Sometimes it’s not all about the phone or tablet, but all the cool gadgets that add more fun and functionality to your device. This year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona showed off some fantastic mobile accessories, ranging from powerful to playful. From Android-powered media centers and wireless pet trackers to a Bluetooth pen that adds NFC to any device, here are the best accessories we found at this year’s show.
We’ve seen network-attached storage drives that let you share content between all of your devices. We’ve seen home media centers that stream content and we’ve seen stick PCs that let you turn your TV into a large-screen Android station. But we’ve never seen a device quite like Samsung’s HomeSync, an attractively designed set-top box that’s a full-fledged Android device, with a 1.7-GHz dual-core ARM processor but also a 1TB hard drive for storing media files it can then share across the network or even over the Internet.