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CVLIFE 24V Safe 250 Leds 50M White String Fairy Lights Lighting for Christmas Tree Party Wedding Garden
CVLIFE 24V Safe 250 Leds 50M White String Fairy Lights Lighting for Christmas Tree Party Wedding Garden
Offered by cvlife-uk
Price: £38.99

5.0 out of 5 stars HUGE bundle of bright white garden lights!, 25 Oct 2014
Fantastic set of out-door lights !

What is it?
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This is a massive (fifty meters) of bright white LEDs for outdoor use. Take a look at my photos of the garden - there’s 250 of these things, and they look stunning!

They basically come tightly rolled up in a box (don’t even try to get them back in!), and you unroll them and string them around a tree (or as I have) along a back wall and up the garage and back again! They are LEDs, so they are very low power consumption and run cold to the touch (so safe), and come with a “wall-wart” transformer and a very long (10 foot) cable before the first lights start.

This extra 10 feet is important, because the transformer is not suitable for out-door use. I’d recommend you plug them into a power socket in your house or garage, and then trail the wire outside. You could of course run them around the house, but you’ll need a HUGE house (or a strong liking for a lot of lights around the house).

These would be great to decorate the entire outside of a house (if that floats your boat), or a garden through the winter or for a BBQ.

I’ve got them in my garden (I bought a timer to switch them on/off automatically), and I love them!

Highly Recommended.

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


High Tone Quality! Wireless Bluetooth CSR v4.0 Sport Stereo Headset Headphones - Built in Mic - iDeal for iPad, iPhone, HTC, LG, Samsung, Bluetooth Enabled Devices - Mobile Phones, Smartphones, MP3 Players, Tablets, Laptop PC - using VOIP, SKYPE and Online Talking [Black]
High Tone Quality! Wireless Bluetooth CSR v4.0 Sport Stereo Headset Headphones - Built in Mic - iDeal for iPad, iPhone, HTC, LG, Samsung, Bluetooth Enabled Devices - Mobile Phones, Smartphones, MP3 Players, Tablets, Laptop PC - using VOIP, SKYPE and Online Talking [Black]

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic wireless headphones!!, 25 Oct 2014
These are a lovely pair of wireless headphones, and I love them!

Here's why....

What are they?
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They are a pair of completely wireless headphones with the added ability to make/receive a phone call. They connect to your mobile (or iPad or laptop) using a Bluetooth connection. You simply “pair” them with your mobile, and once set up, play the music without wires.

I must admit, I was a bit skeptical at first - I didn’t think not having wires would be such a big deal - but it’s wonderful. The fact it has a built in microphone so you can make a phone call is a bonus. Not sure they’d be legal to wear as a “hands-free” in the car (as you need to be able to hear the traffic), but a great bonus all the same.

In terms of size, they are tiny little things (under two inches in diameter), and have soft black padding (so they fit comfortably over your ears), and have shiny black finish - really cool. They are connected by a thin bendy “band” which fits behind your head - a feature I loved as it means they’re discrete - they almost disappear when you’re wearing them. Worth noting they weigh almost nothing as well, but are held in place quite firmly - I took them out for an off-road bike ride without any problems.

Sound quality is good, although not (as you’d be silly to expect) top quality HI FI. I personally found them a bit lacking in bass, but they’re probably around the same quality as the standard headphones you get with an iPhone - so not bad at all.

What's Good about them?
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* Great value bluetooth headphones
* Bluetooth 4.0 - so very low power drain on your smartphone
* Looks cool in black, and fold down to nothing
* Comfortable to wear with the soft padding over the ears
* NO WIRES !! Brilliant !

What's not so good?
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As I said, I found the bass a bit lacking - otherwise great!

Conclusion
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I like them a lot. You can pay literally hundreds of pounds for bluetooth headphones only to find you don’t like the fit. Try these first - they’re great.

Highly Recommended.

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


Cootree® Jogger sports Sweat Proof Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Headset / Headphone for iPhone 6 6Plus 5S 5C 5 4S, Galaxy Note 3 2 S4 S3 and Google,Blackberry,LG other Smartphones- Classic Black
Cootree® Jogger sports Sweat Proof Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Headset / Headphone for iPhone 6 6Plus 5S 5C 5 4S, Galaxy Note 3 2 S4 S3 and Google,Blackberry,LG other Smartphones- Classic Black
Offered by Kumu-UK
Price: £27.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great bluetooth headphones - you can even answer the phone!, 25 Oct 2014
These are a lovely pair of wireless headphones, and I love them!

Here's why....

What are they?
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They are a pair of completely wireless headphones with the added ability to make/receive a phone call. They connect to your mobile (or iPad or laptop) using a Bluetooth connection. You simply press the button on the right ear for about 5 seconds until you see the blue/red light, and then “pair” them with your mobile. Once set up, simply play the music without wires.

I must admit, I was a bit skeptical at first - I didn’t think not having wires would be such a big deal - but it’s wonderful. The fact it has a built in microphone so you can make a phone call is a bonus. Not sure they’d be legal to wear as a “hands-free” in the car (as you need to be able to hear the traffic), but a great bonus all the same.

In terms of size, they are tiny little things (under two inches in diameter), and have soft black padding (so they fit comfortably over your ears), and have shiny black finish - really cool. They are connected by a thin bendy “band” which fits behind your head - a feature I loved as it means they’re discrete - they almost disappear when you’re wearing them. Worth noting they weigh almost nothing as well, but are held in place quite firmly - I took them out for an off-road bike ride without any problems.

In the box you get -
* A pair of folding headphones - they twist and fold back upon themselves to almost nothing
* A Micro-USB charge cable (they are battery powered)
* A little instruction book (which I didn’t bother to read - always a good sign if you don’t need to read the manual)

Sound quality is good, although not (as you’d be silly to expect) top quality HI FI. I personally found them a bit lacking in bass, but they’re probably around the same quality as the standard headphones you get with an iPhone - so not bad at all.

What's Good about them?
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* Great value bluetooth headphones
* Bluetooth 4.0 - so very low power drain on your smartphone
* Looks cool in black, and fold down to nothing
* Comfortable to wear with the soft padding over the ears
* NO WIRES !! Brilliant !

What's not so good?
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* As I said, I found the bass a bit lacking
* When powered on there’s a subtle flashing blue light on your right ear. This is either cool (as it makes you look like a cyberman), or not - all depends whether you like looking like a cyberman!

Conclusion
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I like them a lot. You can pay literally hundreds of pounds for bluetooth headphones only to find you don’t like the fit. Try these first - they’re great.

Highly Recommended.

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


TaoTronics® TT-CD04 Car DVR Windscreen Driving Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P with free 8GB TF Card (Support Night Vision, G-Sensor, Motion Detection)
TaoTronics® TT-CD04 Car DVR Windscreen Driving Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P with free 8GB TF Card (Support Night Vision, G-Sensor, Motion Detection)
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £79.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Smashing little in car video recorder. Very reassuring to know it’s there, 25 Oct 2014
I was delighted to be able to test and review this in car video recorder, it’s a now a permanent fixture in my car. Here’s why….

What is it?
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This tiny (2.5” x 2”) device is a “dash cam”. A dashboard (screen mounted), car video camera - which you can use to record your driving and keep an independent evidence record if you’re ever involved in an accident. This has become increasingly important recently, as there’s been a surge in the number of “staged accidents” - where a crash is stage managed to make injury claims on your insurance.

I certainly feel reassured.

What's it like?
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As I say, it’s a tiny little device that clips onto a "suction cup” windscreen mount with a long USB cable connecting it to a cigarette lighter socket to keep it charged up. (Note: While it does have a tiny battery - you do need to keep this plugged in all the time to keep it working). It comes complete with an 8Gb micro-SD card which is enough to record up to 2 hours of video (dependent upon resolution) before being overwritten. You can of course always upgrade it to as much as 32Gb, but it also includes “impact detection” to prevent it from overwriting your files if you’re involved in an accident.

It took me just 2 minutes to install in my car, with the camera well out of the way (on the passenger side), and it’s good to see you can quickly unclip and remove the camera without removing the “suction cup” from the windscreen.

When needed, just remove the device, and plug in the SD card to transfer the video to your home computer (I used it on both a Windows and MacBook Pro). Good to see it produces a number of smaller files (important as it will automatically overwrite the oldest files in a loop), which makes it easy to find the footage your looking for. Worth noting as well, you can “lock” the camera to prevent the video being overwritten.

Video quality was absolutely brilliant as the camera shoots in full HD (1080p) quality, and as a bonus it also includes sound - so you can replay the sound of screeching tyres and police sirens capturing the entire scene.

The built in 2 inch screen is very small (but it’s really designed just to confirm you’re actually recording), and the video and sound quality of recording was great.

In terms of setting it up, it includes a huge range of features you can change including video recording resolution (from 640x480 to full HD at 1920x1080 and several in between), although the buttons are a little small and fiddly. Having said that, I’d normally leave this sort of thing running in default mode anyway, and wouldn’t bother with messing around with the options much.

In short I was really quite impressed.

What's Good about it?
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* Tiny little camera - very small and discrete
* Records top quality video plus sound (a great addition)
* Comes with a 8Gb Micro-SD Card, and works straight out of the box
* Built in G Shock sensor - to prevent overwriting video of an accident
* Dead easy to fit and remove

What's not so good?
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* Buttons are a bit fiddly - but you can just set up and go
* Would have liked a dual USB car charger (so I can charge my smartphone at the same time)

Otherwise fantastic

Conclusion
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Smashing little in car video recorder. Very reassuring to know it’s there.

Highly Recommended.

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


Veetop® HiFi AirMusic Box - AirPlay,DLNA WiFi Wireless Music Receiver Adapter for iOS(iPhones,iPads,iPod touch,Mac), Android (phones ,tablets) - Turns any existing Speakers Docks & Sound Systems B&W Zeppelin into Wireless Streaming Systems (Black)
Veetop® HiFi AirMusic Box - AirPlay,DLNA WiFi Wireless Music Receiver Adapter for iOS(iPhones,iPads,iPod touch,Mac), Android (phones ,tablets) - Turns any existing Speakers Docks & Sound Systems B&W Zeppelin into Wireless Streaming Systems (Black)
Offered by Veetop
Price: £31.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spotify Premium on my Linn Stereo! Fantastic!!, 25 Oct 2014
If you're like me, you'll have a smartphone, a tablet computer (an iPad, Android Tablet or Kindle Fire), and all your MP3 music on an iPhone or online on Spotify with absolutely no way to play it on your existing home HI FI system.

This is, until now.....

What is it?
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This tiny black box of tricks is a WIFI wireless receiver which means you can play all your music on your smartphone on your top end HI FI system using your WIFI connection. (Yes, I know that's a lot of FLAs - four letter acronyms - but it's true).

Basically, if you've got an existing HI FI system (with perhaps a CD player), or even a docking station with a AUX input or (even better) an SPDIF optical connection you can play music from your smartphone - breathing new life into your much loved (but legacy) technology. While it works beautifully from an iPhone, if you've got a PC or Mac with a huge music collection, you can even stream your music using this. Just do a search for "AirFoil" - a fantastic (and cheap) little program to stream your music over a WIFI connection.

No wires, no fuss just fantastic loud quality sound!

In the box you get:-

* The HiFI Box (just 3 inches by 3 inches)
* A 3.5mm standard AUX cable - with a headphone plug at either end
* A Red/White RCA cable (for your stereo) with a 3.5mm headphone plug (for the HIFI box)
* A standard USB to Micro-USB cable to keep your box powered up (Note: You'll need to use an existing smartphone charger)

What's it like?
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It comes in at a diminutive 3 by 3 inches and just under an inch deep with the following sockets on the back:-

* An SPDIF Optical socket
* Line Out: The AUX port where you plug in the 3.5mm headphone cable
* A pair of HI FI phono sockets (one red, one white) to plug into your stereo
* A Mini USB socket - so you can power the device

It comes nicely packaged with all the cables, and as an additional nice touch, it comes with a nicely designed fold out instruction guide. Glad to say, after following the set-up instructions, it worked flawlessly without any problems first time.

Best of all, because it works over the WIFI signal, it works all around the house. This compares well to my £160 Bose Soundlink Mini bluetooth speaker, which I need to keep my iPhone 6 within 15 feet to keep the strong signal going!

What's the sound quality like?
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I have to say, while I'm no audiophile, I was incredibly impressed by the sound quality from my (now ageing but top quality) Linn Stereo system. I have a standard test set of tracks, and they all sounded fantastic.

My test tracks included, the solid bass beats of Radiohead's "High and Dry", and the haunting deep echoey lyrics of "Exit music (for a film)". Bill Withers - Aint no Sunshine - just sounds wonderfully smooth, and his voice like treacle.

The separation (the fact you can identify and listen to individual instruments) is just brilliant, and "Hollow Ponds" by Damon Albarn is great. I can highly recommend the new solo album by ex lead singer of Blur and Gorillaz.

Finally, I paired it up with my iPad Air and played the classic war film "Apocalypse Now", and can confirm watching the classic helicopter attack sequence complete with explosions, and gunfire to the backing of Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries is just exhilarating through my home stereo system.

In short, given the size and cost of this little box, the clarity and the great sound produces is just amazing. It's just made my "legacy" HI FI system useful again.

I tested it out with no issues at all on my:-

* Google Nexus 5 Smartphone
* iPad Air
* iPhone 6

What's Good about it?
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* Tiny little shiny black box - very discrete
* Works over WIFI - so works throughout my entire house (unlike bluetooth)
* Absolutely stunning sound

What's not so good?
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It doesn't come with a transformer (to power it), but as you'll be streaming music from your smartphone, you'll almost certainly have one already. Alternatively you can always buy one for about £5:-

NorthPada UK Main Charger Power Supply 5V 2A Micro USB for Smartphone Mobile Phone, Samsung Galaxy S2 / S3 / S4 / Note II, HTC One, Nokia Lumia, Sony Xperia, LG Nexus, Huawei Ascend Honor, BlackBerry Bold Curve, Motorola

Finally (more advice rather than a fault), YOU MUST ensure you switch on WPA WiFi protection once you've got this thing installed and running. This means your WIFI signal (the device works as a WIFI repeater) is encrypted and password protected like your entire system.

Conclusion
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Fantastic device that's made me fall in love with my old HI FI again with the bonus of a WIFI repeater

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review. Having said that it's a pleasure to test a device this good.

Highly Recommended.


【MFI Licensed】- Veetop® 8 pin 5.9ft/1.8m Sync Charger USB Lightning Data cable for iPhone 6, 6 plus, 5, 5c, 5s, iPad Air,iPad Retina, iPad mini, iPad mini Retina, iPod Nano 7, iPod Touch 5 (With Velcro Wrap) (Black)
【MFI Licensed】- Veetop® 8 pin 5.9ft/1.8m Sync Charger USB Lightning Data cable for iPhone 6, 6 plus, 5, 5c, 5s, iPad Air,iPad Retina, iPad mini, iPad mini Retina, iPod Nano 7, iPod Touch 5 (With Velcro Wrap) (Black)
Offered by Veetop
Price: £10.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Apple Certified EXTRA LONG iPhone cable - great for the car, 25 Oct 2014
If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been suspicious of the many cheap Apple compatible cables for sale on Amazon. Seems there’s a awful lot of poor quality stuff out there.

I’m glad to report this is not one of them.

It’s an EXTRA LONG SIX FEET long iPhone cable in black with excellent quality USB and lightning plugs. It works exactly as the Apple supplied cable - but being in black looks quite discrete in my car. Glad to see this also is Apple certified so you shouldn’t expect any problems. It’s great having the extra length, as I use it in my car to charge my phone while also using the Tom Tom (Sat Nav) App on my iPhone 6.

Unlike the 1 inch wide 30 pin connector, this is the new (small) “Lightning” connector which works with:-

* iPhone 6
* iPhone 5s, 5c, 5
* iPad 4th Generation and iPad Air
* iPad mini and Mini with Retina display
* iPod 5th and iPod Nano 7th generation

Personally I’ve tested it out without problems on my iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPhone 6, and all worked flawlessly.

Disclosure: I was kindly provided this by the manufacturer to give an independent and unbiased review. Pleased to report it works well.

Highly Recommended.


【MFI Licensed】- Veetop® 8 pin 3.3ft/1.0m Sync Charger USB Lightning Data cable for iPhone 6, 6 plus, 5, 5c, 5s, iPad Air,iPad Retina, iPad mini, iPad mini Retina, iPod Nano 7, iPod Touch 5 (With Velcro Wrap)(1.0m Braided Cable, Gold)
【MFI Licensed】- Veetop® 8 pin 3.3ft/1.0m Sync Charger USB Lightning Data cable for iPhone 6, 6 plus, 5, 5c, 5s, iPad Air,iPad Retina, iPad mini, iPad mini Retina, iPod Nano 7, iPod Touch 5 (With Velcro Wrap)(1.0m Braided Cable, Gold)
Offered by Veetop
Price: £10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Top Quality Apple Certified cable. Looks great with the gold iPhone or iPad, 25 Oct 2014
If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been suspicious of the many cheap Apple compatible cables for sale on Amazon. Seems there’s a awful lot of poor quality stuff out there.

I’m glad to report this is not one of them.

It’s a standard 1 metre long gold coloured top quality Apple iPhone/iPad charge cable with USB and lightning plugs. It works exactly as the Apple supplied cable, but this is is covered in a gold coloured fabric outer covering, and feels quite firm, almost stiff to the touch. Glad to see this also is Apple certified so you shouldn’t expect any problems. One of the thing really worth mentioning about this cable, is because it’s slightly stiff (although equally “bendable”), it shouldn’t get tangled up if you stuff it in a bag or pocket. It even has a short velcro strip to hold it together.

Unlike the 1 inch wide 30 pin connector, this is the new (small) “Lightning” connector which works with:-

* iPhone 5s, 5c, 5
* iPad 4th Generation and iPad Air
* iPad mini and Mini with Retina display
* iPod 5th and iPod Nano 7th generation

Personally I’ve tested it out without problems on my iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPhone 5S, and all worked flawlessly.

Disclosure: I was kindly provided this by the manufacturer to give an independent and unbiased review. Pleased to report it works well.

Highly Recommended.


Audio Dynamix- The PULSE V2 Stereo Rechargeable Bluetooth V4.0 Speaker -Black - Dual Pulse Bass Radiators, 15+hr playtime and 20 metre range, compatible with all Apple, Android and Windows devices
Audio Dynamix- The PULSE V2 Stereo Rechargeable Bluetooth V4.0 Speaker -Black - Dual Pulse Bass Radiators, 15+hr playtime and 20 metre range, compatible with all Apple, Android and Windows devices
Offered by Audio Dynamix Ltd
Price: £129.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning soundscape, 19 Oct 2014
Wow!  This speaker just blew me away!  This is the third speaker from Audio Dynamix I’ve been given to review, and each time I come away even more impressed than before.

Here's why....

What is it?
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The Audio Dynamix Pulse is a top end bluetooth wireless speaker at an incredible bargain price.  I’ve spent ages looking at options including Bowes & Wilkins and Bose, but for sheer sound quality and clarity at this price point, this just blows away the competition.   If you’ve got a smartphone or tablet (iPhone or Android - it doesn’t matter which), you can play music on this beauty.  

No wires or fuss, just beautiful clear sound.

What’s it like?
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Weighing in at 700 grams (a third less than a bag of sugar) it has a lovely reassuring heft, and is beautifully built brushed aluminium casing in cool black with a metal speaker grille protecting the two 50mm Kevlar speakers.   In terms of size, it’s just amazing they managed to get so much sound and sheer oomph out of such a small package.  It’s just 7.5 inches long by 3 inches tall - but kicks out a huge soundscape.

One of the secrets, is the dual “Pulse Bass Radiators”.  These sit at either end of the speaker, and quite literally vibrate generating a huge, but clear bass.

Features include:-

* Power on - switches on the speaker - meaning it stays in "standby mode” waiting for a Bluetooth connection (nice feature)
* Aux Line in - means you can attach an iPod, radio or smartphone directly using the supplied cable to play music
* Skip track - pressing a button on the device you can skip to the next/previous track.  Great little feature.
* Microphone - having paired your Smartphone, you can use it “hands-free” to talk

For me, one of the stand-out features (aside from the cool design and incredible sound), is the fact that the device stays in “standby mode”.  To put this in context, I used to have a £99 JBL Flip bluetooth speaker (sound quality just nowhere near as good), and every morning I wake up and go through an annoying sequence of switching on the JBL speaker, waiting a moment for the bleep, then starting up my iPad, and starting the music, and waiting for it to pair up (another beep).  Then going back to the speaker to check it’s working OK, only to find it’s ran out of battery!

With this beauty is always on standby - you just start the music, and it’s instantly on. 

What's the sound quality like?
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So firstly, I’m no audiophile, but I’m not stupid either.   Having said that, like thousands of others I was convinced by the Bose reputation and the great reviews on Amazon, and a few months ago splashed £160 for a Bose Soundlink Mini.  Well - let me be the first to admit, the Pulse is produces as good a sound at an absolute bargain price.  

Seriously, I did a test run on a series of tracks with both devices placed in the same location, playing the same tracks from the same source, and both myself and my wife thought the pulse was as good, often better.   Don’t get me wrong, the sound quality on the Bose is excellent, but we both agreed this was deeper, richer, and fuller.  The fact that the Pulse sells at a discount is just the icing on the cake.

While writing this review, I’ve listened to a series of test tracks including, the solid bass beats of Radiohead’s “High and Dry”, and the haunting deep echoey lyrics of “Exit music (for a film)” - used in Baz Luhrman's version of "Romeo & Juliet" - great film.  Bill Withers - Aint no Sunshine - just sounds wonderfully smooth.  In short, it does bass beautifully well.

The punchy rock in “Should I stay or Should I Go” (The Clash) just sounds terrific (always a good test track), and finally the punchy bass of “Blue Monday” (New Order) is just wonderful!  The bass radiators really punch out a huge low sound.  

Even on soft quiet tracks like “Hollow Ponds” by Damon Albarn, (ex lead singer of Blur and Gorillaz), sounds wonderful.  Listening to them on the Pulse is like listening to them for the first time.  You really feel the sadness in his voice, and hear the haunting backing sounds of children playing in the background.    As a final test, I tried a song I’ve not heard for years.  The gravelly deep voice of Tanita Tikaram singing her 90s hit “Twist in My Sobriety”.  

Again, it’s like hearing the song for the first time.

In short, this is just blew me away.

What’s Good about it?
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* Amazingly full, rich and deep soundscape.  As good as my Bose Soundlink  
* Absolutely stunning build quality.  Top quality brushed aluminium of devices costing £150+
* Incredibly small, but a nice weight, and packs a HUGE sound - brilliant for watching films
* Always on bluetooth 4.0 a great bonus.  No faffing around switching it on and waiting for it to connect.
* Astonishing value for money
* 15 hours of battery life - great for a party.

What’s not so good?
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Even I have to admit the design is somewhat "quirky". However, I'm told this is deliberate to get the best possible sound out of device. I love it in black too!

I've also been told the speaker takes a few hours of playing time to reallly "settle in". I'm no audio technician, but it's worth noting.

Conclusion
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I've owned and tested a huge number of bluetooth speakers (including two others from Audio Dynamix).  I must admit to being skeptical at first (as I’d never heard the name), but I’m just blown away by the fantastic build and sound quality.   Take my advice, buy it.   It’s terrific.   If you’re not absolutely convinced, just take a look at the other reviews (in silver as well as black). These devices typically get 90% five stars from all customers.

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review.  Having said that, I was so impressed I’m selling my Bose.

Highly Recommended. 


Foxnovo® FP10 10400mAh Lithium Polymer Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy Dual-Port Backup External Battery Chargers Power Bank Charger for iPhone 6, 5S 5, 4S 4, iPod, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 4 3 2, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note 4 Note 3 Tab 2, Sony, HTC, Blackberry and Most USB Devices (Silver)
Foxnovo® FP10 10400mAh Lithium Polymer Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy Dual-Port Backup External Battery Chargers Power Bank Charger for iPhone 6, 5S 5, 4S 4, iPod, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 4 3 2, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note 4 Note 3 Tab 2, Sony, HTC, Blackberry and Most USB Devices (Silver)
Offered by FoxnovoStore
Price: £39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality smartphone battery/power-bank. Highly recommended., 18 Oct 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
If like me you’re on your mobile 24x7 you’ll need this.

Here’s why…..

What is it and what does it do
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This remarkably powerful and beautifully designed aluminium device is an external battery charge pack for an iPhone or Android Smartphone or tablet computer. 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 dinky little device. Just about the size of a long narrow smartphone (under 5 inches long by 2.5 inches wide), but deeper, at around 3/4 inch with a nice heft to it. It feels quite light in the hand at 299g which to put in context is “chunky”, but much 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 button which lights up 2 rather cool blue LED lights to indicate how fully charged it is (each light indicates 50%). This is a great feature, because this battery has so much power you could use it for ages without a re-charge, and it’s great to see how much power you have left.

As a nice bonus this also includes what can only be described as a top quality thick fabric carry case in dove grey, with a little storage pocket in the front for the charging cable. As an EXTRA bonus you also get a USB cable with FOUR separate plugs so you can charge almost any device. These include:-

* A wide Apple plug (for an iPhone 4 or iPad 3 or previous)
* A narrow lightning Apple plug (for recent Apple devices)
* A micro-USB plug for most Android devices
* Another plug (which I can’t quite work out), but I’m sure will fit something!

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 a whopping 10,400Ah (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 mAh - Recharge 4.5 times
* Samsung Galaxy S3 - 2,100 mAh - Recharge 5 times
* Samsung Galaxy S4 - 2,600 mAh - Recharge 4 times
* Apple iPhone 5 - 1,400 mAh - Recharge 7 times
* Apple iPhone 5S - 1,570 mAh - Recharge 6.5 times

* Apple iPhone 6 - 1,810 mAh - Recharge 5.5 times
* Apple iPhone 6 Plus (Phablet) - 2,916 mAh - Recharge 3.5 times
Each of the above are estimates (you never quite get 100% efficiency out of a battery), but they’re a good estimate.

I tested it on an iPad Air (lightning connector), iPad 3rd Generation (wide plug) and iPhone 5S.

What's Good about it?
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* Fantastic huge power bank - will keep you re-charged for days !
* Dual power sockets - charge two devices at once!
* Light weight - means you could carry it in your bag.
* Includes a luxury fabric carry case (to prevent it being scratched, and keeps the charger and cables together).
* USB cable and converters for just about any device

What you should be aware of
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* It doesn’t come with a wall charger or USB to iPhone cable (but these devices never do).
* Otherwise great!

Conclusion
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Top quality smartphone battery. 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.


Okra In Car Universal Wireless FM Transmitter & Hands-free Calling with USB Car Charger For iPhone, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia , Lg , And ALL Smartphones GPS MP3 Mp4 Audio Player with 3.5mm Audio In Jack
Okra In Car Universal Wireless FM Transmitter & Hands-free Calling with USB Car Charger For iPhone, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia , Lg , And ALL Smartphones GPS MP3 Mp4 Audio Player with 3.5mm Audio In Jack
Offered by Crazy Deals Shop
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic device that means I now get my music in the car, 18 Oct 2014
If you’ve got a huge MP3 music collection on your smartphone, but no way to listen to it on the car radio, this “may” be the device for you.

What is it?
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This little device plugs into the headphone socket of your smartphone and produces an FM Radio signal that’s played on your car radio, and through your speakers.

You don't even need any special connectors on your car radio - any radio will do, regardless of how old it is.

This is a great device if your car radio doesn’t support a bluetooth connection, and doesn’t have a USB or 3.5mm “input headphone socket” - which is the alternative way to stream bluetooth to a wired connection.

What's it like?
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Effectively it’s a 48 inch long wire with a tiny cigarette charger (plus additional USB socket) at one end, a small digital read-out of the FM Frequency in the middle, and a 3.5mm headphone plug at the other end.

You plug in the (tiny - about the size of a shotgun cartridge) charger in your car, the headphone plug in your phone and set the frequency on the device to match your car radio.

It took me a bit of hunting around at first to find a frequency that wasn’t being used by local radio, but once set it I got great clear sound, and music in my car.

You can also use it to take hands free phone calls, as it has a built in microphone. The other person (spookily) is heard through the car speakers, and the music pauses when a call is incoming.

What's the other options?
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Well, I've tried a number of other options and each have their drawbacks.

1. If you're lucky enough to have an existing top-end car radio with built in bluetooth (wireless) connectivity, you can just connect your smartphone to the radio directly (worth checking - you may have this - depends upon how expensive the radio is).

2. If you're radio doesn't support bluetooth, but has a USB connection, you can buy a bluetooth to USB converter, and plug that into the USB in the radio.

3. If your radio has a 3.5mm socket, you can buy a Bluetooth to 3.5mm receiver, that will convert a wireless bluetooth signal to a wired 3.5mm wired connection.

Conclusion
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I must admit, I was skeptical of the sound quality I expected on these kind of devices, but was really pleasantly surprised. A great little device, and well worth the money.

Fantastic device that means I now get my music in the car

Disclosure: I was provided this device for an independent, unbiased review. Having said that, when it's this good it's an absolute pleasure to test.

Highly Recommended.


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