Smartphones are very useful for carrying out a wide range of productivity related tasks and social tasks.
They, however, have certain limitations in the form of a weak battery or a weak speaker. These can be fixed with some of the top smartphone accessories. There are many options for accessories that you can use on your phone to optimize your smartphone experience.
Sony Cyber Shot QX10 Attachment for Smartphones
If you are not too happy or satisfied with the camera that is in built in your phone. You can go for the Sony Cyber shot QX 10. This is a lens type of camera using 10x zoom for capturing crisp images at a resolution of 18.2 MP. You can connect it as an attachment to your Android or iOS smartphone through Wi Fi. The camera uses the screen of the cell phone as a viewfinder. You can easily clip it to a smartphone, but it is best when connection with the Sony Xperia Z1 phone. It can also be used as a standalone camera. It is available for around $250.
Snow Lizard SLXtreme
This is a waterproof charging case for your iPhone 4, 4S and 5. It also features solar charging capabilities. The case has been designed to meet high military standards. It can withstand a wide range of climatic conditions, such as extreme heat, shock and exposure to sand, explosives and so on. It has rubber side grips and weighs 11 ounces. With this accessory, you can use the camera on your phone to take pictures underwater. It is also able to charge your phone through the rear solar panel that is embedded it. This combines with the 2000-milli ampere-hours of the battery inbuilt in it, almost doubling the battery life of your iPhone. The model for the iPhone 4 and 4S comes to about $130, whereas the iPhone 5 version will come to around $140.
Imagine a scenario when you are on your way home and realize that you have forgotten your home keys at the office. If you have the Kwikset Kevo deadbolt with your smartphone, it is easy to get into the house. The deadbolt lock makes use of the technology for Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0. It is able to connect wirelessly with the eKey code on the iPhone. You can also keep the conventional key along with a wireless fob. The eKey can also be emailed to your housekeeper or family members. This will enable them to use this amazing key that costs around $220.
Trent Powerpak Ultra
Low battery life is the problem with most smartphones. The new Trent Powerpak Ultra is an external battery case to top off your smartphone. It is available in black and in orange at the price of around $69 at newtrent.com. The battery capacity is 14,000 mAh and it is able to charge the regular smartphone for about six times. It can even charge 2 devices that are USB based. You can also use this external battery pack for charging your ebook reader, tablet and many other devices. It is very compact and can easily fit into your back pocket as well and weighs just about 13 ounces.
The Selfie Pole is a quick POK for snapping selfies while you are on the go. It is priced at around $39 available at quikpod.com. This monopod is extendable and can be easily mounted on your phone or phablets, such as the Samsung Note 3. You can then raise it to take excellent selfies. Another companion app(free) can be downloaded for setting a timer for taking a selfie. The monopod can be collapsed to measure merely 10.1 inches. When extended, it can come to 29.5 inches in length. It comes with a universal adapter for smartphones and has a selfie mirror, wrist strap and tripod legs. It comes in a carry bag.
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