Half the fun of buying a new smartphone is buying the accessories to go along with it. The following HTC One accessories are like the cherry on top of your M8 sundae.
1. Best HTC One (M8) Accessory For Business Professionals & Students: HTC Dot View Case
Also featured on our list of best HTC One cases, the HTC Dot View Case is a seriously thoughtful accessory. You don’t even need to unlock your phone to see your notifications, because the clever dot matrix design on the back of the case provides tap-to-activate weather updates, reminders, and more. This makes it ideal for professionals who are always on the go. It’s also great for students who don’t want to be out of touch, but want to avoid the temptation of checking their phone every five minutes. This case retails for around $50.
Multiple case color options
Case offers cool functions
Controlling notifications on the case is easy
Made by the same company who makes the phone
Fun retro-inspired design
Slightly more expensive than other cases on the market
Some user reviews say the case material feels cheap
Case notifications are limited
Case does not sit perfectly flush on the device
Design of case can make using camera more difficult
2. Best HTC One (M8) Accessory for Extra Battery Life: HTC Battery Bar
This handy little accessory from HTC is a great way to give your device an extra battery boost on those days when you just can’t get near a charger. While the HTC One M8 already has great battery-saving features, this little battery bar is still a great investment. You can get enough juice to charge two phones out of just one battery bar, and the bar works with other HTC phones as well. This accessory retails for around $60.
Available in 6000 mAh and 9000 mAh options
Two color choices
Lightweight & portable
Smart charging (auto power on/off)
Extends phone battery life
Included cord is quite short
Takes a while to fully charge
Some user reviews have indicated unit can malfunction
Rechargeable battery doesn’t seem to be replaceable
Doesn’t appear to work with non-HTC phones, despite compatible charger end
3. Best HTC One (M8) Audio Accessory: Bluetooth StereoClip
This Bluetooth StereoClip provides a way to stream the music on your phone to your car stereo or your home entertainment system. The HTC StereoClip retails for around $60.
Tiny & portable
Playback time of up to 5 hours
Support Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
Industry standard plug works with most devices
Some user reviews indicate the bass sounds weak
Doesn’t sound as good as a wired connection
You’ll need to stay diligent about firmware updates in order to keep the device working
Device is small enough to lose easily, lacks a keyring or tether
4. Best HTC One (M8) Car Mount Accessory: HTC Car Kit
The HTC Car Kit retails for around $60. This kit includes a base, cradle, pad, and a charger. If you want to use your HTC One M8 for GPS navigation or as a mini in-car entertainment system for your kids, this is a great accessory to buy.
Comes with everything you need to install a car mount
Car mode on your HTC phone automatically comes up when you place your phone into the cradle
Fits M8 perfectly (but not M8 in a case)
Allows for hands-free navigation
Car mount placement somewhat inflexible
Few color/style choices
Somewhat expensive for a dock system
Materials could be more rugged
User reviews indicate car kit is buggy, hard to install properly
5. Best HTC One (M8) Earbuds: HTC Stereo Headphones
Available for around $40, these mid-range headphones offer premium sound. Compatible with all HTC Android and Windows devices, these customizable earbuds are worth purchasing.
Multiple earbud sizes
Flat, tangle-free cable
Cheaper than many premium audio earbuds
In-line mic and controller
Compatible with HTC’s exclusive enhanced audio profile
Few color options to choose from
Some users have complained of crackling sound
May be too bass-heavy for some
Some users find earbuds uncomfortable
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