updated 08:45 pm EDT, Wed July 23, 2008
iPhone accessories roundup
Three companies have released accessories for the iPhone and iPod, and one is also out with a fix for broken 3G headphone jacks. Grantwood Technology has unveiled its Tuneband armband for the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch, EzGear is out with an iPod video extension cable, and USB Fever has released several new iPhone accessories and a replacement headphone jack assembly.
The Tuneband is designed to secure the iPhone during exercise while allowing access to the ports and controls. The device is cradled in a silicone skin attached to an armband, and comes with a clear film screen protector. TuneBands work with first generation and 3G iPhones, and are available for $15.
EzGear's ezGold A/V Extension cable adds another three feet to iPod video cables. The $13 dollar extension comes with gold plated connectors and works with Apple, or ezGear iPod video cables.
USB Fever is aiming at the DIY market, offering a complete replacement headphone jack module for the iPhone 3G. The jack is available in black or white, and includes the power and ring switches, volume control and vibrator unit for the 3G. The module sells for $30.
USB Fever has also released several other iPhone accessories, including a $10 "Skin Tatoo and Screen Protector," a $12 iPhone 3G Crystal Case and an Ultra Clear Screen Protector for $10.