2019 is set to see the release of some great smartphones and a lot of people already upgraded to an iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy Note 9 this Christmas.
If you’ve already got the phone, you’re probably wondering what accessories to by in order to make your smartphone experience as good as it can be.
In this article, we’ll take a look into 9 smartphones accessories to put on your wishlist for the coming year.
1. Wireless Headphones
One of the most important smartphone related items to purchase this year are wireless headphones, that’s if you don’t already have them, of course!
In their most recent releases, Apple took the bold move to remove headphone jacks from their phones, making Bluetooth headphones an essential item for most Apple users.
However, the rise in the use of AirPods and other wireless headphones has led to wired headphones falling out of fashion- and fast.
Samsung and other major smartphone brands are still clinging on to headphone jacks, but it’s likely that new models of smartphones will eventually follow suit and the future will be completely wireless.
If you’re keen to be on trend and up to date, then wireless headphones are a must-have!
2. Power Banks
In 2019, most people do just about everything from their phone. Whether it’s keeping up-to-date with friends, watching movings and playing games or working, our phones can do it all.
The only problem with this is that the batteries that manufacturers are putting in the smartphones just aren’t equipped for the heavy usage they have to endure on a daily basis.
As a result, we as users are left frustrated in a constant state of low-battery, scrapping to find the nearest plug to get some juice.
That’s where power banks come in. Whether you need to make sure you’re phone’s power lasts through the day, or your planning a weekend camping trip and don’t have electricity, power banks are always handy to have.
The good news is, they’re also fairly cheap. Although there are more expensive ones available, you can get a cheap one for around AUD$10.
3. Car Mounts
It goes without saying that driving and texting, or making calls whilst driving is dangerous and illegal in most countries. However, if you’re a busy person with a demanding job or hectic social life, then not having access to your phone whilst driving can be a pain.
The good news is that with the help of Siri, Cortana or whichever random voice activated woman you choose to spend your time with, you can actually access your phone and make calls using your voice.
Great, right? Well, it is, when your phone doesn’t go flying down the dashboard every time you turn.
That’s why car mounts are an essential item in 2019, as they can help you to stay connected and safe when you’re on the road.
4. A Selfie Case
If you’re a smartphone user under the age of 30, then it’s highly likely that you spend at least 30-40% of your time on your phone trying to capture the perfect selfie.
In a social media world, snapping the perfect picture is much more important than it used to be, but what if there was a gadget that could help you improve your selfie success rate?
Well, there is! Selfies cases are the answer to every Instagrammers prayers and can help you take the perfect pic, whatever the lighting conditions.
At the club? No problem. A backlit selfie case can help to make sure you never miss another opportunity to take a magnificent mugshot.
5. Fitness Trackers
If you’re a fitness enthusiast, or you’re really passionate about tracking your avocado consumption, then a fitness tracker is an absolute must-have accessory.
Whilst they’re not strictly smartphone dependant, most popular fitness trackers will seamlessly link up to your smartphone to help you to efficiently track your progress.
If you started the new year with a resolution to exercise more or stay fit, then a fitness tracker could help you to achieve your goals by giving you regular updates and reminders via your smartphone.
6. Portable Keyboards
If you’re the type of person that does a lot of work or sends emails from your phone, then a portable keyboard could make your life a lot easier.
There are a few different brands that sell portable keyboards which are foldable, pocket-sized and link up via Bluetooth to your phone.
These gadgets are perfect for sending long emails from your phone without getting thumb fatigue.
7. Gaming Controllers
If you’re a gaming fanatic who loves playing Fornite whilst you’re on the go, then this is the must-have accessory for you.
Lots of companies are now releasing gamepads that emulate the controllers of popular gaming brands like Xbox and PlayStation that can be used with your phone.
The controllers have a holster for your phone and can help take your smartphone gaming to the next level.
8. Waterproof Cases
Planning a big trip this year and want to make sure you can capture the perfect beach snaps? A waterproof case can help you do just that.
Whilst most modern smartphones come equipped with some level of waterproof capabilities, it’s always a good idea to give your prized possession some extra protection when you’re enjoying some seaside fun.
There are lots of different waterproof cases available, some more expensive than others, but most are reasonably priced and sufficient for providing an extra layer of protection for your peace of mind.
9. Selfie Sticks
Selfie sticks aren’t exactly a new concept, but they’re always handy to have, especially if you’re planning a holiday this year.
Selfie sticks can help you take the perfect group pictures and can also help you to snap great shots if you’re alone.
Whatever you’re up to, selfie sticks are usually quite useful in most scenarios, and they’re a pretty cheap accessory to add to your repertoire.