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8 must-have accessories to pair with your smartphone in the UAE

If you can’t go a day without your smartphone, you’re not alone. Devices double as calculators, cameras, and maps, connecting us to our banks, children’s schools, and our work. But if you want to make your phone work for you in a smarter and more convenient way than ever before, you will need to dive into the world of smartphone accessories. From power banks to wireless chargers to GPS tags, there are a number of ways to level up. And if you’re an Apple user, there’s an entire ecosystem of products waiting for you to make life easier for you. In our curated list from noon, we have included many of them and more for Android phone users as well. Choose what you like below and enjoy all the peripherals that put “smart” in smartphones.

1. Best power bank: Anker 622 (MagGo) magnetic battery, 5000mAh

Positives

  • Soft rubber finish
  • strong magnet
  • Wireless charging is automatic
  • The stable stand works in portrait or landscape orientation

Negatives

  • Slow recharge rate (three hours)

The Anker 622 Magnetic Battery is a great choice for iPhone users, who like to charge on the go, and want a little more power out of their phone’s battery case. With a 5000mAh battery, this power bank is also Qi certified for wireless charging. The built-in, foldable stand allows you to prop your phone vertically or horizontally, giving you hands-free convenience. And when your smartphone runs out, simply attach it to the back of your phone magnetically. Reviewers say they’ve used it successfully with MagSafe-friendly phone cases, so that their devices are protected from drops or scratches. While this battery pack was made to adapt to newer iPhone models, you can use it with Android phones as well, if you have a compatible case or stick a MagSafe magnetic adapter to the back of your phone.

a guarantee: The product comes with a 24 month warranty from the manufacturer.

2. Best Apple Charger: Apple MagSafe Charger for iPhone 14, 13, 12

Apple MagSafe Charger

Apple MagSafe Charger
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Positives

  • Convenient and portable design
  • Compatible with Qi and works with many accessories
  • Strong and reliable magnet

Negatives

  • Charging slower than a lightning cable

Like most Apple products, MagSafe Charger is simple, slim, simple in design and extremely easy to use. Just install it on the back of your iPhone and it will immediately start recharging your device. At 15W, it will fully charge your phone in an hour, but reviewers say the fast-charging lightning cables do the job in half the time. However, the convenience of this portable little device cannot be underestimated. Reviewers attest that it is one of the best iPhone accessories you own right now.

a guarantee: This product comes with a one year warranty.

3. Best Android Charger: Samsung Ultra Fast Travel Adapter, Black

Samsung ultra-fast travel adapter

Samsung ultra-fast travel adapter
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Positives

  • Suitable for a variety of devices
  • Very fast shipping
  • Energy Efficiency

Negatives

  • Includes only one USB Type-C charging port
  • No interchangeable plug clips for international travel

If you are looking for game-changing Samsung phone accessories, this is one to note. With a power of 45W, this travel adapter supports the latest USB power delivery specifications, so it’s future-proof. Use the 1-meter USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable, which is included in the box, to charge not only any Android smartphone, but tablets, even small laptops. Reviewers appreciated the fast charging capabilities, with some saying their phones charged to 50% in just 20 minutes.

3. Best Pen: Apple 2nd Generation Digital Pencil, White

Apple digital pen 2nd generation

Apple digital pen 2nd generation
Image Credit: Apple

Positives

  • Very accurate and precise
  • Great feeling in the hand
  • Charges when connected to an iPad

Negatives

If you use your iPad to make and receive calls, there is one gadget you shouldn’t miss. Some reviewers said Apple’s second-generation digital stylus was so good that it convinced them to buy an iPad Pro or iPad Air so they could use it. Although it is a very expensive purchase (for a pen), artists and design professionals will find it a top-notch tool well worth the price. The pencil has one flat side and feels as natural as holding a regular pencil. Unlike its predecessor, which will charge in the iPad’s lightning port, and hold at an inconvenient 90-degree angle, this pencil has a magnetic charging and attachment system. It easily sticks to the edge of the iPad, and charges while it’s there. Reviewers are amazed at its responsiveness, comfort, and high-quality look and feel. For creative people, it is definitely an investment worth considering.

Bonus: Buy in installments without interest 0%, starting from AED 34, with select banks.

a guarantee: This product comes with a one year warranty.

4. Best Wireless Charging Station: Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger

Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger

Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger
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Positives

  • elegant holder
  • Includes adapter
  • fast wireless charging
  • Strong MagSafe Grip

Negatives

  • Cannot be used without a MagSafe phone case
  • The transducer is too large

How about wirelessly charging AirPods, Apple Watch, and iPhone – all at the same time? As one of the only multi-device chargers on the market that supports fast charging on the Apple Watch and MagSafe technology, the BoostCharge Pro from Belkin cannot be ignored. It doesn’t take up much space on your nightstand or desk, and it comes with its own power adapter, which can deliver up to 15W of wireless charging – the fastest charging available – across circular pads. The reviewers successfully conducted hands-free virtual meetings on their phones while charging on the platform.

Bonus: Buy in installments with 0% interest, starting from AED 33, with select banks.

a guarantee: This product comes with a one year warranty.

5. Best Locator Tag: Apple AirTag, White (4 Packs)

Apple AirTag

Apple AirTag
Image Credit: Apple

Positives

  • Accurate and reliable
  • It gives directional signals
  • Sends the site from a distance
  • replaceable battery

Negatives

  • There is no way to test the phone connection from the tag
  • No hole for keyring or lanyard

Never worry about losing any of your devices again. Apple’s AirTag is a neat and discrete solution to forgetting – just put it in your backpack, purse, or whatever device you want to track, and it will tell you exactly where it is. If AirTag is more than 30 feet from your phone, its technology takes advantage of encrypted Bluetooth connections and people’s other iPhones, to tell you its location. Although you can’t use it with any lanyard or keyring, there are now plenty of ring holders and keychains on the market that are dedicated to holding your AirTag. Simple, yet stunningly effective, they are a must, especially when traveling.

Bonus: Buy in installments without interest 0%, starting from AED 34, with select banks.

a guarantee: This product comes with a one year warranty.

6. Best Car Charger: Xiaomi Wireless Smartphone Car Charger, Black

Xiaomi Wireless Car Charger for Smartphones

Xiaomi Wireless Car Charger for Smartphones
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Positives

  • Includes dual cooling system
  • Adjustable mechanical grip
  • Fast Shipping
  • Allows multi-angle viewing

Negatives

  • Reviewers say the AC vent mount has a tendency to slip

As fast as a wall charger, this high-efficiency Xiaomi wireless car charger is compatible with all smartphones that support wireless charging. It’s easy on the eyes – the built-in 2.5D glass material acts as a charging pad, and it has a blue ring-shaped light that glows when you’re at work. The charger is powerful, with a 20W output, which means that it offers fast charging capabilities. It comes with a hidden infrared sensor and an adjustable electric grip, which automatically opens and closes when it senses the approach of your phone. It’s smart, fast, reliable and powerful, which makes it a winner in our eyes.

7. Best Keyboard: Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, 6th Generation, White

Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro
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Positives

  • Excellent writing experience
  • strong
  • Smooth and responsive trackpad
  • Slim and portable design
  • Can be used with iPhones

Negatives

  • expensive
  • There is no function class

Turn your iPad Pro into a laptop with the Apple Magic Keyboard. Reviewers say the beautifully designed keyboard is a joy to type on, and it also makes working on the iPad Pro more convenient. The keys are backlit, and their brightness adjusts automatically, based on ambient light conditions. The trackpad is smooth and precise, but reviewers say the best part about the Magic Keyboard is the way it’s designed to angle your iPad Pro up, from the back of the keyboard, so that the screen appears to float. In true Apple style, the Magic Keyboard is sleek and works great – well worth buying, if you already own an iPad Pro. But the best part? It’s compatible with iPhones too! All you have to do is connect to it via Bluetooth, according to Apple’s website.

Bonus: Buy in 0% installments, starting from AED 92, with select banks.

a guarantee: This product comes with a one year warranty.

8. Best Charging Cable: Baseus 4-in-1 Rapid Series Fast Charging Cable

Baseus 4-in-1 Rapid Series Charging Cable

Baseus 4-in-1 Rapid Series Charging Cable
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Positives

  • Charges four devices simultaneously
  • solid
  • flexible design
  • Compatible with devices using USB Type-C and lightning connectors

Negatives

  • Not all cables work after a year of use, some reviewers say

Tired of tangled cables? The Baseus 4-in-1 charging cable might just be the solution you’ve been looking for. This practical, nylon-braided cable features a Lightning, micro-USB and two USB Type-C connectors, for an efficient and organized way to charge your devices. The 4-in-1 cable, 1.2m long is heavy-duty, and can withstand frequent bending and plugging. It protects tools from overheating and overcharging. Reviewers love the fact that each of the four cables is a different color – it makes locating the correct cable and connecting devices so easy.

a guarantee: This product comes with a 3-month warranty.

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