Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
If you’ve got a Surface Pro 3, you already know how productive you can be on this tablet / laptop hybrid. But if you want to really maximise its capabilities, then you can turn it into a workstation with this official docking station!
The docking station makes it easy to use the Surface Pro 3 on your desk, by adding easy-to-access ports that allow you to connect many more peripherals and devices. You’ll have more USB ports (6 in total!) than many desktop computers, allowing you to connect hard drives, mice, keyboards, gamepads, CD drives and printers.
Connecting multiple monitors is possible too – you can have three displays in total, including the Surface’s own screen, which is fantastic for having multiple windows open at once. For example, you might have Word open on the built-in display, while you look at a reference webpage on a monitor.
There’s even an ethernet port to provide the fastest possible network access with minimal lag and no risk of poor wireless performance.
As well as adding ports, you’ll also find that the Docking Station is a great home for your Surface. You’ll benefit from a convenient upright viewing angle that’s perfect for work or play. Your Surface will also charge while it’s in the dock, ensuring that your battery will always be topped up when you’re ready to hit the road.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Docking Station is the ultimate upgrade for your Surface. For more information, including live pricing and availability data, please visit the product page linked below. You can also see more accessories in the relevant category, also linked below:
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Thursday, June 19th, 2014
The Logitech P710e is quite a cool piece of kit; a combined stand and speaker for your smartphone or tablet. Let’s take a closer look at what it’s capable of!
The P710e continues Logitech’s history of acoustic excellent with a big sound for its size, and advanced algorithms used to tune both microphone and speaker to perfection. Wideband audio, acoustic noise cancellation and a noise-cancelling microphone ensure that you’ll be able to hear your friends and colleagues in the best possible quality.
While your phone or tablet is in the speakerphone, it’ll be placed at a perfect position for video calls and keeping an eye on incoming notifications. This works well for phones in landscape or portrait mode, and tablets in landscape mode.
Long battery life is another benefit to the speakerphone; the P710e can survive for up to 15 hours of talktime between charges. That means even for the longest workdays, you’ll be able to reach the end without issue – and if you talk or listen to music less, you’ll be able to easily let that stretch to multiple days.
The P710e includes an array of touch controls, letting you easily adjust the volume, take or reject calls and more. The buttons respond instantly to your touch and onboard LEDs will flash to alert you of incoming calls.
The P710e is optomised for a range of communication services, and is Skype certified, Microsoft Lync compatible and Cicso compatible. You can expect great performance with almost every business-grade Unified Communications platform.
The Logitech P710e is coming soon to Mobile Fun. To place your pre-order and to view additional information, visit the product page below:
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Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Today I’d like to introduce the OTONE VTXsound, a pair of premium headphones for music lovers. The headphones’ stylish, modern design include a pair of dynamic 40mm drivers perfectly tuned for a wide dynamic range and rich bass.
These cans block out outside noise expertly with active noise cancellation too, leaving you with just the music you want to listen to. Active Noise Cancellation can be used for 20 hours at a time, and uses a pair of AAA batteries so that full battery life is just a swap away. Of course, you can also use these headphones without the active noise cancellation turned on, and then no batteries are required.
You can also use the VTXsound headphones for calls, thanks to an integrated microphone and an in-line remote. This remote also allows easy control of music playback, letting you skip tracks, adjust the volume, play and pause without needing to adjust your smartphone or MP3 player.
The VTXsound headphones use a standard 3.5mm connector for music and calls, so you don’t need to worry about pairing over Bluetooth or sapping your phone’s battery. Just plug and play.
For a limited time, we’re also offering a free OTONE Accento portable speaker with each pair of OTONE VTXsound headphones. This Bluetooth speaker offers eight to ten hours of music playback and weighs only 300 grams for great portability. The Accento includes a microSD card too, so you can play your music without using any of your smartphone’s battery life at all. Playback controls on the speaker’s periphery and two 40mm dynamic drivers make for a winning Bluetooth speaker.
The OTONE VTXsound headphones and Accento portable speaker are coming soon to Mobile Fun. For more information or to place your pre-order, please visit the product page linked below:
OTONE VTXsound noise cancelling headphones & free Accento speaker
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is quite a unique specimen; the very first tablet to ever be made by the soon-to-be-acquired handset division of Nokia. The tablet runs Windows RT, making it quite similar to Microsoft’s own Surface 2 tablet. Both devices work quite well as tablets alone, but where they really excel (and where both companies have invested considerable design talent) is as extremely slim, detachable laptops.
That form factor and functionality is provided by these tablets’ keyboard covers; for Microsoft we have the Touch Cover and the Type Cover, and for Nokia we have the object of this very article, the Nokia Power Keyboard.
The Power Keyboard, as the name suggests, provides a full keyboard and trackpad to the Lumia 2520. It also serves as a stand, keeping the 2520 in a convenient angled position. This makes it much easier to be productive; you can write emails, code and even articles like the very one you’re reading now. Windows RT’s unique ability to display two items on-screen at once and the inclusion of Microsoft Office free with every tablet, grants a kind of productivity can’t be matched on iOS and Android. If you’ve chosen a Windows tablet for those reasons, then it makes sense to follow them to their logical conclusion with the Power Keyboard.
Of course, there’s another word in this product’s name besides “keyboard”, which is “power”. This refers to the battery integrated into the cover, which adds 50% more longevity to the Lumia 2520. There’s even a couple of USB ports integrated, allowing you to charge your phone or connect external devices easily. That lets you keep writing, playing and consuming longer, another strength of the Windows platform and one that you should exploit.
If you like what you’ve heard, check out the product page linked below. This essential Lumia 2520 accessory is too good to pass up!
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Nokia World has arrived, and with it three new Lumia devices. We’ll be taking a closer look at each one today after our earlier overview – starting with the Lumia 2520, the very first Nokia tablet.
To understand the design of the Lumia 2520, just visualise the rounded shape of the Lumia 720, then scale it up to include a 10-inch display. The polycarbonate unibody design is precisely as you’d imagine, and even comes in the same eye-catching colours – cyan, red, white and black.
The Lumia 2520 has a 10.1-inch 1080p display, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and up to 32 extra GB of microSD card storage. These are strong specifications, and initial reports from The Verge and others have suggested that this is one of the slickest Windows RT tablets yet. The 2520 also has a much better pair of cameras than other Windows tablets – a 6.7 megapixel sensor with a f/1.9 lens on the rear, and a 2 megapixel front-facer. Battery life is also strong, at 11 hours.
The Lumia 2520 runs Windows RT 8.1, and therefore gets all of the new features that 8.1 brings: improved search, smaller tile sizes, improved built-in apps and a start button. However, as this is an RT version of Windows, you won’t be able to run old Windows apps as you would on a desktop or laptop computer. As long as you stick to apps from the Windows Store you’ll be fine, and you do get Office pre-installed for free.
The most unique Lumia 2520 accessory is its Power Keyboard. As the name suggests, this cover adds a keyboard and trackpad for a traditional laptop form factor. There’s also an integrated battery that adds an extra five hours of use. The Power Keyboard wraps both front and back of the machine, protecting the screen and the chassis from knocks and scratches. The 2520 cover also includes two USB ports at the rear, allowing other devices to charge while the cover is closed.
The Lumia 2520 is very similar to the Microsoft Surface 2 tablet, which was announced recently and went on sale in the UK this week. By comparison, the Surface 2 has a slightly larger 10.6-inch display at the same resolution, a similarly leading-edge Tegra 4 processor, and the same RAM and internal memory.
The Lumia 2520 looks like a strong contender against the Surface 2 as the best Windows RT tablet available, and the price – $499 for the standard model and an extra $150 for the Power Keyboard – seems reasonable. The tablet will be available in the UK in time for the holiday season.