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Top 5 Galaxy Note 4 accessories – October 2014

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Today we’re going to have a look at some of the best accessories available for Samsung’s latest release, the Galaxy Note 4. Our list will contain protective items – cases, screen protectors – and more utilitarian bits and pieces too. Let’s get started, eh?

5. Official Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Extra Battery Kit

 

Official Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Extra Battery KitOfficial Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Extra Battery Kit

The Galaxy Note 4 has quite reasonable battery life already, but having easy access to an extra day’s supply is always handy. This battery kit provides both a spare battery and a separate charger, allowing you to put both batteries on charge overnight so you’ll wake up with twice the power available. The charger is barely bigger than the battery itself, so it’s no problem to take it with you when you’re travelling either.

4. Official Samsung MHL 2.0 HDMI Adapter

Samsung Galaxy S4 / Note 3 MHL 2.0 HDTV HDMI Adapter    Samsung Galaxy S4 MHL HDTV Adapter - ET-H10FAUWEGWW

If you want to watch a video on your phone, why not watch it on the biggest screen available? This handy adapter connects your phone to a TV, monitor or projector, mirroring your display on the larger screen. That’s brilliant for watching YouTube clips or entire TV episodes, playing games and just browsing the web. The adapter provides both power and a video link, so you’re able to charge your phone at the same time.

3. 64GB Samsung MicroSD Card Class 10 UHS-1

Samsung 64GB UHS-1 Grade 1 MicroSDXC Pro - Class 10Samsung 64GB UHS-1 Grade 1 MicroSDXC Pro - Class 10

This microSD card provides 64 extra gigabytes of storage space for your phone – more room for songs, videos, photos, apps and anything else you might want to keep on your phone. This storage is fast too, with rapid transfer speeds thanks to the card’s Class 10 UHS-1 rating.

2. MFX Tempered Glass Screen Protector

MFX Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Tempered Glass Screen ProtectorMFX Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Tempered Glass Screen Protector

This screen protector for the Note 4 is made of tempered glass, which provides much better protection than a traditional plastic screen protector. The ultra-thin glass is coated with an anti-shatter film to keep it in good condition for longer. This screen protector is also easier to apply than a plastic version, with no possibility for air bubbles thanks to the rigid material.

1. Spigen Neo Hybrid Case – Satin Silver, Champagne Gold, Electric Blue, Electric Red, Metal Slate

 

Spigen Neo Hybrid Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Case - Satin SilverSpigen Neo Hybrid Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Case - Electric Blue

This attractive case uses a combination of TPU and polycarbonate to provide a good combination of protection and durability. The TPU back cover will protect the phone’s internals from damage and the back from scratches, adding rigidity to the case. The polycarbonate frame absorbs the force of shocks and falls, preventing the phone from breaking its screen or getting scratched up. The case is quite slim too, and comes in a couple of colour options that look brilliant with the Note 4. That’s why this case is our number 1 accessory pick.

Conclusion

So there we have it – five accessory recommendations for the Note 4. If you have any questions or comments about Note 4 accessories, I’d welcome them in the comments below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun or on Facebook at Love Your Mobile. Thanks for checking out the article and have a good weekend!

KidFit: a wireless fitness tracking wristband for children

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Fitness trackers have become increasingly popular over the last few years, so it’s not a surprise to see a fitness tracker specialised towards tracking the activity levels of children. The KidFit Fitness Tracking Wristband is just that, offering kid-specific fitness tracking through a small, durable wristband.

 

The KidFit connects to iPhone or Android phone over Bluetooth, and works with devices running iOS 7 (or later) and Android 4.3 (or later) – which includes most phones made in the last couple of years. You just install the free KifFit app, wirelessly sync the wristband, and away you go.

KidFit Childrens Wireless Fitness Tracking Wristband - Black    KidFit Childrens Wireless Fitness Tracking Wristband - Black

You can set goals and tasks for your child, encouraging them to stay active during the day and to sleep well at night. There’s an easy-to-understand scoring system, which gives marks out of 100 to judge how well they’re doing at accomplishing these goals. You’ll also see direct information on how many steps they’ve taken, miles they’ve walked, and hours they’ve slept. Four LED indicators on the wristband itself show you when the wristband is tracking sleep or activity, syncing or charging.

KidFit Childrens Wireless Fitness Tracking Wristband - Black   KidFit Childrens Wireless Fitness Tracking Wristband - Black

Anything produced for kids needs to be robust, and happily the KidFit is just that. The durable snap-on design is rated X3 for water and dust resistance, ensuring that it can withstand rain showers or dunks in the sink. The band is one-size-fits-all, so all you need to do is pick a colour that your child will enjoy. There are four available:

KidFit Childrens Wireless Fitness Tracking Wristband - Black    KidFit Childrens Wireless Fitness Tracking Wristband - Black

Be sure to let us know what you think of the KidFit in the comments below! We’re happy to answer your questions there too. If you prefer, you can talk to us on Twitter @mobilefun or on Facebook at Love Your Mobile.

Spigen announce their range of Nexus 6 cases

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Following the exciting announcement of the Nexus 6 on Wednesday, Spigen have launched four new and exciting cases.  Now, Mobile Fun would like to introduce to you the latest range of Spigen Nexus 6 Cases.

Spigen Slim Armor Google Nexus 6 Tough Case

Spigen Slim Armor Google Nexus 6 Tough Case

To start things off, let us introduce you to the Slim Armor Tough Case, which is featured in three colours.  With special shock absorbing technology specifically incorporated to protect the device from impacts, your device will be in safe hands all the time when it is encased in this.  It’s two-toned colour and smooth finish give this case a sophisticated look suitable for all.  What’s more, the handy kickstand means it is easy to watch your movies on the go!

Spigen Neo Hybrid Google Nexus 6 Case

Spigen Neo Hybrid Google Nexus 6 Case

Next up we have the Neo Hybrid Case, which also appears in three colours.  The sleek profile of this case will highlight the slim body of your device to perfection.  This, combined with the beautiful two-toned colour scheme of the cases, will provide your Nexus 6 with the stunning aesthetics that it deserves.

Spigen Ultra Hybrid Google Nexus 6 Case

Spigen Ultra Hybrid Google Nexus 6 Case

The Ultra Hybrid Case comes in a range of four colours, and features a transparent back cover to compliment the original look of the Nexus 6 design.  With new and advanced anti-scratch technologies as well as new and improved shock absorption, you can rest assured that your Nexus 6 will always be safe from drops and knocks.  What’s more, the flexible, elastic, and durable TPU material allows for an incredibly comfortable grip.

Spigen Thin Fit Google Nexus 6 Shell Case

Spigen Thin Fit Google Nexus 6 Shell Case

And last, but by no means least, we have the Thin Fit Shell Case which features in four stunning colour ways.  Durable and lightweight, the Thin Fit series for the Nexus 6 from Spigen offers premium protection in a slim and stylish package. Meticulously designed, these cases are form-fitted to perfection. Their non-slip matte surface increases grip and durability for long-term use, and the smooth finish of the case gives an elegant aesthetic.

Over and Out

So there you have it. Four exciting new cases from Spigen for the Google Nexus 6.  Thank you for checking this out – Watch this space for more Google Nexus 6 accessories from Spigen and many other well-known manufacturers!  Let us know what accessories you’d like to see come to market for the new Nexus on Twitter at @mobilefun or on Facebook at Love Your Mobile.

 

Apple announce iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 at press event

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Apple held a small press event today to announce their latest iPad tablets: the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. Let’s take a closer look at what was announced.

iPad Mini 3

Design

The new tablets have extremely similar designs to their predecessors, with 4:3 aspect ratio displays set within aluminium bodies. Both tablets now feature a Touch ID home button, which allows users to unlock their iPad or authorise purchases using their fingerprints.

New display technologies allow the iPad Mini 3 and Air 2 to be thinner and lighter than their predecessors. The iPad Air 2 measures 6.1 mm thick (18% thinner), while the iPad Mini 3 is 7.5 mm thick. Both tablets are now available in gold for the first time, in addition to space grey and silver.

Hardware

The iPad Air 2 utilises an improved version of the chip that powers the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. It’s called the Apple A8X, and Apple are claiming it is 40% faster than its predecessor. The iPad Mini 3 comes with a previous-gen A7 processor.

The new iPads also have an NFC chip built in, which works with Apple’s contactless payment system Apple Pay. The system is launching later this month in the United States, and is expected to reach the UK in the next few months.

The camera on the iPad Air 2 has been improved too, with an 8-megapixel sensor, 1.12 micron pixels and a f/2.4 aperture lens. The software side of things has been nailed too, with 1080p video recording capability, slow-motion video, burst mode, panoramas and time lapses. The iPad Mini 3 has a smaller 5-megapixel sensor, although 1080p video recording is still included.

iPad Air 2

Software

The new iPads will run iOS 8.1, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. The headline feature here is Apple Pay, but there are some other small feature additions and bug fixes here too. Apple Pay will allow US customers (initially) to pay for goods with a tap at thousands of stores from hundreds of banks.

Pricing and Availability

The iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 retain the pricing structure of their predecessors, although as with the iPhone 6 we see that the 32GB model has been removed from the lineup. That leaves the 16GB model, a 64GB model and a new 128GB variety. LTE-capable versions of both tablets at all capacities are also available. The Air 2 starts at $499, while the Mini 3 starts at $399.

The full pricing table is replicated below:

16GB WiFi 64GB WiFi 128GB WiFi 16GB LTE 64GB LTE 128GB LTE
iPad Air 2 £399 £479 £559 £499 £579 £659
iPad Mini 3 £319 £399 £479 £419 £499 £579

 

The new iPad models will be available for pre-order tomorrow, with orders shipping by the end of next week.

Accessories

Both tablets will be supported by the wide Apple accessory ecosystem, including a few items from Apple themselves and many thousands of accessories from third-party manufacturers. We’ve already begun adding iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 accessories, and we’ll announce many more over the coming days and weeks. Expect full round-ups of recommended iPad Air 2 cases and iPad Mini 3 cases as the tablets are launched.

Conclusion

That’s it for now! Thanks for checking out our coverage of Apple’s 2014 iPad event, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun and on Facebook at Love Your Mobile.

This case adds Qi wireless charging to your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Qi Charging iPhone 6 Case - BlackQi Charging iPhone 6 Plus Case - Gold

Wireless charging is pretty cool and convenient, but so far Apple haven’t brought the technology to their iPhones – so accessory manufacturers have stepped in to fill the gap. Last month we showed you a standalone Qi wireless charging receiver that you could add to your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus; today we’re showing another option for those of you that want to add Qi wireless charging to your new iPhones. The new option is the Qi Charging Case, which combines a Qi charging coil with a protective iPhone case, a single piece solution. Let’s take a closer look.

The Qi Charging Case is a simple plastic case which adds good scratch protection and a bit of impact protection as well. Of course, the real magic is inside – there’s a Qi charging coil that will work with a wide range of Qi charging pads. This is joined up with a Lightning connector that can be plugged or unplugged without taking the case off. That’s quite useful if you need to charge your phone using a wired connection or connect it to your PC to sync media and apps.

Qi Charging iPhone 6 Case - Black    Qi Charging iPhone 6 Case - Black

The Qi Charging Case is available for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in black and gold. For more information, to pre-order or to receive a notification of stock availability, please visit the relevant product page linked below:

Thanks for checking out the article! Stay tuned to the Mobile Fun blog for more new accessories for the iPhone 6 and many more phones besides. Please feel free to leave a comment below or reach us on Twitter @mobilefun.

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