This story is part of our end-of-year series This Year in Gear rounding up the most notable releases of 2021. For more stories like this, click here.
It’s been over a year since Apple introduced MagSafe with the iPhone 12, which truly shook up the iPhone accessory market. But now that we’re on to the iPhone 13, which also supports MagSafe, a host of third-party accessory makers (as well as Apple) have had time to had to catch up and now there’s a thriving ecosystem of iPhone accessories that either fully support MagSafe (and it’s faster-charging capabilities) or at least work with its magnetic connection. Below, you’ll find the best iPhone accessories of the year.
Nomad 30W USB-C Charger
Presented by Nomad
There’s no denying the appeal of Apple’s original USB-A charging cube, but that’s not saying it couldn’t do with a few improvements. Nomad stepped up to the challenge with its 30W USB-C Charger, packing six times as much charging power as the Apple OG without any real size increase. If anything, it’s actually smaller than Apple’s current 20W wall outlet charger, but with 30W of power — this means less time waiting for your phone to top up and more time out doing the things you actually want to do. But let’s be honest: Fast charging is important, but it’s only worth so much if the charger doesn’t look great next to all your other devices. As intelligently designed as all the other tech by your desk or in your home, Nomad made sure to craft this charging cube with a sleek, monochromatic and minimalist aesthetic.
DJI OM 5
The DJI OM 5 is the company’s newest smartphone gimbal and the successor to the OM 4. (FYI: “OM” is the new