Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will not be available in the UK at launch

2[1]Whilst we await official confirmation from Samsung, we have heard from distribution channels that the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will not be available in the UK at launch.

What does this mean for UK customers interested in the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge? 

When the Note Edge launches, there will not be UK stock available. It will not be available in the majority of European countries.

For those customers that are interested in purchasing the Note Edge, we will look to source non-UK stock. This means that, if possible, we will purchase the stock intended for one of the countries where the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is due to launch.

What about pricing?

At the moment we await confirmation on pricing. We currently have the Note Edge available to pre-order, although the price is not confirmed. If you place an order at this time, your card will not be charged. Once we have confirmed the price we will contact pre-order customers to confirm whether or not they would like to proceed with the order.

Click here to visit our Samsung Galaxy Note Edge product page

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Pricing Confirmed

We have now confirmed the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which was announced at the same event as the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

The Note 4 will be priced at £479.17 (£575 inc. VAT) with the first stock due to arrive the week commencing October 13th.

Click here to visit our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 product page

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Sony Xperia Z1 & Z2 price drops


Saving a few pennies is always a bonus.  What is that old saying? ‘Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.’

Well today we aim to help you achieve this by knocking £24 including VAT off the Sony Xperia Z1 and £38 including VAT off the Sony Xperia Z2.

There is no denying that the Sony Xperia range is strong. Whilst we may not see as many adverts like we do from Apple and Samsung, the products do the talking for Sony, with the Z2 winning the Group Test award in the Android Magazine. It has tough competition in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Motorola Moto X.

On top of this, we are still offering £200 of additional products and content with the Sony Xperia Z2, so for a total of £400 you get a SIM free Xperia Z2, a wireless speaker, noise cancelling headphones, 6 digital film downloads and a trial of Sony Music Unlimited.

Buy the Sony Xperia Z2 for £333.33 + VAT HERE.

If the budget can’t quite stretch to a Z2, or you only need the features a Z1 offer, then for £225+VAT you can purchase the Z1 HERE.

Triggertrap Review

TTriggertrapriggertrap; this is a super handy and easy tool for your camera that not only makes a photographer’s life a lot easier, but also gives anyone that owns a DSLR the chance to create some professional looking pictures and time lapses!

It’s basically a very technical camera shutter remote, controlled by your phone.

It consists of a cable with a little block in the middle, one end goes in to your camera into the remote port, the other, in the headphone jack of your phone. So obviously you’re going to need to download the trigger trap app on your android or iOS phone for this to work!

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini arriving in stock tomorrow

SM-G800H_GS5 mini_WhiteSamsung are well known for their ‘mini’ phones.  We have had the S3 Mini and the S4 Mini.

It is only right then, that a couple of months after the Samsung Galaxy S5 came on the market that the S5 Mini should make an appearance.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 6th August, we will be receiving the first stocks of the S5 Mini.

Key features and reasons to consider this phone include:

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 1.4 GHz quad-core processor
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 4.5″ Super AMOLED 720 x 1080 screen
  • 8 MP camera with autofocus, flash, HDR & panorama
  • 2.1 MP front facing camera
  • Fingerprint scanner for locking & authorisation
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • Private / Kids Mode
  • IP 67 rated (water & dust resistant)
  • 2,100 mAh removable battery
  • 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm
  • 120 grams

Not a bad specification list there.  Although this is not a flagship phone, it does have a lot to offer those who want a solid performing device, without the bulk of the larger phones and of course quite such a high price tag.

From tomorrow we will have the Black coloured EU variant of the S5 Mini in stock.

The EU variant is exactly the same specification, but has been brought in from central Europe.  The 2 pin EU mains adapter has been replaced with a 3 pin UK adapter and the warranty is still valid in the UK.

Other colour options and UK spec units will be following very soon.

CLICK HERE to get yourself in the queue for an S5 Mini.

ARCHOS Smart Home Bundle available first from Clove Technology, throughout June

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POOLE, UK – 21st May, 2014 – Home automation and intelligent security monitoring has taken a giant leap forward thanks to Poole based Clove Technology who have just launched the new Smart Home range of products from ARCHOS.

Clove Technology Managing Director, Chris Love, says “Having a smarter home which understands its environment, knows who is coming through the door and could automatically text you when the kids get in is now available at the fraction of the price of systems put into million pound properties just a few years ago”.

The ARCHOS Smart Home is a innovate kit comprising of a 7” Smart Home Tablet, two (2) movement tags, two (2) mini cam’s and two (2) weather tags that work together to allow your home to become smarter and yourself more informed.

The six (6) provided wireless components communicate with the tablet using the Bluetooth Smart data transfer standard. Able to be positioned indoors and out, the components have a communication range of up to 20 meters indoors.

Powered by lithium batteries, these innovative modules are capable of lasting a whole year without replacement; the kit offers a tidy, cable free solution for the modern home.

Easily programmable with three simple steps, the use of a Trigger, Action and Schedule allow you to configure the system to work for you the true power of the system is only realised when you have it in hand and see it in use.

Mike Edwards, UK Managing Director of ARCHOS, commented. “We are very excited about this new range of products we are launching and the way they can offer a simpler more cost effective solution to many aspects of home automation. There are additional products to complement the range further coming soon and we are pleased to be working with Clove Technology exclusively on this launch.”

The UK exclusivity runs for a period of one month from June 1st when the first kits will begin shipping from Clove.

The ARCHOS Smart Home is available for order now, at a price of £199.99 from Clove.

For further more detailed information on the Smart Home and how it works visit our Explore Archos Smart Home page.

About Clove Technology

Clove Technology more commonly known as ‘Clove’ is a specialist provider of the very latest mobile technology, most specifically, smartphones, tablet PCs and accessories.  Established in 1992, Clove is a small knowledgeable company with friendly staff, competitive prices and dedicated to providing the best customer service.

For a copy of the full press release, please click the icon below.

Sony Xperia M2 now in stock

Sony_Xperia_M2Following the popular Sony Xperia Z2 the Xperia M2 is now in stock at Clove.

Featuring a 4.8″ touchscreen, WiFi, NFC and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor the M2 is no slouch, but a phone that offers performance at an acceptable price point.

Powered by Android, this handset has the full suite of Google apps and services and of course the ability to download your favourite apps and personalise it in a way that suits you.

Available SIM FREE now from Clove in either Black or White, the M2 costs just £175+VAT.

Order yours here.

Sony Xperia Z2 now in stock with accessory bundle

Sony_Xperia_Z2_FormationThe SIM free variant of the Xperia Z2 from Sony may have been subject to some delays, but we can now confirm that this exceptional handset is in stock and available for purchase now.

Available in either Black or White colour options the Z2 is priced at £450+VAT.

For this price, included at no extra cost is a NFC enabled portable speaker and noise cancelling headphones worth £120, plus an £80 digital content bundle.

The digital content bundle includes 6 film downloads and 30 days subscription to Sony Music Unlimited.

Originally available to pre-order customers only the bundle offer has been extended whilst stock lasts.

You can CLICK HERE to order yours today.


If you want to know more about the Z2, you can read about it here in our full review, or watch our unboxing and video review below for the most detailed coverage.

Samsung Galaxy S5 delayed

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Further delays have been caused by a last minute change in commercials by Samsung.

Stock is now expected late next week approx (28th May).  The selling price has also increased as a result.

Customers affected by the delay have been notified and the new higher price on the website.

The blue colour option has also been removed, with only Black or White available for purchase.

Should delays with any particular colour(s) occur next week, then affected customers will be contacted with up to date stock information and their available options.

The supply of SIM free stock is ultimately in the hands of Samsung; until next week all official UK Galaxy S5 stock is to be sold directly by them or their chosen partners.

Clove’s shipment, along with other online retailers who have been waiting for UK stock, is to be fulfilled by a distribution partner in conjunction with Samsung.

On a slightly more positive note, Android Central have confirmed that the S5 is still subject to a region lock, but they have made it clearer how to remove this.

There is a label on the box that reads:

European Model: This product should be activated with a SIM card issued from a mobile operator within Europe (as defined EU/EEA, Switzerland and the following Non-EEA countries Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.) To use SIM cards from other regions, a cumulative call over five minutes must first be made with the SIM card from European operators.

If you are ordering from Clove to a country outside of the intended region, you will be asked at the checkout to confirm your acceptance of this limitation as well as your consent for the box to be opened and  the device activated on your behalf.

Instruction manual printing & binding service

Manual_PrintingGet your .PDF user manual printed

For some time now we have been offering a service whereby we print and bind the official user manual for your smartphone or tablet.

Modern technology often does not come with an instruction booklet included, instead it is included on a disc or on available online for download.

Whilst digital copies have their advantages, sometimes the good old paper manual works best.  Most often so you can quickly and easily refer to it when you need to and to learn how to get the most from your product.

You can get a user guide printed for your smartphone or tablet here.

Due to the popularity of this service, we are now offering the option to you, to have any user manual printed, whether it be for a cooker, a TV or a stereo.

All you need do, is click here to be taken to our instruction manual printing & binding service (here).  Select the appropriate option based on the number of pages in the manual you want printed and then enter the URL/web link to the manual available online that you want us to print.

Once you have gone through the online checkout, we will print & bind your manual and send it out to you.

Wireless charging coming to the Sony Xperia Z2

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Charge the Xperia Z2 wirelessly.

Wireless charging isn’t exactly a new technology, but it is not an old one either.  It is only within the last year or so has it become more commonplace.

Nokia have pushed this the most on their Lumia range of handsets offering it either as standard on the phone or as an additional option with an accessory.

Samsung have taken a similar approach.  The Note 3 and S4 are both devices to already have optional wireless charging accessories, the S5 will be the same.

To date Sony have not offered wireless charging.  The closest they have gotten to this is through the magnetic charging dock that adorns the side of the higher end handsets.

This is all set to change through with the Z2.

Sony will be offering a case which will be available in 2 colours and a charging plate to enable this wireless option for the Z2.

Exact details on the case and plate are limited, we do not have an actual image of either to show you, but we do now have them listed on our site.

The Black and White WCR12 Wireless Charging cover for the Z2 is priced at £69.99 inclusive of VAT and is due to be available some time in June.

Now the wireless charging cover is no good without a wireless charging plate.  Enter the WCH10 on which the Z2 with the WCR12 fitted can be sat for convenient wireless charging.

The WCH10 charging plate will retail for £54.99 including VAT.

Orders are not currently being accepted for these products, but you can enter your name and email address on the relevant product pages and we shall contact you when we have further information available.