Excluding cases, how many smartphone accessories do you own?

Excluding cases, how many smartphone accessories do you own?
While it is Apple's and Samsung's boys that get the most love from third-party accessories makers and thus, the shiniest sidekicks, it is also true that most of these will work across the Android ecosystem just as well. From Bluetooth speakers through external batteries, MHL adapters to mirror your phone's screen on your TV down to car holders and the like, it's fair to say that there is no lack of products to spend your money on.

How many of those do you own, however? Are you an accessories hoarder (and therefore mortified by the prospect of having to replace them all or buy adapters with USB Type-C around the corner), or do you feel comfortable with just the essentials? Anybody scoffing at the idea of shelling out even more cash for stuff that are, for the most part, not exactly detrimental to the user experience? Let us know by casting your vote now!

Please exclude your case/screen protector from the count unless the former is a battery-extending case or similar

Excluding cases, how many smartphone accessories do you own?

More than 5
More than 10



1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Does a smartwatch count?

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Smartwatch, smartwatch dockstand, portable charger, 3 QI pads, Bluetooth speaker (alarm clock), magnetic car holder, Appradio car radio, chromecast 2x,

9. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Does a powerbank counts?

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Think so, since they mentioned external batteries.

11. buccob

Posts: 2974; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Many of my devices are fully independent devices but using them with a smartphone is a huge plus... - Camera QX-100 - Car Stereo XSP-N1BT - Noise Cancelling Headphones MDR-NC31EM - MHL 3.0 Adapter - 3 Magnector Adapters for Magnetic Port Charging - Bluetooth Headphones Plantronics BackBeat Go2 - Solar Bluetooth Portable Speakers Rugged Rukus - USB OTG Cable EC310 (included in the Z3 Compact's box) - SanDisk microSD 128GB Ultra - Bluetooth Monopod - Regular Wrist Strap - Floating Wrist Strap for the beach - Powerbank - Bluetooth Keyboard Logitech K810 Finally I made a: - 3D Printed PS3 Gameclip.

23. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

3 Magnector Adapters for Magnetic Port Charging This sound cools, can i get more details, please? Does this charge your phone while the phone is magnetizing mounted?

29. buccob

Posts: 2974; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

They are simply adapters from microUSB to Sony's Magnetic Port that can be found on the Xperia Z line from the Z Ultra to the Z3/Z3C The adapter is nice to have so you don't have to open the flaps for charging, and it is similar to what Apple did with the MacBooks and their Magsafe plug... Newer Xperias dropped the port in favor of an open microUSB, however this comes at the cost of not having 2 available ports for some other use... For instance, I could be charging through the magnetic port and using the microUSB port for hosting a Flash Drive or a Mouse...

24. Acer_Predator unregistered

is that guy above your twin?

25. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

No that's me ;) I talk to myself /s

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mainly cases, about 5.

3. AME85

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

I don't even have a case :) S6 edge does not look good with a case

4. donrox

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Just one. A docking station for my Z3c. Very convenient for the Z line

6. Kohai

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 04, 2010

External battery, USB OTG dongle, MHL/HDMI cable, ┬┐headphones?, car holder, bluetooth speaker.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

I have one. A cheap 3$ wireless charger, buying which was a mistake as wireless charging is a waste.

8. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I've got a few cases, a charging dock, a car charger, an armband, and a car window mount.

10. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

The only accesory my phone has, is me.

12. Crossblade

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 21, 2005

1 - external battery

13. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Few power banks, fit bit and apple watch, cases and ton of headphones. I use these with my phone's so I think they're accessories.

20. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Car mount as well

14. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Only in-ear headphones for me. Never used a powerbank since... can't remember the last time.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Depends on what we consider accessories. probably more than 5

17. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

A powerbank, OTG Cable, and a Sony SRS-BTV5.

18. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Is this an external camera in the title photo of this article?

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Besides cases, I have 5, but 4 are used with my Surface Pro 2 and it's exclusive accessories as much as they're used with my OnePlus One: - OTG Cable - MicroSD USB/OTG 2-in-1 Adapter - BlueBuds X Bluetooth headest - Philips Surround Sound wired headphones - Multiple MicroUSB to Full Size Type A USB cables

21. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Since I run with IOS and Android, I have 14

22. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

extra battery, external Battery, OTG Dongle, chormecast, MHL Cable, Dock, mircoSd card adapter, Car Dock, Bluetooth speaker, Bluetooth headset do cables and chargers count? add 4 :) All For my Galaxy S4, I need a upgrade LOL

26. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Hmm... Smart watch (if those count), Bluetooth headphones, a thin little stylus for simple tapping/swiping types of games (because I hate looking at the back of my fingers to play games since my hands aren't see-through), and an arm band for exercising if those count.

27. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Nothing but case to preserve my phone.

28. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Case and headsets... that's it :D

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.