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January 11, 2018

Essential starts selling a few new accessories

by John_A

Replacement fast charger, new USB-C headphones, a carrying case for the Essential 360 Camera, and more.

The Essential Phone was a difficult device to recommend when it first launched at $699, but following the price cut down to $499, it’s now a fairly decent purchase as long as you know what you’re getting into. If you recently picked up an Essential Phone and are looking to outfit it with a few new accessories, Essential now has you covered.

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The company announced on Twitter that it was finally selling official accessories on its website, and while there’s nothing particularly groundbreaking here, it’s still worth checking out. You can pick up another 27W fast charger in either black or white for $39, and $15 will get a backup USB-C to 3.5mm dongle in those same colors if you happen to lose the one that comes included with the Essential Phone.

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Earphones HD (left) and Earphones Mini (right).

If dongles aren’t your thing, you can also buy two new USB-C headphones. The cheapest of the two is the Earphones Mini at $49, and they come with USB Audio Class 2 support, small, medium, and large earbud tips, and an included carrying case. Stepping up to the Earphones HD will cost you $99, and the main difference with these is that they have 9.2mm drivers with Hi-Res Audio support.

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Lastly, the accessories page also shows a new carrying case for the Essential 360 Camera that comes in both black and red. There’s no word on price or availability, with the website merely saying that it’s “coming soon.” Essential’s Phone Dock charger is here as well, but it’s also still not available to buy despite being announced back in May of 2017.

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