4 Accessories to Complement Your Smartphone

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Now that you have the latest smartphone that you’ve been dreaming of, you need to use it to its full potential. However, you must buy the right accessories. Consider these top four accessories that not only complement your smartphone, but all also help to accentuate all the benefits that come with your must-have electronic device.

Bluetooth Sets

Using your smartphone while driving isn’t smart at all, plus it is against the law in many regions. If you can’t make long drives without making and receiving calls, consider a Bluetooth set. Also called hands-free sets, these work by transmitting your phone calls to the set you wear so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road.

There are many features to consider in finding the best Bluetooth set. Some versions are made to rest on one ear, while other sets attach to both ears for optimal listening capabilities. The single-ear sets can cost $25.00 and up, depending on the features. For example, more expensive models may offer echo-reduction. Dual headsets can cost between $40 and $70.

Car Mounts

Nokia Car MountMany consumers are getting rid of their outdated GPS systems and using their smartphones instead. While this saves money, you can also download up-to-date map information. However, just as phones are dangerous to talk and text on while driving, using your GPS is just as dangerous. A car mount for your smartphone easily displays map information so you don’t have to look down from the road. Best of all, most GPS apps these days are free to download.

The Latest Apps

For whatever your interests are, the latest apps are available to suit you. From music streaming, to news updates, to games, apps make smartphones fun for everyone who owns one. However, a lot of these apps, like Pandora for music streaming, chomp away at your prepaid data, which could leave you with little to no data by the end of the month. Use WiFi when you can find it, and have reliable home satellite providers, so that you can use the internet and not your data.

Portable Chargers

Batteries don’t last forever, especially when you’re using multiple apps without Wi-Fi. Portable chargers must-haves. This is particularly the case if you travel a lot. You certainly don’t want to be stuck out in the middle of nowhere without battery power. Portable chargers are often sold at the same retailers in which smartphones are sold. In fact, many providers offer free chargers for new phone purchases, so be sure to ask the salesperson about all current specials.

Otherwise, a decent charger can cost around $20 to $40. If you have multiple Apple products, consider a charger that is capable of powering up both your iPhone and iPad at the same time. Keep in mind that these chargers are more expensive, but the battery power can be worth it when you travel a lot.

Without the right accessories, a smartphone is just a smartphone. Keep in mind that certain accessories only work with specific operating systems. For example, iPhone users will need to find Apple products, while Android devices need related accessories.