Most of us are attached at the hip– literally– to our phones these days. As phone technology continues on its path of remarkable innovation, what are essentially mini-PCs grow in use more and more. Why wait for everything to be built in, though? Below we have 6 awesome phone accessories that will completely change the way you view your phone.
The IN1 Case
Pocket and purse real estate is in high demand, so why spare room for a multi-purpose tool when you can just whip out your iPhone? The IN1 case offers up an impressive variety of tools, including blue and red pens, nail file, Phillips head and flathead screwdrivers, tweezers, scissors, tooth pick, and phone kickstand. Don’t worry about ending up on a watch list, by the way, the IN1 is fully TSA compliant.
The iLuv Selfy Case
Step up your selfie game with this quirky case. The back features a slide-out wireless shutter remote that hooks up to your phone via Bluetooth, allowing you to set up your phone for pictures without the hassle of a self-timer. Take group shots where you can actually fit everybody, or snap a selfie in front of the scenic view you can finally capture all of!
The Prynt Case
Digital cameras might have been a huge improvement overall, but no one can deny the convenience that came with instant print Polaroids. Why not go the extra mile and combine the simplicity of a Polaroid with the ever-present mobile phone? The Prynt phone case contains a built in printer so you can instantaneously print that rocking selfie you just snapped with your iLuv Selfy case, and if the printer gets jammed, repair it with tools from your IN1 case! Doesn’t everybody carry three phone cases?
Maybe you and your phone are completely inseparable. That’s fine, everyone needs “me time” outside of their relationship, but that can lead to missing important calls. This is where Renny comes in. Renny is a wireless speaker that rings and announces who is calling, even if your phone is on vibrate or silent. You can even pick up the call with Renny’s built-in microphone. It hooks to your phone via Bluetooth, with support for two phones at once.
While Chui isn’t exclusively a phone gadget, it’s too cool not to include on this list. Chui is a smart doorbell that sends notifications to your phone when people ring it, showing you who’s a-knockin’. It doesn’t stop there, though– Chui uses recognition software to establish a person’s identity, allowing for tons of customization. It can be set to unlock the door for family and friends, completely ignore unwanted solicitors, or voice specific instructions for the FedEx guy.
Dino-Lite Handheld Microscopes
If you’ve ever wished you could take a microscope on the go, you were born in the right time period. Dino-Lite offers a whole suite of handheld microscopes that hook up straight to your phone, allowing you to explore the unseen world through your phone screen. Find them online at places like http://www.microscope.com/digital-microscopes/dino-lite for some great offers and information regarding their specs.
Smartphones alone offer a lot of versatility. Gone are the days when all a phone could do was place a call, but base phone models still don’t offer everything. Fortunately, there’s plenty of amazing pieces of technology out there that can up the ante on your phone. These are just 6 of them.