Sony SmartBand SWR10 unboxing

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The Sony SmartBand is Sony’s most recent addition to their wearable technology range.

It is a slightly more intelligent fitness band.  Tracking your steps and calories burned, the SWR10 SmartBand goes one stage further recording the weather, what photos you took and what interaction you had with your phone in any given day.

Pairing with your Android 4.4 handset via Bluetooth the band and the phone communicate to transfer the data between the two.

Access the ‘Lifelog’ app on your phone and you can see all the activities in a very clear and easy to use way thanks to fun and interactive graphics.

Sony’s promotional video does an excellent job of explaining how it works.

You can see just how powerful it is.

At the time of writing and recording the SmartBands are sat waiting to be shipped on the official launch date of the 1st May, but we wanted to have a play with them so we unboxed one. You can see in the video below what you get in the box and our initial opinions.

Be sure to check back in a week of so when we will have a full review of the SmartBand and give our honest feedback on it.

Defender from ‘The Toughphone’ unboxing

Subtle is not what the Defender phone from The Toughphone is.

It has nothing to do with bold stand out colours, in fact the Defender phone does not really stand out at all in a sea of similar rugged phones, unless you see it with its optional antenna attached.

Designed for some of the most hostile and harsh environments, the Defender is a toughened Android handset with an IP68 rating and dedicated SOS button.

A built in walkie-talkie with push-to-talk button further adds to the appeal of this device for its intended market.

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It will unlikely be the phone many of you desire to own, however if you work in construction, oil, security or similar fields, such a handset could offer you many benefits. Your mobile and walkie-talkie communications are rolled into one device capable of also taking a decent submersion in water and heavy impacts.

The handset also has 2 SIM card slots, NFC and other standard smartphone features so in all is well rounded.

In the following video we unbox the handset and show you what is included as well as what you can expect.

For further information on the Defender click HERE.

HTC One (M8) Unboxing

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The HTC One was a popular and award winning handset for a number of reasons, so HTC have had to do something special with the 2nd generation HTC One (M8) to appeal to both existing and new users.

From the spec sheet it would look like they have done just enough to compete with other flagships, but that just enough becomes somewhat more meaningful when you hold the device in your hand and see what it looks like for real rather than in the photos.

The M8 has stiff competition from the likes of Samsung and Sony, however the stand out features such as Blinkfeed, BoomSound and HTC Zoe which made the original One unique have been improved upon and continue to differentiate the M8 from other similar handsets on the market.

We unbox the HTC One (M8) 2014 edition in the following video and a full review will be coming very soon.

Sony Xperia E1 Book Case By Roxfit

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Protecting your new smartphone can be quite important for some people.

If you have made the decision that you want a case for your Sony Xperia E1, then the choice becomes as to which case to choose.

You could do a lot worse than selecting a Roxfit branded case.

Made under license by Roxfit for Sony devices, the case come branded with ‘Made for Xperia’.

There are a variety of styles but the one we unbox in the video below is the book case, which is available in Black or White.

Covering the back and sides of the device with a plastic shell the front is protected with a soft touch cover that protects the screen and that can be folded back when in use.

There are cut outs for the main ports and controls.

See the case in use below and find more information on the Black case here and the White one here.

KAZAM Trooper X5.5 Unboxing

KAZAM_TROOPER_5.5Over the last few months I have had hands on with a few of the KAZAM smartphone range.

It is easily to be critical of the product.  They are not particularly exciting nor do any of the devices make you go wow, I have not seen that before.

However, what can not be taken from KAZAM is their handsets offer what most of us need at a price point far below much of the competition in an all round no nonsense package.

The latest device I haven been using is the KAZAM Trooper X5.5.

Aimed at the Samsung Galaxy Note style devices, the 5.5 comes complete with a flip case in the box and retails for £150 all in.

In this £150 price tag you get a FREE screen replacement included if you manage to break yours within the first 12 months of ownership.  You can not deny, that is a great value added extra.

Some of the features of the KAZAM include:

  • Dual SIM functionality
  • 5.5″ touchscreen
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Android OS
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS

Check out our unboxing below and be sure to check back in about a week for the full review.

 

Cooler Master Jas Mini Aluminium Smartphone Stand

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Smartphone stands are practical accessories to own, but they are not always that interesting or exciting.

The Cooler Master Jas Mini smartphone stand is perhaps as good as it gets though when it comes to universal stands.

Why?

Well first of all it is made of aluminium.  This means it looks and feels the part.  It is really solid in construction.  There are no plastics here. There is rubber on the feet to stop the stand to slipping on a desktop.

The legs of the stand open up to 135 degrees to allows you great control over the viewing angles.

The legs come together to offer an almost flat fold away solution so it can be easily transported in a bag or pocket.

It is available in array of colours including Brown, Green & Blue.

The stand can accommodate smartphones and tablets up to 7″ in size, meaning this one stand will work with the vast majority of products.

At £24.99 including VAT, it is not the cheapest stand but the price becomes justifiable when you get hands on with it.

We have unboxed it here to show you what it looks like.

If you would like to own a Cooler Master Jas Mini Aluminium Smartphone Stand, you can do so buy purchasing the product here.

Sony Xperia E1 Unboxing

Sony Xperia E1When the high street, the tech sits and even the TV are dominated by the high profile smartphones with all the features you can possibly imagine leaving the mid-lower their smartphones to be forgotten about.

Many like the Xperia E1 can offer a real benefit, most notably around the cost.

Sony have been producing solid and reliable phones for some time now and the E1 is another phone to strengthen their already strong portfolio.

The E1 stands out because of what the speaker offers in terms of volume; in excess of 100 decibels.  Great for the impromptu party.

Check out our unboxing of the E1 below.

Sony Xperia Z2 DK36 charging dock unboxing

Sony_Xperia_DK36_Magnetic_Charging_DockbI posted last week (here) how we already have the Sony DK36 charging dock in stock at Clove ahead of the Z2 stock arriving in early April.

We have had a demo Z2 in the Clove office for a few days, so I put together a short video showing the DK36 charging dock in action, complete with the phone in the SCR10 case.

You can buy the DK36 charging dock here.

 

Sony Xperia Z2 Style Cover Stand SCR10

SCR10-Style-Cover-Stand-blackAdding a case to a phone is quite common for many people and today there is often more choice than most of us need.

In the last few years Sony have not really made their own cases for devices, in fact they almost directed people in the direction of cases from approved third parties like Roxfit, OtterBox and Case-Mate who are licensed to use the ‘Made for Xperia’ branding.

The story with the Xperia Z2 is slightly different however and the SCR10 style cover stand is an official Sony case custom made for the Z2.

It is a flip style case that can be positioned and used as a stand too.

We have them in stock now in Black & White, so we put together a quick hands on video to show you what the case is like in the hand and with the phone in it.

Foscam FI9821W wireless IP camera unboxing

Foscam_LogoEarlier this week we unboxed the Foscam FI9805 outdoor wireless IP camera.

Today we bring you another of the cameras, the FI9821W.

Designed for use indoors, this camera offers pan, tilt and recording direct to SD card as well as audio in and out thanks to jacks located on the back of the camera.

Watch the following video to see what you get in the box. In the coming weeks we will have a full demo of how the cameras work.

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