10 Alluring Apple Accessories For Your iPhone and iPad

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Apple has been dominating the mobility market with its new releases of the iPhone 5S and 5C models in September, selling 9 million during the first weekend of the launch. In October, the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display were released. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company continues to push forward with its linecard of iPads, iPhones and MacBooks.

From a virtual keyboard to simple wooden stands, take a look at the best accessories to complement any Apple product.

iPad Cover

This tablet cover is the perfect fit for the latest innovation, the iPad Air. Made from polycarbonate material and lined with microsuede, the Studio for iPad Air by STM Bags is equipped to protect the tablet. The lightweight and slender composition comes with a foldable front cover with magnetic closures to easily change the tablet's viewing or typing position. The front cover also will wake up or put the device to sleep, and control buttons and device ports are easily accessible. The cover is available in red, black, lime and purple.

Currently it is priced at $44.99. The Studio for iPad mini also is available for $39.99 in black or purple.

iPhone 5/5S Defender

Dropping an iPhone can be gut-wrenching, but with the Defender Series Case, the iPhone 5/5S is sure to be protected. This rugged case by OtterBox protects against any sudden drops or scratches. This multilayered phone case is composed of a polycarbonate shell that prevents dust and dirt from getting into the charging port, headphone jack and volume controls. The integrated screen protector prevents scratches or smudges. The device also is cushioned by a memory foam in the case while the outer layer absorbs the crashing impact of a drop. Its Holster clips also double as a stand and can clip to belts and bags. In addition, there are a variety of colors to choose from to customize the slip cover, shell and belt clip.

Currently it is priced at $59.90.

Virtual Keyboard

The idea of using laser projections to press buttons and complete tasks sounds very much like a science-fiction movie. However, now it's a reality with Virtual Keyboard. This high-tech keyboard, which works with Apple and Android devices, is projected onto any flat surface using laser technology. By connecting the Apple device via Bluetooth, the Virtual Keyboard will track fingers using advanced optics when typing. The projector is equipped with a rechargeable, lithium-ion battery that can be charged via USB cord and lasts up to two hours of uninterrupted typing.

The Virtual Keyboard is currently available at Brookstone for $99.99.

OMC EarPod Headphones

Whether commuting to work on public transportation or surrounded by noise in the office, a pair of headphones will complement any Apple mobile device. The EarPod headphones by OhmyCables.com are equipped with remote control for volume and a microphone so a phone call can be answered or made without removing the headphones. Designed to fit the ear perfectly, EarPod headphones provide high-quality audio. The EarPod headphones come in white, black, red, green, orange, blue, pink and purple.

Originally $14.99, they are currently on sale for as low as $6.49.


Music sets the mood, so why not take the iHome Speakers with Speakerphone when out and about. These portable speakers are a perfect complement to any iPad, iPhone, iPod and use Bluetooth to wirelessly connect. Calls also can be answered as the speakers act as a speakerphone. The travel case doubles as a stand and is equipped with a built-in lithium-ion battery.

Currently available at Brookstone for $105.99.

iPad Stand

Whether in the kitchen looking up a recipe or watching a television show, this classy and organic iPad stand is a necessity. This handmade iPad stand is designed to stand at any angle and is made from maple, cherry or walnut wood with a cream, milk-chocolate or charcoal felt lining. The two magnetic slim stands attach to both sides of the iPad, either closer to the bottom (holding the iPad upright) or more up top (to lean against a flat surface).

Currently this stand is available at Etsy for the iPad2, iPad Air and the iPad mini for $27.

iPhone Stand

Movies and television shows aren’t just for iPads. When watching full-length shows or mini-clips on an iPhone, this wooden stand is perfect for holding it in place. The stand is available for the iPhone 5 and 5S in maple with a chocolate felt lining or cherry wood with a charcoal felt lining. There are also iPhone 4, 4S and 5C stands in walnut wood.

Currently it is available at Etsy for $17.

Adidas miCoach Armband

Up for an exercise routine? Keep an iPhone or iPod up and running with Adidas miCoach armband. Designed to keep music-playing devices in place while working out, this armband is sweatproof, and equipped with a touch-through screen cover. The armband is made from a lightweight nylon band that wraps around the upper bicep and stays there. There is also a built-in key holder. The armband is compatible with all iPods and the iPhone 3G, 4 and 4S.

Currently it is available for $29.99.

Koomus Dashboard K2 Car Mount

An iPhone is not only a phone, news supplier, camera and Internet browser, it's also a GPS and music player. With theKoomus K2 Car Mount, the driver avoids having to look down at the phone for directions. Just place the durable and simply designed mount holder onto the dashboard, and it will securely hold an iPhone 5, 5S, 4S, 4, 3GS and the iPod Touch. The 3M gel pad can easily be cleaned in water and reattached several times. The Koomus car mount also can rotate a full 360 degrees for portrait and landscape views. It is available in black and white.

Originally $29.99, it is currently available for $19.99.

Portable Charger

Mobile devices are essential in today's society, and the last thing a user wants to see is the red battery on an iPhone. However, that's no problem with the Power Tube 4000L, a portable charger by Mipow. The 4000mAh battery capacity will juice up a device with its built-in female USB port. The extra male USB connector will recharge itself through powered USB equipment. By simply pressing the on-and-off button, the battery level can be checked. Red means 15 percent, orange means 15 percent to 40 percent, green means 40 percent to 70 percent and blue means more than 70 percent charged. This portable charger is available in white, black, purple, red, dark blue, sky blue, gray, yellow, neon green and pink. It is compatible with the Apple iPhone 5.

It is currently available for $69.95.