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Gifts for iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad mini owners [Gift Guide 2012]

Millions of people now own a new iPhone 5, an iPad 4, or an iPad mini, and that new 8-pin Lightning connector is just begging for compatible accessories. Here are some cool gift ideas.
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It's not very sexy, but it's very handy! Griffin has unveiled iPhone-certified charge-and-sync cables for the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod nano, and fifth-generation iPod touch in four different configurations:

  • 2-foot straight USB-to-Lightning cable;
  • 3-foot straight USB-to-Lightning cable;
  • 4-foot coiled USB-to-Lightning cable;
  • 9.8-foot (3 meter) straight USB-to-Lightning cable.

Price: from $16.99.

Link/image source: Griffin.

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A compact speaker dock with a Lightning connector for the iPhone 5. This dock also features USB and audio connectors for just about any portable device.

  • Dock and charge your Lightning-equipped iOS-powered device;
  • Music pumped through two JBL full-range transducers;
  • Take your music anywhere by loading AAA batteries into the dock, or use AC power at home.

Price: $99.99.

Link/image source: JBL.

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A new wireless speaker from JBL featuring a Lightning connector for the iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod touch, and iPad mini.

  • Lightning connector to allow you to dock and charge the iPhone 5, iPad mini, fifth-generation iPod touch, and seventh-generation iPad nano;
  • Wirelessly streams music from any Bluetooth device;
  • AAC Bluetooth streaming and HARMAN TrueStream technology ensure high-quality wireless audio streaming.

Price: $199.99.

Link/image source: JBL.

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Charge and sync an iPhone 5 or fifth-generation iPod touch with the compact -- not to mention very stylish -- Belkin Charge and Sync Dock.

You can also listen to music by hooking up headphones or speakers to the auxiliary port on the dock.

This is a very solid, durable dock. The only downside is that you must use the Lightning cable that came with your Apple device with this dock as the cable is not included.

Price: $29.99.

Link/image source: Belkin.

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Belkin car charger with Lightning connector

Charge the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, fifth-generation iPod touch, and seventh-generation iPad nano at the fastest possible speed with the smaller, more durable Lightning connector.

The ultra-compact charger plugs into any car power outlet and outputs an amazing 2.1 Amp/10 Watts of power.

Price: $29.99.

Link/image source: Belkin.

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No information from Philips yet about this dock other than it features a Lightning connector and is compatible with the iPhone 5. ZDNet was told that this dock will be available in time for the December holiday season.

Price: To be announced.

Link/image source: Philips.

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Philips Bedroom Docking Speaker

This docl is nifty looking, and features a clock radio. No information from Philips yet about this dock other than it features a Lightning connector and is compatible with the iPhone 5. Again, this should be available in time for the December holiday season.

Price: To be announced.

Link/image source: Philips.

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Philips Lifestyle Music Speaker

This stereo dock features a Lightning connector and is compatible with the iPhone 5. Again, this should be available in time for the December holiday season.

Price: To be announced.

Link/image source: Philips.

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