Ultimate setup: Apple iPhone 5c

Kit out your iPhone 5c with our pick of the best cases, headphones and accessories

Ah, so we see you've bought yourself a new iPhone 5c? Good timing - with Apple releasing a new, cheaper 8GB model, it won't have made quite such a big dent in your bank balance.

So presumably you'll be setting aside that cash you've saved for a rainy day then? Oh, right - you plan to spend it all on cases, headphones and other accessories for your new phone instead.

Well who are we to convince you otherwise... Here are 10 of the best treats for your lucky little smartphone.

READ MORE: Apple iPhone 5c review

Moshi iGlaze XT case

Whisper it, but we reckon Apple's much-vaunted design sense deserted it when it came up with the official iPhone 5c case. That pattern of holes revealing bits of the text printed on your phone… ugh. No, you want a clear case to show off your colourful new companion. This snap-on effort fits the bill, unobtrusively keeping your phone safe from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

US$25 (RM82), buy the Moshi iGlaze XT case here

Pebble Smartwatch

Many have tried to make a smartwatch, but only one company has made one that we'd actually want to wear – Pebble. It strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and functionality, with a practical E Ink screen that doesn't chew through battery life, notifications for your apps, and control over your music – plus a whole host of apps on the Pebble App Store. Yes, there's a more swish Steel version, but it's pricier. And the bright polycarbonate finish of the original Pebble will go nicely with your iPhone 5c.

US$150 (RM490), buy the Pebble smartwatch here

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Apple TV

As a smart TV device, the Apple TV is looking increasingly out of place in a world of Netflix-equipped Roku Streaming Sticks and Google Chromecasts. But it does have one killer app for iPhone users: AirPlay. You can stream music and videos to your TV, mirror your iPhone's screen and even play games. If you've bought into the Apple ecosystem, it's a bargain.

RM349, buy Apple TV here

Spigen SGP GLAS.tR SLIM Glass Screen Protector

The back of the iPhone 5c may be made from durable polycarbonate, but the front is still made from oh-so-scratchable glass. Wrap it up in Spigen's screen protector to put a layer of tempered glass between your screen and the hard knocks of the outside world. It's nigh-on unscratchable, oleophobic and covered with an anti-shatter film so that if it does break, it won't cut you.

US$30 (RM99), buy the Spigen SGP GLAS.tR SLIM Glass Screen Protector here

B&W P3 On-ear headphones

Bowers & Wilkins' P3 on-ears are compact, lightweight, and deliver excellent sound quality in a stylish package – "a refined, easygoing listen," according to our sister mag What Hi-Fi? Sound And Vision, bettered only by the considerably bulkier Philips M1s. They're also available in an array of colours to match your vivid iPhone 5c. You didn't go for white, did you? Of course you didn't.

RM999, buy Bowers & Wilkins P3 here

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Incipio Watson Folio Wallet Case

Class up your iPhone 5c with this faux-leather case. A clip-on cover keeps your phone safe, while the folio combines a hard shell for an extra layer of protection with a microsuede lining to protect your screen from scratches. You can also tuck up to three credit cards into the cover – which is available in a veritable rainbow of hues to match your 5c.

US$45 (RM148), buy the Incipio Watson Folio Wallet Case here

Apple in-ear headphones with remote and mic

Apple's bundled EarPods are – let's be honest – not the greatest headphones ever. But its own in-ears are surprisingly good, with a woofer/tweeter setup that delivers clear, crisp sound. Apple's design know-how is on show, too – they look lovely. As long as you're not expecting Beats levels of bass, they're a worthwhile upgrade.

RM319, buy Apple in-ear headphones with remote and mic here

Fitbit Flex

This Bluetooth 4.0 fitness tracker will get you on your feet; a simple line of LED lights shows how close you are to your daily goal, wireless syncing with your iPhone means you don't have to faff about with cables and apps, and it tracks your sleep, too. Plus you can pop the tracker out of its wristband and swap it for a new one, if you want to accessorise. Or if the strap breaks – making it more durable than its rivals, too.

RM369, buy Fitbit Flex here

Bose MIE2i headphones

If you're feeling active, you want a pair of headphones that won't fall out. There are plenty of flashy sports models on the market, but these Bose in-ears fit the bill nicely; they sound great and stay in your ears, but they don't block out sound to the extent where you'll get run over on your morning jog.

RM590, buy Bose MIE2i headphones here


Yes, it looks like a tech handbag. But despite its bargain-basement price, this Bluetooth speaker is more Prada than Primark. It delivers weighty sound for its size, it has a clever control set-up and that handle makes it plenty portable. Which is why we gave it five stars in our review

US$59 (RM195), buy Sony SRS-BTM8 here

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