Nowadays, the vast majority of folks have smartphones. And why wouldn’t they? They not only act as a traditional calling and texting device but also as your laptop, navigation, stereo system, gaming tool, camera and so much more. However, you may be missing out if you aren’t clued in on all the cool gadgets that can accompany your smartphone these days.
Whether you consider yourself a tech-forward person or not, this list of awesome accessories is a must read (particularly if you’re into fitness) if you want to take your smartphone experience to the next level.
Keep it Safe
Because using your phone while driving is a serious no-no, the MagBuddy has made it easier than ever to mount your phone while driving. The magnetic contraption latches on to your smartphone and attaches to the vent, dashboard or even your windshield so you easily can go hands free. What’s better? The device costs less than $30.
Hold Your Zen
The Shibaful smartphone case does more than just protect your phone. This green-as-grass exterior is configured with a fibrous material that mimics a grassy park lawn. Created with electrostatic flocking technology, the idea behind the case is to give owners a sensory feeling of ease and peace every time they pick up their smartphone and for under $50.
Folks who enjoy a healthy lifestyle can choose from a huge array of health and fitness-oriented smartphone accessories today. One of our favorites is from reputable health accessory company, Withings. Its Smart Blood Pressure Monitor for iPhone and Android measures your pulse rate and tracks it over time and offers a wireless sync with the Withings health mate app.
And, alas, your earbud woes are over with the Plantronics BackBeat FIT. These wireless Bluetooth headphones offer superior fit that stays put regardless of how rigorously you exercise. Sweat-proof and waterproof, these headphones offer eight hours of listening time and a short charge time. Crisp sound and on-ear controls for convenience, they are a must for any exercise enthusiast.
For an all-in-one fitness tracker, we recommend the FitBit One. This little device packs a big punch, tracking sleep patterns, steps, runs, cycling and more. Furthermore, this device links seamlessly to an iPhone 6s Plus with a quick and easy set up and offers access to the FitBit app, where you can share your workouts with friends and family.
For those with an eye for photography, a macro lens is a must have. These magnification lenses that attach to your smartphone offer 10-15 times the zoom power to allow you to see the world through a whole new set of eyes. With a macro lens, suddenly a leaf isn’t just a leaf, a flower isn’t just a flower and a picture becomes much more than you ever thought it could be by capturing close up photos of anything. Some of our favorite macro lenses are from Moment and ExoLens.
Wear Your Charge
If you’re someone who stresses about your phone going dead in the midst of a run or otherwise, you’ll love the new kinetic energy phone chargers. The AMPY Move is one such charger and perhaps the most well-known of its kind. With the promise of offering users up to 24 hours of additional battery — being charged by the energy generated from your daily movements. Now you’ll never be left music-less during your run.
Regardless of your lifestyle or tech preferences, the key is to find the best smartphone accessories for you. And right now, there’s no shortage of options to choose from.