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Welcome to the #HandsOn hub. We will be profilling some of the very best and coolest accessories, smartphones and gadgets available from Vodafone. Bringing you reliable and honest content from an extensive catalogue of accessories, all of which will are available to buy online at vodafone.ie/accessories. Additionally the best range of smartphones can be picked up online at vodafone.ie/phones.
Be sure to check in from time to time and see what we have been up to. We would love to hear your thoughts, your own reviews and suggestions for what we should review next. This promises to be an exciting space as we look to bring you content on the latest smartphones, drones, speakers, smartphone accessories, cameras and much more.
First up, we take the very cool Samsung Gear S2 for a test drive. Keep an eye on this thread over the coming days for the very latest from our #HandsOn hub
#HandsOn | Samsung Gear S2
In a nutshell the Samsung Gear S2 packs a real punch in the connected smartwatch spehere, featuring a circular design with a rotating navigation bezel, it provides quick and easy access to notifications, apps, and widgets.
What it can do for you?
Track your fitness in a manner than will fast become second nature.
Check the latest score from the big game while on the move.
Skim restaurant reviews at a glance before you book your evening meal.
Multi functional ,the Samsung Gear S2 is compatible with most Android devices as we move to a more connected world, named, the Internet Of Things, it will become a faithful companion
Rotating bezel, brings a previously aesthetic capability to a purely functionial as it doubles as your navigation tool.
What's under the bonnet?
Screen: 1.2" Full Circular s AMOLED screen
Dimensions: 42.3 x 49.8 x 11.4 mm
Weight: 47 Grams
Water Resistant: IP68 Rated
#HandsOn | Final Word
When it comes to the world of smartwatches as a country we are yet to really dive in and experience just what you can do with them. However, if you have been toying with the idea of purchasing one and unsure just where to start, the Samsung Gear s2 could be the one for you, now priced at €199 on our online store down from €349, to get to grips with the world of smartwathces. Often we would read opinions from users that a smartwatch just isn't a watch, or it doesn't do enough to look like a real watch, well the Samsung Gear s2 breaks those opinions with it gorgeous sleek design and high quality finish - everything about this device is premium.
With extraordinary customisation, flexibility and functionality, matched with the look and feel of a premium 'traditional' watch the Samsung Gear S2 is an appealing option for budding 'connected world' patrons out there. Combine these factors with a great price, online from our store now, it really is hard to look anywhere else for a smartwatch that will immerse you in the realm of connectivity.
Over the next year to 18 months, it is inevitable that with improving technology and acceptance from the mass market, that smartwatches will become start to become the norm for many not just the tech savvy among us.
Do you have an opinion on the Samsung Gear s2, smartwatches in general or just want to chat about tech? We'd love to hear what your thoughts, just leave a comment below
#HandsOn | What's Next?
Next, we will be taking a look at some 'Stocking Fillers' from our accessory range and giving you our opinion on what you need this Christmas.
#HandsOn | Stocking Fillers
In this edition of #HandsOn we take a look at some at our range of accessories that are a prefect fit for Christmas, as stocking fillers. These accessories are very reasonably priced and will be great to add to that special someone's gift haul.
Pocket Selfie Stick
It seems you can't go to an event these days without noticing people with a selfie stick. The idea is so simple, yet so impactful. In a culture where we consume more and more information in a visual format people are now branching out to bring their amateur photography to a new level giving friends and family an different insight into their lives. The seflie stick really has become the go to accessory for many and now we will take a look at just what the key features are.
What are the key features
Plug and play capability - no need for apps or batteries.
Compatible with a range of iOS and Andorid smartphones.
Extendable to 36 inches.
Adjustable phone holder.
The selfie stick is safe, secure and super portable. With an adjustable mount grip you can be sure that whether it is an android or iPhone that i will not come loose and you can simply focus on getting the best photo available to share on your social media channels and make all those friends back home jealous. The look and feel of the selfie stick, although subtle, really feels nice in the hand and very tactile to the touch.
#HandsOn | Final Word
If you're looking a really cool accessory that will transform the way your loved one expresses themselves through the world of imagery photography then look no further. The Avo Pocket Selfie, available online at vodafone.ie now for just €25, will fast become your perfect accessory - whether it is concerts, holidays, sporting events or family gatherings.
#HandsOn | KitSound Mini Speaker
It may be small in size but the KitSound Mini Speaker can certainly get your party started with really great sound packed into the this handy, pocket size speaker. There is a hidden treasure to the KitSound Mini Speaker...you can pair them together to make one big speaker and really making some noise! This festive season you can collect all the cahracters and create festive speaker kit.
#HandsOn | Final Word
The secret weapon here has to be the ability to pair the speakers with each other, creating a stunning surround sound experience. This is definetly one to consider to bulk up the Christmas stockings and giving them something they really want.
#HandsOn | What's next?
The next posting in the #HandsOn series will focus on In Car Solutions available from our accessory range on vodafone.ie. As always we will take a look at what's on offer and share our thoughts on them!
#HandsOn | In Car Solutions
Today we look into the realm of in car accessories. As we all know, our smartphones are becomming more and more ingrained with everyday life, everywhere we go the smartphone follows. With that being said, there are places where it should not be in use and that is behind the wheel when driving. We understand that becuase your phone is always with you it will follow you into the car, but with the help of technology you have the freedom to be contactable when driving without the need to have the phone in your hand. One such device is the Parrot MiniKit Neo 2.
Parrot Minikit Neo 2
The Parrot Minikit Neo 2 is a voice controlled portable Bluetooth® hands-free kit with HD Voice. It can connect to 2 phones simultaneously and music may be streamed from both. It works across a range of Android and iOS devices to ensure that when you're behind the wheel, you don't have to pick up your phone and remain safe when driving. Simply, clip the device to your sun visor, connect to Bluetooth and away you go.