Top 5 Cell Phone Accessories You Won't Be Able To Live Without
Useless smart phone accessories have, sadly, become very commonplace. For the most part, many of them are cheap throwaways – pretty much worth the price advertised in the checkout lane, and destined to be lost in a drawer or at the bottom of a bag. However, every once in a while a smart phone accessory comes out that is actually really awesome, that is so indispensible you will soon wonder how you lived without it. Here’s our short list of terrific, affordable smart phone accessories you’ll use every day.
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While there are many other smartphone macro lenses on the market, Easy-Macro is the only one designed to fit in your wallet, always at your fingertips when you need it. Forget about lugging special cases for your macro lens -- the clever, patented slim band design makes it the only lens accessory that works with every make and model of smartphone, pad and tablet, with or without their cases. It quickly slides from one device to the next, and provides 4x magnification for close-up flexibility, and yet costs less than $15!
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If you're like many iPhone owners who use their device to record audio or video interviews, you have probably noticed that the sound is nothing to brag about. The iPhone LiveAction boom mic enhances your audio and improves the overall sound quality. The convenient little mic clips into your microphone jack and stabilizes it so that mic is pointing correctly. It features two separate settings, directional and super-directional, so that you can pinpoint and record only the sound you choose. It is easy to use, making recording audio less tedious, and fits in a pocket for mobility.
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Musicians everywhere will welcome this useful little gadget. The iRig allows you to plug an instrument (guitar, bass, piano and others) into your iPhone, sending the processed signal output to your external source. An application like AmpliTube processes the sound, simulating amps and rigs. While the latest version is pricier than the previous model, it has perks: it’s build quality and better at noise reduction, and has an added volume pot. In addition, there are new features such as a ¼” amplifier output, cross-platform compatibility, and an adjustable input gain. This accessory will revolutionize how you create music on the go – just plug it into your iPhone and get busy playing, practicing and recording with apps like Apple’s Garage Band and IK's AmpliTube.
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Have you ever dreamed of having a magic wand? How about a magic ring? The NFC Ring is about the closest thing available to magically access your Android smartphone’s capabilities with a swipe of your hand. It couldn't be easier. Just pull your NFC-enabled phone out of your pocket, run your hand over the back side, and your NFC Ring instantly unlocks it. Want to wave your hand and open your front door? No problem. Just install an NFC enabled door lock, and your NFC Ring can lock or unlock it on demand. You can easily use your ring to share and transfer information such as links to websites, WiFi information, contact information, links to pictures, and pretty much anything that can be securely passed to other tablets and smartphones. With a special NFC tag inlay for public information and another for sensitive material inside the ring, you can keep your personal information safe. It also has customizable settings that allow you to easily turn on Bluetooth or WiFi, it never, ever needs charging, and is water-resistant.
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There’s not much point in buying fancy accessories for your smartphone if it has a cracked or scratched screen. Even the lightest wear and tear on your smartphone’s touchscreen surface can reduce screen response and sensitivity, so it makes sense to protect it from damage. The Ultimate Shield Screen Protector is designed to provide your smartphone with protection against bumps and falls, dust, scratches, shocks, and oily fingerprints. Ultimate Shield’s tempered glass screen protector is stronger than plastic, and at 0.3mm in thickness, is more impervious to scratching and abrasion wearing, and better suited to protect your device from impact damage. For more information about quality screen protectors for all your mobile devices, visit Ultimate Shield.