Whether you want to give your mobile phone a unique look, improve its performance, or want to go hands-free, you’ll find a large selection of innovative mobile phone accessories and parts in online stores.
Smartphone cases are in high demand and can completely change the look of your mobile phone. Here’s a short list on what you should consider when you’re shopping for a case.
Model – What kind of phone do you have? No matter how beautiful and cheap that iPhone 4s case is, it won’t be of much use if you own an iPhone 5. So keep your phone brand and model in mind when you’re shopping for a case. Most case manufactures offer hundreds of styles that fit wide range of smartphones, including models from Samsung and Apple.
Protection – Another important aspect to consider: what you’re protecting your phone from? For safeguarding against water, dirt or dust, consider something more hearty such as Armor series, Otterbox or Incipio Atlas ID waterproof cases. They are made with five separate defensive layers for protecting against shock, water, dust, and dirt. Some cases also feature a fingerprint scanner that provides an additional layer of security in case your phone is stolen or lost.
Grip – Besides protecting a phone, some covers are also designed to ensure easy holding. Speck’s CandyShell Grip phone case is widely used for one big reason-its texturized silicone strips that ensure that mobile phone remains in users hands firmly during vigorous group-texting sessions, while a raised bezel and dual layer physically safeguards the device. Another contender in this category is Knucklecase that has an imposing look and offers a stellar way to keep your phone safely in hand.
Features – Although any mobile phone case with do well for day-to-day use, what about people who prefer to keep mobile with them when they go running? Or love to take lot of pictures? If you are carrying fat wallet of a purse, consider a case that features a pop-out slot on its back with enough room for credit card or ID card. It also has cutouts for camera and textured sides for easy gripping. A worthy contender for such cases is the UUnique iPhone Wallet. It’s a beautiful and stylish mobile phone accessory that is made from leather, with an external pouch for cards and cash.
There are many other cases that offer wide range of features:
- The popular Mophie Juice Pack offers lot of additional battery power,
- The TaskOne has a special fold-out multitool,
- and Speck’s SmartFlex View and Incipio’s Kicksnap both offer fold-out stands on the back,
- Rokform’s Rokshield has been designed for mounting the case on a car’s dash (you’ll have to buy the mount separately).
Security – Smartphone theft is a big issue. You can stay safe by investing in a case that offers extra security features. For instance, the Yellow Jacket phone case also doubles as a stun gun, and can also charge the phone if it’s low on battery. Kensington’s BungeeAir mobile phone case securely tethers the phone to a tiny fob; if the owner walks too far away from the mobile phone, the fob immediately triggers an alert and the companion app immediately password-locks the phone. Meanwhile, the great looking Coyote Case comes equipped with a loud 100db siren that you can deploy in emergencies.
Style – If you’re interested in something little more with style than a average phone case, check out the new GelaSkins line. It’s not only lovely but also highly customizable. These artsy, colorful skins are the best stocking stuffers for creative people in life. Besides the classic offerings from the likes of Van Gogh, you can buy cases with works from many upcoming artists such as Colin Johnson and Camilla d’Errico – the selection includes everything from ethereal prints to street-art designs. In fact, you can also upload your own images, so here you have endless options.
Improve Mobile Phone Performance
Mobile phone batteries – You will find so many batteries from top brands such as LG, Motorola, Audiovox, Samsung and other popular brands. You can even add one extra battery for improved backup.
Mobile phone chargers – Replace old charger or purchase a new second one for your office, and keep your phone battery fully charged everywhere you go. You can also buy car mobile phone chargers.
Moble phone data cables – Use software and data cables to synchronize your contacts and calendar with your PC, or download games, ringtones and wallpaper images.
Mobile phone SIM cards – You can update your SIM card or buy special modules that will let your card sit safely in your mobile.
Mobile phone wireless keyboards – Supplement your Treo or Blackberry keypad with wireless keyboard. With larger keyboard you can text email, message and also surf the Internet faster.
Mobile phone audio – Connect your MP3 playing mobile phone with your home stereo system, or find good speakers that let you share your tunes with the world.
Install a Mobile Phone In Your Car
These days you can get hands-free car kits that allow you to drive with both your hands firmly on wheels! These kits include control unit, mobile phone mount or cradle, speaker and microphone or FM transmitter. Some kits also come with external handset and may charge your phone battery while you drive. These kits come in two varieties.
Portable mobile phone car kits – You can easily move your kit between multiple vehicles. Portable mobile phone kits use Bluetooth, which is a short-range networking for communicating with your phone.
Installed car kits – You can also opt for a permanent kit right behind your dashboard. Once you purchase the hardware, you can get this kit professionally installed.
Go Hands-Free With a Mobile Phone Headset
You can also buy hands-free mobile phone headsets. This will allow you to shop for groceries or work at desk without holding the phone. Many Bluetooth hands-free headsets, Plantronics hands-free headsets, Jabra hands-free headsets and many other popular brands are available online.
Mobile phone holders -You can find designer mobile phone cases that give your mobile a chic look. Mobile phone holsters and pouches also protect mobile phone and other mobile phone accessories.
Straps – Colorful mobile phone straps give your phone a trendy look.
Charms – Whimsical mobile phone charms hang off your mobile phone and reflect your personality.
Faceplates – Interchangeable faceplates create a completely different mobile phone looks to suit your style. Swarovski crystal-encrusted mobile faceplates can easily add a touch of glamour to your mobile phone.