The best iPhone 5S accessories to upgrade your new phone

The dock includes an audio line-out port which allows you to connect it to powered speakers and you can also use the speakerphone for calls while your iPhone 5S is docked.

More interestingly it's the first dock made by Apple that has a lightning connector, which means it's also of use to iPhone 5 owners, who will have had to go dock-less until now (or invest in an unofficial one).

At £25 if you want a dock it's absolutely worth the money.

Kavaj iPhone 5S Dallas Case

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Kavaj iPhone 5S Dallas case

  • Price: £24.90
  • Release date: Out now

The Kavaj iPhone 5S Dallas case is a slightly cheaper alternative to Apple's official case. It's leather like the official one and like the official one it has a microfiber lining. It comes in black or cognac and uses magnets to stay shut.

We'd be inclined to say that it doesn't look quite as stylish as the official option, but it is £10 cheaper and it has handy slots for cards and money.

Gripmount iPhone 5S Car Mount Kit

Gripmount iPhone 5S Car Mount

  • Price: £19.99
  • Release date: Out now

The Gripmount Car Mount Kit uses a suction cup to attach the iPhone 5S to a windshield or other surface. It's an ideal way to keep your phone in place when driving, allowing you to use it as a sat-nav or make hands free calls.

It even comes with a handy charger to keep it juiced on long journeys, plus as the mount is adjustable it should work with most cases. There are other compatible car mounts around, but as this one is reasonably priced and comes with a car charger too it's a good option.

Tech21 Impact Leather Flip Case

Tech21 D30 Impact leather flip case

  • Price: £24.99
  • Release date: Out now

The Tech21 D30 Impact Leather Flip Case is another alternative to Apple's leather case. It's slim and can be used as a stand, which gives it one advantage over Apple's.

It also uses D30 technology, which basically means you can stop worrying about chucking your new iPhone 5S down the stairs, as the impact can be absorbed with this casing, while not adding unsightly bulk.

KitSound X-Dock 2 Lightning Clock Radio Dock

KitSound X-Dock 2 Lightning dock

  • Price: £49.99
  • Release date: Out now

If Apple's official dock is a little too minimalist or basic for you, consider the KitSound X-Dock 2 Lightning Clock Radio Dock (or just X-Dock 2 to its friends). Not only can you use it to dock and charge your phone but it also displays the time and has a built in FM Radio tuner and alarm, allowing you to wake up to the sweet sounds of your favourite death metal station, though at £49.99 it's not cheap.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to, and and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.