The majority of our readers own no more than 3 smartphone accessories

The majority of our readers own no more than 3 smartphone accessories
While cases and covers are by far the most popular category of accessories, they hardy exhaust the ever lengthier portfolios of auxiliary gadgets that accessory makers churn out at speeds hitherto unseen. Power banks, OTG USB cables and flash drives, Bluetooth speakers and headphones, MHL adapters, docks and stands, car holders and chargers, even secondary batteries. The list goes on and on, and we know for a fact that many of these are quite popular with consumers. 

But how popular, exactly? That's what we wanted to know when we published our poll aimed at identifying the number of accessories owned by our readers. According to the results, the biggest group of voters self-reported as owning absolutely no accessories whatsoever. Zero. None. Zilch. That said, quite a few people say they own anywhere between 1 (~19%) and 2 (~21%) accessories, while those owning 3 accounted for ~12% of the votes. Interestingly enough, on the extreme high end, quite a few of readers report having more than 5 or 10 accessories, which is a pretty impressive number. 

While our sample is obviously not large (or representative) enough to be considered conclusive, one thing seems safe to assume: It's a good time to be making smartphone accessories.

Excluding cases, how many smartphone accessories do you own?

More than 5
More than 10



6. srk_s_rao unregistered

I own Mi Band and SoundPeats QY7.

3. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I've a pair or earphone, a Wireless Charger (iSheeps can only dream to have one), a powerbank and a tripod stand

5. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Actually Wireless charging has been available for Apple devices by using a special case, for years... However I do not like neither, Apple nor wireless charging.

2. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't think we can extrapolate the entire population from a small PA poll.

4. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Tittle been corrected.

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Let's see. For my Lightning-connector iOS devices (4 total); have a 10-foot cable and cases (Otterbox Defender to be specific) for 3 of the 4 iOS devices. For my Galaxy S5; have 3 spare standard internal batteries with 2 standalone chargers for such, Spigen Tough Armor case, 64 gb SD card, and extra back cover (standard-sized and not wireless charging-compatible). For my brand new Note 5; got an Otterbox Defender case. Will also soon have Samsung slow wireless charging pad and 5200 mAh fast-charge battery pack (both due from "Level On" promotion). Universal accessories; have at least 3 different-sized micro USB cables (not including any included OEM with phone or battery packs). Also have 3000 and 5200 mAh Anker external battery packs. Will also have Level-On headphones due from (above-mentioned) Samsung promotion. Above is every accessory that I can think of, have not 'retired', nor has been included OEM (such as headphones as well as aforementioned chargers). Guess I qualify as a smartphone junkie, LOL.

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