I was quick to pre-order the iPhone 13 Pro Max this year when Apple announced it, and in a recently-published post, I shared my top five reasons for moving forward with the upgrade.
Perks of the iPhone 13 Pro Max aside, I didn’t waste any time dressing the handset up in a case and screen protector, along with a bevy of other useful accessories.
While I’ve tried a lot of accessories in the time that I’ve been using my iPhone 13 Pro Max, only a handful of those stood out to me as some of the best. Since a lot of new iPhone buyers are looking for accessories to outfit their handsets, while others are attempting snag awesome gifts for the upcoming holiday season, I’m here today to share my favorite five iPhone 13 Pro Max accessories, most of which will apply to any handset in Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup.
The best iPhone 13 Pro Max accessories
Belkin 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger
First on my list this year is Belkin’s MagSafe 2-in-1 MagSafe charger, which is a modernistic wireless charger that integrates a MagSafe charging puck into the frame to deliver high-speed 15W wireless charging to any MagSafe-compatible iPhone, along with a smaller Qi wireless charger in the base that’s perfect for either another iPhone or an AirPods wireless charging case.
I use MagSafe for charging my iPhone 13 Pro Max regularly because it’s faster than traditional Qi wireless charging and because the magnetic MagSafe mount works as a desk stand when I feel like watching a YouTube video or taking a FaceTime call while doing other things at the computer. Belkin just made things easier for me on that front by making it possible to charge and watch at the same time, all in a compact package.
Belkin’s 2-in-1 MagSafe charger is available in black or white on Amazon with Prime shipping for $96.
InvisibleShield Glass Elite Privacy 360 Screen Protector
Last year, I rocked a Belkin privacy screen protector on my iPhone 12 Pro Max, but this year, I was uniquely impressed by InvisibleShield when they announced a 360º 4-way privacy screen protector –a first of its kind privacy screen protector that integrates display dimming technology on all four sides of your iPhone’s display instead of just two.
Not only does it seem like InvisibleShield finally got its act together with the fingerprint smudging issue I reported last year, but the four-way privacy keeps unwanted peepers off my screen in more ways than before. In addition to that, my iPhone’s screen is protected from cracks and scratches, while the screen protector itself boasts a limited lifetime replacement warranty for as long as I own my device.
InvisibleShield’s new perfect alignment system also takes some of the stress out of installing your screen protector, so it’ll always go on straight, time and time again.
InvisibleShield’s Glass Elite Privacy 360 screen protector is available for $60 from Zagg’s website.
Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K MagSafe Battery Pack
There are literally tons of battery packs on the market, but few are as slim and convenient as Anker’s PowerCore Magnetic 5K, which almost seems to disappear when snapped to the back of my iPhone 13 Pro Max’s spacious rear surface area.
This battery pack’s obvious perk is that it charges the iPhone wirelessly and that it takes full advantage of the handset’s built-in MagSage magnets to attach. The magnetic hold is rather solid, ensuring a secure fit with little or no chance of falling off, and the wireless charging supports the Qi standard at the iPhone’s fastest wireless charging rate.
When the Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K needs a power boost of its own, it can be charged with any traditional USB-C cable.
Anker’s PowerCore Magnetic 5K is available on Amazon with Prime shipping for $55.
Nomad Sport Case
When I look for cases for my iPhones, I generally look for something slim that doesn’t add too much to the bulk of the handset. Nomad filled that necessity this year with the introduction of their new Sport series cases, which fully support MagSafe charging and have a grippy rubberized edge with tactile metallic sleep/wake and volume up/down buttons and a glossy rear shell.
Since I’ve been using Nomad’s lunar gray Sport strap on my Apple Watch for a while, I couldn’t help but go with the company’s lunar gray Sport case for my iPhone 13 Pro Max. The color match is nearly perfect, and it gives the iPhone 13 Pro Max just the right amount of protection without compromising on slimness or MagSafe compatibility.
As a bonus, the smooth and glossy back of the case makes swift handset pocketing a breeze, while the soft felt interior keeps the iPhone scratch-free the entire time it’s being protected by the case.
Nomad’s Sport case is available for $40 from Nomad’s website.
Apple AirPods 2
Last, but certainly not least on the list of my favorite iPhone 13 Pro Max accessories are Apple’s AirPods 2 wireless earbuds, which offer exquisite performance at a wonderful value.
The latest third-generation AirPods are a complete redesign when compared to the previous generation and offer improved sound quality and water resistance, but there’s something about the in-ear fitment of the AirPods 2 that keeps me going back. After trying the AirPods 3 for myself, I actually found that they didn’t stay in my ears as well.
If in-ear earbuds like the AirPods Pro aren’t for you, then the AirPods 3 might be a wonderful alternative; but if you appreciate a lower cost and above-average sound quality, then you’ll absolutely find the AirPods 2 to be satisfactory.
Apple’s AirPods 2 are available on Amazon with Prime shipping for $120 from.
When it comes to iPhone accessories, everyone is going to have different tastes. That’s because your iPhone is a personal device that you interact with several times of the day, every day. In my case, these just happened to be some of the best fits for my lifestyle, and I’m hopeful that my recommendations will rub off on some of our readers here at iDownloadBlog.
As always, we welcome commentary below if you think we missed an important accessory that you can’t live without. Your recommendations just might help a fellow reader if something we’ve recommended is out of their budget or becomes unavailable for one reason or another.