Equip iPhone

If you've just bought an iPhone, then you're probably tempted to improve its functionality in some way, purchase add-ons - cases, headsets, and so on. In this article, I would like to show you all the futility of these attempts and tell you that the iPhone equipment ends where it begins - you get the complete charger, headset, everything. Enough. Don't waste your money. Over the long months of using the very first iPhone, then the iPhone 3G, then the second 3G, then the turn of the 3Gs came, I thought hundreds of times that it would be nice to buy something. I spent money on all sorts of add-ons with great tenacity, but in the end I came to a simple conclusion. When there is an iconic product, it is like manna from heaven for accessories manufacturers. Trusting buyers love their "animal" so much that they are ready to pay for any nonsense - incredible styluses, magic gloves, mega cases with many functions, and so on. Say no to iPhone accessories. Pass by inviting shops and new, fresh offers. Enough of what's in the box!

Cases

There are hundreds of cases for the device on the market, ranging from simple silicone cases to terrifying iron cases in the style of the Fallout game. Covers are made of rubber, plastic, leather, wood, rubber. Cases come in a variety of shapes, sizes and uses. There are beautiful leather cases decorating the device. There are covers to protect the device. I saw many different ones, for example, colleagues from the iCult store handed over a whole bag of various models from Beyza Cases for testing, and using their example I would like to show why I personally do not like iPhone cases at all. And it's not even about the covers, if we talk about the products of this company, then everything is in order here - high-quality leather, dressing, good fit to the size of the device, a convenient loop for removing the iPhone. The price is not so high - just over a thousand for an accessory. The set is standard, there is a holster and cases-cases for carrying in a jacket or jacket pocket, in a bag, in jeans the device does not fit in a case. That is, it fits, but it becomes too much.

And this is precisely the main drawback. The company's designers spent a lot of time and effort on calculating the size of the iPhone, because here it was necessary to take into account a lot of points: how to make the device fit comfortably in your pocket with a large display size? And to make it comfortable to hold in your hand, manage with one hand? The task is not simple, but it was solved by five. Carrying an iPhone in your pocket is convenient, the same can be said about the iPod Touch, it is still better with it due to its smaller thickness. So, as soon as you put your iPhone in a case, the portability immediately deteriorates. I understand that the first “iPhone” could be easily scratched, and that’s why a case was needed for it, but this concerns the following devices to a much lesser extent. The black iPhone 3G even after a very careless use looked quite normal, I can say the same about the white device. Covers increase the size, for me personally this is critical. In addition, no case, even the most expensive and classy, ​​will make the device more beautiful than it is. Therefore, before you decide to buy such an add-on, think a hundred times: is it necessary to spend money?

True, there are a number of cases when a cover is needed. For example, if you use the device at sea, surf, go to the mountains or just go hiking. Here, without a doubt, the device is worth protecting, there are covers on the market with both full protection against moisture and partial protection. For example, the solution from Otterbox protects against splashes, dust, bumps and falls - I believe that the next time I go on vacation, I will get such a model. Just in case.

But as for the "beautiful" covers, here I will once again recommend you to think a hundred times before spending money. Do not forget that new types of flu are invented by manufacturers of paper handkerchiefs, such is everyday paranoia. The seller of cases will quickly explain everything to you about scratches on the glass covering the display (you must glue the film, be sure!), the case can be damaged (buy a case!) or simply break the device (buy a carabiner or ribbon to attach the device to your body!).

External batteries

There are also a lot of offers here, I bought myself a Mophie Juice Pack, used it for just a week, then got rid of this dubious accessory. The thing is that these add-ons can save you at a time when the battery is dead. To do this, you just need to connect such a battery, it will charge the iPhone, and everything will be fine. The thing is that then you get extra thoughts about “is my external battery charged? Will he save me?" There is something very unnatural in this, it is better to take care of the timely charging of the iPhone battery. In addition, no one knows how such accessories affect the battery of the device, whether it is good or bad is a big question. Accordingly, it is better to simply pass by such things. Again, it is beneficial for manufacturers to come up with more and more new “suddenly you forget about something, you never know? it's better to be safe! buy a new thing and save yourself!".

The only useful type of charging-related accessory is car chargers. Here I can recommend solutions from well-known companies, Belkin and so on. It is hardly worth buying a charger for the iPhone in a car for a hundred rubles in the nearest transition, you never know, something will happen.

Columns, such columns

There are a lot of speakers for the iPhone and iPod, all because the media always publish news about any add-on for such devices - such is the popularity of "apples". Speakers are small, and huge, and very simple, and with tube amplifiers, of different shapes, sizes and purposes. Starting from toilet columns combined with toilet paper holders, ending with complex solutions. For example, one of the recent accessories from Sony - here you have a digital photo frame, an iPhone / iPod dock, an alarm clock, and a speaker. All in one for wild money, more than three hundred euros in Europe.

Do you need it? The thing is that with the help of the cable "father 3.5 - mother 3.5" it is easy to connect the device to the music center, albeit not to all systems, but to many. The same is with cars, manufacturers, for example, produce FM transmitters, to be honest, I have never been pleased with the sound quality obtained with the help of such add-ons. At the same time, connecting an Apple device to a car is very simple nowadays, sometimes a 3.5 mm jack is in the car by default, if not, you can purchase a radio with the ability to connect players or phones Honda Cr V 2007 in Kenya. Anything with a mini-jack. Some say that, they say, I don’t want any cables in the car, it’s better without wires, but all this is some kind of nonsense. If you want normal, cool sound quality, use wires. If you want indistinct nonsense, use transmitters. All this is a purely subjective opinion based on my own experience.

Same with columns. Every time I go to a store that sells Apple stuff and add-ons, I look at the prices of the speakers and think with horror that someone is buying it all. Speakers are bought as a gift, speakers are bought for themselves, speakers are bought to replace music centers or microsystems. Meanwhile, I don't think it's a good way to listen to music, from functionality to sound quality. The miniature JVC system, the cable and the original stand for the device from Apple are better, there is also a cable connector. By the way, there are music systems with a dock for Apple technology, they are produced by different companies, and I think that these are much more attractive things than all sorts of "free-standing" speakers of an incredible look and incredible price.

By the way. There is one thing that does not give me rest. I want Apple Hi-Fi, the review was written by Sasha Dembovsky, this is the thing, I'll tell you! It’s a pity, it’s very difficult to get it in our time, even in the secondary market, ads for sale are very, very rare.

Headphones and headsets

There are a great variety of headsets and headphones for iPhone on sale. When the device of the first generation was on sale, special accessories were made for it, all the salt was in the plug, it had to be included in a specially designed mini-jack of the device. Back then, headphone adapters were also relevant. Now all this is a thing of the past, the iPhone 3G / 3Gs connector is universal, you can connect anything.

But one thing must be kept in mind. The original headset included in the package not only allows you to get a more or less high-quality, balanced sound, but also quite normally control playback. If we talk about the iPhone 3Gs, then the volume buttons appeared on the microphone block. With this little rectangle, you can start and pause playback, skip to the next or previous track, answer and end a call. If you connect ordinary headphones to the device, then you can use the phone’s microphone for communication, you don’t need to turn off the headphones, but you still need to get the iPhone out of your pocket, talk, put it back. Not very convenient.

I tried many different headphones, headsets for the device, including wireless ones. With the advent of iPhone OS 3.0, it became possible to connect wireless stereo headsets, but there are pitfalls here. At the request of readers, I tried the device with several devices, these are Motorola S9, Sony Ericsson HBH DS-200, Nokia BH-214. For one, the rewind buttons do not work, for the second, the sound quality is disgusting, some extraneous noises, for the third, everything seems to be fine, only it suddenly “falls off” for no reason. So if you suddenly decide to purchase a Bluetooth device for listening to music for the device, test the bundle in the store before giving money away. This is a prerequisite.

With mono headsets, everything is much simpler, as a rule, there are no problems here. I still can’t write a review of the original Apple headset, which has already been discontinued, the thing is good, but not for everyone because of the design features. I remember that at the very beginning of the iPhone's journey to the market, I was very touched by articles about the compatibility of the phone and wireless headsets, the whole thing is that there were no problems from the very beginning. I even once tested all such accessories with the iPhone, especially to convince the doubters. So here I can recommend any accessory that is suitable for the price, design, for example, for a long time I used Sony Ericsson PV-740 paired with a phone.

Continuing the topic of wired headsets, I know many people who spent money on expensive things. Three, four, five thousand rubles, in fact - a waste of money. And even the Apple In-Ear Headphones With Mic And Remote don't deliver the sound quality you expect. You can try endlessly, invest, invest and invest in improving the device for listening to music, but in the end you still fall back to the solution that came with the package. As practice shows, this inexpensive headset is the most convenient. Although it does not provide sound isolation, and at full volume, others hear the music, but it costs you nothing.

I'd also like to mention Motorola's headsets, such as the EH-25/50/70, it's possible that some of them will appear on sale in the near future (we're talking about Russia). I highly recommend buying - good sound quality, plus exactly the same control unit, and it looks the same, and the possibilities are the same. You can find reviews of all these things on the website.

Exotic

There is scope for the ingenuity of manufacturers, let me remind you again that the media willingly publish news about any, even the most crazy and unnecessary, invention for the iPhone. Stands for watching videos. External lenses for the camera. Joysticks for games. Gloves with special pads for use in winter. Styluses. Video Glasses. If your pocket is full of coins, then you can always spend them on these add-ons, but the question "why?" here is rhetorical. All this nonsense can warm the heart, but I’d better keep silent about the degree of its necessity so as not to start pointless disputes.

Conclusions

In the end, equipping your iPhone is very simple, everything you need is already in the box. Car owners will only need a car charger and a 3.5-3.5 mm cable. Often it can be found complete with a car, no matter how strange it may sound. The corporate cradle is also a good thing. You can safely refuse everything else and spend your money on something more necessary. If you do not agree with the above point of view, give your arguments in the forum. But, I believe, many "old" iPhone owners have come to the same conclusions as yours truly.

Equip iPhone

If you've just bought an iPhone, then you're probably tempted to improve its functionality in some way, purchase add-ons - cases, headsets, and so on. In this article, I would like to show you all the futility of these attempts and tell you that the iPhone equipment ends where it begins - you get the complete charger, headset, everything. Enough. Don't waste your money. Over the long months of using the very first iPhone, then the iPhone 3G, then the second 3G, then the turn of the 3Gs came, I thought hundreds of times that it would be nice to buy something.I spent money on all sorts of add-ons with great tenacity, but in the end I came to a simple conclusion. When there is an iconic product, it is like manna from heaven for accessories manufacturers. Trusting buyers love their "animal" so much that they are ready to pay for any nonsense - incredible styluses, magic gloves, mega cases with many functions, and so on. Say no to iPhone accessories. Pass by inviting shops and new, fresh offers. Enough of what's in the box!

Cases

There are hundreds of cases for the device on the market, ranging from simple silicone cases to terrifying iron cases in the style of the Fallout game. Covers are made of rubber, plastic, leather, wood, rubber. Cases come in a variety of shapes, sizes and uses. There are beautiful leather cases decorating the device. There are covers to protect the device. I saw many different ones, for example, colleagues from the iCult store handed over a whole bag of various models from Beyza Cases for testing, and using their example I would like to show why I personally do not like iPhone cases at all. And it's not even about the covers, if we talk about the products of this company, then everything is in order here - high-quality leather, dressing, good fit to the size of the device, a convenient loop for removing the iPhone. The price is not so high - just over a thousand for an accessory. The set is standard, there is a holster and cases-cases for carrying in a jacket or jacket pocket, in a bag, in jeans the device does not fit in a case. That is, it fits, but it becomes too much.

And this is precisely the main drawback. The company's designers spent a lot of time and effort on calculating the size of the iPhone, because here it was necessary to take into account a lot of points: how to make the device fit comfortably in your pocket with a large display size? And to make it comfortable to hold in your hand, manage with one hand? The task is not simple, but it was solved by five. Carrying an iPhone in your pocket is convenient, the same can be said about the iPod Touch, it is still better with it due to its smaller thickness. So, as soon as you put your iPhone in a case, the portability immediately deteriorates. I understand that the first “iPhone” could be easily scratched, and that’s why a case was needed for it, but this concerns the following devices to a much lesser extent. The black iPhone 3G even after a very careless use looked quite normal, I can say the same about the white device. Covers increase the size, for me personally this is critical. In addition, no case, even the most expensive and classy, ​​will make the device more beautiful than it is. Therefore, before you decide to buy such an add-on, think a hundred times: is it necessary to spend money?

True, there are a number of cases when a cover is needed. For example, if you use the device at sea, surf, go to the mountains or just go hiking. Here, without a doubt, the device is worth protecting, there are covers on the market with both full protection against moisture and partial protection. For example, the solution from Otterbox protects against splashes, dust, bumps and falls - I believe that the next time I go on vacation, I will get such a model. Just in case.

But as for the "beautiful" covers, here I will once again recommend you to think a hundred times before spending money. Do not forget that new types of flu are invented by manufacturers of paper handkerchiefs, such is everyday paranoia. The seller of cases will quickly explain everything to you about scratches on the glass covering the display (you must glue the film, be sure!), the case can be damaged (buy a case!) or simply break the device (buy a carabiner or ribbon to attach the device to your body!).

External batteries

There are also a lot of offers here, I bought myself a Mophie Juice Pack, used it for just a week, then got rid of this dubious accessory. The thing is that these add-ons can save you at a time when the battery is dead. To do this, you just need to connect such a battery, it will charge the iPhone, and everything will be fine. The thing is that then you get extra thoughts about “is my external battery charged? Will he save me?" There is something very unnatural in this, it is better to take care of the timely charging of the iPhone battery. In addition, no one knows how such accessories affect the battery of the device, whether it is good or bad is a big question. Accordingly, it is better to simply pass by such things. Again, it is beneficial for manufacturers to come up with more and more new “suddenly you forget about something, you never know? it's better to be safe! buy a new thing and save yourself!".

The only useful type of charging-related accessory is car chargers. Here I can recommend solutions from well-known companies, Belkin and so on. It is hardly worth buying a charger for the iPhone in a car for a hundred rubles in the nearest transition, you never know, something will happen.

Columns, such columns

There are a lot of speakers for the iPhone and iPod, all because the media always publish news about any add-on for such devices - such is the popularity of "apples". Speakers are small, and huge, and very simple, and with tube amplifiers, of different shapes, sizes and purposes. Starting from toilet columns combined with toilet paper holders, ending with complex solutions. For example, one of the recent accessories from Sony - here you have a digital photo frame, an iPhone / iPod dock, an alarm clock, and a speaker. All in one for wild money, more than three hundred euros in Europe.

Do you need it? The thing is that with the help of the cable "father 3.5 - mother 3.5" it is easy to connect the device to the music center, albeit not to all systems, but to many. The same is with cars, manufacturers, for example, produce FM transmitters, to be honest, I have never been pleased with the sound quality obtained with the help of such add-ons. At the same time, connecting an Apple device to a car is very simple nowadays, sometimes a 3.5 mm jack is in the car by default, if not, you can purchase a radio with the ability to connect players or phones Honda Cr V 2007 in Kenya. Anything with a mini-jack. Some say that, they say, I don’t want any cables in the car, it’s better without wires, but all this is some kind of nonsense. If you want normal, cool sound quality, use wires. If you want indistinct nonsense, use transmitters. All this is a purely subjective opinion based on my own experience.

Same with columns. Every time I go to a store that sells Apple stuff and add-ons, I look at the prices of the speakers and think with horror that someone is buying it all. Speakers are bought as a gift, speakers are bought for themselves, speakers are bought to replace music centers or microsystems. Meanwhile, I don't think it's a good way to listen to music, from functionality to sound quality. The miniature JVC system, the cable and the original stand for the device from Apple are better, there is also a cable connector. By the way, there are music systems with a dock for Apple technology, they are produced by different companies, and I think that these are much more attractive things than all sorts of "free-standing" speakers of an incredible look and incredible price.

By the way. There is one thing that does not give me rest. I want Apple Hi-Fi, the review was written by Sasha Dembovsky, this is the thing, I'll tell you! It’s a pity, it’s very difficult to get it in our time, even in the secondary market, ads for sale are very, very rare.

Headphones and headsets

There are a great variety of headsets and headphones for iPhone on sale. When the device of the first generation was on sale, special accessories were made for it, all the salt was in the plug, it had to be included in a specially designed mini-jack of the device. Back then, headphone adapters were also relevant. Now all this is a thing of the past, the iPhone 3G / 3Gs connector is universal, you can connect anything.

But one thing must be kept in mind. The original headset included in the package not only allows you to get a more or less high-quality, balanced sound, but also quite normally control playback. If we talk about the iPhone 3Gs, then the volume buttons appeared on the microphone block. With this little rectangle, you can start and pause playback, skip to the next or previous track, answer and end a call. If you connect ordinary headphones to the device, then you can use the phone’s microphone for communication, you don’t need to turn off the headphones, but you still need to get the iPhone out of your pocket, talk, put it back. Not very convenient.

I tried many different headphones, headsets for the device, including wireless ones. With the advent of iPhone OS 3.0, it became possible to connect wireless stereo headsets, but there are pitfalls here. At the request of readers, I tried the device with several devices, these are Motorola S9, Sony Ericsson HBH DS-200, Nokia BH-214. For one, the rewind buttons do not work, for the second, the sound quality is disgusting, some extraneous noises, for the third, everything seems to be fine, only it suddenly “falls off” for no reason. So if you suddenly decide to purchase a Bluetooth device for listening to music for the device, test the bundle in the store before giving money away. This is a prerequisite.

With mono headsets, everything is much simpler, as a rule, there are no problems here. I still can’t write a review of the original Apple headset, which has already been discontinued, the thing is good, but not for everyone because of the design features. I remember that at the very beginning of the iPhone's journey to the market, I was very touched by articles about the compatibility of the phone and wireless headsets, the whole thing is that there were no problems from the very beginning. I even once tested all such accessories with the iPhone, especially to convince the doubters. So here I can recommend any accessory that is suitable for the price, design, for example, for a long time I used Sony Ericsson PV-740 paired with a phone.

Continuing the topic of wired headsets, I know many people who spent money on expensive things. Three, four, five thousand rubles, in fact - a waste of money. And even the Apple In-Ear Headphones With Mic And Remote don't deliver the sound quality you expect. You can try endlessly, invest, invest and invest in improving the device for listening to music, but in the end you still fall back to the solution that came with the package. As practice shows, this inexpensive headset is the most convenient. Although it does not provide sound isolation, and at full volume, others hear the music, but it costs you nothing.

I'd also like to mention Motorola's headsets, such as the EH-25/50/70, it's possible that some of them will appear on sale in the near future (we're talking about Russia). I highly recommend buying - good sound quality, plus exactly the same control unit, and it looks the same, and the possibilities are the same. You can find reviews of all these things on the website.

Exotic

There is scope for the ingenuity of manufacturers, let me remind you again that the media willingly publish news about any, even the most crazy and unnecessary, invention for the iPhone. Stands for watching videos. External lenses for the camera. Joysticks for games. Gloves with special pads for use in winter. Styluses. Video Glasses. If your pocket is full of coins, then you can always spend them on these add-ons, but the question "why?" here is rhetorical. All this nonsense can warm the heart, but I’d better keep silent about the degree of its necessity so as not to start pointless disputes.

Conclusions

In the end, equipping your iPhone is very simple, everything you need is already in the box. Car owners will only need a car charger and a 3.5-3.5 mm cable. Often it can be found complete with a car, no matter how strange it may sound. The corporate cradle is also a good thing. You can safely refuse everything else and spend your money on something more necessary. If you do not agree with the above point of view, give your arguments in the forum. But, I believe, many "old" iPhone owners have come to the same conclusions as yours truly.

Equip iPhone

If you've just bought an iPhone, then you're probably tempted to improve its functionality in some way, purchase add-ons - cases, headsets, and so on. In this article, I would like to show you all the futility of these attempts and tell you that the iPhone equipment ends where it begins - you get the complete charger, headset, everything. Enough. Don't waste your money. Over the long months of using the very first iPhone, then the iPhone 3G, then the second 3G, then the turn of the 3Gs came, I thought hundreds of times that it would be nice to buy something.I spent money on all sorts of add-ons with great tenacity, but in the end I came to a simple conclusion. When there is an iconic product, it is like manna from heaven for accessories manufacturers. Trusting buyers love their "animal" so much that they are ready to pay for any nonsense - incredible styluses, magic gloves, mega cases with many functions, and so on. Say no to iPhone accessories. Pass by inviting shops and new, fresh offers. Enough of what's in the box!

Cases

There are hundreds of cases for the device on the market, ranging from simple silicone to terrifying iron cases in the style of the Fallout game. Covers are made of rubber, plastic, leather, wood, rubber. Cases come in a variety of shapes, sizes and uses. There are beautiful leather cases decorating the device. There are covers to protect the device. I saw many different ones, for example, colleagues from the iCult store handed over a whole bag of various models from Beyza Cases for testing, and using their example I would like to show why I personally do not like iPhone cases at all. And it's not even about the covers, if we talk about the products of this company, then everything is in order here - high-quality leather, dressing, good fit to the size of the device, a convenient loop for removing the iPhone. The price is not so high - just over a thousand for an accessory. The set is standard, there is a holster and cases-cases for carrying in a jacket or jacket pocket, in a bag, in jeans the device does not fit in a case. That is, it fits, but it becomes too much.

And this is precisely the main drawback. The company's designers spent a lot of time and effort on calculating the size of the iPhone, because here it was necessary to take into account a lot of points: how to make the device fit comfortably in your pocket with a large display size? And to make it comfortable to hold in your hand, manage with one hand? The task is not simple, but it was solved by five. Carrying an iPhone in your pocket is convenient, the same can be said about the iPod Touch, it is still better with it due to its smaller thickness. So, as soon as you put your iPhone in a case, the portability immediately deteriorates. I understand that the first “iPhone” could be easily scratched, and that’s why a case was needed for it, but this concerns the following devices to a much lesser extent. The black iPhone 3G even after a very careless use looked quite normal, I can say the same about the white device. Covers increase the size, for me personally this is critical. In addition, no case, even the most expensive and classy, ​​will make the device more beautiful than it is. Therefore, before you decide to buy such an add-on, think a hundred times: is it necessary to spend money?

True, there are a number of cases when a cover is needed. For example, if you use the device at sea, surf, go to the mountains or just go hiking. Here, without a doubt, the device is worth protecting, there are covers on the market with both full protection against moisture and partial protection. For example, the solution from Otterbox protects against splashes, dust, bumps and falls - I believe that the next time I go on vacation, I will get such a model. Just in case.

But as for the "beautiful" covers, here I will once again recommend you to think a hundred times before spending money. Do not forget that new types of flu are invented by manufacturers of paper handkerchiefs, such is everyday paranoia. The seller of cases will quickly explain everything to you about scratches on the glass covering the display (you must glue the film, be sure!), the case can be damaged (buy a case!) or simply break the device (buy a carabiner or ribbon to attach the device to your body!).

External batteries

There are also a lot of offers here, I bought myself a Mophie Juice Pack, used it for just a week, then got rid of this dubious accessory. The thing is that these add-ons can save you at a time when the battery is dead. To do this, you just need to connect such a battery, it will charge the iPhone, and everything will be fine. The thing is that then you get extra thoughts about “is my external battery charged? Will he save me?" There is something very unnatural in this, it is better to take care of the timely charging of the iPhone battery. In addition, no one knows how such accessories affect the battery of the device, whether it is good or bad is a big question. Accordingly, it is better to simply pass by such things. Again, it is beneficial for manufacturers to come up with more and more new “suddenly you forget about something, you never know? it's better to be safe! buy a new thing and save yourself!".

The only useful type of charging-related accessory is car chargers. Here I can recommend solutions from well-known companies, Belkin and so on. It is hardly worth buying a charger for the iPhone in a car for a hundred rubles in the nearest transition, you never know, something will happen.

Columns, such columns

There are a lot of speakers for the iPhone and iPod, all because the media always publish news about any add-on for such devices - such is the popularity of "apples". Speakers are small, and huge, and very simple, and with tube amplifiers, of different shapes, sizes and purposes. Starting from toilet columns combined with toilet paper holders, ending with complex solutions. For example, one of the recent accessories from Sony - here you have a digital photo frame, an iPhone / iPod dock, an alarm clock, and a speaker. All in one for wild money, more than three hundred euros in Europe.

Do you need it? The thing is that with the help of the cable "father 3.5 - mother 3.5" it is easy to connect the device to the music center, albeit not to all systems, but to many. The same is with cars, manufacturers, for example, produce FM transmitters, to be honest, I have never been pleased with the sound quality obtained with the help of such add-ons. At the same time, connecting an Apple device to a car is very simple nowadays, sometimes a 3.5 mm jack is in the car by default, if not, you can purchase a radio with the ability to connect players or phones Honda Cr V 2007 in Kenya. Anything with a mini-jack. Some say that, they say, I don’t want any cables in the car, it’s better without wires, but all this is some kind of nonsense. If you want normal, cool sound quality, use wires. If you want indistinct nonsense, use transmitters. All this is a purely subjective opinion based on my own experience.

Same with columns. Every time I go to a store that sells Apple stuff and add-ons, I look at the prices of the speakers and think with horror that someone is buying it all. Speakers are bought as a gift, speakers are bought for themselves, speakers are bought to replace music centers or microsystems. Meanwhile, I don't think it's a good way to listen to music, from functionality to sound quality. The miniature JVC system, the cable and the original stand for the device from Apple are better, there is also a cable connector. By the way, there are music systems with a dock for Apple technology, they are produced by different companies, and I think that these are much more attractive things than all sorts of "free-standing" speakers of an incredible look and incredible price.

By the way. There is one thing that does not give me rest. I want Apple Hi-Fi, the review was written by Sasha Dembovsky, this is the thing, I'll tell you! It’s a pity, it’s very difficult to get it in our time, even in the secondary market, ads for sale are very, very rare.

Headphones and headsets

There are a great variety of headsets and headphones for iPhone on sale. When the device of the first generation was on sale, special accessories were made for it, all the salt was in the plug, it had to be included in a specially designed mini-jack of the device. Back then, headphone adapters were also relevant. Now all this is a thing of the past, the iPhone 3G / 3Gs connector is universal, you can connect anything.

But one thing must be kept in mind. The original headset included in the package not only allows you to get a more or less high-quality, balanced sound, but also quite normally control playback. If we talk about the iPhone 3Gs, then the volume buttons appeared on the microphone block. With this little rectangle, you can start and pause playback, skip to the next or previous track, answer and end a call. If you connect ordinary headphones to the device, then you can use the phone’s microphone for communication, you don’t need to turn off the headphones, but you still need to get the iPhone out of your pocket, talk, put it back. Not very convenient.

I tried many different headphones, headsets for the device, including wireless ones. With the advent of iPhone OS 3.0, it became possible to connect wireless stereo headsets, but there are pitfalls here. At the request of readers, I tried the device with several devices, these are Motorola S9, Sony Ericsson HBH DS-200, Nokia BH-214. For one, the rewind buttons do not work, for the second, the sound quality is disgusting, some extraneous noises, for the third, everything seems to be fine, only it suddenly “falls off” for no reason. So if you suddenly decide to purchase a Bluetooth device for listening to music for the device, test the bundle in the store before giving money away. This is a prerequisite.

With mono headsets, everything is much simpler, as a rule, there are no problems here. I still can’t write a review of the original Apple headset, which has already been discontinued, the thing is good, but not for everyone because of the design features. I remember that at the very beginning of the iPhone's journey to the market, I was very touched by articles about the compatibility of the phone and wireless headsets, the whole thing is that there were no problems from the very beginning. I even once tested all such accessories with the iPhone, especially to convince the doubters. So here I can recommend any accessory that is suitable for the price, design, for example, for a long time I used Sony Ericsson PV-740 paired with a phone.

Continuing the topic of wired headsets, I know many people who spent money on expensive things. Three, four, five thousand rubles, in fact - a waste of money. And even the Apple In-Ear Headphones With Mic And Remote don't deliver the sound quality you expect. You can try endlessly, invest, invest and invest in improving the device for listening to music, but in the end you still fall back to the solution that came with the package. As practice shows, this inexpensive headset is the most convenient. Although it does not provide sound isolation, and at full volume, others hear the music, but it costs you nothing.

I'd also like to mention Motorola's headsets, such as the EH-25/50/70, it's possible that some of them will appear on sale in the near future (we're talking about Russia). I highly recommend buying - good sound quality, plus exactly the same control unit, and it looks the same, and the possibilities are the same. You can find reviews of all these things on the website.

Exotic

There is scope for the ingenuity of manufacturers, let me remind you again that the media willingly publish news about any, even the most crazy and unnecessary, invention for the iPhone. Stands for watching videos. External lenses for the camera. Joysticks for games. Gloves with special pads for use in winter. Styluses. Video Glasses. If your pocket is full of coins, then you can always spend them on these add-ons, but the question "why?" here is rhetorical. All this nonsense can warm the heart, but I’d better keep silent about the degree of its necessity so as not to start pointless disputes.

Conclusions

In the end, equipping your iPhone is very simple, everything you need is already in the box. Car owners will only need a car charger and a 3.5-3.5 mm cable. Often it can be found complete with a car, no matter how strange it may sound. The corporate cradle is also a good thing. You can safely refuse everything else and spend your money on something more necessary. If you do not agree with the above point of view, give your arguments in the forum. But, I believe, many "old" iPhone owners have come to the same conclusions as yours truly.

Equip iPhone

If you've just bought an iPhone, then you're probably tempted to improve its functionality in some way, purchase add-ons - cases, headsets, and so on. In this article, I would like to show you all the futility of these attempts and tell you that the iPhone equipment ends where it begins - you get the complete charger, headset, everything. Enough. Don't waste your money. Over the long months of using the very first iPhone, then the iPhone 3G, then the second 3G, then the turn of the 3Gs came, I thought hundreds of times that it would be nice to buy something.I spent money on all sorts of add-ons with great tenacity, but in the end I came to a simple conclusion. When there is an iconic product, it is like manna from heaven for accessories manufacturers. Trusting buyers love their "animal" so much that they are ready to pay for any nonsense - incredible styluses, magic gloves, mega cases with many functions, and so on. Say no to iPhone accessories. Pass by inviting shops and new, fresh offers. Enough of what's in the box!

Cases

There are hundreds of cases for the device on the market, ranging from simple silicone cases to terrifying iron cases in the style of the Fallout game. Covers are made of rubber, plastic, leather, wood, rubber. Cases come in a variety of shapes, sizes and uses. There are beautiful leather cases decorating the device. There are covers to protect the device. I saw many different ones, for example, colleagues from the iCult store handed over a whole bag of various models from Beyza Cases for testing, and using their example I would like to show why I personally do not like iPhone cases at all. And it's not even about the covers, if we talk about the products of this company, then everything is in order here - high-quality leather, dressing, good fit to the size of the device, a convenient loop for removing the iPhone. The price is not so high - just over a thousand for an accessory. The set is standard, there is a holster and cases-cases for carrying in a jacket or jacket pocket, in a bag, in jeans the device does not fit in a case. That is, it fits, but it becomes too much.

And this is precisely the main drawback. The company's designers spent a lot of time and effort on calculating the size of the iPhone, because here it was necessary to take into account a lot of points: how to make the device fit comfortably in your pocket with a large display size? And to make it comfortable to hold in your hand, manage with one hand? The task is not simple, but it was solved by five. Carrying an iPhone in your pocket is convenient, the same can be said about the iPod Touch, it is still better with it due to its smaller thickness. So, as soon as you put your iPhone in a case, the portability immediately deteriorates. I understand that the first “iPhone” could be easily scratched, and that’s why a case was needed for it, but this concerns the following devices to a much lesser extent. The black iPhone 3G even after a very careless use looked quite normal, I can say the same about the white device. Covers increase the size, for me personally this is critical. In addition, no case, even the most expensive and classy, ​​will make the device more beautiful than it is. Therefore, before you decide to buy such an add-on, think a hundred times: is it necessary to spend money?

True, there are a number of cases when a cover is needed. For example, if you use the device at sea, surf, go to the mountains or just go hiking. Here, without a doubt, the device is worth protecting, there are covers on the market with both full protection against moisture and partial protection. For example, the solution from Otterbox protects against splashes, dust, bumps and falls - I believe that the next time I go on vacation, I will get such a model. Just in case.

But as for the "beautiful" covers, here I will once again recommend you to think a hundred times before spending money. Do not forget that new types of flu are invented by manufacturers of paper handkerchiefs, such is everyday paranoia. The seller of cases will quickly explain everything to you about scratches on the glass covering the display (you must glue the film, be sure!), the case can be damaged (buy a case!) or simply break the device (buy a carabiner or ribbon to attach the device to your body!).

External batteries

There are also a lot of offers here, I bought myself a Mophie Juice Pack, used it for just a week, then got rid of this dubious accessory. The thing is that these add-ons can save you at a time when the battery is dead. To do this, you just need to connect such a battery, it will charge the iPhone, and everything will be fine. The thing is that then you get extra thoughts about “is my external battery charged? Will he save me?" There is something very unnatural in this, it is better to take care of the timely charging of the iPhone battery. In addition, no one knows how such accessories affect the battery of the device, whether it is good or bad is a big question. Accordingly, it is better to simply pass by such things. Again, it is beneficial for manufacturers to come up with more and more new “suddenly you forget about something, you never know? it's better to be safe! buy a new thing and save yourself!".

The only useful type of charging-related accessory is car chargers. Here I can recommend solutions from well-known companies, Belkin and so on. It is hardly worth buying a charger for the iPhone in a car for a hundred rubles in the nearest transition, you never know, something will happen.

Columns, such columns

There are a lot of speakers for the iPhone and iPod, all because the media always publish news about any add-on for such devices - such is the popularity of "apples". Speakers are small, and huge, and very simple, and with tube amplifiers, of different shapes, sizes and purposes. Starting from toilet columns combined with toilet paper holders, ending with complex solutions. For example, one of the recent accessories from Sony - here you have a digital photo frame, an iPhone / iPod dock, an alarm clock, and a speaker. All in one for wild money, more than three hundred euros in Europe.

Do you need it? The thing is that with the help of the cable "father 3.5 - mother 3.5" it is easy to connect the device to the music center, albeit not to all systems, but to many. The same is with cars, manufacturers, for example, produce FM transmitters, to be honest, I have never been pleased with the sound quality obtained with the help of such add-ons. At the same time, connecting an Apple device to a car is very simple nowadays, sometimes a 3.5 mm jack is in the car by default, if not, then you can purchase a radio with the ability to connect players or phones Honda Cr V 2007 in Kenya. Anything with a mini-jack. Some say that, they say, I don’t want any cables in the car, it’s better without wires, but all this is some kind of nonsense. If you want normal, cool sound quality, use wires. If you want indistinct nonsense, use transmitters. All this is a purely subjective opinion based on my own experience.

Do you need it? The thing is that with the help of the cable "father 3.5 - mother 3.5" it is easy to connect the device to the music center, albeit not to all systems, but to many. The same is with cars, manufacturers, for example, produce FM transmitters, to be honest, I have never been pleased with the sound quality obtained with the help of such add-ons. At the same time, connecting an Apple device to a car is very simple nowadays, sometimes a 3.5 mm jack is in the car by default, if not, you can purchase a radio with the ability to connect players or phones Honda Cr V 2007 in Kenya Honda Cr V 2007 in Kenya . Anything with a mini-jack. Some say that, they say, I don’t want any cables in the car, it’s better without wires, but all this is some kind of nonsense. If you want normal, cool sound quality, use wires. If you want indistinct nonsense, use transmitters. All this is purely subjective opinion based on my own experience.

Same with columns. Every time I go to a store that sells Apple stuff and add-ons, I look at the prices of the speakers and think with horror that someone is buying it all. Speakers are bought as a gift, speakers are bought for themselves, speakers are bought to replace music centers or microsystems. Meanwhile, I don't think it's a good way to listen to music, from functionality to sound quality. The miniature JVC system, the cable and the original stand for the device from Apple are better, there is also a cable connector. By the way, there are music systems with a dock for Apple technology, they are produced by different companies, and I think that these are much more attractive things than all sorts of "free-standing" speakers of an incredible look and incredible price.

By the way. There is one thing that does not give me rest. I want Apple Hi-Fi, the review was written by Sasha Dembovsky, this is the thing, I'll tell you! It’s a pity, it’s very difficult to get it in our time, even in the secondary market, ads for sale are very, very rare.

Headphones and headsets

There are a great variety of headsets and headphones for iPhone on sale. When the device of the first generation was on sale, special accessories were made for it, all the salt was in the plug, it had to be included in a specially designed mini-jack of the device. Back then, headphone adapters were also relevant. Now all this is a thing of the past, the iPhone 3G / 3Gs connector is universal, you can connect anything.

But one thing must be kept in mind. The original headset included in the package not only allows you to get a more or less high-quality, balanced sound, but also quite normally control playback. If we talk about the iPhone 3Gs, then the volume buttons appeared on the microphone block. With this little rectangle, you can start and pause playback, skip to the next or previous track, answer and end a call. If you connect ordinary headphones to the device, then you can use the phone’s microphone for communication, you don’t need to turn off the headphones, but you still need to get the iPhone out of your pocket, talk, put it back. Not very convenient.

I tried many different headphones, headsets for the device, including wireless ones. With the advent of iPhone OS 3.0, it became possible to connect wireless stereo headsets, but there are pitfalls here. At the request of readers, I tried the device with several devices, these are Motorola S9, Sony Ericsson HBH DS-200, Nokia BH-214. For one, the rewind buttons do not work, for the second, the sound quality is disgusting, some extraneous noises, for the third, everything seems to be fine, only it suddenly “falls off” for no reason. So if you suddenly decide to purchase a Bluetooth device for listening to music for the device, test the bundle in the store before giving money away. This is a prerequisite.

With mono headsets, everything is much simpler, as a rule, there are no problems here. I still can’t write a review of the original Apple headset, which has already been discontinued, the thing is good, but not for everyone because of the design features. I remember that at the very beginning of the iPhone's journey to the market, I was very touched by articles about the compatibility of the phone and wireless headsets, the whole thing is that there were no problems from the very beginning. I even once tested all such accessories with the iPhone, especially to convince the doubters. So here I can recommend any accessory that is suitable for the price, design, for example, for a long time I used Sony Ericsson PV-740 paired with a phone.

Continuing the topic of wired headsets, I know many people who spent money on expensive things. Three, four, five thousand rubles, in fact - a waste of money. And even the Apple In-Ear Headphones With Mic And Remote don't deliver the sound quality you expect. You can try endlessly, invest, invest and invest in improving the device for listening to music, but in the end you still fall back to the solution that came with the package. As practice shows, this inexpensive headset is the most convenient. Although it does not provide sound isolation, and at full volume, others hear the music, but it costs you nothing.

I'd also like to mention Motorola's headsets, such as the EH-25/50/70, it's possible that some of them will appear on sale in the near future (we're talking about Russia). I highly recommend buying - good sound quality, plus exactly the same control unit, and it looks the same, and the possibilities are the same. You can find reviews of all these things on the website.

Exotic

There is scope for the ingenuity of manufacturers, let me remind you again that the media willingly publish news about any, even the most crazy and unnecessary, invention for the iPhone. Stands for watching videos. External lenses for the camera. Joysticks for games. Gloves with special pads for use in winter. Styluses. Video Glasses. If your pocket is full of coins, then you can always spend them on these add-ons, but the question "why?" here is rhetorical. All this nonsense can warm the heart, but I’d better keep silent about the degree of its necessity so as not to start pointless disputes.

Conclusions

In the end, equipping your iPhone is very simple, everything you need is already in the box. Car owners will only need a car charger and a 3.5-3.5 mm cable. Often it can be found complete with a car, no matter how strange it may sound. The corporate cradle is also a good thing. You can safely refuse everything else and spend your money on something more necessary. If you do not agree with the above point of view, give your arguments in the forum. But, I believe, many "old" iPhone owners have come to the same conclusions as yours truly.