The 21st century love affair between human and phone can be dysfunctional. Let’s face it, phones have their downfalls: short charging cables, crappy earbuds and battery life that leaves you wanting more. But fret not, this roundup of totally necessary smartphone accessories is here to mend your relationship. Do you love your smartphone? Buy it a gift.
Aiaiai The Pipe Earbuds Because Apple’s earbuds aren’t made for human ears. The Pipe offers striking sound quality and an organic, minimal design that won’t leave you in pain after a podcast. $28, aiaiai.dk
Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens To really capture the detail of your brunch for your Instagram feed, consider the Olloclip 4-in-1. Snap this puppy on and choose from fisheye, wide-angle, and two macro lenses for the perfect pic. $79.99, olloclip.com
This Is Ground Cord Taco This Is Ground brings us yet another reason to love tacos. These handy little shells will keep your earbuds and charging cords in line. The craft edition features premium stitched cowhide to withstand everyday wear and tear. $20, thisisground.com
Native Union Night Cable Native Union’s 3-meter cable gives you room to move when you are charging up and the sliding weighted knot keeps the cable where you want it. Because bending over is like, so hard. $39.99, nativeunion.com
NomadKey Until they put a lightning cable on a Swiss army knife, NomadKey will be your best friend. Keep this little gadget on your key ring for dire battery situations. $24.95, hellonomad.com
Hex Solo Wallet For all of those 19th century establishments that don’t accept Apple Pay or Bitcoin, you’re gonna need some old school plastic. The Hex Solo Wallet keeps your cards safe while still maintaining a slim profile. $39.95, shophex.com
Satechi Universal Dashboard Mount Satechi offers the perfect minimalist mount for keeping your phone safe and secure on long haul road trips. It’s adjustable to accommodate 3.5”-5.5” smartphone models and installation is super simple. $14.99, satechi.net
Lifeproof Frē Case Having is shock proof, waterproof, dust proof case is always a good idea. Unless you like having your screen replaced on the regular, check out Lifeproof’s case that is über protective but not unbearably bulky. $79.99, lifeproof.com
The Smart Watch Having a watch that only tells time is so 2013. Pair your handset with a smart watch to fully maximize your phone’s potential. If you can’t wait for the highly anticipated Apple Watch coming early this Spring, check out solid options from LG and Motorola.
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