The best Docks, Earbuds, Power banks, and Bluetooth speakers made of aluminum!

The best Docks, Earbuds, Power banks, and Bluetooth speakers made of aluminum!
This year, all smartphone manufacturers are big on metal. It's not just Apple, HTC, and Sony. In 2015, it's Samsung, Xiaomi, ZTE, Huawei, Meizu, and a host of Asian manufacturers that make devices of remarkable design qualities. The key player in their pursuits is, of course, machined aluminum - milled, anodized, brushed, blast-beaded, and otherwise mangled to ultimately acquire the beautiful shape of a flagship smartphone.

To celebrate the beauty of metal smartphones, we decided to round up the best accessories to complement them! Docks, Earbuds, Power banks, and Bluetooth speakers - all made of cold, hard, grade-A quality aluminum. These will be perfect for your brand new Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, or the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4. Of course, the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy A-series, or even last year's all-metal beauties are still excellent companions. Welcome to the metal club!



Power banks

Bluetooth speakers



1. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Why the big obsession with metal? And spare the lame answer of it makes it feel "premium." We can all agree that many premium products don't use metal. If people are so concerned about owning a premium product, why not concentrate on making sure your premium priced product incorporate the most it can? I certainly wouldn't purchase a Mercedes of it didn't offer extras even if I felt it wasn't needed or not used. I pay for extras, I want the extras. In fact that many Mercedes don't have metal bodies. Does this mean we should stay away from ever purchasing a Mercedes? I have never seen a group of people so obsessed with metal as I have seen on these phone sites. My God people. Wake up and sniff the damn coffee. Thisnisma product that you will most likely only have for two years and enclose it in a case anyway. We are losing the most important feature that gives us access to most failed component in any electronic device. The Battery. Does anyone not see the the pattern of the industry just throwing s**t at the wall to ensure that we consumers are forced to go to a service center? The industry is making billions on this practice. It's OK to like metal if functionality and accessibility are not taken away. Otherwise, we need to hold onto our wallets here. John B.

6. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

metal is sexy. :p there are probably (many) cases where plastic of some kind was actually more durable... but it's just not as sexy to me personally.

2. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

xiaomi piston 2 has awesome sound

3. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Bought a pair and it is the best 19$ I've spent. BTW here in India it just costs the equivalent of around 14$ making it all the more a sweeter deal

4. Simona unregistered

sexy chick .. so smug

5. Krjal

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Uh, best aluminium speakers and no mention of the Braven 850? Maybe it's a little out of your price range being about $200usd at the moment but it's got such good sound, battery life and flexibility you're actually getting good bang for buck.

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