Gadgets to make your smartphone even smarter

6th March 2017

You probably remember when you first bought your smartphone, and how impressed you were at all its functions. You may have spent hours figuring out exactly how to use it and downloading songs and apps. What you might be surprised to learn is that with the help of some items, your phone can have even more functionality. Here are some gadgets to make your smartphone even smarter.

Some basics

Every smartphone comes with earphones, but you can find many headphone sets that tailor to your tastes. You can find headphones that focus on the bass. You can find compact headphones for travel, and noise-canceling headphones for the daily train commute. If you like to make a statement, you can find mini headsets that won’t cover up your look. You can even find eco-friendly headsets.

If you’re looking at speakers, you know that they come in all shapes and sizes. You may not know that there are speakers that will charge your phone as they play your favorite tunes. For those in colder climates, you can find speakers built into your winter hat.

Keeping your smartphone charged should not be a problem for anyone anymore. The products available are portable and fast. The JIT (Just in Time) is a one-ounce charger that needs no cords, and gives you two-and-a-half hours of talk time. It also boasts a flashlight and a lighter. Maybe you would like a tiny charger that fits on a keychain. You can find both of these chargers as well as other great smartphone gadgets such as selfie sticks, car mounts, and solar chargers at New Easy.

The keyboard for a mobile device might seem like a pretty basic device that doesn’t change. However, designers have managed to make these gadgets lighter, Bluetooth connected, and very portable.

The photo quality on your phone has nearly eliminated the need to own a camera. If you are someone who wants even more, you can find a variety of lenses, such as zoom and fish-eye, to enhance your phone’s capabilities. You can even capture microscopic photos.

You might think that these gadgets belong in the category of futuristic, but the proliferation of devices that make basic tasks, such as unlocking your car, easier have been around for a while. You can find gadgets that control lamps, unlock your car and house doors, and monitor air quality inside and out. Parents will love the advances in baby monitors, which check on the temperature of the room on top of live streaming.

Many people these days are sporting some sort of fitness tracker that links to their smartphone. Upper-end models track things such as sleep patterns as well as calories burned. There are also gadgets that will give you more health information, such as blood pressure and body temperature.

Cutting-edge cool

Designers today are finding incredibly creative ways to make your life easier by using your smartphone. If you like to pay bills with credit or debit cards, you can now convert your physical cards into digital information. The card – your digital wallet – can be run through a payment terminal.

You can keep track of your car or your cat with beacon gadgets. If you forget where you parked, or your child leaves your front yard, the beacon will help you to locate your lost items. On the flip side, if you are in a situation where you need to be found or get help, you can find devices that will notify responders of your predicament, and where to find you.

How about doing a work presentation with your smartphone? Instead of contacting the audiovisual department for a project, you can simply attach a projector to your phone. You can wow your colleagues with your graphs, stroll down memory lane with a photo slide show, or play games with this handy gadget.

If you are a graphic designer, or you just want to repaint your living room, you can use a gadget that will store colors on your phone. You scan the color you like with the gadget, and the color is saved to your phone. You can then head to the nearest paint store to have them mix up your dream shade.

Because so many people own smartphones, designers are constantly finding ways to improve their functionality. You benefit from this surge of gadgets, as they make your life easier and more fun. Check out what’s available now, and what’s around the corner, and make your phone even smarter.

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.