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    Updated on 15 May 2020. Posted on 15 May 2020

    16 Things That Will Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Phone

    You're attached to it all the time, might as well.

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    1. A phone charging stand for your desk, because I know you have trouble remembering to plug your phone in at night before you sleep.

    Phone about to be placed on charging station.
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    So, thousands of people are really keen on this thing. Reviewers love how fast this stand and wireless charger charges their phone, how they can see the screen whilst on their computer and how affordable it is. As someone whose most commonly texted message is, "I'm sorry, my phone died", I wholly endorse this purchase.

    Buy for $33.99 from Amazon Australia.

    2. This UV phone sterliser, because I'm gross, you're gross — we're all gross.

    Phone steriliser on desk next to phone.
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    Someone once told me that our phones hold more germs than a toilet seat, and still, I keep putting it against my face. If this thought freaks you out as much as it does me, may I suggest this UV phone steriliser? UV light kills 99.9% of bacteria — you can also place essential oils in a specific inlet to remove odours. Best thing you've ever bought for your bedside table.

    Buy for $56.99 from Amazon Australia.

    3. This Tile Mate device, because you know you can't trust your memory to remember where you last put down your keys.

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    Simply connect this tile to your phone via Bluetooth and it'll allow you to immediately discover where your keys have gotten to by emitting a loud sound — and if you can't find your phone and have your keys, you can can double tap the button on the tile to get your phone to ring!

    Buy for $39.95 from Amazon Australia.

    4. This photo printer, so you can finally make that collage wall you've been thinking about for ages.

    Photo developer beside collage of photos.
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    This photo printer is ridiculously easy to use — all you'll need is polaroid film and your phone! The size of the photos are perfect for sticking on the fridge or in scrapbooks and diaries, so though we're grounded for a while, you can surround yourself with memories of all your past travels.

    Buy for $27.75 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This galaxy-inspired PopSocket — because now that all your interactions are over the phone, it'd be ideal if you would stop dropping it so often.

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    Get yourself this screen-saving device, which will not only give you a better grip on your phone, but can serve as a stand on your video call catch ups. There are twelve different designs, so you're sure to find one to suit your aesthetic.

    Buy for $15.95 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This magnetic phone holder for your car, because life's too short to deal with pesky phone cradles.

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    This phone holder comes with a magnetic disk that you can either stick to your phone or your phone case, for instant 360° GPS viewing ability.

    Promising review: "I have been through so many phone cradles. Time after time, phones will just fall after driving over a speed bump and not provide the security they promise. This magnetic device is brilliant — I never have to worry about my phone falling and can view the screen in both landscape and portrait mode with a single rotation. The base of the holder extends and tilts in any direction, making it perfect to use in either the driver or passenger front seat."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $16.99 from Amazon Australia.

    7. And this Bluetooth receiver, which makes it possible to listen to your favourite tunes, should your car have an AUX cord but no Bluetooth capabilities.

    Round Bluetooth receiver attached to car centre console.
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    Promising review: "We recently bought this old school car with none of the usual Bluetooth pairing capabilities. I thought I'd forever have to be at the mercy of whatever was playing on the radio (shock horror), but then my husband bought me this handy device. You simply connect to the device using Bluetooth, which in turn is linked up to car speakers using the auxiliary port. Now, I can play as much Carly Rae Jepson as my heart desires."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $35.99 from Amazon Australia.

    8. This phone tripod with a ring light, because you finally have time to follow your dreams and become an influencer.

    Woman cutting vegetables while lit by ring light.
    Amazon

    This tripod has flexible arms, so you can adjust the phone to any angle. It also includes a ring light, so that you look your best for your fans. Plus, the light can be changed from warm to cool and bright to dim, depending on the time of day or the type of lighting you want.

    Buy for $45.99 from Amazon Australia.

    9. This portable charger, which will power the iPhone 8 almost five times with one charge.

    Hand removing a power bank from hoodie pocket.
    Amazon

    This power bank has over 9,200 five-star ratings, so you know it gets the job done. We've all been on our phones infinitely longer thanks to lockdown (look, it's the only way I get to see my mates, can you blame me?) — this powerful, compact charger will make sure your video calls don't cut out mid-conversation.

    Buy for $49.99 from Amazon Australia.

    10. This sous vide cooker, which can be controlled remotely via an app.

    A sous vide cooking appliance, submerged in a pot of water.
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    Sous vide, the cooking technique of vacuum-sealing food in a bag then cooking in a water bath, relies on exact temperature for the best results. Monitor, adjust or control the device from another room (you're a busy person, I get it) and receive notifications letting you know when your food's ready. It keeps the water at a precise temperature, meaning you'll get the most tender, moist meal, guaranteed.

    Buy for $219 from Amazon Australia.

    11. This phone tripod, which can be used attached to everything and anything thanks to its flexible and durable arms.

    A flexible tripod, holding a phone and attached to a branch.
    Amazon

    If you're the kind to baulk at the idea of asking someone to take a photo for you (and considering social distancing, you can't really can't anymore), this adjustable phone stand is a great alternative. Its foam and sturdy plastic construction makes it perfect for clinging to poles, branches or standing on flat surfaces.

    Buy for $32.99 from Amazon Australia.

    12. This phone card holder, which will prevent you from being that person fumbling for their Opal card during rush hour.

    A hand extended, holding their phone out to use contactless payment method.
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    I know I'm not the only person with a wallet full of cards that I don't actually use. This phone card holder will keep your essential cards on your phone (which, let's face it, is always on your person), so you no longer need to lug a bulky wallet with you when you pop down to the supermarket.

    Buy a pack of five for $12.99 from Amazon Australia.

    13. This silicone bike holder, which will allow you to navigate roads without taking a hand off your handlebars.

    A silicone phone holder being attached to bicycle handlebars.
    Amazon

    This universal phone holder will stretch to fit your phone screen, no matter how big, and securely attach it your bike's handlebars. Soft and durable, it is designed to not cover your phone's home button or camera. Not keen on yellow? It also comes in six other colours.

    Buy for $19.99 from Amazon Australia.

    14. This smartphone gimbal, which will eliminate shaky footage so you don't feel nauseous watching home videos.

    Man holding woman on back, while she films them using phone-holding device.
    Amazon

    If you're the kind to document everything (and let's face it, thanks to social media, we all are), this gimbal will take your content to the next level. Shoot from any angle using conveniently-placed buttons and its ergonomic grip.

    Buy for $158 from Amazon Australia.

    15. This phone camera lens kit, which will save you from dropping a tonne on a flashy camera.

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    An anti-slip and anti-scratch clip attaches these quality, metal lenses to the outside of your phone, creating all the desirable effects that you can think of — fisheye, kaleidoscope, star and more.

    Buy a pack of five lenses for $19.99 from Amazon Australia.

    16. And lastly, this bamboo phone dock and amplifier, which makes the most of your phone's speaker, simply and for very little cost.

    A smartphone sits in a bamboo dock.
    Amazon

    This sweet and stylish little phone dock will naturally raise the volume of your phone by 10 decibels — perfect for those hard of hearing, or if you feel like drowning out your own thoughts with loud music (I totally get it). Wireless and easily portable, it's great for taking around the house whenever the need arises.

    Buy for $10.90 from Amazon Australia.

    Me, whenever work tries to draw my attention away from my phone.

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