written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/7/2011
Enhance the features of the LG Optimus V smartphone with a few accessories. The Cellet Extendable Touchscreen Stylus Pen, Jabra BT3050 Bluetooth Headset, and LG car mount are among the most useful LG Optimus V accessories. The car charger, standard battery, and travel charger round out the list.
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The LG Optimus V smartphone runs on the Android operating system and features a 3.2 inch touchscreen and 3.2 megapixel camera. It comes loaded with several applications including Swype Texting and Google Navigation. It is relatively inexpensive, when compared to other smartphones on the market. With that extra cash, consider adding the following accessories.
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Cellet Extendable Touchscreen Stylus Pen
Interact with the touchscreen of the LG Optimus V with the Cellet Extendable Touchscreen Stylus Pen. The stylus features a soft tip that glides smoothly across the touchscreen and avoids scratches. It eliminates the unwanted finger print smudges that result from using your finger to navigate through the phone. The stylus can extend to a desired length for maximum comfort. Drill down through extensive menus with pinpoint accuracy, or casually swipe through a gallery of photos. The Cellet Extendable Touchscreen Stylus Pen is available at WirelessEmporium for $12.99.
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LG Travel Charger
One of the essential LG Optimus V accessories to have is the LG Travel Charger. It charges the phone's battery with a USB charging cable and a power adapter that plugs into any standard outlet. You can use it at home or at the office. Its compact size makes it easy to take anywhere, but the long charging cable may get tangled, so pack carefully. Toss it in your travel bag and go on vacation or place it in your briefcase and head for work. The LG Travel Charger is available at WirelessGround for $7.95.
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Jabra BT3050 Bluetooth Headset
Make calls on the Android smartphone without actually holding the phone by using the Jabra BT3050 Bluetooth Headset. It transmits audio to and from the phone through a Bluetooth connection. It has a range of about 30 feet, so you can walk away from the phone and maintain a connection. This is especially useful when you have to do multiple things at the same time. It has a talk time of six hours and a standby time of eight days. The Jabra BT3050 Bluetooth Headset is available at WirelessEmporium for $24.99.
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LG LGIP-400N Battery
When the LG Optimus V runs out of power and a wall outlet is nowhere to be found, use the LG LGIP-400N Battery to power the phone. Replace the old battery with the new standard battery and make calls. It has enough capacity for several hours of talk time. It is especially useful when you are traveling or going camping. The LG LGIP-400N Battery is available at WirelessGround for $37.95.
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Micro-USB Retractable Car Charger
Another accessory that charges the battery of the LG Optimus V is the Micro-USB Retractable Car Charger. Plug the charger into the cigarette lighter port and connect the phone with the micro-USB charging cable. After the battery is charged, remove the cable and watch it retract into the charging unit. This reduces unwanted wire tangles, and the charging unit becomes a compact unit that can be easily stored. The Micro-USB Retractable Car Charger is available at WirelessGround for $9.95.
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LG Series Car Mount
The LG Series Car Mount is designed for use in the car. It holds the phone while you drive. The suction mount attaches to the windshield, and the holder grips the phone. Although the mount is a convenient accessory to have while driving, it can be a bit cumbersome to interact with the phone due to the limited range of the mount. The LG Series Car Mount is available at WirelessGround for $19.95.
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After buying the LG Optimus V Android smartphone, consider adding a few of the accessories mentioned above. The car mount and Bluetooth headset are great for multitasking, while the stylus is a great touchscreen interface tool. Keep a standard battery with you during emergencies. All these options will improve the LG Optimus V smartphone experience.