May 17th, 2013
The HTC One is in my opinion one of the nicest looking phones of 2013 (so far). I also think that a good phone case is essential when owning a phone that is worth more than some people spend on rent. So if you’re like me and have these two thoughts you will want a case that either doesn’t ruin the look of the HTC One or one that will keep it so well protected that it stops you ruining it. Well at Gearzap I think we have a range of cases that will help you do just that.
Firstly let’s look at what HTC themselves think you should put on your phone. The Genuine HTC One Double Dip Flip Case might be a bit of a tongue twister but it is a really nice looking case, it is very slim so adds very little extra bulk, it is designed in such a way that you can use it as a stand for a more comfortable view position and it is a genuine HTC product so you can be guaranteed of high quality and the perfect fit.
Now for something with a little extra bulk but extra protection it’s called the Otterbox Defender Series (it even sounds tough). This case utilizes 3 layers of protection. The first layer is a Polycarbonate shell, the second layer is a silicone skin and third layer is thermal-formed sheet. All this gives you 360⁰ protection, full access to all ports and features, and you peace of mind.
The third case I liked was the FlexiSheild Wave, this is a case that adds no extra bulk and is slightly transparent so it allows you to see the shape and design of the HTC One while offering a good level of protection. The case is made from a special tough gel that makes it flexible like silicone but tougher than a crystal case, offering you the best of both worlds.
So I think that covers a wide range of needs, personally I have gone with the Otterbox as I drop my phone so many times I really don’t know why it’s still working but there are always more HTC One cases on Gearzap.com if you’re looking for something a little different.
April 9th, 2013
The Acer Iconia B1A71 to use its full name is a new 7” tablet. It will run Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and will be extremely wallet friendly with reports saying it will be priced lower than the Nexus 7. The full specification of the tablet includes:
- 7″ 1024×600 display
- 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek MTK 8317T processor
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB built-in storage with microSD card slot
- VGA front-facing camera
If you are planning on buying this new Acer tablet you need to make sure you keep it well protected. Here at GearZap we are well prepared. The SD TabletWear Acer Iconia B1A71 case is a stylish leather effect case that will keep your Acer Iconia protected from scratches, bumps and drops. The case has precision cut-outs meaning you have full access to all buttons and ports.
This case has great stand feature. If you are watching a video you can use the case to stand your Acer upright. If you’re typing you can use the case to raise your tablet slightly making it much more comfortable. This Acer Iconia B1 case also includes the new sleep function, meaning it uses magnets to wake the device when you lift the case front and put the device to sleep when you close it; all this makes using your Acer easier and saves battery life.
April 5th, 2013
With every Samsung release comes a mass of high quality official accessories, which always see incredibly high demand for them despite their relatively high price point in the market. Their quality is always extremely high and Samsung often come up with unique designs to add more protection, more features and look even more stylish.
Official Galaxy Note 8.0 Book Cover
The Official Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Book Cover isn’t too dissimilar to the book covers that we’ve seen for previous Galaxy tablets; offering good protection against scratches, scrapes and damage, as well as offering a front cover that flips backwards to give two different viewing angles. One of the angles is perfectly suited for more comfortable on-screen typing, whilst the other is great for watching videos, movies or chatting on video calls.
This Galaxy Note 8.0 case also allows you to stylise your Note 8.0 and add some personality, available in dark grey and white, as well as more vibrant colour options such as berry pink, lime green and garnet red. View now >
Official Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Pouch Stand
Again proving Samsung’s ability to innovate is the Official Galaxy Note 8.0 Pouch Stand.
Many people don’t like a case permanently attached to a device, they like to keep it protected whilst out of use and then use the device naked whenever they take it out of a pouch or sleeve. This case allows you to do that, but also adds extra functionality should you need it.
Converting into a stand, this pouch will offer two different viewing angles (similar to the Flip Cover) for typing and watching videos. View now >
Official Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Screen Protector
The Official Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Screen Protector will provide scratch resistance to the phablet‘s screen, ensuring that the most important part of the device remains looking as good as new for as long as possible.
Also designed to offer crystal clear clarity, providing 99% transparency, you will still be able to see the sharp vivid colours of the Note 8.0 screen. View now >
Official Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Vehicle Dock
This Galaxy Note 8.0 car holder is the Official Samsung Vehicle Dock. It will affix to your car dashboard or windscreen, and allow you to mount your Galaxy Note 8.0 in horizontal or vertical orientations. This can be extremely useful if you are using a SatNav, or if you have a passenger that wants to use the tablet more comfortably.
Thanks to a cleverly designed layout, you can also charge your Note 8.0 as there is easy access to the charging port at all times, and the dock has a charger included to make full use of this feature. View now >
Official Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 S-Pen
What distinguishes the Note range from the rest of the tablet and smart phone market is its exceptional stylus functionality, brought to the devices by stylus experts Wacom; who teamed up with Samsung to develop the S-Pen.
If you aren’t familiar with the S-Pen, it is like no other stylus on the market. It allows smart features such as gesture control, ‘air view’ which can bring up new options when hovering the stylus above the screen, automatically opening note taking app when the S-Pen is removed, and much more. View now >
March 15th, 2013
So most of us have been excited for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for a while, probably since the announcement of the S3. Well last night was the moment when all the leaks and rumours were confirmed or destroyed and your anticipation was settled. At 7pm (ET) yesterday Samsung took centre stage at Radio City Music hall in New York City to announce their latest flagship device the Galaxy S4.
We all saw a lot of leaked photos, specifications and rumours running up to the release, our very own MobileFun.co.uk even joined in with some interesting cases giving an idea of the size and shape of the device. After seeing some of the leaked photos and the sneak previews from Samsung, some were disappointed that it was going to look similar to the S3, but I thought let’s wait for the specification, that’s what matters these days. Will it showcase a new processor? Will 5G Wi-Fi become a reality? Will it be looking into my eyes the whole time tracking where they move? Well some of these speculations came true, the S3 and the S4 do look very similar and yes it does track your eye movement. The S4 packs a new 1.6GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, most connectivity’s known to man and sensors to track your eyes, hand gestures, movements and voice.
Two of the most talked about features are the new camera and screen. The S4 has been given a 5” Full HD Super AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 441 ppi, and you won’t want to damage that big bright screen (don’t worry we have you covered with our Samsung Galaxy S4 Screen Protectors). Both front and back facing cameras have been given an upgrade with the back now at 13MP and the front 2MP both offering HD recording. You can also use both cameras at the same time for Dual Shot, Dual Record or Dual Video Call.
So are you prepared for the S4? Here at Gearzap we certainly are. We know you will need all kinds of accessories to get the most of the S4 and keep it well protected so check out our Samsung Galaxy S4 Hard Cases and other accessories.
But what are your thoughts on the Galaxy S4?
March 14th, 2013
The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has finally made its long-awaited debut in the UK and European markets. Amazon, as seen with the original Kindle Fire, have been somewhat confusing with their strategy to release late to the market when they would have had a clear advantage over competitors by being first to release, but now the iPad mini has gained a lot of traction, and a number of 8.9″ budget tablets have also started to see success too; such as the Archos Cobalt 80.
Amazon’s strange strategic decisions aside, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is now going to be hitting our shelves with immediate effect and we are stocking a range of accessories for the device.
We’re expecting it to be popular, the cheapest option is just £229 at first launch, with price drops bound to be expected in the future. In comparison, the iPad mini of the same size (albeit without adverts, and an undoubtedly better App store) is £40 more expensive.
We’re on the hunt for the best Kindle Fire HD 8.9 cases and will have a range of products available in the very near future.
March 1st, 2013
So a new MacBook Pro has been released, called the MacBook Pro 13 with Retina. Retina being Apple’s branding for its high resolution screen technology, the new model has double the amount of pixels meaning it is much brighter and sharper. There are not many other differences between this new MacBook and its predecessor, except being slightly thinner and having flash memory. However the new MacBook Pro with Retina does come with a fairly hefty price tag of £1,249 and with that in mind you will need a good quality case to keep it protected. This is where Twelve South comes in.
Twelve South make high quality leather cases, and here at Gearzap we have just had in their new Twelve South BookBook MacBook Pro 13 with Retina Leather Case. This new case will give your MacBook great protection and you peace of mind, it will stop your device from being accidently knocked or scratched. Your MacBook sits in the case perfectly and can be unzipped and opened to use the device without removing it, making it very functional.
The case is designed to make it look like an old style book, which is a very unique design meaning your new MacBook will stand out nicely. The case is made from high quality leather so you know you have a high class product. This MacBook Pro 13 with Retina case is finished with a high quality zipper that is protected internally therefore you know it won’t scratch your device and a bonus feature of this case is you have full access to all ports when using the MacBook and you have peace of mind they are covered when not.
All in all this is a great new case from Twelve South as always, it combines great design, high quality and good functionality to offer you the best.
February 19th, 2013
We’re happy to announce that we will be stocking cases for the ready-to-be-announced flagship from HTC, the HTC One.
Long touted as the HTC M7, HTC have confused almost everyone with their newest device, releasing the HTC One after already releasing a whole series of phone going by exactly the same name. Now everyone with a HTC One X, One V, One S…the list goes on; will think they have a HTC One. Well guess what, you don’t! Unless you actually buy one, that is. Confusing we know.
Anyway, getting down to the point, we’re ready and prepared to launch up to one hundred HTC One cases over the next couple of weeks meaning that everyone will be able to get their hands on their favourite one before its release. We’re also going to be specialising in hard cases for the device, and our entire hard case range for the HTC One will be available here.
There were some leaked press shots of the device earlier, and we have to admit to having a strong fondness for the device.
Whilst it is reminiscent of a few other recently released smart phones (iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10) it is the design of the software that we’re really looking forward to. HTC have ditched their much-loved design and have started afresh; and the previews look phenomenal. It’s going to have to be good, rumour would have it that the Samsung Galaxy S IV is just around the corner.
Be sure to check back to the site if you’re interested in accessories for the device.
December 11th, 2012
We are happy to announce that we have managed to source and stock a growing range of Nexus 10 cases which are now available for purchase on our website. As with many devices, SD TabletWear have been the first to supply cases that are on our online shelves right now.
The SD Frameless case has already seen popularity, with many pre-ordering the product before it was even released. Its unique design enables it to give great protection to the Nexus 10, keeping it free from scratches and damage, all whilst keeping the screen and device completely free from coverage – allowing you to see it in its true beauty whilst using it.
Utilising the smart function, the Frameless case will automatically wake or sleep your device when you open or close it, making it easier to use and helping to boost battery too.
Featuring cut-outs for all of the ports and features, it’s practical as well as protective.
If you are after a case for the Nexus 10, head on over to the site – if you order before 6pm we will despatch your item the very same day.
December 5th, 2012
The iPad 4 snuck onto the market alongside the iPad Mini back in October, with many not even realising that an updated version of the largest iPad had been released. The iPad 4 contains an A6X processing chip which makes it the fastest iPad yet, and also has the new Apple lightning connector. This has opened up a whole new market for those looking for iPad 4 cases and we have strived to find the very best selection in the market. All of the cases below are available on our site and you can be taken to the page by clicking on any of the images or product titles.
KeyCase for iPad
The KeyCase is a two-in-one solution which combines a protective leather style case and a built-in Bluetooth keyboard, allowing you to keep your iPad in top condition and also makes using it much more efficient. It has cut-outs for all of the ports and features on your iPad – so you won’t need to remove the case for any reason (unless you just want to, that is) meaning it stays protected 24/7. The keyboard can also be detached if wanted, allowing you to get more comfortable whilst you work. Including with the case is a Micro USB charger which charges your keyboard when the battery is flat – although you’ll get up to 10 hours use from the keyboard before charging is needed.
SD TabletWear Advanced
The SD TabletWear Advanced case is one of the most popular value-for-money cases that we have to offer. Its unique multi-angle stand easily folds away and stays hidden within the case when not in use, but offers a range of comfortable viewing angles for whilst you are using your iPad. Whilst it is not genuine leather, this is perfectly suited to those that prefer animal friendly manufacturing or don’t want to a pay a premium price tag. The quality of the case is second-to-none for the price and is both practical and protective.
ColcaSac iPad Sleeve
The ColcaSac iPad Sleeve gives maximum protection to your iPad whilst it is not in use. Its thick, padded interior gives soft and gentle protection to your iPad 4 but will also withstand a bump, knock or drop should one accidentally be thrown its way. The ColcaSac is a perfect fit for your iPad, ensuring that your iPad won’t slip out at any time. As well as being incredibly stylish, complementing your Apple device, there is also a pocket on the front of the case to store any vital iPad accessories.
Cool Bananas Envelope for iPad
The Cool Bananas iPad Envelope is a more executive alternative to the ColcaSac previously listed. Whilst this doesn’t offer as much protection as the ColcaSac, its professional look and feel will look great in any environment – and it’s available in white, black and brown. Sleeves or slip pouches like this are ideal for those that don’t like a case on their device whilst in use but then like to keep it well protected and looking sleek whilst not in use.
To view our full range of iPad 4 cases, please click here.
November 22nd, 2012
Since the release of the MacBook Pro 13 with Retina display, thousands of customers have flocked to purchase both the device and also find the perfect case for it. Up until now, cases for the MacBook Pro 13 with Retina display have been scarce, but we have managed to source an exciting range of products; some of which are in stock now.
The very first MacBook Pro 13 with Retina case that we have in stock is from popular brand ColcaSac. ColcaSac have been extremely popular for Apple devices in the past, particularly with the 15-inch version of the Retina that was released earlier this year. The unique blend of natural materials and thick padding give excellent protection, particularly to MacBooks, and also look great to the eye:
Whilst you can’t use your MacBook Pro with Retina whilst it is inside the ColcaSac, it is ideal for transporting your device around with maximum protection, or for keeping your device free from scratches and dust whilst it is not in use.
The ColcaSac is currently available in Zagora (black) and Uintah (light brown) designs, and soon we will have form-fitting ToughGuard cases hitting our shelves. Get your pre-orders in early whether it’s for yourself or as a present!