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Top 100 Mobile Trends in 2019

From Foldable 5G Smartphones to Durable Mobile Worker Batteries

— January 26, 2020 — Tech
The mobile industry is continuing to undergo a number of fine-tunings and tweaks as technology brands seek to further streamline the user experience, which is evident in this collection of the top mobile trends of 2019.

Smartphones have transitioned from option to essential over the past several years, which is seeing brands enhance them with additional functions to help make them an even more efficient accessory to keep in a pocket or purse. This includes products that transform mobile devices into high-end videography equipment to accommodate the rise of the YouTube vlogger and others that even incorporate makeup products for on-the-go touchups.

2019 also saw the launch of the foldable smartphone, which could see widespread adoption in the near future as users come to favor their versatile ability to enhance productivity and entertainment capabilities out of the house.

For more mobile innovations coming in 2020, be sure to check out Trend Hunter's 2020 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Multiplayer Music Apps
Multiplayer Music Apps
Childish Gambino's PHAROS AR Invites Users to Embark on a Virtual Journey
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99
Influencer Marketplace Apps
Influencer Marketplace Apps
'Basic Space' Connects Consumers to Influencer-Curated Goods
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98
Smart Charging Backup Batteries
Smart Charging Backup Batteries
The Cascade Power Banks Come in Three Size Options
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97
Low-Cost Hybrid Wearables
Low-Cost Hybrid Wearables
The Withings Move Discreetly and Automatically Tracks Activity
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96
Durable Mobile Worker Batteries
Durable Mobile Worker Batteries
The PWR27 Powerstation Packs 27,000mAh of Power
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95
Twice-Molded Athlete Earbuds
Twice-Molded Athlete Earbuds
The HAVIT G1 Series Earbuds Promise a Snug Fit and Durable Design
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94
Fantasy-Themed Smartphone Docks
Fantasy-Themed Smartphone Docks
The 'Phone-Thrones' Docks Put Devices in a Faux Iron Throne
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93
Adventurer Smartphone Lens Kits
Adventurer Smartphone Lens Kits
The Black Eye Pro Kit G4 Has a Lightweight, Compact Design
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92
Designer Smartphone Display Chargers
Designer Smartphone Display Chargers
The 'Fever' Wireless Charger Provides Minimalist Power
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91
Clamshell Smartphone Prototypes
Clamshell Smartphone Prototypes
The Sharp Foldable AMOLED Smartphone is Compact
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90
Connected Cosmetic Compacts
Connected Cosmetic Compacts
Albéa's NFC-Enabled Makeup Compact Explores the "Internet of Beauty"
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89
Lifestyle-Focused Smartwatches
Lifestyle-Focused Smartwatches
The New Huawei Watch GT Models Focus on Style and Sport
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88
Realistic Food-Inspired Phone Cases
Realistic Food-Inspired Phone Cases
This Fried Chicken Phone Case by Bestosell is a Foodie's Dream
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87
Feline-Themed Phone Chargers
Feline-Themed Phone Chargers
Village Vanguard's Cat Phone Chargers are Absolutely Adorable
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86
Anthropomorphized Smartphone Chargers
Anthropomorphized Smartphone Chargers
The 'Mr. Charger' Stand Recharges Devices in Two Ways
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85
App-Paired Student Notebooks
App-Paired Student Notebooks
Hamelin's Notebooks Come with 'Scribzee' for Scanning & Sharing Notes
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84
Aftermarket Wireless Headphone Accessories
Aftermarket Wireless Headphone Accessories
The PITAKA 'AirPodPal' Streamlines AirPod Use
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83
Robotic Train Toys
Robotic Train Toys
At CES 2019, intelino is Introducing a Smart "Train with a Brain"
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82
Temporary Tattoo Pop-Ups
Temporary Tattoo Pop-Ups
Three's Millennial-Targeted 'InkDecision' Shared Wearable Temporary Art
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81
Smartphone Kickstand Keychains
Smartphone Kickstand Keychains
The 'Ultimate Kickstand' Props Up Devices for Video Calls and More
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80
Cinema-Quality Smartphone Lenses
Cinema-Quality Smartphone Lenses
The Sandmarc Anamorphic Lens Boasts a High-Grade Design
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79
Communicative Child Smartwatches
Communicative Child Smartwatches
The Coolpad Dyno Smartwatch Helps to Connect Kids and Parents
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78
AR Ad-Destroying Apps
AR Ad-Destroying Apps
Burger King's 'Burn That Ad' Rewards Users for Destroying Competitors' Ads
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77
Digital Doodling Toys
Digital Doodling Toys
The Revived Doodle Bear Introduces an App Experience for a New Generation
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76
Ergonomic Smartphone Grip
Ergonomic Smartphone Grip
The Lensta Grip Stabilizes Phones & is Equipped with High-Tech Features
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75
Mirror-Integrated Phone Grips
Mirror-Integrated Phone Grips
PopSockets' PopMirror is a Dual-Purpose Beauty-Tech Accessory
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74
Luggage-Inspired Phone Cases
Luggage-Inspired Phone Cases
This RIMOWA Phone Case Utilizes the Brand's Classic Design Features
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73
Grip-Integrated Phone Cases
Grip-Integrated Phone Cases
OtterBox and PopSockets Came Together to Create the 'Otter + Pop' Case
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72
Multipurpose Driver Emergency Devices
Multipurpose Driver Emergency Devices
The 'CarAIDE' Jumpstarts a Vehicle, Offers Light and More
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71
Voice Assistant Smartphone Docks
Voice Assistant Smartphone Docks
The 'ROBOQI 2.0' Smartphone Mount Connects to Amazon Alexa
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70
Livestreaming Smartphone Camera Add-Ons
Livestreaming Smartphone Camera Add-Ons
The VIEWPT VR180 NANO Lets Users Share in 4K Resolution
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69
Augmented Reality Drink Menus
Augmented Reality Drink Menus
The Alchemist's Theatrical Cocktail Drink Menu Comes to Life
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68
Automotive Inner-Working Apps
Automotive Inner-Working Apps
Toyota's AR iPad App Overlays a Car's Interior on Physical Models
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67
Bendable Wrist Cuff Smartphones
Bendable Wrist Cuff Smartphones
This Conceptual Samsung Smartphone is Patent-Inspired
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66
Soothing Sand-Infused Smartphone Cases
Soothing Sand-Infused Smartphone Cases
The Elago Sand iPhone 11 Pro Case Creates a Relaxing Effect
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65
Treat-Holding Pet Photo Accessories
Treat-Holding Pet Photo Accessories
Zulilys Sniff & Snap Helps to Simplify Pet Selfies
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64
AR-Powered Space Travel Mugs
AR-Powered Space Travel Mugs
This AR Mug by NASA Commemorates the Agency's 60 Year Anniversary
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63
Supermarket Visual Search Tools
Supermarket Visual Search Tools
Slyce Launched a Mobile List-Building Solution for Shoppers
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62
Runner Performance-Optimizing Devices
Runner Performance-Optimizing Devices
The Conceptual Nike+ Runaid Keeps Athletes Comfortable
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61
Cubic Multifunctional Game Consoles
Cubic Multifunctional Game Consoles
The 'Joyscube' Interactive Gaming System is VR-Compatible
<
60
One-Minute Clinic Booths
One-Minute Clinic Booths
Shanghai's 'Ping a Good Doctor' Has Serviced More Than 3 Million People
<
59
Carrying Strap Smartphone Cases
Carrying Strap Smartphone Cases
The Alto 'Anello' iPhone Case Keeps the Device Nearby at All Times
<
58
Portable Palm-Sized Projectors
Portable Palm-Sized Projectors
The 'BIJOU' Projector Creates Images Up to 70-inches in Size
<
57
Anti-Distraction Device Boxes
Anti-Distraction Device Boxes
ACE Bakery's breadblox is a Modern Reinterpretation of the Breadbox
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56
DSLR-Quality Smartphone Lenses
DSLR-Quality Smartphone Lenses
The ShiftCam 12mm Ultra Wide Aspheric Lens is Precise
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55
All-Surface Aftermarket Chargers
All-Surface Aftermarket Chargers
The Zoon Wireless Charger Turns Any Surface into an Outlet
<
54
Foldable 5G Smartphones
Foldable 5G Smartphones
The Huawei Mate X Reveals a Tablet When Unfolded
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53
Minimalist Mindfulness Cellphones
Minimalist Mindfulness Cellphones
The Light Phone II Encourages Users to Minimize Use
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52
Gamified Training Apps
Gamified Training Apps
The Walmart Spark City App Challenges Trainees in a Virtual Retail Setting
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51
Clip-on Smartphone Speaker Units
Clip-on Smartphone Speaker Units
The Moto Stereo Speaker Mod Features High-Quality Drivers
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50
Secure Smartphone Charger Stands
Secure Smartphone Charger Stands
The 'Bluesphere' Charging Smartphone Stand is Multifunctional
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49
Elongated One-Handed Smartphones
Elongated One-Handed Smartphones
This New Essential Smartphone Has a Slender Design
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48
Lip-Conditioning Phone Grips
Lip-Conditioning Phone Grips
PopSockets' PopGrip Lip Makes It Easy to Take Lip Balm on the Go
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47
Digitally Savvy Retail Strategies
Digitally Savvy Retail Strategies
Urban Juve Will Sell Products Through Wechat & AI Pop-Up Kiosks
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46
Anti-Distraction Smartphones
Anti-Distraction Smartphones
The 'BoringPhone' Offers Just the Right Amount of Connectivity
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45
Ergonomic Smartphone Wallet Stands
Ergonomic Smartphone Wallet Stands
The 'icuero' Securely Stows Cards and Keeps Devices on Display
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44
Thermal Imaging Firefighter Smartwatches
Thermal Imaging Firefighter Smartwatches
The Pantech and Curitel Smartwatch is Multifunctional
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43
Self-Lacing Huarache Sneakers
Self-Lacing Huarache Sneakers
The Nike Adapt Huarache Sneaker Can be Controlled via an iOS Device
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42
Compact Keychain Charger Accessories
Compact Keychain Charger Accessories
The Mophie Powerstation Keychain Keeps Extra Power on Hand
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41
Empowering Tech Accessories
Empowering Tech Accessories
CASETiFY's International Women's Day Collection Supports Girls Inc.
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40
Branded Photography Printers
Branded Photography Printers
The Leica Photo Printer Prepares Keepsakes and Charges Devices
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39
Voice-Controlled Beds
Voice-Controlled Beds
At CES 2019, DUX and stellé are Launching a Bed with Amazon Alexa Controls
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38
Limited Functionality Teen Cellphones
Limited Functionality Teen Cellphones
The Konka U18 Cellphone is Intentionally Basic
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37
Next-Gen Electric Two-Wheelers
Next-Gen Electric Two-Wheelers
Uber's Jump Electric Scooters and Bikes are Being Upgraded
<
36
Desktop OS-Inspired Folding Smartphones
Desktop OS-Inspired Folding Smartphones
This Conceptual Microsoft Surface Note is Efficient
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35
AR-Enabled Billboards
AR-Enabled Billboards
Snapchat's Vertical Billboard Promotes a Snap Original Show
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34
Smartphone-Disabling Storage Bowls
Smartphone-Disabling Storage Bowls
The 'Komoru' Encourages Users to Disconnect
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33
High-End Luxury Smartphone Protectors
High-End Luxury Smartphone Protectors
The 'BRICK' Phone Case Offers a Distinct User Experience
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32
Modernized Handheld Gaming Consoles
Modernized Handheld Gaming Consoles
The Conceptual Nintendo Flex is an Update to the GameBoy
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31
App-Controlled Pill Boxes
App-Controlled Pill Boxes
Qualife's Pillgo is a Smart Pill Box Alerts Users of Side Effects
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30
Four-in-One Smartphone Speakers
Four-in-One Smartphone Speakers
The 'Magic Box' Audio Solution Expands Smartphone Functionality
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29
Scrolling Food-Ordering Campaigns
Scrolling Food-Ordering Campaigns
KFC Middle East's 'Scroll Thru' Feeds Social Media Users
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28
Manual Smartphone Gaming Controllers
Manual Smartphone Gaming Controllers
The Xiaomi Mijia Flydigi Feizhi WASP Controller is Intuitive
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27
Adventurer Technology Protection Cases
Adventurer Technology Protection Cases
The Pelican Ruck Case Keeps Small Essentials Secure
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26
Compressible Smartphone Lamps
Compressible Smartphone Lamps
The 'LOMPLI' Smartphone Light Accessory Offers Ambient Illumination
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25
Empowering Phone Cases
Empowering Phone Cases
These Make My Case Competition Winners Inspire Girls to Rise
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24
Camcorder-Inspired Smartphone Cases
Camcorder-Inspired Smartphone Cases
The 'CaseCorder' Enhances Videography Capabilities
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23
Makeup-Integrated Smartphone Cases
Makeup-Integrated Smartphone Cases
The 'FaceCase' Provides Protection and Cosmetics
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22
Feline Photography Accessories
Feline Photography Accessories
The Bubblegum Stuff Cat Selfie Captures Kitty Attention
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21
Smartphone eSports Accessory Kits
Smartphone eSports Accessory Kits
The 'StygianForce' Mobile Gaming Accessories Kit is Pro-Grade
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20
Parisian Tech Excursions
Parisian Tech Excursions
We Had the Chance to Test Out the New Huawei P30 Pro Phone in Paris
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19
Nostalgic Phone Relaunch Events
Nostalgic Phone Relaunch Events
The Motorola RAZR Smartphone was Unveiled at a Los Angeles Event
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18
AR Cosmetic Packaging
AR Cosmetic Packaging
Lime Crime's App Lets Consumers Explore Augmented Reality Beauty
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17
Bed-Affixed Smartphone Docks
Bed-Affixed Smartphone Docks
The 'Phone Bed' by Chong Yong Khong Keeps Devices Nearby
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16
Mountable Magnetic Power Banks
Mountable Magnetic Power Banks
The 'Maco Power' Wireless Charger Simplifies Power Access
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15
Digital Personal Shopping Assistants
Digital Personal Shopping Assistants
Piktorlabs' 'VERA' Recommends Based on Popular Styles & Media
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14
App User-Exclusive Pop-Up Experiences
App User-Exclusive Pop-Up Experiences
This Nike Pop-Up in Atlanta is Compatible with the SNKRS App
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13
Camera-Covering Smartphone Cases
Camera-Covering Smartphone Cases
The aaby case type 2 Protects Components and Privacy
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12
Elegant Wireless Charger Trays
Elegant Wireless Charger Trays
The Gaze Tray Organizes and Charges All Your Devices
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11
Solar-Powered Smartphone Cases
Solar-Powered Smartphone Cases
The Soliz Case Eliminates the Need for Traditional Charging
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10
Helpful Digital Detox Patches
Helpful Digital Detox Patches
Stupid Studio and Jacob Sørensen Work on a Digital Addiction Cure
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9
High-Quality Phone Camera Accessories
High-Quality Phone Camera Accessories
The Bitplay Snap Case Takes DSLR-Like iPhone Photos
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8
Haute Connector Cable Bracelets
Haute Connector Cable Bracelets
Torro Bracelets are Stylishly Designed with Mobile Users in Mind
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7
Flexible Wireless Chargers
Flexible Wireless Chargers
PlusUs' Xpad is an Ultra-Thin Wireless Charger with an Eco Design
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6
Smartphone Gaming Controllers
Smartphone Gaming Controllers
The Conceptual 'LUDI' Controller Turns Phones into Consoles
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5
Next-Generation Smartphone Wallets
Next-Generation Smartphone Wallets
The Mujjo Leather iPhone 11 Wallet Case is Protective
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4
Immersive Behavioral Installations
Immersive Behavioral Installations
The Samsung Installation in Milan Depends on the Audience
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3
Adhesive Phone Notepads
Adhesive Phone Notepads
Ilovehandles Boasts a Helpful and Erasable Product for Phones and Laptops
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2
All-in-One Smartphone Wallets
All-in-One Smartphone Wallets
The band&roll Kangaroo Case Protects and Carries Essentials
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1
DIY Mobile Computer Cases
DIY Mobile Computer Cases
The Z-Case P50 Has an Ultra-Durable Design
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