Friday, December 20th, 2013
A while back we asked you, the readers and customers of MobileFun.co.uk, to help our pals at giffgaff better understand the ubiquitous phenomenon of drunken texting.
Thousands of responses and many stories later, and some interesting stats have emerged. For instance, did you know that Brits collectively spend £360 million pounds a year shopping while drunk, enough to buy over 90 million banana guards or a 5 million year Netflix subscription?
There’s plenty more where that came from. For the full infographic, laid out in HTML5 web magicment and full of startling statistics on what happens when alcohol and smartphones collide, please click the link below:
Drunk Texts Infographic – giffgaff
Thanks to everyone that took part in the survey, and be sure to let us know your own thoughts on drunk texting – do you do it? Have you regretted it, from something you’ve said or something you’ve bought? Chime in, in the comments below.
Friday, December 20th, 2013
Got a Galaxy Note 3? You can look forward to a threesome of cool new cases and accessories for the phone from expert casemakers Spigen SGP
. These include the Spigen Slim Armor View Case, which includes a viewport built into the front cover, and the Magnetic Clip accessory, which complements Samsung’s own S-View and Flip Covers, helping them stay flush with the screen of your phone.
Let’s take the Slim Armor View first. This case combines the Slim Armor styling we’ve seen from Spigen SGP before with the innovative S View style window that Samsung debuted on the Galaxy S4. Just like these official covers, you’ll be able to see the time, incoming notifications and other information without flipping the cover back – just tap the lock button and it’ll all be laid out before you. You can also answer calls without opening the case either; just swipe on the window to accept or reject. It’s a clever system, and definitely takes a lot of the bother out of having a flip case. Where this case differs from other flip cases on the market is that it’s highly armoured, boasting a hybrid design with a polycarbonate midsection supplementing a TPU shell. It looks good too, and is available in black and white.
Our next item is the Magnetic Clip, a cool accessory that fixes a common problem with flip cases: they just flipping open by themselves! Samsung’s S View cases have had this issue for a while now, so it’s nice to see a solution other than re-creasing the flip cover or resting the phone face-down most of the time. The clip ensures a perfectly tight seal every time, and ensures that dust and dirt doesn’t have the opportunity to slip between cover and screen.
For more information or to pre-order either of these items, check out the product pages below. You also might want to visit the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 accessory page, to see our entire range of cases, chargers and all other accessories for this popular phablet.
Thanks for reading and have a good one!
Monday, December 16th, 2013
Last week we covered
the highly functional 4thWrite 4-in-1 stylus pen, and now we’re here to one-up that awesome gadget. Or should I say two-up? I’m talking about the HexStyli 6-in-1 Stylus Pen, a gadget that includes some of the same useful functions as the 4thWrite but also includes a few new capabilities as well. Let’s take a closer look at this ideal Christmas gift
The HexStyli is an attractive hexagonal pen, extending and revolving to reveal more and more useful capabilities. It includes:
- Capacitive stylus for use with smartphones and tablets
- Ballpoint ink pen for writing things down on paper, cardboard and more!
- Printed ruler in both metric and imperial
- Spirit level for ensuring level pictures and careful construction
- Phillips screwdriver for screwing and unscrewing
- Flat head screwdriver for screwing and unscrewing
The HexStyli is really a gift you’ll want to keep around, and it’s sure to be useful all day long. Imagine writing in dream journal when you awaken, using your capacitive stylus to draw on the train into work. At work, use the ruler to measure and score straight lines in your diorama of that concert hall you’re designing. Make sure the roofs are straight with the spirit level, then screw in the miniature lighting system with your screwdriver set. OK, it’s a (deliberately) contrived example, but you can see how the HexStyli can be useful across a pretty wide swathe of applications, particularly creative endeavours.
So which should you get – the HexStyli or the 4thWrite? I reckon it’s down to the person – perhaps more creative types, particularly those who work with their hands, will prefer the HexStylus. On the other hand, more techie types might prefer the light and the LED of the 4thWrite. Regardless, you’re getting a nice gift.
For more information on the HexStyli, check out the product page linked here:
Thanks for reading the article and have a good one!
Friday, December 13th, 2013
The weekend’s almost here and Christmas is around the corner. If you’re like me and still frantically looking for the perfect gift for that guy or girl on your list, then take a look at this: a cleverly named, cleverly designed gadget you’ll be proud to give.
It’s called the 4thWrite – like forthright, get it? This is a 4-in-1 gadget, including:
- Capacitive stylus for use with phones and tablets
- Ballpoint ink pen for use with paper and the like
- Red laser pointer for cats and presentations
- LED torch for looking at your keys (and other uses!)
It’s really nice to have all of these functions in a pen you can just keep in your pocket or bag. You can use your pen in the morning to do the crossword, the stylus to take notes in class, the torch to get in the front door that evening, and then spend the rest of your day playing with any nearby cats / dogs / toddlers with the attractive red laser light. An entire day of work and play, all made possible with the 4thWrite!
It all fits together so nicely, too. In a classy, normal-looking pen you’ve got a stylus on one end, and the laser and LED on the other. Pull off the stylus end, and there’s the ballpoint pen safely hidden away. Two buttons let you turn the LED and laser on, without being big enough to cramp your writing style.
I think you’ve got the gist of it, so I’ll leave you to our comprehensive product page for full details on each of these functions.
Thanks for checking out the article, and be sure to let us know what you (or your gift recipient) think(s) of the 4thWrite in the comments below!
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Got a golden iPhone or know someone else that does? We’ve got the perfect Christmas gift for you – this exclusive gold charging cable for golden iPhones! It’s just as durable and high quality as the Apple original, but it’s made of frickin’ gold. Awesome.
The iMee Sync and Charge Lightning Cable works just the same as the original Apple charging cable, filling your iPhone 5, 5S or iPod Touch 5G at speeds of up to 2.1A to ensure extremely rapid charging. The USB end can be connected to an AC adapter for rapid charging, or a Mac or PC for syncing with iTunes and simultaneous charging.
If you’re looking for a perfect match for your iPhone 5S – or a perfect gift for someone with an iPhone 5S! – then this is just the ticket.
For more pictures and to pre-order yours, just head over to the product page linked below. We also have a fair amount of golden iPhone 5 and 5S cases, so you can check those out too. If you’d prefer not to have a gilded charger, then have a look at our full range of iPhone 5S chargers right here!
Thanks for checking out the article and have a good one!