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    Updated on Jan 31, 2019. Posted on Sep 6, 2018

    21 Accessories For Your BFF (Your Phone) That Will Make Your Life Easier

    A charging phone case, a Popsocket mount, clip-on lenses, and more stuff that you'll wonder how you ever lived without.

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    1. A pack of clip-on lenses to take your phone-photo-game to the next level.

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    It comes with a .4X wide angle lens, a fisheye lens, and a 10X macro lens. They clip on, so they work with most phones.

    Promising review: "I was very excited to try the lenses. Like most people, my phone is always with me, and serves as my primary camera for spur-of-the-moment pics. They're fun to use, and, despite some shortcomings, it makes your photos vastly better than my camera alone. The lenses also comes with covers. So, all things considered, are they worth the bucks." —pixeledlife

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    2. A magnet that snaps onto your car vent and keeps your phone at eye level so you can see where the heck this new restaurant is.

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    Just put on the magnet mount on your air vent and slip the other magnet into your phone case, and you're good to go.

    Promising review: "We have purchased two of these now, one for each car. I originally bought the first one because I was starting as an Uber/Lyft driver and needed an easy way to show my navigation. It was so helpful that when I would drive the other vehicle, I felt lost without it (sometimes literally). The rectangle magnet fit easily in my phone case and stays in place 99% of the time. The only time the magnet has needed to be adjusted is when my 13 month throws my phone on the floor and it jars the magnet. The air vent mount fits on both of my air vents -—one of which is a horizontal design and the other is a vertical design. If I were to make one change, I would make the air vent mount a little more secure. It doesn't fall out (even when my wife slams the brakes) but it could be a little tighter on the vent." —Candj

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    3. A Bluetooth radio transmitter for older cars so you can finally listen to something other than your 15-year-old CD collection.

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    You can use Bluetooth or an auxiliary cords to connect to your phone. There's also a USB port for easy charging.

    Promising review: "My 2007 Ford Escape does not have integrated Bluetooth, and I'm tired of using a wired headset. I purchased the Nulaxy because of the majority good reviews. It's only been one day but the unit is performing better than expected. Pairing was easy. I made a few calls and everyone said the audio from my end was fine. My Escape makes a lot of road noise and it did not interfere with phone calls. Music plays very well except at very high volume when the units seems to over modulate the bass. I highly recommend the Nulaxy unit." —Bill Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    4. A waterproof pouch for your phone that still lets you use the touchscreen, so you can enjoy your phone on a boat or at the beach worry-free. The best part? Sweet underwater pics!

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    Promising review: "Finally got a chance to use these pouches on our cruise at different ports and they worked wonderfully! Very impressed that they were completely water tight and took great underwater pics too — not grainy and pretty clear photos." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.99.

    5. A microfiber screen cleaner that's also a tiny work of art to use when your screen is so smudgy, it's beginning to look like a van Gogh.

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    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 24 designs).

    6. A brontosaurus phone stand you'll think is pretty dino-mite when it helps you watch things on your phone, hands-free.

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    Promising review: "I bought this was because when my phone vibrated at work on my desk it was SO LOUD, and I also wanted to be able to watch my dog on my phone (we have a camera), and this would prop it up perfectly. Let me just say that this thing, as simple as it is, lives up to what it's supposed to do. It holds my Samsung Note 8 in an Otterbox, which you all know means that it's not the lightest or the thinnest. It holds it very well, and I have not had a single issue with it. For the price it is, it's worth it, plus it's adorable." —AuntieEm91

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. Or a different cellphone holder that you really have to give a hand to.

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    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in seven colors).

    8. A relationship-saving charger with two USB ports so you and your SO don't have to fight over the outlet.

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    Promising review: "Great device. There's a small blue light that shows when the power is on. It powers two tablets or two phones with 24 watts. Just get the correct USB cords for your devices. I have many around due to wife and kids always having multiple USB devices. Anker IQ works seamlessly with my Apple and Android devices plus USB speaker boxes." —Richard Percell

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two colors).

    9. A sleek Otterbox case that's a little slimmer than the original shape, but still keeps your phone safe from almost anything.

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    Compatible with iPhone 7 or 8.

    Promising review: "Recently, my phone was run over by a car (possibly multiple cars) and survived thanks to this case. I dropped my phone into the middle of a busy street in a large metropolitan city and thanks to this case, the only damage sustained was a shattered screen — a true miracle. My phone still works perfectly. Glass was falling off my phone in chunks, nearly cutting my finger each time I attempted to use it — but none of the hardware in my phone was damaged at all. A new screen later and my phone is like new, and the case isn't even broken! It's amazing!" —Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in 32 designs and colors).

    10. A sleek power bank so you can keep your phone kicking, no matter how old its internal battery is.

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    The 10000mAh charger can deliver almost three-and-a-half iPhone 8 charges or two-and-a-half Galaxy S8 charges.

    Promising review: "If you're looking for peace of mind every time you leave the house, this power bank doesn't disappoint. It's the size of a credit card and only a hair heavier than my iPhone 6, making it extremely portable without being bulky and heavy. There's a power button you press that shows how much power is left via four blue LEDs (when it's dead, only one LED will flash). You can only charge one device with this power bank, but I'm always impressed by how quickly this charges my iPhone 6 (from 10% to near full takes approximately one hour)." —Patrick

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three colors).

    11. Or a super adorable power bank, because if something can be cute, it should be!

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    Promising review: "Very impressed!! I got this because I take the bus often and having a dead phone is just horrible when you're traveling about. This thing is great, a little bulky, but you're getting a good quality battery, you can feel it; it's not cheaply made. It has hours of charge, and an led flashlight in the middle that can run independently. The flashlight has been quite handy. The kitty picture on the front is high quality as well, raised and textured." —Lady Vexx

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in three designs).

    12. An adorable cable charm to keep the most vulnerable part of your charger safe from fraying.

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    I have a little crocodile cable charm and I love it! It's really only made to fit on lightning cables (or cables of a similar shape and size) because they don't secure over anything larger. Still, I like to put it on my laptop charger so I have some company while working.

    Get it from Amazon for $1.39+ (available in 43 animals) or the original Cable Bite from Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in four animals).

    13. A phone holder that suctions onto your windshield. It has a bendy arm so you can move it to the optimal location.

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    Promising review: "I do a lot of driving and have just moved to a new city, which means I'm using Waze for just about every drive. This puts the phone near my line of sight while not obstructing my view of traffic, making following turn-by-turn directions easier and, most importantly, safer. The holder is easy to use, the auction cup is powerful, and the included clip that helps stop vibration is well designed, sturdy, and does its job." —Jeremy Kendall

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

    14. A phone pouch armband so you can keep your music player close while exercising.

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    Promising review: "My first time wearing this was for my first half marathon and it worked GREAT. I have an iPhone 7 and the case has openings for all different jacks on the side and center of the phone. The screen protector allows you to use the touchscreen and the band was great and held tight. I absolutely love it and can't wait to use it for trail runs as the weather gets better!" —Annie Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    15. A selfie stick to take your selfie game to the next level — literally.

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    Promising review: "Even I could make it work and I took the nicest picture of myself in fifty years." —Norel Pride

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

    16. A phone case with a sliding compartment for your credit cards so you can finally wear that tiny purse that's smaller than your wallet.

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    Reviewers say you can hold two or three cards in the case. It works for iPhones 7 or 8.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, I LOVE this case! It's well-made, looks good, and holds my cards or one card and some cash. Totally a score on this product." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in six colors).

    17. A Popsocket mount that cradles your Popsocket and keeps your phone elevated.

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    Remove with floss or fishing line. Get a Popsocket for $9.99.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89, Walmart for $9.97, or Urban Outfitters for $15.

    18. An out-of-this-world phone case that has an extra battery pack so your phone will finally make it through the whole day without you having to beg friends and bartenders for a charge.

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    It has 3000mah for iPhone 7/8 and 4000mah for iPhone 7/8 plus.

    Get it from Valfre for $60 or a plain version from Amazon for $26.99. See android options here.

    19. A halo light phone attachment so your selfies can be even more radiant than before.

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    Promising review: "I just received my selfie ring. I cannot be happier. I had been researching on how to do a DIY selfie ring, but it was big and not very mobile. This clip-on selfie ring is absolutely perfect and I love that I can take it anywhere! It makes a huge difference in my pictures since my house has terrible lighting." —Annette Siwy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in six other styles).

    20. A BB-8 car charger that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter and charges two phones at the same time. Plus, it dances so you know it's working!

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    Get it from ThinkGeek for $39.99.

    21. And a charging port that turns your phone into a mini, old-school Macintosh 128K, so you can watch shows and movies and feel nostalgic at the same time.

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    It works with iPhones 6, 6S, 7, and 8.

    Promising review: "This is the cutest iPhone stand I've ever seen. It's perfect for a vintage apple fan. It is fun and functional!" —A. Mangione

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two colors).

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