Below are the top five Apple iPhone accessories as ranked by Best Buy customer reviews. Each of the following five accessories has a customer satisfaction ranking of over 3.5 on a 5 point scale.
Apple ® EarPods™
Price: $29.99 online
Warranty: 1 year limited
Compatible: iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and 5
According to Best Buy, the speakers of the Apple EarPod offer high-quality audio with a rich, deep bass. The sweat and water resistant design protects the speakers from moisture. Customers who reviewed the product said the headphones were a perfect fit, were the most comfortable headphones ever tried, and had great sound quality for the price. Downfalls of the product include that the headphones are not durable and have a short cord.
OtterBox iPhone Case, Defender Series
Price: as low as $21.99 online
Warranty: 1 year
Compatible: Apple® iPhone® 5 and 5s
The Otterbox Defender Series case protects your iPhone 5 or 5s from costly damages with its polycarbonate and silicone materials and durable design. A built-in screen protector also safeguards the iPhone screen from scratches. The Otterbox comes in a variety of colors– black, white, blue, grey, and pink camo-and price varies by $10 based on color. Port covers prevent debris from entering the iPhone’s ports, and the belt clip holster completes the sleek design.
Customers who reviewed the product liked the toughness and durability of the case. However, consumers did not feel the case was too bulky. The loved the no slip grip and the ease that it fit into pockets and purses. Downfalls of the product include that the soft rubber gets dirty and can become hard to clean.
Mophie Juice Pack Helium Charging Case
Price: $64.99 online
Warranty: 1 year
Compatible: Apple® iPhone 5 and 5s
According to Best Buy, the Mophie Juice Pack Helium Charging case features a rechargeable 1500 mAh battery that provides five to six additional hours on talk time, 30 hours of audio playback, and seven hours of video playback on your iPhone. Available in silver, blue, red, green, pink, purple and black, the Mophie provides a toggle switch that easily allows you to change from charging to standby mode. Customers of the Mophie said the charging station is easy to use and very convenient, especially in important situations when you need a charged iPhone. Some downfalls of the product include that it is fragile and pricier than other iPhone accessories. However, most consumers felt the convenience of the product was worth the elevated price.
Sirius XM SkyDock Satellite Radio Receiver with PowerConnect FM Transmitter
Price: $34.99 online
Warranty: 90 day limited
Compatible: Apple® iPod touch and iPhone models
According to Best Buy, the SiriusXM SkyDock Satellite Radio allows you to connect to the built-in tuner and FM transmitter with your Apple device and enjoy live Sirius XM Satellite Radio while you drive. Use the SiriusXM Sky Dock to pause, rewind, and replay up to 30 minutes of your favorite radio! You can also use the Sky Dock to discover new music, download items from iTunes, and keep track of all your favorite songs, bands, and radio stations. The SkyDock also charges your Apple device while playing your favorite music.
Customers of the Sky Dock like how easy it is to connect to a vehicle’s existing FM radio. Most installed the SkyDock themselves. They liked the built-in parental controls to limit access to more mature radio stations. Consumers also appreciated the excellent reception the SkyDock provided. Some downfalls of the product include that sometimes it takes a long time to connect and other times must be restarted.
Belkin – FastFit Arm Band
Price: $27.99 online
Warranty: 1 year on parts
Compatible: Apple iPhone 4
According to Best Buy, the Belkin FastFit Arm Band is an accessory designed for durability. The thermoplastic polyurethane material provides breathability as well as water resistance for your iPhone. Consumers loved that the arm band was easy to put on and stays securely on your arm during exercise. The band is an adjustable snapping band that creates a secure fit against each user’s arm. However, one downside of the product is that sweat is not absorbed into the band and can pool after an intense workout.
Companies offer a vast selection of iPhone accessories for consumers and sometimes it is hard for customers to know which item is a good deal for them. Using reviews of other consumers with experience with the product will hopefully shed some light on the pros and cons of each new Apple iPhone accessory as it comes available to them market.