Android devices have several big advantages over competing iOS, Windows, and BlackBerry devices. That being said, there are lots of interesting accessories out there that can take your Android phone or tablet to the next level in coolness and usefulness. If you own an Android smartphone or tablet, these cool Android accessories can help you get the most out of your device. Whether you want to get fit, buy a smartwatch, charge your device, or customize your experience, there’s something on this list that will appeal to you. Read on to see our top five picks.
1. Fitbit Surge Fitness Tracker for Android & iPhone
Can’t decide between a fitness tracker and a smartwatch? Fitbit’s Surge “Superwatch” gives you the best of both worlds. The Fitbit Surge is the only tracker from the company that has GPS built in. This makes it the best Fitbit option for runners or cyclists. In addition to GPS, the Surge also monitors your heart rate, tells the time, and gives you call and text notifications. Unlike some other fitness trackers out there, the Surge doesn’t need to be told when you are going to sleep, since it has automatic sleep detection functionality. You can also control your workout playlist from your Surge.
2. Anker Multi-Angle Portable Stand for Tablets
If you have an Android tablet, a portable stand is a great way to store your tablet on your desk. Using a tablet stand means your tablet will take up less space, plus you can use the stand to make it easier to watch movies or take video calls.
This Anker stand can be positioned into multiple angles, making it ideal for multiple types of Android tablets. The stand body is made from lightweight aluminum, with rubber pads on the bottom to keep it form slipping around. This tablet stand is covered by an 18-month warranty.
Price: $9.99 (60 percent off MSRP)
3. FreshTech Dual USB Car Charger
Looking for a car charger? This one lets you charge two devices at the same time, which is handy for couples and families. It’s also a nice accessory to have in cars used for business or carpooling. This charger works with both phones and tablets. If you can use a USB charger to charge a device, it should work with this car charger.
Unlike most other car chargers on the market, this one also freshens your car. The scent lasts for about 30 days, and helps to cover stubborn odors in your automobile.
4. Jackery Fit Portable External Battery Charger
This charger works with most Android phones and tablets. If you are away from your car charger or wall charger for an extended period of time, this portable battery pack is a great way to keep your devices fully charged. This portable charger has a 7800mAh rechargeable battery, with both 2.1A output and 2.1A input. The battery is big enough to give your Samsung Galaxy S5 two full charges.
Price: $29.95 (70 percent off MSRP)
5. Pressy: The Android Smart Button
Pressy adds a “smart button” to your smartphone which you can be fully customized. The button inserts into your phone or tablet’s headphone jack. Once installed, you can use this button as a shortcut for any number of common tasks, including launching an app, taking a photo, “checking in” on an app, calling a friend, starting a voice recording, or toggling on your flashlight. This smart button is compatible with select Android devices from Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony, HTC, and Google.