Mobile-phone owners are not just spending money on their phones and monthly subscriptions.
Sales of mobile-phone accessories shot up 32 percent during the first half of 2012 compared with the same period last year, says a new report from NPD Group.
Cases proved the most popular accessory, with sales soaring 70 percent over 2011 despite an average 25 percent increase in case prices. Stereo headphones with microphones took second place, with their sales rising 67 percent over the same period.
Protection and durability were ranked as the most desirable feature among 86 percent of case buyers. The quality of the case material and the lack of bulkiness also played a role in their buying decision.Read more