As Christmas comes around the corner, the mad dash for presents begins. Are you not sure what to buy your tech-obsessed loved one this holiday period without breaking the bank? Check out our top accessories for your mobile phone:
AUKEY Optic Pro iPhone Lens
This wide-angle lens for Apple and Android phones gives a decent 110˚ field of view, ideal for the most dramatic landscapes and family photos. The optical glass lenses also have better light transmittance; pictures shot with the device do not lose their original colour. Made from aluminium alloy for durability, this attachment is fantastic as a gift, particularly for budding photographers looking for those extra high-quality shots.
The Selfie Stick is a classic goodie. Love them or hate them, they are a popular accessory, and once you start using one, you wonder how you could have ever lived without it! These devices make selfie-taking so simple that you will forget all your preconceptions and come to love it.
The Anker Selfie Stick is our personal favourite – the long 32” retractable handle and compact design makes it easy to use and more comfortable to carry around. It also comes with an 18-month warranty, so you know it will be a long-lasting Christmas investment.
The Gorilla Pod is an amazing tripod which can grip onto your smartphone and let you take excellent pictures. Its flexible legs allow you to secure and wrap your camera pretty much anywhere. It is popular among vloggers because of how easy it is to make controlled movements that look professional when recording video, as well as keeping the device perfectly still when you need it to be. The device mount expands to the size of your device and grips securely, so you don’t have to worry about it falling out either.
Nanotips are specifically designed to be applied to your favourite pair of gloves to make them touchscreen compatible! Without the need to switch out your mitts and with no risk of damage, the formula works for weeks at a time on the surface to which it is applied.
They have formula and guides for all kinds of gloves from knitted to leather to even welding gloves! There are lots of different brands out there now selling handy accessories to make your gloves touchscreen compatible. This is a great invention for the Christmas months where you want to use your phone, but it is still too cold to take off your gloves.
Power Wallets are nifty upgrades to your wallet which include a portable battery tucked between the leather. If like us, you are always on the go and worried about your phone’s battery life, this is a fantastic Christmas present to keep your phone going for as long as you need it. There are a lot of different brands of these with varying sizes of battery depending on how long you want to use it.
Remote Control Helicopter
All these other gadgets are pretty useful, but sometimes you just want something that’s silly and fun. Remote control helicopters controlled by your phone are just so much fun you won’t ever want to put your phone down again. There are a lot of different brands with many different prices from budget to luxury. You can also get connected to drones, aeroplanes, and even robo-creatures which you can have hours of fun with over the holidays!
Automated Pet Feeder
Sometimes you’re away at work, school, or life just gets in the way; you can’t get back in time to put out your cat’s food at their regularly scheduled meal time.
The automated pet feeder gets rid of that problem by allowing you to set times and amounts on your smartphone to weigh out and provide exact amounts of food for your pet. Many even have cameras installed so you can see your furry friend eat their treats and check they are healthy and happy!
Last but not least on our list is Smart Glasses accessories. These come in so many different brands and varieties that it is hard to put them into just one category, and even harder to pick out our favourite.
The TechKen sunglasses are awesome budget smart glasses. They connect to your phone via Bluetooth and through the headphones attached on either side, you can listen to music and calls with ease. They even come with a camera shutter to take pictures through the lens!
If you want a premium pair of smart glasses though, the Vuzix Blades are one of our top picks. They are absolutely crammed full to bursting with features and goodies. Not only do they connect via Bluetooth to your phone and come with speakers and a camera, but they are one of the only glasses on the market that come with Amazon Alexa compatibility, with a small microphone for issuing commands to the virtual assistant. They also come with WiFi connectivity, letting you use all these features on the go, and can project each of your phone notifications via a small camera right in front of your eyes.
We hope this list has given you some awesome accessory ideas for your phone this Christmas! Of course, the most essential present you could get is one of our wonderful mobile phone screen protectors, coming in many different types each available with a privacy screen protector and anti-shock film. Take a look at our selection inside, and whatever you choose to buy, we hope you get exactly what you wish for this Christmas!