Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Now Available In The Uk

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, the S8 and S8+, launched. With a beautiful Infinity Display for immersive viewing experiences and a seamless hardware design, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ bring a new level of functionality and convenience, providing a galaxy of possibilities. Conor Pierce, Vice President of IT & Mobile at Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland commented: “We are absolutely delighted with the response to the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the UK and Ireland. Pre-order numbers are up more than 40% compared to last year’s Galaxy S7 and S7…

A Look At Google Home in the UK

It might have been released stateside 6 months ago, Google Home has now been released in the UK with some optimisation for the UK consumer. This is a hands-free smart speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your assistant, triggered by saying, “Ok Google”. Here we take a look at the basic setup and first operation before a full review. Thanks to Maplin for sending over a review sample. You can pick one up from here.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Launch

Samsung Electronics introduces the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which push the boundaries of traditional smartphones, with their seamless hardware design and by offering a new way for users to interact with their smartphone. With the launch of multiple services and apps, as well as a stunning Infinity Display for immersive viewing experiences, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ bring a new level of functionality and convenience, providing a galaxy of possibilities. “The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up…

Google ripping off the UK as Google Home and Google WiFi arrive

Waaaaaaaaaaaay back in November 2016 Google launched their home assistant system, Google Home for $129. Now, almost 6 months later the UK gets to catch up on the party. Google has announced that not only will Google Home launch, but Google WiFi routers will be coming to the UK on April 6. That’s next week! The Google Home is a handy, neatly designed Google Assistant for your home, controlling your smart home, planning your day, and streaming your music. It will launch for £129 on the Google Store. Why bother with price conversion when you can…

ASUS Announces The Incredible Life Swap

ASUS today announced the launch of the Incredible Life Swap, a short reality TV series that features popular British beauty and fashion blogger, Patricia Bright, with a cast of other top international YouTube™ stars. The Incredible Life Swap is a 35-episode reality TV series to be broadcast on YouTube over five seasons. The series will see 13 of the world’s most popular YouTube stars, each from vastly different cultures, trade places for three days in each other’s home country. During that time, they will set challenges for each other that…

Sitpack–the world’s most compact, foldable resting device now available in the UK

Imagine the relief of popping out a foldable seat when your back and knees start aching whilst standing for long periods of time. Could be watching a band in concert or at a festival, queuing at customs, playing golf, when in the great outdoors, watching your child’s football or rugby match or even being dragged to the shopping centre – well imagine no more!  Sitpack, the world’s most compact, foldable resting device is now available to purchase in the UK. Winner of the Chicago Good Design Award 2016, Hamburg IF…

The LG G6 in a nutsehll

One of the most exciting devices to be launched at Mobile World Congress in 21017  is the LG G6. With the G5 attempting to make history with a modular design LG have gone back to the drawing board and abandoned this approach and concentrated on delivering a smartphone that can contend with the best on the market.   The Lg G6 runs Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box. There is a 7 inch, rounded, 18:9, 2880×1440, Quad HD display featuring 565ppi. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821…

Piccadilly phone case has ‘Trusted Protection’

The people of the UK have spoken! When looking for a new case to protect their all-important smartphone, consumers are looking for maximum protection, high-quality materials without making the case bulky and a great colour (according to an NPD survey). Maybe this is why then, the Piccadilly phone case, featuring D3O technology from GEAR4, the number one trusted impact protection case brand, has proven to be one of the best-selling cases over the last year in the UK as it ticks all of these boxes. Featuring the same D3O® impact…

Brits set to spend £27 Billion on mobile devices in 2017

New research from VoucherCodes.co.uk, part of RetailMeNot, and the Centre for Retail Research, has revealed that the UK is expected to spend a whopping £27.02 billion1 on mobile devices this year, an increase of 26% from £21.51 billion in 2016. The UK will spend more on mobile devices than any other European market, with Germany coming in second at £24.54 billion and France third at £11.54 billion. In line with the rise in mobile spending, the number of mobile shoppers in the UK is also expected to rise sharply –…

Samsung expecting Virtual Reality devices to soar 390% by 2020

It seems Virtual Reality (VR) is really coming on this time. As the technology becomes more accessible and wearable there is little for folks to complain about. Whilst it can be a difficult sell initially, once a headset is on a lasting impression is left and the user will likely be blown away, even on the cheapest of options. The UK VR market is set to reach around 3.84 million shipments in four years, up from 0.78 million in 2016. Whilst not staggering, it’s still an upward trend that is forecasted to…