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Top 10 iPhone Xs Max cases and accessories



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The iPhone Xs Max is a stunning smartphone, so let’s keep it that way! This article shares ten top recommendations for iPhone Xs Max cases and accessories, intended to let you get the most out of your smartphone and keep it safe too. Let’s get started!

Part 1: Best iPhone Xs Max cases

1. Rearth Ringke Air Case and 3-in-1 Kit - £13

Rearth Ringke Air Case and 3-in-1 Kit

This case is our top pick for the iPhone Xs Max, thanks to its clean and clear design and clever three-in-one functionality. In the box, you’ll find the case itself to protect your phone, plus a wallet attachment that makes it easy to keep your cards or ID with you when needed and a wrist strap that ensures you don’t accidentally drop your phone while using it. The case is gorgeous too, with a sleek design that perfectly matches the iPhone Xs. For just over a tenner, that’s great value.

2. Case-Mate Waterfall Glitter Case - £35

Case-Mate Waterfall Glitter Case

This unique case combines military-grade protection with a beautiful iridescent design. The case, which is available in three colours, has a trendy rear panel packed with sparkling beads that produce different colours as the case moves. The design is practical too, with full wireless charging compatibility and dual-layer protection that combines a shock absorbing bumper and a flexible hard shell. This should allow your phone to survive drops up to ten feet - quite a result.

3. UAG Pathfinder Rugged Case - £30

UAG Pathfinder Rugged Case

Our next case is a tough option that looks as hard as nails. The Pathfinder provides excellent protection against drops and falls, thanks to its composite design which combines a soft, impact-resistant core and a hard exterior. The case also includes anti-slip rubber pads to keep the case in your hands, plus full wireless charging compatibility. If you want a strong case to keep your shiny new smartphone safe, the Pathfinder is a great bet.

4. Ted Baker Mirror Folio Case (Babylon) - £40

Ted Baker Mirror Folio Case

This official Ted Baker case may be a little pricey, but its artsy design elevates your iPhone Xs Max into an inarguable fashion accessory. The case gets its name from the concealed mirror on the inside of the flip cover, allowing you to check out how you’re looking on the go. The case also offers reasonable protection, thanks to a gold electroplated trim and tough faux-leather construction. Overall, a stylish option that won’t disapoint.

5. Olixar Ultra Thin Clear Case - £8

Olixar Ultra Thin Clear Case

This slim case provides just enough protection to keep your iPhone Xs Max safe from normal wear and tear. The clear design ensures your phone remains fully visible, allowing you to show off your colour of choice, while the lip around the screen helps keep the screen scratch-free. This case is one of the cheapest on our list too, coming in a few quid under £10.

Part 2: Best iPhone Xs Max accessories

**6. Official Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Stereo Adapter - [£13]

Official Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Stereo Adapter

Sadly, Apple doesn’t include a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter in the box with their new iPhones any more, and that includes the iPhone Xs and Xs Max. If you haven’t picked one up yet, you’ll need to in order to listen to music with standard 3.5mm headphones - without it, your only options are Lightning headphones or Bluetooth headphones. This particular one is Apple’s own, but it’s possible to find functionally equivalent adapters from other brands for a lower price too.

7. KSIX Steady Rec 2-Axis Stabilising Gimbal - £40

KSIX Steady Rec 2-Axis Stabilising Gimbal

This thing is cool - a two-axis gimbal that automatically stabilises video footage and photos taken on the iPhone Xs Max. Combined with the phone’s already impressive camera, you’ve got a rig that’s suitable for making films, taking photos without blur and generally getting it right the first time - spot on.

8. Olixar 3-in-1 Lightning, USB-C & Micro USB Cable - £10

Olixar 3-in-1 Lightning, USB-C & Micro USB Cable

This handy charging cable has full-size USB at one end and three different connectors on the other: Lightning for iPhones, USB-C for new Android phones and other gadgets and Micro USB for older Android phones. Having all of these in one cable ensures you always have the right cable in hand, and you can even charge three devices at once!

9. Spigen Essential Fast Wireless Charging Stand - £29

Spigen Essential Fast Wireless Charging Stand

This wireless charging stand can charge the iPhone Xs Max at its full 7.5W, ensuring that your iPhone gets recharged faster than on standard wireless chargers. The charger includes a simple stand that keeps your iPhone at a convenient angle to see incoming messages and notifications, too.

10. Olixar Screen Protector 2-in-1 Pack - £8

Olixar Screen Protector 2-in-1 Pack

We’ll conclude with a pretty sensible recommendation: get a screen protector for your new iPhone before your screen gets scratched or cracked? Repairing this damage can be incredibly expensive and isn’t covered under the warranty, so invest in a screen protector now - you aren’t likely to regret it!


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So there we have it, ten essential additions to your shiny new iPhone Xs Max. I hope this was helpful! Thanks for checking out the selections. We’ll catch you on the next article, so until then, take care and we’ll see you later!

Written by wsjudd

Will is a gadget fanatic, working from cafes and gadget-infused mega-hovels to turn caffeine into technology articles. Follow him on Twitter @wsjudd and check out his newly redesigned tech review site!