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By December 14, 2016 Read More →

6 tips to keep your phone party proof this festive season

2016-12-13With the Christmas party season in full swing and that festive tipple turning into your tenth Jaeger bomb, certain party events become inevitable; someone trying to corner you for a heart-to-heart, that person crying in the toilets, the David Brent style dancing and the all too predictable smashed phone. Whilst we can’t help you improve your dancing, we can offer some tips to help avoid waking up next to a smashed phone after the infamous work Christmas party…..

Provided by gadget and tech accessories provider, Griffin Technology.

  • Keep it out of sight and zipped away

The more barriers there are to your phone, the less chance it has of falling to its demise. Whether it’s a zipped compartment in a handbag or buttoned pockets, something to stop you reaching for it every 10 seconds can work wonders.

  • Watch out for office geeks in YOLO party mode

If you must grab that group shot on the dance floor, stand well out of the way of wayward dancers. People tend to go overboard at parties and their excitement is just too much – they’ll fling their arms in the air like they just don’t care and that’s the moment your phone’s knocked out of your hands.

  • Resist the urge to take a bathroom selfie

Running water (amongst other things) spells disaster for your phone, so do your phone a favour and take your selfies away from the taps. The last thing you want to be doing is attempting to take your phone apart and pop it into a container of dry rice at 2am…….

  • Invest in a super-sturdy phone case

Suffer from butterfingers on the dance floor when taking that obligatory selfie? It’s worth ensuring your phone is up to the action you put it through and invest in some reliable protection. Even if you’re convinced you won’t hit the floor no matter how many beers you have (and we guarantee you will!) or your table dancing skills are something to be marvelled at, it’s best to guarantee your device will stay safe. Griffin’s Survivor range offers some of the best drop protection going. Now go dance your heart out.

  • Download the Find My Phone app

Just in case the worst happens and your precious phone does go walkies, give yourself the best chance to be reunited with it. Download the Find My Phone app if you have an iPhone or the Where’s My Droid app for Android users. Both will allow you to stalk your phone until you discover where it’s been hiding.

  • Don’t drink too much

Not a popular tip, but it works.

For gadget protection and accessories, Griffin Technology provides a range of cases to suit smartphones, tablets and more. For superior protection of the new iPhone 7, the Survivor Summit is recommended, as it has been tested to meet military standards making it super tough with 10-foot drop protection and a sealed, splash-proof design. Newly launched is the Survivor Clear Wallet – the ultimate in showcasing the new iPhone 7 whilst providing the best defense of it simultaneously. In addition to its premium shock-absorbing bumper, the case contains an integrated folio-type wallet with card slots, where IDs, credit cards, bus passes, cash and more can be stored. To check out the rest of the Griffin range, go to www.griffintechnology.com.

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By December 14, 2016 Read More →

Urbanista launches new wireless edition of its stylish on-ear Seattle headphones

07c8f468ebac7e2691c6dc1d162e7fd79791810a_720x720Swedish brand, Urbanista, today launches the new wireless version of its hugely popular Seattle on-ear headphones. Using Bluetooth technology, the Seattle wireless allow users to look sleek and stylish whilst listening to all their favourite songs, without being tethered to a cord.

Perfect for music lovers who want a crisp sound and impressive bass for an extraordinary listening experience, the Seattle Wireless now feature advanced swipe technology meaning users can answer calls, play or pause music and change tracks using their fingertip making listening to music enjoyable and easy. The headphones also feature an in-built microphone for calls and ‘share sound’ plug to enable users to share music with friends.

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Urbanista has combined Scandinavian minimalistic design with a practical folding feature that makes these headphones ideal for taking on holiday, for travelling and commuting. The Seattle wireless also comes with a complimentary power cord – so unlike many other Bluetooth headphones, if the battery runs out, the music doesn’t have to stop.

The adjustable, seamless headband and modern design with memory foam cushions that moulds to the user’s ear ensures the Seattle headphones are not only stylish but extremely comfortable too.

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Available in four stylish colours, Rose Gold, White, Black and Blue Petroleum, the Seattle headphones are available from: https://uk.urbanista.com/ for £89.00.

Specifications:

  • Speaker size: φ40mm
  • Sensitivity: 102+/-3dB at 1Khz 1mW
  • Impedance: 26+/-15% at 1Khz
  • Frequency: 20-20.000Hz
  • Handsfree with microphone
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
Posted in: Headphones, News
By December 8, 2016 Read More →

Kodak Ektra smartphone goes on sale

untitled-picture3There have been hearing rumours for some time, however, Kodak Ektra is arriving…now! With little build up or pre-release material, the Ektra puts photography first. Much like feature phones from years gone by Kodak it hoping their smartphone will rekindle some of those nostalgic moments for Kodak enthusiasts. Their new ‘photography first’ smartphone is designed to appeal to mobile photographers, perhaps those who are looking to the LG G5 CAM Plus and Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod. Designed to look like a camera from one side and a phone from the other, the Ektra includes a 21MP rear camera, a 13MP front camera, and features such as an F2.0 maximum aperture, phase detect autofocus and optical image stabilisation. Additionally, Google’s Snapseed editing software is integrated directly into the photo gallery app.

Spec-wise there’s a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage, a 5 inch, 1080p display, a 3000mAh battery that supports “Pump Express” quick charging and Android 6.0! The Ektra, is built by the British manufacturer Bullitt, which has previously made phones for the likes of JCB and the Ministry of Sound.

The Ektra phone costs £449, runs Android and due to be listed tomorrow on Germany’s Amazon store priced €499, but The Irish News is reporting that it has already gone on sale at a pop-up store in London.

  • 21MP main camera with Kodak non-reflective lens coating. Aperture f2.0.
  • Optical Image Stabilization and Auto Focus.
  • 13MP front-facing camera.
  • Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) & HDR Imaging.
  • 4K Video Capture.
  • Leading Helio X-20 Decacore Processor

  • 3000 mAh battery

  • 3GB RAM

  • 32GB Memory, expandable with MicroSD cards

  • 4K Video Capture.

Posted in: Cameras, News, Phones
By December 5, 2016 Read More →

It’s a Deal! ViewSonic XG2401 24 inch Full HD 144Hz £189.99

52dd2f4c-a1e7-4f1c-9f72-da4a4a27e35d-jpg-_cb274443968_A super deal has popped up on Amazon.co.uk. whilst, this isn’t the first time this screen has been available at this price the ViewSonic XG2401 is considered by some as the best 1080p 144Hz Freesync monitor available right now. Currently priced £189.99 this Full HD monitor features fast pixel response time, especially at 144Hz and outstanding image quality for a TN panel.

 

The ViewSonic XG2401 is a 24″ (23.6″ viewable) Full HD monitor packed with all the speed and features that die-hard gaming enthusiasts need. Featuring an incredible 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync technology, this monitor’s variable refresh rate capabilities virtually eliminate screen tearing and stuttering for fluid gameplay during fast-paced action scenes. A blazing-fast 1ms response time and low input lag provide smooth screen performance even in the most graphic-intense sequences. For optimum speed and performance, SmartSync technology automatically selects the best refresh rate and response time, and lowest input lag needed in FPS games. For a game-winning competitive edge, ‘Game Mode’ optimises visuals for FPS, RTS and MOBA. On top of that, a black stabilisation function helps you target enemies lurking in the dark, while the monitor maintains brilliantly rich colour and contrast. With a gamer-inspired ergonomic stand that features an integrated headphone hook and cable management functionality, the XG2401 has all you need to conquer your gaming and entertainment quests.

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By December 2, 2016 Read More →

An affordable picture-perfect gift from Archos

archos_55diamondselfie-large_01With ambassadors like Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres and even well-respected politicians, the world has become obsessed with taking ‘selfies’ – we average at around 1.2 billion selfies a year, here in the UK.

With the ARCHOS Diamond Selfie, you can take full advantage of the smartphone’s dual cameras, equipped with large megapixels and flash bulbs on both the rear and front camera – to get the best lighting in even the worst conditions. With 4G connectivity, you can upload your snap to the wider selfie society, across social platforms at super-speed.

If you’re not a fan of the selfie craze – don’t panic – this all-encompassing phone can also be used with VR glasses, to fly drones and hunt Pokemon, if that’s more your thing.

The ARCHOS diamond selfie starts from £199.99 and is available in-stores or online: https://www.archos.com/us/products/smartphones/diamond/archos_55diamondselfie/index.html

Specifications:

  • 5.5 inch IPS Full HD screen with lamination technology
  • Dragontail reinforced glass and scratch resistant backside with metal details
  • Qualcomm octo-core processor boosted by 4 GB of RAM/64 GB of internal storage
  • Display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 8 MP front camera and 16 MP rear camera
  • 3000 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge technology
Posted in: Deals & Offers, News, Phones
By November 29, 2016 Read More →

smanos Launch Smart Home Panoramic Camera in the UK

s3Smart home security experts, smanos, today launch the UFO Panoramic Wi-Fi HD Camera as a new addition to its comprehensive range of easy-to-use smart home security products. smanos were recently awarded ‘Best Smart Home Brand’ by the Distree Diamond Awards at the event in March 2016, gaining recognition and praise from retailers and distributors alike.

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Available separately or as an add-on to existing smanos home security systems, the new UFO Panoramic WiFi HD Camera utilises surveillance-grade fisheye lens technology, superior night vision and accurate motion detection to bring clarity, immersive vision and ease of use to home monitoring.

The smanos UFO can be mounted on the ceiling, on the wall or any flat surface (with a desk stand) and provides three selectable HD views: a 360-degree bird’s eye view, a 180-degree panoramic view and an auto-corrected 90-degree quad view. By using an iPhone or Android smartphone, homeowners can zoom in and out digitally and view the scene anywhere, anytime. The footage is stored on-site (via an optional microSD® memory card), and can be accessed, shared and archived remotely via the cloud. Fee-based cloud storage options will be available shortly after the launch.

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“Our new camera has a sleek and discreet design that blends in well with typical home furnishings, and adds a powerful security option to the existing smanos system,” said Brian Borghardt, General Manager of smanos. “Today’s homeowners live versatile and mobile lifestyles, so we are constantly innovating exciting new products to provide convenience and also peace of mind that their homes are protected both inside and out.”

The smanos UFO Panoramic Wi-Fi HD Camera is now available in the UK at an RRP of £149, from GetSmanos.co.uk and other retailers.

Posted in: Cameras, News
By November 25, 2016 Read More →

Check out reichelt for Black Friday deals

r-2Nab yourself a bargain and don’t miss out some of the best Black Friday deals with savings across tech, gadgets, computing, home security and much more.

I addition, UK delivery costs have been reduced starting from £4.99 – another great saving for all your Black Friday orders.

Newly launched online retailer for industrial and consumer electronics, reichelt.co.uk, offers a range of tools, components, tech accessories and more.

Visit reichelt.co.uk for more Black Friday bargains.

Posted in: Deals & Offers, News
By November 25, 2016 Read More →

Inateck Black Friday offerings

2016-11-25-7Inateck have some seriously cheap deals for you today. It including a digital scale for £0.11  and a USB car charger for £0.15.

https://www.inateck.com/uk/black-friday-flash-sale/

 

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By November 23, 2016 Read More →

Immerse yourself in the world of Virtual Reality Entertainment with the New Cygnett VR- GW 360° Headset

vrYour days of passive spectating are numbered with the launch of the new Cygnett Gateway VR Headset. You can now easily immerse yourself into the world of Virtual Reality Entertainment by simply placing your smartphone into the device. A whole world awaits you full of new, innovative viewing and entertainment fun as you utilise VR technology in a simple to use yet effective form. Step into the latest VR technology by being able to see what is happening all around you – behind you, above you, beside you and of course, right in front of you, with the clearest of vision.

Slip the comfortable Gateway VR headset over your head, adjust the elasticated straps to fit you perfectly, adjust the dual lenses according to your eyes and start to lose yourself in this new world of virtual reality. The lenses are fully adjustable both vertically and horizontally as well as from a dual focus stand point allowing a clear and fully immersive experience and the breathable face cushioning ensures comfort for extended viewing sessions.

The Cygnett VR headset enables you to feel you really are part of the environment like never before with a full 360° viewing angle, whether you’re feeling the rush of adrenalin skiing down the slopes of a black run or the thrill of plummeting from 12,000ft with only a parachute on your back. Still feeling adventurous? Tour places you have never visited whilst you travel round the globe – stand at the top of The Grand Canyon, gaze up at The Eiffel Tower or support your child’s learning with a trip to the Natural History Museum. You can even virtually walk through your new home before it’s built using the Gateway VR headset.

No need to go to the expense or hassle of visiting your local cinema either; you can watch 3D videos and movies in a perfectly clear high-resolution image from the comfort of your own couch. Feel like Rihanna standing on the stage almost able to reach out and touch your audience or view the goings on in a TV recording studio as you watch everyone from the audience to the TV crew react to the presenter.

Used in conjunction with your favourite interactive VR games, gaming fans will find themselves completely absorbed from every angle and can experience the excitement and pressure on a whole new level.

Through the new Gateway VR Headset you will also be able to access your phone files, photos and videos through the linked App like never before. This new feature is set to become increasingly popular and an area of huge growth and expansion.

The Gateway VR headset features a flip down hatch with a magnetic closure system so that your smartphone can be easily loaded into the headset. This flip down system also allows easy access to charging at either end of the device. When your smartphone is placed inside the unit it is supported by a rubberized, slightly adhesive pad to give your phone extra support and grab whilst sitting within the unit. The Gateway VR headset fits most smartphones from a 4 inch unit such as the iPhone 5 through to a 5.5 inch Samsung Galaxy S9.

This affordable VR headset is ideal for those who are looking for a more immersive and interactive viewing experience, for those who want to enhance their child’s learning and for gaming fanatics who want to bring their favorite games to life. It is now available to purchase from UK.Cygnett.com and Amazon UK for only £24.99

Posted in: News, Wearables
By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Berry Christmas! Wraps Launch Limited Edition Berry Wristband Earphones

wraFollowing the success of the Talk and Special Edition Wraps wristband earphones ranges, the company is now launching a new version, Wraps Limited Edition Berry, to celebrate the festive Christmas season.

Based on the Talk Wraps but with a striped pink design to bring this look to life, you can now listen to your Christmas songs whilst adding a festive touch to your look! Reminiscent of a candy cane and the traditional Christmas berries, they are sure to get you in the party mood.  Perfect for treating yourself or an excellent gift or stocking filler – the new Wraps Limited Edition Berry will be available for a short time only so get yours whilst you still can!

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Using Wraps earphones has fast become as much about how good you look wearing them as it is how good they sound. Not only do the earphones look and sound great, they also solve the daily frustration of those that are easily broken, tangled or lost. Wraps solve 3 inherent problems all earphones have: storage, anti- tangle and style simply by enabling you to wear them on your wrist whilst you’re not using them. #WearYourSound with pride and bring your outfit to life while also having your favourite music ‘on hand’ whenever you want it.

The Wraps Limited Edition Berry feature a built-in headset microphone and 3.5mm gold plated jack and a light, spherical ABS housing helps control the sound. With a choice of small, medium and large silicon tips it provides a comfortable and secure fit whilst worn in the ear or on a wrist. A large 10MM dynamic speaker, tuned by world-renowned British Audio sound engineers, delivers exceptional sound quality.

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When worn on the wrist, the unique patented slider system keeps the lightweight heads, slider and jack plug all connected together for a secure compact fit. The cables are kept in perfect alignment and remain tangle free and always close to hand! The British designers blended materials and colours to craft a fashion statement earphone that can stylise your outfit and coordinate your look so whether travelling to work, to a Christmas party or heading off to school, there is a Wraps earphone for you!

The Wraps Limited Edition Berry is available from www.mywraps.com priced at £19.99

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