Selfie Smart Pole for Android and Apple Devices




“a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website”

You can now buy the Selfie Smart Pole for Android and Apple Devices for £19.99 over on our website, ideal for sporting events, days out with friends and family or pictures at famous landmarks the Selfie Pole comes with two mounts, one for devices up to 7cm in width and a second for larger devices of up to 8.5cm.

The Selfie Smart pole extends to 35 inches and when you’re finished you can retract it to just 9.8 inches, ideal for a back pack, or stashing away in a suitcase for holiday. Connecting via Bluetooth the Selfie Smart Pole lets you capture both pictures and videos at arms length letting you get more of the scenery  and more people in the shot.

The word Selfie was apparently  first used in Australia back in 2002 by a chap who had a few too many sherbets and came a cropper. He posted the following on a forum:

“Um, drunk at a mates 21st, I tripped ofer [sic]  and landed lip first (with front teeth coming a very close second) on a set of steps, I had a hole about 1cm long right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie.”

You can impress your friends not only with the Selfie Smart Pole but also with your knowledge of where the term Selfie came from. Grab yours here.

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

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact User Guide/Manual

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Below you can find the digital version of the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Tablet Compact is a powerful tablet with an 8″ touchscreen display and other specifications that keep it in line with the Z3 and Z3 Compact smartphones that are also on offer from Sony.

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

White BlackBerry Passport coming December

BlackBerry_Passport_WhiteThe BlackBerry Passport may not be everyone’s idea of a smartphone, but it has genuinely surprised us as to how popular it has been.  Much of this is helped by the excellent specification and robust nature of the handset.

To date it has been available only in the Black colour, but we are pleased to confirm that as of week commencing 8th December, we will have the Passport in White to.

Key features of the Passport are:

  • BlackBerry 10.3 OS
  • 2.2 GHz Quad-core processor
  • 4.5” extra wide LCD display
  • 3 row QWERTY keyboard
  • Use the keyboard as a touchpad
  • BlackBerry Assistant
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 13MP camera with OIS

If you have missed all the fuss, you can read the full review here or watch our 60 second summary view below.

If you are keen to get hands on with the White Passport, order yours now by clicking here.


LG G Watch R Review

LG_G_Watch_R (17)The battle of the SmartWatches is upon us.  It began with Sony and with the introduction of Android Wear, LG, Samsung and Motorola have all given it a shot.

They all have their positives and negatives, but for many the squarer faces of the first wearables were not acceptable.  The demand for many is for circular, more traditional watch looking devices.

Motorola stood first with the Moto 360, but LG has quickly followed with the G Watch R.

The 360 has been released, but UK availability is sparse and the G Watch R is not facing such supply issues.

In this review I tell you all the good, bad and OK bits about the G Watch R. If you prefer to sit back, watch and listen, then the video below if for you.  If you prefer to read then scroll down for the full written review.

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Sony Z3 Tablet Compact SCR28 Style Cover Stand – Now Available

SCR28Protect your new Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with a stylish and functional case from the tablet manufacturer itself.

Available in 2 colours, Black or White, the SCR28 case allows in the case access to the main ports and controls as well as protection for the screen.

Fold the case to the appropriate position and it will even act as a stand for the tablet.

Priced at £24.99 including VAT this is a good value option fro protecting your new piece of technology.

See what the case looks like in the following hands on video.

Click HERE to order yours today.

Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker


Whether you are going away on holiday, at a friends or relaxing in the garden, there are times when a portable speaker can be of real use to us.

Enjoy better quality audio from the larger, more powerful speaker and do not worry about it draining your smartphone battery, because lets face it, most of us carry our music on our phones today.

Of course the Bluetooth connection means no wires so it is nice and simple, helped even more by the one touch NFC pairing process.

The BSP10 is the latest speaker from Sony that packs punch thanks to a 5 Watt speaker.  This portable device is capable of producing sounds in excess of 100 decibels and also can be used as a handsfree speaker for your phone calls.

What is also unique about this speaker is not the fact that it comes with a nice little carry case in the box, but the fact that it can be charged with a Qi wireless charging pad.  Of course the traditional microUSB connection is present, but if you want the neatest and most modern of solutions, sit this on a Sony WCH10 charging pad from Sony (or others) to keep it charged or remove it when it is recharged.

In the following video we unbox it and show it in action.

For further information, or to purchase one, please CLICK HERE.

Deff Travel Biz Magnetic Connector Cable


The availability of the magnetic charging connector on many Sony Xperia smartphones, means that with the appropriate dock or cable you can charge your device without needing to open the port covers that reveal the microUSB charging port.

Opening the covers can be a bit fiddly and doing so means that during this time the phone is not IP rated as liquid can ingress into the ports.

Many opt for an official Sony charging dock, but this is a bit bulky, more expensive and not always ideal.

A great alternative is the Deff travel biz magnetic connector cable. At one end is a standard USB connector that will connect to a USB port on a computer, wall socket, mains adapter or battery pack and on the other is a magnetic adapter which connects to the compatible Xperia handset.

When the connector is attached to the magnetic connector on the phone or tablet and the USB end connected to a power supply charge is transferred to the device to power and recharge the battery.

This cable which is 100cm in length is lightweight and easy to transport, great if you are always n the move.

The adapter that connects to your Xperia handset does too have an LED light for symbolising that the phone or tablet is charging or is fully charged. The LED will be blue or a pink/red colour.

A great accessory for your Xperia smartphone or tablet we are sure you will agree.

This is due to be available from early December and will cost £15 including VAT.  For more information or to order one, you can do so by clicking here.

Included below are some more detailed images of the magnetic connector cable for you to enjoy.

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Motorola Moto 360 Review

Motorola_Moto_360 (18)A computer on your wrist was once something for a sci-fi movie, but no longer is this the case.

You, I and even your great uncle Pete can now wear an intelligent device on your wrist that reduces the need to interact with your smartphone.  Never has it been so possible to do so much without physically touching a computing product.

With the power of voice you can now set reminders, send text messagers, reply to emails and navigate from point A to B.

This ever capable product is referred to as the SmartWatch, and they come in various shapes, sizes and specifications; but the Motorola Moto 360 is the first to become available with a circular face and looks more like a traditional wrist watch than a black box strapped to your wrist.

The SmartWatch may still be a product for ‘geeks’ or the technically aware, but the 360 looks the part and begin the mass market adoption.

Read on to find out more, or if a video review is more your style, press, play, kick back, watch and listen.

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Sony SmartBand Talk Unboxing

Sony smartband talk

Update: our full SmartBand Talk Review is now live.

It is the latest smart wearable product from Sony that is a cross between a smartwatch and a fitness band.

Key information such as emails, SMS and calls are delivered to the band, as well as tracking your steps and acting as a time keeper and more.

It is an innovative approach but how well does it work and what is it really like?  We will let you know in our full review, but in the meantime, watch the video below to see what you get in the box and what our initial impressions are of the SmartBand Talk.