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Attention, drivers – here’s the perfect accessory pack for you

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Do you drive? Do you have a smartphone or a tablet? Good – this blog post is for you. We’ve created an outstanding in-car accessories pack, designed to provide everything you need to get the most out of your mobile when you’re on the road. The pack includes five accessories worth nearly £70, but you’ll pay half that – just £34.95! Let’s take a look at the Olixar Universal In Car Pack.

Olixar Clip & Talk Multipoint Bluetooth hands-free kit

Our first item is one of the best-selling items at Mobile Fun: the Clip & Talk hands-free kit. This hands-free kit lets you talk on the phone while driving safely and legally. You can expect crystal clear sound thanks to the inclusion of DSP technology, and a capacious battery that provides 16 hours of talktime. There’s even multipoint capabilities, allowing you to pair with two devices at once.

Olixar Universal In Car Pack for Lightning & Micro USB devices    Olixar Universal In Car Pack for Lightning & Micro USB devices

Olixar Dual USB Super Fast car charger

The Dual USB Super Fast car charger is another fast favourite at Mobile Fun, offering the ability to charge two devices at high speeds. The Super Fast provides 3.1A of charging speed, capable of charging both a smartphone and tablet as fast as possible. The simple design takes up minimal space too, making it easy to stash in the glovebox or take with you to rental cars.

Olixar Universal In Car Pack for Lightning & Micro USB devices    Olixar Universal In Car Pack for Lightning & Micro USB devices

Olixar Dock & Go car holder

The Dock & Go is a clever car holder, capable of holding a wide range of smartphones (with or without cases) in its extensible jaws. The Dock & Go can be fitted to the dashboard or windscreen, with a 360 degree rotating ball joint to ensure full adjustability.

Olixar Universal In Car Pack for Lightning & Micro USB devices    Olixar Universal In Car Pack for Lightning & Micro USB devices

High Speed Micro USB and Lightning cables

The final part of the pack is a pair of USB cables – one for micro USB devices like Androids and Windows Phones, the other for Lightning devices like iPhones and iPads. These high speed cables let you charge on the move, without you needing to go to the trouble of using the same cable at home and in the car.

Olixar Universal In Car Pack for Lightning & Micro USB devices    Olixar Universal In Car Pack for Lightning & Micro USB devices

Conclusion

So there we have it – five awesome accessories, bundled together into the ultimate Olixar Universal In Car Pack. For more information, please visit the product page or ask us a question in the comments below. Thanks for checking out the article, and be sure to have a great weekend ahead!

SurfacePad luxury leather case unveiled for iPad Air 2

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Twelve South SurfacePad iPad Air 2 Luxury Leather Case - CamelTwelve South SurfacePad iPad Air 2 Luxury Leather Case - White

Twelve South produce some of the nicest premium cases for the iPhone and iPad. We recently unveiled the SurfacePad for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and now it’s time to turn our attention to the latest Apple tablet: the iPad Air 2!

The SurfacePad for the iPad Air 2 is quite possibly even nicer looking than the iPhone 6 version, if for no other reason that we see the same winning design and materials reproduced at a much larger scale. The premium, genuine leather feels fantastic in your hand, stretching out to cover the screen of your iPad Air 2 and protect it from scratches or knocks.

Twelve South SurfacePad iPad Air 2 Luxury Leather Case - Black    Twelve South SurfacePad iPad Air 2 Luxury Leather Case - Black

This leather iPad Air 2 case is one of the thinnest available too, adding just millimetres to the thickness of your iPad Air 2. The sides of your iPad are left fully accessible, allowing your speakers to stay loud, your buttons to be easily pressed and the camera to take those surprisingly great shots. The SurfacePad is sleep/wake-compatible, so you’ll be able to open the cover to awaken the iPad and then send it slumbering again once the cover is closed. This saves you time and keeps your iPad going for longer.

Twelve South SurfacePad iPad Air 2 Luxury Leather Case - Black    Twelve South SurfacePad iPad Air 2 Luxury Leather Case - Red

The final beauteous feature of the SurfacePad is a multi-level, magnetic viewing stand. By flipping the cover to the rear of the tablet, you’ll be able to prop up the iPad Air 2 in landscape mode. That’s perfect for watching movies, surfing the web or having FaceTime chats with your family and friends. The tiny magnets that make the stand work also ensure that the cover doesn’t need to clip or adhere to your shiny tablet in order to stay securely attached.

The SurfacePad is available in four colours for the iPad Air 2. To see more information or place your pre-order for any or all, please visit the pages below:

Thanks for checking out our coverage of the SurfacePad for the iPad Air 2, and be sure to let us know what you think of this case in the comments below!

Apple release iOS 8.1.1 to fix iPhone 4S and iPad 2 performance, bugs and security issues

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Apple released iOS 8.1.1 this week, and it’s a must-have update for owners of older iPad and iPhone models, including the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. That’s because the update purportedly improves performance significantly in these models, which previously had become quite sluggish while running the new, heavier iOS 8.

Here are the official Apple release notes:

“This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s. For more information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.”

The update is also intended to fix many issues with Bluetooth, WiFi and battery life that have been reported in iOS 8 thus far. I’ve been seeing really bad WiFi stability on the iPhone 6 Plus so far, so hopefully that issue will be fixed with the new update.

Apple also mentions some security issues. If you visit the link, you’ll see that a number of potential exploits and unwanted behaviours have been curbed, including some that may have contributed to the first real case of iPhone malware from Chinese app stores earlier this month.

The update is definitely worth applying, and can be downloaded over-the-air or via iTunes as normal. Thankfully, there are no reports of any unwanted side effects, as was reported with the iOS 8.0.1 release.

Has the update been effective for you? Let us know in the comments below.

UAG unveil impact and water-resistant iPad Air 2 folio cases

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Case-makers Urban Armor Gear have released their latest work: the UAG Scout and UAG Rogue Rugged Folio Cases for the iPad Air 2. These UAG cases are singularly impressive, combining excellent multi-hazard protection with a wide range of added features. Let’s take a look!

UAG Scout iPad Air 2 Rugged Folio Case - Black    UAG Scout iPad Air 2 Rugged Folio Case - Black

The major feature of these UAG cases is their protective powers. They feature an impact-resistant soft core, allowing them to weather drops and knocks with ease. This is covered with a water-resistant soft grip material, which adds grip and helps prevent water from damaging your iPad Air 2. The case’s cover includes sleep/wake functionality too, automatically locking your iPad when the cover is closed.

UAG Rogue iPad Air 2 Rugged Folio Case - Red    UAG Rogue iPad Air 2 Rugged Folio Case - Red

The Scout and Rogue include another helpful addition: an adjustable viewing stand, allowing you to comfortably watch videos or play games on your iPad Air 2. The case includes other niceties too, like over-sized buttons that are easy to find and press – even if you’re wearing gloves. There’s also a bezel around the camera lens, which is able to eliminate some of the picture washout caused by flash interference, giving you better looking photos. Not bad, huh?

UAG Scout iPad Air 2 Rugged Folio Case - Black    UAG Rogue iPad Air 2 Rugged Folio Case - Red

These awesome UAG cases for the iPad Air 2 are available in black (Scout) and red (Rogue) initially, and are on pre-order now. For live pricing and availability data, please visit the product pages themselves. You can also see additional information and place your pre-order here:

Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to have a great week ahead. If you’ve got any questions or comments, please leave them below or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun or on Facebook at Love Your Mobile.

Top 5 iPad Mini 3 cases: November 2014

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Today we’re going to look at some of the best cases available for the iPad Mini 3. Ready? Go!

5.  LifeProof Fre Case

LifeProof Indestructible Case For iPhone 4S / 4 - Black    LifeProof Indestructible Case For iPhone 4S / 4 - Black

We begin with the LifeProof Fre Case, one of the most protective iPad Mini 3 cases on the market. If you want to keep your Mini 3 safe in the harshest conditions, this is the case you should choose. The case has an IP-68 rating against dust and water ingress and meets the MIL-810G US military standard against drops, vibrations and other hazards. The LifeProof Fre is a thinner version of the original LifeProof case, ensuring that your Mini 3 remains highly portable.

4. Incipio NGP Hard Back Case

Incipio NGP iPad Mini 2 / iPad Mini Hard Back Case - Black    Incipio NGP iPad Mini 2 / iPad Mini Hard Back Case - Black

Our next case is almost the exact opposite, opting for only moderate protection but adding almost nothing to the size and weight of your iPad Mini 3. The Incipio NGP Hard Back Case measures just 1mm in thickness, yet protects the back and sides of your iPad Mini 3 from scratches and light drops – not bad at all.

3. Cygnett Enigma

Cygnett Enigma for iPad Mini 3 / 2 / 1 - Black    Cygnett Enigma for iPad Mini 3 / 2 / 1 - Black

The Cygnett Enigma is a great balanced case, offering a good blend of protection and practicality. The Engima has a folding flip cover which can either protect your iPad’s screen or become a landscape media stand. The cover has a soft-feel rubberised front and a microfibre back, ensuring a great in-hand feel and careful coverage of your iPad within.

2. Covert Stafford Pouch Case

Covert Lexi Leather Style Pouch Case for iPad Mini 2 / Mini - Cream    Covert Lexi Leather Style Pouch Case for iPad Mini 2 / Mini - Cream

This unique case is made from grey herringbone tweed, granting your iPad Mini 3 a classic stylish look. The case also includes a soft inner lining and a secure stud fastening to keep your Mini 3 safely ensconced. If you’re looking for a classy case, then this should be near the top of your list.

1. Twelve South Book Case & Stand

Twelve South BookBook Case and Stand for Apple iPad Mini - Brown    Twelve South BookBook Case and Stand for Apple iPad Mini - Brown

Our next case is also quite a looker. The Twelve South BookBook case takes the form of a vintage leather-bound novel which disguises and protects your iPad. The look is quite convincing, and even after the reveal is made your friends will be impressed by the quality of this case. The case is practical too, with complete coverage of your iPad Mini 3 when closed and a useful media stand function when open. All in all, an awesome case that we can’t recommend enough.

Conclusion

I hope you’ve found these recommendations helpful! For more information, please visit the product pages linked above or leave a comment below.

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