The best Wireless Chargers you can buy in 2020!

With more and more devices coming with wireless charging built-in, consumers are adopting this new and convenient charging method in greater numbers. Charging smartphones, wireless headphones and much more, wireless chargers as a must have accessory in 2020 and as such we’ve put together a selection of our favourite wireless chargers that we’d recommend for a fast, reliable and convenient charge.

1.  Olixar Slim 10W Fast Wireless Charging Pad

Olixar Slim 10W Fast Wireless Charging Pad

Providing extremely fast wireless charging for both Android and Apple devices, the Olixar Slim 10w wireless charger keeps your devices topped up, with extreme convenience. Coming with non-slip landing strips on the top, your devices will stay securely in place, while the slim charger suits any environment thanks to it’s sleek design. The slim nature also makes for a very portable charging option, ideal for taking with you on your travels. Fully RHOS certified, this wireless charger provides peace of mind that your devices will remain charged in the safest and most effortless way possible.

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2.  Samsung Fast Wireless Charger Stand

Official Samsung Fast Wireless Charger Stand

Next up we’ll feature a great option from Samsung with all the style and high-end functionality you’d expect from an official accessory. Differing from most wireless charging pads, this wireless charger allows you to stand your smartphone or other wireless charging device, keeping it in view while it charges wirelessly. This is extremely handy when charging your smartphone on your desk at work or bedside table, as you’ll be able to stay in the know as notifications come in, while your device charges at a fast rate of 7.5W. This all combines to make a top pick for anyone looking for a simple drop and go solution, but whom also wants to stay in touch with the outside world whilst still charging.

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3.  Nomad Wireless Charging Hub

Nomad Wireless Charging Hub + 4 USB Ports - Black

Not just a wireless charger, this unique option also doubles up as a charging hub, with 4 USB ports discretely hidden within the body. This combines to provide you with the ultimate charging solution that’s perfect for keeping busy desks tidy! Capable of charging up to 5 devices at once, the Nomad Wireless Charging Hub delivers exceptional charging speeds, with extreme convenience. The footprint of this item is a little larger than others on this list, but the additional charging qualities make this worth it.

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4.  Veho DS-4 Wireless Fast Charging Pad

Veho DS-4 Qi 1.2 Universal Wireless Fast Charging Pad - Black

We move on now to another unique charger in the form of the Veho DS-4 Wireless Charger. While this may look like a regular wireless charging stand, it instead features an intuitively designed magnetic locking system that allows you the freedom to charge vertically as a stand or horizontally as a flat pad. This freedom means that you can adapt depending on where you choose to situate the charger as well as making a change based on the device you’re charging making it a top option for anyone looking to charger their devices wirelessly.

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5.  Official Samsung Super Fast Wireless Charger Duo

Official Samsung Galaxy Super Fast Wireless Charger Duo

Finishing up with another official option now, we feature the Super Fast Wireless Charger Duo from Samsung, a fantastic option that delivers wireless charging to two devices at once. Providing you with two charging options, this charging stand is ideal for those with multiple wireless charging devices such as smartphones, wireless earbuds and even smartwatches. Perfect for the bedside table, this charger will keep your Qi compatible devices fully charged without taking up multiple plug sockets, making it a great pick for those who want to keep a range of devices charged at once.

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Wrapping Up

We hope you enjoyed this look at five of the best wireless chargers available to buy in 2020. If you have any questions about the chargers featured in the article then please do ask away below and for more information / to purchase any of the options above please click through on the Buy Here links!

 


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Mike Hart is the Editor in Chief for Mobile Fun, with over 6 years of industry experience and currently found completing his CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing. A keen Apple enthusiast with a strong gaming background, he can be found producing videos for Mobile Fun’s YouTube channel as well as his own gaming channel “FifaWonda HD”.

 


How to Install and Remove an Otterbox Defender

Otterbox has a reputation for being high quality and immensely protective yet they are also extremely fiddly and notoriously difficult to take on and off. 

Today, we’ll be showing you the process on some of the latest smartphones on the market but this case is also available for a variety of makes and models, making this a very versatile, must have product. 

Installation

To begin with, we’re going to take you through the installation steps. It’s very quick and easy and only takes 2-3 steps to complete. Before we start, I’m going to lay out all the sections clearly so we know what we’re working with. As you’ll see, there are 3 parts, the outer rubber shell and the 2 part inner frame that houses the phone. 

Step one

Start with the bottom half of the frame lying flat on the table and place the phone in the tray facing up. Now take the top part of the frame and place it over the top of the phone. As you’ll see along the sides, the frame has a series of clips along the edges indicated by the arrows on the back. Each clip matches up with the upper frame to lock the phone in place. 

Working your way around the edges, push each clip into place making sure they are all locked down. 

Step Two

Take the outer rubber shell and place the phone inside the casing, starting with the top end first before pushing the bottom half into place. To seal the outer shell around the inner frame, push the phone into the base from the bottom first before gently pushing the edges in and over the lip around the screen. 

Step Three

Check all buttons and ports are positioned correctly inside the rubber casing, pushing all dust caps in to finish the process. Now you have a completely protected phone that gives the ultimate 360 protection from anything life throws at it. 

 

Removing the Case

But if there comes a time where you need to remove the case, it’s just as simple as putting it on but in reverse order. 

Step One

Use your finger to pry away the outer shell along the seam that runs the length of the screen. It’s best to start from the bottom near the ports and work your way around it, pulling it away bit by bit. If you struggle to get under the outer shell, you can always pop out the charging port dust cover and use this to lift it away as a starting point. 

Step two

Now you have the outer shell off, you need to undo all the catches along the edge. To do this, start on one side and begin lifting the catch from the bottom to release the top frame using a finger or a coin to help ease it apart. 

Step three

Once the frame is loose, lift it away and take the phone from the bottom tray, clipping the frame back together and re-attaching the outer shell for easy storage. 

 

So there you have it, 3 easy steps to installing and removing the Otterbox Defender to give your phone the best complete protection. The Defender series comes in various styles depending on which phone you have but the installation process is the same from phone to phone. 

We’ll be leaving links in the blog for the Otterbox Defender seen in this video above and for the specific cases demonstrated on both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus. 

If you liked the video attached to this blog, don’t forget to check out our Mobile Fun YouTube channel for more quality smartphone accessory reviews and tech demonstrations. Thanks for reading!

How to Install & Remove an Otterbox Defender on the iPhone 11 Pro Max

Today, we’ll show you how easy it is to install the Otterbox Defender case on the iPhone 11 Pro Max and, more importantly, how to take it off. During this blog, we’ll be showing you every step with a series of easy to follow instructions and accompanying video.

Taking the case out of the box, you’ll find it ready assembled so you’ll need to take it apart before you begin. The Defender comes in 3 sections, the flexible rubbery outer shell and the two part interlocking inner frame. 

Taking off the outer shell requires peeling away the edges to get to the frame underneath. There’s a seam that runs along the entire edge of the screen. Using your fingernail or a thin object, pry the outer layer off starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. If you can’t find a tool suitable for this then you can lift out the rubber cap over the lightening port and use it to pull at the outer shell until it separates from the inner casing. 

Now you’ve removed the outer layer, you need to separate the two halves of the inner shell. Along the edges, you’ll find a series of clips and notches holding the two together. Starting with the side, unclip the latches and begin prying each catch apart, working your way around the edges, until the top layer comes away. You’ll know how many there are from the indication arrows embedded on the back. 

This is the same process for removing the case from the phone, so simply follow these steps when the time comes to take off the case. 

Now the case is ready to insert the phone. Lay your note to into the base and place the top section over the top of the phone. Be sure you’ve placed the phone in the right way up by matching the phone’s cutouts with the lightning port on the bottom. 

Press down gently on the top of the frame to push the clips back into place. Work your way around the edges, pushing down each clip to check that it’s secure. 

Next, take the rubber outer layer and place the phone inside end first. To finish the installation, simply push the edges back into place, pushing up from the back before pressing it in from the sides. 

Now your iPhone 11 Pro Max is fully protected from whatever life throws at it. Although the case is quite thick, it’s worth the additional weight for giving you peace of mind. 

This case is great for covering your phone at work on a construction site, out on a hike or bike ride or even just for the cautious phone user. Otterbox defender is one of the top protective phone cases on the market and still remains the number one choice for keeping your phone in top condition over its lifetime. 

So that’s it for our step by step Otterbox Defender installation guide for the iPhone 11 Pro Max. If you’re on the lookout for more how to demonstrations or quality smartphone accessory reviews, then don’t forget to like and subscribe to our Mobile Fun YouTube channel for more daily content. Thanks for reading!

How to Install & Remove an Otterbox Defender on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Otterbox are highly regarded for their trustworthy protective cases and with the rising cost of modern smartphones, the Otterbox Defender is worth considering if you spend a lot of time outdoors or are often prone to dropping your phone.

Installing and removing the Otterbox Defender on the Note 10 Plus is quite quick and simple and we’re here to show you how to do it, step by step.

Taking the case out of the box, you’ll find it ready assembled so you’ll need to take it apart before you begin. The Defender comes in 3 sections, the flexible rubbery outer shell and the two part interlocking inner frame. 

Taking off the outer shell requires peeling away the edges to get to the frame underneath. There’s a seam that runs along the entire edge of the screen. Using your fingernail or a thin object, pry the outer layer off starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. If you can’t find a tool suitable for this then you can lift out the rubber cap over the USB-C port and use it to pull at the outer shell until it separates from the inner casing. 

Now you’ve removed the outer layer, you need to separate the two halves of the inner shell. Along the edges, you’ll find a series of clips and notches holding the two together. Starting with the side, un-clip the latches and begin prying each catch apart, working your way around the edges, until the top layer comes away. You’ll know how many there are from the indication arrows embedded on the back. 

This is the same process for removing the case from the phone, so simply follow these steps when the time comes to take off the case. 

Once you’ve taken the case completely apart, your ready to insert the phone. Lay your Note 10 Plus into the base and place the top section over the top of the phone. Be sure you’ve placed the phone in the right way up by matching the phone’s cutouts with the USB and SPen ports on the bottom. 

Press down gently on the top of the frame to push the clips back into place. Work your way around the edges, pushing down each clip to check that it’s secure. 

Next, take the rubber outer layer and place the phone inside end first. To finish the installation, simply push the edges back into place, pushing up from the back before pressing it in from the sides. 

Now your Note 10 Plus is fully protected from whatever life throws at it. Although the case is quite thick, it’s worth the additional weight for giving you peace of mind. 

This case is great for covering your phone at work on a construction site, out on a hike or bike ride or even just for the cautious everyday phone user. Otterbox defender is one of the top protective phone cases on the market and still remains the number one choice for keeping your phone in top condition over its lifetime. 

So that’s it for our step by step Otterbox Defender installation guide for the Note 10 Plus. If you’re on the lookout for more how to demonstrations or quality smartphone accessory reviews, then don’t forget to like and subscribe to the Mobile Fun YouTube channel for more daily content. Thanks for reading! 

 

Best Car Phone Holders 2020

A good Car Phone Holder is hard to find, the choices are endless and a lot of them follow a similar design. So what is the actual difference and which one is best for you? Follow this guide to see the best Car Phone Holders and which styles are most popular.

Olixar inVent Universal Smartphone Magnetic Air Vent Holder

For simple one step docking, the inVent Universal Smartphone Magnetic Air Vent Holder is the ideal choice. Secure into the Vents of your car and place one of the two magnetic plates either on the phone case, between your phone and case or straight onto the phone if you’re not using a case. Simply dock your Phone by placing it onto the Holder. Perfect for Everyday use and especially if you do a lot of short journeys, as taking the phone off the mount is really quick and easy. The inVent Universal Smartphone holder is also Case Compatible.

Olixar TriMount Windscreen, Dashboard & Vent Smartphone Car Holder

The Olixar Tri-Mount Windscreen, Dashboard & Vent Smartphone Car Holder is arguably the most versatile car holder we currently offer. The 3-in-1 design allows for you to mount the holder on the windscreen, Dashboard or in the Air Conditioning Vents. Being universally compatible, you’ll have no issue finding a way to hold your phone in place while driving. The Case compatible design means you don’t have to remove the case to mount your phone onto the Holder. This Car Holder is the one for you if you like variety without spending a fortune!

 

Olixar Magnetic Windscreen & Dash Mount Universal Car Holder

If you prefer to have your phone mounted on your windscreen or Dashboard then we recommend the Olixar Magnetic Windscreen & Dash Mount. Choose from either mounting directly onto the windscreen or onto the Dashboard. Install quickly and easily thanks to the strong adhesive suction mount that secures the car holder within the car. Then, simply attach one of the two provided magnets to your phone or its case and the car phone holder is ready to use. Go-to choice for you if you like the idea of being able to mount your phone on the Dashboard or the windscreen.

Olixar Tree Frog Ultra-Grip Dashboard Pad Phone Holder

The Olixar Tree Frog Ultra-Grip Dashboard Pad Phone Holder provides a secure resting position for your mobile phone tor other items right on your car dashboard without the use of any sticky residue. The case compatible design means you have to make no compromises in protecting your phone while driving. Thanks to the flexibility of the pad, it fits onto the contours of your dashboard. If Dust collects, then don’t worry as the Ultra-Grip Pad  is washable and will be back to normal after it has dried. If you don’t want a Car Holder obstructing your windshield or Air vents then this is an ideal choice.

Olixar In Car Sticky Dashboard Mat for Smartphones

The Olixar In Car Sticky Dashboard Mat provides your smartphone with a secure resting place on your car’s dashboard which doesn’t leave behind any sticky residue. The Dashboard Mat can also be used to hold keys, lighters, change and many other items. The Sticky Dashboard is also quite flexible so it will fit onto the contours of your dashboard. If Dust collects, then don’t worry as the sticky Dashboard Mat is also washable and will be back to normal after it has dried.If you like the idea of reducing the clutter in your car with a quick and easy solution then you should definitely consider this option.

Wrapping Up!

We Hope you found this blog useful and were able to find an ideal Car Phone Holder fit for a new decade! Any Questions about any of the products featured then ask us at Twitter or Facebook!


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Mohammed is a junior editor at Mobile Fun, and has worked in the Technology Sector for several years, he is especially interested in Mobile Phones and Home Entertainment. He’s also a keen Petrol Head who’s happy to test drive your Sports Cars if you’re brave enough to let him.

Best Budget Cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

With the Note 10 Plus taking the smartphone market by storm, there’s an abundance of phone cases available out there. However, we know some cases can cost a fortune while some of the cheaper options are often hard to trust on quality. So, ranking from ultra thin to protective, we have laid out some great options for covering your phone while still showing off the Note 10 Plus’s great features, while keeping costs low.

 

 

1. Ultra-Thin 100% Clear case from Olixar

If you have that Aura Glow back then you’ll want to consider this one. Fitting over the Note 10 Plus like a second skin, this case clings to the phone in all the right places while offering that ultra clear window into the light reflective glass back. 

One thing about this case is it’s super flexible rubbery design, it slips on super easy and absorbs scratches and scuffs to keep your phone looking pristine over the lifetime of your phone. The material also benefits overall functionality of the button covers as it remains responsive as if there wasn’t a case at all. 

This case is perfect for the phone user that doesn’t want a super bulky additional layer on their phone but seeks some level of protection. It won’t save your phone from those accidental drops that shatter the phone on impact, but it does offer a durable form of protection that shields your Note 10 Plus while aiding grip with its non slip design. 

What’s more, with the case sitting nicely around the edges of the screen, there’s no overlap that could potentially push up a screen protector, so you can wear a decent glass protector with peace of mind. 

 

2. Ringke Fusion X Protective Clear Case

This is by far one of our favourite low cost cases as it’s super high in quality, looks great on any phone and offers that clear window into the back of the phone, maintaining your phones design. 

Made of two parts, the TPU clear backing and the surrounding poly carbonate bumper, you can guarantee protection from everyday wear and tear. 

Our favourite part about this case is the striking space age bumper. Military drop tested to save your phone from impacts, this interesting design absorbs knocks to the corners and edges while offering a stronger grip with its integrated ridges. 

It slips on easy giving instant cover and all the buttons and ports are nicely covered in the same tough bumper as the corners while maintaining that perfect functionality with a satisfying click. 

The only downside to this case is the rainbow effect that can appear between the case and the back of the phone as it has no anti smudge tech imbued to avoid this problem. But apart from this, it’s great value case that looks brilliant. 

 

3. Eiger North Slimline Protective Case

This ergonomic option provides excellent slimline protection that save your phone from damage while giving it that overall classy style. 

It’s a solid case made up of two parts with a soft silicone interior and a tough external matt black shell. The back offers that additional grip with it’s beautifully designed textured pattern while helping reduce fingerprints and imperfections. 

For a lightweight protective case this one is great for the phone user that likes the minimalistic look but needs a solid form of protection. It does just that by maintaining the smooth nature of the phone while keeping your vulnerable buttons and ports covered. 

Of course, this case does more than keep your edges and back covered, it also gives the screen a relatively decent amount of protection with the raised bezel edging, lifting the delicate glass from any rough surfaces it comes into contact with while face down. 

 

4. Ringke Onyx Protective case

Working quite similar to the previous case, you have that sleek, modern textured design that fits comfortably around the Note 10 Plus’s shape without adding any bulky thickness. 

Made from a flexible rubbery material, it nicely absorbs any impacts to the corners and edges, keeping the phone as pristine as it was out of the box. 

As it’s another Ringke case, we have that integrated texture for additional grip and an overall modern styling we expect from this case company that perfectly compliments any phone’s shape and size. 

Between the nice wide openings for easy access to the ports and sPen on the base and the flexible button coverings on the side, you’ll hardly have any issue with functionality with this case. 

Of course, what makes this case completely protective is the integration of the raised bezel edge around the screen. Keeping the screen elevated from rough surfaces means that the screen stays clear of scratches and scuffs over time. So if you like the naked look of your Note 10 Plus but want to maintain the sleek, clean design this case has you covered. 

 

5. Zizo Transform Protective Case

This impact resistant case is the perfect all around protection for your phone. It’s great for the phone user that needs solid cover for their phone or is often prone to dropping it onto hard surfaces. 

What we love about this case is its striking science fiction design that’s as hard wearing as it looks. The light reflective, matt design gives it a nice finish and even though it does show up fingerprints the intricate design helps disguise any imperfections. 

The metallic coverings over the buttons remain as responsive as ever, leaving a nice wide cutout on the base to access the sPen and charging port with ease. 

One of the great features to this case is the little integrated kickstand on the back. It’s great for propping the phone up at an angle for watching videos or keeping an eye on notifications even though this only applied to landscape mode. 

Of course, the aim of this case is to protect your Note 10 Plus from impacts, scratches and scuffs to the screen and delicate glass back as opposed to maintaining the overall look and feel of the phone’s design. But for the price, it’s excellent quality with a beautiful design, intricate attention to detail and great responsiveness. 

 

So that’s it for our top budget cases for the Note 10 Plus. We’ll be leaving links in the titles above for all the cases showcased in today’s blog and if you enjoyed the video featured above, don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel for more easy to follow how to videos and great smartphone and tech accessory reviews. Thanks for reading!

Best Budget Cases for the iPhone 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max

In today’s blog, we will be showing you some of the best budget cases available for the iPhone 11. Even though we’ve linked all cases for the iPhone 11, they are also available for the 11 Pro and Pro Max models.

 

1. Zizo Revolve Ultra Thin Ring Case

This soft, simple slip on case is the perfect compliment to the iPhone 11, matching it’s smooth curves and pastel colour scheme with ease. 

For a low cost case, it’s made to a high quality, with a smooth suede lining and buttery soft, grippy silicone coating. On the back, you’ll find a small ring embedded into the centre which pulls out to allow you to loop your finger through for added grip. This popular addition to cases really helps with the larger size of most modern handsets and is fully adjustable to suit any angle you require. 

One of my favourite things about this case is the ultra slim nature. It adds nothing at all to the overall thickness and weight of the phone and the case fits extremely well around the port, buttons and camera without impeding function. 

Of course, we know that Rose Gold colouring isn’t to everyone’s taste, but for the price it’s exceptionally great at keeping away those scratches and scuffs and helps avoid those damaging drop with the hand ring attachment. 

We’ve even tried it with wireless charging and it works perfectly fine thanks to it’s thin nature. 

 

2. Ringke Fusion X Protective Clear Case

As one of our favourite cases, the Ringke X does a great job in protecting your phone from drops and surface wear while offering that clear window into your phone’s colour of choice. 

Available in plain black, space blue and Camo black as you see here, this case adds that little hint of style to your phone to help show off your personality. The ridge bumper around the edge is designed to aid a tighter grip to stop it slipping in hand but we like it for it’s space age, modern look. It’s highly protective, absorbing impacts to the corners and edges and utilising the rubbery covers to keep your vulnerable buttons and ports safe from everyday harm. 

Of course, Ringke is well known for its low costs and high quality but what makes this a great budget case is its multitude of functions that most regular slimline clear cases don’t offer. The only downside to the case is it’s lack of anti rainbow or smudge defences on the inside of the back window, meaning it can be prone to annoying imperfections between the phone and the TPU backing. This is why we recommend the Camo black covering as it still allows you to see the phone’s colour and design but it also covers up any potential imperfections. 

We also tried this case with wireless charging and of course, it worked perfectly fine. 

 

3. Olixar FlexiShield Gel Case

Though it won’t necessarily protect your phone from harsh impact damage, this case is the perfect minimal option that keeps your phone free from everyday wear and tear. 

Available in a range of colours and sizes, this flexible rubbery case slips on smoothly and fits incredibly well, matching the iPhone look and feel to perfection. 

What we like about this case is the colour range as Olixar have chosen a pallet best suited to the latest iPhone colour scheme, so just like we have here, you can find a low cost phone case that camouflages nicely with your chosen design without having to get an official case.  

As it’s so flexible, the button coverings and access cutouts work in harmony with the buttons touch sensitivity and leave a nice open space to plug in the lightning cable without fumbling. 

It’s naturally quite grippy which really helps maintain a firm grip so even if it won’t fully protect from drops, it at least helps me keep it in hand while out and about. 

Overall, it works perfectly with this phone and with the price so shockingly low for the quality, it’s an excellent opportunity for getting backups in case this one becomes damaged over time. 

 

4. Lovecases Tropical Clear Case

Another budget phone case company that cares about it’s design choices, this case is the perfect covering for those who want a thin but impactful form of protection. 

Yes, it’s not designed to cover your phone from serious drops but in terms of variety, cost and light protection, these cases are great value. 

Available in dozens of designs from seasonal to topical, there really is something to suit any personality or mood. The rubbery nature of the case means that all the button coverings are super responsive, almost acting as a second skin around the phone. We particularly like the waterproof, scratch resistant printed design on the back, knowing that it won’t easily come off or lose its colour through the life of the case. 

Of course, with it being so thin, it will work easily with wireless charging, meaning that you won’t miss out on this excellent feature. 

So, if you want to add a little design flair to your phone but you don;t want to add any bulky weight to your slimline device then this case is the perfect low cost accessory. 

 

5. Zizo Ion Glitter Phone Case

Out of all the cases we have shown you here, this one sits at the higher end of the budget scale but it by no means breaks the bank. It ticks all the boxes, it’s protective, highly responsive and highly stylised which is something we often look for in a good case. 

Of course, the most eye catching point to this case is the beautiful glittery waterfall on the back. Reflecting light and literally outshining the rest in this category, it’s a statement piece to help show off your iPhone 11 in the best way possible. 

Of course, the most important part of any case is how well it covers your phone from damage. It has been military drop tested, saving the phone from the type of fall that usually shatters the glass on all sides. The buttons are nicely covered in flexible edges that don;t impede the function at all compared to some thicker protective cases that require a little force. 

The little raised edge around the screen keeps away any surface damage to the front, which is great for when you place your phone down on rough surfaces. The highlight of the case it that it works fine with wireless charging, so there’s no worry in losing this great feature. Of course, this case comes in a variety of colours and styles, making this one of the best budget options for your iPhone 11. 

 

So that’s it for our look into some of the top budget case choices for the iPhone 11. If you liked the video linked above, don’t forget to check out our YouTube Channel for quality daily smartphone accessory and tech content. Thanks for reading! 

Top 5 Accessories for your Apple Airpods

In today’s blog, we will be showing you some of the best accessories on the market for your Apple Airpods that won’t break the bank! 

 

1. Elago AirPods Strap

Air-pods are notorious for getting lost even with the accompanying case. Elago have come up with an easy solution to keeping those slippery little buds safe while not obstructing their wireless nature. 

Gripping onto the bottom of the pods in an easy slip on manner, you can safely hold your pods around your neck or keep them secure while out running or walking. Compatible with Generation 1 and 2 airpods, the flexible cable leaves room for the microphone on the bottom without impeding any functions. At a comfortable 450mm in length, it rests comfortably on your shoulders and doesn’t snag when taking them out or putting them in both ears. 

When you’re done, they wrap nicely around the case for easy storage to stop them getting tangled on a pocket. 

So if you want to keep your airpods safe while in use, never lose them again with this comfortable, affordable, must have accessory. 

 

2. Soft Silicone case from Olixar

Keeping your airpods case white and pristine can be hard when moved in and out of pockets and bags day in, day out. With this handy slip-on case from Olixar, you can keep the same look and shape of your case while adding a little more to its function. 

The non-slip grippy nature of silicone helps keep the case in place when on a surface or in hand making it easier to keep them safe. The flexible covering slides easily over the surface, completely encasing the pods while peeling back again when you need to access the pods inside. Deflect those annoying scratches and scuffs and let the silicone take the brunt of the damage, maintaining that sleek shiny coating to the case. 

A great addition is the loop and carabiner clip attached to the base, allowing you to attach the case securely to an inner zip in a bag or to a set of keys so it’s always with you. The port on the base remains fully accessible for charging, leaving you little reasons to ever need to remove the case. 

So for an easy scratch absorbing protective case for you’re airpods, this is a great option. 

 

3. PS4 Wireless Bluetooth Dongle  

This handy little device helps connect your airpods to your PS4 using bluetooth, so you can fully integrate all your favourite devices for the ultimate convenience. 

It’s very easy to use with it’s plug and play nature and connecting to the dongle is as simple as pairing to your phone or iPad. 

Along with the USB dongle to pair the headphones, it also comes with a small headphone jack with a microphone on the end that plugs into the bottom of your controller, turning your audio setup into the perfect gaming headset to communicate with your team online. 

What’s great about using airpods for gaming is that they are much smaller than your average gaming headset and the lack of annoying wires trailing across the room help you focus more on the game, giving you the freedom to move about without being tethered to the console.

As this is a universal bluetooth adapter, you can use this method with any bluetooth headset you have around the home. So if you choose to upgrade to a new set or want to try something different then this device will adapt to your needs with ease. 

So if you want to use your favourite bluetooth headset to chat with your mates on the PS4 then this is a great companion piece to your airpods.

 

4. Soft Silicone Hook Covers from Olixar

Giving your airpods a grippy covering gives complete comfort and the ultimate staying power to making sure your pods remain in ear. With two sets of regular hoods and 3 sets with hooks, there’s something to fit with any style or comfort, allowing you to easily switch between the two depending on use. The hooks extend the pods shape to fit around the curves of the outer ear, acting as a little anker to firmly hold the pods in place. 

The silicone even acts as a secondary barrier to outside noise, creating a stronger air tight fit for clean sound. 

At an astonishing low price point, there’s no risk to trying these covers out for size, helping you fit the airpods better and more securely in your ear while out walking or running. 

Available in blue, white and black, it’s easy to match your accessories with a phone case or your favourite colour scheme. 

The only downside to these cover is the inability to store them in the charging case when your done, but with a pack of 5 and the low cost, you’ve got a few back ups in case any go missing. 

 

5. 4Smarts Airpods Wireless Charging Case

If you own the 1st or second generation airpods but couldn’t afford the luxury of the accompanying charging case, you can replicate this hand feature using the 4Smarts case for a ridiculously low cost. 

Slipping nicely around your standard case, this new covering hardly adds any weight or bulk to the original shape and size and blends perfectly with the Apple aesthetic. 

It really helps your trusty original airpods keep up with modern smartphone trends, letting you use your regular wireless charger to keep your airpods fully charged along with your iPhone X or 11 series handset. 

It connects to your case using a hidden lightning connector on the inner base using a small LED light on the base to let you know when it’s charging. It also comes in orange, grey and classic white, adding a little flair of colour to match your personality. 

So if you want to treat your airpods to a little upgrade then this is the perfect low cost accompaniment. 

 

So that’s it for our top 5 accessories to enhance your 1st or 2nd Gen Apple Airpods. If you liked the video linked above, don’t forget to like and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more quality smartphone accessory and tech content on a daily basis. And if you want to purchase anything you’ve seen in today’s blog, check out the links in the titles above. Thanks for reading!  

Why the Samsung Galaxy Fold has been a gradual success

Samsung Galaxy Fold

One of the most groundbreaking smartphones in recent times, the Galaxy Fold was initially greeted with great fanfare upon its initial tease and later reveal. However being put on hold for three months after widespread review unit failures and a hefty price-tag too boot, derailed the Fold’s momentum, or at least that’s what we thought!

How has the Galaxy Fold performed for Mobile Fun?

It seemed as though this device was destined to be a museum piece, one to be looked back on as a failure in a sales capacity, but a leader in innovation. However here at Mobile Fun we’ve seen a staggering up-take in a device seemingly doomed from the start. What’s even more surprising is that despite the device being supplied with an official case for free, owners in their thousands have visited our websites to browse and purchase accessories for this revolutionary new phone.

How the Fold stacks up against other Samsung devices

Since the Galaxy Fold’s release this device has become Mobile Fun’s 17th most important device. While that may sound low down the list, it actually ranks extremely high for a niche device with an extremely high price-tag, especially when compared against some of the main players from Apple, Samsung, Google and Huawei.

Position Device
1 iPhone 11
2 iPhone 11 Pro Max
3 Samsung Galaxy S10
4 Samsung Galaxy Note 10
5 iPhone XR
6 Samsung Galaxy A70
7 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
8 Huawei P30 Pro
9 iPhone 11 Pro
10 Huawei Mate 20 Pro
11 Sony Xperia 5
12 Huawei P30
13 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G
14 Samsung Galaxy S9
15 Samsung Galaxy A40
16 Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
17 Samsung Galaxy Fold
18 Samsung Galaxy Note 10
19 Samsung Galaxy A50
20 iPhone 8

Not just popular within the UK and US markets, the Fold has also seen a surprising up-take in regions such as Australia. Accounting for 2.6% of the entire traffic for our Australian website, this pioneering device has proved extremely popular down-under, likely due to the regions increasing 5G coverage and subsequent need for 5G compatible phones.

Traffic Percentage Per Region

How many have Samsung sold?

Mobile Fun’s findings are backed up by the recent announcement from Samsung’s Electronic’s president Young Sohn who revealed that the company had sold over 1 million units of the Galaxy Fold. This represents a staggering number, that even eclipses Samsung’s initial sales forecasts of 500,000 units. This proves a clear demand across multiple continents for a smartphone at the forefront of innovation, despite it’s $2,000 cost to the consumer. With plans to sell more than 6 million units by the end of 2020, it’s clear that Samsung are showing continued faith in their latest creation and that we’ll be seeing more and more early adopters to the folding phone trend as the new year progresses.

What’s next for folding phones?

With the Samsung Galaxy Fold proving concept and growing interest in the nostalgic re-imagining of the Motorola Razr 2019, folding phones are seemingly here to stay. It will be interesting to see if Samsung follow up the success of the Fold by continuing the series and if Apple eventually enter the market with a folding or flexible smartphone, something which looks likely given the fact that Apple have recently gained patent approval for folding technology. With more competition will come more innovation and prices will begin to fall, making this a more viable option for consumers, making it clear that folding phones are here to stay and will be the next big thing in our pockets over the coming decade.

 


Mike HartMike Hart

Mike Hart is the Editor in Chief for Mobile Fun, with over 6 years of industry experience and currently found completing his CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing. A keen Apple enthusiast with a strong gaming background, he can be found producing videos for Mobile Fun’s YouTube channel as well as his own gaming channel “FifaWonda HD”.

 


Best Samsung Galaxy A51 Cases

With the A series taking 2019 by storm, Samsung have returned with an updated range including the Samsung Galaxy A51 and we’re here to tell you all about the best cases available for the Galaxy A51 that are ready to purchase right now!

1.  Official Samsung S-View Flip Case

Always a popular option, official cases represent a fine choice smartphone owners due to the high quality fit and materials used throughout. The Official Samsung Galaxy A51 S-View Flip Cover Case allows users to protect their phone while at the same time stay updated with incoming notifications through the clear view front cover.

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2.  Olixar Carbon Fibre Case

With a sleek carbon fibre back panel and a low profile throughout, this option from Olixar provides a great in-hand feel. The design of the Olixar Carbon Fibre Case is extremely eye-catching and protects the phone from general day to day use. All ports are accessible and the buttons are extremely tactile, making it a solid pick for A51 owners.

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3.  Olixar Leather-Style Wallet Stand Case

Highly functional with a sophisticated design, the Olixar Leather Style Wallet Stand Cover for the Galaxy A51 delivers a fantastic experience. It provides solid protection for the back, sides and even the front, keeping your screen looking pristine for even longer. The case comes with two internal card slots for keeping your most valuable cards close to hand, while the clasp ensures they stay secure at all times.

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4.  Official Samsung Silicone Cover

Simple with a subtle elegance, the Samsung Silicone Cover for the Galaxy A51 equips your device with a super smooth exterior to guard your precious device, while also keeping it feeling good in-hand. Incredibly lightweight and slim, this is most certainly a perfect choice for those after a sleek case with official branding.

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5.  Olixar Ultra-Thin Clear Case

We finish up now with the Olixar Ultra-Thin case, which proves to be a perfect way to provide your phone with solid enough protection for day to day use, while still being able to show off the sleek design of your A51.

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Mike HartMike Hart

Mike Hart is the Editor in Chief for Mobile Fun, with over 6 years of industry experience and currently found completing his CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing. A keen Apple enthusiast with a strong gaming background, he can be found producing videos for Mobile Fun’s YouTube channel as well as his own gaming channel “FifaWonda HD”.