BoxWave iPhone 5S Accessory Review

Posted on Apr 18 2014 - 9:40pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

As many of you know, I love my tech gadgets. Probably the one that I use the most is my iPhone. I’ve grown rather fond of having a smartphone and being able to work just about anywhere! When I got my new iPhone 5s, however, most of my accessories would no longer fit this phone, leaving me looking for entirely new ones. While looking for new items for my phone, I was approached by BoxWave, asking if I would like to review a variety of their iPhone products. After hearing great things about them, I couldn’t wait to get my goody box of accessories!

BoxWave: Who Are They

Looking for the perfect accessories for your handheld device? If so, we think you will love BoxWave. Since 2002, BoxWave has become the ultimate source of innovative accessories for handheld devices, including smartphones, media players, gaming devices, and more. With one of the most comprehensive lists  of devices online, you can find the perfect gadget or accessory for your needs. Unlike other companies, their products are also designed to last, made from the highest quality materials on the market. As well, every purchase is backed by their amazing customer service, having one of the best return policies and warranties online! Once you try their products, you will see why many industry publications love BoxWave!

BoxWave logo

BoxWave: Keyboard Buddy

Out of all the products I have reviewed recently, the BoxWave Keyboard Buddy has to be the coolest. I am one of those people who hate writing text messages, mostly because the screen seems so tiny and I’m always seeming to type the wrong thing. With the Keyboard Buddy, you have a full (phone) size QWERTY keyboard, right at your finger tips. This keyboard has its own onboard, rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 2 weeks on a charge, and is backlit to make seeing it at night even easier. After playing with this case, I have to say I can’t imagine using anything else!

Keyboard buddy

BoxWave: Rejuva Power Pack Compact

Is there anything more annoying than seeing your battery is about to die and you are nowhere near home? With the Rejuva Power Pack, you can recharge your battery anywhere, even if you are in the middle of the woods away from civilization. This compact battery is capable of completely charging a phone in one use, allowing it to be available for emergencies, or if you are in danger of the camera dying in the middle of taking pictures. As someone who constantly uses her iPhone and has had it die while traveling, I consider this a must have device for any woman, especially if she is traveling alone. Since it can easily fit in your purse, there is no reason not to have it! So far, based on my own use, I am happy to give the Rejuva Power Pack an A rating.

portable battery

BoxWave: EverTouch Capacitive Stylus

Tired of trying to type on a small screen or having issues properly manipulating games? The EverTouch Capacitive stylus for the iPhone 5S is perfect for helping you do any task. With its FiberMesh tip, it is able to gently touch your screen while still precisely allowing you to do just about anything on your touchscreen device (despite the name, it works with other phones and tablets too). Best of all, it feels just like a pen in your hand, giving you the flexibility to work in apps without getting frustrated or dealing with clumsy fingers. Personally, I love the feel of this stylus and I think it makes it easier to manipulate just about anything on a touch screen. I have tested it for typing, games, and just manipulating programs on my phone and think it is a great idea! Based on my own experience with the EverTouch Capacitive stylus, I am happy to give it an A rating!


Boxwave: USB Lightning Cable

Tired of not having a compact charging or syncing cable when you need it? With the BoxWave USB Lightning Cable, you can have a sturdy, compact connecter with you at all times. This fairly short cable is the perfect size for small pockets or tucking away in your purse, allowing you to quickly transfer pictures, or charge your phone on the go. As well, it is much cheaper than the Apple equivalent, allowing you to enjoy fast charging or connectivity at a fraction of the cost. Currently, these cables are available in three sizes – 5 inch, 5 ft, or 10 ft. Personally, I love my 5 inch cable, which neatly fits in the smallest zipper pouch in my everyday purse.  So far, I am happy to give the USB Lightning Cable for iPhone 5 an A rating.

Lighning Cable

BoxWave: Where to Purchase

Want to purchase some of the awesome items featured in this review? BoxWave carries items for just about every smartphone, tablet, ereader, laptop, and more! To see all the awesome items and deals make sure to check out the BoxWave website, as well as their Facebook and Twitter channels!

 Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive compensation but did receive products for review purposes. All opinions on this product are my own and may differ from our readers’ opinions.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

41 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. md Kennedy April 19, 2014 at 1:08 am - Reply

    I love all of these items, but my favorite has to be the keyboard thingy. As a former “Crack”berry addict, I am still not up to par with my touch-screen typing as I am a thumb-er. This would be great for me!

  2. Shannon April 20, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Thank you for the review on these, these sound great.

    • Susan Bewley April 20, 2014 at 2:16 am - Reply

      Thanks Shannon! These products are really handy 🙂

  3. nancyfancypink April 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I am not at all tech-savvy, sorry to say, but these accessories sound interesting!

  4. George Monsivais April 20, 2014 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    a must have for everyones iphone

  5. Crystal April 22, 2014 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    These items look awesome! I would defiantly buy them.

  6. Cindy April 26, 2014 at 2:25 am - Reply

    I am really liking the compact charger. I’m always on the go, and I’ll check my phone, and it says plug in charger now. What? Where?

  7. rose paden April 26, 2014 at 3:29 am - Reply

    I have always wanted to try the keyboard, but I was always nervous that it would make my iphone awkward to use! I have used a powerpack before but i ended up loosing my connector to charge it, they are really handy though! I really want to try this brand though it seems to have pretty good products!

  8. Beanybopp April 26, 2014 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    I will def have to look into the Keyboard Buddy for our smartphone. I dont have any issues with texting but my husband has “fat fingers”, as he likes to say, and tends to send some weird words because he had hit more than one letter lol The Rejuva Power Pack Compact is nice also! Depending on where you are and what you are doing on your phone sometimes it is very unpredictable on how long your phone will live. It would be nice to know that you have a backup just in case!

  9. Sandy Cain April 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    These are ALL so useful! The one that grabs my attention the most is the Rejuva Power Pack Compact. I think ALL of us, one time or another, has had our cell phones give up the ghost, with no place to charge it. I am definitely in the market for an external battery, and this one fits the bill. Thanks!

  10. Gale McCarron April 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Love the keyboard buddy! With getting older, my eyes struggle to see small print. The buddy would be a great help with those issues.

  11. Natalie April 26, 2014 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    These accessories would make using my smartphone easier. I love the keyboard buddy.

  12. melisa April 26, 2014 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    The keyboard accessory looks like something I’d really like. I have the same issues with my phone as you described, and I really like that it’s backlit feature, I have such a hard time seeing small things lately.

  13. denise low April 26, 2014 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I would like this.I also like it that you can charge it anywhere. I sometimes forget my charger at home

  14. alihaider April 27, 2014 at 4:26 am - Reply

    These items are awesome&I want to purchase some of the awesome items featured in this review

  15. Cynthia C April 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I really need a stylus. I’m terrible at thumb typing.

  16. desiree April 27, 2014 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    i would love to see te use of it and then i not seen
    it i think i like to see it

  17. Colleen Maurina April 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    This is a great website! I like that it has so many accessories for all different devices all on one website. We love all our tech devices and are always looking for new accessories.

  18. Sandra VanHoey April 28, 2014 at 4:34 am - Reply

    My daughter really needs something like this. Her phone is either needing a charge when I talk with her or something and she forgets to bring a charger to work many times so this would be convenient for her

  19. Rebecca Swenor May 1, 2014 at 1:09 am - Reply

    I could so use a phone like this because I have trouble with the keys on the screen. I am always correcting my words and it gets frustrating completely.

  20. Edna Williams May 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I am really liking the Keyboard Buddy, and these accessories would really help me keep my phone charged and make using my phone easier. God knows, I need something to make things easier these days!

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  22. Jordan Simpson May 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    The Keyboard Buddy is a wonderful concept; especially for those of us who still like using a physical keyboard in lieu of a touch screen. I don’t know why they haven’t come out with these sooner.

  23. Melissa Mazzur May 7, 2014 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I love the keyboard buddy! I did not know you could get these but it would make life so much easier! I just cant get used to the touch screens!

  24. valerie guerrero May 7, 2014 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    this sounds very interesting i especially like the keyboard its easier

  25. Sky Evans May 9, 2014 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    I love the Keyboard buddy. That would be so nice and convenient!

  26. Wanda Bergman May 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    I especially like the BoxWave Keyboard Buddy. Honestly, I didn’t think such a thing existed. This is something that would be very useful for me.

  27. Buddy Garrett May 10, 2014 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    All these gadgets would be very useful. The Keyboard Buddy is my favorite. It would be cool to have a keyboard such as this.

  28. saminder gumer May 10, 2014 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    i like all the accessories and each one would be used by me for a long time to come. i love the other accessories that boxwave has and wish i could have them all.

  29. Marion Gasiorek May 11, 2014 at 7:06 am - Reply

    You did an awesome job on the review. They have a lot of products. Boxwave seems to make products that are easy to use and very convenient. I hope to win this giveaway. Thanks for all the great information.

  30. RICHARD HICKS May 11, 2014 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    I like all of these accessories. The keyboard would come in handy for me as well as the stylus.

  31. Lily Kwan May 11, 2014 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    These accessories look very nice. Thanks for sharing!

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