I'm fortunate in that I get to try out and review a lot of iPhone and iPad accessories every year, but at the same time that makes it hard to pick just a few out as my favorites. I love a really wide variety of gear -- from super shiny cases to really convenient docks, to strange, beautiful, almost unclassifiable experiments and innovations. Still, the job before me is to reveal my most used iPhone and iPad accessories, and do it I shall!
The wave stand by Choiix is light, flexible, and exceptionally well made. It's got grips on the bottom so that when you put it in place, it stays in place, and that means your iPad stays in place with it. It supports both portrait and landscape mode not only for the iPad but for any tablet device you may so choose.
Supremely Beautiful, White Diamonds cases for iPhone and iPad combine stunning artwork and superbly crafted Swarovski crystals for a totally sublime look. While the protection is average, the look is just far beyond that of any other cases I've reviewed.
The Spiderarm holder for iPad 2 might look different from any other iPad 2 holder but it's incredibly well thought out and versatile. Because of its extension and multiple points of articulation, the Spiderarm lets you position your iPad 2 just exactly where you want it, whether that be in bed for reading or watching videos, or next to a camera for teleprompting while shooting one.
I use Aquapacks all the time, for everything from web surfing in the bath to playing on the beech during a family vacation. It's easy to use, it's light weight, and while it's not much to look at it does a great job of protecting your iPhone, iPad, or even money, credit cards, and other valuables you can't afford to get wet.
The Qmadix Dual Mobile Charging Kit for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch lets me charge two iOS devices -- even the power-hungry iPad! -- at the same time. If you're going on a long family trip, or even an extended drive for the holidays, this can make all the difference between peacefully playing children and happily tapping husbands, and the agony and pain of bored passengers with dead devices turning their angry gazes in your direction.