Sometime last month I asked if you were one to personalize your device, but now I’m here to ask – what are some of your favorite phone accessories? With so many to choose from for each type of device, sometimes it’s hard not to want all of them. Personally, I use quite a few accessories for my phone.
One of the most important accessories for me is a Bluetooth headset. I have about three different kinds. I have a stereo headset for when I exercise or listen to music; a regular headset for when I’m driving in the car or needing to multitask; and an in-car system for when I want to play my music through the radio (or forget my headset). Multiple Bluetooth devices help make it easier for me to multitask and not have to worry about cords yanking my phone around when I’m not paying attention.
A good stylus is always nice to have, but the problem I encounter is that I often lose mine. It used to be that many phones with touchscreens would come standard with a stylus slot, but since pressure-sensitive touchscreens are for the most part phased out, it’s hard to find a phone that includes a spot for a heat-sensitive stylus since they generally come in large sizes. This is why I’m so intrigued by the Samsung Galaxy Note II, or even the original Galaxy Note, both of which come with a stylus slot. I feel like somebody needs to invent a smaller stylus for these devices so that more phones can make use of them.
Naturally a case is very important to anybody who has a device made of fragile materials – like glass. Especially for those of us carrying iPhone 4’s or 4S’s, a case is a must-have if you want to have an unbroken phone for more than an hour. Even then, anybody carrying a phone with a touch screen should be using a case because these things have a tendency to break when you least expect them to. I recommend either a hard gel case or something tough (i.e. Otterbox). Silicone gel cases tend to bend out of shape too easily and the snap-on cases snap-off just as easily as they snap-on.
My last favorite accessory I will mention is a mobile stereo system. I used to have a stereo that played cassettes and CD’s, but since all of my CD’s have since been moved to mp3 format on my iPhone there’s really no need to have to switch out CD’s anymore. I only spent about $20 on my small stereo system, and it actually produces pretty decent sound. However, there are more expensive systems out there that have more functionality (like serving as an alarm clock as well) and have even better sound quality than the one I purchased.
With the holidays coming up, phone accessories can make a great gift. There are a plethora of accessories out there to choose from, but these are the four that I use most frequently. What are some of your guys’ favorite accessories? Is there any accessory that you’ve seen that you’d like to have for your phone? Let me know in the comments!
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