.

Kenu Stance Mini Tripod Stand
Kenu Stance Mini Tripod Stand
JSAUX USB C to Lightning Cable with iPhone and MacBook Pro.

Jsaux USB C to Lightning Cable

Pros
  • Apple MFi Certified for iPhone Fast Charging
  • Durable braided cord and aluminum housing
  • Comes in a beautiful red color
Cons
  • Cable is too stiff

The Jsaux USB C to Lightning Cable is Apple MFi Certified for iPhone Fast Charging and Power Delivery fast charging juices up your iPhone 13 from 0% to 60% in 30 minutes. Jsaux USB C to Lightning Cable supports fast charging for iPhone 13, 12, and 11 ranges as well as other late model phones like the SE, X, XS, XR, XS Max, 8, 8 Plus, plus other models when using your USB-C Power Delivery Charger (like Apple 18W, 20W, 29W, 30W, 61W, or 87W USB-C Power Adapter). This cable uses the new C94 lightning end which is designed for fast charging alongside a premiun nylon braided type C cord in a lovely red color. The special design tolerates 15,000 bends while the aluminum housing makes the cable more durable. It comes in four, six, and 10-foot length options. Other colors are available for a slightly higher price.

JSAUX USB C to Lightning cable
Jsaux USB C to Lightning Cable
Woman using Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer with woman holding iPhone.

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Printer

Pros
  • Tiny, pocketable device
  • Quickly reprints any Camera Roll photo
  • Can print from video
Cons
  • Some pictures may look washed out

Apple has done a great job implementing some of the best mobile cameras on iPhones. With the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Printer, your next capture can be more than just a memory in your Camera Roll. 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. You will have to buy the film separately, but it's available worldwide and fairly affordable.

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Printer
Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Printer
Woman wearing Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones.

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

Pros
  • Each earbud offers up to nine hours of listening time
  • Designed for athletes
  • Customizable, secure ear hooks
Cons
  • Expensive

The omission of the smartphone headphone jack has been controversial, 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.

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones
Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones
iOttie ION Wireless Mini Fast Charging Pad on table charging an iPhone.

iOttie ION Wireless Mini Fast Charging Pad

Pros
  • Compatible with any Qi-enabled smartphone
  • Comes in stylish colors with matching cables
  • Rubber placement ring ensures stability
Cons
  • Awkward fit for larger phones
  • Must position the phone just so

The iOttie iOn Wireless Fast Charging Pad is stylish and compact and compatible with any Qi-enabled smartphone, be it iPhone or Android. It can provide up to 10W of power, though the iPhone maxes out at 7.5W for a quick charge. The fabric-wrapped pad comes in Charcoal, Ruby, Ash, and Ivory colors with matching charging cables that look great in your space. It’s the perfect size for a wireless charger and even features a rubber placement ring to ensure your iPhone stays safely on the pad.

iOttie ION Wireless Mini Fast Charging Pad
iOttie ION Wireless Mini Fast Charging Pad
CamKix Deluxe Universal 5in1 Camera Lens Kit hanging off of a backpack in its carrying bag.

CamKix Camera Lens Kit

Pros
  • Boosts your iPhoneography
  • Comes with five lenses
  • Included clips hold the lenses securely
Cons
  • Hard to fit lenses with some cases
  • Disappointing picture quality reported for some lenses

The CamKix Camera Lens Kit is a compact way to boost the versatility of your iPhone camera. This kit is incredibly user-friendly, and it instantly improves the quality of photos and creative visualization. This purchase comes with five lenses — macro, wide-angle, telephoto, fish-eye, and circular polarized lens — to fit different environments and speeds. This collection also comes with several attachable clips to help you slide lenses on and off any iPhone model. The CamKix Kit comes with a belt latch and a carrying bag to support and protect your lenses as you tote them around.

CamKix Camera Lens Kit
CamKix Camera Lens Kit
Person using WHOOSH! Screen Cleaner Kit to clean an iPhone.

Whoosh! Screen Cleaner Kit

Pros
  • No ammonia
  • Unscented
  • Included microfiber cloths can be washed many times
Cons
  • Included cloth left fibers on some surfaces
  • Expensive

It’s so easy to forget the sheer number of germs our phones come into contact with every day. Luckily, we can eliminate fingerprints, grease, dirt, and dust with the Whoosh cleaning kit. The cleaning system’s unscented alcohol-based formula doesn’t contain ammonia. Its high-quality, scratch-free microfiber cloths are made especially for electronic devices. Plus, you can wash each cloth up to 50 times. With every purchase, you get two 6×6-inch cloths and a one ounce bottle.

Whoosh! Screen Cleaner Kit
Whoosh! Screen Cleaner Kit
RAVPower 7.5W Fast Wireless Charger on table with an iPhone.

RAVPower 7.5W Fast Wireless Charger

Pros
  • Works with a large variety of devices
  • Safety features protect your phone
  • LED indicator tracks power levels
Cons
  • Won't work with iPhone cases thicker than 3mm

The RavPower Fast Charger works with a variety of 10W, Qi-enabled Quick Charge devices, 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 with overcurrent, overheat, over-voltage, and short circuit safeguards. It does not charge through metal phone cases or those thicker than 3mm. An LED indicator is low-key but fully visible, turning its light blue or green to indicate whether it’s on standby or charging.

Fast Wireless Charger RAVPower Qi-Certified 7.5W Compatible iPhone XS MAX XR XS X 8 8 Plus with HyperAir, 10W Compatible Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S7, Note 8 and All Devices (QC 3.0 Adapter Included)
RAVPower 7.5W Fast Wireless Charger

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