Accessory buying guide: LG Nexus 5X

Accessories to protect, charge, and carry Google’s latest and (second) greatest.

With a new phone comes a slew of new accessories to go with it; since Google’s new Nexus phones use the equally new USB Type C standard, it can be a little hard to find accessories that are compatible. Let us do the heavy lifting in finding that stuff while you spend your time enjoying your Nexus 5X.

Don’t yet have one of these beauties? Google is currently having a rather killer sale on the 5X: $150 off when you sign up for Google Fi. Still on the fence about buying, even with that awesome deal? Check out our review. (Spoiler alert – it’s awesome.)

If you own any accessories not on this list that you feel should be included, drop us a line in the comments and we’ll check it out!


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Thin-Fit Hard Case

  • LSpigen Thin-Fitightweight.
  • Open button cutouts.
  • Color selection matching the 5X – Black, white and mint.
  • Minimalist design.
  • Where to buy: AmazonSpigen.


Ultra Hybrid Bumper Case

  • TranspareSpigen Ultra Hybridnt to showcase the 5X aesthetic.
  • Two-piece hybrid design.
  • Buttons built into case frame.
  • Bezel lifts camera lens off flat surfaces.
  • Where to buy: AmazonSpigen



High Pro Shield

  • Verus CaseFive Colors
  • Unique, brushed-metal facade.
  • Bumper-style case.
  • Raised bezel protects camera lens.
  • Where to buy: AmazonMobileFunVRSDesign.


Anbel Design

Luxury Folio Wallet Case

  • Anbel FolioSynthetic leather outer with built-in TPU bumper.
  • Slots for credit cards, ID, and cash.
  • Built-in kickstand.
  • Where to buy: Amazon



Unicorn Beetle PRO Series

  • Supcase Pro RuggedRugged, three-piece design with built-in screen protector.
  • Port plugs keep your ports dry and clean.
  • Belt clip included.
  • Three color options.
  • Where to buy: AmazonSupcase.


Unicorn Beetle Hybrid Bumper

  • Supcase HybridOne-piece bumper design.
  • Transparent back shows off 5X aesthetic.
  • Three color options.
  • Where to buy: AmazonSupcase.


Screen Protectors

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  • Spigen CrystalPremium Japanese PET Material
  • Dry application means no bubbles or residue.
  • Where to buy: AmazonSpigen.



Tempered Glass

  • Spigen Tempered GlassRounded edges are comfortable on fingertips.
  • Tempered glass material.
  • Easy application.
  • Where to buy: AmazonSpigen.




Techskin Crystal Shield

  • Skinomi CrystalAvailable in gloss or matte.
  • Liquid installation.
  • USA-Made
  • Lifetime Replacement Warranty.
  • Where to buy: Amazon.


Techskin Ballistic Glass

  • Skinomi Ballistic Glass“Oleophobic and electro-coated surface that prevents unwanted particles from nesting on the surface of your protector.”
  • Lifetime Replacement Warranty.
  • USA-Made.
  • 9H Surface Hardness.
  • Where to buy: Amazon.


Car Chargers

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Type C Dual Port USB Car Charger

  • Aukey Car ChargerType C USB cable and one Type A USB port.
  • Up to 5V /3A output via Type C or 2.4A via Type A USB.
  • One of my personal favorites. – Dono
  • Where to buy: Amazon



Dual USB Car Charger

  • Tronsmart Car ChargerOne Type C USB port and one Type A USB port.
  • Supports Quick Charge 3.0.
  • Compact design.
  • Where to buy: Amazon.


Wall Chargers

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CHOE Type C Wall Charger

  • ChoeTech Wall Charger5V/3A output.
  • One USB Type C port.
  • Compact design.
  • Where to buy: Amazon.



USB Type C Dual Port Wall Charger

  • Tronsmart Wall ChargerOne Type C USB port and one Type A USB port.
  • Supports Quick Charge 3.0.
  • 5-6.5V/3.0A, 6.5-9V/2.0A, 12V/1.5A Outputs.
  • Where to buy: Amazon.


Et Cetera

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J&D Sports

Running Armband

  • J and D ArmBandTouchable screen.
  • Earphone jack cutaway.
  • Hidden compartment for keys.
  • Built-in reflectors.
  • Where to buy: Amazon.


Tech Matte

USB Type C to Micro USB Type A Converter

  • TechMate AdapterFemale Micro-USB Type A to male USB Type C.
  • Three different colors.
  • Where to buy: Amazon.




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