Every year hundreds if not thousands of new accessories for the iPhone emerge on the market. Some of these may be improvements on earlier designs, but many others break new ground and open up exciting new options for iPhone aficionados.
So far, 2015 has been a particularly good year — with tons of amazing new accessories already released, and a few more looking really close to doing so. Here and now, you can go over the 12 best accessories for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that have managed to grab the attention of iPhone users this year.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case
Is it really any surprise that one of the best iPhone accessories comes from Apple itself? While it may not exactly be a revolutionary, the leather case that Apple created is by far the slimmest and most elegant case out there.
It looks and feels like it was meant to be a part of the phone — which arguably, it was.
Have you ever sat back and thought to yourself, “Man, I wish my iPhone had a 4-inch e-Paper second screen on the back?” Even if you haven’t, one look at popSLATE and you probably will be thinking just that.
The second screen can be used however you want — and since its e-Paper it will consume very little power. By using your normal power-guzzling iPhone screen less and the secondary e-Paper screen more, you’ll find that your constant battery issues could be a thing of the past.
Because the e-Paper screen is always on, you’ll find that it is extremely convenient for handling notifications, messages, and emails. Soon enough you’ll begin to wonder how you ever survived without it.
Technically the iblazr 2 isn’t released yet — but by backing their Kickstarter (which is already fully funded but has a few more units left) you could get your hands on this stunning LED flash by September this year.
As you may have guessed, the iblazr 2 is basically a wireless LED flash that can be paired with your iPhone (or even iPad, camera, or Android devices). It will allow you to take some amazing photographs — and is certainly worth checking out.
Price: Onging project
Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Although the Olloclip photo lenses aren’t new — they have been revamped completely for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and for the first time ever this accessory is designed to work with both the front and rear cameras.
Featuring fish-eye, wide-angle, as well as 10x and 15x macro lenses, the Olloclip is undoubtedly one of the most popular iPhone accessories of 2015 and has proven to be photographer catnip.
Price: $107.99 [$79.99 at the time of writing this]
Logitech Harmony Home Hub
Want to control your entire home from the comfort of your smartphone? Logitech’s Harmony Home Hub is one of the most interesting home-integration solutions, and will not integrate your home entertainment and automation but it’ll also provide you with ‘one-click profiles’ that you can activate so that you won’t have to fiddle with individual settings.
Of course, the rest of your home needs to consist of internet or WiFi-ready devices to get the most out of what this hub has to offer.
Mophie Juice Pack
When most people think about juice packs and backup batteries they imagine huge, bulky, and often unsightly devices that need to be lugged around — which is why the Mophie’s slim profile catches many off-guard. Don’t be fooled by its svelteness though, the battery in this case is apparently able to extend the talk time on the iPhone 6 by an additional 14 hours.
As you can imagine, being able to extend the lifetime of the iPhone is already a big plus point — and being able to do so with a form-fitting case just puts a cherry on top.
Price: $99.95 [$78.34 at the time of writing this]
Narrative Clip 2
The original Narrative was a breakaway success, and became easily the most popular portable wearable camera accessory for the iPhone. No surprise then that the Narrative Clip 2 picks up where its predecessor left off and adds a new 8 Megapixel camera that has better light sensitivity and wide-angle optics.
Along with that it also features 8 GB of storage and a battery life of about 30 hours. Although it isn’t quite available just yet, Narrative is already taking orders and it will ship in September this year.
Price: $149 [$139 at the time of writing this]
So far this year there’ve been a number of new wireless transfer dongles aimed at providing high-speed, close-proximity file transfers between devices — but the most impressive by far is undoubtedly the Toshiba TransferJet.
It is capable of data transfer speeds of up to 560 Mbps and extremely user friendly too. Assuming you seem to always find yourself waiting for lengthy file transfers to complete while crossing your fingers and hoping they don’t get interrupted and force you to start all over again — the TransferJet could just be the best accessory ever.
Price: See in the official website
Apple 2 Meter Lightning to USB Cable
Amidst all the other high-tech wizardry of iPhone accessories, this certainly stands out like a sore thumb. Yes — it is simply a 2 Meter long Lightning to USB cable, and there’s nothing special about it other than the fact that it is 2 Meters long.
Ever since this cable made its way onto the market though it has provoked an extremely grateful reaction from all those people who apparently always wanted and needed a 2 Meter long cable, but weren’t able to find one. If you feel that describes your situation perfectly and want a reliable cable that can stretch across the room — this is the one for you.
Paypal Here Mobile Chip and PIN Card Reader
On the business front, the Paypal Here Mobile Chip and PIN Card Reader is one of the most impressive iPhone accessories to surface recently. Essentially it consists of a card reader that pairs off with an iPhone app and will allow you to accept credit card payments while on the go.
Granted this may not be something that ‘everyone’ needs — but for small business owners, it is a godsend.
Ollie by Sphero
Remember way back in 2013 when that iPhone-controlled rolling ball called the Sphero 2.0 was all the rage? Well now those guys are back with their latest iPhone-controlled robot — Ollie.
Capable of rolling at speeds of up to 14 mph and featuring a huge array of tricks, Ollie is the faster and more agile brother that leaves the Sphero 2.0 behind in the dust. If you’re looking for a new toy, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Price: $99.99 [$89 at the time of writing this]
iPhone Lightning Dock
Yet another accessory for Apple by Apple, the iPhone Lightning Dock was quietly released this year. Just like the previous model, it is a subtle yet beautiful dock that will hold your iPhone upright while it syncs and charges.
And don’t worry — although the previous iPhone docks didn’t fit the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus when they were first released, this one certainly will.
Price: $34.99 [$22.22 at the time of writing this]