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!

 

 

 

 

 

5 Reasons Why You Need a Joby Gorillapod…

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In 2006,  Joby launched the Gorillapod tripod after recognising a consumer need for new and creative ways to capture photos.

Fast forward ten years and the Gorillapod continues to be one of the most popular tripods for photo enthusiasts around the world.

Here’s 5 reasons why you need to get yourself a Gorillapod:

Different angles and new perspectives

The Gorillapod’s trademark wraparound legs are definitely the product’s unique selling point and the main reason why people continue to buy it today. Flexible wraparound legs mean that the Gorillapod can be easily wrapped around poles, fences and trees, allowing you, the photographer to capture high quality photos from a variety of angles and perspectives.

Convenience

Joby’s Gorillapods are incredibly lightweight, and they also come in a range of models and sizes so you’re guaranteed to find one that fits your smartphone and your camera. Choose from the Joby Gorillapod Action Tripod, Joby Gorillapod GPod Mini Magnetic, Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom, Joby Griptight Gorillapod Video, Joby Griptight Gorillapod Magnetic and more…

Compact Size

Unlike standard photo tripods that tend to be large and bulky, the Joby Gorillapod tripod is both small and compact, allowing it to be easily carried around in a bag a suitcase. This is ideal for photographers who love to travel or are always on the go!

Stability

What it lacks in size, it makes up for in design.  Every one of Joby’s Gorillapods features unique rubber grips at the base. These have been specifically designed to ensure that your phone or camera stay firmly in place throughout use.

Competitive Price

Another great thing about Joby’s Gorillapods is their competitive pricing which means that you don’t have to worry about being strapped for cash. Prices on our website range from €14.99-€65.99 so you’re bound to find something to suit your budget. And the money that you do save, why not put it towards a new camera?

The Joby Gorillapod is available to order now from our website.

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New year, new gadgets…

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A new years means more weird and wonderful gadgets than you can shake your iPhone at!

Here’s just some of the fantastic products that have recently landed in our store…

Urban Armor Gear Macbook 12inch Case

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Designed for Apple’s 12 inch Macbook , UAG’s patented Composite design fuses a hard outer shell with a soft impact resistant core. The unique shape of the case provides structural rigidity, while a soft rubberized screen surround and rear skid pads provide 360 degree protection from scratches and abrasions .With over sized tactile buttons, generous ports and a low profile design that slips in and out of your pocket, access is always easy.

Joby Griptight Gorillapod Magnetic

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Offering the largest mixture of shooting positions of any flexible smartphone tripod, the GripTight GorillaPod Magnetic from Joby can be wrapped around trees and poles, balanced on uneven surfaces or you can even use the super strong magnetic feet to attach it to most metal surfaces. The tripod also features rubber foot grips which stabilize your smartphone for convenient media consumption and crisp photos. Endless possibilities mean you never miss a photo opportunity!

Decoded Leather Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2

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The Decoded Leather Bluetooth Keyboard Case offers sophisticated full body protection to your iPad with its premium leather casing.

Finish your documents in comfort like you would on your laptop or computer. The illuminated keys support three brightness levels. The keyboard’s battery lasts up to 80 days once charged with the included micro USB cable and an LED indicator tells you about the battery status. Smart sensors will automatically turn the keyboard  while the magnetic enclosure puts your iPad in auto sleep mode function.

Joby Action Base Kit

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With this Joby Action Base Kit you’ll enjoy a broad range of angles and shots at your fingertips . The kit comes complete with 3 GoPro/action video mounts(GPOD Mini Magnetic, Action Grip, Gorillapod Action Tripod) and a protective case for your camera and gear. All included tripods and mounts come with a GoPro mount as well as a 1/4″-20 screw to attach to other action camera models. This is the perfect bundle to grab every angle of  your epic lifestyle!

Check out these products and more over on our website

Christmas Gift Ideas for your Dad

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Christmas-dad.jpgChristmas shopping for your dad is always a difficult task. “What would you like for Christmas?”, you’ll say. “I don’t want anything”, comes their reply.  But it would be SO much easier if they would just tell you. At least then you wouldn’t find yourself running in and out of shops like a clueless puppy.

This year, stop fretting and take a look at these great gifts that not even Scrooge would be able to resist.

KEF MUO Bluetooth Speaker

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Is your dad a music lover? If the answer is ‘yes’, look no further than the KEF MUO bluetooth speaker. Designed by Ross Lovegrove and engineered by KEF, MUO is packed with innovative technologies to deliver uncompromised KEF quality sound when you’re streaming music wirelessly from a computer or mobile device.  Described by What Hi-Fi as  the “best portable speaker over £200”, it  definitely packs a punch in comparison to its size.

 

The Perfect Drink- App Controlled Smart Bartending

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Does your dad fancy himself as a bit of a cocktail connoisseur? If so, he’ll love Perfect Drink! 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 planning on  entertaining a large crowd, the scale is big enough to accommodate pitchers and punch bowls.

 

Flir Thermal Imaging Camera for iOS

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For the geeky-dad types, the Flir One Thermal camera is a must-have gadget. Designed for the iOs, the Flir One Thermal Imaging Camera uses MSX technology to provide raw details to thermal images. See things not normally visible to the naked eye, discover leaks in your home, locate lost pets, monitor your tyre pressure, observe wildlife at night and much more…

 

Joby Gorillapod Griptight Stand for Larger Phones

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There’s not many people alive today who don’t enjoy taking a few photographs, which is the Joby Gorillapod Griptight Stand would make a great gift for your dad. The GripTight Gorillapod offers all the adaptability of the original Gorillapod, but is specifically designed for your phone or small tablet. Flexible legs allow the tripod to wrap easily around poles and trees, giving you the chance to snap an image from all angles, while rubber foot grips help to stabilize your smartphone even when turned sideways. The Gorillapod can also be used with small tablets, including the iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy tablet.

 

Urban Armor Gear Composite Case – Black

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If there’s one case that’ll keep your dad’s phone scratch free this Christmas, it’s the Composite case from Urban Armor Gear. UAG’s patented Composite design combines a hard outer shell with a soft impact resistant core. The unique shape of the case also provides structural rigidity for your phone. The case comes with a crystal clear HD screen guard, as well as soft rubberized screen surround and rear skid pads which provide 360 degree protection from bumps and scratches. UAG’s composite case is available in a range of different colours for the iPhone 6 or Samsung S6 models.

Not found something to suit your Dad? There’s plenty more over on our website! Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

 

5 of the Best Bargains this Black Friday!

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To celebrate Black Friday, we’re offering  our customers 10% off EVERYTHING on our website between Friday 27th November-Monday 30th November.

That’s 10% off our speakers, headphones, tripods, phone cases and much more…

There’s loads to choose from but we’ve narrowed it down to 5 of the best bargains this Black Friday!

KEF MUO Bluetooth speaker

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Designed by Ross Lovegrove and engineered by KEF, MUO is packed with innovative technologies to deliver uncompromised KEF quality sound when you’re streaming music wirelessly from a computer or mobile device.  Described by What Hi-Fi as  the “best portable speaker over £200”, it  certainly packs a punch out of all proportion to its size.

Flir One Thermal Imaging Camera for iPhone 5/5s

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Specifically designed for the iPhone 5/5s, the Flir One Thermal Imaging Camera uses special MSX technology to provide raw details to thermal images. See things not normally visible to the naked eye, discover leaks in your home, locate lost pets, monitor your tyre pressure and much, much more…

Joby GorillaPod SLR Zoom Tripod & Ball Head Bundle for DSLR – Black / Grey

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Easily achieve pro-grade shots for beautifully polished video with your DSLR, phone or GoPro. Create sliding shots that pull objects into focus, rolling shots that glide over top of objects, or 360° rotating shots—all without expensive, heavy equipment or a big crew. Flexible legs means that the SLR Zoom can wrap itself around furniture, poles and trees for optimum positioning when capturing images.

Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6 Composite Case – Slate Black

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Designed for the iPhone 6, UAG’s patented Composite design combines a hard outer shell with a soft impact resistant core. The unique shape of the case also provides structural rigidity for your phone. The case also features a crystal clear HD screen guard, soft rubberized screen surround and rear skid pads which provide 360 degree protection from scrapes and scratches.

KEF M500 Hi-Fi Headphones

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Both lightweight and extremely comfortable, KEF’s M500 Hi-Fi headphones are designed for people who are serious about sound. Sweet, natural and beautifully balanced, KEF’s 40mm neodymium driver is tuned to deliver full range high definition response from 20Hz to 20kHz. Thanks to KEF’s unique multi-directional Smart Hinge, you can wear the M500s for long periods of time without experiencing any discomfort. The headphones’ lightweight aluminium frame automatically conforms to the shape of your head, sitting neither too tight nor too loose, and folds up neatly afterwards. The  KEF M500 are compatible with most smartphones and computers, and they also come with a matching case for added protection.

Want more fantastic deals like these? Visit our website now! But be quick as this  10% discount offer is available for a limited time only.

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5 Must-Have Bank Holiday Essentials

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There’s something about a Bank Holiday that always puts us in a good mood. Maybe that extra morning lie-in has something to do with it? Whatever it is, we want this one to be equally as enjoyable so we’ve put together a list of all the essentials needed to make your weekend unforgettable!

Cocoon Grid It! Medium Organiser

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Heading abroad or down the country? Cocoon’s Grid It! Organiser is the perfect travel companion that keeps your most important personal belongings in one place. Consisting of a unique weave of rubberised elastic bands designed specifically to store your digital devices and personal items in place, Grid It! is ideal for holding headphones, chargers, cameras, cords, and other personal objects.

KEF M500 Hi-Fi Headphones 

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Whether you plan on spending the Bank Holiday weekend travelling or relaxing at home, a good pair of headphones is necessary for enjoying your music alone or on the go. These M500 Hi-Fi headphones from KEF are lightweight and comfortable and have been carefully designed for individuals who are serious about sound. Compatible with most smartphones and computers, they also come with a matching case for added protection.

Joby GripTight Mount PRO

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Featuring an updated durable design, the Joby Griptight Mount PRO is the perfect companion for your smartphone when you’re out and about. This premium clamping mount fits any smartphone with or without a case, and offers a robust, locking and rotating solution , allowing for  a more optimal set-up of photos and videos.

 

Osmo Starter Kit for iPad

 

Keeping the children entertained on weekends is hard enough, never mind bank holidays and mid-terms! With Osmo for iPad, you don’t have to worry. Osmo is a unique gaming accessory for the iPad that comes with games that will change the way your child plays. Simply attach the included reflector and stand to your iPad, and watch your child’s imagination come to life! Osmo works with all iPads, including the iPad Mini and iPad 2.

Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Tripod with Ballhead

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An extra day off work means an extra day to head outside and take incredible photos and create new memories. For budding photographers, the Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Tripod is a must have. Easily achieve pro-grade shots for beautifully polished video with your DSLR, phone or GoPro. Create sliding shots that pull objects into focus, rolling shots that glide over top of objects, or 360° rotating shots—all without expensive, heavy equipment or a big camera crew. The tripod’s flexible legs means that it can easily wrap itself around trees and poles allowing you to get even more creative. The tripod is also lightweight and portable which means that you can take it with you wherever you go!

Want to find out more? All of the products featured above are available now on our website.