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Mind you, please donate because you think the work I/we put in is worth it. And not because of the giveaways, which are simply a way of doling out ex-review hardware to a good home! Winners are people drawn at random on The Phones Show Chat podcast every week until further notice...

I have a choice of accessories (listed below) to give away to a lucky monthly 'virtual pint of beer' donator or an ad-hoc donator (auto-added in from donations in the previous month - in other words, you don't have to sign up to a recurring 'monthly' donation in order to be in the draw), chosen at random every week until further notice on the Phones Show Chat.

The winner, each week, will be notified by email and can choose any item from the list below, posted free worldwide:

Updated October 2014. I've sorted the accessories into rough and ready groups, where applicable:

Samsung Galaxy S III, S4, S5, S4 Zoom, K Zoom:

  • a Proporta Quicksilver hard shell for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (choice of 3 patterns)
  • a Proporta Union Jack-themed hard shell for the Samsung Galaxy S4
  • a Proporta Ted Baker premium hard shell for the Samsung Galaxy S4
  • an official Samsung semi-transparent white protective gel case for the Galaxy S III
  • a tough, textured, in-situ black case for the Samsung Galaxy S III when fitted with the extended back and 3000mAh battery)
  • an official 3000mAh extended battery kit (with white back)
  • a transparent hard in-situ case for the Galaxy S4
  • a tough, lightly used TPU black case for the Galaxy S4
  • a circuit-board-patterned in-situ hard shell case for the Galaxy S4
  • an OtterBox Prefix rubber case for the Samsung Galaxy S III
  • a tough white plastic unbranded in-situ case for the Galaxy S III
  • a tough transparent plastic unbranded in-situ case for the Galaxy S III
  • an OtterBox Commuter two part ruggedised case for the Samsung Galaxy S III
  • a mains Galaxy S III battery charger (anyone know if it also fits the S4 battery?)
  • a Proporta leather/quilted/tartan in-situ wallet style case for the Galaxy S III
  • a ANKER 2200mAh battery for the Samsung Galaxy S III
  • a Noreve luxury Indigo in-situ case for the Samsung Galaxy S III (thanks to Noreve)
  • a black, tough flexi-shield case for the Samsung Galaxy S III
  • a white, tough, in-situ case for the Galaxy S4 Zoom
  • a black in-situ TPU case for the Galaxy K Zoom
  • a blue in-situ TPU case for the Galaxy K Zoom
  • a solid blue in-situ TPU case, with camera protection and optional yellow fashion strap, for the Galaxy K Zoom
  • a Qi-charging coil add-in for the Galaxy S4
  • transparent turqoise Android-themed TPU case for the Galaxy S4
  • an official Samsung (white) Qi charging back for the Galaxy S4
Apple iPhone 6/6+:
  • Proporta Bumper case for iPhone 6
  • Proporta 'Protective case with Hidden Card Slot' for iPhone 6 (in brown/tan)
Apple iPhone 5/5S/5C:
  • a Proporta Simpson's themed (black) hard shell for the Apple iPhone 5/5S
  • a 5-pack of iPhone 5/5S screen protectors (thanks to Mobile Fun)
  • a choice of two iPhone 5/5S gel cases (frosted white - used and frosted black - brand new)
  • a choice of two new iPhone 5C gel cases (frosted light blue and smoke black)
  • a travellers 2" USB to Lightning Cable

Apple iPhone 4/4S:

  • a Proporta striped 'Impact Protective Crystal Back Shell' for the iPhone 4/4S
  • a Proporta Olympics 2012-themed 'hard shell' for the iPhone 4/4S
  • a black diamond-studded (not real!) in-situ case
  • a pink sparkly(!) in-situ shell case for iPhone 4/4S
  • a rich pink sparkly (more classy!) in-situ shell case for iPhone 4/4S
  • a purple rubber bumper case
  • a tough white and red VANS-branded in-situ bumper case
  • a NAF NAF Paris-branded hard shell case
  • an official red Angry Birds-branded hard shell case
  • a tough white polypropelene 'dotted' in-situ case
  • a padded de-luxe Hello Kitty pouch, with velcro closure [you can tell most of these are my daughter's, can't you!]
Nokia Lumia devices:
  • a black Amzer dual layer ruggedised case for the Nokia Lumia 920
  • a white transparent TPU in-situ case for the Nokia Lumia 1520
  • an official white/grey Nokia CP-623 flip case for the Lumia 1520
  • a Melkco black matt TPU in-situ case for the Lumia 1520
  • a black Krusell FlipCover case for the Lumia 1520
  • a black Amzer gel (TPU) case for the Nokia Lumia 1020
  • an official blue plastic in-situ case for the Nokia Lumia 920
  • official Nokia Lumia 820 wireless charging shell (CC-3041)
  • a premium leather 'Dark Vintage' case for the Nokia Lumia 900 (thanks to Noreve)
  • a Case-Mate 'Barely there' hard case for the Nokia Lumia 920 (thanks to Mobile Fun)
  • a Nokia CC-1031 cyan 'soft cover' case for the Lumia 800
  • a red back cover for the Nokia Lumia 620
  • a red gel case for the Lumia 520
  • a blue ruggedised Trident Aegis case for the Lumia 520
  • a black TPU in-situ case for the Nokia Lumia 925
Samsung Galaxy Note, Note II and Note 3:
  • a really tough, official black TPU case for the Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • a 'Poetic' black composite flip case for Galaxy Note 3, with hard internal shell and credit card slots in the flip
  • an ENERGY-branded Qi wireless charging module for the Note II
  • a generic Qi wireless charging module for the Note II (the one I used on the Show) (I have 2 of these)
  • a tough TPU transparent case for the Galaxy Note II
  • an official Samsung white/grey (I have another in black and grey) tough 'Protective' case for the Galaxy Note II
  • official 'Protective Cover' (in-situ white hard shell) for Galaxy Note II
  • a tough TPU green semi-transparent case for the Galaxy Note II
  • 9000mAh Zero Lemon replacement battery and rubberised back for Galaxy Note II
  • official Samsung Galaxy Note II Flip covers (replaces original back cover) - choice of dark grey or white
  • a Mizu-style white protective case for the Samsung Galaxy Note
  • an ANKER-branded mains charger for Galaxy Note II batteries
  • a tough white silicone case for the Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • a 'professional screen guard' for the Samsung Galaxy Note
  • SnakeHive leather in-situ flip case for Galaxy Note II
  • After market in-situ hard case for Galaxy Note II, with leather flip and integrated top-up battery, internal microUSB jack, etc.
  • black faux-leather replacement back (no NFC aerial) for Galaxy Note II
  • black faux-carbon-fibe replacement back for Galaxy Note II
  • original Samsung white Galaxy Note II back
  • In-situ leather flip case for Galaxy Note II, with wallet slots for cards and magnetic closure
  • Extended 6500mAh battery and replacement back cover for Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Blue leather in-situ flip case/stand for Galaxy Note II with integral swivel mechanism
  • White padded faux-leather hinged in-situ case for the Galaxy Note II
Nexus devices
  • A charcoal in-situ TPU case for the Nexus 5
  • a 2000mAh extended battery kit for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  • a chequered semi-transparent TPU case for the Galaxy Nexus
  • a tough dark red in-situ TPU case for the Google Nexus 5
  • replacement battery for the Google Nexus One(!)
  • an official (PINK!) folio style wrap-over case for the Google Nexus 7
  • a clear hard shell for the Google/Samsung Nexus S
  • a part clear, part opaque hard silicone case for the Galaxy Nexus
  • a tough black Mizu case for the Galaxy Nexus
  • a clear TPU tough case for the LG Nexus 4
  • a quality, black, grippy TPU case for the LG Nexus 5
HTC One, One (M8), One X, One X+ and mini and all post-2013 devices:
  • a transparent soft gel in-situ case for the HTC One
  • a Proporta Mizu Shell form fitting case for the HTC One X and One X+!
  • an official bright orange, flexible shell case for the HTC One X and One X+
  • a Cruzerlite violet flexible case for the HTC One X and One X+
  • a no-name red transparent flexible case for the HTC One X+
  • a Proporta Hard shell for the HTC One X and One X+
  • a black Belkin leather slip case, with pull tab, for the HTC One
  • official grey and red 'Hard Shell' for the HTC One
  • a faux-leather folio (black) case for the HTC One mini 2
  • a Amzer TPU case (black) for the HTC Desire 816
  • a black faux-leather flip case for the HTC One (M7)
  • a transparent clip-on shell case for the HTC One (M7)
Blackberry bits:
  • a PDair deluxe leather belt slip case for the Blackberry Bold 9900/9930
  • a stylish red metal bumper case for the Blackberry Z10
  • an official grey and white hard case for the Blackberry Q10
  • a Proporta 'Impact Protective Crystal Back Shell' for Blackberry Bold 9900
  • a Proporta 'Impact Protective Crystal Back Shell' with skeleton artwork for Blackberry  93xx series
  • a blue semi-transparent in-situ case for the Z10
  • a clear semi-transparent in-situ case for the Z10

Sony devices:

  • a black TPU case for the Xperia Z Ultra
  • a transparent in-situ case for the Sony Xperia SP
  • a Cruzerlite tough case for the Xperia Z2
  • a leather flip/folio case for the Xperia Z Ultra

Miscellaneous:

  • a new, boxed Nokia Boom Headset, HDB-5
  • a faux leather folio style case (black) for the LG G3
  • dozens of screen protectors for every size screen, please specify and I'll send a few over
  • a pair of black Nokia WH-701 stereo headphones for a Symbian/S60 device (two available)
  • small HTC-branded faux-leather padded pouch - for headphones or other small accessories?
  • a black in-situ case with camera protection for the Nokia 808
  • a mobile phone/camera tripod, approx 6" tall with extendable legs, ending in standard tripod fixing, adjustable angle
  • a black striped, zipped and padded case for any 10" tablet
  • a large Proporta brown leather satchel suitable for thin laptops and with a special iPad Air compartment, detachable (this item is very heavy, so UK only and I'd appreciate some help with transport/postage!)
  • a Golla GenMob dark green camera/gadget bag, padded, with "Nokia 808 PureView" branding
  • a Richard Tracy Brand 'camo' silicone strap for the Pebble Steel smartwatch
  • a Richard Tracy Brand brown 'wide body' leather strap for the Pebble original smartwatch
  • a large generic neoprene slip case (large touchscreen phones) with extractor tab
  • a HTC branded black leather slip case for a small phone
  • a deluxe leather Bugatti pouch case in black, for a feature phone or older smartphone
  • a pair of Palm Pre pouches, one felt and the other leather
  • a generic black leather pouch case suitable for Galaxy S4/5-size devices
  • a set of three Proporta magnetic cable tidies
  • a Proporta-branded faux-leather (money) wallet (fold-over style)
  • a USB on the go CA-157 cable adapter for some Nokia Symbian handsets
  • a Symbian-branded (!!) USB-powered plasma ball
  • a Proporta car 12V to twin USB power adapter
  • pack of three spare batteries for the Huawei G300
  • a charcoal grey Motorola RAZR i/M gel case
  • a Proporta BeachBuoy 100% waterproof pouch for 4.5"(ish) screened smartphones
  • a Proporta BeachBuoy 100% waterproof pouch for 10" tablets
  • a ruggedised black TPU Motorola RAZR i/M gel case
  • a (used, but very good condition) rugged white gel case for the Nokia 808 PureView
  • a (used, but very good condition) rugged black gel case for the Nokia 808 PureView
  • a black TPU gel case for the Motorola RAZR HD
  • a thick red gel case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
  • an official black slip case for the Nokia E71/E72
  • a black TPU case for the Nokia 808 PureView
  • a two part black in-situ case for the Nokia 808, with camera island cover
  • a deluxe leather in-situ Noreve case for the Samsung ATIV S
  • a black leather in-situ case for the Nokia Lumia 800 (thanks to Noreve)
  • a desktop dock for the HTC Titan (thanks, Pete!)
  • a Proporta Kenzo hard case for the Samsung Galaxy S II (floral pattern!)
  • a smoked/clear hard silicone case for the HTC Sensation
  • a Mobile Fun Ultra Glass full-face tempered glass protective shield for the Samsung Galaxy S2
  • a tough silicone case for the Nokia E6
  • a leather wrap-around in-situ case for the Nokia E6
  • a red rubber protective case for the HTC Rhyme
  • a Case-Mate gel in-situ protective case for the HTC Sensation
  • a generic screen protector, with applicator and cleaning cloth for any screen of 4.5" or less
  • an OtterBox Commuter hard case for the Nokia N8
  • an OtterBox Commuter hard case for the Nokia E7
  • a Proporta Mizu Shell case for the HTC Incredible S
  • a Proporta Alu-leather case for the Google Nexus one
  • a Proporta Ted Baker leather slip case for the Galaxy S II and similar form factors
  • a Proporta Alu-leather pouch for the HTC Desire HD, Sony Ericsson Arc and other touchscreen smartphones
  • a Proporta Neoprene sleeve for 10" tablets
  • a Proporta 'book' leather case for the Apple iPad (original)
  • a FlexiShield case for the Nokia N8
  • a Proporta Perfora leather case for Apple iPhone 3/3GS
  • a Proporta N97 mini Alu-leather luxury case
  • a Proporta Maya pouch - case that fits almost anything
  • a Noreve luxury suede-leather case for Nokia N96
  • Nokia official leather sleeve case for X6/N97 mini and others
  • InvisibleShield screen protectors and ToughGuard shell for the Nokia N97 mini
  • a Capdase leather flip case for the Google Nexus one
  • a Mobile+ 12V to USB and miniUSB converter with flying extender lead
  • Spare battery: choose one from: Samsung i8910, Nokia BL-5K, Nokia BL-5J, Nokia BL-5F, Nokia BP-6MT, Nokia BL-4D or Nokia BP-4L
  • a dedicated Nokia N97 classic rubber in-situ case

I'll keep the giveaways coming - I've got quite a pile of ex-review gear that needs to find a good home! 

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