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5 iPhone Accessories that Put 'Smart' in Smartphone

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The rumors are already kicking up about the new iPhone 5 (if Apple's even using numbers anymore). They say that it will be out this summer, boast a larger screen, and give you a back rub on command. Of course, we're kidding about the last part. But when it comes to iPhone rumors, who can separate fact from fiction from fantasy?

At least when it comes to iPhone bargains, we won't keep you guessing. Here are five deals on a range of iPhone products from headphones to external batteries. And if that back rub thing still has you intrigued you can always set your phone on vibrate. Mhmmm.

  1. ifrogz Cases & Headphones Sale
    Vendor: ifrogz
    Discount 50% off with an extra 20% off via coupon code "FITMAG"
    Shipping: From $2.49 s&h or free shipping on orders over $29

    Is It Worth It?: The ifrogz Spring Sale, combined with the coupon code, yields some mighty nice deals that come to a total of 60% off. After the coupon, iPhone 4 cases start at $6, cleaning supplies start at $2.38, and iPod touch cases start at $7.50. But be sure to check out all the Spring Sale items.

  2. 12,000mAh Portable Battery Charger
    Vendor: Cellular Factory
    Price: $37.49 with free shipping via coupon code "BPF83W"
    Lowest By: $6
    Expires: March 27

    Is It Worth It?: Here's a cell phone accessory that's useful for not just your iPhone, but other battery-operated devices. This house-brand charger comes with several adapters suitable for most types of charging ports on portable devices. There is a USB port also included for charging flexibility.

  3. ifrogz Breeze Hard Case for iPhone 4 / 4S
    Vendor: eXpansys
    Price: $15.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: It's silly not to protect your $400 iPhone! Spend just $15.99 on this case (pictured) and you're set. This thermoplastic polyurethane case features an edge that protects the screen when placed face down. Don't have the iPhone 4? That's OK! Protect your iPod touch with this iFrogz Luxe Lean Hard Case for iPod touch in Pink for just $9.99 with free shipping.

  4. Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
    Vendor: All4Cellular
    Price: $5.95 via coupon code "FREESHIP" with $2 s&h EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $1
    Expires: March 23

    Is It Worth It?: It's always a good idea to have extra earbuds on hand, and these Apple earphones come with a 3.5mm connector, in-line microphone, and 3-button remote. They list for $39.99 and sell for $7.95, but the coupon code essentially negates the shipping charge, meaning you pay $7.95 total. Because of the low price, there's a limit of three sets per customer.

  5. 1,500mAh External Battery for iPhone 4 / 4S
    Vendor: Cellular Factory
    Price: $15.69 with free shipping via coupon code "BPF83W"
    Lowest By: $11
    Expires: March 27

    Is It Worth It?: Looking for a deal on a battery that clips on? This 1,500mAh external battery for iPhone 4/4S is a nice fit, and is said to double your talk and standby time. What's more, it also offers a bit of protection while it charges!

Front page photo credit: iPhone Blog


Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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