Amazon Launchpad – Great Gadget Gift Ideas

Amazon Launchpad   Great Gadget Gift Ideas

Looking for gift ideas this Christmas? Yeah you are. Admit it, if you’re anything like me you won’t have even started buying stuff. So, before the panic sets in, here’s a list of stuff that could spark your interest. It’s all part of the Amazon Launchpad gadget range, and one of these could well be the ideal gift.

First, the Ice Orb Floating Bluetoth speaker. It does exactly what you can see here. Blasting out tunes whilst hovering above a pad magically. Cool eh?

Next up, an Avengers Hero Inventor Kit. This will let kids step into their hero training with customizable inventions like Night Vision, Speed Tracker and Light Powers. It also helps them code and needs just a 9V battery to get going. It works with a free app to turn circuits into inventions.

If you know any kids who are cycling around in the dark, this eelo Cyglo backpack could be just the thing. It has a 20 hour battery life and comes with four LED signal for turning and cycling – letting people behind know where you are.

Amazon Launchpad   Great Gadget Gift Ideas

This Zettaly WiFi internet radio is a tablet and Bluetooth speaker all in one. Ideal for watching videos, listening to music and controlling your home. Great as a central console in your kitchen or to watch movies on the move.

A rather clever paper tablet is also available, although it is quite pricey at £549.

This “Power Nap” eye mask has “brainwave analyzing technology” which calms and relaxes you by playing suitable music, keeping you rested and comfortable so that you can take a nap on the plane or perhaps on a quick break at work.

Amazon Launchpad   Great Gadget Gift Ideas

To get to work, there’s also a folding electic bike to do up to 40 miles on a single charge.

All of these are part of the Amazon “Launchpad” range.

Amazon Launchpad   Great Gadget Gift Ideas

Oh, and if you’ve got some serious money, try these micro scooters. They’re electric and range from the £999.95 Falcon which covers 10km in less than half an hour, to the Condor, which extends to range to 20km.

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Metro to Sell the Alcatel 1X Evolve as an Exclusive

Metro by T-Mobile and Alcatel today announced the 1X Evolve, an update to the compact Alcatel 1X from earlier this year. The phone has curved, 2.5D Dragontrail glass on front and a soft suede finish on the rear. The phone features a 5.34-inch display with a 2:1 aspect ratio and minimal bezels along the outer edges. The 1X Evolve has an 8-megapixel camera on back and a 5-megapixel camera on front. Camera tools include Alcatel’s Social Mode for editing and sharing, Social Square for previewing images on half the screen, and Instant Collage for merging photos into shareable collages. The 1X Evolve is powered by a quad-core processor and supports T-Mobile’s 600 MHz (Band 71) spectrum for better LTE 4G performance. It packs a 2,460mAh battery and ships with Android 8 Oreo. The Alcatel 1X Evolve reaches Metro stores on December 10. Pricing was not immediately disclosed.

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Compare your next deal, or sell your own phone to reduce the cost

Compare your next deal, or sell your own phone to reduce the cost
Those lovely people at CompareMyMobile.com want me to tell you about their site and how good it is at comparing the various mobile deals out there. It is good, I’ll admit it, and it’s also a good place to go if you want to sell your current mobile.

They’ve reviewed some of the top deals in buying and selling mobiles and, by trading in, they basically show you how to save a big head of cash. The find the best place to trade your phone in and the best sites to head to if you’re looking for your next phone.

As an example, you can get the Huawei Mate 20 Pro with 128GB of memory for £36 per month with a massive 100GB data. That’s got a slightly painful £125 upfront cost, but your old phone might pay for that. There’s also SIM-only deals, including the SMARTY SIM-only £7.50 deal, which gets you 2GB of data and unlimited data and 2 free months free when you buy 1.

Not bad that. Take a look next time you’re ready to switch.

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Google Patches Pixel 3 Bugs Along with Monthly Security Update

Google today provided details about the December security patch for Android devices, as well as fixes specifically being applied to its Pixel phones. Google discovered a number of vulnerabilities in Android’s code, some of which could lead to remote attacks. To its knowledge, Google says no such attacks have occurred. The company already alerted its handset partners and will supply the updated code to the AOSP within 48 hours. The vulnerabilities were found in the media framework, system, and kernel, as well as in components from Qualcomm and HTC. As for the Pixel phones, Google is using the patch to resolve number of performance issues that have plagued the newer phones since their release in October. For example, the camera on the Pixel 3 should exhibit better autofocus, better shutter performance, and more stability. Compatibility with the Pixel Stand is improved thanks to more visible notifications and more reliable hot word performance. Other improvements impact Android Auto, Bluetooth, media playback, and the display. Google has made the update available to the Pixel, Pixel 2, and Pixel 3 series. Owners of these phones can download the update over the air. It is up to other phone makers to push the latest security patches to their own devices.

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Google to Let More Carriers Tap Into the Pixel 3's eSIM

Google today said it plans to expand the availability of the eSIM technology that’s built into the Pixel 3. Google’s Pixel 3 has an eSIM inside, a virtual SIM card that replaces the need for a physical SIM card. The eSIM makes it easier to change carriers using software. Google has supported the eSIM on its own Fi network sine last year and now says Sprint will support the eSIM in the coming months. In addition to Sprint, a handful of international carriers, including Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone in Germany, EE in the U.K., Airtel and Reliance Jio in India, and Truphone and Gigsky in various countries, will also add support for the Pixel’s eSIM. Google says it is developing a program so Android device makers can build eSIM-capable products in a way that’s consistent across phones, watches, tablets, and laptops.

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Verizon and Samsung to Launch 5G Phone In First Half of 2019

Verizon Wireless and Samsung today said the companies are working together to bring a 5G phone to market during the first half of 2019. The pair said they’ll show off a proof-of-concept device at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit later this week. The device will rely on the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem and antenna modules, including the RF transceiver and RF front-end. Next year’s mobile 5G networks will be many times faster than today’s LTE 4G, with minimal latency. Verizon and Samsung have been working together on 5G for years on both the network and device sides. Verizon says its 5G mobile service will go live in “early 2019” and “expand rapidly.” Verizon plans to use the brand “5G Ultra Wideband” for the network when it goes live. Verizon has already launched fixed 5G service in a handful of markets. The company hasn’t made clear which will be the first of its mobile 5G networks.

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Review: ZTE Blade Max View

ZTE is looking to the Blade Max View, an inexpensive Android phone with a huge screen and a massive battery, to help it regain its place in the U.S. market. The phone follows ZTE’s mantra of offering affordable devices with good performance, but the Blade Max View is held back by a few core features. Is is worth taking another look at ZTE? Find out in Phone Scoop’s in-depth report.

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YI Dome Camera, now reduced

YI Dome Camera, now reduced
This is a 720p IP camera with a wide-angled lens and has night vision. It’s ideal for seeing to your home if you’re away for Christmas – you can setup activity alerts and setup certain positions so that you can quickly switch.

A two-way audio system also means that you can hear and talk to people or pets at home (or at work, you can maybe put this in your office if it’s empty over the break). The camera integrates with into a simple interface which lets you share your camera, setup schedules, control and more. Footage can be stored on an SD card or in the cloud if you pay for the subscription.

Just hook it into your WiFi and access the camera with the YI Home App.

For today only, it’s down to £22.99 and you get 30 days of cloud capability for free.

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Getting ready for Christmas. I think it’s time to start shopping then!

Getting ready for Christmas. I think its time to start shopping then!
So, it’s that time of year again, and last night I had a bit of a shock. I popped into a friends house as I needed to borrow a drill. We got talking about Christmas and he told me that he’d just finished his Christmas shopping.

Yes, finished. I’ve only done a tiny bit myself, and the pressure to get everything in the Black Friday sales was a bit too much. So, if I’m honest, I’ve not really started. I’m the guy walking around and frowning at people putting up their decorations. It’s no-where near Christmas. Not yet. Not really.

Wait… hang on, I do this every year don’t I? I always think that Christmas is ages away and then it creeps up on me. Not only that, but if you’re buying for kids, you’ll find that older toys might still be there, in their boxes.

Getting ready for Christmas. I think its time to start shopping then!

If you’re in the same boat, then you might want to do a bit of decluttering first. It’s something I did when I was a kid – we had to “make room” for the new Christmas presents. Those lightly-used toys, board games and books can make good money at this time of year and – despite us now “only weeks” from Christmas, you’ve still got time to whack it onto a marketplace app, sell it and post it off. In reality, of course, we’re not only selling old toys, we’re actually making some cash for new gifts.

The smartphone is great for doing this and they really speed the selling process up. I’ve done this over the weekend with my son – we get together, get all the toys out he wants to “send away” and I take photos on the phone for each one. There’s apps like Shpock, Gumtree, Vinted, letgo, Depop, VarageSale, Etsy, Wallapop and – of course – eBay. People can also use Facebook too. The smartphone has a camera for snapping the item, the GPS so that you can define your local area, a data connection to push it all onto the web and an on-screen keyboard so that you can put some details about the product that you want to sell. There’s a stack more selling apps out there but don’t forget to also check out other apps which give you the ability to send the stuff after you’ve sold it. The traditional method of taking boxes to the Post Office is now perhaps a little old-fashioned.

Getting ready for Christmas. I think its time to start shopping then!

There’s lots of parcel companies and couriers available through app stories and they’ll let you find the cheapest provider. They’ll also let you send parcels from local stores and track the parcel, so you know that the person you’re sending your item too has received it. You don’t always have to have a printer.

So now your smartphone becomes a delivery system too.

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