The simple way to set up your tech hassle-free
Between juggling work and kids, finding time to sort out wires and set up technology is a big ask. NEXT editor Rachael has a way to make it easier
Every now and then, technology comes along that makes life so much better you can’t imagine how you ever lived without it. I’m talking about internet-enabled television. All I can think is, ‘What took me so long?’
But I know the answer to that. My weeks are so busy, it’s difficult to find time for the supermarket shop, let alone work out what I need in the way of new gadgets. Plus, I’ll admit, I’m not tech savvy. Everything moves so quickly these days that I didn’t know what I should be looking for. I’d heard of Chromecast and Apple TV, but I didn’t know exactly what they did, or what I needed. As for connecting it all to my wifi… where’s the password again?
Fortunately, the good people at Noel Leeming have the perfect solution for people like me. Their Tech Solutions service means you get expert advice and support well beyond leaving the store, taking all the stress out of it. The television was delivered and installed on a wall mount, with someone else taking care of the cables and the complications of plugging in the Skybox and the kids’ PlayStation console. The Tech Solutions team connected it to my wifi and Bluetooth speaker and set up the apps I’d need – plus a little demo of what else might come in useful. Then they took away the packaging – and the old TV. Like magic, I had everything working and knew how to make the most of my purchase.
I’ll definitely recommend my mum makes use of it for upgrading her mobile – I know she’d love a smartphone, but is put off by the idea of having to set up her contacts and download the apps. She can go in store for a one-on-one information session to help build her confidence with her new phone.
As for me, I’ve now caught up on the first two seasons of The Crown, and can absolutely see what all the fuss was about. Technology is a wonderful thing, when you know how to use it!
THE TECH SOLUTIONS TEAM CONNECTED MY TELEVISION TO MY WIFI AND BLUETOOTH SPEAKER AND SET UP THE APPS I’D NEED – PLUS A LITTLE DEMO