Sector Guide: Smartphones and Accessories

A look at the latest smartphone and accessories on the market
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PCR takes a look at the latest chargers, cases and gadgets for today’s ever-growing smartphone market.

BREFFO SPIDER PODIUM
SRP: £14.99
Distribution: Peak Development

They say: As seen on The Apprentice, the Breffo Spider Podium is an award winning gadget grip for smartphones and other handheld devices. With its eight bendy, rubberised legs, Spider Podium can be used to support virtually any hand held device – whether it’s hanging from a car dashboard or headrest or gripping onto the handlebars of a bike.

CANDYWIREZ
SRP: £9.99
Distributor: Target Components

They say: CandyWirez are brightly coloured cables for iPhone. They are longer than the conventional cables and can be used with any device with a USB port. CandyWirez has attained the coveted Apple partnership to ensure the highest quality production.

RETRAK FLAVOURS PHONE CABLE
SRP: £9.99
Distributor: Peak Development

They say: Small and highly portable, this retractable iPhone cable comes in pink, green, purple, blue, and orange.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 LEATHER IN-GENIUS CASE
SRP: £22.99
Distributor: Hama

They say: The In-Genius case features a full-tab function for instant access and makes for a handy spare card/cash slot. Moulded to fit the Samsung Galaxy S3 perfectly, all controls and the camera are accessible through cutaways in the case.

GENIUS TOUCH PEN 100M
SRP: £9.99
Distributor: VIP Computers

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They say: The Genius Touch Pen has a replaceable, super soft and flexible seven mm stylus tip design. It is highly sensitive and durable providing precision control, as well as being compatible with iPhone and other capacitive smartphones.

STYLE YOUR
SRP: £19.99 per pack - available for Samsung, iPhone, Blackberry
Distributor: Focus Multimedia

They say: Style Your is the coolest new way to add your own personal style to your devices. All you need is a Style Your pack, an inkjet printer, some pics and your imagination. Install the Skin Maker software, choose your device, add your pics, hit print and apply your new skin. Style Your makes it that simple.

ILUV IMM288 STEREO SPEAKER DOCK
SRP: £49.99
Distributor: DirekTek

They say: The IMM288 has powerful built-in stereo speakers, clock display options, creative alarm sounds, searchable weather forecasts, internet radio and the ability to lay and charge your iPhone.

EXSPECT IPHONE 4S HARD SHELL
SRP: £14.99
Distributor: Gem Distribution

They say: The Exspect iPhone 4S Hard Shell is a hard, tough and stylish polycarbonate case that will protect your device from everyday bumps and scratches. In a trendy soft touch gloss finish, this hard shell will protect your hardware without comprising usability to your everyday device functions.

HAMA MHL ADAPTER
SRP: £24.99
Distributor: Hama

They say: Transfer audio/video signals from portable devices to your TV, monitor or projector with high resolution, full HD quality of up to 1920 x 1080 pixels. Additional shielding provides a reduction of electromagnetic interference while the micro USB socket lets you connect the smartphone charger to supply power.

GENIUS ECO-U200 UNIVERSAL PORTABLE BATTERY
SRP: £24.99
Distributor: VIP Computers

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They say: The Genius Eco-U200 universal portable battery has 2600mA battery capacity and is suitable for most smartphones charging through a micro USB. It features a LED to indicate battery capacity and can extend the battery life of your smartphone up to 11 hours.

HAMA LIQUID WOOD WINDOW CASE FOR IPHONE 4/4S
SRP: £19.99
Distributor: Hama

They say: Specially designed to minimise bulk and fit perfectly in your pocket or bag, the high- quality leather case with enclosing wooden holder features a magnetic lock for quick access, trouble-free locking and secure storage of the phone. Additionally, eco-friendly liquid wood is an organic polymer, which can be recycled and composted.

TIDYTILT
SRP: £19.99
Distributor: Peak Development

They say: TidyTilt is the revolutionary new earbud wrap, multi-position kickstand and mount for iPhone 4/4S. Wrap your earbud cords without skipping a beat. Stand your iPhone in landscape or portrait orientation or attach to any magnetically responsive surface. TidyTilt is available in a choice of four soft- touch fabric colours.

POCKETCELL
SRP: £79
Distributor: Innergie

They say: PocketCell is a compact rechargeable battery bank that will add multiple hours of life or charge to virtually any smartphone including iPhone, Android and Blackberry. PocketCell is designed to provide extended power or charging capability when battery power is exhausted or typical power sources are not available.

RETRAK FLAVOURS HEADPHONES
SRP: £9.99
Distributor: Peak Development

They say: Compatible with almost any smartphone or device, never tangle your cables again with ReTrack Flavours Headphones.

TDK RECHARGEABLE TRAVEL SPEAKER FOR IPHONE
SRP: £84.99
Distributor: Gem Distribution

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They say: With a built-in rechargeable battery, this compact speaker is ideal for music enthusiasts on the go. It features a built-in FM radio controlled directly from your iPhone screen and compact design that complements your audio device. This speaker packs a powerful punch with dedicated bass ports that produce deep, rich sound.

TRUST SMARTPHONE CAR CHARGER
SRP: £17.99
Distributor: EnteTech

They say: This car charger features a USB port and nine different power tips to charge any compatible smartphone including Nokia, Samsung and Apple handsets. Compact and lightweight, this charger plugs straight into your car cigarette lighter socket.

HAMA SMART CASE FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY S3
SRP: £15.99
Distributor: Hama

They say: Specifically designed to protect the Samsung Galaxy S3 against dirt and scratches, this slim and stylish mobile holder is made of genuine leather. A magnetic lock provides quick access and a trouble free locking mechanism.

SMARTPHONES

NOKIA LUMIA 900

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They say: Slick design meets a 4.3-inch screen. The Lumia 900 is built for better reception and has a polycarbonate unibody.

Specs: 4.3-inch display, 8mp camera, seven hours maximum 3G talk time, 300 hours maximum 3G standby time, AMOLED ClearBlack glass touchscreen, IE 9, WiFi, Windows phone 7.5 OS.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S3

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They say: Designed for humans, inspired by nature - it understands you. The Galaxy S III sees, listens and responds. It knows just when and how to help.

Specs: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 720 x 1280 HD, 4.8-inch display, Quad Core application processor, 1.4GHz CPU Speed, 8mp camera, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities.

IPHONE 4S

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They say: Picking up where the iPhone 4 left off, the dual-core A5 chip delivers even more power, the 8MP iSight camera with all-new optics shoots 1080p HD video, and with Siri, iPhone 4S does what you ask.

Specs: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, retina display, talk time of up to eight hours on 3G and up to 14 hours on 2G, up to 200 hours standby time, 3.5-inch widescreen multi-touch display.

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