While we have had accessories for smartphones from the minute the first smartphone was launched, we have seen a rise in the number of gadgets that work alongside smartphones to guarantee a seamless performance. Whether it is via Bluetooth, NFC, QI conduction or simply magnets, it is hard to ignore them given the solid performance they guarantee us faster phones.
Winner- EE 4G Action Camera
The first of its kind to be able to transmit moving images on tap, the Action Camera has a mind boggling number of ways to customise how you use it; whether it be atop a bicycle handlebar, on you wrist or simply atop your helmet while you try to scale the Wembley Stadium arc. It is very easy to set up and use and EE have some very good monthly contract deals in the mix which allow you to not just buy the camera, but also for the data so you can start transmitting as soon as you leave the store.
LG G Watch R
Premium looks, on-the-money plastic OLED screen, plethora of watch faces and a good battery life made it our readers’ favourite. With the Android Wear 2.0 rollout, it is now compatible with iOS and Android devices- hot stuff!
Microsoft Surface 3 keyboard and stylus
Large backlit keys on a slim line cloth like cover, the keys have good return and it attaches magnetically to the tablet. The touchpad just packages the whole thing together. The Stylus has 250 levels of pressure sensitivity and Palm Block technology which helps you use the tablet as a sketching pad. There is a right-click button on the side to bring formatting options to, literally, your fingertips and press the erase button to get rid of those doodles. It looks like a fountain pen and works wirelessly bringing more productivity to your hybrid tablet.
Samsung VR Headset
\Working in conjunction with a Galaxy Note 4, it takes mobile gaming to the next level. Not for developers, but for the paying public, the headset has a very good screen resolution, has good battery life and offers an amazing glimpse of what the future looks like…
Samsung Wireless Charger
Made specifically for the Galaxy S6 family, it negates the need for trailing wires and sockets. Place your phone on the smooth disc and go, 10 minutes of charge gives 2 hours of juice and a built-in LED indicator light lets you know if the phone alignment is wrong. Very clever!