Did you get a new phone for Christmas? Maybe you received some cash from your grandparents so you can finally buy that laptop or tablet you’ve wanted for months. New tech is always exciting, but sometimes shopping for useful gadgets and accessories to accompany your new electronics is even more fun. Here are some items that are both practical and fun!
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For safety reasons, you shouldn’t constantly pick up your phone to look at where the next turn is on your GPS. Instead, set this versatile phone mount on your dashboard. It will work with most smartphones, and you can even rotate it to both portrait and landscape modes.
Despite its name, putting a laptop on your lap isn’t always the best idea since it can overheat when not on a hard, flat surface. This lap desk from LapGear is both cozy and useful. You can set your laptop on it along with a mouse, letting you work productively from the comfort of your couch.
PopSockets are the new craze for iPhones. They allow you to hold your phone with more grip when texting (and, let’s be honest, taking selfies). This one easily attaches to iPhones 12 and 13, and it also contains a PopWallet to hold your credit cards and ID.
Instead of a basic, solid-color phone case, why not add some personalization? Shutterfly allows you to customize cases for iPhones as far back as the iPhone 8. Maybe include your adorable cat or dog so you can see them on the back of your phone anytime you miss them.
The perfect selfie requires perfect lighting. You can take this light from e.l.f. Cosmetics with you to have on hand whenever the situation calls for a selfie. It has three levels of brightness for whatever lighting you require.
As useful as iPads are, typing on a big touchscreen isn’t the most practical for work. You can make your iPad feel more like a laptop just by adding a full keyboard. This keyboard case also works as an iPad cover, preventing any scratches or damages to the screen.
Smartphones today — especially the new iPhone 13 and Samsung S21 — can capture better videos than many video cameras. Make your TikTok and Instagram reels look professional with a video rig that holds your phone steady on a tripod.