The iPhone 14 Pro series of smartphones have been on the market for just under two months, and since receiving my iPhone 14 Pro Max, I’ve kept steady with my annual hunt for the best accessories to go along with Apple’s latest handset.
In today’s roundup, I’ll discuss some of my favorite accessories for the iPhone 14 Pro Max and provide a brief overview of why I enjoy them compared to other brands and options. With a little luck, perhaps it will help you on your journey to accessorize your iPhone.
My favorite iPhone 14 Pro Max accessories
mophie powerstation wireless stand with MagSafe
Keeping my iPhone’s battery juiced up for long day adventures is always a top priority of mine. That’s why every time I make one of these roundups, I include a battery pack of some sort.
Every year, battery packs seem to become more advanced, adopting unique features that set them apart from traditional cable plug power banks. While Qi-based wireless charging-enabled power banks and all-in power banks have been all the rage lately, mophie’s new powerstation wireless stand with MagSafe offers a new bar of charging for your iPhone with the introduction of an official MagSafe wireless charging puck that offers the full 15W of power to your iPhone.
Being one of the first companies to incorporate a licensed MagSafe charging puck into a battery pack, and a trusted brand in the mobile power industry, it’s hard not to recommend the mophie powerstation wireless stand with MagSafe. The little rearward kickstand is a bonus for when you’re sitting at a desk.
While I love this product and use it frequently, be prepared to pay up. This battery pack isn’t cheap because of the licensing required to incorporate a true MagSafe puck. It’ll cost you $129.95 on mophie’s website, but you’ll get free shipping out of the deal.
Zagg InvisibleShield Glass XTR2
When it comes to screen protection, I always turn to ZAGG’s InvisibleShield line of screen protectors because they come with a no-questions-asked lifetime free replacement warranty for cracks, chips, defects, and installation concerns.
With this year’s iPhone nixing the notch in favor of the new Dynamic Island, one can’t simply slap an iPhone 13 Pro Max screen protector on their new iPhone 14 Pro Max. Instead, Zagg’s InvisibleShield brand is out with a redesigned screen protector to suit the new design, and the Glass XTR2 is the heavyweight champion.
Glass XTR2 features everything you want, including anti-reflective technology, anti- dust adhesive, blue light filtering, anti-fingerprint smudging, and the highest impact rating of any Zagg InvisibleShield Screen Protector thanks to Hexiom technology to top it all off. But if that wasn’t enough to sell you, then check out the impressive one-year screen replacement guarantee that the company boasts.
You could get a cheap tempered glass screen protector on Amazon for chump change, but it won’t have the clarity, smoothness, and guarantee that the Zagg InvisibleShield brand carries. You can pick up a Glass XTR2 for your iPhone 14 Pro Max from Amazon for $59.99.
Quad Lock Out Front PRO Kit
Anyone that does any kind of bicycling or electric scooter riding may want to invest in a mounting solution for their smartphone so that it can be viewed from the handlebar. This is especially important if you go on longer rides and want mapping or workout information immediately viewable while keeping both hands firmly planted on the handles for your safety.
No other mounting solution that I’ve tried has been quite as sturdy as the Quad Lock system, and with the large size of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, I can only recommend their aluminum Out Front PRO mount. It’s available separately, or as a full-fledged kit with a compatible case that can be ordered with or without a MagSafe-compatible magnet.
As a frequent electric scooter rider, I like to have my route mapped out in front of me, so I use the Quad Lock Out Front PRO mount to secure my iPhone 14 Pro Max to my handlebar. The phone doesn’t shake around, and the mating between the mount and the case is so secure that I don’t have any worries about my iPhone going flying while I buzz around town.
The Quad Lock Out Front PRO mount is available as a kit with a compatible case for your smartphone for as little as $89.99 from Quad Lock’s website, or you can order the mount separately from Amazon for $59.99.
Belkin BoostCharge Pro
When I lay my head to sleep every night, I tend to put all my devices on their charger so they’re ready to use by morning. After all, I seldomly have any time to set aside to charge during the day.
For this task, I prefer a 3-in-1 charging station like Belkin’s BoostCharge Pro, which provides me with a 15W MagSafe charging puck for my iPhone, a dedicated Apple Watch charger with support for fast charging, and a Qi wireless charging base for my AirPods Pro 2.
The entire unit is fairly compact for what it is, and it’s very Apple-esque in its aesthetics. Belkin built this product with a sturdy metal construction that puts those janky plastic Amazon specials with Qi-only magnetic charging to shame, so it’s my top pick for all-in-one charging management.
You can buy a Belkin BoostCharge Pro unit from Amazon for around $150.
OtterBox Defender Series XT
Generally speaking, I can be rough with my stuff. That’s why you’ll see me using less-than-minimal cases and tempered glass screen protectors most of the time.
For my everyday case needs, I use the Defender Series XT. It’s a slimmed down version of OtterBox’s famous Defender case with full support for MagSafe charging.
Not only is this case plenty protective as a Defender series case, but it offers plenty of additional perks besides MagSafe support, including a lanyard loop, a grippy edge, and a pocket-friendly depth.
Albeit somewhat challenging to install because of the two-piece design, once it’s on, it stays on unless you intently remove it. This means I won’t worry about my phone popping out like I’ve had happen to me with some other case brands.
You can pick up a Defender Series XT case from Amazon for $69.95.
There are undoubtedly several different accessories not even considered in today’s list given the broad scope of products available for Apple devices but based on what I’ve tried and sought to try in the time I’ve had my iPhone 14 Pro Max, I can confidently say these have been of my favorites thus far.
If you’re using something different for your iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max that you’d like to share with us, then feel free to discuss in the comments section down below so that fellow readers can take them into account.