If you're in the market for an iPhone 8 or an iPhone X, this accessory will be a must-have.
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So, what's so wrong with the charger and cable that comes supplied with the iPhone 8/iPhone X that you need to spend an additional $49 on a charger and $25 (yes, you read that right, $25) on a cable?
Two words -- fast charging.
While the iPhone 8 and iPhone X both have a fast charging feature that can take the battery from flat to 50 percent in 30 minutes. The only problem with this is that you have to use a high-power USB-C charger, and you'll have to pay a $75 premium in additional hardware to have access to this feature.
It's quite possible that cheaper third-party accessories will work with the fast charging feature, but until this can be confirmed, it's best to stick with the hardware that Apple recommends.
For those that want a great freedom from cables, then another accessory worth considering is a Qi-compatible wireless charging mat, such as the Mophie wireless charging base ($60) or the Belkin Boost Up wireless charging pad ($60).
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