While the modern-day smartphones are in themselves all-inclusive, one
often feels the need to have some additional accessories to either add
to the existing features or to complement them. Here are some of the
accessories that we think you should have to bring out the best in your
smartphone (These accessories are apart from the usual ones that include
earphones and phone covers).
1. Power bank: Whether you
have an iPhone or an Android phone, a low-cost smartphone or a high-end
device, power banks are a must-have smartphone accessory today. They
prove to be life savers in situations when our phones run out of battery
and there is no socket around to charge them. Such situations are
common when you are travelling. These rechargeable handy backups come
for a price starting for as low as Rs 200. The powerful the battery, the
more devices you can charge. You can check our list of top ten power banks with over 10000mAh battery under Rs 1,500.
2. Selfie stick:
Most of you may not have felt its need so far, but it could be a handy
tool, especially when you are travelling solo. Selfie sticks have
mushroomed in the smartphone accessory market and taken it by storm.
Whether you want to click a selfie, groupfie or take interesting shots
from different angles, a selfie stick could be of some aid. It comes in
different variants - with some of them even equipped with Bluetooth
controls for easy operations. This pocket-friendly accessory is
available for as low as Rs 200.
3. Headphone splitter:
Struggling to share the same headphones while listening to music is
passé. This is where the headphone splitters enter. They let you and
your friend listen to music at the same time on your respective personal
headphones. Comfort, ease, hygiene guaranteed. This little accessory is
available both on online sites and in retail shops. It comes in various
designs and at different price points. Go for the one that you think
would meet your needs. There is no point in spending a hefty sum of
money on it.
4. USB OTG:
Many phones come with support for USB OTG. If your phone includes this
feature, you should get yourself a USB OTG cable. This will help you
attach pen drives to your phone. Besides, there are many USB OTG
pendrives with a micro-USB connector available in the market that can be
directly plugged into your phone - without having to use any cable.
Depending on your need and budget, you can either buy both or any one of
5. Tiny Bluetooth speaker:Whether
you are listening to music in your room or out with friends on a trip, a
portable Bluetooth speaker could prove to be a true companion.
Requiring no cables or wires to function, it offers you a hassle-free
experience. There are many options available in the market with some of
them too compact that they simply fit in your pocket. Priced at around
Rs 850, the iBall Lil Bomb 70 is one of them. We have tested this tiny
device. It is not only light in weight but also produces fairly loud
sound. You can do your own research and finalise the one that manages to
6. Mobile phone holder
Whether you drive a car or are an avid cyclist, a mobile phone holder
is something that will add to your organised life. Aimed at giving you a
hands-free experience, these holders are designed to mount on a flat
surface, like a desk, dashboard, windscreen, or for that matter even a
kitchen top, so you can continue with your work without having to
constantly take out your phone or operate it with greasy hands. Just
turn on the voice mode or connect your with a Bluetooth headset and you
are good to go.
7. Arm band:
For gym-goers, swimmers, or other sports enthusiasts, arm bands serve
as a great smartphone accessory. You can always stay connected while
exercising without worrying about dropping your phone or getting it
damaged underwater. For swimmers, there are a wide range of waterproof
arm bands available.
8. Bluetooth headset:
Be it music or answering calls, a Bluetooth headset is a must-have for
those who are always shuffling from one meeting room to the other or are
used to travelling in choked public transports. Connect it with your
smartphone and forget the hassle of taking out your phone every time you
get a call.
9. External flash:
It could be a great accessory for smartphone photography in low-light
conditions. These external flashes fit in your phone's 3.5mm port and
offer great results. Earlier this year, Asus and Lenovo announced their
external lighting accessories for smartphones. It was only last month
when Asus announced its Rs 799 external flashlight named "Lolliflash"
for the Indian market. Lenovo also released its VIBE Xtension Selfie
Flash a couple of months ago. Besides the two, there are also other
offerings available from different manufactuers. It is not a common
accessory and you probably may not have seen anyone using it, but that
shouldn't stop you from giving it a try.
10. External zoom lens:
This is another great tool for mobile photographers. All you need to do
is clip on the lens on your phone and allow your phone's basic camera
to give out professional results. It is also available in the form of a
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