iPhone X

Sure, your new iPhone X is perfect just the way it is. It's worth showing off without any additional bells and whistles, but what's the fun in that? With every great new iPhone comes awesome accessories to make your experience even more fun and exciting. Of cours, You'll want to get yourself a slick case, but you'll also want a few extras, too. Here are the best accessories for the iPhone X.

Mophie wireless charging base

Mophie charging pad

Mophie's little charging disc is definitely an important addition to anyone's iPhone X list. Since Apple added Qi wireless charger support to its line of iPhones, you'll going to love being able to just toss your iPhone on the table and walk away while it charges. This little guy suppoerts 7.5 watt power for fast charging and has a small footprint on your desk or nightstand. The non-slip coating on top adds security against possible drops if you don't quite toss your iPhone at the right angle [editor's note: don't toss your iPhone].

Later this year, Mophie will have a hardware update that will add fast-charging support for iPhone. It comes in black costs $59.95.

If Mophie's model is not your style, check out our other suggestions for Qi standard wireless chargers.

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Merge VR headset

Merge VR

Clearly, Apple wants us to know that it's working hard to make augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) a part of the iPhone experience. So, you'll want to make the best of that experience. The Merge VR is one of the most popular iPhone-supported VR headsets. It's made of soft silicone material, so its flexible and comfortable. It also has adjustable lenses, so you can position your iPhone closer or further away, depending on what fits you best. Plus, these will go perfectly with that $15 Merge Cube you've always wanted.

Merge VR costs $60. If you're not ready to go all-in with VR, you can pick yourself up a Google Cardboard. I have one and I love it. It's super cheap and easy to use. You can even make one at home.

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The speakers on the iPhone X have been given a kick ass update, but you're not always going to be able to turn it up to 11 while listening to tunes. For those occasions when you have to keep your audio intimate, the $159 AirPods are your friend. They're specially designed to work seamlessly with all your Apple products, and even have unique Siri functionality, something no other headphones have.

I can personally attest to the improved comfort (over the EarPods) and overall excellent experience of using AirPods. They're totally worth it.

Of course, if you really don't want AirPods, you can always take a look at some other great Bluetooth headphones.

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Beats Studio3 wireless headphones

Beats Studio3

If in-ear listening is not your thing, you're next-best choice is with Beats Studio 3. iMore Managing Editor Serenity Caldwell considers them to be the best of the Beats cans line. The W1 chip makes them optimum additions for your iPhone X compatibility. They're more comfortable that a lot of over-the-ear headphones and provide a solid noise-canceling experience. The battery life of an estimated 22 (with noise canceling) to 40 (without noise canceling) is nothing to sneeze at, either.

Beats Studio3 wireless headphones come in matte black, white, red, porcelain rose, blue, and shadow gray. They cost $345.95.

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If the Beats Studio3 aren't working for you, check out our other favorite over-the-ear headphones.

Mophie Charge Force Powerstation

Mophie Charge Force

OK, you're really going to want this. It's not just a power bank. It's a Qi-supported power bank. That's right. You can either wirelessly charge your iPhone X with this portable battery pack or plug it in with your Lightning cable and juice it up wired. That also means you can charge your iPhone X wirelessly while filling up the battery of another device, like your iPad or your Apple Watch. It has a strong 10,000mAh battery that can keep your iPhone X powered for almost two full days before it runs out of juice itself.

One added bonus with this portable battery pack; It works with Mophie's Juice Pack Air wireless battery case to turn your non-wireless charging iPhone into a wireless charging one. All this for only $99.95.

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Anker Powerline+ Lightning cable

Anker Powerline+

If you're somewhat new to the iPhone family, you'll quickly realize just how important it is to have more than one connector cable. Those of us that have been using Lightning connected devices for years are up to our ears in them, but if you've only got just the one, you should stock up on a couple more. Anker makes good, solid Lightning cables an a variety of fun colors and a variety of lengths. The cables are wrapped with double braided nylon for extra sturdy protection. Seriously, these puppies will last longer than your Apple Lightning cable.

Each cable comes with a classy looking cord pouch so you can keep it in your bag without worrying about it getting tangled up (not that it could get tangled up because of that double-braided nylon).

The Powerline+ Lightning cable comes in gray, red, white, and gold and costs $16.99.

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iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless charging car mount

iOttie Easy One Touch

iPhone owners, rejoice! Charging our phones while driving just got hella cool. The one thing I hate about using a phone mount in my car is that, if it starts to run low on juice, I've got to plug in the cable, which is not easy to do while driving. iOttie makes a slim, sleek Qi wireless charger with an adjustable telescoping arm. It uses suction cup mounting, which I've never really had much success with, but you can get a dashboard pad to get a better grip if your dashboard is textured or curved. The iOttie Easy One Touch costs around $40.

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Belkin 3.5mm Audio + Charge Rockstar

Belkin Rockstar

If you've just upgraded to an iPhone sans headphone jack, you've got a slight uphill battle to climb (it's only slight, though). All of those 3.5mm accessories you've collected over the years don't work with the iPhone X without a Lightning-to-3.5mm-adapter (which, thankfully, come with it). You'll quickly realize though, that you can't charge your iPhone while listening to tunes while wired. That's where the Rockstar comes in. This is a port splitter that turns one Lightning port into two usable plugs: one for Lightning and one for 3.5mm. You may think you'll never need to charge your iPhone while using the 3.5mm port, but you'd be surprised at how often that situation comes up. The Rockstar costs $34.95.

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Sphero Droids

R2-D2 Sphero Droid

Honestly, I can't pick my favorite here. I do love BB-8, but R2-D2 is my childhood friend. BB-9E might turn out to be a fan favorite over time, too. My point, if you've always wanted an adorable droid from the Star Wars universe, Sphero has what you need. Whether you're joining the light or dark side, you'll get hours of enjoyment from controlling your droid with your iPhone X. If you can't justify dropping the extra money on this particular buy, put it on your holiday wish list and maybe Santa will hook you up.

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Waterfield iPhone Camera Bag

Waterfield Camera Bag

Waterfield just did something that I can't believe hasn't been done before (maybe it has, but I haven't heard of it before). It made a camera bag specifically designed for iPhone photography. It's got all the same fantastic features that a DSLR camera bag, like a soft, padded lining and special individual pouches for external lenses. My favorite aspect: You can wear it like a fanny pack. It's like they made it just for me.

The Waterfield iPhone Camera Bag costs $99 for the nylon model and $129 for the leather model.

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What iPhone X accessories have you found?

Have you come across some exciting new accessories that would compliment your iPhone X? Put them in the comments and we'll check them out.

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