Mobile Phone Accessories

by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 03/30/2021
If you're shooting video with your Android mobile device and need to upgrade its sound capture quality, the RØDE VideoMic Me-C is well worth your consideration. This miniature, ultracompact shotgun mic plugs right into your Android smartphone or tablet via its USB Type-C connector, using the connection point as a mount, as well. Since it has a headphone port on the back of the body, you can monitor your audio to make sure it’s clean
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 01/14/2021
Today, at its virtual Unpacked event, Samsung unveiled a trove of new products, including its latest lineup of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S21. Along with the new family of smartphones, the other big headliners were the Galaxy Buds Pro and a new tracking device Samsung is calling the
by Allan Weitz ·Posted 10/14/2020
Am I the only one who thinks it’s funny that when a new smartphone debuts, the only thing people ask about is the camera? Is it a decent phone? Nobody cares. Does the caller sound like they’re calling from Mars? If they do it’s not the phone—contact your carrier. The only things people seem to care about are how many megapixels and how many lenses it has. Unlike earlier-generation smartphones, which typically had a single semi-wide-angle camera lens with some form of digital zoom, today’s smartphones offer multiple lens options that enable you
by Patrick Chiang ·Posted 05/18/2020
Everyone dreads the feeling of having misplaced or forgotten something, especially when you’re already at your destination. BlackRapid lanyards can help ensure that whatever’s important stays close to you. Its standard lanyard measures 35" and features an adjustable neck strap with a hook-and-go attachment, which can be used for badges, smartphone cases, and more. Users who want a bit more breathing room can check out
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 09/13/2022
Smartphone photography is getting better and better each year. It’s now possible to create usable images in near pitch black and capture stunning photos of the night sky. I would advise you not to do that, at least not all the time. Dedicated smartphone photographers know this and go hunting for the best possible light for their photographs. I’m here to tell you that you no longer have to rely on available light to get a great smartphone shot, there are plenty of new lighting tools available, developed exclusively for smartphones. Compact LED
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted 11/12/2019
Back up your photos and videos automatically while simultaneously charging your iOS or Android device with the HYPER HyperCube. At 1.86 x 1.4 x 0.94" and weighing 0.71 ounces, the HyperCube is equipped with two female USB Type-A ports and one microSD card slot. One of the USB Type-A ports is solely for charging and transferring data from your smartphone or tablet, while the second is for a flash drive or external hard drive that will store that data.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/25/2019
Generally, smartphones are some of the most valuable pieces of technology we keep on our person—both in terms of usefulness and actual dollar value. That’s why it’s important to protect your phone at all times and in all situations. Here are out tips for keeping your smartphone safe in any environment. Screen Protector Modern smartphones rely largely on their screens to communicate information. Take away the screen, and you take away the majority of a smartphone’s features. That’s why it’s absolutely paramount to safeguard your phone’s display
by Cortney Moore ·Posted 04/09/2019
Now that it has been ten years since the first Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S10, of course, had to be something special for such a monumental occasion. As such, this latest addition is hitting the masses with new features, updates, and improvements. Even more exciting, this line will touch retail shelves with three different models, which includes the standard S10, an entry-level
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 04/01/2019
Have you ever dreamed of turning your smartphone into a field recorder? Now you can, thanks to some exciting new items from Saramonic. We can’t wait to tell you about them—so we’re telling you about them right now! First on the list is the SmartMic+ Di, a small directional microphone that connects to Apple devices over a Lightning connection. Sure, the sound on the built-in iPhone mic is good enough for taking down notes
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 02/15/2019
Here, there, and everywhere… like most people, I tote my cell phone with its integrated camera with me almost everywhere I go. For grabbing snapshots and quick videos to share easily with friends and family, you really can’t beat its convenience. And I love that I can bump up the quality of my mobile photos with my add-on x2 telephoto and x0.6 wide-angle Zeiss Exolenses. Here are three views of the Sunnyside Rail Yards with the 2x telephoto lens really standing out from the standard phone capture.
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 08/15/2018
Do you have a pair of Shure SE earphones, but also an Android device without a headphone jack? If so, you’ll be thrilled to know the Shure makes a remote/in-line DAC for these earphones that sports a USB Type-C connection point, making it usable with Android devices! Called the Shure RMCE-USB, this cable sports a DAC that can handle audio resolutions and sample rates of up to 24-bit / 96 kHz, which is no slight feat for a
by Staff Writer ·Posted 06/26/2018
CE Week 2018 took place at the Jacob Javits Center. As in years past, manufacturers and startup consumer electronics companies from all over converged to show off their wares and expand their professional networks. We spent a few hours walking the aisles, checking out the cool new gear, and here are a few notable standouts. SiliconDust HD Homerun Prime 6 If you're tired of exorbitant cable fees that only seem to go higher and higher, or paying for multiple cable boxes, some of which you barely even use, then SiliconDust is here to help with
by William Min ·Posted 06/20/2018
What do smartphones, laptops, smartwatches, gaming consoles, and other portable devices have in common? They all require power. While simply plugging each device into a power outlet is always an option, there are different ways to charge your mobile devices. Let’s look at two popular standards: USB Power Delivery and Qi wireless charging. The USB Power Delivery Specification is a single charging standard used across all USB-compatible devices. The biggest feature of USB Power Delivery is that it has increased power levels from existing USB
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted 05/25/2018
Have you ever dreamed of being a photographer? Thanks to smartphone cameras and apps like Instagram, basically anyone who has an iOS or Android device can capture and share images within the digital realm. However, have you hit the creative plateau of your phone’s built-in camera? Do you want to take better photos and protect your phone from more rugged shooting environments? If so, look no further than Moment’s Photo Case. Available in Black
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 05/07/2018
Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones are well-known for their stunning design and gorgeous looks, and the S9 is no exception. That huge, bezel-less display, the glimmering glass body—even if the S9 weren’t one of the most sophisticated smartphones on the market (it is), you’d still want one because of how good it looks. To keep your S9 smartphone spiffy, spotless, and secure, Samsung has unveiled several new protective cases.