As apps extend the value of our mobiles on the software side, so do accessories extend their value on the hardware side. Does your mobile have tinny loudspeakers? Buy better external speakers or get a superb earphone. Is its battery life crappy? Buy an extended battery as a replacement, or buy an external power pack. Is your mobile looking plain and unattractive? Pimp it with a tasteful case or if possible change the covers.
How about the usual suspects – those essential accessories that we use every day and so no longer deem as special? An example is the good old micro-USB cable. Then, there’s the ubiquitous microSD card. Ah, but it would not be fair not to mention the must-have charger. Of course, everyone uses that, so we can safely leave it out of the discussion. I mentioned it for honorary purposes.
Is there a day coming that we will be able to boost the RAM or processor on our devices by means of hardware the same way we are able to boost available storage at the moment by means of a microSD card? Don’t laugh. The world of mobile is crazy, and someone might just give it a shot.
Anyway, back to what technologies are available now, how do you enhance your mobile hardware? What accessories do you use the most with your mobile?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.