Garden furniture definitely falls in the ‘nice-to-have’ category as for the most part of the year you wouldn’t even think of entertaining outside. And it would seem that since we don’t use it that often, most opt for the cheapest solution for their outdoor leisure arrangements which after only a couple of months can look dreadful. Not something you would choose to relax on, never mind inviting your guests to. But priorities are priorities and spending a lot of money on something you’ll use once or twice a year doesn’t make that much sense, unless you’re passionate about your outdoor living arrangements. If it’s about time you upgrade your outdoor furniture, why not try and win this set worth £1,000, completely free.
The one thing smartphone manufacturers seem to keep on forgetting is that us humans are sometimes clumsy creatures. The most likely accident you’ll have with your phone is to drop it, and if you haven’t yet, its only a matter of time. Whether it be in water or on the ground, at some point you’ll lose your grip on that fragile piece of tech and it’s going to get hurt. Somehow, somewhere. Sure, you do get phones that are tough, but where they excel in ruggedness, they completely and utterly fail to deliver on everything else possible. That is, up until now. Not only is the new Sony Xperia z waterproof and extremely tough, it’s beautiful and offers features that demands the competition’s attention.
For those that love the iPad, but would prefer it to be just a bit smaller, lighter and easier to hold for watching movies, Apple has recently launched their latest version of the iPad, the iPad mini. Light enough to hold in one hand, but still featuring the same amazing technology that comes with the iPad, the iPad mini with its beautiful 739 inch display is a worthy contender in the tablet market. The Telegraph is giving away an Apple iPad mini and all you need to do for your chance to win is go and fill on the entry form online. Click on enter to find out more.
It seems we’ll always be chasing technology. The pace at which our appliances, electronics, cars and just about everything else is constantly speeding up, and while it’s exciting to think of what the future holds, it’s becoming harder and harder to stay up to date and in touch with current technology. Luckily however as technology advances, it’s becoming more user-friendly and much more intuitive. A short while back it almost seemed impossible to simply tune our TV sets, while now many things simply happen with a touch of a button. Never mind sharing your amazing pictures which was caught up on your phone, on your big screen TV. Something this new R4 HD Sony TV does with ease.
If you’re simply trying to capture the moment while with family and friends, snapping pics should be fun, not complicated. While the experience should be as simple as possible, you shouldn’t be limited by quality and performance. With the new Nikon 1 J3 Camera, they have achieved an amazing balance of ease of use and astonishing underlying performance from these ultra-portable interchangeable lens cameras. These cameras are almost certain to deliver result beyond your expectations, and one can be yours soon. If this sounds like your type of camera, go and enter now for your chance to win.
Owning an espresso machine is a luxury you’ll never give up once you’ve tasted freshly brewed home-made coffee. They can be messy though and some find the process of grinding your beans to the right level of grind, adding them to your portafilter, frothing your milk and cleaning up afterwords, a bit too much to ask for a a quick cup of coffee. With the De’Longhi coffee machine, the smallest bean to cup machine available, none of that is necessary. From grinding your beans to adding the milk to cleaning up after itself, this machine takes care of it all. It even comes with a handy detachable milk container that can be stored in the fridge while not in use. Enter to stand a chance of winning the PrimaDonna XS coffee-maker worth £995.
While its become so convenient these days to buy ready-made meals and pre-prepared soups and salads, you are still paying a premium for these foods, and they’re a lot less fun. Which is what cooking should be, creative fun for the whole family. We admit, chopping slicing and dicing, grating shredding, beating and mixing and everything in between can sometimes be a lot of work, especially if you’re cooking for a big family. For that, you need a food processor. They make light work of the most laborious cooking tasks and make it possible to take on big recipes with little time. Convinced that you need one? Win a Kenwood kMix Food Processor, worth £199.99 now on All About You.
When last did buy yourself a brand new piece of furniture for you home? It’s probably something you don’t get to do that often. You can probably think of something you need without giving it much thought and whether that be a new bed, a couch, a dining room table or a couple of new bar chairs for your kitchen, Furniture Choice has it all. Now imagine getting that new piece of furniture, completely free. For one lucky reader that will be exactly what they get, a £500 voucher to spend online at Furniture Choice with delivery countrywide. All that just for simply answering an easy question. Go and enter now for your chance to win.
The ability to edit and share photos on the go as well as social media integration has really made the camera phone the popular device it is today, but there has always been a major drawback. The lens and sensor. Even though our smartphones are in many cases good enough to take a few snaps, to get really good quality high-resolution pics, you need a bigger lens and sensor. Combine that with the functionality your smartphone offers and you’ve got the perfect marriage of technology. Now Samsung has made the leap and have developed a camera that runs Android, giving you best of both worlds. Win one of these amazing cameras plus a Sony digital photo frame with Morrisons.
The phone so many have waited for is now finally here and judging by the reviews, its been worth the wait. Samsung has recently released the new Galaxy S4 smartphone, a bigger better and more clever smartphone who many will argue is currently the best phone on the market. Whether you think so or not, judging by the specs and the features the new Galaxy S4 has to offer, it’s no doubt a serious contender. One of the most noteworthy features of the new Galaxy S4 is the ability to control certain phone functions by simple gestures, without even touch the screen. Combined with some serious processing power and the fantastic Android OS, this phone is a must have.
While many still hold fast that they will never switch to electronic readers, many more have made the move and much prefer their mobile readers to books. Amazon’s kindle and their amazing e-ink technology offered a similar experience to reading printed books, in a much more convenient format, and was largely responsible for converting even the biggest of critics. While the traditional Kindle was a breakthrough when it came to reading on an electronic device, it was lacking in almost every other aspect of what tablets were offering at the time and Amazon responded by developing their own tablet computer, the Kindle Fire HD. Enter this competition if you would like to own one.
Our home entertainment systems are some of the most used and most seen pieces of equipment at home. Not only should they sound great, but since they’re so prominently displayed in our homes, a little style won’t hurt. And if it’s style you’re looking for, look no further. Shortlist.com is giving away this beautiful home cinema system which includes a 46″ HD TV, a Blu-ray player and a Monitor audio wireless speaker system. Everything you need for a relaxing day indoors. Enter free online.
Can you imagine a life without your oven? Unless you’re a student that just moved into your own place and owe your survival to microwave meals, you’ll probably answer ‘never’! From cooking a leg of lamb, grilling a beautiful macaroni and cheese, baking brownies or a juicy pie, you can’t do it without your oven. Not easily at least. Since our ovens are such a prominent features in our kitchens, it’s nice if they not only work well, but look great too! If your current oven is a little worse for wear, have a look at this beautiful Smeg SFP125 oven which comes in a choice of finishes including: stainless steel, silver glass or black and today, you can win one.
It’s the perfect time of the year to break out of your usual routine and do something new. When last did you get out of town and just let your everyday worries pass you by? If that’s hard to remember, it really is time for a break, and we’ve got just the answer. TLM magazine is giving one couple the chance to go away on a relaxing two-night break worth up to £400, courtesy of Four Pillars Hotels. You and your friend or partner will stay at one of their six beautiful properties across Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds and Bristol. Enjoy beautiful walks, sailing, punting, cycling or simply relax and enjoy the time away from home.
Competitions with a summery theme are everywhere. From fashion to leisure, everyone is taking the opportunity to make as much of the summer as possible. When it comes to making the most of a brilliant sunshine day at home, there’s nothing better than having a few friends over and enjoying a barbecue outside. Now you get barbecues and then you get the Napoleon gas barbecue worth £1 000. This stainless steel LE3 gas barbecue features three main burners and a rear ceramic infrared burner for even heat distribution and precise control. No messing around with dirty charcoal again, simply pull out ignite and get cooking.