We’re all familiar with the eerie sense of panic that takes over if we ever make the grave mistake of forgetting our phone somewhere. How are you supposed to book a cab back home? How do you keep track of your steps? How do you check the traffic on your way? And most importantly, what do you do with your hands when you’re alone in a public place?!
Look, I hate propagating stereotypes. But the truth is that if you’re a millennial like me, it is very likely that your phone is (one of the) most important things that you own. And guess what? We’ve rounded up a list of tech accessories for your phone that you didn’t even know you needed up until this point. You can thank us later.
There are a ton of mobile phone accessories that can help improve your phone’s functionality and design. So, in order to help improve your smartphone experience, we’ve selected the top 10 essential accessories for your phone along with our favourite picks in each category.
This is one of the first mobile phone accessories that you need to buy as soon as you get a new phone. Not only will it protect it from scratches and cushion it from falls, it will also make your phone look quirky and cool. Pick one that speaks your mind!
POPxo recommends: Stay Weird Phone Cover
Price: Rs 499. Buy here.
Look, I know pop sockets look bulky and unnecessary but trust me, they make your life SO much easier. Say goodbye to your phone randomly slipping from your hand at odd moments. Also, it works great as a phone stand.
POPxo recommends: Royal Rani PopSockets Grip
Price: Rs 745. Buy here.
If you only had to buy ONE accessory for your phone, it should be a power bank. Because no matter how good your phone’s battery is, it never hurts to have backup power for emergencies (like that one time your friend kept you waiting for too long and you had to watch Netflix to keep yourself entertained!).
POPxo recommends: Circle Designer Power Bank 5200 mAH
Price: Rs 699. Buy here.
We all appreciate a well-lit picture, but sadly, we’re not famous enough to go around with an entourage of light and camera crew (not yet, amirite?). So we buy the next best thing: a selfie light that gets attached to our phone, and gives us that oh-so-glam shot!
POPxo recommends: Teconica BR-01 Rechargeable Selfie Enhancing Portable Ring Light
Price: Rs 209. Buy here.
This is a must-have for everyone who loves to work out. This one also has a separate slot for your cards, money, keys and earphones. So the next time you go out for a run, leave your wallet at home.
POPxo recommends: JERN Waterproof Sport Armband
Price: Rs 379. Buy here.
We don’t really need to say it, but earphones are the most basic phone accessory that everyone should own. They make our long office commute a thousand times more bearable. Tired of the boring black ones? Pick a pair in bold, bright colours to make a style statement.
POPxo recommends: JBL C50HI in-Ear Headphones
Price: Rs 499. Buy here.
What if we tell you that you no longer need to plug a cable into your smartphone to charge it? Yes, it is possible. Just simply place your phone face up on a wireless charging unit and charge your phone on the go – no cables, no clutter, no waiting. These little pucks or mats come in various shapes and sizes, make your pick!
POPxo recommends: Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad
Price: Rs 3,999. Buy here.
Smartwatches are the most trending mobile accessories! In today’s tech loving culture, smartwatches are here to up the ante and are a great on-the-go gadget for a variety of uses. Now you can go about your day with wireless payments, quick replies and notifications, apps, music and a long battery life.
POPxo recommends: Fitbit Versa Health and Fitness Smartwatch
Price: Rs 21,499. Buy here.
One of the coolest uses of a camera lens attachment are the high-quality images which are totally Insta-worthy. You can click pictures with uber cool filters and even attach a zoom lens, also one of the latest phone accessories, to completely change the kind of shots you get from your phone and add a DSLR touch.
POPxo recommends: SKYVIK Signi Pro 2 in 1 (Wide+Macro) Clip on Mobile Camera Lens Kit
Price: Rs 1,999. Buy here.
A car mount is an incredibly useful accessory to have while you commute, allowing your phone to be used as a navigation system, hands-free communication device and even as an entertainment centre. They will hold your cell phone in front of you while you drive safely.
POPxo recommends: iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Dashboard Car Mount Holder
Price: Rs 4,140. Buy here.
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