As more people in the world own a smartphone, companies are coming up with more creative accessories. These accessories add both functionality and personalisation. It’s a huge market. With over 2 billion smartphones sold worldwide there’s bound to be an audience for virtually any smartphone accessory. So naturally there are some novelty accessories that are far from functional. Fortunately, there are also some very useful must-have accessories. Here are just a few of them.
If you only buy one single smartphone accessory, then make sure it’s a protective case. Even an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy that is considered ‘old’ will cost hundreds of pounds to replace. So do your best to avoid throwing that kind of money away by dropping your phone. Protective cases are an affordable way to prevent costly repairs and replacements.
When it comes to choosing a case for your phone, there’s no shortage of option. The first thing you need to do is find one that is compatible with your make and model of smartphone. You don’t have to buy an official case, as many aftermarket options are also a perfect fit.
One of the key components of a smartphone is the screen. Not only does it allow you to see what you’re doing, it also acts as a keyboard to help you send messages and navigate around your device. And although the technology behind the glass in our smartphone screens is far more advanced than ever before, it’s still quite easy to damage your phone screen. If you want to keep your smartphone functional and looking it’s best, then a screen protector is a good buy. A good screen protector will fit your phone perfectly. It will also will take the damage from scratches, nicks and breaks so that your smartphone’s screen stays in tact and fully functional.
Additional Camera Lens
When smartphones first became popular, the best ones featured cameras that were capable of taking 2-megapixel images. At the time, this was considered brilliant quality and it was hard to imagine that the technology would improve. Cameras on smartphones today are even more impressive, with many being able to shoot 12-megapixel images.
You can now expand the possibilities even further with an additional camera lens for your smartphone. There are several different types. A macro lens will enable you to take clear and crips pictures that are really closeup, and zoom lens will let you take pictures from further away without affecting the quality. You can also get wide-angles lenses for landscape photos.
Have you ever wondered why virtually every smartphone you have ever bought comes with a set of earphones? We use smartphones on a daily basis to consume large amounts of media. Wearing a set of earphones makes it easy to do this in noisy and busy places. Many people also use their smartphones as a music player, so the headphones come in handy for this as well. There are quite a few different types of earphone available now, ranging from classic styles to more modern ones such as earbuds and wireless headphones. Looking at some of Apple’s latest creations it could well be that plugin earphones become a thing of the past.
Anyone who uses their smartphone while working out or partaking in other cardio activity will understand exactly how useful an armband can be. An armband allows hands-free use of your smartphone so you can move around freely without the worry of dropping it. A must-have accessory if you consider yourself an active person.
With phones having larger and more powerful displays and other features, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get one that will retain battery life for a full day. Therefore a portable charger is a handy accessory to have to give your phone a top up of juice as and when required. They also happen to be extremely useful gadgets to have in emergency situations, so it’s well worth keeping one in the car.
If you regularly use your phone in the car for entertainment or navigation, then a mount is an essential accessory that will make your life so much easier. There are hundreds of different mounts available for you to buy, all of which are designed to fit virtually any car. A mount in your car will enable you to use your phone completely legally and handsfree, which allows you to concentrate more on driving.