We’ve all been there. You’ve just bought a phone and spent a lot of money, but when you open the box your brand new device came in, it’s the same-old dilemma: except for a charger and headphones (in the best case scenario), nothing else is included. This means you’ll have to invest extra money in cases, additional chargers and other gadgets to round off your experience.
Do you have to spend a fortune on official accessories? Nope. Luckily, today there are many affordable options that offer the quality of official brands (Apple, Samsung, etc.) at a lower price.
One of the online stores that offers high-quality cell phone accessories at a lower price is Amazon, with its own brand Amazon Basics, which includes an entire line of gadgets and goods at affordable prices, as well as Amazon Prime (free shipping and products delivered to your home within 1-2 days, click here to find out more).
We’ll go over some of the most useful and inexpensive gadgets on Amazon Basics.
A must-have: although all smartphones come with a charging cable, it’s always a good idea to have an extra one to leave at work or take on a trip, not to mention how easy they can break or get lost.
Below, we’ll share the most common cables, with USB connection, so you can connect your cell phone to your laptop or a wall charger.
USB cable 2.0 type A to micro B (most Android phones and tablets: Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Nokia, LG, Google…) – $5,59 (2 units)
Careful, don’t confuse this cable with the micro B!
Apple certified lightning cable (current Apple devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod) – 7,49€
Chargers and plugs
Everybody knows that although cell phones can charge on a PC problem-free, they charge even faster when hooked up to a power outlet. Also, it’s useful to have a charger if you’re traveling by car.
– $10,99 (or 15,49€ with 4 ports)
Car charger with 2 USB ports – $7,64
Covers and cases
Phones don’t usually come with a cover or case, which are must-have accessories to protect them from cracks. Luckily, you don’t have to spend money on official accessories to protect your cell phone, or sacrifice its sleek good looks. Your cell phone brand has got nothing on these models from Amazon Basics.
iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus Cases (thin and inflexible polyurethane covers; available in 4 colors: black, new, navy blue and gray) – 10,09€
Universal waterproof smartphone pouch (compatible with any cell phone up to 6 inches; most Android, iPhone, Windows models…) – 8,99€