There are close to a bazillion "i" accessories on the market these days and with the upcoming release of the iPhone techie shoppers can expect about a bazillion more. Cult of Mac reports that Japanese case makers are already rolling out protective cases for the iPhone, which is due to be released sometime in June.


In a possible attempt to keep up with the Japanese, the Apple iPhone Review blog - it's not officially tied to Apple - opened up a separate online store yesterday to ballyhoo iPhone cases, wireless headsets, car adapters and mounts and even push pre-release orders of an iPhone for Dummies book, due out in September. The stock is still pretty slim, but the site is selling a sleek black leather flip Case that I already have my eye on. There are 4,000 accessories for the iPod, a market worth at least $1 billion a year, reports Cult of Mac.