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Tenvis iProbot3 HD 720P(1280x720) H264 Wireless Wifi IP Network CCTV Camera IR Cut 5x ZOOM Pan/Tilt PTZ, Day/Night Vision, Motion Detection/Alarm, iPhone & Android Mobile View (Gray)
Tenvis iProbot3 HD 720P(1280x720) H264 Wireless Wifi IP Network CCTV Camera IR Cut 5x ZOOM Pan/Tilt PTZ, Day/Night Vision, Motion Detection/Alarm, iPhone & Android Mobile View (Gray)
Offered by GLOBALEBUY-UK
Price: £49.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A pint sized darlek surveillance camera you control on a smartphone, 20 Sep 2014
This is an incredible little device with a number of uses - many of them potentially a bit creepy. Here's why....

What is it?
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This little device, a bit like the top half of a Dalek, is a surveillance camera which can be operated remotely by an iPhone or Android device.

What’s in the box?
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* The camera unit itself
* A screw in ariel for the WIFI connection
* A 3 Pin UK transformer with a looooong (nearly 10 foot) cable
* A short network cable (to plug it into a router)
* A wall attachment plus two wall plugs and screws (for optionally fixing it)
* Very clear Instruction manual complete with pictures and QR codes

Out of the box the unit took about 60 seconds to set up - then another 30 minutes fiddling around to configure.

What's it like?
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Excellent but a bit spooky. Out of the box you plug in the power, and connect it to your internet router with the supplied cable, and it slowly revolves around, like a mini-terminator scanning the room. You then download an App from the Apple store or Google Play store (Tenvis p2p), and set it up. Once set up, you can link your device to your WIFI - after which you can unplug the cable, and take your camera to where you need it in the house.

Once running, you can start the App on your mobile (I tried it on an iPhone 6 and Google Nexus 5 (Android), and see your cameras view of the world. By swiping across the screen, you can even control the camera to scan left or right, up or down.

Full control includes:-

1. The ability to scan the room
2. The ability to listen into sounds in the room (remarkably sensitive)
3. The ability to talk to the people in the room (a very creepy experience - believe me)
4. The ability to take snapshot photos
5. The ability to detect motion and send an eMail
6. The ability to take photos in complete darkness (it has infrared LEDs built in).

My Experience
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I have to admit, my experience of the set-up was a bit hit and miss. While the instructions are excellent, I did struggle to get connected to the camera. Eventually, I reset the unit (press the button on the base for 15 seconds), and hey-presto we were up and running. I did however then hit problems with the WIFI. While it initially connected, it then struggled to maintain the connection.

Who should buy it
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I think I’d be useful for anyone who wanted to watch their house remotely . This means you could use it as a burglar alarm (with motion detection), or to watch the dog while your out. You can even talk to them - a great bonus.

What else do you need?
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It’s worth noting, this device is for remote monitoring. You’ll therefore need:-

1. A WIFI router (although you could operate it entirely using the cable)
2. An Android or Apple smartphone or tablet computer (to monitor)
3. A bit of patience and persistence in setting it up (although other reviewers clearly had no problems).

What's Good about it?
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* Clever little device which allows you to “watch” your home - potentially from the other side of the world
* Relatively small and discrete (5 inches by 4 inches) - almost disappears on a bookshelf
* Picture quality (on a smartphone) remarkably clear - very high quality indeed
* Very quiet in operation. Scanning the room it was completely silent
* Fabulously clear instructions complete with pictures (really impressed)

What's not so good?
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Set up a bit hit-and-miss, although it worked after I’d reset the device. Having said that, several other reviewers have also tested it without problems - so maybe I was unlucky.

Conclusion
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A great idea that (with some persistence during set up), can be used to remotely monitor your house.

Recommended.

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review.


Expower(R) New Release Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speakers with Suction Cup for Showers, Bathroom, Pool, Boat, Car, Beach, Outdoor. For All Devices with Bluetooth Capability + Siri Compatible - 5 Hours Playtime / with Built-in Mic for use as a Powerful Handsfree Speakerphone (Blue)
Expower(R) New Release Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speakers with Suction Cup for Showers, Bathroom, Pool, Boat, Car, Beach, Outdoor. For All Devices with Bluetooth Capability + Siri Compatible - 5 Hours Playtime / with Built-in Mic for use as a Powerful Handsfree Speakerphone (Blue)
Offered by Smart techonology
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great little bluetooth speaker for the shower! Love it!, 20 Sep 2014
This is a nicely designed (and for the price quite impressive sounding) bluetooth speaker with the addition of being able to answer the phone while you’re in the shower!

Absolutely terrific stuff, here's why....

What is it?
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This tiny little (oddly shaped but lovely) device is Bluetooth wireless speaker complete with a rubber suction cup meaning you can use it in the shower!!

In summary, if you've got a smartphone (ie. Android or iPhone) or tablet (eg. iPad, Nexus or Kindle Fire) or even a relatively modern laptop you can wirelessly stream (play) music from your device. No wires, no fuss just great sound.

Let's face it. Increasingly, we listen to music on our smartphone or tablet - not from a CD player. These little speakers use a "Bluetooth connection" (a bit like WIFI - but it's limited to connect two devices together – in this case your Smartphone and the speaker).

The really nice feature of this device is you can also use it as a “hands free” speakerphone for your mobile. This means you could (for example) have a “conference call” with the entire family - although why you’d want to phone anyone the shower is beyond me!

What's it like?
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It’s a lovely little device.

It’s a diminutive little triangular shaped speaker at around 3.5 to 4 inches diameter by about 2 inches high, and feels quite light in the hand. While the sound quality is not quite HI FI (as you’d expect at this price point), I was pleasantly surprised by the full sound this device produced.

It comes with the usual set of buttons including:-

* On-off switch
* Play or pause the music
* Skip track forwards or backwards
* Answer the phone

All of these are rubber covered so keep water out.

I tested it without any problems on:-

* Google Nexus 5 Smartphone
* iPad Air
* iPhone 4GS
* Mac Book Pro

Connection (pairing) was almost immediate, and sound quality clear, but not quite HI FI quality (you can pay up to £250+ for a top-end device).

When I first open these devices I do the “bloke test”, and ignore the instructions and just try to set it up. I’m pleased to say it passed with flying colours.

What's Good about it?
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* Sound quality is surprisingly good for the size and price
* Voice quality (for example listening to the radio) is incredibly clear.
* Built in ability to answer calls, and use it as a speakerphone
* Incredibly small and light

What's not so good?
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One reviewer criticised it for the fact it automatically re-connects to the last paired device, but I think that’s a bonus and a pain. Sure, if you want to switch from one device to another you need to “unpair” the device first, but thats true of absolutely EVERY bluetooth speaker I’ve tested (and I’ve tested about 40 so far!). In fact the only phone I’ve tested which allows you to pair multiple devices is the £160 Bose Soundlink Mini - and I wouldn’t want to take that into the shower.

So be aware, it will automatically reconnect to your phone when switched on. Just a design feature not a fault.

Having said that, I also agree it’s a little silly to include a non-microUSB cable - but I think that’s to reduce the chances of water seeping in.

Conclusion
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A great little device which you can even use in the bathroom

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review.

Highly Recommended.


Kamor® 15 15.6 15.6 inch MacBook Air Macbook Pro Canvas Fabric Sleeve Case Cover Shell with bonus adapter bag - Superior Protection Laptop Sleeve Case Bag/ Notebook Computer Case / Briefcase Carrying Bag / Ultrabook Laptop Bag Case / Pouch Cover / Skin Cover with 4.5cm thickness for MacBook Air Retina Display Sleeve(Gray)
Kamor® 15 15.6 15.6 inch MacBook Air Macbook Pro Canvas Fabric Sleeve Case Cover Shell with bonus adapter bag - Superior Protection Laptop Sleeve Case Bag/ Notebook Computer Case / Briefcase Carrying Bag / Ultrabook Laptop Bag Case / Pouch Cover / Skin Cover with 4.5cm thickness for MacBook Air Retina Display Sleeve(Gray)
Offered by YoSpace.U
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely top quality sleeve for your Mac! Love it!, 20 Sep 2014
Having paid a fortune for my beautifully designed MacBook Pro I’m delighted to have this beautifully designed soft case to protect it from scratches. Read on, and you’ll find out why you need one too.

What is it?

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It’s a lovely soft pale grey cover for your MacBook Air or Pro. While it won’t protect it from a drop from a great height (you’ll need an armoured case for that), it will protect the beautifully designed aluminium finish of your Mac from scratches and bumps.

What's it like?

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It a word beautiful. I must admit, I’m bit bored of the usual range of cheap zip fastening spongy material cases. This is different in so far as it’s thick “canvas” type material on the outside, with ultra-soft felt on the inside. It feels so nice, I want to climb in there myself - very soothing. It looks expensive, and works beautifully with the Mac.

In addition to the main soft lined pocked for your mac there’s also a zip open front area which will fit an iPad mini (but not an Air or full size iPad). It’s certainly large enough to fit the power unit.

You also get an additional small bag about 4.5 inches square which would be great for cables and stuff. Finally, the zips are absolutely top quality build, also in matching pale grey and the zip handles look very robust and well made.

As stated the quality of materials and stitching is top end, and it won’t look out of place at a business meeting in the city. I must admit, I’m surprised at the top quality at this price. Very impressed.

Overall, Highly Recommended.

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review.


Expower(R) Muti-function Wireless 5W IPX5 Waterproof Dustproof Shockproof Wireless Shower Speaker Outdoor Excise Hiking Camping Speaker with carabiner (Army Green)
Expower(R) Muti-function Wireless 5W IPX5 Waterproof Dustproof Shockproof Wireless Shower Speaker Outdoor Excise Hiking Camping Speaker with carabiner (Army Green)
Offered by Smart techonology
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely little bluetooth speaker you can even use in the shower! I love it!, 20 Sep 2014
This is a cute (and for the price quite impressive sounding) bluetooth speaker with the addition of being able to answer the phone in the shower! Terrific stuff...

Here's why....

What is it?
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The Expower C6 is a little Bluetooth wireless speaker. In summary, if you've got a smartphone (ie. Android or iPhone) or tablet (eg. iPad, Nexus or Kindle Fire) or even a relatively modern laptop you can wirelessly stream (play) music from your device. No wires, no fuss just great sound in the bathroom.

Let's face it. Increasingly, we listen to music on our smartphone or tablet - not from a CD player. These little speakers use a "Bluetooth connection" (a bit like WIFI - but it's limited to connect two devices together – in this case your Smartphone and the speaker).

The really nice feature of this device is it’s waterproof, and comes with a 1.5 inch diameter suction cup, so it will stick to a glass wall (or on the side of the bath) in the shower. You can even use this device to answer your mobile phone remotely.

My wife loves it as she now takes Nicky Campbell (Radio Five Live Breakfast show) into the shower every morning!

What's it like?
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It’s a lovely little device.

It’s a diminutive little speaker at around 4 inches diameter by about 2 inches high, and feels quite light in the hand.

While the sound quality is not quite HI FI (as you’d expect at this price point), I was pleasantly surprised by the full sound this device produced. The case is in hard rubberised surface in smart blue and black with rubber buttons for volume up and down, and if you’re playing songs (for example from Spotify), you can skip to the next track. Great feature if you want to skip a track you’ve heard too many times already.

Once nice little feature is the voice indications. When you switch it on it says “power on”, and when in pairing mode - says “pairing” with a small blue light flashing to indicate it’s waiting.

In terms of build quality, it does feel a little light-weight but quite well built with a metal mesh over the speaker enclosure.

It’s rated at IPX7 which is an International Standard for waterproof devices. A quick look on Wikipedia shows it should be waterproof to about 3 feet under water. Or to be exact: "Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion)”.

Certainly, it’s loud and clear enough to use in a bathroom (unless you’re bathroom is absolutely massive), and will have no problem in the shower.

I tested it without any problems on:-

* Google Nexus 5 Smartphone
* iPad Air
* iPhone 4GS
* Mac Book Pro

Connection (pairing) was almost immediate, and sound quality great!

Finally, the instructions are surprisingly clear, but like most blokes, I never bother to read instructions. Still. Nice to see the efforts made.

Who should buy it?
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I’d say the main reasons you’d buy this are:-

* You want to listen to the radio on your iPad or Smartphone in the shower in the morning
* If you want some fun music playing while you bath the children (they’d love it!)
* If you want to go camping and want some music, but are worried about it getting wet.
* You want some soothing music while you’re in the bath

What's Good about it?
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* Sound quality is surprisingly good.
* Voice quality (for example listening to the radio) is incredibly clear.
* Water proof and designed for the shower.
* Incredibly small and light

What's not so good?
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I honestly can’t find fault with this. Sound quality is remarkably clear (I’m listening to a few test tracks as I write this review, and it just gets better!!)

Conclusion
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A great little waterproof bluetooth device which would be terrific both indoors (in the bathroom), and outdoors in heavy rain at a rock festival. I love it.

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review.

Highly Recommended.


Expower(R) Upgraded NFC Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Shower Pool Car speaker with Handsfree with Microphone Long Battery Life for Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 and Iphone5s 5 4s and Other Device with Bluetooth
Expower(R) Upgraded NFC Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Shower Pool Car speaker with Handsfree with Microphone Long Battery Life for Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 and Iphone5s 5 4s and Other Device with Bluetooth
Offered by Smart techonology
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun little stocking filler - a speaker you can use in the shower, 20 Sep 2014
This is a nicely designed (and for the price quite impressive sounding) bluetooth speaker with the addition of being able to answer the phone while you're in the shower!

Absolutely terrific stuff, here's why....

What is it?
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This tiny little round box is Bluetooth wireless speaker complete with a rubber suction cup meaning you can use it in the shower!!

In summary, if you've got a smartphone (ie. Android or iPhone) or tablet (eg. iPad, Nexus or Kindle Fire) or even a relatively modern laptop you can wirelessly stream (play) music from your device. No wires, no fuss just great sound. Of course it also comes with a headphone-headphone (aux) cable, so you can play music from your existing radio or iPod.

Let's face it. Increasingly, we listen to music on our smartphone or tablet - not from a CD player. These little speakers use a "Bluetooth connection" (a bit like WIFI - but it's limited to connect two devices together - in this case your Smartphone and the speaker).

The really nice feature of this device is you can also use it as a "hands free" speakerphone for your mobile. This means you could (for example) have a "conference call" with the entire family - although why you'd want to phone anyone the shower is beyond me!

What's it like?
----------------
It's a lovely little device.

It's a diminutive little round shaped speaker at around 3.5 inches diameter by about 2 inches high, and feels quite light in the hand. While the sound quality is not quite HI FI (as you'd expect at this price point), I was pleasantly surprised by the full sound this device produced.

It comes with the usual set of buttons including:-

* On-off switch
* Play or pause the music
* Skip track forwards or backwards
* Answer the phone

All of these are rubber covered so keep water out.

I tested it without any problems on:-

* Google Nexus 5 Smartphone
* iPad Air
* iPhone 4GS
* Mac Book Pro

Connection (pairing) was almost immediate, and sound quality clear, but not quite HI FI quality (you can pay up to £250+ for a top-end device).

What's Good about it?
-----------------------
* Sound quality is surprisingly good for the size and price
* Voice quality (for example listening to the radio) is incredibly clear.
* Built in ability to answer calls, and use it as a speakerphone
* Incredibly small and light

What's not so good?
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When I first open these devices I do the "bloke test", and ignore the instructions and just try to set it up. I'm pleased to say it passed with flying colours - so no faults really!

Conclusion
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A great little device which you can even use in the bathroom

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review.

Highly Recommended.


Aukey Portable Power Bank Charger External Battery Pack (12000mAh, Dual USB Ports) for iPad Air, mini; iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S; Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3 2; Google Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10; LG G3, HTC One, One 2 (M8); One Plus One; Motorola Droid, LG Optimus; MOTO X and other USB-Charged devices - (5V 2.1A Input for fast charging, 5V 1A / 2.1A Output) - Black
Aukey Portable Power Bank Charger External Battery Pack (12000mAh, Dual USB Ports) for iPad Air, mini; iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S; Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3 2; Google Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10; LG G3, HTC One, One 2 (M8); One Plus One; Motorola Droid, LG Optimus; MOTO X and other USB-Charged devices - (5V 2.1A Input for fast charging, 5V 1A / 2.1A Output) - Black
Offered by AukeyDirect
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Massive 12,000 mAh power bank, but you'll need a cable, 20 Sep 2014
Don't know about you, but I'm on my mobile or iPad 24 x 7. Of course, this also means I can't spend more than a day away from a power socket - that is until now.

Here's why.....

What is it and what does it do
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If you've ever seen the start of the film "Space 2000" there's a group of chimps standing around a huge black monolithic "tombstone". I think this device was modelled on that scene. This is a massive 12,000 mAh external battery for a Smartphone (iPhone or Android), or iPad or tablet computer. In fact anything which takes a USB connection. Basically, if you're out and about (on a long rail journey or away camping or at a rock festival), you can re-charge your phone or iPad loads of times back to full charge.

What's it like?
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It's a chunky little device. just about the size of a "phablet" smartphone (3 inches by 6 inches), but deeper, at just over 1/2 inch with a nice heft to it. It comes in at 320g which to put in context is "chunky", but less than the weight of a standard tin of beans which typically weights 400g.

In terms of functionality, it has two USB ports (means you can charge two devices at the same time), and a single button which lights up 4 rather cool looking blue LED lights to indicate how fully charged it is (each light indicates 25%). This is a great feature, because this battery has so much power you'd not need to charge it for ages, and it's great to see how much charge you have left.

In terms of accessories this is about as basic as it comes. Oddly enough it doesn't even come with a USB to Micro-USB so you can charge it. This won't be a problem if you've an Android phone, but if you entirely use Apple products, you'll also need to buy a cable (or hope you have one).

But don't worry because you can buy one for 99p or even less here....

MICRO USB CHARGER DATA SYNC CABLE FOR HTC One Samsung Galaxy HTC DESIRE AMAZON KINDLE 4 AMAZON FIRE SONY ERICSSON XPERIA X2 X10 MINI Erics Eperia X10 NOKIA MINI N97 6500 N82 6600 HTC HD HD2 HD7 LEGEND BRAVO Incredible BlackBerry: 8220 Pearl, 8520 Curve,...

Finally, these things are rated in miliamps per hour. I've tested a number of these devices so far, and this is one of the biggest, rated at a whopping 12,000 mAh - which is is just MASSIVE. What it means, is it can charge your phone LOTS of times before finally needing a recharge.

Does it work?
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Glad to say, yes. it charged my Google Nexus 5 from absolutely flat to 100% in around 90 minutes. What's more, the 4 lights (which each indicate 25% charge) didn't move. Lots more power!
The battery is rated at a whopping 12,000Ah (the higher the better) which means it should charge a smartphone several times before finally needing to be plugged in.

For example, here's the battery capacity (mAh) of some of the more popular smartphones:-

* Google Nexus 5 - 2,300
* Samsung Galaxy S3 - 2,100
* Samsung Galaxy S4 - 2,600
* Apple iPhone 5 - 1,400
* Apple iPhone 5S - 1,570
* Apple iPhone 4S - 1,432

* Apple iPhone 6 - 1,810
* Apple iPhone 6 Plus (Phablet) - 2,916
So (roughly speaking), you should get around 8+ full charges out of an iPhone 5 before you need to re-charge the unit.

I tested it on an iPad Air (lightning connector), iPad 3rd Generation (wide plug), iPhone 4GS and Google Nexus 5 smartphone.

What's Good about it?
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* Fantastic huge power bank - will keep you re-charged for days !
* Relatively light weight - means you could carry it in your bag.
* Solid and sturdy
* Enough power to charge a standard smartphone 7+ times.

What's not so good?
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In common with every battery power-pack I've tested it doesn't come with a wall charger or USB to smartphone cable, but you'll have one anyway for your phone or tablet. However, I was a bit surprised this didn't even come with a cable. Often these things come with a charge cable, tips to plug them into Apple devices, and sometimes even a carry case.

Conclusion
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Great little charger with lots of power. Absolutely love it. Highly recommended.

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review. On the positive side, I get to review an awful lot of these mobile batteries, and this one is excellent build quality.


[3*USB 3.0 + 1*Gigabit Ethernet Adapter] Inateck 3 Ports USB 3.0 Bus-Powered Hub with RJ45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Converter LAN Wired Network Adapter for Laptops, Ultrabooks and Tablet PCs with USB Ports, Compatible with Windows XP/7/8, Mac OS-X, Linux
[3*USB 3.0 + 1*Gigabit Ethernet Adapter] Inateck 3 Ports USB 3.0 Bus-Powered Hub with RJ45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Converter LAN Wired Network Adapter for Laptops, Ultrabooks and Tablet PCs with USB Ports, Compatible with Windows XP/7/8, Mac OS-X, Linux
Offered by Inateck
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Blisteringly fast, well built and Gigabit Ethernet too! Love it!, 20 Sep 2014
If like me, you’ve got a Mac Book Pro or Air with just two USB hubs or a Windows laptop - you’ll need this device. This one has the advantage of the blisteringly fast USB 3.0 speeds. I absolutely love it.

Here’s why….

Firstly, this is beautifully well designed and built. It’s a tiny little device, and comes in at about 4.5 inches long by 1 inch wide and half an inch deep, and works with both Windows and Mac devices.

It appears very well built, and tough with 3 USB ports arranged in a line, and a super-fast gigabit ethernet port at the end..

It has a permanently connected (and thick top quality) foot long USB cable which you just plug into your PC or Mac, and off you go. What I liked about the design of this hub is each socket has lots of space around each of the ports. I find it a bit of a pain on my MacBook Pro that the sockets are so close - it means I sometimes can’t plug in to devices if their plugs are particularly large.

In terms of speed, I did a quick test using both my USB 2.0 and 3.0 hubs, and this one is BLISTERINGLY FAST. I was getting a consistent 35 Mbs on my old 2.0 hub which was OK - but when I used this it ran consistently at around 130 Mbs on both read and write. That means I can now transfer data at THREE TIMES FASTER than before.

Of course you’ll need a USB 3.0 device to get the most out of it - but it’s worth the investment.

The fact it has a gigabit ethernet port is the icing on the cake. It means if you have a MacBook Air and want the absolutely fastest connection to the internet you still can.

It's worth noting, this doesn't have an external power cord which means it's powered directly from your computer. This is both an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage is you don't need to plug in a power cord in addition to the USB hub. The disadvantage is you can't charge a smartphone or tablet directly from this hub. Having said that, I connected two 60Gb external disks to my MacBook Pro at the same time without any problems whatsoever.

Everything I plugged into this worked wonderfully including a powered external hard drive, two tiny (self-powered) USB hard drives, a printer and a couple of USB sticks. Needless to say it worked equally well with older USB 2.0 devices, but MUCH faster with my USB 3.0 disks.

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review, but when they’re this good, it’s just a pleasure!


WIFI 150MBPS WIRELESS ADAPTOR 802.11 B G N LAN NETWORK MINI USB DONGLE ADAPTER
WIFI 150MBPS WIRELESS ADAPTOR 802.11 B G N LAN NETWORK MINI USB DONGLE ADAPTER
Offered by NowView
Price: £3.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Tiny little bluetooth device to connect a PC to WIFI, 19 Sep 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Fantastic little device. I couldn't find the WIFI drivers for my laptop after I re-installed Windows 7, and this little device got me connected to the web again.

Very fast (latest N standard), and absolutely tiny.

Comes with a little disk with the drivers - installed in seconds and pleased as punch.

Highly recommended


EC Technolong® 18000mAh Ultra Slim (12mm thin) Dual-Port Power Bank Aluminum Alloy External Battery Charger for iPhone 6 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S 4, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3, Nexus, HTC One, most other Phones and Tablets-Black
EC Technolong® 18000mAh Ultra Slim (12mm thin) Dual-Port Power Bank Aluminum Alloy External Battery Charger for iPhone 6 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S 4, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3, Nexus, HTC One, most other Phones and Tablets-Black
Offered by EC Technology UK Store
Price: £69.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully designed, slim and light Power Bank. Massive capacity too!, 19 Sep 2014
If you're anything like me, you'll be lost without your smartphone. Of course, this also means you can’t spend more than a day away from a power socket - that is until now.

 Here’s why…..

 What is it and what does it do
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This INCREDIBLY POWERFUL slim black box is an external battery charge pack for an iPhone or Android Smartphone or an iPad or Android tablet computer.  Basically, if you’re out and about (on a long rail journey or away for an entire weeks camping or at a rock festival), you can re-charge your phone or phone loads of times back to full charge.

What's it like?
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Remarkably slim, and about the size of a "phablet".   It weights in at 535g which to put in context is a little more than than the weight of a standard tin of beans which typically weights 400g.  In terms of size it's 120mm wide by 170 long, but just 12mm thin - approaching the size of a kindle reader.

In terms of functionality, it has two USB ports (means you can charge two devices at the same time), and a single button which lights up 4 rather cool looking LED lights to indicate how fully charged it is (each light indicates 25%).   This is a great feature, because this battery has so much power you’d not need to charge it for ages, and it’s great to see how much charge you have left.

You also get a little LED light which is handy if you're fumbling around in the dark while on a camping trip.

In terms of accessories it’s wonderfully well provided for with charge cables, and a USB Mini, Micro, Apple 30 pin connector.  Personally, I'd probably use my own cable, but it's nice to have the tips supplied.

Finally, these things are rated in miliamps per hour.  I’ve tested a number of these devices so far, and this is by far the biggest, rated at an absolutely gigantic 18,000 mAh - which is is just MASSIVE.  What it means, is it can charge your phone LOTS of times before finally needing a recharge.

Does it work?
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Glad to say, yes. it charged my Google Nexus 5 from absolutely flat to 100% in around 90 minutes.  What’s more, the 4 lights (which each indicate 25% charge) didn’t move.  Lots more power!

The battery is rated at a whopping 18,000Ah (the higher the better) which means it should charge a smartphone several times before finally needing to be plugged in.

For example, here's the battery capacity (mAh) of some of the more popular smartphones:-

* Google Nexus 5 - 2,300
* Samsung Galaxy S3 - 2,100
* Samsung Galaxy S4 - 2,600
* Apple iPhone 5 - 1,400
* Apple iPhone 5S - 1,570
* Apple iPhone 4S - 1,432
* Apple iPhone 6 - 1,810
* Apple iPhone 6 Plus (Phablet) - 2,916

So (roughly speaking), you should get around 10+ full charges out of an iPhone 5 before you need to re-charge the unit.

I tested it on an iPad Air (lightning connector), iPad 3rd Generation (wide plug), iPhone 4GS and Google Nexus 5 smartphone.  All charged without issue.

What's Good about it?
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* Fantastic huge power bank - will keep you re-charged for a week !
* Relatively light weight - means you could carry it in your bag.
* Solid and sturdy, and feels well built.
* Slim and relatively light weight given the huge size

What's not so good?
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In common with every battery power-pack I've tested it doesn't come with a wall charger, but you'll have one anyway for your phone or tablet.

Conclusion
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Fantastic little charger.  Absolutely love it.  Highly recommended.

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review.  On the positive side, I get to review an awful lot of these mobile batteries, and this one is excellent build quality.


Aukey Wireless Charger Charging Pad with Built-in 4800mAh Power Bank QI-Enabled for Nexus 5 / 7 / 4; HTC 8X (Verizon), Droid DNA, LG G2(Verizon), Optimus F5, Motorola Droid MAXX, Mini, Nokia Lumia 920, 928, Icon, 1520; Samsung Galaxy S5,S4, S3, Note3, Note2, HTC One, One Mini, Max, M8 (Coil Receiver not included)and other Other Qi-Enabled Phones (AC Adapter with 5V / 1.5A Input included, Single-Position) - White
Aukey Wireless Charger Charging Pad with Built-in 4800mAh Power Bank QI-Enabled for Nexus 5 / 7 / 4; HTC 8X (Verizon), Droid DNA, LG G2(Verizon), Optimus F5, Motorola Droid MAXX, Mini, Nokia Lumia 920, 928, Icon, 1520; Samsung Galaxy S5,S4, S3, Note3, Note2, HTC One, One Mini, Max, M8 (Coil Receiver not included)and other Other Qi-Enabled Phones (AC Adapter with 5V / 1.5A Input included, Single-Position) - White
Offered by AukeyDirect
Price: £48.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Wireless Charger and a back-up battery! Great stuff!, 18 Sep 2014
A fantastic little device this combines a "Power Pack" battery with a wireless charger.  It's designed to charge ALL smartphones including both Qi enabled phones and the iPhone.  Here’s how…..

What is it and what does it do
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This small, slim and well built (white or black) smartphone sized little box is an external battery charge pack for a smartphone that will also charge your Qi enabled phone wirelessly.

This is a great feature if you have (like me) a Google Nexus 5, but the wife has an iPhone 5 - means we can charge both from the same device (one wirelessly the iPhone by cable).  It also means I can leave it by the bed-side at home, or take it away on a camping trip or whenever you expect to be away from a power source.

What's it like?
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It’s a lovely little device.  Its just as slim as a smartphone, and about the  same size (3 inches wide by 5.5 inches), and appears very well built with four rubber feet so it doesn't slip on a hard surface. 

In terms of functionality, it has a full size and a micro-USB port which means you can plug in your own iPhone cable, or use the supplied USB to micro-USB to charge most other phones.  The Micro-USB connection allows you to charge the device - although it was fully charged when it first arrived.

It has a 4,800 mAh battery (more about that later), and worked beautifully well in charging up my Google Nexus 5.  For Qi enabled phones you just place the phone on the "target" ring, or for others plug in your cable.  There's a small LED to indicate the charging status, and I was pleased to see it automatically shut itself down when the phone was fully charged.

Unusually for a Power Bank battery, it also comes with it's own charger - although you'll no doubt have your own as well.

Does it work?
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Glad to say, yes. it charged my Google Nexus 5 from absolutely flat to 100% in around 90 minutes.  

The battery is rated at 4,500 mAh (the higher the better) which means it should charge a smartphone several times before finally needing to be plugged in.

For example, here's the battery capacity (mAh) of some of the more popular smartphones:-

* Google Nexus 5 - 2,300
* Samsung Galaxy S3 - 2,100
* Samsung Galaxy S4 - 2,600
* Apple iPhone 5 - 1,400
* Apple iPhone 5S - 1,570
* Apple iPhone 4S - 1,432

So (roughly speaking), you should get a few full charges out of an iPhone 5 before you need to re-charge the unit.

Be aware, not all phones are Qi (wireless charging) enabled though.  Here's a list that my research came up with:-

* Nokia Lumia 920
* Google Nexus 5 
* Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) 
* Google Nexus 4
* HTC 8X and HTC Droid DNA
* LG Optimus Vu2

You can adapt some smartphones using a wireless charging case/adapter, and these include:-

* Samsung Galaxy S3  and Note 2
* Nokia Lumia 820 
* Apple iPhone range including 3G, 4S, and 5 range

I tested it plugged in to an iPad Air (lightning connector), iPad 3rd Generation (wide plug) and iPhone 4GS.  I also tried it wirelessly with my Google Nexus 5.

What's Good about it?
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* Very slim and light - nicely designed
* The LED indicates it charging and it shuts it self off when done
* Additional to the wireless charging, the battery backup is a bonus
* Also means you can use it on a non-Qi enabled phone

What's not so good?
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Not a lot really.  In fact I can't really find fault with this.  Sure it'd be great to use my iPhone wirelessly but that's an Apple issue.

Conclusion
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Fantastic little wireless charger and battery backup.  Absolutely love it.  Highly recommended.

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review.


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