Top mobile accessories on Croma that you didn’t know you needed

If you have ever looked for mobile accessories online, you would know that it’s such a wide and varied world. From a humble wrist lanyard for the protective case of your phone to a technologically advanced gamepad that converts your phone into a handheld console, you can find anything and everything. And then there are some accessories that you don’t think you ever needed, but when you use them, they have the power to change your life. Today, we’ll be focusing on the top mobile accessories you didn’t know you needed.

Adapters and charging cables

With Apple stopping to bundle an adapter with the retail packaging of its latest iPhones, and other brands following its suit, you’d need to have a charging adapter for your smartphone. While you may have one already, we’d recommend you to opt for a higher-wattage option so that you can juice up your device in a jiffy. Likewise, you can never have enough charging cables, especially if you’d like to have one for home and office separately, along with keeping one in the bag as a backup.

Apple 20 Watt USB-C Power Adapter (MHJD3HN/A, White)

Fast charger

As mentioned above, Apple was the first brand to get rid of the bundled charger in the packaging of the iPhone for several reasons. Their first reason was to be more eco-friendly, and the second was that most iPhone buyers are upgrading from an older model and already have an adapter. However, even if you have an adapter, did you know that the new-gen iPhones come with the support of 20W fast charging compared to 5W charging from the yesteryears? Therefore, you would need to purchase one of these original Apple 20W USB-C power adapters to enjoy faster-charging speeds.

Xiaomi Mi 1 Meter USB 2.0 (Type-A) to USB 3.0 (Type-C) Power/Charging USB Cable (Fast Charging Compatible, BHR4221IN, Black)

Most of the charging cables provided in the box by smartphone brands are either fragile or don’t have a good length. So if you are looking for a cable that doesn’t suffer from these issues, you can opt for this Xiaomi USB Type-C charging cable. Not only is it durable, but it supports fast charging too. The best part is that it’s easy on the pocket too.

Apple 1 Meter USB 2.0 (Type-A) to Lightning Power/Charging USB Cable (For iPhones, MXLY2ZM/A, White)

For iPhone users

While Apple is known for its premium material and construction, its charging cable is notorious for being extremely frail. Subreddits and Apple forums are filled with pictures upon pictures of frayed cables. Moreover, Apple recommends using only Apple-certified or MFI-certified cable with its products. So, whether you want to keep one as a backup or are looking for a replacement, this Apple USB to Lightning cable would be a perfect choice.

Sortd 65 Watts 3-Port USB-A/USB-C Wall Charging Adapter (Multi-Device Charging, S-GC-65WT, White)

If you want one adapter for charging all gadgets, then this is an ideal option for you. This 65W wall charger is a GaN charger, which uses gallium nitride instead of the more common silicon. It makes the charger smaller, more energy-efficient, and faster than a conventional charger. The SORTD GaN charger comes with two PD3.0 USB Type-C ports and a QC4.0 USB Type-A port. This means that you can charge your smartphones, as well as tablets and laptops too (if they come with Type-C ports). It also has 13 built-in protections, such as over-temperature, over-current, over-voltage, over-load, and short-circuit protection.

Handy mobile accessories for those who are always on the go

If you are always out and about, then you need to have a gadget bag that ensures that you can seamlessly use your devices anytime, anywhere. While a power bank is the most obvious choice, there are other accessories also that can come in handy in such cases.

Croma PB 10000mAh 2-Port Power Bank (Fast Charging, CRSP10kPBA258901, Blue)

For those on the move

These days it’s all about fast-charging smartphones with up to 150W fast-charging tech available commercially. You can plug your smartphone for 5 minutes and get enough battery charge to last a day. However, even then, there’s no telling when your phone’s battery might run out, and you might be stranded without a charger. That’s when the Croma 10,000mAh powerbank comes into play. It comes with two USB ports and supports fast charging as well, ensuring that you can juice up your 4,000mAh battery-toting smartphone at least twice.

Xiaomi Mi 20000mAh 3-Port Power Bank (Li-ion Battery, BHR4297IN, Black)

Flagship

If you are looking for a power bank that can give you company for a trip of a couple of days without lugging around the charger, then the Mi 20,000mAh power bank is an ideal choice for you. Its 20,000mAh capacity can easily charge your smartphone three to four times or more. Despite having a huge battery, it’s not bulky at 151g. It also supports 18W fast charging, and can juice up multiple devices simultaneously thanks to its triple ports.

SanDisk Extreme 64GB Class 3/Version 30 Micro SDXC Memory Card (160MB Per Sec Read Speed, SDSQXA2-064G-GN6MN, Red)

Store all your memories

While most brands are killing off support for expandable storage, some are still retaining the hybrid SIM slot to give their users a choice. If you want to insert a microSD card in your smartphone for extra storage, the SanDisk Extreme 64GB Class 3/Version 30 Micro SDXC is a good choice considering it offers fast read and write speeds. This will let you copy-paste data to and from your phone to the memory card without any hold-up.

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go 64GB USB 3.1 (Type-A), USB 3.1 (Type-C) Flash
Versatile
Drive (Auto Back-Up, SDDDC3-064G-I35, Black)

While the option mentioned above is great for those who can use an external storage, what if you own a smartphone that doesn’t support expandable storage? Well, then you can go with the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Go. It can be directly connected to your smartphone through USB OTG for backing up media files or playing files from the drive on your phone. The accessory also comes with an auto backup feature, which will back up your files whenever you connect it to your device. It’s a perfect storage solution for those who’re restricted by their phone’s non-expandable storage.

Croma 18 Watts 2 USB Ports Car Charging Adapter (Fast Charging Capability, CRCMA0101sCC18, White)

We know it, and you know it, while you are driving and using the navigation on your phone, you are likely to run out of battery faster than usual. It is because GPS and navigation apps tend to drink more juice. However, with the Croma 18 Watts car charger in your vehicle, you don’t have to worry about running out of charge and finding yourself stranded mid-navigation. This charger comes with two USB ports and supports 18W fast charging, which is an added bonus.

Miscellaneous

As mentioned in the beginning, the world of accessories has so much to offer… so here are some of the other mobile accessories that deserve your attention.

Ambrane Anti Skid Holder For Mobiles (Adjustable Angle & Height, TwiStand, Black)

Mobile holder

We are all guilty of trying to prop up our smartphones against a rock or a wall, or worse – against a drinks cup, only for it to slide back and spill the liquid all over your phone. If it hits closer to home for you, this accessory is for you. The Ambrane TwiStand has a vertical orientation but lets users adjust the angle for a better view during video calls and social media lives. Moreover, users can also adjust the height of the stand as per their requirements.

Ambrane Anti Skid Holder For Mobiles (Multipurpose Stand, PopStand, Black)

Affordable mobile holder

This Ambrane PopStand with an anti-skid bottom and anti-skid pads to firmly hold your phone in place is an ideal accessory to keep on your desk beside your computer / laptop. Whether you want a stand to hold your phone steady for a group call, watch a movie, or simply need a dock for better visibility of notifications while you work, this one is a perfect solution.

These are the top mobile accessories on Croma that you didn’t know you needed. Are you already using some of these, or do you feel some of these can solve an existing issue for you? Let us know in the comment box below.