It is the holiday season and of course, gifts are surely just raining down your way. If you are a big Apple fan, then chances are high that you have a shiny, new iPhone right about now, either it is a gift for yourself or is given by a loved one. Whether it is the still-solid iPhone 4 or the sensational iPhone 4S, a new iPhone should be enough to put you into cloud nine, but you know what could be better? To buy new accessories for your new iPhone of course.
Below are some of the best iPhone accessories that we can find and we think that might be worth your time. These accessories cover a wide range of uses, so there is surely something for your every need. Feel free to add your own favorite accessories in the comment section.
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Well, this is not technically an iPhone accessory but with Apple’s latest mobile operating system, the iOS 5, iPhone owners are now given a good reason to buy an Apple TV. And that is of course iOS 5’s AirPlay feature. How does this work? Well with AirPlay, everything on your iPhone’s screen can now be wirelessly mirrored on your HDTV via the Apple TV. You can use this combo for a presentation or just a way to play Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja on the big screen.
Turning one’s iPhone into a booming sound system is not exactly unheard of which is why there are gazillions of iPhone docks that are available in the market. But if you want a dock that does not only deliver in terms of sound quality but also comes in a compact size with a great price, then Philips Fidelio DS3010 should be perfect for you. With this accessory, you do not even need to remove your iPhone case.
Mophie Juice Pack Air (.95)
Unlike the olden days of cellular phones, the battery life of smartphones nowadays are relatively short, lasting only for several hours under normal use. This is simply quite annoying especially if you are someone who travels quite often. But don’t fret because there is an accessory that is simply perfect for you, the Mophie Juice Pack Air. An accessory that serves not only as a backup battery for your iPhone but it serve as a case as well. Definitely a must-have for power users and travelers.
Joby GorillaMobile (.95)
Joby, the makers of the ever popular Gorilla tripods has long made a solution for the iPhone 4 and is now compatible with the iPhone 4S as well. If you have an iPhone 4S, then this accessory should be the perfect companion for your new iPhone. It comes with a highly durable bumper case as well which serves as a rail for the tripod. This is also perfect if you are using FaceTime or playing games. It has a great build quality and comes at a great price too.
Lifeproof Case (.99)
Most people’s main gripe about protective cases is that they add considerable bulk to the otherwise slim profile of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. But what if you can have a case that provides the ultimate protection without the bulk? This is certainly what the Lifeproof Case promises, as it claims to protect your iPhone from ice, snow, sleet, dust, sand, grit, mud, drops, knocks and tumbles. All without the unnecessary bulk. This case is fully sealed and designed according to military specifications.
Let us face it, the white earbuds that comes with the iPhone isn’t exactly the best when it comes to sound quality, in fact I dare say that they are just downright crappy. If you are going to replace the iPhone default earbuds, then buy this. The Tracks was made to deliver superior sound quality without the outrageous price as with other high-end headphones (i.e. Beats line from Monster). These headphones are not only affordable and great sounding but as you can see, they look quite good too. Definitely the perfect replacement for the crappy white iPhone earbuds.
Now here’s something for the kids and the kids at heart. Basically, this is an R/C car that can be controlled via an app on your iPhone. The toy itself is richly detailed and the materials used are considered to be hobby grade complete with functional lights, horn and gauge dials. What makes this accessory so neat is that you can control the car via the iPhone’s gesture control not with virtual joysticks.
Now with the new iPhone 4S, people will no doubt be utilizing Siri to operate their phone using only their voice. For that matter, you will of course require a quality Bluetooth headset. Plantronics Voyager Pro HD is excellent when it comes to sound quality (both in and out). It is also incorporated with SmartSensor proximity-sensor technology and it is extreme comfortable to wear. If you are getting one Bluetooth headset, make it this one.
Ballistic Hard Core (.99)
If you are someone who works under extreme conditions or is living an active lifestyle, then you would certainly require a quality, tough case for your new iPhone. Now if this case doesn’t do the job, then nothing else will. Ballistic Hard Core is a case that offers five layers of protection which includes built-in screen protector, ballistic shock absorbent polymer, impact resistant polycarbonate, another layer of ballistic shock absorbent polymer and an optional silicon outer layer. This right here is the ultimate protection for your iPhone.
One of the most annoying thing about traveling is the fact that you need to bring those blasted cords in order to charge your iPhone. But with this accessory, you don’t have to worry about bringing any cords. This charger will serve as a dock for your new iPhone which plugs straight into a wall. It also comes with a nightlight so you can easily locate your iPhone while in the dark. It also comes with a supplementary app that will enable you to see just how much time it will take to recharge your iPhone.