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Magnets Delivered across Europe by FIRST4MAGNETS®

Magnets Delivered to Europe

Hola! Bonjour, ciao, guten tag and hello to all our new and existing European customers! We’re delighted you could join us on our magnetic adventures across Europe!

Now, as far as languages go, we are no experts. However, at FIRST4MAGNETS® we are experts in magnetics and supplying the highest standard of magnets to countries within Europe! We are proud to deliver magnets to 44 European counties outside of the UK and our service continues to grow!

“But, which countries do you deliver to?” You ask. A very good question! Below, we have listed every country within Europe that we currently deliver to.

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Make Your Coins Levitate On Star Wars Day!

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May the 4th be with you this Star Wars Day! 

For those who don’t know, Star Wars Day, formally known as May 4th, is a day where enthusiasts come together to celebrate the franchise! For instance in Sydney, one local burger bar has launched the Star Wars burger and here in the UK, entertainment stores are slashing prices on retro Star Wars games!

Here at FIRST4MAGNETS.COM, we are no different and we’re celebrating Star Wars Day with magnets! Our experts have been working with Darth Vader himself to levitate coins and today we’re giving you the chance to do the same with our step by step guide! In 4 easy steps you could have an amazing magnetic trick to show your friends and family.

May the magnetic force be with you! 

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

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FIRST4MAGNETS – the perfect gifts for Mum this Mother’s Day!

Over the years our mums have cared for us in every sense. From cooking our dinner to babysitting the little one and even offering a shoulder to lean on when times get hard. Since day one they have loved us like no one else and this Mothering Sunday gives you the perfect chance to say thank you. Continue reading

Google Cardboard

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Google, the name synonymous with cutting-edge technology, introduces a new exciting platform, Google Cardboard. No, the Internet gurus at the Googolplex have not decided to diversify into origami, in fact they have developed a device that can be made out of cardboard (and a couple of magnets) that makes virtual reality affordable and accessible for anyone with a smartphone. In this article, we take a look at what all the fuss is about.

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What is a reed switch, and which magnets operate them?

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A reed switch is an electromagnetic switch used to control the flow of electricity in a circuit. They are made from two or more ferrous reeds encased within a small glass tube-like envelope, which become magnetised and move together or separate when a magnetic field is moved towards the switch. The switch effectively works like a gate, or a bridge, in an electric circuit so when the two reeds are in contact, electricity can flow around the circuit operating a device. Unlike mechanical switches they do not require something or someone to physically flick them on or off, they are controlled completely by invisible magnetic fields! Continue reading