A third of Brits choose LED lights to save energy: new research from reichelt elektroniks

LED lights have become a viable option for UK households wanting to make energy and cost savings, reveals a new survey by reichelt elektronik. Lasting significantly longer than conventional lamps, a third of respondents say energy savings are the biggest influencer when it comes to buying an LED light but upfront costs remain a barrier to purchasing. Spotlight on efficiency and design The survey revealed that the benefit of these energy savings is of greater concern than luminosity (21 per cent) and colour (9 per cent). The findings also show…

Essential Tech To Survive A Festival Weekend

Festival season has now kicked off, and if you’re planning to spend a weekend away in a field at some of the UK’s best events or even abroad, then it’s best to consider some of the best tech around to keep you charged up and entertained. With a variety of must-have gadgets and technology available – Niall Green, CEO of Second Screen – a cutting-edge app developer for the creative industries – offers his essential tech recommendations to survive a festival weekend. Download the festival’s app The best way to plan your weekend…

Has F-Secure created the best cyber security system?

Not so long ago the world was a simpler place the internet was used to check emails and if you wanted to know what your friend had for dinner you asked them on your landline.  With the growth of technology and faster internet connections a whole new world of possibilities evolved.  It was a magical time when the impossible was made possible. A time where we waited patiently for a website to load and hoped that the connection was not disrupted with someone using your home phone. It was 1995…

The evolution of monitor designs: a journey through time

Who can still remember the good old CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors, in their beige and bulky glory? With new monitor innovations being launched on an almost monthly basis, it is fairly easy to forget how far we have come since the first displays were developed. Ever since, the monitor market has continuously developed and innovated its products to suit different customer needs and lifestyles better, be it by improving designs or with new display technologies, amongst others enabling sharper resolutions than ever before. But between 4K resolutions and curved…

Great Father’s Day gift suggestions for all types of dad!

For the “Always on the Go Dad” SitPack – the world’s most compact, foldable resting device £45 from www.sitpack.com If your dad loves the great outdoors, is always on the move or spends endless hours watching your rugby, football or netball matches, he can take a much deserved rest with the Sitpack foldable seat! Sitpack is a high-adjustable foldable seat, which, when folded, looks like a small, inconspicuous cylinder the size of a beer can. The real magic of Sitpack happens when you unfold the cylinder revealing a 13 inch…

F-Secure to Plug the Security Hole in Millions of Connected Homes

Smart is the new Vulnerable Here at TNW 2017 in Amsterdam, we will see the launch of the highly anticipated F-Secure SENSE.  Announced a few years ago F-secure has been steadily working on perfecting a product that will protect your home, family and smart devices from hackers.   How secure is your home? Smartphones, Tablets, Televisions, Baby monitors all could potentially have a back door allowing hackers to steal private information. Thanks to SENSE it will act as a guardian protecting your home from any potential threats. “F-secure SENSE is…

Google Home After One month

It’s been a month and time to look and see just how Google Home has worked its way into my life. Does it justify itself? How much am I really using it? What do I want it to do? In the morning I will work on  Tech Addicts for an hour or two before I go to my day job. At around 6:30 I will say “Google Morning” to Google Home. Home then responds with a pleasantry, followed by an outlook for the weather and any delays I can expect…

The best ideas for Father’s Day

If you are stuck for ideas for some tech toys to keep your father hip and trendy this Father’s Day then here are a few items to consider. The Braven 405 Is your dad addicted to the gym? This stylish waterproof speaker is equipped with a kickstand that permits freestanding use either in the gym of on the field and has an impressive 24hr ply time! The Braven 405 is easy to fold away and even has a built-in power bank that lets you charge you phone on the go – perfect for…

5 tech tends to fly in 2017

With 2017 well upon on us it’s time to take a look at what’s set to be the next big thing in the tech world. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or just after a nifty gadget, Holger Engelbrecht, Product Manager of Home & Security, and Tools of reichelt.co.uk gives the lowdown on some of the big trends that will be coming our way… Storage breakthrough with SSDs Ever heard of 3D Nand Flash technology? It’s the latest range in SSDs and many of the big tech giants will be rolling…

Ideas for Mothers Day – gifts for every kind of Mum!

FLAVR, the new fashion brand from global mobile accessories and connected devices specialist, STRAX GmbH, today launches a brand new range of phones cases for iPhone 5/5SE, 6/6S, 7, and Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The Real Flower collection includes real, pressed flowers in each transparent case so that every case made is individual. The cases are not only colourful and pretty but also have a great texture. The new cases will be available for £12.99 from Carphone Warehouse. The Pop collection from FLAVR is in line with the latest…