For a long time mobile phones have stopped being just a device for calls or sending SMS. Instead it has become an indispensable accessory, present every day in our lives. Mobile phones were not “spared” by manufacturers of accessories, from waterproof covers, charging stands or even jewelry, who have developed a lot of ways to make the mobile phone a lot more interesting.
Here are ten cell phone accessories which will make your mobile phone even more appealing:
1. The portable lens
Cell phone cameras are a lot better than the first one s to appear. Although they do a great job, no cell phone camera can ever compare with the real thing. There are, however, cool accessories that can enhance the performances of a regular cell phone camera. Asian producer Brando.com proposes a cheap solution but with a guaranteed effect: the portable lens or telescope. This enlargement device looks really cool and comes with certain specification worth taken into account such as 6x zoom, brightness adjustment, autofocus, AutoCorrect functions, all for a price of only $ 19. The detachable lens is another cool gadget that helps obtain clearer pictures and larger than those specified by the manufacturer of the phone. And it can be purchased at a price somewhere around $ 12. Of course there are a lot of cell phone accessories that can improve your camera and allow you to take even better pictures.
2. The USB charger
For all gadget lovers, packing for a trip is like preparing for a picnic attended by a group of kids with a lot of food allergies. There are plenty of things to keep in mind and inevitably you forget something important, like the phone charger. Chargepod from Callpod simplifies things a little.
This $ 50 adapter supports 6 charging stations, so you can charge your favorite devices from a single power station, without having to carry around a lot of cables and chargers in your travel bag. Beyond the cost of purchasing the device, you will need to invest in special adapters for gadgets. At $ 10 each, they are not cheap, but are available for a variety of devices, including iPods and iPhones, and most brands of phones, mobile consoles from Sony and Nintendo, and Bluetooth headsets from companies such as Jabra, Plantronics and Motorola.
3. The mobile printer
We come back to mobile phone users passionate about photography. The mobile printer is one of the cell phone accessories you will want to have. The manufacturers from Polaroid came up with a printer that can be connected via Bluetooth or USB port, the size of a pack of cigarettes. They promise decent quality pictures.
4. The portable keyboard
If you’re like me and you love smartphones and touch screens, but hate writing a text message with it, this next accessory will come in very handy. Manufacturers who wanted to support SMS enthusiasts have built a wireless keyboard based on Bluetooth technology from a flexible material that can be wrapped and kept in your pocket. All you need are two ordinary AAA batteries.
5. The speaker
Who said you can’t listen to quality music using your cell phone? The Samsung YA-BS900 wireless, Speaker will make you mobile phone deliver great sound (or Bluetooth-enabled MP3 player) via a trio of speakers of 10 watts. Winner of CES Innovations Award 2008, the BS900 comes with a remote control, line-in input and USB port through which you can cling to other audio sources and will also allow you to adjust the volume when receiving a call.
6. The car kit
Every person who has a car and a cell phone, needs a car kit. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and of course prices, depending on what you need it to do. Tip: do not order car kits online without trying them out first. Many people claim they have a hard time taking out the phone from the car kit.
7. The cell phone cover
Cell phones are very easy to scratch, so they need a little piece of “clothing”. Sure, some of the parts of a mobile phone can be replaced, but are a little too expensive. Why treat, when you can protect? Cell phone cover come in a huge variety, that you have no idea what to choose, however, make sure the material it’s made of is of high quality and it doesn’t scratch the screen of your mobile phone.
8. The screen cover
For smartphone screen touch users, a screen cover is a necessary accessory. Not only it helps prolong the life of your smartphone, but it also helps you keep the screen a lot cleaner. They usually come in a five-pack, they are cheap, easy to use and very practical.
9. The headset
Saying about a headset it’s sexy is like saying about bracelets it’s cool. The two words just do not fit. Well, the latest gadget from Jabra is indeed a sexy piece of metal. Introduced at CES, JX20 Pura is the upgraded version of JX10. Designed by European designer Jacob Jensen (who worked for Bang & Olufsen), JX20 Pura squeezes luxury out of every pore polished by titanium. With a weigh just over 100 grams, this $ 179 gadget comes with a desk stand with two different ear hooks. The headset offers 6 hours of talk time on a single charge and rotates for on or off, thus keeping and extremely minimalist design.
10. The multipurpose charger
The manufacturers from Sony have released a device with a very elegant design that allows you to charge your mobile phone and at the same time, in order not to get bored, it includes a CD player that reads MP3s, has FM radio and a remote control. The weird part is that this accessory is not for the terminals produced in collaboration with the Swedish producer Ericsson but for the iPhone. Nonetheless, it’s a cool gadget.
Are there any other cell phone accessories you couldn’t do without? What exactly you like about them?