Now that the iPhone 5 has been out for several weeks, it's time to start thinking about what else you need to make your already-cool phone even cooler. Check out our list of the five most-needed iPhone accessories, in order of necesseity.
Adapters are the most If you're anything like me, you have many, many power cords from different Apple products cluttering up every outlet in your home, office and car. The iPhone 5's 30-pin, all-digital lightning adapter makes all of them instantly useless. But on the plus side, it's 100 percent digital (whatever that means.) This change in power cord means that all your plug in speak docks and other accessorites are useless too. But before you bin your cords and clock radios, consider buying adapters. Apple will happily sell them you a $30 dongle which will let you use your phone with your old accessories and cords. It's very thoughful of them. If you'd rather pay less, you can purchase a third party adapter for less. Here's one for $18. If you want other charging options for less money, you can purchase a USB to Lightning cord for $19.
Unless you're one of those brave, damned-the-torpedos types who goes around bare-backing their phone.The great irony of Apple's sublimely elegant, form-fitting-function design of the iPhone 5 is that if you want to avoid scratiches and breaks, you'll have to immediatly cover it up and make it ugly -- I'm way too lame for that, so I cover my phone. The kind of case you rock says soemthing about who you are as a person. I have two cases, and vascialte between sheathing my phone in the cheapest, clear plastic case I could find. Here's one for less than 5 bucks, including shipping. My "formal" iPhone 5 case is from MakeDirect.com. It's hardwood and engraved with the phrase "Bad Motherf***r"