Buyers' Guide

Back To School Guide: Accessories and Peripherals

Welcome to the Gift Guide section, where we list our favourite smartphones, tablets, accessories and deals of the moment.

In this section, we’ll keep you updated on a few accessories and peripherals that we love.

Last updated: August 14th, 2013

[msgg postid=”93624″ title=”Ultimate Ears Boom Bluetooth Speaker”]

One of the best “little” speakers in the world, the Ultimate Ears Boom produces some incredible sound for its $229.99 price

With built-in volume controls, a robust water-resistant body and microUSB charging, the UE Boom speaker is tiny but powerful. It’s easy to pair with a compatible Bluetooth handset or tablet and comes in a variety of colours.[/msgg]

[msgg postid=”88018″ title=”Bluelounge MiniDock for iPhone 5″]

The MiniDock is incredibly well-constructed, with a modal Lightning adapter that fits to the iPhone 5 securely; even if the device gets knocked about there’s little chance it will become dislodged. Doing one thing really well is becoming less common in an industry that wants to combine functions into multi-mode products, and the MiniDock fits that bill.[/msgg]

[msgg postid=”87214″ title=”Mophie juice pack for the HTC One”]

For $99.95, the mophie juice pack for the HTC One is excellent value and a fantastic product. It is available directly from Mophie’s website and through select retailers. The black version is shipping now with a silver version coming in mid-May.[/msgg]

[msgg postid=”82751″ title=”Spigen Ultra Thin Air Case for Nexus 4″]

A great little case by a fantastic company. The Ultra Thin Air Case for the Nexus 4 is lightweight, strong and scratch-resistant, and we love Spigen’s other products, too.[/msgg]