Back to School 2016 Buying Guide: Top 10 Smartphone Accessories

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Let’s face it, smartphones are a major part of our lives these days. Even when talking about going to school and getting that degree. Now we’ve already talked about the best smartphone to pick up this back to school season, now it’s time to pick out some accessories for those new smartphones. And there are plenty to choose from.

Moto 360 (2nd Gen)



The second generation Moto 360 is probably one of the best smartwatches to pick up, especially considering its value. The Moto 360 runs on Android Wear, so not only can you get all of your notifications on your wrist, but you can also use all sorts of Android apps on your wrist. Including Evernote, for taking notes, making grocery lists and much more.

Buy the Moto 360 (2nd Gen)

AUKEY Quick Charge 2.0 Wall Charger



If you own a newer smartphone, then it likely supports Quick Charge 2.0, which can charge your smartphone about twice as fast. But you do need a Quick Charge 2.0 charger to be able to do that. AUKEY has a great one here that is perfect for any dorm or apartment. It actually has two Quick Charge 2.0 ports, allowing you to charge two devices at the same time.

Buy the AUKEY Quick Charge 2.0 Wall Charger

Anker 36W Dual USB Car Charger PowerDrive+ 2



Of course, we can’t leave the car out. This car charger also sports Quick Charge 2.0 capability. Allowing you to charge your smartphone pretty quickly while you’re in the car. Seeing as most of us plug our phones in while we are in the car anyways, so we can top off that battery before we get to our destination. It’s definitely a good accessory to pick up.

Buy the Anker 36W Dual USB Car Charger

Samsung Level U


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How about a pair of Bluetooth headphones? Samsung’s own Level U Bluetooth headphones are some of the best around, especially for the money. The headphones hang around your neck and then there are earbuds that go into your ears. So you can hide it under the collar of your shirt, if you wanted too. Not to mention the fact that they provide some magnificent audio.

Buy the Samsung Level U


Fitbit Charge HR


The Charge HR is one of the best activity trackers out there, and it’s one of the cheapest with a heart rate monitor built-in. The Charge HR will continuously track your heart rate all day long. Which is very useful for when you are working out. Being able to see when you are in different heart rate zones, and push yourself a bit further in each workout.


Buy the Fitbit Charge HR

Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones



Another great pair of headphones here, this time from Sony. If you like to listen to bass-heavy music, like Rap or Hip-Hop, these will be amazing. They are also Bluetooth, and despite looking pretty large, they are actually fairly lightweight. Sony quotes the battery as lasting about 20 hours of continuous playback before needing to be recharged. Which is about the industry standard these days.

Buy the Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones

Huawei Watch


This is another great Android Wear smartwatch, it’s a bit pricier than the Moto 360, but definitely made of higher-quality materials. The Huawei Watch also has a built-in speaker, which allows you to do quite a few things that the Moto 360 cant. Additionally, there are plenty of Android apps that work with the Huawei Watch and it will get Android Wear 2.0 later this fall.

Buy the Huawei Watch

RAVPower 22000mAh 3-Port Power Bank


If you’re always on the go, this is a power bank you’ll want to keep in your bag. It’s a 22,000mAh battery pack and will recharge your phone about 6-7 times before needing to be recharged itself. If you’re friend needs some juice, there are three USB ports on this one. Allowing you to charge multiple devices with ease.

Buy the RAVPower 22000mAh 3-Port Power Bank

Anker PowerCore 10000


The Anker PowerCore 10000 is a slightly smaller power bank, actually a much smaller one. But it still has enough juice to charge up your smartphone a few times before needing a recharge itself. Unfortunately, we have only one USB port here on the Anker PowerCore 10000. So you’ll have to be a bit selfish in terms of allowing people to charge their phones.

Buy the Anker PowerCore 10000

Tronsmart 6-Pack Micro USB Cables


Because you can never have enough micro USB cables, right? Tronsmart has a 6-pack here which has micro USB cables in all sizes. Great to have them available, in case you do actually need them. This pack has cables in 1-foot, 3.3-feet and 6-feet lengths.

Buy the Tronsmart 6-Pack Micro USB Cables