Best mobile stocking fillers

Ideal for the frequent traveller, or for those living in the sunny climes of anywhere but the UK, the iPhone fan is easy to store and doesn't require extra batteries. It is compatible with the old 30-pin connectors (3G through to 4S), running off your iPhone's battery instead.

Unfortunately we can't find an iPhone fan that runs off the lightning dock, but those with the iPhone 4S or earlier will find this the ultimate summer accessory.

  • Price £7.99

Phone stylus

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Pencil stylus

Who needs paper anyway? (Credit: IWOOT)

A phone or tablet stylus in the tech world is something that is as mundane as the pencil, yet somehow a stylus shaped like a pencil is a lot more interesting. Who'd have thought? How about one that is shaped like a paint brush? Or one shaped like a crayon? Colour us excited.

It is even possible to get a stylus that is shaped like a key, that doubles up as a phone or tablet stand. If you're after something a little more serious, why not check out our guide to some of the best stylus' around.

While your smaller smartphones don't really require stylus input, anyone rocking a HTC One Max, Nokia Lumia 1520 or Sony Xperia Tablet Z could well find one very useful.

Be careful though, as some stylus' won't work with every device. If you're unsure, contact the manufacturer or retailer.

  • Price from £3.99 - £7.99

Power Tap

Power tap

Let the power flow (Credit: Firebox)

Manufacturers don't throw a lot of money towards the design of USB chargers, then again their sole purpose is to provide power to your gadgetry when its running a little lower than you'd like. Power taps (such as on Firebox or Amazon) change this.

Whilst power taps don't add a lot of functionality over a standard charger (they can be turned on and off), they come with an inbuilt indicator to let you know when your device is charged and "won't flood your house with electricity if you leave it on". Neat.

The great thing about the Power Tap is that it is compatible with any USB cable, although we can't vouch for how well it works with the likes of the iPad Air. Just pop in the cable that came inside the box of your Moto G, Galaxy S4 Mini or Nokia Lumia 925 and away you go.

  • Price from £16.20 - £19.99

Screen Cleaner

Best mobile stocking fillers

This little piggy went to market... (credit: IWOOT)

Smartphones can get very grubby and covered with a million fingerprints, especially if you tend to loan them out. Everybody needs a screen cleaner then, but who really wants just another boring micro fibre cloth?

Why not opt for something more fun like a puppy or a panda? You could even go the whole 'hog' and choose a screen cleaner in the shape of a pig. There are a variety of screen cleaners out there, so why would you go for something boring anymore?

For those that hadn't guessed, screen cleaners work with every mobile screen going. To be honest, you could use them on any surface, even the bathroom mirror, but we wouldn't recommend that. Fashion conscious individuals might find the pig screen cleaner suits their pink iPhone 5C, pink Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini or pink Galaxy Note 3 perfectly.

  • Price from £6.49 - £6.99

Apptoyz Appfisher

Best mobile stocking fillers

Why sit by a canal when you can sit by the tv?

Fishing is a sport that appeals to many, yet the desire to sit outside by the side of the water on a wet and windy day soon turns something fun into something a little more laborious. Sitting inside in front of an open fire whilst fishing sounds more fun, doesn't it?

It might not appeal to the hardcore fishing fans, but AppToyz App fisher turns your iPhone or Android into a fishing rod, saving on all the expensive fishing kit and the lost toes due to frost bite.

The App fisher is perfect for anybody sporting an iPhone 4, 4S or iPhone 5, although there is no word on the 5C or 5S. It will also work with most smaller Android phones (under 4.7-inches in size).

  • Price £16.49

The Brick

Best mobile stocking fillers

Its moustache time!

Think of the 1980's and chances are that you'll think of leg warmers, popped collars and mullets. It was a time when things were big, not just the hair, but the mobile phone too. For those with a little more cash to splash, you can recapture the magic of the 80's with the Binatone Brick from Carphone Warehouse.

We really like The Brick, not only for nostalgic reasons but because it works as both an accessory for a smartphone (connecting via Bluetooth) or as an entirely separate handset (complete with SIM port).

Surely it won't be long until we're all in brightly coloured clothes and listening to Frankie Goes to Hollywood again.

As we said, The Brick is compatible with all handsets that support Bluetooth, as well as being an ideal PAYG handset too. LG G2? Samsung Galaxy S3? Huawei Ascend G510? Yes, yes and yes. The majority of smartphones come with Bluetooth on board, so The Brick will work with anything

  • Price £29.95