Your smartphone is a communicator, computer, and camera in one, but a wide variety of accessories can help you get even more out of your phone. Here are a few of them.
1. ZEISS EXOLENS WIDE-ANGLE KIT; $199
Take your smartphone photos to the next level with these professional quality lenses, created in a collaboration between Exolens and the optical manufacturing company Zeiss. There are three types of lenses—wide angle, telephoto, and macro—which can be attached to a smartphone mount.
2. OTTERBOX UNIVERSE CASE; $45
Simply slip out a panel on the back of this case to swap in any number of modules Otterbox has created for it, including a speaker, tripod, wallet, bike mount, and thermal imaging camera.
3. LIFEPRINT; $130
There are a number of devices that will allow you to print photos from your smartphone, but LifePrint goes beyond just photos using its Hyperphoto technology. First, you select a frame of a video to print. Then, when you hold up the printed photo in front of the LifePrint app, the photo comes to life. LifePrint is currently just for iOS, but the company is developing an Android version that it plans to release this year.
4. TRAVEL ADAPTOR WITH USB PORTS; $28
Make sure you’re fully charged when traveling in the UK, Europe, and Australia with this adaptor, which accepts 100V to 240V and has two USB ports.
5. SMARTPHONE PROJECTOR 2.0; $26
Most projectors will set you back a pretty penny, but this device isn’t going to break the bank. Made of cardboard, it comes fully assembled and allows you to project videos onto the wall from your phone at eight times their normal size. Simply slip your phone inside, where it’s held in place by a silicone grip, sit back, and press play.