With September and October being peak smartphone release cycle months, as many covet their new daily distractions, one can’t help but think about how they can best outfit their new devices and their homes to accommodate their charging and day to day protective needs. Here is a sampling of our favorite smartphone accessories for Fall 2019.
Things truly are “Better with Belkin”, especially when it comes to keeping your new smartphones powered up for longer. Your first stop into must be a great wireless charging pad, as more and more phones make the move to a cable free future. Our recommendation is the BOOST↑UP™ Bold Wireless Charging Pad. This sleek and clean Qi enabled fast charger delivers 10-watts of power for the fast and optimal wireless charging. This fully Qi-certified wireless charger is compatible with all Qi-enabled devices and features premium shielding and precision resistors found within minimize interference, ensuring battery life and critical phone functions such as network signal, touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE are not disrupted. It also works through cases too!
For those in the Apple ecosystem, then the PowerHouse™ 2-in-1 iPhone & Apple Watch Charging Dock truly is a complete all in one system that needs to be on your nightstand. This brilliant offering from Belkin can charge and display your Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously from a single AC outlet. The very clever design of this charging stand features a built-in Magnetic Charging Module specifically designed for your Apple Watch, and an adjustable Lightning connector for the iPhone that allows you to charge without removing the case. Best of all it is Made for iPhone and Apple Watch certified from Apple!
When it comes to your car, then you need to look at the quietly brilliant SnapTo line of accessories from industry leader Moshi. Starting with their SnapTo™ Magnetic Car Mount which aims to harmoniously blend a magnetic car holder with a wireless charger. This brilliant option for the car can be mounted anywhere using the vent clip or dashboard adapter and magnetically holds your device secure and wirelessly charges it! How is this possible you ask? Well, traditionally any form of magnet would cancel out wireless charging signals, however, using one of Moshi’s own SnapTo cases like our favorite the Altra Slim Hard-shell Case, this grippy and MIL-STD-810G, SGS-certified protective case features magnetic mounting tabs on the case inner that allows your device to receive the wireless charge while also being mounted magnetically! This testament to design works great for those long road trips when you need to be powered up! We highly recommend you also check out the SnapTo™ magnetic wall mount that also provides the ultimate in hands-free convenience, allowing users to mount their phone anywhere in either portrait or landscape mode and keep your screen in view while you’re streaming your favorite TV show, video calling with a friend, or learning a new recipe in the kitchen.
When it comes to protecting your device, a good case and screen protector is pivotal. We are huge fans of wallet cases here at One Cut and our go to is another cracking offering from Moshi with their Overture case. This folio-style vegan leather wallet case not only looks great but features a convenient pocket that can hold a plethora of cash and cards and not hinder the ability to close the top flap. It too offers military grade drop protection and a convenient kickstand mode for hands free video.
Another option is Distil Unions‘ classy Wally case. This slim snap on case is made from shock-absorbing premium vege-tanned leather, plush microfiber lining and has a unique Wally Pull-Tab that allows you store cards and cash out of plain sight and when you need to access them, you simply pull the tab and they slide into view. Simplify your daily carry with one of the original leather wallet cases.
Lastly is that pesky screen, if you are not a fan of glass screen protectors or flimsy plastic ones, then how about a liquid Nano one? What’s that you say? Tiltech’s liquid screen protector can be applied to any glass screen and creates an invisible protective coating that gives your screen 9H hardness making it super scratch resistant and offers better water and smudge resistance and does it without the bubbles, blurry screens or glue to worry about. Best of all, this is completely 100% foolproof and anyone can do it!
Alternatively, CrystalTech Nano’s Liquid Screen Protector creates a tough, bonded layer of invisible protection on glass screens from edge-to-edge, making them impervious to water drops and normal wear and tear scratches. It’ll protect for up to 12 months. This is achieved by using SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide), made in Germany that is 5000 times thinner than human hair but when applied forms an ultra-thin invisible layer to protect against water and scratching. This one also claims to reduce cellphone radiation by up to 90%, so why not give it a try?
To conclude, with so many options out there to choose from, there is bound to be something to suit everyone’s taste but given the amount of time we have spent with these, we can only give the highest recommendation to you our readers, that these are truly some of the best!