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,
Monday, February 4th, 2013
Announced last week, the BlackBerry Z10 is causing quite a storm in the smartphone world – it seems to have silenced its critics whilst earning a whole new legion of fans. As we showed you last week, we’ve already managed to source a wide range of accessories for the BlackBerry Z10, including a number of Genuine BlackBerry ones. Check out this Vine of some of the ones we have:
We’ve got more than just Genuine BlackBerry cases though, so here’s our run-down of the Top 5 BlackBerry Z10 cases we’re stocking:
5. Genuine BlackBerry Z10 Leather Swivel Holster
The Genuine Leather Swivel Holster is one the covers which BlackBerry usually release with a new smartphone. The BlackBerry Z10 version is made from lambskin leather, so is of a high quality and perfect for use in the working environment.
What makes the swivel holster special is that it uses a swivel clip attachment on the back so that the holster can be attached to a belt, bag or any other item with ease. This keeps the BlackBerry safe out of harms way and easy to reach whenever it’s needed. The holster also has a built in proximity sensor which turns the screen of the BlackBerry off when it’s placed in the pouch in order to save battery life and stop any accidental dials.
4. Case-Mate Artistry Woods Case
Slender in its design and featuring a stunning wooden back piece, the Case-Mate Artistry Woods Case is one of the most beautiful BlackBerry Z10 cover styles we have. The cover combines an exotic piece of hardwood with aircraft grade aluminium to ensure that the BB Z10 is fully protected from daily damage caused by bumps, drops and scratches without detracting from the slim design of the Z10: if anything the cover adds to it.
Manufactured by accessory favourites Case-Mate, the Artistry Woods Case offers premium protection and even helps with screen protection, thanks to the raised front bezel which means the screen of the Z10 won’t touch the surface even when placed face down.
3. Genuine BlackBerry Z10 Flip Shell
Unveiled at the BlackBerry event, the Flip Shell is similar to a smart cover in it’s design and features (sshh don’t tell Apple)! The Flip Cover fits the Z10 like a glove, cushioning and protecting all the vulnerable points of the phone from damage. It also takes of the form of a BlackBerry Z10 screen protector too as the front cover keeps the screen free from damage when it isn’t being used – it even works with the sleep function of the Z10, so saves battery.
The extremely clever feature of the Flip Case however is that the front cover can be folded over to the back of the phone in a triangle shape to create a stand for the smartphone, that adds comfort when typing, swiping and streaming media. The Flip case is available in three colours too:black, white and red.
2. Otterbox Defender Series
Otterbox cases are extremely popular and we’ll be the first online in the UK to have the Defender Series for BlackBerry Z10! As with other Defender cases, the Z10 version will use three layers of protection to keep the smartphone looking fresh out of the box for longer and free from any damage thrown at it. Layer one uses a strong polycarbonate shell, this is then wrapped in a silicone skin and finally attached to a thermal-formed screen protector. Every inch of the Z10 is protected with the Otterbox.
Another way in which the Defender offers protection is through silicone port plugs; these keep all the ports of the Z10 protected when they aren’t in use, including the BlackBerry Z10 charger port. The plugs can be removed when needed and then replaced, meaning that you don’t need to take the Z10 out of the case to charge it or take a photo. The Defender Series comes complete with a belt holder too, so that like the Leather Swivel Holster Case, the Z10 can be carried safely and easily on a belt or bag.
1. Genuine BlackBerry Z10 Transform Shell
The Transform Shell is really impressive and stands out from all the other cases available thanks to its unique design. It looks just like a standard hard shell upon first glance, but it has a hidden secret – the centre fold of the shell can be folded back to then create a stand for the Z10. This stand is great for when streaming media and working with the smartphone and it’s always there when you need it; simply flip it back when you’re done and the stand is flush with the case again.
The case is extremely durable and protective too, so users get the best of both worlds: protection and functionality. The ports and features of the BB Z10 are fully accessible too, so you don’t need to remove the case to use the phone. It’s extremely smart and very stylish, making it our number 1 choice.
So there’s our top 5 cases – what do you think? Are there any you’d switch from the list? Let us know in the comments below.
Friday, December 28th, 2012
It’s no surprise to hear that the Kindle Fire HD sat under a lot of Christmas trees this year: the tablet boasts some really impressive specs and a small price tag making it the perfect tablet for all the family. The Kindle Fire HD is a great media hub too, thanks to the movie and music streaming apps and the Kindle technology Amazon is well known for – it really does give the Nexus 7 a run for its money.
Here at Mobile Fun we’re all about keeping your gadgets safe and looking newer for longer and no brand is as protective as Otterbox – so we’re really pleased to announce that we’ve sourced the Otterbox Defender Series for the Kindle Fire HD. Here’s why the Otterbox Defender case is so good:
- It’s protective – more protective than any other case available. The Otterbox Defender Kindle Fire HD case uses three layers of protection to keep the Fire HD looking like it’s fresh out of the box for longer. The first layer is a strong and solid polycarbonate layer which protects against bumps and drops. Layer two is a silicone skin which absorbs all shocks, especially those on the delicate corners; whilst the third and final layer is a built-in screen protector that stops the vital display of the Fire HD from becoming scratched, which could ruin your experience with the tablet.
- It has a built in stand – great for viewing media. As the Kindle Fire HD has media at its heart, any case for the tablet needs a built-in stand to make it perfect – the Otterbox Defender has this. The stand simply pops out when you need it allowing the tablet to be docked at the most comfortable angle for typing, swiping and streaming media. Pop it back in when you’re finished and the stand is there waiting for whenever you need it.
- All the ports are protected yet accessible – so the tablet can stay in the case. When using the Otterbox Kindle Fire HD cover all of the ports and features of the Fire HD are fully accessible so that the tablet doesn’t need to be removed from the case to be used – it’s always protected. However, even the ports of the Fire HD are protected with the Otterbox: silicone plugs are used to keep the ports covered and you just remove them when you need to access the port – it’s a great feature for if you’re using the tablet outdoors.
So what other reasons do you need to buy the Otterbox Defender case for the Kindle Fire HD?
Friday, August 31st, 2012
The latest HTC handset, the HTC Desire X, has been unveiled at the IFA 2012 trade show in Berlin.
The new phone should slot between the existing HTC One V and HTC Desire C. That means it’s outside the One family of devices, but it still has much of the same design cues and charm.
The Desire X includes a 4″ WVGA display that The Verge describe as one of the best they’ve ever seen. This is down to use of the same optical lamination technology that was found in the top of the line One X. The Desire X is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Play processor at 1 GHz. There’s 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, bolstered by 32 GB of micro SD space and 25 GB of Dropbox storage.
The chassis is slimmer than you’d imagine for a phone this inexpensive, just 9.69 mm. It also includes the same speaker grilles, curves and edge-to-edge display of the One X, giving it the look of a much more expensive smartphone. The chassis includes an offset rear 5 megapixel camera, below which is a full size SIM card slot, SD card slot and a 1650 mAh battery.
At Mobile Fun, the sim-free HTC Desire X will be available in white and black. As of the 31st of August, the price is expected to be under £225. No release date has yet been confirmed.
We’ll also be stocking a wide range of HTC Desire X accessories, including cases, covers, screen protectors and car kits. We’ll be covering new products as they’re announced, so be sure to check back here for the latest news.