Best Christmas Tech Present!

Recently I have teamed up with Sonos deliver you the best Christmas tech presents. Throughout the years, I always struggle to find something useful, affordable to ask for or purchase for someone, but since I have discovered Sonos speakers and my mind has changed.

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Sonos have a whole range of fantastic quality products to choose from, and different speaker models, in different colours. There are usually two colours to choose from, either black or white. The Sonos that I am reviewing, are the black PLAY:1's, and it is the 2 Room Starter Set. In this set there are two of the speakers, in the same colour, which means that you can keep the style consistent and professional.

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In each of the boxes, there is a few items that are needed to get your Sonos speaker up and running. Firstly there is an Ethernet cable to link your speaker to your router via cable, rather than an alternate method of WiFi. Next there is the power cable which as it says, gives the speaker power, and a smart user information booklet. Also last but not least, the Sonos PLAY 1 speaker.

You can see that Sonos have gone to every effort to make there products the best quality they can be and give the user the best experience when using them, by looking at the small, minute details like the fantastic quality of the user booklet which has a matt finish and discrete branding. This shows that they don't want to be out there and in the user's face, they just put the brand on there to show it's made by them.

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This speaker is very compact and from its small size, it produces a punchy, deep, crystal clear sound, that can fill any room that the product is put into. The whole room will be filled with booming beats that will fill your ears with the best quality sound you can receive. 

  After trying these speakers out, I can honestly say that they produce the best audio that I have ever heard from something as small and compact as this product. Not only is the sound important, but how the speaker fits into the environment around them, and they do this well, as you can have the option of two standard colours, these being white and black. 

Using the official Sonos app, you have a whole range of different music services where you can listen to tunes through your device, you can also download the Sonos program for your computer, and can play music that you have in folders on your computer to. Furthermore, you can just simply play music off of your device, straight to the speaker. All of these methods will product amazing, punchy sounds out of your speaker. 

  There are 3 different incredible speakers in the PLAY collection the 1, 3 and 5. There is a link to all of the different models below.  


I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas! 
  Thanks to Sonos for sending me these products to review.

Neewer 24" Camera Stabilizer

Today I am going to be reviewing a product by Neewer, who are a large technology and photography shop on the website Amazon.co.uk. This company sells a whole range of products to fit more less any camera or device, so it is definitely a good place to look for technology and photography items!

I was lucky enough to be send a Neewer 24"/60cm Handheld Stabilizer for use with my Canon 70D. Firstly when I received the package, in it there wasn't just the stabilizer, there was also a carry case for the item. This means that you can easily transport the stabilizer around, and take it on shoots, or just out for the day of filming.


As soon as I removed the item from the box, you could see a clear level of quality throughout the whole of the product. Furthermore, I also love how the colours scheme of this product, is black and blue. As you can see from the header of my blog, I like the this colour scheme, including blacks, greys and blues. Moreover, the shade of blue that has been used is a very bright and vibrant, which catches the users attention. This shade with the different metallic finishes really makes this product very aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, this shade will go well with any camera, and nine times out of ten they tend to be black, and as you can see by this product them two colours go very well together.


On a more practical side, this product has a quick release plate which means that you can easily attach and detach your camera from the stabilizer. This stabilizer, also has the ability for you to shoot at high and low levels, as it has high precision bearings, and low friction joints. This results in even smoother and better looking shots when using this product.

In addition, this stabilizer also has two different size bearings so it is more likely that your camera will fit either with the 1/4" or the 3/8" screw. Also this stabilizer will be able to hold most cameras, as it can hold up to 6lbs of weight. As well as this, it can also extend from 15.2" to 24" so the stabilizer can adapt to most weights of cameras.


So that you can get the right balance for your camera, you have the option to change 6 different weights, meaning that there is no reason for your camera to be unbalanced. The weights can easily be removed simply by twisting the nuts. These are made from a very sturdy material, meaning that they are very good quality and you can trust them to hold the weights in place whilst recording your cinematic footage.

You can buy this product by clicking on the box below.



• Thanks to Neewer for sending me this product to review.

One Problem With Apple

 Throughout my years of using Apple products I have always came across one issue with them, and that is the fact that after long periods of use of their charging cables they always seem to brake in one or two places. These positions are the most important because they are at both ends of the cable, one where the cable joins the USB, and one where the cable joins the iPhone/iPad adapter.

This generally leads to the cable breaking or snapping due to the connections being weak, which is frustrating, because although I still fell that Apple cables are very good, they cost one hell of a lot of money to replace. For a new lightning cable, from the Official Apple website, they cost roughly £25. This is for the singular cable, and it is nothing special, as it is only one size. Since Apple cables are very short, you often find yourself sitting really close to a plug, because the cable wont stretch or reach a reasonable distance.

Other than this, I still feel that Apple cables are very good and I also feel that you could find equal positives and negatives about the cables. I have recently been using the lightning Cable from 1byOne, which is a seller on the popular marketplace website called Amazon.co.uk. You can have a look at the product, and possibly purchase it by clicking the product link here: 1byone Metallic Lightning to USB Cable. 


This product comes in a variety of different colours to match your Apple device, gold, silver and grey. This means that not only do you get your own cable for your Apple product, but you can colour coordinate your accessories. I have chosen this product in grey, as this is the colour that my iPad is. I like how you can have all of your accessories matching as it
makes everything look neat and tidy.


When you first open the box, there are only a few things in it, which is good because as with some other products you are bombarded with paperwork and guides, which you tend to just throw away or forget about. However with this 1ByOne cable, you have all that is needed, the Service and Warranty Instructions neatly incorporated into one booklet, and the product that you purchased, which in this case in the Grey Metallic Lighting Cable.


Since I have been using this product it is clear that there is a strong level of quality, behind the design and the making of this cable. Encasing the cable is a strong, durable, metallic braided jacket, which provides essential protection to this product, and allows it to withstand heavy use, and be protected in backpacks, or bags. Due to this level of protection, I have not yet found any weakness' in either ends of this cable, and due to the quality I don't expect this to happen in the future.


Furthermore, since this cable is Apple MFi Certified, so you can count on this cable for all of your charging and syncing needs. This cable ensures 100% compatibility with any Lightning device.

You can buy this product by clicking on the banner below which will take you straight to the Amazon product page.
    


• Thanks to 1byOne for sending me this product
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