Plenty of great smartphones launched in April, including the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus and the LG G6. Now it's time to take a look at some new accessories to pick up for your new (or old) smartphone. These accessories include smartwatches, fitness trackers, headphones and much more.
Huawei Watch 2
While it was announced in February, the Huawei Watch 2 is now available in most countries. The Huawei Watch 2 is available for $299, and in a variety of colors. It does run on Android Wear 2.0, which is the latest version of Android Wear right now. It does also include support for Android Pay, so now you can pay for things with your wrist, and not even pull out your smartphone.
Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones
The Powerbeats3 are some of the best wireless headphones available right now, and with most smartphone makers looking to eliminate the headphone jack, the Powerbeats3 are a good pair to check out. They are Bluetooth and offer some pretty impressive battery life. They offer around 12 hours of battery life, before needing to recharge them again. They are also available in several different colors.
Fitbit Alta HR
The Fitbit Alta HR is the latest fitness tracker from Fitbit, and it is basically the Alta with a heart rate monitor. The Alta was one of the best received fitness trackers from Fitbit, and now it's gotten even better. The Fitbit Alta HR does have interchangeable bands, allowing you to easily swap in a leather, metal or another silicon band on the Fitbit Alta HR.
Tronsmart 3-Port 42W USB Quick Charge 3.0 Wall Charger
Tronsmart has a great Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger here, it's a 3-port wall charger, so you can charge multiple devices with only one outlet being used. This wall charger has one Quick Charge 3.0 port while the others are standard charging ports at 2.4A each, which is still plenty fast, just not Quick Charge 3.0 fast.
Spigen USB Car Charger Dual Port
Spigen's car charger here is another great accessory to pick up. It is a dual-port car charger which does 2.4A out of each port, so you can get some pretty fast charging speeds while in the car. It's a somewhat minimal car charger, that won't take up much space, and since it is using USB-A ports, it'll work for any device, whether it has a USB-C, micro USB or Lightning port.
TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb
TP-Link's smart LED light bulb isn't really an accessory for your smartphone, but it can be controlled by it, so it's on the list. These smart bulbs can be controlled by the app on your smartphone, and it can also be controlled by Alexa and Google Assistant. These will save you energy, and make it easier to control the lights in your home.
Garmin vívosmart HR+
This is another popular fitness tracker, this time from Garmin. As you can tell by the name, there is a heart rate monitor included in the Garmin vivosmart HR+, so you'll be able to track your workouts better and see how far you are pushing yourself. It will track your steps, calories burned and so much more. It will sync with both Android and iOS.
Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, 2nd Generation
Add some accent lighting to your home with the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus. This can be added beneath the countertop in the kitchen, around your TV to make your entertainment center look cooler, or really anywhere. And since it works with the Hue system, you can control it from your phone, and with your voice using Alexa and Google Assistant.
Now this is a pretty interesting product for smartphones. It's an expanding stand and grip for your smartphone. You can stick it on the back of your smartphone and it makes it easier to hold onto a larger phone, and you also get a built in stand, making it easier to watch media on your smartphone.
Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker
Anker has a pretty impressive Bluetooth speaker here in the SoundCore. Not only does it look and sound great, but it also has a rather impressive 24-hours of battery life. Meaning that it can last you days, if not an entire week of listening to music (all depending on how much you listen to music and the volume, etc). It's also a fairly cheap speaker, coming in at about $35.