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An Apple Any Day

My recent goody box of phone accessories testing has turned up some winners.

My recent goody box of phone accessories testing has turned up some winners. Last month, I offered my picks for the Samsung Galaxy, and this month, as promised, I’m offering my recommendations for iPhone fans. Here are my top four gadgets to enhance your enjoyment of your Apple device.

Pleasant Awakening

The iD37 docking system from is a dual alarm clock radio. Sleep or wake (two alarms may be set for different times on different days) to your favorite FM station or your own playlist while your phone device charges. The sound from the built-in stereo speakers is clear and accurate. Connect another device for charging via USB port. The system works with iPad, iPhone and iPod models with the large connector and the iPhone 5 with an adapter. $99.99

In One Ear…

Plantronics Voyager Legend is a great option for hands-free communication. This over-the-ear headset combines triple mics that cancel out noise and wind with voice command and Smart Sensor technology. Calls are announced, and you can choose to accept the call or send it to voice mail. I’ve owned several Plantronics headsets; the voice and sound reproduction is great and the Bluetooth works very well with the iPhone. $99.99

Power Boost

We all have those days that are talk and data extravaganzas. The lightweight and compact Mophie Juice Pack Reserve is an excellent option when you don’t have the opportunity to hook up to your regular phone charger. Integrated charging cables give you an additional 700mAh of battery power, and the built-in key ring makes it easy to keep handy. It works with your iPod, too. $34.95

On the Move

The Bike Dock by attaches any smart phone to the handlebar of basically anything – bike, motorcycle, ATV. It fastens securely and the weatherproof zippered compartment protects devices from the elements. A great way to keep your phone safe and accessible on the go. $25