Beware Phony Apple iPod® and iPad™ Accessories this Holiday Season

December 6th, 2010

If you're one of the hundreds of millions of music and tech enthusiasts who own an Apple iPod or iPhone, there are an astounding number of accessories aimed at improving battery life, broadening connectivity and even adding a sense of style to your personal technology devices. Source And while everyone loves to have shopping options, the quality of Apple accessories varies greatly. The main reason for this are companies that make products without adhering to the strict criteria Apple created, often selling them alongside authorized Apple iPod accessories at the same price. The differences are often small but important. A slightly off centered pin on a connector or substandard build materials can compromise performance, or at worst, damage the product. IOGEAR is proud to display the Apple, Made for iPod iPhone logo's with our Apple products. Rest assured that IOGEAR uses the Apple certified 30-pin connector, not an inexpensive imposter. Source But enough fear-mongering, IOGEAR has gone through the rigorous Apple product certification process, and our growing iPod and iPhone accessory line make great stocking stuffers for the digitally connected student or professional. GearPower – Leather Case for iPhone with Built-in Battery Pack (3GS/3G) What do a diamond mine and Apple products have in common?...the need for power and protection. IOGEAR's GearPower iPhone® accessory provides a protective leather-bound home for your iPhone with the added benefit of a 1400mAh Lithium-Polymer battery pack adding up to five hours of additional talk and usage time. Drop into a diamond mine yourself and breathe easy knowing battery power and protection (hard hat also recommended) of your iPhone are in IOGEAR's hands. GearPower – Portable Battery Pack for iPhone Ever worry you'll be on a camping trip and lose the ability to play Angry Birds or listen to your favorite Revision 3 podcast? Fret no more, with IOGEAR's portable battery pack for iPhone/iPod you get up to 3.5 additional hours of additional talk time (or 24 hours of audio playback or 8 hours of video playback) after your battery has gone completely dead. Easily charged via USB port or with the included cable, the portable battery pack even has an indicator to let you know when you'll have to cut things short. Buy a dozen and you'll easily make it through the entire weekend without ever noticing a real bird. Composite AV Cable with Charge and Sync for iPhone/iPod Ever try and have a group of friends over to listen to Bing Crosby Christmas remakes, but the iTunes sounds emitting from your phone can barely be heard over the clinking of eggnog glasses? With IOGEAR's Composite AV Cable with Charge and Sync, you get six feet of A/V cable and a connector to hook up your iPod or iPhone to a kicking stereo system or television. We all love to save money, but if you see a chintzy looking Apple accessory for $10 less than a similar looking IOGEAR version, pay the extra money and give your loved ones iPod and iPhone gear that will have them singing Joy to the World. We love your feedback. Please take a moment to share your experiences with these accessories here on the blog or on Facebook. Remember, from now until the end of the year, you can get free shipping off any order of $79.99 at "Made for iPod" and "Works with iPhone" means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod or iPhone, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation for this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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IOGEAR enjoys long walks on the beach and romantic getaways. While not traveling, IOGEAR enjoys a great game of shuffle board whilst playing the banjo.