My favorite accessories for the iPhone 12 Pro Max

A gold iPhone 12 Pro Max laid face down on a wooden table

It wasn’t long after acquiring my shiny new iPhone 12 Pro Max at the end of last year that I began scouring every corner of the internet for relevant accessories that I believed would complement my fast-paced and dynamic lifestyle.

Some of the peripherals I tried along the way became an instant hit with regard to my daily routine, and many others were quickly phased out after I became aware of alternative solutions that were, to be frank, superior.

My favorite accessories for the Apple Watch Series 4

The Apple Watch Series 4 is perhaps one of my favorite tech gadgets of all time, and as you might come to expect, I use a plethora of third-party accessories to augment my Apple Watch experience.

I’m far from the only Apple Watch Series 4 user in the world, but that’s not to say everyone knows about the best gadgets that can be paired with Apple's smartwatch. For that reason, I’ve compiled this list of my favorite accessories with the hope that it might help some of you in your search.

First Apple-approved battery pack with Lightning input charging arrives

Belkin Lighting

Belkin is about to release the first Apple-approved battery pack that features a Lightning port input for charging. The BoostCharge Power Bank Lightning 1oK is arriving soon.

As first spotted by MacRumors, the power bank offers 10,000 mAh of charging power. It's recharged over a Lightning connector using either a USB-to-Lightning cable or a compatible Lightning dock sold separately. The device is certified under Apple's MFi licensing program, which assures that the product meets Apple's standards for quality and compatibility.

Belkin explains:

Designed especially for iPhone and iPad, this portable power bank is the first MFi-power bank to recharge via Lightning connector, allowing you to use the same Lightning cable to charge the power bank, as you use to charge your iPhone. This one-cable solution makes this small, thin, lightweight power bank (aka portable charger) ideal for on-the-go charging and is fully MFi-certified to guarantee compatibility with iPhone and iPad.

Should you buy it?

While it's great seeing a product like this finally launch, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First is the price. At $59.99, this is about twice what you would pay for a regular battery pack with similar capacity. Additionally, in 2018, a wiser choice might be to get a USB-C battery pack that would work with more devices, including those not made by Apple.

The BoostCharge Power Bank Lightning 10K will be available in white and black.