Archive for the ‘iPhone’ Category
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
The Apple Watch was announced on Monday, and already we’ve started to get in a nice range of accessories for the wearable. We have five charging stands prepared, including four distinct designs each from a different manufacturer. These Apple Watch docks serve to both charge your Apple Watch each night, and provide a suitably stylish display area for your watch. I hope you’ll enjoy what we’ve selected so far, and we welcome your feedback in the comments below!
The DODOcase is our first selection, and it’s a beauty. The stand is made from genuine Californian walnut and tanned leather, providing a classy traditional look. The stand is elegantly formed to hold the Watch in an elevated position, allowing you to show off your choice of case and band without revealing a clumsy charging mechanism. The base is made from solid steel for stability, so you’ll be assured a perfect platform for your desk, side table or nightstand. This relic, handcrafted in San Franciso, is available on pre-order now for just shy of £60.
Our second stand has a more modern look, and a friendly price point too. The Griffin WatchStand is designed to charge and display your Apple Watch at an even more elevated position than the DODOcase example, making it ideal for positioning on a low table like a nightstand or coffee table. This stand also allows you to position your watch vertically or horizontally, allowing you to emphasise readability or a cleaner appearance according to your preference. Finally, the Griffin WatchStand also includes a handy stand area for your phone, allowing you to keep an eye on incoming notifications or watch videos in landscape mode.
Apple are famous for their use of aluminium, and HEDock are using that same material here to provide a great-looking platform for the Apple Watch. The modern industrial design is simple but effective, and will complement any colour or strap combination well. If you’re looking for a futuristic dock, this is a great choice.
The Twelve South HiRise is our last Apple Watch accessory of the article, but it’s a good one. The HiRise uses a cool partially split design to display the Apple Watch, while keeping the bulk of the strap and the charging cable safely out of sight. The charging stand is available in two colours – silver or black.
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Monday, March 9th, 2015
Apple first announced the Apple Watch last year, but today’s event served as the official launch of the device. Apple revealed a few new features for the watch, including 18 hours of battery life, an included microphone and speaker for taking phone calls, and the first apps from the likes of Twitter, American Airlines, Instagram, Uber and Shazam. The biggest news was the UK price and shipping date for the wearable.
The Apple Watch will go on pre-order on April 10th in the UK, US and eight other countries. At this date, you’ll also be able to get a demo of the Apple Watch at Apple retail stores. The Watch will start shipping on April 24th, two weeks later.
The Watch has a wide price band, thanks to its range of materials and bands available. These are all individually priced, in three collections: Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition.
Apple Watch Sport is the cheapest collection, with aluminium bodies, fluoroelastomer straps and prices starting at £299 for the 38mm size and £339 for the 42mm size. Colours include white, blue, green, pink and black, for 10 models in total.
Apple Watch is the mid-range collection, with the largest amount of straps available in a range of materials and a stainless steel body. Band options include fluoroelastomer, leather and steel, with 20 models in total.
Apple Watch Edition is the high-end premium collection, with a small range of straps and 18-carat gold bodies. The cheapest option here is £8,000 for a fluoroelastomer band, going up to £13,500 for a ‘bright red modern buckle’.
Apple also unveiled a range of Apple Watch accessories. You can also buy bands separately, allowing you to change looks or upgrade your watch to a more expensive option later on. Prices here range from £39 for the fluoroelastomer sport band, £209 for modern buckle straps, and £379 for the stainless steel link bracelet. A spare magnetic charging cable is also available, costing £25 or £29 depending on the size of your watch.
What do you think of the Apple Watch’s pricing? Is it more or less than you expected, and will you pick one up? Let us know in the comments below, or speak to us on Twitter @mobilefun!
Friday, February 27th, 2015
The Olixar Bead is a clever piece of functional jewellery that will ensure you’re never without a cable to charge your phone or tablet. Normally, the bead bracelet will look entirely normal… but pull apart one of the beads, and you’ll find it splits apart into the two ends of a USB charging cable. Connect these ends to your phone or tablet, and you’ll be able to recharge and sync via USB.
There are two varieties available – a black model with a Lightning connector, and a red model with a micro USB connector. The Lightning connector works with iPhone, iPad and iPod, while the micro USB connector is used with the remained of the mobile market: Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and others.
If you’d like to see different colours, then let us know in the comments below or by contacting us on Twitter @mobilefun. If we see sufficient demand for a given combination, we’ll do our best to get that combination in stock.
The Olixar Bead Bracelet is in stock now in black, with the red version coming in late March. To place an order or see more information, please visit the product pages linked below:
Thanks for checking out the Bead Bracelets, and have a good weekend!
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Today we’re going to check in with the case situation for the iPhone 6 Plus, and recommend five new arrivals as the best iPhone 6 Plus cases on the market. Here are our suggestions!
5. Spigen Ultra Hybrid ID Bumper - Crystal Clear
This unusual case combines a completely transparent design with a handy ID slot, allowing you to keep your ID fully visible on the back of your phone at all times. If you’re constantly having to show ID to get into work or school, this could be the perfect way to make that process as easy as possible. Of course, you could also use it to customise your case with your favourite photo – be creative! The case’s bumper style and advanced shock absorption abilities should keep your iPhone 6 Plus safe from scratches and drops too.
I like the Thule Atmos because it reminds me of that guy from Warhammer 40K. Like that fictional hero, the Atmos provides stark and unyielding protection while also looking pretty bad-ass. The Atmos includes a shock-stop corner that protects from drops of up to two metres, with a lip that protects the screen from taking any hits. The snap-on design looks good too, with the blue / dark shadow or black / white colour schemes giving your iPhone 6 Plus a unique and stylish look.
The Mophie Juice Pack is one of my favourite cases, providing much-needed extra battery life while also adding excellent drop and scratch protection. The Juice Pack includes a whopping 2600mAh of battery power, raising your total battery life by 60%. That’s enough to reach two days easily, and three days at a stretch. If you find yourself often running dry, then the Juice Pack is the perfect answer. Available in white, black and gold, each option providing a surprisingly slim look.
2. Seidio Surface Combo Case - Blue, Black
The unique feature of the Seidio Surface Combo Case is its integrated kickstand and belt clip, which ensures your phone will always be within arm’s reach. The case is pretty solid too, with a slimline design and a soft-touch feel. Available in blue and black colour options.
We conclude with a rather whimsical case, with a cool butterfly design. The partially transparent case allows your iPhone 6 Plus to show through, while overlaying the rather whimsical laser-etched butterflies. If you’re looking for a case that has a bit of understated style, this is my pick.
Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below! You can also check out more articles on the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6. Thanks again and have a good week ahead!
Friday, February 13th, 2015
Here are five of the latest and greatest iPhone 6 cases to arrive at Mobile Fun!
Verus were in the headlines this week for their work on the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S6, but they also produce cases for a range of other phones. One of these is the iPhone 6, where they’ve made a brilliant case called the Iron Shield. These cases use a real aluminium frame and a TPU shell to provide unparalleled protection, with a striking two-tone finish in gold, satin or steel.
These Love Mei cases have proven incredibly popular since their debut earlier this year. The cases are built with an innovative impact truss system, which allows them to withstand considerable punishment. As a result of their advanced construction, they are also able to withstand water and dust and provide good screen protection as well.
3. MFX Total Protection Case & Screen Protector Pack - Clear
This combination of clear case and tempered glass iPhone 6 screen protector makes for excellent protection without changing the look of your phone. Both parts are transparent, letting you see the strong Apple design and your choice of colour within.
The SwitchEasy AirMask is another take on the case + screen protector idea, with a clip-together design that makes installation and removal a breeze. The case is available in the same colours as the iPhone 6 itself, ensuring that you’ll get a perfect match with the colour you chose.
Our winning case this time around is the Butterfly Shell. This case, available in a nice range of colours, has an intricate butterfly design that is overlaid on the iPhone 6 within. The partially transparent case is unusually stylish, and will definitely set your iPhone apart from the masses. It’s also quite svelte, so although you won’t have as good impact protection as some other cases, you’ll retain the iPhone 6′s slim signature much more successfully.
Thanks for checking out our recommended cases. Please check out store for more iPhone 6 accessories, or write us a comment below! Have a great weekend.