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    29 Accessories That'll Upgrade Your Phone

    As the great Drake once said, "Call me on my cellphone."

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    1. A mini tripod and a fish-eye lens that'll help you transform your basic phone photos into picture-perfect masterpieces.

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    Promising review: "This is a great tripod. I needed a small backpacking size tripod to sneak a proposal on a hike with my girlfriend. It held my iPhone 7 Plus very well, and and seems durable. The bendable legs work well on an uneven surface. It was perfect for the big moment." —Brobb923

    Get them from Amazon: a tripod for $17.99 and three lenses for $12.99

    2. A PopSocket, so you can keep a good grip on your precious phone and have a portable stand on you at all times.

    Amazon

    I'm a recent PopSocket convert and honestly I'm not sure why I waited so long to add one to my phone! It's ridiculously easy to stick on, it's fun to fidget with, and it works great as a stand for when I'm FaceTiming my parents. If I had one of these while I was a student it definitely would've helped me text more discreetly during class (DON'T DO THAT, KIDS!).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Cute cats not your thing? Check out one of these other PopSocket styles.

    3. A portable charger that promises to keep your phone juiced and ready-to-go at all times.

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    Promising review: "Once fully charged up this charger holds its charge for a long time in storage. I've put it away in storage for several weeks up to a couple months and still had a full charge (according to its charge level indicator). I usually run my phone battery down to about 30%-40% before charging it. With the charger fully charged, I've fully recharge my phone up to 5 times and still had charge remaining on the charger. It also charges up my phone very fast!" —PrimeFan

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in four colors).

    Check out more of the best portable chargers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    4. An adorable phone-charger clamp to prevent cords from tangling and breaking down.

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    Promising review: "I saw cable bites advertised elsewhere but you can’t beat Amazon’s price. Super cute and a ton of collections to choose from. Multifunctional: helps to find your cable/cord easier and protects against fraying. They fit on both my smooth and threaded off-market phone cables as well as the name brand cables such as iPhone and AmazonBasics. Wish I saw these ages ago!" —featherlashes

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in packs of 4, 6, 9 or 12 and in a variety of styles).

    5. A selfie stick/tripod combo that'll help you step up your Instagram game.

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    Promising review: "My husband makes fun of me for raving about this selfie stick (and for owning a selfie stick) because I use it all the time for vlogging, both with my phone and with my Canon SL2. I use it constantly as a tripod inside the house and it's actually sturdier than the tripod that my camera came with (which is shocking to me). I haven't used it as a tripod outdoors for the camera, other than for quick pictures (and it worked fine), but generally use it as a selfie stick when we're out and about. It extends and collapses easily and I love that I can use it with both my phone and my camera. I would definitely recommend it." —Cammie

    Learn more about this specific selfie stick in the post "9 Life-Changing Things To Try In June" (#2).

    Get it on Amazon for $26.99 (available in rose gold and gun metal).

    6. A two-pack of screen protectors, so you'll never have to experience that dreaded 30 seconds between dropping your phone and picking it up wondering if you just cracked your entire screen.

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    My colleague Elizabeth Lilly loves this product! Here's what she had to say:

    "These phone screen protectors are super cheap, easy to apply, and have saved my phone from my butter fingers more time than I could count."

    You can check out her full review for the amFilm Glass Screen Protector here (#2), as well!

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. A customized phone case to both keep your phone safe and fill it with photos of all your favorite people.

    MyCustomCase

    Promising review: "This was my first time getting a case from My Custom Case. And I am 100% satisfied. You guys went above and beyond with your product. I got the durable iPhone 7 case and it’s very well made! The pictures look great! I am so obsessed! I’ll be telling all my friends and family about this company!!"—Emily B

    Get it from MyCustomCase for $37.46+.

    8. A USB charging station you can use to charge up to six devices at once.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is my second portable charger. It is 2x as powerful as my other charger. I bought this for an overseas trip to cover my power needs on the long plane and train rides. It worked like a charm. At 12,000 mAH it had plenty of power. I never depleted its reserves even with me and my wife using it at the same time. Its shape was great for packing. Although I think the wider and thinner battery packs might be more comfortable to hold when you are holding a phone and the charger in the same hand, with them stacked on top each other." —GregO

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in four colors).

    9. A long, durable charging cable, because you can't put a price on being able to lie in bed and charge your phone comfortably at the same time.

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    Promising review: "Totally superior to all other cords I have had, which wear out so quickly. These, with the double braiding are very, very sturdy. I expect them to last a long time. The grips on both ends are very easy to handle. The length is terrific; I don’t have to arrange my furniture around outlets in order to charge my phone or tablet while using them." —Mariella Bowman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four sizes and five colors).

    10. An Otterbox Defender phone case that is seemingly indestructible, thus perfect for keeping your most beloved accessory safe.

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    Promising review: "This case is very solid and well made. I looked at many cases to protect my iPhone X and am glad I selected the Otterbox Defender Series. It is a perfect fit and I have total confidence in its ability to protect my device." —Bob M

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97+ (available in 11 styles).

    11. A coffin phone case and portable charger that'll be perfect for you if you're dead inside but also want a tech accessory that's to die for.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    My colleague Elizabeth Lilly also swears by this phone case! She said:

    "I'm well-established in my friend group as having a penchant for creepy stuff. Seriously, do not introduce me to your coworker at happy hour unless you want me to tell him about how Jim Jones sold pet monkeys door to door (really). Yeah, I did that. So when I put my beloved Chill Pills case (more on that) to rest when I upgraded my phone, I knew I wanted something morbid. Enter this adorable silicone coffin case!

    Some might say a novelty silicone case is impractical, but it's quite easy to track down if you lose everything (me) and it bounces when it's dropped in case you're clumsy (also me). I have a screen protector on my phone, but the lip of the case keeps that from even coming in contact with the floor when dropped!"

    Check out her full review on the coffin phone case here (#10).

    Get it from Valfre for $38 (available for iPhone 6/6s, 7/8, 7+/8+).

    12. Or this vegan leather phone case, essential for you if your head is always stuck in the clouds (and if you want a trendy case).

    Valfre

    I have this phone case and it is my favorite to date. I've had a lot of accessories in my day, so that's really saying something. The feel of it is so soft, and since it's leather I find it much easier to grip. I can't tell you how many times my hard-shelled phone covers have slipped through my fingers and landed directly on the gym floor (never not embarrassing).

    With its witty "Mentally somewhere else" quote mixed with the pastel blue, this case speaks to my soul.

    Get it from Valfre for $32 (available for iPhone 6/6s, 7/7+. 8/8+, X/XS).

    13. A selfie light ring, so you can take Pinterest-worthy photos of your latte art with the BEST. LIGHTING. EVER.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This little light is awesome, and super convenient! It's a powerful little thing that has a good battery life, and within a couple hours you can have it charged from 0 to 100. It comes with the micro-USB charging cable, but you must use your own charging block (i.e., your iPhone wall charging block works just fine). It's awesome having the three different brightnesses on it, and you can really see the difference between each one of them. I photograph handmade jewelry up close, and the regular flash on the iPhone blows out the photos. But when I use the Ring Light, it's always perfect, and with the adjustable lighting it's super easy and fast! Convenient to take anywhere, hours of battery life, use for front or back cameras easily and such a good price! So worth the buy!" —aly.me

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A slim credit card holder that attaches to your phone, so you can kiss your bulky wallet goodbye.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Ordered Saturday night, paid 99 cents in shipping, it was delivered the very next Monday. That's fire! I Love getting my orders so fast! Also, product is just exactly what I ordered and what I wanted. I found one of these silicone pockets once, and for the next year, I had it stuck to my phone. when I accidentally tore that one off, I spent a month searching for another because after you get used to having it, it becomes indispensable! 'If you have your phone, you have your money.' Period! No guessing! For those of you on the fence because you think it won't easily slide into your pocket, have no fear! It's not even an issue. If you can fit your fingers in your pocket, this will slide in right behind them. Best of all, it's secure. Once you get your cards in there (I carry three), those babies are NOT coming out by accident." —Denise Cook

    Get it from Amazon $6.59 (available in 13 styles).

    15. A sliding camera cover that fits on phones, tablets, and laptops to protect you from the ever-watching eye of the government (that's right — we're on to you).

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    Promising review: "You can’t go wrong with these webcam covers. I keep my Echo Show in my room so I felt like I needed more privacy. Knowing that there are talented hackers in the world or just creepy perverts, I felt better with having something to cover the camera. I love that this product is very thin and you barely notice it on the Echo Show. When installing it on your device you must be very careful when positioning it because it is so thin. And when sliding the cover back and forth you have to be gentle with that also... but it works wonderfully!! So far I think it’s a great product." —Alicia M. Whitehead

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    16. A charging purse, so you can keep your battery full at all times but make it ~fashun~.

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    Promising review: "Seriously in love with this purse! I wanted something that not only charged my phone but could hold my keys, lipgloss and any other 'stuff' you need on the go. This purse does all of that! If you want you can also just take out the charging aspect of the purse and just use it as a wristlet. I think I need one in a few colors." —MelG

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in 15 colors).

    17. An earbud splitter that'll let you share your music with your significant other and likely save your relationship in the process.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great cable with no degradation from audio when splitting to two audio outputs. I am actually going to buy another when we get ready to travel again so we can listen to movies and music together. I currently have it on my PC splitting my headphones and speakers so I do not have to keep unplugging and plugging in my headset/speakers. Great audio splitter overall and I have not noticed any loss in sound quality!" —defiance5050

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    18. A wireless charging pad, so you don't have to fumble with cords AT ALL. #Blessed.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS CHARGER. I have a Galaxy Note 7. I use it for both work travel and at my desk. It is so much easier to use than plugging in to the mini USB socket that always seems to come unplugged or wear out. I keep it on my desk most of the time. It makes it easy to keep my phone charged. I also use this while I am traveling. With the USB connection it easily fits in to most nightstands at the hotels I stay in too. I used this once during a trade show where I was in charge of a booth. It made it easy to continuously charge my phone while I was using it as a scanner app and I needed to constantly charge my phone." —WildeFam

    Get it from Amazon $13.99+ (available in four colors).

    19. A Tile Mate that'll become your best mate after it helps you locate your phone time after time.

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    Promising review: "I always lose my keys or my phone. I put the Tile on my keys so if I lose my keys I can find with my phone. If I lose my phone, I can find with the tile on my keys. Its awesome as long as I don't lose both at the same time! I highly recommend" —Rhonda

    Get it from Tile for $25+ (available in packs of one, four, or eight).

    20. A lil’ phone stand, so you can simultaneously cook and follow directions from that Tasty recipe video you’re following.

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    Promising review: "This stand is perfect for my phone, and I have several throughout the house to perch my phone on as I sit and work, read, or otherwise need a handy stand for my phone. The hole to accommodate the phone's charging cord is a super feature, unlike some phone stands that obstruct the charging cord. This stand is easy to take in my travel bag, as well, as it is not rigid and fixed, has the section where you place the phone is hinged and can be folded flat for storage. The hinged section is also a great feature as it allows you to adjust the phone to accommodate the viewing angle of the phone as desired." —Requirements are IT

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

    21. A ring holder that'll easily attach to the back of your phone and help you keep a sturdy grip on your most prized possession at all times. Dare I say you may even drop your phone less!?

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    Promising review: "The ring holder looks great on my iPhone XS Max. It holds the weight of the phone well. I have not had it for long so I cannot say how well the adhesive will last over time, but initially, it is stuck on there securely. Overall I think it looks nice, holds the phone well, and was easy to put on." —Violet B.

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

    22. A phone case customized with your name, initials, personal mantra, or whatever you want. Make it good because people will totes be stopping you to say "OMG, your case is so cute! Where is it from?"

    BaubleBar

    It takes about six weeks for these to ship, but I promise it'll be worth the wait. Check out other styles from BaubleBar's "Off My Case" collection here.

    Get it from BaubleBar for $78 (available for iPhone 5S–XS max).

    23. A PhoneSoap UV sanitizer you can toss your phone into for a quick 10 minutes after you get home to get rid of the grime that's surely found its way onto your screen.

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    I have one of these bad boys and can validate that it is SO easy to use. I pop my phone into it when I get in the shower and click the lil' button on the front to start the cleaning process. You can also charge your phone while it's inside the machine. Fellow germaphobes — you can thank me later.

    Promising review: "Bought this along with a set of agar plates to test it for ourselves. We swabbed my daughter's and husband's phones before and after use. It does work. We are very happy with the product." —Ginger

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in nine colors).

    24. Wireless earphones you'll love because they automatically connect to your phone and are available in a bunch of fun colors. Who says headphones have to be boring?

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Soul Electronics

    I have these earbuds in pink and I love them. I love that they're compact but really functional and feature an ergonomic fit that doesn't irritate the insides of my ears. They automatically connect as soon and you can stop/start your music with a little tap while they're still in your ears. They connect magnetically into the charging ports, so you can rest easy knowing they're secure and you won't lose them. I've been hesitant to *cut the cord* on my headphones but thanks to these I'm actually glad I did.

    Get them from Soul Electronics for $55.99 (available in six colors).

    25. Microfiber cleaning cloths you can keep handy to remove any smudges and keep your screen sparkling without accidentally scratching it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "They are very soft, and on the larger side at 12x12. We use these around the house for dusting and cleaning our TV and computer monitors. Also use a few for dusting other glass top surfaces. Just a good idea to keep separate ones for cleaning your TV and electronics than the ones you use to clean other stuff around the house." —J. Morales

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $9.49.

    26. A gooseneck mount you can attach to your headboard (or wherever!) and insert your device so you kick back, relax, and unwind for a bit after a busy day.

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    This lil' gadget is compatible with phones, tablets, and the Nintendo Switch. So, no matter how you choose to relax after a busy day, it'll support you!

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. I had been wanting to play my Nintendo Switch in bed without having to hold up the entire console. This mount allows me to have the screen hover above my head while my arms and neck can relax. This is the ultimate in laziness and I love it. :)" —Michael K.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    27. A three-way headphone splitter that'll let you and your two best pals jam to the new Chance the Rapper album together on your too-long ride to school. Psh, and they said we couldn't have it all.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Ordered this product for college thinking it would be a great thing to have if I ever want to share music or a video with my roommate or friends. All three ports work fine and the product even arrived to me early! Love the product and the company recommend this product to all if sharing music with others is on your to-do list" —Jasmine

    Get it from Amazon for $12.79.

    28. A portable printer so the next time you snap a beautiful selfie with your BFF you can print it out right then and there.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Excellent product and perfect for teens. My kids love this printer. The quality of the print is pretty good, not perfect. But for such an incredibly portable unit (about the size of a cell phone) they are amazing. A great unit for kids to take pictures on a trip and print them out immediately or two take a picture with friends and give them a printed image instead of a digital one that gets lost in the sea of digital images we store on our phones. The print paper also has a peel-able sticky backing which allows kids to put the pictures on lockers or in albums. Very nice." —Supermanick007

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in six colors).

    29. And an animal dust plug to protect your ear jack and accessorize in the cutest way possible at the same time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've received many compliments and questions about my new little phone friend and it's a simple way to add something fun onto something I use every day in the first place. My main worry before purchasing this was that it would snag on other items or even fall out easily but I've run into no such problem after several weeks, so it's safe to say my fear has been disproved." —ANG

    Get it from Amazon for $4.68+ (available in 20 styles).

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