iPhone Accessories


With the cost of a smartphones increasing it is becoming ever more sensible to pay to insure your new prized posession, particularly if that possession is, like the recent iPhone models, the same price as a five star holiday (or my car). There are a number of companies including Gadget Cover, Protect Your Bubble and Tinhat Mobile Insurance that offer specific mobile phone insurance protecting you from damage, loss or theft. And with reports of mobile phone thefts in the UK reaching over 750,000 a year it's worth paying the few extra pounds each month.


Portable chargers

Portable iPhone chargers have come a long way. No longer are they the bulky utility items of yesterday, now they come complete with a chic bag - like this Dering Smartphone Charge Pouch from Knomo.

This useful addition means you can stylishly charge your iPhone using the integrated smartphone charger with a built-in 3000mAh battery and have room to store your keys, cards and other essentials.

This leather look purse with water and dirt resistant fabric has built in padding for extra iPhone protection. Of course style does come at a price but at £89 Knomo's Dering goes a good way beyond utility to be a useful addition to your wardrode.


If you're looking for something a little less handbag, then this portable iPhone charger from thumbsUp! might be more up your street. Measuring just 6.2 x 5.9 x 1cm this ultra portable charger makes light work of keeping you powered up with 5 hours worth of calls, 20 hours of music playback or 250 hours of standby time.

This easy to use charger costs a much more afforadable £12.99 and can be plugged directly into your PC or Mac. You can see when it is fully charged as all of the blue LED lights are lit then just pop it in your pocket or bag and plug into the bottom of your iPhone or iPod if you need some extre battery power when you're out and about. To check how much charge you have left, simply press the button on the front of the LED display.




iPhone casesMoshi SenseCover for iPhone

Protecting your iPhone needn't be boring with a host of covers and cases ranging from the very sturdy to the obscenely silly - and everything in between.

For those of you who want added protection for your beautiful glass display but still want to be able to interact with your iPhone, then for around £35 the Moshi SenseCover might be just the thing. 

The innovative flip cover design offers all round protection with a polycarbonate hardshell casing and leatherette front cover that features a window to show you the time or caller ID. What's more, you can answer calls without opening the cover simply by swiping the specially designed 'SensArray' pads.

For something more eye catching try Belkin's Geo Dots iPhone case designed by New York graphic designer, Dana Tanamachi. Safety isn't sacrificed for style here and you still get the same shock absorbency from this wraparound frame as you do from Belkin's Grip cases, but with a much slimmer profile. 

From £19.95 this affordable case offers great protection from scratches and drops while leaving your iPhones speakers and ports fully exposed.



For you sporty types who like to make full use of the health apps available on your iPhone then an iPhone case that keeps up with your active lifestyle is what's needed.

If running is your passion then from around £18 Belkin's Slim Fit Plus Armband for iPhone will keep your phone secure whilst still providing access to the speaker ports and home button so you can easily answer a call or skip a track without breaking your stride.

The lightweight neoprene fabric is breathable, washable and stretches with your contours for optimum comfort and is accented with reflective fabric as an added safety feature to mak eyou more visible to others while you run.


iPhone games




Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around for a while, you could miss it. For a perfect spot of 80's nostaglia, and to help you while away an hour or two, take a look at Arcade Go for iPhone.

With no need for batteries, Bluetooth or WiFi configuration, this case transforms your phone with physical controls so you can enjoy classic arcade games on the move. When you're done, simply turn the case over and it becomes a durable iPhone case. Available for just £6.99 this fun and functional iPhone case is guarenteed to keep you occupied for hours!



If you take your gaming seriously then this Phone Game Grip is for you. For a bargain price of £7.99 this games controller brings an added dimension to your iPhone games, particularly gyroscpoic controlled agmes such as racing and flying games. 

The black rubber case features ergomonic controller handles to give the look feel of a traditional games controller and fits snuggly around your iPhone to deliver a fantastic gaming experience.


For a more interactive gaming experience the Immerse Virtual Reality Headset lets you watch 3D movies, partake in simulated games and experience virtual simulations by downloading the content to your iPhone. Starting from around £18, the headset offers 360 head tracking and a screen that adapts with your head movements so you'll feel completely at home in your new virtual world.


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