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    24 Accessories That Will Totally Upgrade Your Phone

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the best phone accessory they've ever had. Here are their truly game-changing suggestions:

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

    "I'm a fan of using a mini tripod and fish-eye lens for the iPhone. It's great for trips or even everyday use — whether you're trying to get that perfect group shot or a cool photo for your Instagram. They're both handy, easy to pack, and easy to carry around!" —Samantha Hernandez

    Get them from Amazon: a tripod for $17.99 and a fish-eye lens for $15.99.

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


    "My PopSocket FOR SURE. I know this may make me sound old but I tried placing it on the lower third of my phone as the youths do and hated it. Then I moved it to the center and it changed my LIFE! I have a small child who falls asleep on me often and I have not once accidentally dropped my phone on her since." —laurenk486b7dddf

    "100% my PopSocket. People sometimes make fun of me for having one, but I literally could not care less because of how much it's changed the way I use my phone. Obviously there's the phone-stand aspect of it, so I can watch anything anywhere without having to hold my phone or lean it up against something. It also allows me to take wayyyy better selfies because I can get a lot more angles by not having to grip my whole phone. Any time someone tries to make fun of me for it or say it looks stupid I literally give them an entire speech presentation about why they should shut up and get one and thank me later. I can't express enough how useful they are, and I will never go without one again." —skychick6

    Get a watercolor PopSocket from Amazon for $9.99 and check out their other styles, too.

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

    Amazon, Luxy Lemon

    "Battery cases! I’m obsessed with having a backup battery everywhere I go! Amazon has a lot of well-priced options that aren’t very cute, but I’ve just discovered Luxy Lemon and they have super-cute battery cases!" —sdcairon

    Get an external battery charger on Amazon for $31.99+ (available in four colors) or a battery-charging phone case from Luxy Lemon for $49.

    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.


    "I ordered the chameleon chomper for one of my charging cords — prior to adding the chomper to my cord I was holding my phone in such a way that was causing the wire to bend harshly and eventually it ripped open and the inner wires were exposed.

    After getting a new cord, I realized it was something that I was just going to keep doing, so I ordered the chomper and it has absolutely stopped the cord from bending in a way that would cause it to break again.

    I was curious if the chameleon would end up being a very neon green, but it's a little lighter than what is pictured." —Borderline Superhero

    Get it from Amazon for $4.81+ (available in 30 styles).

    5. A protective phone case, so even if you're a frequent phone-dropper you'll be saved from any serious damage.


    "My Tech 21 case! I always buy them and they’re amazing at protecting my iPhone. I drop my phone quite a bit and there isn’t a dent on my phone. They’re also super slim and low-profile." —vivianc4f70749fa

    Get it from Amazon for $30.97.

    6. A selfie stick/tripod combo that will help you step up your Instagram game.

    Amazon, Brett Vergara

    "In the past year, I’ve been doing a bit more traveling — which has been fun and great! The thing is, it’s mostly solo trips, which makes it tough when I’ve wanted pictures (of myself, like the true attention seeker I am) from my trips for the ‘gram. Sure, I could get your standard selfie stick, but when I saw THIS selfie stick with an extra-long reach (almost 5 feet!) that also doubles as a tripod for $27, I was intrigued. I know what you’re thinking, 'But, Brett! Selfie sticks are so embarrassing and make you look like such a tourist!' Listen, I know — but also dignity be damned, I just want to live my best life, OK??

    I recently took this bad boy on a solo trip to Hawaii and was so glad I did. At first, I was a little worried it was going to be a bit bulky or awkward to handle — but not only was it completely fine, there were certain times (like when it was a little windy for instance) I was grateful it felt a bit more sturdy!

    As for the tripod mode, it really came in handy for setting up the occasional scenic candid (or, plan-did, if you will). While I used the tripod mode for setting up shots on my trip, you could totally also use it to set up a little photos hoot in your apartment on those days you’re really feeling your look. Overall, this selfie stick tripod really stepped up my travel game and I’ll definitely be bringing it on all of my future trips!" —Brett Vergara

    Get it on Amazon for $26.99.

    7. 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., Amazon

    "This isn't an accessory per se, but 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." —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A customized phone case that will both keep your phone safe and fill it with photos of all your favorite people.


    "I've ordered phone cases from for every phone I've ever had. They're kinda expensive (especially if you get the one with extra protection) but I'm incredibly clumsy and this is the only case that has ever kept my phone safe. Also they sell their own designs so you don't have to use your own photos if you don't want to." —badwolf03

    Get it from MyCustomCase for $37.46+.

    9. A USB charging station so you can charge up to six devices at one time.


    "I have a similar USB charging station, and I LOVE it! It lets you charge multiple devices at once. So, not only can I plug my phone it at night but also my iPad and any other device that needs charging and wake up to devices all at 100%. I even travel with it because it's small and finding lots of outlets in hotels can be challenging." —Abby Kass

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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


    "I LOVE my AmazonBasics charging cord. We all know Apple wires fray and break easily. I went on Amazon and saw these lifesaving devices. They come in 6-foot and 3-foot (I prefer 6-foot just because it is longer) and lots of cute colors. I can always tell which cord is mine and it is SUPER DURABLE. —frenchielove43

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

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


    "An Otterbox Defender Series case. I swear they’re indestructible! Haven’t managed to damage a phone in one yet. I’m only annoyed that they haven’t made the version for the new iPad Pro available yet!" —leslies22

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    12. A restickable microfiber cloth, so you can easily clean your screens of smudges, fingerprints, and bacteria.


    "These are so darned cute and they really do clean the display well. When they get dirty, just wash with a little soap and let them dry. clean, sticky again and ready to go." —S. K. Vesteng

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 10 styles).

    13. A coffin phone case that's perfect if you're dead inside but also want a tech accessory that's to die for.

    Valfre, Elizabeth Lilly

    "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! Now, I do have to poke my fingers inside the case to reach the buttons on the side of my phone, but it's a small price to pay. And the tiny antenna ripped off after getting snagged on my pocket about a hundred times, but to me that's NBD.

    Since I swapped my case, strangers complimenting me on it has become a part of my daily life. It's quite noticeable and large (see it in my hand, though I have small-ish hands), but I adore a loud accessory. RIP, normal phone cases." —Elizabeth Lilly

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

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


    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).

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


    "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!" —

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

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


    "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 bc 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.

    17. 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).


    "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 $9.99.

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


    "Oh Em Gee. This purse is the solution I've been looking for, for my iPhone that seems to need charging every five minutes! Perfect size, gorgeous leather, keeps a full charge, very discreet cables, charger light is easy to see. I ordered the black shimmer, which is very subtle and perfect for fall/winter. I may actually another color for spring/summer. I highly recommend!" —B. Grove.

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in 12 colors).

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


    "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 $6.99.

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


    "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 then plugging in to the mini USB socket that always seems to come unplug 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 night stands at the hotels I stay in to. I used this once during a trade show where I was in charge of a booth. It made it easy to continually 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 $14.99 (available in four colors).

    21. A Tile Mate that will become your best mate after it helps you locate your phone time after time.


    "I always lose my keys and phone. Literally, I’ll be in my bed lifting the comforter and sheets trying to find my phone, but with Tile on my keys I just double-click the button and my phone starts making this chiming type sound. And then I find it, even if it’s on silent. It’s great!

    I went out to this club with my friends and I got wasted. Basically, my driver said don’t get out of the car and I did the exact opposite and my phone fell out in my friend's driveway. I got back in and got home and freaked out. BUT you know what helped me find it? TILE. I went on the website and signed in it gave me the address to the house, where my phone was sitting in the driveway in a corner. So grateful for this little invention and I’m going to order another. You never know when you’ll need it." —Patrick Kendall Tousley

    Get a Tile Mate and replaceable battery from Amazon for $24.99 or from Tile for $25.

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


    "This stand is perfect for my phone, and I have several throughout the house to perch my phone 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 $11.99+ (available in four colors).

    23. An adapter that will let you charge your phone and listen to "Thank U, Next" at the same time.


    "Finally, I can listen to music or make calls while charging my phone at the same time! When I saw this product, I had to purchase immediately! I am on my phone making calls for work all day, and always use my headset — because of this, my battery drained pretty quickly. Now, I no longer have to wait for my phone to charge to make a call, I can do both at once. Love this cable, and works perfectly!" —Angie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in nine variations).

    24. And an animal dust plug, so you can protect your ear jack and accessorize in the cutest way possible at the same time.


    "The product is a small cat with a red yarn ball attached with a chain. It fits perfectly in my phone's jack, even with the case. It came with another one similar of style minus the yarn and chain that fit over the case as well, although not as snugly (this was the fault of the case, not the product). I have not had the product for long, but is sturdy, cute, and everything I wanted. My friends think it's adorable and are jealous of the cute little cell charm. It is an adorable addition to my phone, and I would definitely buy it again as a gift, or even just to have more." —Natasha Acuna

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98+ (available in 20 variations).

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