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    22 Extremely Clever Products That'll Totally Trick Out Your Phone

    These should help ease the FOMO of not getting the new iPhone yet.

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    1. A pair of virtual reality glasses so you can watch videos and feel like you're there IRL.

    Promising Review: "I ordered the VR as a gift for my husband. He loves it! The product is easy to set up, has great 3D images, and is comfortable to wear. Absolutely worth the money." β€”GMeyers

    Get it from Jet for $12.95 (compatible with most a smartphones)

    2. A vent-mount phone holder because you'd be totally lost without your GPS.

    Promising Review: "This is a great holder. I use it when I am in the car and using my phone to show driving directions so I can look at the screen at lights to check the route." β€”Rasscal

    Get it from Best Buy for $19.99 (adjustable to hold most smartphones).

    3. A wallet phone case that'll make you feel like a master of organization.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available for iPhones and Samsungs in four colors).

    4. A mini bluetooth speaker because there's nothing more adorable than a tiny animal that can play your fave tunes. Plus, it's one of Oprah's favorite things!

    The Audio Pet has a rechargeable battery and can be used as a selfie remote for bluetooth-enabled cameras.

    Promising Review: "This little guy is awesome! I got this to take to the beach and have decent quality music to listen to, and this Audio Pet has exceeded my expectations. The sound is great and loud enough to be heard clearly over the wind and crashing waves. It's so small and easy to take along. It is super easy to connect with my phone and then it's instant entertainment!" β€”Brandi

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (compatible with smartphones, tablets, and other bluetooth devices, and available in seven animals).

    And check out our picks for the best bluetooth speakers on BuzzFeed Reviews here!

    5. A tripod so you never have to awkwardly decide who is going to take the photo and who gets to be in it.

    The set includes a flexible tripod, universal clip, camera adapter, battery-powered bluetooth remote, and pouch.

    Promising Review: "This product is really neat. I used it to take photos of my kids and me playing and they came out well. It's a cool product for those times you want to be in the picture but don't have someone to take the photos for you. I'm glad I bought this." β€”David McGlashan

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98 (compatible with smartphones, mini cameras, or GoPros).

    6. A portable printer for instant gratification you'll love!

    Prints 2"x3" photos from iOS or Android devices. It connects using bluetooth and has a rechargeable battery. You can download the HP Sprocket app (free on iTunes or Google Play) to customize photos with filters, emojis, borders, and drawings before printing.

    Promising Review: "What a crowdpleaser! I bought this for a friend who is very much into social media. She brought it to a party and it was a hit to take pictures with guests and give them a memento. It's portable and quick." β€”K & J

    Get it from Amazon for $129.95 (available in four colors).

    7. A selfie phone case that'll be the answer to all your photo-taking woes. Lighting is everything!

    The LuMee Duo phone case has a rechargeable battery and includes a charging cord.

    Promising Review: "Very cool case! I was worried it was going to be super bulky or non-protective, but this design was very well thought out. It's not much larger than the traditional silicon/rubber protective cases. The lights are on the front and back with a single button that allows you to select between the two. They are SUPER bright but you can control the dimming/brightening. I'm really shocked that it's under $100! The price definitely can't be beat!" β€”Vanessa Cruz

    Get it from Amazon for $49+ (fits iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8 and is available in three colors) or $44.49+ (fits iPhones 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, and 8 Plus, and is available in three colors).

    8. A three-pack of clip-on lenses to up your camera game to professional status!

    Promising Review: "These lenses are very affordable, so I was surprised by both the quality and how much it improved my picture quality. I am a photography enthusiast so I bought this lens set to improve my picture quality when I don't have my DSLR camera available. It is easy to use and allows me to take better spontaneous shots." β€”John

    Get them from Best Buy for $9.99 (compatible with most smartphones and tablets).

    9. A headphone splitter so you can rack up that good karma by sharing your favorite playlist with friends.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10.

    10. A PopSocket to save your hand from cramping up and your phone from plummeting to its death...again.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 19 patterns).

    11. A set of fans so you can stop using random fan-like objects to cool yourself down.

    Promising Review: "Perfect for tailgating and football games! I just pull it out of my purse and cool off for a minute. Football down South can be hot!" β€”Jan M.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.80 (compatible with iPhones).

    12. A game controller for gamers who want to take it to the next level.

    Connects using bluetooth and has a rechargeable battery that lasts about 30 hours.

    Promising review: "This controller is amazing. It's fast, responsive, and easy to set up. What more could you want? I love that my iPhone 6S Plus fits and it really makes gaming on mobile so much more enjoyable. I'm playing the game Bully now and this controller is GREAT!" β€”Ramsey2314

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (compatible with Apple devices and also available in white).

    13. A tassel lightning cable will be a cute and useful accessory.

    This cable can be used to charge or sync your iOS devices.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.74+ (compatible with iOS devices and available in three colors).

    14. Or a super durable lightning cable that won't do you dirty by ripping like all the others that have burned you in the past.

    This cable can be used to charge or sync your iOS devices.

    Promising Review: "I was so tired of buying cables every few months because they fail or break. Not only was it expensive, but it was annoying and inconvenient. I originally bought two of these to test and the test ones are still going strong six months later. These will be the ONLY cables we buy now because they last." β€”Susan Cezanne

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (compatible with iOS devices and available in five colors).

    15. A portable charger to prevent you from suffering the worst first-world problem you could ever encounter.

    Promising Review: "I love this charger! It's small, super portable and fully recharges my phone even if I have an empty battery. I'm always on the go so the fact that I can just plug my phone in and let it work its magic is amazing! I also like that you can use this to charge multiple devices because it works with iPhones, Samsung phones, iPads, etc. The price is AMAZING! You cannot beat the price and quality of this charger, I strongly recommend it for anyone who finds themselves on the go a lot." β€”Hayley

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five colors).

    16. A phone stand that'll be like a desk chair for your phone.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A pair of bluetooth headphones so you can tune out the world without worrying about extra wires.

    Promising Review: "Great headphones. They are good quality and pair easily. The battery run time is reasonable and it does block all other sound. I like these headphones." β€”E. Lee

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (compatible with iOS and Android devices).

    18. A projector for an old school–video watching experience.

    Includes a power cord, remote, and adapter wires. It must be either plugged into an outlet or a portable power bank to use. Multi-Port support AV/SD/USB/HDMI so you can connect laptops, desktops, tablets, DVD players, Xbox, digital cameras, and more.

    Promising Review: "This is perfect for time on your own, because it can connect it to your phone to watch movies, videos, or pictures. It is also great for a get together with the family and to create new memories with your kids." β€”Beatriz Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $42.98+ (available in three colors).

    19. A unique iPhone charger sticker to prevent those truly ugly disputes over missing and stolen chargers.

    Get this from ShopMEO on Etsy for $7.99.

    20. A life-changing cord organizer because detangling your earbuds everyday takes up hours of your life that you will never get back.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.82 (available in three colors).

    21. A headphone jack dust protector, which is super useful but mostly you'll just love looking at these puppy dog faces.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.50 (available in six breeds).

    And cat people can get their own from Amazon for $6.99.

    22. A water-resistant bluetooth shower speaker to accompany your shower jam sessions.

    Promising Review: "Great product! It works really well in our shower. It stays on that wall and is very easy to use. I set it up with my iPhone on bluetooth and had it working within a minute. I had no issues connecting with it and it works from a far range. I can answer calls on this while I'm in the shower and the caller can hear me clearly and vice versa. I'm very impressed with this product." β€”Jenny May

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (also available in four colors).

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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