Motorola Droid Mini : Accessories buying guide

January 9, 2014
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    The Motorola Droid Mini is the third, and as the name suggests, the smallest of the latest crop of Droid smartphones available from Verizon. Apart from it’s smaller 4.3-inch display and 2,000 mAh battery, specifications such as processor, RAM, and camera are similar to the Droid MAXX, and Droid Ultra, along with the added benefit of wireless charging, an option that isn’t available with the Ultra. In some ways, the Droid Mini is the better option between the three, even with it being the cheapest of the lot.

    In today’s “Accessories buying guide” edition, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best accessories for the Motorola Droid Mini. Let’s get started!

    Cases

    Verizon Black Shell Case with kickstand, holster, and belt clip

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    The Verizon Black Shell Case for the Droid Mini features a black hard shell back made of hard plastic that has been treated with a rubberized powder for durability, with a ribbed texture pattern for additional grip. The case features precise cutouts for easy access to all buttons and features, and also includes a kickstand that lets you prop the phone in both landscape and portrait orientation. The phone holster is also made with a hard plastic that has a rubberized texture coating, with the interior of the lined with a micro-fiber material that protects the display of the device. The phone is very secure within the holster, which also features a belt clip, that can turn and lock in 13 different positions. The case also works with any wireless charger. Buy now on Amazon for $11.56.

    Trident Aegis

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    The rugged Trident Aegis Case meets military standards for vibration and drop (26 drops on concrete from 4 feet) tests, and features a silicone skin with double-thick silicone corners, along with anti-skid pads, to protect your device from bumps and shock. A sleek hardened-polycarbonate outer frame provides even more protection. The charging port and headphone jack are covered with silicone plugs, keeping dirt and debris out, and the case features high-quality dust filters that prevent dust particles from entering smartphone through the speaker bays and other ports. The case features a raised protective bezel around the front of the device to prevent damage from face down drops, with the package also including a screen protector for more display protection. Buy now on Amazon for $26.99.

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    Screen Protectors

    Skinomi Techskin Ultra Clear Shield

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    The Skinomi Techskin screen protector is made from a clear thermoplastic urethane film, which is the same film that is used to protect military aircrafts and NASA space shuttles. It has the ability to resist high levels of abrasion, making it the ultimate protector for the display of your device. The screen guard is easy to apply, and peels off easily as well, without leaving any residue. The Skinomi Techskin also comes with lifetime replacements. Buy now on Amazon for $9.95.

    SUPERSHIELDZ Anti-Glare Matte Screen Protector 6 pack

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    SUPERSHIELDZ screen protectors are made from Optical Grade Crystal Film, and are custom cut to ensure a perfect fit for your device. These screen guards feature three layers of protection – a scratch resistant surface polymer, a hardened protective mask to prevent deep cuts damaging your device, and finally a silicone gel that creates a vacuum to securely cling to the screen. Anti-glare matte technology removes glare and is fingerprint resistant as well, without adversely affecting touch sensitivity. Buy now on Amazon for $2.95.

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    Battery Extension

    Argon 9,000 mAh Ultra Thin External Power Bank

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    The Argon External Power Bank features an elegant shape, stainless steel back cover, and unique touch sensitive buttons that make it a very stylish accessory, that is also ultra thin and very portable. This battery pack boasts a massive 9,000 mAh capacity. and can charge two two devices simultaneously. It also features over voltage protection, as well as short-circuit and thermal protection.Buy now on Amazon for $29.99.

    Limeade Blast 15,600 mAh

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    Limeade Blast is one of the best battery extension packs available, considering that it provides a whopping 15,600 mAh capacity. The Limeade battery pack can be used to charge two devices simultaneously, and holds more than enough juice to charge the battery of your smartphone multiple times. Also includes a built-in safety flashlight, and 4 LED indicators to show level of charge. Buy now on Amazon for $49.99.

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    Wireless charging

    Koolpad Qi Wireless Charger

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    The Koolpad Wireless Charging Pad is compatible with all Qi-enabled smartphones, including the Motorola Droid Mini. Unlike some other wireless chargers, the biggest advantage with the Koolpad Qi Wireless Charger is that no particular position or alignment is required while placing the smartphone on the pad. Charging temperatures are kept low to avoid the device over heating, to ensure safe charging and longer device life. Also supports a charging distance of 8mm, which means that it’ll work with most protective cases. Keep in mind that only a micro-USB cable is included in the package, without a wall charging plug, as the device is compatible with any such AC plug, and can also be directly plugged into an USB port. Buy now on Amazon for $35.

    RAVPower Wireless Charging Pad

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    The RAVPower Wireless Charging Pad features a sleek, light-weight design, and is compatible with any Qi-enabled device. An LED charging indicator shows you the charge status of your device, and the charging pad automatically goes into idle mode when the device is fully charged, or moved from the pad. The grey ring at the center of the charging pad prevents the phone from slipping. It also works with most protective cases, that are less than 5 mm in thickness. Buy now on Amazon for $35.

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    Cradles and Docks

    Griffin PowerDock

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    The Griffin PowerDock for  the Droid Mini, which is also compatible with the MAXX and Ultra, provides the perfect solution for users to charge their phones while maintaining visibility. The PowerDock mounts the device securely, and automatically puts your phone into Desk Mode for hands-free use. The phone will work with its Open Mic voice commands, as well as read you incoming text messages with its text-to-speech function. The dock should also work with most protective cases of medium thickness. Buy now on Amazon for $21.95.

    Mountek nGroove Universal CD Slot Mount

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    If you’re looking for a reliable high-quality mount and have a CD slot in your vehicle, the Mountek nGroove Mount is a great choice. This mount installs directly into the CD player slot, and doesn’t use any suction cups, clips, screws, and is therefore very easy to install, while also not obstructing your view of the road. Your device can be rotated to any angle depending on your convenience. Buy now on Amazon for $22.89.

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    Other

    Motorola Vehicle Rapid Rate Charger

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    All you need to do is plug in the Motorola Car Charger into the vehicle power adapter, allowing you to use and charge your device at the same time. A retention clip secures the cord, and the car charger features a sleek design with an illuminated Motorola logo LED. This charger charges your device quickly, and guarantees over-voltage protection. The Motorola Car Charger is definitely a must have accessory for anyone on the road a lot. Buy now on Amazon for $7.79.

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