July, 2013

Jul 13

Acer Aspire S7


Not satisfied with launching a dynamic tablet – Acer Iconia – Team Acer are sending some serious hardware our way. The Acer Aspire S7 is just one of many Ultrabooks that are being launched on the market. I was sent the Acer Aspire S7 on loan to review and my first impression was how light it is. It also comes with a suede slip cover so carrying that product around will not be an issue at all. After you have got through the Fort Knox style of logging on you are greeted with a pleasant and interactive introduction to the Ultrabook courtesy of Windows 8. I will admit, I struggled to find how to turn the thing on but it turned out to be a button at the back. Talk about embarrassing. PCs have come a long way since the press button days when control alt delete ruled the day. Microsoft Windows have totally transformed the way PCs operate. Those of you Windows people will be aware that the software is all about the boxes; your contacts in one box, your emails in another, calendar, apps etc. The set up is very seamless, you enter your email details and it imports all your contacts and data. You can communicate with them via Facebook and by instant messaging. The OS runs effortlessly and makes it easy for you to access your contacts and data. The Ultrabook has a touch screen which is handy but often forgettable as 90% of the time I tend to use the keyboard.

The model is made of aluminum, with either a metal or Gorilla Glass lid depending on whether you purchase the 11nch or 13inch. It has a 1080p IPS, Core i5 and i7 processors and a RAID 0 SSD. There is also two USB 3.0 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack and an SD reader. Typing on it is very smooth and effortless. Due to a new thermal solution called “TwinAir” cooling, an innovative thermal design that extends battery life this means that you don’t have to endure having your lap toasted due to the device heating up. The Acer keeps its cool at all times.

The Acer Aspire S7 is £1099.99 but it is available from PC World for £999.99. For more information about the Acer just check out their website.

Jul 13

Get Fit with TechnoShape

Sinitta and TechnoShape

Former pop star, Sinitta getting into shape with TechnoShape

After complaining for the last five years about not having a decent summer we have been blessed with a scorcher of a summer. The last few weeks have been truly epic; eating ice cream in the late evenings while wearing flip flips and maxi dresses and sipping Pimms in the pub garden while soaking in the sun. However with flimsy summer wear comes high maintenance and I am not just talking about being fuzz free but making sure that your body is in tip top condition while baring all in those figure hugging outfits. The idea is to put in the work during the winter so you can ripe the benefits now however, if you were lazy and slacked off in the earlier part of the year don’t worry help is at hand. TechnoShape is a brand new fitness device that is used to get rid of stomach fat and the flab around the waist. The device helps to sculpt and tone your torso in just a few weeks.

TechnoShape is used by celebrities such as Lisa Snowdon, Peter Andre, Sinitta, Gabriella Ellis, and Millie Mackintosh and it is hugely popular in Europe and Dubai. It works by applying TechnoShape’s unique Pressure Pause Therapy (PPT) to your stomach through the Pressure Chamber while you are on the treadmill, cross trainer or exercise bike. This allows blood circulation to flow around the midriff which results in the fat burning from the stomach to the waist. Another benefit of TechnoShape is that it increases your metabolic rate and improves circulation, which in return rejuvenates the skin. A minimum course of twelve 40 minute sessions three to four times a week is recommended.

A 12 session course costs £550 and available in selected gyms nationwide.

For more information on TechnoShape check out their website.

Jul 13

The Navigator by Skullcandy

Navigator_Pink_Mic 3_Snake_Rev 1 (white background)Talking of models, Kate Moss is not the only one to lend her name to a bit of tech – Kate Upton, Chrissy Teigen, Chanel Iman and Jessica Stam are the faces of Skullcandy – a brand who have been making waves with their amazing headphones for a decade. The four stunning supermodels have been the faces of the Hesh 2 which is the follow up to the iconic, Hesh – the original Skullcandy headphone. Skullcandy are renowned for its huge cans, thumping bass and having a large canvas for original artwork. The Navigator is just one of many models that come under Skullcandy, it is an onear set that is a lite version to the Aviator. The features of the Navigator are: supreme sound that delivers attacking bass, natural vocals and precision highs. The built in Mic3 allows you to have complete control of any IOS device; this means that you can pause to accept calls and turn down the volume easily to hear announcements. The ear pillows have a soft leather touch memory foam that provide ultimate comfort and there are also detachable cable for mobility.

I have to admit that the Navigator is a real beauty, taking them out of the box I was awed by how pretty they are. Plus they are really light; they are designed that you can fold them up and slip them in your bag. Folded up the Navigator actually looks like a pair of chic sunglasses. The cord is also wrapped up in a black toto to keep the headphones and cable safe. Of course the sound is amazing as it promises. It comes in four colours, black, white, royal blue and hot pink. At £84.29 it is really good value.

For more information go to the Skullcandy website.

Jul 13

Kate Moss Teams Up With Carphone Warehouse

KateMoss-CPW_02Kate Moss is the face of yet another campaign except this time it is for a tech brand. Yup, Britain’s most famous supermodel has been snapped up by Carphone Warehouse to create a full range of fashion accessories for smartphones and tablets. Rather like her gig for Topshop, Kate Moss has used her iconic brand and much acclaimed style to put together a collection of stylish and sexy accessories. This is part of a campaign by Carphone Warehouse to launch a new category called fashion tech aimed at the fashion-conscious smartphone user. Well this should be interesting. Kate Moss may not be everyone’s cup of tea and she has put her name behind quite a few brands but I am really excited about this collaboration. Her impeccable style should result in the production of some really gorgeous cases for smartphones and tablets. Lord know that I could do with a really sexy looking one. Also Carphone Warehouse have been lugging a bit when it comes to tech style, so they have a lot to gain from this project. If Kate can do for Carphone Warehouse what she did for Topshop then they will laughing all the way to the bank.

The Kate Moss Accessories Collection will launch this summer and it will be available online at Carphone Warehouse and all stores nationwide.

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