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Samsung launch the S4

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Everybody likes a rumour. Nobody likes a rumour about themselves and this definitely the case for Samsung as they finally silenced all the rumours by officially launching the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone in New York. Nil points for the location – Milton Keynes would have been our choice but, as launches go, this was worth the wait. Unlike the recent launch of a certain gaming console, we actually got to see the amazing piece of hardware and even read about the spec. Fun times.

So what is new? Well, this badboy packs a larger screen and enhanced battery life but somehow remains incredibly light and somehow, unbelievably thin. For those of you who need to know, the S4 will be 7.9mm thick and weigh just 130g.

The Galaxy S4 has, according to Samsung, the world’s first full HD Super AMOLED display packing five inches of screen with 441ppi making this perfect for viewing photos and watching TV shows. A new dual-camera function means both the front and back cameras can be used at the same time.

Other new features include:

  • Samsung Smart Pause : A way to control what’s happening on your screen determined by where you are looking.
  • Air Gesture/View : Designed to bring the power of touch to the next level through waves and swipes as commands.
  • Samsung Optical Reader :A quick and easy way to recognise text, QR codes and more.
  • Samsung WatchON : This transforms your handset into an IR remote control for home entertainment systems.
  • S Health : A quick and easy way to ensure you’re in as good shape as you’re new device thanks to monitoring tools and sensors.
  • Samsung Adapt Display/Sound, which adapt to the user’s particular application or preferences in terms of audio volume.

Hopefully we will be able to get our hands on one if our friend Jeremy invite us around for a play before it launches.

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Which High Wycombe destinations deserve a monopoly spot?

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What High Wycombe destinations deserves a monopoly spot?

A High Wycombe Monopoly board is about to become a thing as the makers of the popular family game Hasbro announced that High Wycombe would be joining the likes London, Atlantic City and Westeros with its own version of the classic board game.

The High Wycombe Edition of the world’s most popular board game will hit the shops later around October. This will ensure residents of High Wycombe would be able to get theirs in time for Christmas.

But before then, High Wycombe BID are inviting you to submit your suggestions as to which High Wycombe landmarks, like The Guildhall, Red Lion Statue etc, should get to land on the classic Monopoly address like Mayfair and Park Lane.

 

What High Wycombe destinations deserves a monopoly spot?

 

High Wycombe Monopoly contenders

For the next week, we are going to leave this High Wycombe poll open to discover what residents think. Which High Wycombe destination do YOU believe deserves a monopoly spot?

If you haven’t already, please do take a moment to submit suggestions for which iconic landmarks you’d like to see included in the final game. Email your ideas over to wycombe@winningmoves.co.uk before the voting closes on the 28 February. You can also check out the High Wycombe Monopoly Facebook page.

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The V1ce card review one year on: New interface and price changes

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V1CE Business cards replace traditional cards

When we do reviews, we tend not to go back but we thought we should for the V1ce Card given that we gave the business cards such a positive review. Our previous V1ce card review focused purely on the design and functionality of the card themselves. We have been using our cards for over a year and with news of a new interface and price changes, we felt it would be good to create the V1ce card review one year on.

TrendLife Magazine reviews V1CE Business Cards

V1ce card Prices

When we did our first V1ce card review, the entry card was the V1CE One Card is currently price at £25.00. The next card in the range wass the V1CE Transparent One Card and this was also priced at £25.00. The Walnut Bamboo ECO One Card was £39.99.

The Vice One card is now called the Add Your Name card and the price is £25. The V1CE Transparent One Card has been removed from the range and replace with a new selection of cards that include the Blue PVC One Card and the Red PVC One Card.

We reviewed the Walnut Bamboo ECO One Card which was £39.99. The price has remained the same but a new selection has been introduced which include:-

  • Bamboo ECO One Card – £39.99
  • Black Bamboo ECO One Card – £49.99
  • Sapele Bamboo ECO One Card – £39.99
  • Cherry Bamboo ECO One Card – £39.99

V1ce interface

In our first review, we didn’t show or talk about the interface in which you setup your Vice card. All your V1ce card settings are managed here. We haven’t beta tested the V1ce V2 interface but it looks visually better than the first already. We will do a comprehensive review and update on the new additions and bug fixes

V1ce V2 interface

V1ce card durability

We haven’t noticed any issues with readability and the cards we ordered have kept their appearance despite heavy use. No warping or loss of colour in the print. Aside from some scratches on the Metal Hybrid Card caused by a too many debit cards in a Secrid wallet. There are new style cards and new accessories in the range which you can view at v1ce.co.uk.

V1ce card discount codes

At the present moment, we don’t have any V1ce card discount codes but you could try using “TrendLife” in your checkout. Visit v1ce.co.uk to see what you can save.

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Bang & Olufsen Bicester Village opens in time for Christmas

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Bang & Olufsen Bicester Village

This week, on Saturday 12th November, Danish audio specialists, Bang & Olufsen, will open the doors to its latest boutique store at Bicester Village, the UK’s luxury open-air shopping destination. Joining a collection of over 160 leading global brands, the company aims to make the store a renowned shopping destination for the finest audio products on the market.

The Bang & Olufsen team has worked tirelessly over the recent months to ensure that the store will open with the very latest store concept, whilst adhering to the government guidelines put in place for retail in the wake of the recent COVID-19 lockdown. Upon entering the store, the distinctive interior is synonymous with the brand’s heritage and the aesthetic embodies Bang & Olufsen’s timeless Danish design philosophy – a sanctuary for any shopper.

Bang & Olufsen Bicester Village
Bang & Olufsen has been pioneering audio and video innovations since 1925 and has always had a strong presence across the UK. This latest store opening shows yet further commitment to providing customers with the opportunity to see, hear and feel the company’s iconic products.

Bang & Olufsen Bicester Village

“We are delighted to share the news of our new store in the year where we celebrate the brand’s 95th anniversary. The UK is one of our six core markets and strategically important for our growth strategy, and opening this new store indicates our ambition to continue to strengthen our presence, also in psychical retail, and further improve the experience for our UK customers,” says Scott Anderson, Director UK & Ireland at Bang & Olufsen.

We believe in providing interactive and memorable experiences for customers shopping for high-end audio and televisions. To do so effectively, we are committed to delivering these ingredients across both digital and physical environments. Customers are able to research our products on the Bicester Village website, place orders via the virtual shopping service and visit us in-store ” says Anderson.

James Simons, Head of Retail UK & Ireland at Bang & Olufsen adds, “Online has changed the retail landscape no question, but we believe an omnichannel approach is key to delivering the best customer experience. Customers will want to see our distinctive designs, immerse themselves with superior sound performance and feel the rich materials that set our products apart, with expert guidance on hand to help them with their requirements.”

Bang & Olufsen welcomes shoppers to their new store in Bicester Village. The doors will officially open at 09:00 on the 12th December 2020 and customers are invited in on the opening day to explore the new store and collect a complimentary memento.

In the first week of opening, all visitors to the store will be in with a chance to win the award winning Beoplay H9 active noise cancelling headphones. To enter, visitors will simply need to register their interest in receiving news and information about forthcoming product launches and events.

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