Nokia’s latest messaging handset is the E5. It looks similar to the E72 and E63, but runs a simplified menu system that’s all about staying in touch via text, email and social networking. The full qwerty keypad makes typing quick and easy, while wi-fi and 3G allow you to browse the web at speed.
The E5 will no doubt be a big hit and is already proving to be a popular choice. If you’ve got one, there are a number of Nokia E5 accessories you can buy to help you get the most out of the phone. As there are so many to choose from, here are 5 recommendations from us.
This case from Nokia has been created especially for the E5. It’s a stylish pouch that you slide your phone into when it’s not in use. It has a microfibre lining to keep your phone clean and free from fingerprints or scratches. Like most modern cases, there’s no belt clip, just a wrist strap. The case still allows you to use your headphones and charger while the case is on your E5.
The Martin Fields E5 Screen Protector is without doubt one of the best quality screen protectors you can get. They’re crystal clear and will keep the screen of your phone looking like new. They don’t reduce the clarity of your screen and colours look exactly the way they’re supposed to. If your screen protector gets dirty, they can be removed easily from the phone, cleaned and refitted. They are available individually or in a twin pack.
If you want to store your music, photos and videos on your E5 you’ll need to increase its memory. Despite being advertised as a multimedia handset, it only has a tiny amount of internal storage – just 250MB. Nokia do include a 2GB card to get you started, but this will soon fill up so one of the first purchases you will need to make is a memory card. The E5 supports Micro SDHC memory cards of up to 32GB in size. 8GB is enough to store up to 7000 high quality photos, 1500 songs and 9 hours of video. Memory Cards are currently available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB.
If you want better audio, but don’t want wires, then you need to get yourself a Stereo Bluetooth Headset. They work in pretty much the same way as a standard Bluetooth Headset, but as they have two earpieces, you can listen to your music and calls in stereo. As there are no wires connecting the BH-505 and the Nokia E5, they’re a great choice for when you’re at the gym, cycling, running etc, as you’re not going to get tangled in a mass of wires. There are music controls on the headset, so you can play, pause, skip tracks and answer calls, all without having to touch your phone.
Sometimes the simplest cases are the best. Silicone cases are made from a thin, tough silicone gel that protects the back and sides of your Nokia E5 against knocks and scrapes. They add very little to your phone in terms of weight and size and are designed to repel dust and fluff. They allow full access to your screen and keypad but as they leave the screen exposed you’ll need to invest in a Nokia E5 screen protector to go with it. The CC-1007 is available in White, Black and Blue.