Welcome back to This Week in Accessories. In just a little more than a week, on Sunday, May 12, we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day. And with the upcoming holiday, we’re offering some perfect gift ideas for the mom in your life. While you're looking for that perfect gift, also take a look at some perfect apps to make mom smile
A Wallet Case In A Snap
While there are a lot of wallet cases available for the iPhone 5, the Snap Case from Spigen SGP does a nice job of combining the best of both worlds. Along with being a wallet case made of genuine leather, the iPhone is protected by a slim hard case that can be removed at any time. The interior of the wallet has a nice color accent, and there is more than enough space for both credit cards and cash.
The case, available in red and black, can be purchased directly from Spigen SGP’s site for $54.99
Cut The Cord
Wireless Bluetooth headphones used to mean big, bulky, and almost unusable. But how times have changed. The BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Headphones from JayBirds feature up to eight hours of playtime and have a patented secure fit for the most demanding activities. Along with a lifetime warranty against sweat, the headphone cord can also be lifted off of your neck for a more comfortable workout.
The BlueBuds X Premium are available in white or black, and can be ordered directly from Apple
Stick To Home
Home button stickers are a great way to personalize any iOS device. And while there are many types to choose from, Urban Outfitters has a nice pack of six stickers. Buyers can choose from three different packs with a wide variety of designs. Application is easy as peel and stick. The buttons can also be wiped clean if they ever get dirty.
You can purchase a pack of six from the company’s site
A Real Work Of Art
Our Handmade Highlights column is a great place to find some unique iOS accessories. And I really enjoyed one recent find, Brush Cases
. Instead of a mass-produced product, each case is hand painted by New York City artist Anca Barbu. The covers start as clear plastic and are hand painted with a special type of paint that is resistant to scratches, peeling, and water. My wife is a huge Snoopy fan, so I’m thinking about picking up one of the cases for her soon.
Cases for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4 are $45. You can also request a custom-designed case, but it will set you back a little more.
Take Your Best Shot
Even though the Philips SoundShooter is a small wireless Bluetooth speaker, it makes up for it with rich and clear sound. With 3 watts of output power, the speaker also has a built-in carabineer clip that can attach to a belt loop or bag strap. A built-in microphone also allows for hands-free calls, which is a great feature for such a low-priced speaker.
Buyers can choose from four different colors – black, green, blue, and orange. The speaker is available at most Apple Stores and on Apple’s site for $49.95
Every Mom Will Look Stylish With This iPhone 5 Case
Made of lightweight polycarbonate, the kate spade new york case should easily bring a dose of style to Apple’s flagship handset. The secure, one-piece case easily snaps on to an iPhone 5, and provides access to all ports and controls. A parabolic flash diffuser should also help mom take that perfect photo.
Available only at your local Apple Store or at Apple’s site, the case can be purchased for $34.95
. There are five different patterns to choose from.
What You Might Have Missed …
A Lightweight Aluminum iPhone Bumper, The AL13, Is Now Available
The bumper requires no screws or other tools to install.
X-Doria Launches Three Target-Exclusive iPad mini Cases
X-Doria has three new iPad mini cases, all of which are exclusive to Target.