MCAA 2014 – Winners announced!

Mobile Choice readers have voted in their thousands and told us about the greatest and best add-ons to their mobile life.

And with more than 2,000 of you voicing your opinions in the Mobile Choice Accessories Awards 2014, we are now ready to crown the best in each of our 12 categories.

They are:

 

Best Charging/Power accessory

 

Winner

Energizer Qi Inductive Charger

This three-position charger includes two large Qi zones – the universal wireless charging standard – for cordless inductive charging, as well as one USB port. 

 

Highly commended

JBL Powerup Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia

Let the music play while you charge, by streaming songs wirelessly with Bluetooth or connecting your Nokia with a tap using NFC – all without any fiddly cables.  

 

Runner-Up

Griffin Power Dock 5 iPad/iOS charging Station

Taking up about the same space as a single iPad, the PowerDock 5 is a charging station for countertop or desktop, providing safe charging and storage for up to five devices.

 

Best In-Car device

 

Winner

Parrot Asteroid Smart

The premium Asteroid Smart device packs in dual Bluetooth connectivity, a 6.2-inch display, multimedia playback and even a GPS receiver to help you get where you’re going.  

 

Highly Commended

Jabra Tour

An HD mic offers enhanced noise cancellation, while a powerful three-watt speaker gives lifelike sound. And voice control to make and take calls, plus the ability to stream multimedia, are welcome bonuses.  

 

Runner-Up

Plantronics K100

Dual microphones, DSP technology and echo cancellation help provide natural-sounding conversations, while an FM transmitter allows you to listen to calls, music and GPS directions through the car speakers.

 

Best Case Design

 

Winner

QDOS Metallic range

QDOS moulds these cases from a single piece of polycarbonate – as strong as steel and as light as cork – with careful detailing ensuring they’re attractive as well as sturdy.

 

Highly Commended

Cygnett Tube Map

Snap on this iconic TubeMap and the glossy case can help you plot your journey through London's most famous central stations.

 

Runner-Up

Griffin Reveal

Reveal's sleek, one-piece design lets the beauty of your iPhone shine through, as its thin polycarbonate shell adds only a little over a millimeter in thickness.  

 

Best Camera Accessory

 

Winner

Sony DSC-QX100

This attachable lens-style camera turns your smartphone into a DSLR-like device, using NFC or Wi-Fi for easy connection. Shoot and view images on the phone's screen, saving images on both the camera and the phone.  

 

Highly commended

GoPro HD Hero 3

The GoPro App turns your smartphone or tablet into a convenient remote control for your camera. And the smallest, lightest, most powerful GoPro camera range yet includes a 3+ model that shoots video at 4K.

 

Runner-Up

Optrix iPhone Adventure Case

This tough case turns your iPhone 5 into a go-anywhere action cam – protecting your phone from a 15-foot fall or a 15-foot watery plunge. Meanwhile, a built-in three-element wide-angle lens captures stunning pics and video.

 

Best Gaming Accessory

 

Winner

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

With a single touch of your screen you can control the AR.Drone 2.0 to take off, land, hover and flip, all the while streaming and recording footage directly to your smartphone using its 720p HD camera.

 

Highly commended

Moga Mobile Gaming Controller

With its dual analogue sticks, shoulder triggers and four action buttons, this portable game controller aims to deliver a high-precision experience on Android phones even 3.2 inches thick.

 

Runner-Up 

Steelseries Free Mobile Wireless Controller

Abandon clumsy touchscreen controls with the dual analogue sticks, Dpad, two trigger buttons and the classic four-button layout. Works with Android devices, as well as PCs and Macs.

 

Best Audio Dock

 

Winner

Bose SoundDock Series III

The iPhone or iPod dock with an Apple Lightning connector offers outsized performance thanks to Bose's digital signal processing and acoustic design.

 

Highly commended

Denon Ceol Piccolo

A versatile home audio system that lets you wirelessly stream audio from a variety of devices thanks to its Wi-Fi connectivity.

 

Runner-Up

JBL OnBeat Rumble

This loudspeaker dock is Bluetooth-enabled (with HARMAN TrueStream connection technology), and its built-in subwoofer delivers massive sound with roaring bass.

 

Best Bluetooth/Wireless Speakers

 

Winner

Sonos Play:1

"No other wireless speaker this size delivers such rich, clear Hi-Fi sound," says Sonos, pointing to the Play:1's perfectly-tuned Class D amplifiers, 3.5-inch mid-woofer and tweeter.  

 

Highly commended

UUnique Bass Pod

This tiny Bluetooth speaker features a suction cup design that allows you to place it anywhere you please - making it ideal for use as a desk stand for your phone.

 

Runner-Up

Jawbone Mini Jambox

This ultraportable speaker comes in nine different colours, but without its good looks it couldn't sound as good as it does – as its ultra-slim enclosure is crafted from a single piece of extruded aluminium, making it loud and light.  

 

 

Best Headphones

 

Winner

Beats Studio

The world’s most famous headphones have been completely redesigned to be lighter, stronger and more comfortable, with precision sound, Adaptive Noise Canceling, a 20-hour rechargeable battery and RemoteTalk.  

 

Highly commended

Sennheiser Momentum

Momentum is a closed-back, around-the-ear headphone specially created for music lovers wanting a distinct and sophisticated appearance, luxurious wearing comfort and rich, detailed stereo sound.

 

Runner-Up

Parrot Zik

These premium headphones include a unique head-detection sensor, which puts your music on hold when you take the headset off, as well as a high-performance active noise control system that can eliminate up to 98 percent of ambient sound.

 

Online Retailer/Website of the Year

 

Winner

Mobilefun.co.uk

Mobile Fun puts its success down to responding to what its customers want with its extensive range of the latest accessories, teamed with world-class customer service. The Birmingham-based company was launched in 2000 and has dedicated websites around the world (such as MobileFun.de in Germany and MobileFun.fr in France). The main Mobilefun.co.uk website receives over one million visits and 33,000 orders per month.  

 

Highly commended

Expansys.com

Expansys was set up by a group of mobile software developers and technicians in Manchester in 1997, and quickly gained a reputation for both an in-depth knowledge of the industry and being the first to bring the latest products to a tech-savvy audience. The company has since grown to sell a range of 30,000 products to customers in over 100 countries, with over two million visitors every month to its 60 websites in 16 languages.  

 

Best Sports/Fitness Accessory

 

Winner

Nike+ Fuelband SE

Tracks daily activity and visualises your performance as well as sets goals and challenges your friends who use the Nike+ app, and lets you earn NikeFuel.  

 

Highly commended

Fitbit Flex

This activity tracker tracks steps, distance, and calories burnt. Both iPhone and Android compatible, at night, it tracks your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better, and wakes you silently in the morning.

 

Runner-Up

Jawbone UP24

The wristband tracks your movement and sleeps in the background. The app displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

 

Best Wearable Accessory

 

Winner

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Two words - Voice Recognition. Users can read texts, compose new ones, make calls, check the weather, and create a calendar entry all by just talking to it. The smartwatch links wirelessly with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and enables the user to control it remotely from their wrist and even has a 1.9MP built-in camera.

 

Highly commended

Sony Smartwatch 2

Text messages, email, calendar, call log, Facebook, Twitter, gmail and more, all on your wrist, the SmartWatch acts as an Android remote working with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 or later. The multi-layer colour touchscreen lets you browse and read all your notifications without ever having to take your phone out of your pocket or bag.

 

Runner-Up

Pebble Smartwatch

This waterproof E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android was one of the most successful crowd-funded projects on Kickstarter. It pairs with compatible devices using Bluetooth and enables users to view text messages and other notifications, accept or decline incoming calls, control music and more.

 

Most Innovative Device

 

Winner

Otterbox Preserver waterproof case 

This highly protective waterproof phone case is built to prevail over the drops, dings and bruises that happen when you don’t hesitate to leap into the action. It is fully submergible up to 6.6ft (2m), can survive drops of the same depth and is dust proof.  

 

Highly commended

Hippih Hipkey

An innovative product that helps keep an eye on your valuables. At the push of a button, hipKey will save you time by helping you find your belongings whether it is a phone, an iPad or even a lost child. Simply attach the device to the item of your choice and you’re ready to go.

 

Runner-Up

Freedom I-Connex Bluetooth Keyboard

Designed for the iPhone, iPad and HID enabled devices, the keypad is about the same size as a laptop keyboard, folds in half and is reinforced by a sturdy leather carrying case it is supplied with.

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