Smart Deals for Your Smartphone: MiFi & Data Plan for $50, Quadricopter, more

By Joshua Nichol-Caddy, dealnews contributor

Looking for ways to make your smartphone even smarter? These smartphone accessories deals enhance and protect the electronic device most central to life in the modern world. If these great deals aren't exactly what you're looking for, check out our other daily deals on cell phone accessories.

  1. Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter
    Vendor: eXpansys
    Price: $199.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $50

    Is It Worth It? This accessory is seriously cool and should be purchased while this deal lasts, even before something ever-so-slightly more practical. Available in Blue (pictured), Orange/Yellow, and Green, this quadricopter can be controlled with an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and is compatible with the most common models of Android smartphones and tablets. With its own WiFi network, the quadricopter can be piloted more than 150 feet from the controller for flights, using the included battery, of about 12 minutes. Put its gyroscopes and agility to the test by flying it outside or through an aerial obstacle course.

  2. MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot for DataJack bundled with a 200MB Data Plan
    Vendor: DataJack
    Price: $49.99 via coupon code "DEALNEWS1" with $9.85 s&h
    Lowest By: $50
    Expires: June 30

    Is It Worth It?: Whether to stop "borrowing" a wireless internet connection from the neighbor upstairs or to exorcise a dead zone at a lakeside cabin, take advantage of this dealnews exclusive on the DataJack MiFi, which provides mobile broadband for up to five WiFi-enabled devices within a 30-foot radius. An added bonus is that there is no contract or termination fees, just select the data plan for the month(s). This deal includes the device and a 200MB plan, but plans with data limits of up to 5GB are also available.

  3. GOgroove SolaceAIR Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset
    Vendor: Accessory Genie via Amazon
    Price: $12.99 with $3.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $25

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice wireless stereo headset interfaces with mobile devices for hands-free calling. Hear the person on the other side of the call and actually be heard with the high-quality speakers and microphone of this accessory. It has 15 hours of battery life and recharges in about three hours.

  4. KEYDEX Mini Sound Bar MP3 Player Speaker Dock
    Vendor: iMateWeb
    Price: $34.95 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $15

    Is It Worth It?: This speaker dock comes in Silver or Black and is the perfect accessory for the all-important job of DJing a house party. The best thing about this docking system is its versatility: it interfaces as easily with an iPhone as it does with any other smartphone. All devices, including iPad 2s and PC tablets, can be placed in the dock horizontally or vertically.

  5. iPhone 4 and 4S Cases Sale
    Vendor: HandHeldItems
    Discount: 20% off via coupon code "20iphonecs"
    Shipping: From $2.85 s&h

    Is It Worth It?: Given the immense responsibility of the aforementioned role as party DJ, it would be disastrous if that "Ultimate Party Playlist" were lost in the event of an iPhone casualty. Keep that from happening with the pictured TPU Edgebandz Skin Case for Apple iPhone 4 or 4S for $2.18 via coupon code "20iphonecs" and free shipping. What's more, this iPhone case in Black is a low by $2 and comes bundled with a $2 HandHeld Items credit to boot.

Front page photo credit: Doggone Good

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