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

If you need more reasons to be on your phone all the time – welcome.

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

Promising review: "I have been searching for the perfect combo of power, as well as protection for my iPhone for a long time now, and that is the reason I own close to six different battery cases. They all have some kind of flaw. I decided to order this one, and my search has officially ended with this case. This case is perfect for what I need. It is slim and grips very well in hand; and provides a ton of battery, as well as a decent amount of drop/scratch protection. It takes about six hours for the case to charge initially, and then it just cycles through the battery as my iPhone needs juice. The case uses iPhone lightning cable to charge, so it eliminates the need to carry multiple cables with you when you travel. It charges your phone first when plugged into the wall, and once the phone is 100 percent charged, the charge to goes to the case; making sure that the phone is always charged first. On the whole, this one is a must have for any high power user of the iPhone." –Vishal Patel

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in four colors, for iPhone 6/7).

2. A four-pack of tile trackers 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 $69.99.

3. Virtual reality goggles so you can use your smartphone to access a whole new world.

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 $19.97 (for all 4-6” smartphones).


5. 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 $49.99 (for Samsung, Apple, Android, and more).

6. A stylish leather phone strap you'll want to wear with every outfit.

7. A PopSocket expanding grip/stand for easy holding and phone-viewing.

Promising review: "Cool knob that sticks very tightly to your phone or case. Comes in a variety of designs. One of the semi-hidden features is that the socket pulls out twice. One tug pulls it out halfway, and a second tug expands it all the way. I find that for holding it, the double pull (full expansion) is the most comfortable. The single pull allows you to pull the knob out all the way, and then fold one side back to easily prop up the phone. The adhesive seems very sturdy, and I am not concerned that it will come off." –Susan J

Get it from Amazon for $9.93+ (available in 21 styles).

Get the LadyLike PopSocket for your phone, tablet, or handheld gaming system from Shop BuzzFeed for $12.95.


8. 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 $9.99.

9. An adjustable charging stand so you never have to half-asleep reach for your alarm 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 $24.99+ (available in four colors, for Apple products).

10. 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 $7.29+ (available in four colors, for three Samsung/iPhone models).


13. A versatile hat with built-in bluetooth headphones and a mic to keep you warm and connected (also available in headbands).

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 them from Amazon: headband for $36.99 and hat for $39.99 (available in multiple styles/colors, for most bluetooth devices).

15. A selfie attachment that'll grab your camera-shy doggo's attention.

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 $12.99 (for iPhone/Samsung models).


17. 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 $39.99 (compatible with iOS and Android devices).

19. A wireless remote control camera timer to get action shots of you and/or all the doggos.

Promising review: "Love this product. Use it very often with my dogs during fetch play." –Hugo H

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in six colors, compatible with most bluetooth devices). Don't forget the tripod!


20. A two-in-one holding stand and charging port station that folds up to a portable size.

Promising review: "As a former machinist, I thought the fit and finish were very, very good. But I decided to wait and see how well the electronics and battery worked. I am not disappointed. The battery, when fully charged, will charge my Asus tablet twice, which will get me through a full day's work. When collapsed, it makes a neat, compact package that fits easily into a large pocket or computer bag, so it is convenient to carry everywhere with my seven-inch tablet. And of course, the infinite angles that it will hold a phone or tablet make it a very useful device." –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for 24.99+ (available in six colors, compatible with iOS and Samsung devices).

21. A tiny bracelet alert system so you can be away from your computer and know about important messages via vibration.

The Ditto bracelet is waterproof and watch battery-operated, so it doesn't require re-charging. Plus, you can choose which callers/senders alert you.

Get it from the Grommet for $34.95 (compatible with iOS 7+ and Android 4.4+).

22. 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 $6.79 (compatible with four iPhone models).

23. A car mount that'll be there for you when you need to scream at your phone GPS.

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").


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 $11.99+ (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 $5.80 (compatible with any smartphone with a standard headphone jack).

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