So, you have a shiny new Huawei Nexus 6P. How do you make the most of it? How do you protect it? It’s been hard sledding trying to find a wide range of accessories so far. These are by no means Samsung or Apple phones where you can find hundreds of cases, screen protectors, and cables in a ton of designs and variations.
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In a previous post, I declared this USB Type-C dock my favorite Nexus accessory, but here are some more contenders for the crown.
First up on our list is a returning champion. This NXET dock was featured in the first installment of our accessory guide for the Nexus 6P and it comes back today because it still stands as the only dock we can find that is safe for your phone. Benson Leung gave it his seal of approval, and we do too for its ability to support both charging and syncing, it’s swiveled head, and the ability to use a case on your phone while attached to this dock.
Verus High Pro Shield
Verus (also known as VRS Design) is one of my favorite case companies out there right now. It makes very well made cases that stand up to abuse while still keeping their good looks. Any time you put a case on a phone as big as the Nexus 6P, it’s going to feel a little bulky, but Verus does a good job managing just how thick it makes the phone. There’s a really cool design on the back of the phone that goes along with a nice splash of color on the sides.
You can pick up the Verus High Pro Shield on Amazon, eBay, or Verus’ website. You can read our full review of the High Pro Shield lineup for the Nexus 6P here.
Speck CandyShell Grip
Speck is one of the most well-known case manufacturers out there for a good reason. Speck somehow combines excellent aesthetics with great drop protection and does it at a price that won’t break the bank. I love the CandyShell Grip cases because it makes it even easier to hold onto the Nexus 6P, despite adding a bit more width to the phone than I’d like.
You can grab the Speck CandyShell Grip case from Amazon, Best Buy, and Speck’s website. If you’d like to read our full review of the Speck Lineup, it can be found here.
Spigen Rugged Armor
The Spigen Rugged Armor is my favorite case design across many phones. I’ve loved it from the first day I got it and have continued to order it for every phone I get. The Rugged Armor is a thin case that just so happens to provide some of the best drop and scratch protection around. I keep an extra phone in my bag at all times with this case on it and it never fails to come out looking like the day I bought it. Can’t recommend it enough.
If you’d like to pick up Spigen’s Rugged Armor case, you can do so at Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Walmart, and Spigen’s website. If you’d like to read our full review of Spigen’s lineup for the Nexus 6P, check it out here.
Yoozon Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Tempered glass screen protectors are getting less and less expensive as time passes. The Yoozon entry to our list is listed only at $8 at the time of publishing which is a minor price to pay to ensure your screen doesn’t get scratches. Yoozon claims that the screen protector is rated at 9H for hardness and has 99.99% for clarity, and while I can’t independently verify those claims, the over 1000 people who have rated it on Amazon overwhelmingly approve.
You can pick up the Yoozon Tempered Glass Screen Protector on Amazon for $8 with free Prime shipping.
iOrange 10-foot USB type-C to USB type-A
Despite the fruit-inspired name, iOrange is becoming a favorite among Nexus fans due to its USB type-C cables. Not only do they meet spec, but they provide pretty good price vs. length. Today we’re featuring a 10-foot braided USB type-C to USB type-A. This is a great cable for keeping at your bedside so you can still use your phone in bed with plenty of room to roll over. Additionally, if you’re feeding a cable from the back of your computer like I do, this would perfectly. Google Engineer Benson Leung has given this cable a five-star review.
Suaoki 3.3-foot USB type-C to USB type-A
If you’re looking for something a bit shorter (and cheaper), this 3.3 foot USB type-C to USB type-A cable may be perfect for you. It still features a braided cord that will protect it from nicks and cuts and keeps it from getting tangled. This cable meets spec and was given a five-star rating from Benson Leung.
VCE 6-foot USB type-C to USB type-C
VCE isn’t a company I’ve come across yet, but it appears to be doing things the right way. This Benson approved USB type-C to USB type-C cable is the right choice to charge up your Nexus 6P as fast as possible. With its six-foot length and nylon fiber jacket, this is pretty much the best cable on the market right now.
You can pick it up on Amazon with free Prime shipping.
Anker micro USB to USB type-C Adapter
Sometimes, all you have is a micro USB cable laying around when you need a charge. Luckily, there are cool little adapters like this one. I personally keep a similar one in my bag at all times in case I’m not near a USB type-C cable when my phone starts to die. This is a two-pack so you’ll get one for your bag and one to keep at your house or office. These meet spec and are rated highly on Amazon.
GVDV USB type C female to micro USB
If you are with friends that only have phones with older micro USB phones, this adapter will come in handy for you. I don’t personally have one of these in hand so I can’t speak to whether its meets spec or not, but the reviews are pretty good so far. Plug your USB type-C cable into this and then plug the adapter in an older phone like a Galaxy S6 or Nexus 5 and you’re able to top off their batteries. Nothing too complicated about this adapter.
If you’re interested in picking one up, you can grab them on Amazon with free Prime shipping.
Vinsic USB type-C dual car charger
This is the charger I keep in my car. It jas two ports, one for USB type-A cables and one for USB type-C cables. It charges one device at a time quickly, my rapid charging indicator kicks on, but if you plug in a second device, it does slow down a bit. It’s small, well constructed and looks fine. I definitely recommend it.
You can pick these up pretty cheap on Amazon and it comes with free Prime shipping.
Anker 20,100 mAh USB type-C portable battery
As the number of USB type-C devices continues to grow, so do the battery banks that keep them charged up. Anker has released a battery bank that looks to check all the boxes. It’s got a huge capacity, three ports (two USB type-A and one USB type-C) and it looks unassuming. The USB type-C port both delivers and receives power so you can charge it up with your normal Nexus 6P charger as well. Pretty convenient.
iVoler USB type-C 10,000 mAh portable battery
iVoler isn’t the first name that springs to mind when talking about tech products, but it has been around for a while. It recently came out with a new 10,000 mAh battery pack that has not only one USB type-C input and output but also one USB type-A output so you can charge a second device at the same time. The capacity should be big enough for two full Nexus 6P charges plus a little more to top off a friend’s phone.
You can pick with the iVoler USB type-C 10,000 mAh portable battery on Amazon.