iPhones are cool in their own right. They’re basically a mini-computer in your pocket that connects you the entire world. And with all the apps and games available, you can do nearly anything on your iPhone. Not surprisingly, since iPhones are one of the most popular smartphones available, there are tons of iPhone accessories and gadgets. While a lot of them are simply practical, some are super fun. So we explored all the iPhone gadgets available and picked out the coolest ones. These are great to buy for yourself or as a gift for your favorite Apple addict. Check them out below.
10 Coolest iPhone Gadgets & Accessories
Travel Lamp Phone Diffuser
Everyone has that crazy moment where you need a light so you pull out your iPhone and turn on flashlight mode. While that’s great for times when you need the direct light a flashlight provides, it doesn’t work in every situation. This little gadget is a cute solution to that problem.
This lamp shaped, silicone gizmo slides over your iPhone like a rubber band. When the lamp is placed over your flashlight, the light is diffused and cast like lamplight. It’s ingenious, fun, and lightweight. Available in a classic lamp style or a traditional lantern design that’s perfect for campouts. Makes a great stocking stuffer for that brother in law who is impossible to shop for.
Summer weather can get down right uncomfortable. When it’s hot and humid and you’re on the go, it can be impossible to stay cool. This fun little gadget helps with that. It’s surprisingly simple but absolutely genius. It’s a fan that plugs into the lightning port of your iPhone. That’s it! Plug it in and enjoy a cool breeze.
This fan is perfectly portable and has soft wings that prevent injury. It also rotates to a variety of angles so you can find the perfect one for you. If you live in a hot climate and spend some of your time out in the heat, this is worth tossing in your bag.
The best gadgets are the ones that solve multiple problems. This iPhone tripod does exactly that. Designed to attach using your phone’s lightning port, this versatile stand holds your phone in multiple ways. Perfect for taking group photos, vlogging, or Facetiming with loved ones.
If you want to watch videos hand free, you can actually prop the phone up on its side and binge to your heart’s content. This stand is super compact, once it is folded up you can slip it into a pocket, bag, or purse. You can even attach it to your key ring and it has a bottle opener built into one of the legs.
Lightning Cable Keychain
We’ve all had it happen: you’re out living your life and then you realize your iPhone battery is low. And, of course, you don’t have a charging cable handy. You’ll never have to worry about that again with this handy keychain. This compact gadget opens to reveal a lightning to USB cable, perfect for charging on the go or transfering data.
This cable is designed to work with any Apple case, but doesn’t work with OtterBox or other thicker cases. Compatible with all lightning port iPhones, plus iPad and iPod Nano.
VR Headset for iPhone
Virtual reality is so fun. It’s a great way to play fun games, experience interactive educational content, or even just watch 360 videos. But, you don’t need to drop big bucks on an Oculus Rift to experience VR. The VR Wear headset transforms your iPhone into a VR viewer. All you have to do is download a VR app and slide your phone into the headset. Then you can enjoy VR content and games. Since it fits a variety of smartphones (including some Anroid phones), one set can be used by the whole family.
The VR Wear set also comes with stickers to decorate the viewer and a comfortable leather cushion to make it nice to wear for long gaming or viewing sessions. Makes a great gift for teens or adults.
Gramophone Wireless iPhone Speaker
Everyone seems to have Bluetooth speakers these days, but here’s an iPhone accessory that’s unexpected and really awesome. Called The Edison Amp, this gramophone style speak requires no wires and no electricity to amplify your music. Just slide your phone in the slot and the copper bell amplifies your music or podcast to fill the whole room.
Handmade by The Man Registry, the base is American hardwood and the copper bell is handspun. Unique and fun, this is the perfect statement piece for any home. It also makes a fantastic gift for any vintage-loving music fan.
iPhone Selfie Stick
Selfies sticks have become essential gadgets for photographers, Instagramers, and any person who likes to document their life. The thing I really love about the Fugetek selfie stick is that it’s made of a sturdy high end alloy and it’s compatible with a variety of smartphones and cameras. If you travel, this is perfect because you can use your iPhone to take pictures and then easily swap it out for your GoPro to get action video shots.
This selfie stick extends to 49″ the get the perfect angle for group pics or selfies. It also features a Bluetooth remote that allows you to use it with any Bluetooth compatible device, including the new iPhones that don’t have headphone jacks.
Bedside iPhone Holder
If you’re someone who likes to browse their phone in bed or stream Netflix at night, this is a must have gadget for you. This clip on iPhone holder has a long adjustable arm to create the perfect viewing angle. It tightens to attach to a headboard, bedside table, or even a desk. Relax comfortably in bed without holding your device as you stream movies, read an ebook, or just browse Facebook.
This makes a great gift for teens and college students.
iPhone Solar Charger
We all know that fear–you’re out and about, having a great time, but you only have 20% battery left! If you’re lucky to be near an outlet and have your charging cable on you, then you can top it off. But if you’re at the park, the beach, or camping, you might not have any of those things available. So if you’re an outdoorsy type, this solar charger power bank is a must have iPhone accessory.
Waterproof and highly portable, place this solar charger in the sun to charge it and then use it to charge your iPhone or anything other USB chargeable device. It includes two USB ports, so you can simultaneously charge your devices. It also has a built-in emergency flashlight. Take it camping, hiking, or with you when you travel so you have power anywhere you go. This is also great to have in your emergency preparedness kit.
Multi Tool iPhone Case
Swiss Army knives used to be the ultimate pocket sized multi-tool. Well, now that multi tool can be your phone case! This iphone case by IN1 features eight tools built in (which are totally TSA compliant). The tools include a pen, kickstand, tweezers, bottle opener, scissors, nail file, screwdrivers, and a toothpick.
This case is cool and useful and makes a great stocking stuffer for that impossible to shop for relative.