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5 great new Galaxy S5 cases

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Today we’re going to be looking at some of our latest new cases for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Whether you’re looking for a classy leather case, a practical wireless charging solution or a great protective case, we’ve got some great ideas for you.

Case-Mate Wallet Folio Case - BrownBlack

We begin with the Case-Mate Wallet Folio, a clever faux-leather case that provides great protection to your S5. The slim padded design is still highly pocketable, yet retains space for your ID and other cards or notes. The Wallet Folio is available in black or brown, both of which provide a classy look.

Official Samsung Qi Wireless Charging Kit - White

This wireless charging kit from Samsung provides everything you need to add Qi wireless charging to your S5. That means an S View case with the charging coil embedded, a charging pad and a microUSB cable to provide power to the charging pad. The case is one of the best available for the S5, thanks to its perfect fit, full coverage and useful S View window which shows notifications and media controls. You can also buy the components separately, if you prefer.

Redneck Genuine Leather Pouch - Black

This genuine leather microfibre-lined pouch for the S5 keeps your phone fully safe when it’s in your pocket or bag. The rest of the time, you get to use the S5 fully unencumbered by a case. The pouch also fits other 5.1-inch phones, so if you move up to the Galaxy S6 or another similarly sized phone then you’ll be able to keep using this pouch.

Redneck Red Line Leather Book Case - WhiteBrown

Our second Redneck case is this Red Line Leather Case, which provides a quality look and full folio-style protection. The case’s red microfibre inner lining looks great, and even includes a space for you to store a credit card or note. This leather case is available with white or brown cases.

Man&Wood Wooden Case - Sai SaiHigh WayEbonyTerraBrowny Check

Our final case is one-of-a-kind, a truly wooden case for the Galaxy S5. These Man&Wood cases are made of high quality wood, selected from sustainable sources and ethically produced. There are a wide range of cases available, offering a range of colours and styles.

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What do you think of these new additions? Let us know in the comments below, and have a good week ahead!

Zeiss VR One: the first mobile VR headset is now available

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.

Zeiss VR ONE iPhone 6 Virtual Reality Headset    Zeiss VR ONE iPhone 6 Virtual Reality Headset

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.

Zeiss VR ONE iPhone 6 Virtual Reality Headset

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:

For a cheaper alternative, you might like to check out our Google Cardboard-compatible VR headset here.

Thanks for checking out the article! Be sure to let us know what you think of the headset (and VR in general) in the comments below, or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun!

Virtual reality for everyone: Zeiss VR One for iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5

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.

Zeiss VR ONE iPhone 6 Virtual Reality Headset    Zeiss VR ONE iPhone 6 Virtual Reality Headset

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.

Zeiss VR ONE Samsung Galaxy S5 Virtual Reality Headset    Zeiss VR ONE Samsung Galaxy S5 Virtual Reality Headset

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.

Zeiss VR ONE iPhone 6 Virtual Reality 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:

Thanks for checking out the article, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Five essential accessories for Galaxy S5 owners

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!

5. Redneck Red Line Leather Book Case

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.

Redneck Red Line Leather Samsung Galaxy S5 Book Case - Brown    Redneck Red Line Leather Samsung Galaxy S5 Book Case - Brown

4. MFX Tempered Glass Screen Protector

MFX Samsung Galaxy S5 Tempered Glass Screen Protector    MFX Samsung Galaxy S5 Tempered Glass Screen Protector

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.

3. Lexar 32GB Micro SDHC Memory Card Class 10

Lexar 32GB Micro SDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter - Class 10    Lexar 32GB Micro SDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter - Class 10

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.

2. Official Samsung Extra Battery Kit

Official Samsung Galaxy S5 Extra Battery Kit    Official Samsung Galaxy S5 Extra Battery Kit

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.

1. LG G Watch R

LG G Watch R for Android Smartphones - Black

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.

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Thanks for checking out our recommendations? Feel free to make your own suggestions in the comments below, or ask us a question!

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First Official Samsung Galaxy S5 Extended Battery

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Official Samsung Galaxy S5 3500mAh Extended Battery and Cover - BlackDo 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.

Official Samsung Galaxy S5 3500mAh Extended Battery and Cover - WhiteThe 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

If you have any questions or comments please leave ‘em in the comments, or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks for checking out the article and have a good one!

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