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15 Accessories to Make the Most Out of Your Smartphone

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January 12, 2017 · 3.5k Views

People are using smartphones for more and more each day. From staying organized to running a business, they are the essential way to communicate in today’s world. These accessories are designed to give you, even more functionality out of your smartphone, making it possible to use it for just about everything.

You’ll be able to make even greater use out of your smartphone with these accessories as they provide you with better capabilities and features that you probably didn’t even know was possible. Here’s a look at some of the best accessories to pair with your smartphone, whether you have an iPhone or an Android, to make your life easier and of course a little more fun.

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accessories to make the most out of your smartphone

1. POWER A MOGA Hero Power Game Controller

power a moga hero power game controller

Get the most out of gaming with this essential controller that allows you to fully maneuver through a series of over 100 games. It even has its own battery pack to charge your phone while you play and will give you a better feel for gaming with its precision controls. This is a must have for the obsessed gamer that can’t bear to be without their favorite gaming console even for a second.


2. Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset

samsung gear vr

Into virtual reality? This headset is just for you. You can turn your Samsung Galaxy phone into a virtual reality viewer with this VR headset. You’ll be swept away as this headset takes you to another world of viewing through games, videos, and images that promise to give 360-degree viewing. Under $100 this is an affordable way to get in on the VR trend and experience a whole new way of looking at things.


3. Sony QX30 Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Camera

sony smartphone attachable lens-style camera

Improve your camera skills with this attachable lens-style camera that hooks right onto your smartphone. With this accessory, you’ll turn your smartphone into a 30x zoom optical camera and improve your photos tenfold. You can even shoot 60p HD video with it, making it an essential for photo and video lovers.


4. Fujifilm Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer

fujifilm instax share smartphone printer

Now you can print those amazing photos you have shot with your smartphone through this smartphone printer. Every shot can turn into a memory as you now have easy access to print the pics you love. It prints in 10 seconds, making it ultra-fast to get those quality photos and it also comes with a range of filter so you can have some real fun with your pictures.


5. Outback Pole

outback pole

Get the ultimate selfie stick with the Outback Pole. This waterproof tool is perfect for getting those wide-range shots with its handy lengthening handle. This accessory guarantees your satisfaction as it is designed to provide you the best way to capture photos. It is a multi-functional accessory as you’ll be able to use this with your smartphone as well as camcorders and GoPros.


6. Everpurse x Kate Spade iPhone Charging Wristlet

everpuse x kate spade iphone charging wristlet

This handy wristlet charges your phone while you are on the go. Just slip your smartphone into the purse and you’ll have all the juice you need. It will charge your phone twice in a day and comes with a charging mat that you just lay your purse on to recharge it. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. This is perfect for that person that always has a dead battery on their smartphone.


7. Nite Ize HandleBand Universal Smartphone Bar Mount

nite ize handleband universal smartphone bar mount

For the biker, this is a genius way to secure your smartphone while you ride. It mounts right on the handlebars and gives you viewing capability while you ride. This is great for using GPS while you cruise around town and makes handsfree talking simple and easy.

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8. Snow Lizard Products SLXtreme Case

snow lizard products slxtreme case

This rugged cell phone case gives you extreme protection against drops and spills. It is the ultimate in case protection as it is waterproof and provides the ability to charge your phone using solar power. It has an integrated battery in the case so your smartphone will always be charged and will protect you from those accidental drops from 6 ft. in the air.


9. Titan MicroUSB Cable

titan microusb cable

This indestructible USB cable will be the only one you need as you’ll never be able to crack the cord on this accessory. It is human proof, pet proof, and everything proof and has a lifetime guarantee. You’ll be able to power up your smartphone with ease and never have a cable with a poor connection ever again.


10. Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard

logitech bluetooth multi-device keyboard

If you have a lot of typing to do use this multi-device keyboard with your smartphone and you’ll be able to type to your heart’s content. No more fumbling long messages on your smartphone as this versatile keyboard gives you access to your smartphone and allows you to see the display on its handy holding device. Life just got a little easier with this accessory.


11. Wemo Insight Switch

wemo insight switch

Want total control? Try the Wemo. This little wonder allows you to control your lights and appliances from anywhere in the world right from your smartphone. Just plug into this switch and download the app to your smartphone and you will have total home automation. No more wondering if you left the lights on as this accessory allows you to check and turn it off, or on, at the press of a button through your smartphone.


12. Breffo Spiderpodium

breffo spiderpodium

Put your smartphone anywhere you like with the Spiderpodium. This bendable little creature hooks on virtually anything and will allow you to view your phone from any position. Perfect for in the car or traveling and it can also be used as a tripod. You’ll have hands free access from anywhere and this will be one bug you won’t want to crush.


13. Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker

bose soundlink bluetooth speaker

Jam out with this portable Bluetooth speaker. You’ll have music wherever you go with this wireless speaker that has excellent sound quality. You’ll be able to take this speaker anywhere as it has a portable size that makes carrying it easy and you’ll appreciate that it has a 14-hour rechargeable battery life.


14. WoodPuck Bamboo Qi Wireless Charging Pad

woodpuck bamboo qi wireless charging pad

While only for Android users, this charging pad is the coolest of the cool. With a modern bamboo look, it charges your phone just by placing it on the pad. It claims to charge 40 percent faster than any other charging pad, which only complements its stylish look. You won’t have to worry about unsightly tech accessories lying around with this beauty as it will blend in with any décor while charging your smartphone.


15. Tile Mate

tile mate

Never lose your smartphone again with Tile Mate. Use Tile to locate your phone by making it ring even when it is on silent. You’ll never be without your smartphone ever again as this device will locate it every time. You can even use it to enlist the help of others to locate your smartphone and it will tell you where you had it last. You’ll never lose your smartphone again with this accessory that is sure to make you more organized.

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These accessories will help you make the most of your smartphone by transforming its use and really making it a tool that you can’t live without. From better cameras to charging options, you’ll be able to turn your smartphone into a tool that works for you.

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Dawn is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer that is a self-confessed shopaholic - always on the lookout for a great deal. She loves food, travel and binging on Netflix. She has a background in marketing and worked as editor-in-chief of a monthly magazine. Currently, she focuses her time on crafting copy that her followers love to read.

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