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9 Weirdly Useful Things To Get For Your Smartphone

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1. This expanding grip case you can use to stick your smartphone anywhere and everywhere.

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"I am a complete Popsocket convert. It's a helpful extendable grip for your devices that makes holding large phones, Kindles, and tablets one-handed really easy! I bought one a few weeks ago as I was starting to feel the early symptoms of carpel tunnel and wanted to find a more relaxing way to hold my Kindle during long public transport journeys. I loved it so much I bought one for my phone the next day!

"You can get cute customisable designs at various prices (there's no difference in quality between the £4 and £10 options I chose, just a difference in shipping speeds). It's handy, unobtrusive (it flattens down so it can still fit in your clutch just fine), a nice accessory if you're prone to fidgeting, and genuinely a game changer if you grip devices all day or get any discomfort in your hands. You can also attach multiple Popsockets to a single device to create media stands and headphone anchors, which is super helpful." – Chelsey Pippin

Get it on Amazon, £4

2. A phone projector for a budget at-home-cinema experience.

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Average rating: 4.1/5

Promising review: "It a wonderful device – I use it at work to do presentations with my smartphone. They love it because of the read-ability and picture quality is awesome. It's really easy to operate and the price is great." – Arielle Curtis

Get it on Amazon, £17.10

Got a bigger budget?

This Mini Projector is very swish, is rated 4.8/5 and is currently £56.99 (down from £179.58). That's over £120 off the original price! Plus, if you have a blank wall this can easily replace a TV.

3. This ultra-cheap, ultra-compact portable battery.

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Average rating: 4.6/5

Promising review: "It is perfect to add enough extra power to keep my phone going and is tiny enough and light enough to carry in my pocket." – Wendy

Get it from Amazon, £3.89

4. This incredibly portable Bluetooth speaker.

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Average rating: 4.8/5

Promising review: "Bought this to use with my iPhone in the car when using the Maps app. Often find that road noise makes it hard to hear the directions, so this super little speaker overcomes that problem. I also use it to listen to music around the house in conjunction with my iPad. The sound quality is astonishingly good for such a tiny little device. I would have no hesitation in recommending this great little speaker – amazing quality and a very reasonable price. The combination of size, sound quality, and price make it a no-brainer." – Ian McInnes

Get it from Amazon, £6.99

5. A smart lightbulb that you can control with your smartphone and that lasts for up to 25 years.

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Average rating: 5/5

Promising review: "Easy to link with the remote. Quite bright soft white light when needed but also dims well and the different colour settings are nice." – Sarah Camley

Get it from Easybulb, £14.40

Not the right bulb for you? Shop different shapes and fittings here.

6. This GPS tracking tag and alarm you can slip on to your keyring or into your wallet or handbag so you'll never misplace them again.

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Average rating: 5/5

Promising review: "Amazing value for money, very small and convenient." – Anon

Get it from Amazon, £2.15

7. This waterproof pouch to keep your phone safe on the beach, by the pool or in the rain.

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Average rating: 4.6/5

Promising review: "Came very quickly and has survived a huge amount of me throwing it into water with my phone in and is very useful if you want to film underwater I've also used it to text while in the shower but overall I would recommend this to anyone who needs their mobile device to be waterproof." – Thomas

Get it from Amazon, £1.29

8. This clip-on lens kit to turn your smartphone into a digital camera.

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Average rating: 4.2/5

Promising review: "Very happy with these lenses. I have used them on my iPhone 6 and these are so much fun. Especially the fisheye lens. Really easy to use, good value for money." – Hannah

Get it from Amazon, £7.99

9. This sweat-resistant smartphone armband for easy phone portability while exercising.

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Average rating: 4.6/5

Promising review: "At last!! a well made and very comfortable armband... looks good too!! Fits perfectly to my phone, love the key holder too! Perfect for my runs from home as well as while at the gym. Very comfortable to wear seams to have the perfect amount of stretch to stay up and not be restrictive, I pretty much forgot I was wearing on todays run!! I've owned a few different armbands and this is by far the most pleasing to use!" – BMA

Get it from Amazon, £5.26

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