Apple’s iPhone 5 is a fusion of design and technology. Accessories help make the transition from business to pleasure simple, customizing your phone to be professional or playful with the snap of a case or click of a charger. Here’s a list of the top 5 must-have accessories for your iPhone 5.
Lightning to 30-pin Adapter ($29.99 @ Best Buy)
If you own an iPhone 5, it’s fair to assume that is not the only Apple product in your technology arsenal. This little adapter connects to any 30-pin accessory and converts it into a Lightning port. This adaptor can charge and sync Lightning devices and also has audio playback, so it should be compatible with your former devices, like the iHome. It doesn’t support video though, a feature Apple will hopefully add soon. This adapter is small and easy to use, so it’s perfectly portable, a necessity for the busy iPhone user.
GLAS.t Premium Tempered Glass ($27.99 @ Spigen)
For those who frequently pull out their iPhone, keeping your screen safe from damage is a number one priority. Plastic screen protectors work, but they don’t keep that authentic feel of the glass screen. GLAS.t’s protector is made of a thin tempered glass that has been reinforced to be shock absorbent. It is also coated with an oleophobic coating that prevents fingerprints and allows the screen to easily be cleaned. The thin glass protector doesn’t affect the screen’s sensitivity, so you don’t have to worry about its safety or its functionality.
Griffin PowerJolt Dual Universal USB Micro ($8.60 @ Amazon)
Because a lot of the Lightning to 30-pin adapter pre-orders have yet to be sent out or found in stores, having a charger that works for either port on the go is a must. This little adapter has two USB ports and plugs into the cigarette lighter of a car. The dual USB spots allow for multiple cords, so older Apple devices can also use the adapter.
Ten One Design Pogo Sketch Stylus ($12.50 @ Amazon)
The elongated screen of the iPhone 5 prompted the release of a number of drawing and gaming apps. The painting app, Brushes, like many other drawing apps, allows for plenty of detail to be added to sketches, detail that can’t always be done with your finger. You can get precise movements with this slim, silver stylus that feels like a real pen.
Case-Mate ($30-70 @ Case-Mate)
Cases are the best way to customize an iPhone and, aside from being a fashion statement, they protect the phone from harm. There are thousands of cases to choose from and it is hard to know where to start, but Case-Mate is a great first step. This website has an array of cases that center around functionality, safety and style, and the prices aren’t too steep when compared to in-store costs. And if you don’t see anything on there that you like, Case-Mate offers custom cases with your pictures, designs, art or anything else you can create onto a sleek case.