1. elusivmd's Avatar
    Ok, im juiced now. Pre-ordered my Sprint 64GB iPhone 4S this morning and the 14th can't come fast enough. Now I'm looking for iPhone accessories and can't wrap my head around what to get. After years of owning Palm devices I haven't kept track of all the sweet Apple gear for the iPhone.

    What are your the MUST HAVE accessories for an iPhone 4S?

    So far I've only decided on the Otterbox Commuter case. Help!
    10-07-2011 12:54 PM
  2. zackawee27's Avatar
    Ok, im juiced now. Pre-ordered my Sprint 64GB iPhone 4S this morning and the 14th can't come fast enough. Now I'm looking for iPhone accessories and can't wrap my head around what to get. After years of owning Palm devices I haven't kept track of all the sweet Apple gear for the iPhone.

    What are your the MUST HAVE accessories for an iPhone 4S?

    So far I've only decided on the Otterbox Commuter case. Help!
    If you want you're phone to not break the otterbox is the way to go, but if you want a sylish case it is more likely to break! Hope this helps
    10-07-2011 12:56 PM
  3. cardfan's Avatar
    Ok, im juiced now. Pre-ordered my Sprint 64GB iPhone 4S this morning and the 14th can't come fast enough. Now I'm looking for iPhone accessories and can't wrap my head around what to get. After years of owning Palm devices I haven't kept track of all the sweet Apple gear for the iPhone.

    What are your the MUST HAVE accessories for an iPhone 4S?

    So far I've only decided on the Otterbox Commuter case. Help!
    A car charger. A car dock like the tomtom mount. And an apple tv2 for wireless mirroring. That's basically it.
    10-07-2011 12:57 PM
  4. MannyGeee's Avatar
    Zagg Screen Protector is a must for any phone that will be in your pocket.

    I am not going Otterbox as I am fan of the iPhone form factor, and those things are kinda ugly... That said, a cousin of mine is a roofer and he swears by the OtterBox. He has been known to have his phone fall off the roof and its lived to tell the tale.
    10-07-2011 12:57 PM
  5. ame's Avatar
    Speck Candyshell, softcase pouch from etsy seller SeaSideSew, and a screen protector. That's all I need.
    10-07-2011 01:03 PM
  6. cr12#IM's Avatar
    i ordered an otterbox a charging tip and a car dock
    10-07-2011 01:04 PM
  7. KCook3's Avatar
    Zagg Screen Protector is a must for any phone that will be in your pocket.

    I am not going Otterbox as I am fan of the iPhone form factor, and those things are kinda ugly... That said, a cousin of mine is a roofer and he swears by the OtterBox. He has been known to have his phone fall off the roof and its lived to tell the tale.
    I have a OtterBox cover for my 3GS phone and love it, keeps in clean and protected.

    KC
    10-07-2011 01:17 PM
  8. zackawee27's Avatar
    i ordered an otterbox a charging tip and a car dock
    Good thats essentialy all you need, you may want to get a screen protector and an iHome if you're a heavy music user.
    10-07-2011 01:20 PM
  9. Nanci's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the TomTom car cradle (that came out for the Touch and iPhone 3GS) will work with the 4S, or if there is something similar? My phone lives in that, in the car.
    10-07-2011 01:25 PM
  10. zackawee27's Avatar
    Yeah, it should work considering its the same iOS cable I hope that helps
    10-07-2011 01:26 PM
  11. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    yep, now this is my next dilema too. Otterbox is too ugly for my tastes.. definitely getting a screen protector like the one I have for my iPod Touch 4G.
    10-07-2011 01:31 PM
  12. Nanci's Avatar
    Cool. I hope so. I _think_ I used it with the Touch, but I can't remember for sure.

    I have a Motorola Rokr bluetooth speaker that I love. That Bose speaker sure looks nice, though! I like to listen to stuff on my phone while going to sleep, but after killing two NICE sets of earbuds I tried just sticking the speaker under my pillow, and that works greak for me!

    Then I'll have to get the car stereo to find it- which was a huge PITA the first time. Alpine. AWFUL interface, BTW. The stereo takes control of the iPod and it's impossible to do anything easily (so I have a Nano connected permanently, not the iPhone) But it answers calls seamlessly.
    10-07-2011 01:35 PM
  13. Netherscourge's Avatar
    I just ordered an Otterbox Defender 4S case.

    Total protection, comes with a detachable clip/kickstand.



    I already have a Car Mount/Charger/Transmitter for my iPod Touch 4G which is iPhone 4 compatible too. So I'll just keep using that on the road.




    I'm all set! Just need to fast forward to Oct. 14!
    10-07-2011 02:03 PM
  14. elusivmd's Avatar
    I am not going Otterbox as I am fan of the iPhone form factor, and those things are kinda ugly... That said, a cousin of mine is a roofer and he swears by the OtterBox. He has been known to have his phone fall off the roof and its lived to tell the tale.
    Good to know. I haven't seen the case in person, but from the product photos it doesn't look too bad. Since I tend to throw my phone into my pocket, backpack, etc. I guess I'm leaning toward the "it can take a dive from 2-stories up and live to tell about it" feature. Thx!
    10-07-2011 02:03 PM
  15. folgrz's Avatar
    I think I'm going to be ordering a seido desktop stand for it and probably go get some ghost armor put on it
    10-07-2011 02:06 PM
  16. elusivmd's Avatar
    i ordered an otterbox a charging tip and a car dock
    Since the Otterbox is pretty thick will all car docks fit?
    10-07-2011 02:06 PM
  17. Netherscourge's Avatar
    BTW - CNET did a break down on the best protective cases for the iPhone 4 a little while ago.

    Top 20 tough iPhone 4 cases | Fully Equipped - CNET Reviews

    A good read if you want a REAL case.

    (Note not all of these are 4S compatible. So double-check with the vendor/manufacturer before ordering any if you choose. These are all iPhone 4 cases - the only issue using them on a 4S would be the slightly wider camera lens on the 4S. But most are fine for both phones.)
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    10-07-2011 02:10 PM
  18. elusivmd's Avatar
    BTW - CNET did a break down on the best protective cases for the iPhone 4 a little while ago.

    Top 20 tough iPhone 4 cases | Fully Equipped - CNET Reviews

    A good read if you want a REAL case.
    I think I found the case for me! Lifeproof looks slimmer than Otterbox. Another plus, its waterproof and has a bike mount!

    iPhone 4/4S LifeProof Case - Gen 1 - LifeProof Apple Cases - LifeProof Store :: LifeProof Cases
    10-07-2011 02:40 PM
  19. elavum's Avatar
    How easy is it to install and remove otterbox commuter compared to defender?
    10-07-2011 02:49 PM
  20. elavum's Avatar
    Does Otter box fit even after applying Zagg Full body invisible shield? Or will it be tight?
    10-07-2011 02:50 PM
  21. Netherscourge's Avatar
    How easy is it to install and remove otterbox commuter compared to defender?
    OtterBoxTV's Channel - YouTube

    There's the Otterbox YouTube site. They have demo videos for their various cases and stuff.
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    10-07-2011 02:58 PM
  22. tino72's Avatar
    i use both the mophie pack juice air and plus battery cases they are the best..case and external backup battery..i hate
    10-07-2011 03:02 PM
  23. pilsbury's Avatar
    I've got a Seidio Rugged case currently for my i4, but I'll probably go for a slimmer more stylish case for the i4S.
    10-07-2011 03:20 PM
  24. Thudstaff's Avatar
    I bought a case for my 3GS when I got it. After a few weeks of use, I ditched it and went bareback. I did put a cheap (eBay) screen protector on it. It's been fine for 2+ years.

    Now that I'm getting a 4S, I'm a little concerned about the glass back and was thinking screen protectors on the front/back and a black bumper (white iPhone). Seem reasonable?
    10-07-2011 03:49 PM
  25. Nanci's Avatar
    Does Otter box fit even after applying Zagg Full body invisible shield? Or will it be tight?
    Speaking from my experience with the 3GS, with Invisible Shield front and Zagg custom printed back (seems like same thickness as IS) I could _barely_ get it in the Otter Box, and then when closed it was really straining. It wasn't right and I never carried it like that. Plus- I didn't like how the screen protector of the OB worked with the IS. There was always an air space that distorted how the screen looked and the clicking when I touched it bugged me. So I removed the screen protector from the OB, which made it fit slightly better but still not right, and- I just didn't really like it.
    10-07-2011 04:56 PM
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