The Verizon iPhone has felt like a myth that would never become reality. But finally, folks loyal to Verizon will be able to get their hands on Apple's iconic smart phone. If you're one of the many who will be picking up a new Verizon iPhone or if you're one of the people switching to Verizon, then you'll want to make sure you get the best accessories to go with your new gadget.
Not every existing iPhone accessory will work with the new iPhones, because Verizon and AT&T cellular networks use different technology. The newer Verizon iPhone has been slightly modified to accept Verizon's technology, so you'll need to be careful to make sure you get the right stuff.
1. Mophie Juice Pack (Lowest price: $59.99)
The iPhone can do a lot of things: check your e-mail, surf the Web, browse pictures, play your music, and run any number of iPhone apps. With that much versatility, you'll find yourself using the iPhone all the time. If so, you may run down your iPhone's battery while roaming the town. The Mophie Juice Pack will supply several hours of extra power, making sure your phone isn't out of power at critical times.
2. Monster iCarPlay Cassette Adapter (Lowest price: $13.39)
You stick one end of the iCarPlay in your car's tape deck and the audio plug on the other end into your iPhone. The result is that your iPhone's music selection is played on your car speakers with surprisingly good clarity. The iCarPlay Cassette Adapter is intended for use with tape decks in cars, but you can use it with most home cassette players as well.
3. Bose Bluetooth Headset (Lowest price: $145.00)
The Bose Bluetooth Headset lets you take hands-free calls as soon as you pair it with your new Verizon iPhone. Bose is well-known for its high-quality audio products, and this headset is no exception. Its noise cancellation features make it a great choice to use while driving, and the speaker plays loud and clear.
4. Matias Bluetooth Keyboard (Lowest price: $71.24)
iPhone is a great computing sidearm; you can take notes, write e-mail, and do many kinds of data entry. The Matias Bluetooth Keyboard connects wirelessly with your iPhone to make it faster and more convenient to type in your iPhone's apps. The keyboard includes a handful of navigation keys so you can get to common iPhone functions even faster.
5. Apple Remote ($19)
The Apple Remote pairs with your iPhone using bluetooth wireless to let you control your iPhone's iPod function from across the room. It uses a radial button layout and weighs only a few ounces. While the Apple Remote isn't a mandatory accessory, it's great for when your iPhone is plugged into a stereo.
6. Jawbone Bluetooth Headset (Lowest price: $29.98)
The Jawbone Bluetooth Headset is an inexpensive way to take calls wirelessly and hands-free on your Verizon iPhone. The Jawbone features two microphones to allow for voice detection, eliminating a great deal of the background noise happening around your iPhone. It's not quite as high-end as the Bose headset above, but the Jawbone is definitely a quality headset for its price.
7. iTrip FM Transmitter (Lowest price: $29.49)
The iTrip FM Transmitter allows you to play your iPhone's music on any FM radio. The iTrip even charges your iPhone while it's plugged in. The sound quality of your iTrip will depend on whether there are unoccupied FM channels in your area; folks in the middle of a city may occasionally hear static from local radio stations.
The Verizon iPhone is exciting news for anyone already loyal to Verizon's service or anyone looking to move away from AT&T. But if you're picking up a new Verizon iPhone, you should get some of the accessories that will make using your iPhone even easier. Whether you're roaming town and need a charge, or if you just want a headset to make your calls hands-free, these 7 accessories will make your iPhone hum.
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