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Breathe Easy this Christmas

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An Australian Christmas can mean an abundance of impurities in the air at this time of year. There’s a lot of pollen and dust around, both popular irritants triggering allergies and if you’re in the east of Australia there’s smoke and ash from the bush fires wreaking havoc on the air quality this year.

Experts will tell you there is little we can do to minimise the effects of exposure to these air impurities while outside. This is particularly bad news for those who suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues. One of the best ways to create an environment that will let us breathe easy is with air purifiers.

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Dyson have created some efficient and stylish air purifiers featuring the essential HEPA filter. HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. A HEPA filter is a type of air filter that works by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps harmful particles such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and smoke. Dyson Pure Cool Me Personal Purifying Fan is designed with an activated carbon and glass HEPA filter which captures gases and 99.95% of ultra fine particles from the air around you. It also has a clever night setting so you can set the sleep timer for between 15 minutes and 8 hours, meaning you can keep cool and comfortable during the night.

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If you want a fan that does the whole job and more you’ll want a Dyson Pure Hot+Cool™ Purifier Fan Heater. It is Dyson’s latest purifying fan technology and automatically purifies the whole room, while also cooling you in summer or heating you in winter. It is so clever it can automatically detect airborne particles and gases, diagnose and report them in real time; allowing you to monitor the air quality through the Dyson Link app.

You can rest easy knowing Dyson purifiers are certified asthma and allergy friendly by Airmid Healthgroup laboratories and Sensitive Choice approved by National Asthma Council Australia.

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Another great way to battle irritants is to keep your house free of them. The best way to remove surface dust can be done by a quality vacuum cleaner designed to get all the dust, pollen, pet hair and grime. Dyson comes to the rescue again with a vacuum cleaner for every job and person.

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The Dyson V11 Absolute handstick is a completely cordless vacuum designed for the whole house. It’s long stick design means it can reach into all the corners of your home – both high and low and with the push of a button can be transformed into a handheld vacuum – perfect for a quick clean of the car. It is also great on carpets and hardwood floors. Stiff nylon bristles drive deep into carpet to remove ground-in dirt. Soft, anti-static carbon fibre filaments capture dust from hard floors and crevices. Full-width brush bar cleans right to the edges.

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If you have a big house with a variety of floor types to clean, then the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Multi Vacuum is your work horse. This vacuum has a large high capacity bin and with the Dyson’s Ball technology it can manoeuvre easily around furniture, corners and will pick themselves up if knocked over.

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Do you have a home filled with the love of the family dog or cat but plagued with the never-ending build-up of pet hair that comes along with it? Getting the stubborn hair out of carpet and furniture is a breeze for the Dyson Ball Animal Upright. This powerful vacuum is designed for a home with pets. While it can do everything a Dyson is expected to do the Dyson Ball Animal Upright has been built to achieve the strongest suction of any vacuum. With its self-adjusting cleaner head and re-engineered brush bar, bristles dig deeper into carpets to remove more dust and dirt. And the Tangle-free Turbine tool has counter-rotating heads with brushes to remove hair and dirt from carpets and upholstery.

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Finally, the Dyson V7 Trigger Handheld is perfect for smaller homes, dedicated rooms, or the car. It is light, ergonomically designed and cord-free – making it hassle free. It is perfect to grab for the regular clean ups in the kitchen. Or use the crevice tool to reach awkward gaps and small cracks. Or simply make your life easier and use the combination tool to gently dust in the home and car.

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Headphones Christmas Gift Guide

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The way we consume media and entertainment changes from decade to decade. The one thing that doesn’t change is our love of audio. It started with the early vinyl records allowing music to be enjoyed in the home, and the AM radio band delivering news and radio-serials into wirelesses across Australia. Then we listened on more portable devices – transistor radios, Walkmans, and iPods. We now embrace audiobooks, podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, and the multitude of other streaming services available.
One thing integral to our modern experience of sound is the headphones we use. Whilst you may start off using the headphones included with your phone purchase, you should know there’s a world of enhanced audio experiences out there which will not only enrich what you’re listening too, but can make the experience easier and hassle-free. Headphones are now used in a variety of ways and for different reasons. Here’s our top headphone gift-guide for your loved ones this Christmas.

TRULY WIRELESS

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Wireless headphones provide users with the experience of complete cordless freedom. How often have you taken your headphones out of your bag to find them in a tangled mess? If you’re looking for a gift for someone who will love the idea of no more tangled wires and prefer untied movement, wireless headphones is the pick for them. Wireless headphones can be in-ear, on-ear or over-ear styles, so you can still opt for your favourite design without sacrificing comfort, portability or sound quality.

Bing Lee has a huge range of wireless earbud headphones to suit everyone, and the Urbanista Stockholm True Wireless in ear headphones is a great example of how freeing these type of headphones can be. Stockholm True Wireless allows you easy access to adjust volume, switch tracks, and answer calls with just a touch. With a 3.5-hour playtime and a slim charging case that gives you 3 additional charges, you have a total of 14 hours playtime. Simply charge your headphones, connect your Bluetooth and you’re ready to go. Going wireless is perfect for working out or multitasking without having to stop and detangle cables.

NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES

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If the person you’re buying for travels often or lives in a busy household, noise cancelling headphones is what they need for undisturbed audio. Instead of forcing you to turn the volume up, noise cancelling headphones use clever technology to make your surroundings quiet. Environmental noise is reduced thanks to tightly-sealed ear cups, filtering guards or other design features. They drown out the rumble of a train carriage or plane engine so you can relax as you travel.

The Panasonic HTX90N embraces the much loved and well known design of retro headphones. These wireless headphones have a noise cancelling function to immerse you in a dynamic, high quality world of music no matter the background noise. The retro shape and classic colours mixed with the latest audio technology means the HTX90N headphones deliver enduring timeless value. Noise cancelling headphones come in a variety of styles from on-ear and over-ear to completely wireless. Bin Lee has a great range of noise cancelling earphones from brands such as Audio-Technica, B&O Play and Sony — all available in-store and online at Bing Lee.

IN-EAR HEADPHONES

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In-ear headphones can otherwise be known as “earphones” or “earbuds”. They’re the headphones that sit snug inside your ear canal. Despite their mere size, in-ear headphones produce great sound clarity and quality. They’re the most portable type of headphones because they’re lightweight and conveniently small to carry. In-ear headphones are great for frequent travellers, commuters and students. Many designs have an integrated microphone so that you can also take and end calls easily.

If this sounds like the ideal gift then the urBeats Headphones will be a great pick for delivering amazing sound and style, plus tangle-free cords. They are designed for music lovers who also want the combination of sound and style – they make a great gift for the teenagers and students. UrBeats deliver pure audio in an ultra-lightweight and durable package. The tangle-free cable with built-in-mic will also help you effortlessly switch between music and calls so you can enjoy premium, uninterrupted sound.

Another great use for in-ear Bluetooth headphones is for runners and gym-goers. They’re cleverly designed to fit comfortably and withstand physical movement as you work out. Check our Bing Lee’s full range or in-ear headphones in-store or online.

OVER-EAR HEADPHONES

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Looking for a gift that is not only a dream to wear but timeless? Over-ear headphones are the most comfortable type of headphones. They’re the most padded along the headband and in the ear cups, making them a clear front-runner in the comfort category. Aside from their good fit, over-ear headphones deliver rich, dynamic bass and well-balanced audio – making them the perfect headphone gift if you’re unsure of the tastes of the person you’re buying for.

The Sennheiser HD 4 series of Wireless Bluetooth headphone is a gift any music lover will cherish. You can use it at home, in the office, or you can take it with you. Versatile and vibrant, the new HD 4 series offers you the complete Sennheiser quality package in a range of durable, closed-back over-ear headsets that fulfill the needs of a music lover who leads a mobile life. And don’t forget the amazing sound experience, powered by proprietary Sennheiser drivers. Over-ear headphones are versatile and perfect for any sound. Rock, hip-hop, metal, electronica and other bass-driven music all sound as premium as possible when listened to through over-ear and on-ear headphones. Find out which one will make the perfect gift in-store at Bing Lee or online.

SPORTS HEADPHONES

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Australia is a nation that loves its sport. When we’re not playing our sport outside, we’re busy enjoying the great outdoors any way we can – rain hail or shine. So, if you’re looking for a gift for someone whose routine takes place both in and out of the water, headphones like the JBL Endurance DIVE is designed to keep up with them. These nifty little headphones open up a world of workout options with an IPX7 waterproof rating. Its sleek PowerHook™ design powers on automatically when you slip it behind your ear, while a secure wireless neckband keeps it in place. An added bonus is you can leave your device behind because it has a 1 gigabyte memory storage (up to 200 music tracks), accessed with touch controls. Plus with the 8 hours of battery, Dive is ready to hit the pool, track, and gym all in one day.

Discover Bing Lee’s full range of sports headphones which will make an ideal gift for the fitness guru in your life.

 

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Kitchen Christmas Gift Ideas From Breville

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The most loved room in any home is by far the kitchen. It’s the heart of the home and where many of us spend a lot of our time. For good reason it makes sense to equip our kitchens with the finest and smartest appliances in to make our daily routine stress-free and enjoyable. When you look closely you’ll find elements of every individual in the household in one kitchen. From the appliances to the utensils – the items we place in our kitchen help us to pursue the lives we want to live. So, if you’re looking for Christmas gifts ideas for you or someone else, we’ve got a Breville kitchen item for every personality.

THE SMOOTHIE ENTHUSIAST

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We need to acknowledge and fully embrace the smoothie movement. Smoothie making is incredibly popular for a number of reasons – they taste great, it is a good way of sneaking in fruit and vegetables we (or our kids) wouldn’t normally eat, they are a perfect cool summer drink, and they are a great addition to a healthy diet. The Breville 3X Bluicer Pro is one of the hottest Christmas gift items on the market because of its sheer versatility. This high performance blender juicer features Breville’s Kinetix® contoured blade & bowl system and a 88mm extra wide chute. With Cold Spin Technology®, 5 one-touch programs and 10 precision speed control, you can extract fresh juice straight into a high capacity 1.5 litre blender jug and create delicious fresh, slushies, smoothies, cocktails and much more.

THE FUSSY EASTER

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Sometimes you need an item that can prepare all the food on a fussy eaters menu. This will be the answer to a lot of fussy food frustrations. The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer has 10 cooking functions to guide you to perfection: Toast 6 slices, Crumpet, Grill, Bake, Roast, Warm, Pizza, Airfry, Reheat and Slow Cook for long cook times, at low temperatures. When all you want is warm crispy chips, the Smart Oven Air Fryer can turn out guilt-free french fries, chicken wings, family favourites using higher temperatures combined with super convection (maximised air flow) to deliver delicious, crispy golden air fried foods.

THE COFFEE LOVER

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A barista will quickly tell you the most important ingredient to deliver an amazing espresso is to use fresh beans and to grind them as close to the time of use as possible. To get the best result it’s best to limit the time between grinding and extraction to seconds, not minutes. That’s why the Breville Barista Express™ espresso machine is a coffee lover’s dream. The in-built conical burr grinder allows you to grind only what you need directly into the porta filter. It’s fully adjustable in grind size and dose, so you can tweak to taste. The patented Razor™ dosing tool trims the puck for consistent extraction, while PID digital temperature control delivers accurate water temperature throughout the extraction.

THE BAKER

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The talented baker in the household will adore the Breville Bakery Boss Stand Mixer for Christmas; plus, giving this as a gift almost entirely guarantees an increase in tasty baked goods available to sample in the future. This heavy duty mixer does all the hard work for you. Using the glass bowl you can witness the effect of the 1200 watt torque motor and 100% metal gears take charge of even the heaviest dough and batters. The Bakery Boss® replicates the same planetary mixing action as commercial mixers with a counter-clockwise mixing head and anti-clockwise sweeping action of wide attachments to ensure 360 degrees coverage of the entire bowl. Breville’s revolutionary double scraper beater wipes the sides and bottom of the bowl with every turn. Not only does it leave ingredients aerated and mixed better, but there’s now no need to stop and scrape down the bowl with a spatula.

THE MEAL PREP

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In our fast paced lifestyles, the option to plan ahead and ‘meal prep’ is fast becoming a popular approach to the weekly meals. This is when a slow cooker comes in handy – and it can be used all year round from winter to summer. The Breville Combination Pressure and Slow Cooker The Fast Slow Pro, is the perfect gift for any dedicated meal prepper. The ‘Fast Slow Pro’ is a multi-cooker that can pressure and slow cook menus and automatically adjust time, temperature and pressure between fast and slow cooking. Dual sensors at the top and bottom monitor ingredients for more accurate temperature and pressure control, while the hands free steam release automatically varies across foods to maximise flavour and texture. So now you can pressure cook, slow cook, steam, reduce, saute and sear with the press of a button and you can rely on the fully interactive LCD to tell you when its building pressure, cooking and releasing steam.

THE HEALTHY EATER

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Cooking with steam is one of the healthiest ways to make a meal. It is great for sealing in flavours, moisture and nutrients. This is why a Breville steamer is a great gift for the person who loves to cook and eat cleanly. Breville’s fully BPA free stainless steel Steam Zone™ produces maximum steam in less than 30 seconds which enables home cooks to steam more effectively and efficiently. Providing powerful single layer steaming with independent zones, it is compatible with traditional style bamboo baskets for yum cha inspired dishes. It is perfect for rapid steaming a whole fish or different veggies with a synchronised finish, maximising, taste, texture and health benefits.

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Think Smarter, Not Harder when it comes to Floorcare!

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The floors in your house are one of the most heavily used items in the home. The daily bustle of feet and shoes, pet paws and furniture movements mean they are under constant wear and tear and will be the first to build up with dirt and grime. Leaving your floors dirty for too long can cause scratches, discolouration and ground-in dirt will ruin your floors. To keep them clean, looking their best and lasting the distance it’s important to think smarter not harder about your floor care.

PICK UP THAT LEGO

LegoIt seems obvious but a quick scoot around the house to pick up larger objects like coins, bobby pins or even Lego can go a long way in a streamlined clean. This step is often skipped by many and done on the fly as the vacuum cleaner moves from room to room. This can result in a lot of wasted time picking up items while the vacuum is running. Or it will mean some unwanted items are sucked up the vacuum and may clog or damage the machine… or even worse it will result in you fossicking around the dust chamber to retrieve that pesky bit of Lego.

WHIRLWIND DUST REMOVAL

LG AeroscienceThe most important step with any floor care routine is effective dust removal. Dust and pet hair can be a major cause for allergens in the house. It is also important to remove all dirt before mopping to ensure you aren’t simply moving the bigger chunks of dust and debris around your home. AEROSCIENCE is the name given to LG’s air flow vacuum technology that utilises powerful mini whirlwinds of air to separate out dust particles. The LG Inverter Motor rotates at high speed, creating rapid air flow inside the vacuums cyclone chambers. Meaning you’ll get all that troublesome dust up quickly and efficiently.

DON’T BUMP THE FURNITURE

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To avoid bumping the vacuum cleaner into your furniture you can use a clean paintbrush to remove dirt and hair away from the legs of furniture to make vacuuming around difficult objects easier.

HASSLE-FREE MOPPING

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Mopping technology has come a long way to make our lives so much easier. No longer will you need a separate clunky mop and bucket to finish off after the vacuuming, with the LG CordZero® A9 Ultimate you’ll reduce your cleaning time by vacuuming and mopping at the same time. The mopping head can be filled with water and the machine automatically adds water to the two rotating mop pads every six to eight seconds, depending on the setting.

GET THE HEIGHT RIGHT

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Having a device which will allow for altering the length of the vacuum reach with ease is not only a massive time saver but an accessible option for anyone needing it. The LG CordZero range has a telescopic pipe adjustable to 4 different lengths for added versatility. This option means you can clean stairs and harder to reach places easier, and it is also great for people of all heights or those who may use a wheelchair. Plus, the Opti-balanced Handle has been ergonomically designed to provide comfort and reduce muscle effort while vacuuming.

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Hassle-Free Spring Cleaning

Spring has well and truly made itself known. We can start to enjoy our gardens coming to life, the flourishing cherry blossoms and the warmer days tempting us to take a dip at our favourite swim spot.

Spring also serves as the perfect time to fling open your bedroom doors, cupboards and wardrobes and declutter and clean the house thoroughly. Go through all the boxes of odd and ends to be sorted, file all the piles of mixed paperwork, finally dust the often strategically ignored shelves and furniture items around the house and remove all the dust and pet hair hiding in carpet and corners of rooms.

To make your job even easier here’s the low down on Dyson’s best products to help with a spring clean.

GOOD-BYE CORDS

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Anyone who has ever vacuumed a house can tell you how inconvenient corded vacuums can be. The sheer limitations caused by the cord length, the need to continually unplug it and plug it back in from room to room. And then there’s the delicate dance you need to engage in as you swerve from side to side to avoid running over the cord as you tango your way around the vacuum cleaner. Dyson allows you to say goodbye to cord hassles and just get on with the job of spring cleaning. Being cordless makes them super portable as well. Some, like the Dyson V7 Cordfree vacuum can even be wall mounted with their charging unit for easy storage. There are a range of heads and accessories that can be used for cleaning carpet, hard floors and hard to reach nooks and crannies. It’s worth noting that being cordless, stick vacuum cleaners do have a limited run time, so make sure they are fully charged before big cleaning jobs and always return them to the charging unit after use.

DUST AWAY ALLERGIES

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Giving your house a really good vacuum can help control irritants that contribute to allergies and the nasty hay fever that comes along with spring.

Dust build up can cause a lot of allergy issues for those sensitive to it. The Dyson Soft Dusting Brush attachment is perfectly designed to lightly dust surfaces and makes quick work of hard to clean areas like window blinds. The soft dusting brush gently removes dust and allergens from flat surfaces, delicate areas and upholstery.

You can also try using the Dyson V11 Absolute Cordless vacuum to effectively clean carpeted areas where dust builds up more easily, while also transitioning seamlessly to harder surfaces like wood and tiles. If allergens are a real issue for you, try to vacuum once or twice a week to minimise dust, pollen, skin cells and dust mite droppings.

CATS, CARS AND KIDS

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While the bulk of the spring cleaning will involve decluttering, dusting, scrubbing and vacuuming, there are areas of your life that will need cleaning more regularly. Apart from the seemingly endless mess children like to leave behind after every meal or craft session, many cats and dogs will start to shed their winter coats at this time of year. That means a build-up of loose hair balls rolling down the halls mixed with cereal crumbs and left-over glitter.

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A portable handheld vacuum cleaner like the Dyson V7 Trigger Handheld is ideal for quick clean ups like these and you can even choose cordless vacuum cleaners designed specifically for pet hair . Handheld vacuums make cleaning easier and more convenient than ever and are also great for hard to reach places like in the car, where corded vacuums are just too big a hassle to use.

 

 

 

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The Unmatchable Travel Companion

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Whether you’re heading off on a road trip around Australia, or a jaunt across the seas, you’re going to want to take a device that will not only capture your memories, but be your personal guide and travel consultant at the same time.

Gone are the days of packing multiple maps, guidebooks, and cameras for a holiday. The most convenient and best performing option these days is to a smart-device. And when it comes to the ultimate travel companion you need not look any further than the range of OPPO smartphones.

Here’s the top five ways an OPPO smartphone is all you’ll need to optimise and streamline your next travel experience.

Capture those memories

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The trusty selfie shot is the staple of every traveler. With the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom you’ll be capturing selfies, landscapes, wildlife and portraits all in stunning clarity with a super HD lens that delivers high resolution and greater colour accuracy for more vivid detail in your photos. A 48MP ultra-clear main camera, 13MP telephoto lens and 8MP wide-angle lens, all make up the Reno 10x Zoom tri-lens setup. By combining three lenses over different focal ranges, this achieves a full bandwidth of 16-160mm, an effective focal length 10 times that of an ultra-wide-angle lens. The tri-camera setup is complemented by dual OIS for ensuring stability, even when fully zoomed during hand-held operation. The technology behind Reno 10x Zoom truly elevates photography to all-new heights.

Explore the nightlife

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Most smartphone cameras let you down in lowlight and night photos. The Reno Z is equipped with a Sony IMX586 48MP ultra-clear camera. Its 1/2.0’’ ultra-large sensors and f/1.7 ultra-large aperture combine with MFNR and HDR software algorithms, protects users from over-exposure in order to create stunning detail in low-light conditions. The new addition of AI portrait optimisation for night photography can differentiate between the subject and background, ensuring that skin tone is accurate and delivers a professional photo every time. The Reno Z further minimises shutter speed for night photography without leaving the default camera mode, paving the way for fast and crisp photos.

Protection from drops

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There’s a reason the original 35mm travel cameras came with a strap attached. Taking pictures when on the move comes with a major risk of damage due to drops and falls. The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom comes with free-fall protection for free spirited adventurers. The drop protection mechanism for has been engineered to sense in real time when the phone is in free-fall and automatically retracts the camera to prevent damage.

A screen perfect for mapping out your adventure

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Navigating on holidays is made even easier with a huge panoramic screen to view your maps on. The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom offers you a completely uninterrupted screen experience. There’s no holes or other distractions and a chin of only 3.5mm height makes a huge screen-to-body ratio of 93.1%. You’ll be able to stay one step ahead when viewing your maps on your OPPO travel guide.

A long lasting battery for exploring

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Leave your battery packs and extra cords at home, the OPPO AX5s 4230mAh battery is designed to get you through your day. A long-lasting battery keeps you enjoying every moment with your phone. Whether you’re using GPS, playing games or listening to tunes on a long train trip, or making video calls, now you can do want you want for longer.

 

How to do your laundry in Winter!

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Winter brings with it cooler days, earlier nights and longer drying times for your clothes. Using the best washing products, alternative drying methods over the cooler months will help breathe life and longevity to your clothes.

Embrace Fabric Care Technology

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Modern washing machines have become advanced with their fabric care technology, a vast range of settings to cater for every type of load which not only saves you time but can clean clothes better than hand washing or soaking. Fabric care technology ranges from bio-care wash – great for young families cleaning baby clothes, to delicates, silks and hand wash options.

Consider the LG 11kg Front Load Washer, this machine has TrueSteam® technology which has the ability to fluff up fabric fibres to allow steam particles to clean on a microscopic level. Instead of saturating the stain with just one (1) drop of water, 1,600 individual steam particles attack the stain. As an added bonus you won’t forget about your load of washing in the machine again because it has SmartThinQ™ technology which lets you remotely start or monitor your wash progress.

Do Multiple Loads in One Go

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If you’re taking on that never ending pile of clothing in your laundry every week, why not do it all in one (1) day instead of struggling through load after load of washing?

Larger tub washing machines are fast becoming the preferred choice of busy Australians. Machines like the Fisher & Paykel 12kg Front Load Washer with ActiveIntelligence™ Technology can wash both small and large loads as well as bulky items like a king size feather duvet. The wide opening door makes it easy to load and unload. With the accurate water level sensor makes it highly efficient at washing different load sizes.

Furthermore, modern washing machines are fitting into our lifestyles now. Have you ever put a load of washing on only to immediately find a stray sock at the bottom of the clothes hamper? With the new Samsung AddWash™ you’ll be able to quickly drop in anything extra during the wash –  be it the stray sock or a hand-washed garment for final rinsing.

Exploit All Drying Methods

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Washer-Dryer combos have long been embraced in countries like the UK where winter weather reigns supreme. Not only are they great for maximising your space it gives you the option of having a dryer as well. The front load washer and dryer combos allow you to mount it on a wall or tucking away in a cupboard, meaning even small apartments can have a full laundry in one (1) machine. And what can be better than putting a load of clothes on in the morning before you leave for work and know you’ll have a load of clean and dry clothes waiting for you when you walk back in the door. If you’re worried about creased work clothes because you can’t pull them out of the machine immediately, machines like the Miele Washer/Dryer Combo have  an anti-crease action which ensures that the laundry is loosened at regular intervals and does not crease.

Head to your nearest store or online http://www.binglee.com.au for a great deal!

 

 

Celebrate Mum with our Top 10 Gift Ideas!

Every day should be Mother’s Day, so why not make this year’s Mother’s Day extra special and show her how much you truly care. Celebrate mum with a gift she’ll not only love but one you can actually use to spoil her with. While there’s no one-size-fits-all gift Bing Lee’s Top 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas are sure to make mum’s day.

Top 10 gifts to help celebrate your mum this Mother’s Day:

Breadmaker

Serve up some warm fresh bread to start her day right – The mum who loves to bake will adore the Panasonic Artisan Bread Maker machine. And she’ll adore it even more when you bake her a crusty loaf!

Coffe machine

You can’t have breakfast in bed without coffee – The ‘but first… coffee’ mum will love the smell of freshly brewed coffee wafting down the hallway thanks to her new Breville Barista Express coffee machine. The built-in grinder allows you to grind only what you need directly into the portafilter. The patented Razor™ dosing tool trims the puck for consistent extraction, while PID digital temperature control delivers accurate water temperature throughout the extraction.

Hair straightener

Give mum her very own at-home salon treatment – The mum who likes to look her best will appreciate you giving her a bespoke at-home salon experience using her new Philips – pro hair straightener.

KitchenAid Pasta

The best dinner is one cooked for you – The foodie mum won’t be able to resist the home-made pasta dish you whipped up thanks to the bonus 3-piece pasta attachment on her new KitchenAid… all included in Bing Lee’ special Mother’s Day deal.

Toothbrush

Make your mum’s smile beam in your family photos – The health conscious mum will appreciate the latest in electronic toothbrush technology with the Philips Sonicare Inter-Dental Cleaner. This teeth cleaning bundle includes both a brush, an airflosser which utilises unique technology to combines air and mouthwash and/or water to powerfully yet gently clean between teeth and along the gumline.

Foot massage

Let mum rest those tired legs – The mum always on the go is going to embrace a much needed foot massage thanks to her new Homedics Ultimate Foot and Calf Massager. Give your mum this ultimate gift for a deep relaxing foot & calf massage.

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Keep track of all those steps chasing the kids around – The sporty mum will appreciate a stylish new fitness tracker in the form of a Samsung Galaxy watch. Transition from gym gear to the office outfit, making it the perfect companion to your day.

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An assistant of her own – The techy mum will love her new JBL Link View voice activated speaker. The integrated display allows mum to ask questions, stay connected with loved ones, manage daily tasks and control the smart home with the help of Google Assistant.

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Sparkling water at her finger tips – The environmental mum will love a slick and elegant addition to her kitchen thanks to her new SodaStream. This allows her to create homemade sparkling water and flavoured carbonated beverages in seconds.

Headphones

Finally, the ULTIMATE gift – some peace and quiet! Gift your mum some time out to relax and unwind with her favourite music or podcast. Remove all distractions from the general hustle and bustle of the household with some Sony noise cancelling headphones.

 

Innovative products to change the way you live!

Not many companies can say they’ve been around for three (3) centuries and still be innovative. Philips not only claims this but have demonstrate this through its revolutionising and life changing products. Philips is at the forefront of many technological advances whether it’s consumer based or within the medical field. Bing Lee carries a wide range of Philips products such as cooking appliances, fitness and heath devices, audio and smart home technology.

If you needed yet another reason to sample something from the Philips range, Mother’s Day is fast approaching and there’s a plethora of innovative products your mum will love. Here’s our top picks for Philips products that will make life easier:

KITCHEN APPLIANCES

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Avance Collection Pasta and Noodle Maker is fully automatic and could not be any easier (add the ingredients, choose your settings and press start). The machine automatically mixes, kneads and extrudes in one go. You’ll be able to make mum freshly made pasta or noodles without any hassle. Experiment with healthy ingredients to suit your family needs or add colours to entice kids’ appetite.

Cook pulled pork and fresh yogurt in the one machine

MulticookerThe Philips All-In-One Multi Cooker has an intelligent cooking system, meaning you can slow cook, pressure cook and multi cook all in the one (1) machine with ease. The All-In-One Multi Cooker allows you to cook with various direct menu buttons (Soup, Risotto, Rice, Steam, Meat/Poultry, Manual). This is the perfect Philips product to keep your Mother’s Day winter stew warm for 12 hours using the reheat function.

The Perfect Coffee!

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The Philips L’OR Barista Capsule Coffee Machine allows you to double your coffee pleasure by brewing two (2) single espressos at once or a double espresso in one cup with the exclusive L’OR Barista double shot system. This coffee machine can brew your favourite coffee drinks (ristretto, espresso, lungo and more with L’OR Espresso single shot capsules, or double). You’ll be able to make your mum her favourite coffee in a matter of seconds.

PERSONAL CARE

Personal Care

Save time and money and still look your best

 

Do away with those expensive salon visits and zap away hair in the comfort of your own home. The Philips Lumea Prestige IPL hair removal device uses an innovative light-based technology called IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), derived from the technology used in professional beauty salons. Philips has adapted this technology for safe and effective use in the home. The device applies gentle pulses of light to the hair root to gradually decrease the amount of hair your body grows. You can also use this clever device on all areas of the body, even the more sensitive areas.

Smooth skin for weeks

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Epilators have long been the go to hair removal device for women around the world. While they have been around for decades the technology has improved markedly. Philips Satinelle Advanced wet dry epilator has a unique patented system where the tweezers lift and gather the lying hair, guiding them to the pulling point and firmly grabs and pulls out the hair. The added bonus of it being a wet/dry device means you can get all those pesky hairs removed whilst showering.

Take the guess work out of brushing

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The Philips ProtectiveClean 4500 Electric Toothbrush will encourage you to not only brush thoroughly but let you know if you’re brushing too hard. The QuadPacer lets you know when you’ve spent just the right amount of time cleaning each part of your mouth, while the Smartimer tells you when you’ve brushed for the recommended two (2) minutes. If you’re a little overzealous with the pressure, the toothbrush will make a pulsing sound as a reminder to ease off on your gums. There’s also a Gum Care mode to help gently massage the gums.

FABRIC CARE

Fabric Care

The ULTIMATE iron

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PerfectCare Elite Silence is one (1) of Philips steam generator iron that is quiet yet ultra powerful using the silent steam technology. It has an impressive list of features including hug detachable water tank that can be filled at any stage of the process, an eco-mode, and OptimalTEMP technology. This allows you to change between settings for example going from ironing jeans straight to silk.

Not a fan of ironing

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Looking for a different way to remove those creases on your clothes? The Philips garment steamer may be the answer. This product is safe to use on fabrics that require ironing. You can use it vertically or horizontally on difficult-to-iron areas and to refresh clothing – no burns guaranteed. This lightweight and compact design makes it easy to use anytime, anywhere. Just steam and go!

 

 

 

 

 

GIFTS TO BUY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EVERYTHING!

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INSPIRE SOMEONES BUCKET LIST: 

Supermarket windows are fast being graced with baubles and tinsel and carols will soon ring out through shopping centres around the nation – Christmas is here.

While this time of year marks a great time of festivities with friends and family, it also offers a chance to show them just how much they mean to us through the art of gift giving. However, we all have that one person who is difficult to buy for because they seem to have everything they need. Instead of taking the easy way out and giving them cash, why not get creative and consider gifting something that will inspire them to cross something off their bucket list.

Most of us will have a bucket list of things we want to do over our life time. They could range from learning an instrument to travelling to Scandinavia to see the northern lights. Either way helping a loved one tick off an item on their bucket list would be the ultimate gift.

THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL DESTINATION GIFT

Travel

Whether it’s hot air ballooning over French wineries, snorkeling with whales, or backpacking around Europe, everyone has a travel destination on their bucket list. One thing they all have in common is the need to capture the amazing experience in photos. While everyone has a basic camera built in to their smartphones, you can’t go past a dedicated digital camera to capture stunning photos while on an adventure. You have a lot to choose from, be it a compact digital camera to a more feature heavy digital SLR. To browse the full range of digital cameras click HERE.

THE VOICE ACTIVATED SMART HOME GIFT

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Smart homes are no longer a thing of science-fiction – the homes of the future are available now. Smart lighting is the first step into adapting a home with user friendly technology. Imagine being able to program your home lights from the touch of a button or even a voice command. The benefits range from being able to make sure all the lights are turned off at home from the comfort of your desk at work, or being able to switch on the porch lights while in your car in the driveway, to even programming your lights to turn off or on at certain times – great for the early risers in the family. Once you have them in a home you won’t want to do without them again. Consider the Philips Hue lighting system as a great foray into smart homes. For more smart home ideas click HERE.

THE INSPIRING CHEF GIFT

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When you consider the amount of cookbooks available in stores it would be safe to assume Australians love to cook. While this may be the case, many recipes call for items we just don’t own. Why not gift something that will help inspire someone to become the next Nigella Lawson. They can make their own mince and pasta from scratch, so they know exactly what goes into their next tantalising dish of spaghetti bolognaise. Or what about helping with the new year health kick so they can make their own healthy and organic dehydrated food and snacks? Then there’s the bench-worthy KitchenAid mixer – the ultimate chef must-have. For more budding chef inspirations click HERE.

THE FAMILY ORIENTATED GIFT

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We take a lot of photos in our modern digital world. But how often are we getting those memories printed out into tangible photos? When pictures stay on our devices they get lost and we often forget to go back and look at them. Having them printed off in photo form in frames on walls, tables and albums means we can relive those wonderful memories regularly. The quickest and convenient way to do this is with a personal photo printer at home. These also make great devices at a party, where photos taken that minute can then be printed off and shared with guests at the press of a button.

 THE HOW TO RUN A MARATHON GIFT

Fitbit

Getting fit and healthy is often the basic new years’ resolution, but translate it to a bucket list and it might come in the form of a wish to run a marathon. The only way to get there is to start training. Fuel this inspiration in the form of a wearable fitness device. Wearable tech will keep track of your daily steps, count calories, monitor heart-rate, and record sleep routines, all while also being a stylish watch at the same time. For the best wearable equipment click HERE.

THE ENTREPRENEUR GIFT

Entrepreneur

And finally, how many of us want to get out of the rat-race and work for themselves? If you have a loved one planning on running their own business or who has just started one up, the best gift you can give them is technology. The gift of a tablet, 2-in-1, or a laptop is the ultimate first step for the budding entrepreneur. Utilising the flexibility of a portable computer or tablet is essential for any modern business. They are also the go-to technology for all new students starting university next year! For a full range of entrepreneur inspiring computer gifts click HERE.

MORE BUCKET LIST WORTHY GIFT IDEAS

Gifts

For more amazing gifts to buy someone who has everything, check out the Bing Lee Christmas Gift Guide.