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Featured: Top 10 Accessories for your Smartphone – March 2016

March 25, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

When it comes to buying a new smartphone, there are plenty of accessories that you can pick up to compliment your new smartphone. This includes things like microSD cards, smartwatches, cases, and even items for your smart home like a smart thermostat. This month we’re taking a look at a list of 10 accessories that would make a great compliment to your smartphone whether it’s an old one or brand new.

Sandisk 200GB MicroSD

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The Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5 all support microSD cards. Theoretically they can support up to 2TB of storage with their microSD card slot, however the largest microSD card that is available is a 200GB one, that is currently made by Sandisk. And that’s what we’re looking at here. This is a 200GB monster that will give your new device plenty of storage for quite  a while. It boasts speeds of 90 MB/s as well.

Buy the Sandisk 200GB MicroSD Card

Caseology Wavelength Series Case for LG G5

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The LG G5 is coming out next week, pretty exciting. And why not pick up a case or two for the new smartphone. This Caseology Wavelength case gives plenty of style to the LG G5, and is available in a slew of colors. However, more importantly than colors and style, this case also provides much-needed protection for the LG G5. Definitely something that is worthwhile to most people.

Buy the Caseology Wavelength Series Case for LG G5

Anker PowerCore+ 20100mAh Power Bank

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This power bank from Anker is pretty special. Not only because it has 20,100mAh of power inside, but it can do 6A output simultaneously (3A each port) and has a USB Type-C port. This can be used for charging as well as charging your device. This is great for those with the LG G5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and even the OnePlus Two. With 20100mAh of power, that is definitely going to last a long time.

Buy the Anker PowerCore+ 20100mAh Power Bank

Google OnHub

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While this isn’t really an accessory, per say, it is a pretty sweet router that works amazingly. The Google OnHub was built by TP-Link (there’s also an ASUS model) with Google and it makes managing your home WiFi so much easier. You can control everything from your smartphone, and allow guest access whenever you want. Making router control easier, is always a good thing.

Buy the Google OnHub (TP-Link Model) Buy the Google OnHub (ASUS Model)

iXCC 5-Port Car Charger

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There’s never enough ports in the car these days. Luckily this car charger has five USB ports available for you to plug items in. It actually sits in a cup holder and all of the wires come out of that. It’s not the best-looking car charger out there, but it does actually work really well. Giving you plenty of ports to charge everyone’s phone, tablet, smartwatch and anything else that needs a quick charge.

Buy the iXCC 5-Port Car Charger

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

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Talking about the smart home, this Belkin WeMo Insight Switch is a great place to start. It’s fairly cheap and will get you into the WeMo ecosystem which is already fairly large (and supports Amazon Echo). The Insight Switch allows you to control whatever is plugged into the switch from your smartphone. So if you have a lamp plugged in, you can turn it on or off from your smartphone instead of going to the lamp to turn it on or off. It’s simple, but a really great switch to have in the house.

Buy Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

AKG Pro Audio K67 TIESTO DJ Headphones

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If you’re into audio, and into getting the best audio possible, chances are you’ll want to spend some good money on a pair of headphones. The AKG Pro Audio K67’s are a great pair to pick up, and are still pretty cheap to be honest. These are on-ear headphones and include a pretty high noise rejection feature. This is great for immersing yourself in music and not worrying about the distractions around you.

Buy the AKG Pro Audio K67 TIESTO DJ Headphones

VRS Design Crystal Bumper for LG G5

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Here’s another good case for the upcoming LG G5. It’s a crystal-clear bumper that is made for the LG G5. It allows you to protect your brand new smartphone without running the risk of damaging it while still showing off the beauty of the LG G5. It is clear, but there are colored sides which match the colors of the LG G5. That include gray, silver, gold and pink.

Buy the VRS Design Crystal Bumper for LG G5

Fitbit Alta

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Fitbit recently released the Alta which is their latest fitness tracker. It’s a bit different than the others available, as it’s a much nicer looking band. There’s no heart-rate monitor unfortunately, but it does have interchangeable bands. Fitbit is selling bands in silicon, leather and metal. To make the band look that much better. It’s available in teal, plum, blue and black, with the other bands sold separately.

Buy the Fitbit Alta

Automatic – Connected Car Adapter

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This is an oldie but goodie. This car adapter from Automatic plugs into your OBD-II port in your car and can give your smartphone all types of information about the car. This includes why the check engine light is on, how you are driving and giving you tips to get even more mileage out of each gallon of gas. And most importantly, it uses data from your last 15 hours of driving to judge how many miles you can drive before needing to fill up. Definitely a great feature to have these days.

Buy the Automatic - Connected Car Adapter