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    26 Things For Your Phone You'll Wonder How You Lived Without

    A phone sanitizer, charging stations, an instant printer, cable protectors, and other accessories you'll love for your phone!

    1. A phone charging and sanitizing station so you can de-germ your phone using UV light and charge up every night!

    Promising review: "Honestly, I was skeptical at first, but I have a Bio degree so I get excited about things like this and had to check it out. It definitely passed the test! I highly recommend watching the test video on the PhoneSoap website — I loved seeing the lab results (completely clean petri dish compared to a filthy control) — and the science speaks for itself. Very nifty product, works great and easy to use." —Riley Manwaring

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95 (available in ten colors).

    2. A phone case with a battery backup system to charge up on the go.

    Promising review: "I love these. My wife and I only need to charge our phones every other day. I wish the phone companies would make batteries like this." —Vincent Giuliani

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (for iPhone 7/8).

    3. An adorable Minnie mouse ear bud pouch designed to keep your headphones tangle-free, or your air pods safe and clipped onto your keys when not in use.


    Get it from While Ellie Dreams on Etsy for $10.

    4. A three-in-one cell phone mount, grip, and magnetic mount connector you'll use to easily carry your phone, mount it while cooking, or set up the GPS in the car., Amazon

    Promising review: "I can’t imagine using my iPhone X without this grip & stand now. I stuck it to my blue leather cover and it’s awesome - feels so much more secure in my hand. The stand function is especially useful when I am cooking in the kitchen." —jiecong

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (three colors).

    5. A two-pack of magnetic phone mounts to keep hands-free directions by your side while you are driving around.,

    Promising review: "These magnetic mounts are great! You can attach the magnets using the adhesive strips OR you can place the magnet in between your phone case and the phone. The magnets are strong enough to hold your phone without it being difficult to remove. I was happily surprised that the weight of the phone and the magnet didn't pull down on my a/c vents either. I really like that this set came with two magnet mounts and four adhesive magnets. My husband and I both have a mount in our car and he was able to put an adhesive magnet on both his personal and work phone to easily switch out." —Prime Queen

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. And a sturdy car mount for anyone in need of a practical use for their unused CD player.

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful tool! I realized recently that I no longer play CDs in my car – ever. So when I saw this mount fits into the CD slot, I had to try it. Well it is sturdy, and has well-designed features that make it mounting into your slot easy. The customization for it is also a breeze. My Samsung phone is now easy to see when I use it to navigate." –Roger K. Mukai

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (compatible with all smartphones up to 6.5").

    7. A set of microfiber cleaning cloths to get pesky smudges off your phone screen for good.

    Promising review: "Third order. Fantastic. These cloths do a great job of removing the smudges from phone screens, and somehow collect the smudges and polish the screen beautifully. They last a long time." —BIll_MT

    Get a pack of two for $5.99.

    8. A four-pack of tile trackers that'll track your misplaced items via Bluetooth, so you never lose your phone again.

    Promising review: "This product is way cooler than I imagined. It was purchased as a Father's Day gift for my husband, who can never find anything, i.e. keys, phone, wallet. The four-pack was perfect (he has one to spare). You can have a different tone for each item, and rename them on your list. The great thing is that it rings your phone, even if it's on silent!" –aksteeel

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

    9. A durable lighting USB charging cable featuring a handy velcro strap to keep your charger from becoming a cat toy when not in use!,

    Promising review: "I have been using this charging cord for two months and I love it!! The braided cable makes the cord feel sturdier than the typical apple cords. And for the price, who can beat it!? It also has a Velcro strap so that you can fold up the cord and keep it tidy if you need or want to." —Kristina C.

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    10. And a 20-pack of cute animal cable bites ready to protect those flimsy Apple cables you already own — good thing there are enough to share because everyone will want to know where you got these from!


    Get them from Amazon for $17.68.

    11. Virtual reality goggles so you can use your smartphone to access a whole new world — use these to watch movies on long flights, go on virtual roller coaster rides, play video games, and much more!

    Promising review: "I really want to get into VR gaming, but as you know some people get motion sickness. I bought this headset, which of course is a lot cheaper than an oculus rift, to test if I suffer from it. I don't and that's great. I ended up using this headset quite a lot, especially during long flights. To watch 2D movies, it's like having a 80-inch TV in front of you." –Christopher Maguire Solís

    Get it from Amazon for $45.22 (for all 4-6” smartphones).

    12. A portable universal charger capable of powering three devices at once.

    Promising review: "I purchased this battery pack for a 48 day–cross US bicycle tour (from Seattle to Boston), where I knew I'd be without electricity for days at a time. This portable charger exceeded my expectations and outperformed any device that companion cyclists were using on their journeys. I used the battery pack to charge my iPad and iPhone 6s – the iPhone which needed to be charged almost every night. The battery pack charged these devices at a fairly decent speed. The battery pack took quite a few hours however, to reach full charing capacity (so I'd just leave it plugged in overnight when I had the chance). That said, I really didn't have to charge the battery pack very often, which became sort of a running joke between myself and the other cyclists I was riding with – we just couldn't believe how long this device lasted; sometimes weeks at a time! Couldn't have been happier with the portable charger." –Corey Van Patten

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99 (for Samsung, Apple, Android, and more).

    13. A PopSocket expanding grip/stand for easy holding and selfie-taking.

    Promising review: "Easy to put on and I like that I found one to match my case. I’ve already taken it off once to move to a different spot on my case and it still holding strong." —Jessica Jackson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 11 colors).

    14. And a finger ring holder with a more ~evocative~ grip.

    Promising review: "These are great! First of all, you get four of them in one package. It works like a PopSocket, but you can hold onto it better because you can put your finger through the ring; which keeps it very secure and makes it harder to drop or have someone grab from you. The ring works like a kickstand, as well – so you can put your phone on the table and it stays tilted where you can see it. They also included a hook mount with every single one of them, so you can store your phone up and out of the way if you choose to. I think this is a wonderful set." –Mundy Family

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    15. An adjustable charging stand so you never have to half-asleep reach for your alarm as it goes off somewhere on the floor again.

    Promising review: "It's got a clean and elegant look and keeps your phone from sliding around a desk or nightstand getting scratched, and holds an iPhone 5, 6, or 6 Plus or an iPad mini in an upright position that makes for a great alarm clock. Be careful with cables, however. The tolerances on the cable slot on this stand are very tight. It works great with original Apple lightning cables, but did not work with any of my third-party cables." –M. Landau

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors, for Apple products).

    16. A sweatproof workout armband that has enough room for your phone, keys, and wallet.

    Promising review: "This armband helps me to carry my phone without worrying I may drop it when jogging. The adjustable strap fits perfectly on my arm. The size is perfect for my iPhone 7 plus with case inside it. The transparent plastic is sensitive enough to still navigate my phone, even when it's inside this armband. I also like it has room for my other stuff – I can put my money and card in it. The double zipper provides safety for my phone and other stuff because I can put a lock on it." –Jisan L.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in four colors, for three Samsung/iPhone models).

    17. A mermaid-approved waterproof iPhone camera case to capture amazing underwater shots on your next family vacation.

    Get it from the Grommet for $99.95+ (available for four iPhone models).

    18. And a budget-friendly waterproof phone pouch reviewers swear by for shooting underwater videos and keeping their phones dry during all sorts of adventures.,,

    Promising review: "This product is incredible. I purchased to use while in Key West for an iPhone6, iPhone6 plus, and Galaxy S6 edge, and it fits perfectly for each phone; being a little more snug with the iPhone6 plus. It is completely waterproof, and takes great photos and video through the case but you have to press record prior to submerging the case underwater. My family went snorkeling and kept the case with phone inside submerged almost the entire time, and had no issues with leakage. I will be purchasing this for everyone in my family as it has become a travel must have! I highly recommend this product." —Jennifer Roman

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in ten colors).

    19. A cute instant printer ready to hook up to any smart phone via Bluetooth and print pictures right off your phone!


    Promising review: "I love this little printer. It's so nice to be able to instantly take and print a photo to share with that person. My little niece loves that they're also stickers. I printed a bunch, stuck them to a magnetic sheet, cut them out and display them on the fridge and other metallic areas." —Tammy

    Get it from Amazon for $99 (available in four colors).

    20. A versatile headband with built-in bluetooth headphones and a mic to keep you warm and connected, or to help you drift off to sleep to your favorite relaxing tunes!

    Promising review: "I needed a running headband for winter. I accidentally came across this hat, and realized this is what I have been looking for! When running, my earbuds would fall out, and if it was cold out, my ears would hurt from running into the cold wind. This headband knocked out two birds with one stone: It kept my ears warm and music going. The music is nice, clear, and crisp. Bluetooth pairs without any issues." –ramonortiz55

    Get it from Amazon for $25.19 (available in multiple styles/colors, for most bluetooth devices).

    21. A selfie attachment that'll grab your camera-shy doggo's attention and help you snap super cute pics.

    Promising review: "I ordered the Pooch Selfie for my sister's dog Bella, who is notoriously shy of iPhones. It worked like a charm and tricked Bella into thinking it was actually a toy – she poses for photos with a hilarious expectant look on her face, and occasionally she tries to actually use it as a toy." –Courtney Smoot

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (for iPhone/Samsung models).

    22. A universal remote control port compatible with Androids and iPhones. Control your heat/AC, music, lights, television, and more all from your phone.

    Promising review: "First, this thing actually works. It works well enough that I can trust it to operate a PTAC in my remote cabin in Wyoming from wherever I am using my phone. That's awesome. Now, I can turn on the heat when I am not there in the winter, and avoid damage from frozen water pipes, while also keeping the electric bills low by turning off the PTAC when heat is not needed. You can probably imagine many uses for a phone-activated remote control. But as many others have said, the instructions are not adequate. So, be prepared to fuss with it awhile, and be willing to search the internet for some helpful how-to videos." –Dr. Cap Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $38.98 (compatible with iOS and Android devices).

    23. A two-pack of glass screen protectors ensures the next time your iPhone drops, it doesn't crack.

    Promising review: "I bought this tempered glass protector for my iPhone 6s last September. I drop my phone here and there, but it never really damaged the screen protector. However, I just dropped my phone on the tiled floor and saw some big cracks across the phone. It turned out the protector saved my phone again! I was ready to re-purchase, then realized it came with two. I have to say, I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a solid screen protector." –azmom

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99 (compatible with four iPhone models).

    24. A three-in-one smartphone lens kit to take high-res and fish-eye photos with your phone.

    Promising review: "I really love these! Setup was of no issue at all. I bought the lens for venues that do not allow larger cameras. Because I blog about concerts, I wanted to get the best pictures possible without carrying a huge camera around. I think this phone lens may be just what I needed." –Ami Woodall

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors, compatible with most iOS and Android devices).

    25. An audio cassette adapter for anyone who needs a modern music upgrade. 🚘

    Promising review: "I tested this out on a road trip from Oakland to LA and back. It played really well. I own a 2000 Mercedes-Benz S430. Fiber optic cabling and finicky electronics make me hesitant to replace the stock stereo. I found a guy capable of soldering my existing deck and fabricating an AUX port in the front, for several hundred dollars. I'm really glad I took the flyer on this. If you have a tape player similar to a Bose stereo in a 2000 S430, I highly recommend this item." –Much510

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (compatible with any smartphone with a standard headphone jack).

    26. And a genius USB charging cable bracelet to ensure you'll always be prepared and able to charge no matter where you are!


    This specific bracelet is compatible with Apple (iPhone 5/5S, 6/6S, 7/7+, 8/8+), but you can also get one for Samsung products.

    Promising review: "Love this. What a great way to carry around your charging cable. I used this when visiting Disney World. There are more and more USB ports in the parks and at the airport. Very handy." —HP

    Get it from Amazon for $12.70 (available in two different sizes).

    You and your phone forever:


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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