The HTC Mini was launched several months ago in China following the launch of the HTC Butterfly, it is basically a luetooth handset and remote control for the larger smartphone. It features NFC for pairing, plus a numeric keypad and monochrome LCD. However this potentially useful gadget has not been launched in the UK until now, well soon anyway. Clove recently outed an update to the product — the HTC Mini+ — which gains an IR blaster and the ability to remote control a variety of TVs, along with HTC’s Media Link HD. The companion device is expected to be available soon for £64.99.

While it seems like quite an expensive accessory, with the growing demand for phablets it will be interesting if this becomes a trend among phone manufacturers.