The Apple iPhone 5 is the latest smartphone iteration from Apple that enables web access, access to email, takes photographs and more. To be able to access everything I need without having to use my computer has definitely made life more convenient. And I know this sentiment is shared with many others. Aside from personal use, App developers and accessory makers have also benefitted from the iPhone. Apps developers are making good money creating helpful software (see our recommended Apps here) tools. On the hardware side of things, accessory designers are making good money creating useful tools that expand the Apple iPhone’s usage. There are a lot of accessories out there and here is a list of my favorite accessories. So, without further ado – from functional to fabulous, fail proof to photography, here is a list of my favorite Apple iPhone 5 accessories:
Luxi is a (patent-pending) diffusion dome that fits securely over your iPhone’s front-facing camera to be used with a light meter app that will help you determine the best settings for your DSLR or other camera so that you can take perfectly exposed pictures. Street price: ($30)
The Kick by Rift Labs is a lightweight, feature rich, affordable photo/video light for smart phones and SLRs with impressive light effects and creative features that include: adjustable color temperature, infinite choices of colored light, animated light, built-in light effects and streaming of light from existing videos for use in your own video production. Check out my review here. Street price: ($180)
Pebble Watch is the first watch that connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting you with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages. Check out my review for more information. Street price: ($150)
The NXE ActiveSLEEVE is an athletic sleeve that carries your gadgets while you workout.
The Maglite makes an exceptional off-camera “flash” for night shots w/ the iPhone. Highly recommend.
The Gadget Holster over at Daiso carries all my gadgets conveniently in one place and is easy to transport. Best of all? Street price: ($1.50)
There are a lot of accessories out there, and I’ve probably spent a lot of money trying them all. In the end, these accessories have definitely made my list of All Time Favorites. So much so that I’ve decided to stick with my Apple iPhone 5 even if Apple decides to come out with a new iPhone. And that’s merely because I want to extend the usage of my accessories. After all, I’ve plunked down a lot of money on these and I want to get my money’s worth!
What accessories are your favorite? Let us know in the comments.