Make your shiny new iPhone 8 work to the max with all the necessary accessories. Here are some of the best you can buy for your iPhone. Don't forget about adding on an iPhone 8 case with a cardholder too for extra versatility.
- Samsung wireless charging pad
- Vena Harmony case
- amFilm tempered glass screen protector
- Spigen Style Ring
- Mophie Juice Pack Classic
- Braven Stryde 360
- Anker 6-foot nylon braided Lightning cable
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What's more perfect a pair than a smartphone and headphones? Pair the AirPods with your iPhone 8 and they'll work seamlessly together. You'll be able to listen to tunes, answer calls, even use Siri, hands-free!
The AirPods are totally wireless and even come with their own charging case that you can take with you wherever you go (and soon you'll be able to get your hands on Apple's wireless charging case for AirPods). Snag 'em for $159 straight from Apple.
Samsung wireless charging pad
When you're finished raging at the brand, hear me out. Samsung is the company that put wireless charging on the map, and though it's far from perfect (across the board), Samsung makes some of the best wireless charging pads available.
Any wireless charging pad will work with your iPhone 8, so why wait for Apple's AirPower when you can have a charging pad now? Samsung's pad comes in black or white and starts at $30.
Vena Harmony case
My absolute favorite case for iPhone 7 fits the iPhone 8 just fine, and it's the Vena Harmony. Vena makes wonderful cases for the iPhone that all fit incredibly well and protect against scratches and bumps and even drops.
The raised bezels on the front protect your screen and the half-transparent back is the perfect way to add a splash of color to your iPhone 8 while also being able to admire its natural beauty. The Harmony comes in navy blue, two different blacks, rose gold (more a coral color), and teal, and starts at only $8.
I encourage you to check out Vena's whole line of cases, since they're all excellent.
amFilm tempered glass screen protector
amFilm's screen protector is Amazon's best selling protector for iPhone, and since screen protectors that fit the iPhone 7 also fit iPhone 8, you benefit from an abundance of options. amFilm's two-pack is only $8 and promises near 100% transparency, a hardness that can stand up to scratches and dents, and no loss in touch sensitivity. These protectors are also covered with an oil-resistant coating, helping to diminish fingerprints, leaving your iPhone 8 screen in gorgeous condition.
Spigen Style Ring
I know we push it a lot at Mobile Nations in general, but the Style Ring is truly one of the most versatile phone accessories around. It's a handy way to hold onto your iPhone 8, a convenient kickstand that's always there and low-profile when not in use, and a car mount, all in one little package. The adhesive hook mount that sticks to your dash is roughly the size of a quarter and completely unobtrusive.
You have your choice of seven colors and it's $14 on Amazon.
Mophie Juice Pack Classic
Mophie's one of the top names in battery cases, and its Juice Pack Classic for iPhone 8 can give you up to a full charge, so you can use your iPhone 8 for twice as long. As battery cases go, the Juice Pack Classic is quite lightweight and slender, where some battery cases are monsters and heavy as they are ugly.
The Juice Pack Classic features rubberized support pads to protect your phone in case you drop it, and its LED power indicator lets you know how full it is, even on standby. Check it out at Apple for $100.
Braven Stryde 360
Braven's Stryde 360 is an awesome Bluetooth speaker that features 360-degree sound in a great-looking $100 package. It's dust-proof and quite water-resistant, with an IP67 rating, which means it can be fully submerged in up to 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. It's the perfect shower speaker and sounds awesome whether you have it standing on an end or flat on its feet.
You can use your voice assistants with it to make calls and search the web, and its bass drivers on each end combined with the drivers across the cylinder make for awesome sound with no distortion at high volumes.
Anker 6-foot nylon braided Lightning cable
You have an iPhone; you need a Lightning cable. Sure, the one that comes with it is decent, but a durable Lightning cable that's a little longer is the best. Anker's braided nylon cables are the tangle-free cables of your dreams. They're 6 feet long, so you don't need to crouch awkwardly beside a power out let or laptop to charge up, and the braided nylon is durable, with Anker promising a lifespan of over 4,000 bends.
If anything goes wrong, you have an 18-month warranty to back it up, and these cables start at only $12 and come in four colors.
What are you planning to grab?
Any accessories that you're absolutely gonna grab for your new iPhone 8? Let us know in the comments below!
Updated December 2017: Added the Braven Stryde 360, Anker Lightning cable, and Mophie Juice Pack Classic.
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Mick is a staff writer who's as frugal as they come, so he always does extensive research (much to the exhaustion of his wife) before making a purchase. If it's not worth the price, Mick ain't buying.