While some of you out there may have been wishing and praying to find a Razor Phone or a selfie drone under the tree this year, the vast majority were probably thinking AirPods or bust. And if someone really loves you, you may have even scored a new iPhone X or MacBook Pro — and are preparing to be the envy of the office.
But like any new Apple device owner, you’re likely discovering some inconvenient changes those sneaky Apple developers popped into their machinery. No USB-A port on your MacBook? No headphone port on your iPhone X? Yep. No turning back now.
Here are the three gadgets every Apple owner needs in the new year.
Earhoox 2.0 for Apple EarPods & AirPods: 2-Pack
We’ll go ahead and assume you’re already totally obsessed with your new AirPods. With their seamless connectivity and flawless sound, there’s little to complain about. But then again, there is one thing to complain about. It’s no secret that no two pairs of ears are alike, and even the Apple geniuses can’t change that. If your AirPods don’t snuggly fit to your liking, these Earhoox for £14.99 are a great hack to make them keep in place.
Mini Qi Wireless Charging Pad
For new iPhone 8 and iPhone X owners, wireless charging is a major plus. Not only is it convenient and very “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century,” but it preserves your battery power in the long run. What they forget to tell you is that you need a wireless charger to actually take advantage. The ones in the Apple Store will run you about $60, but this one comes in at just £11.99.
HomeSpot USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro
If you’re reading this on your brand new MacBook Pro, we’ll take a wild guess that you don’t have a USB-A port. Next time you need to plug in your hard drive or use your old Lightning cable, you’ll be out of luck. This device merges the old and the new by adding a USB-A, SD, and microSD port back to your machine, and it’s only £54.99. You’re welcome.