Archive for the ‘Mobile Accessories’ Category
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Haha, that got your attention right? That was actually a clever piece of subterfuge – we’re actually here to talk about Note 4 docks. Oooh, I got you good. OK, let’s take at some of the best docks available for the Note 4.
Ultrathin Note 4 Desktop Charging Cradle
Our first Note 4 dock is the basic model, providing everything you need for charging and syncing your new phablet. This includes an ultra-thin black plastic construction, which holds the phone at a comfortable viewing angle while keeping it fully charged. The dock connects to your wall adapter or PC using your microUSB cable.
The Charging Cradle is also case-compatible, meaning that you don’t have to take off your Note 4 case t0 charge. This includes cases that are 1.6mm thick or less; the bulkiest cases will still need to be removed before using the dock.
Ultrathin Note 4 Dual Desktop Charging Cradle
Our second dock is an upgraded version, offering space for a spare battery to be charged alongside the phone itself. This allows you to really make the most of the Note 4′s spare battery, allowing you to easily double your battery life without the hassle of charging both batteries separately. With the Dual Charging Cradle, it’s as simple as putting battery and phone on the charger overnight, and you’ll awake to two fully charged batteries for double the battery life – go days without charging!
Otherwise, this cradle is just the same as the other, with the same thin design, case compatability and convenient vertical viewing position.
Note 4 Case-Compatible HDMI Charging Dock
Our final Note 4 dock includes another special ability: HDMI output. That means you can quickly and easily mirror your phone’s display on an HDTV, projector or monitor – brilliant for films, games and presentations. The dock essentially contains an MHL adapter in order to make this happen, and placing your phone in a dock is a little more convenient than hooking up a cable to your phone via a dedicated MHL adapter every time. The connection also allows the dock to charge the phone while video is being output, ensuring that your phone doesn’t lose charge halfway through a film.
Again, apart from this change you’ll find the same solid charging and syncing capabilities as exist in the original model.
Interested in our Galaxy Note 4 docks? Check out the product pages to find more information and set up an alert for stock availability. If you have any questions, you can reach me in the comments below or on Twitter @mobilefun!
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Zenus have consistently launched beautiful, classy mobile phone cases for the latest handsets, and their collection for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 stays true to form. With fantastically innovative designs across the range, Zenus provide something to suit all, so let’s see what is available for your Note 4!
Zenus Tesoro Leather Diary Case – Brown, Black, Beige
The Zenus Tesoro Leather Diary Case looks and feels amazing, thanks to its high quality, genuine Italian leather material. Soft to the touch, this case is a perfect complement to the Galaxy Note 4. With integrated credit card slots, this case is a space-saver, as you can leave your wallet or purse at home when you pop to the shops or go out for an evening.
Zenus Vintage Quilt Diary Case – Brown
The Vintage Diary is one of our most popular Zenus cases, with a beautiful combination of hand-made leather, a traditional folio design and integrated space for your credit cards. Now, the design also features a lovely quilted pattern to add an edge of sophistication. The rugged protection and button fastening closure ensure long-lasting security and protection for your handset.
Zenus Minimal Diary Case – White, Black
Made from the highest quality Saffiano leather, this luxurious case has been designed to look and feel brilliant. With the leather covering the entirety of the case aside from the interior, which features a soft microfiber lining, this case provides an indulgent protection for your Galaxy Note 4. With credit card slots inside, and a convenient hand strap for those important photo opportunities, this case is both stunning and practical. It even transforms into a viewing stand for watching movies on your handset – great when you’re travelling!
The Metallic Diary Case offers a thoroughly modern design, but remains handmade from the finest materials, and comes in a variety of exciting colours. The metallic look and soft microfibre lining provide ultimate style and protection, while a built-in viewing stand and credit cards slots add considerable practicality. What’s more, this case features an impressive capability of being able to speak through the case, which offers complete protection for your screen, even when you make a call!
Last, but by no means least, we have my personal favourite, the Z-View Dolmites Diary Case. An impressive take on Samsung’s own S-View cases, this version from Zenus works with the Z-View app to allow a user to access the most important features of the phone without even opening your case. With a soon-to-be iconic circular window on the front, this case demonstrates superior style and innovation. Made from a combination of synthetic leather and polycarbonate, this case will provide durable protection. Also capable of transforming into a viewing stand, this case is packed full of interesting and useful features, which help the user use the Galaxy Note 4 to its fullest capacity.
There are, of course, alternative protection options for your Note 4. We have a huge range of Covers and Cases available for the Galaxy Note 4, including Official Samsung cases, where you will find their famous S-Vew Cover, a Wireless Charging Back and the all-new LED covers. If you’re not after a diary style case, we also have a wide range of Spigen cases, which provide ultimate drop protection in a stunning form.
So there you are – 5 stunning and practical Zenus cases, and some alternative options, all specially designed for your Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Let us know which is your favourite using the comments below!
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Looking for top-notch protection for your iPhone 6 Plus? Join the club. We’ve got a full range of tough iPhone 6 Plus cases that’ll keep your phone protected from drops, scratches – and yes, even bends. Let’s take a look at our five picks.
The Tough Naked is our most popular tough case for the iPhone 6 Plus, with a good combination of a slim profile, a shock absorbent bumper and a flexible plastic shell. While the protection afforded here doesn’t compare to thicker and heavier cases, for the weight class you won’t find much better than the Tough Naked. The case comes in grey and clear; both options are partially transparent to show off your iPhone 6 Plus.
The Spigen Ultra Hybrid is a nice case that provides some protection without sacrificing the look or dimensions of your new phone. Like the Case-Mate before it, it’s available in a nice clear colourway that really shows off the look of the phone within. The case comes in many more colours too, if you’d rather go with a different shade to what you picked out at the Apple Store.
The Griffin Survivor is an old favourite of mine, ever since the company behind the case released a series of videos exploring the limits of the case’s durability – thrown off hills and bridges, dragged and crushed by cars, immersed in maple syrup and much more. The case is made to military standards and resists it all – dirt, sand, rain, shock, vibration and a host of other environmental hazards.
Our #2 case is the OtterBox Defender, one of the most popular cases in the world. The case is quite thick, but does offer correspondingly excellent protection. Three layers of the case work together: a silicone outer layer protects against drops, a polycarbonate inner layer provides rigidity, while a thermal-formed screen protector prevents scratches. It’s a solid combination that works well with the included belt-clip holster, allowing you to keep your phone at hand without struggling to fit its increased dimensions in your pocket.
1. Spigen Neo Hybrid Metal Case - Metal Blue, Champagne Gold, Satin Silver, Metal Red, Space Grey
Our winning iPhone 6 Plus case this time around is this gorgeous new design from Spigen. The Neo Hybrid Metal Case is a classy combination of aluminium and TPU, with the metal forming a rigid frame and the plastic as the back cover. This combination provides impressive strength, neutralising impacts and shrugging off scratches. And this case looks awesome too, particularly the Metal Blue colourway I’ve highlighted above. If you’re not such a fan of the blue, then there’s plenty more to choose from: gold, silver, red and grey.
That’s all for now folks. Have any comments, questions or feedback? Let me have it in below! You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun and on Facebook at Love Your Mobile. Thanks for checking out the article and have a good week ahead!
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
October is a big month for phablet fans, as Samsung are finally releasing their Galaxy Note 4. The phone is expected to hit around the 10th of the month, so fans are already placing their pre-orders and preparing their accessories. We’d like to help out on that latter point, so here are five of our favourite cases for the Note 4 - and all of them will be ready by the time your Note 4 arrives!
5. Encase FlexiShield - Smoke Black, Frost White, Blue, Purple
Our first case is the Encase FlexiShield, one of our longest-running and most popular cases. The FlexiShield comes with a thin gel design that’s proven both flexible and protective. While impact protection is limited, you do get reasonable scratch protection with complete coverage for the back and sides. Cutouts are available throughout too, ensuring that all ports and features remain fully accessible. The case comes in four colours, giving you the opportunity to change the look of your new smartphone.
This official cover for the Note 4 does one thing, and it does it well: it adds wireless charging capabilities to the Galaxy Note 4 with a simple replacement back. As you’re replacing the back instead of strapping something on top of it, you enjoy the same slim dimensions as the original Note 4. And as this is made by Samsung themselves, you’re assured of a perfect match: in colour, style and capabilities. Pick this up with a Qi charging pad and you’ll be on your way to a more convenient charging experience.
This universal case fits the Galaxy Note 4 well, and offers a classy leather-style look that hasn’t been replicated with a bespoke Note 4 case yet. The Encase comes in black or red, with a classically beautiful folio form factor. The folio design provides two further abilities: a built-in landscape media stand and space for your cash and credit cards. It’s a practical inclusion that makes this case a good choice for the Note 4.
2. Samsung S View Cover - Charcoal Black, White, Pink, Plum, Mint, Gold
Our next case is almost always in the top 3, thanks to its combination of a thin design, good protection, Samsung styling and unmatched functionality. The S View case includes a windowed flip cover, through which you can access your phone. You can check the time, see incoming notifications or even answer calls. Being able to use your phone without opening the cover every time is surprisingly liberating. The S View Cover also gets extra points for variety; there are more colour varieties here than for any other Note 4 case that we stock.
Our winning case this time around is one that combines protection with style and practicality: the Spigen Tough Armor Case. The Tough Armor uses a dual-layer TPU/polycarbonate case for excellent drop and scratch protection, with Air Cushion corner technology and a special 1.5mm lip around the screen to protect against fall damage. The case is handy too, with a flip-out Spigen logo that serves as a kick stand. I’m also quite partial to the look of this case, particularly in the bolder colours like red or slate. For all these reasons and a few more besides, the Spigen Tough Armour is our number 1 recommended case right now!
Thanks for checking out our selection of cases! We’ll have many more over the next few weeks, so please stay tuned to the blog and our Twitter @mobilefun for more announcements!
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
We’re really going all out with the iPhone 6, and we may have just launched our craziest category yet: glow in the dark iPhone 6 cases! We’ll have three cases to start off with, but these should be joined by additional examples over the coming weeks and months. For now, let’s take a look at the new additions!
The Gecko Glow is our glow in the dark case of choice. Its unique back panel contains a phosphorescent coating which absorbs light energy during the daylight hours, which is re-emitted at a lower intensity for minutes or hours after the lights go off. This makes your iPhone 6 light up, making it easy to find in the dark – but the dull glow isn’t enough to stop you from going to sleep.
Of course, aside from practical concerns these cases just look cool, in the light and in the dark. The case, which comes in three colours, has a unique pattern on the back that catches the eye. And you’ll certainly be noticed for your glow-in-the-dark phone after dark too!
Back to the practical side: these cases will also protect your iPhone 6. The flexible gel material used is scratch resistant, helping to keep your iPhone unblemished from scratches. It’s also quite grippy, preventing your phone from sliding off your desk – or out of your hand.
The case also evens out the back side of the phone, stopping the iPhone 6 from resting on top of its protruding camera assembly. All ports and features of the phone remain fully accessible too, so you’ll still be able to use your iPhone 6 as easily as before.
All three Gecko glow in the dark cases are coming soon to Mobile Fun. To place your pre-order or be notified of availability, please visit the product pages linked below:
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