Droid 3 Accessories – The Frivolous and the Practical

Adding the right accessories to your smart phone, can vastly improve the experience of using the phone. The Motorola Droid 3 smartphone is no exception. There are a significant number of accessories for the Droid 3 manufactured by Motorola as well as many other vendors. These accessories are available from many online vendors as well as brick and mortar stores.

Droid 3 accessories range from the very practical or even necessary such as extra cables and screen protectors to the fun and frivolous such as neon colored cases and everything in-between.

The primary categories of accessories are cables, extra or extended batteries, headsets, cases, screen protectors, vehicle mounts and docking stations or cradles.

The cables include USB cables to connect the phone to your computer for syncing; AC charging cables; vehicle charging cables; and HDMI cables to connect your Droid 3 to the big screen for viewing photos, videos and even HD movies from the phone. The battery life of the Droid 3 is rather limited so keeping extra batteries or a means of charging nearby is an essential.

Holding your smartphone to your ear to listen to music and to make and receive phone calls is rather awkward and just not cool. Consequently, a good Bluetooth headset of some type is also nearly an essential. Even if you don’t believe extensive use of cell phones might cause cancer, most states prohibit driving while holding a phone to your ear. There is a large variety of headsets available, making the choice a matter of preference and budget. There are also a wide range of cases available from the whimsical to the heavy duty to really protect your Droid 3. Motorola sells a very nice vehicle mount designed specifically for the Droid 3. There are also numerous more generic vehicle mounts that can be adjusted for a variety of different phones. The quality and compatibility of these generic vehicle mounts vary widely.

One of the favorite accessories for the Droid 3 is the Motorola 89495N Droid 3 HD Dock with Rapid Wall Charger also known as the Droid 3 cradle. This device allows you to charge the phone while holding it at an angle perfect for viewing the screen. The Droid 3 cradle asks for your choice of media mode the first time the phone is placed in the cradle. You have a choice of bedside or desktop modes. When the bedside mode is chosen the Droid 3 becomes an alarm clock in addition to all of its normal functions. Desktop mode keeps your calendar, email and other often used programs ready for your use.

If you are looking for fun or practicality there are at least a few Droid 3 accessories that will fill your wants and desires.