Lewes, DE (PressExposure) March 05, 2011 -- The iPhone 4 is one of the most popular smartphones on the market today. With the smartphone recently, launching on the Verizon network in the US it will only get more popular. If you are ready to get yourself a new iPhone 4 and you are wondering what accessories are the best for the smartphone I will run down some of the best here.
There are a few accessories that I have learned the hard way over the years of using an iPhone you really must have. If you don't put your iPhone in a case, you will eventually drop the thing and break the screen. You might think if that happens you will just buy a screen on eBay for $20 and fix it, no big deal. That isn't always the case though.
I dropped my 3GS and the phone started to overheat, replacing the screen wouldn't fix that. I also know several people that have replaced the screen and had nothing but trouble after. Once you drop it all bets are off on the Apple warranty too. Don't assume that the iPhone 4 cases on the market will fit the AT&T and Verizon iPhone 4 models. If the case doesn't specify Verizon fitment, call before you order if your iPhone is on the red network.
What I am getting at is a case is a required accessory in my mind. Another accessory that you should just get the day you buy your phone is screen protection film. Some people think that the rugged Gorilla Glass that Apple uses won't scratch or break, which simply, isn't the case. You can have your screen all scratched up in only a few months of carrying your phone in a pocket against keys or change. There is an endless supply of other accessories that you can get for your iPhone too. Today I will look at some of the important basic accessories that you will need and I recommend you get these when you buy the phone.
One of the most protective cases on the market for the iPhone 4 is the OtterBox Defender. This case offers protection for bumps, drops, and shock and has a holster for carrying the iPhone 4 on your belt. The downside to this case is that it's too bulky to fit comfortably in most pockets. The upside is that the case has lots of protection. You can buy the OtterBox Defender right now for about $50 on Amazon.
One of the coolest cases I have used in recent memory for the iPhone 4 has been the iChair that I reviewed this week. This case is cool because it has a stand on the back to prop the iPhone up for comfortable FaceTime or video watching. The case ships with screen protectors, and extra top and more. You can get the iChair iPhone 4 case right now for $34.
There are many protective films on the market and this is something you need along with your case. Of all the films my favorite comes from ZAGG and is called InvisibleSHIELD. The film can be had in screen protection only and full body protection that covers front, back, and sides of your iPhone 4. The only downside to the ZAGG film is that some cases won't fit well with the film installed. The maximum coverage ZAGG film costs about $25 and the screen protection only costs about $15.
You can ago on for days looking at cases and accessories for the iPhone 4. This is a list of only a few, but these are all solid offerings that you will like. Buy something on this list or buy elsewhere, just be sure you protect your device!