Posts Tagged ‘Galaxy S5’
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Are you ready? Smartphone virtual reality is here. The Zeiss VR ONE is in stock now, and could be yours tomorrow. Here’s what you can do with it.
Watch HD videos in full 360 degree 3D
The leading-edge optical design and Zeiss lenses of the VR ONE allow you to experience stunning videos, in high definition and with 360 degree full 3D. The effect is extraordinary. You can also watch downloaded movies (or videos that you’ve shot yourself), whether in 2D or side-by-side 3D.
Show your mom (or grandpa) what Virtual Reality is
Want to become a VR evangelist? The Zeiss VR ONE makes for a convincing demonstration of the current state of VR, and is sure to impress your friends and family. You can even wear eyeglasses while using the VR ONE, which will be a big feature to anyone that relies on corrected vision.
Experience augmented reality
One of the best features of the VR One is augmented reality. By using your smartphone’s rear camera, you can get a real-time view of your surroundings that can be overlaid with graphics to play games or just explore.
Try new VR apps and games as they’re released
Zeiss have provided a developer API and materials that should make it easy to develop new apps for the device. The Zeiss VR One Media Launcher makes it easy to find new apps as they’re released, and discover more apps compatible with your VR ONE headset.
Use with iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5
The Zeiss VR ONE supports two of the most popular smartphones of the year: the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 6. More smartphones will be supported in the future, with the Nexus 5 and Galaxy S4 being options most requested by users. If you’ve got either phone, order your Zeiss VR ONE below:
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Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
The VR game is heating up. After the attention lavished upon the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset for the PC, quite a few companies are now trying to bring the same experience to smartphone users. Google released a lightweight cardboard headset that used only a few lenses and a smartphone to produce a VR experience, which was followed by a higher-end option from Samsung for the Note 4. Now, a new player is joining the game: Carl Zeiss.
The optical systems manufacturer has put their name to a new headset, the Zeiss VR ONE. Like the Samsung VR headset, it was designed and built in cooperation with Oculus. Unlike the Samsung model though, the headset is designed to accommodate several smartphones, with versions available for the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5.
The VR ONE works pretty simply. You install a VR app on your smartphone, then slide it into the front of the headset. The display of the phone is used with Zeiss lenses to provide images for each of your eyes, while the phone’s camera sees through the front of the headset to be used for augmented reality. The headset includes speakers to extend the experience and straps to keep the VR headset on your head.
Once everything’s in place, what can you actually do? You can watch movies on a massive virtual screen, see a performance in 360 degree 3D video, play VR games and try augmented reality. More apps are being released all the time, and with a special VR ONE media launcher, you can easily find and launch apps that are compatible with your headset.
The Carl Zeiss VR ONE is available for less than £100, and is due in stock in January 2015. For live pricing and availability information – or to place your pre-order! – visit the product page linked below for the phone of your choice:
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Earlier today we wrote about the Galaxy S4, and now it’s time to show the latest Galaxy S smartphone some love. Here are our recommendations for five Galaxy S5 accessories that everyone should own – including protective options, additional storage and battery power, and one awesome accessory that will dramatically expand your capabilities. Let’s get started!
Our recommended case is a new arrival: the Redneck Red Line. This book case is hand-crafted from real leather, providing that all-natural look, feel and smell. The case provides good protection thanks to its coverage of the back and the screen, while the slim size of the case ensures your Galaxy S5 still fits easily in your pocket. The case is available in black, brown and white colour schemes – all excellent.
Our next item is another protective one – the MFX tempered glass screen protector for the Galaxy S5. This screen protector provides much stronger protection against scratches than a traditional plastic screen protector, ensuring your S5′s screen stays pristine longer. The screen protectors are shatter-resistant too, ensuring they’re safe to use for extended periods.
One of the best qualities of the Galaxy S line is its removable back, which allows micro SDHC cards and replaceable batteries to be used. This Lexar Micro SDHC card takes full advantage of that fact, adding 32GB of additional storage cheaply and easily. The 32GB capacity is sufficient for dozens of movies or TV episodes, thousands of songs and millions of documents. The Class 10 speed rating is among the best available, ensuring that transfers are rapid and apps can be run quickly from the SD card.
This Extra Battery Kit provides a spare battery for your Galaxy S5, plus a battery charger. In combination with your existing S5 battery and charger, you’ll be able to top up both batteries simultaneously. This is perfect for overnight charging, ensuring you can awaken to 200% battery life for the day ahead. Double your battery life, double your charging rate.
The LG G Watch R is our final choice. This Android Wear smartwatch provides instant notifications to your wrist, and so much more. You’ll be able to set reminders and alarms, see Google Maps directions, swipe through Tinder contacts and choose from a wide range of analogue and digital watch faces. There’s an argument for choosing Samsung’s own Gear 2 smartwatch, but Google’s platform works with more Android phones and is much better supported by developers.
Thanks for checking out our recommendations? Feel free to make your own suggestions in the comments below, or ask us a question!
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Do you ever wish your Galaxy S5 had better battery life? If so, listen up – we’ve added the very first Official Samsung Extended Battery for the Galaxy S5, which provides 25% more battery life with a capacity of 3500mAh.
Having this extra battery life is incredibly handy when you’re out late or spending a weekend away from home. The additional battery life, in combination with the power-saving technology inside the Galaxy S5, can drastically extend your battery life especially when the phone is in standby. Let’s see how battery life is affected for various tasks according to GSMArena‘s Galaxy S5 battery tests:
• 26 hours and 40 minutes of 3G talk time (from 21 hours and 20 minutes)
• 12 hours of web browsing (from 9 hours and 36 minutes)
• 13 hours and 51 minutes of video playback (from 11 hours and 5 minutes)
The extended battery works simply, packing in more Lithium Ion cells into a slightly larger space to provide that 25% increase to battery life. The enlarged battery requires a different back cover, which is provided with the battery itself. The extended battery adds only a few millimetres to the width of the Galaxy S5, so you’ll still have a svelte and easily pocketable smartphone.
The extended battery is NFC compatible (unlike many third-party batteries) and matches the look and style of your Galaxy S5 perfectly. The battery is available in white and black varieties, to match or contrast your phone’s colour.
To place your Galaxy S5 extended battery pre-order, please visit the product page below:
• Official Samsung Galaxy S5 3500mAh Extended Battery and Cover – Black
• Official Samsung Galaxy S5 3500mAh Extended Battery and Cover – White
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Friday, October 31st, 2014
Today we’re going to have a look at some of the very latest and greatest cases available for the Samsung Galaxy S5. We’ve kind of forgotten about the S5 in the blog, what with the release of the Note 4, iPhone 6 and Moto X 2nd-gen, but the phone remains one of the best options on the market for people that don’t want to move beyond that 5-inch form factor that’s proved so popular over the last year. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at these cases!
Man&Wood produce some of the very best wooden cases on the market, distinguishing themselves with interesting designs made from top quality materials. Their High Way case is a prime example, with sustainably-sourced wood being worked into a stylish tripartite design. The wood feels great in your hand and the modern design lets it stand out from the crowd. If it’s not to your taste, then you’ll find more variants at the product page linked above.
Our next case is a little less classy, but no less interesting. The Gecko Glow-in-the-dark case is made from a scratch-resistant TPU material with a phosphorescent coating. If you’ve ever lost your phone in a dark bedroom, you’ll be glad to have this case on. And besides the practical benefits, you’ll also just like the way it looks – the combination of a pink or blue case with a luminous coating does look pretty spectacular at night.
3. 4-Pack FlexiShield Cases
This useful four-pack of FlexiShield cases provides four cool colours for one low price, giving you the flexibility to change your case to match your outfit or mood. The pack includes purple, black, green and white; a nice variety. Each case is slim and adds a reasonable amount of protection and grip, preventing damage due to scratches or drops.
Our next case is another practical sort, providing an extra boost of battery life while protecting your Galaxy S5. The PowerSkin adds 2200mAh of charge to your internal reserves, almost doubling your S5′s battery life. That’s brilliant for late nights or weekends away, as it means you can take that must-see photo, call a friend or get back from the club in the early hours of the morning. The PowerSkin is thin for a battery case, and looks good too, with a dimpled rear cover that mimics the look of the Galaxy S5 itself.
Our winning case today is this simple but effective leather wallet case from Encase. The Encase is made from real leather for that classical look, feel and smell; this is a case that you’ll want to hold in your hand. The case is practical too, with integrated pockets for cash or credit and a secure magnetic clasp. The leather provides good protection against bumps and scratches, and wears in a natural way over time.
I hope you’ve found these selections useful! For more information, please visit the product pages linked above or leave a comment below. You can also reach us on social media @mobilefun or at Love Your Mobile on Facebook.