By Anu Passary email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 03, 2013 04:24 PM EST
As Android devices continue to gain popularity in the consumer market, several third-party accessory makers have come up with unique Android-themed accessories that will surely strike a chord with Android fans.
These quirky accessories are not only undeniably striking, but also lend some pizzazz to your Android device. They make for great gifts without burning a hole in your wallet. We take a look at the top three unusual Android accessories that are under $25.
1. Andru USB Phone Charger
The Andru USB Phone Charger from Gen is specifically made for Android phones, but works just as well for any other phone or USB-powered device. This innovatively designed portable USB charger has movable arms and flexible antennae. The charger resembles a Bugdroid figurine and is just 2.5 inches tall and can even double up as a desk trinket.
Andru also has eyes that light up which turn blue when charging and white when on standby. The charger comes with its own stand and cable. To charge your phone you simply need to remove Andru's feet from the base to reveal the standard electrical plug and then attach the microUSB cable to his head. Hook Andru up to an outlet and you're good to go.
The Andru USB Phone Charger is available in three colors - green (Andru), black (Andru Dark), and white (Andru Chill) - and will set consumers back by $25. To purchase the accessory, check out PowerByGen.com.
Check out Andru in action in the video below.
2. Honeycomb Speaker
The Honeycomb Speaker is fashioned like robot-bee and even though it is a transitional version of Android, the speaker is high on the attractiveness quotient. This portable Android-themed speaker features the Android 3.0 honeycomb bee mascot and can plug into any USB port, which basically means that the accessory can be used on any tablet or laptop that has a compatible port.
The bee-shaped speaker even has a little stinger on the bottom and flexible plastic wings installed on either side! The speaker includes a pre-installed USB cord that can be plugged into your laptop or tablet and even includes a headset. The only downer is that the speaker is not compatible for smartphones,
The Honeycomb Speaker is available in an array of colors: red, orange, blue, white, and green and costs $15. To buy the speakers, head to BigCartel.com.
3. USB Robot microSD Card Reader
This microSD card reader is a must-have for any Android fan. The USB Robot microSD Card Reader come in a Bugdroid-shaped case and has two keychains inside that are shaped like Bugdroids.
Upon removing the head of the keychain users will find the standard USB connectors. Packed inside is a slot for any microSD card. Simply slide in a microSD card and you have a microSD card reader at your disposal.
The reader is compliant with USB 2.0 specifications and supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 200, Mac, and Linux. It measures 16 x 34 x 9 mm and weighs just 4gms.
To purchase the Robot microSD Card Reader, check out Brando.com where a pack of two (pink and green) will cost you $9.