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Top 100 Phone Trends in 2013

From Cellphone-Synced Locks to Hollowed-Out Phones

— January 3, 2014 — Tech
The previously perceived limits of the smartphone were pushed with phone trends in 2013. Though previously used as a simple communication devices, phones have come full circle this past year and are now widely recognized as an all-purpose gadget with endless possibilities.

Ease in connectivity due to Bluetooth and virtually globally available WiFi has made it possible to control almost anything via phone. This was best exemplified by the cellphone-synced security systems with locks controlled by a simple tap of your iPhone.

Considering most have their phones on them at all times, multifunction was a big part of phone trends in 2013. Everything from storage space to clinical gadgetry was integrated into smartphones this past year.

To learn more insight into the world of smartphones, check out our Phones Trend Report.
5.5
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Deceptive Smartphone Docks
Deceptive Smartphone Docks
The Pillow Cement iPhone Rest by Snarkitecture is Whimsical
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97
Wrist-Worn Smartphones
Wrist-Worn Smartphones
The Neptune Pine Smart Watch is a Wearable Mobile Gadget
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96
Impact-Proof Cellular Cases
Impact-Proof Cellular Cases
The G-Form XTREME iPhone 5 Case Protects Against Any Sudden Shock
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95
Innovative Hollow Handsets
Innovative Hollow Handsets
The Frame Phone Sheds the Most Fragile Part in Favor of Projection Tech
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94
Low-Res Phone Covers
Low-Res Phone Covers
The 8-Bit Bumper Goes Back to the Basics for Handset Protection
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93
Smartphone Laser Tag
Smartphone Laser Tag
HEX3 AppTag Makes Virtual War a Gaming Reality
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92
Animated Celebrity Makeovers
Animated Celebrity Makeovers
Celebrities Get Run Through the iMadeFace App for a Cartoon Makeover
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91
Hydrogen-Powered Travel Chargers
Hydrogen-Powered Travel Chargers
The Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Charges in a Scientific Manner
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90
Floating Smartphone Mounts
Floating Smartphone Mounts
The 'nGroove Snap' Mount Makes Your Smartphone Float While You Drive
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89
Storage-Friendly Smartphone Stands
Storage-Friendly Smartphone Stands
The EarPod Case and Stand Neatly Stores Earbuds
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88
Space-Worthy Cell Protectors
Space-Worthy Cell Protectors
The AL13 iPhone Bumper is Made from Aerospace-Grade Aluminum
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87
Gilded $15 Million Phones
Gilded $15 Million Phones
Designer Stuart Hughes Has Made the World's Most Expensive Smartphone
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86
Illuminated Smartphone Covers
Illuminated Smartphone Covers
This Premium Lighting iPhone 5 Case Lights Up Your Phone Experience
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85
Smartphone-Controlled Critters
Smartphone-Controlled Critters
Startling People is Made Easy with These Robotic Toys
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84
Racing Stripe Phone Cases
Racing Stripe Phone Cases
Miniot's iWood Cobra iPhone Collection is Inspired by Speedy Rides
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83
Gilded iPhone Cases
Gilded iPhone Cases
BBLuxury Specializes In Gold, Platinum and Rose Gold Smartphone Covers
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82
Solar-Powered Multi-Chargers
Solar-Powered Multi-Chargers
Notebook-Sized Solar Panel Can Charge Two iPads At Once
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81
Minimalist Brace Mobile Cases
Minimalist Brace Mobile Cases
Radius Protects Your Handset with Negligible Tactile Interference
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80
21st Century Pin-Up Captures
21st Century Pin-Up Captures
The 'Newfangled Pin-Up' Series Features Ladies Who Love Their Phones
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79
Dashboard Device Mounters
Dashboard Device Mounters
The Steelie Magnetic Phone Socket Holds Smartphones Tightly in Place
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78
Social Commentary Phone Covers
Social Commentary Phone Covers
The Jack Spade iPhone Case Collection Symbolizes Several Things
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77
Apple-Picker iPhone Cases
Apple-Picker iPhone Cases
Hand-Illustrated Phone Cases by ONARDs Emphasize Apple’s Logo
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76
Adhesive Solar Phone Chargers
Adhesive Solar Phone Chargers
The Solar Window Charger Uses the Sun's Rays to Juice up Your Phone
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75
Drop-Proof Smartphone Sheaths
Drop-Proof Smartphone Sheaths
The Hand Strap iPhone Case Affixes Your Hand to Your Phone
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74
Booze-Powered Mobiles
Booze-Powered Mobiles
The 'Cheers' Alcohol Phone Turns a Beverage into an Eco-Friendly Battery
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73
Magnetic Smartphone Power Banks
Magnetic Smartphone Power Banks
The Case-Sticky-On External Battery is Conveniently Slim
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72
Glamorous Golden Smartphone Cases
Glamorous Golden Smartphone Cases
This Goldgenie Case Shines with a Golden Glory Worthy of Midas
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71
Key Locator Apps
Key Locator Apps
Track Your Keys Stress-Free with the Hone Key Finder
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70
Smartphone-Synced Locks
Smartphone-Synced Locks
The Kwikset Kevo System Requires No Key to Enable Your Entry
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69
Suction Cup Smartphone Holders
Suction Cup Smartphone Holders
The iPhone Windshield Mount Securely Holds the Device on the Glass
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68
Barely There Smartphone Sheaths
Barely There Smartphone Sheaths
Peel iPhone Cases Are 0.35mm Thick Yet Help to Properly Protect
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67
Pharmaceutical Capsule Phone Cases
Pharmaceutical Capsule Phone Cases
The Pill iPhone Case Goes Perfectly with Your Phone Addiction
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66
Furry Sci-Fi Smartphone Cases
Furry Sci-Fi Smartphone Cases
These Star Wars iPhone Cases Will Have Geeks Using Force to Get Them
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65
Flashy Smartphone Accessories
Flashy Smartphone Accessories
The iblazr Makes It Easier to Shoot Mobile Photos in the Dark
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64
Compact Smartphone Wallet Cases
Compact Smartphone Wallet Cases
VaultSkin is the World’s Slimmest Wallet Case for iPhone
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63
Luxury Phone Furniture Docks
Luxury Phone Furniture Docks
This iPhone Dock From Siri’s Couch Lets Your Phone Relax
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62
Organizational Armrest Attachments
Organizational Armrest Attachments
Embrace is a Small Side Table that Connects Right to Your Couch
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61
Super Slick Smartphones
Super Slick Smartphones
The Phone Designer Surface Phone Has a Crisp Look to Match Clean Operation
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60
Clinical Smartphone Accessories
Clinical Smartphone Accessories
The Scanycase is a Portable, Cellphone-Compatible Health Monitor
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59
Carry-Around Phone Chargers
Carry-Around Phone Chargers
The Portable Backup Battery is Small Enough to Pack in Your Pocket
<
58
Mod Bowing Mobiles
Mod Bowing Mobiles
The VEGA Phone Embodies a Gentle Curve to Fit Snugly in Your Palm
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57
Money-Clipping Phone Cases
Money-Clipping Phone Cases
Keep Your Money and Phone Safe with This Multifunctional iPhone Case
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56
Ironically Wet Phone Covers
Ironically Wet Phone Covers
This Realistic Raindrop Phone Case May Scare Onlookers
<
55
Computer Component Phone Cases
Computer Component Phone Cases
The Hard Drive iPhone Case Looks Like an Internal Part of a Desktop
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54
Sensory-Satisfying Travel Apps
Sensory-Satisfying Travel Apps
Jamie Munro Discusses the Best Travel Apps to Use Around the World
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53
Multi-Tech Car Chargers
Multi-Tech Car Chargers
This In-Car iPad Charger Stays Put in Your Cup Holder
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52
Tessellated Cellphone Covers
Tessellated Cellphone Covers
The Vitro Tactile Battery Case is Multifaceted and Multifunctional
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51
Concrete Lunar Gadget Guards
Concrete Lunar Gadget Guards
The Luna iPhone 5 Case Draws Influence From the Moon and a Composite
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50
Phone-Charging Smartphone Sheaths
Phone-Charging Smartphone Sheaths
The PocketPlug Cuts the Charging Cord
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49
Couture Cellphone Cords
Couture Cellphone Cords
The Lanvin iPhone Holder Necklace is a Chic Way to Carry a Phone
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48
High-Tech Flip Phones
High-Tech Flip Phones
This Cellphone by Huang Wei Adapts an Older Form for an Innovative Design
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47
Clingy Cell Kickstands
Clingy Cell Kickstands
The Katch iPhone Case Functions as a Prop and a Clip for Your Convenience
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46
Viral Expression Phone Cases
Viral Expression Phone Cases
The 'Like A Boss' iPhone Case is Perfect for the Head Honcho
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45
Stuffed Critter Cell Covers
Stuffed Critter Cell Covers
Protect Children's Phones with iPlush Plush Phone Case Designs
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44
Reconfigurable Triangular Phones
Reconfigurable Triangular Phones
The Evolution of Mobile Adapts Physically for Different Functions
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43
Retro Game SmartPhone Covers
Retro Game SmartPhone Covers
These Fun iPhone Cases Double as Protection and Portable Toys
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42
Phone Theft Fail Blogs
Phone Theft Fail Blogs
'Life of a Stranger Who Stole My Phone' Features a Thief's Mobile Uploads
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41
Feminized DIY Cables
Feminized DIY Cables
Decorative Power Cords by Natalie Shriver Upgrades Unmanageable Wires
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40
Geeky Sci-Fi Phone Protectors
Geeky Sci-Fi Phone Protectors
Pick up a Star Wars iPhone Case & Let the Force be with you
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39
Borderless Smartphone Concepts
Borderless Smartphone Concepts
The More Compact iPhone 6 Air Has a Broader Touchscreen Display
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38
Men-Targeted Smartphones
Men-Targeted Smartphones
The Mann A18 is Designed with the Macho Outdoorsman in Mind
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37
Music-Mixing Mobiles (UPDATE)
Music-Mixing Mobiles (UPDATE)
The GrandWizard Smartphone Lets You Play DJ On the Move
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36
Denture-Inspired Phone Cases
Denture-Inspired Phone Cases
These Unusual iPhone Covers Resemble Dental Veneers
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35
Do-It-Yourself Cellphones
Do-It-Yourself Cellphones
David A. Mellis Releases Instructions on How to Make Your Own Cellphone
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34
Lanyard Phone Cases
Lanyard Phone Cases
The SwitchEasy is Ultra Thin and Light
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33
Integrated Phone Wallets
Integrated Phone Wallets
The Wally iPhone Wallet Ensures Your Phone and Valuables Come as One
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32
Stealthy Snapshot Cameras
Stealthy Snapshot Cameras
The Slyphone Camera Periscope Lets You Take Photos Without Looking Up
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31
Unconventional Rustic Phone Cases
Unconventional Rustic Phone Cases
The Stonejelly Case Merges Oak and Aluminum to Transform Phones
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30
Clip-On Cord Coils
Clip-On Cord Coils
The Quirky Cling Sound Case Keeps Your Headphones Handy and Detangled
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29
DIY Floral Smartphone Cases
DIY Floral Smartphone Cases
This DIY Smartphone Cover is Made From Pressed Wild Flowers
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28
Chunky Mobile Protectors
Chunky Mobile Protectors
The Mango iPhone Case Gives the Slim Gadget Some Bulk for Easy Handling
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27
Built-In Earbud Covers
Built-In Earbud Covers
The Integrated Case Earphones Ensure That You're Always Audio-Equipped
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26
Sustainable Smartphone Amps
Sustainable Smartphone Amps
Environmentally-Friendly Ecoustik Wooden Dock Delivers Natural Sound
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25
Stimulating Smart Watches
Stimulating Smart Watches
The Hi-Tech Nokia Lumia Watch is Even Handier Than Your Handset
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24
Tiny Feline Phone Plugs
Tiny Feline Phone Plugs
These Cat Phone Plug Accessories Add Instant Charm to Phones
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23
Tablet-Integrated Knapsacks
Tablet-Integrated Knapsacks
The iPad Backpack Serves as a Communicative Link to Motorists
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22
Malleable Wrist-Worn Mobiles
Malleable Wrist-Worn Mobiles
The Limbo Transformable Smartphone Switches from Handset to Timepiece
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21
Superhero Suit Phone Cases
Superhero Suit Phone Cases
This Iron Man Case Features Tony Stark's Iconic Arc Reactor
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20
Functional Crisscross Phone Cases
Functional Crisscross Phone Cases
The Crossover iPhone 5 Case Has Straps That Can Hold Your Cash
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19
Sleek Smart Flip Phones
Sleek Smart Flip Phones
The Plumage Smartphone Combines the Best of Old and New Mobile Designs
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18
Geoform Phone Protectors
Geoform Phone Protectors
The Stealth iPhone Case is a Sheath of Multifaceted Armor for Smartphones
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17
Multifunctional Smartphone Covers
Multifunctional Smartphone Covers
The Backpacker iPhone Case Protects, Amplifies and Organizes
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16
Banana Phone Covers
Banana Phone Covers
This Banana Phone Case is as Realistic as a Fruit-Mimicking Case Can Get
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15
Charger-Integrated Cell Protectors
Charger-Integrated Cell Protectors
The PowerLoop iPhone Case Keeps Your USB Connector Attached
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14
DIY Phone Chargers
DIY Phone Chargers
This Solar-Powered DIY Phone Charger is Affordable and Easy to Make
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13
Wrappable All-in-One Wallets
Wrappable All-in-One Wallets
A Mini Wrap Wallet Holds Your Phone, Cards and Cash Without Fuss
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12
DIY Aztec iPhone Cases
DIY Aztec iPhone Cases
Denise Heredia Tell You How to Jazz Up Your iPhone
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11
Squishy Smartphone Cases
Squishy Smartphone Cases
The iPooding Liquid Phone Case Turns Your iPhone into a Snowglobe
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10
Tactile Pastime Phone Protectors
Tactile Pastime Phone Protectors
PureGear Retro Game Cases Entertain Without Depleting Power
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9
Wallet-Replacing Phone Cases
Wallet-Replacing Phone Cases
The Leverage iPhone Case Also Works as a Wallet
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8
Customizable Concept Smartphones
Customizable Concept Smartphones
Eco-Mobius Has Interchangeable Parts to Make Your Ideal Mobile
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7
Handyman Handset Protectors
Handyman Handset Protectors
The Heavy-Duty DeWalt iPhone 5 Case Doubles as a Tape Measure
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6
Organizational Tech Cable Boards
Organizational Tech Cable Boards
This Gadget Dock Charging 8 Cables Looks Like a Cutting Board
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5
Mood-Monitoring Smartphone Bracelets
Mood-Monitoring Smartphone Bracelets
The Smile from EmoPulse is Both a Smartphone and a Bracelet
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4
Multi-Purpose Manly Wallets
Multi-Purpose Manly Wallets
The Multi Tool Wallet is a Must Have for Manly Men
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3
90s Gadget Phone Covers
90s Gadget Phone Covers
This Old-School iPhone 5 Case Will Get You Feeling Nostalgic
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2
Dapper Smartphone Wallets
Dapper Smartphone Wallets
The Wally Case Adds a Discreet iPhone Wallet to Your Device Like a Sir
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1
DIY Cement Sound Docks
DIY Cement Sound Docks
This DIY Sound Dock Adds Ambiance to Your Music with No External Speakers
<