Jogo Coffee Straw

This is the JoGo Straw, the ultra portable coffee brewing straw. The straw’s main function is all about brewing a good cup of coffee in the wilderness. It’s a solution to make coffee easier and less wasteful. Not only that but the JoGo is a sustainable and effortless way to brew a high-quality cup of coffee that tastes great! We think that the design is amazing and it seems very durable! Plus it saves your teeth from getting stained and for that we love it!

The JoGo is a highly portable, flavourful, multipurpose device, designed to brew coffee and loose-leaf tea. All you have to do is drop a scoop of ground coffee into your mug, add hot water and then pop in your JoGo Straw and enjoy! No more machines, waste or hassle.

The Jogo Straw even comes with a carrying pouch and a JoGo cleaning brush!

DETAILS

  • Highly Portable – Roughly the size of a pencil, JoGo can easily slip into any pocket
  • Robust Flavor– Brews delicious and robust French press style coffee with the ease of instant
  • Zero Waste – Simplifies the brewing process and avoids unnecessary waste
  • Multipurpose – Can also be used to filter other beverages such as loose-leaf tea and muddled cocktails, or remove the filter and use it as a regular reusable straw
  • Teeth Friendly – Drinking coffee through a straw helps bypass your teeth and reduce unwanted stains
  • Heat Regulated Tip – BPA free silicone tip provides comfort and temperature diffusion to make every sip enjoyable
  • Durable – Built to last with food-grade stainless steel
  • Ergonomically Designed – Designed for comfortable sipping from a natural position
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • FDA Approved

CHARACTERISTICS

Dimension: .5x.5×7.8 inches Weight: 2 oz

Material: Food-grade stainless steel and BPA-free silicone.

Compatibility: Medium to coarse ground coffee, loose leaf tea, and muddled cocktails.

(Jogo)

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Philips Hue, Elgato Gifted Us A New Studio!

New Year – New Studio which has been gifted from Philips Hue / Elgato! They have been able to make our studio look better and make it much more functional too! All with lots of different content creator focused products! Check them out below!

Hue Centris

Lighting a lot of the room is the Hue Centris. This light from Philips Hue is designed to illuminate the room while offering accent lighting. The Centris ceiling sport light will create a unique atmosphere. You can set each light to a different colour or set the while fixture to a soft warm white. Lots of options!

Each light, including the main light, can be tuned to any colour. Making it easy to transform any room. 350-degree and up-and-down rotation of each spot light lets you position however you want. The light has up to 4,200 lumen and wireless dimming capabilities. So, the Centris can light up the entire room with colourful light or dim down to low, relaxing tones. (Purchase – Affiliate Link)

Hue Light Strip 4

The Philips Hue Strip Lights make it even easier to customise your living space and light and mood in any chosen area. They can bring amazing light to any area of your home. Mainly thanks to the flexible nature of the Philips Hue Strip Lights. Even combine them with a Hue Bridge to unlock the full suite of smart lighting features.

They can be bent, curved and even cut to size. The Philips Hue Strip Lights really are the best for personal lighting. Tuck them behind bookshelves and tables. They will immediately transform any decor of any room. Surround yourself with a warm glowing light to create a relaxing area in any room for example. For safety use them to illuminate hallways to help you get around in low light situations.

Use the Hue App or other smart accessories to control them. By using either one of the Hue Apps.  Use a hardware based solution such as the Hue dimmer switch or the motion sensor. Even use your voice by using voice commands by pairing them with home assistants. Such as Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant.

Cut them down or extend the Philips Hue Strip Lights to up to 10M with connectors and stick them to any solid surface.

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Hue HDMI Sync

With this fancy piece of kit, (trust us it’s amazing! We love it!) you are able to sync Philips Hue Lights with the Sync Box and it will mimic the lights that are on screen on to the wall behind the television. Furthermore you’re able to attach up to 4 HDMI devices, so you could attach a SKY/Virgin Box, a Game Console or an Apple TV (For Music/Games/Tv) all at once! Though only one device can be used at any one time.

Ease of use

The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync does require the Hue Bridge and Hue Colour lights to work, but once you got those it’s good to go! Plus it’s super easy to set up, we set ours up in 5mins! Even personalise your experience with the Sync Box App!

Things such as explosions were mimicked on the wall behind us. Even the intensity of said explosions were mimicked on the wall behind our TV. That certainly adds to the immersion of the content that we’re viewing. It felt like we were ‘there’!

However, if you aren’t too keen on the intense nature that may occur (all dependent on what you see on screen of course) you can select a subtle mode from within the Sync Box App to tone down the lights.

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Hue Play Bars

The Philips Hue Play Light Bar is designed to give you dynamic surround lighting in your entertainment rooms. Or help you build a battle station which amplifies with every in game effect that you do. Not into games or films? Well you can create a colours cape which perfectly matches your mood and home interior.

All of this is controlled via the Hue app, your voice or smart accessories. Such as the Hue app or the Hue Bluetooth app. As you can help control settings, routines and much more.

Other hardware is also available to control them such as the Hue dimmer switch, motion sensor and other accessories. Use your voice too!

Set Up

For smaller TV sets and media units, place them vertically and point them towards the wall for an incredibly immersive effect. Furthermore lay them horizontally next to your monitor and enable Hue Sync for PC to get light that reacts to your computer screen. Place them around your TV and set them to your favourite scene to set the mood during films. Go one step further and pair them with a Hue Sync Box to have them react to what’s on screen! While you can place them horizontally and cast them down a hallway to create a warm effect.

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Hue Smart Plug

The Philips Hue Smart Plug is simply a plug.  But it’s a smart plug. It can turn any light, even one where you can’t place a Hue bulb. Into a smart light! Therefore allowing you to control it via the Hue app or voice. While you can use Bluetooth for instant light control. Connect it to the Hue Bridge to unlock more features. Also the Philips Hue Smart Plug was designed to blend into any environment. It’s small, white and has a very subtle design. Allowing you to add any light into your Hue system without any added wires or worry!

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Elgato Key Light

Elgato allowed us to use their amazing Key Lights! While conventional lighting can be large and cumbersome, the Key Light sits perfect within your set up. It is build from solid metal and is streamlined to take up as less space as possible. It doesn’t touch the floor and can stand flush against the wall. Clamp the pole mount to your desk. Or ceiling in our case. Set it to the right height and you’re good to go.

Better yet while soft boxes get hot, the Key Light doesn’t. It stays at a impressively low heat. Despite it’s 280o-lumen output. There are 160 premium OSRAM LEDs to give you extra-bright illumination. While you can also can dim them down to a subtle glow. There is a colour temperature range of 2900 to 7000 K produces hues from arctic blue through sunset amber. Furthermore there is a silky-smooth opal glass face. This guarantees balanced, glare-free diffusion at the perfect beam angle.

Control the Key Lights with the built in Wifi which you can connect to via your PC, Mac or smartphone. Even connect the Key Light to the Stream Deck and adjust things like Power, brightness, colour temperature and more. Straight from the stream deck!

Key Light is a powerful light and has space saving features, app control and are incredibly adjustable. Perfect for the content creator.

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Elgato Stream Deck XL

Thanks to the Stream Deck XL we get tons of customisation options in the studio. Thanks to integrations!

The Stream Deck XL is a 8×4 grid of 32 LCD keys. With each sporting crisp resolution and fluid playback. They’re easily customisable and can be done so with static or dynamic icons. There is one-touch tactile control. Instant visual feedback to confirm every command.

There’s loads you can do with it. Such as start streaming. Adjust audio levels, adjust your mic, mute your mic, tweak the lighting, switch cameras, apply lower thirds, trigger videos, images gifs. So many options! Open up YouTube or Spotify. Options are endless!

Elgato Game Capture, OBS, Streamlabs, Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and more, all work with it. Stream Deck XL Intergrates your tools and detects your scenes, media and audio sources. Directly orchestrate your stream on the fly. Even engage your social networks a the perfect moment.

Furthermore you can launch apps and websites, open folders, access pre-composed texts. Also even streamline your video editing, graphic design, or audio production workflow

Personalising Stream Deck XL is very simple too. Drag and drop actions onto keys, and assign ready-made icons or use your own. 32 keys not enough? Turn those keys into folders to amass as many actions as you want

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Easily create your own icons with Key Creator.

(Elgato / Philips)

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Bentley Flying Spur

We got to test drive the elegant Bentley Flying Spur. The quintessential luxury sedan. It has incredible craftsmanship with a very modern and contemporary design. Delivering the ultimate driver and passenger experience. While the Flying Spur also has a special engine. As it has a phenomenal 6L W12 engine or it can also come in a dynamic 4L V8 engine. So you can expect performance like no other in it’s class.

Flying Spur Design

The design of the Bentley Flying Spur is something that exudes road presence. It has sleek lines and a wonderful sculpted form which is finished with eye catching details. If you choose the 6L W12 engine your car will have 21″ twin ten spoke bright painted wheels. The option to add an illuminated electronically-deployed flying B mascot. While if you choose the 4L V8 engine you will be able to have the Quad Oval Tailpipes to match the gleaming V8 badging. While both options the gloss painted brake callipers can be chosen in either black as standard or the optional bright red.

Flying Spur Interior

Inside there is a ring of Crown Cut Walnut veneer as standard. The warm grain runs seamlessly from the fascia into the doors. Giving you a wonderful sense of space. There is hand stitched leather seats featuring the unique twin flute design. The cabin is filled with handcrafted details such as the sculpted air vents which are in the shape of the Bentley B. There is also a wide floating console which runs through the centre of the car. All the way from the dashboard to the armchair style rear seats.

Performance

There is incredible performance. With the powerful 6L twin-turbo charged W12 engine which is iconic for the Bentley. While the other is a race-track proven 4L twin-turbocharged V8. Complete with the V8 Roar!

Power

So, the 5L W12 engine can move the Bentley Flying Spur from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds. A performance not heard of in a luxury sedan before. While the 4L V8 engine is a lighter car. While slightly less powerful, its reduced weight benefits the car. Both in agility and acceleration. There is a top speed of 198mph and can go from 0 to 60mph in 4 seconds. The V8 exhaust gives the smaller engined car some character.

Control

There are 4 driving modes, all available at the turn of a dial. Choose from Comfort, Sport, Bentley and Custom. Sport mode maximises dynamic response, while Comfort mode ensures luxurious cruising, even on bumpy city streets. Bentley mode offers the perfect balance between the two and Custom allows you to configure your own combination of settings.

While the Bentley Flying Spur’s exhaust system features some Adaptive Valve Control. So this offers a more aggressive auditory experience. So that’s either in Sport mode, or in Comfort mode. Giving a discrete murmur instead of an aggressive sound.

Stability

It has Bentley Dynamic Ride. Which is an electronic anti-rill system. It is fitted as standard with the W12 configuration. While it can be added as an option to the V8 version. It has powerful electronic motors to stiffen the roll bars automatically when required. To help minimise body roll when cornering. Therefore this means enhanced control when pushing the car to its limits. While it can also offer greater comfort for all when driving every day.

Steering

The Bentley Flying Spur has Electronic All Wheel Steering. This is standard on the W12 and optional on the V8. This enables the rear wheels to turn in the opposite direction to those at the front, when travelling at low speeds. So, this has the effect of reducing the cars turning circle. Even in tight city streets in can be manoeuvred with ease. While on the open road, the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the fronts. Allowing the car to glide effortlessly from one lane to another.

Technology

There is a central touchscreen and a Touchscreen Remote located in the rear. The infotainment system includes Apple Car Play. So you can access information, communication and media from your smartphone. There is also Realtime Traffic information and Swarm Technology. Which gives you advance warning of unfavourable conditions on your route. Private eCall can also connect you through to the emergency services at the touch of a built-in SOS button.

Always On

There is an app called the My Bentley app. This keeps you in constant touch with your car. Check the locks, lights, mileage and fuel, wherever you are.

The Find My Car feature, will let you know wherever your car is. Theft Alert and Perimeter Alert, will be notified the moment your Flying Spur’s alarm is activated, or if it leaves a predefined area, offering you extra peace of mind.

Interactive Pad

Furthermore, wherever you sit, you will have complete control. The driver and front passenger can access all the cars features. Thanks to the 12.3″ HD touchscreen. This is embedded into the fascia. While the passengers in the rear can make use of the wireless Touchscreen Remote. This is stored in the centre console. Which is just behind the front seats. This can be removed at any time and used like a tablet. You can control the ventilation, seat settings, music volume and mood lighting. While you can also use it to operate the sunroof, privacy blinds and the Flying B bonnet mascot.

There is also a new Bentley Rear Entertainment system. There is 2 HD 10.1″ screens. This will offer rear passengers lots of entertainment, offering a wide range of content from your subscriptions. Streamed directly from your smartphone.

Audio

There’s also lots of tech in the audio! As standard the Bentley’s audio system is designed with the specific dimensions of the cabin in mind. Therefore helping to deliver crisp highs, rich bass and clear mid-tones.

Bentley offer two options a specifically designed Bang and Olufsen system. Which features 16 active loudspeakers and a powerful 1,500 watt BeoCore amp. Which is operated via the unique Beosonic haptic interface, integrated seamlessly with the cars infotainment system. Offering four audio modes. Bright, Energetic, Warm and Relaxed.

For the audiophiles, there is the Naim for Bentley sound system. This handcrafted system offers a range of modes to optimise the in-cabin soundstage. Which is based on your musical preferences and where in the car you choose to sit.

Flying Spur Personality

You can choose 7 colours of Bentley Flying Spur if you choose the V8. While if you choose the W12 there are 16.

Whichever option you choose, the optional Extended and Mulliner paint ranges add over 80 more colours . Better yet, if there is still a choice to be made. A Mulliner Bespoke Paint can be created to match any colour you want!

Also, there is a choice of 21″ and 22″ optional wheels, all in various finishes. Including gloss black, allow you to tailor the exterior styling of your Flying Spur to reflect your personality.

Furthermore those who wish to have a bolder design, the Blackline Specification injects the Flying spur with some attitude. This exclusive range of exterior features replaces the chrome elements known as brightware with gloss black-painted versions, including the wing vents, rear bumper detailing, exhaust pipe finishers and more.

Inside

Inside is as sleek as you’d expect in a Bentley. There is a choice of stunning leather. Choose from five standard hide colours if you choose the V8. While if you choose the W12 you get 15. There is also a range of wooden veneers to choose from. As well as the standard Crown Cut Walnut, there is a choice of 9 single veneers. Including open pore veneers such as Koa or Dark Burr Walnut. If you wish you can add a chrome pinstripe of choose one of seven Dual Veneers by Mulliner. This approach pairs a contrasting black veneer with the wood of your choice. The two finishes separated by the chrome stripe.

While the Mulliner Driving Specification gives you further refine choices. You get the addition of several exclusive features. 3D leather door panels and a lofted diamond quilting on the seats. Also a larger 22″ wheel, also available in various finishes adds more road presence. While jewelled-finish fuel and oil caps show that no detail is overlooked.

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Polestar 2

As you know we love our electric cars here at How To Kill An Hour and we recently got to test the fully electric car from a really cool car company called Polestar! They are from the Volvo car company and they have made an incredible electric car that not only performs really well. It also looks amazing! It is called the Polestar 2 and has power up to 300kw which is the equivalent of 408 brake horse power and has a range of up to 335miles. Effortless to drive and also comes with some aggressive and progressive performance, which is the best of both worlds! It definitely stands out from the crowd that’s for sure!

Polestar 2 Exterior

The exterior of the Polestar 2 is bold and will definitely make a statement, though it is a little understated. It looks chunky and beastly. A real statement of intent and definitely matches the performance of the car under the hood. It looks the part in the sense that it is modern yet futuristic. It has frames mirrors and avant-garde lights. In actual fact it is quite minimalistic too. We’re really impressed that it can both make a statement but at the same time appear somewhat minimalistic! Very sharp and very impressive!

Lights

The lights of the car definitely illuminate the road infant of you. The car comes with LED technology and the headlights are shaped like origami. While the rear headlights are shaped in a futuristic blade/lines shape. This is where Polestar really want to highlight that this car is a Polestar. As the headlights/rear lights are so different to everyone else.

LED daytime running lights illuminate a hammer shaped guide in the headlight units. The lights will change automatically depending on the ambient light situation. You no longer need to change from low to high beam either. The lights are adaptive in the rear lights and there are reflectors in the from headlights. As they are LED’s the lights will last a long time and use as little energy as possible. But deliver strong powerful white light. Furthermore each of the 288 LED’s can turn on and off individually and change depending on the surroundings. While the LEDs shine brighter on a sunny day to improve visibility. When it’s dark the system dims the lights to save power and increase energy efficiency.

Mirrors

The mirrors on the Polestar 2 are also very cool! They are frameless  which creates a futuristic appearance and furthermore reduces the size of the side mirrors by 30%, which make a small contribution to the aerodynamics of the vehicle. You can tilt the mirrors downwards when the reverse gear is engaged to give you a better look in tight spaces. While when parked the lights can be folded in to lessen the risk of damage from passing vehicles. Furthermore in driving in dark conditions the mirrors can automatically dim bright lights from cars behind you. While this is only available as part of the Pilot Pack.

Other Exterior Features

You can unlock and lock the vehicle by simply touching the handle and there is integrated lighting which makes them easy to find in the dark! The Polestar 2 also has 19” 5-Double Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels, fitted with 245/45R19 tyres as standard. Opening the boot can be done by waving your feet under the rear bumper too, making life just that little bit easier.

Interior Features

The interior is fully loaded with high performance audio and an every updating infotainment system which is powered by Android Automotive OS. It is designed with a lack of clutter and can sit 4 adults comfortably. It comes with 4 USB C connectors as standard, 2 in the front tunnel console and 2 under the rear air vents.

Audio

For those interested in their audio the car comes with a high fidelity sound system. The system has woofers that produce tones in the bass and tweeters to handle the highs. They will deliver more accurate sound and less distortion. The Polestar 2’s woofer with air woofer technology will produce a sound that’s very clear and clean!

250 watts of power will power through each of the eight speakers. While it’s front mounted air woofer and full range speaker mounted in the centre of the dash delivers high fidelity stereo sound. The speakers are full range and are 150mm in size in each rear door. Mid range 100mm speakers in the front , 19mm tweeters in each front roof pillar. A full range 100mm in the dash, a 200mm air woofer under the bonnet and below the windscreen.

Design

The interior also comes with 2 collar schemes. Slate interior with two-tone Zinc Embossed Textile, or the Charcoal interior with Charcoal Embossed Textile.

Infotainment

Driving nowadays has to have a great infotainment system and the Polestar 2 definitely has that.

Polestar partnered with Google to develop the worlds first car with Android Automotive OS. You can use Google Assistant and Google Maps to communicate with the car. Google Maps will even automatically pick out charging points along the route. Furthermore turn up the heat or cool down the car with your voice! The system will also be able to update and always provide you with the best service. While you can also download additional apps from Google Play Store.

Google Assistant

Furthermore you can use Google Assistant to find you the right restaurants to go to or even stream you favourite music. Simply say “Hey Google” and the car will do the rest. For the first 3 years of your purchase your Polestar 2’s internet data will be included in the purchase price. If you are signed into the same account that you use on both the Polestar 2 and your phone you can simply pick up where you left off whilst listening to a podcast or music for example. While a Google Account isn’t required, it will be needed for seamless synchronisation from a phone to the car. Apple CarPlay is also available now too!

What’s even more impressive is that the Google Home app will allow you to connect to smart home appliances and make them available within the PoleStar 2. Activate a robot vacuum cleaner on the way home, turn on the kettle or even turn up the central heating!

Google Maps within Polestar 2 auto checks the battery level when planning a journey. It will adjust the route accordingly and will include the most convenient charing options.

Polestar 2 will keep track of what you asked it previously even 2 days ago. Thanks to ‘suspended state’ it will detect your phone and return to whatever you were doing when you were last driving. In the future you will be able to set climate controls in advance via the Polestar app or in the car itself. Each with separate timers and on a different day of the week!

Coming soon

Soon you’ll be able to check everything from the Polestar app, such as vehicle status, and control other car functions before you even get in the car. You could adjust seat position, mirror settings, steering feel, climate control and much more!

Standard Features

  • LED Headlights
  • Retractable Frameless Mirrors
  • 19″ 5 Double Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloys
  • Intuitive Car Software
  • Heated Front Seats
  • High Performance Audio

Versions

  • Standard Range Single Motor, 273miles, 224bhp, 0-60 in 7.4 seconds (£39, 900)
  • Long Range Single Motor, 335miles, 231bhp, 0-60 in 7.4 seconds (£42,900)
  • Long Range Dual Motor, 298miles, 408bhp, 0-60 in 4.7 seconds (£45,900)

There are also 3 different add ons that you can choose to upgrade your Polestar 2 upon purchase. The Pilot Pack, Performance Pack and the Plus Pack!

Pilot Pack (£3000)

Driver awareness

With this add on you can enhance the cars sensory capabilities, it will warn you of cars in blind spots, traffic approaching when reversing and possible collisions from behind.

Pixel LED headlights

Pixel LED headlights will adjust to your surroundings. They will adjust the amount of light for maximum visibility. A camera controlled system will shade out vehicles and bicycles to avoid them being blinded or dazzled.

Adaptive Cruise Control

You can add adaptive cruise control to the pace of the traffic. It will sense the vehicle in front and slow the car down when necessary. While at any moment touching the accelerator or brake will bring control back to the driver.

Pilot Assist

Pilot assist supplements adaptive cruise control. Keeping the Polestar 2 in the driving lane. Camera and radar units control the speed and monitor the cars position. Whilst making light steering adjustments if it moves too close to lane markings.

LED front fog lights with cornering function

LED Front Fog lights will improve visibility in foggy conditions and below 19mph the left or right lamp illuminates the area close to the car when using the indicators or turning. Therefore providing a better view of the road in the dark and making it easier to judge bends.

360º Cameras

This will provide you with a bird’s-eye view of the Polestar 2’s surroundings. Four cameras will provide a 360º view around a virtual image of the car, helping to manoeuvre in tight spaces.

Automatically dimmed exterior mirrors

Frameless exterior mirrors on the pilot pack will automatically dim bright light when driving in the dark. They will also work with the interior rearview mirror to work in unison.

Park Assist, sides

While Park Assist is a standard feature the car will also add side warnings as well as front and rear warnings which are visual and audible.

Performance Pack (£5000)

Brembo brakes

The performance pack has brakes from renowned Italian manufacturer Brembo. Providing increased rigidity and a quick response at any temperature. Reducing weight, wear, noise and dust build up.

Öhlins Dual Flow Valve dampers

These provide unparalleled grip and traction and a balanced ride. They allow you to choose from 22 suspension settings. While having an emphasis on the performance heritage of the Öhlins company.

20” Forged Alloy Wheels

These wheels were originally designed for racing cars and are on the Polestar 2. They are stronger, lighter and bigger than conventional alloys. It has low unsprung weight which move up and down quicker, improving handling and maximises road contact.

Special edition seatbelts

It also comes with really cool gold special edition seatbelts and brake callipers, dampers and valve caps.

Plus Pack (£4000)

Premium Sound by Harman Kardon

Designed specifically for the Polestar 2, Harman Kardon Premium Sound delivers 600-watts of immersive audio through 13 speakers.

Heated steering wheel, rear seat

A heated steering wheel and rear seats.

Energy saving heat pump

The heat pump will use thermal energy in the air and the waste heat from the powertrain and battery to help control the temperature. In turn this will help increase the car’s range.

WeaveTech seats with Black Ash decor inlays

WeaveTech upholstery which is vegan, water and dirt resistant, coupled with the ash inlays help to redefine the premium feel of this pack and car.

Interior high-level illumination

Lights inside the car help to add some atmosphere, creating a welcoming mood from within the Polestar 2. Furthermore it helps to find objects in the cabin and luggage areas.

Panoramic roof

A panoramic roof will help to provide some space and air from with the Polestar 2. It also helps to reduce UV radiation and noise levels.

Tinted rear window

You can also have a tinted rear window, which is also made of glare and UV-reducing glass.

Wireless mobile phone charging

Charge your mobile device wirelessly in the storage compartment.

Rear floor ‘lid in lid’ with bag holder

Put a lid on shopping bags and other loose items moving around in the boot. The foldable ‘lid in lid’ feature will hold them in place. This area will also provide secure storage for portable appliances like coolers, which get their power from the 12V connection.

(Polestar)

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Turtle Beach Recon Controller

Who says you have to use official controllers,  why not use a third party one? While the Turtle Beach Recon Controller for the Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One is interesting. As it is the first controller to pair game changing audio innovations and game winning controls.

As you can plug in a 3.5mm headset and take advantage of Turtle Beach audio features like Superhuman Hearing, Mic Monitoring and Signature Audio Presets. Furthermore you can win more with the Pro-Aim Focus Mode. As this will tune the thumbstick sensitivity for enhanced long-range accuracy. While you can save up to four selectable profiles on each of the two rear quick action buttons.

Furthermore you can play for hours due to the ergonomic cooling grips. Plus feel each detail with next generation vibration feedback in the handles and triggers of the controller.

TURTLE BEACH AUDIO ADVANTAGE

Easy access audio controls only available from Turtle Beach including EQ presets, game & chat volume mix and mic monitoring.

PRO-AIM™ FOCUS MODE From Turtle Beach

On one of the two mappable buttons on the Turtle Beach Recon Controller, Pro Aim will tune your thumbtack sensitivity. This will help with enhanced long-range accuracy. So, whether it’s a long range sniper rifle shot. Or a daunting free kick. You are able to choose between four levels of sensitivity to dial in the Pro-Aim just right!

ERGONOMIC COOLING GRIPS

While, Micro-cooling channels and a comfortable shape keep your hands cool and dry while reducing fatigue over long gaming sessions.

Turtle Beach Recon Controller Features and Specs

  • Connections – USB-A Connection to Game Console or PC
  • Connectivity – Detachable 10ft / 3m cable with Type-C USB Connector (Type-A at console)
  • Audio Input/Output – 3.5mm audio port for stereo audio output & microphone input
  • Weight – 0.66 lbs. / 300 grams
  • Dimensions (Mm) – 180x183x73
  • Compatibility – Compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One & Windows 10 PCs
  • Warranty – 2-Year Limited Warranty

(Turtle Beach)

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AirTag: Find you stuff quickly and easily!

AirTag is a small and elegantly designed accessory that helps keep track of and find the items that matter most with Apple’s Find My app. You can attach the device to a handbag, a set of keys, a backpack or any other item you love. AirTag will use Apple’s huge Find My Network to help locate a lost item. From all over the world! While keeping your location data private with anonymous end to end encryption. AirTags can be purchased in one and four packs for just £29 and £99.
AirTag: Lightweight Design with Magical Setup
Each AirTag is incredibly small and light. It has precision-etched polished stainless steel and is IP67 water and dust resistant. There is a built in speaker to help locate the AirTag with sounds. While a removable cover makes it easy for users to replace the battery. Set up is incredibly easy. Just bring the device to an iPhone and it will connect. Just like AirPods do! Users can then assign the AirTag to an item and name it things like “Keys” or “Jacket”, or even use a custom name.

Personalise

You can also personalise the device with Free engraving when purchasing from Apple. You can place the AirTag into a bag or pocket, or use a wide range of AirTags, Apple designed accessories. Such as a Polyurethane Loop, which is both lightweight and durable, and the Leather Loop and Leather Key Ring, featuring specially tanned European leather. Each accessory is designed to fit securely around the device and attach securely to a users belongings.

A Comprehensive Finding Experience

Once the device is set up it will appear in the new ‘items’ tab within the Find My App. You can view the current location or last known location on a map. While if you lose it within Bluetooth range, you can use the Find My App to play a sound to help locate it. You can also use Siri to help find the item and the AirTag will emit a sound if it’s nearby.
If you have an iPhone 11, iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 you can use Precision Finding, thanks to the U1 chip! This will allow you to accurately determine the distance and direction of a lost AirTag when it is in range. So, when a user moves, the Precision Finding fuses together data from the camera, ARKit, accelerometer and gyroscope to guide you to the AirTag. This is done by using a combination of sound, haptics and visual feedback.

Out of Range

If the AirTag is out of Bluetooth range, the Find My Network will help track it down. Find My Network has close to a billion Apple devices. Using this it can detect Bluetooth signals from a lost AirTag from other iPhones, iPads and other Apple devices and relay the location back to it’s owner. All in the background, anonymously and privately. Even if the AirTag is moved!
Users can place the AirTag into Lost Mode and then be notified when it is range or if it has been located by the Find My Network. While if someone finds an AirTag that is lost. They can tap it on their iPhone or any NFC-capable device. They will then be taken to a website that will display a contact phone number for the owner if they have provided one.
The device includes support for the accessibility features built into iOS. Precision Finding using VoiceOver, for example, can direct users who are blind or low-vision to AirTag with directions like “AirTag is 9 feet away on your left.”

Privacy and Security Built In

AirTag is designed from the ground up to keep location data private and secure. So, no location data or location history is ever held or stored on the device itself. Communication with the Find My Network is end to end encrypted. Therefore only the owner of a device has access to it’s location data. No one, including Apple, knows the identity or location of any device that helped find it.

Unwanted Tracking

Also, in an industry first, Apple designed AirTag to discourage unwanted tracking. Bluetooth signal identifiers transmitted by AirTag rotate frequently to prevent unwanted location tracking. iOS devices can also detect an AirTag that isn’t with it’s owner. It will notify if an unknown AirTag is seen to be traveling with them from place to place over time. Even if users don’t have an iOS device, an AirTag separated from it’s owner for an extended period of time. Will play a sound when moved to draw attention to it.
While, if a user detects an unknown AirTag, they can tap it with their iPhone or NFC-capable device and instructions will guide them to disable it.

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Tinie Tempah’s Fashion Line With Google!

Today The Google Pixel 6: Material You Collection by Tinie Tempah drops for free, available from Pixel6 x DRESSX.

The limited edition digital fashion collection celebrates individuality, self-expression and showcases the beauty of customisation, as distinguished  by the new Pixel 6’s ability to learn and adapt to you.

Tinie Tempah x Google

The 12-piece carbon neutral, unisex digital collection, available in a range of Material You inspired colours  consists of: The Duke Puffer by Tinie Tempah, The New Romantic by Sophie Butler, Gentleman Jack by Jack Guinness,  The Padma Raksasa Dress by Radam Rizwan, Pixelation by Kyle De’Volle, and finally Aurora by Bettina Looney.

Digital fashion is the visual representation of physical clothes. Used to dress images and online personas that has been transforming the fashion industry. By offering virtual customised garments that are sustainable. As through the Google Pixel 6: Material You Collection. People are able to celebrate the technology innovations. That allow us to express our individuality and customise everything in our world. So, from digital wardrobes right through to our phones.

What the Founders Say.

Daria Shapovalova and Natalia Modenova, DRESSX Founders said.“DRESSX is proud to collaborate with Google Pixel, The Fabricant, and The Pixel 6 in our mission to embrace the future of fashion technology and make digital clothing accessible to everyone at the click of a button on their mobile devices. 

Being early pioneers in the digital fashion field, we are excited to see one of the biggest and the most influential companies in the world passionately supporting the digital fashion movement, enabling freedom of self-expression and celebrating individuality by launching the unique Pixel 6: Material You Collection. We see the collection as the next major step towards an immersive, accessible, and sustainable future of fashion, and at DRESSX we are proud to be building it alongside one of the most advanced companies in the field.”

Tinie Tempah – Google Fashion Line How To

So, to get your hands on a limited piece from the Google Pixel 6: Material You Collection. Just visit Pixel6 x DRESSX . While you can simply choose a garment from the collection. Then upload a photograph of yourself and your image will be sent back with you dressed in your item. Ready to use for your online profiles. Don’t forget to share your look with #TeamPixel.

So, the new Google Pixel 6 was used as a tool to create the concepts for the garments in the M. Including the Pixel camera to capture and edit image inspiration for mood boards. Using the new game-changing Magic Eraser tool. The dynamic colour capabilities of Material You to theme the collection.

http://pixel6.dressx.com/

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Turtle Beach Recon 500

We recently got the chance to take the Turtle Beach Recon 500’s for a spin and they have impressed! They are a solid set of gaming headphones that provide great audio. For both games and for your voice. You have always got to have a great microphone for your teammates to hear you and the Recon 500 does just that! Better yet you can hear everything around you! Thanks to technology built into them.

Dual Drivers

This is thanks to the 60mm Eclipse Dual Drivers, they’re designed to separate chambers that control low and high frequencies. Vastly improved audio detail over a conventional driver. Mainly due to the larger 60mm size which produces a massive soundstage for all the gaming soundscapes.

Turtle Beach Recon 500 Microphone

The microphone is one of the best we have used, it has been developed specifically for professional gaming. The microphone is TruSpeak uni-directional, noise cancelling. Helping to deliver clear, reliable chat and it can be removed when not in use.

TURTLE BEACH ACCUTUNE™ PRECISION

With the Industry-first Eclipse™ Dual Drivers, the ear cups need to be precisely engineered to help with comfort. The AccuTune precision tuning process uses a wood pulp composite injection in the Dual Driver cap for a new internal design to deliver rich, natural sound.

Turtle Beach Recon 500 Features

Connections
3.5 Jack Connection: Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One | PS5™ & PS4™ | Nintendo Switch™* & Mobile Devices *Only compatible in handheld mode; chat available for games that support in-game chat capability.
Also works great with PC: 3.5mm or 3.5mm + PC Splitter Cable (Sold Separately)
Speaker Frequency Response
20Hz – 20kHz
Speakers
60mm Eclipse™ Dual Drivers with Neodymium magnets
Earcup Design
Over-Ear (Closed)
Ear Cushion Material
Athletic Weave Fabric with Memory Foam
Mic Design
Removable TruSpeak™ Uni-Directional Noise-Cancelling Mic
Cable Length
4’ / 1.3m Braided Cable with 3.5mm Connection

SUPREME COMFORT
Soft memory foam ear cushions wrapped in athletic weave fabric keep you comfortable and cool in the heat of the battle.

DURABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN
The adjustable, metal-reinforced headband is built to last, flexible, and lightweight for marathon gaming sessions.

PROSPECS™ GLASSES RELIEF
Turtle Beach’s exclusive ProSpecs™ comfort-driven design removes pressure on your glasses while you play.

ON-EAR CONTROLS
Easily accessible volume control and mic mute located on the earcup.

MULTIPLATFORM COMPATIBILITY
Works perfectly with your favorite game consoles, controllers, mobile devices, or anything with a standard 3.5mm jack.

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Wake n Shake Alarm Clock

We recently had a go on the world’s loudest alarm clock. It’s the Wake n Shake from Geemarc. We can tell you right away that this alarm clock is loud. VERY LOUD! Waking up in the mornings will no longer be a chore if you struggle to wake up, that’s what we can say right off the bat!

The Wake n Shake alarm clock has been designed for those who are hard of hearing. While it has also been designed for those that find it hard to get up in the mornings. The deep sleepers among us. While it is probably one of the most appreciated alarm clocks for helping all kinds of people, especially those deep sleepers among us, out of bed in the morning! The guys over at Geemarc tell us that they have heard many stories of their child’s school work/partners degree/career by getting out of bed in the mornings!

Wake n Shake FEATURES

  • Extra loud alarm (95dB spl at 1 meter) Red extra bright flash (12 LEDs)
  • Time format : 12/24 hours Programmable alarm
  • Duration of alarm : up to 1 hour From 5 to 60 minutes snooze
  • 5 alarm settings : Off, Vibrator, Ringer + Vibrator, Vibrator + Flash, Ringer + Vibrator + Flash
  • Lamp function (red light)
  • Large red display
  • Dimmer switch (Low/Mid/High) Volume and tone control (3 levels) Vibrator control (2 levels)
  • USB charging for smart phones and other electronics

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Tile Performance Pack (2022)

Tile are back with their yearly upgrades of their popular item tracking products and we got the chance to try out the Tile Performance Pack (2022)! The Performance Pack (2022) includes their popular Pro Tile tracker which is their most feature rich product with a range of up to 120M and the Tile Slim. A credit card shaped tracker designed to be placed in a wallet or passport case. While this particular Tile tracker has a range of 76M.

There is also a difference to the Tile Pro from 2021 to 2022. The 2022 version of the Tile Pro is a car key style fob shape while the previous years one was a simple square!

The Tile Pro features a 1 year replaceable battery, while the Tile Slim features a 3 year, non-replaceable battery. Both are water resistant and work with Android and Apple devices.

Tile Performance Pack (2022)

Tile Pro (2022)

– Up to 400 ft / 120 m range
– Up to 1-year replaceable battery
– Water-resistant
– Works with Android® and Apple® devices
– Voice-assisted finding with Alexa, Google and Siri
– Attach and go

Tile Slim (2022)

– Up to 250 ft / 76 m range
– Up to 3-year non-replaceable battery
– Water-resistant
– Works with Android® and Apple® devices
– Voice-assisted finding with Alexa, Google and Siri
– Attach and go

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