Santa has already gone home, and if you didn’t find the best gifts for your friends and family, it’s not too late. I’ll give you some last minute ideas for iPhone/iPad owners that will make really nice gifts. iPhones and other iOS devices have lots of gadgets you can connect to them to make them even more fun than they already are. These are the gadgets which interacts and/or gets controlled using an app. Hence the name “Appcessories“.

Here are top 11 iPhone appcessories to make your iPhone look even more beautiful or, to add lots of fun to it!

1. AR Drone Parrot


I think no one can argue that the AR Drone is the best wireless accessory for the iPhone. It’s the most fun you can have with your iPhone. The Parrot has lots of features that make it a fun app-cessory for anyone. It can be used both indoor or outdoor. It has a aerodynamic body, front mounted camera for a live video feed and also bottom mounted camera. It looks great and it can be the perfect gift for any age.

2. Nest

Nest is one of the coolest appcessories you can get. Basically, Nest is a thermostat, a really nice looking one. It has a clean design, and lots of features to make your life easier than ever. Nest looks like it was meant to be used by Apple fans, it’s really easy to use and the possibility to use it remotely, via Wi-Fi or on the web and memorize your preferences in its built-in memory make it a perfect peace of tech for any home.

3. Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale

Ladies and gentlemen, if you are interested in your look and want to keep a close eye on your diet, than the Wi-Fi body scale is the app-cessory for you. This gadget can memorize your readings for body fat and body mass index and show you a graph of your weight, it can also send the data wireless to your iPhone, iPad and also to your medical records so your medic or nutritionist can view. This Body Scale also does all of these for all your family, so you can see the growth and weight of up to 8 members.

4. Bluetooth Remote Control Ferrari Enzo

We’ve seen lots or RC cars, but none like this one. The Ferrari Enzo RC car is just gorgeous! The high level of detail is amazing and the car runs exquisite (it almost has an Italian feel to it). Oh, and did I mention, it’s remote controlled with your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, any iOS device via its own app with gauges and steering wheel! It has full gesture controls that allow you to control this 4 wheel jewel really easy and at $79.95, it’s a bargain.

5. Peel Universal Remote Control

Peel is on the coolest accessories you can find. All you have to do is connect it to your iPhone or any other iOS device and presto! You have a fully functional remote control for your entire home entertainment! It can link up to your TV, Satellite, DVR, Apple TV and more and make your iOS device the remote control for all of these. All you have to do is install the free app that controls the Peel and you’re ready to go.

6. Disney Cars 2 AppMates

As a Cars fan, i must admit this one of the coolest gift ideas ever! You can buy what character you want from the movie and place them on your iPad/iPad2’s screen and start exploring Radiator Springs in the Cars 2 AppMates app. The game is pretty cool, you can win races, explore the region, and when you’re done, just put your AppMate in your pocket. They connect wireless to your iPad, so there are no hustles in connecting them, great for all ages.

7. iCADE Arcade Cabinet

Do you miss the old school arcade games? In this touchscreen era, those games are considered obsolete and boring. Well, if you still like the feel of the old joystick, the iCade Arcade Cabinet is the thing for you. This allows you to mount your iPad or iPad2 into a wood cabinet with joystick and buttons, just like in the old days.

8. Griffin Technology – Helo TC Helicopter

RC cars are lots of fun, but helicopter are better still. The Helo TC Helicopter is one of the best RC toys you can connect to your iOS device. It works on iPhones, iPod Touch and iPad/iPad2. It comes with a stand for your iPhone and via its app, you can store two of your favorite flight paths, but you can also free fly around the house with it.

9. Piano Apprentice Portable Keyboard

Learning to play piano can take years, but with the Portable keyboard, it can be fun. You can connect any iOS device to it and sing any song on the keyboard. It has 25 lighted touch sensitive keys that make it really easy to fallow songs and built in stereo speakers so you can listen to your masterpieces.

10. AppBlaster

If you are bored with your iPhone (I don’t know if that is possible, but who knows?) or just want to blow some steam, the AppBlaster is the perfect thing for you. It can make a really good idea for a co-worker as well. The AppBlaster consists of a plastic gun, in which your crossairs are in fact, your iPhone. The app has 3 build-in games that use augmented reality and your phone’s camera to add aliens, cans or pigeons on top of your house or office furniture (or your boss’ head) that you aim for and shoot with your gun. The idea is really cool and so is the fun you’ll have with it.

Related Read: 15 Stunning Augmented Reality Apps for iPhone

11. Logitech Harmony Link Home Theater Remote

Another cool accessory is the Logitech Harmony Home Theater Remote. This gadget connects to your iPhone or iPod Touch and transforms it into a remote control from where you can select shows, program your home theater and control almost anything it does. It can atomically turn on or off devices and it also can transmit through doors, so you can maintain a clean wire-free aspect in your home. A great idea for a gift if you had trouble finding something for your geek or ultra-techie friends.

Even if Christmas and New Year are not here anymore, you can still make yourself a pleasant surprise and upgrade your iPhone with some awesome accessories that will show just how great and multifunctional Apple’s device can be.

Credits to Tushar Kanwar for the word Appcessory.

 
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  • Imagine

    Love the universal remote control concept! Having a phone that is also a remote would ensure it would hardly ever be lost!

  • Technically Personal – Web, Freebies, Gadgets, Onl

    Right! The thing is, we are seeing IR universal remote control built directly into tablets (Sony Tablet S). Expect the same on smartphones soon!