- Mari Hiroki
The 5 Best Smart Phone Accessories to Buy at 100 Yen and 300 Yen Stores
Across Japan, 100 and 300 Yen stores continue to be popular for the practicality of the goods that they sell. Beyond performance, the design of their products is constantly evolving day by day. Both the insides and outsides of these products are of such quality that you won't believe that they only cost a few hundred yen. This article introduces you the top 5 products for your smartphone that have recently been gathering a buzz on the streets of Japan.
1. Waterproof Smartcase for Smartphones (Daiso)
If you are the kind of person who likes to use their smartphone in the kitchen and the bath, then this Waterproof Smartcase for Smartphones (110 JPY, incl. tax), sold at 100 yen store Daiso, is sure to come in handy. It is 13cm long with a circumference of 15.2cm, so an iPhone 7 can fit comfortably inside it. You can still use the touch screen of the phone while it is in the case, meaning you won't have much undue stress when using it. This case will become your best friend, eliminating some modern life's daily annoyances.
2. Amplifying Smartphone Stand and Speaker (Seria)
The unique feature of this amplifying smartphone and speaker (110 JPY, incl. tax), sold at the 100 yen store Seria, is its round, dome-like form. The simple design of the Smartphone Stand and Speaker means that it will blend in, no matter what room it finds itself situated in. For those of you wondering how it is used, if you wish to use it as a stand, then simply place your phone in the pocket that juts out at the bottom. You can lay it horizontally or vertically.
If using it as a speaker, than you lay it down flat with the phone's speaker positioned inside the dome That's it! It's surprisingly simple, but this great product, with its dome-like shape, properly amplifies the sound and pushes it out to every corner of the room. Another great aspect of this product is that it doesn't require a power outlet or batteries to function.
3. Extendable Smartphone Tripod Stand (Can Do)
If you are someone who worries about stabilization when you take photographs on your smart phone then you should get your hands on the Extendable Smartphone Tripod Stand (110 JPY, incl. tax) from the 100 yen store Can Do.
The tripod part of the accessory is made of metal, making it sturdy. Moreover, you can adjust the height of the tripod legs between 10 and 15cm, meaning that you can pick your preferred height for your picture.
The head of the tripod grips your smartphone tightly and is also fully adjustable. This means that you can choose the angle that you take the picture from, anywhere from looking down on your subject to directly up at it. When you fold it up, the height is 16cm, the width is 4.5cm and it weighs just 50g, making it very portable. If you have one of these in your backpack, it is sure to come in handy.
4. Smartphone Handle Grip - For Games (3COINS)
For those smartphone users who also like to game, then you need the Smartphone Handle Grip (330 JPY, incl. tax) sold at 3COINS, the most instantly recognizable of the 300 Yen stores in Japan. It comes in both white and black, with curved contours that fit neatly in your hands, allowing you to feel the high quality of the design. The most unique features of this grip are the detachable joysticks. You should notice a marked improvement in your gaming prowess if you use this grip. Having it in your arsenal might just help you to snatch a victory!
They have really thought about the needs of gamers with this product, as you will still be able to charge your phone while using it.
5. Smartphone Clip Holder (3COINS)
The Smartphone Clip Holder (330 JPY, incl. tax) sold at 3COINS is consistently very popular. The arm extends to 50cm and can be moved freely by the user, meaning that you can use this great product however necessary depending on the circumstances. Because a cushion material is used on the clip that attaches the smartphone to the base, you don't need to be worried about marks or scratching. The arms are thick and strong, giving the grip a distinct sense of sturdiness.
This highly recommended product will help mitigate those inconveniences that everyone has experienced at least once, such as wanting to check a recipe while cooking, or looking at videos while in bed.
All of the products introduced here are high quality, but also pack the biggest bang possible for your buck. If you found something that piques your interest, then get yourself down to the store and check it out.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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