There’s a saying that “Cheap is expensive”, thats true. What this mean is, if one was to buy a mobile smartphone or accessory that is cheap with less value, that would mean they are improvising and compromizing on quality/value. So what they buy is, don’t get me wrong, “OK” but how long do they stay with this mobile device, three, five or six months?! and then it wears off, later they are forced to spend some more money on another mobile device.
In turn spending a lot more buying the same cheap mobile phone with poor quality over and over again, That now is expensive. Now if you buy a quality product, either smartphone and/or accessories, for a cheap price that is a bargain! Fortunately we have here below some smartphone accessories that you might want to take a closer look at. Apart from the wide variety of smartphone accessories, here are some of the few mention-able ones:
- HEADPHONES/HEADSETS (BOTH WIRED & WIRELESS)
These are one of the most versatile accessories to use with your phone, and this is simply because of what you can do with them.
Be it answering a phone call whilst driving or taking a road run, playing music, playing mobile games or simply talking with your mobile assistant, a pair of high-quality headphones can improve the user experience of your mobile phone.
Here are some of these beautiful mobile phone accessories:
- Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3– These come packaged in a carry case with a charging cable and audio cable for a wired connection, you get these wireless and Bluetooth Over the Ear Headphones with Mic with built-in Voice Assistant- Alexa, enabled for voice access to music, information and more.
Activated with just a simple touch these are feature packed and very versatile headphones. The battery life is impressive too, from a single charge provides up to 30hrs of playtime for reliable all day listening. Other features include Smart Listening, Quick Attention Mode and are very comfortable to wear. Find these @ Amazon US.
- Mpow H12 Hybrid- Mpow hybrid active noise cancelling headphones combines feed forward and feedback ANC by placing a microphone inside and outside the ear cup, which enables to cancel out a wider range of low and mid-frequency noises such as cars and airplane engines. Thus Immerse yourself in the world of music or mobile gaming even in a busy street or a busy office. Kindly do note that the human voice can not be eliminated.
Other features include 500mAh battery which provides upto 30 hrs of listening/talk time after 2-3hrs of fully charging, Bluetooth 5. 0 Hi-fi sound & deep Bass, independent ANC switch, and Cvc 6. 0 microphone & hands-free call. This can be found at Amazon US.
- Skullcandy Riff Wireless On-Ear Headphone- Get it from Amazon US, this basic and simplistic headphone design from Skullcandy Riff, comes featured with wireless technology, rapid charging, Ultra-durable headband, microphone, and volume control keys.
- AKG Tuned earbud wired-headphones– these have a style designed for easy ear fit and superb sound quality, plus they don’t need batteries simply plug and play, no complicated setups at all. Buy them from Amazon US .
2. BLUETOOTH EARBUDS
With the 3.5mm headphone jack being done away with by many OEMs, bluetooth will get a lot more attention than ever. These are really good for places like the gym, extremely convenient. Some will still prefer to use adapters to continue using their old headphones but it would also be a good idea to invest in one of these. They too come in a wide variety as follows:
- 1MORE Stylish True Wireless– Stylish indeed, these earbuds boast Bluetooth 5.0, quick charge+ battery case,4 stylish color options to match your personal style: Pink, gold, Green, or Black. With a lightweight & compact design, these True Wireless earbuds & headphone Case weigh a mere 52.8G & easily fit in your pocket. Capable of 6 hrs 30 min of use after single full charge
Quick charge capabilities give you 3 hours of use with only 15 minutes of charging time. Get them from HERE.
- Apple Airpods– From Amazon, the Apple AirPods come with the wired charging case, the slick and premium design of the Airpods equally match their premium performance.
The case can be charged with lightning connector, easy setup in fact they automatically connect with your iPhone mobile device.
3. PORTABLE CHARGERS aka POWER BANKS
How troublesome it is to have a low battery on your smartphone, it is every mobile phone user’s nightmare. Mobile phones are used for so many different purposes depending on the user, take myself for example i enjoy playing mobile games on my smartphone and there are some mobile games, such as PUBG Mobile, that use up a lot of battery power during gaming. Nowadays mobile data/or WiFi connection is almost never turned off.
No matter what the battery capacity of the smartphone is, its just never enough and that is why you need to invest in one of these. They come in different sizes and capacity, and because of this trade off, its very important to consider what you will be using your smartphone for.
The new Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD 45W from Amazon US, this will recharge both your laptop and smartphone.
There are smaller power banks by ANKER, which are cheaper but remember that for the cheaper power banks you will sacrifice capacity. Again this solely depends on your usage. The pocket-sized portable Anker power banks have a capacity of 10050mAh, and can be bought from Amazon US.
4. CAR CHARGER
Need to charge your smartphone while on the go, no problem, simply buy yourself a car charger. Not a lot are fast chargers but you can check out the Anker Mini 24W 4.8A Metal Dual USB Car Charger, it is very affordable and brings two USB ports and an LED indicator. Get at Amazon US.
For the selfie lovers, we have something special for you. Holding your smartphone up and Straining your hand to capture a proper picture with with family and friends, or just to include the beautiful background only to miss out someone or something in the photo can be exhausting and frustration. Luckily, selfie sticks like the FugeTek shown in the image above can enable you to capture the detail you wish to include in the photo, can be found at Amazon US.
6. PROTECTIVE PHONE CASE
Smartphones are some of the most abused handheld devices and very expensive costing hundreds of dollars, some costing as much as $1400 or more. They suffer many falls/drops, either on the tiled-floors, rocky ground, drops in water, can be accidentally sat on or stepped on, a dog’s plaything etc. This is why it’s very important to invest in a protective phone casing, the more rugged the more protective I always say.
There are options out there, so we thought of presenting you these two brands of phone cases. The rugged phone case from OtterBox, the Otterbox Defender Series Pro Case had been tested to offer the best protection from drops and can be found at Amazon.
As for the second casing by Tech 21 Evo, it’s less rugged and offers some transparency to show the beauty of the device it protects. Don’t let it’s gentle looks fool you, this casing will protect your phone from falls from as much as 12ft. Get it at Amazon US.
From both these protective casings you will be getting value for your money, you are assured that your smartphone will be protected from nasty falls and it is bound to last longer till you feel like buying a new mobile device.
SHOW CARE TO YOUR SMARTPHONE
No matter what kind of smartphone you own, no matter the price, or the type of make, you have to treat it special and take care of. It’s from this that we learn to appreciate what we have, be thankful and learn to be content. This will continue with your next gadget or device.