Good call: Mini parasol for mobile phones unveiled to stop them from overheating and keep screen glare to a minimum
- The mini parasol is available through the Tesco Mobile website until August 4
- Searches for ‘how to keep phone cool’ have risen 17 per cent in the past month
- Amazon recorded close to 80,000 searches for anti-glare products this year
It’s being billed as a good call for smartphones.
Tesco Mobile has unveiled a mini parasol designed to block sun rays and stop phones from overheating and help make the screen more readable in the glare. It would also help shield phones from the rain, it’s claimed.
Searches for ‘how to keep phone cool’ have risen 17 per cent in the past month, said Tesco Mobile, and close to 80,000 Amazon searches have been recorded for anti-glare and anti-glare screen products this year.
Sun’s out, thumb’s out: Tesco Mobile has unveiled a mini parasol designed to block sun rays and stop phones from overheating and help make the screen more readable in the glare
Compatible with iPhone and Samsung, the mini umbrella is available from now until August 4 exclusively on the Tesco Mobile website.
To secure one, consumers will need to sign up at tescomobile.com/why-tesco-mobile/award-winning-network/home-from-home.
Tesco Mobile warned that customers would need to be quick ‘as they won’t be available for long’.
The phone service said: ‘The handy parasol has been designed to celebrate Tesco Mobile being one of the only networks to offer Home From Home roaming in 48 destinations in Europe and beyond, at no extra cost.’
Rachel Swift, Tesco Mobile Chief Customer Officer, said: ‘As families prepare to enjoy themselves at home or abroad this summer, we know that there’s always a desire to stay connected. Everyone can relate to the difficulties we face when trying to read our phone on the beach.
Searches for ‘how to keep phone cool’ have risen 17 per cent in the past month, said Tesco Mobile, and close to 80,000 Amazon searches have been recorded for anti-glare and anti-glare screen products this year
To secure one, consumers will need to sign up at tescomobile.com/why-tesco-mobile/award-winning-network/home-from-home
‘That’s why we’ve created a little something to help you take the perfect beach selfie and scroll aimlessly.’
Tesco Bank, meanwhile, doesn’t have any beach accessories to reveal, but does have some summer holiday facts and figures to report.
It said that holidaymakers are taking more cash away with them than they did before the coronavirus pandemic.
Average transaction values have risen by £56, from £288 pre-pandemic to £344, according to Tesco Bank’s internal data.
The bank also said it had seen a significant increase in people ordering travel money online for either home delivery or click and collect, rather than exchanging money in person at a store.
There have also been some changes in buying trends, Tesco Bank said, adding that the euro is becoming increasingly popular as travellers opt for destinations closer to home.
Turkey is also popular with summer holidaymakers, with the lira being among the most in-demand currencies so far this summer, Tesco Bank said.
Ban Mahsoub, head of money services at Tesco Bank, said: ‘It can be easier to budget when you have cash in front of you, and with prices rising across many popular holiday destinations, people may prefer the certainty of seeing how much they have left.’