Tech accessories for your smartphone and tablet

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We live with our mobile devices.  Our smartphones are always by our sides so I tested out a few clutch mobile accessories that will add even more value to your favorite device.

MicFlip_Reversible_USB_cableMicFlip Reversible Micro-USB Cable - $20

It't not easy to get excited about a USB charging cable.  MicFlip gets me excited.  It's a typical cable that plugs into a computer or a USB wall brick but the micro side, that goes in your phone, is reversible.  This means you won't be fumbling in the dark on your nightstand anymore to figure out which side is up.  Just plug it in!  It's simple and it's genius.  Why didn't someone do this 10 years ago?!?!  Well wroth the $20.  You can buy it directly from Winnergear with free shipping.

CAPIOTylt Capio Smartphone Car Mount - $30

Do a quick search and you'll find a ga-zillion windshield mounts for your smartphone.  As someone who has tested way too many of them I can tell you that they are not created equal.  The Tylt Capio rises to the top.  It uses micro-gel suction.  Tylt says it'll stick to any surface in your car.  I tried it on the dashboard and windshield and it stuck good!  It's almost hard to compare it to a normal suction cup because it's different.  It takes a little muscle to remove it but it doesn't leave any residue behind.

The clamp works well too.  There's a button around the back that releases your phone, squeeze the sides to clamp your phone in.  It works with phones with screens up to 6".  It felt sold if you give it a solid squeeze.

Even better, I found the Capio for $19 on Amazon!

KEYBOARDiClever Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard - $33

Just like car mounts, there are a ton of bluetooth keyboards out there.  They range from horrible to awesome.  The iClever foldable bluetooth keyboard is near the top of the list especially for a sub $50 price tag!

It folds open to reveal a pretty spacious keyboard.  There is no on/off button either, the keyboard turns on when you open it and turns off when you close it.  I love that.  It has an Android mode, iOS mode and Windows mode so you can use the keyboard with any platform.  The battery can be charged with any microUSB charger.

The best part is the price!  For only $33, the iClever keyboard is the best I've seen for under $40.