3 Smart and Inventive iPhone Accessories We Love

3 Smart and Inventive iPhone Accessories We Love

Mike Tyson
Aug 29, 2011

You'd think after all of these years the iPhone has been around, people would have covered all of the basis as far as accessories go. Because really...there is only so much you can design, right? Au contraire. Turns out, people still keep churning out some fairly inventive products for the iPhone that still makes us say "wow." After the jump we have listed three creative and inexpensive products that are sure to impress.

Minidock $20
This charging station is perfect for traveling, in the kitchen, or a bedside table. Essentially it is a beautifully sleek USB dock that connects right into the AC adapter in a streamlined way. The benefit is that the iPhone can now charge upright, elevated off the ground. In the kitchen this could be handy for reading recipes, or it could be even used as a nightlight in a bedroom or hallway as well. What we like about this is that we no longer need to carry around the annoying cord if we were to go traveling. Of course this solution won't make sense for every instance you need to charge your iPhone since it limits it's mobility when in use but at $20, we thinks it would be a worthwhile purchase when it does come in handy.

We can see many people in the AT community quickly adopting this phenomenal product. Sugru is new to the market and is advertised as a hacking putty. Made from a moldable silicone, users can shape the Sugru into any form they want and allow it to cure into a durable substance that is strong and heat resistant. Sugru can be used for a multitude of things but we like to see it used to wrap those pesky iPhone charging cables which seem to fray at the edges of the connectors. Additionally, place the Sugru on the corners of your iPhone for a unique "case." This is a great way to add color and personalize your phone while keeping it protected from minor falls.

Fisheye, Macro, Wide Angle, and Telephoto Lenses $20 (telephoto) $20 (wide angle/macro) and $25 (fish eye)
The iPhone 4's camera is pretty phenomenal and the 5 is only looking to improve its quality. Take your camera to the next level by adding these fun little lenses onto your phone and create dynamic shots. They attach via a removable magnetic ring that attaches to your camera so they are compatible with any camera phone and not just the iPhone's. The great thing about this is that given the proper conditions, your iPhone 4's pictures could potentially rival those of a much more expensive DSLR. Let's not forget the filmmaker who was able to shoot his entire movie using the iPhone's camera!

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