iPhone 5 Release Date: Review - 5 Top iPhone and iPad Accessories

Fully kit-out your new iPhone or iPad with some of these top-rated accessories:

Otterbox Defender Series

Designed to provide heavy duty protection from the roughest treatment in the worst environments, avoid scratches and dust damage, this rugged case could survive a nuclear meltdown. The interior membrane eliminates static, the inner felt liner cushions, the textured silicone exterior improves grip, and the included holster doubles as a stand for hands-free viewing pleasure. The case is bulky, for those who prefer low-profile designs, but you’ll be thankful when it falls out of your pocket onto the concrete. Multiple color options. $49.

Altec Lansing Octiv 650

Although the cloth grille attracts dust and there's no Bluetooth or AirPlay connectivity, this speaker dock cranks your tunes beautifully, plus is a full-featured alarm clock with their free app. The rear component video output also lets you stream HD video on your TV, and a nifty remote is included. $199.


For those who prefer the physical to the virtual, this sleek minimal Bluetooth keyboard connects wirelessly to your iPad and makes typing a snap. And when it’s idle, your iPad folds down into the ZaggMate, allowing easy transport without scratching the delicate glass display. $99.

Motorola MotoROKR S9-HD

Your iPad is too big to fit into your pocket like your iPod, but these stylish headphones connect wirelessly to your iPad via Bluetooth, giving you complete playback control right on the headphones. The sound quality could be better, but for a wireless headset, it’s quite good. $129.

Apple Camera Connection Kit

This diminutive dongle plugs into your iPad’s dock input and connects to your camera via USB port or SD card reader, and frees up precious memory space on your camera without needing to sync to your computer. And at $29, you can’t go wrong.