Don't be a Puppet!

Everything these days seems to come with strings attached, it is time we disentangled ourselves and got some new wireless accessories.

Wireless is all the rage nowadays, with wireless charging being the latest trend in mobile phones, especially those in the Samsung range. The chargers sit on your side table, plugged in to the mains. You then just pop your phone on them and start charging. Newer chargers have ‘fast’ charge, which if your phone supports it; can charge your phone in about 2hrs. Plugging the cable into your phone causes a small charge, which, in theory, can shorten the life of your battery, which is why wireless charging is becoming the norm. In future, apparently, furniture will have chargers built in. Many cafes and restaurants are considering embedding these chargers into their premises to encourage you to stay longer. One downside is that you are restricted in using the phone whilst charging, a crime most of us are guilty of.

Fast wireless charger £45 from Samsung

Fast wireless charger £45 from Samsung

£159 from Apple Store

£159 from Apple Store

Apple Air pods are almost essential if you have nabbed yourself the latest iPhone 7 and you need to charge whilst listening to your tunes. They also have a ‘tap to talk’ feature for access to Siri, which could be useful as heads-up and hands free in the car.

Headphones are much more comfortable than ear buds. Noise cancelling and reduction means you can get some quiet time on the flight, listening to your music.

Ghostek SoDrop Premium Wireless Bluetooth Noise Reduction Headphones for £85 from http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/ghostek-sodrop-premium-wireless-bluetooth-noise-reduction-headphones-p59202.htm

Ghostek SoDrop Premium Wireless Bluetooth Noise Reduction Headphones for £85 from http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/ghostek-sodrop-premium-wireless-bluetooth-noise-reduction-headphones-p59202.htm

Now we have colder weather, why not invest in a bluetooth woolly hat! We kid you not, this one has built in headphones.

Olixar Bluetooth Wireless Woolly Hat £14.99 from http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/olixar-bluetooth-wireless-woolly-hat-black-p50805.htm

Olixar Bluetooth Wireless Woolly Hat £14.99 from http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/olixar-bluetooth-wireless-woolly-hat-black-p50805.htm

 

If you do not have the HTC with its dual front speakers and boom, then a decent set of Bluetooth speakers will mean you can pop your tunes on for an instant party.

Presenting from your phone also becomes possible with a Bluetooth projector, ranging from cardboard affairs to full-fitted onsite. It is a consideration if you are looking to upgrade your conference room. Downside here is everyone with a Bluetooth device can connect, or you could consider a Chromecast.

 A Chromecast dongle works over Wi-Fi, to cast your smartphone screen to any TV with HDMI. A great feature, for presenting in limited facilities, as any device on the network can connect. Also, consider a Bluetooth keyboard and/or mouse, adding these to your accessory bag mean you can turn your tablet or even your phone into a laptop and type away. Connect them via Bluetooth, so you cannot get in a tangle.

ZAGG Universal Tablet and Smartphone Bluetooth Keyboard £60 from http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/zagg-universal-tablet-and-smartphone-bluetooth-keyboard-p61534.htm

ZAGG Universal Tablet and Smartphone Bluetooth Keyboard £60 from http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/zagg-universal-tablet-and-smartphone-bluetooth-keyboard-p61534.htm

 

Nowadays customers expect you to answer the phone regardless, but with fines escalating for use of a mobile in the car, one of these hands-free headsets for your car is an absolute must. Customers of VOOT Telecom can get one of these free with their contract. Check out our September blog for more info.