Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2014

A very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to our customers here in the UK and abroad.

Due to the time of year, there will be a change to our normal operating hours.

Below are our operating hours.  During the festive period the website will be available to place orders, but emails sent during this time will be replied to during the hours shown below.

Tuesday 23rd – 9am-5.30pm (Last posting day for UK customers – Deliveries not guaranteed pre-Christmas)

Wednesday 24th – 9am – 1pm (No parcels being dispatch)

Thursday 25th – CLOSED

Friday 26th – CLOSED

Saturday 27th – CLOSED

Sunday 28th – CLOSED

Monday 29th – 10am – 4pm (Shipping re-commences)

Tuesday 30th – 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 31st – 10am – 1pm (No parcels being dispatched)

Thursday 1st January – CLOSED

Friday 2nd – 9am – 5.30pm

Saturday 3rd – CLOSED

Sunday 4th – CLOSED

Monday 5th – 9am-5.30pm (Business as usual)

All times quoted are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

YotaPhone 2 Languages

yotaphone2The innovative and subversive YotaPhone 2 has already proved a hit here at Clove, with orders coming in from all around the globe!

One thing we’re being asked frequently is what languages the phone supports, so here’s a full list from the Settings app. The YotaPhone 2 runs Android 4.4 with very little customisation, so you’ll find this almost list spot on to stock Android support.

System languages

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Input/Keyboard languages

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The YotaPhone 2 is available to order from Clove Technology, off contract and never locked for £549 (£457.50 ex-VAT)

Kazam Tornado 348 Unboxing

There are a lot of numbers to get your head around with the Kazam Tornado 348. Not only is it the world’s thinnest phone at 5.15 mm but it also has an 8-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera to the back and a 5MP on the front.

Chuck in a single-use free screen replacement and a 36 month warranty (when registered) and Kazam have ticked quite a few boxes here.

kazam-tornado-348-heroThese and the other key specs include:

  • 5.15mm thin – Guinness World Records slimmest smartphone
  • 4.8″ AMOLED 1280 x 720 HD screen
  • 1.7GHz octa-core MT6592 processor
  • Android 4.4 KitKat (5.0 update due)
  • 8 MP main camera / 5 MP front camera
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 4.0 / GPS / USB OTG
  • 16 GB storage
  • Kazam Rescue remote care
  • Free screen replacement (one use only)
  • 24 month warranty – extend to 36 months when registered

What really sticks out here for me are the free screen replacement, 36 month warranty plus free case. If Kazam can do all this why can’t everyone else?

We’ll have A full review of the Kazam Tornado 348 very soon. If you’re already interested you can put your essentials down and we’ll let you know when it becomes available.

Register your interest in the Kazam Tornado 348

U|Karbon Skins – Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Recently we started working with U|Karbon, a UK based provider of custom skins for smartphones, tablets, laptops, games consoles and more.

The skins are manufactured from DI-NOC™, a tough, high-quality PVC film which is flexible, cleanable and uses an adhesive that ensures bubble free application every time.

The other great aspect is the raised 3D texturing which provides the look and feel of genuine carbon fibre, also removing them leaves no residue! At just 0.2 mm thick, U|Karbon skins add virtually no bulk whilst providing excellent scratch protection and a unique look.


More than one member of the Clove team now has a U|Karbon skin on their phone (Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and LG G3) and both are extremely happy with the results.


To order a skin in one of black, white or signature red, please use the following link: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact U|Karbon.

You can also use the code ‘Clove15′ on their checkout for a 15% discount!

BlackBerry Classic User Manual/Guide

BlackBerry Classic User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the BlackBerry Classic user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Classic brings back the iconic keyboard and form factor that many love.  A device suitable for personal and business use the Classic is packed full of features including access to Amazon’s app store for enhanced functionality..

Hopefully the user manual will answer any of the outstanding questions that you have about the device, but if there is anything that isn’t covered or if you have any questions prior to purchasing, please feel free to ask in the comments or to contact our sales team.

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini user manual

Moto Hint Review – Earpieces can be cool


The Moto Hint, do you get it?

There are many earbuds out there, none quite as good as what the Moto Hint can offer you. I’ve never been one to use a Bluetooth headset but after a couple of weeks with the Moto Hint I’m sold. I’ve had a giggle to myself when I’ve seen someone walking down the street having a conversation with that thing in their ear, Bluetooth earpieces have never been cool but the Moto Hint could well change that.

One of the perks that the Moto Hint offers you is the fact it doesn’t look like a Bluetooth earpiece, he’s considerably smaller than the conventional ones you’ll see men in suits chatting away  to as part of a tail back on the M25, or what the delivery driver has glued to his ear whilst dropping off your latest online purchase.

The Moto Hint is something you’ll want to use, just like the Moto Assist features on the Moto X 2014 model; it’ll bring you an added value feature to your mobile world. How? Read on and find out.

[Read more…]

MiPow colour range – Playbulb & Candle videos

playbulb_color_blog_1MiPow’s innovative speaker and LED light combo has been one of those interesting products – something that seemed a little silly at first but then instantly justified itself after a demonstration.

It’s been a consistent seller here at Clove since release, with a price of £50 that sits at just the right point between gift, toy and an actually quite useful gadget which performs well.

Building on the Playbulb’s success, MiPow have now improved on the original by introducing an adjustable colour LED into the mix. With the updated app you can change the displayed colour remotely, as well as picking from a variety of colour transitions and styles.

With Bluetooth multipoint technology you can also create groups of Playbulb products, ensuring they all have the same colour and phase options at the same time, and stream the same music where applicable.

Check out our own videos below for a brief demonstration of both products


An update to the original Playbulb, the new colour version costs £79.99 – first retail stock is expected in early January.


playbulb_candleThe candle version is an excellent portable ambient light source powered by AA batteries.

It doesn’t feature the speaker, however is a fantastic item to be used indoors as a night-light or perhaps down the beach for when the sun goes down.

The PLAYBULB candle is available individually for £19.99 or in packs of 3 for £49.99 for a saving of £10.

HTC Desire EYE – now available

The new selfie phone from HTC now available SIM free

HTC-DESIRE-EYE-BLUEA few weeks ago we reported making a pre-order page available for the all-new HTC Desire EYE. The innovative ‘selfie phone’ features a 13 megapixel camera on both the front and back of the handset, as well as some pretty powerful overall specs.

This is one of the final big name releases of 2014 and shows that HTC are still committed to making high quality smartphones with interesting flourishes for the consumer.

Alongside the powerful 13 MP cameras (and yes if you love selfies it really does make a difference!), you’ll find a full HD 5.2″ screen, up to date processor and LTE support.

There’s also HTC favourites such as Blinkfeed and ZOE, plus a whole host of additional camera features in the updated HTC EYE camera application including Face Tracking, Screen Share, Split Capture, Face Fusion, Live Makeup, Auto Selfie, Voice Selfie, Photo Booth and Crop Me In.

Order a SIM free HTC Desire EYE today from Clove Technology

HTC Desire EYE at a glance

  • Front facing 13 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
  • 5.2″ 1080 x 1920 multi-touch (~424 ppi)
  • 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801
  • 4G LTE (Bands 3, 7, 8, 20)
  • 16GB storage / micro SD up to 128GB
  • WiFi / NFC / Miracast / BT 4.0 / DLNA
  • 151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • 154 grams

BlackBerry Classic officially launched

BB_ClassicBlackBerry have today officially unveiled the BlackBerry Classic.

It has been in the spotlight for a few weeks, but during this time the Canadian firm have been teasing us with videos, images and features of the device.

Today everything has been put in the public domain and everyone will now be talking about the Classic and how it brings back that iconic Blackberry form factor.

Key features of the Classic include:

  • BlackBerry 10.3 OS
  • 1.5GHz Quad-core processor
  • 3.5” display
  • 4 row QWERTY keyboard
  • BlackBerry Assistant
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 8MP camera with OIS
  • 2515mAh battery
  • Video out via slimport

The first stock of the Classic is due in early January.  We will be selling it SIM free for £282.50 + VAT (339 including).  Some BlackBerry Classic accessories are already in stock now.


We have been testing a Classic in the Clove offices for the last couple of weeks and will have a full review online very soon.

BlackBerry themselves have also put together an unboxing of the Classic, which you can view below.

To view the full press release, read on below.

[Read more…]

New Official BlackBerry Classic Accessories Available



The BlackBerry Classic is a device that has proved of significant interest to Blackberry fans the world over.

It brings back the old school look and fell but with those modern features we have all come to expect from a phone.

With a new phone you’ll need some accessories to protect and enhance your daily routine. The following official BlackBerry accessories are available on our website, here are what we have so far.

[Read more…]