The Nexus 5X is one of Google’s flagships for the year 2015, and it was released amidst much hype. It is the younger brother of the Nexus 6P and is more budget friendly, but has slightly lower specs, and has a polycarbonate shell.
For the price, the Nexus 5X is an excellent smartphone, but for Google to do that, they had to get rid of a few things.
Namely, expandable storage and the lack of a better material design. So, to counter all that, let’s take a look at some of the best accessories for the Nexus 5X.
This case has minimal bulk, and its main purpose is to show off the Nexus’ already beautiful design without tinkering with it. It consists of a malleable, and quite bendable TPU bumper around the edges to protect it from corner drops and such. The case also tapers a little along the front, so it protects your screen from direct contact.
The back consists of a hard panel made from the anti-static and anti-scratch material. There is a large cutout on the back through which you can easily get to the camera, flash, and fingerprint scanner when you want to use any of them.
A very pleasant addition is the integration of dust covers. The dust covers close the headphone and charging ports so that dust doesn’t accumulate inside the openings over time.This ultra-slim case is presently available in Fusion crystal, and fusion smoke black for the price of $30.
Users claim that it does not give a maximum degree of protection, and I agree. This case is for minor day-to-day drops, nicks, and scratches.
Notable feature: Another feature is that the case is bundled with a DIY (Do It Yourself) template so you can personalize the case to the comfort of your needs.
2. Aceabove Premium PU Leather Case
Sometimes, people prefer leather over the polycarbonate shell which is offered by the Nexus 5X. This is where the Aceabove Leather case comes in, and it is one of the best leather cases for the Nexus 5X out there.
The Ace Above premium PU leather case adds a layer of protection to the Nexus 5X by giving more thickness to the edges of the case. It only comes in one color which is brown, at the retail price of $29.99
It gives you easy access to the phone as it has quite precise cutouts for the power button, volume rocker, fingerprint scanner, camera, and flash.
It is user-friendly and easy to install as it only snaps onto your phone and this case surely unravels the true beauty of the Nexus 5X.
Notable Feature: It is raised in the front so that the screen does not make contact with the surface when the premium PU leather isn’t in its place, and hence, it protects the screen from getting scratched.
3. Tauri Wallet Case
Sometimes, you just require some more extra functionality from your Nexus 5X. Well, fear not, because that’s why the Tauri wallet case exists.
It is listed as one of the best wallet cases for the Nexus 5X. The case is made up of premium synthetic leather and is handmade. The power button and the volume rocker are the only buttons that have a rubber covering.
It has three slots for accessories like credit cards, and one of them is transparent. The transparent one can also be used to store ID cards, and there is also a slide for storing some cash as well.
It comes in four different colors which are: black, blue, hot pink, purple and all of them retail at $9.99.
Notable Feature: It also acts as a kickstand for the phone for media consumption and hands-free face time talk.
4. Sandisk 16/32/64 GB Wireless USB
No one can deny that the Nexus 5X had a pretty good thing going for it. The new design is one of the main features it touts. However, this compact design comes with a catch, and that is the lack of expandable storage.
To tackle that particular issue, this USB made by SanDisk—which is wireless—is extremely convenient.
8 users can simultaneously use the device at any one time. So that means no cables or data connection required.
It can run up to 4 hours on a single charge. You’d probably want the 64 gig version, which is priced at $92. But, the 16 gig version and the 32 gig versions are also available and are priced at $45 and $58, respectively.
But, there’s a catch, though. Cables are almost always faster than wireless data transfer, so to tackle that issue, we have the…
Even though the Nexus 5X has a USB C-type port, that didn’t stop SanDisk from manufacturing this contraption.
This flash drive is quite unconventional because the SanDisk Ultra Micro-USB flash drive connects directly to your smartphone. That’s right folks, directly to your USB-Port.
It essentially acts as how any typical flash drive would work on a PC. Albeit, it has one more trick up its sleeve. It has 2 ports! You can connect one end to your PC while the other end would be used to connect to your smartphone.
It integrates the latest and greatest in USB technology, USB 3.0, which lets you transfer files 130 MB per second. Now, that’s fast!
What about the pricing? The 128 gig model retails for $39.95, while the 16 gig, 32 gig, and 64 gig versions are priced at $8, $12, and $16 respectively.
6. Anker Astro E7
The battery on the Nexus 5X’s battery is not that bad, by any means. Sure, it’s a 2700 mAh battery, but that still leaves room for improvement. At this point, you might want to consider other smartphones with great battery life. But, this is not an unsolvable issue.
So, what’s the big deal about this charger? Well, specs first. The Anker Astro E7 is a 26800 mAh portable charger. You also get a travel bag, and a complimentary micro-USB cable along with the package.
It has 3 ports, and the Power IQ technology which is integrated into it allows for smart distribution of power.
It turns on by pressing the power button integrated into it. Also, it uses a micro-USB B type to recharge it. So, don’t misplace it with the USB type C cable of your Nexus 5X.
The Anker Astro E7 is priced at $120.
7. Ampen Hybrid Stylus
Sure, a 5.2-inch IPS LCD won’t probably account for much, but that doesn’t mean that the screen real estate is too small to be using a stylus.
Most people use a stylus because they don’t want to get their fingerprints on that gorgeous screen while others do the same as to work more efficiently.
The amPen Hybrid stylus takes care of both those issues. It is ultra-sensitive and is as responsive as your fingers are.If you’re not using it on your Nexus 5X, you can still go ahead and use it for all your other touchscreen devices as well since it’s compatible with all of them.
It retails for around $20 and is available in the red, black, pink, silver, and white variants.
Notable feature: The stylus is also economical. You can change the tip of it when it wears out as opposed to chucking out the whole stylus itself.
8. Samsung Level Box Bluetooth Wireless Speakers
Sure, speakers are not essential for the Nexus 5X, but still, we chose the Samsung Level Box Bluetooth Wireless Speaker because of its premium design, luxurious form factor, and its highly competitive price
The Samsung Level Box also integrates NFC into the mix, that is, Near Field Communication.
If your smartphone is not compatible with NFC, no worries! You can still use Bluetooth to connect to the speaker with just one tap. The speaker is elegantly designed, stylish, and sleek. It consists of a metal grille, along with a brushed metal design, which is both premium and also complements your style.
Did I mention that it is extremely compact? This portability is extremely convenient. You can carry this speaker around, without it feeling like a burden.
It provides 15 hours of playback on a single charge.
Notable Feature: The Samsung Level Box retails for $169. Albeit, on the costlier side, at the time of writing, you can avail this premium speaker for just $60.
Sure, you can live without all these accessories, but this is what makes your device truly yours. However, these choices are completely personal and are in no particular ranking as well.
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