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Moms, Dads and everyone else who has an iPhone needs great accessories. This includes cases, chargers, screen protectors, and more. Here are a few thing that I got to try out either because I purchased them on my own, or I was sent it specifically for review.

1. Mophie Juice Pack Air

A Mophie Juice Pack Air is a must for an iPhone 3G or 3Gs owner. It provides an extra boost of power when you are out and about so that you don’t have to find a wall or car to charge your iPhone. It is an integrated case and additional battery that provides protection and power for your iPhone.

  • Standby Time: Up to 350 hours
  • Talk Time: Up to 6 hours on 3G | Up to 12 hours on 2G
  • Internet Use: Up to 6 hours on 3G | Up to 7 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Audio Playback: Up to 28 hours
  • Video Playback: Up to 8 hours

The Mophie Juice Pack air is available in several colors. It costs about $70. Click here to purchase.

2. PowerMat

The PowerMat makes it extra easy to charge your device because there is no cord to keep up with.
The PowerMat not only charges your phone, but protects it as well. The charger interface is a case that fits around the iPhone and protects it. The Mat stays home on your dresser, or wherever you charge your gadgets. You just slide the phone onto it, a built in magnet assures it connects, and it charges.
If you want an easy to use way to charge your phone that also protects it, the PowerMat is perfect. If you don’t mind the standard black color. Go for it. You still have to remember to carry around a micro-USB cable and car charger to charge on the go.
The prices vary depending on what device(s) you want to charge. Click here to browse and purchase.


3. Wrapsol Mobile Device Protectors

Protect your shiny new iPhone from stratches and damage by wrapping the whole thing in a protective clear cover. It does not add bulk at all, the iPhone beauty still shines through, and it adds grip so that you can hold on to your phone securely.

The Wrapsol is available for a wide variety of devices including iPhone 3G/3Gs, iPad, Nexus One, Evo, iPhone 4, Blackberry’s, Palm’s, Nokia’s, and much, much more.

The one thing that made me nervous about the wrapsol is that water is involved to activate the glue and attach the wrap to the device. Of course I’m nervous about putting water anywhere near my iPhone. But it turned out to not be so bad. You use a very small amount and it gets absorbed into the glue, so no harm done.

Check out the website to find your device and order. Prices vary depending on the device.


4. Gelaskin

If you prefer to keep the original shape of your iPhone by not adding bulk but want to add some definite style, Gelaskins are the way to go. There are many, many designs to choose from, many created by Artists. There are some really nice pieces available. And to make your screen match there are wallpapers available.

Skins are available for 30 different phones including iPhone 3Gs, HTC Droid, Palm Pre, Blackberry Storm, and more. They are also available for iPod, many laptops and netbooks, gaming systems, and iPad.

I received the Neo New York design by Camilla d’Errico. It’s pink and purple which of course I love. 🙂 Another cool thing is that their are downloads available to match your desktop to your device skin.

The Gelaskin was very easy to install and looks great.

Another cool feature is the ability to create your own skin by uploading a design if you have skills like that. 🙂

Prices are very reasonable at around $14.95. Click here to browse and purchase.


5. Otterbox

Otterbox cases provide protection and style for a variety of devices. Constructed of high-quality materials they keep your phone cushioned and safe. Cases are available for iPad,iPod,

iPhone, BlackBerry, Google Nexus One, Nokia, Palm, LG, HP, HTC, Samsumg, Motorola, and more.

The price varies on the device, but most range around $29 – $49. Click here to browse and purchase directly from Otterbox.

I recently did a full review of 2 Otterbox cases that I was sent for review. Click here to read that post.




6. xShot iPhone Case with built-in Tripod adapter

If you use your iPhone to take self portraits, or portraits of you and a friend a lot, or you just want to reach up and take a photo above your reach, an xShot and accompanying iPhone Case with built-in tripod adapter can help. It attaches to the base of your phone to provide an arm to reach out and take a photo.


The XShot iPhone Case has it all:

  • Perfectly fits the iPhone 3G and 3GS
  • Features a universal tripod mount to help you take great pictures and videos.
  • All in 1: No need for any extra clip or suction cup
  • Put yourself in the frame when used with the XShot


How to use it:

  • Simply attach the iPhone Case to your Xshot or any tripod or monopod
  • With the XShot: extend, aim and capture* great pictures and videos.

*Recommend using any of the self-timer apps from the App Store for picture taking.Important: As stated above it only works if you have a self-timer app installed.
The xShot iPhone Case is $29.95. Check here to purchase.