Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Our Avantree Hive Bluetooth headphones are some of the most popular on Mobile Fun, having garnered over a hundred reviews with an impressive 92% average rating. Today, we’re announcing Avantree’s next tier of Bluetooth headphones, the Avantree Audition. The Audition feature improved sound quality, NFC connectivity and a whopping 40 hours of wireless playback before a recharge is needed.
So the Audition headphones come with both NFC and Bluetooth. That means you can make a Bluetooth connection with your NFC-enabled smartphone in just a touch, then enjoy wireless music and calls at a distance of up to 10 metres. Of course, you can still pair normally over Bluetooth to devices without NFC, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, laptops and more.
The headphones include a microphone and buttons, allowing hands-free calling whether that’s on your phone or via Skype on your PC. Music controls are also fully catered for, so you can play or pause and adjust the volume. Thanks to Multipoint technology, you can also connect to two devices simultaneously, like your phone and your PC.
Music sounds great too, thanks to the headphones’ use of the new aptX Bluetooth codec, which offers higher-quality sound quality than standard Bluetooth. Digital sound enhancement and a good grip around your ears ensures top quality sound.
The headphones last for around 40 hours per charge. Once you run out of juice, you can switch to a 3.5mm audio cable to keep listening, then recharge via mini USB.
The Avantree Audition are a set of headphones with undeniable sound quality, a strong feature set and a good price.
For more information on the Avantree Audition headphones, just visit the product page linked above. We’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of these headphones, and we hope you are too!
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
The Star Wars lightsaber is ‘an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age.’ It can be used as a tool of negotiation, of defence, and of power… And today, the lightsaber fulfills that last role quite literally, as we announce the Lightsaber Portable Battery Charger.
This officially licensed Star Wars collectible provides power via a USB port on the end of the lightsaber, dispensing up to 2600 mAh of power at a rate of 1.2A. That’s enough to charge most smartphones on the market from empty to full – including iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones. That means if you bring your lightsaber, you’ll be able to double your battery life as well as impress other Star Wars fans.
This particular lightsaber is a facsimile of the one Darth Vader wields in the original trilogy, coloured silver with black elements and a crimson light on the end. The light is produced by an array of four LEDs, producing a powerful light. Enthuastits will be pleased to know that all of the design elements of the film version are here – including a thick ridged handgrip, forward-mounted adjustor knobs and a bevelled emitter shroud. Sadly, it doesn’t produce a blade of pure light, but then again you can’t have everything.
For more beautiful images and nerdy information, you might like to have a look at our product page and the Wookiepedia entry for Darth Vader’s lightsaber, respectively.
Thank you for taking a look at Darth Vader’s lightsaber turned portable power pack, and may the power source be with you. Always.
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Do you want to see some seriously cool cases? Check out the Zenus Avoc Ice Cube Case.
These iPhone 5 and 5S cases have a radical look, with a thick blocky case wrought out of a transparent plastic. The overall appearance is that of an oversized ice cube, as the name would imply. It’s quite a fun concept, and surprisingly well rendered. If you want a case that is slightly absurd and will turn heads, this is quite a neat choice.
The case is also quite good from a practical point of view as well. The phone is well protected from drops and scratches, thanks to the thick lip around the screen. The rear of the phone is also thick enough for a stand to be integrated, allowing you to prop up the phone to see incoming notifications or watch videos. Finally, the unique clear housing allows LED notifications to reverberate around the case, making for a cool ambient effect in low lighting.
One potential downside to the case is that it is bulkier and heavier than other cases, which typically wrap around the phone and nothing more. Thankfully, that bulk is put to use, both through the inclusion of features like those listed above, and to protect the phone within.
The Zenus Avoc Ice Cube is also available in red, which is quite stunning:
No matter which colour you choose, you’ll come back with a practical, eye-catching case that’s totally unique in an environment of bland and boring cases. Hurrah to that!
To pre-order the Ice Cube case and see more information, visit the links below:
Friday, January 31st, 2014
We’re going to close out the week with a brand new range of Trident accessories for Qi wireless charging. These are all quite different from what we’ve stocked on the site before, so let’s get right in there and have a look!
Trident Qi Wireless Charging Cup Holder
Wireless charging has never been as drinkable as this. The Trident Charging Cup Holder is a cup-shaped wireless charger that lets you wirelessly charge a smartphone up to 5″ in size. Just place the Trident in your nearest cup holder, hook it up with the included vehicle power charger, and slide in your phone to begin charging. The Trident Cup Holder also includes a secondary USB port, allowing it to charge two devices at once.
Trident Qi Wireless Portable Power 4000 mAh
From wireless charging in your car, to wireless charging anywhere: this is the Trident Portable Power. It’s a portable battery pack with wireless charging baked in, allowing you to enjoy the convenience of wireless charging no matter where you are. There’s 4000 mAh of wireless charging on tap, so you can charge most smartphones twice over before having to recharge the Portable Power itself. You can also charge devices without wireless charging with the provided USB port. With a soft-touch polycarbonate construction and anti-skid feed, this is a durable and portable power point that’ll provide lasting power.
Trident Qi Single / Double Wireless Charging Pad
There are quite a few Qi-standard wireless charging pads on the market, but in my opinion none of them look as good as this one from Trident. The pad is made of soft-touch polycarbonate in white and grey, with a subtle LED indicator and an anti-skid ribbon that makes for a solid platform. There are two models available here – single and dual, depending on how many wireless-charging-capable devices you have.
Trident Qi Wireless Charging Case for Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5
Our final accessories are two cases for the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 which provide handy wireless charging power, on top of the protection and style you’d expect from any quality case. The cases are made of a soft-touch polycarbonate, just like the other Trident Qi accessories, with a nice white colour scheme. The cases are inexpensive too, so there’s never been a better time to jump aboard the wireless charging train!
Thanks for checking out these accessories! Feel free to find more information on the accessories you’re interested in by following the links in each header, or check out all of our wireless charging options here.
Monday, January 20th, 2014
Smartwatches were the must-have accessories of CES 2014, with dozens of companies announcing new models. These watches ranged from dedicated computing devices that happened to be wrist-mounted (like the Galaxy Gear), more middle-of-the-road options like the Pebble Steel, and traditional wristwatches with smart additions – like the watches I’m about to show you.
These are the Cogito Pop (left) and Cogito Original (centre, right), two models of analogue smartwatches from ConnecteDevice. The idea behind these watches is to provide a traditional high-end analogue watch experience – with the traditional face and dial – while adding smartphone notifications to the background via LED icons or bleeps. This approach means you get a perfectly ordinary looking wristwatch with a long battery life and water resistance, but you still get that smart connection to your phone so you can see incoming calls, emails, texts, calendar events and battery alerts.
That battery life is super impressive too, at one year – a far cry from the couple of days of some other smartwatches! The watches are compatible with Android 4.3+ and iOS 7 devices, as the watch relies on Bluetooth 4.0+ LE support to attain its longevity.
So what’s the difference between the two models? Well, the Pop has a more modern design, while the Original is more classical in its approach. The two models share the majority of their features, but the Original also includes Caller ID and the ability to mute incoming calls.
The Cogito Pop is the cheaper of the two series, and will be released earlier – a February release is expected in the US, although a UK launch date has yet to be confirmed. The Cogito Original will be released in mid-March. Both watches should be in the low triple digits in terms of price, making them a good deal cheaper than most other smartwatches on the market.
Here are product pages for each of the five Cogito models we’ll be stocking. Check here for the latest pricing and availability information!
Thanks for checking out the article and have a great day!