GOT TO HAVE IT // iPhone Accessories
1. iHome iP4 Portable FM Stereo Boombox
If it’s good enough for the King of Hip Hop, it’s good enough for us!
Say hello to the iP4. This device is modeled after the classic boomboxes of the 1980s. But this time, it’s made for your iPhone or iPod touch. The dock on the iP4 is flexible, but sturdy and the actual device is powered by batteries or the included AC adapter.
The iP4 features SRS TruBass digital signal processing technology, as well as equalizers, amps, woofers, and tweeters — this baby comes stacked. It has an FM radio and aux line-in jack as well as an LED display and remote control. As with all of the iHome products, the iP4 works with the iHome Radio app for access to thousands of Internet radio stations.
Right: Music mogul Jay-Z pictured with iP4 in hand.
2. Gizmon iCA iPhone Case
This latest greatest iPhone case now turns your smartphone into a vintage camera! Not only will the Gizmon iCA iPhone case make you look like a Magnum Pro photographer it actually has function as well as form.
The shutter button actually presses down on your phone’s volume up button so you can use it with many of the iPhone photo apps widely available. A detachable tripod mount also allows you to shoot long exposures to get some really creative shots while the strap holes mean you can use your favourite strap to hang your new retro camera-phone around your neck. What’s not to love about this nifty little accessory?!
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3. Holga iPhone Lens Filter Case Kit
Wouldn’t you love to be able to preview iPhone photo special effects before you take a picture? The status quo for photography apps like Instagram right now seem to be that you shoot the picture, and then apply an effect. The clever folk at Holga have now come up with what they call the Holga iPhone Lens Filter Kit SLFT-IP4 (US$24.99 plus $5.25 shipping), which provides physical effect lens filters instead of those cheesy digital equivalents.
Simple to install, this kit slips onto an iPhone 4 or 4S just like a case. But a case with a difference! Once fitted you now have access to 9 different and crazy special effects and filters without any software or app installed. Cunningly designed like an old school telephone just dial in your preferred special effect and behold the Holga craziness that follows!
For about $30, you can get some really incredible photos. If you’d like to see what each of the filters can do for your photography, be sure to take a look at the examples shown here.