5 tech-savvy Xmas gifts for your…mother


It’s that time of year again where the thought of Christmas Shopping has slowly begun to creep its way into your head and you’ve started racking your brain for ideas…Number one on your list? Your mother, of course. Now, for a lot of people Christmas shopping for their mother is as straightforward as buying her favourite perfume or treating her to a spa day… But what if your mother doesn’t like makeup or bath sets? What if your mother prefers practical gadgets to pampered packs?

Fear not, we’ve made a list of 5 fantastic gifts that we know your tech-savvy mother will love!

1.) Decoded leather flip case for iPhone 6

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Smart and stylish, this genuine leather case from Decoded will protect your mother’s iPhone 6 from scrapes and scratches. Not only that, but it also comes in 3 great colours-black, brown, and red!


2.) Orla Kiely multi scribble stem case for Kindle fire

mum gift 2Exclusively designed by Irish fashion designer Orla Kiely, this kindle fire multi scribble stem case is the perfect gift for book loving mums!


3.) Doxie flip cordless flatbed photo scanner 

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For the most sentimental of mothers, Doxie is the perfect gift! Doxie is a lightweight portable scanning  device that allows you to scan photos, postcards, coins, ticket stubs, letters and even stamps so that you can create digital files to keep and share. No computer is required so you can scan anywhere, anytime!


4.) Marblue slim hybrid folio case for iPad Air- Pink

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This gorgeous pink, ultra thin case from Marblue will keep your mother’s iPad Air well protected without adding unnecessary bulk. It also offers full access to all ports and buttons for optimal use.


5.) Equil smartpen realtime Bluetooth sync for tablet, phone and desktop

mum gift 4Another great gift for career driven mums, the Equil smartpen uses bluetooth technology to transcribe your handwritten notes directly and seamlessly onto your iPhone or computer so you don’t have to! It also comes with two complimentary apps-Equil Note for writing tasks and Equil Sketch for creative tasks.

*All featured products are available from our website or directly by clicking the relevant images above. Go on, spoil your mother this Christmas!



New Range of Cases for iPhone 6


If you’ve been living under a rock, it’s possible you missed the whole “bend gate” saga. Basically, people started putting the slim new iPhone 6 into pockets and then later discovered it had an entirely new shape that they hadn’t expected!

The best way to make sure this doesn’t happen to you is to protect it with a decent quality case. That’s where we come in. We have already added a range or products from 2 great brands and we will be adding more in the coming weeks.

Decoded leather flip cases offer premium protection for your phone, but they open very easily when you need to take a call or check what’s going on in Twitter-land. They are the chosen brand of one of our company directors, who uses them on several Apple devices and can highly recommend them. Available in black, red or brown.


The other brand we currently stock for iPhone 6 is Macally. These are made from a tough plastic and we have snap-on cases in black, champagne or clear. If you prefer the minimalist approach, we also have bumper cases that just cover the sides of the phone rather than the front and back. Alternatively, you might like to consider the Tank case, which is an extra-durable case featuring a rubberised ridge design for a more secure grip.


Questions to Ask Yourself Before you Buy a Smartphone Case


1. What is my main occupation?

This will greatly influence what type of smartphone case or cover you choose. For instance, if you are in the building trade, you need something with excellent drop protection, but it also needs to be readily accessible as you probably answer a lot of calls while working! Urban Armor Gear is probably the kind of case you should go for.


Or you may want to consider a lanyard case, like this SwitchEasy one:


If you’re an art student, you’ll probably want something quite funky that expresses your personality, like this Hardcase from Gelaskins:


2. Am I outdoorsy?

If you’re into hiking, camping, outdoor jogging, the territorial army or similar outdoor pursuits, then you’d need to seriously consider a weather-proof or water-proof option. Luckily, LifeProof has you covered with its range of waterproof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof cases. And even better, they deliver all this protection in an unbelievably thin, light case!


3. Where will I typically store my phone?

If the answer is ‘In a handbag along with my keys and general clutter’ then you may want to think about a full-coverage flip-style case that allows you ultimate protection from scratches whilst being carried around. Flip-style cases like this leather one from Decoded are great for superior protection without compromising functionality.


If you carry it in your pocket, you’ll want a slimline case, such as something from the SwitchEasy Nude range:


4. Do I have small children?

If you do, chances are that they will get their mitts on your phone on a regular basis, so do make sure it wipes clean! Any smooth plastic case should do the job.

5. Will I use my smartphone at the gym?

If so, you should either choose something that comes easily out of its case for transfer into an armband, or buy an all-in-one product that converts to an armband when needed, like the SportShell Convertible from Marblue. Clever, eh?


We hope these tips have provided you with some food for thought. Basically, your lifestyle and personality will dictate the right smartphone case for you. Choose wisely and get the most out of it!

Check out our full range of smartphone accessories here:



New Products!


It’s a busy and exciting time of year for us here at Soundzdirect. Christmas is just around the corner and our customers are searching for that perfect gift for the special people in their lives. We want to make sure that all of you can find something perfect, which is why we are always updating our stock by adding new items to our range. Here’s some of our newest products for you to browse.

For the ladies, we have just added a beautiful range of  zippered compact camera cases from Orla Kiely. Made of laminated canvas, leather and fabric, these camera cases also have a leather carrying strap and an inner pocket for extra battery and a memory card. A perfect gift item!

Orla Kiely Camera Case

Orla Kiely Camera Case

Decoded Leather Wallet Case iPhone 5

Decoded Leather Wallet Case iPhone 5

Or how about a stylish genuine leather wallet case for an iPhone 5? It provides full body and screen protection with easy access to all ports and controls. The Wallet closes your smartphone with the magnetic enclosure and is the perfect combination of fashion and functionality!

BoostCase Battery Case for iPhone 5

BoostCase Battery Case for iPhone 5

Perhaps you’re looking for something very practical for busy people on the go? BoostCase Hybrid Power Case for iPhone 5 is an innovative two-piece design that includes an ultra-thin snap case with a battery sleeve that you can attach in a single click. The case gives your iPhone 5/5S lightweight protection, while the sleeve delivers 80% more battery life whenever you’re on the move.  It comes in a range of colours and styles to suit both him and her.

We are also proud to introduce our new range of flexible car mounts from iOttie.  the iOttie One-Touch Car Mount grips securely onto your device so you can drive with confidence and releases the device with just a push of a finger. Super convenient! Browse our selection of iOttie products to find the one that’s right for your needs. You won’t be disappointed!

iOttie One Touch Car Mount

iOttie One Touch Car Mount

This is just a sample of the new goodies we have on offer. We hope you like them as much as we do!