12 Best 2010 Holiday iPhone & iPad Accessories
Posted on December 2, 2010
With the holidays finally here, you are probably wondering what to buy your techie friends who already have all the latest gadgets. Instead of guessing or buying them something they probably will want to exchange, show them you understand and appreciate them by getting them the perfect accessory to go along with their iPhone, iPod or iPad. Here is a list of our featured holiday accessories at Fix-iPhones.com that will all make perfect gifts for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list.
Chill Pill Speakers
The Chill Pill Speakers are a great set of highly portable powered speakers for any device with a standard headphone port. The two speakers connect and separate from each other and have USB cables and headphone jack plugs built in to easily connect to your device.
The great thing about them is they can get loud and still sound great. Simply twist the tops of the speakers to open them up to hear a bigger bass response. If you are looking for a set of powered speakers to take around with you or to use for your computer at home, you will not find a better pair for the money.
CaseMate ID for iPhone 4
The CaseMate ID for iPhone 4 has one of the most convenient features of any iPhone case. It allows you to carry two ID cards in a back slot attached the case. Perfect for a night on the town, you can carry only your ID and debit or credit card with you when you are traveling light.
It also comes in a variety of colors and has a screen protector included to keep nicks and scratches off or your iPhone. Even with the card pouch, all of the iPhone buttons and controls are easily accessible.
Griffin AirCurve Acoustic Amplifier
Are you looking for an elegant, power-saving dock for your iPhone that fills the room with your music? The Griffin AirCurve is just that and more. It houses a coiled waveguide that collects the sound from only your iPhone built-in speaker and amplifies it by its patented design throughout the room without using power or batteries.
While the AirCurve does not charge your iPhone by itself, inserting a dock cable (sold separately) into its pass-through slot will allow you to charge while utilizing its power-free, larger than life sound. Its translucent polycarbonate frame looks great and lets you see inside where the magic happens. Use it as an alarm clock, mini-stereo or any other iPhone-inspired feature you decide.
Scoshe reVOLT Rechargeable Battery Pack
Tired of running out of battery life while using your iPhone or iPod away from your plug-in charger? The Scosche reVOLT is here to reenergize you and your device. Connecting it gives you a possible extra 30 hours of music playback and 6 hours of video playback.
Perfect for those of us who like to use battery-draining apps, play games and music or watch a lot of videos, the reVOLT is capable of completely recharging a dead iPod battery and fits securely to your device port connector.
Otterbox Defender for iPhone 3G and 3GS
The Otterbox Defender is one of the best protective cases you can buy for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. With its three layers of protection, you can be assured your device will stay free of nicks, scratches and breakages.
Along with its hard polycarbonate shell, it has a silicone skin and clear membrane to keep your iPhone fully protected while providing easy access to your iPhone port, buttons and controls.
Included with the case is a hard plastic swivel belt clip holster that doubles as a kickstand for viewing video and video chat on a tabletop. It comes in a variety of colors and is perfect for those of use who are constantly dropping our iPhones.
iFrogz Earpollution Plugz Headphones with Microphone
Want to tune out the noise around you so you can hear all the delicate nuances of your audio even in noisy situations? The iFrogz Earpollution Plugz with Microphone lets you hear deep, undistorted bass, clear, thick highs and immaculate vocals while canceling outside distractions.
The microphone capsule also lets you talk and control your iPhone remotely as well. When you are listening to your music and you get a call, simply click over and start talking. With pristine sound, great looks and functional controls, these ear buds give you nothing less than a stellar listening experience.
Marware C.E.O. Premier Plus Leather Holster
Are you looking for an attractive leather holster case for you iPhone 4, but also want it to be protected while it is out of its holster? The Marware C.E.O. Premiere Plus is really two cases in one. Along with its skinny leather holster, which attaches to your belt, it has a thin MicroShell case for when you remove it from the holster. The polycarbonate MicroShell protects the sides and back of the phone from nicks and scratches while your iPhone is out of the holster and allows easy access to all your iPhone controls and buttons.
The holster has a Velcro closure to prevent it from interfering with your antenna and GPS functions as will other magnetic holster cases. It also has a cutout on the side for easy iPhone removal when you get a call. The case is also slim, even with the belt clip attached, fitting easily into a pocket, purse or briefcase.
Full Guard Screen Protector for iPhone 4
Is your iPhone 4 screen bare and unprotected from nicks, scratches, chips and even breakage? It is time to remedy that situation with the Full Guard Screen Protector. Keep your iPhone looking new and free yourself from the stress caused by not knowing if that one fatal drop or collision will result in damage.
Contour Design iSee for iPad
The Contour Design iSee for the iPad is a highly protective, lightweight polycarbonate chassis featuring texturized rubber finish for added grip. It creates a narrow sheath around your iPad that does not add bulk and allows easy access to your dock, buttons and controls.
The iSee also comes with a polycarbonate collapsible stand for watching video, surfing the Web or typing emails at just the right angle. You can place your iPad vertically or horizontally for the best viewing options.
Switcheasy RibCage for iPad
Looking for ultra-tough protection for your iPad? The Switcheasy RibCage has a reinforced faux leather guard lined with ridges, or ribs, that protect your iPad screen against dings and drops. The backing is a highly durable, easy fit Elasto-PU that holds your iPad firmly in place.
The RibCage also comes with two fold out stands (1 black, 1 white) to prop up your iPad whenever you want your hands free. The stands are great for viewing your screen in landscape or portrait mode so you can watch video, surf the Web or write emails with ease.
iLuv Neoprene Sleeve for iPad
Looking for a snug, water-resistant sleeve for your iPad? The iLuv Neoprene iPad Sleeve is a padded, water-resistant cover that shields your device from minor bumps and scratches while keeping it dry on a rainy day. To protect your iPad from accidentally slipping out, the sleeve includes a small neoprene strap inside the zipper for added protection.
A great feature of this sleeve is the use of exterior pockets for carrying accessories or whatever you want to bring along. The pockets are also made of the same stretchy neoprene and keep your belongings snugly inside.
Incipio Anti Glare Screen Protector for iPad
The Incipio AntiGlare iPad Screen Protector 2-Pack protects the most important part of your iPad, the screen. The screens fit perfectly over the iPad screen, reduce glare and repel dust from your device.
The pack comes with a cleaning cloth and an application card to help apply the adhesive screen protectors to your screen. The screen protectors come with perfectly fit holes to allow easy access to your iPad buttons and controls.
There you have it! These are the 12 must-have accessories for the 2010 holiday season. We hope you have found something here that will make the perfect gift for the loved ones on your list. Thanks for reading!
by Curtis Taylor, Tech Expert, Freelance Writer.