Are you looking for the hottest accessories of 2022? Look no further!
Each year we see various trends regarding finding the best phone accessories. Some are there for style, and others can even improve the functions and accessibility of your mobile phone. So before considering a phone trade-in, why not see if there is an accessory to fix the problem?
1. Portable mobile printer
Whether you love to capture a good landscape or are the queen of selfies, being able to print them on the spot is always handy! With a portable printer, you can get your images instantly. These are also great for scrapbooking, picking the photos you want to print as you go along. A portable printer can vary anywhere from £50 to £200. Some will print in monochrome only, but many do print in colour and may even offer sticky-backed printing, preventing the need to glue.
2. Selfie stick
The selfie stick is certainly not new, and the first homemade selfie stick was created by Arnold Hogg, a pianist, in 1925 to take a photo of himself and his wife. However, the term selfie stick did not become widely used until 2014. With such an extensive history, there is no surprise that they are still a popular accessory for phone users today. They make great companions for travel vloggers and influencers alike, leaving you virtually hands-free.
3. Mini tripods
Tripods, again, are not a new invention, but with the variety of mini tripods, they are great little accessories for any vlogger or YouTuber. Holding your phone securely in place, you don’t have to worry about finding the right balance and angle. Each tripod will bend and click, into which every angle gets your best shots. Whether you’re a baking vlogger or an athlete capturing skills on your phone, a tripod is essential for those perfect vids.
4.Attachable ring lights
Have the perfect background but poor lighting for that insta-worthy image? Not a problem with an attachable selfie ring light. Whether you want the right shading for your plate or the perfect light for your new profile picture, you can flip the ring to either side to offer photographer lighting without all the equipment.
5. Mobile flash drives
Nothing is worse than seeing the storage usage warning on your phone! The panic of wondering what you need to delete to make space for even more videos, music or apps is stressful. In days gone by, phones would come with a slot to insert additional memory cards, but they are not so common in new phones. Instead, pick up a flash drive to fit into your charger port. Use it like a computer and transfer all your older files that you just can’t bare the thought of deleting.
6. NFC tags
These are ideal for those looking to simplify daily activities, set reminders throughout your day to help keep on top of medication or even just have a smart home without all the expensive gadgets. NFC tags cost very little, less than the price of a coffee for a pack of 10. They are little stickers that can be placed anywhere you want to interact. You could program them together so that when the tag on the back of a plate interacts with one on the table, it automatically texts the family for tea, or even place them on the cap of a tablet box that will remind you to take them every 24 hours after each tap.
7. Power banks
Fed up with running out of battery? You could sell your phone to trade up for a new device with a better battery or pick up a power bank if you aren’t quite there just yet. Unlike years ago, power banks hold so much more charge than ever, making them ideal for camping, festivals or even long-haul flights. For around £15, you can pick up about 10,000mAH, which is enough to charge three iPhone 14 batteries.
8. Gaming controllers
Whether you’re an old-school retro gamer or looking to keep up your kill streak on Call of Duty, with the various plug-in-a-play remotes available, you can do it anywhere. Especially with the likes of Xbox becoming more and more fluid throughout platforms offering more remote play than any other console. Getting a gaming adapter for your phone can make the play feel more natural than adapting to your smartphone’s screen. However, nothing is more natural than the original remote. Check out the Xbox Care controller or PlayStation DualSense, no need for any plug-in and play with these!
9. Stress reliever phone cases
In a world with everything on the go and everything at your fingertips, it’s no surprise that more people are suffering from anxiety and stress than ever before. If you find yourself worried or nervous whilst scrolling through your phone, why not get a case which can give you a great distraction? So many phone cases offer a Pop-It to pop the stress away that you will quickly forget the post which got you so worried in the first place.
10. Car phone holder plus wireless charger
If you take long car journeys regularly, then a wireless car charger is essential to your must-have accessories. Many are suitable for most car vents and offer the ease of charging your phone without finding cables and having them in the way whilst driving. Perfect if you use google maps to find your way on the road. With so many phones reducing the attachments and accessories they come with, many phones now come with wireless charging capabilities. This allows the phone to charge without wires trailing and lessens the risk of broken phones.
11. Phone projector
The possibilities with a projector are endless! A phone projector is essential if you like to share your holiday snaps with friends or family (if that is still a thing) or want a larger screen than your home TV offers. Set up a cinema in the garden or keep the kids entertained on your family camping trip without the need to huddle over an iPad. And with the lack of cables needed, you can stream any content you choose without fuss.
Many of these accessories will require specific abilities only available with the latest devices. Why not consider an upgrade today and take advantage of our sell my mobile services? We offer the best online prices for iPhones and Samsungs, so get a quote today!