Today marks the 5th anniversary of the release of the iPhone and the day smartphones changed forever. Whether you own an iPhone or not, it’s impossible to deny the affect it has had on the world. Over 250 million units have been sold since it’s inception in 2007. In honor of this milestone, I have created a list of the top 5 must-have iPhone accessories that are both innovative and not too heavy on the wallet.
Have you ever been taking a video on your iPhone and couldn’t fit everything that you wanted too? This is a problem of the past with the Kogeto Dot! This panoramic video add-on conveniently attaches to your iPhone 4/4S giving your video a 360 degree lens shot. The attached lens is lightweight, durable, and can fit in the palm of your hand. The Free LOOKER app is available in the app store in order to integrate the panoramic lens. No longer will your videos be dull and 2D!
For all you music lovers out there, this accessory is especially for you! The i.Fuzen HP-1 is a headphone amplifier, splitter and an extended, rechargeable battery all in one. It will double your battery life while allowing you to play your favorite tunes with you and a friend. With full USB pass through capability, this case will allow you to sync flawlessly with iTunes without the need to remove the iPhone. The sleek and low-profile design makes this accessory one that you cant pass up.
If you own a Viper alarm/remote start on your vehicle, then it is possible for you to use your iPhone to remote start or lock and unlock your vehicle with the Viper VSM200. Simply integrate this with your existing Viper alarms system and have the ability to control features from your iPhone such as trunk release, panic, car finder, and so much more. You even get into the SmartStart Motor Club which is a Free 24/7/365 roadside assistance that is included with all SmartStart Secure service plans. How can you pass that up?
One of the possible short-comings of the iPhone is the small, touchscreen keyboard. If you’re the kind of person who needs to get a lot of writing done, then the Scosche freeKEY is exactly what you need. This flexible, water resistant bluetooth keyboard creates a perfect writing surface for long durations of typing. It is easy to roll up and tuck away allowing it to be used seamlessly on the go. It includes a retractable cord for further convenience and the compact design makes it easy to use anywhere.
Last but certainly not least, the Kicker iK501 is the ultimate iPhone/iPod docking system. It features two 5″ speaker with two separate 3/4″ tweeters. Not only that but it features a 6″ square subwoofer on the back. I’ve had the liberty of hearing this system in person and trust me it will not disappoint. It plays low frequencies like no ones business and mid and high frequencies that are elegantly present. Also, it has RCA stereo outputs and an auxiliary jack making it a very versatile unit. What more could you ask for?!
The future is certainly bright for the iPhone and pretty soon they’ll have apps that whiten teeth and perform lasik eye surgery. Until then, these accessories are the next best thing!