Valentines wreath making kit.
Simply insert the wreath decorations into the woven base and then change them season after season, keeping the base the same.
The recipient could make the wreath themselves or you could add some extra love and create it yourself for them. It’s so easy and simple to do. Even the heaviest of handed would do a great job!
Valentine’s Cookware Gifting Ideas and Must-Have Kitchenware for a Dinner Date from STAUB and ZWILLING
Premium cookware brands, STAUB and ZWILLING have everything needed to prepare a delicious homemade meal for a loved one on Valentine’s Day 2023, as well as gifting ideas for a range of budgets. From STAUB’s new ‘Japandi’ inspired Cherry Blossom colourway and much-loved heart Cocottes and fondue sets, to ZWILLING’s sous-vide kit for restaurant quality food at home, there’s something to make everyone feel extra special.
STAUB Heart Cocottes – Price Guide £19.95 for 9cm Ceramic, £209 for 20cm Cast Iron
STAUB’s iconic 20cm heart shaped cast iron Cocotte is perfect for serving up homemade delights on date night. Dishes are cooked evenly thanks to the unique black matte enamelled interior with itd rough surface texture which produces a micro-grill effect. For those with a sweet tooth, the mini heart ceramic Cocotte is the perfect size for an individual portion of an indulgent soufflé, brownie or Crème brûlée. Both designs are oven-safe, while the cast iron design can also be used on all hobs, including induction.
STAUB Cast Iron Round Cocotte in Cherry Blossom – Price Guide £64.95 for 10cm, £219.00 for 20cm, £239.00 for 24cm, £269.00 for 26cm
Pretty in pink, STAUB’s new Cherry Blossom pastel Cocottes are the perfect gift for those who want their cookware to not just be of the highest quality, but also bring personality and glamour to the table. Inspired by the “Japandi” trend of Japanese and Scandinavian inspired interiors, this new rosé and mauve toned colourway emits timeless elegance and so looks great on display via open shelving or in a glass-fronted dresser. What’s more, keen bakers and dinner party hosts will enjoy excellent and consistent cooking results thanks to STAUB’s ‘aroma rain’ lid which keeps dishes succulent. For those who prefer neutral or cool colourways, STAUB’s equally as stunning Sage Green and White Truffle colourways will go down a treat.
STAUB 16cm Cast Iron Fondue Set in Cherry Red – Price Guide £169
No intimate night in or gathering with close friends is complete without STAUB’s Fondue Set. Use to melt chocolate and dip in fruit using the fondue forks included – or use to melt cheese and dip in bread for a savoury treat. The cast iron pot can be used on any hob, including induction, while its excellent heat-retaining properties keeps the cheese or chocolate warm for longer.
ZWILLING FRESH & SAVE Sous-Vide Vacuum Starter Set – Price Guide £199
For those who appreciate restaurant quality food at home, ZWILLING’s Sous-Vide Starter Set is a must have piece of kit. This method of cooking uses precise temperatures to achieve consistently perfect results, cooking food to the exact level required with no waste and no fuss. ZWILLING’s vacuum sealed bags from its award winning* FRESH & SAVE range can be used to marinade steak, salmon, or vegetables before cooking in a water bath. ZWILLING’s Sous-Vide Starter Set has everything needed – a vacuum pump, six vacuum bags plus the ENFINIGY sous-vide stick.
ZWILLING ENFINIGY Range of Kettles, Toasters and Coffee Machines – Price Guide starts at £49.95 for an Electric Kettle
From perfectly browned artisan toast to freshly brewed coffee, preparing a romantic breakfast in bed is made easy with ZWILLING’s ENFINIGY energy efficient range of kettles, toasters and drip coffee machine that are as sleek as they are practical.
STAUB Cheese Dome – Price Guide £52.95
Cheese lovers will be delighted to see this beautiful Cheese Dome on the table after dinner. Perfect for presenting a selection of cheeses or desserts, the 32cm wooden plate is crafted from acacia wood, a hardwood tree from Australia and Africa known for its high-gloss sheen. Meanwhile, the Cocotte-shaped 26cm glass dome protects and keeps what’s inside fresher for longer. ZWILLING’s Set of 4 Cheese Knives is ideal for pairing with this Cheese Dome for the ultimate, romantic night in.
ZWILLING ENFINIGY Digital Scale in Silver – Price Guide £39.95
Avid bakers will no doubt appreciate this sleek Digital Kitchen Scale, which can weigh up to 10kg. A handy tare function and accuracy to 1g ensures precise results for perfect bakes every time.
ZWILLING FRESH & SAVE Wine Sealer – Price Guide £4.95 (Pump Sold Separately at £74.95)
Leftover wine can be enjoyed on beyond the evening of Valentine’s Day with ZWILLING’s award winning* FRESH & SAVE Vacuum Wine Sealer, which keeps wine in optimum conditions for longer. Wine usually loses its aroma after just a short amount of time as it encounters oxygen, but thanks to the FRESH & SAVE Vacuum Wine Sealer, the oxidation process can be slowed down so the flavour, notes and aroma will taste and smell as good as they did when the bottle was first opened.
* ZWILLING’s entire FRESH & SAVE range won the ‘One Small Step’ Award for Sustainability award in the Ideal Home Awards 2022 as well as ’The Family Favourite’ and ‘Eco Innovation’ Awards at The Real Homes Awards 2021. More information here
Stockists include zwilling.com/uk and quality retailers such as Selfridges, Bentalls, Fenwick and Borough Kitchen.
Eight most popular first date ideas, according to dating experts
Dating is not easy, and even when you think you’ve found the right person, trying to organize the perfect first date to sweep them off their feet can be a stressful ordeal.
Relationship expert Valon Asani from dating app Dua.com is well aware of this and has analysed Google searches worldwide for some of the most popular, original and cute activities paired with the keywords “near me” to discover which of them will make for perfect date ideas to spice up your evenings or afternoons!
Old-fashioned bowling is the undisputed number one with 1,640,000 average monthly searches, and we think it’s with good cause. Apart from being fun and laid back, bowling alleys have it all, from great food to a lively atmosphere which, combined with some honest sportsmanship will make a great recipe for a successful night!
2. Mini golf
Another one for the sportsy people out there, mini golfing scored 488,000 average monthly searches, and is another great way to have fun while keeping things real, and the right amount of competitive. Paired with a nice dinner afterwards or aperitivo earlier on, your date is going to feel the effort you put into organizing it.
3. Escape room
This one is for those who are not afraid to be locked in a room with their first date for a while and want their evening to last. Escape rooms gained 483,000 average monthly searches, making it the third most popular activity.
It is not for everyone, but it could be a great way to show off some of your intellectual skills, as well as survival instincts and intuition!
With 382,000 average monthly searches, aquariums are fourth and another great first-date idea. Unfortunately, this won’t be accessible to everyone all the time, but if your city (or a nearby one) has an aquarium, it might be the best idea you’ll ever have. The atmosphere, paired with the sense of comfort and tranquillity that water can provide might be the best combination to hope for a second date.
Another old but gold type of location, arcades have 364,000 average monthly searches and are perfect for whoever is trying to recreate that 90s/2000s vibe.
Animals are often among people’s favorite things, and if well organized, a trip to the zoo can be a great icebreaker. With 359,000 average monthly searches it is surely one of the favorite activities out there, and it works well as a unique and maybe slightly eccentric first date idea!
A trip to a museum has never not been romantic and even though the 353,000 average monthly searches might not all refer to a date idea, we know that if your date loves art and quiet places, they will be thrilled with the idea of being taken to one.
But not everybody likes quiet, and that’s why we do recommend trying to go beyond the shyness or your limits and take your date for a karaoke night if you think it will not make them uncomfortable! For sure, the 291,000 average monthly searches are proof of its popularity!
Of course, this is not all, as while it’s nice to organize fun and unique activities, sometimes simple is best, therefore never forget the opportunity to take your date on a picnic, a nice restaurant or just a long walk!
Top eight most popular date-like activities
Rank Date idea Search volume
1 Bowling near me 1,640,000
2 Mini golf near me 488,000
3 Escape room near me 483,000
4 Aquarium near me 382,000
5 Arcade near me 364,000
6 Zoo near me 359,000
7 Museums near me 353,000
8 Karaoke near me 291,000
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Data sourced from Ahrefs
lauradoyle.org. Multi New York Times Bestselling Author with over 20 years of experience in relationship coaching. Featured on Good Morning America, Dateline, Time, and a few other noteworthy sources as well.
Below is her swoon-worthy recommendation for a romantic Valentine’s Day!
“Avoid the crowds and opt for a night in by creating the perfect picnic filled with intimacy and passion. Start by restaurant hoping to create an unforgettable menu – pickup items from your favorite spots and don’t forget dessert! Create flawless lighting by hanging string lights and placing a few candles around the room. Cover the floor with plush pillows and cozy blankets. Nothing encourages physical contact more than sitting in tight corners with romantic lighting and amazing food. Gently stroke the back of your lover’s hand as he talks, leaving all distractions outside the area. Leave the dishes for another day!”
Every February I do my Valentine’s day readings. They are a lot of fun and I have had both men and women enjoy reading to see how their current relationship is going as well as anyone still looking for that one true love.
You can find my information here www.angelconnections.com.au/product/valentine/
At Spotlight love is what you make it this Valentine’s Day! Nothing says “I love you” like a DIY card or gift, and there’s no better day to show some love than on Valentine’s Day.
Get out the scissors and glue to whip up and get crafting, whether you’re making something for a partner, friend or loved one, there will be something to warm any heart. So get crafting!
The Cricut Maker 3 Machine allows you to cut, write, and score with speed and precision, letting you cut through 300+ different types of materials, including paper, fabric, balsa wood, leather, chipboard, and leather, all in record time, it also includes in-built storage. Best of all, Spotlight is offering it for $70 off the original price and 25% Card Making, Journals and Stamping products. Perfect for your Valentine’s DIY gift or card.
Keep with the classics with the Haven Pink Lemonade Sweet Melon Scented Bubble Jar Candle or the Scentsia Lilac Blossom Candle, Spotlight are offering 30% off on their entire candle range. For something extra, add in Peony Stem or a bundle of Dried Wildflowers.
Wilton’s baking range has everything you need to bake your loved ones away. Whip up some cookies using the LOVE 4 Piece Cookie Cutters or bake a heart cake with the Heart Shaped Fluted Tube Pan. Wilton also has gorgeous decorations, including Mini Baking Cups and Heart Cupcake Toppers, to add the finishing touches.
For the VIP members’ Spotlight are offering its members 20% off all Baking & Making products. Nothing beats a heart-shaped cookie. The Mondo Heart Cutter Set has you covered for your Valentine’s baking needs. Go make Mary Berry proud!
REVEALED: Lisbon is the most romantic capital city in Europe
• New research reveals Lisbon in Portugal, as the most romantic capital city in Europe, with the most romantic restaurants and hotels in the capital.
• Monaco is the second most romantic capital city in Europe, with the highest number of restaurants per million people in the rankings.
• The third most romantic capital city in Europe is Paris, France.
New research has revealed which capital cities in Europe are the most romantic as the run-up to Valentine’s Day approaches by analysing Trip Advisor for the number of romantic restaurants and hotels in each city.
The European-based yacht charter group Catamaran Charter Croatia looked at each capital city in Europe and analysed Trip Advisor data on the number of romantic restaurants and hotels per million people in each city.
Lisbon takes the top spot in the rankings as the most romantic capital city in Europe to visit on Valentine’s Day. Despite having the ninth smallest area, the city sweeps across 100 square kilometres and has a population of 545,923. There are 588 romantic restaurants in the city, meaning there are 1,077 restaurants per million people, alongside 152 romantic hotels resulting in 278 hotels per million people. Therefore, Lisbon has the highest ratio of restaurants and hotels per million people in the city.
Monaco is Europe’s second most romantic capital city to visit on Valentine’s Day, with 54 romantic restaurants and six romantic hotels. The city has the second-smallest area in the rankings spanning only 2.1 square kilometres and has a population of just over 36,686. Per million people, there are 1,472 romantic restaurants and 164 hotels, resulting in Monaco placing second.
Paris, France, comes in strong as the third most romantic city, with a population of 2,139,907 people, 1,387 romantic restaurants and 542 romantic hotels. This equates to there being 648 restaurants and 253 hotels per million people. The city stretches over 105 square kilometres.
In fourth place is San Marino, with a population of 33,660; the city has 18 romantic restaurants and 14 romantic hotels across 61.2 square kilometres, meaning there are 535 restaurants and 416 hotels per million people.
Following behind in fifth place is Rome, Italy, with a population of 2,761,632; Rome has 1,291 romantic restaurants and 1,371 romantic hotels in total across an area of 1,285 square kilometres, resulting in 467 romantic restaurants and 496 romantic hotels per million people, putting Rome in fifth place.
Sixth place goes to Andorra la Vella, Andorra, which has a population of 22,886 and is spread across 12 kilometres squared. The city is home to 23 romantic restaurants and three romantic hotels, meaning there are 1,005 restaurants and 131 hotels per million people.
Amsterdam, Netherlands, takes seventh place with a population of 905,234 people and stretches across 219 square kilometres in area. There are 486 romantic restaurants in the city and 155 romantic hotels, which means there are 537 restaurants and 171 hotels per million people, securing seventh place.
In eighth place is Athens, Greece, which has 367 romantic restaurants and 63 romantic hotels across its area of 39 square kilometres. The population of Athens sits at 637,798, meaning that there are 575 restaurants and 99 hotels per million people in the city.
Prague, Czechia, ranks ninth in the rankings, spreading across 496 square kilometres. The city’s population sits at 1,352,374 people, and with 399 romantic restaurants and 246 romantic hotels in the city, there are 295 restaurants and 182 hotels per million people.
In tenth place is Reykjavik, Iceland, which has a population of 135,688 people meaning there are 420 restaurants and 182 hotels per million people. Reykavik is spread across 273 square kilometres, and there are 57 romantic restaurants and 125 romantic hotels, placing the city in tenth position.
London, United Kingdom, has the highest number of romantic restaurants overall, and Rome, Italy, has the highest number of romantic hotels in the rankings.
Paris, France, has the highest number of Michelin-star restaurants, with 88 in total across the capital city, nine of which have been awarded three stars.
Rome, Italy, has the highest number of romantic hotels, which are rated four plus stars, currently sitting at 650 across the city.
The Most Romantic Capital Cities in Europe
Ranking Country / City City Population No. of Restaurants No. of Romantic Restaurants per million people No. of Romantic Hotels No. of Hotels per million people
1 Portugal Lisbon 545,923 588 1,077 152 278
2 Monaco Monaco 36,686 54 1,472 6 164
3 France Paris 2,139,907 1,387 648 542 253
4 San Marino San Marino 33,660 18 535 14 416
5 Italy Rome 2,761,632 1,291 467 1,371 496
6 Andorra Andorra la Vella 22,886 23 1,005 3 131
7 Netherlands Amsterdam 905,234 486 537 155 171
8 Greece Athens 637,798 367 575 63 99
9 Czechia Prague 1,352,374 399 295 246 182
10 Iceland Reykjavik 135,688 57 420 17 125
A spokesperson for Catamaran Charter Croatia commented:
“The fact that there is such a high number of romantic restaurants and hotels in smaller populated cities just shows how many capital cities can profit from being a go-to place for a romantic getaway.
“European countries thrive during celebrations, especially when it comes to Valentine’s Day, which is why this study is exciting to see which capital cities come out on top just in time for the most romantic day of the year.”
The London Essence Co. and New London Light (0.0%) Cocktail Bundles
> for Valentine’s Day
> DryDrinker.com and partners, leading premium mixer brand, London
> Essence and New London Light, the contemporary non-alcoholic spirits
> and aperitifs, have created two limited edition bundles perfect for
> those who can’t or don’t want to drink this Valentine’s Day.
> Pairing London Essence’s carefully crafted drinks which use natural,
> quality ingredients and are distilled with carefully chosen
> botanicals, with New London Light’s expertly distilled spirits was
> an obvious choice for DryDrinker.com who want to bring their customers
> only the best tasting products.
> New London Light ‘First Light’ has been paired with London Essence
> Ginger Ale for a refreshingly bold aperitif. Flavours of orange and
> sage from the ‘First Light’ compliment the delicate ginger ale for
> a perfectly rounded drink. Serve over ice, with a slice of orange to
> toast your Valentine, and you won’t feel like you’re missing out.
> London Essence’s light and fragrant White Peach & Jasmine Soda has
> been paired with New London Light ‘Midnight Sun’, the aperitif
> with flavours of wild Nordic coastal berries, pine and kelp to create
> a fruity and delicious cocktail.
> Mixed and served over ice, with berries or mint, it means come the day
> after Valentine’s Day you’re still feeling fresh.
> Both bundles include a 70cl bottle of New London Light and two 200ml
> bottles of London Essence tonic or soda, and retail at £30, available
> exclusively on DryDrinker.com.
New London Light ‘First Light’ has been paired with London Essence Ginger Ale for a refreshingly bold aperitif. Flavours of orange and sage from the ‘First Light’ compliment the delicate ginger ale for a perfectly rounded drink. Serve over ice, with a slice of orange to toast your Valentine, and you won’t feel like you’re missing out.
London Essence’s light and fragrant White Peach & Jasmine Soda has been paired with New London Light ‘Midnight Sun’, the aperitif with flavours of wild Nordic coastal berries, pine and kelp to create a fruity and delicious cocktail.
Mixed and served over ice, with berries or mint, it means come the day after Valentine’s Day you’re still feeling fresh.
Both bundles include a 70cl bottle of New London Light and two 200ml bottles of London Essence tonic or soda, and retail at £30, available exclusively on DryDrinker.com.
Spreading love for consumers, local producers and the planet with sustainable street food snacks from Ecuador
Purely is a small, independently owned, specialist producer of plantain chips – a healthier alternative to potato crisps that contain 30% less fat, but which don’t compromise on taste.
This Valentine’s Day, they are on a mission to spread the love for this little known fruit, highlighting the good that eating this tasty, plant-based snack does for your health, the local economy in Ecuador as well as the planet.
Purely’s chips are made of sustainably sourced plantain, grown and produced by small plantation farmers in Ecuador. Not only does this make the chips deliciously authentic, but it also means that their production supports both the local community and its economy.
Maintaining these Ecuadorian roots, thick-cut plantain slices are then kettle-cooked in the country’s traditional manner, using sunflower oil (not palm oil) and local expertise.
In Ecuador, as well as elsewhere across the Americas, Africa, and South-East Asia, plantain chips are a long-established and very popular street food snack and by working alongside those with such a rich history with plantain and its culinary capabilities, Purely are able to offer a truly authentic taste of the Americas.
Proud of its Ecuadorian ties and sustainable farming practices, Purely was founded in 2018 by Stefania Pellegrino. Its dedication to making the world a better place doesn’t stop at the ingredients list – Purely has also partnered with Ecuadorian orphanage, Casa Hagar de Belen in Portoviejo, the same town as its production plant, which provides a safe space for children who have experienced extreme trauma.
The shelter provides comprehensive care to a total of 45 girls, boys and teenagers in situations of rights violations or who lack real family protection. The orphanage employs tutors, psychologists, social workers, family facilitators and staff in charge of nutrition.
In 2023, one of Purely’s key projects is to complete the build of a bakery on the site of the orphanage, which will enable the cared-for children to learn new baking skills. These life-skills will enable them to produce and re-sell baked goods, providing a path to future employment opportunities and help the orphanage generate funds to become self-sustainable.
Casar Hagar de Belen, Portoviejo, Ecuador
Says founder Stef, ”We started making plantain chips because we wanted to create a healthier alternative to potato crisps that would reach out to a wider audience that could enjoy them as we know how delicious this unsung, but nutritious cousin of the banana is. But we also wanted to do more to support the local towns and communities that we work with. Our work with the orphanage and now the bakery will hopefully provide protection and future business opportunities that are truly sustainable.”
Purely’s plantain chips are available in a variety of delicious flavours, including Wild Garlic, Nice & Spicy and Sea Salt. They make for the perfect healthy sustainable snack alternative to potato crisps, and are free from gluten, wheat, sugar, additives, dairy, palm oil and trans fats.
Every time someone buys a packet of Plantain chips, they are supporting this fantastic cause.
RRP £1 for 28g snack pack and £1.99 for a 75g sharing bag.
FOR THE HOME CHEFS
Proscenic T31 Air Fryer Oven, 15L Digital Air Fryer Oven with Rapid Air Circulation, LED Touchscreen & APP/ ALEXA Control, 12 Preset Programs – RRP £199 on Amazon
The Proscenic T31 air fryer oven has a large 15L capacity meaning that it can cook from a single serving to a 5-person family meal and even roast a whole chicken. With TurboAir technology, which is 7 times more effective than normal air circulation technology, Proscenic T31 reduces 85% of fat contained in food. The air fryer also offers 360° air circulation that heats food evenly, makes food tender on the inside and crisp on the outside, increasing cooking efficiency by 30% while keeping nutrients well.
With the 12 preset programs, you can easily cook Chips, chicken, vegetables, etc. In addition, the combined functions allow you to use: Preheat + Pre-select + Keep warm. You can choose one, two or three; It all depends on your needs, you can also finely adjust the timer and temperature setting using the rotary knob.
Using the Proscenic APP, you can easily control the air fryer. Any cooking including preheating and heat insulation in up to 3 steps; At the same time, it offers 100+ recipes online, as well as being able to upload your own recipes and consult the original recipes provided by other Proscenic users.
The oven basket is made of food-safe materials, free of BPA and PFOA. As it is covered with non-stick Teflon, it is also very easy to clean and can even be put in the dishwasher.
FOR THOSE WITH PETS (OR WITH PARTNERS WHO WORK AWAY!)
Enabot EBO AIR – Next generation social companion robot, providing comfort, protection, and companionship for everyone in the family – available now in the USA and UK on the Enabot website, Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Currys, Robert Dyas and SND Electrical for £179.
Meet the all-new Enabot EBO AIR Robot from Enabot. This updated version of the whole home IP camera is the perfect companion for your pets and family members if you’re required to leave home for extended periods of time. Schedule a time and using auto-cruise & motion detection the Enabot EBO AIR Pet Robot will set off with its 1080P HD night-vision enabled camera and 2-way audio, automatically alerting you to anything suspicious in it’s FOV directly through the free Ebo App.
Enabot EBO AIR Pet Robot supports Multiple-users, through the Ebo Air Pet Camera, your family members will be able to play with your kids & pets, long-distance & uninterrupted interaction is now possible. Ebo’s eyes, movements, and sounds mimic real-life play, constantly keeping your kids & pets engaged. Ebo Air can recognise the faces of people, cats, dogs and intelligently follow the selected subjects for simple interaction and will also take pictures/video automatically in autor cruise mode.
Ebo Air is able to adapt and change its voice and behaviour according to its environment and also have a built in laser teaser to be used at a click of the button. Ebo even automatically returns to its dock when it needs to be charged. Using advanced ToF technology, Ebo can detect all sorts of obstacles ahead & it comes to a full stop, avoiding accidents. Patrolling through the house anytime, anywhere.
FOR THE MUSIC LOVER
JLab JBuds Air Pro True Wireless Earbuds – £69.99 at Argos, Currys, John Lewis, Amazon and Very.
The JBuds Air Pro true wireless earbuds feature 9 hours of playtime in each earbud with an extra 27 hours from the charging case (36 hours in total). With wear detect sensors, the music will automatically pause when removed from ears. Featuring Bluetooth Multipoint, users can enjoy the versatility of transitioning seamlessly from device to device and have multiple connected. Whether switching from a podcast on a laptop to a call on mobile, it is easy and quick with two devices simultaneously connected. The earbuds provide a safe listening experience with the Be Aware mode that lets outside noises in. Designed to be safe for a run, walk or conversation whilst listening to music, it allows users to hear the world around them.
Sweatproof and dustproof, the earbuds have an IP55 rating so can be used on the go or in the gym with no worries. In addition, the earbuds can be used independently or together and both include a built-in MEMS microphone so calls will be clear every time. With just a few taps, it is easy to personalise the sound with the touch sensors. Users can choose their sound preference from the EQ3 settings: JLab Signature, Balance and Bass Boost with no need for an app.
JLab GO Air TONES true wireless earbuds designed to complement the user’s skin-tone – £19.99 from JD Williams.
The JLab GO Air TONES build off the GO Air POP framework and feature the brand’s most unobtrusive fit to date. Designed to change how people look at true wireless earbuds, the product features a series of neutral colours created to complement the user.
The GO Air TONES earbuds are 15% smaller and 40% lighter than the JLab GO Air, which set a new benchmark for the category when announced at CES 2020. Each GO Air Tones product comes equipped with three sizes of gel tips so users can customise the fit for each ear and JLab’s patented built-in EQ3 sound profiles for audio customisation.
Featuring a case with a charge time of 2 hours, these earbuds are perfect for use whist on the move. Additionally, JLab’s GO Air TONES earbuds provide a class-leading 32+ hours of playtime, dual connect technology so each earbud can be used independently for calls or audio, as well as touch controls compatible with both Android and Apple devices.
They also have an IPX4 rating for sweat and water resistance, making it appropriate for life on the go. The discrete charging case is smaller than a credit card and weighs just 35.4 grams with the earbuds enclosed and features JLab’s integrated and patented USB cable for added convenience.
1MORE Aero Earbuds with Dynamic Head-Tracking – £99.99 from Amazon
Along with the ability to detect the listener’s head movements in real time, the Aero comes complete with 1MORE’s wide frequency QuietMax active noise cancelling technology that provides up to 42dB of noise cancelling depth at a wider than normal range of frequencies from 40Hz up to 4000Hz, meaning the 1MORE Aero can block out more of the ambient noise whether it be the roar from the in-flight engines to the hustle & bustle of traditional city life.
Featuring 10mm drivers alongside diamond-like-carbon diaphragm for both an impactful bass and scintillating acoustic highs, the 1MORE Aero caters for all music genres thanks to including no less than 12 studio-grade EQ presets via the 1MORE MUSIC App to allow the Aero to easily handle anything from rock to pop.
The Aero still includes 1MORE’s touted Wind Noise Resistant mode to help filter out microphone interference on winder days and an Adapter ANC mode if the user would prefer a more convenient solution to automatically detect in real time the right level of noise cancelling depth based on the ambient sounds around them.
1MORE SonoFlow Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Bluetooth Headphones with LDAC for Hi-Res Wireless Audio, 70H Playtime, Clear Calls, Preset EQ Via App – £89.99 from Amazon.
Wireless Audiophile Sound: certified by Hi-Res Audio and Hi-Res Audio Wireless, 1MORE SonoFlow features 40mm DLC dynamic driver to produce stunning sound and its frequency response can reach up to 40kHz.
Lossless LDAC Audio Coding Technology: LDAC allows you to enjoy a high-resolution audio experience by transmitting at a transfer rate of 990kbps. Every subtle detail will come to life.
Adjustable EQ Settings: Choose from 12 studio-grade EQ presets in the 1MORE MUSIC App to make your playlist even more enjoyable. Simply tap the calibrated Electronic, Pop, Classical, or Lounge equalizer setting!
Powerful Noise Cancellation: With QuietMax noise cancellation technology, whether working in the office, walking outdoors, or on the subway, you can get a restful private space for a truly focused, immersive listening experience.
Nonstop Music Enjoyment: Just immerse yourselves in your favorite music without the anxiety of running out of power, even on a long trip. A single charge with ANC off can sustain up to 70 hours of battery life.
FOR THE FITNESS ENTHUSIAST
BOB & BRAD MASSAGE GUNS
BOB AND BRAD Q2 Mini Massage Gun, Pocket-Sized Deep Tissue Massager Gun, Portable Percussion Muscle Massager Gun, Ultra Small & Quiet Muscle Massage Gun with Carry Case for On The Go Usage – RRP $129.99, NPW $69.99 on Amazon and RRP £79.99 – NOW £59.99 on Amazon UK
Developed by Physical Therapists Bob and Brad: Explore warmup, pain relief, and recovery routines from the most famous physical therapists, Bob and Brad! After an injury or workout, your body repairs itself – but slowly. The Q2 Mini Massage Gun’s intense vibrations provide immediate pain relief, and wake up muscles throughout your body, triggering a myofascial release and enhancing your body’s ability to regenerate cells and repair itself.
The Q2 MINI is your pocket-sized partner, giving you the highest quality muscle treatment with unparalleled portability. Compact but powerful, Q2 MINI is the most agile massage device that goes wherever you do. Q2 MINI is recommended and developed by the Famous Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck. Designed for maximum ergonomic comfort and unparalleled portability; quick relief and relaxation that fits conveniently in your carry-on or backpack.
A NEW PROPRIETARY BRUSHLESS MOTOR THAT’S THE MOST COMPACT DESIGN EVER- Q2 MINI strikes a never-before-seen balance between power and size, making it a convenient option for getting the quality relief on the go. Maximum speeds up to 3000rpm, and a vibration amplitude of 7mm. Q2 MINI breaks up knots and relaxes tight muscles, digging deep and relieve hard-to-reach muscle groups.
USB-C CHARGING – This deep tissue percussion muscle massage gun can be charged by USB-C with the regular phone adapter or 5V/2A adapter (not included). Use it in the home, gym, or office.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE AND POWERFUL PAIN RELIEF ON THE GO – 5 adjustable speeds (1800, 2100, 2400, 2700, 3000) percussions per minute, each speed delivers greater therapeutic benefits for the body. Q2 MINI is the perfect massage gun for athletes and it’s the size of a bottled water (5.7”L x 3.4”W x 1.8”H). Weighing in 0.95lb, tuck this tiny, tote-able workout partner into your carry-on, purse, or backpack.
TARGETS EVERY MUSCLE GROUP – 5 massage head target different muscle groups. After an injury or workout, your body repairs itself – but slowly. Q2 MINI intense vibrations provide immediate pain relief, and wake up muscles throughout your body, triggering a myofascial release and enhancing your body’s ability to regenerate cells and repair itself.
Bob and Brad C2 Massage Gun Deep Tissue Powerful up to 3200rpm Handheld Percussion Muscle Massager with 2500mAh Battery and Type-C Charging for Muscle Pain Relief Recovery – RRP $169.99 – NOW $79.99 (Using additional $20 coupon) on Amazon and RRP £89.99 NO £69.99 on Amazon UK
Developed by Physiotherapists Bob and Brad: Explore warmup, pain relief, and recovery routines from the most famous physical therapists, Bob and Brad! 5 massage heads and 5 speeds are suitable for different parts of the body and can meet different needs. Massage heads in different shapes can be used for different muscle groups and provide targeted treatment for quick recovery.
High-Calibre Massage Gun: Brushless motor, super blocking torque energy output without interruption and dual shaft drive structure offers stable operation. The max speed up to 3200rpm can help muscle recover faster, reduce muscle pain, muscle fatigue and lactic acid build-up, encourage blood flow, improve range of motion and flexibility, help with muscle stiffness and more.
Lightweight & Portable Design, Great Gifts for Mothers Day Women Men: Bob and Brad C2 massage gun is only 1.5lbs/0.68KG, easy to carry anywhere and easy to pack into any gym bag in the home gym office. Bring your own case to increase the portability of the massager. It’s easy to hold with its ergonomic silicone handle design. Carry the muscle massage gun with you and use it anytime.
Large Capacity Battery and USB Type-C Quick Charge: 2500m-A-h large capacity original battery cells supplied to Car for longer life and security. USB Type-C fast-charging port can be charged to 5V/2A adapter or power bank, providing greater portability. Any regular phone adapters will be able to charge the massage gun without a problem.
Super Quiet and 10-Minute Timer Auto-Off Protection: Built-in intelligent chip, working for 10 minutes automatic shutdown, to avoid overuse to harm for the human body. Ultra-quiet muscle massage gun. It uses the latest noise reduction technology to reduce the noise of the massage gun during use, the sounds are less than 60dB even at max 3200RPM.
JLab Epic Air Sport ANC True Wireless Earbuds – £99.99 at Argos, Currys, John Lewis, Amazon and Very.
The first true wireless earbuds to utilise JLab’s new Smart ANC technology and the JLab Air ANC app, with three noise control modes and the ability to fine tune the sound by adjusting the equalizer settings. Users can customise the active noise control level, pass-through audio, equaliser settings, and touch controls for each earbud. This means users can truly adjust and design the earphones to suit their exact tastes and preferences with both ease and convenience of the controls and the sound. Once the perfect sound is set, it will be saved on the app and remain on the earbuds, every time they are used from then onwards.
In addition users can utilize the Be Aware audio mode, which allows ambient noise in through the earbuds when turned on making the earbuds ideal for situations such as running or cycling outdoors to hear cars and other safety noises, or talking to friends or colleagues without having to pause the music and take the earbuds out.
The Jlab Epic Air ANC True Wireless Earbuds offer 48+ Hours of Playtime (12+ hours of Bluetooth playtime in each earbud and 36+ additional hours from the charging case). Touch controls for easy operation. Six interchangeable eartips and it has a IP55 water resistance rating.
FOR THOSE ALWAYS ON THE MOVE
Aerative Heated Clothes Airer Hanger – £75 from Amazon
The Aerative portable dryer is lightweight, portable, and powerful, allowing users up to 8-hours of automatic drying. Safe for cabin or checked luggage, the Aerative is an ideal option for those who wish to dry clothes on the go.
Thanks to its in-built technology designed to dry any spills, rain, or sweat, the Aerative dryer allows users to truly look after their garments on the go. Perfect for travelling or commuting to deal with any unexpected downpours, accidents or to hand wash and dry clothes without needing to go to the launderette, Aerative features a UV lamp that eliminates 99.9% of potentially harmful bacteria and mites to eliminate any unwanted germs on clothes whilst simultaneously drying them.
With fully extendable and rotatable arms, the Aerative is fully adaptable to work in all spaces and thanks to its patented air duct design, it is powerful enough to dry clothes and shoes. The dryer, working through ejecting hot air through its air ducts features an alloy wire heating mechanism, which ensures an efficient, safe, and stable operation of the device. The kit comes complete with 1x Aerative device, 1x drawstring protective pouch, 4x clothes pegs, and 1x instruction manual.
FOR THE CAR LOVER
MIOFIVE AI-enabled smartest 5G Wi-Fi 4K UHD dash cam with built-in 64GB eMMC storage capacity – available on Amazon UK now for £149.99.
With True 4K Sony IMX 415 sensor, 2.2 inch IPS Display, Stop & Go Artificial Intelligence and built-in GPS, G-Sensor
Equipped with a Sony IMX 415 sensor that captures footage at a 4K Ultra-High-Definition resolution (4K 3840 x 2160P@30fps), the MIOFIVE dash cam can capture four times more details than traditional driving recorders, coming as close as it gets to a “human eyes” experience. Boasting seven sets of high-transmittance lenses and F1.8 aperture, the drive recordings are captured in superb high definition. The large filming angle of FOV 140° also allows drivers to capture as many details as possible.
The 2.2-inch display in IPS technology allows for larger viewing angles, sharper color reproduction, and better contrast values. It can deliver ultra-wide 160-degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles and present a larger color gamut for a super-clear display in rich colors from large angles without disturbing blurs. The Sony Starvis Night Vision technology enables the MIOFIVE to capture footage in high resolution with or without daylight, taking clear and bright color photos and videos in low light conditions, even at long distances or on rainy days. This technology allows users to even use the MIOFIVE, once hard wired, as surveillance camera system for when any bumps or physical movements are detected in a low-light environment on the Time Lapse and G-sensor.
The built-in GPS technology within the MIOFIVE examines the driving environment through its DSP (Digital Signal Process) analyzing function. It monitors and displays real-time trip data including time, speed (km/h, mph), position coordinates. It also can track the exact location of an accident if one should occur, which is crucial for roadside assistance and insurance claims. The AI Algorithm featured in the MIOFIVE includes a “Stop and Go” function, which automatically activates when the car is stopping still after another vehicle in front of a red traffic light over 5 seconds. Once the front car moves away at the green light, a warning will be issued for the driver to go.
Thanks to the included 64GB eMMC storage, all drive recording are kept in a truly reliable way. The storage has a 10 time longer lifespan than the general external memory cards with faster reading and writing speed at 50MB/s. Every detail of each journey is recorded on the intelligent and convenient “MIOFIVE” APP which allows users to view or download recorded videos directly on iOS and Android devices and even save them on their phone. The GPS technology makes it incredibly easy for users to retrieve driving routes, speed, and reports during every journey on the App. The information can be accessed at the ultimate speed of 5GHz Wi-Fi to seamlessly live-view and download what the dash cam has captured, allowing users to review, browse, and playback the 4K videos from the dash cam’s eMMC storage. It also allows videos to be downloaded to a local album for further usage.
FOR THE GAMER
Vertagear 800 series gaming chairs with revolutionary ContourMax™ lumbar support and VertaAir™ Seat – Available from vertagear.com and Amazon.com starting at €379.90/$379.99/£329.99. Expected to be on Amazon UK.
Boasting mutliple colour and size options, the 800 range includes the SL3800 and SL5800 chairs to cater for users up to 6ft in height and a weight of 250 lbs, whilst the PL4800 and PL6800 can carer for people of up to 6ft 8 and 400lbs. Additionally, the SL5800 and PL4800 (the two chairs central in the image above), also include Vertagear’s patented RGB LED Kits to to elevate the gaming and streaming experience.
The ContourMax™ Lumbar is Vertagear’s groundbreaking new lumbar support that alleviates tension throughout the body by dynamically contouring itself to the back’s shape and movement, keeping users in a healthy posture no matter how long they sit. The four TPE modules of the ContourMax™ Lumbar and their 64 responsive branches help to relax muscles. The Lumbar is also instinctively flexible, cuing the body to shift to different positions to retain ergonomic comfort when sitting for prolonged hours. With the ContourMax™, Vertagear looks to prevent pain and health concerns before they become an issue.
Colour options: Carbon Black, Black & White, Midnight Blue, Midnight Green, Midnight Purple and Burgandy Red.
GameSir G7 Wired Controller Designed for Xbox – £49.99 with 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for new members from Amazon
The G7 controller provides high speed and ultra-low input latency for an effortless gaming experience. With a polling rate at 265Hz, it is an low input latency below 0.004s that enables every move to be more seamless and users to dominate the battlefield. Using the fully customizable GameSir Nexus software allows controller profiles to be created by mapping buttons, tweaking D-pad diagonal, adjusting stick and trigger zones, configuring the vibration level and more.
Both hyper-realistic and hyper-responsive, the G7 is packed full of impressive features. With GameSir precision-tuned Hall Effect analog triggers, the G7 delivers best-in-class consistent smoothness and precision, reacting to even the slightest adjustment of your fingertips thanks to the pioneer Hall Effect technology, whether you need precise linear control or ultimate responsiveness.
Four rumble motors also create an immersive feeling when playing as 2 motors in the grips provide a strong and subtle vibration whereas the 2 motors behind the triggers provide vibration feedback to the fingertips to reflect every element of gameplay from impacts, engine roars or driving over surfaces.
Designed for pro-level gaming, the G7 comes with two additional back buttons that allow on-the-fly mapping of in-game valuable actions even if in the middle of a game.
GameSir X3 Type-C Peltier-Cooled Ergonomic Mobile Gaming Controller – £99.99 from Amazon
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GameSir’s X3 Type-C peltier-cooled mobile gaming controller is designed specifically for mobile gaming, aiming to ensure that gamers no longer need to make the decision between a mobile controller or a phone cooler – combining both into one device for a superior performance.
Allowing users to have the best of both worlds, the X3 Type-C is a wired controller integrated with an ergonomic phone cooler. This ensures that it delivers a console-like experience whilst ensuring that any overheating issues with phones are solved easily. With a combination of 4000 mm² cooling area, 128 heat transfer columns and 7500RPM 7-blade fan for increased airflow, it can efficiently cool down a phone once the power is connected so that gaming can continue without any delays or problems.
Designed for pro-level gaming, the device features bumpers, triggers, face buttons and a D-pad that all come with Kailh switches that are resistant to up to 3 million clicks to ensure that there is crisp tactile feedback that feels more advanced than previous mobile gaming device.
The X3 Type-C supports nearly all controller-supported Android games as well as multiple popular cloud gaming platforms such as Microsoft’s xCloud, Google Stadia, Vortex, Amazon Luna, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Steam Link, and more, allowing it to be compatible with most cloud games and bringing an outstanding experience.
GameSir X2 Pro Mobile Gaming Controller for Android Type-C – £79.99 from Amazon
Specially designed for Xbox cloud gaming on Android smartphones, the GameSir X2 Pro is an Xbox-quality mobile gaming controller. The X2 Pro perfects your mobile gaming experience beyond a console by making it happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone. Providing unlimited customisation, the X2 Pro has 2 sets of thumbsticks, thumbsticks cap and ABXY Buttons. Set the layout and buttons however you like so it is tailored to your play style in different games.
The mobile gaming controller supports nearly all popular cloud gaming services including Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Stadia, NVIDIA GeForce Now and Amazon Luna for access to hundreds of popular mobile games including Fortnite, Minecraft and Diablo Immortal.
Designed for pro-level mobile gaming, the X2 Pro comes with 2 additional back buttons so you can map your in-game actions on the fly. Program and use instantly, no need for software. Supports nearly all remote streaming such as Xbox Remote Play, Steam Link, Rainway and Moonlight.
Experience the smooth, perfect control of acceleration and brake in Forza Horizon 5 with the Hall Effect analog triggers, accurate to 0.1mm. Designed with Kailh Microswitch bumpers, X2 Pro provides responsive and tactile feedback with a reduced actuation distance of 0.6 mm only, around 40% less than the normal membrane controller. Equipped with Alps 3D joysticks, X2 Pro gives you smooth, precise 360°control. Besides, clickable L3/R3 buttons give additional input options for play, so you can enjoy an enhanced gaming experience.
PORTABLE: Come with the classic X2 series carry case so that you can pack X2 Pro with your essential gaming accessories into one case, be they wireless earbuds or power bank, and no matter as a home decoration while home gaming or a protective storage case while on-the-go gaming.
Trust GXT 834 Callaz TKL Mechnical Keyboard – £44.99 from Amazon and in store at GAME
According to GfK market research, 20% of PC gamers prefer a compact gaming keyboard. To address these gamers, Trust is adding new TKL (tenkeyless) keyboards to its assortment. TKL keyboards take less space on the desk, which give more space for mouse movements. GfK research shows that TKL and mechanical switches are the two major trends within gaming. After the GXT 833 Thado TKL Keyboard, Trust has launched its second compact keyboard – one that is mechanical to tap into the second-largest trend in the market. This model strengthens Trust’s assortment and is expected to grow its market share.
The GXT 834 Callaz TKL Mechanical Keyboard’s responsive mechanical Outemu switches last up to 50 million key presses, making it ideal for intensive and long gaming sessions again and again. The tenkeyless sturdy design ensures the keyboard doesn’t take up too much space, allowing for other peripherals (and, of course, snacks), while a metal top plate further enhances the durability of the keyboard.
For an impressive look, the Callaz includes rainbow-wave lighting featuring 6 colours with 20 modes – and adjustable brightness and speed for an extra dash (or 10) of flavour to any gaming setup.
Key features of the Callaz keyboard:
• Compact, space-saving ‘TKL’ layout
• Red Outemu linear mechanical switches that last up to 50 million keystrokes
• Durable metal top plate for a solid feel
• Multicolour backlighting in 6 fixed colours with 20 modes in adjustable brightness and speed
• 11 direct access Fn media keys
Trust GXT 391 Thian wireless gaming headset – £59.99 from Amazon and in store at GAME
The Trust GXT 391 Thian wireless headset is built with the environment – and comfort – in mind, with a lightweight, eco-friendly design made partially from recycled materials, and durable leatherette ear pads with a mesh top layer for breathability. The lightweight (197g) design includes an integrated rechargeable battery offering 13 hours of playtime, while the included 5.8Ghz USB dongle delivers a blazing-fast connection, for no delay whilst gaming.
For easy and convenient control, the Thian’s earcups include controls to adjust volume and the mute status on the included foldaway microphone which is flexible, rotatable, and includes a pop filter.
• Suitable for Gaming, Home, Daily use
• Rich sound through the 40mm drivers
• Eco-friendly design; made from recycled materials
• Lightweight for hours of comfortable gaming and mesh/leatherette earpads – the best of both worlds
• 13 hours of continuous playtime with the integrated rechargeable battery
• Suitable for PC/laptop, PS4 Original, PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, PS5, PS5 Digital
• Foldaway microphone and on-ear volume control with microphone mute button
• Wireless with a fast 5.8 GHz connection; USB dongle included. Can also be used wired with the included 1.2m audio cable
Boulies Master Series gaming and office chairs in Ultraflex Polyurethane and water repellent fabric options – Available in Ultraflex Polyurethane in Black, Brown, Blue and Red and stylish water repellent fabric in Charcoal, Carolina Blue and Ash Grey for £289.99 (with £30 discount currently live) from the Boulies UK website and from $359.99 (with $30 discount currently live) on the U.S. Boulies website.
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The new Master Series are perfect for home office or/and entertainment, combining multiple adjustable features, upgraded luxurious materials and an aesthetic design for a new level of comfort whilst working, studying and gaming.
Featuring minimalist colours and luxurious upholstery, the Master Series can fit into the aesthetic at home in an office or in a gaming room. Manufactured with high-quality and high-grade materials, the chairs are both exquisite and extravagant but in an understated low profile.
The chairs, featuring 8-way adjustable aluminium constructed armrests and new redesigned arm pads ensure that elbows are held comfortably in whatever position is desired. They also include a stepless backrest reclining control and multi tilt mechanism with height adjustment, rocking tilt switch (with lock function) and tilt tension adjustment, making the chairs ideal for all activities or even for relaxing or sleeping!
FOR THE ALWAYS ON THE GO
EXCITRUS super-fast charging 100W 20800mAh Power bank with magnetic wireless charging function for MagSafe – £84 on The EXCITRUS website
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With a stylish fabric finish, the latest EXCITRUS power bank is the only 100W Power bank in the market with a magnetic wireless charging function for MagSafe and boasts a large 20800mAh heavy duty Li-ion battery which delivers super-fast 100W Power Delivery (PD) via the two USB-C ports to charge MacBooks, laptops and Samsung phones in the shortest time possible (Laptop 60% charge in 1hr, Smartphone 85% charge in 1hr).
Additionally, the 100W power bank also features a 10W MagSafe compatible wireless charging option for Smartphones, iPods and other wireless devices – something not found on other power banks with this power delivery range.
For those who wish to charge their apple watch or earbuds, the 100w power bank also features a special low power device charging mode and features eight levels of safety protection to ensure all devices will not overheat or overcharge.
The digital display on the power bank shows the power remaining in the and also the charging mode status information by indicating fast charging mode (over 18W), low-power Bluetooth device charging mode and wireless charging mode activation with a set of icons. Thanks to its 65W PD fast charging USB-C input, the power bank can be recharged 0%-70% in just 60 minutes, making it ideal for those on the go to ensure they are never without charge on all of their electronic devices.
EXCITRUS NitroCharge 30 Pro 30W magnetic wireless portable charger with 10,000mAh Li-Polymer battery to charge 3 devices simultaneously for ultimate convenience – Now $69.99 on Amazon
The NitroCharge 30 Pro is a powerful charger that is capable of charging 3 devices simultaneously. Compatible with USB-C laptops, phones, earbuds and other wireless devices, it is ideal for those travelling or commuting as it can keep all devices powered up. Using the super-fast charging, it can charge up to 30W and means that a smartphone can be charged up to 80% in just one hour or a USB-C laptop or MacBook up to 50% in the same timeframe.
Portable and convenient, the NitroCharge 30 Pro is slim but still holds a lot of power. Smaller than a typical mobile phone, it is extremely easy and comfortable to travel with whilst still being able to hold a lot of charge. The premium fabric doesn’t only look good and provide both style and comfort but it also is water repellent and soil resistant so it remains clean, safe and comfortable to use. Featuring an elegant brightening and LED display screen, it is user-friendly and also simple to see how much charge is left on the device.
With a premium 10,000mAh Li-Polymer battery, the wireless charger has been built with 8 Level Safety Protection and will maintain capacity and output levels for years whilst remaining safe to use. With its 30W USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 input, users are able to recharge the power bank to 70% in just 1 hour meaning that they never need to be out of charge for long.
EXCITRUS 105W Power Bank Ultimate – RRP $89.99/£77.98 – PRIME DEAL 22 PERCENT DISCOUNT – $69.99/£60.65 on the EXCITRUS website
The 105W Power Bank Ultimate is specially designed for laptop users. The Power Delivery USB-C output delivers the fastest charging to MacBooks and laptops. It can charge your MacBook Pro 15” up to 39% in 30 minutes.
It also can quick-charge your iPad, iPhone, Nintendo Switch and every device which can support PD protocol with full speed. USB-C and USB-A ports can charge 2 devices simultaneously. 18,000mAh high-quality Li-ion battery delivers an additional 64 hours for your iPhone XR to do more.
Key Features Include:
Fast Charging For MacBook, Laptops, Surface, Phones
Portable & Lightest 105W Power Bank
Extends Working Time 7.5-11.5 Hours On MacBook
Fast Charge 2 Devices Simultaneously
8 Level Safety Protection & Support For Apple Watch
HaloLock™ 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with CryoBoost™: The fastest MagSafe charging while watching videos with MagSafe charging for AirPod. £70.99 Amazon.
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The 3-in-1 wireless charge features CryoBoost fast charging that is a combination of a phone-cooling fan and heat-dissipating tech combine to keep your phone cool and charging speeds at their maximum. It provides the fastest magnetic charging and charges a phone faster whilst watching videos than any other MagSafe charger.
Using 3-in-1 MagSafe compatible charging, it charges an iPhone 14/13/12 series phone and AirPods 3/Pro/2 simultaneously for a more convenient, space-saving charging experience; only compatible with iPhone 14/13/12 series.
Secure Adjustable View: powerful magnets provide 1,000 g holding force for your phone, while the 360° magnetic ring lets you easily switch between portrait and landscape modes and the adjustable ball joint ensures the perfect viewing angle; combine with a HaloLock case for an even stronger magnetic hold
Sleep-Friendly: enable dark charging mode with the press of a button to turn off the status light for uninterrupted sleep while you charge; CryoBoost fast charging not supported in dark charging mode
ESR HaloLock Mini–Kickstand Wireless Power Bank.
5,000mAh – £42.99 from Amazon in Black and White.
10,000mAh – £47.59 from Amazon in Black and White.
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ESR’s HaloLock Kickstand Wireless Power Bank allows users to charge their phones whilst using the stand feature to prop them up. The stand can be used to hold phones in either landscape or portrait which makes it ideal for use for calling friends or watching videos whilst simultaneously charging the device. Magnets with 1000g of holding force align phones with the charger to ensure that MagSafe-style wireless charging automatically begins as soon the power bank is attached, meaning reliable charging is maintained throughout use.
The Kickstand is also designed to be portable, so users can charge their phones through the stand on the go! In addition to this, it is possible to choose to turn off the charging feature of the stand to save the power of the portable charger and use solely as a stand if power isn’t required.
The conveniently located USB-C port and pass-through charging let users simultaneously charge their phones and the power bank at the same time, allowing for the bank to remain charged up for future use. Offering two ways of charging: wired (12W) and wireless (7.5W), the kickstand caters to users charging preferences.
ESR HaloLock MagSafe Battery Pack with USB-C Cable.
5,000mAh – £31.99 from Amazon in Black and White.
10,000mAh – £39.49 –from Amazon in Black and White.
ESR’s HaloLock MagSafe Battery Pack is an ideal gadget for iPhone users and is compatible with iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max and the iPhone 13/12 series. Coming with a USB-C cable and available in both 5,000mAh and 10,000mAh, the built-in magnets align the phone to the power bank and automatically enables MagSafe-style charging as soon as the power bank is attached. Super convenient and fast, users can choose from 7.5W or 20W wired charging and the powerful magnets have 1000g of holding force keeping the phone securely locked to the power bank and safe.
The battery pack charges two phones at the same time via 5W MagSafe-style wireless charging and the 10W USB-C wired charging. This combined with the pass-through charging makes it ideal for those on the go.
ESR HaloLock mini Wireless Charger, MagSafe-Compatible Charger for iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max/13/12 Series, Strong Magnetic Lock, Reinforced Braided Nylon Cable, Black. Available from Amazon for £19.99.
Power in a Snap: fast and easy tap-and-go MagSafe-compatible wireless charging compatible with iPhone 14/13/12 series phones.
Strong Magnetic Lock: powerful magnets with a holding strength of 1,200g keep the charger securely attached to your phone.
Built to Last: Ultra-durable cable with reinforced base and braided nylon outer casing is tested to stay looking and working like new after more than 6,000 bends
Extra-Long Cable: stay comfortable while you charge with 5-ft cable that gives you the freedom to move.
Faster Charging: fully charge your phone 30 minutes faster than other MagSafe chargers with advanced heat-dissipating design that ensures charging speeds stay at their highest.
FOR THE STUDIOUS
ONYX BOOX Note Air2 Series New Note Air2 Plus ePaper and New Note Air2 Plus ePaper tablets – The Note Air2 is available on Amazon UK for £449.99 whilst the Note Air2 Plus is available on Amazon UK for £469.99.
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ONYX’s BOOX Note Air2 Series and New Note Air2 Plus ePaper tablets allow users to write and draw more flexibly, enjoy a custom reading experience and open two apps, side by side with the flexible split screen. To create a strong Note Air2 Plus and Note Air2, several layers and screens are pressed vertically into an Aluminium case. Even with an asymmetric design, the force is evenly distributed among the parts because the body is structured as a whole. As a result, when both devices are held, it is easy to notice the smooth Aluminium finish as well as the solid quality provided by the material and structure.
One of the largest enhancements to the Note Air2 Plus is the support for a magnetic protective case. To emphasize the Note Air2 Plus’s modern style, the case is made of two parts: fine PU leather in vibrant orange and a fabric spine in Denim blue. The Note Air2 Plus is still 5.8mm thick. But it has a larger battery than other thin ePaper tablets, thanks to a premium construction technique and all-new compatibility. In standby mode, the 3700mAh battery can last for weeks.
The Note Air2 Plus and Note Air2 are the most advanced products in the BOOX 10.3-inch Note Air tablet line, with Android 11 and the most recent Boox firmware. Compatible with 17 digital file formats, the Note Air2 series tablets can display work and study files in any form. Whether users need to read PDF, MOBI, EPUB, FB2, or other digital documents, they can open them instantly without any conversion hassle.
XENCELABS DRAWING TABLETS
The Xencelabs Pen Tablet Medium Bundle (Black) and Xencelabs Pen Tablet Medium Bundle SE (Nebula White) – available on Amazon and Amazon UK for $359.99/£329.99
The Pen Tablet Medium Bundle SE in Nebula white available on Amazon and Amazon UK for $379.99/£339.99.
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The Xencelabs Pen Tablet Medium’s active area has an ultra-fine matte-texture surface which is non-slip. This texture gives the included pens a surface that recreates the feel of pen on paper.
The tablet’s front edge is narrowed to only 5mm thin and features a 6.5-degree curved slope to form a seamless palm rest and create a comfortable, natural drawing experience. The Xencelabs Pen Tablets have natural grooves on both sides of their aluminum alloy back to increase portability and hand-held comfort.
The Quick Keys accessory is a programmable shortcut remote featuring an OLED display designed to increase user productivity. The Xencelabs Quick Keys can be used with or without the Xencelabs Pen Tablet to increase production within your applications.
With the OLED display, functions are clearly visible at a glance, and the downloadable driver allows users to customize 40 shortcut keys per application and four dial options, giving a total of 44 programmable Quick Keys per application.
Additional Quick Keys features include:
• Physical dial with color LED ring
• Wireless mode
• Up to 50 hours of continuous use when fully charged (This can be extended in the driver panel)
• Use as a standalone keypad
Two Pens for More Choice
To provide alternatives for artists, Xencelabs offers two different pen options. The 3-Button pen with Eraser has an improved button layout that helps artists easily identify which button will be activated. All the buttons, including the eraser, are programmable to the user’s preferences.
The company’s Thin Pen was developed especially for creatives who prefer the natural feel of traditional drawing tools. This pen has a smaller profile barrel than the 3-Button Pen and features two well-positioned buttons and an eraser that are programmable, with soft-touch rubber providing a more comfortable drawing experience.
• When fully charged, the tablet can last for up to 16 hours of wireless use. (This can be extended in the Driver panel)
The Pen Tablet Medium Bundle including the Quick Keys and pen accessories is
Pen Tablet Medium Bundle $287.99/£249.99
Pen Tablet Medium Bundle SE £271.92
Pen Tablet Small – available from Amazon and Amazon UK for $199.99/£179.99
The Pen Tablet Small is nearly 2/3 the size of the Medium, with the entire device almost fitting entirely within the Medium’s drawing surface. Like its predecessor, the new product was developed through close collaboration with creative professionals – photographers, illustrators, designers and VFX production artists – all contributing to making a digital tablet closely matching the traditional hand-drawing experience. The result is a professional design alternative ensuring the optimal mix of comfort, customization, ergonomics, intuitive use and compatibility Apple Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems.
The new Pen Tablet Small is ideal for use in the same applications and markets as the Pen Tablet Medium – photography, education, visual effects, gaming, broadcast and industrial uses.
Certain customer types may find the compact device appealing due to its smaller size and increased portability. This tablet is optimal for creating graphics layouts or when graphics editing involves control points, transformation handles or filters. The tablet is also useful in a photographic editing workflow. People who have a smaller drawing stroke (from the wrist with less arm movement) may also prefer a smaller tablet.
Other uses for this type of tablet include non-traditional applications like writing and mathematics in educational settings, especially helpful for distance learning where topics are demonstrated over a webcam.
Pen Tablet Small users may also include those with a high need for mobility, limited desk space or a computer screen size smaller than 20 inches (the tablet’s mapping ratio is sufficient for precision and provides a good screen-to-tablet ratio for drawing strokes).
A small tablet is also suitable for working with desktop apps as a navigation tool since artists also need to do emails, word processing and other common work functions. The smaller tablet can complement the Pen Tablet Medium as a secondary device and may also appeal to price-sensitive users such as students or entry-level professionals.
FOR THE COMMUTERS
Trust Eco Friendly Bologna Laptop Bag 16” – Made from up to 11 recycled PET bottles – currently on offer on Amazon for just £18.99
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN – Bologna laptop bag is made from 11 recycled PET bottles and certified according to the Global Recycled Standard– meaning no emotional baggage!
SPACIOUS –With a padded, top-loading laptop sleeve suited for 16″ laptops and a zippered front pocket for extra storage
SECURE – Padded compartments and metal zippers of this briefcase keep your belongings and accessories safe and secure
TRAVEL BUDDY – A trolley strap and accessories pouch let you carry your gear comfortably, safely, and in style
ADJUSTABLE – A removable and adjustable shoulder strap ensures better comfort, while a handle allows you to carry the bag in one hand
FOR THE HOUSE PROUD
Vactidy Nimble T6 Robot Vacuum Cleaner, 2000Pa Strong Suction, Automatic Self-Charging Robotic Vacuums – Available for £169.99/$149.99 from Amazon UK and Amazon US. A further £30 discount is available on Amazon UK using the code, “NimbleT6”.
Powerful Suction with Ease – With up to 2000Pa strong suction in max mode, Vactidy T6 robot vacuum can pick up dust, debris and pet hairs from hard floor and low-piled carpet with ease, bringing you a high-efficiency clean. 3 levels of suction power adaptable for all cleaning demands.
Slim Body & Quiet Clean – Nimble T6 robot vacuum has a compact design with a height of only 2.89″, plus 360 degree universal wheel, making it possible to effectively clean those hard-to-reach corners, like under the bed, sofa and cabinet. 60dB low noise in quiet mode will not disturb you or others.
3-Point Thoroughly Cleaning – The robot vacuum has 2 spinning auto side sweeper brushes that extend the reach of the vacuum and rotate to catch dirt and debris in carpets and on hard wood floors. Compared with brushless suction port, the roller brush can deep clean fine dust in all types of floors.
Vactidy Blitz V8 cordless vacuum with motorized roller brush – Available for £169 from Amazon
With its motorized roller brush and powerful suction, the Blitz V8 delivers a great cleaning performance on most floor, carpets, furniture, curtains and upholsteries. The roller brush disturbs any dirt and debris that is present whilst the high-spinning V8 motor generates a strong suction to remove them effectively.
For quick cleans to spruce up the house or for any spills and droppages, the cordless ability of the Blitz V8 is extremely convenient. For longer cleans, the impressive single battery runs for 30-35 minutes in low power mode and 20-25 minutes in the high-power mode.
The 180° swivel steering allows users to comfortably clean those hard-to-reach places from any angle, even under the bed and low furniture. The LED lights on the vacuum head illuminate every nook and cranny, giving no place for dust to hide.
Vortex Air Fan
Bladeless fan – Hot and Cool functionality. Available in 10 different colours to suit any interior.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day With The Whole Family Thanks To Kids Stuff Crazy
Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show the whole family some love, including the little ones!
Kids Stuff Crazy has a range of bubble baths and foaming soaps that will bring fun to date night (perhaps something more exciting and wallet-friendly than a fancy candlelit dinner?) or will help you get through the evening routine smoothly before babysitter arrives.
Magical Sparkling Bubble Bath (£2.50, Superdrug)
A bubble bath that will turn your bath into a glittering whirlpool! The shimmering lets you build magical bubble castles and twinkly snowstorms, while leaving the children’s skin feeling clean and fresh with its gentle formulation.
Colour Changing Bubble Bath (£2.50, Superdrug)
Sit back, relax and watch the mild and gentle bubbles change from red to blue in front of your eyes.
Foaming Soap (£1.99, Superdrug)
Available in a range of different colours, including blue, pink, purple and white, the foaming soaps make bath time and hand washing a lot more fun.
Let me know if you’d be interested to feature Kids Stuff Crazy, I can share some more info, high-res images and send you samples.
Celibacy is Trending in the UK: Relationship Expert Weighs In
Feeling dating app fatigue and thinking about taking a break from all the hookups? You’re not alone. New Google data reveals that celibacy, which means voluntarily not having sex, is a growing trend, and some studies found younger people are having sex less often. So, before you start swiping again, keep reading to find out why celibacy is trending, whether it’s right for you, and how it could actually improve your dating game.
Google Trends data shows a 90% increase in searches for the term celibacy in the UK over the last month, indicating a growing trend in interest, and is currently at an all-time high in the UK. But why is this happening?
Relationship expert Valon Asani from dating app Dua.com weighs in on this new trend and shares what this means for our love lives.
Celibacy can trend in the UK for various reasons, influenced by multiple personal, social, cultural, and religious factors.
Some people may practise celibacy as part of a religious or spiritual belief, which can be a major influence, particularly in religious cultures or cultures that disapprove of sex before marriage.
People may choose celibacy to improve their mental health. Fewer or no sexual partners means lower chances of developing sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies, and emotional stress. Some may be recovering from past traumas. Others may be avoiding the emotional complications of relationships.
Celibacy may allow some people to focus on personal growth or other aspects of their lives, such as their careers.
Dating culture has changed. Online dating is mainstream, making it easier for people to get stuck in an endless loop of swiping and having casual sex while always looking for something better rather than finding meaningful connections. For some, these experiences may lead to unhappiness. Celibacy may become an alternative to traditional dating and casual sex or to find more meaningful and fulfilling relationships.
So what if you’re curious about celibacy? Valon shares his expert advice, depending on your situation:
People thinking of practising celibacy:
If you are considering celibacy, it’s vital to take the time to reflect on your reasons for doing so. Are you motivated by spiritual or religious beliefs or a desire to focus on other aspects of your life? Are you seeking to avoid past traumas or emotional complications?
It’s important to ensure that celibacy is the right decision for you and that you understand the potential emotional and physical challenges that may come with it.
Singles unfulfilled by casual sex or online dating:
Suppose you feel unfulfilled by casual sex and online dating experiences. In that case, it may be worth considering taking a break from these activities and exploring what you truly want from relationships and sex. It may be helpful to take a moment to reflect on your values, needs, and boundaries and seek counselling or therapy to work through any underlying emotional issues affecting your relationships.
Before making a decision to abstain from sex, taking a breather to explore why you are unhappy in dating can help to identify what you want from a partner and what has been missing previously. Knowing yourself and communicating this to a date will project confidence and help to filter the right people into your life, with a better chance at developing a meaningful connection. Dating apps such as dua.com provide a matchmaking solution for meaningful connections and relationships with depth based on your values.
Couples experiencing difficulties with their sexual relationship:
If a couple is experiencing problems with their sexual relationship, they need to address the issue as soon as possible. While celibacy may be an option for some couples, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution and should not be a decision made lightly. Instead, try the following:
Communicate openly and honestly: A couple must communicate their feelings and concerns about their sexual relationship. Communication can help them understand each other’s perspectives and identify potential issues.
Seek professional help: If you’re struggling to resolve issues on your own, it may be helpful to seek the help of a therapist or counsellor specialising in sexual health and relationships. A therapist can help to explore the underlying issues and develop strategies to improve your sexual relationship.
Take a break: Sometimes, taking a break from sex can benefit a couple, as it allows them to focus on other aspects of their relationship and build intimacy in different ways. During this time, it may be useful for the couple to engage in activities such as talking, cuddling, and spending time together without the pressure of sex.
It’s important to note that celibacy is a personal choice, and you should do what is best for yourself and be mindful of your own needs and well-being. It’s also worth seeking professional help if you are struggling with your decision or need more guidance.
Before considering celibacy, pause to reflect on your wants and needs in a relationship. Understanding your motivations, values, and needs can help you know yourself better and prepare you for the next time you’re ready to date.
Being in tune with yourself can help you to focus on creating a meaningful connection rather than just sex because if you understand yourself, you can communicate more honestly with others. Open and honest communication with a potential date or partner indicates that you know what you want, which can help attract the right people into your life and break the dating cycle for good.
Valon Asani is a relationship expert from dating app Dua.com.
SWAROVSKI OPTIK, the world’s leading manufacturer of high precision long‐range optics, is helping discerning gift-givers ‘sparkle’ this Valentine’s Day with two luxury products designed to provide a lifetime of memories.
Whether using while walking, hiking, or wildlife watching, binoculars are the perfect companion to enhance any outdoor activity and SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s premium-class binoculars open up a new world for nature and wildlife lovers. Two of SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s latest editions, the CL Curio and NL Pure 32, both come with ground-breaking optical performance and design prowess, making them the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for outdoor enthusiasts with exquisite taste.
SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Curio 7×21 Binoculars from £630
Designed by world-renowned designer Mark Newson, the CL Curio 7×21 features a beautifully compact body and a strikingly design-forward look and feel. The binoculars combine a ground-breaking exterior design with advanced technical specifications for an effortless, portable, and intuitive experience that marks them as the lightest and most compact binoculars in their category. Priced from £630 and available in two colours – solid black and burnt orange with a silver bridge – the CL Curio 7×21 is a striking Valentine’s Day gift for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers. Further details available at www.swarovskioptik.com/gb/en/outdoor/products/binoculars/cl/cl-curio.
SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s NL Pure 32 Binoculars from £2,070
With its innovative optical performance and revolutionary ergonomic shape, SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s NL Pure is the ideal gift for expert wildlife enthusiasts looking to enjoy a comfortable viewing experience even for long periods. The NL Pure 32 comes with two magnification options, 8x and 10x, and when combined with the impressive field of view, compact design and lightweight, offers a remarkably, versatile binocular. The NL Pure also comes with a variety of optional accessories including the VPA variable phone adapter, allowing users to connect their binoculars to a smartphone and capture those unique moments. Further details available at https://www.swarovskioptik.com/gb/en/outdoor/products/binoculars/nl-pure
The world belongs to those who can see beauty.
Experience the moment!
SEE THE UNSEEN.
Notes to Editors:
• The CL Curio 7×21 is priced from £630 and available in two sleek colourways – Solid Black and Burnt Orange with a silver bridge
• The NL Pure 32 is priced from £2070 and comes in two magnification options – 8x and 10x
• SWAROVSKI OPTIK’S NL Pure 32 is available in Traditional Green and Burnt Orange