5 tech tends to fly in 2017

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!

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…

Our Favourite tech of the year

Our Favourite tech of the year

Over the last year we have looked at an awful lot of interesting bits of technology and hardware and we thought that it might be interesting to give you a bit of an update, or a yearly review, of what’s still great and what’s not. Obviously, at the time it’s difficult to assess a device or piece of hardware to see how long it would last in a real working world. Perhaps a glowing review may be cut short as the technology might stop working weeks or months after the…

6 tips to keep your phone party proof this festive season

6 tips to keep your phone party proof this festive season

With the Christmas party season in full swing and that festive tipple turning into your tenth Jaeger bomb, certain party events become inevitable; someone trying to corner you for a heart-to-heart, that person crying in the toilets, the David Brent style dancing and the all too predictable smashed phone. Whilst we can’t help you improve your dancing, we can offer some tips to help avoid waking up next to a smashed phone after the infamous work Christmas party….. Provided by gadget and tech accessories provider, Griffin Technology. Keep it out…

The Toilet Training Etiquette Guide

The Toilet Training Etiquette Guide

As a mum of two boys I know exactly how frustrating it is to walk into the bathroom and find a complete mess and puddles of urine after your little one has used the toilet. Unfortunately, teaching your boy to aim, is a stage every mother will have to go through (and for any women who live with older men too) but with a little bit of creative imagination, it can be done!   Practise, Practise, Practise – Before you even get near the toilet there are a couple of…

Tech Addicts Christmas Gift Guide

Tech Addicts Christmas Gift Guide

The market is saturated with devices. Here is a look at what we recommend for those Christmas ideas and where to get them at a great price. Best Budget Mobile: Moto G4 The last few generations of this phone have been one of the most recommended devices out there. Moto has got the balance of hardware and low price just right and it’s hard to find some who has bought one dropping anything but praise on the device. John Lewis are selling the Moto G4 for £159.99. WileyFox Swift 2 Of…

7 Essential Tips for First-Time PC Builders

7 Essential Tips for First-Time PC Builders

Building your own PC means creating a device tailored to your very own needs. It’s easy to upgrade, often cheaper and can perform much faster than traditional models. So, if you’re going down the DIY route and it’s your first time custom-building your own machine, here are 7 essential tips to consider, provided by German online electronics retailer, reichelt. Get clear on what you want from your PC. Make a list of all the programs, videos and applications you want to run on your PC. This will help you map…

Smart home tech is the future

Smart home tech is the future

Online electronics and tech retailer, reichelt.co.uk, has seen sales of smart home products boom by 21 per cent, highlighting that the trend shows no sign of slowing down – and is set to continue revolutionising our homes. The security category has been a key driving factor with a noticeable surge around the summer holiday period, with alarm devices up by 11 per cent, signifying people are taking additional steps to protect their homes whilst on holiday. Sales show no sign of slowing down, with reichelt.co.uk predicting a 25% rise as…

How “like new” is a second hand phone?

How “like new” is a second hand phone?

We have been sent the phone by O2, to test if second-hand phones bought from online classifieds / auction sites on the internet are ‘like new’. We know nothing of the site this was purchased from, the price, description or history of the phone, only that it was described as “like new” in the listing. What O2 are outlining here is a real problem with second-hand phones and the sites they are sold through. The buyer isn’t protected  by much more than an easily manipulated blanket policy. Take a look…

Tales from the Acer Live Blog 2016 Conquer new worlds #AcerLiveBlog2016

Tales from the Acer Live Blog 2016 Conquer new worlds #AcerLiveBlog2016

Acer UK invited a number of top UK Tech Bloggers to Belfast, Northern Ireland to unveil their latest Predator gaming range, as well as the Acer Jade Primo windows 10 phone and the Android Liquid Zest 4g. The event was hosted in Belfast’s only five start hotel, The Merchant, which has been famously used by Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in the popular BBC series The Fall. After a brief lunch and introduction we were taken to The Brian Ballard room which had been darkened red room glowing with several laptops…