18 Jun 2014

Nokia Lumia 630

Nokia has launched a direct competitor to Motorola Moto E. Like the Moto E, the Lumia 630 has only has one 5 MP camera at the back. So is not a phone for people who love to take selfies.

However, the similarities end there. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon SoC with 512 MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The Lumia runs on Windows Phone 8.1. The display is slightly bigger than the Motorola at 4.5-inch as compared to the Moto G's 4.3" display.

According to the Nokia site, the Lumia 630 has a maximum talk time of 16.4 h (2G) and 13.1 h (3G).

One of the features which might appeal to the younger generation are the colourful changeable shells.

And yes, it has Instagram.

The Lumia 630 is priced quite competitively - though slightly higher than the Moto E. The SIM free (unlocked version) of the Lumia 630 is available on the Microsoft store for £129.00 incl. VAT while it is available from just £107.53 on Amazon UK.

15 Jun 2014

Nomad ChargeKey & ChargeCard review

I am sure that almost everyone has the experience of their mobile phone running out of juice and you do have a charging USB cable around. The problem is that it is simply not practical to carry a cable around with you all the time. Well, Nomad has come up with a solution to this problem with the ChargeKey & ChargeCard. They are the World's smallest, most portable USB charging cables.

I was recently sent review units of the Nomad ChargeKey and ChargeCard and think that they are a really innovative idea. They have models for both the iPhone 5 and Micro USB. Mine were the Micro USB ones as I do not have an iPhone.

They work perfectly with my laptop and should work with my PC in the office.

They are now available on Amazon UK. The ChargeCard cable for the iPhone 5/5s/5c costs £20 and is £18.99 for the CHARGECARD for Micro USB/Android .

The ChargeKeys for both the iPhone 5/5s/5c and Micro USB/ Android cost £20.

I have them with me all the time, the ChargeKey in my keychain and the ChargeCard (which is slightly smaller than a credit card) in my wallet, so that I can recharge my phone where ever there is a USB connector.