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Group test: what's the best smartphone accessory?

The best add-ons for your smartphone

PC Advisor reviews the best mobile phone accessories you can buy for your smartphone.


  • Reviewed on: 22 December 11
  • RRP: £299 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 6 out of 10

The SHOWWX+ HDMI is a way of connecting your smartphone or tablet to most HDMI-equipped devices. It can also be used to project video and images directly onto any surface.

4. Nextivity Cel-Fi RS2

Nextivity Cel-Fi RS2
  • Reviewed on: 18 January 12
  • RRP: £450 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

This is a very simple, plug-and-play solution to getting 3G coverage throughout a building which has sketchy signal strength. It’s pretty easy to use, though the display LEDs could be brighter. The main problem is the price: £450 is a great deal to spend on mobile coverage – phone line broadband and a wireless router is likely to be a lot cheaper.

3. Plantronics M1100

Plantronics M1100
  • Reviewed on: 4 November 11
  • RRP: £50
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

It’s no secret that the market is already somewhat saturated with hands-free devices, but we think the Plantronics M1100 has enough going for it to ensure its Vocalyst-enabled voice is heard amongst the din.

2. Sandberg Touch Screen Gloves

Sandberg Touch Screen Gloves
  • Reviewed on: 23 December 11
  • RRP: £15 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

The Sandberg Touch Screen Gloves are good for keeping your hands warm thanks to their real wool blend. Rubbery bumpy palm aids grip to the phone, all the while giving full touchscreen control of your phone. These gloves are highly recommended for winter phoning.


1. Arcam rCube

Arcam rCube
  • Reviewed on: 10 October 11
  • RRP: £350 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

The Arcam rCube matches a minimalist design aesthetic that Apple would be proud of, with sensational audio performance and smart wireless functionality. With a recent price drop it really does earn its five-star reviews.

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