Top Smartphone Accessories

Kimmy Jo By Kimmy Jo - updated October 3rd, 2023
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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.

Phone Case

Spigen Rugged Phone Case
Spigen Rugged Phone Case

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.

Phone Case Strap

Spigen Cyrill Phone Case with Strap
Spigen Cyrill Phone Case with Strap

If you want to carry your phone around completely hands-free (without having to lug an entire purse around), then a phone case with a strap like the Spigen Cryill sounds like just what you need! The fact that it's not tucked away in a purse or bag also adds a tonne of convenience, giving you quick and easy access as soon as you need it. This phone case is all about protection with style, rocking a sleek, classy, and aesthetic appearance and timeless design. It's made with vegan leather (that's made to last like the real thing) and TPU plastic to ensure a snug and protective fit for your phone. This case is available in two colours (Black and Cream) and currently available just for Apple iPhone 13 Pro and above.

Wall Charger

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 has a dual output (USB-C & USB-A) so you can charge more than one device at a time.

We've also got a great selection of Mophie Wall Chargers that offer accelerated charging for Apple iPhones, Android Smartphones, and USB-C devices. With options that offer multiple USB-C ports and up to 120W of fast charging, you can quickly power up various devices simultaneously. 

Power Bank

Picture of Xiaomi 22.5W Fast Charging PowerBank - 10000mAh
Great value, fast-charging power bank
Picture of Xiaomi 22.5W Fast Charging PowerBank - 10000mAh
Holds enough power to charge a smartphone 2-3 times over

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.

The Xiaomi 10,000mAh 22.5W Fast Charging Power Bank is one of our most popular power banks and it offers great value for money! It offers enough juice to charge a smartphone 2-5 times over (depending on the battery size of the phone). It features a USB-C port making it capable of fast charging compatible smartphones including the latest Mi smartphones, Apple iPhones, Samsung smartphones and more. With two USB-A ports as well, it's capable of chaging up to three devices simultaneously. The 22.5W MAX input capacity also means that the Type-C port supports two-way fast charging.

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.

Bluetooth Tracker

Tile Tracker Slim.
Tile Tracker Slim - For Android and Apple.
It utilizes Apple’s Find My network to find lost items.
Apple AirTag and Momax PinTag uses Find My network to find lost items.

If you frequently misplace or lose things, you definitely need a Bluetooth tracker. Some of our favourite Bluetooth trackers include the great value Momax PinTag (for iPhone users), Apple’s AirTag (for iPhone users) and Tile Trackers (for Android and Apple). While all of these 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, Momax's PinTag also connects to Apple's Find My network to track your belongings all over the world.

Now, many modern smartphones already have this type of feature built into the phone so this is not so much about tracking your phone, but using your smartphone to keep track of the rest of your belongings. Additionally, if you don't have an iPhone and you want the best bet at tracking your lost phone down by utilising the large Find My network, then it may be worth it to throw an AirTag or PinTag on your phone.

These are just some of the key accessories we recommend to pair with your smartphone. To shop for these accessories and more, check out PB Tech’s full range of Smartphones & Accessories.

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Kimmy Jo

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