Top 10 Mobile Phone Accessories

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If you received a new mobile phone for Christmas you’re probably already thinking about what accessories to get for it. There’s a dizzying array of kit to enhance your new pocket pal, so we've made your life easier and rounded up some of the must have mobile phone accessories for you.

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A case

Modern mobile phones are as expensive as they are beautiful, so if you want to protect your new baby, you better get a case for it. Phone cases come in all shapes and sizes – some built to complement the design, some built to be rugged, some built to be waterproof, some built to express your inner child – but the excessive   number of options out there just means that you’re bound to find one to suit your own style.

Worth a look:  Cygnett Urban Shield

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A portable charger

The combination of massive feature lists and huge, high-resolution screens, means that today’s mobile phones need more juice than ever. Battery life is the bane of the smartphone user, and there’s nothing worse than being stuck on the move with a dead handset. It’s therefore a good idea to have a portable charger pack with you, just in case.

Worth a look:  Veho Pebble Titanium

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A smartwatch

It’s hard to ignore the rise of wearable technology, and 2015 really could be the year of the smartwatch. So, if you really want to make the most of your new smartphone, why not pair it with a smartwatch, so you can check on all those important messages and tweets without having to take your phone out of your pocket. Be careful, though, since some smartwatches only work with specific mobile phone operating systems, and others are limited to specific handsets.

Worth a look: Pebble Steel

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A Bluetooth speaker

Whether you have a huge music library on your phone, or just stream tracks from your favourite subscription service, the chances are that your phone will be your primary music player. But while every phone has a headphone socket, you don’t always want to listen alone. A portable Bluetooth speaker will let you share your music with others, whether they like it or not!

Worth a look: Braven 570

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A car dock

Pretty much every smartphone has GPS built into it, so there’s no need for a standalone sat-nav in your car anymore. There’s no shortage of great navigation apps either – the only piece of the puzzle that’s missing is a way to safely mount your phone in your car. Luckily you can buy a car mount for almost any smartphone.

Worth a look: OsoMount 360 Grip Mount

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A long charging cable

Most of us like to charge our phones overnight, but you only get one charging cable with your handset and it’s not always long enough to reach a plug socket from your nightstand. Thankfully you can buy much longer cables, and some of them even come with clever weights that stop the cable sliding under the bed when your phone’s not connected.

Worth a look: Native Union Night Cable

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A docking cradle

If you spend much of your day at your desk, you may as well let your phone charge and sync while you’re tapping away at your computer. A docking cradle will let you charge your phone and keep it both viewable and accessible – when it rings, you’ll be able to instantly see who’s calling and decide whether to take the call.

Worth a look: Belkin PowerHouse Micro-USB

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A memory card

While Apple refuses to allow users to increase the storage in its phones, other manufacturers aren’t so narrow minded. If your new phone has a micro-SD card slot, you can significantly increase its storage capacity at minimal cost.


Worth a look: SanDisk Ultra 32GB micro-SD card

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A hands free car kit

Most of us know that we shouldn’t be driving and holding our phone at the same time, but not all cars have hands free functionality built into them. There is, however, the option of a clip-on Bluetooth hands free kit. These battery powered devices can clip to your sun visor and pair with your phone, allowing you to make and receive calls while your phone stays tucked away in your pocket.

Worth a look: Parrot Minikit

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A camera lens

For many consumers, their mobile phone is their camera. And while phone cameras have just got better and better over the years, the limiting factor remains the tiny lens. You can, however, enhance your phone’s camera lens with a clip-on secondary lens. Whether you’re looking for wide angle, telephoto or even fish eye, you’ll find a lens to suit your creative flair.

Worth a look: Olloclip 3-in-1

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