Archive for May, 2016

By May 6, 2016 Read More →

Petcube Camera Unboxing

vlcsnap-00001The Petcube camera is a dedicated piece of hardware to look after your animal friends whilst away from the home. Allowing the user a secure window into your house from a smartphone the Petcube also allows you to vocally interact with the animals and even play with them.

  • Check up on your pets when away from home
  • High Definition 138 degree wide angle camera
  • 2-way audio so you can hear and speak to your pet
  • Built-in laser to play with your pet
  • Connect to your existing home Wi-Fi
  • Tripod mount compatible
  • iOS and Android compatible

The Petcube Camera is for sale from Mobilefun for £170 here.

By May 6, 2016 Read More →

Vivitek introduces the D830 series

Vivitek_DH833 [1512422]Vivitek, a leading brand of visual display products, presents the D830 series, a new range of powerful multimedia projectors. Developed to make a great impression with their elegant design in any environment, their outstanding features include their high brightness in a compact body with a weight of just 3.2 kg. The Vivitek DH833 and DX831 deliver 4,500 ANSI lumens while the DW832 provides 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness with a choice of resolution at 1080p, XGA, or WXGA respectively.

The new Vivitek D830 series is characterised by its versatility. The projectors offer all common digital and analogue connectivity options including the possibility to connect compatible mobile devices via MHL. With their high brightness and a contrast ratio of 15,000: 1, the D830 series delivers brilliant images even in bright conference rooms and classrooms.

 The new Vivitek projectors are environmentally friendly with an easily replaceable lamp offering up to 4,000 hours life time, and energy-saving features such as Dynamic Eco Plus mode and Auto Power Off function when there is no signal input. Furthermore, the D830 series is compatible with major systems such as   Crestron® RoomView™, Extron, AMX SSDP etc., and thus can be integrated into existing networks to be centrally queried for status information or to change settings.

 “The D830 series is the ideal complement to our multimedia projectors,” says Holger Graeff, General Manager, Vivitek EMEA. “The strong brightness level of the projectors together with the wide 1.5x zoom for flexibility and full connectivity make them ideal for variable presentations for companies, schools and government agencies.”

 To make the user experience with the D830 series even more engaging, the Vivitek NovoPRO solution can be added for full wireless connectivity and collaboration for up to 64 users in the room. The NovoPRO platform is designed to ensure a top quality wireless experience to accommodate today’s popular Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept. NovoPRO ensures cross OS platform compatibility, yet at a price-performance point that makes it easily affordable for any meeting room, boardroom or brainstorm space.

With NovoPRO as the hub, multiple devices can be connected fast and simple at one time, while four can be simultaneously projecting in a split screen. To make operation simpler, the optional Launcher allows for instantaneous screen sharing though this USB plug-and-play connected device.

 Prices and Availability:

DH833: £819 (excl. VAT). Available immediately, also available with Education Warranty.

DW832: £669 (excl. VAT). Available immediately, also available with Education Warranty.

DX831: £629 (excl. VAT). Available immediately.

NovoPRO & 4-Launcher-set:  £699 (excl. VAT). Available immediately. 

Specifications D830 series:

·         Great flexibility with 1.5x zoom

·         Variety of display connectivity options including: HDMI and MHL

·         Built-in 10W audio speaker with multiple audio-in and audio-out ports

·         Integrated network monitoring and management solutions including Crestron® RoomView™, Extron, AMX SSDP and Telnet

·         Enhanced environmentally friendly power functions to increase lamp life, power savings and energy consumption

By May 4, 2016 Read More →

WIN Blingstring Solar Fairy Lights White 100 LEDs

blingstring_100_whiteRed Robin Solar are giving one lucky winner the opportunity to bling up their garden this summer with an enchanting set of Blingstring Solar Fairy Lights

The Blingstring Solar Fairy Lights are one of the bestselling solar fairy light brands in the UK. The lights come with an amorphous solar panel designed to give improved performance in dull weather. The back of the solar panel has been designed to enhance the waterproofing. Incredibly easy to install and free to run you will not be disappointed with your Blingstring Solar Fairy Lights. This particular version has 100 white LEDs.

To be in with a chance of winning some Blingstring Solar Fairy Lights, all you have to do is follow tracyandmatt on Twitter and retweet the following tweet: “RT I want to win some Blingstring Solar Fairy Lights from @tracyandmatt  and @redrobinsolar – You could too: http://wp.me/p3WUB6-fNO ” You can also click the retweet link below to save you copying and pasting the phrase. Your twitter name will be entered in to the draw.

RETWEET ME!

You’ll have to keep following us as we’ll notify winners via DM. 

Entry is open until midnight on the 15th May 2016 and the winner will be picked at random on the 16th May. Will that be a lucky day for you?

We’ll contact the winner via twitter so make sure that you are still following us!

Good luck.

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By May 3, 2016 Read More →

PitPat Unboxing

4The idea of a Fitbit for your dog is a humourous one however our K9 pals need a great deal of exercise to keep them in shape, not to mention happy. Sometimes throwing a lead on them and zipping around the block might not be enough.

Using a small piece of collar mounted tech and an app for your phone the Pitpat works like most fitness trackers, without the biometric readings. Designed to keep up with a doggies varied lifestyle the Pitpat is waterproof, lightweight and simple to use.

  • Check up on your dog’s health with ease
  • Attaches simply to your dog’s collar
  • Comfortable, small and lightweight design
  • Robust and waterproof
  • Bluetooth technology for safe wire-free communication
  • Free companion app for iOS and Android
  • Over 1 year battery life

The Pitpat is £39.99 from Mobilefun

By May 1, 2016 Read More →

Limited Edition Kahn Land Rover Defender at The London Motor Show

 

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The London Motor Show will be taking place at Battersea Evolution from the 5th-8th May where more than 40 car brands and 130 models will be on display to visitors from around the world. The ultimate automotive event will be opened by HRH Prince Michael of Kent on Thursday 5th May at an exclusive, ticketed preview evening.

 

Visitors to The London Motor Show will experience something rather special… On display for the very first time will be a limited edition, one-off, Land Rover Defender designed by Afzal Kahn.

 

Entitled the Ultimate Defender, this vehicle is a true collector’s item that celebrates the world-renowned Land Rover Defender mode that is sadly no longer in production. It will feature a variety of visual elements that give the classic design a more contemporary feel while recalling the long and storied history of the SUV – as the first and only Defender of its kind this car is extremely rare.

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Priced at £65,000, this Santorini Black model has been adorned with a purposeful and muscular appearance thanks to the addition of front and rear Satin Black wide wings with body coloured arches, integrated vents and exposed bolt apertures. A new front bumper incorporates integrated lighting and a sump guard, whilst an X-Lander front grille, mesh hood vents and Kahn vinyl stripes complete the facelift.

 

The vehicle proudly wears a set of 9.0” x 20” Mondial wheels in Volcanic Black with 275/55/20 tyres. In addition, Burnt Orange Metallic brake calipers, twin cross-hair exhaust system and hard-wearing mud flaps improve the off-road performance of the vehicle. Towards the rear, the vehicle proudly wears a Chelsea Truck Company spare wheel cover.

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Occupants are also treated to a wealth of custom tailored opulence that you won’t see in standard models.  The standard seats have been replaced with front and rear GTB seats in Hield Fabric, whilst the same fabric has also been integrated into the fillets. A centre glove box, passenger dashboard, handles, door panels, instrument binnacle, front door cards and boot panel, Churchill time clock, sat nav, reverse camera, Kahn billet and leather steering wheel, 4 speed auto gear box and vented machined aluminium foot pedals complete the package.

 

Designer of the Ultimate Defender, Afzal Kahn says: “I have designed a vehicle that celebrates the history and unique personality of the Defender. This is a fitting tribute to one of the world’s best loved vehicles and I would welcome feedback from Defender owners and enthusiasts alike who are welcome to visit my Kings Road boutique in Chelsea.”

 

 

Stephen Maitland-Oxley, Events Director at The London Motor Show says: “It’s an honour to be able to play host to this magnificent one-off Land Rover Defender and to offer visitors the opportunity to see this limited edition vehicle. The Defender is such an iconic car and now holds an even larger legacy following its production ending in January this year, so to be able to get one more glimpse of this model is fantastic.”

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Across The London Motor Show weekend, exhibitors will be showcasing their latest vehicles with prices ranging from £8,000, to in excess of £200,000, to cater to everyone’s pocket. Alongside the vehicles, the lecture theatre will play host to a fantastic line-up of honoured speakers including, Sir Stirling Moss, Tiff Needell, Ben Collins and Nigel Mansell who’ll be focussing on a number of major motoring issues.

 

The exhibition is designed with families in mind with fantastic activities on hand including the TOP GEAR simulator and a chance to play the Project CARS racing game using a VR headset.

 

The general early bird admission ticket is £15 from 6th-8th May and children under 10 go free. On the door ticket price is £20. For more information visit www.thelondonmotorshow.co.uk/

 

Opening times:

 

Friday 6th May: 10.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday 7th May: 10.00am – 6.00pm, Sunday 8th May: 10.00am-5.00pm.