Cool accessories for your new iPhone X or your old iPhone 7

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By Carley Knobloch

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For iPhone enthusiasts, Apple's latest announcements were pretty major. The brand’s new iPhone 8/Plus and iPhone X (available for preorder Oct. 27) are smarter, faster and more sleekly designed than previous iPhone models.

And while there are tons of new features, the standouts include groundbreaking new 3-D face recognition, wireless charging (finally!) and of course those much-talked-about Animojis. But at some point the features end, and accessories swoop in to add even more tools to the Swiss army knife that is your Apple device.

So if you’re looking for extra ways to get the most out of your iPhone (new and old), we’ve listed a few items here that will take your smartphone from modern marvel to helpful, invincible superhero.

To Keep It Looking Stylish

With silver, space gray, rose gold and gold finishes, iPhones look sleek on their own… as long as you don’t drop it. These cases add some extra personality and a little cushion to protect against an unfortunate accident.

Sonix Tortoise iPhone Case, $45, Urban Outfitters

Personalized Chevron Monogram iPhone Case, $16, Amazon

Otterbox Case with Custom Photo and Monogram, $62, Zazzle

Hex Leather iPhone Wallet Case in Vachetta Leather, $60, Amazon

Native Union CLIC Wooden Case, $24, Amazon

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To Keep Your Phone in One Piece

Even if a phone is touted as “shatter-proof,” we all know there’s a chance one weirdly angled drop can completely obliterate the screen. These cases give you an extra layer of security when you fumble, and even help you out in the snow or near water.

OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case, $57, Amazon

IPX-6 Water Resistant Ultra Slim Thin Light Shockproof Dust/Snow Proof Case, $9, Amazon

Temdan Floatable Waterproof Case, $21, Amazon

To Help You Take Even Better Pictures

iPhones have advanced cameras and large sensors that create nearly studio-quality photos. These gadgets will make your pics look even more professional, whether it's to get a better focus, keep it steady or light your selfie.

LuMee LED Selfie Light Case, $55, Amazon

Zodiac 5-In-1 Bluetooth Selfie Remote Shutter, $15, Amazon

Manfrotto Twist Grip Universal Smartphone Clamp, $53, Amazon

Joby GripTight PRO GorillaPod Stand for Smartphones, $59, Amazon

To Ensure It’s Always Charged

Whether you’re going to use the new iPhone X’s wireless charging capabilities, or plug it in old-school, these cool chargers and docks get the job done fast and look good while they’re at it.

Belkin MIXIT Lightning to USB Leather Tassel, $24, Amazon

Native Union Anchor Charger Cable, $32, Amazon

Belkin Charger Kit, $32, Amazon

Mophie Wireless Charging Base, $67, Amazon

To Enhance Your Listening Experience

You better bet you’ll be using your new phone to stream music. These are the best ways to amplify and listen on the go. They’re all wireless (R.I.P. headphone jack).

Urbanears Stammen Wireless Multi-Room Speaker, $350, Urban Outfitters

JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker, $76, Amazon

Sony SBH70BK Headphones, $69, Amazon

Ava Wireless Headphones, $50, Urban Outfitters

Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones, $99, Amazon

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