March 17, 2020

Essential iPhone Accessories

Your iPhone comes with incredible features that extend beyond mere talking and texting. For instance, you can capture video, take pictures, and track your fitness. If you have a question, immediately access the internet to find your answer. Your iPhone is a portable powerhouse of convenient and easily accessible technology.

Considering all the amazing technology your phone provides, you might think that there isn’t any way to improve your experience. Think again: There are a variety of accessories that can protect your investment and take your iPhone experience to the next level.

Protective cases

Dropping your phone can be potentially devastating. Fortunately, you can easily protect your phone with a case specifically designed to protect against impact damage. There are several options to choose from, so select a case that meets your needs.

Drop protection varies between cases. Some cases provide protection for drops as far as 20 feet. Even though you might not need this level of protection, it’s important to consider how far your phone might fall. You might not drop a phone 20 feet straight down, but you might drop it down a 10-foot flight of stairs if you work in an office building. Knowing that your case will protect your phone in that situation is critical.

Outside of protection from impact damage, cases vary when it comes to additional protection. Consider the following features when choosing a case for your iPhone:

  • waterproof
  • holster and belt clip
  • antimicrobial surface
  • grip
  • screen protector
  • lanyard

Screen protectors

A screen protector is a layer of protection that’s commonly made of laminated glass or polyurethane and attaches to the screen of your phone. It provides a layer of protection against damage, such as scratches.

Protecting your phone against scratches is important because a scratch can weaken the structural integrity of the screen. Once your screen’s structural integrity is weakened, a relatively small scratch can turn into a large crack.

Not all screen protectors are the same, so it’s best to shop with a reputable manufacturer like BodyGuardz. Consider whether or not the screen protector affects the sharpness of the display, colors, or image quality. You’ll also want to determine how easily your finger slides across the protector.

Headphones, earphones, and earbuds

External listening devices can significantly up the fun factor of your iPhone. However, choosing between headphones, earphones, or earbuds depends on your specific listening needs.

For instance, headphones are larger and bulkier than earphones or earbuds, but their superior noise canceling allows you to experience fully immersive sound while staying in touch with your surroundings.

Conversely, earphones and earbuds have a low profile and are perfect for use during your workout. Earphones are in-ear devices that come with cushions. The cushions help provide a more comfortable fit. Earbuds, however, are designed to be held in place on your outer ear. They do not come with cushions.

Some things to consider when choosing the best device for your listening needs include the following:

  • comfort
  • noise cancellation
  • wired versus wireless
  • water or sweat resistance
  • battery life
  • Bluetooth capability

Bluetooth speakers

A Bluetooth speaker is a wireless speaker that connects externally to the Bluetooth feature in your iPhone. Once connected, you can listen to any audio that you typically listen to on your phone’s internal speaker.

These speakers let you quickly and easily enhance the quality and volume of your favorite videos, TV shows, or songs. You can even add more than one speaker to ratchet up your listening pleasure. And since Bluetooth speakers are wireless, you can enjoy this cool accessory wherever you may be.

Some features to consider include the following:

  • battery life
  • sound quality
  • portability
  • water resistance


If you’re looking for a way to increase the stability and security of your grip on your phone, consider a popsocket as your next iPhone accessory. A popsocket is a plastic circle that attaches directly to a flat surface on your phone via a sticky adhesive.

Once your popsocket is attached to your phone, you can pull the popsocket out, so it extends — almost like a tiny accordion. Next, position your fingers between the end of the popsocket and your phone to enjoy a secure and comfortable grip. When it’s not in use, the popsocket can be collapsed, which positions it flat against your phone. This lets you carry your phone in a normal manner. Popsockets are available in a variety of fun or classic styles, making it easy to find one that matches your personal tastes.

Charging stations

Charging stations come in handy when you have a number of devices that need charging. For families who have numerous iPhone users in their homes, a charging station is an invaluable accessory.

Charging stations come in a variety of sizes, styles, and with different numbers of charging ports. It’s important to understand what’s available before making your final choice. For instance, you can choose between a station that provides both USB ports and AC outlets, or select a station with USB ports only. If you have a large family, you can opt for a charger with as many as 10 ports.

Considering the following features will help you determine which charging station will meet your needs.

  • number of ports
  • number of AC outlets
  • number of slots to hold your iPhone when charging
  • slot width to accommodate cases
  • power cord length
  • wireless versus wired charging pad


Eyewear is available in a variety of styles for both men and women, and the common features included for your iPhone are quite impressive. For instance, many smart glasses come with built-in cameras. In addition to taking high-quality pictures and capturing awe-inspiring videos, you can share your creations on a variety of social platforms. You can also enjoy hands-free calling and stream your favorite music.

If you’re looking for a way to enhance your physical fitness, consider eyewear that’s specifically designed to guide you toward your optimal performance. Some eyewear features include a personal-coaching system that develops a training program based on your individual needs. You can enjoy in-the-moment coaching that includes a detailed analysis of your performance — feedback on heart rate, cadence, and speed. These types of accessories can help you enjoy your iPhone like never before.

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Imran Uddin

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