In many ways, our phones are Swiss army knives due to the hundreds of tips and tricks that we can squeeze out of those tiny and powerful devices. They can act as GPS in our cars, we can play video games on them, we can catch up on the latest TV shows and we can even use them to access our social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
Phones have come a long way since the dark ages where a mobile phone would be the same thickness as your arm and only display a single line of text. The batteries were huge, they didn’t last long and the sound quality was awful. Let’s pay homage to those dark days and talk about some of these essential phone accessories that you should never be seen without.
A screen protector
Unless you love scratching up and damaging your screen, you need to invest in a good quality screen protector. They might be a pain to install, but they’re well worth the trouble. Don’t buy a cheap quality screen protector because they might make the viewing angles on your phone worse or they could be so thick that it ruins the quality of your phone’s screen. Make sure you give your screen a good clean with the included cloth and take a slow when you apply the sticky film.
A phone case
What better way to protect your iPhone than investing in sturdy and stylish iPhone cases? They don’t always have to be drop-proof, but having some protection around your phone gives it some much-needed style and manages to be functional at the same time. There are thousands of different designs, but the only thing you need to worry about is compatibility.
A portable battery bank
Since we rely so much on our phones, it makes sense to always keep our devices charged up. There are times when we can’t reach a power outlet due to our location, so the next best option is to carry a slim power bank so that we can keep our phones going and keep our lives on track. Battery banks can be incredibly cheap, but it’s a good idea to buy a well-known brand so that your battery bank doesn’t fail or explode.
A pair of headphones
If you use your phone regularly then you’ll know how useful it is at keeping you entertained on public transport and while you’re walking around town. However, unless you want people to hear your collection of guilty-pleasure music, then you’ll want to invest in a good pair of headphones. There are many different types of headphones, such as in-ear monitors that are discrete and easy to carry.
If you prefer people to see your headphones, then a pair of open or closed headphones will be perfect for you. Closed headphones will prevent sound from leaking out and coming in, giving you more privacy but also making it harder for you to hear other people. Open headphones are the opposite. They leak sound and people around you can hear your music, but at least you’ll be able to hear them shouting at you to turn it down.