Best of 2013 – Our favourite speakers, headphones, and accessories for iPhone and iPad

There has been some great new products launched so far in 2012/2013, and no, we are not just talking about the new generation of iPhones, we are talking about accessory products, such as wireless speakers, speaker docks, headphones, cases, and much more.

While not official, we have decided to hold our own low key awards, naming what we believe to be the best iPhone, iPod, and iPad accessories of 2013. The list is not yet complete, as more award categories are being added through the coming month and leading up to the end of the year, so make sure you check back.


Best overall value speaker 2013

Azatom Stealth-Air AirPlay speaker
As a UK first we have got the information, and image, of the brand new AirPlay speaker from up and coming UK speaker brand Azatom. Meet the all…
Price guide: £149 /

Other speaker nominations


Best Kickstarter project 2013

TubeCore Duo media streamer speaker
It is coming across projects like the TubeCore Duo that makes Kickstarter interesting, as this fully funded combination of bluetooth speaker and media streamer (embedded Raspberry Pi running…
Price guide: From $375 /

Other Kickstarter nominations


Best wireless headphones 2013

Sony MDR1-RBT bluetooth headphones with NFC
Over the last couple of weeks I have been trying out the latest wireless headphones from Sony; the MDR1-RBT over-ear Bluetooth headphones with NFC technology. While the full…
Price guide: £247 / $399

Other wireless headphone nominations


Can’t wait to test product 2013

New Libratone Loop wireless speaker
Despite its minor flaws, I can't help but love the Libratone Loop. For me it delivers in heaps where it matters the most; design and audio performance. The…
Price guide: £359 / $499

Other love to test nominations


Best high-end headphones 2013

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 headphones
The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 over-ear headphones goes straight into my top 3 list of best headphones I've had the pleasure of listening to. From their light…
Price guide: £329 / $399

Other high-end headphone nominations


Luxury product we would like 2013

B&O BeoPlay A9 airplay speaker
B&O BeoPlay A9 is the latest AirPlay speaker from the Danish high-end audio company, a system that is guaranteed to turn a head or two with its unique…
Price guide: £1649 / $2699

Other nominated luxury accessories


iPad accessory we got addicted to 2013

Belkin Ultimate Keyboard case for iPad
Generally I'm not a fan of cases that add bulk to my iPad 4, but having tried out the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard case, I realize there are times…
Price guide: £99 / $100


iPad travel accessory 2013

Pack & Smooch Merino iPad sleeve
If you are after something different for your iPad to protect it on travel and everyday use, check out Pack & Smooch Merino iPad sleeve in 100% German…
Price guide: £50 /


New Kid on the Block 2013

Soen Audio Transit bluetooth speaker
Finally the Soen Audio TRANSIT has arrived following months of expectations, and to a large extent it delivers great design and audio performance as promised, bit how does…
Price guide: TBC / $199


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