As more devices are shifting towards USB-C, you’ll want some accessories to use with them. Below are some of the best USB-C accessories you can get right now.
Anker PowerPort II with Power Delivery
Anker’s PowerPort II is the perfect charge to take with you on the go. It has a tough, compact built that uses build components with prongs that fold up.
The USB-C port comes with USB Power Delivery and can provide charging speeds of up to 30W, which will charge your Google Pixel 3, Galaxy S, Nintendo Switch fairly quickly.
You can also charge a second device using the USB-A port with Anker’s PowerIQ 2.0 technology.
The Anker PowerPort II with Power Delivery is available now for $29.99 USD from Anker’s website.
Mophie Powerstation Plus XL with USB-C Connector
Another helpful USB-C accessory is a battery pack and, there are few to choose from but if you want one with USB-C, then look no further than the Mophie powerstation plus XL with USB-C connector.
It comes with a 12,000mAh battery which can provide up to 45 hours of extra battery. It has USB-C Power Delivery up to 18W.
There’s a built-in USB-C cable to charge your device and an extra 15W USB-C port to charge a second device.
To recharge the battery pack, all you need to do is plug a cable into the USB-C input port. The Mophie Powerstation Plus XL with USB-C Connector is available now for $99.95 USD.
Anker PowerDrive Speed+ 2 USB-C Car Charger
The Anker PowerDrive Speed+ 2 USB-C Car Charger is perfect for those who want to charge their USB-C devices quickly while in your car. It has a USB-C port that comes with USB Power Delivery and up to 30W of power.
There is also a 19.5W USB-C port with Anker’s PowerIQ 2.0 technology. The Anker PowerDrive Speed+ 2 USB-C Car Charger is available now for $39.99 CAD ($29.99 USD).
OnePlus Type-C Bullets
Since more smartphones are removing the headphone jack, you’ll need to either use a 3.5mm to USB-C adapter or a pair of wireless headphones. Your other option is to pick up a pair of USB-C headphones/earbuds such as the OnePlus Type-C Bullets.
The OnePlus Type-C Bullets have built-in DAC (Digital-to-Analog) and the earbuds’ cable is tangle free and threaded with Karbon Fiber. There’s also an in-line remote with mic and there are multiple bud sizes included in the box.
The earbuds work with a number of sans-headphone jack Android phones such as the Pixel 3 & 3 XL, OnePlus 6T, HTC U12+, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and more.
The OnePlus Type-C Bullets are available now for $26.95 CAD from OnePlus’ website.
WD My Passport Ultra
In terms of storage, one of your options for your USB-C equipped laptop is the WD My Passport Ultra. The hard drive has a refined metal cover that has a USB-C port and comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable with a USB-A adapter.
The WD My Passport Ultra is available in three storage capacities, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB and two colours, Siver and Blue.
Moshi USB-C Digital Audio Adapter with Charging
Moshi’s USB-C adapter is the perfect add-on for your USB-C smartphone such as the Google Pixel series. It allows you to charge your device and also listen to music using its 3.5mm audio jack.
It supports USB-C fast charging via USB PD 3.0, high-resolution audio with Class-G amplifier and is made from anodized aluminum housings.
The Moshi USB-C Digital Audio Adapter is available now from Moshi’s website for $39.95 USD.
Anker 7-in-1 Premium USB-C Adapter
If you’ve recently upgraded your laptop to one of the more recent MacBooks or even the Pixelbook or Pixel Slate, you’ll be needing an adapter to take advantage of the limited number of USB-C ports. One adapter is the Anker 7-in-1 Premium USB-C adapter.
The adapter has all the ports you’d need include, HDMI, MicroSD, SD, 3 USB 3.0 Type-A and a USB-C input. One thing to note is that if you’re using the HDMI port on the adapter to connect to a monitor, make sure you plug in your device’s power adapter into the USB-C port. That will help make it work, otherwise, you’d get a blank screen on your external monitor.
The Anker 7-in-1 Premium USB-C Adapter is available now for $89.99 CAD ($69.99 USD).