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First 5 iPhone 4S Accessories I Plan to Buy



As an Android user, you only have access to a limited number of accessories. If you are lucky, you’ll have access to a handful of cases that look similar, a car mount, a desk dock and an extra battery. iPhone users on the other hand ave a seemingly unlimited supply of accessories.

The lack of accessories is no where to be found on my list of concerns for switching from Android to iPhone. In fact, it is one of the big pluses, and was behind my decision to get an iPod back in the early 2000’s.

I’m worried that I might go bankrupt gorging myself on iPhone 4S cases and accessories that, up til now, I could only glare at with a bit of jealousy while I used my widgets and custom keyboards.

iPhone 4S Case – Wallet Style

We just shared a collection of iPhone 4S cases that are worth checking out while you wait for your iPhone 4S preorder to ship, but I have my eye on a high quality wallet case.

iPhone 4S wallet case

Piel Frama - iPhone 4S wallet case

I am looking over a wide array of iPhone 4S wallet cases, but the Piel Frama iPhone 4S wallet case looks like a top contender. The $100 pricetag is tough to swallow, but based on the short time I spent with one of these cases on a friend’s iPhone they are very nice.

I’m also considering the Case-mate card case and a wallet iPhone case from Speck. The biggest issue for me will be trimming down to just a card or two and my ID, so don’t be surprised if you bump into me and I have a different iPhone case in a few months.

iPhone 4s Car Mount

I have been using the SpiderMount to keep my ThunderBolt in my car, for turn by turn directions and music, but I will quickly be jumping over to an iPhone mount. I am looking for something that charges my iPhone 4S and provides line out at the same time so that I can have a clean installation.

iPhone 4S car mount

iPhone 4S Proclip Car Mount

I’m still searching for the final solution, but it will most likely be a Proclip iPhone 4S mount with power pass through and a charger with lineout like the Griffin AutoPilot charger. It is great to have one cord to plugin when you get in the car. As an added bonus, you don’t have to adjust the headphone volume all the time.

Apple TV

The iPhone 4S will support AirPlay, which lets you mirror your iPhone display on your HDTV. This means you can watch movies, play games and soon use your iPhone 4S as a controller to play on a bigger screen (according to the direction of apps we are seeing).


iPhone 4S airplay

AirPlay Will Put Your iPhone 4S Screen on the Big Screen

In order to do this, you will need an Apple TV. At $99 this is another pricey accessory, but it is one that I can use with my iPad 2 as well. Given the small size, I can use the Apple TV at home, and take it along to use in class when I am teaching, for a more mobile experience. This will come later in my list of iPhone 4S accessories, but it is an exciting addition.

Dock to Micro USB

In Europe, you will be able to purchase a Apple Dock Connector to Micro USB adapter. This isn’t as nice as a built in Micro USB port, but as soon as I can purchase one in the States, I will be adding it to my backpack.

While I may be far from an Apple adapter when I need a charge, it is very rare that I am far from a MicroUSB cord and a USB port.

Great Bluetooth Headset

I already have this accessory, which will prevent this iPhone 4S experiment from bankrupting me, but if i didn’t already have one, I would be purchasing a nice Bluetooth headset.

Plantronics-Voyager-Pro-UC-2 Review

The top pick for me is still the Plantronics Voyager Pro UC2. I love this Bluetooth headest because it senses when it is on your ear and when it isn’t. This prevents your phone from picking up on your headset if the headset isn’t on your ear. It an also pause music when you take the headset off, and auto answer calls when you put it on your ear.

I think we’ll see many more people opting for good Bluetooth headsets in order to ensure good Siri performance while outdoors or in the car.

(Read: What is Siri?)



  1. Anonymous

    10/08/2011 at 8:20 pm

    Having purchased a 4S on Friday, the first pre-order day, in an ATT store, the customer service rep told me a few things:
    1)  Foot traffic was down from expectations for the day
    2)  EVERYONE, from the very first customer was being told 14-21 days.
    3)  This delay was in part because Apple said they were intending to try and put more phones in the stores for release day on the 14th.  The rep had been there for all the previous iPhone launches, and so was skeptical of this fact, but said it was what was coming through the chain of command just the same.

    • Keyjewel

      10/10/2011 at 4:28 am

      I was not told 14-21 days. I was one of the first preorders.
      Just saying.

      • icarewhenyoudo

        10/10/2011 at 7:58 am

        I wasn’t told 14-21 days either. Apple has already assured me delivery on the 14th.

        • Guest

          10/10/2011 at 7:14 pm

          That’s apple

          He’s talking about AT&T they told me the same thing

        • Rod Griffin

          10/18/2011 at 7:43 am

          Have you gotten it yet? I’m waiting also.

  2. IPhoneIsGarbage

    10/10/2011 at 6:24 am

    You make it like these Accessories are just for the iPhone 4s..  and really whether you had an iPhone 3g, iphone 4 etc.. You’d still be getting the same accessories.  Its really getting to the point that you guys at gotta be mobile are just desperate for stories. Your leaks are like two-three days late, and copy and pasted right off another site. and now you writing stories on how your gonna buy a plug, car mount, case, and already have a bluetooth, gee ya think.. Stuff that pretty much everyone buys with their phone.  

    Hmmm theres my excitement for the day, I better watch out, my bowels might move quicker.. 

    • Anonymous

      10/10/2011 at 9:15 am

      I know I would certainly buy the Apple TV for an iPhone 3Gs, since it wouldn’t do Airplay.

      I’d probably also buy the Micro USB adapter, which wasn’t available until now.

      And without Siri I’m sure I’d still have the same reason to get a great Bluetooth headset.

      If you want non iPhone excitement, go check out the Moto Droid RAZR post.

      Hope that didn’t loosen your bowels. 

      • IphoneIsGarbage

        10/10/2011 at 12:27 pm

        Yes my bowels are loosened, and are going to be released all over you iPhone and its accessories!  You’ll get a nice nose full every time you go to make a call!

  3. iulia similie

    10/11/2011 at 8:11 am

    I just found a site that shows you​the iPhone 5 tests and opinions about them:

  4. ricado

    10/14/2011 at 1:31 pm

    I have a Speck CandyShell case and it’s awesome.  You should definitely get that one first, then I bet you won’t have another new case.

  5. THOMAS_718

    10/14/2011 at 6:32 pm


  6. Bev

    10/16/2011 at 8:40 am

    anybody having trouble pairing bluetooth headset to phone my phone cannot pick it up at all

    • Josie

      10/16/2011 at 11:12 am

      Having the same problem. Haven’t figured it out yet. :-(

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