1. Griffin Clarifi - £25 - www.carphonewarehouse.com

The Clarifi is another ingenious idea from Griffin. It looks like a fairly ordinary case, with Griffin's trademark EasyDock feature that enables you to slide the lower section of the case off so that you can insert the iPhone into a docking unit. However, on the back of the case there's a little macro lens that slides over the iPhone's own camera lens, improving the image quality and allowing the iPhone to take close-up photos of items such as business cards. Read our full review.

2. Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere - £100 - http://store.apple.com/uk
There's always a compromise with portable speakers. Reducing the size of the speakers generally means reducing the volume and the sound quality, too. However, Logitech's Pure-Fi Anywhere speaker/dock system strikes a good balance between portability and sound quality. It's still small enough to slip into a backpack or suitcase, but produces a nice clear sound with plenty of volume and decent bass, too.

3. Aliph Jawbone - £80 - www.carphonewarehouse.com
Bluetooth headsets are ten-a-penny these days, but the Jawbone is one of the most stylish Bluetooth headsets we've seen – even the earpiece is finished off with tasteful leather trim. The technology inside it is pretty clever, too, as the Jawbone uses twin microphones and a special soundprocessing algorithm called NoiseAssassin to reduce background noise so that your voice is always heard clearly, even over loud background noise.

4. Griffin AirCurve - £20 - www.carphonewarehouse.com
The AirCurve is an ingenious little device. It's a shiny, translucent stand for the iPhone that has a 'coiled wave' built into the base. This acts as a kind of acoustic amplifier that improves the sound from the iPhone's tinny little built-in speaker, enabling you to take calls on the iPhone while it sits conveniently on your desk. There's also a slot in the AirCurve that leaves room for the sync cable, too. Another winner from Griffin, and at a great price!

5. Apple Remote App - Free - www.apple.com/uk/itunes/remote
This should be downloaded by anyone that owns an iPod touch or iPhone. The Remote software turns the iPod/ iPhone into a remote control that you can use to play music and videos on your Mac or Apple TV. It's a two-way link, too, so you can browse your album artwork on the iPod screen, or create and edit playlists all from the comfort of your sofa.

First published in MacFormat, Issue 202