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  • A week in reviews: 20 - 25 January
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    A week in reviews: 20 - 25 January

    By 25 January 2014

    Shake off those apparent January blues - go outside and take some pictures. Got no camera? No problem, as this week we've looked at a variety of possible solutions. The Sony QX100 is a lens accessory that can communicate with your Android smartphone to...

  • Sony Cyber-shot QX100 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot QX100 review

    By 23 January 2014

    Sony did something a little radical in 2013, launching the lens-style camera accessories for smartphones. With two models on offer - the QX10 and the QX100 - the idea is to bring quality to your smartphone photos that would be otherwise be impossible...

  • Memi smartbracelet brings style to wearable vibrating alerts from your phone
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    Memi smartbracelet brings style to wearable vibrating alerts from your phone

    By 4 November 2013

    We've seen a lot of wearable gadgets that connect to your mobile for alerts, but none that manages to do it while looking so good. Memi, designed by women for women, is a chic iPhone-compatible smartbracelet that notifies you of important calls, texts...

  • Mophie Juice Pack charger case for Samsung Galaxy S4 is on sale today
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    Mophie Juice Pack charger case for Samsung Galaxy S4 is on sale today

    By 15 October 2013

    Got yourself a Samsung Galaxy S4 and can't stop charging? Beat the addiction with Mophie's S4 Juice Pack that has been released in the UK today. The Juice Pack is a protective case with a built-in 2300mAh battery that will deliver an 80 per cent charge...

  • HTC Power Flip Case for HTC One max pictures and hands-on
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    HTC Power Flip Case for HTC One max pictures and hands-on

    By 14 October 2013

    HTC has lined up a run of accessories for the new HTC One max, including the HTC Power Flip Case. As case is a case, right? Wrong. In this case, it includes a 1200mAh battery, which brings you HTC One max up to 4500mAh in total, which sounds like a weekend's...

  • Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review

    By 20 September 2013

    Sony's lens-style cameras are going to divide opinion. Some will love the geekiness of being able to strap a lens to your smartphone, others will see it as a waste of money. But we can't help being excited about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10, the 10x optical...

  • Sony QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras focus on quality smartphone pictures
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    Sony QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras focus on quality smartphone pictures

    By 4 September 2013

    Sony wants to change smartphone photography with the launch of its new lens accessories for smartphones, the QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras, announced at IFA 2013, following considerable leaks online. The concept sees Sony stripping the camera body...

  • Sony QX100 lens-style camera: Hands-on with the RX100 II lens for your phone
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    Sony QX100 lens-style camera: Hands-on with the RX100 II lens for your phone

    By 4 September 2013

    It was no secret that Sony was lining up to launch a couple of exciting smartphone accessories, looking to give you access to better smartphone pictures. The Sony QX100 is the higher-quality of the two lens-style cameras just announced by Sony at IFA...

  • HTC BoomBass hands-on: Bringing bass to BoomSound
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    HTC BoomBass hands-on: Bringing bass to BoomSound

    By 3 September 2013

    Whether it's the front-facing speakers of the HTC One, or the tie-in with Beats Audio, HTC always prides itself on producing a good sound on its phones when it comes to listening to music. It's surprising then that we recently found ourselves in a private...

  • Oregon Scientific Boombero pictures and hands-on: Step up smartphone audio without the wires
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    Oregon Scientific Boombero pictures and hands-on: Step up smartphone audio without the wires

    By 23 July 2013

    Boombero is a portable mini speaker which - when we first saw one at a festival during the summer - we were rather impressed with. Even though the iPhone doesn't have NFC (near field communication) like some of its competitors, the Boombero is a halfway-house...

  • Brando offers tiny powered mobile phone speaker you pop in the headphone socket
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    Brando offers tiny powered mobile phone speaker you pop in the headphone socket

    By 10 July 2013

    Interesting and diverse gadget online retailer Brando now offers a tiny, powered speaker for your mobile phone that will improve its audio output, yet can be carried around in a pocket when not in use. The 3.5mm Ear Jack Mobile Phone Speaker is just 35...

  • Best Samsung Galaxy S III accessories
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    Best Samsung Galaxy S III accessories

    By 29 May 2012

    So, you've just decided you'll be picking the Samsung Galaxy S III over the HTC One X and the iPhone 5. Good for you. The best news now is that you might have some spare change, but before you go blowing it on something extravagant like overpaying on...

  • Motorola Smart Controller for RAZR pictures and hands-on
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    Motorola Smart Controller for RAZR pictures and hands-on

    By 20 October 2011

    Motorola like its accessories and we got the chance to play with some of them at the European launch of the new Motorola RAZR on Wednesday. One of the accessories that caught our eye was the new Smart Controller, which is a clever Bluetooth remote for...

  • Magneat offers cable-tangle solution for on-the-go audio
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    Magneat offers cable-tangle solution for on-the-go audio

    By 22 February 2010

    If you are a music lover, or, more specifically, someone who listens to music on the go, then the problem of cable tangle will not be new to you. Enter stage left a new innovation in the form of the Magneat - an attempt by the Icelandic design team Preggioni...

  • Aliph launches Jawbone Icon Bluetooth headsets
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    Aliph launches Jawbone Icon Bluetooth headsets

    By 18 January 2010

    Aliph has revealed the next generation of its Bluetooth headsets - the Jawbone Icon. Like its previous editions, the Jawbone Icon attempts to marry up design chops with advanced noise cancelling features, but this time around things are a little more...

  • 10 perfect Christmas presents for...mobile phone maniacs
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    10 perfect Christmas presents for...mobile phone maniacs

    By 2 December 2009

    You're looking to buy a Christmas present. But mobile phones don't come cheap. So, don't buy one at all. Instead, rejuvenate your current giftee's handset for Christmas with one of these perfect mobile phone accessory gifts. If your loved one still wants...

  • Griffin PowerDuo Reserve iPhone battery   review
    Phones 2 out of 5

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve iPhone battery review

    By 10 November 2009

    We all know that the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS battery sucks, but what can you do about it? Griffin is hoping that its portable solution means you won't have to travel around with the charger wherever you go. But does it work? We got charging to find out....

  • Jabra Arrow announced for November
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    Jabra Arrow announced for November

    By 1 October 2009

    The Jabra Arrow headset has launched into the company's JX range. The Arrow claims to combine automatic volume control, easy and functional storage and stylish good looks. Jabra says: "When you're at the wheel, the last thing you want is the distraction...

  • Jabra Cruiser speakerphone announced
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    Jabra Cruiser speakerphone announced

    By 29 September 2009

    Jabra has announced the Cruiser - a new Bluetooth 2.1 in-car speakerphone system. The Cruiser is the first speakerphone to use "Dual Microphone" tech, that Jabra claims eliminates background noise and cancels out any echo, so users can call regardless...

  • VIDEO: GoGoStand for iPhone
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    VIDEO: GoGoStand for iPhone

    By 21 September 2009

    The GoGoStand is a plastic folding stand that you can tuck away in your wallet for quick access whenever you need to prop up your phone. It was designed for all generations of iPhones, but it also works with "many other phones" including the Android G1,...

  • iCape launches for smartphone-toting salon clients
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    iCape launches for smartphone-toting salon clients

    By 17 September 2009

    If you're so into your mobile phone (or other handheld electronic device) that you can't put it down even for a quick "going on holiday this year?" chat with your hairdresser, then the iCape is aimed at you. Just launched in the States, the iCape is a...

  • MoGo Talk for iPhone adds Bluetooth headset into casing
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    MoGo Talk for iPhone adds Bluetooth headset into casing

    By 17 September 2009

    Newton Peripherals, the company that specialises in creating Bluetooth headsets and mice, has launched a new Bluetooth headset that fits snugly into a case that fits on the back of an iPhone 3G and 3GS. Called the MoGo Talk for iPhone, the headset holder...

  • MoGo Talk for BlackBerry gives users built in Bluetooth headset
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    MoGo Talk for BlackBerry gives users built in Bluetooth headset

    By 17 September 2009

    Newton Peripherals, the company that specialises in creating Bluetooth headsets and mice, has said they are working on a new Bluetooth headset that slots onto the back of a specially designed backplate for the latest BlackBerry handsets. Currently in...

  • Bose introduces mobile in-ear headset
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    Bose introduces mobile in-ear headset

    By 26 August 2009

    Bose makes headphones of all types - on-ear, around-ear and in-ear. The company has already converted its on-ears to a mobile version with a mic, and the around-ear headphones also come in an aviation version that also includes a microphone. No prizes,...

  • Tech21 iBand iPhone case uses d3o for protective edge
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    Tech21 iBand iPhone case uses d3o for protective edge

    By 19 August 2009

    d3o, super-flexible, but very strong and protective material, has made it into yet another product, this time an iPhone case to protect your iPhone or iPhone 3GS. The case promises to be soft and subtle when wrapped around your phone, but hard on impact...