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.

Note: This guide was originally posted in May 2020 but has been updated with new accessories. New additions to the guide are at the beginning of each section.

Table of Contents

Chargers & Cables

Spigen PowerArc Super Mini Charger

Spigen PowerArc Super Mini Charger

Accessory maker Spigen makes a  number of products but they’ve recently introduced one of their first GaN chargers. The PowerArc Super Mini supports up to 20W via it’s USB-C port and has foldable prongs. 

Spigen PowerArc Super Mini Charger

The PowerArc Super Mini is available from the following retailers for $25.99 CAD ($19.99 USD).

Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim (Four Ports)

Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim Four Ports

For those that need to charge more than one device, look no further than Anker’s PowerPort Atom III Slim. It has 3 USB-A ports with Anker’s PowerIQ 3.0 technology and 1 USB-C port that supports up to 45W. 

To achieve fast charging speeds in a slim package, the charger has Gallium Nitride (GaN). 

The PowerPort Atom III Slim (Four Ports) is available for $54.99 CAD ($45.99 USD) from: 

Spigen SteadiBoost USB-C Wall Charger

Spigen SteadiBoost USB-C Wall Charger

If you want something that’s a big more powerful, Spigen has you covered with their SteadiBoost USB C Wall Charger. It offers 27W of USB-C PD power to charge your iPhone or Android phone. 

The Spigen SteadiBoost USB C Wall Charger is available from these retailers for $23.99 CAD ($15.99 USD),

To go with your new Spigen charger, the company offers a number of USB-C cables including:

HyperJuice GaN 100W USB-C Charger

HyperJuice GaN 100W USB-C Charger

As more laptops are making the switch to USB-C, you’ll need a charger that can provide enough power. That’s where Hyper’s HyperJuice GaN 100W USB-C Charger comes in.

HyperJuice GaN 100W USB-C Charger

There are two USB-C ports with max 100W charging while the two USB-A are 18W. The charger offers foldable prongs and comes with international adapters and a carrying bag. 

HyperJuice GaN 100W USB-C Charger

The HyperJuice GaN 100W USB-C Charger is available from the company’s website for $99.99 USD

Belkin Boost Charge Dual USB-C PD GaN Wall Charger

Belkin Boost Charge Dual USB-C PD GaN Wall Charger

Another charging solution for your laptop is Belkin’s Boost Charge Dual USB-C PD GaN Wall Charger. It has two USB-C ports with one that support 18W and the other 50-60W.

It also uses Gallium Nitride (GaN for short) to help make it more compact. 

The Boost Charge Dual USB-C PD GaN Wall Charger is available now the following retailers for $54.99 USD:

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.

Spigen SteadiBoost Flex Convertible Fast Wireless Charger Stand

Spigen SteadiBoost Flex Convertible Fast Wireless Charger Stand

If you’ve upgraded your phone to one with wireless charging, Spigen has a unique option with their SteadiBoost Flex Convertible. It can be used upright as a stand or fold down like a normal charging pad. 

It offers up to 15W wireless charging (on compatible devices) over USB-C but you’ll have to include your own AC adapter. 

The charger is available from the following retailers for $44.99 CAD: 

If you prefer to use a traditional charging pad, Spigen offers the SteadiBoost Compact Wireless Charger Qi-Certified 10W Wireless Charging Pad for $24.99 CAD.

Nomad Base Station Pro

While Apple’s AirPower never made it to market, there’s been an influx of products from accessory makers to fill that void, such as Nomad’s new Base Station Pro. 

The Base Station Pro has 18 charging coils, so you can charge up to 3 devices wirelessly at the same time. Because of all the coils, you don’t need to place your device perfectly, you can place it wherever.

One downside is that the charger supports up to 7.5W speeds, while some of Nomad’s other wireless chargers support up to 10W but the slower speed is to help with minimizing the risk of devices getting too hot.

The charger comes with a 30W USB-C PD power supply with international adapters included. There are also LED charging indicators to know when your device is charging.

The Nomad Base Station Pro is available now for $229 USD from the company’s site.

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.

Spigen PowerArc ArcStation 2-Port Car Charger

Spigen PowerArc ArcStation 2-Port Car Charger

When charging on the go, there’s the PowerArc ArcStation 2-Port Car Charger. It offers up to 30W charging speeds over USB-C while the USB-A port maxes out at 18W. 

The charger is available fro $21.99 CAD from the following retailers

For a few dollars more, you can get Spigen’s SteadiBoost Total Car Charger that offers 45W charging speeds (on compatible devices) for $26.99 CAD.

Spigen PocketBoost 10000mAh Power Bank & PowerArc ArcPack Portable Charger

Spigen PocketBoost 10000mAh

For portable power, Spigen has two offerings, the PocketBoost and PowerArc ArcPack.

The PocketBoost has a 10,000mAh capacity, USB-C input/output with 18W charging speeds and a USB-C port. 

Spigen PowerArc ArcPack Portable Charge

Meanwhile the PowerArc ArcPack has a 15,000 mAh battery but has two USB-C ports and USB-A port. Combined the ports offer 60W charging speeds but each of the USB-C ports has 30W of output. 

The Spigen PocketBoost 10000mAh Power Bank is available for $54.99 CAD from the following retailers:

The PowerArc ArcPack Portable Charger costs $79.99 CAD and is available from: 

Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL

Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL (2020)

Mophie has refreshed their Powerstation lineup of battery packs for this year. The newest addition is their Powerstation Wireless XL. It has a fabric exterior and rubberized texture and 10,000 mAh capacity. 

There’s a USB-C with up to 18W charging speeds and a USB-A port. On top is where you can wirelessly charge your phone. 

Mophie Powerstation XXL

The battery pack is available from Mophie’s website for $69.95 USD. There’s also the Powerstation XXL that has a 20,000 mAh, USB-C but no wireless charging. It’s available for $59.95 USD

Mophie Juice Pack Connect

Mophie Juice Pack Connect

Mophie has recently introduced the Juice Pack connect which can easily attach to your smartphone. Basically think of it kind of like Mophie’s take on MagSafe for the iPhone. 

Mophie Juice Pack Connect

You attach the Juice Pack Connect adapter to the back of your phone or case and the battery pack will slide on and wireless charge your phone. You’ll need to make sure your phone supports Qi wireless charging before getting this. 

Mophie Juice Pack Connect

The battery pack charges over USB-C and  is 5,000 mAh and two Connect Adapters are included as well as a Connect Stand and Alignment tool. 

Mophie Juice Pack Connect

The Mophie Juice Pack Connect costs $79 USD and is available from: 

Belkin Boost Charge Power Bank 10K + Stand Play Series

Belkin Boost Charge Power Bank 10K + Stand Play Series

This power bank is a slightly different take on the traditional design. While it has a 10,000mAh capacity, it also comes with a retractable stand that lets you watch or game while charging your phone. 

Belkin Boost Charge Power Bank 10K + Stand Play Series

There’s also a USB-C and USB-C port which supports up to 12W. The power bank is available now from Belkin’s site for $44.99 USD.

Storage

WD My Passport SSD

WD has recently released their My Passport SSD, which has fast NVMe technology and read speeds of up to 1050MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s. 

The SSD is shock and vibration resistant up to 6.5 ft and has USB 3.2 Gen 2 technology. 

The My Passport SSD comes in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB storage options and comes in a number of colours including, red, gold, blue and grey.

The 500GB and 1TB versions of the SSD costs $169 CAD ($119 USD) and $259 CAD ($189 USD) respectively. While the 2TB is $489 CAD ($359 USD).

The My Passport SSD is available from: 

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

Corsair TBT100 Thunderbolt 3 Dock

Corsair TBT100 Thunderbolt 3 Dock

With more laptops coming with fewer ports and making the switch to USB-C, you’ll need something to connect accessories or peripherals like a keyboard, mic or even a display. 

That’s where Corsair’s new TBT100 Thunderbolt 3 dock comes in. 

It has the following ports: 

  • USB-C 3.2 x 2
  • SD Card Slot
  • Headphone/Mic Jack
  • USB-A 3.1 x 2
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI 2.0 x 2
  • Thunderbolt 3 x 1
  • Kensington Lock

The dock works with both Mac and Windows computers. 

Corsair TBT100 Thunderbolt 3 Dock

The Corsair TBT100 Thunderbolt 3 dock costs $349 CAD and is available from: 

Anker Thunderbolt 3 Docks

Anker PowerExpand 7-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock

Another Thunderbolt 3 docks to consider is the Anker’s PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1. It has dual Thunderbolt 3 (85W and 15W) ports, 2 USB-C ports (18W PD), 4 USB-A ports, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, SD/microSD card slots, and a 3.5 mm AUX port

Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1

The Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock costs $359 CAD and is available from: 

A slightly cheaper alternative is the Anker PowerExpand 7-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock and has a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, USB-C and USB-A data ports, an HDMI port, Ethernet port, and SD card/microSD card slots.

Anker PowerExpand 7-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock

The Anker PowerExpand 7-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock costs $249 CAD and is available from: 

Brydge W-Type & W-Touch

Brydge W-Type

For those working from home, you’ll probably want a good keyboard and mouse when working at your computer. Brydge has recently launched their W-Type keyboard & W-Touch trackpad as part of their Surface collection.

The W-Touch is a precision touchpad made from Aluminum, Bluetooth 4.2 and USB-C for charging. You can get up to 1 month of battery life from the trackpad. 

The W-Type compliments the new W-Touch and features the same Aluminum body, Bluetooth 5.1 and USB-C for charging. Battery life is the same as the W-Touch. 

Brydge W-Touch

The W-Type costs $59.99 USD and the W-Touch retails for $89.99 USD. Both are available from: 

Razer Huntsman Mini

For those PC gamers looking for a small mechanical keyboard, Razer has their new Huntsman Mini. The device is 60% of the size of a full sized keyboard.

Like most of Razer’s accessories, the Huntsman Mini has individual RGB backlighting that can be controlled via Synapse 3. The keyboard has a detachable USB-C braided fiber cable and hybrid onboard storage for up to 5 key binding profiles. 

The Huntsman Mini comes in with either Clicky Optical Switch (Purple) for $159 CAD or Linear Optical Switched (Red) for $174 CAD. 

The keyboard is available from:

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

Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony’s best noise cancelling headphones are back with the WH-100XM4. The design hasn’t changed much other than a new soft-touch finish. 

The headphones sound great, thanks for the 40mm drivers and the QN1 HD Noise Canceling Processor can block out more noise than before at 700 times per second. 

For battery life, you’re looking at around 30 hours. There’s a quick charge feature that gets you 5 hours of playback time in just 10 minutes of charging over USB-C.

The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones costs $499 CAD and are available from: 

Razer Opus Headphones

Razer, known for their gaming headsets has recently launched their first pair of headphones with the Razer Opus. 

Battery life on the Razer Opus is up to 25 hours with ANC on. The 40mm drivers sound good and the noise cancelling on the headphones are good but not at the same level as the Sony XM4s. 

You can read more about the Razer Opus in the full review

Soundcore Life Q30

Soundcore Life Q30

As a more budget friendly option, Anker’s Soundcore brand has launched the Life Q30 headphones. 

The headphones use advanced noise cancellation technology with dual microphones to pick up and filter 95% of low-freq ambient sound. There’s three noise cancellation modes, Transport, Outdoor and Indoor. 

Battery life is around 40 hours with noise cancelling on and 60 hours with it off and you can quickly charge the headphones using the USB-C port. 

The Soundcore Life Q30 headphones are available for pre-order now for $109 CAD. They will be available from: 

Jabra Elite 85t

Jabra Elite 85t

Jabra’s truly wireless earbuds are back and now come with active noise cancellation. This is done using 2 mics per earbud (four total). 

The Elite 85t has 12mm speakers that produce big sound and powerful bass while still being comfortable. It also comes with silicone EarGels, a dedicated ANC chip and IPX4 water and dust resistance.

Battery life could be better but you can get around 5.5 hours with ANC on and 25 hours more from the charging case (which also has Qi wireless charging support). 

The Jabra Elite 85t are available for pre-order for $299 CAD and available from: 

Belkin Rockstar Headphones with USB-C

Belkin Rockstar Headphones with USB-C

For those looking for a more wired solution for their USB-C devices, then Belkin has their Rockstar Headphones. They come with multiple eartips, sweat and splash resistant and has a flat cable for less tangling. 

The Belkin Rockstar Headphones with USB-C retails for $39.99 CAD ($29.99 USD) and is available from the following retailers:

Anker PowerConf Bluetooth Speakerphone 

Anker PowerConf

Since we’re all working from home for the foreseeable future, you’ll need something for those conference calls or even video calls. That’s where Anker’s PowerConf comes in, it has 6 microphones with enhanced voice pickup, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB-C. 

It comes with a convenient travel case and USB-C cable and you can expect around 24 hours of call time. 

The Anker PowerConf is available for $169 CAD from: 

Soundcore Flare 2

Soundcore Flare 2

In the speaker department, Anker’s Soundcore brand has its Flare 2 Bluetooth speaker. It has 360-degree sound, IPX7 waterproof protection and 20W sound and 12 hours of playtime. When it needs charging, it uses USB-C. 

There are LED lights on the top that can be controlled and customized via the Soundcore app and if you have multiple of these, you can use PartyCast to play music to all the speakers. 

The Soundcore Flare 2 costs $129 CAD and is available from: 

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:

2 thoughts on “The Best USB-C Accessories Guide (Fall 2020)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s