In today’s digital age, the smartphone is an essential part of our day. Most of us rely on our smartphones for work, to stay connected with friends and family, and even for entertainment. While these pocket-sized computers are capable of doing many things, from calculations to recording HD video and everything in between, there are still a number of things they can’t do on their own. That’s where smartphone accessories come in and they are almost just as important as the smartphone itself. There are plenty of accessories to help you get the most out of your smartphone and these are some of the top ones to consider.
Your smartphone is useless without any charge. While most smartphones come with a wall charger, many leading smartphone brands such as Apple and Samsung are ditching them this year and you’ll need to buy a wall charger separately. One of our top recommendations is Momax’s 30W USB-C PD Wall Charger. It supports fast charging on Apple’s iPhone 8 and above, and super-fast charging on Samsung smartphones. It’s compatible with a range of devices including both iPhone and Android smartphones, tablets, the Nintendo Switch, and even some notebooks. It also has a dual output (USB-C & USB-A) so you can charge more than one device at a time.
While most smartphones are capable of providing all-day battery, they can end up draining pretty quickly if you use a lot of apps, social media, GPS, and other battery-intensive tasks. Besides that, power banks come in extremely handy for emergencies or when you’re away from a power source for more than a day, such as at festivals or on camping trips.
Get yourself a power bank like Xiaomi’s Mi 20000mAh Fast Charging Power Bank and you’ll have enough juice to keep your smartphone going for a long time. It supports fast charging on Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi smartphones, as well as Switch. With 50W fast charging, it is capable of taking a large 4600mAh battery – such as that in the Mi 11 – from zero to 100% in just 44 minutes. It’s as good of an accessory for your other devices alongside your smartphone too! It can charge three devices simultaneously with one type-C port and two USB-A ports. When used alone, the type-C port is able to sustain high-power usage of devices including Mi Notebooks and MacBooks.
Durable Charging Cables
Don’t waste time on cheap charging cables that start falling apart within a few months. Get yourself a durable one made by trusted brands like Momax. Their Tough Link charging cables are a great option for Apple users. They’re MFi and USB-IF certified meaning they’re reliable and trustworthy. Their connectors are of the highest strength, made with aluminium-alloy; and the DuPont ™ Kevlar ® fiber provides lightweight strength for extreme durability. Compared to most cables, they support power delivery up to 2.5X faster with the use of 18W or above Type-C PD Power Adapters.
Momax has some great options for Android users too, such as the 1M USB-C to USB-A Charge/Sync Cable or their 100W 1.2M USB-C To USB-C PD Fast Charging Cable. Both are extremely durable thanks to the aviation aluminium connectors and woven cable and they both support fast charge. As you’d expect, you get some extra power from the 100W 1.2M cable which is capable of fully charging a MacBook Pro in just two hours. It also supports Samsung Super Fast Charge and Huawei Quick Charging.
If you frequently misplace or lose things, you definitely need a Bluetooth tracker. Two of the best Bluetooth trackers on the market today are Apple’s AirTag (for iPhone users) and Samsung’s SmartTag (for Samsung Galaxy users). While both brands make use of Bluetooth to locate the tracker, Apple’s AirTag also uses UWB (ultra-wideband) to precisely pinpoint its location before providing precise guidance that tells you its direction and proximity.
Even if it’s not in your vicinity, hope is not lost. The AirTag taps into the vast global Find My Network – with over a billion devices globally – to help locate a lost item, all while keeping location data private and anonymouse with end-to-end encryption. Similarly, Samsung’s SmartTags connects to SmartThings Find – a service that’s built directly into Samsung Galaxy phones, to help pinpoint your belongings.
Unless you’re someone who loves to live life on the edge, a phone case is a must-have, especially if you’ve spent over $1000 on your phone! We get it – modern smartphones have beautiful displays and sleek designs that look so much better without a case, but not for long if you’re not careful! A scratch or ding immediately takes value off your phone. Even if you are super careful with it, accidents happen and a shattered screen or backing can be expensive to repair.
Spigen’s Rugged Armor series is a great choice for both Apple and Samsung users. It’s inspired by car design, sporting a timeless and streamlined body. For a protective phone case, it has a surprisingly slim frame, textured with carbon fiber detailing and subtle glossy accents.