Monday, June 17th, 2013
Tired of hauling around a charging cable for every device you own? Here’s an easier way: the 4-in-1 Charge and Sync Cable. It’s got connectors for Apple devices – both 30 Pin and Lightning, Galaxy Tabs and Micro USB devices – including modern Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices.
The 4-in-1 is designed to be the only cable you will ever need, and it’s inexpensive too – making this an ideal replacement for the mess of cables in your bag or on your desk. Instead of buying an iPhone 5 charger or a Galaxy S4 charger – how about just a charger that can do it all?
You can even charge all of your devices at the same time using this cable, although charging speeds will usually be faster if you’re just charging one device at a time.
This awesome cable is available in both white and black colours, so you can choose the one that matches your devices. For more information, including the latest pricing and availability information, check out the product pages linked below:
Thanks for reading the article and be sure to let us know what you think of this cool new device in our comments section below. You can also share your questions here and we’ll endeavour to answer them.
Monday, June 17th, 2013
Our friends over at giffgaff are doing another giveaway! They’re offering up a chance to win an iPad Mini or Apple TV
, as they look for the best drunk texting stories. Whether you just want to answer a few questions or you’ve got the best story of all time that you want to see in the press (anonymously, of course!), then you should have some fun with this one.
To enter the giveaway and be in with a chance of winning a cool new Apple gadget, check out their official blog post and click on the “click here to start the survey” link at the bottom of the page. The competition closes on Friday, the 28th of June at 9 AM British time.
Good luck everyone – may the best drunk texter win.
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
All phones are easily damaged and should be protected but this is especially true for smartphones. The Galaxy S4 is a £600 smartphone featuring the latest hardware and the most recent Android operating system; now that’s definitely a phone worth protecting!
“So what do I need to protect my S4 from”, I hear you say. Bumps and drops are the worst offenders but keys and pocket change can be your handset screen’s worst nightmare. SquareTrade (2010) found that over 75% of smart phone failures are caused by accidental damage.
Featuring 4G connectivity, a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor and a 13 megapixel back camera, the Galaxy S4 is packed full of expensive hardware and worth around £600. One drop down the stairs (or in the toilet) and that’s £600 (literally) down the drain.
2. Large screen
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has an amazing 5″ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 441 ppi. The massive screen is best protected by using a screen protector and flip case or pouch. That way the screen will be protected from damage while the phone is not in use and it will still be protected from scratches when removed from the pouch or when the flip case is open.
3. Plastic body
While there is no doubt that the S4 is a great smartphone, its polycarbonate or plastic body leaves much to be desired. Samsung may have chosen this option in order to reduce costs or perhaps for ease of production, however, regardless of Samsung’s reasoning for using a polycarbonate body instead of a metal one the fact remains that the plastic body is more susceptible to damage. The rigidity of a metal body would help reduce bot h external and internal damage.
Indeed the back can be completely replaced if damaged but an impact strong enough to cause damage to the back of the phone is likely to also damage other areas such as the screen or sides and corners of the handset.
4. Exposed corners
If your S4 falls on one of its corners it is possible that the impact will damage the back side or screen near the corner area, depending on the severity of the impact. A case or cover usually protects the corners of the phone and absorbs the impact in order to preserve the integrity of the device.
If a Samsung Galaxy S4 case breaks it is easily replaceable but can you say the same about the device itself?
5. Not waterproof
According to Confused.com (2013) half of all mobile phone insurance water damage claims submitted to mobile phone insurer Budget Mobile Cover are from people dropping their phone down the toilet!
I agree that it may be a bit impractical to always have a waterproof case on your phone, however, such cases can be very useful when at the beach or by the swimming pool or if you’re out camping or rafting. If you think that you might need a waterproof case for the Galaxy S4 why not have a look at the Incipio Atlas Waterproof Case for Samsung Galaxy S4?
Monday, June 10th, 2013
Please note: This article refers to HTC One chargers. Are you looking for HTC One X chargers instead?
Make sure that your HTC One never runs out of power with our selection of chargers. Featuring a car charger, a desktop charging station or dock and a brilliant UK travel charger, we hope that our list of most useful HTC One chargers will come in handy for those looking for the perfect charging solution for their new smartphone.
1. MU Foldable USB Mains Charger Adapter
The MU foldable charger is a great product with award winning design. This charger can be easily folded up for increased portability; this reduces the size of the plug by more than half which means the charger can then be carried around in your pocket or purse, ready to use when needed.
Winner of several international design awards including the International Design Excellence Award, the MU confirms to strict product safety standards.
2. Cover-Mate Desktop Charging Dock for HTC One
This desktop charging station has been created specifically for HTC One for a perfect fit and quick syncing and charging. The dock holds your HTC One at a great viewing angle so that you can always keep an eye on things.
Best suited for the office or home, the dock is subtle in appearance and fairly small in size thus it can seamlessly integrate with your smartphone.
3. Avantree 2.1 amp High Power Dual USB Car Charger
Perfect for those of us that are always on the run, the 2.1 amp Avantree car charger can quickly charge 2 devices at the same time. That way there will be no more arguing over who gets to charge their smartphone first during a long car journey. It is so powerful that it can even charge tablets.
The Avantree is small and fits right into your car’s charging port while also seamlessly fitting in with the design of the car.
If you are not entirely sure on what the difference is between a 1 amp charger and a 2.1 amp charger please read our detailed blog post on chargers and amperage.
Monday, June 10th, 2013
Bluetooth headsets can be essential accessories for many Galaxy S4 owners, allowing for convenient phone conversations and even great wireless music. Today we’re going to have a look at three of the best Bluetooth headsets for the Samsung Galaxy S4, encompassing three options from some of the most trusted brands in the business. Let’s get right into it!
Option 1: The Genuine Samsung Option
If you’ve trusted Samsung to be your smartphone maker, why not trust them with your Bluetooth headset too? The Samsung HS3000 Stereo Bluetooth Headset is what I’d call an intermediate headset, combining a Bluetooth connection to your phone with wired in-ear headphones connected via a 3.5 mm stereo jack. This setup allows you the comfort of in-ear headphones and the flexibility of connecting any headset you wish to the HS3000 for optimum sound quality. With MultiPoint capabilities, you’ll be able to connect to multiple devices at the same time too.
Option 2: The Bargain Mini Option
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a Bluetooth headset, you don’t have to. The STK BTH12 Mini Bluetooth Headset offers an incredible amount of value for money, with a small and comfortable design joined with impressive talk and standby time. While you get less fancy features, the core essentials are still excellent here. I really like the look of this headset too, with a cool bumpy texture that adds grip.
Option 3: The Professional Option
If you want something top-notch for important voice calls, then you can’t find much better than the Plantronics M1100. This new Plantronics headset offers a lightweight and comfortable design backed with some incredibly clever technology, allowing for perfectly clear conversations even in the worst echoing or windy conditions. The M1100 has four hours of talk time and seven days of standby time too, ensuring you’ll always have enough juice for the road. You’ll even get voice alerts for incoming calls, power on/off and the dreaded low battery warning. A top headset all-around.
I hope you’ve found these suggestions useful! Of course, we’re always happy to hear your suggestions too, so if you’ve found a good Bluetooth headset for the Galaxy S4 please let us know in the comments below! Thanks for reading and have a great day.