Top Nokia Lumia 1020 Official Accessories

This week, the ultimate camera phone was announced: the Nokia Lumia 1020. What makes the phone’s camera so good is that it combines the massive 41 megapixel sensor of the 808 PureView with the optical image stabilisation and advanced Windows Phone operating system of the Nokia Lumia 925 – truly a winning combination.

My original intent was to write about a nice range of Lumia 1020 accessories to celebrate the announcement, but it seems few tailor-made examples have yet been produced! In their stead, let’s take a closer look at the Lumia 1020’s official, first-party accessories that have been announced thus far.

5. Nokia Universal Fast Charger

This is a fairly standard charger, but it distinguishes itself with rapid 1.5A charging – more than ideal for the Lumia 1020 and most other high-powered smartphones. The placement of the USB plug is also nice, ensuring that the cable comes out at an angle instead of straight into your desk, bed, or other piece of inconveniently placed furniture.

4. Nokia Wireless Charging Car Holder

If you’re planning to add wireless charging to your Lumia 1020 (see accessory 2 below), then this is the ideal complement – an in-car charger and holder for the Lumia 1020. You’ll get the ability to charge your phone as soon as it hits the car holder, making it ideal for no-hassle GPS navigation. The suction cup ensures a secure dashboard connection, but doesn’t work so well on the windscreen!

3. JBL Powerup Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia

This high-quality yet expensive speaker offers two great features: brilliant JBL sound and easy music streaming from your Lumia 1020 using NFC and Bluetooth. The speaker looks and sounds fantastic, but you’ve definitely got to be sure that you’re going to use that streaming capability before you pick it up as there are much cheaper speakers without those features. Also works to charge your phone if you’ve added the wireless charging shell – the next accessory on our list.

2. Nokia 1020 Wireless Charging Shell

Like the Lumia 925, the Lumia 1020 ditches the wireless charging that was built into earlier models by shifting it to an accessory instead. The wireless charging shell covers the back and sides of the phone, adding a small amount of protection as well as that wireless charging capability. It’s with this charging shell that you’ll be able to use the 1020 with Qi charging pads, whether in the car (as in number 4), on your desk (as in number 3) or at your favourite Qi-friendly coffee shop.

1. Nokia 1020 Camera Grip

 

This has got to be the ultimate Lumia 1020 accessory, which turns the already impressive cameraphone into a form factor that’s more similar to a traditional point-and-shoot. You get a nice hump to hold onto the phone with, as well as a dedicated trigger button at the top. The hump is filled will an additional 1020 mAh battery too, providing a good 50% more battery life. If you’re serious about photography, then this is the accessory to get!

 

Conclusion

 

That’s all for now folks. We’ll be back later with more Nokia Lumia 1020 news, including precise release dates as they become available. Thanks for reading and be sure to have a great afternoon!