Your accessories guide
Your phone’s probably the most important gadget in your life. But choosing which iPhone for that honour is only the beginning. Now the fun part starts – picking the right accessories so you can make the most of your device.
From cases and earphones, to smartwatches and Bluetooth speakers, it’s the little things that can make a big difference when it comes to improving and complementing your experience. After all, your phone’s only as good as the accessories that go with it.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or shopping for a gift, it’s good to start with the finishing touches. In a world of endless choices, we’re here to help you break down your options.
Case by case – which iPhone cover stacks up?
An iPhone is a pretty big buy so protecting it is just a small price to pay. The good news is, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are iPhone covers of all descriptions – traditional cases, flip wallets, kickstands, shockproof, card holders, eco-friendly, personalised, quirky – the list goes on.
This is a great opportunity to showcase your personality. You can get creative with quirky designs or opt for that classic, minimalistic look. Etsy is a great resource when it comes to handmade, one-of-a-kind cases.
For a more personalised cover, The Daily Edited has an impressive collection including a customisable bespoke range. If you’re concerned about the environmental impacts your case might have, consider Bellroy for their eco-conscious range.
Looking for a case that also extends your battery life? Apple’s Smart Battery Case does just that without compromising protection. The result is a silky, soft-touch silicone exterior that houses an additional battery pack so you’ll see an overall increase in usage time.
Regardless of what you choose, keeping your phone safe and sound should be just as important as buying it. Check out a few of the great cases you can get from Telstra - add them to your phone purchase or buy them separately.
12 Pro Silicone Case with MagSafe — Black
EFM CAYMAN - Our Home - Case Armour
EFM Eco Case Armour – Charcoal
Stay in charge
Don't be that person whose phone battery dies just as everyone stands still for a rare family portrait. Keep your world revolving with an iPhone that's charged and ready for action.
Got the latest iPhone 12? Treat yourself to the MagSafe Charger - it makes wireless charging super snappy.
Pick up a charger when you buy your iPhone online.
Cygnett PowerPlus 30W Dual USB-C & USB-A Wall Charger
Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter
Turn up the volume on your AirPods
Your iPhone’s stellar audio capabilities shouldn’t go to waste. Enter Apple AirPods. The next generation in earphones, they pair perfectly with your iPhone to enhance the sound quality, keeping the rich, consistent listening experience alive.
With a customisable fit that moulds to your ear, the AirPods Pro give you all-day comfort. Find your best fit from three different sized silicone tips that form a seal for Active Noise Cancellation so all you’re left with is good music. The 24-hour battery life is also a big positive, offering effortless audio on the go.
Whether you’re using them on your commute or while you’re at the gym, the AirPods Pro have been designed to keep up with you. Their sweat and water-resistant qualities make them your best workout partner yet.
If that doesn’t sell it for you, consider the AirPods instead. The more affordable version, but no less impressive, AirPods are wireless, intuitive and easy-to-use. Optical, motion and speech sensors work together to recognise when you’re listening and when you’re talking. You’ll notice a seamless sync – sound starts playing as soon as the AirPods are in your ear, while external noises are filtered out when you’re speaking.
Upgrade your AirPods to include a Wireless Charging Case so you can say goodbye to twisted cables. It works across all generations and can hold multiple charges.
If you’re struggling with gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Small in size but big on quality, AirPods make for the perfect present.
AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case
Time for the Apple Watch to keep you connected
Imagine all the best features of your phone on hand, all the time. Now imagine a functional yet fashionable wearable that can easily take you from the office to the gym without missing a beat.
The Apple Watch delivers just that, and more.
It’s the perfect extension of your iPhone, making it such a meaningful addition to your arsenal of accessories. The best part about this smartwatch is that it gives you the freedom to do it all without your phone. Packed full of features and impressive tech specs, you can access your world with the simple flick of your wrist.
Apple Watch Series 6 is the latest addition to the smartwatch world - it's the ultimate device for managing your health and fitness. Stay motivated with awards, personalised coaching and activity competitions. Apple Watch Series 6 also has sensors that measure your blood oxygen levels - one of the features separating it from the less expensive Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 3.
Let’s not forget the iconic look and feel that has come to be known as the Apple Watch. Strong yet light, it’s an easy-to-wear style statement that doubles as a trusted workout partner. Like a tiny trainer on your wrist - Apple Watch can help you build healthy habits and get your fitness on track.
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple Watch SE
Apple Watch Series 3
Tune into the best noise cancelling headphones
Sometimes the world around you can get a little too loud and all you want is the sweet sound of silence. Which makes a set of noise cancelling headphones a must-have partner for your phone.
Create your own ambient environment using the white noise functionality. It’s especially handy when you’re commuting, trying to study or simply need some peace and serenity.
Our top pick for the job is a pair of Beats headphones. Designed by the music maestro himself, Beats by Dr. Dre delivers a premium listening experience. Combining an advanced acoustic platform with a powerfully balanced sound profile, you can get lost in the music and block out the world.
Convenient multifunction controls let you take calls, skip songs, adjust the volume and activate Siri on-the-go. The ergonomic design provides long-term comfort so it can easily accompany you throughout the day. Add to that the flexibility to fold up and go and you’ve got a winner in the noise-cancelling headphones game.
Beats Solo Pro - wireless and noise cancelling
Bluetooth speakers to take you places
While earphones and headphones are great companions, they’re not made for sharing. If you’re a music lover, you’ll want the freedom to carry your favourite songs wherever you go. Investing in a set of portable speakers should be pretty high on your checklist of accessories.
These days, Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes with a sliding scale of capabilities. Most are wireless, some are small enough to slip into your bag and a few are water resistant.
With portable speakers in your back pocket, it’s easy to surround yourself with a truly rich 360-degree listening experience. It’s a great companion for laidback BBQs, picnics in the park or even a casual dinner with your friends and family.
Check out these little beauties from BluAnt (an Australian company based in Melbourne). Time to sign up to be the life of the party.