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Parrot announce the MINIKIT+


We reviewed the last Parrot MINIKIT and it was a great hands free solution. The MINKIT+ has now been announced with some nice added features.

Parrot MINIKIT+ is a portable hands-free kit capable of simultaneously managing two Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, due to Parrot “Dual Mode” multipoint technology.

The driver chooses one main telephone out of the two connected and the Parrot MINIKIT+ associates different ring tones to each.

Parrot MINIKIT+ automatically synchronizes its phonebook with the connected mobile phones, and can store up to 2,000 contacts.

As with all Parrot hands-free systems, Parrot MINIKIT+ is compatible with all brands of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and Smartphone on the market.

Note: up to 10 mobile phones can be paired to the Parrot MINIKIT+ (20,000 contacts in total).

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Adobe Flash coming to iOS?


The word on the street is that Adobe may have a workaround that will bring flash to our iPhones and iPads! It is all to do with Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Flash Access 3.0.

In layman’s term, Flash content is processed through Flash Media Server, as opposed to the device itself, and is then delivered to the user.

The idea is not unlike that of the OnLive gaming service that also circumvents the limitations of iOS by having the information handled server-side.
As a result of the workaround, this method of streaming media does not require Apple’s stamp of approval, thus securing the world of Flash content to help distract you from real life responsibilities.

If this is true it could bring joy and happiness to millions of iOS users. Fingers crossed.


Source: IGN

Posted by: James

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Archos 80 G9 available for pre order

061a11-d5f9_archos-80-g9bquilleThe Archos G9 has gone up for pre-order over at HMV. This is the 8″ tablet, obviously sans 3G as there is a plugin dongle to achieve this. There is nothing in the way of specs, since there are two particularly different storage options it would be nice to know which this is. Also it doesn’t list the amount of RAM that has been debated since the launch event. The price is a rather attractive £229.99.

One concern is the US pricing:

8GB 1Ghz: $299
16GB 1.5Ghz: $329
250GB 1.5Ghz: $369

It this turns out to be the 8GB at the same price point as our US buddies without conversion then Archos might not sell as many as they originally expected.

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Introducing the HTC Sensation XE – With Beats Audio


HTC Corporation has today unveiled the new HTC Sensation XE – the first in a new line of HTC smartphones to feature Beats Audio technology to deliver studio quality audio. Taking HTC’s flagship handset to a new level of high fidelity audio, the HTC Sensation XE offers consumers the ultimate multimedia experience, setting a new standard for audio quality in the mobile market. In addition, the HTC Sensation XE boosts performance and battery life even further with the addition of a blazing fast 1.5GHz dual core processor and an extended battery that enables you to listen, watch, speak and browse for even longer.

“Audio is a crucial part of any consumer’s mobile experience and we are continually pushing the audio boundaries to encompass not only improved voice but music, movies and games,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of global sales and marketing, HTC Corporation. “The HTC Sensation XE offers a truly incredible experience that demonstrates our commitment to place consumers at the center of their mobile worlds.”


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By September 13, 2011 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 136: No Uncle Travelling Matt

Web bannerGareth and James are back this week discussing the ZTE Stake that Matt had a play with over the weekend. There is a bit of a special Tablet Bargain Basement this week with a bunch of exciting savings.

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Samsung partners with Blinkbox for Smart TV’s

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Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, the UK’s number one TV brand with the most awarded TV range today announces the digital movie service, blinkbox, as the latest partner for its Smart TV App store, Samsung Apps.
The new blinkbox App, will give Smart TV viewers access to a wide range of movies and TV shows online for free or to rent or buy. Offering over 9,000 movies, TV titles and with new releases available the same day as the DVD release, movie fans can watch their favourite films immediately with no post, subscription or download required.
With more content than any other UK movie streaming service, blinkbox’s growing library of classic titles as well as popular television shows such as Luther and Doctor Who, will ensure Smart TV viewers are able to watch their favourite content at just the click of a button on the biggest and brightest screen in the house.
Guy Kinnell, Marketing Director for TV, Samsung UK said:  “By adding more partners to our Samsung Apps store, we are opening the door to thousands of hours of top-quality entertainment for viewers. Our partnership with blinkbox will ensure Smart TV users can quickly and easily view more of their favourite films, TV shows and movie trailers enhanced by the true-to-life picture quality and revolutionary product design of their Smart TV.

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Win an iPhone 4 Stand And Zoom Lens – Eye Scope


A while ago we did a short video of the Eye Scope from find me a and I said we would give it away. Well we forgot to be honest, so now is your chance.

If you are an iPhone 4 owner then you get a double prize as we also have the iPhone Microscope to include in your prize.

So how do you win you may ask. Details are below:

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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray now available on Vodafone

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia ray is a brilliant multimedia Android smartphone with a super-slim 9.4mm body and aluminium frame.

Available in a gold coloured finish from Vodafone, the Xperia ray is free on £26, 24 month price plans, including 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB of data and 1GB of BT Openzone WiFi allowance when purchased through Vodafone’s online shop.
The 3.3″ state-of-the-art Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine delivers sharp, bright, vivid pictures.  With Exmor R for mobile image sensor, also used in
Sony’s Cyber-shot cameras and Handycams, you can shoot stills and HD videos on the 8.1 megapixel camera, even in low light.  And with Facebook inside Xperia you can share photos, status, likes, recommendations and more.


  • Dimensions (mm) – 111 x 53 x 9.4mm
  • Weight (g) – 100
  • TouchScreen  – 3.3″ capacitive multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA), 16 million colours, scratch-resistant mineral glass
  • Camera – 8.1 megapixel auto focus camera, Exmor RT for mobile image sensor, aperture f/2.4, LED flash, front-facing camera
  • Internal memory  = Up to 300MB user-free, 4GB microSDT card included, up to 32GB microSD support
  • Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack, aGPS, Bluetooth (A2DP), DLNA, Wi-Fi


For more information on pricing, visit the Vodafone online shop.


Posted by: James

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The T-Mobile parking ticket– Teaser video


I’m not sure what this new video from T-Mobile is all about that I found on YouTube today. It is clearly a teaser and tells people to visit this Friday, 9.15pm on Channel 5 or , for the premiere of their new video.

By now we know that T-Mobile do some great TV adverts. I can only guess that the parking ticket being given out are some kind of winning voucher or similar and the people who receive them will have their expressions filmed, first upset with getting a ticket and then joy at maybe winning something.

I could be totally wrong though.

You can see the teaser video below:

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Vodafone kindly make their tariffs simpler and more expensive at the same time

Vodafone-LogoThose lovely people at Vodafone have only gone and rejigged their pricing tariffs. What does this mean? Well, for all of you who have been on a contract since before Feb 2011, you will have to pay more for you calls. Well, that is if you don’t leave Vodafone.

Vodafone have made it very easy to see the differences, as in the table below. Questionably referred to as ‘simplifying tariffs,’ Vodafone have rounded some rates up to the nearest 50p. Making it, I guess, simpler to count up. However, if paying more is simpler then I guess we are all wanting the wrong thing.


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