Black Friday is upon us depending on where you are around the world and Apple’s discounts are nice for those looking at buying a new Mac, iPad, or iPod. What is left out of Apple’s sale though, is substantial discounts on accessories such as cases and other gear for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can find our hardware and iTunes gift card discounts here. We’ve compiled the best iOS Device accessory discounts we could find for the best accessories on the market, after the break:
The Speck CandyShell is one of the best iPhone 4 cases on the market, with a hard shell on the outside for protecting against drops and scratches, and with a soft inside to the phone does not get scratched up and so impacts through the hard plastic into the iPhone will be less likely to occur. The SpeckCandy Shell for the iPhone 4 will likely fit the 4S, but is built for the AT&T/GSM variant of the iPhone 4 – which is still sold by Apple – because of the slightly different ringer switch placement. A version for the iPod touch (2G, 3G, and 4G) is also available at great discounts. An iPad version is available as well.
This Speck CandyShell is the same exact case as the above iPhone 4 model, but is a hybrid design that works on both the brand-new iPhone 4S models and the still-selling iPhone 4 models. The price is a bit more expensive because of its fitting on the newest iPhone. Multiple dual-color designs are also available for this case: black/gray, black/blue, black/red, purple/blue, black/charcoal, and white/purple. A version for the iPod touch (2G, 3G, and 4G) is also available at great discounts. An iPad version is available as well.
This is my all-time favorite case for the iPhone. It’s thin and light but has great protection for all over the iPhone. The current price is definitely a steal and if you’re looking for medium-protection for your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, this is truly the case to get. If you’re interested we have a full review of the Speck PixelSkin HD right here. The case also comes in black, cobalt (blue), dark grey, peacock (light blue/cyan/light gray mixture), and rose (a blend of red and pink).
The Speck CandyShell Flip is basically the same, great design from the regular Speck CandyShell from the iPhone 4S/4 described above, but includes one unique feature that some users may love: the ability to be docked. The Speck CandyShell described above allows users to plug in the standard Apple USB cable into the bottom of the iPhone with no issue, but does not allow docking into the Apple iPhone 4S/4 charging dock. The CandyShell flip allows both as you can see in the image above the link.
This jacket, video overview above, lets users store all of their gadgets and important items on their body. The jacket can hold iPhones, iPads, iPods, MacBook Airs, money, earphones, credit cards, IDs and more. We love it for its simplicity and for how much is can store. Be sure to view the video about it above. Use code blackfriday (10% off, applied at checkout).
The Otterbox Defender is essentially your do-it-all iPhone case offering, and even though it’s super-rugged (likely the best iPhone case protection on the market), it can work for everyone. The case has multiple layers and a belt-clip for the best possible protection. A video directly above the link explains the case best. It’s also available in multiple colors. A version for the iPod touch (2G, 3G, and 4G) is also available at great discounts. A version for the iPad is also available here at discount.
The Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Edition is one of the best earphone offerings on the market. They are built with design in mind (actually were designed by a former Apple designer) and have fantastic bass and sound quality. I’ve been using these earphones for sometime, and they are truly fantastic for anyone who loves great design or top-notch music playback quality. Update: Brian Lam from Wirecutter is recommending earphones from the much less expensive Sennheiser, Audiotechnica, and Grado. Lam also points out the mixed reception of the Beats and links us to an in-depth review that is worth checking out.
Even though the iOS Devices are meant to be used without a stylus, some people like using styluses for extra precision and for drawing and hand-writing based applications. Just Mobile’s AluPen looks like the stylus Apple would hypothetically make (Apple won’t, we’re talking design-wise) with it’s aluminum enclosure and great feel doing use. We’ve reviewed it here for those interested. The AluPen comes in several colors including silver, black, a gun metal special edition, red, green, blue, a pink special edition, and gold. You can find all the colors here. The video directly above explains the AluPen, its uses, and shows it in use.
The above, as noted, are just our favorite iOS Devices accessories with the best discounts. There are tons of other accessories available at discounted prices though.