Verizon sells all the top phones and cases, but did you know it’s also a great place to pick up portable speakers, wearables, and even smart home devices? Yeah, we were surprised too.
With so many categories of tech accessories, we thought we’d put Verizon to the test. We made a list of some accessories we’ve been wanting to try and went shopping!
How’d we fare? Not only did we find everything we were after, the prices were great and we got it all shipped to us in two days - free! That’s a successful one-stop shopping trip in our book.
Here’s more on the cool stuff we picked up:
Did you know Bose makes wireless “sports” earbud style headphones? This is the company famous for its small but powerful speakers and over-the- ear headphones, so we’re happy to see them tackle ultraportable headphones as well.
As expected, the Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones are impressive. Not only do they sound fantastic but they're completely wireless (Bluetooth® and NFC) and have a battery life of up to six hours. Plus, they are sweat and weather-resistant, meaning they stay put no matter what's happening.
Head on over to Verizon for a lot more on the Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones and how their Bose Connect app makes them even more amazing.
A smart home isn’t really a smart home without a smart thermostat. In fact, a smart thermostat is a great first step if this is all new to you. Fortunately, a recommendation is really, really easy here: the 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat is the way to go.
Nest calling this a “learning” thermostat isn’t just marketing. Not only is it beautiful, easy to install, and controllable via your phone, it really does learn as you turn it up and down, automatically creating a schedule that works for you.
Finding the Nest Learning Thermostat at the Verizon store, and at the great price we found it at, was one of the biggest surprises during our shopping trip, really showcasing the range of products they offer.
That tiny speaker in your phone is an impressive piece of engineering but it’s not going to fill a room with your favorite music. For that, you need a really great portable speaker, and our pick is the UE MEGABOOM.
This portable, Bluetooth + NFC speaker does everything a wireless speaker should but also so much more. It's clearly designed for group listening with 360-degree sound, a 100-foot wireless range, and a Block Party feature which lets up to three friends connect to single UE MEGABOOM and take turns playing DJ.
There’s even more to love about UE MEGABOOM: It's waterproof, runs for 20 hours on a single charge and can be used with a second MEGABOOM via the Double Up feature for perfectly-synced stereo sound.
This really is one of the most premium portable speakers out there so we were happy to have found it in stock at Verizon.
Full blown smart watches are amazing devices and make us feel like we’re living in a Dick Tracy movie but their battery life, size, and style aren’t for everyone. If only there was something less than a wearable computer but smarter than a watch.
Enter the Fossil Q Tailor Hybrid Smartwatch. It’s part smartwatch, part “normal” watch. It tracks steps and sleep, lets you control your music, and receives alerts, all through a few stylish buttons, the analog watch hands, or a quick vibrate.
This is one of those genius devices that you didn’t know you needed. It’s an impressive marriage of old and new and is the perfect watch for anyone who wants the most-used smartwatch features but in a stylish package.
Most impressive, its battery runs for up to six months before it needs changing, compared to the not quite full-day charges of traditional smartwatches. All that is inside one of the most attractive watches Fossil has ever made, and that’s saying a lot.
The newest Samsung Galaxy, the S8+, is quite the phone, with a big, curved display, an amazing camera, and tons of storage. A new phone, of course, means we need a new case.
Our favorite? The Incipio DualPro. They’ve been making great looking cases for a long time and the DualPro for Galaxy S8+ is no exception. The thing we most like about this particular case are the two layers of protection - a shock absorbing inner layer to protect against minor damage and a rigid, hard shell frame for daily wear and drops.
No, we weren’t too surprised to find the exact smartphone case we wanted at Verizon but it was a good reminder of how giant their selection is in this category, no matter which make or model you have.