Get an iPhone for the holidays? Here are some must-have accessories

Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored
Wed December 26, 2018

Sure, getting an iPhone is super exciting, but choosing the accessories can be equally as fun. The con: That's no easy feat.

With three new iPhones for 2018 (the XR, XS and XS Max), the number of accessories to pick from is bigger than ever, including cables, chargers, stands, camera attachments, headphones, and of course, cases. The latter is easily the most fun and allows you to showcase your personality.

Luckily, the features are almost identical, except for screen size, cameras and battery life.

This Aukey Portable charger has a Lightning port which allows you to charge your iPhone and battery with just one cable. If you've split an Apple Lightning cable in the past, Anker's PowerLine II is an affordable durable option. Amazon's Echo Dot works as a Bluetooth smart speaker, but also supports Apple Music.

Below we've outlined some terrific accessories for your new iPhone.

Note: The prices below reflect the listed retailers' prices at the time of publication.

Anker PowerLine II Lightning Cable in black ($12.99;

Anker PowerPort 2 Elite Charger in white ($10.99;

Aukey 20000mAh Portable Charger with Lightning, micro USB and dual USB ports ($43.99;

Beats X ($99.99, originally $119.99;

Mophie Wireless Charger Pad ($39.94, originally $59.99;

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charger Stand ($66.95;

WHOOSH Screen Cleaner Kit ($12.99;

Amazon Echo Dot ($29.99, originally $49.99;

UE Wonderboom ($59.99;

Popsockets (starting at $9.89 in various colors;

Lamicall Cell Phone Stand ($7.99;

And if you have gift cards left over, look no further than an Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Series 4 40mm with GPS & Cellular ($484.99, originally $499.99;