10 best smartphone accessories

Want to get more out of your phone? Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again

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Smartphones might mean that almost every consumer has a digital camera in their pocket - but there are still things to improve on.

Here’s a selection of accessories to help enhance your phone during these coming cold months. From a credit-card-sized flash that can provide DSLR-quality lighting, to the Misfit waterproof activity tracker.

We bring you the best for your cash, from the Olixar headphones, perfect for the gym, to the Archos Beanie, which has a microphone and speakers inside - so you never have to worry about music again. We’ve tried a range of devices so you don’t have to.

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The Olixar headphones are great value for money, and really are the perfect choice for anyone who enjoys running. The Jambox is definitely a premium gift, but if you have the cash it’s worth the money. The Nova will be great, though, over these next few months as the parties start.

Buy now

1. OlloClip, £59.99

2. ChargeKey, £19.99

3. Mini Jambox, £109.99

4. Olixar x1 Headphones, £19.99

5. Mighty Purse, £89.99

6. Pebble Watch, £99.99

7. Archos Beanie, £29.99

8. Proximo Fob, £29.99

9. Misfit Flash, £49.99

10. Nova Flash, £49

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