A mobile phone today is vital for each and every phone user. Many cell phone users these days however gives importance to cell phone accessories too. A cell phone accessory is important because it protects the phone, makes it look attractive, and keeps it safe. There are lots of phone accessories easily available today but instead of spending money on them one can make his or her own accessory with office supplies. In this article, however, I will be listing out a few accessories that phone users can make on their own.
• Cell Phone Stand
We normally find cell phone stands at every house hold these days. Cell phone stands are today available in the most unique forms, colours and patterns. The stands that are available in stores are mostly costly. Thus, if you want to save money then you can make one of your own. You can make the most unique cell phone stand with materials like paper, chart paper, card board and decorate it in your own way.
• Portable Speaker
Almost every cell phone has an MP3 player that allows users to listen to their favorite songs. Music in cell phones can be heard either via headphones or via speaker. Now if you think the loudness is not enough when you play music from you phone loudspeaker then you need not drain your money in buying an external speaker. An external speaker is a total waste of money. Instead, you could save money and boost your cell phone speaker’s sound quality by keeping your phone inside a cereal cup or paper cup. Immediately you will see a remarkable difference in the sound volume.
• Screen Protector
A screen protector is very efficient not only for touch screen phones but also for basic ones. Apart from screen protectors, users now a day’s use scratch guard for all mobile devices. Scratch guards are not available at cheap rates now and if you want to save money then you can use vinyl and cut it according to the size of your screen. Vinyl is very cheap and can be used as a good screen protector for all cell phone devices.
• USB Chargers
Your phone battery usually drains when you use it excessively. If you don’t want to waste money by buying a USB charger for charging your phone then you could probably make one yourself. For making one at home you can make use of Altoids Tin. It makes use of triple A batteries that fits perfectly in your pocket. It also lets you charge your battery during emergency. A solar powered version of the same charger too can be made for charging phones.
• Headset with an In-built Remote Control
If we go to see every iPhone it has a pair of headphones with an in-built remote control micro phone. If you want a similar type of headphone for your phone then you would probably be planning to buy one. If you want to avoid buying one then you could join your existing remote micro phone into your headphone or turn your remote controlled headphone into an adapter instead of ruining your headphones.
• Mini Charging Wires
If you are looking out for mini charging cables for your phone then once again you need not buy them. You can shorten your existing charging cable with wire stripper which will become a mini charger. The benefit of using a mini charging cable is that it does not get easily tangled unlike the longer cables. Also they are easy and comfortable to carry.
• Touch Screen Gloves
If you stay in a place where climate remains cold half of the year then probably you would be wearing gloves to keep your hands warm. In that case it becomes quite difficult to use a touch screen phone with gloves on. Do not waste money by buying a touch screen friendly glove when you could easily make one at home with conductive threads. This kind of glove will easily help users handle their touch screen phones without any discomfort.
• Mobile Cases
Mobile cases are essential as they give total protection to phones. Instead of buying a costly case, phone users can make one on their own by using materials like rubber, cloth and many more. They can make an innovative case according to the type of their phone.
Touch screen phones basically have styluses and using styluses for your phone boosts the quality of the device. Also it becomes easy to operate touch screen phones with it. If you probably lose your stylus then you could use an alternative of that by making one with candy wrappers, mechanical lead holders, pens, sponges etc. This will save money which you would otherwise waste in buying a new one.
• Car Docks
While driving cars, phone users always make it a point to keep their cell phone in a handy place so that they can easily attend calls even while driving. They have these phone stands placed inside the car that hold their phone well. These car mobile stands can many a times be quite expensive. Thus to avoid buying a costly car dock, users can make one on their own with office supplies.
The above mentioned list mainly consists of essential cell phone accessories that users can make using their home and office supplies. To conclude with I would say people who want to save money can take idea from the above list and make the most creative accessory for their valuable phone.