This digital age has introduced many gadgets we thought was never possible until now, the $2000 Samsung galaxy fold phone is an example. A lot of things can be done with mobile phones these days and it’s funny how we only talk about software like apps to make your phone better these days ignoring hardware that could also prolong, add features to your devices.
Smartphones are cool gadgets that enable us to do lots of stuff daily. However, using your devices for optimal usage isn’t just about installing cool apps and making sure to get the latest security updates.
You need additional accessories to enhance particular functions and features to give you better user experience, plus you could use bragging rights.
Here’s a list of 10 Essential smartphone accessories that would make you even more excited about using your phone every single time.
1. Rhino Shield Protector
There are lots of screen protectors in the market today. Most of which could prevent your smartphone from scratch at most. But if you require full protection of your smartphone from scratch, direct impact and fingering print marks you would certainly need a Rhino shield protector.
While this product varies, here are some protectors for the most popular phones on Amazon.
- RhinoShield Screen Protector for OnePlus 7 Pro
- RhinoShield Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S10
- RhinoShield Screen Protector for iPhone 11
- RhinoShield Screen Protector for Google Pixel 3
2. Battery Pack Charger
In other to enjoy your smartphone you would need to keep the battery up and running. An extra battery and mobile battery pack charger would be most essential to keep you on the go. Price range from $60 – $130 depending on manufacturer and model.
A battery pack charger could as well be tagged a power bank and are popular in African countries like ours where stable electricity is still in the works, these power banks also come in different sizes, shapes, and battery capacities.
Here are our best picks on this one:
- Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger
- BESTON 8000 mAh Cellphone Portable Charger
- Solar Charger 20000mAh, Qi Wireless Portable Solar Power Bank
3. Sound Amplifiers
Playing music on your smartphone speaker isn’t that great, however, with sound amplifier accessory you can turn your smartphone into a mini Home Theater Sound System. The Price range from $17 – $30 depending on manufacturer and model.
You can use your portable mobile sound amplifies to get the best audio from your mobile phone. We recommend this efficient JBL portable Bluetooth speaker.
4. Smartphone Photo Printer
Did you know there are now cool gadgets that can easily help make the softcopy photos you take on your smartphone a hardcopy by providing a means to have them printed out physically?
Print out your smartphone photos with a smartphone printer. While they are a tad expensive, the Price range from $120 – $200 depending on manufacturer and model. We recommend this Sharper Image Smartphone Photo Printer.
5. Smartphone Projector
Want to enjoy a movie on the big screen? Or want to make a short presentation from your phone without your laptop? This gadget might save your life.
Get a smartphone projector for your smartphone and enjoy movies from your smartphone projected on a big screen. The Price range from $180 – $195 depending on manufacturer and model.
Our best picks? Check out the below:
- VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector, 1080P and 170” Display Supported
- TOPVISION Video Projector with Synchronize Smart Phone Screen
- 2800Lux Hompow Smartphone Portable Video Projector 1080P Supported
6. Laser Virtual Keyboard
This accessory projects a virtual keyboard on any flat surface that enables you type with a fully functional keyboard on your smartphone.
This accessory goes for about $150 and could be useful if you’re all about typing in style or generally just showing off, that’s what cool gadgets are for apart from doing what they are designed to do. Check out this AGS World’s Most Advanced Wireless Laser Projection Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard, it threads the needle.
7. Pepper Spray Smartphone Covers
Use pepper spray covers for your smartphone to protect yourself from thieves and attackers trying to snatch your phone.
This cool gadget isn’t that common as they’ll have to be built to fit into every device and their various shapes, this could be a lot. The pepper spray cover is sold for about $40 and it is not that common in the market.
8. USB Cable Adapter
The good ‘ol adapter, you would think we’re not going to include it.
Apart from charging your device, you could use the USB cable adapter to connect USB drives to your smartphone. To collect and transfer files from a USB drive. In most cases usually comes packaged with your new phone.
In the event that you’ve lost yours or it got damaged, This accessory goes for about $30 on local stores near you or on popular online stores like Amazon.
9. Attachable Camera Accessories
Use a detachable Camera attached to your smartphone camera to enhance the quality of photographic experience. The lens has a picture quality of 18mega pixels. The Sony Attachable Camera, for example, is sold for about $500.
You, however, don’t necessarily need one of these guys if you’re using one of the flagship phones listed in our best android phones list, in fact the new iPhone 11 models have been said to have better and improved camera functions.
10. Game Controller
If you love gaming on your smartphone, one thing you will need is a game controller add on.
To enable you to enjoy games on your smartphone like you are playing a traditional video game. You can get a game controller for your device within the range of $15 – $100 depending on the model.
Personally, I’ve used this SteelSeries Nimbus Bluetooth Mobile Gaming Controller and it works great. Missing something with our list of incredible smartphone accessories? Let us know in the comments section.