Back in 2014 when the Android market was reigned by a select few, consumers were wary of even looking at Chinese-branded Android smartphones considering how their build quality and software was averagely inferior to the Samsung and LG of the era. During such times, a phone such as OnePlus One that was pushed forward by bigger players in the business found instant success. It was all based on their dedication towards a premium quality product that was offered at a mouth-watering price of just $299 for the 16GB variant.
Fast forward to 2018 and the elements that make a truly flagship-worthy smartphone have definitely changed, and so has the price point at which they are sold. Even the OnePlus 6 at its economical price tag of $529 for the base model is almost double of what the original OnePlus One was worth. In order to protect your investment and to make the most out of your money that’s spend on the awe-inspiring OnePlus 6, you’ll need to pair it with the best accessories out there.
Best OnePlus 6 screen protectors
Despite what your opinion might be on the iPhone X –style notch, the AMOLED display panel on the OnePlus 6 looks super gorgeous. Despite the Gorilla Glass 5 screen on both sides of the device, it’s nothing that a hard fall cannot break, which is why you need a tough and resistant screen protector to go with your OnePlus 6.
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1. Official OnePlus 6 3D Tempered Glass Screen Protector
It may be one of the most expensive tempered glass screen protectors out there, but the fact that it comes directly from OnePlus makes it worth the asking price. While there’s no marking saying that the screen protector is also Gorilla Glass 5, it does offer 9H hardness and edge-to-edge protection, sticking to the very little bezel that the phone has in the first place. The free case that is included with every OnePlus device helps you apply the screen protector yourself, while the additional parts for clearing out the bubbles and removing dust from the screen make it worth the premium price.
→ Get the 3D Tempered Glass Screen Protector ($19.95)
2. ArmourSuit MilitaryShield Full Body Protector
Cases are quite useful and help your expensive smartphone preserve itself in case of any drops or dings, but isn’t the dual-glass design of the OnePlus 6 too beautiful to be covered up? The folks over at ArmourSuit MilitaryShield believe the same thing, which is why they have created a transparent, full-body protector for the OnePlus 6 that doesn’t leave an inch exposed. Built with real military-grade 5-layer protection film used in aircraft and space shuttles, the anti-glare surface won’t even pick up your fingerprints too often, while the surface of the display remains responsive and fluid.
3. Orzly OnePlus 6 Tempered Glass Screen Protector
If the protective shield doesn’t offer enough safety in your books and you don’t think the official tempered glass screen protector is worth your money, there’s still hope. Orzly offers a solution that is not only cost-effective, but brings ample of protection to the display of your OnePlus 6, with its 9H hardness and shatterproof tempered glass screen protector. For half the price of what the official one cost, you get two screen Orzly OnePlus screen protectors, which is a pretty sweet deal by any standard.
4. OnePlus 6 dbrand Skins
We get the fact that OnePlus 6 is too pretty to be wrapped around in a protective skin, but when you have a dbrand skin around the flagship killer, it is going to look more deadly than ever. The dbrand name has long been associated with the coolest skins for smartphones and bunch of other gadgets in the business, and for the OnePlus 6, you can choose the skin for the back among offerings such as Camo, Dragon, Stone, Matte, Carbon Fiber, Metal, Wood and the original True Color skins. You can mix and match the colors for every element, including the logo cut-out and show off your OnePlus 6 in all its glory while still bringing mild protection from scratches and scuffs.
→ Get OnePlus 6 dbrand Skins ($11.95)
Best OnePlus 6 car accessories
5. Official OnePlus Fast Charge Car Charger
Once you get used to the fact that your OnePlus 6 is capable of being charged 60% in under 30 minutes, you won’t ever doubt the power of Dash Charge ever again. But what about those times when you need to quickly top up the battery of your phone while you’re on your way to work? This is the very reason OnePlus offers the Fast Charge Car Charger built with premium aluminum and reflective silicone and polycarbonate material that makes it durable enough to last years while looking stylish enough as an accessory for your car.
6. Anker Air Vent Car Mount
Texting and driving is always a recipe for disaster, but sometimes the need to use your phone or view the screen is unavoidable. So whether you want to have your OnePlus 6 ready for viewing while you’re on the road or want it to double up as your handy GPS navigation device, we recommend the Anker Air Vent Car Mount for the job. The mount itself plugs into the air conditioner vent firmly and can easily rotate on its swivel for easy viewing. For attaching your OnePlus 6 to it, all you need to do is slide in the magnetic plate into the case for a seamless mounting experience.
→ Get the Anker Air Vent Car Mount ($9.99)
7. A Plus Dual-port Car Charger
Considering that the Dash Charge technology is proprietary to OnePlus, you wouldn’t expect there to be quick car chargers out there that support it. However, A Plus car charger not only manages to bring the Dash Charge technology, but offers it at a lower price than even the official OnePlus car charger. Apart from the fact that you get the official OnePlus Dash Charge cable with the car charger, unlike the official OnePlus charger which comes with just a single port, A Plus car charger comes with dual-USB ports so you aren’t restricted to charging just one device at a time.
→ Get the A Plus Dual-port Car Charger ($23.99)
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8. Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Power Bank
While we’d love for OnePlus to make a Dash Charge compatible power bank, there isn’t one made by any manufacturer, so we found the next best thing from Anker. The PowerCore 20100mAh capacity battery comes with a relatively compact size while delivering multiple times of full-charge to your device, all of which comes as courtesy of Anker’s very own High-Speed Charging system with PowerIQ. Pushing out 2.4A per port from it’s dual-port system, the power bank also comes with a built-in Multi-Protect Safety System for circuit protection and ensuring that the battery health of your device is always optimum.
→ Get the Anker PowerCore 20100mAh Power Bank ($45.99)
9. SanDisk Ultra 64GB Dual Drive USB
Considering that the OnePlus 6 starts off at the base model with 64GB of storage and goes all the way up to a whopping 256GB, you’ll hardly find the need to clear out space too often. However, for all those times when you need to push out large videos or file to the computer or fellow mobile devices, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB with its compact and retractable design is sure to come in handy. Since OnePlus 6 comes with USB OTG (on-the-go) support, you can directly plug in the pen drive into the phone, move the files around at blazingly fast transfer speeds of up to 150MB/s, and even manage your onboard files using the SanDisk Memory Zone app.
→ Get the SanDisk Ultra 64GB Dual Drive USB ($24.17)
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10. OnePlus Bullets Wireless
One of the biggest griefs that users have with the OnePlus brand is the fact that they do not offer in-box earphones, but they have been selling wired earphones for a few years now separately. This year with the OnePlus 6, the company went one step further with the Bullets Wireless Bluetooth earphones that are built for sport and give off a luxurious look. Albeit they are not completely wireless like the Apple Airpods, but the fact that they cost a fraction of that and an immersive surround sound experience with fast charging technology built into the earphones, make them a worthy accessory to the flagship killer.
→ Get the OnePlus Bullets Wireless ($69)
Which of these top-notch accessories are you going to get your hands on first? Be sure to let us know in the comments down below!