The Best Protective Smartphone Accessories to Prolong Your Device’s Life
Admit it. You once thought that the selfie stick you bought in 2014 was the coolest smartphone accessory out there. So was the portable phone fan you bought to take to the amusement park. While these unique tech gadgets, and many more, add fun and style to your phone, it’s important to keep your phone’s safety in mind too. Luckily, there are plenty of accessories out there built to protect your phone, so you can make it last and get the most out of your money.
Keep reading to learn more about the best protective smartphone accessories to prolong your device’s life.
4 Cell Phone Accessories That’ll Make Your Phone Last
Here are a few tech accessories to help you get the most life out of your mobile phone.
1. Protective Cases
Of course, you’ll want to make sure your case has the right openings for your phone’s ports and camera lenses and is compatible with any features specific to your phone, like wireless charging.
But, most importantly, you’ll want to consider the material a case is made from. Silicone and rubber cases offer baseline protection and are popular due to their thin, minimalistic look, but keep in mind that they absorb less shock. That means they may not always be the most protective. You don’t have to choose the bulkiest, most rugged case you can find to guarantee protection; there are polycarbonate and TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) plastic cases that are strong and sleek.
But, if you want maximum style and protection, we recommend Gear4 cases, which are equipped with impact protection material and found at CPR.
2. Screen Protectors
There are two main types of screen protectors, plastic and tempered glass. While plastic can do the trick, our technicians recommend tempered glass screen protectors because they have more durability and are more impact and scratch resistant. They also give your phone’s screen a smooth feel that won’t interfere with its touchscreen sensitivity.
A tempered glass screen protector with InvisibleShield technology can withstand the toughest conditions, so it will keep your phone’s screen safe from most cracks and scratches. Plus, each InvisibleShield screen protector comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Get an even better grip on your phone with a PopSocket. Not only are they trendy, but they offer great protection, especially when paired with the right case and screen protector. PopSockets help minimize the likelihood of dropping your phone by giving you something extra to hold on to.
They also make it easier for you to hold your phone one-handed, no matter if you have the large iPhone 13 Pro Max or Pixel 6 Pro, so the next time you’re stretching your arm out to capture the perfect group selfie, you won’t have to worry. PopSockets also conveniently act as a kickstand, and you choose from various colors, designs, and customizations.
We’re always told that we shouldn’t immediately grab the charger once our device hits 80%. But did you know that completely draining your battery isn’t good for your phone’s battery health either?
It’s okay to let your phone run its full charge cycle once in a while, but don’t make a habit of it. Letting your phone reach 0% can adversely affect its battery life and functionality. So can keeping it on charge after it has reached 100%. Charging best practices says to keep your phone at 30-90% most of the time and that you should generally top it up once it drops below 50%.
Keeping a reliable charger on hand is a good idea to avoid letting your phone battery routinely drain. Mophie® has an array of wireless chargers, power banks, and portable chargers to help you stay charged at home, at work, or on the go.
You can prolong the lifespan of your phone with the right protective accessories. Still, if life gets the best of you, CPR Cell Phone Repair has the experts to handle anything from external scratches and cracks to internal erosion and damage. Find a CPR store near you to schedule a cracked screen repair or to find accessories like screen protectors, phone cases, chargers, and more.