The Ultimate iPhone Accessory Guide for Seniors
Posted on April 11, 2016
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
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.
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
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
Price: $4.19 (www.jet.com)
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)
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
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 Charger Cord
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
Price: $12.95 (www.amazon.com)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Price: $13.00 (play.google.com)
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
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)
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
Price: $29.77 (http://www.shopshiphappy.com)
Keyboard Buddy iPhone
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
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)
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
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)
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 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)
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)
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
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.
Hard of Hearing
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)
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)
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)
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
Price: $299.95 (www.teltex.com)
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
Price $299.95 (www.beatsbydre.com)
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 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)
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)
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 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.
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.
Physical Limitations and Disabilities
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
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
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)
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)
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
Price: $129.99 (jawbone.com)
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
Price: $20 (photojojo.com)
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)
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
Price: $21.99 (www.amazon.com)
Harbor 3D Virtual
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
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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