7 useful smartphone accessories you never thought you needed
Fortunately, we’re living in the golden age of technology, and there are amazing gadgets out there, including ones that you can attach your phone to. Of course, this isn’t a list of the craziest smartphone accessories out there, because you can get a connected talking teddy-bear robot (probably) but it won’t be very useful, right?
Today we’re going to venture in the dangerous lands of cool but yet useful. Here are the most useful smartphone accessories you never thought you needed.
Most useful smartphone accessories in 2021
#1 Magnetic Charging Cables
If you’re not a fan of wireless charging or your phone doesn’t support it, you would absolutely love the idea behind the magnetic charging cable. It takes away the need to constantly plug and unplug when you charge your phone, and yet you get the same fast charging.
#2 Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker
Some of you might be familiar with this gadget - it’s a Bluetooth tracker that you can attach to various things (like your keys or your wife) and then use your phone to find them. I’m joking about the wife part because it’s unethical to track someone without their knowledge, but I’m not joking about the usefulness of this little gadget.
The most obvious use of this gadget will be to track your keys but you can attach it to the collar of your dog or other compatible pet (as some birds won’t be able to lift it) and stop worrying about losing your dear friend. If you’re like me, you often forget where you parked your car. This thing can help, just leave it in the car and use your phone to find the exact location.
#3 Selfie Ring Light
I’m not a heavy selfie camera user myself but I can see the benefits of this gadget right away. People often underestimate the importance of good lighting in photography. You can make wonders with just one studio light, and now you can get a portable ring light for your phone.
#4 Portable Smartphone Projector
This one sounds a bit niche, right? Well, it actually isn’t. Pico projectors have come a long way and now you can get one for less than $200. There are lots of models and they offer up to 4K resolution and 100+ inches imaging.
#5 Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard
Modern smartphones offer a fair amount of screen estate and on-screen keyboards are fine but if you type for a living or want to go to the next level, a portable Bluetooth keyboard is a way to go. If you like to carry your work with you and often answer emails on your smartphone, type reports, etc., this gadget is essential.
#6 Smartphone Stylus
Are you jealous of your Galaxy Note friends with their styluses and all? Just buy a capacitive smartphone stylus and get right back at them. Silly jokes aside, if you’re using a large screen device and need some precision, a stylus is a no-brainer. Whether you are dealing with Excel spreadsheets or drawing something, the pointy thing will help you a ton.
These things tend to be a bit pricey but the functionality is absolutely there if you need it.
#7 Camera Lens Attachments
Back to mobile photography. Remember the ring lights? Well, I sorta said that smartphone cameras are good enough but there are cases where you need a different lens. Now, owning a lens kit for your phone is absolutely not necessary, and with that being said, a macro lens can let you take pictures that will skyrocket your Instagram.