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We name the best iPhone SE accessories

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Our pick of the best cases, earphones and fun add-ons.
iPhone SE official

Just got yourself an iPhone SE? Check out our run down of the best cases, speakers, headphones and more.

iPhone SE leather case (£29)

iPhone SE official case

This is the official Apple case for the SE, and comes in two colours: black or midnight blue.

Because it's precision crafted, it fits snugly and so adds next to no extra bulk to your handset.

It's made from specially tanned and finished European leather, giving it a supple, premium feel.

And on the inside you'll find a soft micro fibre lining that stops your phone from getting scratched.

Find it here:iPhone SE leather case.

BB-8 Sphero (£129.95)

The BB-8 can be controlled from any phone that has Bluetooth and that's running the Sphero app. And that includes the iPhone SE.

You can set it going just by speaking, which is sure to make you feel like a Jedi Knight, plus you can create and view holographic recordings of the 'Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope' variety.

Throw in wireless induction charging, and it's obvious The Force is strong with this one.

Find it here: BB-8 Sphero

B&O BeoPlay A2 (£299.95)

B&O Beoplay A2

This portable Bluetooth speaker might cost just shy of £300, but B&O makes some of the best-sounding speakers around, so you know it'll do your music collection justice.

True360 omni-directional sound means your listening experience isn't affected by where you're sitting in relation to the speaker, while a marathon 24-hours of battery life should be long enough for any party.

It also has a solid aluminium core, so can withstand the odd knock.

Find it here:BeoPlay A2.

Lifeproof nüüd case (£79.95)

 Lifeproof nüüd case

nüüd by name, nude by nature. Even though this case covers all the ports where water might get in, it leaves the touchscreen naked so nothing comes between you and your phone.

Yet it also manages to be completely waterproof, so you can immerse the phone in up to 2m of water.

You'll still be able to use the iPhone SE's Touch ID fingerprint security while the case is on. But if you want to plug in a charger or a pair of headphones you'll have to open a rubber flap.

Though that's a small inconvenience for full waterproofing, we think.

Find it here:Lifeproof case.

RHA S500i (£39.95)

RHA S500i

Sure, some headphones will sound better than the RHA S500i. But for decent sound on a budget, you can't do much better than these.

They're noise-isolating, which means they fit snugly in your ear holes like a set of ear plugs and block out background noise.

Their lightweight aluminium build means they don't feel heavy, and the sound quality is top-notch thanks to micro dynamic driver tech.

Find it here:RHA S500i.

Ultimate Ears UE Boom 2 (£169.95)

Ultimate Ears UE Boom 2

Another wireless speaker, but this one is more suited to the rough and tumble of the great outdoors.

Its IPX7 rating means it's waterproof, dirt-proof and shock-proof. Basically, it'll withstand any abuse, no matter how hardy the conditions become.

The battery lasts 15 hours before needing to be replenished, by which time we would need recharging too.

You can even link a few Boom 2s together to make the sound even louder.

Find it here:Ultimate Ears UE Boom 2.

Nike Diamond Armband (£29.95)

Nike Arm Band

You've just spent hundreds of pounds on a new phone. So the last thing you want is to drop it while out pounding the pavement in the name of fitness.

With that in mind, the Nike Diamond Armband keeps your phone safe while you're out running.

Its construction keeps your phone secure, while the clear window at the front lets you use the touchscreen without having to take it out.

The fabric is moisture-resistant, so will protect your handset from a downpour, while breathability channels increase the air flow, stopping your phone from overheating.

If only it could do the same for you.

Find it here:Nike Diamond Armband.

Manfrotto TwistGrip (£39.95)

Manfrotto TwistGrip

First things first: this isn't a camera tripod. Rather, it's a 'mount' that clamps your iPhone SE in place, so you can then use it with a tripod.

Its easy-to-use twist movement and locking mechanism keep your iPhone in the right position, and it's small enough to stash in a pocket or bag.

It works with a range of photographic accessories. And it works with other models of iPhone, even if they're in their rugged cases.

Find it here:Manfrotto TwistGrip.

Flir One (£199.95)

Flir One

Plug this into your iPhone, download the free app, and bingo – your phone has thermal imaging skills.

This lets you see heat energy, letting you detect minute changes in temperature. Think of the film Predator or night-time footage of real-life police chases and you're on the right track.

Why would you want that? So you can pick up on and locate energy leaks at home and spot fires without entering a building for starters. And you'll be able to look outside at night to see if you're being burgled without venturing out and possibly risking your life too.

Find it here:Flir One.

Still deciding whether or not the iPhone SE is for you? Check out our review.

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