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PCR's guide to tablets and accessories

We check out the latest tablets and accessories on the market
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In the build up to this year’s CES there was an influx of new tablet announcements. Now people are looking to customise their beloved devices with cases, speakers and headphones. PCR takes a look at the latest tablets and accessories out there.

STEELSERIESFREE TOUCHSCREEN GAMING CONTROLS
SRP: £15.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Data Select
THEY SAY: Stick the SteelSeries Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls to your tablet and enhance your mobile gaming experience with real controls.
SPECS: Joystick, three buttons, nine suction cups to keep joystick in place, sleek carrying case.

COMPUTER GEAR SOUND CUBE TRAVEL SPEAKER
SRP: £14.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Group Gear
THEY SAY: The Computer Gear Sound Cube travel speaker is the essential portable accessory for your tablet.
SPECS: USB 2.0 powered, compacted design, portable, compatible with tablets and laptop PCs.

MIGHTY BOOM BALL
SRP: £15
DISTRIBUTOR: Focus Multimedia
THEY SAY: The Mighty Boom Ball connects to tablets and other music- playing devices via the universal headphone socket. At just the size of a golf ball the pocket-size accessory uses the latest in vibration technology to turn everyday objects into speakers.
SPECS: Available in red, yellow and purple, projects sound up to 20 metres away.

CHARGING/SYNC CABLE FOR IPAD
SRP: £24.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Hama
THEY SAY: This cable charges and syncs iPad and other devices that use an Apple lightning plug. It enables the user to connect to a computer with a USB interface and is ideal for transferring data and suitable as a charging cable for appropriate USB power supply units.

FASTFIT KEYBOARD CASE FOR IPAD MINI
SRP: £69.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P
THEY SAY: The Belkin FastFit Keyboard Case for iPad mini is the lightest and thinnest enhancement to your iPad mini experience. The case has a comfortable, long-lasting wireless keyboard, allowing for easy typing.
SPECS: TrueType keys, which are larger than more 7-inch keyboards, wireless.

FUJITSU STYLISTIC Q702
SRP: £1,135
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: The Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q702 is the perfect choice for mobile professionals looking for high- performance without compromising on versatility. With its attachable keyboard option, this lightweight hybrid tablet PC enables easy content creation and consumption.
SPECS: Intel Core i3 3317U 1.8 GHz processor, 11.6-ich touchscreen, 128GB SSD, 5.0MP camera, Windows 8 OS.

TARGUS NEW IPAD VERSAVU CASE/STAND WITH STYLUS PEN BUNDLE
SRP: £22.50
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P
THEY SAY: The Versavu Case from Targus has a unique swivel feature that lets you comfortably view your device in either portrait or landscape mode.
SPECS: Includes case/stand and stylus pen, case has soft inner lining to protect screen.

FUJITSU STYLISTIC Q572
SRP: £738
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech
THEY SAY: With pen ad finger support, the slim 820g Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q572 provides perfect flexibility to accomplish your daily tasks. Its swappable battery lets you deliver from start to finish and numerous interfaces as well as a docking option bring full convenience to your desk.
SPECS: AMD Dual Core 1.0 GHz processor, 10.1-inch multi-touch display, 128GB SSD, Windows 8 OS.

TECH AIR LEATHER IPAD SLEEVE
SRP: £39.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P, Midwich
SPECS: Genuine leather, soft touch lining to protect screen from scratches, lifetime warranty, available in brown and black.

JOYTAB DUO 9.7 PRO
SRP: £179.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P
THEY SAY: This powerful workhorse tablet features a Bluetooth keyboard which doubles as a travel case, perfect for those that like to work and play on the move.
SPEC: Dual Core processor, Quad Core graphics, 1GB RAM, 16GB built- in storage, 9.7-inch 1024x768 touch screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, built in Bluetooth, front 0.3MP camera, back 2MP camera.

POWERTRAVELLER POWERMONKEY DISCOVERY
SRP: £44.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Peak Developnent
THEY SAY: The sleek, compact
design with its stylish aluminium casing, houses a powerful battery that will recharge tablets and other mobile devices.
SPECS: Weighs less than 110g, 3500mAh lithium polymer battery.

VERSUS TOUCHTAB 10.1
SRP: £169.99
DISTRIBUTOR: KMS
THEY SAY: Action, comedy, or horror; whatever your preference, you can now watch them all on you Versus TouchTab 10.1. Thanks to its widescreen display with amazing visuals and built in flash support, catching up on your favourite TV shows, sporting events and films has never been easier.

POWERSEED 15000 CHARGER
SRP: £49.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Computer 2000
THEY SAY: Designed to charge tablets and smartphones, the Powerseed 15000 can charge two devices simultaneously.
SPECS: Two USB ports, available in black, white, pink, blue, green and red.

GOCLEVER HYBRID
SRP: £279.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Spire Technology
THEY SAY: The GoClever Hybrid is a stunning 10-inch tablet complemented by a detachable keyboard dock, allowing users the full functionality of a laptop and the mobility of a tablet device.
SPECS: 10-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, 1GB RAM, 8GB flash drive, Bluetooth and MicroSD expansions, detachable keyboard dock, 1.6GHz dual-core processor.

ASUS ME400C 10.1-INCH WINDOWS 8 TABLET
SRP: £399.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: This colourful 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet has a transleeve keyboard and Intel CPU for multimedia enjoyment.
SPECS: Windows 8, Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core CPU, 10.1-inch IPS panel.

GOOGLE NEXUS 7
SRP: £199.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: This portable 7-inch tablet comes with an Nvidia Quad Core CPU and Jelly Bean operating system.
SPECS: 10.45mm thin, weighs 340g, ASUS TruVivid technology, 178- degree wide-viewing angle IPS display, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Nvidia Quad Core CPU.

Y-CAM HOMEMONITOR INDOOR
SRP: £149.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: HomeMonitor lets you watch live or see recorded events from an internet-enabled mobile device, keeping you in touch with what matters most. It is super simple to set up and use, just connect a camera, create an account and you're away.
SPECS: Night vision, built-in microphone, wall mountable.

JOYTAB DUO 8
SRP: £129.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Micro-P
THEY SAY: This compact 8-inch device has great all round performance making it the perfect everyday tablet.
SPEC: Dual Core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB built-in storage, 8-inch 1024x768 touchscreen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, front 0.3MP camera, back 2MP camera, mini USB, mini HDMI, micro SD (up to 32Gb additional storage), gunmetal design.

PROTECTIVE SLEEVE FOR IPAD AND TABLET
SRP: £9.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Group Gear
THEY SAY: This eye-catching and fun slip case offers ultimate protection for your iPad/tablet PC. Available in a range of colours and together with the funky pattern, this case will ensure your device is transported safely and with style.

KINGSTON 128GB WI-DRIVE
SRP: £154
DISTRIBUTOR: Simms
THEY SAY: Kingston's Wi-Drive is portable, wireless storage for your tablet and additional mobile devices. Wi-Drive lets you store and share your favourite content with your favourite people, providing up to 128GB of added storage for your devices and lets you share photos, videos, music and more with three or more users.

LEATHERETTE CASE WITH FOLDED STAND FOR GALAXY TAB 10.1
SRP: £17.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Meroncourt
SPECS: Available in black, blue, orange and red, compatible with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, provides access to all device interfaces, leatherette.

OVERBOARD WATERPROOF IPAD CASE
SRP: £34.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Peak Development
THEY SAY: Take your iPad on your water-based or beach missions with the OverBoard Waterproof iPad Case, offering full use of the device while it is safely sealed away.
SPECS: Clear front for touchscreen use, submersible to six metres, shoulder strap.

PORT DESIGN TABLET CASE
SRP: £19.99 - 7-inch, £24.99 - 10.1-inch
DISTRIBUTOR: JJ Associates
SPECS: Converts to desk stand, full access to connection ports, anti- scratch interior lining, lifetime warranty.

SCROLL EXTREME II
SRP: £169.99
DISTRIBUTOR: CMS
THEY SAY: The Scroll Extreme II is a capacitive touchscreen tablet with a large 9.7-inch screen. It is the perfect companion for internet browsing, games, videos and a host of other applications.
SPECS: Andorid 4.0 OS, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB memory built-in, micro SD card expandable up to 32GB, 0.3MP front facing camera, 2.0MP back facing camera.

UNIQ LBD FOR IPAD MINI
SRP: £34.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Peak Development
SPECS: Ultra slim and lightweight, smart stand for video viewing, instant-on cover.

VERSUS TOUCHTAB 7
SRP: £119.99
DISTRIBUTOR: KMS
THEY SAY: If you’re constantly on the go, don’t forget to take your Versus TouchTab 7 with you. Compact and lightweight, this 7-inch tablet is perfect to put in your bag or pocket. With built in Wi-Fi, just connect to your nearest hot-spot and you enjoy full web browsing capabilities. So whether you need to check your emails, update your status, send a tweet or post a blog, you can do it all on the move.

ZOOSTORM SL8 MINI TAB
SRP: £84.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: Use your fingers to page through websites, resize images, fill out forms, send messages, watch videos, and keep in touch with colleagues, friends and families online with the Zoostorm SL8 Mini Tab.
SPECS: Amlogic AML8726-M3 processor, Android 4.0, 8GB Nand Flash, 7-inch multi touch LED pane, 0.3MP front camera.

ZOOSTORM PLAYTAB
SRP: £149.99
DISTRIBUTOR: VIP Computers
THEY SAY: The new 10.1-inch Zoostorm PlayTab is a true tablet PC that delivers stunning visuals, smooth playback and great web streaming.
SPECS: Rockchip RK3066 Cortex A9 Dual Core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM, Android 4.0, 10.1-inch TFT capacitive multi-touch display, 16GB SSD, 0.3MP front camera, 2MP back camera.

LOGITECH ULTRATHIN KEYBOARD CASE FOR IPAD
SRP: £89.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: How do you make the perfect iPad even more perfect? Protect it in style with a superthin screen cover for wherever you go.
SPECS: Available in black and white, 6-months battery life on a full charge, magnetic clip, instant on function.

CONTACTS
MICRO-P: 01282 776776
JJ ASSOCIATES: 01752 336465
MERONCOURT: 01462 680060
FOCUS MULTIMEDIA: 01889 570156
PEAK DEVELOPMENT: 01489 796979
COMPUTER 2000: 0871 880 3000
SIMMS: 01622 852800
GROUP GEAR: 0121 503 0666
VIP COMPUTERS: 0871 622 7500
MIDWICH: 01379 649200
HAMA: 0845 230 4262
DATA SELECT: 08702 420420
KMS: 02920 713713
ENTATECH: 0333 101 1000
CMS: 020 8960 6000

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