The Ultimate iPhone Accessory Guide for Seniors

Today, seniors are becoming more tech-savvy than ever. They want to be up to date on the newest and greatest technology. They want to easily stay connected to friends and family. The device seniors are using to do this? The iPhone. That’s why here at Alert1, we have expanded our iPhone accessory list to a whopping 50 items! Find every accessory you have been looking for. 

Protect Your Phone

Otterbox iPhone Case

otterbox iphone case

Picking your phone up off the ground to see a cracked screen is a terrible feeling many of us know too well. Just like you need to protect yourself from falls, defending your phone from drops is important too.

One of most well-known cases for ultimate protection is the Otterbox brand. Otterbox features cases with drop, dust, and screen protection. With one of these cases, you will not have to fear the cracked screen situation. 

Price: $44.99 (www.otterbox.com

Waterproof Phone Pouch 

waterproof iPhone pouch

Protect your phone from water damage with this waterproof pouch. The case locks and seals tightly to keep out all fluids – it works in up to three meters of water. The pouch will protect your phone from dust, dirt, sand, water and also give it drop resistance protection.

This pouch is perfect for any outdoor activity. Alert1 knows the importance of keeping your things safe around water. That’s why we make sure our medical alert pendants are water-resistant too!

Price: $4.19 (www.jet.com

Glass Screen Protector

Glass Screen Protector

Screen protection has gotten a whole lot better in recent years. Zagg’s glass screen protector gives not only supreme protection, but also a crystal clear image resolution. The tempered glass provides a scratch resistant surface while maintaining the sensitivity of the touchscreen. This screen protector even has a coating that repels your skins natural oils. Your screen has never been easier to clean.

Price: $35.99 (www.zagg.com

Trianium Exercise Armband for iPhone

Trianium Exercise Armband for iPhone

Keep your phone safe while you exercise with a Trianium armband. Don’t worry about taking your phone out to use it. You can effortlessly access your iPhone through the touchscreen protective cover. This armband is made of water resistant material to protect against water and sweat while you work out or run. There are headphone and charger cutouts for easy access.

Price: $8.88 (www.amazon.com

Make Life Easier

Tile Anti-Lost Object Finder

Tile Anti-Lost Object Finder

With this nify device, never worry about losing imprtant items like your keys, wallet, luggage or remote ever again! Tile is a tiny bluetooth tracker that can locate your lost objects for you. With a built-in GPS map, you can check for your item’s last known location or loudly ring a lost item from your phone.

This device can also find your phone! Just press the button on the tile and your phone will ring, even if its on silent.

Here at Alert1, we know how useful GPS can be in emergencies. That is why we have GPS built into our PAX mobile medical alert. No matter where you are, press your button and help will be   on the way.

Price: $10.00 (www.thetileapp.com

iPhone Cord Clips

iPhone Charger Cord Clips

Are you constantly searching between your bed and the wall for your phone charger? Does your charger always fall behind your desk? Cord clips are a great solution for misplaced cords. These multipurpose clips are great for your home, office, and car. They will neatly hold your cords in place and can be stuck anywhere with their adhesive backing.

Price: $2.99 (www.lightinthebox.com

Folding Blade Lightning iPhone Charger

Folding Blade Lightning iPhone Charger

Do you have trouble fitting your charger into that outlet in the slim spot behind your couch or bed? This folding blade charger both conveniently fold ups when not in use, and points down when charging, not out! Tricky outlets just became useable again. These chargers will let you squeeze your charger into those tough spots.

Price: $24.99 (www.wirelessemporium.com

Earbud Cord Organizer

Earbud Cord Organizer

How many times have you pulled your headphones out of your pocket or purse, only to discover that they are terribly tangled? It’s amazing the cords can intertwine so badly in such a short period of time.  An earbud cord organizer is just what you need to keep those knot-y headphones out of trouble.

This classic leather organizer is perfect to keep in your pocket or purse when your are on-the-go. 

iPhone Cord Clips

Price: $1.38-$2.99 (www.miniinthebox.com)

Want a more playful look? These cute paw clips will tightly hold your cord for no more tangles.  

The clips are lightweight and small, so they fit purr-fectly in your bag. 

Wireless Earbuds Canvas Baseball Hat

Wireless Earbuds Canvas Baseball Hat

Price: $13.55 (www.ebay.com) Tired of your headphones getting in the way while you are out and about? These wireless earbud hats take the hassle out of listening to music on-the-go. Take your hat with you on a run, to walk the dog, or to the supermarket. There are six different color options so you can choose your favorite. The headphones are detachable from the hat so you can use them on their own, or wash the hat separately.

Bluetooth Beanie Hat

Bluetooth Beanie Hat

Stay warm while you enjoy your music and calls with a Bluetooth beanie from Yellow Adventure. This simple, hands-free design is perfect for any outdoor activity. Easy access control buttons are located on the side so your phone never has to leave your pocket. A rechargeable cord is included too!

Price: $12.95 (www.amazon.com

Alfani Knit Touchscreen Gloves

Alfani Knit Touchscreen Gloves

The Alfani touchscreen gloves keep your hands nice and toasty whenever you have to use your device. No more cold hands this winter. Bonus: they are even machine washable.Forget the hassle of taking off your gloves to answer a call or send a text!

Price: $30.00 (www.macys.com

Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Shower Speaker

Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Shower Speaker

Relax and sing along in the shower with a waterproof shower speaker. The suction cup design allows you to stick the speaker on any flat surface like your shower door, desk, wall, or window. This portable little speaker can be taken anywhere for music listening on-the-go.

Price: $12.99 (http://www.bonanza.com

Car Windshield Suction Mount for iPhone

Car Windshield Suction Mount for iPhone

While you are driving and using GPS, it can be difficult and dangerous if you are not hands-free. A car windshield mount will keep your iPhone close and visible while you are navigating to new places. The suction cup allows you to mount your device where it is within reach and can be viewed easily. No matter how rough the road, this mount will keep everything in place.

Price: $10.44 (http://www.bhphotovideo.com

Acatim Universal Smartphone Bike Mount

Acatim Universal Smartphone Bike Mount

Bring your phone’s navigation and music everywhere you go – even on your bike! The Acatim universal fit bike mount can firmly clamp onto bikes, strollers, treadmills, and more. It can even be used as a stand for a table top. The 360° rotation allows you to view your screen at the best angle. Simply slide your phone in, and effortlessly view your device.

Price: $9.69 (www.amazon.com

Mobile Stand

Mobile Stand

The perfect mobile phone stand for your desk or nightstand has arrived. This stable aluminum stand has gel pads on the bottom to keep the base from sliding around. Place your phone vertically or horizontally on the stand to view your device at a comfortable angle.

Price: $29.99 (www.spigen.com

iPhone for Seniors for Dummies

iPhone for Seniors for Dummies

You have asked your daughter how to save a picture she sent you one, two, okay, maybe five times. Learning to use technology is hard! This book is geared towards seniors and contains easy-to-understand lessons in basic iPhone features and functions. Learn how to take pictures, send emails, download apps, and a myriad of other useful features with this great all-in-one book. 

Price: $13.00 (play.google.com)  

senior computer help

Computer Care with Unlimited Support

With Bask’s tech support for seniors, you will have 24/7 access to Technology Advisors. While your relatives love to help, they can’t be around 24/7 for any issues you may have. Need help connecting your phone to iTunes at 2am? With Bask’s tech support, you can feel assured your problem will be solved. Alert1 knows that emergencies can happen at any time. That’s why you can get help 24/7 with our medical alert systems.  

Price: $34.99/mo (www.bask.com

Take Me Back To the Good Ol’ Days

Spigen Belt Clip for iPhone

Spigen Belt Clip for iPhone

Missing the days when it seemed almost every phone case had a belt clip? Look no further, the Spigen phone case allows your iPhone to hang conveniently at your side.

This belt clip rotates 360° and has a kickstand to prop your phone up. Here at Alert1, we know that filling your pockets to the brim can be a nuisance. That’s why our mobile fall detection device comes with both a belt clip and a lanyard.  You can wear it anyway you desire.  

Price: $24.99 (www.spigen.com

Retro Handset

Retro Handset 

For those of us that miss when telephones weren’t small and slippery, a retro handset is ideal. This traditional telephone receiver combines the convenience and comfort of a chunky handset with your mobile device. With easy-to-use pick-up and hang-up buttons, answering your calls has never been simpler.

Price: $29.77 (http://www.shopshiphappy.com

Keyboard Buddy iPhone Case

Keyboard Buddy iPhone Case

When you are typing a message on your iPhone and the sun is in your eyes, you can hardly see your screen. Are you actually pressing the buttons? Not only are phone screens difficult to see in the sun, but the lack of physical buttons gives a feeling that we aren’t doing anything at all.

The Buddy iPhone case can bring you back to the good old days when phones had physical keyboards. The raised keys will make your typing faster and more accurate than ever.

Price: $71.95 (www.boxwave.com

Keep Ahold of Your Phone

Security Leash with Protective Case

Security Leash with Protective Case

Cases alone can protect your phone against cracking, but they can do nothing to protect against losing or someone stealing your expensive phone. A security leash will ensure your phone is never more than thirty inches away and always close by your side.

Another device Alert1 recommends keeping close by? Your medical alert pendant! With your medical alert pendant at your side, you will never find yourself alone during an emergency.

Price: $29.95 (www.kenu.com

Ring Finger Grip and Cell Phone Stand

Ring Finger Grip and Cell Phone Stand

This smart accessory acts as a phone grip and a stand too. Use a grip to conveniently and safely operate your phone and take pictures. With a grip to hold onto, you are much less likely to drop and break your device. The ring revolves either horizontally 360° or vertically 180°. DS Styles has many styles and colors so you can find your favorite!

Price: $9.99 (www.dsstyles.com

A Dead Phone is a Useless Phone

The One Year Smartphone Backup Battery

The One Year Smartphone Backup Battery

Are you tired of seeing your iPhone in the “red zone?” An external backup battery can be your solution to constantly running out of juice. This backup battery stays up to 97% charged even after a year of inactivity. This handy tool even has an LED flashlight built in so you can light your way in the dark while your phone is charging.

Alert1 knows the importance of having an emergency backup battery around. Our POM systems have a backup battery in case power fails.

Price: $49.95 (http://www.hammacher.com

iPhone Battery Case

iPhone Battery Case

Prefer to continue using your phone while it charges? A battery case allows you to take pictures, use your headphone jack, and access your phone’s buttons - all while it charges. These sleek cases come in many colors, styles, and designs for all types of phones.

Price: $39.95 (www.outedgepower.com

Everything in One Place

Thin Optic Reading Glasses

Thin Optic Reading Glasses

Thin Optics are reading glasses you will always have with you. These glasses are so small and lightweight, they will fit anywhere. They even come with a phone case with a small pocket just for your glasses! If you already have a phone case you don’t want to part with, just the adhesive pods or glasses are available too. Don’t squint at your phone to read it when you can bring your reading glasses with you. You will love these “stick anywhere, go everywhere” reading glasses.

Price: $38.95 (http://www.thinoptics.com)

Leather Wallet iPhone Case

Leather Wallet iPhone Case

Secure your phone, cash, and cards all on one location with a leather iPhone case. It’s nice to have everything in one place for easy access. When the case is closed, an elastic band holds everything firmly in place. This elegant, modern design looks great for all occasions.

Price: $49.95 (http://www.shophex.com

Dockable Credit Card Case

Dockable Credit Card Case

For a slimmer phone case that still has the ability to carry everything you need, try Incipio’s Dockable Credit Card Case. The slim case can carry up to three cards, ID, or cash. The flip open design gives easy access to your cards and allows the phone to be docked too. When you don’t want to sacrifice protection, Incipio has your perfect slim case.

Price: $19.99 (http://www.incipio.com

Apple Home Kit

Apple Home Kit

Apple’s home kit allows you to control your home from the palm of your hand. Control the lighting, thermostat, shades, and electronics in your home all from your device. You can even set “scenes” that allow you to control appliance settings in combinations. If you set a scene for “leaving home,” you can turn off the thermostat, turn off the lights, lower the shades, and lock the door all with one single command.

(http://www.apple.com/ios/homekit/)

Hard of Hearing

Visual Notification Pod

Visual Notification Pod

Never miss a notification again with this desktop tool. Know when you are receiving texts, incoming calls, emails, calendar appointment, battery alerts, and alarms with multicolored glowing lights. Use within 33 feet to visually confirm a notification at a glance. Save battery life and time when you don’t have to pull out your phone for every notification. You will love the convenience this accessory has to offer.

Price: $39.99 (http://www.incipio.com

Visual Notification Car Charger

Visual Notification Car Charger

Incipio’s visual notification car changer allows you to receive notifications at a glance while you are driving.  Checking your phone while on the road is dangerous. The visual notification car charger tells you exactly which type of notification you are receiving with multicolored lights. This handy device is also a charger to keep your phone at 100%. 

Price: $39.99 (http://www.incipio.com

Serene Innovations CentralAlert Wearable Notification System

Serene Innovations CentralAlert Wearable Notification System

Are you sick of missing call and text signals? The CentralAlert Wearable Notification System is a personal signaling system for seniors hard of hearing, or deaf individuals. This wearable all-in-one home notification system includes a personal vibrating pager with a detachable bed shaker to ensure you never miss a call or text.

The wearable vibrating pager features audible alerts, braille buttons and blinking icons for every user lifestyle. The package also includes a wireless doorbell notification button.

Price: $339.95 (www.harriscomm.com

ClearSounds Quattro 4.0 Adaptive Bluetooth System

ClearSounds Quattro 4.0 Adaptive Bluetooth System

The Quattro 4.0 is an amplified Bluetooth neckloop and listening system that is perfect for seniors hard of hearing.  The neckloop maximizes the power of your hearing aids or cochlear implants. If you do not wear hearing aids, the stereo headset jack still allows you to plug in your favorite headset. This full-featured listening system is the only neckloop with a removable Bluetooth microphone which offers the ability to hear clearly in any difficult listening environment. 

Price: $299.95 (www.teltex.com

Beats Studio Headphones

Beats Studio Headphones

Do you have a hard time hearing audio out of your headphones is loud environments? These noise cancelling headphones are perfect for seniors with difficultly hearing.  The dual-mode adaptive noise canceling can play music or just cancel external noise.

The ANC-only mode increases the level of noise cancellation for a quiet, serene environment. With 20-hour rechargeable batteries, and a light, comfortable design, these headphones are perfect to bring anywhere you go.

Price $299.95 (www.beatsbydre.com

Low Vision

iPhone Screen Magnifier Stand

iPhone Screen Magnifier Stand

Does watching a small screen make your eyes hurt? This nifty stand is perfect for those tired eyes. The portable magnifier stand is great for watching TV, movies, and reading. Once you set up your phone on the stand, it is just like you have a large screen iPad, for a fraction of the price!

Price: $25.95 (www.ebay.com

Apple TV

Apple TV

Apple TV allows you to view whatever is on your phone’s screen, on your television screen. Those videos of your grandchildren that you haven’t watched because your phone’s screen is too small?  Apple TV now allows you to watch them in high definition.  This handy device also allows you to access iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, other websites, and apps.

Price: $149.99 (http://www.apple.com/tv

Discover Control Pad Universal

Discover Control Pad Universal

The Discover Control Pad allows you to use your iPhone as the controller for your Apple TV. The control pad transfers the touch of your finger down to the screen for precise movements. We all know that remotes can be annoying with their seemingly millions of buttons. You will love how simple the Control Pad is to use!

Price: $9.95 (tenonedesign.com

Telescope Adapter Mount for iPhone

Telescope Adapter Mount for iPhone

Take your viewing to the next level of clarity with a telescope adapter mount for your iPhone. This multi-function adapter can be used for activities like birdwatching, sporting events, or any outdoor event. You can capture the image or record what is viewed through the telescope to preserve great memories. The telescope adapter is compatible with any case and even includes a free Bluetooth shutter button!

Price: $19.95 (www.amazon.com

Refreshabraille 18

Refreshabraille 18

The Refreshabraille system is just like a computer keyboard and screen for your cell phone or computer for seniors with low vision or blind individuals. Use this system to access your equipment with braille input keys and cursor routing. There is also a joystick that acts as arrow keys and the select key to easily access your cell phone and other devices.

Price: $1,695.00 

VarioConnect 12

VarioConnect 12

VarioConnect 12 is a compact braille display for perfect for blind or low-vision seniors.   This small system will fit easily in your pocket for reading and writing text messages on-the-go. With 12 Braille cells, operating your iPhone has never been easier. A special Braille key in the middle of the device even allows you to type messages when standing.

(www.baum.de

Physical Limitations and Disabilities

Jot Mini Precision Stylus

Jot Mini Precision Stylus

There is no screen too small with a precision stylus from Adonit. The Jot Mini is more precise than your finger on the phone and perfect for tapping those teeny letters on your screen. The stylus comes with a protective cap and carrying clip for built in portability. A stylus can be ideal for those with limited dexterity in the hands.

Price: $19.99 (http://www.adonit.net

Large Precision Touch Stylus

Large Precision Touch Stylus

Does holding small, slim objects hurt your hands? For individuals with limited dexterity from arthritis or other conditions, a wide stylus still allows you to access your phone with comfort and ease. The soft stylus tip protects your phone from scratches, smears and fingerprints. The simple, durable design of the stylus is half an inch thick, easy to hold and perfect for accessing your phone with ease. 

Price: $7.49 (www.rakuten.com

Accessories You’ll Love

Digital Picture Frame

Digital Picture Frame

Do you have so many picture in your house you can’t fit any more of your favorites on your walls? The NIX Play digital picture frame allows you to play a slideshow of pictures, or even videos! You will love seeing every single one of your grandchildren’s smiles throughout the day.

Price: $69.99 (shop.nixplay.com

Bedside Speaker & Sleep Sounds

Bedside Speaker & Sleep Sounds

With 12 different doctor-developed sounds to choose from, this bedside speaker will help you sleep like a baby. Choose a 30-, 60-, or 90-minute timer to lull you to sleep. The speaker also gradually slows the playback of sounds over the last 30 minutes to gradually put you to sleep. This bedside speaker also doubles as a wireless Bluetooth speaker that connects to your iPhone. Enjoy clear, crisp music while you are awake, and a deep, restful sleep at night.

Price: $129.99 (http://www.brookstone.com

Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Jawbone Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Are you tired of turning your phone on full blast while listening to music? The durable Jawbone speaker delivers loud, clear music anywhere you go! Large and mini sizes are available for any outing or at home. Connect incoming calls from your phone and forget having to turn on your speakerphone. The built-in microphone allows everyone in the room to join in the conversation.

Price: $129.99 (jawbone.com

Magnetic iPhone Lens

Magnetic iPhone Lens

Here’s the dilemma. Your iPhone took over as your main camera, but you miss all the great features your old camera had.

Fret no more! Photojojo offers Fisheye, Super Fisheye, Telephoto, Wide Angle, Macro and Polarizing camera lenses that is like a set of professional lenses for your phone. Each lens comes with an adhesive removable ring that can stick to any device or case. Taking pictures just got a lot more entertaining.

Price: $20 (photojojo.com)  

Stouch Portable Rotating Fan

Stouch Portable Rotating Fan

Stuffy offices, hot buses, and sweltering waiting rooms await us each summer. A portable rotating fan can be your ticket to coolness all summer. This little iPhone accessory is perfect for traveling, transportation, and even around the home. The fan wings are soft, so no need to worry about hitting your fingers. When the hot days hit, you will be the envy of everyone around.

Price: $6.50 (www.amazon.com

Wireless Game Controller

IPEGA Wireless Game Controller

Who said games were for kids? The IPEGA controller is a wireless Bluetooth controller that can be used with a variety of games. Have you felt the frustration when one of your fingers slips? Keep your hands steady and get to the next level with a controller that turns your iPhone into a full gaming device.

Price: $21.99 (www.amazon.com

Virtual Reality Headset

Harbor 3D Virtual Reality Headset

Is it your dream to walk on the moon? Roam among the dinosaurs? Visit places around the world you have never been? With a virtual reality headset, your dream can come true! Slip your phone in the back and choose from over 300 virtual reality apps on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The ergonomic head strap design ensures balanced stress to three points on the head which reduces 30% pressure to the eyes. Strap the comfortable headset on, and get lost in your 3D world.

Price: $27.99 (www.amazon.com

LED Light Up Charging Cable

LED Light Up Charging Cable

Add a splash of color in your life with an LED charging cable. It has never been easier to find your phone when you charge at night. Easily plug your phone in, and experience the magic. Your grandchildren will get a kick out of this accessory!

Price: $2.31 (www.amazon.com

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