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Best Charging Accessories for Your iPhone

By iRepair | Sep 16 2018

There are many options when it comes to picking a charger for your iPhone. You will have to figure out which one works best for your lifestyle, or perhaps you’ll decide a combination of charging products fits best. Below are a variety of chargers to consider:

Belkin’s ColorMatch Charge Kit

One of many products that recommends is Belkin’s ColorMatch Charge Kit that works for both iPhone and iPads. It’s a 4-in-1 charging kit that comes in a variety of metallic colors: silver, gold, rose gold, and black. The kit includes a two-port battery charger, a car charger, a home charger, and a lightning cable.

iPhone Lightning Dock

You can use the iPhone Lightning Dock to charge and sync any iPhone that has a Lightning connector. It’s ideal for your desk or countertop as you can easily continue to use your iPhone because it sits upright in the dock while syncing or charging. You can connect the dock to your computer via the USB cable to sync, or to an electrical outlet via the Apple USB Power Adaptor to charge. This product comes in four metallic finishes: black, silver, gold, and space gray.

Smart Battery Case

For iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 7, there are Smart Battery Cases which give you even longer battery life while offering great protection. Soft microfiber lining helps protect your iPhone. The silky, soft-touch finish of the silicone exterior feels great in your hand. A soft elastomer hinge design makes it easy to remove the case. You can simultaneously charge your iPhone and battery case for increased talk time up to 26 hours. Battery status is displayed on the iPhone Lock screen and in the Notification Center when the case is on, so you know exactly how much charge you have left. The case works with Lightning accessories, such as the Lightning cable and the iPhone Lightning Dock.

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock

You can choose to charge your Apple Watch in a flat position with its band open, or on its side. When docked on its side, your watch automatically goes into Nightstand mode, so you can also use it as your alarm clock. The Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock uses the same inductive charging connector that comes with Apple Watch and it connects via the Lightning to USB Cable and Apple 5W USB Power Adapter.

Coming soon: AirPower

At some point in 2018, Apple is set to launch the AirPower. It is an oval-shaped wireless charging pad that promises to work with the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the Apple Watch and a new wireless charging AirPods case (wireless ear buds) that Apple will release in the future.

Buyer beware

In 2016, Apple sued an Amazon vendor for selling counterfeit Apple products. Apple had found a “flood” of fake products being offered on Amazon’s US site. Not only is this bogus equipment not up to Apple’s quality standards, but these sham chargers can be quite dangerous as some have caught fire.

Find the real deal

So, to avoid encountering imposter products, find a reputable dealer or cell phone repair shop, such as iRepair, that carries legitimate Apple and Android merchandise.

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