Friday, February 21st, 2014
If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet, then listen up: We’ve just gotten into stock the first Samsung Body Scale.
These smart scales connect to your Samsung device over Bluetooth, allowing your weight to be sent wirelessly to your phone each time it’s measured. Together with the S Health app, you’ll get a perfectly accurate readout of your weight over time, no self-reporting necessary. This makes it so much easier to see a new diet or exercise regimen take effect, so you’re motivated to continue your self-improvement efforts.
The scale isn’t just for one, either. The scale will automatically recognise up to seven active users by weight, so you only need to step onto it to have your weight sent to the correct S Health account and phone. That means your whole family or whole household can easily get in on the action, tracking their weight and using the information to sustain a healthier lifestyle
The scale is made by Samsung themselves, and offers a high-quality digital readout and a durable chassis. Its battery life is impressive too, running for a full year even if you check your weight 10 times a day!
In combination with the S Health app that debuted on the Galaxy S4 and has come with several other recent Samsung Galaxy devices, you’ll have all the pieces you need to get fit and healthy. So pick up a Samsung Body Scale today, and start counting down the pounds!
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Thursday, January 30th, 2014
The best camera is the one with you everyday. That’s the thinking behind the Ztylus Camera Kit, which looks to make sure your omnipresent smartphone is as capable as possible. The Ztylus kit includes two elements: a camera grip case that clips to the rear of the Galaxy S4, and a revolver lens kit which provides four lens options. Let’s take a closer look.
First up – the camera grip case. These has a number of traditional accoutrements that you’d typically find on a full-size DSLR, adapted to fit around the Galaxy S4. The shaped hand grip is probably the most key addition here, as it provides a much more comfortable shooting stance than a slim smartphone body. Additional stabilisation can be provided by looping a wrist or neck strap through the holes provided. If you’re shooting a fixed position, then you can also use the fold-out kickstand in landscape or portrait orientations to provide a steadier shot. For the ultimate stable shooting position, a standard one-quarter inch tripod screw socket is also provided. The final added feature in the case portion of the Ztylus Kit is a ported audio chamber, which redirects the sound coming from the Galaxy S4′s internal speaker and ensures it remains loud and distinct.
Next we have the revolver lens kit, which provides a choice of four lenses in a rotating revolver-style fitting. A circular polariser lens is the most standard option, filtering out glare and improving both contrast and colour saturation. If you’re looking to take a wider-angle shot, then the wide angle or fisheye lenses are a good idea. The fisheye provides a nearly 180 degree field of view, great for taking photos in tight spaces or filming skate videos. The wide angle is a little more moderate, just about doubling your field of view without the signature fisheye look. The final lens, super macro, is revealed by unscrewing the wide angle lens, and provides about a 10x zoom for taking shots of small details.
Together, these two pieces form a very capable Camera Kit that should expand your photographic capabilities with the Galaxy S4. If you’re a keen photographer and you want to really make the most of your smartphone, then this is the perfect upgrade.
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Samsung produce some lovely first-party accessories for their handsets… but they’re not quite as good at actually delivering those accessories as they are at designing them. For that reason, one of the very best cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4 has only recently been released, 10 months after the phone it was designed for. The new case is called the S-View Flip Cover & Qi Charging Case. Its long name belies a simple purpose: combining the clear plastic window of the S View cover with the wireless charging of the Qi Charging Cover.
If you’re not familiar with these cases, we’ll give you a quick run-through.
The S View is like your standard flip folio case, but there’s a clear plastic window cut into the middle of the flip cover. That means you don’t need to open the case to see incoming calls, check the time or see how many steps you’ve taken today. All of this information is presented in that little square. The touch-screen works through the plastic too, so you can answer or reject calls too.
The Qi Charging Case is a replacement rear cover for the Galaxy S4, which is slightly thicker than the stock battery cover and includes a coil of wired hooked up to a metal patch on the rear of the phone. This allows wireless charging to be used, in combination with any Qi standard wireless charger.
So very simply, the S View Flip Cover & Qi Charging Case combines both of these features into a single unit; something that wasn’t possible just by manually combining the two elements by yourself. It’s a clever case that provides screen protection, wireless charging, easy access to notifications and a slim build all in one.
It’s a brilliant case, and definitely one that Samsung Galaxy S4 owners would have wanted to have from day one. If you’re going to be sticking with the Galaxy S4 for the foreseeable future – or you pick one up at a new discounted price – then it’s the perfect complement to your phone.
For more information, view the product page linked below:
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
The Nexus 5 has just been released – but how does it compare to other phones on the market? In this four part series, we’ll answer that question. To get started, check out the comparison table or click the links below!
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Today we’re happy to announce that we are the first retailer to announce a European price for the sim-free Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE+, also known as the GT-i9506.
The new Galaxy S4 comes with an upgraded Snapdragon 800 processor, which is quad-core running at a mighty 2.3 GHz. The processor is an absolute beast, and is typically between 20 to 30% faster than the Snapdragon 600 that came in the original Galaxy S4 i9505.
Graphics performance is also much improved, about twice as fast as the Exynos 5 Octa in the GT-i9500 version of the Galaxy S4. The GPU is even capable of running 4K video. Despite the improvement in power, the processor doesn’t require more battery life to run.
The second big feature is support for LTE Advanced networks, which are currently being built across Europe. These networks support amazing peak speeds – up to 50 Mb/s up and a blistering 150 Mb/s down. While there are no LTE-A networks yet in the UK, you’ll be able to use regular LTE networks for now and be prepared for LTE-A in the future.
Elsewhere, the Galaxy S4 with LTE+ is the same handset that we know and love – you’ll get a five-inch 1080p display, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of flash storage plus up to 64 GB on micro SD. On the software front, Android 4.2 comes pre-installed and Android 4.3 should be available by the time the phone is released.
For more information or to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE+, visit the product page below. You’ll also find the latest pricing and availability information here as it becomes available.
Be sure to let us know what you think of the phone and the price – are you tempted by Samsung’s latest, or is the Korean firm saturating the market?