Essential accessories for iPhone and Android

We use and rely on our smartphones more than any other device in our lives.

Apple is estimated to (AAPL) – Get the Apple Inc. sold over 196 million iPhones in 2020, although annual sales have continued to decline from a peak of 231 million in 2015 (but that may not matter since Apple said more than a billion iPhones are used worldwide). Samsung (SSNLF) shipped 270 million phones in 2020, the first time it has fallen below 300 million since 2011, according to another report.

And these phones don’t sit idle. Nearly half of Americans spend 5 to 6 hours a day on their phones, according to a 2021 Statista survey, and that’s outside of work-related use. So it’s no exaggeration to say that most Americans spend a large part of their day in front of their smartphones.

Out of the box there’s a lot your iPhone or Android phone can do, but there’s so much more potential that can be unlocked with the addition of accessories. Or at the very least, the right accessories can make it easier to manage or maintain our beloved phones.

We’ve picked out some of the most popular must-have phone accessories, from Samsung and Apple wireless headphones and car mounts at durable cables and batteries. These phone accessories might be just what you need if you’re looking for a few extra supplies for your home office or getting ready for a vacation trip. Heck, they’ll even make fantastic Christmas stockings for the avid tech lover in your life.

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Anker Nylon USB-C to Lightning Cable
Apple MagSafe Charger
Apple MagSafe Battery
Belkin MagSafe 2-in-1 Charging Stand
Apple AirPods (3rd generation)
Apple Airpod Pro
ZAGG Screen Protector
Tech21 EVO Max iPhone case
PocSockets PopWallet +
Satchi USB-C to USB-C cable 100W
Anker Nano II 45W
Anker PowerCore Slim 10K PD portable charger
Samsung Galaxy Buds2
Sony wireless noise canceling headphones
IOttie Easy One Touch car holder

Prices are accurate and items in stock at time of posting.

Dora W. Clawson