Each month, we round up 10 accessories that are great additions to your collection. Whether they make things easier, or keep your device charged up and ready to go. They are all great accessories to pick up. Some of these may be new, some may not be. But they are all worth the cash.
Anker A7909 Bluetooth Speaker
Anker isn’t really known for their audio products. Heck they only have a handful of speakers available. The A7909 Bluetooth Speaker here is a great speaker to pick up. It outputs some deep and rich sound, as well as offering 24-hour battery life. Not only that, it’s super lightweight and also very portable. Making it easy to just throw it into your bag.
The NVIDIA SHIELD isn’t new, really, but this week NVIDIA had decided to lower the price a bit and throw in the controller as well. Making it a very enticing Android TV Set-top box. Additionally with the SHIELD you get some amazing gaming power along with some sweet games that are built for NVIDIA’s processor and GPU that’s inside the SHIELD.
Android Wear is quickly becoming like Android. Lots of choices, at tons of great prices. The ASUS Zenwatch 2 was announced in September and is the cheapest Android Wear watch available. While still looking fantastic. It’ll support all of the fitness functions you’d expect from Google Fit, as well as many other Android Wear apps like AllTheCooks.
Aukey has a number of great Quick Charge 2.0 products, including this 3-port Wall Charger. Which will allow you to charge up to three gadgets while only using one outlet in your home. Definitely convenient. Only one port is Quick Charge 2.0, however the other two will charge your phone as fast as it can handle. Definitely a good feature to have.
Omaker has a great 3-port USB Car Charger here, which puts out 6.6A of output altogether. Which means it’s going to charge your smartphone quickly. It also means that you can charge three devices while using just one outlet in the car. And we all know that car outlets can be very minimal, with some cars only having one or two outlets.
Now here’s a wall charger that’s a bit future proof. It’s Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 which will make a big splash in 2016 (the HTC One A9 does support it though). The good thing here is that it is backwards compatible to Quick Charge 2.0, 1.0 and even regular charging without damaging your smartphone or tablet.
This power bank from Anker is a bit different than some of the others we’ve taken a look at already. This has Quick Charge 2.0 inside, so it can charge your phone. Additionally it has 13,400mAh of capacity. Which is enough to charge most smartphones about 3-4 times before needing to be recharged. That’s enough to last you almost the entire weekend.
This car charger from iXCC is a pretty interesting one. It’s basically shaped to fit in the cup holder, with a cord that plugs into the outlet in the car. In the cup holder there are 5 USB ports, allowing you to charge up everyone’s device at the same time. It’s quite genius, and also pretty darn cool. However, when using this, remember that the more devices plugged in, the longer it’ll take to charge.
This made our list because according to a Google Engineer, it is safe to be used with the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Chromebook Pixel and other devices. It has the proper spec to charge these devices without damaging them. Additionally this is a 6.6-foot long cable, meaning it’s longer than most cables that come with your smartphone or tablet.
Now this little Wireless Stick from SanDisk is quite interesting. It can connect to your smartphone over WiFi, and allow you to save photos, videos and more to the stick from your phone. Also allows you to stream video from the stick to your phone. It’s basically a really cool solution to more manufacturers getting rid of microSD card slots – Samsung being the latest.