Question of the Day: What Kinds of Accessories do You Buy for Your Phones?

When you buy a new smartphone, not only do you get to enjoy a brand new phone with new features and a new camera and a new gorgeous display, you also get to think about the kinds of accessories you might want to pick up alongside it. That could mean cases, skins, stands, screen protectors, wireless chargers (if supported), fast chargers, SD cards, cables, battery packs, headphones, etc. While the accessory market has evolved over the years from exclusive, device-specific products to products that mostly work universally from one phone to the next (unless you are a Google Nexus phone), I think we still tend to want to outfit our new phone with something extra.

In today’s question of the day, we want to know what kinds of accessories you buy for your phones? What are the best Android accessories that you seem to pick up with each new pick-up? We know that a number of you buy cases, but are you also picking up fresh SD cards or battery packs or quick chargers? If so, which brands are you going with?

DEAL: This Quick Charge 2.0 Car Charger is Just $5.99

Here’s a crazy good deal for those of you on the hunt for a car charger with Quick Charge 2.0 support. Choetech is currently selling their 2-port car charger for just $5.99 with coupon code. The unit typically retails for $13.99, so you are looking at a solid $8 discount to just a few bucks.

While it is 2-port, only 1 of the ports is QC 2.0 equipped. The other port is an adaptive fast charger that should still get the job done fairly quickly.

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These USB Type-C Adapters are Benson Leung Approved

If you own one of the new Nexus devices, the Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, you are probably slowly settling into the idea of USB Type-C. Many of you may have picked up an additional charger or cable here or there through a variety of deals featured on this site, but if you have yet to because you still own a whole bunch of microUSB chargers from old phones that are still in working order, maybe it’s time to put those back to work. Maybe it’s time to pick-up some USB Type-C adapters.

Thanks to Googler Benson Leung, who has been fighting the spec compliant USB Type-C fight for us all, we have a pretty healthy list of adapters that are the safe to use with your older microUSB chargers. It’s probably safe to say that these are the best USB Type-C adapters around.  (more…)

DEALS: $15 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, 10400mAh Portable Battery, All the USB Type-C Cables, $150 Off Watch Urbane

Deals, deals, deals. We’re always on the hunt for deals. Today, we’ve got a pretty serious list from some of the regular crew featured here on DL, which includes names like Aukey, Anker, iOrange-E, and LG. We have everything below from portable battery packs with Quick Charge 2.0 to IPX4 rated Bluetooth speakers to USB Type-C cables and the Watch Urbane with a $150 discount.

Some have codes, almost all should have Amazon Prime shipping, and most are for a limited time.  (more…)

DEAL: 92% Off XtremeGuard Tempered Glass Screen Protectors

I can’t say that I’ve touched a screen protector in some time, but there is certainly a market and audience for them. If we were to recommend something, at least in the past, we always suggested tempered glass protectors, because of their quality, touch feel, and hardness (8-9H). Should something like that – a screen protector – still interest you, XtremeGuard is hosting an incredible deal on them at the moment.

By adding two to your cart and inputting the code “92OFF,” you’ll get exactly as the coupon suggests, 92% off(more…)