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Best iPhone Accessories

Updated on July 16, 2011

What makes an iPhone great? Is it all the apps it has? All the games it has? It's wonderful GPS system?

Or is it its simple way to perform complex tasks?

The iPhone is the smartest phone on the planet. It can do thousands of different tasks, all of them usually there to make your life easier. It can tell you where to eat, what flight to take, or even turn off the lights in your house. It sounds like the perfect product, something that wouldn't need anything more - for some, however, it's not enough.

We are consumers so we want to consume more. Luckily Apple knows this and, like most big companies, knows how to take advantage of that. Hundreds of iPhone accessories have been released, all of them there to further enhance your experience. Covers, docks, headphones, GPS enhancers, are just a few of the many iPhone accessories on the market.

Here is a list of the top iPhone accessories.

Apple Remote

Price: $19.00

The apple remote is a waste of time if you don't have a dock for your iPhone, but if you do - and many of us do - it's almost vital to have. This top iPhone accessory allows you to control your iPhone, iPod or Mac from afar. You can play, pause, rewind, and shuffle with just the click of the button. Apple has made the Apple Remote cheap and is an easy choicewhen it comes to purchasing.

The Apple Remote is also one of the best accessories for the Mac. With the remote you can control to entire first row of your Mac with just a click of a few buttons.


Beats by Dr. Dre

Titanium coated. Tri-fold design. High-definition sound. Noise cancelling technology. The list of features for Beats by Dr. Dre goes on and on. It's one of the best headphones on the market and one of the top iPhone accessories.

Beats by Dr. Dre gives you club level volume without any distortion of the quality. The bass is incredible, and the cancelling is a feature every future headphone should have. It also has a remote on the headphones, so if you ever want to change music on your iPhone, or pause it, it can be done without having to sift through your bag. The headphones can easily maneouvered to different positions on your head, and are are great for athletic activities.

Beats by Dr. Dre have a hefty price tag but are one of the best iPhone accessories and are worth it.


Griffin eXport In-Flight Video Cable for iPod and iPhone

This is one of the best iPhone accessories because its one of the most ingenious. The Griffin eXport does what many of us wish we could of done years earlier - watch videos on our iPhone while flying for hours on business trips. The technology is still new for many airlines but is growing at a quick pace.

What happens with this accessory is simple. You plug in, using the Griffin eXport cable, your iPhone into the airplanes video screen. There you can watch any movie or music video which is on your iPhone on the airplanes interface. Plug in some headphones, like Dr Dre, and you can enjoy a movie in private and in comfort.

The cable is three feet long, and will also charge your iPhone or iPod touch.


Belkin Dual Auto Charger for iPod and iPhone

Price: $30

This is one of the top iPhone accessories because of its convenience and simplicity. The purpose of the Belkin Dual Auto Charger for iPod and iPhone is exactly how it sounds - to charge your iPhone or iPod. Or both. This a duel charger with two USB ports and is also has a car charger. So if you're ever on the road and you have your iPhone and someone else's iPod, you can do both. It averts any unnecessary family fights.


Joby GorillaMobile for iPhone

This is one of the most fun accessories for the iPhone.  The Joby GorillaMobile has a soft touch case that is connected to three bendable legs which can be attached to anything, anywhere.  You can quickly click on and click on the bendable legs which are able to be rotated 360 degrees.  This gives the utmost portability and mobility for your iPhone.  It also has a dual lock ring which gives your iPhone security. 

The possibility for the GorillaMobile are endless.  Use it has a tripod and take family portraits; attach to your car window to take a travel montage; onto your bike for an action video.  The simple uses go on and on, making it one of the top iPhone accessories. 



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