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Large COOLER Trolley Bag - SILVER - 45L HIGH QUALITY Travelling, Holiday Cooler Bag
Large COOLER Trolley Bag - SILVER - 45L HIGH QUALITY Travelling, Holiday Cooler Bag
Offered by Steal A Deal
Price: £29.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an outstanding cooler bag!, 28 May 2015
I was very kindly sent this cooler trolley bag for review by the distributor.

I have had a few cooler bags over the years as we like to get out and enjoy taking good food and drink out with us - even if it's just in the garden!

I have uploaded a few photos of the bag to show the quality of it.

As cooler bags go - this is brilliant! It's big - it has a trolley handle and wheels - extremely well made and it just looks good!

The bag measures L 22 x H 13 x W 10 inches and has a huge 45 litre capacity - well enough to fill with food and drink for a family for a day out. In my experience of cooler bags in the past the manufacture quality of this bag is non other than first class. All the stitching - zips - handles - wheels - trolley handle - the bottom of the bag - inside lining and the outer silver finish are top notch - a very well made item indeed.

The outer shell is silver and easily cleaned with a quick wipe over. There is a side pocket and the trolley handle is hidden inside a zipped section at the bottom. The 22 inches long aluminium handle works really well. It is telescopic and pulls out to a full 22 inches - the handle has a button on top to operate the telescopic function and collapse the handle for storage back underneath the bag.

It has two wheels which are of good quality - spin smoothly and work well.

The bottom and wheeled side of the bag is reinforced with a thick textured nylon. There are two skids on the bottom and two big plastic dimples on the wheels side to keep it off the floor. Excellent stuff!

Inside there is one huge compartment and a net pocket. You can store whatever you like in here. The walls are very well insulated and do keep your food and drinks cold. You can also keep food hot/warm in this bag in my experience. If you do make hot food - just wrap everything in foil and place in the bag - it will stay hot/warm for an hour or two.

I made a three course meal at my house for my partner last week. I made fresh flat breads - lamb rogan josh - fried rice - spring rolls - samosas and packed it all in foil - placed it in this bag and after a 10 minute car journey served it up in her kitchen - all hot!

You can also part fill this bag with cold water - fill with ice and put your beers in here outside for summer lunches outside. You can empty the water out and just wipe it dry - easy!

If you're looking for a top quality big capacity cooler bag for the summer that will last you for years to come - I can highly recommend this one!
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iNeibo Kitchen Silicone Suction Lid Set - Set Of 5 Various Size Vacuum-sealed Lid Cover, Perfect For Containers, Pans, Bowls, Cups
iNeibo Kitchen Silicone Suction Lid Set - Set Of 5 Various Size Vacuum-sealed Lid Cover, Perfect For Containers, Pans, Bowls, Cups
Offered by Keisound-UK
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful silicone lids for cups - pans - bowls - on the hob - freezer, 28 May 2015
I was very kindly sent these silicone lids by the distributor for review. I have been using them for around 2 weeks now. It seems silicone kitchen products are still going strong after being out there for years now.

What do you get?

You're getting five different sized silicone lids here. They measure 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 10 inches. I prefer the good old inch over centimeters! They are all red and the colour is vibrant and really stands out.

They are made from silicone so are able to withstand low/high temperatures within the range minus 40 to 464 deg Fahrenheit which equates to gas mark 9 on your standard oven! Very hot indeed.

Being silicone they are easily cleaned as stuff doesn't stick to them, they are very flexible, are food grade so chemical free and do not degrade in light so will keep their colour and will not dry out and flake apart! The top of the lids have a good solid knob - so you can pick them up easily.

Do they work?

For covering leftovers/cooked/fresh food in pans on the cooker - pyrex dishes - casserole dishes - in containers on the table - in the fridge - freezer - yes absolutely! The lids do 'suck down' on to the containers and make a good seal. You just place the lid on and press down a little to drive any excess air out and that's it! They really do suck down onto the container. I have uploaded a photo of me holding a heavy bottomed stainless steel pan up in the air to show how good the hold is - impressive.

For use during cooking - for covering a casserole dish in the oven - a pan of food on the cooker - to stop splattering in the microwave or frying pan - yes absolutely!

These will be good for covering food outside during the summer.

What you can use them for is speeding cooking up a tad! Put two pieces of bacon in a frying pan and place a lid right on top of the cooking bacon - it will cook flat and quicker as the lid traps the heat in.

Recommended
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iNeibo Kitchen Silicone Slotted Turner & Spatula - With Strong Silicone Covering Head And Stay-cool Stainless Steel Handle
iNeibo Kitchen Silicone Slotted Turner & Spatula - With Strong Silicone Covering Head And Stay-cool Stainless Steel Handle
Offered by Keisound-UK
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good slotted spatula, 28 May 2015
I was very kindly sent this silicone slotted spatula by the distributor for review.

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and love to cook. I do like stainless steel utensils but have embraced the introduction of silicone utensils over the last decade or so. It's a great material to work with as it is lightweight - high temperature resistant - stain resistant and easily cleaned. What's not to like? You can get the fancy stuff out for special occasions :)

This is a brill slotted spatula. The handle is stainless steel and the ladle head is of course silicone. The handle measures approx 9 inches and the ladle head is approx 5 x 3 inches.

In use it's lightweight and comfortable to use. The handle stays cool and it is temperature resistant upto 475 F or gas mark 9 or 240 C! So hot oil frying pans - turning food in ovens and anything else you can use it for are no problem for this.

Cracking slotted spatula which I can warmly recommend.


iNeibo Kitchen Silicone Ladle - With Strong Silicone Covering Head And Stay-cool Stainless Steel Handle
iNeibo Kitchen Silicone Ladle - With Strong Silicone Covering Head And Stay-cool Stainless Steel Handle
Offered by Keisound-UK
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good soup ladle, 28 May 2015
I was very kindly sent this silicone soup ladle by the distributor for review.

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and love to cook. I do like stainless steel utensils but have embraced the introduction of silicone utensils over the last decade or so. It's a great material to work with as it is lightweight - high temperature resistant - stain resistant and easily cleaned. What's not to like? You can get the fancy stuff out for special occasions :)

This is a brill ladle. The handle is stainless steel and the ladle head is of course rubber coated silicone. The handle measures approx 9 inches and the ladle head has a volume of approx 100mls per scoop.

In use it's lightweight and comfortable to use. The handle stays cool and it is temperature resistant upto 475 F or gas mark 9 or 240 C! So boiling water, hot soups and curries are no problem for this.

Cracking ladle which I can warmly recommend.
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iNeibo Silicone Collapsible Coffee Dripper & Filter Cone - Come With Carabiner - Brew A Cup Of Delicious Coffee Anywhere
iNeibo Silicone Collapsible Coffee Dripper & Filter Cone - Come With Carabiner - Brew A Cup Of Delicious Coffee Anywhere
Offered by Keisound-UK
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant coffee dripper, 28 May 2015
You know when something comes along and you think "why didn't I get one of these before?" well for me - this is one of those things!

It's a collapsible coffee dripper that will enable you as a coffee lover to enjoy a freshly brewed coffee. All you need is a coffee filter paper, your coffee grounds and you're good to go!

The dripper cone is made from food grade silicone so is basically indestructible in normal use and won't stain - can be dropped - kicked by accident - boiled in a pan of water to sterilise it and will be in perfect useable condition afterwards. It also collapses flat and is only 4 inches wide - therefore takes up no space and is super lightweight. It also has a lanyard hole and comes with a carabiner so you can hang it on the back of your rucksack or up to air dry.

I have uploaded a few pics so you can see how it looks.

How do you make a great coffee using a dripper?

Myself - I firstly rinse the filter paper, shake the excess off and place inside the dripper.

- I add one heaped tablespoon of my grounds into the filter then level the bed off making a small divot in the middle
- Then slowly add just enough water to wet the coffee bed and leave for 30 seconds - this will leech the flavour out
- Slowly pour the water in and move around the coffee bed in small circles so you're using all the coffee grinds and try not to pour any water on the exposed paper - keep it on the coffee!

Enjoy your freshly brewed coffee whilst sitting high on a hill that's just taken you 5 hours to climb. This dripper can go anywhere! :)

Super caffeine recommended.
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Flylink® 2.0 inch Screen Wifi Waterproof Sports Action Camera Cam DV 12 MP 1080P Full HD DVR Helmet Camera Sports DV Camcorder
Flylink® 2.0 inch Screen Wifi Waterproof Sports Action Camera Cam DV 12 MP 1080P Full HD DVR Helmet Camera Sports DV Camcorder
Offered by ecshop-leader
Price: £40.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very popular action cam that gives outstanding value for money, 28 May 2015
As I am a keen hiker/climber and cyclist I was eager to try out this sports type camera when offered the chance to review it. I have a Go Pro Hero 3 that I can compare this to and I will mention this at the end of this review! I've been using this for two weeks now.

Note - I will be updating this review with a video taken with the camera. I have uploaded a photo to show you just how much stuff you get with this!

This mini HD 1080P quality camera can be adapted and used for a variety of activities including sports (water and land based) and wildlife watching, as a dashboard cam, home security and basically anything else you can think of where video recording is preferred.

In the box you will find a massive selection of accessories -

- The camera unit 2.3 x 1.5 x 1 inches. 1.3 x 1 inch LCD screen. weight - 58g and weight in housing 155g (my own measurements)
- Waterproofed housing
- Bicycle clamp stand
- Fixed base
- 2 different base clamps
- 3 different clamped supports that attach to the waterproofed housing
- Adapter
- Clip
- 4 x Velcro straps. 2 small and 2 x large
- Helmet base attachment (for use with the velcro straps)
- 4 small zip ties
- 1 x 8 inch long steel wire tie
- 2 x 3M branded double sticky backed foam pads with push out holes cut out of the middle
- 1 x spare rear door with the silicone seal fitted but this has slits either side so the camera can now be fitted to a belt or your chest a log , bird table etc using velcro straps

An absolutely great bundle of accessories here which when mixed and matched will enable you to engineer a stand/clamp/fixed position for any situation as far as I can see! Brilliant stuff.

You do get a good instruction booklet that covers the main points. Anything else you will pick up easily.

The camera - Is made from textured plastic and feels like there's a very thin rubber coating on it to aid grip. I have triple checked the LCD screen on mine and it is definitely 1.3 inches across. There is a 170 degree wide angle HD lens, LED indicator and a small speaker. This also has a removable 900mAh Li - polymer battery. It is located underneath the camera behind a locked clip out hatch. It just drops out. The white front panel on the front of mine feels like it can be pulled off quite easily. Not a bad thing if you're that tech minded to take a look inside I suppose. This camera looks and feels like a well built little unit.

The buttons, ports and lights found on the camera are -

- Power on/off which is the video/camera mode button also (front)
- OK button to turn on/off wifi - start filming/take pics and accept menu choices (top)
- Zoom in also the up menu navigation button (right side)
- Zoom out also the down menu navigation button (right side)
- Micro SD card slot (left side)
- Micro HDMI (left side)
- Micro usb charging port (left side)
- power on indicator (left side)
- charging indicator (left side)

The camera Menu -

Resolution - 1080 HD > 720P 60 fps > 720P 30 fps > WVGA > VGA
Cyclic Record - Off > 3mins > 5mins >10mins
HDR - On > Off
Motion Detection - On > Off
Audio - On > Off
Date Stamp - On > Off
Capture Mode - Single > 5s timer > 10secs timer > 20 secs timer
Image Size - 12mp > 10mp > 8mp > 5mp > 3mp > 2MHD > VGA > 1.3mp
Quality - Fine > Normal > Economy
Sharpness - Strong > Normal > Soft
White Balance - Auto > Daylight > Cloudy > Tungsten > Fluorescent
Colour - Colour > B&W > Sepia
Iso - Auto > 100 > 200 > 400
Exposure - +2/3 > +1/3 > +0/0 > -1/3 > -2/3 > -1.0 > -4/3 > -5.3 > -2.0
Face detection - On > Off > Smile detection
Anti Shake - On > Off
Quick Review - Off > 2 secs > 5 secs
Date Stamp - Off > Date > Date & Time
Language - English > French >Spanish > Polish > Dutch > Italian > Simple Chinese > Traditional Chinese > Japanese > Russian
Auto Power Off - Off > 3 mins . 5 mins . 10 mins
Beep - On > Off
Screensaver - Off . 1 min > 3 min > 5 min
Frequency - 50 >60 Hz
Rotate - On > Off
Car Mode - On > Off
Delete
Format
Wifi password change
Default settings

A very substantial menu system here so you can alter all the parameters on this camera pretty quickly after just 5 mins of getting familiar with it! I found the user interface quite easy to get to grips with.

The accessories - Are okay, not outstanding in build quality but well fit for purpose. This camera and housing are also compatible with Go Pro accessories!

In use -

Note - You do need to put a micro SD card into this to use it. It has no internal memory. My advice would be to get a SanDisk SDSDQUA-032G-U46A Ultra 32 GB MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card 30 MB/s with Adapter (Label May Change) Which is what I used to test this with.

This does have a 900 mAh rechargeable battery so I had it on charge for around 3-4 hours. You will need to provide at least 1 amp of charge to charge this up.

The image quality of the video on this is absolutely superb given the price and in comparison to it's main competitor there is not that much difference! At 1080P I cannot fault it. Colours are vibrant and footage is slick and judder free. At 720P 30 fps video footage is again excellent but. . . 720P 60 fps on this is a bit of a cop out as what it really is, is 30 fps x 2! It doubles up on the frame rate of a single frame. which is noticeable in slow motion viewing. It's a bit of a cheat really and I would always go for the 720P 30 fps which is excellent! Audio is excellent whilst the camera is out of the housing. Inside the housing audio is muffled although you can still hear what's going on around you. Photograph quality is good enough and not bad at all.

This is definitely waterproof and I did place it under running water to test it. Pretty nice videos inside the housing with water cascading over it! Once dried off the camera was bone dry inside.

I attached to my bike during a nice trip around my local industrial estate! The footage is spot on and the bike mount held firm even over rough terrain and the lovely pot holed roads that near shatter your coccyx as you hit them at speed.

I got around 100 mins in 1080p with it set on the 3 min cyclic record. 35 mins of 1080p takes around 4.3gb of memory to record.

As a home surveillance cam you can power this without the battery via an external cable and record at same time. If you set it to motion detection it does start recording if some thing passes across the lens. It will record for 10 seconds per pass or keep going if movement continues.

WiFi access -

Please note that the wifi function only works when you connect your phone to the camera via 'the camera's own wifi' this does not connect to the internet then you connect remotely to access it. You need to be within wifi range of the camera with your phone.

It does work! You download the 'iSmart DV' app and connect to the camera's wifi with your mobile then start the app. It will then connect to the camera and you can see whatever it sees. You cannot zoom in/out but you can take photographs and record video from the app. You can change the picture/video quality and set a timer up to start the camera from this app. The picture and video quality are both good and well enough for use as a surveillance tool.

The positives of this sports cam are the video (in or out of housing) and sound quality (out of housing) are outstanding, really good indeed. The amount of mounting options are endless and of course it is compatible with the Go Pro accessories! Biggest positive has got to be the value for money. If you're on a budget and want one of these types of camera then this is a no brainer in my opinion. Even if you're a millionaire it's well worth a go!

Negatives would be just me being picky as a keen home photographer but video can have a very very slight grain to it and it has a tendency to under expose. 720 P 60 is in effect 720 P 30 doubled up. There can be a slight fish eye or barrel effect with the very wide angle lens during video and the sound is muffled by the housing.

Now saying all that . . . .

This is in my opinion a definite 5 star item given the price and comparing video quality to the Go Pro Hero 3. Build quality wise and wireless functionality the Go Pro cannot be beaten and beats this hands down but if you're not going to be white water rafting, climbing Ben Nevis or smashing hell out of this potholing then this is your sports cam for me!

I was kindly sent this for test and review purposes by the distributor.

Highly recommended
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Flymo FTL330 Turbo Lite Electric Hover Lawnmower - Orange
Flymo FTL330 Turbo Lite Electric Hover Lawnmower - Orange
Price: £72.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking little mower, 26 May 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I've bought this to just whip out and do a quick cut on the grass when I haven't got time to get the big wheeled one out or push mower to get some stripes in the lawn.

I don't have anywhere near as much time on my hands as I used to and as I love the garden and cannot neglect it I needed a quicker way to mow the lawn. My back garden is 100 x 30 feet, full length lawn with borders all around and this mower does make shorter work of it as my other two mowers and is much easier on the back/hands/arms as it is a hover mower and well easier to move around.

What's in the box? - I've uploaded a few photos to accompany this review just to show the blade/nut and height adjustment discs and spanner incase you've not seen them before - you'll know how they work then.

- The Flymo - 6.5 kgs - 1150 watt motor - just under 40 feet of cable - 3 cutting heights 10, 20, 30mm - 33cm cutting width
- 3 cutting height discs - you use these to alter the cutting height
- The handles that need attaching - really easy 5 minute job! Left or right handed use as there's power handles on both sides
- All the nuts and bolts and bits and bobs you need to put it together
- Spanner/mower cleaning tool - this is to take the cutting blade off to alter the cutting height and doubles up as a cleaning tool to scrape the grass off afterwards
- Instruction booklet

Please note - there is no grass collection box with this mower! You'll need to leave it there or rake the cuttings up.

The overall build quality is good but not the same as the first mini flymo I had around 30 years ago which was brilliant. This one feels a bit more plastic and less robust but, it's fit for purpose. The 1150 watt motor isn't the most powerful but once you get that first cut of the year on the lawn (if you've let it grow quite a bit) it's good to go.

Putting the handles on took 5 minutes, you also get two cable clips to clip the black power cable to the handles to tidy it up a bit. Job done. Altering the cutting height again is a few minutes - you just unscrew the big nut underneath holding the blade in place and add or remove the required height adjustment discs. An easy job to do and the differing heights are noticeable - it works!

How does it mow?

I initially used it on the highest cut at 30mm and it performed well. I then a few days later used it at the 20mm height. It was easy to manoeuvre around even with one hand. It does glide on a bed of air and is able to go across stone paths and the likes to get to other sections of the lawn. What I like about it is that it does cut the grass down to a fine mulch so if you want you could just leave the cuttings there to mulch and feed the lawn or rake it all up.

I don't keep the grass too short as it does promote moss growth! Something to be aware of and cleaning was easy enough using the provided scraper tool.

Really happy with this one as it's lightweight yet powerful enough - easy to alter the height - easy to clean and stores away in little space.

Recommended.
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Apexel® 3 in 1 Lens Kit Clip-On 180 Degree Supreme Fisheye Lens + 0.67X Wide Angle + 10X Macro Lens for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S 4; Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3 2, Google Nexus 10 7 5 4; HTC One M9 M8 and More Android iPhone Smartphone - Silver
Apexel® 3 in 1 Lens Kit Clip-On 180 Degree Supreme Fisheye Lens + 0.67X Wide Angle + 10X Macro Lens for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S 4; Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3 2, Google Nexus 10 7 5 4; HTC One M9 M8 and More Android iPhone Smartphone - Silver
Offered by TopBrandBoxUK
Price: £8.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the fish eye lens alone, 26 May 2015
I was very kindly sent these camera phone lenses for review by the distributor.

The kit came in a nice zippered storage case with microfibre cloth.

You get 2 x clips and 3 lenses here.

- 180 degree fisheye - 0.33 x magnification
- Wide angle lens - 0.67 x magnification
- Macro lens - 10 x magnification

These lenses clip into the plastic clip which attaches them over the lens of your phone to give the desired effect.

The build quality of the lenses is spot on and the glass lenses are clear and distortion free looking through the phone screen as they're being used.

Do they work?

They are fiddly to get on just right and they do slip off quite easily if you knock them whilst in use.

The fish eye and wide angle for me are the best, the macro to be honest was no better than the macro setting on my phone's camera (Samsung Galaxy note 4).

The fish eye lens is very good and offers a much wider field of view than without it and of course you get the 'fish eye' effect. This is great for shooting videos on the phone. If positioned carefully there is no vignetting/distortion on the outer edge of the shot. I will soon update this review with a few pics taken with this lens.

The wide angle is okay and offers a little more width but nothing to impress.

The Macro for me is pointless. My phone without it produced clearer shots.

In regards to the clip - I can definitely see this weakening/breaking after a few weeks/months of use.

For me the fish eye is the most useful but if you want to experiment with mobile phone photography then worth a try.
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Crystal Smile Revolutionary Teeth Whitening Pen
Crystal Smile Revolutionary Teeth Whitening Pen
Offered by Crystal Smile
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This really does work!, 26 May 2015
I was kindly sent this teeth whitening pen by the distributor for review. The review is from 'my own' experience of using it.

My teeth are pretty white luckily so I didn't think that a kit such as this would really benefit me or anybody else with pretty white teeth but. . .I was also sent a larger kit that my son tried and I was impressed with the results so thought I'd give this one a go!

What do you get in the kit?

- A syringe containing the teeth whitening gel. This has a small brush on the end and a cap to keep the brush clean. A nicely made item indeed!
- Instruction leaflet

How does it work?

Note - The gel is made to whiten only the teeth that show when you smile. So take a look in the mirror and smile (watch it doesn't crack) and these are the teeth you need to concentrate on.

Firstly - clean your teeth well before use. Just like anything - preparation is everything! Once clean - using a dry cloth or something - buff your teeth bone dry. Now you need to twist the pen to squeeze the gel out of the tip and on to the brush. You only need a small blob of it (in my experience) to cover the 'smile teeth' :) It's easy to get a tiny globule out as the ratchet/twist system of the pen allows you to be precise.

Now carefully apply a coat of gel to each tooth - I went over them twice to be sure - and leave for at least 15 minutes. I left it in whilst I had a shave. Now just rinse your mouth well with water - that's it!

In this pen I would say there is enough for five applications here so, this can be repeated daily to get a super teeth whitening look or just use before a night out a few times so you look good on the photographs! Maybe before a job interview so you can flash your teeth at the new boss :)

Did it work for me with pretty white-ish teeth? Yes it did - absolutely! I didn't think it would but . . .I didn't tell my partner I was doing it and we went out into Liverpool to see the three Cunard queens yesterday. We were taking a selfie (of course) and she commented that my teeth looked whiter than usual - eureka! It only worked!

Now I would say that the instant whiteness of all yesterday is fading today but it did the job intended.

Definitely worth a go if you want a whiter smile and I realise that these things don't work for everybody and looking at the reviews it's a bit hit and miss by the looks of it but it might just work for you! Oddly enough I found out that a few lads I know actually use Crystal smile products regularly at home. I never knew beforehand until I mentioned it to them!

Gleamingly recommended.
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Vida IT W3 Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Headphones with aptX® Codec Technology with Touch Panel - Superior Sound Quality Built in Microphone for Smartphone Tablet PC Laptop (Black) - Over 10 Hours Play Time
Vida IT W3 Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Headphones with aptX® Codec Technology with Touch Panel - Superior Sound Quality Built in Microphone for Smartphone Tablet PC Laptop (Black) - Over 10 Hours Play Time
Offered by MemoryCardsIE
Price: £79.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First class headphones at an affordable price, 23 May 2015
I was very kindly sent the Vida IT W3 Bluetooth 4.0+ CSR and APT X headphones by Vida IT for review purposes. I have been using them for around 14 days now and have been very pleasantly surprised!

In the box -

- The W3's in black - CSR plus APT X enabled - Li Polymer battery - 2 hr charge gives 10 hours of play
- 3.5mm aux cable
- USB charging cable
- Instruction manual

The headphones -

The build quality is very good. There is very little weight to these phones as they are predominately made from a robust plastic which is coated to make them scuff/scratch resistant in general use. The driver housings are top quality tough plastic and ear cups soft leather and well padded out and clearly marked left/right. The headband is comfortable and silicone coated on the inside with a matt black outer finish and fully adjustable to fit any head, even mine! The ear cups have some tilt to them which provides a comfortable fit.

For me there are no weak points on these phones as everything feels and looks well designed and built.

All the controls are on the right ear cuff. They're all capacitive/touch sensitive too, nice touch. You have the power on/off - next track - vol up - prev track - vol down and a LED indication light. The mini usb charging port is on the right cuff and a 3.5mm aux port. There is a built in mic as these headphones can also take phone calls.

In use -

After a 2 hr charge I linked them up to my samsung galaxy note 4 which is loaded with music/audio. They came up as 'VidaW3-headphones' on my Bluetooth search and connection was instant. If the battery runs low you will hear an intermittent beep to warn you to put them on charge.

The important bit - how they sound! The statement I always make regarding audio reviews. . .I do not claim to be an audiophile by any stretch of the imagination but. . .as a poor visioned spectacles wearer my hearing is has become enhanced to bat like like capability and I know a good quality sound when I hear it. But sound is a personal thing isn't it? We all hear audio differently.This is my take on the W3's. . .

How do they sound? Absolutely brilliant for an inexpensive set of headphones. These phones cover any and every genre of music. I used my Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Notebook to listen to my music/audio through.

Definitely use a high quality digital audio or cd quality for these none of this compressed rubbish.

The Bee Gees greatest hits - Nights on broadway at 3.44 when the vocals become layered to hell and back - amazing to me. I could pick out every layer. The harmonies on How Deep is Your Love were a delight to listen to.

Pink Martini's Hey Eugene with around ten different instruments on the go. They can all be picked out due to the very good clarity of these phones.

Knights of Cydonia by Muse - So much going on in each ear. I felt like I was listening to it for the first time!

Metallica - Enter the Sandman. The punchy bass was spot on throughout. Vocals crystal clear and not muffled by too much bass.

Movies via your pc or smart tv - stick these on and prepare for a treat. The opening scene from Saving Private Ryan was awesome.

and finally (because I could go on forever!) Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance march No1 which I love, nearly brought me to my feet flag waving!

The spoken word/audio books are brought to life through these too. I have a few audio books and these bring the stories to life picking up on all the faint atmospheric background effects very well.

They are Apt x enabled which means they can stream more audio data and give a cd quality listening experience.

Highs, middles, bass response, vocals - these headphones deliver the lot in my experience. Absolute winner! Very nice build, great all round sound for any genre and a good punchy base. The noise cancellation when listening to these phones is excellent. Taking telephone calls works well through these too. Absolutely no problem at all.

I can't praise them enough at this price point. If you're looking to buy some reasonably priced headphones that give great audio you cannot go wrong. I have tried a few Vida IT products out in the last year and they appear to be serious about what they do - creating great products.

Definitely recommended
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