Top HTC One (M8) accessories to maximize your new Smartphone
10. Sony SmartWatch 2
This might sound like an odd pick to start us off, but think about it: With no HTC smartwatch announced, what other good smartwatches exist? The Gear Fit looks great but is bound to Samsung; the Pebble Steel is cool but has been set by availaibility issues. The Sony SmartWatch 2 is readily available, works well with all kinds of Android phones, looks stylish and is rated well.
This faux-leather HTC One M8 case has an S-View-like window cut into the front, allowing the time and notifications to be shown through. Magnets wake and sleep the display as the flip cover opens and closes, and all ports and features are easily accessible. This Nillkin case is also cheap and comes in four colours: white, blue, red and black (seen above).
8. DriveTime Adjustable Car Kit
A good car charger and car mount are always helpful to include, so we’re recommending this set from DriveTime. The car mount will keep your phone in a convenient position while driving, while the charger will keep your battery topped up. It’s an all-in-one solution for that common driving problem.
7. a-Jays One+ Earphones
The stereo front-firing speakers of the One are great, but it’s not always desirable to share what you’re listening with the rest of the room. This set of earphones offer a clear sound, good bass and full customisation via Android app.
6. Official Double Dip Hard Shell
Our first of the HTC One’s official accessories is this Double Dip Hard Shell. The case looks fantastic, with three differently coloured sections, and fits the One (M8) as perfectly as you’d expect. The tough polycarbonate shell will keep your phone safe from scratches and knocks, too.
5. SanDisk 64 GB MicroSDXC Memory Card
A memory card is the perfect addition to the new One, after a slot wasn’t included in last year’s model. While 128 GB microSD cards are supported, they’re still a bit dear – so go with a 64 GB card for the moment for plenty of added storage.
4. Kit: High Power 10400 mAh Dual USB Emergency Charger
This helpful emergency charger grants an additional 10400 mAh of power, allowing you to completely charge your phone exactly four times over. That means pentupling your battery life, and ensuring you’ll always be able to last the night, the weekend or the week.
3. Case-Mate Barely There
Our next case is the Barely There, a perennial favourite from Case-Mate. The Barely There is available in a clear colour that shows the gorgeous finish of the One beneath, while the slim size ensures that you won’t be adding much bulk to the phone. A good solid choice.
2. Spigen GLAS.t Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Our penultimate accessory is this tempered glass screen protector, which adds significantly more protection to your phone than a standard plastic option. The multi-layer construction ensures good scratch resistance, and even a bit of shatter resistance too. The glass is slim too, and won’t add any noticeable bulk to your phone at only 0.4mm in thickness.
1. Official HTC Dot View Case
Our winning entry by a substantial margin is this glorious case from HTC. It’s called the Dot View case for the HTC One M8, and it has a very cool feature. A grid of small holes allows the light of the display to shine through, making for a dot matrix display that shows the time, incoming calls and the weather. The case is slim too, with a unique look that will definitely attract attention.
Those are our recommendations! Thanks for viewing the article and be sure to let us know what you think of the accessories suggested, and feel free to recommend your own too. Have a good one.