With the regular introduction of new mobile technology, you’ll probably end up replacing your smartphone every couple of years. But even the most cutting-edge designs can be upstaged by a cheaper model with the right accessories, which tend to perform two purposes: functionality and statement.
Personalized cover designs are increasingly popular, whether you’re looking at a bunny-eared option or a branded cover to promote yourself or your interests.
But the cover also performs a very important function in protecting your smartphone from damage, especially from dropping your device or working in an industrial area where your pockets aren’t going to provide enough of a buffer effect.
The most damage happens when your smartphone lands on its edge or corners, so be sure to look out for a case that protects your device’s corners, edges, and back.
Headphones and earphones are the most popular phone accessories. Almost all smartphones come with a pair of earphones, but even the most sophisticated stock models are very low quality.
Earphones are incredibly portable, but in the long run, they’re not very comfortable, as they block the ear canals and prevent your ears from “breathing”.
Headphones, on the other hand, are substantially bulkier, but they tend to be far more comfortable. They typically provide better sound quality too, but this differs from one brand to the next.
It’s always a good idea to supplement your case with a screen guard, as the screen isn’t protected by most case designs. Dropping your phone screen-first is quite common, and nothing to be embarrassed about, but it can result in a scratched or cracked screen—which get progressively worse over time and weaken your smartphone’s productivity.
Depending on where you are, a power bank may be more of a necessity than a luxury.You may find yourself in a situation where you need to make an emergency phone call—and if your battery about to die, having a power bank could even be the difference between life and death.
There are a variety of sizes available, and a strong recommendation is to find one that fits your budget and provides at least twice your phone’s battery power.
Phone speakers almost always produce a thin, tinny sound, and when you’re on the move or camping even you’ll yearn for a better quality to share your playlist with friends.
Portable speakers—USB and Bluetooth alike—are a booming market as a result. As a rule of thumb, the same rules apply to speakers as to headphones: test the sound quality before making a purchase.
On the move, it’s often not practical to take your phone out to check on notifications and messages.That’s where the SmartWatch comes in, allowing you to receive texts and other updates in real time with ease.
These are only the six top accessories for smartphone of course, and there are a number of others available. Notable mentions include mobile camera lenses and the selfie stick.