A guide to the latest smartphone accessories

A look at the latest cases, speakers, stands and more
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Smartphone shipments are expected to reach over 1.7 billion by 2018, a tenfold increase from 2009. As smartphones continue to sell by the truckload, we look at some accessories you can stock to get in on the action.

IWALK POWER CASE
Distributor: Entatech
At 0.5 inches thick, the iWalk rechargeable power case works with virtually any headphone jack – even L-shaped plugs. Users can sync data using the supplied MicroUSB cable without removing the power case.
Specs: Anti-slip, rubberised grips, 2400mAh capacity battery, full access to all ports and controls.
SRP: £44.99

BELKIN QI WIRELESS CHARGING PAD
Distributor: Tech Data
With the QI Wireless Charging Pad, you can charge Samsung, Nokia and other Qi-enabled smartphones without bothering with plugs or cables. It uses Qi-certified transmitting coils to deliver charge to your phone wirelessly.
Specs: 1-amp output, soft charging pad, wall adapter, microUSB-to-USB cable.
SRP: £29.99

VEHO Z-8 ALUMINIUM HEADPHONES
Distributors: Exertis, Westcoast
Compatible with any smartphone or device using a 3.5mm output jack, Veho’s Z-8 aluminium headphones have 40mm noise isolating technology, complete with leather ear pads and an adjustable headband.
Specs: Foldable design, 130cm ‘anti- tangle’ cord, carry case.
SRP: £99.95

OVERBOARD WATERPROOF SMARTPHONE CASE
Distributor: Peak Development
The OverBoard Waterproof Smartphone
Case is compatible with all iPhones except the 6 Plus. The case is submersible to 19ft/6m. The 100 per cent waterproof Slide Seal System keeps an iPhone safely sealed up.
Specs: Dust, sand, dirt and water proof, made of biodegradable thermoplastic polyurethane.
SRP: £18.75

BULLGUARD MOBILE INTERNET SECURITY
Distributor: Spire Technology
BullGuard Mobile Security protect users against a wide range of threats. It safeguards against the damage that can arise from loss or theft. The app includes BullGuard Mobile Security Manager, providing remote access to devices.
Specs: Works with Android devices, one-tap data backup, parental controls, call manager can block unwanted calls.
SRP: £9.80

HANNSPREE PULSE SMARTWATCH
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis
The Hannspree Pulse features a high definition capacitive touch screen including IPS display technology for super wide viewing angles, and a 360-degree cambered surface, with an optical heart rate sensor.
Specs: High definition capacitive touch screen, IPS display technology, optical heart rate sensor.
SRP: £89.99

TP-LINK 5200MAH POWER BANK
Distributor: Spire Technology
Housed in an ergonomically designed case, this power bank from TP-Link has a high capacity 5200mAh battery and is compatible with most smartphones and digital devices. It holds enough juice to fully charge most devices twice over.
Specs: 5200mAh battery, weighs 135g, microUSB, USB 2.0, LED power indicator.
SRP: £12.30

SCOSCHE MAGICMOUNT XL DASH
Distributor: Entatech
Users can safely secure a smart device to their vehicles dash or window. Its flex-neck design gives the user freedom to position at multiple viewing angles, and its stickGRIP material provides a strong hold on any dash or window.
Specs: Large and small plate with 3M adhesive, works with Apple and Android devices, magnetic mounting.
SRP: £24.99

KINGSTON DATATRAVELER
Distributor: Simms International
Kingston’s DataTraveler microDuo Flash drive provides additional storage in a convenient form factor for smartphones that support the USB OTG (On-The-Go) functionality. The USB OTG standard allows mobile devices to directly connect to supported USB devices.
Specs: USB 3.0, microUSB, compatible with Windows OS, Linux and Chrome.
SRP: £7

LMS DATA TEMPERED SCREEN PROTECTOR
Distributors: Dynamode UK, Meroncourt
Featuring nanotechnology manufacturing, LMS Data’s tempered screen protector allows almost all transmission of light from the mobile device’s screen. The firm’s molecular bonding tech means integral finger- pint rejection across the surface. The screen is tailored to fit a variety of smartphone models.
Specs: Scratch resistant, ballistic protection, made for Apple, Samsung, LG and Google devices.
SRP: £1.99

VEHO APPLE LIGHTNING CABLE
Distributors: Exertis, Westcoast
Veho’s Lightning Cable is compatible with all Apple Lightning configured iPhones and iPads, enabling you to charge and synchronise your devices. It is made from black Tacton soft rubber.
Specs: 1m/20cm options, Apple approved cable.
SRP: £12.95

PIXI SMART STAND Distributor: Manfrotto Distribution
The PIXI boasts a universal smartphone clamp with multiple quarter-inch thread attachments, which enables it to be used with most of the smartphones currently on the market. The stand works as a stable holder and can also be used as a comfortable ergonomic grip to capture videos and photos.
Specs: Made of stainless steel.
SRP: £34.95

SENNHEISER CX 2.00 HEADPHONES
Distributor: Peak Development
The Sennheiser CX 2.00 headphones deliver a rich, bass-driven sound and are optimised either for use with Windows Phone and Android devices (g version), or for use with iOS devices (I version). They feature an in-line remote with an integrated microphone so you can easily stop your music to take a call, and then immediately switch back at the push of a button.
Specs: XS, small, medium and large ear adapters, optimised shape and size.
SRP: £49.99

TP-LINK LTE-ADVANCED MOBILE WI-FI
Distributor: Tech Data
The TP-Link LTE-Advanced Mobile Wi-Fi has up to 150Mbps download and 50Mbps upload speeds. It supports up to ten devices simultaneously and displays useful information on its screen display. The users also have the option to select either 2.4GHz or 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi.
Specs: 2550mAh battery, up to 10 hours battery life, micro SD card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage.
SRP: £74.99

NGS SPRINTTER UNIVERSAL SPORT
Distributor: Meroncourt
The NGS Sprintter is a universal sports armband for smartphones of up to five inches in size. It is made of highly durable and flexible materials, and has a reflective surface to give you enhanced visibility while out running at night. It’s made of neoprene material and the armband is washable.
Specs: Velcro adjustment, reflective surface, touch sensitive screen cover.
SRP: £6.99

LMS DATA USB POWERBANK
Distributor: Dynamode UK
With a higher-power 11500mAh advanced chemistry battery, free from the memory effects of lesser models, the PBK-11500-W includes dual USB ports so up to two devices can be charged at the same time.
Specs: Over-charge and short circuit protection, LED torch, MicroUSB, dual USB.
SRP: £25.99

BITMORE CHARGE & SYNC CABLE
Distributor: Peak Development
The Bitmore Charge & Sync cable has four flip-out connectors stowed in its side: USB, Micro USB, Apple Lightning and Apple 32 pin. To use, plug the USB connector into a USB socket and one of the other connectors into a device.
Specs: Compatible with iOS and Android devices, four different connectors, multi-tool design.
SRP: £9.99

HANNSPREE PRIME SMART WATCH
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis
The Prime from Hannspree is a smartwatch boasting integrated SIM support. It can pair with a smartphone to relay alerts of incoming calls and messages.
Specs: 0.3MP camera, pedometer, sleep monitor, supports TF card up to 32GB, 240x240 IPS screen, 1.54-inch display.
SRP: £59.99

STM DUX IPHONE CASE
Distributor: Computers Unlimited
STM’s most rugged iPhone case, the Dux comes with reinforced corners. A see-through polycarbonate back panel protects the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus from inadvertent gravity induced issues.
Specs: Rubberised bracket, clear back, access to all ports, buttons, controls and camera lens.
SRP: £29.95

KINGSTON MOBILELITE WIRELESS G2
Distributor: Simms International
The average smartphone has only 70 per cent of its capacity available for storage. Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless G2 adds storage while freeing up your mobile device by letting you offload content to a Flash card or USB drive.
Specs: Weighs 171g, up to 13 hours of battery life, USB to microUSB cable.
SRP: £37

SCOSCHE MAGICMOUNT XL HEADREST
Distributor: Entatech
Safely secure a mobile device to your vehicle’s rear seat headrest with the Scosche magicMOUNT XL. The pivoting head design gives you freedom to position your smartphone or tablet at multiple viewing angles, including portrait and landscape. It comes with an open design for access to all ports.
Specs: Large and small MagicPlate, 3M adhesive.
SRP: £34.99

NGS ARTICA RUNNER HEADPHONES
Distributor: Meroncourt
Thanks to its Bluetooth 3.0 technology, you can pair these headphones up to other Bluetooth devices with a range of up to 10 metres. They are also resistant to sweat and water.
Specs: Rechargeable, flexible, 10 metre range, Bluetooth 3.0.
SRP: £39.99

HANNSPREE LEGEND SMART WATCH
Distributors: Entatech, Exertis
The Hannspree Legend is a traditionally designed wristwatch with added smart functionality. It features a large high definition touch screen that is scratch proof and is housed by brushed metal alloy. The Legend monitors and tracks a variety of health related statistics.
Specs: 1.54-inch OLED TFT touch display, 240x240 IPS screen, Bluetooth, pedometer, calorie consumption.
SRP: £69.99

TP-LINK 2600MAH POWER BANK
Distributor: Tech Data
This standalone power solution is designed to fit anywhere and protect against damage caused by things like short circuiting, over-heating and over- charging. The device also reduces unnecessary energy loss while charging, giving users up to 90 per cent energy efficiency.
Specs: 2600mAh capacity, microUSB, USB 2.0, LED indicator.
SRP: £12.99

CONTACT
Dynamode: 0845 375 2023
Entatech: 0333 101 1000
Exertis Home: 01279 822 822
Exertis IT: 01256 707070
Manfrotto: Distribution: 01530 566090
Meroncourt: 01462 680 060
Peak Development: 01489 796 979
Simms International: 01622 852 800
Tech Data: 01256 788 000
Spire Technology: 01202 828 444
Westcoast: 0118 912 6000

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