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PCR's guide to smartphones and accessories

Check out the latest handsets and their accessories
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Almost everyone owns a smartphone these days, so stocking a variety of headphones, chargers and cases is a must for retailers.

We take a look at the latest handsets and their accessories.

PORT 201223 - THE SEDUCTION IPHONE 5 CASE - £16.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: This case range from Port has a matt rubber finish for stylish look and feel, and comes in a variety of colours including black, pink, blue, and orange.

STM BAGS TRACER DELUXE - £24.95
DISTRIBUTOR: Computers Unlimited
THEY SAY: Those owning a smartphone with a capacitive touch screen can accurately draw and type with ease using the Tracer Deluxe, which offers the touch and feel of a fine writing instrument. The soft and durable rubber tip will not scratch your screen and is detachable, revealing a screwdriver and SIM card ejector pin.

VERBATIM DUAL USB POWER PACK - £59.99
DISTRIBUTOR: CMS Distribution, Northamber, Ingram Micro
THEY SAY: Convenience and flexibility merged into one charger. With its two USB ports, it can simultaneously charge two smartphones or one smartphone and one tablet. A full charge can add up to 42 hours of talk time, 120hrs of music or 30 hours of video playback.

VERBATIM AA POWER PACK - £12.99
DISTRIBUTOR: CMS Distribution, Northamber, Ingram Micro
THEY SAY: Easily transform any four alkaline or rechargeable AA batteries into extra power for your iPhone or other micro-USB or wireless Bluetooth device. The power packs eliminate the need to find electric outlets, travel voltage converters and electric outlet adaptors.

DYNAMODE MICRO USB CABLE FOR ANDROID - £12.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P, Dynamode
THEY SAY: Tired of the lack of USB inputs or other peripheral options for your smartphone? Simply plug this cable into any vacant micro-USB port and connect to any compatible USB device.

DYNAMODE 2-PORT USB CAR CHSRGER ADAPTER - £4.99
DISTRIBUTOR: MIcro-P, Dynamode
THEY SAY: This compact in-car charger adapter with two USB ports is ideal for smartphones as well as any other USB battery devices. The adaptive electronics prevent device overcharging issues and the charger fits conveniently into any cigarette or 12 volt adapter plug found in cars.

STEELSERIES FLUX HEADSET - LUXURY EDITION - £79.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Data Select
THEY SAY: With mute controls and an in-line, omni-directional microphone on the cord, this headset is great for listening to music on your smartphone, and making sure you don’t miss any calls. The luxury edition comes in silver, orange and black, with leather cushions and customisable side plates.

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TOFFEE SHELL IPHONE 5 CASE - £29.95
DISTRIBUTOR: Computers Unlimited
THEY SAY: The toffee shell is a sleek and stylish custom-fit hard shell wrapped in luxurious pebble- grain leather for the iPhone 5. Available in fuchsia pink, sky blue, black and red, there’s a colour to suit every style and wardrobe.

TOFFEE ZIP AROUND WALLET FOR IPHONE - £59.95
DISTRIBUTOR: Computers Unlimited
THEY SAY: This zip around wallet is the perfect solution for those that like to keep their iPhone protected and the contents of their purse or wallet organised. Available in croc black, tan and red, this genuine leather wallet is packed full of sections for your cards, change and cash, as well as a section to keep your iPhone snug.

MIGHTY BOOM BALL - £15
DISTRIBUTOR: Focus Multimedia
THEY SAY: At just 3.5cm in diameter the Mighty Boom Ball turns any object with a void into a high volume speaker, projecting sound up to an 20 metres away. At just the size of a golf ball the pocket-size audio gadget simply connects to any music-playing device through the headphone jack, giving users the chance to play and share their music wherever they are.

TRUST ROCCA PORTABLE SPEAKER - £19.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P
THEY SAY: Designed for iPhones and other smartphones, the Trust Rocca portable speaker has powerful 360 degrees sound and is rechargeable by USB.

TRUST IZZI - £19.99
DISTRIBUTOR: MIcro-P
THEY SAY: This small speaker has an expandable design for enhanced bass and can be charged with your phone charger. Designed for smartphones and other devices, the iZZi’s rechargeable battery has up to five hours of playtime.

BREFFO SPIDER PODIUM - £14.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Peak Development
THEY SAY: As seen on The Apprentice, Breffo Spider Podium is an award-winning gadget grip for smartphones, and virtually any hand-held device. The Podium is flexible, portable, light weight and packs flat, making it the ideal travel companion.

BONE – NINJA EAR CAP - £2.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Peak Distribution
THEY SAY: The ear cup’s cute and creative design makes your phone even more eye-ninjaching. Prevents dust and debris from entering and blocking the phone. Compatible with all 3.5mm jack devices.

ICLOOLY RETRO HANDSET - £44.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Peak Development
THEY SAY: Compatible with most Smartphone models with a 3.5mm headphone jack, this retro handset is ideal for use at home or in the office, bringing the convenience of a land-line phone to your mobile.

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WAE SPEAKER ANDROID VERSION - £17.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: This speaker comes with an Android application which allows you to control your speaker, play your favourite songs from your library and access thousands of web radio stations. As soon as you launch the application, the speaker connects to your smartphone, even if Bluetooth is off.

TRUST PORTABLE BOOMBOX - £61.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: The Trust Boombox is a portable, rechargeable wireless speaker for smartphone and tablet, ideal for listening to music and handsfree calling.

LOGITECH BLUETOOTH K810 KEYBOARD - £89.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: The Logitech Bluetooth K810 illuminated keyboard makes it easy to switch between smartphone, tablet and PC. It comes with a brushed aluminium finish and an ultra-thin, compact design to perfectly compliment your smartphone.

BELKIN WEMO HOME AUTOMATION SWITCH AND MOTION SENSOR FOR IPHONE - £79.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P
THEY SAY: The Belkin WeMo Switch and WeMo Motion Kit gives you wireless control of your home appliances and electronics, turning devices of your choice on or off as soon as movement is detected. The Belkin WeMo Switch is an iPhone Home Remote that works with the free WeMo app so you can turn electronics on or off from anywhere.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 MINI
THEY SAY: The Galaxy S3 Mini is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. the latest version of the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Stylish and compact, the Galaxy S3 Mini shares the Galaxy S3’s breakthrough design and simple elegance. Its ultra-minimal curved frame creates a rich natural feel, which is also reflected by its nature-inspired home screen, wallpapers and ringtones.

NOKIA LUMIA 920
THEY SAY: The Nokia Lumia 920 will faultlessly capture images and video in low-light conditions, with PureView technology and optical image stabilisation. Nokia City Lens lets you discover all your city has to offer, just by looking through your camera display. Whether you are shopping or looking for a great place to eat, just hold the Lumia 920 up and watch nearby restaurants, businesses and bars pop-up on your screen.

APPLE IPHONE 5
THEY SAY: The thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology—all while delivering even better battery life.

ILUV IMM377 MOBIAIR - £59.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Direktek
THEY SAY: The award-winning MobiAir is a Bluetooth and stereo speaker dock that streams music from smartphones or other Bluetooth-enabled devices and charges most micro-USB smartphones. The MobiAir comes equipped with myBot - robotic arms that easily adjust and secure any smartphone in the dock, whether in landscape or portrait mode.

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ILUV WINDSHIELD MOUNTING KIT FOR SMARTPHONES - £29.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Direktek
THEY SAY: The Universal iLuv Windshield Mount kit for smartphones makes talking and charging your phone an easy and safe task as the docking bracket securely holds your phone. The rotating bracket and adjustable neck make viewing your phone effortless.

KENSINGTON NIGHTSTAND CHARGING DOCK - £19.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P
THEY SAY: The Kensington nightstand charging dock is designed for Apple smartphones and has an integrated iPhone cable. Download the Kensington rise and shine clock and weather application at no extra cost and display time and weather while charging.

GRIFFIN SURVIVOR CASE - £34.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: Tested to meet or exceed US Department of Defense Standard 810F and UK Department of Defense Standard 00-35, Griffin’s Survivor Extreme-Duty Case is designed from the inside out to protect your iPhone from extreme conditions including dirt, sand, rain, shock, vibration and a host of other environmental factors.

BELKIN MINI DOCK - £29.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: At your desk or on the road, the streamlined Mini Dock instantly turns into a sturdy little stand that’s perfect for making video calls and charging at the same time.

VEHO PEBBLE MINI PORTABLE BATTERY CHARGE - £34.95
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: The powerful PEBBLE Mini portable battery charger is the must have accessory to keep all your mobile devices full of charge. It will charge almost any portable device with connectors for iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, and other smartphones and USB charged devices including the Veho MUVI and KUZO ranges.

VEHO 360° M4 BLUETOOTH WIRELESS SPEAKER - £59.95
DISTRIBUTOR: Westcoast
THEY SAY: The 360° M4 Bluetooth Speaker follows on from the successful VSS-006-360BT 360° M3 Bluetooth Speaker but introduces dual 2 x 2.2w speaker power and includes a microSD card slot and volume/track control.

TECH21 IMPACT SNAP CASE - £24.99, with cover - £29.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P
THEY SAY: The Impact Snap is just as it sounds, quick and easy to use. Its revolutionary design enables it to clip on to the reverse side of your smartphone, encasing both its corners and back for the ultimate in Impactology protection.

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