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From the office to the DJ booth: Alcatel OneTouch accessories (pictures)

The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 comes with an array of accessory devices and covers that do a lot more than you'd expect. Was anyone expecting a DJ interface?

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The Wave smartwatch

The Wave smartwatch offers notifications, step counts, heart-rate monitoring, music controls, and remote camera control. Plus a variant version will soon include a translucent solar panel on the face for constant drip recharging from the suns rays. €99 ($129 / £78 / AU$137)

(Note: All prices in parentheses are converted from Euros for reference. Actual prices may differ.)

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The Wave up close

A closer look at the heart-rate monitor built into the Wave smartwatch from Alcatel OneTouch.

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DJ Flip

A big surprise was the DJ Flip cover for the Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2. This touch interface lets you scratch, mix, and warp tracks mixed from both the local device and cloud sources.

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DJ Flip's touch interface

Up close with the DJ Flip touch interface, a very creative offering from Alcatel OneTouch for its Hero 2.

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The Smartbook

The Smartbook is a laptop style interface for your Hero 2. Just tap the NFC hotspot and you're off and running. Alcatel OneTouch is targeting a 'less than Chromebook' price point for this one. €179 ($232 / £141 / AU$247)

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Stream HDTV from your Hero

This HDMI TV dongle is another Hero 2 interface option for streaming content from your device. €29 ($37 / £23 / AU$40)

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Sidekick 2

The Sidekick 2 is a classic candybar phone companion for your much-bigger smartphone friend. The Sidekick 2 can make and take calls as well as control your music collection. €39 ($51 / £31 / AU$54)

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In music mode

In music-control mode, the Sidekick 2 loses the numeric keypad and replaces it with a music playback interface.

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E-card

The e-ink 'E-card' option is a mini e-reader tied to your smartphone. You can instantly share screenshots with the card, for quick access to fixed ideas like shopping lists or boarding passes where they can remain on screen for handy access. It can also act as an e-book reader.

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Default to weather

The default screen for the E-card accessory offers today's weather in your location. €69 ($89 / £55 / AU$95)

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Flip covers

Alcatel OneTouch also offers more standard Flip covers, with these two familiar styles. The open-window model gives easy access to info on screen, while the other model uses a pixel interface to display information like the screen popularised by the HTC One M8.

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