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I'm a huge Amazon fan. Mainly because the prices are the cheapest, the service/returns policy is the best. And through the magic of 'affiliates', you can now browse and buy just the smartphone and tech kit you need on Amazon right here. Although the kit won't cost you a penny more, a few pennies do go to this site, to help keep the wheels turning and the Phones Show on the air. Thanks in advance!

Note that if you want to buy stuff other than these bargains, you'll find it easiest to just use this link through to the main Amazon site, so that your searches will work across all products!

Here then are my current Top Bargains and Tech Picks, as at March 2021 - take your pick! Note that these aren't just plucked from a page - each of these is based on my personal use and all the kit that I have in my own gadget bag and car.... 8-)

  1. My favourite range of cases, for most phones, and they're also incredibly cheap. Ringke's clear cases (Air, Fusion) are well fitting and have reinforced corners and face/back drop protection. Start your search on Amazon UK with this link.
    Ringke design
  2. My favourite all-in-one charger, guide price UKP25. microUSB, Type C, Lightning, all built in, plus Qi wireless from the glass top surface! Don't think, just get one of these. Now supplied by Aenkyo, not PONSINC, as per my original review.
    PONSINC charger
  3. RAVPower 65W four in 1 Pioneer charger, UKP40 or so. This outputs two USB-A, two USB Type C with stellar specs - the Unique Selling Point is that you're not tied to plugging your cables into a bulky mains plug - the 'gubbins' is all separate, with just a regular mains plug at the wall. See my full review.

  4. Or, if you'd rather go wireless, get the ROCKJAW T5, at UKP50 or so, typically. Conjoined so that you don't lose a bud and with a huge battery, these also have media controls and sound fantastic. Also with Type C recharging and waterproofing. What's not to love? Reviewed by me here.
  5. Tronsmart Mega Pro - it's the ultimate Bluetooth speaker - near indestructible, super loud and bassy output at - get this - 60W(!), illuminated capacitive controls, charges via Type C. And it now travels with me wherever I go (overnight, at least!) See also my AAWP review here. Guide price UKP70. 
  6. iNassen Type C 'mini hub' charging and listening adapter - this is the one you need if your smartphone only outputs digital audio (think Pixels, HTC, high end Samsungs, recent Sonys). Guide price is UKP17. A previous variant under another (no longer available) brand was reviewed by me here.
    iNassen mini-hub
  7. HIDIZS pro-grade DAC/dongle - if you're a real audiophile then this is the way to get top notch high volume, high quality audio out of any phone with a USB Type C port. Prices seem to vary with availability, but I paid UKP28. They're UKP40 or so when I last looked. Reviewed by me here! (Make sure the one you find is labelled 'Sonata HD Mk II' or similar - there are older versions with less oomph!)
  8. Veho T2 laptop bag - impressive all round padding for laptop, travel essentials (shirt, toiletries etc.) and all manner of gadgets, with pockets and slots and so on. And it converts into a backpack in seconds, with padded shoulder straps. Guide price 25 UKP.
    T2 bag
  9. Qi receiver for Type C or Lightning ports, UKP 10-15. Very no-brand and Chinese, but these receivers, which sit under your phone's TPU case and provide power through the bottom port, can work very well on older phones with no built-in Qi charging (shown below on a Pixel 4a 5G before I'd put my black Spigen case on to cover it!)
    Qi coil on Pixel
  10. Marshall Major III Bluetooth headphones, around UKP75. These are just the best. Use them on Bluetooth for hours, use them wired, supremely comfortable in the house or when exercising, rugged (I've used them for several years), plus they look cool in black and gold(!)
    Major III headphones