Top 10: Accessories for Your Smartphone – January 2017


With CES 2017 having just taken place earlier this month, there are loads of great new smartphones available, as well as plenty of great new accessories. Whether they are fitness bands, smartwatches or even just cases for your smartphone. Here are some of the best accessories you can pick up right now.

Misfit Wearables Smartwatch


Those of you have been wanting a great looking fitness tracker that looked more like a regular watch, Misfit Wearables has you covered. This new smartwatch debuted at CES 2017, and got tons of praise. This smartwatch is great because you'll still get vibrations when calls and texts come through, but it'll also track your activity. Including your steps, calories burned and much more.

Buy the Misfit Wearables Smartwatch

Gomffer Gomffer-202 Aluminum Phone Stand


This phone stand is made for the iPhone, but it will support other phones and even tablets. It's a great looking phone stand that you can use on your desk to keep your phone in front of you, but also charge it up if you want too, since it does have some pretty neat cable management included.

Buy the Gomffer-202 Aluminum Phone Stand


Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Speaker

Bang & Olufsen is a pretty popular name in the world of audio, and their latest wireless speaker (not Bluetooth), is launching in a couple of weeks, but you can pre-order it now. The Beoplay M5 Wireless Speaker is a sleek looking wireless speaker, and it can be connected with the A6 or A9 speakers to have multi-room sound in your home.


Buy the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Speaker

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Streaming Media Player


NVIDIA debuted the new SHIELD TV at CES 2017 earlier this month and it's also available for purchase. It's largely the same as the previous version, but it does have a redesigned controller and it brings the Google Assistant to the big screen. Now the Google Assistant is still in an early-beta form on the SHIELD TV, but it is pretty impressive already.


ASUS ZenWatch 3


Now the ASUS ZenWatch 3 isn't really that new, but it is now available. It was announced during the fall, and is one of the latest smartwatches to run on Android Wear. This smartwatch will be getting the upgrade to Android Wear 2.0 in a few weeks when Google rolls it out. It is also the first smartwatch from ASUS with a round display.

Buy the ASUS ZenWatch 3


Amazon Echo Dot

This accessory also isn't new, but it is still pretty impressive. The Amazon Echo Dot is a smaller version of the Echo and it does still have Alexa inside. Allowing you to use it as a regular speaker (which can also be connected to other speakers) or use it to control your smart home, ask it questions and so much more.

Buy the Amazon Echo Dot

DJI Mavic Pro

DJI has taken the drone world by storm with their Phantom drones and now the Mavic Pro is coming out and it's even better. This drone isn't cheap, coming in at $999, but it is super portable along with having an incredible 4K camera included. The DJI Mavic Pro is set to be released on March 20th, but you can pre-order it now.

Buy the DJI Mavic Pro

WeMo Mini Smart Plug

So WeMo has had smart plugs for quite some time, but they were rather large. Not anymore. The Mini Smart Plug is small enough to where you can plug two in one outlet and have two separate outlets for powering things on and off. And because it's WiFi connected and using WeMo, you can control it from your smartphone or even using your voice with Alexa.

Buy the WeMo Mini Smart Plug

Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat

Speaking of things that work with Alexa, this thermostat also works with Alexa. It's Wi-Fi connected, so you can adjust the temperature from anywhere in the world using your smartphone. Since it does have Alexa integration, you can also go ahead and use your voice to adjust the temperature in your home.

Buy the Lyric T5 WiFi Thermostat

TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb

TP-Link also has something that works with Alexa, and that's this Smart LED light bulb. They offer a few different models, but you just put them into your light socket and then you can control it with your smartphone or even with Alexa. Which means you can tell Alexa to turn on the lights, instead of jumping out of bed, or reaching for your phone.

Buy the TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb