Videos/Unboxings

By August 1, 2014 Read More →

LG G3 Unboxing

LG G3 UnboxingClove.co.uk have sent over an LG G3. This latest flagship phone and successor to the tremendously popular LG G2 has arrived hot on the heels of HTC’s flagship One (M8) and Samsung’s Galaxy S5. That’s stiff competition, the critics have been hailing it as a triumph since the announcement and the press has gone bonkers for it. Not an easy phone to get your hands one, even to review, there are reports of shortages world wide however we have managed to get one albeit a little later than most other reviewers.

 

LG G3 specification:

  • 5.5 inches
  • Quad HD (2560 X 1440)
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ with 2.46 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 2gb / 3 gb RAM
  • 16gb / 32gb Storage
  • 13 mp rear 2.1 mp front facing
  • Micro SD (up to 128GB | 2TB capable)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE .
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)#
  • 3,000mAh / Replaceable / Wireless Charging

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By July 31, 2014 Read More →

Archos Smart Home Unboxing

vlcsnap-2014-07-27-15h09m48s64Clove.co.uk have sent over the new Archos Smart Home set. This home monitoring system comprises of a seven handy bits of equipment to assist you in securing and controlling you home from any and all locations. The Archos Smart Home is a kit comprising of 6 connected objects and a Smart Tablet. The tablet acts as a control station for the components that work together to allow you to stay connected and in touch with the activities in your home, office or location of choice.

Archos Smart Home features:

  • 1 x Archos Smart Home Tablet
  • 2 x Archos Mini Cam
  • 2 x Archos Weather Tag
  • 2 x Archos Movement Tag
  • UK/EU/US Power Supply
  • Documentation

 

 

By July 30, 2014 Read More →

Tronsmart T1000 Mirror 2 TV Unboxing

vlcsnap-2014-07-27-18h12m10s67Gareth has a look at a Chromecast alternative sent over by GearBest. At half the price of the Chromecast could this be an even bigger steal? Gareth thinks so! Tronsmart Mirror 2 TV (T1000) casts video, audio, photos, MS office files, PDF files, games, etc to HDTV or projector wirelessly. It can mirror whatever shown on the screen of your smartphone, tablet, notebook, PC to your HDTV or projector. Overall, it is a useful tools for your home multimedia entertainment, also a powerful tools for your office presentation.

Tronsmart T1000 Mirror 2 TV specification:

  • Multi-standard support: Miracast, DLNA, Airplay
  • Multi-platform support: Android phones/tablets, Apple iOS iPhone/iPad, Windows PC/Note, Mac ; PC/Notebook;
  • Can directly play and cast local video, music, game, MS Office documents/files
  • Extended cable with WiFi dongle to avoid big TV screen blocking wireless signal
  • Support screen mirroring, iOS currently under development
  • Display device: HDTV or projector with HDMI port
  • Simple installation, easy handling and configuration 
  • H.264 1080P full HD video decode, can be switched to 720p if your TV does not support
  • LPCM audio decode
  • Flexible power using TV standard USB port (no less than 400mA) or external USB power supply (not included)
  • Firmware can be upgraded via OTA technology (Over the Air), easy to upgrade
  • APP download by Play Store (for Android) Apple Store (for iPhone)

 

 

By July 29, 2014 Read More →

Olixar BoomBrick Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Unboxing

Boom-3aMobilefun.co.uk have very kindly provided us with an Olixar BoomBrick Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. Gareth shares his initial thoughts.

High fidelity audio for rich, room filling sound

The BoomBrick Wireless Bluetooth Speaker allows your crisp wireless sound to go wherever you go. The BoomBrick features two powerful 3W drivers, providing you with a total output of 6W that will enable your media to fill the room with engaging high fidelity audio.

Passive radiator for a great bass sound

With small speakers it’s hard to achieve great sounding bass tones. The BoomBrick tackles this problem by featuring a passive radiator, which extends the bass response of the two existing full-range drivers – providing you with impressive sound, whatever genre of music you enjoy listening to.

Stylish and portable design

The BoomBrick Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is designed to be stylish, light and compact with its dimensions of 180 x 65 x 48mm making it easily portable.

Bluetooth and line-in connectivity so you can connect any audio device

The BoomBrick is Bluetooth enabled, so the pairing process is incredibly simple – connecting to your device wirelessly with no need for passwords. It supports any Bluetooth music device and you only have to turn the speaker on and search for it using your device.  This sound system however also includes a standard 3.5mm jack to allow you to connect devices without Bluetooth technology such as iPods, Laptops and MP3 players.

Built-in microphone for hands-free calls and conference calling

The BoomBrick’s built-in microphone makes it easy to take calls hands-free or in a group. You can easily switch between playing audio and receiving calls with the multifunction button on top of the BoomBrick. The internal microphone is compatible with Bluetooth enabled phones, Facetime, iChat, Skype and other applications (not all phones will support these features) – making it a perfect item for office conference calling or family Skype chats.

Built-in 1200mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery

Fully loaded with a rechargeable 1200mAh lithium ion battery, which provides you with up to 8 hours of play time – so you can enjoy your music all day. Recharging the BoomBrick’s battery from flat should take around 3 hours with the included USB charge cable.

Technical Specifications:

  • Bluetooth: CSR 2.1 +EDR
  • Dimensions: 180 x 65 x 48mm
  • 3.5mm port: Yes
  • Power input: DC 3.7V
  • Power output: 2 x 3W
  • Driver size: 2 x 1.75″ + 1 bass radiator
  • Battery size: 1200mAh
  • Play time: 8 hours
  • Charge time: 3 hours

You can order one from Mobilefun.co.uk here.

 

By July 28, 2014 Read More →

Rhino Shield iPhone 5S, 5C, 5 Screen Protector Unboxing and fitting

7Mobilefun.co.uk have very kindly provided us with a Rhino Shield iPhone 5S, 5C, 5 Screen Protector. Here Gareth attempts to fit it and resists the urge to take a hammer to it.

Highly impact-absorbent

Render your phone’s screen practically invincible to all extremities that everyday life could possibly throw at it by applying the Rhino Shield Screen Saviour, which absorbs five times more impact energy than Gorilla glass.

Incredibly easy to install

Applying the Rhino Shield could not be easier, as the self-adhesive silicone sticks to the screen and stays there exactly as it is meant to, so no more sticky residue or air bubbles.

Just 0.029 mm thick!

Despite its outstanding shock-absorbing properties, the Rhino Shield is just 0.029 mm thick, making it unbelievably discreet. Furthermore, the screen protector features exceptional transparency and keeps your screen responsive at the same time. You will hardly be able to tell if it’s on!

Fingerprint and dirt-resistant

The Rhino Shield prevents fingerprints and dirt from impeding the screen clarity, so you can enjoy your iPhone without horrid distractions getting in the way.

Full iPhone 5S, 5C, 5 screen compatibility

Specifically designed to fit the iPhone 5S, 5C and 5 screen perfectly, Rhino Shield is the perfect screen protector.

You can order one here:

 

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By July 27, 2014 Read More →

4-in-1 Charge and Sync Cable Unboxing

4-in-1-charge-and-sync-cable-apple-galaxy-tab-micro-usb-white-p38954-300Mobilefun.co.uk have very kindly provided us with a 4-in-1 Charge and Sync Cable for Apple devices and MicroUSB.

Supports use with Apple Lightning, Apple 30-pin, Galaxy Tab and Micro USB devices

Designed to be the only cable that you will ever need – this 4-in-1 cable features Apple Lightning, Apple 30-pin, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Micro USB connectors – designed to charge any device which uses any of these adapters.

With more and more devices using Micro USB charging adaptors, this cable is also designed to be future proof – so you won’t need to keep purchasing new cables to match your numerous devices.

Provides quick and easy charging of a wide range of devices

Quickly and easily charge your mobile devices with the 4-in-1 cable.

Designed to give you complete freedom, the 4-in-1 cable allows you to charge all of your devices without having to carry around different cables with you all the time.  

This is the perfect solution for on-the-go lifestyles and multiple device owners.

Charge and Sync Apple Lightning devices

Not only charge your Apple Lightning compatible device, but also sync data to and from your computer to your smartphone or tablet and vice versa. Ensure that your music, video and photos are transferred from your computer to a more portable device using your Lightning compatible Apple smartphone or tablet.

This 4-in-1 cable is also iOS 7 compatible and will function perfectly.

Dual use connector – flip the Apple 30-pin connector and use it on Samsung Galaxy Tab devices

The Apple 30-pin connector on this 4-in-1 cable also doubles as a Samsung Galaxy Tab connector. When you place it in one way, it will fit into Apple 30-pin devices – flip it over and it will now fit into Samsung Galaxy Tab devices.

Simultaneous charging – charge all devices at once

With this 4-in-1 Charge and Sync cable you can charge all of your devices at the same time, using just one USB cable.

You can purchase one here.

 

By July 22, 2014 Read More →

Energy Challenge Day 1 – The Set Up

Energy Day 1Gareth shows how and where he has installed the energy monitors for the Moneysupermarket.com challenge. From the insertion of the monitor on the live feed to the monitor on the kettle’s plug, Gareth’s dusty setup covers some of the most used item’s around the house. Don’t feed the giraffes.

 

 

By July 20, 2014 Read More →

The Energy Challenge Unboxing

Image2Gareth has unboxed an efergy Elite Classic Energy Monitor Set for a challenge set by Moneysupermarket.com. Over the next month Gareth will be monitoring this electricity consumption and attempting to make a saving by comparing his results online.

In this video Gareth opens up the Elite Classic 3.0 In-Home Energy Monitor and one of two EMS 2.0 In-Home Energy Monitors. With these devices Gareth hopes to get a handle on his energy consumption, and perhaps identify a better tariff. To compliment the challenge we will be linking to content with some tips for consumers on the MoneySuperMarket.com website.

Energy comsumption is something that is always at the back of our minds. We hear stories of how leaving your TV on standby contributes a little extra to your energy bill over the course of the month. I am just a guilty as the next man for thinking that it cannot be that much and the hassle of actually turning it off at the wall is more than worth the cost. When Moneysupermarket.com contacted me with the opportunity of actually seeing the impact these little indecresions had on my electricity bill I had to admit it might be time well spent.

An important factor is that I do not come under the standard “Big Six” on the mainland. England has a dizzying variety of energy providers and all I hear is horror stories of tariffs, confusion and contracts. Here is cosy Northern Ireland we have the “Big Two,” Power NI and Airtricity. At the moment I believe these companies offer only one tariff each and what you see is what you get. Over the next month I will investigate the options, tariffs and prices available and when the results of the study are revealed I may be asking some very simple questions to those companies about the findings.

By June 14, 2014 Read More →

HTC Desire 816 hands-on

htc-desire-816-en-slide-02Earlier this year, at MWC, HTC made a fairly queit announcement about two new devices that they were launching. They were the HTC Desire 816 and the HTC Desire 610.

Here we are taking a look at the Desire 816, this new smartphone offers a larger screen, that’s reaching phablet proportions, decent performance and features at at mid-range price.

With a design that certainly demonstrates that it’s from the same stable as the ever popular HTC One, the Desire 816 has top and bottom stereo speakers with built in amplifier, 13MP camera and 5MP front-facing selfie camera.

Check out the video below to see more of what the HTC Desire 816 has to offer:

 

 

 

HTC Desire 816 specification:

  • Nano SIM/Optional Dual SIM
  • Dimensions: 156.6 x 78.7 x 8 mm (6.17 x 3.10 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 165 g (5.82 oz)
  • Display: Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density)
  • HTC Sense UI v6
  • 3.5mm jack
  • microSD, up to 128 GB
  • Internal Memory: 8 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
  • HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC
  • microUSB v2.0
  • Primary Camera: 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP, 1080p
  • Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400
  • Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7
  • Adreno 305
  • Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • FM radio
  • GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • Battery:Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery

 A photo lover’s dream. 13 megapixel main camera and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera ensure high-resolution pics from either side. Capture moving HD images with built-in editing and sharing tools, and combine results for multiple-angle views. Incredible design, massive 5.5” HD display, dual front-facing stereo speakers, customised real-time info feeds and a quad- core processor all make this one of the best value smartphones ever.

By June 10, 2014 Read More →

Unboxing Acer Aspire Switch 10

AspireSwitch10_series_photogallery-02A look at the newly released Windows 8.1 tablet and laptop hybrid. This convertible has an attractive design and comes with a unique, magnetic detachable keyboard. Alongside some fairly attractive specs we have a tablet with a “Zero air gap” that brings the screen right up to the front glass making this a lot brighter and vibrant.

Unboxing Acer Aspire Switch 10  specification:

  • 10.1 inches, 16:9, Active backlit LED
  • Windows (8.1)
  • Wifi 802.11 a, b, g, n (2.4, 5 GHz)
  • quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor
  • 2GB RAM 
  • Intel HD Graphics 
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera

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