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

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    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 four-pack of tile trackers – you'll 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 $43.99.

    3. 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’ve had my experience with VR headsets that were so bad they were unusable. This isn’t the case here. The quality is excellent and it is super easy to use. My iPhone XR fit in perfectly and I was watching VR 360 videos on YouTube in minutes. Worth every cent and more." —Haim H.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (for all 4-6” smartphones).

    4. A cute instant printer ready to hook up to any smartphone 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).

    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 $54.99 (for Samsung, Apple, Android, and more; available in two colors).

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


    Promising review: "This works really well for me. Heavy purses give me neck and shoulder strain and headaches. This is the perfect size to hold: My cell phone, a lipstick, a lip balm, a pen, 3-5 credit cards/ID without feeling crowded. What more does a woman need? Any more that that and you're overburdened! I can slide my sunglasses in next to my phone and it's a little more packed but still works. This is also the perfect size to slip into my laptop bag when I'm going to work. It is imitation leather with a soft, felt-like fabric liner." —Amazon Customer

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

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

    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's still holding strong." —Jessica Jackson

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

    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 $5.99.

    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 $19.99+ (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 $9.97+ (available in four colors, for three Samsung/iPhone models).

    11. A three-pack of durable iPhone lightning cables because we all know those cords love to break.


    Get them from W8not on Etsy for $40 (for five Apple products).

    12. A mermaid-approved waterproof iPhone camera case.

    The Grommet

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

    13. 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).

    14. 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 $27.99 and hat for $27.99 (available in multiple styles/colors, for most bluetooth devices).

    15. 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.

    16. 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 $9.99 (for iPhone/Samsung models).

    17. A smartphone projector box so you can avoid answering texts with this new excuse: "I'm watching a movie with my phone."


    Promising review: "We received our projector about two weeks ago and have enjoyed all its capabilities! This device has great picture quality. It connects easily to most devices and can be used in a variety of settings — meetings, training, education, and entertainment." —518jiajia

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in two colors).

    18. 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).

    19. 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 from Amazon for $5.99.

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


    Promising review: "I love this! For Android phones, the Camera 360 app works great. Turned on my phone Bluetooth, and the Shutter installed in seconds. I use my phone or iPad to record dog agility sequences during clinics, and we usually help each other...but if no one is available, I can just put the phone/tripod on a piece of equipment like the dog walk, and have the remote Shutter in my non-dog treat pocket. The tripod/phone in landscape orientation covers a wide piece of the agility field." —Melanie Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.79.

    21. A 20-pack of cute animal cable charms 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 $16.98.

    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 $5.99 (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 $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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