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Featured: Top 10 Accessories for your Smartphone – Feb. 2016

February 12, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Getting accessories for your smartphone is much more than just picking up a new case, or a dock for your new device. There are cables, flash drives, smartwatches and so much more. Here’s this month’s edition of the top 10 accessories for your smartphone!

WeMo Switch and Motion Sensor

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Belkin’s WeMo, like Philips’ Hue, has all sorts of great smart home products. Including a connected slow cooker. This WeMo Switch and Motion Sensor pack is a great place to start. Allowing you to plug in a lamp to the outlet and control it from your smartphone using the free WeMo app. The Motion Sensor is also great for lamps as well, allowing you to turn on your lamp when it senses motion in the room.

WeMo Switch and Motion Sensor

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

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This is Samsung’s latest smartwatch. Unlike previous Tizen-based smartwatches, the Gear S2 works with all Android smartphones (and will work with iOS soon). It’s a fantastic smartwatch, offering all day battery life along with the ability to scroll through the OS by rotating the bezel on the top of the watch. It’s a great accessory to your new smartphone.

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

Aukey Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger

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Aukey already has Quick Charge 3.0 products available, even though the only smartphone that can support it is the HTC One A9 – for now. The good thing is that Quick Charge 3.0 is backwards compatible with Quick Charge 2.0, 1.0 and even standard charging. This car charger has two ports. One does Quick Charge 3.0, which is color-coded in teal while the other uses their proprietary AiPower Technology.

Aukey Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger

Tronsmart Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C Wall Charger

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Now this wall charger is definitely future proof. With Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C being the future, Tronsmart has released a wall charger that features both technologies. The USB Type-C port also does Quick Charge 3.0, although there are no USB Type-C devices available right now that also support Quick Charge 3.0. That should change this year, however.

Tronsmart Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C Wall Charger

NVIDIA SHIELD TV

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If you’re in the market for a new set-top box, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV is definitely one to check out. It runs on Android TV platform, so you’ve got all of your favorite apps and games already included. Including Netflix, Hulu, Google Play Movies & TV and so much more. With it being an NVIDIA set-top box, you also have some incredible games on the Tegra platform, which you can play on the big screen without an issue.

NVIDIA SHIELD TV

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth Speaker

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Lets face it, the speakers in our smartphones and even tablets, aren’t all that great. Harman Kardon is known for their fantastic speakers, and here we have their Onyx Studio speaker. It’s available in both black and white, also provides some amazing audio for your music and/or videos you’re watching on your device. It is wireless with a built-in battery, but you will need to plug it in from time to time.

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth Speaker

Master & Dynamic MH40

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Those looking for a high-end pair of headphones, the MH40’s from Master & Dynamic should definitely work well. The MH40’s include a great looking durable pair of headphones. They also include 45mm neodymium drivers which are precision tuned and custom. These drivers provide expansive, rich and warm sound signature for those using the MH40 headphones. Not to mention they are super comfortable with the memory foam ear pads included.

Master & Dynamic MH40

A-Audio A41 High Definition Earphones

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However, if you’re one that’s looking for a decent pair of earbuds to use with your smartphone, the A-Audio A41 earbuds here are a great pair to pick up. Coming in at under $100, the A-Audio A41 earbuds are chrome and black and look fantastic. They also feature 8mm drivers, seeing as these are earbuds, it’s understandable that the drivers are smaller than the MH40’s listed above.

A-Audio A41 High Definition Earphones

Garmin Vivosmart

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The Garmin Vivosmart is Garmin’s latest fitness tracker. Much like the offerings available from Fitbit and Jawbone, the Vivosmart offers smart notifications. So you can see calls, texts, meetings, emails and more on your wrist. It can also automatically sync with your smartphone or computer over Bluetooth. It’ll sync your steps taken, your workouts, calories burned and so much more. There is also a built-in heart-rate monitor so you can keep tabs on your activity each day.

Garmin Vivosmart

iXCC USB Type-C to Type-C Cable (6-feet)

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Here we have a 6-foot long USB Type-C to Type-C cable, which is also sporting the proper spec for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Making it a great USB Type-C cable to pick up for your Nexus device, or your OnePlus 2. It will work great with the Tronsmart USB Type-C charger which appeared earlier on this list.

iXCC USB Type-C to Type-C Cable (6-Feet)