Picking out accessories for your brand new phone can be a bit daunting. Which ones are the best? Which are the best bang for your buck? Luckily we are here to help you out with that. Here are our top 10 accessories for the month of October.
The Huawei Watch is one of the newer Android Wear-powered smartwatches available. It's available in a slew of options. Including the stainless steel model you see here. It has a beautiful 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display, and works with Android 4.3 and above (also iOS 8.2 and up). It comes with a slew of watch faces pre-installed as well.
Amazon has built a really fantastic device here with the Amazon Echo. It's a Bluetooth speaker, but with Google Now-like abilities. You can talk to Alexa and ask her things like the weather, sports scores, news headlines and so much more. It is also compatible with Belkin's WeMo and Philips Hue products.
Anker PowerCore 15600
Need to keep your phone charged up during the day? The Anker PowerCore 15600 has your back. This is an external battery pack which boasts a capacity of about 15,600mAh. Which is enough to charge most phones about 5 times. Pretty impressive. It also sports two USB ports so you can charge a friends phone at the same time.
Cable Matters USB Type-A to USB Type-C Cable
With the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P out now, it's time to start stocking up on cables for USB Type-C. And this is a great place to start. This has the traditional USB Type-A on one end, which will allow you to plug your new Nexus or OnePlus 2 into your laptop easily so you are able to root it, flash a ROM, etc. with ease.
Aukey Quick Charge 3.0 Turbo Wall Charger
Want to pick up a charger that's future proof, at least a little bit? Aukey has a Quick Charge 3.0 charger here, which currently only one phone supports Quick Charge 3.0 and that'd be the HTC One A9. But there will be plenty more in the next 12 months. So it's definitely a great charger to pick up.
UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker
Ultimate Ears or UE, who is a subsidiary of Logitech, recently announced the second generation of their popular BOOM Speaker. We still have the insane 360-degree audio coming out of it. Additionally it has 100-feet of Bluetooth range and 15 hours of battery life. As usual, UE offers it in a ton of colors, with more designs coming in the next few months.
Samsung Gear S2
It may not run Android, but it is compatible with all Android smartphones. The Gear S2 is one of the best smartwatches of the year. It has a ton of apps that are pre-installed. Additionally, it allows you to navigate the OS by rotating the bezel, which is actually really cool. It's also available as a 4G LTE model.
TechMatte Micro USB to USB Type-C adapter
If you've just picked up the OnePlus 2, Nexus 5X, or Nexus 6P, then you're probably in need of some adapters. TechMatte has a nifty adapter to go over your micro USB cable that will allow it to plug into your USB Type-C device. It's pretty neat, and a bit cheaper than buying hundreds of new cables.
Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 Car Charger
Need a charger for your car? Well Aukey has a Quick Charge 2.0 charger here that works really well. It has two USB ports which both support Quick Charge 2.0. Now Quick Charge 2.0 is supported on the Snapdragon 800, 801, 805, 808 and 810 and can charge your phone about twice as fast as a normal charger. And who doesn't want their phone to charge faster?
Jawbone UP3 Activity & Fitness Tracker
Jawbone is also in the fitness tracker game, and the UP3 is their latest model. The UP3 can track your activity, as well as your sleep and your heart rate. To help you become more active, which is something we could all use, right? It can also track the food that you're eating to keep you from intaking too many calories.