So, Christmas is coming. It’s the season of indulgence, where everyone is a little excited, a little happier and lot more generous, thanks to the large quantities of alcohol and luxurious food that passes our lips around this time every year. It can be a great time if you are flush with cash and can afford to splash out on presents for friends and family on top of celebrating every night in the weeks leading up to the big day, however this is not the case for the majority of us.
In our last article we reviewed 5 high-end desirable iPhone accessories. Just to balance things out in this article we decided to select some of the best affordable iPhone accessories.
If the prospect of a month of mince pies, mulled wine and mistletoe fills you with joy then good luck to you, but if you sense a building terror at the amount of cash that you are going to have to splash out on gifts and presents for everybody in your life then don’t worry, we’ve got it covered! iPhoneAppCafe has selected and reviewed the 5 best and most affordable iPhone Accessory Gifts this Christmas, so read on and purchase a few bargains to sit under the tree this year!
The BeachBuoy Waterproof Case
Buy From: The BeachBuoy Waterproof Case
Sure, most people spend the Christmas period shivering and stamping their feet in and endless effort to keep the cold out, however, some are lucky enough to live in tropical climates where it’s summer all year round! Even if you are not one of theses sun-kissed layabouts, you will certainly have the option to go away on holiday in the new year, or at least to a swimming pool where you can try out your BeachBuoy Waterproof Case which will protect your iPhone or iPod in waters up to 5 metres deep. It’s Velcro and grip seal shutting system means that you won’t have to worry about splashing about in the water; you can even call your friends to tell them how much fun you’re having whilst it’s in the case!
Proporta Stereo Y Splitter Cable (standard 3.5 mm/1.8mm)
It’s good to share, especially in this season of giving, so why not share the music that you love with the person that you love? OK, you don’t have to love them, but at least make sure that you like them a bit, because if you are using the Proporta Stereo Y Splitter Cable, you’ll be sitting pretty close to them. The Y Splitter Cable means that two people can listen to the same music by plugging their headphones into the cable, meaning that they’ll be no fighting over who gets to listen to the iPhone on long train or car journeys…(however, there may be fighting over which music gets listened to.) The cable can also be used with Skype, meaning that you can have a three-way conversation, or four-way if the other person has a cable as well!
Kit Quilted Earmuff Headphones
Buy From: Kit Quilted Earmuff Headphones
If you’ve ever been torn between the decision between listening to your favourite music or wearing your favourite earmuffs on a freezing cold day, (and let’s face it, who hasn’t?!) then you can fear no more, as Kit have produced the ultimate compromise…Earmuff HeadPhones! They have all the benefits of standard earmuffs, like warmth, style and kookiness with the added bonus of having your journey sound tracked by the built-in headphones. The sound quality is surprisingly good, whereas the back-band will ensure that they don’t slip from your rosy, cosy ears. A snap at £16.99, these will be the perfect Winter Warmer gift this Christmas.
Pama Plug N Go 210 Bluetooth Hands-free Headset
In the business world, no one ever really stops to take a break and if you want to be at the top of your game, you need to be on call 24/7, even if that means checking an important email over Christmas dinner. However, its not always easy to get in touch with your business associates if you are stuck in a place without a decent internet connection or don’t want to carry your laptop around with you; this is where the Pama Plug N Go 210 Bluetooth Hands-Free Headset comes in. So lightweight that you’ll barely notice its there, its optional slim ear-loop and contoured ear-tip boast a sleek design that is made to last, ensuring that you can keep it in all day with no discomfort or loss in sound quality. Very easy to use, the Plug N Go 210 is a must have for any business top dog this year, and what’s more it’s cheap as chips!
Retractable USB Charge Cable (Apple iPhone)
When the iPhone first arrived on the market all the people who were too scared to try it out had one main criticism of it that they bandied about as if it were the iPhone’s Achilles’ Heel: the battery life. Sure, the first generation iPhone’s would cut out if you tried to play a video on YouTube after a 5 minute call, however Apple have made vast improvements in order to combat this problem and we are all a lot happier with the extended game play of Doodle Jump, (you haven’t played it yet?! Download it now!) However, the fact remains that we still need to charge our phones fairly regularly and this can be a little annoying, especially if we travel a lot. Well, the Proporta Retractable Charge Cable is the ideal gift this Christmas if you are constantly on the move, as its 85 cm cable (fully extended) retracts to just 12 cm, making it perfect for carrying in your pocket or bag in between meetings, dates or Doodle Jump appreciation club appointments. (No? Just me then?!)