Portable speakers are a dime a dozen these days. What sets the $25.99 iHome iHM61 apart from other mobile audio accessories, though, are colored LED lights that blink to match the music. You can find the iHome iMH61 on sale at Amazon.
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Adapt your iPhone 5
Apple's smaller, all-digital eight-signal connector for the iPhone 5, called Lightning, certainly is sleek. The problem is it replaces the 30-pin connector, which first launched in 2003. Solve that with the $29 Apple Lightning Adapter, which converts old connectors to the new.
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Have a ton of digital media like music and video trapped on your smartphone? Push it to your HDTV or home theater system with a Micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable from JacobParts, sold by Amazon for under $3. Of course your device will need to already sport a Micro-HDMI port.
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Calling all Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD owners. Save yourself the trouble of buying a dedicated GPS navigation unit with the Motorola Vehicle Navigation Dock. Supporting both the Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD, the Dock costs $39.99 and places your phone in full view of the driver's seat.
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iPhone 5 protection
Your new iPhone 5 is a valuable and fragile device. Help guard it against scrapes, bumps, and shocks with Belkin's Shield line of iPhone 5 cases. Available in many styles and colors, Pastel version shown here, the Shield iPhone 5 costs $29.99.
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Need a way to shuttle digital data between phone and PC in style? The Millennium Falcon Card Reader is hard to pass up, especially for die-hard "Star Wars" fans. It's crafted to resemble Han Solo's fabled spaceship, and costs just $10.
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