… This post is brought to you by Logitech…
Every now and again something comes into your life that changes the way you travel, and pretty soon you can’t imagine going on a trip without it. A few months ago I was introduced to Logitech’s UE Boom and it was love at first sight (and not just because it matched my manicured blues perfectly).
This portable speaker is shock proof, waterproof, and stain proof. So much so that at the launch we watched a video where it was being put through its paces by having coffee and honey poured all over it to show that it could then be rinsed clean. Personally I haven’t tried this myself. Nor have I tried dropping it just to watch it bounce or spraying it with a fireman’s hose (another little test that the Logitech folk put the UE Boom through).
What I have done is travel with it, and after our first road trip to Bathurst together I knew I would always find room in my suitcase for this little gem. It sounds great, can fill a room (or a suite, or a cabin) with my favourite tunes and can keep on belting them out for 15 hours before it needs to be recharged.
On my most recent trip to Hawaii I found myself becoming addicted to another Logitech product, their illuminated Bluetooth Easy Switch Keyboard K811.
I’ve long found it a frustrating irony that you can’t touch type on a touch screen, which has slowed me down considerably on my iPad when trying to write a story, or an email, or any old thing really. I have had other external keyboards for my iPad but as they were the same size as the tablet their keys were a little cramped in space and so my fingers couldn’t fly as quickly as they wanted to.
Then I had the chance to try the Easy Switch K811 keyboard and my fingers sang. Not only were the keys properly spaced, I was able to assign my iPad and iPhone to different function keys and, as the name would suggest, easily switch back and forth between them. There’s even room to add my Apple TV when I’m at home. Yes, I may have looked a little strange as I drank my mimosa at the airport and tapped away on an external keyboard, but I think I also looked happy.
Now Logitech have filled me in on some of their other accessories, and the fun thing for you my lovely readers is they’ve also given me some to give away. To you.
We all know how frustrating it is to run low on battery power on your phone when you’re travelling… or even when you’re out and about in your hometown. Lord knows my iPhone charger has been a regular feature in my own handbag.
Logitech’s case+energy is a nifty little battery pack that looks like a phone case. It more than doubles the battery power for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s and looks pretty sweet while it’s doing it.
When it’s time for a road trip, Logitech’s case+drive doesn’t need to call shotgun to save a spot up the front. This modern mount easily sticks to the windshield or dashboard so you can see maps or messages when you need them.
And for those times when you don’t need extra battery power or to attach your phone to your car, there’s the Logitech case+tilt. This slim line leather case protects your phone, gives you a little tilt into a kickstand when you need it, and can even attach to metal surfaces for when you want to turn your iPhone into a high tech fridge magnet.
All of the cases work with iPhone 5 and iPhone5s and I have one of each to give away to one lucky reader.
Yes, you can win almost $250 worth of Logitech iPhone accessories. That’s a case+energy (RRP $119.95), case+drive (RRP $69.95) and leather case+tilt ($59.95) to give away to one lucky reader. That adds up to $249.85 worth of Logitech love.
To win, all you have to do is head to the comments section below and tell me in 25 words or less about a time when your phone ran out of battery and you wished you could have magically given it more power.
The competition is open to Australian residents only, closes at 5pm AEST on Sunday 23rd of March, and you can enter once a day.
And the winner is… Shannon Rolfi
This post was brought to you by Logitech but as usual all thoughts and opinions remain my own