Cool cell phone accessories can make your smartphone even better, and some of the best high-tech phone gadgets are available now. From the practical and inexpensive to a few splurge items, these accessories and attachments offer something for every phone user.
New headphones are always good to have because their style and functionality are constantly evolving. With so many wireless choices now on the market, you have several options to choose from. Consider earbuds that fit inside the ear, or opt for headphones that go either on or entirely over the ear.
Which type to buy depends on how you plan to use them. Gym rats may prefer dust- and moisture-resistant earbuds, while frequent fliers may love noise-cancelling, over-the-ear headphones that offer superior audio. On-ear sport headphones are often cheaper while still offering great sound, an extra thick cushion, and a water-resistant coating.
360-degree video camera
These cameras are compatible with iPhones and Android phones, and can be used on their own or controlled remotely with an app. Built-in stabilization technology turns otherwise bumpy video into smooth, professional-looking action shots. Look for a camera that comes with a selfie stick and a waterproof case that will protect it from the elements.
These flying cameras can shoot videos and stills, eliminating the need for a selfie stick. The downside is the battery tends to drain quickly, but for the phone addict that has everything, this is one of the coolest phone accessories out there.
If you can't go a day without a taking a selfie, a ring light is the perfect accessory. Most of these lights clip or slide onto the top of a smartphone, providing ample illumination at night or in dimly lit spaces. The light can also be used to fill in harsh shadows.
Some lights are rechargeable and have multiple settings, while others include a stand and a flexible arm that adjusts to any angle.
Smartphone camera lenses
Cell phone camera accessories are perfect for budding photographers, and these lenses fit over your smartphone's existing camera to expand the types of images you can take. Various kits allow you to shoot extreme close-ups, wide-angle images, 180-degree views, and more.
If you are a gamer, you'll love a wireless game controller that connects to your phone. Look for one that has a long-lasting battery and allows you to mount the phone directly on to the controller. Full-size options are the most comfortable, and great for bigger hands.
Smart speakers with Bluetooth
Smart speakers aren't the newest gadget on the market, but with so many options now available, you're sure to find one that suits your specific needs. A smart speaker connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth, but also has WiFi and an assistant built in. You can ask the assistant questions, or request that it play your favorite song or podcast.
If you are always on the go, consider a small, lightweight Bluetooth speaker that is easy to tote around. Look for speakers that are waterproof, and that provide clear, distortion-free sound, and offer a long-lasting charge.
Whether you’re into music, photography, or gaming, these high-tech smartphone accessories can be the perfect add-ons to your phone. Shop Xfinity Mobile’s selection of iPhone and Android accessories, and find a smartphone that works for your needs.