Smartphone Techcessories You Don't Need, but Should Definitely Get

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There are certain accessories for smartphones that are completely necessary—you know, like a charger and a phone case that'll protect the screen when you accidentally drop it. Then there are the accessories that no one really needs, but they're too fun not to have.


Here are some of those techcessories, because why not?

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Jonathan Adler Phone Smartphone Holder

This retro-style phone holder is exactly what you need if you're feeling like technology has taken over the world. It's a tiny reminder that life used to be simpler. Then when a text comes through or someone tries to FaceTime you, you'll quickly be reminded that smartphones are awesome.


Buy it at Neiman Marcus for $48.


CamKix 3 in 1 Camera Lens Kit

Your smartphone probably has an excellent built-in camera, but if you're looking to step up your photography game without purchasing an expensive camera, a camera lens attachment is exactly what you need. The CamKix 3 in 1 Camera Lens Kit comes with fish eye, macro, and wide-angle lenses.


Available on Amazon for $12.


SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller

The Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller makes gaming on your smartphone so much easier and way more enjoyable. It's compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and Apple TV.

Get it on Amazon for $44.


Hyperkin Smartboy Handheld Gaming Console

Sorry, iPhone users... this one's for Android smartphones only. Turn your phone into a Gameboy, and live out the '90s once again.

Get it at Walmart for $37.


Google Cardboard

You can buy an expensive VR headset or you can buy a super cheap one that'll do the job. Google Cardboard creates an immersive experience for you, and all you need to do is download a VR app and slide in your smartphone.


Buy it on Google for $15.


Smartphone Magnifier

This portable retro-style cardboard TV magnifies your screen to double its size so you can stream your shows without straining to see them.

Get it at Urban Outfitters for $30.


Smartphone UV Sanitizer and Charger

The Smartphone UV Sanitizer and Charger does exactly what its name describes—it charges your phone while simultaneously sanitizing it. Two Ultraviolet-C lamps automatically turn on to kill 100% of bacteria in 10 minutes.

Buy it at Sharper Image for $70