CES 2019: Sony announce bluetooth record player

sony bluetooth record deck

A record deck  that plays vinyl and connects to bluetooth has been announced this week at CES 2019. Who said vinyl was dead? With vinyl sales forecasted to be over 10 million units in 2018 in the US ( final sales not in yet), this is a market that has grown steadily year on year. … Read moreCES 2019: Sony announce bluetooth record player

New Selfie Smartphones Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra

sony xperia xa2

Sony has announced two new phones that it promises will be great for selfies – the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra. The powerful front and back cameras are a prominent feature of these phones. The Xperia XA2 has a 23MP rear camera with Sony’s large 1/2.3” Exmor RS mobile image sensor, with ISO 12800 sensitivity … Read moreNew Selfie Smartphones Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra

Deal of the Week: Get a PS4 With the Sony Xperia C4

This week’s hottest deal is a bundled offer – purchase the Sony Xperia C4 for £34.99 per month (and no upfront!) and you get a Sony PlayStation 4 (1TB) with it! It’s a deal that’s just in time for the holiday season. The 24 month contract is with EE and comes with unlimited minutes and texts, as well … Read moreDeal of the Week: Get a PS4 With the Sony Xperia C4

Deal of the Week: Sony Xperia Z5 for £39.99/month

This week’s hot deal is on the Sony Xperia Z5. It’s just £39.99 per month with no upfront cost! You also get a brand new, original Sony Bluetooth portable speaker with it! The 24 month contract includes unlimited minutes, texts, 4 GB of superfast data on EE and other benefits such as double speed 4G and inclusive roaming. Want the deal? … Read moreDeal of the Week: Sony Xperia Z5 for £39.99/month

The Lowdown on the Sony Xperia Z5

With a stylish metal body, a mind-blowingly high tech camera (23 megapixel) and a waterproof body, the Sony Xperia Z5 is – what you could call – an enticing package. Rugged Yet Sleek: The New Favourite Sony has always had an edge when it comes to design, and the Z5 contrasts a sleek metal, almost dainty, … Read moreThe Lowdown on the Sony Xperia Z5

Make A Splash With These Waterproof Mobiles

Oops, i dropped my Nexus into a puddle. It’s raining and I shake it, hoping it hasn’t suffered any damage. Maybe I should just get a waterproof phone?

Haven’t we all wished technology had advanced enough to not be challenged by a little splash? Sure, we have water-resistant phones today but where are those really waterproof ones we need when we spill our drink on it? Or drop it down the toilet?

We scouted through the best smartphones launched recently and those that are going to be launched this year, to bring you this list of mobiles designed for the swimmers, water babies and yes, us clumsy ones too!

Check them out and share your experiences with smartphone vs water battles with us!

Samsung Galaxy S6 ‘Active’

Samsung’s smartphone, unveiled last month and rumoured to be launched soon here in the UK, has a rugged exterior so even if you drop it while chatting with your mate while having a bath you won’t have a panic attack.

A stronger version of the S6 (which isn’t water compatible at all), the ‘Active’ boasts an octa-core 64-bit processor and packs a whopping 3500 mAh battery. Samsung claims in The Independent that the body of the smartphone meets military standards and can be submersed under 1.5 metres of water for 30 minutes.

Moto G

Motorola’s uber popular series has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which is what good GPS units use. As an indicator of immersion capability, the IPX7 is superior to IPX6 certification by allowing for heavy splashing and rain, as opposed to splashing from a puddle or a quick dunk.

Sony Xperia Z3+

Sony’s latest Xperia – the Z3+ – floats above the rest with an IPX8 rating and exquisite looks, along with a solid battery life of 2 days. Let’s say no more and invite you to watch this video instead:

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Top Launches Coming Up at IFA Berlin This Week

September is full of exciting new launches and we’re hoping to see more at the IFA Berlin event this week.

IFA begins on September 4th in Berlin, Germany and will last till the 9th, where you will get to see the likes of LG Display CEO Sang-Beom Han and Microsoft’s Nick Parker speaking about the latest from their factories.

Expected Launches

From mobility, health and big data to design, home, and entertainment, the event will bring a range of announcements. We’re going to tap in for updates on the latest mobile launches. Expected are the LG sensor SmartThinQ Sensor for smart homes that was recently unveiled, Sony’s Xperia Z5 series, Motorola’s Moto Style, Asus’s ZenFone series, LG’s Urbane Watch Luxe and a new Windows 10 mobile from Microsoft.

Let’s take a look at some of them:

LG’s SmartThinQ Sensor


Samsung’s Gear S2 smart watch was to be unveiled at the IFA, but there could have been a lot of pressure after the teaser shown at New York last week because Samsung has officially shared specs of the watch online:

1GHz dual-core chipset
4GB of storage
Tizen OS
And there’s a 3G version too.


Urbane Watch Luxe was also recently outed and will be displayed at the IFA. Priced at

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6 New Smartphones that have just Arrived at DirectMobiles

We’ve got some exciting new smartphones which have recently arrived at Direct Mobiles, check out what’s new. LG G4 The LG G4 boasts a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with an impressive screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 which gives it a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch. It offers a great 16-megapixel camera on … Read more6 New Smartphones that have just Arrived at DirectMobiles

Tips for Making Your Android Phone Battery Last Longer

The battery life of your smartphone is often a key consideration when choosing which smartphone to go for, especially if you’re a heavy phone user and you need your phone 24/7. Another way to make the most of your smartphone battery is to adjust your phone settings to get some extra life out of it … Read moreTips for Making Your Android Phone Battery Last Longer