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Verizon's iPhone 4 Debut Spawns Accessory Intros

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New York - On the birthday of a new network of iPhone 4 users, accessories suppliers raced to reach market with add-ons designed for the new Verizon model.


Kensington

announced its Charge and Sync Dock with Wall Adapter is available exclusively in Verizon carrier stores beginning today.

The dock allows simultaneous syncing and charging of the iPhone when attached to a PC and is packaged with a USB charge and sync cable, an AC adapter and inserts to accommodate iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch.

The compact dock is black, less than 3.5 inches long and weighs about 3.5 ounces. It retails for $39.99.

iKit

made its NuCharge case available today for both the AT&T and Verizon iPhone 4.

This 6mm-thick black lightweight protective case includes a rechargeable 1,400 mAh lithium-polymer battery, enough to double the battery life of the iPhone, the company said.

 

The backup battery is activated by an on/off switch, and a blue LED battery life indicator displays amount of backup time left.

A kickstand is integrated into the case for landscape and video viewing, and full access to all buttons is maintained.

The NuCharge is available at

www.ikit.com

in a black finish for $64.95.

Mophie

announced a new version of its Juice Pack Air external rechargeable battery case that is compatible with both the Verizon and AT&T iPhone 4.

Key features include a 1,500 mAh rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, a soft-touch rubberized finish in black with a brushed silver band that mirrors the aesthetic of the iPhone 4, acoustic sound enhancement by redirecting sound from the bottom of the iPhone 4 to the front, four-light LED battery status indicator, standby/charging switch, and charge and sync cable.

Pre-orders

are being taken now with an expected ship date of Feb. 28 for the black and silver case, which retails for $79.95 In the coming weeks, soft-touch red and glossy white versions will be made available.

iLuv

was typically out of the gate early when it began shipping on Monday a full line of cases for the Verizon iPhone.

Models include a leatherette clip case, a titanium case with a metallic and chrome finish, a full-coverage translucent rubber case in three colors, a full-coverage clear rubber case, a Flex-Gel case in five colors, a Flex-Trim case with bumper-type protection in five colors, a  glow-in-the dark case, a silicone case in five colors, and a sports armband. Prices range from $14.99 to $49.99

In addition, the company is offering two SKUs of its quad-layer screen protector film, an anti-glare version and a clear version, for $14.99 and $12.99, respectively.

The products can be seen and ordered on

iLuv's website

and at specialty retailers nationally, including Fry's and J&R Music World.

iChair

, which debuted its iDevice case with integrated kickstand in January, confirmed the product is compatible with the Verizon iPhone 4.

The soft rubber iDevice has a portrait/landscape adjustable kickstand and includes a dust cloth, screen protectors and squeegee boards. It comes in black with an extra top slider case in either blue or white. It retails for $34.

Cases are also available for the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone 3G/S.

Ballistic

has introduced a Verizon-compatible version of its ruggedized Ballistic HC iPhone 4 case.

The Ballistic HC offers five layers of protection, the company said, comprised of an inner rubber for finish and drop/shock protection, rigid structural frame, outer shock-absorption rubber, a removable outer silicone rubber shock-absorption layer with connector plug/seals, and screen protector film.

The Verizon version of the Ballistic HC case is currently available at retailers nationwide as well as

www.goballisticcase.com

for $49.99.

Last week,

ID8-Mobile

announced its MoGo Talk XD2, a protective case with an integrated Bluetooth headset designed specifically for Verizon's iPhone 4 and compatible with the AT&T model also, would begin shipping.

The headset features a folding boom that enables it to fold flat, snaps into the case for storage and charging. Both sport a carbon black finish.

The MoGo Talk XD2 includes the MoGo Talk headset, Easy-Grip case, six different ear buds and MicroUSB charging cable, and has a suggested retail of $99.99.

Finally,

OtterBox

has made its Defender series of Apple iPhone 4 cases compatible with Verizon's iPhone.

"The Defender Series has been our most popular line of cases for the iPhone 4," said OtterBox founder and CEO Curt Richardson. "This opportunity with Verizon will allow us to provide the same quality solution to these new users."

The Defender series features a polycarbonate shell with built-in screen protector and finished with an impact-absorbing silicone skin that covers all ports and plugs, protecting them from wear and debris while allowing for access. A holster-style swivel belt clip that doubles as a media stand is also included.

OtterBox said it will soon offer universal iPhone 4 cases in its Impact series, Commuter series and Reflex series lines of cases. The lines can be seen at

www.otterbox.com

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