10 Top Accessories to Get the Most From Your iPhone X

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10 Top Accessories to Get the Most From Your iPhone X

Apple’s iPhone X is expected to attract tens of millions of buyers with its revamped design, advanced features such as facial recognition and wireless charging. Although it promises to be a financial bonanza for Apple, the iPhone X also could prove to be a profit-generating opportunity for accessory makers. Chargers, screen protectors, cases, earbuds and more are all likely to be in demand as buyers take delivery of their shiny new iPhone Xs starting Nov. 3. But since there are a lot of iPhone accessories on the market, this slide show will feature some of the best choices. Best of all, each is available at the Apple Store, although not all are Apple-branded items.

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iPhone X Leather Case

The iPhone X is too fragile and too expensive to be used without a protective case, so Apple is offering a leather case. The accessory, which costs $49, protects the back and front of the handset. It’s available in a variety of colors, including saddle brown, black, red and more.

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iPhone X Leather Folio

The iPhone X Leather Folio keeps the iPhone covered. In addition to a rear panel, the case has a flap that covers the iPhone X’s display. The flap includes slots for money, credit cards and other essentials. The iPhone X Leather Folio costs $99.

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Belkin's Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad

The iPhone X is one of the first Apple handsets to come with wireless charging, so a wireless charger an essential item. The $60 Belkin Boost Up charger is an option. The charging pad can only accommodate one iPhone at a time, but it has ample power to fast-charge the handset.

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iPhone Lightning Dock

Apple’s iPhone Lightning Dock is an option for those who don’t care about wireless charging and want to work while the handset’s battery is recharging. The dock plugs into the iPhone X's Lightning port, and the iPhone X stands up in the dock, allowing it to be used and accessed while charging. It costs $49.

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Belkin InvisiGlass Ultra Screen Protection

Belkin’s InvisiGlass Ultra Screen Protection is a $40 Phone X accessory that resists scratches yet still allows for multi-touch functionality. The screen protector adds up to five times the scratch-resistance compared to the standard iPhone X display and can protect the screen against drops and falls.

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Belkin 3.5mm Audio and Charge Rockstar

Apple sells the Belkin 3.5mm Audio and Charge Rockstar for $35. With the accessory, users can charge the iPhone X and listen to music on headphones that support the 3.5mm port. The accessory plugs into the Lightning port to allow for the dual functionality.

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Mophie Powerstation USB-C

Travelers and others who aren’t always close to a power outlet should consider the Mophie Powerstation USB-C. The device is essentially a big battery that can boost the charge on a variety of products, including the MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad. At $150 the Mophie Powerstation is on the expensive side, but is a great way to keep the iPhone X running all day.

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Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo Storage

The Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo provides private cloud storage for a variety of devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Mac. It plugs into a router and, with help from the Apollo Cloud app on macOS and iOS, automatically backs up user data to the cloud. All the data is accessible anywhere users can access the service. The device and cloud storage service is pricey at $449.

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Apple AirPods

There are many options for those who want wireless audio, but Apple’s $159 AirPods might be one of the best. The wireless headphones quickly connect to the iPhone X to listen to music and hold calls with the built-in microphone. The AirPods reportedly offer more than 24 hours of listening time and can get three additional hours after just 15 minutes in their charging case.

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R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid

Those hoping to have an iPhone-controlled robot in their lives should look no further than the Sphero Star Wars R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid. The $180 accessory connects wirelessly to the iPhone and can perform various functions from a connected app. Plus, it takes advantage of the augmented-reality features Apple touted when it unveiled the iPhone X.

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