The 10 Greatest Add-ons for Smartphones
“Checking your phone to see what time it is and checking it again because the first time you weren’t paying attention”
When your home phone rings, answer it and say you’ll call them back because you’re in the middle of traffic. See how many people say OK, and hang up… On the other hand, if you know someone who is a mobile gadget fanatic, these unique gifts will help to round out your shopping list. Don’t feel guilty about enabling their addiction, it’s too late for them anyway. Save yourself.
10. Wet Smartphone Emergency Kit
The Wet Cellular Phone Emergency Kit works by actually absorbing the moisture in your cell phone. This state of the art molecular dehumidifier works better than any other drying remedies out there. Just follow the directions and dry out your wet phone completely in 24 to 48 hours. Buy it here.
9. Smartphone Reading Glasses
The goal was “a pair of reading glasses attached to the phone”, quick and easy to access without adding bulk. These polycarbonate Pince-Nez style mini reading glasses are delivered in a “peel & stick” pouch. The Smart phone glasses will help you read those important emails and texts, as well as clearly see your images and videos. These mini reading glasses adhere to the back of your Smartphone, Tablet, Reader, Laptop, or anywhere. Always carry your phone? You will always have reading glasses! Available in + 2.0 and + 2.5 magnifications. Buy it here.
8. Smartphone Virtual Reality Viewer
The next million virtual reality experiences will happen on smartphones – a device that’s already in your pocket. And now it’s possible for people everywhere to explore virtual reality in a cost effective, easy way with the new Smartphone Virtual Reality Viewer. Experience the immersive, fun and exciting world of VR on both Android and iPhone devices. Using this fun, easy and intuitive device, you can fly through the Grand Canyon, play 3D games, travel the city streets of Paris or become a character in an animated film. Buy it here.
7. Mini Instant Printer for Mobiles
The Polaroid Zip photo printer is a small box slightly larger than a deck of playing cards, just under an inch thick (2.5cm). The Zip mobile printer connects to your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth and, using a free app, turns photos from your phone or tablet into small, 2×3-inch borderless prints.
The Zip is an attractive, simple device that looks more like a portable hard drive than a printer.The only button is for power and the only port is Micro-USB for charging. The battery is built-in and lasts for about 25 prints, which means for a long event like a wedding, you might have to plug it in to keep the prints coming. The top slides off revealing a compartment that holds 10 sheets of paper.
The printer uses Polaroid’s special Zink paper embedded with cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals. The crystals start off colorless, but as the print is being made, heat activates the crystals, changing them into the appropriate colors. There is no waiting for the Zip’s prints to develop and a pack of 100 sheets of Zink paper runs to about $25. The paper is the only consumable, so you don’t have to worry about ink cartridges, and the prints come out dry and smudge-proof because there’s no ink involved. Buy it here.
6. Laser Projection Virtual Keyboard
Put the future at your fingertips with a virtual laser keyboard. Revolutionary laser technology projects a virtual keyboard onto any flat surface. Advanced optics track your fingers like magic. Connect via Bluetooth wireless technology. Easily pair the laser projection keyboard with your smartphone, laptop or tablet. Compact keychain design makes the virtual keyboard super portable. Rechargeable li-ion battery (USB cord included).
You touch, it types. Don’t let the keychain fool you, inside advanced optics are hard at work tracking your fingers like magic. The virtual keyboard transforms a flat surface into an instant work station. So you can type up a storm any time you want. Pairs quickly and easily with tablets, smartphones and most laptops. Rechargeable, lithium ion battery lasts for up to two hours of continuous typing. Buy it here.
5. The North Face Recon Charged Backpack
The classic 28-liter Recon silhouette is now armed with a dedicated lie-flat laptop pocket with neoprene tablet sleeve and an integrated battery pack to keep your electronic devices powered and protected for the long haul. Wherever your explorations take you, the lightweight backpack equips you with up to three-and-a-half full battery charges or several days of partial charges to your smartphone, MP3 player, tablet, or other USB devices. The 15″ laptop sleeve connects to the power supply through an integrated cable system and the lie-flat laptop compartment allows you travel through security checkpoints without placing your laptop in a separate bin.
For the ultimate in versatility, the power supply can also be removed and used as an emergency power supply in other packs.Carry your whole day on your pack and keep your electronic devices charged. Buy it here.
4. Smartphone Breathalyzer
The Power of Police Grade Technology in Your Hand! Alcohoot is an easy, accurate tool to help you track your body’s reaction to alcohol and become a smarter drinker. If you are drunk it is hard to figure out technology, but this breathalyzer is easy to use even if you are so intoxicated that you become dysfunctional. Just plug it into your phone headphones jack (works for both Android and iPhone) tap the Alcohoot app, press begin, and blow for 4 seconds.
It uses an FDA-registered fuel cell sensor, the same technology used by police and military devices. Learn your drinking habits and enhance your lifestyle. Alcohoot is small and sleek, easily fitting into your pocket. Tests performed are graphed in your personal activity tracker. Buy it here.
3. Amazon Fire TV Stick
The Fire TV Stick connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection of movies and TV episodes, voice search that actually works, and exclusive features like ASAP and Prime Music, Fire TV Stick is an easy way to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, HBO NOW, low-cost movie rentals, live and on-demand sports, music, photos, games, and more. Buy it here.
2. Yotaphone 2 (E-ink on Back)
The world’s first dual-screen always-on smartphone has arrived. Fully customizable always-on screen. Hands-free messaging and notifications. E-reading for up to 100 hours on a single charge. Full Android functionality on both screens. The smart-phone future – Now. YotaPhone 2 is the first dual-screen mobile in the world that combines the features of a premium Android smartphone with the benefits of an Electronic Paper Display.
The Electronic Paper Display is always on but consumes less energy. The screen is perfectly readable even in the brightest sunshine: fiction, Facebook, Twitter, news, RSS-feeds, blogs, email, messaging and (absolutely) everything else. Best of all, you can have it all in one device instead of carrying around your smartphone and e-reader. Yotaphone 2 measures battery life not in hours but in days. Five days’ reading on a single charge. 2 days of basic smartphone functions. Buy it here.
1. Snail Mobile W3D Gaming Phone
The W3D is a revolutionary mobile phone designed for the gamer. With dual analog sticks, d-pad, face and shoulder buttons that can all be re-mapped, your mobile games have never played better! When not gaming, enjoy your 3D movie collection using the free 3D glasses. With eye tracking technology, the W3D ensures an amazing 3D viewing experience. Made for international use, the W3D supports dual GSM and CDMA SIM cards. Buy it here.