Best New Smartphone Accessories

Apple, Samsung, Google are all big players in the smartphone space but they also have one thing in common – price, you see the gadgets we love to keep in our pockets are also sadly quite fragile and often need a little protecting if we plan to keep them for years to come. Here is our list of the must have new smartphone accessories.

Rhinoshield CrashGuard NX


One of the unfortunate things a lot of us do when we buy a new cell phone is slap some big, clunky case on it that hides the aesthetic beauty that designers spent many painstaking hours creating. The CrashGuard NX by Rhinoshield is a classic bumper case to protect against those bumps and drops but more importantly is fully customizable so you can make it yours!

Founded back in 2012, Rhinoshield prides itself on using their world class Research & Development team and strong material science and engineering to create high quality products and the CrashGuard is a testament to this. With 11 different frame colors, 12 different rim colors and 22 different button options, users can truly create something special. It also protective too, this is thanks in part to their own Shockspread material with a unique hexagonal pattern that lines the case inner providing up to 11 ft of drop protection. This thing is so strong it even Surpasses US military drop test standard (MIL-STD 810G) all the while being BPA, BPS or BPF free!

Best of all, they even offer a Mod NX case allowing you add a stylized back plate to protect the back of your phone and a new color rim to suit any occasion, all the while keeping it nice and slim!

Nomad Airpods or Pixelbuds Rugged Case


Wireless earphones are so hot right now, but their charging case is generic, what if you could add some style and class to it with some Horween leather? Now you can thanks to One Cut fave – Nomad.

Built with genuine, vegetable-tanned leather designed to beautifully patina with time these simply slip over your existing charging case keeping everything safe and secure thanks to a brilliant combination of TPE and polycarbonate and some nice protective microfiber lining.

Best of all, these do not affect the wireless charging function of your buds and still displays all LED charging/syncing lights thanks to an integrated light pipe for LED charging indicator.

Decoded Traction Strap for Apple Watch


The Apple Watch is quite a brilliant fitness tool and smartwatch but above all else sometimes it just needs to look good for a night on the town, so why not accessorize with a stylish leather watch strap?

Understated elegance is a great way to describe this genuine leather watchband. Made from lightweight breathable leather with reinforced stitching available in four brilliant colors (blue is our favorite) this band also comes with some stunning brushed metal hardware that gives this whole package some real panache that we love.

Best of all, you can pair it up with an equally chic genuine leather phone case in the exact or similar colors giving some unity across your tech that looks great.

UAG Biodegradable Outback Series Phone Case


UAG has jumped on the eco responsible bandwagon with their latest release of biodegradable phone cases that not only offer amazing drop protection but a minimalist design motif we love.

The company is known for their robust industrial stylized cases that can protect your phone often for the duration of its lifetime but this time around they are taking a different more sustainable approach with a first from UAG, not only is their packaging 100% recyclable with soy-based inks, minimal use of non-toxic adhesives & zero plastic but their case is also 100% compostable.

It still provides the protection you deserve from this juggernaut in the technology accessories industry with its raised camera bevel, soft-touch & easy hand-feel & interior hollow honeycomb structure but they also will donate $5 of every sale of these cases to one of 3 different eco-organizations.

We do love it when tech. companies give back! Well done UAG.

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