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Best iPhone 5 Accessories

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With the iPhone 5 in hand, many new iPhone owners are looking for new accessories.

Manufacturers are starting to offer iPhone 5 accessories to accommodate the taller, thinner iPhone 5.

While we wait for lightning docks, we share a number of accessories that don’t need a dock and that can pair with the iPhone 5 lightning cable to charge in the car or on the go.

We recommend looking at Bluetooth and AirPlay compatible speakers and accessories that will work with the iPad and other Apple products instead of jumping all in to the Lightning connection.

Most of these accessories are already shipping from Amazon and other retailers, others are available to pre-order with delivery in October.

 

iPhone 5 Case

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iPhone 5 Case

The iPhone 5's metal back and design begs to be carried without a case, but the back of the iPhone 5 is susceptible to scratches and many users will appreciate the peace of mind that comes from adding a protective layer to the iPhone 5.


 

Read: Best iPhone 5 Cases

In our iPhone 5 cases roundup we collect the best iPhone 5 cases available from sleek leather cases to rugged cases and the upcoming waterproof LifeProof iPhone 5 case.

Our number of iPhone 5 case reviews is growing, and will soon include more Speck cases, OtterBox and others. For the time being, Amazon, Radio Shack and carrier stores are the best places to look for new iPhone 5 cases.


 

Incipio DualPro iPhone 5 case review


 

Speck SmartFlex View iPhone 5 case review

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Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

17 Comments

  1. morld

    09/26/2012 at 10:47 pm

  2. InternetThug

    09/27/2012 at 8:20 pm

    wow what a stupid list…”if your ordering a big mac, the best accessory for it are fries”…lol what a joke

  3. Charlie

    09/30/2012 at 2:06 pm

    Great list! Do you have an affiliate link I could click through, cuz I’m getting an iPhone.

  4. Corien Loots

    10/01/2012 at 11:21 pm

    $85 an hour! Seriously I don’t know why more people haven’t tried this, I work two shifts, 2 hours in the day and 2 in the evening…And whats awesome is Im working from home so I get more time with my kids. Heres where I went, Be84.com

  5. iPad cases

    10/08/2012 at 7:48 am

    I strongly recommend getting a an iPhone 5 case because the aluminium side on the back is getting scratched easily.
    Regards,
    Matt
    iPad cases

  6. Thomas J Sawyer

    10/22/2012 at 12:15 am

    I am disappointed with the battery life of my one week old iPhone 5. With average use if I turn it on at 8 am it is flat by 2-3 pm. I’m in business and need a phone. Can I buy a new battery? Anyone else got this problem?

    • Jake

      10/24/2012 at 2:52 pm

      Hey Thomas, Adam covered how to get more out of your battery in this article here. Hope that helps, battery problems are the worst!

    • Tracy Smith

      06/03/2013 at 2:50 am

      Hey Thomas Some great ways to keep your battery performance superb are here.. Check’em out http://bit.ly/18LFIA7.. :)

  7. Tomas Miskinis (@tomas_212)

    10/24/2012 at 3:44 pm

    Another dry article “Best iPhone 5 Accessories” sure few accessories from 1 year ago and this is best list. Editors of this blog can you do some reasearch or something ? So many great products and you are selecting something that is old news. If you need some inspiration please visit some portals around the web pinterest.com, mgadget.net thefancy.com engadget.com and others

    • Polite Police

      11/11/2012 at 7:52 am

      Thanks for referring mgadget.net but you don’t have to be so rude. Bloggers are not getting paid to do write.

  8. Keith Dorsey (@YOUNGGUNSCEO)

    11/08/2012 at 11:27 pm

    I seen the The new Iphone 5 Dock and Lightning cable here http://swagmyiphone5.com/

  9. HAlex

    01/08/2013 at 10:13 am

    My best accessory from EDGE Design http://edge-design.com

  10. Dan Losing

    01/20/2013 at 10:35 pm

    This is an amazing beautiful Iphone5 cases, especially the pink one (suited for women).
    Its amazing, but IPHONE 5 created a while sub market on gadgets, that people can make an earning from. That’s what happens with a successful product. Anyone remember Nokia?

  11. Nick

    06/05/2013 at 2:56 pm

    Nice case, but I would recommend the Pong Research iPhone case over this. The amount of wireless energy a cell phone user is exposed to depends on the technology of the phone, the distance between the phone’s antenna and the user, the extent and type of use, and the user’s distance from cell phone towers. That’s why I did research and found a case that can reduce radiation exposure. I read about Pong Research cases, Pong technology is custom-designed for each mobile device and works to redirect radiation away from your head and body. I hesitated about it, anyway, I bought a case Pong because is the only technology proven in FCC-certified laboratories to reduce the exposure to mobile device radiation by up to 95% below the FCC limit without compromising the device’s ability to communicate.

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