Must-Haves for New iPhone Own­ers

iPhone Life Magazine - - Gear Guide - By Re­becca San­ti­ago

Hey, you—you with the sleek, shiny new iPhone! Con­grats on fi­nally tak­ing the plunge! Now you can join in with the rest of us smart­phone ple­beians as we whit­tle away our days play­ing Candy Crush and Ge­om­e­try Dash in no time. But for now (be­cause, clearly, the best way to cel­e­brate a shop­ping spree is with an­other shop­ping spree), I’ve rounded up some nec­es­sary ac­ces­sories and gear for the new iPhone owner.

1. The Per­fect Case

I know you’re new to this iPhone thing, so let me just say up front that you’re go­ing to be spend­ing tons of time on this de­vice, so you’d bet­ter like look­ing at it. Ad­mit­tedly, I can get a lit­tle bit weird about phone cases. They’re like clothes! For your phone! But they play an im­por­tant role in how other peo­ple per­ceive you, and even how you feel dur­ing the day. ADOPTED is one of my fa­vorite case com­pa­nies right now; in fact, along with sev­eral of my stylish mag­a­zine edi­tor friends in Man­hat­tan, I can be sighted strut­ting around the con­crete jun­gle with my phone en­sconced in the brand’s so­phis­ti­cated Leather Wrap Case ($39.95). They’re per­fectly an­drog­y­nous, and such a steal for the price.

I’m not try­ing to knock over­sized head­phones, but a pair of fit-in-your-pocket ear­buds with ex­cel­lent au­dio is a must. For high sound qual­ity at a rea­son­able price, I rec­om­mend Velo­dyne’s vPulse In-Ear Head­phones ($99). They’re ba­si­cally the butt-flat­ter­ing jeans of the head­phones world: they’re com­fort­able, they can be worn any­where worth go­ing, and, frankly, they’re sexy as hell.

If you’re will­ing to spend a lit­tle more, you can do no wrong with the Bose SIE2i Sport Head­phones ($149.95). Avail­able in four punchy color com­bos, th­ese head­phones are snug and durable, and de­liver ex­cel­lent sound qual­ity. Plus, they re­ally live up to their name in sporti­ness—wear­ing them makes me feel like I’ve worked out with­out ac­tu­ally hav­ing to move from my couch. This may or may not be a good thing.

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