Our modern smartphones come with an array of incredible features. They can allow us to make phone calls, stream videos, browse the Internet, and even play 3D video games. They contain the powers and diversity of desktop computers, and can easily fit snugly into our pockets.
But our phones can’t always do everything, and sometimes having the right accessory can make all the difference. These are designed to compliment and improve the functionality of the average smartphone, and to give greater accessibility and convenience for those using them.
1. SolPro Helios Solar Charging Power Bank
Power banks are quickly become the standard for keeping a phone’s battery topped up, and they came in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, and charges. The SolPro Helios is arguably the best on the market right now. Complete with a 4500mAh battery, this power bank is designed to use the phone to charge a phone.
The charging process, when in direct sunlight, can take around 4.5 hours to complete, which is a small price to pay for the freedom to take a smartphone just about anywhere in the world, allowing the user to make full use of their phone, whether it’s for simply browsing the internet or playing real money online pokies.
2. Olloclip 4-1- Lens
The Olloclip was originally created for the iPhone but has since been adapted for those Samsung phones in the Galaxy S range.
There are four lens options available for taking amazing photos, and they are the Fisheye, wide angle, 10x macro, and 15x macro. The lens itself is relatively inexpensive, and is meant to provide a cheap alternative to buying an expensive smartphone with a state-of-the-art camera.
3. Wireless Charging Pad
Although wireless charging is still in its infancy, it’s available for several Android devices, and allows for charging without the need for a wire.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to wireless charging docks, but arguably the most popular at the moment is the Woodpuck Bamboo Edition QI Wireless Charger Pad, which comes complete with a slick bamboo finish.
4. Omaker M4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Most smartphones have less-then-idea speakers, which have prompted some companies to start providing wireless Bluetooth speakers that can be taken anywhere.
For those that like the outdoors, the Omaker M4 is a strong contender thanks to it’s waterproofing. The Omaker takes about three hours to charge, and can last around 12 hours in total. It boasts an official rating of IP54, which means that it’s resistant to dust.
Tile has been in the market for quite some time, but was offered exclusively as an iOS accessory only. It was recently modified and made available for Android. Essentially, Tile works as a small GPS tracking unit, and can be attached to just about anything, allowing the user to track other items, such as car keys.
The Tile is water-resistant and has a battery that can last for an entire year. It’s part of a global network, meaning that if a Tile is lost while travelling, others may be able to find it.