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Interview with Samsung

Family of Samsung Galaxy devices

The Korean-based Samsung Corp. founded in 1938 is globally recognised as an industry leader in technology and employing almost half a million people ranks as the 7th biggest global brand. Samsung Technologies, part of Korean-based Samsung was established in 1969, at the dawn of the era of consumer electronics. Although the word 'samsung' means 'three stars', the company offers five-star products no matter whether we're having TVs, monitors, printers, washing machines or refrigerators in mind. Smartphones and tablets are especially in the focus of innovation, as the company is committed to make people's life “smarter” and more convenient in as many aspects as possible.

Samsung logoYou have the opportunity to get an insight into the high tech world of Samsung in the Samsung Experience Store located in Albany where you can learn about the novelties in consumer training classes. The Samsung website offers detailed and satisfactory information on products, but it's also interesting to experience the innovation flow at Samsung through the eyes of an insider. We talked with Samsung's E-Commerce Administrator, Chris, who manages the Discover Blog and the live chat on the website about new gears and about Samsung's offers for New Zealand customers.

Where are things headed with Samsung Gear VR and the Virtual Reality technology in general?

Samsung Gear VRVirtual reality is growing at such a rapid pace, and has so many possibilities! We are constantly seeing new ways of using the Gear VR. Great content and new experiences will drive the future of VR and we want to make this exciting new medium as accessible for people as possible to create and experience.

What makes the Gear S2 the best smartwatch on the market?

Samsung Gear S2The Gear S2 has a beautiful design and uses an intuitive rotating bezel to navigate. It’s one of the easiest watches to use and can fit any standard 20mm strap – so you can customise the watch in so many ways, and really make it yours.

How do the wireless chargers for the S6 and Gear S2 work?

Our phones have a special inductive coil built into the phone that, once placed onto the charger pad, receives power using resonant inductive coupling – a signal that sends power between the coils.

Which new releases can we expect in the months to come from Samsung?

We’re forever striving to be at the forefront of innovation and technology through our extensive research and development team. What’s next from Samsung is just as exciting for us as it is for you - watch this space!

What are the benefits of ordering our Samsung products in the official online store?

Purchasing directly from the store allows you to have direct contact with Samsung throughout your purchase and after your purchase – should you require any assistance. Our staff behind the e-store specialise in the knowledge of Samsung products and can advise you about which product suits best your needs and expectations. Using a Samsung account through our online store allows you to hear about the latest news and offers as well as free delivery and a fast checkout to get your items to you within days of ordering!

How can we enjoy savings when shopping online at

Samsung Tab S2Chat to me on live chat and I can inform you of our latest offers. Many will be visible through discounted products on the website and on snip snip, but there are some that are exclusive to live chatters and Samsung account holders!

What are your personal three favourite items available in your online store?

  • The Gear VR, there’s simply no product that comes close.
  • The Wireless Charging Pads – a must-have to make day-to-day life just that little bit easier.
  • The Tab S2 – so small but so powerful, I can’t put it down when relaxing at home.

Anything else we should certainly know about the Samsung online shop?

Every order comes with free delivery – whether it’s $1 or $1000 you are paying for the product and the product only, no hidden costs or add-ons at the checkout!

Thank you Chris for the interview!

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Interview with Purely Piercings

Mystical girl with septum piercing

The internet has long been the best place to shop for new piercings, and Purely Piercings is the New Zealand store that has worked its way up to become the number one store in its category. “You pierce it --– we’ll fill it” is Purely Piercings’ slogan, and it lives up to that tagline with its expansive assortment. Navel piercings, ear plugs, tongue piercings --– you’re spoiled with choice regardless of the body part you have pierced. New body jewellery is being added all the time, which also makes that the sale section is regularly updated with fresh styles that have been reduced in price to be cleared out. We were happy to have’s Jon for an interview to get an update on the latest piercing trends and novelties in his online store.

Why should we shop our piercings with Purely Piercings?

Since 2009 we've made it our mission to stock the largest range of body jewellery in New Zealand. As a part of that we not only have the standard styles but also a lot of the non-standard such as ear tunnels in 1" plus sizes.

Which piercing styles are hot nowadays?

Daith ear piercingEars are always a popular style with tunnels getting a large following in both genders. A lot of females are going after the cartilage styles such as the Helix or Daith.

Which body parts are the current most popular ones to be pierced and filled?

The navel and ears are always the most popular although people have generally moved from the basic bars and pierced ears to styles such as ear tunnels, cartilage and reverse navel bars.

How can we save extra on our purchases with

We offer free postal delivery on all NZ orders with Free Courier on orders over $40. We also offer a 15% credit off your next order if you review the products you've purchased.

Can you tell us a bit more about your maternity piercings?

Pierced and pregnant coupleOur maternity piercings are designed to be as comfortable as possible. They are made from a lightweight plastic, which can be easily cut, to fit - the balls are self-threading so stay on easily. We're hoping to get a new range of styles in the next couple of months.

Which tips do you have for proper piercing care?

A salt water wash is a good basic tip but always follow the instructions your piercer gives you, as care can differ between piercings. Most importantly though, if anything looks or feels wrong then get it checked out as soon as possible by a healthcare professional.

Do you have some advice for people getting their first piercing?

The simple answer is to just make sure you go to a reputable piercing studio - never try a DIY piercing!

How do you stay up-to-date on the latest piercing trends?

We keep an eye on all the new styles and trends and regularly post updates on Facebook to keep our customers up to date.

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What are some of your favourite piercings?

Probably dermal anchors although they aren't as big in NZ as in the US - we used to stock a large range of dermal tops but the demand just wasn't there. Industrial ear piercings are also a style that can be modified a lot for that unique look.

What may we expect from Purely Piercings in the near future?

Purely Piercings logoThis year we're aiming to further extend our range of larger sized ear plugs/tunnels plus bring in a new fashion range of ear cuffs - added to that of course, the extended maternity range I mentioned earlier. We're also hoping to re-launch our higher end gold range but at much more competitive prices.

Big thanks to Jon for the interview!