Every Mac user has a handful of useful apps, utilities, or tools that make the workday go a bit better. Likewise, every iPhone user has a collection of apps or tools which customize the user experience.
For example, many of us use cases, but the type, style, or material of the case varies wildly. Here’s a look at my list of iPhone add-ons; extras that make iPhone ownership just a bit easier.
Car Grip – my commute isn’t as bad as many in Chicagoland, but traveling through congested traffic is made better when the iPhone is out of bag, pocket, or backpack. The X-Grip holder works best for me, but there are plenty from which to choose.
AirPods – yeah, I couldn’t resist. It took half a dozen trips to a few Apple Stores but I finally picked AirPods. Like Watch, it’s an iPhone accessory but oh so pleasant to use.
Spring Cables – think of the Mac’s MagSafe adapter and you’ll appreciate the MOS Spring Lightning Cable. It has a stretchy spring at the end which gives a bit so iPhone or iPad won’t go tumbling when you tug a bit too much.
Car Charger – there are times when the iPhone’s battery is in need of a quick charge, and when you’re driving down the highway nothing is better than the Anker PowerDrive+3. I like almost everything Anker but this is a good way to keep the iPhone and iPad from dying when you need it most.
iPhone Case – other than price, there’s little to not like about Apple’s own iPhone case collection; leather or silicon. Silicon is a bit too stick and leather is a bit too expensive. The Jisoncase at $19 on Amazon was tough to resist. Stylish, smooth, perfect fit.
What? No dock? No, I’m just not into a standup dock for my iPhone. I just plug it in and let it stay there until it’s charged. I did receive a Belkin Rockstar Lightning audio and charge dongle and I’ve used it a few times when I wanted to listen to music and let the iPhone charge, but I’m not sure I would fork over the money to buy it.
Watch – yeah, this is the ultimate iPhone accessory and Watch combined with AirPods tells me that some folks at Apple still know what they’re doing and that Steve Jobs would have been proud of both, but it also tells me that Apple hasn’t been doing much new product development since Jobs died in 2011 because the only new products are Watch and AirPods, and both are iPhone accessories.
My closet has a plastic container with such toys from devices past; Mac, iPod, iPad, and iPhone. I should have a garage sale.