Our trusty smartphones seem to have all the bells and whistles these days, but to be fair, there are still a few ways to take them to the next level, and the following accessories have got our attention:
Boxwave Keyboard Case for iPhone 6
Remember when built-in keyboards in smartphones were a must-have? While we’ve moved on to snazzy touch screens, nothing will ever be as fast and responsive as some physical keys. You can give your iPhone 6 an old-school touch with this slide-out keyboard case, which will stay charged for two weeks. This makes it easier for some people to type accurately, and if you have big hands or fingers, it could help those at-home typing sessions dramatically.
RiCharge Pocket Charger
Constantly running out of battery while out and about? The RiCharge pocket charger is the perfect accessory for the guy on the go. It’s durable, light and fits into your pocket without having you rip your precious jeans from squeezing it in. The Pocket Charger is used to recharge all smart phones, MP3/MP4 players, portable game consoles, Garmin watches, GPS devices, Go-Pros, hands free devices and digital cameras. Check out the Richarge Pocket Charger here.
Sony QX10 and QX100 “Lens Cameras”
Photography-lovers who want to take their smartphones to the next level should look no further than Sony’s new offerings. Using the Sony QX10 or QX100 “lens cameras, they don’t necessarily physically attach to your phone, but rather your iPhone or Android device acts as a live viewfinder. A wi-fi signal is established between the QX and the phone. Sony’s proprietary app gives the user control over white balance, exposure settings, zoom, and more. In addition to a manual zoom control, the QX100 has a 1-inch, 20.2 megapixel sensor, Zeiss lens, and a 1.8 aperture for low light and shallow depth of field. The compact QX10 offers a 10x optical zoom.
Of course, all of these snazzy photo capabilities are useless without having some great physical copies. After snapping the perfect smartphone photo, the instaX Share smartphone printer by Fujifilm makes it possible to print that photo out on the spot. By downloading the instaX app to the smartphone, the printer wirelessly connects to the phone through the app and enables the user to print pictures from the photo reel, Facebook page or Instagram. The app also has the option to take new pictures in real time, instead of choosing a photo from elsewhere on the phone. There are quite a few editing options for all the filter lovers out there, as well.