5 Essential Iphone Accessories [For iPhone 5 ]
So, you’ve got a rad new iPhone 5 Cover. What now? There are a few accessories you absolutely must have to get the most out of your new toy-I mean mobile device-and here are a few to get you started:
iPhone 5 Case
The first thing to do when you own an iPhone is to get it in a case. Not only will this protect your phone from being dropped, as well as from the everyday dirt and scratches, it will also allow you to carry it safely wherever and however you go. There are cases for everyone and for everywhere. Stylish leather cases, cool rubber cases, silicon cases, plastic cases, waterproof cases are only some of the variations you will find while looking for a useful accessory. Find one that fits your personal style, but also protects your phone without inhibiting its functionality. Stay away from cases that block ports, buttons or cameras-they’re far more trouble than they’re worth.
An iPhone is a multimedia experience that makes earphones a must have, no matter where, no matter when. Not to say the classic Apple earphones are no good, but you might find that keeping them in your ears for more than a couple of hours can get uncomfortable. You want a pair that fits comfortably in your ear and renders quality sound-noise-canceling is a good feature to look for. With the iPhone, it is essential to use earphones with a microphone and a call-answering button, like the V-moda Vibe Duo, so that you can still use them for hands-free calling.
With all of its multimedia functions, the more you play with your iPhone, the more battery it is going to eat up. Don’t let the battery die in the middle of an important conversation or during your twitter status update. Look for a small backup battery like the iPWR that will allow you to continue to use your phone with ease as it recharges. Some iPhone 5 Cases provide backup power as well, such as the Mophie Juice Pack.
Driving safely is not always easy when you have an iPhone to distract and entertain you. Stay focused on the road and get a car kit. The best are those that not only hold your iPhone but also let you charge it and maybe even include an FM transmitter that allow you to listen to your favorite music while driving. Be sure you use those hands-free headphones if you must make a call while on the road. You may also want to consider the ShoutOUT app, which will transcribe text messages from your voice, so you can even safely text while driving.
One of the coolest features of the new iPhone 4 is the FaceTime video chat. Only problem is, have you ever had a conversation with your mother or long-distance girlfriend that lasted less than 30 minutes? Have you ever held something up in front of your face for 30 minutes straight? No matter how lightweight the iPhone 4 is, it’s not easy. Do your arms a favor and get yourself a stand to prop the iPhone 5 Accessory up as you talk. It’s also useful for watching movies or videos, or if you use your phone as an alarm clock. MoviePeg has one for less than $10, and there are lots of do-it-yourself options out there involving paper clips or bean bags.
Bling Shield iPhone 5 Case