Archive for the ‘Buyers Guides’ Category
Monday, March 18th, 2013
It’s fair to say that Samsung placed an awful lot of attention on the built-in apps and features on the Samsung Galaxy S IV; showcasing new additions like Smart Scroll, Smart Pause and Air View. Another of the additions to the S4 is the improved S Health app: a health-tracking app which was launched last year but has been revamped for the new flagship handset.
S Health is great for those who like to keep on top of their fitness – it uses the built-in pedometer on the phone to calculate how many steps you take or far you run. It can also measure the temperature and humidity of the room you’re in to help calculate fitness levels and works with diet tracking as it can pull calorie details of common foods – everything you need to see how your fitness is can be found on the app.
To work in conjunction with S Health, Samsung have announced the Genuine Samsung Galaxy S IV S Band Fitness bracelet – a pretty clever wrist band which is available in a range of colours. The band measures your exercise details, including recording the amount of steps taken, as well as calories burned and distance covered. The band can then be synced with the S Health app to show your daily activity and give suggestions of how you can improve. The S Band shows real-time information on the S IV and is really simple to pair; once the band has been set up it doesn’t need to b set-up again: all data and information is saved.
Not only great for tracking exercise, the S Band also tracks your sleep efficiency, highlighting how much you move during sleep, so that you can make informed decisions about your sleep pattern and ensuring you get the best sleep possible.
One of the best fitness Galaxy S IV accessories available, the S Band is even waterproof up to 10m meaning that it can be worn at all times and you don’t need to worry about it getting damaged by the weather or in the shower. Not matter where you are you can track your progress.
Monday, March 18th, 2013
With the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S4 last week came a plethora of Genuine Samsung accessories including cases, covers, batteries and docks; plus some more obscure accessories including the Fitness Bracelets and the Game Pad.
The Genuine Samsung Galaxy S4 Game Pad is an excellent addition to the Galaxy S4 accessories line up; honing in on the entertainment aspect of the S4 and giving game playing on mobiles a new lease of life.
Really easy to use, the S4 simply sits snugly in the adjustable clamp section of the Game Pad. The clamp can reach up to 6.3″ in width too, so it will work with slim Galaxy S4 covers on the phone. This keeps the phone protected even when using it with the Game Pad and saves having to remove the cover every time you wish to play games on the phone.
The controller of the Game Pad looks like a standard pad; having two analog sticks, a d-pad, four action buttons, shoulder keys and the usual start, back, home and select buttons. All the buttons you need to get the best gaming experience are included on the pad.
Connecting to the S4 wirelessly using bluetooth, there’s no need for fiddly wires and connections when using the Game Pad; simply attach it to the phone and you’re ready to play. To make things even quicker you could set up an NFC TecTile to pair the phone and Game Pad together with a touch.
The Galaxy S4 charger port remains free when using the Game Pad, so that you can continue playing for as long as you like without the fear of running out of juice on the S4.
Use the Game Pad in the car, on the go or at home; play against your friends, play on your own – just keep the fun of the Galaxy S4 going!
Tags: apps, Galaxy S IV, Galaxy S4, Game Pad, gaming, Genuine Samsung, Genuine Samsung Game Pad, samsung, Samsung Galaxy S IV, Samsung Galaxy S4,
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Earlier this week we heard the bad news that HTC have had to delay the release of the HTC One Smartphone to the end of the month; but fear not this may actually be a blessing in disguise.
We already have HTC One accessories (including Genuine cases) in stock, so now you have the opportunity to stock up on your accessories before the handset arrives. This means you can protect it from the second it comes out of the box; instead of having those nervous couple of weeks without a case or screen protector – there’s no excuse for any damage now!
The Genuine HTC One Double Dip Flip Shell (top left) is great for is you intend to use the One as an entertainment hub. The back cover can be folded over to create a stand for the HTC One, docking it at the most comfortable angle for typing, swiping and streaming media; whilst the front cover keeps the screen of the HTC One protected when it isn’t in use.
With a strong polycarbonate casing and a soft suede interior, the case offers complete protection against daily scrape and scratch damage whilst cushioning any blows against the phone. The HTC One cover contains all the cut-outs too, including a cut-out for the camera port, charging port and headphone jack.
On the right hand side is the Genuine HTC One Double Dip Hard Shell – a polycarbonate hard cover which adds a splash of colour to the HTC One whilst keeping the vulnerable sides, back and corners protected from bumps, drops and scratches.
The case comes complete with interchangeable bottom pieces so that you can change the colour to suit your mood or your outfit. It’s one of the the thinnest HTC One cases
too, so it doesn’t add a lot of bulk to the smartphone; instead adding character. As with the Flip Case, the Hard Shell has cut-outs for all the vital ports and features, keeping the HTC One fully functioning at all times.
These are just two of the cases we have available keep checking back on the site to see more lines added everyday!
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
With London Fashion Week over, we’re helping to keep the trends alive with these fabulous new Mischa Barton iPhone 5 cases.
You’ll probably recognise Mischa’s name as she famously played Marissa Cooper in the OC, who had one of the most memorable deaths in the show – fans still talk about it today!
Since the OC, Mischa has branched out into the fashion world: designing bags for ASOS, headbands for Stacy Lapidus and even launched her own clothing line called ‘Mischa’s Place’. Now Mischa is the face of UUnique and has designed this gorgeous iPhone 5 case range for them.
Timeless in their design, these iPhone 5 covers are handmade from the highest quality leather to provide a fashionable and sophisticated croc finish, complete with both Mischa’s signature logo on the front and the UUnique logo on the back.
The cover protects the entire iPhone 5 from daily damage caused by bumps and scrapes so that it remains looking newer for longer; even keeping the screen free from damage. The inside front cover uses a soft microfibre lining to cushion the iPhone 5 screen and has Mischa’s name printed in gold for that extra luxurious feel.
The back of the case features a kick stand which simply pops out when you need it, so that working with the iPhone or streaming media can be done in complete comfort. The kick stand can then be clicked back into place when it isn’t needed, so it’s flush with the case.
You have access to all the ports and features of the iPhone with this designer iPhone 5 case too, so that you can still use other accessories with the phone while it’s in the case; meaning that it stays protected and stylish at all times.
The Mischa Barton Luxury Croc Finish iPhone 5 cases are available now in either brown or black:
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
I love my HTC 8X – the look of the phone, the way it works and the use of Live Tiles make it a joy to use every day. The 8X has a really impressive camera and runs super fast too but like any smartphone it could do with some extra protection to keep it looking fresh out of the box for longer. With that in mind here’s my three favourite accessories for the HTC 8X:
The Flexishield Skin for HTC 8X fits the 8X like a glove offering daily protection against bumps, scrapes and scratches. Manufactured from a special tough gel, the Flexishield case is as flexible as a silicone case but as durable as a tough case, so you have the best of both worlds.
The material used in the Flexishield HTC 8X case also adds a small amount of grip to the case, so those butterfingers moments are a thing of the past. As expected, the Flexishield allows access to all the vital ports and features of the 8X too, so you don’t need to remove it from the case in order to charge it.
Second on the list is the MFX Screen Protector – although the display of the 8X is made from Gorilla Glass which is ultra protective it never hurts to add that extra layer of protection to the screen of the smartphone.
The MFX HTC 8X screen protector helps to create an extra barrier between the display of the 8X and anything Mother Nature tries to throw at it: from dust and dirt to sand and grit. This keeps the screen free from any damage and scratches for longer and ensures that the sensitivity and visibility of the display aren’t hampered.
Finally, the Tech21 HTC 8X Snap Case keeps the back, sides and corners of the 8X fully protected from daily and more hard wearing damage. The Tech21 HTC 8X cover uses impactology with D30 technology to add an extra protective layer of material which hardens upon impact; therefore keeping the 8X safer. The Tech21 case also uses a rubber seal to absorb all shocks caused by bumps.
Again this cover includes cut-outs for all the important ports and features of the 8X so that it doesn’t need to be removed from the case to be used, so is always safe from damage. The case is durable and designed for all round protection, making it our winner.
Which HTC 8X case styles make your top 3? Let us know in the comments below.