Over the past couple of years, I somehow went from not using almost any accessory with my devices to owning and using a lot of them daily. I had always been fascinated by accessories, from cases to cradles to extended batteries, but I always owned a less popular mobile phone that made it almost impossible to find dedicated gadgetry. However, the rise in many universally-compatible accessories changed all of that.
Whether you’re an accessory veteran, or you’re looking for suggestions to improve your experience on Android, check out my list below for the tried-and-true gadgets that I use regularly and love.
When I got my first Android phone, I went all-out on protecting it: I used a Case-Mate Barely There case, and a decent screen protector. For a short while, I even used a little pouch to carry it around in!
Today, I don’t bother with any of that. I stopped keeping any keys or spare change in the same pocket as my phone and the screen hasn’t got scratched yet. I also (fortunately) have not dropped it – at least, not hard enough to break anything.
I’m considering getting a cover for my Nexus 7, though, as I can see myself wanting to just stuff it in my bag. It’s rumoured that the tablet will support an iPad-style smart cover – although I’m not sure the evidence in the video that started the rumour is particularly compelling.
What about you? Vote in the poll to let us know what you use (you can select more than one option), and leave any horror stories where you wish you had been using a cover in the comments.