There are so many iPhone accessories on the market that it might be hard to keep track, especially since new products seem to be coming out nearly every week. As an iPhone owner, I know it’s hard to find the money to always be purchasing the latest iPhone products, so sometimes you just have to pick the best ones and go from there. If you own an iPhone, here are five of the newest iPhone accessories on the market you might decide to purchase, and why these are the best picks out there so far.
The Swarovski PA-i5 binoculars are specifically designed to fit the iPhone 5, and priced at $161 it’s a pretty good deal if you are into photography. The main concept of the Swarovski PA-i5 is that the binoculars you attach onto your phone allow you to take very up close pictures, and provide you with better overall quality pictures compared to zooming in with just the camera itself. I really like how easy it is to snap these binoculars on and off, so you don’t have to keep them on the iPhone all the time, just when you find something interesting you want to zoom in on to take a picture. You can take photos and videos at any time with this adapter without sacrificing quality, which is why it is one of the best picks for this year.
WeMo Light Switch
The Belkin WeMo Light Switch is one of the coolest accessories you can buy for your iPhone, and it works with any iPhone that uses iOS 5 or newer. Basically, you download the app onto your phone and it allows you to control all the lights in your house, using wireless internet, and not the actual light switch in your house. You can set what time you want your lights on or off, set different rooms on different schedules, and the best part is you can control the lights from anywhere that you are connected. If you are someone that is always wondering if you turned the lights off before you left, then this is a great pick because you can just turn them off no matter where you are. I also think this is a great pick for people who are older or disabled, since you don’t have to get up to physically turn the switch on or off. The light switch is only $50, but there are more components you can buy with it as well if you want, so you could buy everything for under $200.
The TICKR is a Bluetooth heart-rate monitor, designed specifically for the iPhone 4, but works with any gadget that has Bluetooth ability, and is only $60. The TICKR allows you to set a plan for the best heart-rate training, it stores the memory for later use, and it will help you increase your fat-burning capabilities. The TICKR training plans can help you find a workout routine that will suite your needs and goals, and as you are exercising you can look down and see just how well your heart is responding to the exercise. This is a really great pick because if you workout, you like to see your progress, and also monitor how your body is reacting. This would be great for someone that does have a heart condition, because it can tell you when your heart is beating too fast, which can help you find the right balance of working out and staying healthy.
Anker E5 iPhone Battery
The Anker E5 iPhone backup battery is the best accessory you can buy this year, and for $50, it is a steal. I have used Anker products in the past and have always been pleased with the quality of the products, and this backup batter for the iPhone 4 and 5 looks to be made just as durably. The iPhone batteries are known to die rather quickly, so to avoid that, you can add this backup, and have a charged battery in less than 10 hours. You can use this backup to charge your iPhone up to 7 times, which will last for quite a while for most people. The best thing about this product is that it is made to last, although it is a little heavier than what you might be used to using.
Olloclip 3-in-One Lens System
The Olloclip 3-in-One Lens System is the best accessory you can buy for your iPhone 5 for under $90, especially if you are really into photography. This lens is designed to give you up to 10 times the zoom, with a wide angle and macro lens all in one. You will be able to take pictures up to 180 degrees around, so you will be able to see more of your surroundings in the picture. You can attach it horizontally or vertically, which is one of the best things about this lens. If you are into photography as a hobby or profession, there is not a better way to take pictures with your iPhone than this product. What I really like about this lens is that it don’t even look like you are using a phone to take the pictures, and it’s lightweight so you can just carry it in your purse or pocket and use it as needed.