Smartphones can become more than personal computing and communication tools with the addition of accessories. We’ve already seen a great range of accessories for improving photography on smartphones as well as cases and battery packs, but there’s more.

There are accessories for protecting smartphones, extending their running time and charging them, mounting them in cars and vehicles as well as for making them great entertainment hubs. We also have a range of products that enhance a smartphone’s functionality or at least compensate for its limitations.

No matter what you want to achieve with your smartphone, there are a lot of great ideas and solutions available now.

Here are just some of the smartphone accessories that have been highly rated by Best Buy Canada customers.

1. weBoost Drive 3G-S Cell Phone Signal Booster

Enhance your talk, text, and basic 3G internet on one cellular device with the weBoost Drive 3G-S. Designed to amplify signal in situations or locations that have interference and weak signals.

Say goodbye to dropped calls, lost connections, and slow internet with the Drive 3G-S cell phone signal booster from weBoost. Ideal for your vehicle or boat, this device enhances talk, text, and basic 3G internet services on one smartphone or tablet, while also helping to preserve battery life.

Here’s what Paul from Burlington had to say:
Oct 29, 2016
I was getting zero signal with my cell phone in the basement. Hooked this unit up and immediately got 2 bars. Works great.


2. Samsung EVO+ 128GB 80MB/s microSDXC Memory Card

Affordable storage expansion for smartphones is available with the Samsung EVO+ 128GB 80MB/s microSDXC Memory Card Samsung memory cards let you store, share and enjoy your memories anywhere. Memory for every application and users of all levels—from casual to professional.

This microSD Card can store thousands of songs, hundreds of videos and all the photos you take with your smartphone. Samsung’s EVO+ is rated for speed. It offers a maximum write speed of 20MBps for quick transfers.


Here’s what Art from Hamilton had to say:
Sep 22, 2016
The card was on sale for a good price. Just purchased a new cell phone so this was perfect. 5 Stars.


3. Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Stand

Wireless charging is the future and Samsung’s Qi charging stand is great for Android and iPhone Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Stand.

Say goodbye to annoying cord clutter and hello to the Samsung wireless charging stand. No longer will you need to go scrambling for a plug outlet or USB port when your battery dwindles. Simple lay your compatible Samsung device in the pad and enjoy fast wireless charging.

Here’s what Michael from Winnipeg had to say:
Oct 19, 2017
It is a fast adaptive charger. Charges just as fast as the adaptive charger that came with the phone (S8). I have left it overnight and there have been no heat issues. Maybe there have been recent upgrades in these areas.


4. LifeProof LifeActiv Universal Phone Armband

Securing smartphones for active users in sports and running LifeProof LifeActiv Universal Phone Armband is the ideal solution for securing smartphones during physical activities.

Keep your device within reach and stay connected while you work out with this LifeActiv universal phone armband from LifeProof.

Featuring an adjustable design, it provides a handy holster for your phone with a QuickMount so you can easily attach and detach it.

Whether you’re trail running or weight lifting, your device will always be securely by your side no matter how intense your run or workout is.


Here’s what Tanya from Scarborough had to say:
Jul 07, 2017
At first, I was a little unsure that my phone would be secure. For me this new band is an improvement, I have used it for about 5 runs. So far so good.


5. Belkin Road Rockstar 4-port USB Car Charger

Most USB car chargers are good for one smartphone and maybe two tops. While this is fine for the driver an front passenger (or vehicles that need to power a smartphone or a GPS separately), it isn’t ideal for more than two devices.

The biggest challenge, especially with older vehicles is that there aren’t enough places to plug in and charge.

The Belkin Road Rockstar 4-PortUSB Car Chargeris an elegant solution that has four ports. Two in the front right on the plug, and two in the rear thanks to a 6-foot cable that can be used for passengers.

Because of this, charging is no longer limited to the front seat of the Belkin Road Rockstar car charger. Sporting a 6ft cable and 4 USB ports, it charges up to 4 devices at once while on the go.


Here’s what Edgar from Cooksville had to say:
Mar 22, 2017

Super convenient and great for families with multiple devices. A lifesaver during those long family road trips to the cottage.


These are some of the more popular and highly rated smartphone accessory solutions that can help enhance and extend the functionality and features of smartphones today.

Best Buy has a huge selection of smartphone accessories for every device and user.

Gadjo Sevilla
Gadjo is a veteran journalist covering consumer technology, lifestyle and business. He has written for international newspapers, magazines and online publications. He is founder of as well as an avid photographer and travel enthusiast.