We love our smartphone cameras. And while we sometimes wish they were a little more versatile, there's nearly always been some issue with the available add-on lenses — either requiring a bulky case, or requiring no case at all, or otherwise using some shady adhesive that we wouldn't trust on the outside of a lunch pail. Moment Lenses are different. Designed for iPhones 4 and up and Galaxy S2s and up, they use a thin, case-friendly adhesive metal strip for an attachment point, a bayonet-style mount, and quality optics to give your device both wide-angle and telephoto powers.
We don't have to tell you that a good case for your iPhone can preserve its life — saving it from accidental drops and other wear and tear. But the Mophie Space Pack ($150-$180) will do you one better. In addition to providing some extra battery life for your iPhone 5 or 5s, the Space Pack will also give you some much needed storage, with either 16GB or 32GB of capacity available. An easy-to-use file management system, Airplay and Airdrop integration, as well as the ability to easily access any kind of file at any time let you stop worrying about hitting your storage limit on your phone.
Some shots with your DSLR are just easier to achieve with a remote — and some are downright impossible without one — whether you're shooting long exposures with a tripod, time-lapse photography, or video. And while there are plenty of simple remotes out there that pair with your camera using an IR signal, nothing compares to the ease of use of your phone with the MaxStone Camera Remote ($40). It combines a small IR- and Bluetooth-equipped pebble-like device that hangs on your camera using its attached dongle, and an iOS app, letting you have full control of your shutter up to 80 feet away on your iPhone. With time-lapse, automatic bulb, manual bulb, and video functionality, there's no limit to the kind of photos you can take.
You know by now that your phone is way more than just a phone — in fact that may be the thing you use it for the least — whether you're using it to keep up with Fantasy, message friends, manage your schedule, or pass the time playing games. But when it comes to the latter, it could always be better, and with the Logitech Powershell Controller ($100), it can be. It takes your phone, which is already a pretty good gaming device in its own right, and upgrades it, adding a directional pad, button cluster, and shoulder triggers so you don't have to sit there poking at a multitouch screen. And with a built-in battery, it also charges your phone while you play, so you won't have to worry about it dying in case you need to actually take a call.
Just because you have a lead foot, doesn't mean you ought to be spending your life savings on speeding tickets (not to mention all the points you've probably accumulated on your license). With the Cobra iRadar 900 Atom Radar Detector ($200), you can avoid all that hassle while still taking advantage of the occasional open road. In addition to your typical radar detector functionality — stuff like the ability to detect all radar and laser guns in use — you get the benefit of their easy-to-use iOS app. Data from other users in the iRadar community compiles into their cloud servers, letting you instantly access information about speed traps on your device. It also plots traffic, red light cameras, and features a convenient car finder on their map-based interface.