Monday, 22 October 2012

Mobile Phone with 15 Year Battery Shelf Life

We have a new product that I would like for you to take a look at and then give us your feedback


Product Features

·         GSM BAND 900/1800, Maintains power for up to 15 years*, Size: 120x60x13mm, Weight: 75 gram

·         Works with any NiMh rechargeable, alkaline or lithium AA Battery

·         10 hours talk time with (1) Energizer AA "Ultimate Lithium" Battery

·         White LED Torch Light, 9 re-settable speed dial buttons, Includes Micro Sim Adapter (secured on the lower left base of the phone, remove back cover to locate)

·         (1) Emergency pre-set dial button, Battery, Antenna/Network LED Status light, *SIM card NOT included

Technical Details

·         Maintains power for up to 15 years*

·         10 hours talk time with (1) Energizer AA "Ultimate Lithium" Battery, 1 x Battery Included

·         White LED Torch Light

·         9 re-settable speed dial buttons

·         (1) Emergency pre-set dial button

Simple, for all ages. Easy as 1.2.3.

1. Insert your own or a new SIM card
2. Turn on the phone
3. Call

A Battery Shelf Life of 15 Years!*

The SpareOne can hold its charge, if stored unused, for up to 15 years* or for the shelf life of the battery inserted. And when in use, SpareOne has a talk time of 10 hrs !* This is all made possible by a single AA battery.
*With Included Energizer Ultimate Lithium L91™

Every year 25 Million people are affected by natural disasters

Most people don’t know this: Following a natural disaster, cell phone towers are the first communications infrastructure to be repaired, because emergency crews need them. Cell service is often restored long before power. Be the neighbourhood hero. Make calls for up to 10 hours on a single AA battery.* SpareOne includes a torch light that shines for up to 20 hours on a single battery.
Everyday mishaps.
Ever worry whether your children or elderly parents can contact you if they lose their cell phone?
Not ready to give your kids a smart phone?
Talk to long or browse the web too much? Left with a dead phone battery mid day ?
SpareOne’s uses are endless, good thing you have one! Zip a slim, lightweight SpareOne into your kids’ backpacks. Give one to your parents to keep beside their bed. Keep one in your laptop bag or glove box.
SpareOne is simple to use for all ages:
1. Insert your own or a new SIM card
2. Turn on the phone
3. Call
SpareOne easily can be configured to store up to nine phone numbers in memory, so the push of a button connects you to your loved ones.
To call emergency services such as 999, you don’t even need a SIM card.


When you “get away from it all,” you might prefer to leave your expensive smart phone behind, along with your cares. Besides: water, snow, and dirt are notoriously hostile to cell phones.
But wouldn’t it be nice to be able to call for help if you get lost, stranded or hurt?
SpareOne is your answer. When you hit the back roads, trail or water, you’ll have the security of knowing that you have a powered phone. As long as you’re in range of a cell tower, you can call in any emergency. Whether you swap your primary phone’s SIM card into your SpareOne to make yourself reachable is up to you.

Power failures.

Power failures are so common, they typically receive only local news coverage. But they can last for days, even weeks. And when your smart phone loses its charge, it becomes a dumb paperweight.
Be smart. Be prepared. Keep a SpareOne with your other emergency supplies at work, at home, and in the homes of your loved ones.
Because SpareOne stores power-ready for up to 15 years on a single AA battery, you can “store it and forget it,” like any emergency tool you hope never to use.

International travel.

Roaming charges suck. Avoid them by carrying a SpareOne to your international destinations, and buying a local SIM card with prepaid minutes.
SpareOne comes in both GSM frequencies, covering the entire world.
Bonus: no more worrying about cell phone charger adaptors. You’re freed from sockets!


The PowerCase Classic is an ultra-slim and lightweight power case
that has an elegant leather flip cover design allowing easy access to
the touch screen whilst providing maximum strength and protection.

But, it isn’t just a protective case, this PowerCase sports a battery
which adds more life to an iPhone 4/4S. With the hard protective
shell, yet lightweight, low profile and slim design, users can easily
forget they are carrying extra power on the go.

Ask for your Company Logo on the case.

Product Provides Additional:

Talk Time:           up to 7 additional hours
Internet Surfing:   up to 6 additional hours
Video Playback:  up to 10 additional hours
Audio Playback:  up to 40 additional hours
Standby Time:     up to 300 additional hours

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Jake Hill - Ginetta GT Supercup driver

Last weekend, Connect IT, dipped its toe in the water to start sponsoring Jake Hill - an up and coming driver currently in the Ginetta GT Supercup.
Last weekend at Rockingham and Silverstone he finished on the podium - both days. 
This young man struggles for sponsorship each weekend - sometimes sitting in the pits waiting for tyres to be delivered - so no practice laps - only qualifying and he still manages P2 both days finishing 3rd. Incredible achievement. 
Read below last weekends story:

At the 'Home of British Motorsport', Silverstone Circuit, 18 year-old BRDC Rising Star Jake Hill put on another strong showing, with a front-row qualifying performance and a brace of third place finishes, taking his career podium tally to a remarkable 41 in just 78 races since Jake started racing in November 2008.

After spending Friday's practice concentrating on set-up as best as possible on old tyres, Hill and his Tollbar team faced yet-another battle to get funds in place to race, but support from John Miskin at Sportif and last-minute help from Ingram Generators, Cloud 9 Hosts, Connect-it, Mark Tayler, Mazza plus regular supporters FujiFilm, MMC Broking, On-Line Media, Celtic Speed and SDS Graphics saw Hill's Red Ginetta G55 line up for qualifying on Saturday morning after all.

On a damp but quickly drying track, Hill showed great maturity and calmness by waiting in the pits until there were just 8 minutes remaining to attack for Pole Position.

After gradually bringing the tyres up to temperature Hill quickly began to move up the order, and on his 4th flying lap set the fastest first sector time, narrowly missing out on Pole Position by just 0.081 seconds...qualifying second on the grid for the second time in 2012.

"The car felt really good and we did the right thing by waiting as long as possible - I'm glad I went out when I did though cos it took longer for the tyres to come in than usual - front row is mega though - I'm really pleased - thanks as always to Mike, Mary, Oscar, James and Rupert from Tollbar Racing for all their hard work!"

Hill who had his interview with Jason Plato and the KX Akademy panel last Thursday, focussed on a clean start in Saturday afternoon's race and got exactly that - matching Pole-man Andrew Richardson as they charged into Copse Corner for the first time.

Tracking Richardson closely a superb exit from Luffield corner saw Goudhurst's Hill sneak alongside Richardson just after Woodcote and into the lead as they began lap 2.

Immediately Hill began to edge clear - breaking the lap record as he looked to have developed a solid lead by lap 8.

Soon after though Hill began to struggle with rear end grip, and Richardson gradually caught up again, passing mid race and edging clear to Win his first G55 race.

Meanwhile championship challenger Carl Breeze also snuck past, and Hill fought hard with Tom Ingram for the balance of the 24 lap race, pulling clear late on to take a well-earned fourth Podium of 2012 and his 40th Career podium in total.

"The car was SO good at the beginning - absolutely superb, and I pulled away from Andy easily. Then it just felt really 'loose' at the back and it was a matter of time before Andy was on me and past, and Carl was a bit too strong too. I wasn't giving up though and the car felt better over the last four laps or so and I'm pleased to get on the Podium again!"

Lining up third for Sunday's race televised on ITV4, Hill was passed at the start by Ingram andthen Tom Sharp edged the pair of them wide and was up into 3rd place quickly.

A real scrap between Sharp, Ingram and Hill at the end of the lap saw Hill back ahead of Ingram by driving around the outside of Luffield and now into 4th place.

Carl Breeze had got into the lead at the start, hence Richardson had a charging Sharp to deal with who forced past into Brooklands in a robust move, then allowing Hill to chase Richardson down himself.

Getting a fantastic run out of Copse Corner, Hill dragged alongside into Abbey and up into 3rd place, pulling away and chasing after Sharp.

Behind Richardson charged back and in a close fight hit the back of Hill into Luffield, before Hill edged away and drove a consistent final few laps to take his second Podium of the weekend, his fifth of 2012 and his 41st career silverware.

With Breeze Winning with fastest lap and Sharp second the championship fight is now just two points apart between them as the series heads to Brands Hatch on the magnificent Grand Prix Circuit on the 20th & 21st October.

"Another great result and the car felt much more consistent today " smiled Jake. "We go to Brands for the final race - both Tom and Carl say it's their favourite track - well it's mine too and my home race - so I am gunning for at least one more Win there!" I just hope we can find the funds - so if anyone out there is interested in finding out what we can offer I'd really appreciate an email" said Jake.

For further info please visit Jake's website or call Simon on 07811 348681

Stop Watch Hospitality

Recently we have started working to support Paul Clark, owner of  Stop Watch Hospitality -

Paul is a great champion of young, up coming drivers. Currently he is working with Luciano Bacheta - winner of the 2012 - F2 Chmapionship and Jake Hill - Ginetta GT Supercup - currently 7th in the championship.
Last weekend, Jake managed 2 podium finishes. Amazing when you consider some of the drivers he races against have been driving for 10 and 20 years.

On 19th October we have a sponsorship day for Jake Hill. Come and learn how sponsorship works including "Contra Deals". Experience how Hospitality could benefit your business or maybe someone else's business.
10.00am or 2.00pm.
Also, the same weekend is the British Touring Car Club. So, on the friday will be plenty of well known drivers, as well as Jake, on the track practicing.

If you would like to come, meet Jake, visit the pits, have a go on the Brands Hatch racing simulator in the Stop Watch Suite, email us at: and we will send you an invite.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Friday, 12 October 2012

GPS Tracking

vehicle tracker image

So how fast are your company vehicles?

When budgets are squeezed, use vehicle tracking to save money in your fleet both in fuel and running cost.

Click the image above for more details

Monday, 8 October 2012

Jake Hill great weekend

 Jake Hill two races, two podiums 
congratulations great weekend of racing!!!!
From all the team at Connect IT