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.

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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!

 

 

 

 

Spotlight on: KEF MUO Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

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gunmetal 7They were recently awarded ‘Best portable wireless speaker over £200’ at this year’s What HiFi? Awards, but what’s so great about the KEF MUO?

Crafted by industrial designer Ross Lovegrove, the KEF MUO is encased in an aluminium outershell with soft rubber feet that have been optimally positioned to allow the MUO to be placed at the right angle during desktop use. KEF believes that this type of structure is ideal for eliminating unwanted vibrations, paving the way for rich, natural sound.

According to KEF, ordinary portable speakers have small drivers that inevitably sacrifice bass extension and frequency dispersion. To combat this, KEF’S engineers developed a miniature version of the legendary Uni-Q ‘point source’ driver array. As explained on their website, with the central tweeter dome decoupled from the outer cone by a flexible membrane, the whole diaphragm is free to pump out midrange frequencies as powerfully as a conventional driver while allowing the tweeter dome to move independently. This gives MUO the ability to reproduce the higher registers with pinpoint accuracy. The MF cone is profiled to act as a waveguide for the tweeter, further widening the soundstage to fill the room with full-bodied, stunningly clear sound. MUO also features an innovative long throw auxiliary bass radiator that’s been cleverly engineered to maintain its rigidity over the entire surface so as to deliver the tight, clean and generous bass extension you’d expect from a much larger speaker.

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KEF’S  MUO speakers can also be wirelessly synced together via Bluetooth aptX®, allowing you to stream CD-like quality stereo. When placed far apart – for a party or a social gathering -you can select the ‘dual-connect’ party mode to replicate the same full-range response in each speaker. This means that everybody at your event gets the full benefit of the music you’re playing. MUO also has an internal sensor that automatically optimises output to suit its orientation. Simply put, it delivers the same outstanding acoustic depth and definition whether it’s standing upright or horizontally.

Connection to any computer or mobile device is made easy via the 3.Smm Aux input. With NFC Android mobile devices, you can also benefit from the ‘tap-to-pair’ function – just hold the device against MUO and they’re paired ready to stream your music in seconds. Finally, MUO comes with a rechargeable battery that allows up to 12 hours of play time.

Buy the KEF MUO here.

Read What Hi.Fi?’s 5 Star review here.

Check out KEF’s website here.


Technical Specifications:

Model Muo
Drive units 2 x 50mm (2.0in.) full range Uni-Q driver
1 x Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR)
Inputs Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX® codec
3.5mm AUX
Micro USB – charging and firmware update
Bluetooth range 10m
Bluetooth capacity 2 devices
Bluetooth memory 8 devices
Battery type Li-ion rechargable battery
Battery charging time 3 hours to fully charge
Battery life 12 hours playback time
Dimension (H x W x D) 80 x 210 x 60 mm (3.1 x 8.3 x 2.3 in.)
Weight 0.8kg (1.8lbs.)
Power input 5V D.C. 2A
App KEF MUO

5 Tech Products for Fitness Lovers

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sport-fitness-workout-resolutionIf you’re a fitness fanatic, then you’ve probably come to realise how reliable and convenient technology can be when it comes to managing your health and well-being. From apps that trace your every step to gadgets that monitor your sleeping, today’s technology plays a big part in helping us to stay fit and healthy.

With that in mind, we’ve found 5 fitness-inspired products that we reckon you health enthusiasts will love!

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Take charge of your weight and well-being with Fitbug’s Bluetooth Smart scale, the WoW. When you step onto the Wow scale, your data is uploaded to your personal profile via Bluetooth. This allows you to instantly see all of stats in one place, and ultimately build a clear picture of your overall health.


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With the São Paulo sport armband you can completely focus on your training.

São Paulo is made of comfy, hand-washable and water-resistant material that allows your skin to breathe. The adjustable Velcro strap provides superior fit without adding extra bulk and it securely stores and manages your earphone cord.

Use the handy pouch on the inside to store your home, car or locker key. São Paulo is compatible with a range of smartphones from iPhone 5 up to Samsung Galaxy S5 sized models.


Yurbuds Ironman Race Case with Handstrap for iPhone 5/5s – Black

YUR-IP5S-RC-BLK-O_IMG01_750Bring your motivation everywhere with the new Yurbuds Race Case. Featuring a breathable silicone hand strap with ambidextrous design, the Race Case allows you to easily access your phone while running or walking.

The exterior shell and dual layer honeycomb also provide sweat and impact protection.

This case is compatible with the iPhone 5 & 5S, and is designed for both active and all purpose use.


Klipsch A5i In Ear Sport Headphones with Apple Mic and Controls- Green

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With the A5i headphones, you can take the legendary Klipsch sound with you whether you’re on the road, trail, or treadmill.

A lightweight, flex wire design keeps Klipsch’s comfort-fit oval ear tips secured, so you can keep pace and stay connected with the performance.

Music and voice control stays in one place with a unique, 3-button remote featuring clothing clip and directional mic for hands-free phone calls on your favorite Apple devices.

The headphones are also moisture and sweat resistant to ensure that they stay put during your toughest workout, while the Secure robust design gently wraps around your ear for a stable fit that won’t fall out.


Fitbug Orb Bluetooth Movement and Sleep Activity Tracker- Black

FTBG-ORB-BLK-O_IMG01_1000The 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 Fitbug member portal.

Keen to stay fit? All of the products featured here are now available on our website soundzdirect.com

Spotlight on iPhone 6 cases: Gumdrop VS Urban Armor Gear

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With so many different brands and designs to choose from, finding the perfect case for your iPhone can quickly become a time consuming exercise. Not only do you want something that looks good, but more often than not, you want to be confident that the case you choose will offer your phone substantial protection against bumps and scratches. To help you out, we’ve done a product comparison with two of our most popular types of iPhone 6 cases so that you can determine which case is right for you!

Gumdrop DropTech Case- iPhone 6

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Designed for iPhone 6

Easy access to ports

Multi-layered protection

Integrated screen shield to protect against moisture and scratches

Heavyweight design

TPU skin which absorbs vibrations and shocks

Multi position belt clip with integrated stand included.

    Price: €56.99


Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6 Composite Case- Scout Black


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Designed for iPhone 6

Easy access to ports

One layer of protection

Comes with HD screen protector guard

Lightweight design

Shock and scratch resistant

Does not include belt clip or integrated stand

Price:€27.99


Both the UAG case and the Gumdrop case offer good quality protection for the iPhone 6. While the Gumdrop case is arguably the stronger and more durable of the two, it is also considerably more expensive than the UAG case. Ultimately, choice will come down to two things: which design you prefer and how much money you are willing to spend.

Each of these cases and lots more are available now on our website soundzdirect.com.

Become a world class cocktail maker with Perfect Drink

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For most of us, heading out for a few drinks with friends is something that we look forward to after a long week at work.

However, the average person will usually have more than one drink, add to that the cost of transport and pretty soon your night of  “fun” can get very expensive very quickly.

Then there’s the noise issue. Pubs and bars can be very loud which isn’t exactly what you want if you were hoping for a peaceful outing.

With this in mind, wouldn’t it be great if you could recreate your favourite drinks at home for your family and friends to enjoy in a quiet and comfortable environment? Well, with the Perfect Drink, you can do just that!

The Perfect Drink is a smart scale that digitally calculates all of the maths required to make flawless cocktails every time!

The kit includes a smart scale, a stainless steel shaker and a stand for your tablet or phone.

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It’s widely known that precision and accuracy can make or break a cocktail which is why the Perfect Drink includes a built in timer to ensure that you stir and shake no more or no less than is necessary.

Fretting over how much liquid is the correct amount? The Perfect Drink does all the measuring for you so you don’t have to. Simply pour your substance into the container and the virtual glass will tell you when to stop.

The free downloadable app includes over 300 thirst-quenching recipes, and if you happen to drink through them all, you can always customise existing ones, or just add your own! If you’re feeling extra creative, you can even upload some photos!

The app also has a cabinet feature which stores all of the ingredients that you have on hand, and it tells you exactly what drinks you can make using these ingredients.

No need to panic either if you over pour a certain liquid. The app will recalculate the recipe to make sure that your cocktail is perfectly proportioned and tastes delicious! You can even use the app to select how many servings you want to make from a half serving right up to 9 servings.

And if you’re planning on entertaining a bigger crowd, the scale is large enough to accommodate pitchers and punch bowls!

Perfect Drink is priced at €59.99 and is available now on our website.

Presenting Urban Armor Gear’s Samsung S6 range…

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While Apple and its iPhone regularly feature in our blog posts, Samsung on the other hand, is scarcely discussed. And with both companies selling the two most popular smartphones on the market at the moment, we thought it was about time that we try to change this.

Whether you’re an iPhone or a Samsung fan, one thing that both sides can agree on is wanting the best protection possible for your phone.

Samsung fanatics, we just know that you’ll love Urban Armor Gear’s S6 phone case line.

Designed exclusively for Samsung Galaxy’s S6 range, UAG’s patented design combines a hard outer shell with a soft impact resistant core to provide your phone with the ultimate protection. Each case in the range comes with a HD screen guard to ensure that your phone will always be free of scratches and abrasions.

The front of the cases also feature an engineered bezel that deflects flash interference to guarantee you beautiful photos every time.

You can view the full range on our website.

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