BlackBerry Passport Red – just in time for Valentines

Is your other half a technology fanatic? Do they spend each payday looking at the newest or most interesting gadgets to play with? Then perhaps they would be interested in the new limited edition BlackBerry Passport with exclusive red finish.

The Passport is arguably BlackBerry’s most interesting handset to date, combining a completely unique form factor with top of the range hardware and construction. It is peerless in its expression of difference, plus the slick cherry red finish is an undoubted head turner in any situation.

Both old-school BlackBerry users or those that have since moved on can find something to love about the new Passport. From the first ever integrated touchpad and keyboard to the sumptuous screen, this is a beautifully made smartphone of the highest quality.

Even more – if you order today – we can have yours delivered in the UK by Friday just in time for you to wrap up!

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Currently available in black or white at a short time special offer price of just £420, the limited edition red model is commanding a slight premium but won’t be around for long!

BlackBerry Passport at Clove Technology

BlackBerry Passport at a glance

  • BlackBerry 10.3 OS
  • BlackBerry Blend – seamless synchronisation between phone, tablet and PC
  • BlackBerry Assistant – integrated voice and text assistant with intelligent results
  • Unique keyboard and touchpad combination
  • Android app compatibility with Amazon Appstore
  • 2.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • 4.5” extra wide LCD display
  • 3 row QWERTY keyboard
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 13MP camera with OIS

Headcams for horses – driver beware!

Hi, I’m Lorraine and here’s my blog for our in-house competition. Bet you can’t guess what my favourite hobby is and what I’d like the prize to be!

I have a special offer for you – if you call and ask for Josh or Lorraine, we will give you free UK delivery on any of these products: Archos Smart Home; any Doro phone; any Ex-Demo phone.

Horses on the road

In line with the British Horse Society’s ‘Kill Your Speed – Not My Horse’ campaign, headcams are becoming increasingly popular with horse riders who have to ride on roads (often it’s the only way to get to their local bridleway). Although a lot of drivers do understand that horses can sometimes react adversely to traffic, some ignore the highway code rule to pass wide and slowly. Then there are the dangerous individuals who purposely try to scare them!

Now many horse riders are wearing a camera on their helmet (or elsewhere) to catch these ‘misguided’ people in the act and pass the footage onto the police. The vehicle registration number is right there on screen – let’s see them talk their way out of that one!

 

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If you’re concerned about the legality of using headcams, here’s a link to that subject on the Horse and Road Safety Awareness website:

HRSA legal advice on headcams

For anyone who’s interested, below is a link to the BHS and GEM Motoring Assist Leaflets. The first section gives guidelines to horse riders on how they should behave on the roads. The second section advises motorists of the reasons to treat horses as a hazard and how to pass them safely.

BHS and GEM Motoring Assist Leaflets

Of course there’s also a fun side to the cameras – it’s great to watch back footage of your hack out in lovely countryside and any unexpected adventures along the way. You can also video your friends to let them see how well they’re riding (or not!). Upload the film to your smartphone or tablet to view and share on social media at your leisure.

Check out the sports cameras on our website.

There’s an extensive range now which include various attachment accessories in the package to fit the camera to your helmet, bike etc. One of the newest action cameras is the Kitvision Escape HD5W which is great value with fully integrated HD and WiFi at £95.99 inc VAT.

Whether you’re budget conscious or looking for a higher spec one with lots of extra benefits, there’s an action camera for everyone.

I have just discovered I can browse the web on my iPhone!

As Jill explained in her post yesterday about the little competition we have running at Clove, one part of this is to write a blog, so this is my attempt, I have never done this before. Sharon x

I don’t tend to use a smartphone for all the usual, techie stuff.  I like them for their ease of use; that is why I use an Apple iPhone (albeit an old one, I hope to get a pre-loved one from Clove soon)!

As a lady of a certain age I like the fact that I can alter the size of text when messaging (despite the laser eye surgery, my eyes are not what they once were!) and it is really great that I can take a picture of a dress and a handbag and send this to my friends (especially when spending my husbands money!).

I normally use my phone for calls and texts but I’ve just discovered that I can look at my emails while I’m out having dinner with friends and also view the internet and find my next pair of shoes.

My son often works abroad and he has shown me how to use ‘WhatsApp’, which is a brilliant concept, apparently millions of others use this too!

Jon at Clove tells me I could even track my son’s movements, but I think that is a bit much for me at this stage.  I am still getting used to this internet malarkey!

I also like the fact that you can have many different ringtones for different people in your address book.

As I am a typist the ‘QWERTY’ keyboard is a must especially when I am on Facebook, uploading pictures of my many holidays.

The good news for anyone reading this, is that I am in no way responsible for explaining how these phones work or diagnosing any problems.  However, if you need an order processed or a cup of coffee at 11am, then I am your woman!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – Introductory video

Samsung Galaxy Note 4The Galaxy Note 4 has been available in the UK from Samsung since October; Clove have been able to obtain SIM free unlocked stock from the EU whilst we wait for the UK spec.

We appreciate many of our readers will be fully aware of the Note 4 and many of its features, however we also like to cater for those would-be customers who don’t keep up with all the breaking news in the industry.

This post is an introduction to the new Note 4, with an overview of the specification and Samsung’s own promotional video.

We will also be publishing a few posts over the coming days which outline in more detail some of the key aspects of the Note 4, including multitasking, S Pen stylus and other performance features.

If you are thinking about taking the plunge and ordering Samsung’s newest productivity enhancing phablet, this information may well be of use.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specification

  • Android 4.4.4 operating system (Android 5.0 update in development)
  • 5.7″ quad HD (1440 x 2560) Super AMOLED display ~515 ppi
  • 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • 3 GB RAM
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 4.0 / DLNA / NFC / Miracast
  • Supports microSD memory cards up to 128 GB
  • MHL 3.0 for HDMI output (requires adapter)
  • 4G (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20)
  • 16 megapixel rear camera
  • New and improved S Pen technology
  • 8.5 mm thin
  • 176 grams
  • Metal frame
  • Refined user interface
  • Choice of colours

Nexus 6 available to order, stock due 1st week of December

SIM free nexus 6 available to buyWe now have the SIM free Nexus 6 available to order on the Clove website. Stock is due to arrive in the 1st week of December and will be in limited supply.

We ship orders in chronological order so the sooner you place an order, the greater the chance that we will be able to ship yours from our first batch of stock.

At the moment it is the 32GB Midnight Blue version of the Nexus 6 that we have available to order, priced at £415.83 (£499.00 inc.VAT).

Click here to order the Nexus 6 from Clove

With a 6″ Quad HD display, the Nexus 6 is the first Nexus phablet. It also features the latest version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop. The other headline features of the Nexus 6 include:

  • 2.7GHz quad-core processor with 3GB RAM
  • Dual front-facing stero speakers
  • 13MP Camera and f2.0 lens
  • 3220mAh battery – get up to 6 hours use from 15 minutes charging
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect the screen
  • SlimPort for video out, USB host and USB OTG for connecting accessories
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC

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!

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact offer ending soon

Sony_Xperia_Z3_Compact_BlackOur offer for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, which includes a free case and car charger with the handset, will be soon be coming to a close.

The accessory bundle was added to Z3 Compact orders when we hit out pre-launch stretch goal and the offer has now been running for almost a month in total.

For those of you that are still interested in ordering, we recommend doing so as soon as possible if you would like to ensure that your order includes the free case and charger.

Order the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact SIM free from the Clove website

We currently have the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact available at a fantastic price as well, it was dropped to just £290.83 + VAT before launch. At the moment we only have the black version of the Z3 Compact available to order – the red and white variants have been removed from sale while we wait for more stock to arrive, which is due towards the end of the month.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has been praised in reviews since its release, and at the current price it’s certainly a deal worth considering. If you haven’t seen our own review yet, you can read or watch it here. For those of you that are short on time, we also complete 60 second video reviews for most handsets.

Here’s the video for our Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 60 second review:

LG G3 £84 price drop

Down to £325 (£390 inc. VAT)

SIM free lg g3The LG G3 has received a sizeable price drop, it’s now down to just £325 (£390 inc. VAT) on the Clove website. We currently have it available in Black and Gold.

Here’s a quick look at the G3’s main specs:

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • LG Emotion UI
  • 5.5” Quad HD 1440 x 2560 (534 ppi)
  • 13 MP camera with laser autofocus, OIS & HDR
  • 2.46 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 2 GB RAM / 16 GB internal storage
  • Micro SD memory card support up to 128 GB
  • 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm
  • 3,000 mAh removable battery
  • Wireless charging

Click here to order the SIM Free LG G3 from Clove 

The G3 is certainly one of this year’s best devices, Jon was more than impressed when he reviewed it back in June:

“There are so many elements that make this device strong, most notably what it gives back to you and I as the user. It gives control, scope and options in a way that is not overly complicated.

The attention to detail and focus on giving the user what they want makes the G3 stand out aside from its strong list of specifications. It has tough competition, but it has what it takes to compete.”

You can read the full review here or watch the video version below.

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Sony SmartBand Talk due late December, £130 inc. VAT

Sony smartband talkSony’s new fitness wristband, the SmartBand Talk, is due to arrive with us late December has now arrived and is available to order here on the Clove website, priced at £108.33 (£130 inc. VAT).

Click here to view our SmartBand Talk unboxing

The SmartBand Talk comes in Black or White, but interchangeable colour bands will also be available.

We’ve also just announced SmartWatch 3 availability – it’s due later this month on October 23rd.

The SmartBand Talk is more lightweight than a smart watch (in terms of both features and cost!), but they share some of the same capabilities.

Like the SmartWatch 3, the SmartBand Talk has Sony’s Lifelogging technology built-in so that it can keep a daily record of your fitness activity.  Both are IP68 rated, meaning they can withstand water immersion and can therefore be taken for a swim with you.

Progressing from the SmartWatch, Sony’s previous fitness wristband, the SmartBand Talk has a 1.4″ E-Ink display. This means that it can show you basic information, such as images, alerts and health stats. It also has a microphone, loudspeaker and NFC included.

This is a great accessory for anyone getting started with wearable tech. Here’s a quick overview of its main features:

  • 1.4″ E-Ink display
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 70mAh battery
  • IP68 rated
  • NFC one touch pairing
  • Accelerometer
  • Altimeter

View our full range of fitness wristbands here

Sony SmartWatch 3 priced, first stock due October 23rd

Black and lime coming October, metal to follow

We’ve now priced the Sony SmartWatch 3, it’s available to order here on the Clove website.

The black and lime variants are due to arrive first on October 23rd, priced at £150 (£180 inc. VAT).

The metal variant is then expected to arrive mid November and will be priced at £179.17 (£215 inc. VAT).


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The previous two iterations of the SmartWatch came with Sony’s custom OS, but the SmartWatch 3 ships with Android Wear. It’s also got Sony’s new Lifelogging technology, which works in conjunction with your Android smartphone to keep a record of your daily, weekly and monthly activity.

We love the design and we can’t see how the watches match up alongside Sony’s new Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact devices. Here’s a quick run through of the main spec for those that haven’t seen it:

  • 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

Order the Sony SmartWatch 3 from Clove Technology