Best iPhone 6S/6S Plus accessories to grab this season
Every smartphone needs compatible accessories to realize its potential to the fullest. There are a lot of different options for iPhones on the market, so it’s quite difficult to choose those which are really effective. To make things a little bit easier for you, I conducted a survey among DesignContest professionals (those who use iPhones, of course) on the matter of the most useful accessories they use. Let’s go through what I’ve got for the latest iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
Covers and cases are the most popular iPhone accessories not just to protect your gadget from scratches and injuries, but also to make it more stylish and express your individuality. There are a lot of other accessories in the market, but don’t you think that such a premium device should be well complimented with quality accessories?
Keeping in mind the build quality and the hardware of Apple’s best smartphone(s) yet, here are some accessories you can go for. These accessories are compatible with iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, however some of them have backwards compatibility with previous versions of Apple iPhone too.
LifeProof Waterproof Case
LifeProof recently announced a special waterproof FRĒ Power cover for the latest models of iPhone. Its peculiarity is that, in addition to protection against water, it contains an in-built 3200 mAh charging battery. FRĒ Power has received a special IP68 certification, which confirms the ability to take your iPhone 6S to a depth of up to two meters with LifeProof’s premium protection.
Stacked iPhone case
Stacked iPhone case charges your phone wirelessly and when it runs out of juice you can mount it to the wall charger for recharging. And the real deal is the ability to stack 5 battery packs simultaneously and charge them all. Also, you can mount the iPhone on top and it too charges up along with the packs. Stacked iPhone case with one battery pack is available in black, white and gold colors for $129 for iPhone 6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus. For an extra battery pack you’ll have to slash another $58.
It’s a very a very useful accessory for car enthusiasts: fixing the gadget in your car is now simpler than ever. Logitech Trip is a tiny but very powerful magnet that strongly holds your favorite gadget in front of your eyes while driving. Just mount Logitech Trip on any vehicle’s air vent and enjoy hassle-free communication with your Apple iPhone 6S/6S Plus!
AmazonBasics 4.0 Amp Dual USB Car Charger
AmazonBasics charger is another useful device for those who commute in car a lot. It allows charging of two devices simultaneously, including iPad and iPhone. Also, it’s compatible with Android phones, just in case your friends run out of battery power.
Cycling Mount Holder
With the release of iPhone 6S, the orienteering has become much easier. Thanks to the GPS module, the smartphone allows you to use modern navigation software for loads of applications. However, it’s not always convenient to use all the features of iPhone 6S while riding a bicycle or motorcycle. Not to stop and waste time in such cases, you should try out Cycling Mount Holder, remaining focused on the road and with hands always on the steering wheel.
With the help of Cycling Mount Holder, you can get the phone in a few seconds to answer an important call or message, or look at a map. The accessory can be mounted very quickly and easily, without the use of any additional tools. It always remains in the field of view; moreover, you can adjust the angle of phone depending on your needs.
- GPS tracking/music playback directly while riding
- Can be mounted on bicycle or motorbike
- Simple installation and removal without requiring any additional tools
- Adjustable mount diameter up to 1 inch
- Easy adjustment at 360 degrees with the ability to fix iPhone 6S in a horizontal and vertical position
- Correspond to the dimension of iPhone 6S
LAB.C PowerBank 5200 mAh
It seems quite difficult to come up with something innovative in the market for external battery. As a rule, manufacturers change capacity, design, and price while the overall concept remains the same.
Well, LAB.C PowerBank 5200 mAh has some distinctive features. Firstly, it’s a built-in microUSB cable. Secondly, it fits into the battery case, which in my opinion is very convenient. Thirdly, PowerBank has convenient LEDs. Also, in addition to the built-in microUSB, there’s a USB port too for the connection of Lighting-cable. PowerBank 5200 can charge two gadgets at the same time which is great.
With the exception of an odd irk, this accessory is a must have for your iPhone. Like the built-in cable is quite thin and short; to get it out of the slot, you need to pull the plug with a nail, which is sometimes too inconvenient.
As for the rest, we have nothing but a standard external battery of 5200 mAh capacity, which is enough for a couple of charging cycles for iPhone or Android-powered smartphone.
Zagg Mobile Charging Station
At CES 2016, Zagg presented a new external charging station, which allows you to charge two gadgets at once. An inductive charging for Apple Watch is fixed on the top panel of Mobile Charging Station while iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch can be charged at the same time using Lightning-cable going right from the block. However, 5000 mAh is enough only for one charging cycle of iPhone and other device along with it.
iPhone 6s Screen Protector
Armorz has come-up with an innovative screen protector that adds two-button touchscreen to the bottom bezel of the iPhone which is otherwise unused. This is TAP, a tempered screen protector that allows dual-button access to menu and page toggle function for easy one handed operation. This new kind of a screen protector with 0.2mm thickness protects your iPhone from screen damage and also ensures that you don’t require two hands to complete any operation. The screen protector comes at a price tag of $19.95 – $24.95 depending on the variant you choose.
iPhone is a worthy choice for those who appreciate the functional electronics. Such a luxurious and multi-functional gadget requires accessories able to emphasize the owner’s image. When selecting accessories, please pay attention to the aesthetics since this component conveys the individualism and uniqueness of the owner.
In addition to the standard options by Apple like the Smart Battery Case, there are many third-party accessories with creative functional and design solutions.