Because we really, really need to spend more time on our phones ...

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Because we really, really need to spend more time on our phones ...

Gadgets to make sure your device and you become even more inseparable

Moeketsi Thipe

Need proof that we’re addicted to our smartphones? Not only do we navigate our lives to a large extent using apps stored on our phones, we also use them to help us sleep, eat, exercise, practice, learn, deal with relationships, relax and have fun. Enterprising companies realise that we never want to be apart from them and are creating gadgets that keep them with us ... even in the shower.
Flexi phone-holderPlace it around your neck and it stretches out to hold the phone in front of you. Potential screen cracks from dropping your phone are no longer a worry and having both hands free in a selfie could become a new trend. Walking while on your phone is now even easier, but may cause health risks from traffic as your eyes are kept glued to your device. Plus, having your phone displayed midair in public may not be the safest thing to do.
Screen-holder shower curtainWaterproof phones are a fairly common and many users take them into the shower to either play music, keep up to date on their Instagram feed or text with friends. Still, it can be a little nerve-wracking as often they are less waterproof than merely water resistant. The screen-holder shower curtain has multiple phone and tablet sized pockets at different height levels so you can use all of your devices without getting them wet. The pocket holders are waterproof and allow touch-screen interaction through the shower curtain material. 
Selfie light gadgetWhat better way to perfect your selfies than by using your very own mini lighting studio? This circular stream-light ring attaches to the top of your phone.Gamvice or GamesirIf you’re a gamer and can’t choose between your phone apps and the latest PS4 game releases, you can combine both. The Gamevice control is designed for iPhone users while Gamesir is for Android models. Both offer attachable game controllers to the phones they are designed for. Gamesir has the traditional design of a Playstation or Xbox controller and has a space to hold an Android. Gamevice hold an iPhone horizontally, adding its controls to the vertical edges of the phone. This is an innovative way of mixing traditional gaming with cellphone portability.
Phone umbrellaTexting in the rain or with an umbrella in one hand takes a lot of coordination but luckily phone umbrellas, which you can find online, can be used on any phone. The shaft of the umbrella has a plastic suction cup which attaches to the back of a phone for rain protection. The mini umbrella comes in different styles and patterns.

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