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

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.

  Joby GripTight Mount PRO

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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.

Announcing Marshall Bergman for Apple…

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Nowadays, more and more fashion designers are turning their hand to designing practical and protective accessories for our favourite electronics. The result? A laptop bag isn’t just about protecting your Macbook anymore, it’s about making a fashion statement too. Created exclusively for Apple by London based designers Marshall Bergman, this collaborative accessory line has combined functionality with luxury, setting a new standard for carrying Macbooks, iPads, and iPhones.

With a Marshall Bergman bag  by your side, not only will you feel good about protecting your Macbook or iPad, you’re guaranteed to look good too!

Don’t believe us? Check out some of the gorgeous bags from the Marshall Bergman for Apple range below, all of which are available on our website.

Marshall Bergman 11' Macbook/Tablet Bag Phoenix Dusty Rose Leather

Marshall Bergman 11′ Macook/Tablet Bag Phoenix Dusty Rose Leather

Marshall Bergman 11' Macbook/Tablet Bag Phoenix Stone Leather

Marshall Bergman 11′ Macbook/Tablet Bag Phoenix Stone Leather

Marshall Bergman 11' Macbook/Tablet Bag Phoenix Black Patent

Marshall Bergman 11′ Macbook/Tablet Bag Phoenix Black Patent

Marshall Bergman 13'" Laptop Bag  Eris Black Leather

Marshall Bergman 13′” Laptop Bag Eris Black Leather

Marshall Bergman 13" Laptop Bag Eris Espresso Leather

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Marshall Bergman 11" Macbook Bag Adam Black Leather

Marshall Bergman 11″ Macbook Bag Adam Black Leather

Marshall Bergman 11" Macbook Bag Adam Espresso Bag

Marshall Bergman 11″ Macbook Bag Adam Espresso Bag

Marshall Bergman 15" Alex Black Leather

Marshall Bergman 15″ Alex Black Leather

Marshall Bergman 15" Laptop Bag Alex Espresso Leather

Marshall Bergman 15″ Laptop Bag Alex Espresso Leather

Type easy on your iPad with an external keyboard!

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GRFN-TRNFLO-IPA-BLK-O_img3Due to its convenient size and ease of use, more and more people are making the decision to ditch their laptops in favour of the iPad. Why? Well because iPads can do almost  everything that a laptop can do, with the added advantage that they can easily be carried around in your handbag or briefcase.

But if there’s only thing that the iPad is missing, it’s a solid keyboard. Sure, touchscreen is great but after a while it gets tiring on your fingers and it’s also far easier to make a typing error. One slip of the finger and suddenly your colleague has completely gotten the wrong idea from your work email! That’s why an external keyboard is a must for any chronic iPad user.

With an external keyboard, you won’t have to worry about overworking your fingers and typos will be kept to a minimum!

We currently stock a great range of iPad keyboards on our website which are featured below:

 

Griffin Turnfolio with keyboard for iPad Air- Black

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With Griffin’s TurnFolio case, not only is your iPad Air protected, but it can also be rotated a full 360 degrees for use in landscape or portrait mode. The cover folds into a stand that’s adjustable to just the right angle for tapping and viewing. Tucked inside this compact, easy-to-carry folio is a full-featured Bluetooth keyboard. Just fold the folio into a stand, lift out the keyboard (it’s held in place by hidden magnets) and enjoy the tactile feel and feedback of a real, responsive keyboard. Just pair it once, and the included micro-USB cable keeps your keyboard’s battery topped off with no drain on your iPad.

Maroo iPad Air Bluetooth Keyboard Case – Black

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Made from genuine leather, the Maroo Black Leather Folio delivers on protection and comes with a built-in thin Bluetooth keyboard to extend iPad usability. QWERTY key set with white backlight allows for keyboard use in any setting, and SG Bumper™ Technology fully protects your iPad Air, yet is simple to change out.

ZAGG Folio case + UK keyboard(non-back lit) for iPad mini/2/3- Black

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The ZAGG Folio is the thinnest and most diverse Bluetooth keyboard available. It features a unique hinge design that lets you position your screen at virtually any viewing angle and also provides full body protection to help keep your iPad mini free from scratches and dings. A powerful battery keeps it going for up to three months of regular use between charges.

ZAGGkeys Folio with UK keyboard for iPad Air- Black

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The Folio features full-body coverage to help protect your iPad wherever you go. With its durable leather textured cover and resilient case, it protects your iPad from scratches, dust, dings and more, and keeps it looking great. Measuring only 7.6mm thin, that’s barely more than a quarter inch, and with full-body protection, the Folio easily slips into a bag or purse so it easily goes everywhere you do. And while it may be thinner than most of its competition, it still provides 30% more typing space.

To find out more about any of the products featured here, visit our website.

Improve your mobile video experience with our new iStabilizer range!

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Do your smartphone videos suffer from perpetual shakiness and blurred shots? Do you wish you could capture smoother shots? If so, we have the solution! Our new iStabilizer products can help you capture the important moments with superb clarity, so you never have to view a shaky video again! Have a look at the new range: iStabilizer Dolly

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Capture cinematic footage with the iStabilizer Dolly

The iStabilizer Dolly allows you to capture smooth panning shots with your iPhone or GoPro on any flat surface. Once limited to professionals, now anyone can produce high-quality running shots with their mobile device without breaking the bank. An included iStabilizer mount secures your iPhone in place while in use.   If you have a larger smartphone or a tablet device and wish to mount it onto the Dolly or any other tripod, we have the answer for you! iStabilizer Mount XL iSTBLZR-MNTXL-O_IMG01_1000 If you have a wide smartphone, such as a Galaxy Note, then this mount is for you! The larger mount means that your phone will fit perfectly, no matter what the size! You can see more information and purchase this product here. iStabilizer Monopod

Capture versatile photo and video with the iStabilizer Monopod!

Capture versatile photo and video with the iStabilizer Monopod!

Whether you want to take panoramic videos of your surroundings or just want to take cooler selfies, this extendable monopod is for you! It mounts virtually any smartphone or digital camera, giving you both compatability and practicality. You can purchase this amazing product here. iStabilizer tabFlex

The iStabilizer Tabflex easily attaches to almost any surface

The iStabilizer Tabflex easily attaches to almost any surface!

This universal tripod connects your tablet to a huge number of objects with ease – including poles, branches and desks. This brilliant product is perfect for those interested in tablet photography and videography, and consummately affixes your tablet to almost anything. The Tabflex is compatible with virtually any tablet. You can find more information and purchase this item here.   For all of these products and many more, please visit us at Soundzdirect!