Having a new phone is always exciting, especially when you’re shopping for mobile accessories! If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on a shiny new iPhone X or Samsung Note8, we’ve picked out some must-have mobile accessories to help you get more out of your phone. Be it for play, work or even the kids, there’s something for everyone!


1. Up Your Influencer Game

Upgrading to a new phone usually means enhanced camera lenses, higher resolutions and ultimately – better images and videos. iPhone X boasts a new portrait mode and improved lighting while Samsung Note8 has its Live Focus with its wide-angle, low-light camera. But to really take it to the next level, you can enlist some Kim Kardashian-approved help. Lumee is a phone case that gives you soft, studio-quality back and front-facing lights. The brainchild of a professional photographer, Lumee prides itself on always giving you the best light for the perfect selfie or wefie.

 

If you’re out at night or trapped indoors with tragically dim lighting, you’ll literally have a warm, gentle glow in your hands. This means no more wasted pics and videos that are under-exposed or grainy. And the only InstaStories you upload will always be perfectly lit. And yes, the Lumee case protects your phone too! Ok, you may not be big on selfies nor have an influencer account to maintain, but why say no to gorgeous captures of your everyday moments?


2. Invest in Wireless Ear Candy

With their latest phones, both Apple and Google have turned their back on the 3.5mm headphone jack. And it seems only a matter of time before we find ourselves in a Bluetooth-only world. So why not invest in some wireless ear candy to go with your new phone? Behold a rising sonic wave of Bluetooth earbuds that sound just as good as their cabled cousins, with no messy wires to untangle. They include the ADV.Sound Model 3, BeatsX, Jaybird X3, CB3 Fit Sport, and Sennheiser HD-1. If mobile accessories like AirPods or headphone adapters cramp your style – it’s time to seriously consider going wireless. Need help picking a pair of aural mobile accessories? There’s plenty of sound advice online.


3. Find Your Ideal Type

Most phones are now powerful enough to be our offices. And if you enjoy the flexibility of working anytime, anywhere, one of the mobile accessories you’ll be grateful for is a portable keyboard. Microsoft’s Universal Foldable Keyboard is a full-size, foldable, thin and light Bluetooth keyboard that works with your iPhone X or Samsung Note8 (or any iPhone, iPad or Android phone). Fold it into the size of a wallet and bring it around in your purse, backpack or even pocket. Then open it up anytime to get down to business! It’s also spill-resistant, so no stray splashes of flat-white can ruin your day. Some mobile accessories are worth investing in, especially if it makes your everyday life easier.


4. Meet Your Office Binge-Buddy

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Don’t want to spend too much on mobile accessories? We’ve got a very affordable yet elegant idea: a tissue box. And it’s got a slot for your new phone. Place it on your office desk while your iPhone X or Samsung Note8 rests at the perfect viewing angle for your lunch-time TV catch-up. Have some leftover mee siam on the side of your lips? Reach out for a tissue without ever taking your eyes off your new screen and all its sexy, hi-res pixel glory. Genius.


5. Enter A New Reality

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Now more than ever, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences can be enjoyed by anyone. To fully immerse yourself, check out VR mobile accessories/headsets like Merge VR/AR Goggles (for iOS & Android), Samsung Gear VR (for your Samsung Note8) and simpler viewers like Google Cardboard. You can even make your own!

 

VR/AR are also increasingly touted as powerful, creative learning tools parents can give their kids. These “toys of the future” are a great way for anyone to learn via play. Check out some fun experiences:

 


BONUS: And for the perfect companion to your new phone and mobile accessories…

Whether you’re Spotifying to work with your Bluetooth earbuds, uploading stunningly-lit IG stories; gaming, working or watching on the go…. you’re bound to be chomping on large chunks of data. That’s why we’ve been working hard on a mobile plan that can meet your growing thirst. Our 12-Month SIM Only plans give you double the data every month! And on top of that, you can enjoy unlimited data every Saturday and Sunday for free! Sounds good? We’re pretty proud of it. 

Check out our 12-month SIM only plans to buddy up with these mobile accessories here! Your new iPhone X / Samsung Note8 will thank you.


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