Top iPhone accessories: The five best gadgets every iPhone user needs

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There’s never been a better time to buy iPhone accessories. 

The introduction of the iPhone 12, with innovative MagSafe technology, has opened the door to some great new gadgets that make owning Apple’s latest smartphone even more exciting.

MagSafe, in case you’re not up to speed, is basically a small magnetic coil built-in in the phone itself. It works with specific MagSafe accessories, including card holders and charging units, which are available from both Apple and third party suppliers.

Of course, there are plenty of top accessories that don’t require MagSafe, suitable for both new and older iPhones.

In this 'Top 5' guide we’ve rounded up some of our favourites, from a wireless charger that’ll also juice up your Airpods, to simple inexpensive car mount...

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YOSH Car Phone Mount

If you’ve ever struggled to mount your smartphone in your car, then the Yosh magnetic mount is sure to attract your attention. It secures to an air vent, using an anti-scratch rubber rubber grip, and features a quartet of magnets which hold your iPhone in place, when you affix a corresponding metal disc to your phone case.

Buy it: YOSH Car Phone Mount | £7.29 from Amazon

YOSH Car Phone Mount
YOSH Car Phone Mount

Currently rated 4.5 out of 5 by Amazon buyers, the Yosh isn’t iPhone specific, it’ll also work with other comparably sized smartphones, and even some GPS car nav units. The magnets will hold your mobile in place, resisting road vibration, but still allow you to quickly undock your mobile when required.

Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe

The definitive case for the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, this official Apple MagSafe case is a silky silicone second skin compatible with the growing line of MagSafe accessories.

Buy it: Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe | £39.17 from Amazon

 Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe
Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe

79 per cent of buyers on Amazon have awarded it five stars, enthusing about its precise fit and tactile finish. It’s available in a wide range of colours, but you’ll pay a premium for anything other than basic black.

Anker Wireless Charger

We love this wireless charger from Anker. Doubling as a desktop holder for your iPhone 12, this smart looking MagSafe compatible stand is perfect for charging your mobile overnight. 

Buy it: Anker Wireless Charger, PowerWave Magnetic 2-in-1 Stand | £33.99 (was £39.99) from Amazon

Anker Wireless Charger, PowerWave Magnetic 2-in-1 Stand
Anker Wireless Charger, PowerWave Magnetic 2-in-1 Stand

You can align your phone horizontally or vertically, and tweak the viewing angle by 30 degrees, making it ideal for a little video catch up or just keeping an eye on notifications. It’ll also wirelessly charge your Airpods at the same time.

Amazon buyers rate it as ‘stylish’ and ‘cool’.

Native Union DOCK Wireless Charger Stand

Native Union is renowned for its upmarket mobile accessories, and this Qi-certified wireless charging stand is predictably swish. Available in a choice of designer finishes, patterned leather or fabric, it will look great on any desk or bedside table. 

Buy it: Native Union DOCK Wireless Charger Stand | £59.99 from Amazon

Native Union DOCK Wireless Charger Stand
Native Union DOCK Wireless Charger Stand

The phone stands vertically on a little ledge while it’s charging, handy if you want to Facetime while you’re topping up. It’ll work with new and older iPhones, as well as other non-Apple Qi-compatible mobiles.

GEAR4 Battersea protective case

Let’s face it, iPhones aren’t particularly cheap, and if you want peace of mind when you’re about and about robust protection is a must. Gear 4 have been making top tough iPhone cases for years, and the Battersea for the iPhone 12 is the latest to impress. 

Buy it: GEAR4 Battersea Wilma | £21.23 (was £29.33) from Amazon

GEAR4 Battersea Wilma
GEAR4 Battersea Wilma

Drop tested up to 5 metres for superior impact protection, with reinforced protection across the back interior, it still looks smart enough for general use.

Amazon buyers describe the Gear 4 Battersea as ‘sturdy’ and ‘perfect.’

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