The Gadling gift guide for the iPhone and iPad traveler
Shopping for iPhone or iPad accessories is never easy - unlike any other device on the market, the assortment of extras for Apple devices is just insane. Whether you need an iPod toilet paper dispenser, or one of over 1000 different types of headphone, you'll never run out of options.
So, we are here to help, and share some of the best products we've come across in 2010. There is something for everyone in this list. Got something better you use with your iPhone or iPad? Leave a comment, and share your favorite product with the world!
Soundmatters foxL speaker
Why? You'll have a hard time finding anything that sounds this good without investing in a massive home theater system. This compact battery powered Bluetooth speaker is simply amazing.
Review: April 19, 2010
Product page: Soundmatters foxL
Jawbone Icon Earwear
Why? Top notch sound, noise cancellation, Bluetooth music and apps. Bluetooth headsets don't get much better than this.
Product page: Aliph Jawbone
Mophie Juice Pack Reserve
Why? Power boosting battery pack small enough for on your key chain. Built in LED flashlight.
Product page: Mophie
Review: September 16, 2010
Creative Labs Bluetooth speaker
Why? Compact room filling Bluetooth audio. Can be powered off AC or batteries
Product page:Creative D100 Bluetooth speaker
Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4
Why? Multi-functional case lets you use it as camera tripod, movie mount and more.
Product page: Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4
XtremeMac 3-in-1 Microdock
Why? The smallest portable speaker and alarm clock you'll find for your iPhone. Install the (free) XtremeMac Alarm Clock app and you can forever forget about lousy hotel alarm clocks.
Product page: XtremeMac 3-in-1 Microdock
Scosche motorMouth II
Why? The smallest Bluetooth hands-free system in the world. Stream Bluetooth stereo music and phone calls to your line-in equipped car radio.
Product page: Scosche motorMouth II
Scosche sneakPEEK II
Why? The Schosche sneakPEEK II is the only 2-in-1 iPhone/iPad video cable on the market. In a single cable, you get component and composite outputs.
Product page: Scosche sneakPEEK II
Otterbox Defender Series iPad case
Why? Because your iPad isn't designed to battle the elements, Otterbox steps in to help. The Otterbox Defender series cases for the iPad protects it from all corners, plus its rear cover slides off to protect your screen.
Product page: Otterbox Defender Series
Why? Gelaskins protect your device, and offer thousands of different designs. Their 3M adhesive material provides a barrier against scratches, while keeping your device looking cool.
Product page: Gelaskins
Price: from $14.95
V-Moda Vibrato Remote headphones
Why? Good looks and good price, without sacrificing sound quality.
Product page: V-Moda Vibrato remote
Why? Instead of radical new designs, Urbanears sticks to great old school designs with superb audio quality.
Product page: Urbanears
Price: from $40
Why? Because Case-Mate designs some of the best looking cases on the market. Plus, if you don't like their designs, you can design and submit your own.
Product page: Case-Mate
Price: from $24.99
Why? It isn't easy being green, but these cases sure can help. Instead of plastics, Bioserie cases are made of a plant based matter, and are fully bio-degradable.
Product page: Bioserie
Price: from $29.95
Kensington PowerBack iPad case
Why? Protection, power and sound from a single case. The PowerBack features a powerful built in battery pack, amplified speakers and a kickstand.
Product page: Kensington PowerBack
Why? Nightstand and movie stand plus a battery pack in a single product. Brilliant and compact.
Product page: Dexim P-Flip
Why? Rechargeable sound for on the go. Access to the touch screen of your iPhone, even when it is inside the case. Speakers can be daisy-chained for massive volume.
Product page: Portable Sound Labs
Grace Eco Extreme
Why? Going to the pool or beach no longer means you need to leave your iPhone or iPod behind. Loud, clear music from a waterproof amplified case.
Product page: Grace Eco Extreme
Griffin PowerDuo Reserve
Why? Wall, car and battery power from a single product. Never find yourself with an empty battery again.
Product page: PowerDuo Reserve
Future Sonics Atrio Special Edition
Why? Better sound than you've ever heard from a pair of headphones. Pricey, but not insanely expensive given how great the sound.
Product page: Future Sonics
Griffin Travel Stand
Why? An all-in-one case that acts as a movie watching stand and a headphone case.
Product page: Griffin Travel Stand