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Best accessories for your smartphone

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Make your smartphone even smarter!

There's not much your smartphone can't do, but these accessories will make sure it can do even more!

If you have a smartphone user on your shopping list, these smartphone accessories make the perfect gifts!

Make your smartphone even smarter!


Headphones are great accessories for anyone who wants to listen to music in public or have a hands-free conversation without letting everyone in on it. Backbeat Go 2 wireless earbuds provide great sound and keep you from getting tangled in a mess of cords. Three sizes of cushioned eartips help you get a comfortable fit, and the portable charging case fits easily in your pocket and makes sure you're powered up and ready to go at all times (, $80).

Make your smartphone even smarter!

Protective case

Our phones go everywhere we go, and they tend to take a beating in the process. The LifeProof case provides some of the best protection you can get for your smartphone. It's shockproof, snow-proof, dirt-proof, dustproof and waterproof at up to six feet for 60 minutes. This case completely seals-in your phone, keeping it safe from harm. It's available in several colors, so there's one for every taste (, $50).

Make your smartphone even smarter!

Car charger

There's nothing like being on the go and having your phone run out of battery power. Keep it charged while you travel with the Y-Charge car charger dual USB + micro USB data cable by TYLT. It has two USB ports, so you can charge two devices at once, and its 2-foot cable lets it rest in a safe and comfortable position while it charges (TYLT, $30 and up).

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External rechargeable battery

Sometimes, your battery dies and you're nowhere near a power source. So how do you get your phone all juiced up and ready to go? With an external rechargeable battery! The Jackery Giant has two ports for quick dual charging. Just keep it charged up and you're ready to go in case of a power outage or if you're just not near an outlet (Jackery Store, $80).

Wireless speakers

Your smartphone speakers may be powerful, but they probably don't quite cut it when you really want to rock out. The SOL REPUBLIC x Motorola DECK wireless speaker offers just the sound you need in a small and portable size. It 360° Full Sound technology projects sound from all directions, so you can hear the music from anywhere in the room. You can pair up to five devices with the speaker using the Bluetooth function, and it has a rear audio input for a wired connection. It's available in a variety of colors, so there's one for everyone on your list (Best Buy, $200).

Make your smartphone even smarter!

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