12 Strange Accessories For Your Phone

We all want our phones to stand out and have cool accessories, but some of the things on sale are just weird. Take a look at 12 of the strangest ideas we have found for you.

Solo cam

  • Another Selfie stick adaption, this one allows you to broadcast or record interviews and vlogs and even comes with a reporter style microphone.

Cell Mate

  • A metal headband that stretches over your head to hold your phone for you. Surely Bluetooth is a better idea?

TV hat

  • This hat allows you to attach a phone and have a personal cinematic experience anywhere you are. You might attract some weird looks however when using this.

Panono 360 degree Camera

  • A panoramic camera device with 36 cameras, you throw the Panono into the air to take pictures.  You can then view them in the app on your smartphone. If you have butterfingers and drop things a lot you can always hold it or use a stick attachment.

Belfie

  • Want to take a decent booty pic but can’t get the angle? Well now there are Selfie sticks. For your bum….

Txtrng

  • Get more control over your texting with this accessory. Sure it might look a bit odd wearing it in public but you will never hit a wrong button again.

Toilet Roll Speaker

  • For people that get bored in the toilet and want to listen to some music, without having to hold their phone. Just attach your iPhone or iPod to it and sit back and relax……

BacTrack Breathalyser

  • Need to see if you are over the limit? Well use this and see instantly on your smartphone if you are safe to drive.

Payphone Adapter

  • Just plug this into your phone for that Payphone experience you’ve missed so much…..might make a nice novelty gift however.

Pet Tree

  • Take a bit of nature with you wherever you go. Probably meant for people that keep pet rocks too.

Usb Typewriter

  • Type up your letters, e-mails, and stories like a writer of old on this USB typewriter accessory for tablets. But at least the keys won’t get stuck on this version.

Windscreen Wiper

  • Never have problems with rain over your screen in the middle of a storm again. With this handy accessory your screen will stay clear and visible, although I’m not quite sure how you would use the touchscreen while it’s on……

30 Interesting Mobile Phone Facts You Never Knew

Mobile phones are a huge part of our lives now but it’s surprising at some of the things we don’t know about them. Just take a look at 30 interesting facts below.

  1. IBM launched the first smart phone back on the 16th August 1994. It had a touchscreen, stylus and came with preinstalled functions like an address book, calculator, calendar and note pad
  2. The Highest ever mobile phone bill was $201,000 and was charged to Celina Aarons. Celina’s brothers were deaf and mute and so communicated via text, one brother sent over 2000 texts and downloaded videos at a cost of over $2000 per vid whilst on a trip to Canada.
  3. The Guiness world record for the fastest texter is Sonja Kristiansen of Norway who was able to text the following message in 37.28 seconds “The razor-toothed piranhas of the general Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality, they seldom attack a human.”
  4. Your mobile phone has more computing power in it than the computer used for the Apollo 11 moon landing
  5. The first mobile phone call was in 1973 by Martin Cooper, a former Motorola inventor
  6. The first mobile phone was Motorola Dyna TAC 8000X and was invented in 1983 by Martin Copper, a senior employee at Motorola. It weighed around 1.1 kg, could only store 30 contacts and could only be used for around 30 minutes per charge. It went on sale in the USA at around $4000 each
  7. In Malaysia it is legal to divorce your spouse via text message
  8. 47% of millennial’s say that they use their smartphone to avoid people around them
  9. Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles
  10. In Japan 90% of phones are waterproof as youngsters love them so much they take them everywhere including the shower
  11. Scientists have developed a way of charging a mobile phone using urine
  12. Apple’s iPhone consumes 20p worth of electricity each year if fully charged once a day
  13. 65% of smartphone users download no apps at all each month
  14. Apple’s iPhone has higher sales than everything Microsoft has on the market
  15. More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets
  16. Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone or losing signal
  17. Mobile phone throwing is an official sport in Finland
  18. The Nokia 1100 sold over 250million, making it the bestselling electrical gadget in history
  19. 100,000 phones are dropped down the toilet in the UK each year
  20. China has more internet users on mobile phones than PC’s
  21. So many Facebook photos and videos are uploaded from mobiles that it takes up 27% of upstream web traffic
  22. The technology behind smartphones relies on up to 250,000 separate patents
  23. 99% of all mobile Malware is targeted at android users
  24. Mobile phone radiation can cause insomnia, headaches and confusion
  25. The average person unlocks their phone 110 times per day
  26. 47% of smartphone owners say that they ‘couldn’t live without’ their smartphone
  27. In 2015 more people died from taking selfies than from shark attacks
  28.  The world’s most expensive iPhone 5 was worth $15 Million and was made from 135 grams of 24 carat gold and the chassis was inlaid with 600 white diamonds
  29. Android is owned by more than 80% of users in the world
  30. Apple sold 37.04 million iPhones in 2012 in just 14 weeks. That’s 340,000 phones a day, 262 phones per-minute and 4 phones per-second.

Five reasons to buy second hand phones

1. Price

A second hand Samsung S7 Edge + is currently £369.99 on Fone Store. If you want it box fresh you’ll have to fork out an extra £227 as the handset costs £597 brand new, which isn’t very wallet friendly. Price is the obvious place to start really, when you think about it, some of the latest models can cost over half a month’s wages to the average person. It certainly pays off to be a little patient and less particular about someone else having previously used the phone you want.

What about taking out a contract for an iPhone 7 Plus? Well, the 32GB model will cost you £55.99 a month for two years. Which sounds reasonable, until you realise that will be £1,343.76 after 24 months. That’s over £600 more than buying brand new at £719!  – Ouch! (£559.99 for an almost new one at Fone Store)

2. Less to lose if it goes wrong or missing

Sadly, despite the great leaps and bounds in smartphone technology, durability has gone backwards. Dropping you old Nokia in 2003 was a casual oops, but any slips with your brand new iPhone and you’re looking at repair bill to make your eyes water. What’s more, when you send your phone of to be fixed, it might not be the same one that comes back, instead some other refurbished phone of the same model will be sent out – so if you buy new and break it you’ll technically end up with second hand anyway!

So if you spend a little less on a phone that may have already seen some action, you’ll not be as disappointed if it breaks.

3. More options

Each brand roughly brings out one new model at a time. But if you buy used, there’s a whole back catalogue of phones from their primitive beginnings to the present day. Some quirky, some quality and some that are best left in the past.

4. A phone you love

You might not like the latest super phone. What if your favourite model is one you had a few years ago and the newer handsets haven’t lived up to the standard? You could find that one of a kind mobile, cheap and fully checked and tested ready for everyday use on Fone Store.

5. Good for the environment

Finally, and arguably most importantly, one less phone making its way to landfill is a good thing. The majority of manufactures have made big efforts to refurbish their products, but buying second will be a little step towards improving the environment.

Apple Watch: Why You Need To Get One

With the Apple Watch 3 hitting the market recently, interest in the Smartwatch sector is at an all time high. We have a look into the Apple Watch range, and see why having one of these devices can supplement your everyday life.

At its most basic, a Watch is designed to simply display the time to the wearer. The Apple Watch complies with this trend, with the screen flicking into life with a twist of the wrist. But as this is a Smartwatch it’s understandable to expect more, which is where the Apple Watch really comes into its own.

You can customise the face of the watch, to include features such as an Alarm, Weather, Pedometer, upcoming Calendar events and even the latest stocks, available at just a glance. You can have it notify you of the latest scores of your favourite team, contact Siri, or stream your music from your watch.

Many people use a Smartwatch as a personal health fitness tool. A lot of the marketing around the Apple Watch is focused on health and fitness, so Apple clearly see this as one of the main applications of the device. With built in Heart rate monitors, GPS, step counting and even amount of stairs climbed, the Apple Watch keeps you informed of your activity throughout the day. There’s also a dedicated “Workout” app that will also track Runs, Bike Rides and Swims, even giving you detailed maps of your routes taken.

For all users of the Apple Watch, one of the main benefits is that notifications appear directly on the watch. Get a message during an important meeting or class that you can’t check? Now you don’t need to pull your phone out to check it, just glance at your wrist. For notifications ranging from Facebook and Twitter messages, to turn-by-turn driving directions, the Apple Watch can really aid your everyday life.

The new Apple Watch 3 + Cellular even has basic phone and messaging features, allowing you to quickly reply to or answer incoming messages and calls, which is incredibly convenient if you leave your phone in a bag or charging elsewhere.

If any of these features are intriguing to you, then it is definitely worth giving the Apple Watch a go. Once you get one, you’ll wonder how you ever went without it.

Take a look at our selection of Apple Watches in stock, here.

Online Second-hand Tablet Shop

Looking for a great second-hand tablet shop? Want to buy online?

Tablet computer sales have recently been taking the bite out of laptops. When Steve Jobs first presented his Apple iPad to the world there may have first been some trepidation. However, it wasn’t long before it established itself as a highly viable consumer product. Today many companies are competing to create the most tech-savvy, advanced tablets available.

Part of tablets’ popular appeal is their portability. Their snug efficient fit inside people’s handbags and pockets make them perfect for long train journeys. Investing in a brand new tablet, however, isn’t necessarily the cheapest option for a lot of customers. Although they’re now more popular than ever, the prices for the best brands haven’t dropped significantly.

For the best online tablet shop, simply use Fone Store. We sell a great range of used tablets, most of which are in pristine condition. And when we promise great product conditions, we really mean it. We want to deliver the most high-quality goods at the most competitive prices. In fact, we are so confident of our quality levels, we even offer a 14 day money back scheme. As if that wasn’t enough, we also throw in a 180 day warranty for those that order direct.

Take a look at our fantastic range today.

Quality Refurbished Tablets Supplier

It seems like only yesterday that tablet computers first hit the markets. Given the lightning speed that technology changes nowadays, it’s still incredible to realise tablets are old enough to be refurbished. For those born before the advent of the internet, the world has changed irreparably since the days of dial-up internet and non-digitalised television.

We’ve even got the point where we can be nostalgic about technology and its uses. Anyone around in the 1980s could be nostalgic about making mixed-tapes, while 90s kids reminiscence about the now diminishing pre-eminence of the CD. It’s also interesting to speculate on the technology which never really made it big. Mini-disco players, anyone?

Buy Pre-Owned Tablet

When tablets first appeared, many were dubious about their appeal. But now the verdict is well and truly unanimous: tablets are a hit. Small enough to fit in your hand bag, but often tougher than laptop, tablets are only likely to rise in popularity. Unfortunately, as with all technology it takes prices a while to catch up.

If you’re looking for a quality refurbished tablets supplier, look no further than Fone Store. We sell a variety of fully tested, quality used tablets at the most competitive prices.

Take a look at our website today.

Buy Pre-Owned Second Hand Phone

If you are interested in a second hand phone and want to buy Pre-Owned second hand phone, view our website today.

Pre-Owned Phones with Warranty

Mobile phones have come a long way since 2000. Many even feel nostalgic about the days of playing snake on their old Nokia 3210.

As mobile phones continue to evolve, newer models can become outdated in a short space of time. We all know those tech-lovers who upgrade their phone as soon as the latest technology comes along. And how many of us have obsolete mobile phones, knocking around in our drawers? Whether they have a cracked screen or a dodgy keyboard, sought after models are often worth refurbishing.

For those interested in buying an iPhone at a reasonable price, it’s often best to look for one refurbished. Especially since so many phone users are willing to sell. Even the first generation of iPhone have a number of fantastic features, which users love.

When buying a Pre-Owned phone of any make, it’s important to buy from a trusted buyer.

Our phones come with a whopping 1 Year warranty. Not only that, all our products are tested by a team of qualified engineers.

To find out more, click here.

Shop Used Apple iPad Mini

Apple are one of the most well-known brands in the world.

Stylish, innovative and fun, their products have long revolutionised the technology world. It’s no wonder so many people queue round the block when Apple have a new product out. Their designs are a rare combination of both style and substance, as well as accessibility. Steve Jobs very much understood the importance of this: ‘Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

The first Apple iPads came out in 2010, only five years ago. Since then they’ve come a surprisingly long way in a short space of time. In the last quarter of 2013, a record 26 million iPads were sold around the world. That means a great deal of people will be selling used iPads in the next few years.

Looking to buy a used Apple iPad mini? Why not head straight to Fone Store ? There are many good reasons to buy from us. Firstly, we pride ourselves on our unbeatable quality. If we tell you an iPad is in pristine condition, we really mean it. Secondly, we’re so confident of our quality we offer you 1 Year warranty when ordering direct. Lastly, we offer next day delivery on all orders paid before 3pm.

To take a look at our range of used tablets, simply click here.

Pre-Owned Mobile Phones with Warranty

With many people replacing their mobile phones every two years, the turn over for quality used phones is high. While many people have old black and white mobiles knocking around, nowadays there are many decent smart phones going spare. Keen tech-lovers may even replace their phone every six months, particularly if there’s some slight damage to it.

If a decent smart phone has minor damage to it, a good refurbisher can make it look like new. Whether it’s a cracked screen or faulty LCD display, they are easy to put in working order again. This is the most environmentally sound option, not to mention giving people to chance to enjoy great technology at a cheaper price.

If you are looking for a second hand phone then pay Fone Store a visit! We have many top brands of refurbished phones, including iPhones, LG, Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, and HTC.

Not only that, all our used phones come with a whopping 12 month warranty. So when we say our products are in excellent condition, we really mean it! We also offer a 14 day stress-free return and free insured delivery. This will ensure your purchase gets to you safely and securely.

Want to know more about Refurbished Mobile Phones with Warranty? Simply click here.

The iPhone SE 2 – A Smaller iPhone X?

 

Although the rumoured release date for the SE 2 is up in the air currently, this hasn’t stopped the rumour mill from churning. There are plenty of concepts and ideas flying around and we will look at one of the most interesting designs.

 

 

 

 

 

The above video from Gunho Lee and ConceptsiPhone, seem to suggest the logical move for Apple is to make the SE 2 a smaller version of the iPhone X. It is worth noting that this is just a concept video, and in no way what the final design will be. But it still makes for some interesting viewing.

 

 

The video suggests that the Rear camera will differ, and go back to the single lens camera to allow the phone to be a bit more ‘budget friendly’. It still includes the back glass for wireless charging capabilities, and the screen still has the full-frontal LCD as seen on the iPhone X.

 

Do you think that these concepts are likely to be the route that Apple actually goes down?

 

Take a look at our current stock of iPhone X’s here. Now with a HUGE £40 discount!