Once you’ve bought your new smartphone you quickly find yourself having to pay out again for a host of accessories, including a new case and, as USB C becomes more common, new chargers and cables.
Official vendor accessories can be horribly expensive but if you’re willing to pair your new phone with third party kit, there are considerable savings to be made – here’s a few of our top picks, all which are available from Amazon.co.uk.
Eono Essentials iPhone XR / Xs Case – Price £8.99
One of Amazon’s own brands, Eono offers a range of low cost every day items including this sleek-looking case custom designed to fit the Apple’s newest iPhones and available in a range of colours to match your mood.
The case boasts fingerprint resistance and raised edges on the front and around the camera, meaning your new phone not only looks great but is protected from damage on both sides.
Cable Guys Star Wars Stormtrooper phone holder – £24.99
Like the Spiderman variant we reported last week, this officially licensed product is compatible with all smart phone brands and models and also doubles as a stand for your game console’s controller.
It’s a fun, good looking item which will look good on any desk or shelf and also makes a perfect gift for fans of the iconic sci-fi franchise.
Eono Essentials Phone Stand – Price £9.99
This angled aluminium stand is the perfect choice for Apple fans looking to match the look of their iMac or Apple keyboard and lets you use your existing charger cable while holding your smartphone securely.
The elevated design protects your phone from any spills while the silicone anti-slip pad on the underneath means both the phone and stand will be untroubled by any accidental knocks.
AmazonBasics Nylon Braided lightning and USB C cables – From £6.82
We’ve written before about the savings you can make by picking a quality third party cable over Apple’s lightning cable but it’s a message that always deserves repetition.
And, in our experience, Amazon’s nylon braided cables are a much more durable choice than the thin plastic covered options most handset makers bundle with your expensive new phone.
Memory Card – From £5.83
If you’re an Android phone user there’s a good chance your handset supports the use of an external memory card which means you can expand your phone’s storage at prices which are a lot lower than handset manufacturers charge for models with more on-board disk space.
Our favourite brand is SanDisk which has a strong reputation for offering cards with fast, reliable performance and includes a MicroSD to SD card adapter in most of its range, meaning you can easily move the card between your mobile and computer.
Amazon Launchpad Cell Phone Holder for Bed – From £14.99
This third stand on our list is a little different from the norm – the bottom clamps to a surface such as a kitchen counter, workbench, desk or even a bed post, while the clip cradle at the other end holds any phone securely.
The flexible gooseneck means you can position the phone to suit your needs or preference and makes it a great way to use your phone as an alarm clock, TV for the bedroom or the prefect screen for working along a ‘how-to’ video.
Umi Essentials Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
The latest trend in headphones is for ‘truly wireless’ models which eliminate all external cables and wires leaving just the two earbuds.
Most phone manufacturers plus premium audio brands such as B&O have at least one model in their range and now Umi, another of Amazon’s house brands, has joined the action but with an asking price way below much of the competition.
Featuring an IPX7 waterproof rating and storage case which doubles as a charger, the headphones can be used separately or as a pair and each can control your music or take / reject a call.
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