1. Belkin Thunderstorm
The iPad-friendly portable speaker dock promises to deliver cinematic quality audio for watching films and gaming on your Apple tablet using front-facing speakers that deliver the rich, powerful digital sound. The Lightning compatible setup that fits around the slate features integrated air channels help ‘bass frequencies come alive’ and with the Thunderstorm app lets you tinker with and customize audio settings.
Price: £179.99 | Belkin
2. Blue Nessie
With a name and design inspired by the mythical lake monster, this latest Blue Microphones offering aims to give podcasting and pretty much anything else you need to record some studio-enhanced polish. Featuring a built-in pop filter to help cut out unwanted background noise, adaptive processing which is done in real-time means the EQ and level control can smooth out any kinks in recordings leaving you free to concentrate on your killer material.
Price: 84.99 | Blue Microphones
A Kickstarter success story, this little device connects via USB to Canon and Nikon SLR cameras and will let you remotely take pictures from an iOS, Mac or Android device. Photos snapped are immediately sent to the screen on your tablet or smartphone where you can review and share images, and with the accompanying app enables continuous shooting and even edit shots with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom support also on board.
Price: $299 | CameraMator
4. Fujistu ScanSnap iX500
Digitizing receipts, invoices and any other important bits of paper lying around on your desk and in your wallet, this iOS and Android supported scanner can churn out 25 double-sided pages per minute in JPG, PDF, Word and Excel documents. You’ll also be able to send documents to your mobile device sans PC and remotely start the process via the iOS and Android app.
Price: £394 | Fujitsu
5. Henge Horizontal Dock
One for MacBook Air and Pro owners, the solid metal docking station ramps up on board connectivity to include six USB ports, an Ethernet port and another SD card slot with the ability to hook up to three extra external displays. There’s a Kensington Security Slot for added physical security and you can undock your Mac from its sleek frame in under two seconds for rapid removal in the morning.
Price:$249 ($349 with Thunderbolt) | Henge Docks
6. Seagate Wirless Plus
The 1TB hard drive with minimalist looks hosts a removable USB 3.0 adaptor but uniquely has built-in wireless connectivity which means you can steam music and video files to up to eight tablets and smartphones straight from the device. Using the Seagate Media app for iOS and Android devices to access content, you can expect a decent 10 hours of battery life before you have to end up watching finding something decent to watch on TV.
Price: Around £150 | Seagate
7. Spicebox Mauz
Named Best in Show at Macworld/iWorld 2013, the tiny dongle device hooks up to your iPhone via the pin adaptor and turns your Apple smartphone into a laser mouse to navigate around your desktop PC. Working over Wi-Fi, the Mauz boasts touchscreen support to add gesture support like scrolling and browsing, but most impressively uses gyroscope and accelerometer features to add 3D mouse functionality.
Price: TBC | Kickstarter
8. Olloclip iPhone case
Now with iPhone 5 support, the Olloclip gives you a fisheye, macro and wide-angle lens all in one easy solution. The tiny unit clips onto the corner of your iPhone, over the camera, and is easily removed and cleaned with the microfibre carry-case whene necessary. As an added bonus, it'll work seamlessly with all your favourite photography and social media apps.
Price: £69.99 | Olloclip