LG G Watch R Unboxing

LG_G_Watch_RnThe 2nd circular Android Wear Watch is here.  It is of course the LG G Watch R.

Some of the key reasons you might be interested in the G Watch R:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • Stainless steel body
  • 410mAh Battery
  • Changeable strap but comes with a genuine leather one
  • 1.3-inch P-OLED Display
  • Can be used in direct sunlight
  • Utilisation of the whole screen
  • Classic watch design

Are you keen to know more?

We know our mobile technology loving customers like a good old unboxing, so here it is.

Nexus 6 Pre-Orders Delayed

Google_Nexus_6If you have been waiting on news of UK pricing and release date for the new Nexus 6, then we are sorry to say you are going to have to wait a little longer.

News in from Motorola (the manufacturer of the Nexus 6) has confirmed that no pre-orders will be taken until approximately the 18th of November now.

Originally pre-orders were due to begin today but this is not due to happen.

The reasons for this are unknown.

As soon as information on price and expected shipping dates become available we will let you know through this blog and our social media outlets.  However to ensure you get the news direct to your inbox, please register your interest in the Nexus 6 here and we will email you as soon as we have more news.

BlackBerry Passport 60 Second Review

BlackBerry_Passport_Hands_On (2)Despite the slightly unusual design the BlackBerry Passport is proving quite popular.

We recently undertook a full hands on review of the device, which you can read or watch HERE.

However, we appreciate that you may be short of time, so here are the highs and lows in just over 60 seconds.

Motorola Moto 360 Unboxing

Moto_360The Motorola Moto 360 has not as yet landed as yet with Clove, but Motorola have been kind enough to send us a sample.

What are the key features of the 360?

  • Compatible with Android Smartphones running 4.3 or higher
  • Powered by Android Wear
  • Pedometer and Optical Heart Rate Monitor built in
  • 4GB internal storage and 512MB RAM
  • TI OMAP 3 processor
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
  • 1.56” 320 x 290 (205ppi) circular face with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • 49 grams in weight
  • IP 67 water & dust resistant
  • 320 mAh battery
  • Receive notifications from your Android device(s)
  • Integration with Google Now
  • Voice recognition
  • Inductive wireless charging

Of course we will be bringing a full review very soon, but until then here is an unboxing video to show you what you can expect.


Sony SmartWatch 3 – Shipping Friday 31st October

Sony smart watch 3 black and limeWe brought you news of the G Watch R only a few days ago.  That is now in stock, but we today have news on another Android Wear SmartWatch, the Sony SmartWatch 3.

We can confirm that this is now in stock ready for shipping on Friday 31st October to coincide with the official launch of the product.

The first Android Wear watch from Sony, it is their third wearable so they have the experience here.

It has the following features:

  • 1.6” transflective display
  • Pixels 320×320
  • With voice, touch and gesture input
  • Microphone
  • Accelerometer, compass and gyro
  • Google maps
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • BLE
  • Waterproof IP68

Weighing in at 45g and with a 420mAh battery this should be good for 2 days usage.

Currently available in Black only, the Lime and Metal options will follow soon, you can CLICK HERE to order one for £180 including VAT.

Motorola Moto G 2nd Generation Review

A bump in screen size and a memory card slot ups the price. So is the new Moto G still the best budget Android around?

Moto-G-2nd-Gen-Review-1Last year Motorola destroyed the low-end Android market. Cheap smartphones had been available before but usually at a huge trade off; poor processing power, a lack of updates and support, plus questionable build quality were just a few thorns in the sides of those just wanting something modern and affordable.

So the original Moto G was the handset to answer the call of thousands of consumers. Under the watchful eye of Google’s ownership, Motorola crafted a solid, well-designed and bang up-to-date smartphone that ticked almost every box. It also provided a sense of familiarity and trust from a brand synonymous with mobile technology and reliability. It’s of no surprise to this reviewer that the original Moto G was the least-returned, high-selling handset at Clove last year.

So here we are 10 months later – what’s changed and is it for the better?

Well for a start Motorola’s range has a notch lower to entry-level with the dual-core Moto E. This little cracker comes in at below £100 and took some of the market the original G captured. They then decided to improve upon the G by adding 4G capabilities. The Moto G 4G is still about the cheapest way to get hold of LTE capabilities in an affordable phone.

So why the need for this new 5-inch 3G only model? Especially since it comes with the same name and risks muddying the brand somewhat?

There’s no denying this new 2014 edition Moto G is an excellent phone

It’s a difficult question to answer, although there’s no denying this new 2014 edition Moto G is an excellent phone (SPOILER – it’s still the best phone at this price point). In the smartphone world bigger is certainly better at the moment and bridging the gap to a 5-inch screen allows the new Moto G 2nd Gen to sit more comfortably on the shelf next to more powerful phones whose price it scoffs at. It’s also a shout out to other manufacturers – as long as Sony, HTC, Samsung et al. all fail to release a quality handset that matches the Moto’s specs and price, Motorola continue to be the king of this particular castle.

You might not need that 5-inch screen. However you should be finding it hard not to marvel at how you can have it for under £150. Read on for the full review.

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LG G Watch R – In Stock Tomorrow – £224.99


The title of the post says is all, the LG G Watch R will be in stock tomorrow, the 24th of October.

We did not receive our order from last week and have now been told the stock of the LG G Watch R is due to be at Clove on Wednesday 29th. This keeps our stock closer to LG’s officially announced UK high street release day at the end of this week. We will now be shipping from this date.


It might be the second Android Wear device from LG, but unlike the original G Watch launched only a few months ago, the G Watch are has a completely circular watch face and a more traditional

look to it, yet retains all the great features.

Key features include:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • Stainless steel body
  • 410 mAh Battery
  • Changeable strap
  • 1.3-inch P-OLED Display
  • Use in direct sunlight
  • Utilization of the whole screen

Available in Black only, the G Wartch R is available for order from Clove now at £224.99 including VAT or £187.49 excluding VAT.


Interested? Want to know more? Watch the video below and see what it can do for you.

If you have not seen what Android wear is all about, you can watch our full Android Wear review in the following video, which features the original G Watch.

Moto X (2nd Gen) OtterBox Defender coming November


Don’t know about you but I’ll be getting my hands on one of these. My Moto X  is still shiny and new and I’d like to keep it that way.

The OtterBox Defender Case is the perfect case to protect your phone against the normal everyday and those active weekends.

It may well add that extra bulk to your phone but weight that up against knocks, bumps, scratches and drops and I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s worth it.

The cases are due to be with us early November, you can still get your order in and as soon as they get here we’ll get  it out to you.

Clove Technology – Phone System Now Working!

pcs520Hello all, we have today been experiencing some issues with our telephone system.

Here at Clove we use a system of networked IP phones which utilise custom software.

Unfortunately our system provider appears to have a problem with their higher level service provider. This means that all of their customers, including us, are currently experiencing problems with receiving and making telephone calls.

We are aware of the issue and if you are trying to make phone calls to us we are not ignoring you! Our system provider is aware of the problem and is working hard to rectify it.

We will update this post as soon as we have more information

The issues have been fixed and from 12:30 BST we are able to make and receive calls again!

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 User Guide/Manual

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Galaxy Ace 4 is a mid range Android powered smartphone with 4G connectivity, GPS all your favourite apps and more.

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