37 Gadgets That’ll Make Your Phone Do Basically Anything

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When you want your phone to be a carpenter’s level, guitar tuner, or pedometer, there’s an app for that. Sometimes, you want more though. We’ve collected 37 of the coolest gadgets on Amazon that can turn your phone into basically anything — from a refreshing fan to a pocket-sized microscope.

We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We are a participant in the Amazon affiliate program, and Brainjolt may receive a share of sales from links on this page. Prices on Amazon fluctuate so anything mentioned below might change as soon we publish it!

Turn Your Phone into a Badass Camera With This Phone Camera Lens Kit

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With 9 different lenses to choose from, this phone camera lens kit can really up your photography game. From fisheye to telescopic to wide angle, you will have a lens for every occasion.    

Turn Your Phone into a Science Lab With This Clip On Microscope

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This is a super cool gift for a kid or teacher or anyone who likes to get into the tiny details of the world around them. This clip on microscope works with any type of phone, includes a bright LED light, and magnifies 60x!    

Turn Your Phone Into a Music Stand With the Guitar Sidekick

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Unobtrusive and out of the way, the Guitar Sidekick lets you read music, lyrics, or set lists on the go.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Waterproof Phone With a Mpow Waterproof Case

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No need to leave your phone behind when heading into the water with the Mpow waterproof phone case. Fell out of your kayak? No problem! You can even take photos through the clear case underwater!    

Turn Your Phone Into a Body Fat Scale

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This bluetooth body fat scale syncs with your phone to keep track of your weight, BMI, and body composition. Use the scale anytime, and it will automatically sync when your phone is in range.    

Turn Your Phone Into The Best Dog Camera Ever With the Original Dog Selfie Stick

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Your dog looks up at your with perked up ears and bright eyes UNTIL you get your camera out. Then it’s all over. The Original Dog Selfie Stick cleverly capitalizes on your pooch’s excitement to play. You’ll get those perky ears and bright eyes for sure!    

Turn Your Phone Into Your Mom With the Tile Key Finder

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The Tile Key Finder doesn’t really turn your phone into your mother, but it does make your phone the best finder of oft-lost objects. If you tend to lose your keys, you’re going to want to check out this handy gadget.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Meat Thermometer

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This bluetooth meat thermometer is equipped with 6 ports so you can cook your steaks and burgers to order. Keep track of your dinner, without having to hang out by the grill or oven.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Bike Nav System With This Bike Mount

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Keep your phone easily accessible while you ride with this handy bike mount phone holder. It attaches securely onto your handlebars so your phone will stay put even on the bumpiest rides.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Photographer With This Tabletop Tripod

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This handy little smartphone tripod fits any phone. With adjustable legs and non-slip pads, this tripod can be set up just about anywhere.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Digital Thermometer

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The Kinsa smart digital thermometer does more than just take your temperature. The app keeps track of symptoms and medications, and even has reminders for when it’s time to take meds again.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Navigation System With This Magnetic Car Mount Holder

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It’s just a fact of life now that we need our phones handy and accessible in the car. This magnetic air vent holder works with any phone, and any car. It’s especially handy to bring on vacation when driving a rental!    

Turn Your Phone Into a Wilderness Essential With This Waterproof Solar Phone Charger

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This battery pack is more than just a portable charger. It’s waterproof, has two USB ports, a solar panel, a compass, and a flashlight!    

Turn Your Little Screen Into a Big Screen With a Screen Magnifier

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We all have big screen TVs, yet still spend a ton of time streaming and watching videos, and even reading, on our tiny screens. This clever screen magnifier is simple and brilliant.    

Turn Your Phone Into a PlayStation 4 With the Nyko Smart Clip

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OK, this one is really cool for gamers. The Nyko Smart Clip attaches any smart phone to a PS4 controller. Use it with the PlayStation app for second screen features, or to access the internet for walkthroughs, videos, and codes.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Humidity and Temperature Monitor With a Wireless Thermometer and Hygrometer

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We all know that our basements, attics, and refrigerators should be kept within certain temperature and humidity ranges. But how often do you go and check on them? This humidity and temperature smart sensor will keep track of that for you and send you alerts if things go out of range. It can also be used to protect precious belongings like artwork or even cigars.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Relaxation Haven With This Bluetooth Sleeping Eye Mask With Headphones

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Block out all sounds and light, put on your favorite music, audiobook, or guided meditation, and drift off. This bluetooth eye mask with removable headphones is machine washable, and maybe the best gift ever for a frequent flier.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Lighter With This Cigarette Lighter/Bottle Opener Cover

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A lighter? Your phone can be a lighter? Yes. It can. This phone case can open your beer and light your cigarette. For real.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Flashing Light Every Time You Get a Call With This Incoming Call Light Up Case

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If you’re like me, you nearly miss your calls because of the fathomless depths of your bag. This clever light up case completely eliminates that problem. Even I can find a flashing hot pink light in my purse.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Makeup Mirror With The Luxury Rhinestone Makeup Case

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We all do it – quickly and stealthily turn on our camera, switch it to selfie mode, and check ourselves out. With this highly reflective case, you can check your teeth with about a million times more stealth.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Mega-Storage Device With This Phone Flash Drive

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Take and keep as many videos as you want! Never worry about filling up your phone’s storage! Easily transfer videos and files from your computer to your phone! This handy little flash drive is endlessly convenient and useful.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Freaking Fan With These Mini Fans for iPhones

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These little fans pack a powerful punch. Plug one into your lightning port and be the envy of everyone else all summer long.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Slim Card Case With These Ringke Flip Card Holders

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Keep everything you need all together and streamlined with this stick on card holder. The little wallet holds up to 5 cards and cash without adding a ton of bulk.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Hands-Free Stroller Device With the Abacus24-7 Baby Stroller Phone Holder

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Keep both hands on your stroller with this universal phone holder that clips securely onto your baby’s stroller.    

Turn Your Phone’s Camera Into a Pimped Out Phone Camera With the Stoon 3 in 1 Phone Camera Lens

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This handy camera lens easily fits into your pocket or purse so you can take it with you anywhere to pimp your pictures. The compact, clip on lens set includes fish eye, wide angle, and 20x macro lenses.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Go Anywhere Hands Free Screen With the B-Land Universal Mobile Phone Stand

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With sturdy yet flexible arms this phone stand can literally go anywhere. You can stand it on the floor or wrap it around your neck. It’s maybe the most adaptable phone stand we’ve ever seen.    

Turn Your Favorite Wired Headphones Into Bluetooth Headphones With This Bluetooth Headphone Adapter

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OK, so this one doesn’t exactly turn your phone into something else, but it does mean you can still use those super awesome wired headphones you used to love. Plug any headphones into this little bluetooth adapter, and you’ve got yourself some phone compatibility!    

Turn Your Phone Into a Professional Photography Studio With a Selfie Ring Light

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What makes a celebrity look gorgeous in her selfies while you look like Jabba the Hutt in yours? (Is it just me?) It’s all about the lighting. Get yourself a clip on ring light and you’ll be amazed at the difference.    

Turn Your Phone Into Multi-Use, Secure Gadget With a Cell Phone Ring Stand Holder

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How does a ring stand holder change your phone? Glad you asked! First, you can securely hold onto your phone while also holding onto a bunch of other things with this phone grip. You can also use it as a stand, as a cord winder, and it even can slide onto it’s corresponding adhesive mount (included) for a secure car holder!    

Turn Your Phone Into a Freaking Sweatband With This Wireless Sport Sweatband

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Combine your music and sweatband into one sportsy gizmo with this bluetooth sweatband.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Stealthy, Spy-Proof Device With High Definition Privacy Screen Protectors

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These screen protectors do more than your average screen protector. Unless you are looking at it straight on, the glass appears opaque. These privacy screen protectors are great for public transportation commuters!    

Turn Your Phone Into a Panda With This Ridiculously Cute Phone Stand

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Look at this thing! It’s absurdly cute. The plush phone stand holds any smartphone and will definitely make you smile. You should see the tail end of this thing.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Mobile Office With a Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

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If you’re constantly typing things out on your mobile device, you’re going to want to get your hands on one of these foldable keyboards. Sure, it’s not a full-sized keyboard, but it’s compact, portable, and a hell of a lot bigger than your phone’s onscreen one!    

Turn Your Phone Into a Portable Sound System With the OontZ Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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This portable speaker has over 27,000 reviews attesting to it’s quality and sound. It’s sturdy, splash proof, and compact enough to fit into a backpack. Take your music everywhere!    

Turn Your Phone Into a Security Camera With the Wireless Wifi Home Monitor

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This cute little gadget is equipped with a wide angle camera, and rotating head to give you a full view of your room when you’re away. It also has a motion sensor which will send your phone an alert when something unusual happens. The home monitor is a great nanny cam and an easy home security camera.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Hands Free Camera With This Remote Control Shutter

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We’ve all been there: You set up the camera; everyone is assembled and ready; you set the timer and run; you all smile; and then you all wonder if the timer is really set; and your smiles are getting tired; and then the photo snaps and it’s half a close up of your crotch as you approach the camera. Don’t be that guy. Use one of these remote control shutters instead.    

Turn Your Phone Into a Rest Anywhere Screen With the MOBI-GO! Phablet & Phone Prop/Stand

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This nifty little phone stand is made out of soft, flexible, beanbag stuff. You can set it up anywhere from your car’s dash to the uneven, rounded arm of your sofa for secure phone and tablet viewing.