Back to Basics with Jivo and Olixar

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When it comes to choosing the best cover for your laptop or phone, the choices are endless. White, black, silver, gold, floral or polkadot, no matter what colour or style you want, you’re bound to find something that takes your fancy! However, sometimes, all these choices can leave you feeling more confused than ever, which is why we’ve gone back to basics!

Take a look at some of our minimalistic phone and laptop cases that offer the same great protection, but without the fuss! Sometimes simple really is better!

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Custom moulded for the iPhone 7/7 Plus, this FlexiShield gel case from Olixar provides excellent protection against damage as well as a slimline fit for added convenience.

Each FlexiShield case is made from a special strong and durable gel material, which makes it flexible like silicone and tougher than a crystal case providing you with long lasting protection for your iPhone 7.

The FlexiShield case is designed to be slim, lightweight and strong – so you can be assured that this case will add virtually no extra bulk to your iPhone 7 so it will still fit in your pocket with ease.

Designed for the Macbook Air and the Macbook Pro Retina, the Jivo Form fitting Frosted Shell keeps scuffs and scratches at bay for daily protection. Its Sleek no-fuss design consists of a lightweight two piece plastic that’s easy to put on and remove. Rubberised feet add stability to prevent your Macbook® from sliding and tilting.

The Jivo Frosted Clear Macbook Shell is available for the Macbook Air(11″,13″), and the Macbook Pro Retina(13″,15″).

All of the products featured here are available in-store now. Visit our website for more information.

 

Urban Armor Gear launches new iPhone 7 range!

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Calling all Apple fanatics: Have you managed to get your hands on the iPhone 7 yet? If you have then listen up, and if you haven’t don’t delay any longer. Urban Armor Gear‘s new iPhone 7 range has just launched in our online store, and trust us on this: you won’t want to miss out.

Known for their instantly recognizable military-inspired designs, UAG has consistently been providing the smartphone market with durable and resilient cases for years, and their new range is no exception.

UAG’s patented composite design combines a hard outer shell with a soft impact resistant core, while the unique shape of their cases also provides structural rigidity. Each case gives full access to all ports and a soft rubberized screen surround and rear skid pads provide 360 degree protection from scratches and abrasions.

But if you’re still feeling skeptical, all of UAG’s cases have also passed the military drop-test standards, so you know your iPhone 7 is in safe hands.

Our favourite is the UAG Trooper case that lets your store your bank cards inside it! Prices for the UAG cases start at €39.99, and you can view the full range here.

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Back To School Gadgets…

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Summer has finally come to an end which means another school term is about to begin! No school year is complete without some shiny new accessories by your side, so we’ve made a list of the gadgets you need to guarantee that you’ll be the envy of all your classmates! 

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Are you someone who is constantly losing their pens, calculator and other stationery? Grid It! by Cocoon may be the answer to your problems. GRID-IT!® consists of a unique weave of rubberized elastic straps that are designed to hold your most valuable personal belongings in place. There’s even a pocket on the back which fits most 9-11 inch tablets. Free up space in your bag with this handy organiser!

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If all of your assignments and other projects are done on the computer, then it may be time to invest in a flashdrive. This one from Toshiba is compatible with Mac and Windows Operating systems, and will store up to 16gb of files. Transferring your photos and documents has never been easier so there’s no excuse for not having your work done!

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Use an iPad Mini for your studies? Why not customise it with this eclectic vinyl sticker from Gelaskins? GelaSkins removable covers are backed by adhesive technology from 3M, which allows bubble-free application and when you fancy a change, don’t worry, GelaSkins remove cleanly, leaving no trace of residue on your device. Ditch the plain, boring tablet covers and let your personality shine through with a graphic print cover from Gelaskins!

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If you own an iPhone, Macbook or any other Apple device then this lightening connector cable from iWires is for you. Sync or charge your iPhone or tablet using your laptop or connect the iWires cable to a wall or car adapter. Our advice? Pop the cable in your bag and use it as a spare. You never know just when you might need it!

Check out these products and more over on our website

New in store this month…

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We know you’re probably busy enjoying your holidays or watching the Euros so we’ll get right to it. Here’s what’s new in-store this month…

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Is your phone constantly by your side when you workout? If the answer’s “yes”, you’ll love the universal sports armband from Jivo!

Carefully designed to be a comfortable fit during your workout, the Jivo armband is the perfect running partner come rain or shine.

It’s universal and fits several smartphone models including: iPhone 5/ iPhone 5S/ iPhone 6/ iPhone 6S/ Nokia XL 4G/ Nokia Lumia 830/ Sony Z1/ Moto G LTE/ XT1077/ LG G3 Mini/ Samsung S5/ S6/ S6 Edge/ HTCone M8/ M9.

The Jivo Sports Armband is also adjustable for small and large arms, and features a flexible strap key pocket as well as a reflective strip to ensure your safety.

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If you’re lucky enough to own and Apple Watch, you might be interested in ANCHOR, the minimal base and magnetic charging cable from Native Union.

Made from weighted zinc alloy with a non-slip silicon base, it anchors your watch and cable in place, preventing them from dropping to the floor when charging. Your watch screen remains accessible for checking messages and using apps.

ANCHOR’s simple design and compact size lets your Apple Watch take center stage. Its sleek and stylish silicone and brushed metal finish makes a minimalist design statement on your desk or nightstand, with or without your watch attached.

Precision engineered without screws, your Apple Watch magnetic charging cable fits securely between ANCHOR’s two minimal components. Slot them together to create a simple and stylish home for your watch and cable.

ANCHOR is compatible with all Apple Watch models and most strap styles, excluding Milanese Loop and Link Bracelet which need to be unclipped before connecting.

To find out more about these products, check out our website!

Every iPad Needs A Coverbuddy…

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Are you an iPad user that’s constantly losing their Apple Pencil? If the answer’s ‘yes’ then the new CoverBuddy from Switcheasy is just what you need!

Sketch Board Mode: Switcheasy’s CoverBuddy case features an ergonomically perfect elevation for drawing with your Apple Pencil. Not only that, but it also comes in handy when you’re using the iPad’s virtual keyboard!

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee: Cover Buddy boasts a powerful punch weighing at only 1.3kg.

Grip Friendly: CoverBuddy’s patent-pending Pencil Holder provides a nice grip when you’re carrying your iPad Pro.

Exchangeable faceplate: Coverbuddy’s interchangeable faceplate will allow you to use your iPad in book mode or pencil-sketch mode.

Coverbuddy is compatible with Smart Cover, Smart keyboard and other covers.

Choose from a choice of three colours: Clear, White or Black.

CoverBuddy is available to purchase now from our website.

What’s New in store this month…

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It’s a new month which means it’s time for some shiny new in-store gadgets…Sure, who doesn’t like new stuff, right?!

Olixar Smart Charger with 6 USB Charging Ports & Smart IC

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With so many electronic devices around the home and office, the need to find a free USB port to charge your device can often lead to frustration. Well, now you can end the torment and enjoy the power and versatility of the Olixar 6 USB Smart IC Charger for smartphones, tablets and other USB powered devices.

With an impressive power output totalling 10 Amps, the Olixar smart charger allows you to simultaneously charge 6 of your USB powered devices fully from a single mains charging socket. Boasting a compact size and an input voltage of 100-240V, it’s the ideal gadget for bringing with you on your holidays.

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I Am Cardboard® – VR Cardboard Kit V2.0 (Box Color)

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It may look like nothing more than a cardboard box, but this nifty gadget from I AM Cardboard is actually a virtual reality headset!

The headset comes in a protective cardboard sleeve, just slide the cardboard kit out to enjoy and slide it back in when not in use. The conductive foam button give you complete control of your experience, and  works with both iOS and Android devices.

The kit fits smartphones with a maximum screen size of 6″. It also includes Velcro strips and a rubber band to secure both the top and side panels of the VR headset.

mStand – MacBook Stand by Rain Design

MSTAND-MACBOOK-O_IMG01_750Designed specifically for Macbooks, mStand enables you to work comfortably and safely every day by raising your laptop to the appropriate ergonomic height.

mStand consists of a single solid piece of aluminum with matching MacBook’s sand-blasted and anodized finish. With mStand by your side, your laptop quickly transforms into a stable and stylish workstation.

All ergonomic guidelines recommend placing the laptop screen at eye level, and keeping your back, forearms and wrists straight. This can be achieved by using your laptop with mStand, along with an external keyboard and mouse.

To find out more about any of these products, visit our website.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s Day is once again approaching and so begins the scramble to find the perfect gift for your better half.

For girls, it’s usually flowers, chocolates or perfume. For guys, it’s socks, aftershave or a mug.

This year, why not banish the predictable  and surprise your partner with an alternative Valentine’s Day gift?

Here’s a few ideas that you can try to suit Him AND Her:

Joby Gorillapod Hybrid Tripod

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What’s more romantic than taking adoring pictures of each other? And what better way to take great pictures than with a handy tripod! The Joby Gorillapod Hybrid isn’t just a tripod, it’s an extra set of hands when using off-camera flashes. Use the Flash Shoe Clip to attach your external flash to GorillaPod Hybrid. Because you can put GorillaPod Hybrid just about anywhere, you can easily light scenes where traditional light stands can never travel. It’s especially useful when you’re outdoors or shooting in tight spaces and will make a great gift for your photography-loving partner this Valentine’s.

Cocoon Grid It Organizer!

Novelty Valentine’s Day gifts can be a lot of fun, but more often that not the laughter is short-lived. Wouldn’t it be better to get your partner a gift that they’ll actually use, like a Cocoon Grid-It! Organiser? Grid It! is a patent pending organisation system designed to provide convenient and versatile storage for your portable possessions. Consisting of a unique weave of rubberised elastic bands made specifically to hold your digital devices and personal items in place, Grid It! is ideal for holding headphones, chargers, cameras, cords, and other personal objects. Grid It! medium organizer is available in black, grey, red or blue.

The Perfect Drink App-Controlled Smart Bartending

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Let’s be honest. Who hasn’t wanted to play the role of ‘professional bartender’? Well, with Perfect Drink you’ll certainly seem like an expert.  Perfect Drink is an app-controlled smart scale that digitally calculates all of the measurements required to make the perfect cocktail every time. The kit includes a smart scale, a stainless steel shaker and a stand for your tablet or phone, while the free downloadable app comes pre-loaded with 300 thirst-quenching recipes ready for you to try out. Once you’ve tried them all, you can customise existing ones or add your own. And if you’re in the mood for a couples party, don’t worry, the scale is big enough to accommodate pitchers and punch bowls.

Luci Aura Inflatable Solar Lantern by Mpowerd

A solar lantern may sound like a weird choice for a Valentine’s Day gift, but in fact they’re the perfect item to brighten your mood and add some colour to your life. These Luci Aura Inflatable Solar Lanterns from Mpowerd are the ideal accessory to deck out your room with or kickstart a party. They can also be used in the swimming pool, or in the garden to add some ambiance and with 8 colours available, you’ll never be left in the dark again!

All of the products featured here plus lots more are available now from our website.

Happy Valentine’s Day!