The iPhone 5 is already a good phone in its own right, but you can improve the looks, performance and functionality of your phone by purchasing and using a variety of accessories including iPhone 5 cases, speaker docks, headphones and more. There are literally hundreds of different accessories that have been created for the iPhone 5 since it was released last year. Let’s look at the some most popular iPhone 5 accessories;
iPhone 5 Cases
One of the most popular types of iPhone 5 accessories are the protective cases that can be purchased and used. Many people who purchase an iPhone 5 also purchase a protective case to go with it because of the added benefit you receive of protecting your iPhone and keeping it in good condition. Purchasing a protective case will benefit your phone in a variety of ways. First, it will protect it from damage caused by impacts associated with drops and falls. Second, they help protect your screen against scratches, chips and other damage. Some of the most popular iPhone 5 cases are:
The Moshi iGlaze Armour – This case comes with a slim profile protection and has a diamond-cut aluminum backplate. All buttons on iPhone 5 remain easily accessible while resting in this case. And plus it includes a backside buffer film for extra protection against dust and debris.
The Ballistic Every1 – An easy to pocket case has an advanced four layers of protection. It has the technology called “Air Gap Suspension Springs™” that surrounds your phone with 1mm of air making your phone is hard surface drop resistant. It has a lay-on-table feature without a screen contact to surface. And it comes with Built-in screen protector plus Built-in kickstand extra
Belkin Flex – The Flex Case is protecting your iPhone 5 from nicks and scratches. This case comes in two different color package so you can change colors whenever the you want. Made with shock-absorbing silicone and with a slim design, the Flex Case protects your phone and fits easily in a pocket. Holding your iPhone 5 with the soft-touch striped texture is feels and secure good.
iPhone 5 Speaker Dock
Purchasing a speaker dock for your iPhone 5 brings many added benefits. A speaker dock is a device that allows your iPhone to charge while simultaneously syncing with your computer. The dock contains high quality speakers that enable for the playback of music from either your computer or from the library on your phone. Some speaker docks incorporate a digital alarm clock so you can sync all of your alarm information from your phone to the speaker dock. This way you can wake up listening to your favorite song and have a fully charged phone each morning. Some good speaker-dock picks from iPhonePedia:
B&W Z2 – Play and control your favorite music cable-free anywhere in your room. And if you purchase more than one Z2, you can walk your music from room to room effortlessly in the palm of your hand. Apples AirPlay technology on Z2 works perfect with your music applications, like Pandora , Last.fm or Mixcloud. However you like to get music, via lossless audio, MP3 or a cloud service, you can tune in on Z2.
JBL OnBeat Venue – This JBL’s hot-dock has the Wireless & Bluetooth technology that frees you from docking and gives you a cable free connection for your iPhone 5 and iPad (with a lightning connector). You can create customized playlists, edit your mixes and browse your album network within your device.
Bose SoundDock Series III – This docking system lets you play music from your iPhone 5, iPad or iPod with Apple’s new lightning connector, with a very high quality sound. A very advanced acoustic design that gives you a unique combination of small size and proven performance. You can operate you playlists and albums with its easy remote control. It charges you device when you enjoy your music and plus it has an auxiliary input lets you play other audio devices.
iPhone 5 Headphones
While the headphones included with the purchase of the iPhone 5 are good in their own right, many people purchase aftermarket headphones that provide more enhanced sound that has higher quality and more sound characteristics. Many people purchase sound cancelling headphones because they block out most background noise, meaning the volume on the headphones can be turned down which preserves your hearing.
Shure SE535 – This headphone is featuring a comfortable sound isolating sleeves block up to 37 dB of ambient noise. Its sound isolation technology prevents outside noise from interfering with your listening experience, whether onstage or on-the-go. Shure SE535i comes with a compatible microphone and iPhone ready cable.
Phonak Audeo PFE 232 – Completely iPhone ready PFE 232 is Designed in Switzerland with an inline microphone and a multifunctional button control for iPhone Siri, music and calls. It has two high precision balanced armature drivers.
iPhone 5 Charging Cables
Because the new iPhone 5 was released with an 8 pin “Lightning” adapter instead of the traditional 30 pin Apple adapter, there have been a variety of 30-to-8 pin USB cable adapters released for the iPhone 5. These adapters allow traditional 30 pin charging cords to be used with the new iPhone 5. Also available are replacement chargers, chargers that can plug into your vehicle, and chargers that plug into the wall outlet. One of the most trending one is the illuminated cable these times.