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Energea Car Charger Range: By our staff – not an ad agency!

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Energea is a leading provider of power solutions for the modern mobile consumer. Energea is committed to delivering power solutions of the highest quality with safety of the highest standards. Today, Energea’s range of power solutions are stylishly designed to meet all needs- from office, travel, home to car.

With advances in fast and wireless charging technologies, we preview the latest high-quality Energea range of car charges available at Cellucity stores nationwide or online here: https://cellucity.co.za/power-charging/car-chargers/

Created By: Fuad Rashid at Cellucity Gateway

This is an info video created by our staff as part of our “not another ad agency” campaign. We hope you find them fun and informative.

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Energea PowerHub 6C+ Unboxing Video

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The Energea PowerHub 6C+ Unboxing

 

 

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5G is here! We answer the questions and debunk the myths!

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There has been a lot of talk and uncertainty surrounding 5G. With questions like; what is 5G, how does it work, what are the risks, when and where will it be available, and what will it cost? Fake news may even have you believing a base station could create and spread a virus, like COVID-19! So, we thought we would answer some of the questions around 5G and its launch in South Africa.

What is 5G?

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Well, many of us will remember when phones first started accessing the internet. WAP developed into slow 2G, patchy 3G and then the upgrade to current 4G/ LTE technology. The ever-increasing speeds started matching and competing with traditional fixed-line ADSL infrastructure. 5G (5th Generation) is the next evolution of this technology. It has the capability of offering faster, cheaper and a more stable connection than even Fibre.

How does 5G differ from Fibre?

It is best to understand the difference between Fibre and BroadBand internet. It has become acceptable to use the term broadband to describe any internet that is faster than the old dial-up from the 80’s.

In its true sense broadband refers to a band or grouping of radio frequencies that carry signal (in this case 5G data).

Fibre is different in that while it still transmits a signal, it does so using a single frequency laser (light) over a fibre optic cable – two different methods offering a similar service.

Which is better 5G or Fibre?

As fibre internet has entered into the realm of connectivity, we have seen a massive jump in speeds and ever faster internet connectivity. Fibre has proven to be fast, stable and allow for data to be transferred over much longer distances without significant signal loss.

Is it however heavily limited in the fact that it needs a physical connection (fibre cable) to transfer data. Laying this fibre “backbone” is probably the reason your street has been dug up recently!? Once your block or suburb has Fibre, you still need a service provider to install a connection between the backbone and your home, which at best takes days, at worst, weeks or even months.

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So, if Fibre is so fast, what is the benefits of 5G?

Since 5G works over radio frequency, it does not require cables to be laid, roads to be dug up and it can be activated immediately. The frequencies used to transmit the signal support faster speeds than current fibre technology offer. This makes 5G a much more suitable solution for mobile internet, and it will be essential for Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as connected homes and appliances, self-driving cars, drones, cameras and more.

How fast will 5G be?

Super damn fast! With indicative speeds of 20 Gigabytes download per second and 10GB upload (4G is at 300mbps and 75MBmbps) and a latency of less than one millisecond. 5G will blow Fibre away in terms of speed. Streaming an 8K Full HD movie from Netflix or Showmax will be a breeze with virtually zero lag.

When will 5G be available?

While Vodacom has officially launched their 5G service, there are only 20 active base stations – 18 in Gauteng and 2 in Cape Town. We are still a while away from mass adoption. Like 4G and 3G before it, we can expect Vodacom to focus its rollout program to major cities and hubs.

What is 5G going to cost?

Well, first you will need a 5G device. Your current phone or modem will not be able to transmit and decode the 5G signal. The first 5G handset that will be released by Cellucity is LG V50 ThinQ with a suggested retail price of R14299. We have seen a delay in the arrival of the new 5G routers, but we will have two models arriving shortly. The Nokia Fastmile 5G Gateway 1 with an expected retail price of R6499 and the Huawei 5G CPE Pro – expected to price around R12999. These devices will be offered, bundled on 5G internet plans on both 24 and 36-month deals. Deals are suggested to start from R899pm. But don’t rush to your nearest store just yet, the initial stock has been delayed and coverage is very limited.

Will a 5G Device work in areas with no 5G Coverage?

Yes, devices will still support current frequency ranges. 5G devices will just include the ability to process 5G signal. The handover between frequencies should also be seamless. Building a broad 5G network will take years, it would be nonsensical to develop a device that doesn’t support current 3G and 4G technology.

What are the downsides of 5G?

Currently, our 4G / LTE connections use frequencies that are below 6Mhz to deliver internet speeds. 5G connections will use spectrum up to 24Ghz. For cellular to match Fibre internet, networks have required access to a wider range of spectrum frequency. This frequency allocation has been strictly controlled and limited by the Government.

The lower the frequency spectrum, the further your radio wave can travel, and the more it can penetrate through materials. For example, your FM radio operates up to 300Mhz and has a wavelength of around 1m.  Current 4G/ LTE cellphones use frequencies from 900Mhz and up. Its wavelengths are measure in centimetres. With 5G, the wavelength is measured in millimetres. This does pose some problems for the design of 5G networks: Millimeter waves are easily blocked by foliage and buildings. For sufficient coverage, it will require many closely spaced micro base stations, called small cells.

Fortunately, these stations are much cheaper, smaller and require less power than traditional cell towers. They can be placed atop buildings, light posts or anywhere outside your home.

Is 5G it safe?

Many of the health concerns are over 5G’s use of millimetre-wave radiation but not all radiation is equal.

“There’s often confusion between ionising and non-ionizing radiation because the term radiation is used for both,” said Kenneth Foster, a professor of bioengineering at Pennsylvania State University. “All light is radiation because it is simply energy moving through space. It is ionising radiation that is dangerous because it can break chemical bonds.”

“Ionising radiation is the reason we wear sunscreen outside because short-wavelength ultraviolet light from the sky has enough energy to knock electrons from their atoms, damaging skin cells and DNA.

Millimetre waves used for 5G, on the other hand, are non-ionizing because they have longer wavelengths and not enough energy to damage cells directly.”

Did 5G create or help spread COVID-19?

Fake news around the launch of 5G has been spreading for a while. What possibly started as a joke or a hoax, has spread and developed a cult-like following.  The origins are unclear, but most people will realise the absurdity of such a claim – similar to the flat earth conspiracy theories. For those still a little unsure, it is verifiably untrue. Viruses are parasitic organisms. To suggest a cellular tower can create and spread structured genetic material, out of thin air, is patently false.

 

So, there we have it, SUPER FREAKING FAST, Super freaking safe!

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Best Buys for 2020 with Cellucity

Good deals are hard to come by – everyone is advertising the best price and the best deal – where do you start? Depending on what you are looking for the search for the ultimate win is often long and drawn out. We here at Cellucity want to make this journey a little easier so we have carefully selected our best budget buys for 2020 in a range of categories to help you out

SMARTPHONES

The Cubot brand is synonymous with great value and their two new offerings are no different. The Cubot P30 and Cubot X20 Pro offer premium specs at budget friendly devices.

CUBOT P30

Coming in at R2999 the Cubot P30 offers a 6.3 Inch display, 64GB onboard memory and 4GB RAM. Along with the triple rear camera and 13MP selfie camera you also get a 4000mAh battery ensuring that your device lasts you through the day. With a conveniently placed fingerprint sensor the Cubot P30 does not compromise on design and offer a premium look. Available online here https://bit.ly/2wkrLNu

Cubot X20 Pro

The Cubot X20 Pro offers an impressive 6GB RAM, 128GB onboard memory as well as a 6.3 Inch FHD+ display. The Cubot X20 Pro offers a triple rear camera, 13MP selfie camera, 4000mAh battery and is encased in a beautiful glass body design. All this for R3999. Check it out here  https://bit.ly/2PCVyrF

Both devices perform beautifully, come in black and blue, are Dual SIM and would most certainly not look out of place next to more expensive options out there.

AUDIO

Whether you are looking at something for the gym, something for work or something to help you with down time we have some great deals for you this month

ENOD

Our very own ENOD brand of true wireless earphones are powerful in ear buds that come with a charging case compact enough to carry around. Offered in either blue or black the sound quality is fantastic and the 500mAh charging case will offer enough power to see you through a full week of gym workouts. The secure fit ensures that even when you are having an intense workout the buds remain secure. With an IPX5 sweatproof design you can pick up a pair for R799 this month from our online store here https://bit.ly/2TwjJcB

PLANTRONICS BACKBEAT GO 600

The Plantronics BackBeat Go 600 are a fantastic over ear option for either work or entertainment. The Plantronics BackBeat Go 600 headset is lightweight and wireless. With memory foam cups and a compact design these headsets are perfect for travelers. Offering advanced acoustic technology for deep, rich sound the PLantroncis BackBeat Go 600 are on sale this month for R999 saving you R500 – get them here https://bit.ly/32Po3Id

For our daily travelers (the brave souls who can’t stay home currently) we have a fantastic range of in-ear wired headsets that you can easily pop in your pocket or handbag for the daily trek. Starting from R149 our range of Recci and Langsdom headsets offer quality build and sound at fantastic pricing – Get yours today here https://bit.ly/2PRNfIP

KIDS GAMING

With school holidays having come early and along with it the need to keep your kiddies inside and safe – we have the perfect companions to keep them from getting bored and frustrated.

LARRY’S RETRO GAMING CONSOLE

Our Larry’s Retro Gaming Console offers up great nostalgia – taking you back to the nineties with classics like super Mario Brothers and Circus. Load Shedding? No problem! This handy little gadget is battery operated ensuring that even when the lights go out , the fun doesn’t. On offer for R399 find yours here https://bit.ly/2Us2NEx

LARRY’S VISUAL PET

Taking us back to the 90’s yet again -the era of the  Tamogochi has made another appearance! The Larry’s Virtual Pet offers a variety of different animals to choose from and hours of fun for your little one. At R199 this is a firm favourite here at Cellucity HQ – find it here https://bit.ly/2wlmHsw

WEARABLES

iTouch Air 2

A new addition to our catalogue is the iTouch Air 2 Smartwatch. Offering up a classic and sporty design the iTouch Air 2 is a great and affordable way for those wanting to kick up their fitness regime. Along with the classic fitness features such as a Heart Rate Monitor , the iTouch Air 2 also features notifications for calls and messages. Armed with an alarm and stop watch this device is a firm favourite with our Head Office Team and a steal at only R899. Get yours here https://bit.ly/3bc3tof

 

GAMING

With so many brands available we appreciate that the search for the perfect gaming gear can be complicated.

PLANTRONICS RIG RANGE

Our current star is the Plantronics Rig range of headsets. With a sturdy build and comfortable design the range comes in version for PC, XBOX and PS4. With ventilated earcups and noise cancelling mics the Rig series are also backed by a 2 year warranty. Starting from R899 we are confident that if you are looking for great value on a budget you cannot go wrong with these. Find them here https://bit.ly/33HR5tG

ACCESSORIES

ENERGEA POWERBANKS

From cables to power banks our wide range of Energea accessories offers something for everyone. With our power banks ranging from 5000mAh to 20000mAh – whether you are looking for something in an emergency or something to last the long haul we have it. See the full range here https://bit.ly/3abfI4o

ENERGEA CABLES

Our cables are also strong, durable and made from the highest quality materials. With our Duraglitz range coming with a 5 year warranty and our Nylotough Xtreme range coming with a 10 year warranty you can be sure you are getting a great deal! See the range here https://bit.ly/2QxEKCI

 

Our great deals are by no means limited to the above products – check out our website for more great offers. Any questions pop us a message on our Whatsapp line on 0827784400. After hours? Email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

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Energea NyloTough Cables – Built Stylish. Proven Tough

Energea NyloTough Cable

Rigorously lab-tested to withstand daily abuse, this tough cable is built to deliver robust charging performance, day after day.

  • Comes in Micro-USB, USB-C and Lightning tips
  • 2.4A High-Speed Charge & Sync
  • Dura TwistBraid™ Technology delivers tangle and kink-free charging
  • Bend-tested 30,000 rounds for ultra-flexibility
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty

 

Available at Cellucity stores nationwide or online here: https://bit.ly/2SCbr4x

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Cubroid – STEAM Educational Coding Blocks

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Introducing Cubroid, the world’s easiest coding block set that allows children to explore the world of technology and gain exposure to coding! Through dynamic connective blocks and simple coding, Cubroid offers a fun and educational experience for children to express their creativity.

Cubroid Coding blocks, teaching children from as young as 4 years old, how to Code in a Fun, & Easy way.

• Cubroid is wireless coding blocks that teach children how to program between the ages of 4 and 18. Children can build and code just about anything from connective single blocks to building their own robot.

• Cubroid is compatible with Lego and includes blocks with motors, LED lights, touch and light sensors.

• As children advance their coding skills so to do their creations and functionality. Problem-solving skills are developed and creativity is encouraged. This educations system has become internationally known as STEAM. Science Technology Engineering Art and Maths.

There are three levels of coding available with the Cubroid Educational Full Pack:
Smartphone Coding Mode: Easy Coding through the Cubroid 2 App. Coding is done by aligning images in a drag and drop way.
Tablet Coding Mode: You can code as many various motions and sensors as you want according to the function of each coding block. There are no limitations to controlling the time value and other functions.
Scratch Coding Mode: Recommended for more advanced users. Take your coding to the next level.

Now Available at Cellucity online!

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ENERGEA WiDisc 75 – The 7.5W Difference

 

ENERGEA WiDisc 75 – The 7.5W Difference

The simple charging cable – while still a useful little tool I am sure we can all be honest- they were very last year! Anyone and I mean anyone who has ever owned a phone will no doubt be able to regale you with tales of frayed cables and scientific calculations on which way to put the darned thing in without damaging your port.

With the introduction of wireless charging (albeit on certain devices only) the need for the cable is fast disappearing. Imagine a device that is a one charge fits all. We have it! No need to carry around three different types of cable with our Energea WiDisc 75 Wireless Charger you can pop any Qi-enabled device on and charge away – truly universal charging!

What’s more our charging pad comes enabled with 5W/7.5W and 10W support so no matter what device you have it will automatically detect and charge at your phone’s optimum charging level. For me, having one wireless charger in my home and another at work is fantastic. I don’t have to look around and bend into all sorts of positions to charge my device – I merely pop it down on the charging pad and go about my day.

iPhone or Android – both are welcome. And before the Apple lovers out there look to the more expensive 5W/10W chargers- here’s a secret: Your iPhone 8 or X range charge at an optimum level of 7.5W. 10W charger? No dice- it will revert to the lower and slower 5W. If you are looking for optimal charging, make sure your wireless charger supports 7.5W charging.

Other cool features on this device are your circuit protection and its non-slip grip. I am sure we can all agree that a cable far outweighs your phone flying through the air and smashing gloriously into the ground. Coupled with this are the lightweight and compact design making it easy to pop in your handbag or briefcase- even pocket in a pinch.

And, an FYI, we have learned that Huawei has developed a wireless charger that will support 15W charging and sport a silicone surface (no slipping off of your phone) However, we can only look forward to this early next year.