I need at least 3 standard USB ipod/iphone cables for my iPhone. Fortunately I can cannibalize them from friends and family that had old ipods and extra cables they don't need.
- One for home plugged into deskop
- One for work
- One travel with, plugged into a travel charger.
I also have the kensington LiquidAUX for playing music and charging in the car.
When it comes to charging, I am rarely far from an outlet so why not plug it in to what I have rather than carry around spare batteries? Just make sure you have cables, cables are cheaper than batteries! If you aren't near a wall outlet, turn wifi off!!!
I have a hip case which my iphone slides in and out of, and is covered by a magnetic enclosure. Most semi permanent cases change the profile of the phone so you can't plug it in anywhere, I prefer sliding it out of a hip holster. Easier to work with and can plug into anything.
I need a portable plugin speaker with battery. That way I can ditch my alarm clock radio and switch to streaming NPR to my iphone and just wake up to that alarm, and take it anywhere I want. I'm pretty picky about speakers but some small portable cylinders from Skullycandy look good. It should also have it's own battery as well.
I have the original iphone so Bluetooth stereo headsets are out, but once I upgrade I'll have a set of those as well.
for driving and walking around, I have a little black Nokia I picked up at best buy last year. I'm weird but the most important part of a bluetooth headset for calls is that it has to be over the ear, not in it, and that it has to have a sturdy ear loop. This earloop is both sturdy AND flexible, so I can make it a perfect fit! Other bluetooth headsets look like I'm going to break the earloop if I sneeze at it, which annoys me because then you have to buy replacements for $10 a pop.
Oh and I forgot to mention a car mount. Right now all I have is an old Arkon mount I used back when I had a Treo 650. It works great still, I just know I'll be looking for something with a sturdier arm and better suction cup since, in a truck, the Arkon bounces around a lot more than I'd like.
And when I upgrade my iphone, I'll start using the bluetooth stereo in my car I had added a long time ago