Listen up for the new speaker of the house— and backyard, beach, or anywhere else. This Bluetooth black brick cranks out loud, crystal-clear music from your phone or tablet, running 24 hours between charges.
To buy: Anker SoundCore, $36
Dr. Speaker and Mr. Headphone
These Bluetooth headphones look like … headphones. But flip a switch and suddenly they’re speakers. The split-personality ear cups can direct tunes inward, just to you, or outward, when you want to share.
To buy: Monoprice two-in-one Bluetooth headphones with external speakers, $40
I Like Streaming
Your phone’s on-screen keyboard is fine for tapping out texts, but longer stuff demands the real deal. This mobile keyboard is a nearly full-size mechanical model that folds up small enough to carry in a pocket. It works with Android, iOS, and Windows devices.
To buy: Battop Folding Keyboard ($28)
It doesn’t look impressive. But this strap, which loops around the back of most phone cases, makes one-handed thumb typing a lot easier—and dropping your phone a lot harder.
To buy: Ninja Loop, $9
Dude Where’s My Car
This cigarette-lighter adapter doesn’t just have two USB ports for charging mobile devices. It also serves as a homing beacon so you can find your way back to your car.
To buy: Nonda Zus, $30
A Small Echo
When you talk, this smart-home gizmo listens. And responds. Using a less powerful speaker than Amazon’s $180 Echo, it can tell you the weather, play music, and do other tasks.
To buy: Amazon Echo Dot, $50
A Mighty Pen
This ballpoint’s curved barrel can prop up a phone or even a tablet for comfortable hands-free viewing. A stylus tip at the top lets you sketch on-screen.
To buy: Ace Teah three-in-one stylus pen, $8 for six