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

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Gift Guide: Mother’s Day

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about that special gift for the most important woman in your life. Lost for ideas? No need to worry! We’ve put together a handy gift guide filled with gifts to suit all mums and all budgets. From earphones to iPhone cases, we promise to find something that your mother will love!

Lunatik FLAK iPhone 6 case- Dark Raspberry

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This lightweight case from Lunatik will keep your mother’s iPhone 6 well protected without any unnecessary bulk. It’s also available in blue, black, silver, or gold, but we love this vibrant raspberry colour! Sleek and stylish!  Price: €27.99

Orla Kiely Book Case for Kindle Fire- Square Flower

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Irish designer Orla Kiely is well renowned for her striking and colourful patterns, and this gorgeous, contemporary square flower case for the Kindle Fire is no exception. If your mother’s a serial bookworm, then she’ll love this! Price: €49.99

 Yurbuds Inspire Pro for Women Sports Earphones with 3 Button Microphone- Pink

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 Designed specifically for smaller ears, these in-ear buds are sweat & water-resistant, allow for ambient noise awareness, and are guaranteed never to hurt or fall out. With an ergonomic fit that delivers consistent, premium sound quality, Yurbuds Inspire Pro for Women are the perfect training partner for any female athlete or sporty mum! The earphones also feature a 3 button microphone and control allowing you to control music and calls on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad! Price €59.99

trtl Sleepscarf Coral with Grey Velcro

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Is your mum a frequent traveller? Well then the trtl sleepscarf is the perfect gift for her! Cleverly designed to look like a scarf when worn, the sleepscarf is the most comfortable way to the sleep on the go. It’s special patented Internal Support System(ISS) allows you to sleep in an upright position with no neck pain, and there’s no need to worry about it weighing you down because it packs to the size of a tablet! Price €28.99

iMount Portable Car Air Vent Mount for Smartphones

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 For busy mums who are are always on the go, the iMount is the ideal Mother’s Day gift. This portable phone holder mounts to the air vent in your car allowing your phone to be kept in view while driving. It fits most smartphones that are between 3.5 and 6.3 inches and works great when using your phone to look for directions or for satellite navigation. And at a selling price of only €9.99, it certainly won’t break the bank!

All of these great gifts and lots more are available on our website. On behalf of the Soundzdirect Team, we’d like to wish mums everywhere a Happy Mother’s Day!

Valentine’s Day gift guide: Him & Her

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’ve put together a no-nonsense gift guide for your loved ones, packed with cool and quirky gadgets that are guaranteed to last long after the chocolates have been eaten and the flowers have been smelt. Enjoy!

Him:

Marware Sportshell Convertible Armband for iPhone 5- Black

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The patented design of the Marware SportShell Convertible iPhone 5 case gives you four iPhone 5 case functions in one, transforming for work, the gym, Facetime or a night on the town. Just switch out the interchangeable back pieces and enjoy its versatile features: an iPhone armband for exercising; an iPhone 5 stand for hands-free viewing; a 360° belt clip/ iPhone holster case for the office; and a thin back shell for sleek style.

Amethyst The Mini Block Bluetooth Portable Speaker- Blue

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The Amethyst M3 ‘Mini Block’ speaker is one for music lovers. Portable and compact, it will give you up to six hours of on the go sound. The M3’s Bluetooth 3.0 technology makes it super easy to connect to your Smartphone, iPhone, or Bluetooth enabled device, plus it even has speakerphone capability.

Switcheasy Wrap Folio Case for iPhone 6- Black

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With its leather trimmed design, Wrap protects your iPhone 6 from scratches with style and ease. It’s handy kickstand feature means that you can look at your phone from a landscape view,  perfect for alternating between typing and watching movies.

 

Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Duro Performance Fit Sport Earphones- Red

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Yurbuds Ironman Series earbuds feature ultrasoft, medical-grade silicone enhancers that fit the contours of your ears, providing exceptional comfort for long periods of time. Patented Twist-Lock Technology guarantees that they will stay in your ears during rigorous workouts, even when you sweat or train in the rain.

 

Her:

Urbanista Oslo Earphones- Pink Panther

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Oslo are straightforward and multi-functional earphones designed to comfortably rest in your outer ear in such a way that you’re always aware of your ambient environment. Use the single button remote to control your music and calls. Also features a  built-in mic that allows you to take calls on the go!

Fitbug Orb Bluetooth Movement and Sleep Activity Tracker

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Perfect for any fitness-loving partner, The Fitbug Orb is a discreet, button-sized device that tracks your activity around-the-clock. From steps and aerobic steps to calories burned, distance walked and even your sleeping patterns, the Fitbug Orb sends all this data wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth Smart technology. You can then view all your progress in one place – on the Fitbug app, which is available to download separately on your smartphone or mobile device, or on the robust Fitbug member portal.

trtl Sleepscarf- Coral with grey velcro

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If your partner is a frequent traveller then the the trtl sleepscarf is a must. Cleverly engineered to look like a scarf when worn, the sleepscarf is the most comfortable way to the sleep on the go. And there’s no need to worry about bulk as it packs to the size of a tablet, letting you sleep painlessly for hours in an upright position.

UAG iPhone 6 composite case- Valkyrie

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UAG’s patented Composite design fuses a hard outer shell with a soft impact resistant core. The unique shape of the case also provides structural rigidity.Their crystal clear HD screen guard, soft rubberized screen surround and rear skid pads provide 360 degree protection from scratches and abrasions.

For more information on any of these products, visit our website

5 tech-savvy Xmas gifts for your…brother

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You’ve got your mam’s present sorted, and your dad’s. So now, what do you get that brother of yours who you pretend gets on your nerves, but deep down you really love?

Fear not, we’re here to help! If there’s one thing that guys love, it’s their gadgets. We’ve put together a list of five great Christmas gifts, ideal for any tech-loving brother of yours!

Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Performance Fit earphones- Cobalt Blue

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Is your brother sports mad? If so, then he’ll love these sport performance earphones from Yurbud. Developed by athletes for athletes, Yurbuds feature special twistlock technology and a flexsoft comfort fit so they won’t ever hurt your ears or fall out.Their ergonomic design is also sweat and water-resistant, as well as allowing ambient noise so that you can remain aware of your surroundings.

 

 

Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6 Composite case Slate/Black

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Has your brother recently bought an iPhone 6? If he has, then the last thing he’d want would be for it to get damaged, or worse, bent. With this composite case from Urban Armor, that certainly won’t happen. This case has a hard outer shell to protect against scratches and a soft inner core to ensure a snug fit for your phone. It also comes with a free HD screen guard for even more added protection.

 

 

Gumdrop Drop Tech Series Protective Case for iPad Air – Black/Red

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Is your brother constantly worried about dropping his iPad ? Well, not anymore. If you’re looking for the most durable, yet affordable protection for the iPad Air, you’ve found it in the Drop Tech Series Case for the iPad Air. Shock absorption, drop protection, extreme ruggedness and hard-core readiness for all adventures, the Drop Tech Series Case for the iPad Air specifically conforms to the shape of the iPad Air and offers multiple layers of protection.

 

Joby Gorillapod Action Tripod with Mount for GoPro- Black/Red

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Does your brother fancy himself as a bit of an action photographer? Is his GoPro camera constantly by his side wherever he goes? If the answer is ‘yes’, then the Joby Gorillapod action tripod for GoPro is the perfect gift for him. Thanks to the ballhead, taking the perfect shot has never been easier.Use the ballhead with adjustment knob to easily fine tune your composition after you’ve positioned the GorillaPod legs. Use the bubble level to ensure your composition is level, especially handy since most action cameras don’t have an LCD preview screen. Take fun self-timer shots, create amazing  timelapse photo series or incredible stop motion videos!

Klipsch KG-200 Pro Audio Wired Gaming Set

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If your brother is an avid gamer then he will love the KG-200 Pro Audio Wired Gaming Set from Klipsch. Designed for use with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One* (3rd party adapter required) and PCs, the wired KG-200 provides listeners with athletic mesh ear pads for long-term wear, comfort and breathability while still providing superior levels of noise isolation. Equipped with 40mm precision-tuned drivers and four selectable EQ presets (Fidelity, Combat, Stealth and Sport), the headset delivers optimized sound for every game type. Large, easily-accessible controls are located on the right earcup for controlling EQ, chat volume, game volume and mic monitor.

All products are available now on our website, or by clicking the relevant images above. Enjoy!

 

5 tech-savvy Xmas gifts for your…father

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Christmas shopping for your dad can sometimes seem like a daunting task. After all, dads can be fussy individuals. While it may be tempting to cut your losses and buy them a gift voucher, you’ll feel better if you actually take the time to put some thought into their present.

Then there’s the sock issue. Sure, socks are a great gift. They’re safe and reliable. Not to mention useful. But come on, how many pairs of feet does your dad have?

Don’t despair! The truth is there are very few dads nowadays who don’t own at least one electronic device though they may try to convince you otherwise. With this in mind, we’ve come up with a list of 5 great tech-savvy Xmas gifts, perfect for even the pickiest of dads.

Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6 Composite Case- Scout Black

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Has your dad just bought a new iPhone 6? Well then, the last thing he’d want would be for it to get damaged, or worse, bent. With this composite case from Urban Armor, that certainly won’t happen. This case has a hard outer shell to protect against scratches and a soft inner core to ensure a snug fit for your phone. It also comes with a free HD screen guard for even more added protection.

 

 

Kenu Airframe +  Portable Car Vent Mount for large smartphones

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This small, portable device attaches to the vent in your car allowing you to dial and receive hands free phone calls in a safe and secure way. The new design has been recently expanded to accommodate smartphones of up to six inches, perfect for dads on the go!

 

 

 

Jivo Bear Grylls Extreme Tech Messenger Bag 

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Designed by Jivo in collaboration with extreme adventurer Bear Grylls, this water proof, shock resistant backpack can accommodate Macbooks of up to 15 inches. It also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap, as well as a padded pocket for extra protection. It’s the ideal place for your dad to store his Ipad, MacBook or tablet.

 

 

 

Klipsch Reference R6i In Ear Monitors with Apple Controls and Mic

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Is your dad a music fanatic? If so, then he will love these Black Reference R6i headphones from Kilspch. Made from a combination of constructed aluminum and elastomer, this sleek design is lightweight, durable and comfortable. Klipsch have also used the same advanced acoustic engineering and industrial design from their legendary Reference home theatre speakers to provide high premium performance, voice and design for the Klipsch Reference R6i monitors.

 

 

iHome iDL45 Desktop Clock Radio

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Does your dad struggle to get up for work in the morning? If the answer is yes then the iDL45 desktop clock radio from iHome would be a great gift for him. The iDL45 is a dual alarm clock radio for iPad, iPhone and iPod that allows you to listen to your favourite music while simultaneously charging your iPad, iPhone or iPod. You can also choose whether you want to wake up to the radio, or your very own custom playlist.

 

All of these fantastic gifts and lots more are available on our website now. Give your dad a treat this Christmas!