“Music is power…” Ah, Richard Ashcroft, that fine lyricist, poet, and all round cool rock star who was sitting on top of the world as the front man of The Verve, before the Rolling Stones’ manager drained every penny from the band’s bank account for nicking a loop from an old Stones song…anyway, I digress. What Richard is singing will ring true in the ears of any music fan, who will agree that there is nothing quite like the awesome power of music that can transport you away from humdrum of everyday life. However, if you are always on the go, it can be hard to truly appreciate your music if it is coming out of tinny radios or old car speakers. So, why not use your iPhone to harness the power of music and check out these top 5 accessories that can help you listen to the music that you love wherever you are in the world?!
iPhone and iPod Bubblegum FM Transmitter
Link: iPhone and iPod Bubblegum FM Transmitter
iWorld Price: £12.99
Whether you’re a fan of X Factor or think that is the tool of the devil, you just can’t beat that countdown on Radio 1 to see who is going to be Christmas number one…will it be the latest manufactured pop star or will it be a subversive rock band, like 2009? (Well, this year it was a mixture of the two, but let’s not go into that…) Well, wherever you are in the world you will never be far from the radio if you have your iPhone and this handy FM Transmitter with you, with its ability to tune your phone into any FM frequency. Great if you want to keep up with the charts, or listen to static in order to drown out Matt Cardle’s latest TV appearance…
Wiki Wireless iMusic Pillow
Link: Wiki Wireless iMusic Pillow
iWorld Price: £24.99
If you have trouble drifting off to the sound of the traffic outside or your partner’s snoring, then this is the iPhone accessory for you. Instead of wearing headphones in bed to make sure that your dreams are soundtracked by the music that you love, then replace your old pillow with a Wiki Wireless iMusic Pillow that will gently pump tunes into your ears as you lie down to sleep. As this is the wireless version of the innovative sleeping accessory, then you can transmit your music from any audio source, ensuring that you don’t push your music tastes on other people joining you in the land of slumber!
Link: WESC Headphones
Any music fan will tell you that sound quality is the most important element of the way in which you play your music; being able to hear the depth, ambience and correct tone of any style of music is paramount to an optimum listening experience. Plus, it’s also important to look cool. That’s why I recommend WESC headphones; not only do they get the balance of the audio output just right, you also look uber-cool wearing the enormous wrap-around headphones as you strut down the street, even if what you are actually rocking is Daphne and Celeste’s Greatest Hit(s). They can be a little on the pricey side, but hey, accessorize any old outfit with this and you will be the cat’s pyjamas!
Goodmans Clock Radio Alarm iPod Speaker and Dock
Link:Goodmans Clock Radio Alarm iPod Speaker and Dock
iWorld Price: £27.99
Sure, sure, the radio alarm clock is nothing new, especially in this wonderful world of ever-changing technology…however, this is a neat little accessory that will charge your iPhone while you sleep and can wake you up to the sound of your favourite tunes. No more will there be that frantic battle between plugging your alarm clock and your iPhone charger in the same socket while you think of some dramatic new excuse as to why you are late for work…just hum along to your iTunes collection as you enjoy your breakfast!
iDuck Floating Wireless Speaker
Link: iDuck Floating Wireless Speaker
iwantoneofthose Price: £24.99
Now, playing with a rubber ducky in the bath may not seem like the ultimate cool thing to be doing when you are past the age of, say, three; however, this little rubber ducky has a difference. The iDuck Floating Wireless Speaker will play the tunes that are loaded on to your iPhone while joining you for a dip in the bath, all the while ensuring that your iPhone is a safe 10 metre transmitting distance away from you. A wonderful little extravagance…quack quack!