Imagine spending one day without your smartphone. How would people contact you? How would you look up information, book a car, order food and more on the go? Whether we like it or not, smartphones have become a necessity for many of us.
But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There’s a lot you can do with a smartphone and you can do even more with it if you use these 15 great smartphone accessories. Whether it’s improving your phone’s functionality, protecting it from accidents or changing how you use it, there’s an accessory for just about everything.
- Car phone cradle
A car phone cradle is a must-have accessory for your phone if you regularly drive. You can easily mount your phone so you can legally use it as you drive, checking maps and switching music. Team it with a Bluetooth headset and you can even make calls while you sit in traffic.
- Selfie ring light
If you love to take selfies or are trying to launch your social media career, you absolutely must have a ring light. Ring lights cast just the right flattering light to improve every picture from every angle.
Simply attach the ring light to your phone and snap away. When you’re done, slip the ring light off and charge it for next time.
- Lens kit
If you want to start taking professional-quality photos but aren’t ready to commit to an expensive camera, you need a phone lens kit. With these lenses you can transform your phone into a professional camera. Just clip the lens over your rear-facing camera and you can start taking your photos.
- Screen cleaner
With constant daily use, you can expect your phone’s screen to be covered in dust, fingerprints and other marks. But to keep your phone looking your best, all you need is a screen cleaner. Simply wipe your screen with this handy accessory and your phone screen will look brand new again.
You can also use it to clean other screens, like your computer, iPad and TV.
- Charging bank
If you use your phone a lot while you’re on the go or are going somewhere without power, then you need a charging bank. When your phone starts to run low on juice, simply plug in the charging bank and you can recharge your battery without needing to plug into an outlet. Just don’t forget to charge the power bank regularly too.
If you like to run and listen to music, podcasts or audio books on your phone, then you need this armband accessory. Never worry about needing to fit your pone into your pocket or having to hold it in your hand again. Instead, you can slip it into this handy armband, where it won’t bounce around or fall out.
- Magnifier lens band
If you want to capture minute details in your photos, a magnification lens band is just what you need. This magnifier lens can help you capture intricate and small details in your everyday photography. All you need to do is slip the band over your phone, lining the lens up you’re your camera.
- Bike mount
If you’re more of a cyclist than a jogger, the bike mount might be a better fit for you than the armband. Similar to the car phone mount, you can mount your phone to your bike’s handlebars, giving you easy access to your phone as you ride. Try setting up a map and watching your progress on your next ride, for instance.
- Waterproof pouch
If you love spending time at the beach or by the pool, you might be constantly worry about your phone getting wet. But with these waterproof pouches, you never need worry about it again. Your phone can be completely submerged in water without any consequences as long as it’s in this pouch.
It can be hard to maintain a strong grip on your phone — the rectangular shape doesn’t sit perfectly within the hand. This is often why people fumble and drop their phones. Being dropped is one of the leading causes of phone breakages as well. But you can always have a good grip on your phone when you use a Pop Socket.
The Pop Socket attaches to the back of the phone and makes an easy handhold. It can even help stand your phone up on a surface.
- Hard case
Protect your phone from falls with a stylish and strong hard case. They come in a range of designs and styles to suit any phone and can protect your phone from falls of different heights.
- Screen protector
And to finish your phone’s additional protection system, add a screen protector. The screen protector stops your phone screen from cracking or getting scratched.
- Foldable stand
If you love to watch videos on your phone, but don’t want to hold it all the time, you need this foldable stand. It can be a great way to binge your favorite series while travelling, for instance.
- Portable projector
But if you’re looking for a bigger viewing experience, why not try a portable projector? Simply connect your phone to the projector and you can watch whatever you want on the big screen.
- Bluetooth speaker
If you want to take your music wherever you go or don’t have a speaker system, a Bluetooth speaker is a great option. You can connect your phone wirelessly to the speaker and play your favorite tunes wherever you are. Which one of these accessories is your favorite? They’re all amazing and can help you get more out of your smartphone.