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Five smartphone accessories everyone should own

Five smartphone accessories everyone should own

Here at HTC Source, we know that you’re always looking for the next great smartphone to add to your collection (ok, maybe that’s just us), but we also know that there are a lot of ways to improve the longevity of the device you already own or add new functionality to it by simply picking up a new accessory.

There’s a good chance that you already own a case and an extra charger for your phone, but we thought we’d dig around to find a few accessories that may not already be on your radar. Take a look at the list below to see if you’re missing out on anything.

Also, be sure to leave us a comment if you have any accessory suggestions you’d like to share with us and all the other readers.

Xiaomi selfie stick & tripod (with remote)

Starting things off with a selfie stick may seem a bit odd, but this one here is a bit different than the $5 selfie sticks you may be familiar with. Xiaomi has actually put in some thought into its design, allowing the selfie stick to double as a smartphone tripod as well. And thanks to the included remote, you’ll be able to snap incredible pictures of yourself without needing to ask some random person on the street to do it for you.

Buy the Xiaomi Selfie Stick on GearBest

Qi Wireless charging adapter

Wireless charging has been around for years, but more smartphones still don’t include the technology right out of the box. Fortunately, adding Qi wireless charging to your smartphone is simple and cheap! Just plug in a Qi wireless charging adapter into your phone’s charging port and drop it onto a wireless charger – and you’re set!

Buy a Qi Wireless charging adapter from Amazon

10,000 mAh battery with Qi built-in

If you’ve owned a smartphone for more than a day, you know that an external battery bank is a must. There are a lot of great options out there, but if you’ve decided to pick up a Qi wireless charger for your phone, you might as well grab battery bank which also supports the tech. This 10,000 mAh battery from Hokonui has enough juice to charge your phone 2-3 times, but thanks to its Qi compatibility, all you have to do is place your phone on top of it for it to charge.

Buy Hokonui’s 10,000 mAh Qi battery from Amazon

DJI Osmo Mobile 2

Xiaomi’s selfie stick is great for photos, but if you’re looking for an accessory that’ll improve the quality of your videos, the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is the way to go. The original was overpriced, but this new model only costs $129. NOt a bad price to pay for buttery-smooth video.

Buy the DJI Osmo MObile 2 from DJI

Plantronics BackBeat FIT

Looking for a new pair of wireless headphones to use at the gym or on a run? We’ve been using the Plantronics BackBeat FIT Bluetooth headphones for a while now and can say that they deliver a comfortable fit and good sound quality (with surprisingly good bass) at an extremely fair price.

Buy the Plantronics BackBeat FIT from Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.

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