Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Win: A £500 Virgin Experience at 24studio.co.uk

We have amazing prizes to give away each month from city breaks and shopping trips to Uggs and iPads. Whether you want to win this prize for yourself or just think it would be a great gift to give someone, you need to be in it to win it, so enter our prize draw today. 

Free Prize Draw

In this months giveaway we are offering everyone the chance to win a virgin experience worth £500. The £500 virgin experience comes in the form of a multi choice voucher, which gives you over 30 experiences to choice from. The current choices are:  

Enter our competition today to be in with the chance of winning this fantastic prize! Terms and conditions apply.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Your Springtime Baking Checklist

With so many cookery programmes currently clogging up the TV schedule, it’s hard not to be a bit inspired to get in the kitchen and start whipping up a storm. Baking is a fun, family activity that encourages you to unleash your creative side and spend more time with the people you love. Whether you’re making a cake, muffins, or simply a few homemade biscuits, baking with the family is a fun and relaxing way to spend a sunny springtime day.

Before you get started, you’ll need to ensure that you’ve got the correct equipment. Listed below is a selection of 24studio’s best baking essentials that will get you on your way to creating delicious cakes and biscuits in no time.

Grundig Black Food MixerGrundig Black Food Mixer - £154

Save yourself some time and effort by whipping up cake mixtures with this durable, high-performance food mixer. Why mix by hand when you don’t have to!?
With its wealth of accessories, 10 variable speeds, and 2 stainless steel mixing bowls, the Grundig food mixer is the most resourceful food mixer on the market. Use the dough hooks for kneading bread, the wire whip for eggs and cream, the flat beaters for standard mixing, and the scraper tool for removing excess food from the mixing bowls.

Mason Cash Cupcake Baking Set - £24.99

Mason Cash Cupcake Baking SetIf you’re working on a tight budget and an electric food mixer is out of your price range, or if you simply prefer mixing by hand in the traditional way, then a Mason Cash baking set is worth considering.
Included in the package:
Earthenware mixing bowl, which is chip resistant and both dishwasher and freezer safe.
Environmentally friendly wooden spoon
12 colourful silicone cup cases
3  stainless steel nozzles for creating simple lines, dots and shapes
FREE icing bag

Cake Moulds – From £3.99

Cake Castle Cake Mould 8 Small Cars Cake Moulds Butterfly Cake Mould

Silicone cake moulds are ideal for children’s birthday parties and general springtime fun. Bake a cake in a funky shape and you’re guaranteed to put a smile on a child’s face! You could even use the moulds for jelly if you prefer. Some of our cake mould shapes include castles, butterflies, cars and trains.

Ethos 13-Piece Baking Kit for Dummies - £9.99

If you’re new to baking and aren’t sure where or how to get started, then this 13-piece baking kit is for you. It contains a simple guide containing handy tips and easy-to-follow recipes to help get you on your way.
Also included in the set:

Ethos 13 Piece Baking Kit For Dummies Round cake pan
Loaf tin
6 cup muffin tin
5-piece measuring cup set
Silicone spatula

Please note that the cake pan, loaf tin and muffin tin all have a non-stick coating.

Muffin Maker - £14.99

Muffin Maker

Whatever your favourite flavour of muffins may be, you’ll be able to bake them in no time with this super little muffin maker. It only takes 4 minutes to make 7 muffins! With its cool touch housing, thermostat and non-slip feet, it’s a safe and practical machine that all the family can use.

Shop today and spread the cost of your shopping at 24studio.co.uk

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

DVD Box Sets Now In Stock!

Everybody loves curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a DVD box set. It’s the perfect way to waste away a lazy Sunday or a rainy day!

With the summer holidays approaching, many of us are staying in to save money, and what better way to spend an evening at home than with a box set of one of your favourite TV shows or movies?
We’ve got over 100 new box sets in stock with something to suit every taste. Whether you’re looking for sci-fi, comedy, fantasy or drama, the new 24studio DVD range has got you covered.

Here are some highlights from our incredible new collection...

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die”

Game of Thrones Series 1 & 2 Game of Thrones: Seasons 1 & 2 - £39.99

HBO’s award-winning adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s epic medieval fantasy novel series, ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ has been, without doubt, one of the most popular TV dramas of the last few years. The story follows the battle between the noble families of the Seven Kingdoms and their attempts to seize the Iron Throne. With some terrific special effects, top-notch acting, and intense battle scenes, Game of Thrones will captivate you, enthral you and make you yearn for the next season.

“Perhaps the single greatest accomplishment in nature TV history” – New York Post

Frozen Planet - The Complete Series
Frozen Planet – The Complete Series - £11.99

Brought to you by Sir David Attenborough and the rest of the team behind Planet Earth and Blue Planet, Frozen Planet documents the most stunning and powerful regions on Earth; the Arctic and Antarctic. Filmed on land, in the air, underwater and below the ice caps, Frozen Planet captures a vast range of wildlife as they attempt to survive in the most brutal of conditions. Emperor penguins, killer whales and polar bears are just a handful of the beautiful creatures seen on the programme.

“The one ring to rule them all”

The Lord of The Rings Trilogy: The Extended VersionsThe Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Versions - £19.99

Many cynics believed that J.R.R Tolkien’s epic fantasy novels could never be transferred to the big screen, but Peter Jackson managed to do it, and very successfully too. The Lord of the Rings is often cited as the greatest movie trilogy of all time, as there are no weak links. Each movie is fantastic. The extended versions provide almost 2 hours of extra material, helping to bridge any gaps between the films and offering a greater insight to certain character’s relationships with each other. For big movie buffs and fans of the novels, the extended trilogy will definitely tie up any loose ends that were left by the original films.

“I’m federal agent Jack Bauer, and this is the longest day of my life” 

24: Seasons 1-824: Seasons 1-8 - £59.99

When 24 burst onto the screen back in 2001, everybody was blown away. Nothing like it had gone before. The tension, the plot and the characters were unsurpassed and continued to take people’s breath away all the way through to 2010.
In 24, we see Emmy Award® winning actor Kiefer Sutherland portray counter-terrorism agent, Jack Bauer, a rogue whose unorthodox methods continually pit him against his superiors. Each 24 episode season represents a day in the life of Jack and each episode covers an hour in that day. 24 may have finished, but it still remains one of the most talked about TV dramas of all time.

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!”

Back to The Future Trilogy: Steel BookBack to the Future Trilogy: Steel Book - £11.99

Produced by Steven Spielberg, the Back to the Future trilogy is the ultimate family movie experience. The 3 films see Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd) team up for a hilarious time-travelling adventure in which they attempt to alter the events of both the past and the future. In the first film, Marty gets stuck in 1955 and puts his own future at risk by accidentally preventing his parents from meeting up for the first time. In Part 2, Marty, with the help of Doc Brown, travels 30 years into the future to prevent his children from going to jail, and in part 3, Marty must travel back to the Wild West to save Doc Brown’s life.

“You Talkin’ To Me?”

Robert De Niro Collection: 5 DVD Box SetRobert De Niro Collection: 5 DVD Box Set - £9.99

The greatest actor of all time? Many people seem to think so. From portraying a lonely and mentally unstable war veteran in Taxi to Driver, to playing a hard-hitting gangster in Casino, there doesn’t seem to be a role that De Niro can’t play perfectly. He won an academy award for his role in Raging Bull in 1980 and has been nominated for countless more awards for other movies.
This incredible 5 disc box set contains some of De Niro’s most notable work: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Casino, Cape Fear and Sleepers.

Browse our full range of DVD box sets

Monday, 8 April 2013

Introducing...The Playstation 4!

The wait is almost over....the Playstation 4 is nearly upon us! I can barely contain myself. It’s been over 6 years since the PS3 and the other 7th generation consoles were released and, quite frankly, it’s time for a change. Sony may not have given much away at the official launch ceremony and there are a lot of details still to be confirmed, but, we do know it’s going to be an incredible machine that’s likely to redefine the modern day games console.

If you’d like to be first in the queue for a new PS4, pre-order your PS4 today, simply enter your email address in the box provided. We will then email you as soon as we’re able to take pre-orders and orders.

A few highlights from the launch ceremony... 

Release Date

Will we have the PS4 in time for Christmas? This is the question on every Playstation fan’s lips. Well, apparently we will. Sony have pencilled in a release date of ‘Holiday 2013’ which usually means mid to late November, just in time for the Christmas rush. However, this date is not set in stone, so it could change. Hopefully, Sony will surprise us and release the PS4 even earlier!

The New Pad

Sony has worked miracles with the new Playstation pad; they’ve somehow managed to totally revamp it without losing any of the iconic look and feel. The new PS4 pad has a much ‘grippier’ underside than previous pads, making it feel more substantial and easier to hold. There’s also an innovative new touch pad located above the joysticks, giving you even more control over your games and the navigational menus. For social media integration, there’s a new ‘share’ button located on the top of the pad, which allows you to post short clips from your gameplay on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets.

Games – A First Glance....

There were certainly a good variety of games on show at the PS4 launch ceremony, from cartoon style games such as Knack to big, brash shoot ‘em ups like Killzone Shadow Fall. Every game had something in common; they looked stunning.
I personally can’t wait to start playing Infamous: Second Sun. Here’s a short trailer...

Processor, Graphics and other Key Specs

To be honest, the PS4’s hardware details are a bit thin on the ground, so it’s difficult to go into too much detail here. What we do know is that the PS4 will use AMD technology. It will also incorporate 8GB of superfast memory, twice the size of the rumoured 4GB memory. If you have a quick glance at a few of the PS4 game trailers that have been released, you’ll soon realise how sharp the graphics are going to be. The PS4 seems to be fully equipped to run games at 1080p and 60 fps (frames per second) while being able to support 3D too. It all looks very promising.

graphics power of the PS4.
An example of the graphics power of the PS4.

For more detailed games console information, check out our consoles and gaming buying guide

Shop our full range of games consoles and games today!

Monday, 1 April 2013

New Left-Handed Products!

In a world of impartialness, political correctness and equal opportunities, it’s important to ensure that every minority group is treated with respect. Left-handed people are no exception to this. Nobody knows why they exist or what purpose they serve, but they’re here and should have access to the same products and services as right-handed people! 

For years, left-handed people have battled with the ridiculous myths that surround their species. In Victorian times, left-handed children were forced to sit on their left hand and write with their right because, apparently, being left-handed was a sign of pure evil. Sure, Jack the Ripper and George Bush were left-handed, but we shouldn’t tar everybody with the same brush! Just think of all the left-handed celebrity heavyweights there are out there. Greg Rusedski, Ross Kemp and Paul Daniels are but a few of them.
To celebrate the wonderful world of left-handedness, we’ve released 3 brand new products, designed especially for left-handed people! Enjoy...

Left-Handed Curtains

 Left Handed Curtains

A recent study, carried out by The Bruce Forsyth Institute of Science and Technology, discovered that left-handed people have more trouble opening and closing curtains than right-handed people. To be honest, this isn’t a particularly startling discovery. Many of us have returned home from work to find a left-handed friend or family member led weeping on the floor with the curtains on top of them because they’ve tried desperately to open the curtains and ended up pulling them off the rail instead. We shouldn’t be witnessing these scenes in modern society. Thankfully, our left-handed curtains use the latest ‘easy-pull’ technology, so even left-handed people can open and draw the curtains without embarrassing themselves.

Left-Handed Spa Days

Left Handed Spa Day
Get that right hand off me

Our luxury left-handed spa days give you the chance to relax, take in the scenery and meet other left-handed people. Right-handed people are forbidden from entering the premises so you won’t have to worry about bumping into one of the smug idiots. Even the staff are left-handed! 

Throughout the day, you’ll be given the opportunity to chat with other sufferers and compare left hands. There will also be a professional councillor on site sharing expert knowledge on how to deal with being left-handed and what you can do to make your life easier. Just go up and talk to them.

At the end of the day, you’ll be handed a crossbow and given license to shoot flaming arrows at cardboard cut-outs of famous right-handed people. This is the perfect way to release any built-up frustration you might have and it’s one of the main reasons that left-handed people keep coming back to the spa. 

Left-Handed Shoes

Left Handed Shoes

Everybody knows that left-handed people have different shaped feet to right-handed people, so why have left-handed shoes never been invented? It’s a travesty. Thankfully, our scientists have created a new pair of stylish shoes, especially for left-handed people! 

Did you know that over 1 left-handed British person dies every year because of poorly fitted shoes? We hope this horrifying statistic will become a thing of the past with the introduction of our special new shoes. They mould perfectly to left-handed feet, enabling people to walk comfortably without the fear of tripping up and falling helplessly down a well or into the path of oncoming traffic.