15 Cell Phone Accessories You’ll End Up Using Every Day
Given our dependence on smartphones, the idea of making them even more useful is not just enticing—it's exciting. See what these accessories can do for your digital best friend.
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Get ready to fall in love with your phone all over again
It seems crazy to think about now, but cell phones are still a relatively new invention—especially cell phones as we know them today, with all the bells and whistles they provide. But despite how new they are, they've become a fixture in our lives, and most of us can't imagine making it through even one day without them, especially if you're a highly organized person who uses your smartphone wisely. These must-have cell phone accessories improve upon that already stellar dynamic.
Mophie Juice Pack Air Battery Pack Case
The struggle is real when it comes to maintaining the battery life of your iPhone, especially if you do any of these things that kill your smartphone battery. Between texting, streaming, FaceTiming, and scrolling, that charge can run out quicker than you're prepared for. But the Mophie Juice Pack Air can provide a little extra boost to your phone. This low-profile case comes with an extra battery, keeping your phone working even when you don't have access to an outlet or charger.
Aptoyu 8" LED Selfie Ring Light
If you film a lot of at-home videos or take your fair share of selfies, you need the 8" LED Selfie Ring Light. This genius cell phone accessory will improve your complexion immensely, making you look better instantly on camera. It offers three different lighting modes, which each have 10 dimming options, so you can choose the best possible lighting for every occasion. And with a built-in tripod and camera remote, you've got all your photo-taking needs covered in one simple and affordable product. Here are more tricks to make yourself look better in photos.
A2 Lenrue Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Most mini speakers don't offer much advantage over your phone's speakers. However, the A2 Lenrue Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is a different story, offering up incredible battery life, HD sound bass, and a built-in mic for hands-free calls. It comes in a variety of colors and fits in the palm of your hand, but best of all, this wireless speaker plays for up to five hours before recharging. Tip: While you're enjoying your speakers, consider sticking to downloaded music instead of streaming your songs. You'll save a bunch of battery power and have less of those annoying "buffering" pauses. In case you were wondering, this is exactly how Bluetooth technology works.
Jabra Elite 65t Wireless Earbuds
The Jabra Elite 65t earbuds have Alexa capabilities built in, which makes them an ideal digital assistant. They give you all the features of Alexa on the go, so when you wear them, it's pretty much like having an Amazon Echo in your ear at all times—whether you're driving to work, taking the train, or going out for a run. If you're a Nest thermostat user, you can even change the temperature in your apartment with them. They're particularly useful if you prefer to leave your phone in your pocket or your purse but still want to have access to various functions.
Pendulux Microphone-Designed Phone Stand
Being able to call someone and see their face while you chat is one of those remarkable tech advances everyone loves (at least some of the time). However, holding up your phone—or tablet—can get tiring. This Pendulux docking station solves that problem stylishly: It resembles a 1940s-style microphone, so it will look good on your desk even when you're not using it. The stand supports a range of phones and tablets, and it has a slot for charging cables. This also makes a great present, as do these 45 cool tech gifts you'll want to keep for yourself.
UBeesize Phone Tripod
Today's smartphones have essentially retired the click-and-shoot cameras of our past. They take sharp, colorful images so that even novice photographers can capture professional-quality photographs. They also allow for timed images, so you can set up your camera with a countdown and be part of the picture. But if you want that image to be steady, you need an adjustable phone tripod. That's where the UBeesize Phone Tripod comes in. It's a super affordable and portable option.
CamKix Camera Shutter Remote Control
So, you've got the ability to take professional-quality photos, as well as a tripod to keep things steady. Why not get a remote shutter to add just the right amount of exposure and light to your pictures? The CamKix Camera Shutter Remote Control works for both iOS and Android and can help take your phone pictures to that next level. While you're at it, check out these genius tricks for taking postcard-perfect pictures on your smartphone.
Vicseed Universal Car Phone Mount
We all know it's not safe to use your phone in the car, but many of us rely on our phones for GPS, music, and hands-free conversations while driving. That's where a good car mount comes in—placing your phone securely on your dash and removing any need for you to fidget with it while driving. Even better? By mounting your phone in the car, you eliminate the risk of it becoming a projectile in case of an accident. Win-win! The Vicseed Universal Car Phone Mount will keep your Android or iOS phone securely in place so that you can focus on the important task of driving safely. Here are another 23 car gadgets that make driving safer.
CLCKR Tablet Stand
The car isn't the only place you may find yourself wanting to use your device hands-free. What about FaceTiming with friends while cooking? Or asking Siri to look up something while giving the kids a bath? With the CLCKR Tablet Stand, you can set your phone up for hands-free viewing and usage just about anywhere you can find a flat surface to set it on. And since it's compatible with pretty much any phone or tablet, you've got a multifunctional tool that can come in handy in any number of instances.