With the rise of the iPhone on the smartphones market a lot of gadgets and accessories appeared to make the iPhone experience better. The most popular and rather most common ones you can find are speakers, earphones and dock/stands but I’m going to feature in this article a few other types of iPhone accessories besides the usual ones, maybe some that you haven’t heard about.
The prices vary for these interesting and cool iPhone accessories, maybe because some of them are the best that you can find in their category, but there are also cheaper and more accessible ones. However, remember that quality comes along with the price.
Freeloader PICO is a compact and lightweight solar charger designed for people on the move! Using advanced solar cell and lithium ion battery technologies, PICO will charge its internal battery in double quick time. It then takes only 30 minutes to deliver its power to give a mobile phone, iPod or GPS etc etc. Freeloader PICO is supplied with four connection tips, a master cable and a comprehensive user manual. PICO can also directly connect to any device supplied with a USB charge / sync cable, giving virtually unlimited connectivity. PICO can be powered from both its own solar cell or from connection to a PC or lap top (cable supplied). Whether hiking the Grand Canyon, ATV’ing in Moab or chilling on a beach in the Bahamas, the Freeloader PICO delivers!
Maybe the closest you’ve seen to real military combat is Call of Duty, but that doesn’t mean you need to settle for second best in a cell phone headset. Do you think spec ops agents parachuting into enemy territory put up with the stock iPhone headset that picks up tons of wind noise? Not likely. Instead they use headsets based on Throat Mic technology.
What is a Throat Mic you say? Glad you asked! A Throat Mic hugs your neck and picks up sound directly from your vocal cords. This allows for two main features. You can whisper and still be heard clearly on the other end and the person you’re speaking to hears no outside sound, only your voice. Therefore a throat mic based headset is perfect to use in any noisy environment… like while laying down mortar rounds, or cruising in your convertible.
Unlike other iPhone bike mounts on the market, the GoRide was designed for cyclists who want to have access to their iPhone during rides without sacrificing safety and convenience, and without having some bulky contraption attached to their bike.
We taunt our monkeys Brett & Julie for sticking with Blackberry, but we have to agree, the physical keyboard is pretty handy to have. Even though our iPhone enthusiasts are used to typing on glass with no tactile feedback, nothing beats having real old skool style buttons to mash your thumbs on. Now you can have the best of both worlds with the TK-421 iPhone case with flip-out keyboard. This case has a handy built in keyboard that rotates out when needed. Use it for e-mails, texting, apps. It’s almost like your iPhone gained an extra super power!
There are two models of the TK-421 case, one for the iPhone 3GS and the other for iPhone 4. Yes. We know that the iPhone 3G is the same form factor as the 3GS but unfortunately Apple decided that the 3G was just too slow to add Bluetooth™ keyboard support into the OS… go figure.
We don’t know about you, but we hate the movies on airplanes. They know they have you imprisoned for hours, so they subject you to only the worst in American cinema. Sadists, those airline execs are. But you have a smartphone or other little device that plays movies! But there’s one little problem. You have to hold the darn thing in your hand or try to prop it up somehow to get a good angle for movie watching. That’s just not fun, especially not on a long flight.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a smartphone stand that fits in the credit card slot of your wallet? That’s the Crabble. Seriously, you’ll never forget your smartphone stand because it’ll always be waiting for you in your wallet. Just pop it out, set it on your tray table, nestle your smartphone in its arms, plug in your earbuds, and say goodbye to crappy airplane movies and helloooooo to quality zombie flick. There are even little rubber nubs on the bottom to keep it from sliding around when the kid in the seat in front of you starts thrashing like he’s in a mosh pit
During critical iPhone gaming sessions in the conference room we find ourselves sometimes having to put our ears to the bottom of our iPhones just to hear important game noises over the din of corporate buzzwords and powerpoint presentations. Sad really. Furthermore, when we want to show clever YouTube videos to our co-workers at the pub often times the sound is barely audible… and those landscape mode games… we always block the speaker with our hands. Luckily the SoundClip directs sound from the built-in speaker on the iPhone toward you to increase the clarity and volume for movies and music. It also makes games easier to play without blocking your iPhone’s speaker. A tuned conical deflection chamber designed to make the audio from your iPhone clearer and also slightly louder. Sound waves are reflected toward you, instead of away, so you feel more involved in your game, movie, or music.SoundClip amplifies iPhone audio by 10dB between 6kH and 20kHz, resulting in a cleaner, more accurate response.
Imagine hearing your iPhone loud and clear, without using earphones or powered speakers. AirCurve turns your iPhone into a no-power-drain alarm clock on your nightstand, or a mini sound system that never needs batteries or adapters. This cleverly designed acoustic amplifier for your iPhone collects the sound from the built-in speaker of your iPhone, amplifies it in coiled waveguide within the base, and projects it into the room. The waveguide has been engineered to deliver amazing amplification ¿ you¿ll swear there are full-sized speakers in there.
The virtual 55 inch* Wrap 310XL screen offers unmatched performance. It displays both standard 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios and plays standard 2D and side-by-side format 3D movies. A Vuzix Auto 3D feature automatically enables the 3D viewing configuration when supporting media is played.
Conveniently charge and sync your iPod or iPhone. Built in key-ring loop for portability USB 2.0 allows for high speed data transfer .Flip out style key chain connector Note, MFI and WWI pending Apple approval Patent pending
– Oversized 10mm drivers deliver Increased Dynamic Range and a balanced soundstage
– Integrated microphone for handsfree conversation and audio control
– Single and dual flanged silicone inserts provide unparalleled noise isolation and comfort
– Machined aluminum construction
With the iSoniTalk, there’s no fumbling with complicated controls or searching for the right button, because there’s only one! When you get an incoming call, simply press it to pause your music and take the call. When you’re done, press it again to hang up and resume your music. The iSoniTalk can also be used to pause and play music even when you don’t have an incoming call, so it’s convenient for a quick conversation or time out when you need to take a break from your music.
Brilliant Backlight – The backlit keyboard makes typing in poorly-lit areas a breeze. The backlight may be toggled on or off to suit your own preference.
Keyboard Shortcuts – Quickly and easily edit text on your iPhone 4 with shortcuts such as Command + C to copy, Command + V to paste, Command Z to undo.
Convenient Toggle Button – Toggle button allows for smooth switching between the physical QWERTY MiniKey and the on-screen keyboard.
Protect your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch from liquid damage. Protect your Warranty. Did you know…your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch may be exposed to liquid damage? Did you know…there are moisture sensors in the headphone port and the 30-pin connector (charging port) of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch? Did you know…you might void your Manufacturer’s Warranty, if the moisture sensors are triggered? Did you know…Pieces of dirt and dust can enter through open ports and cause the appearance of dead pixels on the device’s screen? iCorkz is the sensible solution, providing protection for your gear’s sensitive ports. iCorkz are molded to exact specification to ensure a perfectly sealed and secure fit. When fitted with custom molded iCorkz, the ports stay clean, dry and protected from foreign objects. iCorkz Combo Pack includes: 3.5mm Audio Jack iCorkz with Built-in SIM Card Removal Tool & 30-pin dock iCorkz
The Kensington PowerLift™ Back-Up Battery, Dock and Stand gives your iPhone hours of extra power, converts for in-hand use and offers a hands-free stand. The 1200 mAh battery pack provides rapid charging while the kickstand flips open to let you enjoy FaceTime chats and videos with no hands or fear of running out of power.
The SoundDock Portable digital music system reproduces music with fullness and clarity unmatched by other battery-powered iPod speakers, from a design even slimmer than our original. Proprietary Bose® technologies let you enjoy your iPod out loud in more locations-without compromising sound quality.A rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included) provides more power and longer playing time than most other rechargeable batteries. The rotating dock disappears for storage and protection during transit. And a molded handle makes it easy to carry the system from place to place. Just dock and play iPhone and iPod models featuring a click wheel, including all nano, mini, photo, and video models. The iPod charges as it plays for uninterrupted music enjoyment. A custom remote easily controls the system and basic iPod functions, including playlist navigation. Auxiliary input lets you play other portable sources, too. The SoundDock Portable digital music system. Unsurpassed performance and portability for the serious iPod listener-from the most respected name in sound.
ZAGG’s invisibleSHIELD is an exceptionally clear and virtually indestructible film that will protect any Cell Phone or Smart Phone from unsightly scratches. Our exclusive, patented film – with nano-memory technology – covers and shields your device, keeping it as pristine as the day you took it out of the box. The precision pre-cut invisibleSHIELD applies directly to your specific model Cell Phone or Smart Phone, providing the toughest, most durable protection you will find. The invisibleSHIELD has its origins in the military, where it was used to protect high-speed helicopter blades from dust, dirt and debris. Now you can use that same powerful technology to protect your Cell Phone or Smart Phone. The invisibleSHIELD is only .2 millimeters thick making it the slimmest Cell Phone/Smart Phone skin or cover of its kind. It is so tough that we back it with a lifetime guarantee. So, if it ever does wear or scratch, we will replace it for free, for the life of your device. And if you ever need to remove the invisibleSHIELD, no problem; it comes off clean and leaves no sticky residue. If you’re still not convinced, check out our demo video and see for yourself how strong ZAGG’s invisibleSHIELD really is.
Vestalife Ladybug’s unique flip-down speaker wings, digital amp, and built-in sub woofer give you big sound with lots of bass in a small package. You’ll love its stylish design, and soft-touch finish. And its big personality will make the Ladybug your new favorite way to listen to music or videos at home or on the go.
Music and mobility never sounded so good. The SE115m+ delivers superior sound quality and features a remote and microphone, bringing together music and mobile in one integrated device.
Don’t give away your smoking jacket just because you own a pair of Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket ear buds. The FMJ’s metal housing and well-endowed speakers pump out a furious barrage of armor-piercing decibels that not even Wonder Woman’s magical gold wristbands could withstand.
Music moves us to dance, hit the street in running shoes, or even to tears, so good headphones must sound great! The Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones nail it with a contemporary minimalist design and 4-way custom fitting adjustability.
For the finest in sleek, durable protection, our Chrome Slider Case is made of hardshell plastic with a mirror finish and features a minimal wall thickness of 1 mm. Interior rubber guardrails provide shock absorption in addition to impact and scratch protection and each case features a fluorescent pop lining.
Organizes your desk and enables full access to your smart phone features easily. Elago M2 Mobile Stand design is adaptable with a variety of hard cases.
An iPhone stand for your desk at home or the office. Design features like your hand for securely holding your iPhone and allowing full 360 rotation. With the split back cable management your cable will be conveniently located where you park your iPhone, not on the floor. See “PED3 iPhone Stand Setup Adjustment” to custom fit your iPhone to the holder.
Three position wireless charging mat for home or office + Universal Powercube Receiver. Keep three devices fully charged at all times with the convenience of this three position charging station. The included Powercube let’s you charge hundreds of devices right out of the box.
Simply attach the iFlash to your iPhone 3G or iPod and you have instant access to an efficient flash to help illuminate most poorly lit areas. It can even attach to your iPad to provide great back-lighting. How cool! The LED lighting possibilities are endless.
Specially designed inner micro fabric, light and strong titanium enclosure, premium chosen leather for outerskin and the final touch of precious metals to make it simply gorgeous.
ThinEdge is the world’s slimmest frame case for iPhone 4. It provides stylish protection while just adding 1mm in thickness to the sides of the iPhone. It protects the edges of the iPhone by protruding slightly above the front screen & back.
Featuring a smooth surface, ThinEdge also comes with 2 fasteners for personalizing the iPhone 4.
You’d never expect such big sound from such a small iPhone dock. We took years of innovation in high-end audio and packed it into one amazing little package. You have to hear it to believe it.
This is a very innovative design, it gives your a DUAL SIM for your iPhone 4G.
With this Dual SIM, you are no longer to hassle with your network problems when you are traveling from one country to another country.
This Flexible Bluetooth Mini Keyboard is a Bluetooth enabled keyboard, which is strong, silent and indestructible, is made of a high quality silicone material. It is also storable and portable that users can bring it everywhere. And, it is water resistant and dustproof that users can clean it easily. Its flat design also offers an easy typing that prevents your wrists getting stress. Its ultra-slim and lightweight design can be used for travel, school, or any other working environment with Bluetooth enabled laptop, PC and iPad / iPad 3G / iPhone 4 .
Thanks to its advanced 3-button mic and remote system which Klipsch designed in conjunction with Apple the Image S4i is the first third-party headset to offer full control of your iPhone iPod touch and iPod music and video content.
Unlike other headsets the S4i positions its mic and remote at the cable yoke to create a more natural feel when answering calls and controlling music. The mic is a highly intelligible 360° design with echo cancellation so you’ll be heard crystal clear and won’t have to worry about the external noise around you.
Add visual interest to your iPhone with our turquoise Perforated Snap Case. The Perforated Snap Case takes style to the next level with its all-over perforated design in an ultra-minimalist form with maximum visual impact.
Precision-engineered to be the lightest weight case in our iPhone product offering, the Perforated Snap Case attaches easily and securely, providing device coverage, scratch protection and direct access to all iPhone features.
The exolife iPhone battery case is a sleek, protective exoskeleton for the iPhone 4, outfitted with a rechargeable external battery to give your iPhone the extra power that you need. The exolife serves two functions: Power and Protection. The lithium-ion polymer battery inside the exolife, virtually doubles the battery life of your iPhone so you can talk, surf, watch and play longer. And there is no need to sacrifice the beauty of your iPhone with some clumsy looking case – the hardshell casing of the exolife wraps snugly arround your iPhone to give it maximum protection while enhancing the look and feel of the iPhone itself.
Listen to rich, distortion-free sound from your iPhone without missing any calls with the Altec Lansing T612 Digital Speaker for iPod and iPhone. Designed to complement the iPhone and certified to meet all “Works with iPhone” and “Works with iPhone 3G” requirements, the T612 won’t pick up any of the annoying hum that mobile phones often emit, meaning you can leave your iPhone on and not in airplane mode.