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Monday, 26 March 2018  |  Amit
The best of both worlds: why your home needs our USB combos

If you want to gain an intimate understanding of someoneís character, go look at their bedside table. What used to be a lamp and a good book has for many of us evolved into a jumbled assortment of gadgets and gizmos, all vying for supremacy. Often, there can be more computing power by your pillow than your entire office!

Sunday, 11 February 2018  |  Amit
Set the mood to love this Valentine's Day with Retrotouch

Luckily, Retrotouch have your back. Acting as the best wingman ever, our technology will be you every step of the way this Valentines Day. How? Through the sweet magic of dimmer switches.

Friday, 9 February 2018  |  Amit
Choose Simplicity for simple living

The winter blues is setting in for many up and down the country. Whether itís the obligation of keeping up with those new yearís resolutions or just the weather, it can be difficult to maintain a semblance of calm.

The truth is, we all live connected lives, and each of us is just one stop on a huge highway of information. Some days it can all be too much. Some days you just want to get home and relax in style and simplicity.

Sunday, 21 January 2018  |  Amit
Celebrate Burns Night 2018 with Retrotouch

Get your kilts out. Burns night 2018 is just around the corner, and with it another chance to take part in an evening of haggis, poetry recitations, and whiskey fuelled tomfoolery. But if you're hosting this year's festivities, then the pressure is on to deliver a night to remember, however patchy your recollection may be.

Sunday, 17 December 2017  |  Amit

With bleak winter conditions prognosticated in the lead up to Christmas, it is no wonder our thermostats are seeing a lot of action. WIth such a delicate balance between arctic tundra and saharan desert, the role of 'thermostat pusher' can be extremely stressful and difficult to get right. Not only may you end up paying over-the-odds electricity bills, but one false step and you'll probably have the whole household on your case.

Monday, 11 December 2017  |  Amit
Looking for a lighting solution this Christmas? Switch on the style with Retrotouch

Fairytale of New York is still sounding fresh. The temperature has only just started becoming unbearable, and the Christmas trees are only just starting to rise up. The festive season is just about upon us, and as we open those first few advent calendar windows, it is a good a time as ever to start thinking about how to truly deliver the best Christmas ever.

Monday, 13 November 2017  |  Amit
How can you get your hands on our products?

Retrotouch's switches and sockets currently shine in some of the classiest residential and commercial properties around the country. Our award winning range is guaranteed to make your interior look slick and modern, and our products are a must have for anyone looking to bring a touch of class to their surroundings. So how can you get you get your hands on our stock?

Sunday, 22 October 2017  |  Amit
Trick or treat: How to get your lighting just right for Halloween

Parties are being booked, costumes prepared, and pumpkins selling en masse as the nation gears up for Halloween 2017. If you're vivacious and love dressing up, it is the perfect chance to let out your inner ghoul. And for those less enthusiastic, it's a time to hunker down and allow the TV to block out the doorbell rings.

2 CommentsTuesday, 10 October 2017  |  Amit
Want to up your TripAdvisor game? Here's how to hack your guest rooms

If you're the owner or manager of a hotel or B&B, getting those tripadvisor reviews to a high standard can seem like an impossible challenge. The general public can be fickle in their praise. You can get the basics spot on but still only get 3 star reviews. Too often, much of the fundamentals get overlooked in favour of lavish decoration and ostentatious particulars. Ensure your guests are as warm as possible and they'll feel content, but splash out on a private jacuzzi and those reviews will skyrocket.

Saturday, 23 September 2017  |  Amit
Avoid the winter blues with our unique thermostats

Winter is coming, and if you're keen to avoid looking like a white walker, chances are you'll begin to start turning towards your central heating over the coming weeks and months.

You might live in one of those households where not everyone agrees about the right temperature to set the home. While some opt for a tropical vibe, others are far more conservative in their thermostat usage. This of course creates confusion, and causes rifts between family members. Sometimes it is easy to make do with a cheap plasticy wheel, the kind where one slight adjustment sends your home into a different climate. But these can attract careless tampering, and are also pretty inefficient. And what's more, when viewed against recent trends in thermostat technology, that upgrade couldn't come sooner.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017  |  Amit
A smart new look for a classic product

The LED touch switch is one of the most iconic and popular products in the Retrotouch range. Nothing says Stylish quite like the cool blue glow of the inbuilt indicator when in 'off' mode, and nothing is more ego boosting than using a mini remote control to flick your switch on and off.

Saturday, 26 August 2017  |  Amit
With Retrotouch, It's the little things that count

it's the little things that make such a huge difference. We design switches and sockets that you're not ashamed of. And if you're looking to make a statement, our products boast impeccable quality and functionality that will make your entire home gleam.

Saturday, 5 August 2017  |  Amit
New website, and a fresh new home for our products

you may have noticed we have a fresh new look and feel to our website. Our designers have been hard at work developing a site which reveals our products in their best light. You will see large images, easy navigation bars, and a cleaner aesthetic which will make your experience much more rewarding.

Friday, 21 July 2017  |  Amit
Introducing... our new double USB socket

Mobile phone adapters are a pain. We all know this. Whether it's the hassle of having to reconnect them wherever you want to charge or just their continual habit of getting lost, there's got to be another way around it.

Saturday, 8 July 2017  |  Amit
Choose Simplicity for a carefree lifestyle

We all find it difficult to maintain a sense of peace and harmony in our daily lives. Whether we're being bombarded by Whatsapp group chats or raging in a traffic jam, it can be tricky to stay calm. Sometimes the stress doesn't end when you get home. There can be tantrums from young ones, annoying household habits, or just tech that refuses to work.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017  |  Amit

What is a Brit's favourite past time? Complaining about the cold weather. And it doesn't take long, especially in a cramped office, to realise what is our second - complaining about hot weather.

Thursday, 8 June 2017  |  Amit
USB sockets: a modern necessity to a first world problem

Having nowhere to charge your phone is a uniquely modern dilemma. Whether youíre out in public or at home, seeing your charge sink into the red is pretty distressing. And if thereís no sockets available, thatís when the panic really begins to set in. After all, Losing the ability to Instagram your dinner is the 21st century equivalent of being blacklisted.

Thursday, 25 May 2017  |  Amit
Forget fidget spinners, Our remote controlled switches are fun AND practical

There seems to be a new craze every summer. Last year saw Pokemon Go enthusiasts conducting aimless searches around their neighbourhood. This year, fidget spinners are the latest obsession. For anyone that canít keep their hands still, these pocket sized devices are an exciting product. They are being used in schools, offices, and even outdoors.

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