With an increase in the number of devices with USB-C, you’ll want some accessories to use with them. Here are some of the best USB-C accessories you can get right now.

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Chargers & Cables

Eggtronic Sirius 65W Universal Charger

Eggtronic Sirius 65W Universal Charger

There’s a fairly good chance you haven’t heard of Eggtronic. But you may be interested in their Sirius 65W Universal Charger. The charger is smaller and lighter than a standard deck of cards at just 3.55 oz.

Eggtronic Sirius 65W Universal Charger

The foldable prongs make it so they don’t get damaged when travelling and the charger itself has a soft-touch finish. Inside the charger is something called Gallium Nitride (GaN for short) and helps Eggtronic make their charger so compact without sacrificing performance (up to 65W) and keep it cool.

The Eggtronic Sirius is perfect for those with laptops with a USB-C charger like the latest Dell XPS or MacBook Air.

Eggtronic Sirius 65W Universal Charger

The charger includes a USB-C cable in the box and comes in two colours, black and white, and costs $99.99 CAD ($79.90 USD) but can sometimes be on sale for $74 CAD.

It’s available from

Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim

Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim

If you’ve seen our past buying guides you know I’m a fan of Anker’s products. Most recently, Anker has come with an even smaller USB-C charger, the Powerport Atom III Slim.

At just 0.63-inches thick, it’s the perfect charger for outlets in hard to reach places. The foldable prongs make it more travel-friendly. It has Anker’s PowerIQ 3.0 technology and uses GaN and supports up to 30W charging speeds.

The PowerPort Atom III Slim is available for $45.99 CAD from:

Aukey Focus Duo 63W USB-C Charger

Aukey Focus Duo 63W USB-C Charger

Another great GaN USB-C charger is one from Aukey and their Focus Duo 63W USB-C charger. The bottom USB-C port supports 60W output but when both ports are in use, the top one outputs 45W and the bottom 18W.

The charger is much smaller than the one that comes with the latest MacBook Pro and can easily charge it.

The Aukey Focus Duo 63W USB-C charger is available now for $49.99 CAD from:

Aukey does also offer a 100W charger called the Omnia 100W PD charger but that’s not available in Canada yet.

Nomad Base Station Stand Edition

Nomad Base Station Stand

For those who prefer to charge their phone wirelessly, there are a few options for you. Nomad who is known for its leather case options has recently released the Base Station Stand.

Nomad Base Station Stand

It offers a padded leather charging surface with a LED indicator and up to 10W of wireless charging. There are two charging coils, so you can charge your phone in portrait or landscape. The charging stand itself uses USB-C which is great for those switching over to USB-C accessories.

Nomad Base Station Stand

In the box, you’ll get an 18W USB-A power adapter with travel prongs, the charger itself and a 2M braided USB-C to USB-C cable.

The Nomad Base Station Stand is available now from:

Anker PowerWave Sense Pad Alloy

Anker PowerWave Sense Pad Alloy

If you prefer a more traditional wireless charger, Anker has recently announced the PowerWave Sense Pad Alloy. It has an aluminum base and a non-slip design that helps with heat dissipation.

Anker PowerWave Sense Pad Alloy

It supports up to 11W fast wireless charging for the Pixel 4/4XL, 10W for Samsung devices and 7.5W for iPhones. The charger comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable and an 18W wall charger.

Anker PowerWave Sense Pad Alloy

The charger is available now from:

Anker PowerDrive III Duo Car Charger

If you’re someone who is in their car quite a bit, then you’ll want a fast charger like Anker’s PowerDrive III Duo. Unlike the PowerDrive Speed+, the PowerDrive III Duo has two USB-C ports which can both output 18W speeds.

The charger also comes with Anker’s PowerIQ 3.0 technology and is available now from:

This car charger and the other USB-C chargers mentioned above will work great with a number of USB-C cables including some options for iOS.

Storage

SanDisk Portable Extreme SSD

SanDisk Portable Extreme SSD

If you’re constantly running out of space on your laptop then look no further than the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD. The rugged exterior (with an IP55 rating) helps protect up to 2TB of storage.

The SSD has transfer speeds of up to 550 MB/s and it works with both Windows and Mac via the USB-C cable and USB-A adapter.

SanDisk has recently introduced a Pro version of their Extreme Portable SSD and it supports up to 1050 MB/s transfer speeds.

Pricing for the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD and Pro version are found below.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

  • 250GB – $102.99 CAD MSRP
  • 500GB – $140.99 CAD MSRP
  • 1TB – $252.99 CAD MSRP
  • 2TB – $463.99 CAD MSRP

SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD

  • 500GB – $182.99 CAD MSRP
  • 1TB – $322.99 CAD MSRP
  • 2TB – $603.99 CAD MSRP

Both models are available from

My Passport Ultra for Mac

On the Mac side of things, WD has recently updated its My Passport for Mac. It has a metal exterior and a new design along with a USB-C port.

It’s already formatted for Macs and comes in up to 5TB storage options.

The pricing is below.

  • 2TB – $129.99 CAD MSRP
  • 4TB – $169.99 CAD MSRP
  • 5TB – $199.99 CAD MSRP

The My Passport Ultra for Mac is available from:

Peripherals

Logitech MX Master 3

If you’re someone who works at their desktop or laptop all day, you’ll want a proper mouse. Logitech makes quite a few mouses but their most popular is their MX series and last year they introduced the MX Master 3.

The MX Master 3 uses Logitech’s Darkfield 4,000 DPI High precision sensor, so you can use the mouse on surfaces such as glass. The mouse works with Mac and Windows 10 and has an all-new MagSpeed Scroll Wheel for ultrafast and precise scrolling.

The MX Master 3 can last up to 70 days on a full charge and since it has a USB-C port, you can get a full day of battery life in just 3 minutes of charging. You can connect up to three devices to the MX Master 3 over Bluetooth. There’s also an option to use the mouse over Logitech’s USB adapter.

The Logitech MX Master 3 is available now for $129 CAD from:

It’s available in Graphite and Mid Grey colour options.

Logitech MX Keys

A great companion to the MX Master 3 mouse is Logitech’s new MX Keys Keyboard. The MX Keys can connect up to 3 devices and has backlighting that includes a feature called smart illumination that will turn on the backlighting when it detects your hands and also the room’s lighting condition.

The MX Keys has a USB-C port for fast charging. In terms of battery life, the MX Keys lasts up to 10 days with backlighting on and 5 months with it off.

The Logitech MX Keys is available now for $129 CAD from:

AUKEY 8 in 1 Type C Hub

AUKEY 8 in 1 Type C Hub

More and more laptops these days have been switching to just USB-C ports, especially with all of Apple’s MacBook lines. And while you could buy official USB-C dongles from Apple, Aukey has a better solution with their 8-in-1 Hub.

It connects over USB-C and comes with 3 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 100W USB-C PD pass-through port, SD & microSD card slots, Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI out (up to 4K at 30Hz).

The adapter will work with Mac, Chromebooks and Windows 10 laptops with USB-C ports.

The Aukey 8-in-1 USB-C hub is available now from:

Audio

Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro

Anker’s Soundcore brand offers a couple of truly wireless earbuds but their top of the line model is their Liberty 2 Pro. You get up to 8 hours of playing time and 24 hours more with the charging case.

The earbuds’ charging case has a USB-C with fast charge and Qi wireless support. The earbuds also have 4 microphones for better mic quality when talking on the phone.

The earbuds have an Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture that helps eliminate interference for the 11mm dynamic driver. Anker worked with 10 Grammy Award-winning producers to help make the Liberty 2 Pro sound great.

With the Soundcore app, you can change the function of the buttons on each earbud (such as play/pause, voice assistant, volume) and also choose from a number of custom EQ presets from the 10 Grammy Award-winning producers that Anker worked with. More EQ presets are being added regularly.

There’s also something called HearID which lets you set your own custom EQ preset. HearID maps the personal hearing sensitivity of your ears at multiple frequencies. The process takes around 5 mins to complete.

The only real downside to the Liberty 2 Pro is that the charging case is on the larger side.

The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro earbuds are available now for $199 CAD ($149 USD) from:

The earbuds usually go on sale for as low as $160 CAD.

Jabra Elite Active 75t

Jabra Elite Active 75t

The Elite Active 75t is like Jabra’s Elite 75t earbuds but these ones have an IP57 rating. That means they are fully waterproof and sweatproof.

The shape of the earbuds is exactly like the non-waterproof variant but the Active 75t’s charging case has a slightly rubberized texture on it.

You can expect up to 7.5 hours of listening time with an hour of listening time from a 15-minute charge over USB-C. The charging case holds an additional 28 hours.

While there’s no noise cancellation, the earbuds do offer noise isolation to block out some external sounds.

Unlike other wireless earbuds, the Elite Active 75t uses buttons instead of touchpads for controls on the earbuds themselves.

Still, the Elite Active 75t does a great job to filter out noise from the outside world and makes it easier to focus on your music or podcast. There’s also a HearThrough option to be able to listen to your surroundings.

The Jabra Elite Active 75t comes in multiple colours including, Navy, Copper Black, Mint, Sienna (pinkish) and Grey.

The Elite Active 75t is available now for $259 CAD from:

Sony WF-SP800N

Sony WF-SP800N Earbuds

Sony’s WF-SP800N earbuds are for those that want the top of the line features like noise-cancelling but also want their earbuds to be water and dust resistant. The WF-SP800N earbuds are IP55 rated which should be perfect for sweaty workouts and also have arc supporters to help them stay in your ears.

Sony WF-SP800N Earbuds

Just like Sony’s WF-1000XM3 earbuds from last year, the WF-SP800N earbuds have noise cancellation that can easily block out external sounds. The earbuds feature 6mm drivers

In terms of listening time, you can get around 9 hours (13 hours with noise cancelling off) with the WF-SP800N earbuds compared to 6 hours from the WF-1000XM3. The WF-SP800N charging case holds an additional 9 hours. With just 10 mins of charging, you’ll get an extra hour of playtime.

Sony WF-SP800N Earbuds

Each earbud has a touchpad that can be customized using the Sony Headphones Connect app for different functions like play/pause, skip tracks, noise cancelling, volume and voice assistant.

The Sony WF-SP800N earbuds are available now for $279 CAD from:

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