Editor’s Picks: Top iPhone 5 Accessories

Get the most from your new iPhone with some of our favorite accessories.


There’s no doubt about it—iPhone 5 is a powerful tool all on its own. With a larger 4-inch Retina display, new 8-megapixel camera and a re-vamped A6 chip, it’s an iPhone unlike any other. But with a few key accessories, you can take your iPhone one step further. Keep it charged on your morning commute or provide the soundtrack to your next gathering. The right accessories can help you get more from your device—that’s why we’ve picked out some of our favorites for the new iPhone.

Belkin WeMo Switch

The Belkin WeMo switch puts you in control of your home electronics wherever you are. Plug it into any wall outlet, connect it to your home Wi-Fi network and download the free WeMo app to your Verizon iPhone 5. Anything you plug into the WeMo outlet, including lamps, electronics and heating or cooling units, can be powered on and off remotely. Say you’re in a meeting and you realize you left the lights in your living room on—turning them off is as easy as accessing the app on your iPhone. It’s a little slice of that “home of the future” dream come true.

VPC Bullet (2.1A)—One USB Socket

We all try to practice good charging habits with our electronic devices. But every once in a while you forget to plug in your phone overnight, and there you are on your drive to the office with a “low battery” warning. Keep your iPhone 5 charged when you’re on the road with the VPC Bullet. It puts a USB outlet right in your car’s dashboard. With a compact design, it’s easy to store in your glove compartment for charging emergencies.

Jawbone® BIG JAMBOX™ Bluetooth® Speaker

With hours of music stored on your Verizon iPhone 5, you’ll want an easy way to broadcast your playlists. The Jawbone BIG JAMBOX Bluetooth Speaker connects to iPhone via Bluetooth; it even includes a microphone so you can take quick calls. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the BIG JAMBOX provides hours of audio on a single charge. It’s highly portable, and without any wires to worry about, you can take it anywhere your iPhone 5 will go.

ERA by Jawbone® Bluetooth Headset

Keep your hands free while you’re on a call with a Jawbone Bluetooth Headset. It offers wind and noise-cancelling technology to help keep calls free of distracting sounds. Keep typing or tidying during your call, or better yet, crush your Fruit Ninja high score while you listen in on a morning meeting.

This article was written by an author contracted by Verizon’s Insider's Guide to provide helpful information on wireless technology. The thoughts, opinions and suggestions of the author may not necessarily reflect those of Verizon Wireless.

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