With Apple products constantly evolving, there are now even more additional peripherals retailers should be aware of stocking. Jade Burke and Laura Barnes look at the latest chargers, cables and more for iPads and iPhones…
VERSAVU IPAD AIR ROTATING STAND CASE
This case allows users to choose from a landscape or portrait view thanks to the 360-degree rotating axis. It features a hard shell back that securely clicks onto an iPad, providing the back and sides with a protective covering.
Specs: Durable case, 360-degree rotation, optional hands free stand, available in black.
STM BAGS DUX
Distributor: Computers Unlimited
This iPad case comes with a clear back, which can allow users to customise their device. It features a patented magnetic closure, reinforced corners and a back panel which will help to protect an iPad.
Specs: Water resistant, rubberised bracket, available for iPad Mini, Mini Retina, auto on/off.
SRP: From £44.95
ZALMAN POWER BANK PORTABLE BATTERY
Distributor: VIP Computers
This charger contains a Samsung lithium-ion battery with a range of capacity cells of up to 11200mAh. The battery also uses an LED lighting display; it can be recharged up to 500 times and can charge two devices at once.
Specs: Max output 2A, LED lighting, compact, up to 11200mAh.
SRP: From £20.99
JADECO THE FILAN BATTERY SLEEVE
Distributor: Focus Multimedia
This lightweight bag contains a hidden rechargeable 5200mAh battery, which has enough power to charge most smartphones and mini-tablets. It is also available in black, cherry and navy and features a range of additional pockets.
Specs: Hidden rechargeable 5200mAh battery, scratch-resistant leather material, available in a choice of colours.
DISGO PORTABLE POWER BANKS
These compact portable mobile banks come in both 6600mAh, 1800mAh and 4400mAh battery powers and have a 5V/1A output, making them suitable for portable electronic devices. An LED battery-level indicator is also included.
Specs: 6600mAh, 1800mAh, 4400mAh, 5V/1A output, LED battery light indicator, USB charging cable included.
SRP: Prices starting from £10
VERSAVU SLIM ROTATING STAND CASE
The ultra slim rotation case with auto sleep/wake protects an iPad mini whilst also allowing users to rotate it 360 degrees. It also features a secure cover closure and interior lining for added screen protection.
Specs: Hands free option, 360-degree rotation, protective covering, auto wake/sleep.
POWERCOOL 12W DUAL USB CAR ADAPTER
Distributor: A One Distribution
The USB socket can be used to charge any accessory using a DC 5Volt, such as an iPad, iPhone or iPod. It has a max input of 1.5A and max output of 2.4A with a max power wattage of 12. The case is fire proof and comes in black.
Specs: 12W, max input 1.5A, max output 2.14A, fire proof.
SRP: £2.25 excluding VAT
STM BAGS LINK
Distributor: Computers Unlimited
The Link has been designed to carry any tablet 10 inches in size, with room for any additional items due to its various pockets. It also features a magnetic closure drop pocket for easy access to items inside.
Specs: Holds 10-inch sized tablets, additional pockets, adjustable shoulder strap, magnetic closure.
SPEEDLINK QUILL ULTRA TOUCHSCREEN PEN
This pen has been designed to limit fingerprints on tablets or smartphones, while the rubber grip allows users to hold on and tap the screen easily thanks to its accuracy. It weighs 5g.
Specs: Non-slip design, weighs 5g, easy gliding rubberised grip, compatible with iPhones and iPads.
PLATONICS BACKBEAT PRO 200355-05
This headset provides users with up to 24 hours of wireless streaming and 21 days of standby power. It also features the OpenMic, which enables users to hear their surroundings without the need to remove the headset.
Specs: 21 days of standby power, OpenMic feature, audio battery alerts, noise-cancelling headphones.
YE!! ENERGY POCKET
Distributor: Peak Development
This portable power bank has an integrated Apple Lightning Cable for charging, made specifically for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is available in either 3000mAh or 6000mAh and in a choice of seven colours.
Specs: 3000mAh or 6000mAh power versions, ‘shake to check’ battery status, compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPad.
TRUST ELIGA FOLIO STAND FOR IPAD
This case features a built-in viewing stand that helps to prop up the iPad so users can view the screen from multiple angles. It includes a soft inner lining as well as a magnetic closure to help keep the tablet securely in place.
Specs: Magnetic closure, auto on/off, holes for camera and buttons, multiple viewing angles, soft inner lining.
A-SOLAR XTORM POWER PACK FOR IPHONE 5/5S/5C
This case for an iPhone 5/5S/5C securely fits around the model, providing it with enough power to make calls or compose emails. The 2300mAh battery hidden within the case charges devices within two and a half hours.
Specs: Made for iPhone 5/5S/5C, protective case and backup power, 2300mAh storage, Li-on battery.
SENNHEISER SPEAKERPHONE SERIES SP
Distributors: Westcoast, Tech Data The Sennheiser series provides every user with ‘plug in and talk’, with the ability to connect to a PC with a 3.5mm jack plug. Each headset also incorporates Sennheiser’s high definition sound quality clarity.
Specs: Compatible with PCs, provides echo cancellation, voice clarity, allows users to listen to audio between calls.
SRP: From £135
KINGSTON MOBILELITE WIRELESS GENERATION
Distributor: Simms International The MobileLite allows users to add storage while freeing up your mobile device, by letting you offload content to a Flash card or USB drive. It also has its own Wi-Fi 802.11 network signal and works as a charger.
Specs: 171g, reads SD, SDHC, SDXC AMD micro SD/SDHC/SDXC, rechargeable 4640mAh battery.
SANDBERG USB IPHONE/ IPOD/IPAD SYNC/CHARGE
This USB cable allows iPads, iPhones and iPods to sync with a computer as well as having the ability to charge each device. It is available in white and the connector is a USB Type A with a USB A to 1×30 Pin IPOD.
Specs: Charge and sync cable, compatible with an iPad, iPod and iPhone, USB Type A.
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Focus multimedia ……. 01889 571 207
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