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Lerway Breather Design Cycling Bicycle Adult Mens Bike Helmet with Visor + 2 Frog Waterproof Bike Cycling LED Light (White)
Lerway Breather Design Cycling Bicycle Adult Mens Bike Helmet with Visor + 2 Frog Waterproof Bike Cycling LED Light (White)
Offered by LERWAY Tech.
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value cycling helmet., 19 Aug 2014
This is a great value cycling helmet with the additional bonus of a pair of waterproof flashing lights.

Terrific Stuff - here's why....

What is it?
--------------
It's an adult sized cycling helmet which comes in three colours, and has large ventilation holes – a bit like a "Swiss Cheese". I chose the white one, because however cool a black helmet is, it's not very practical when out on the bike on a hot day.

Something to consider when selecting a colour yourself.

What's it like?
----------------
What stuck must first was just how light this is. It weighs almost nothing, but is clearly pretty strong and resilient. It fits an adult head from around 22 to 24 inches, and includes an adjustable click wheel so you can set the size accordingly.

Both myself and my wife thought it was a pretty cool design, and it comes complete with a clip on peak (sun visor) in black. Straps are a little thin, but that doesn't affect the helmet, it fitted nicely. Interior padding is good, with velcro strips covering at several points inside. Overall I found it fairly comfortable.

The helmet is stated as EN 1078 compliance which a quick check on Wikipedia shows it's the standard requirement of Eurpean personal safty. In short it's certified OK for cycling, skateboards and roller skates, so you should be in good hands.

What's Good about it?
----------------------------
* Remarkably lightweight but appears strong
* Cool design.
* Fits well and seems comfortable on an a two hour bike ride
* Lots of ventilation (although not 100% sure if this actually helps or not).
* Comes with flashing lights (although ideally should be red facing backwards)

What's not so good?
-----------------------
It would have been better if the lights had been red (since they'll be facing backwards), but I'd not normally expect lights included with a helmet so it's a minor gripe.

Conclusion
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Great value helmet. I'd recommend the white one. More visible on dark winter nights, and won't get quite as hot as a darker colour.

Highly Recommended

Disclosure: This helmet was kindly provided by the manufacturer for an independent review.


Aukey Bluetooth Speaker Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, Kindle, Smartphones, Tablet, PC, Computer, Laptop, MP3 Player, TV, Car and Any Bluetooth Enabled Device, Dual-Driver, 3.5mm AUX Port, Enhanced Bass Boost, Built in Mic Speaker System, 8 Hours Playtime, Rechargeable Battery (BT013, Black)
Aukey Bluetooth Speaker Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, Kindle, Smartphones, Tablet, PC, Computer, Laptop, MP3 Player, TV, Car and Any Bluetooth Enabled Device, Dual-Driver, 3.5mm AUX Port, Enhanced Bass Boost, Built in Mic Speaker System, 8 Hours Playtime, Rechargeable Battery (BT013, Black)
Offered by AukeyDirect
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great little bluetooth speaker!, 18 Aug 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!

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

What is it?
--------------
The Aukey BT013 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.

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.

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

It’s a surprisingly compact little speaker with a very simple, rounded, almost curvey design. It comes in at around 6 inches wide by just under 4 inches high, and feels remarkably solid in the hand. In fact, it's about the size an average adult 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 really does kick out a surprisingly loud volume, and is the sound quality is clear. While lacking a bit of bass, that's only to be expected in a speaker of this price range. Overall though, it sounds great.

In terms of build quality, it does feel quite well made, and is certainly quite portable, and comes with a drawstring bag.

In the box you get:-

* Bluetooth speaker
* USB cable (to charge it from your smartphone charger – not supplied)
* 3.5 inch AUX (headphone) lead
* Carry case
* Brief instructions

However, it also has an additional trick up it’s sleeve, as you can also make and receive phone calls on this, a great little feature.

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).

Who should buy it?
---------------------------
Well, at this price almost anyone, but I'd guess it'd be brilliant for....
* For a child or young teenager to stream music from a PC, Mac or Tablet computer
* To watch films on an iPad or Android tablet - to boost the sound quality
* To take on a picnic or holiday. It's small, well built and weighs almost nothing
* To improve the sound quality from built in speakers on a laptop

What's Good about it?
-----------------------
* Sound quality is surprisingly good for a speaker at this price point
* Voice quality (for example listening to the radio) is remarkably clear.
* Built in ability to answer calls, and use it as a speakerphone
* Nicely designed, and is small and relatively light
* 8 Hours battery time from the built in rechargable battery

What's not so good?
-----------------------
Given the small size of this device it's surprising to find it packs two 3w speakers. However, because they are so close together it did sound a bit like a single speaker unit, and the music lacked some depth as a result. Having said that, at this price point it's a remarkable little device.

Conclusion
-------------
A great little device which would look and work great in a lounge or bedroom.

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

Highly Recommended.


Aukey Bluetooth Speaker Portable Wireless Speaker Stand w/ Viewing Cradle for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, Cell Phone, Tablet, MP3 Player, Laptop, PC, Computer, TV, Car and Any Bluetooth Enabled Device, Dual 5W Driver, 3.5mm AUX Port, Enhanced Bass Boost, Built in Mic Speaker System, Rechargeable Battery (BT023, Black)
Aukey Bluetooth Speaker Portable Wireless Speaker Stand w/ Viewing Cradle for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, Cell Phone, Tablet, MP3 Player, Laptop, PC, Computer, TV, Car and Any Bluetooth Enabled Device, Dual 5W Driver, 3.5mm AUX Port, Enhanced Bass Boost, Built in Mic Speaker System, Rechargeable Battery (BT023, Black)
Offered by AukeyDirect
Price: £59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little bluetooth speaker!, 17 Aug 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!

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

What is it?
--------------
This Aukey device 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.

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.

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

It’s a diminutive speaker at about 9 inches long and just 2 inches high, and looks a bit like a minaturised version of a TV speaker sound-bar.

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 really does pump out a respectible sound. I get to test an awful lot of speakers, and at this price point, this really was pretty impressive

In terms of build quality, it does feel quite nice with a lovely piano black finish with a built in tablet computer stand. This is a great design feature as it means you can always leave your tablet or smartphone with the speaker.

One of the difficulties with these bluetooth speakers, is the music source (your iPad, Tablet Computer or smartphone) must be within about 30 feet of the speaker or the sound starts to break up. I decided to objective measure this one, and was amazed to find with a clear line-of-sight I walked about 40+ feet (that’s from the furthest point in my lounge out into the garden) and it still kept going, although this drops to about 25 feet when there’s an external wall in the way.

To put this in context, most mid-size houses have rooms of about 12-14 feet across. This means you should (depending upon electrical interference) maintain a good connection throughout your house.

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).

Who should buy it?
---------------------------
Well, at this price almost anyone, but I'd guess it'd be brilliant for....

* For a child or young teenager to stream music from a PC, Mac or Tablet computer
* To watch films on an iPad or Android tablet - to boost the sound quality
* To take on a picnic or holiday. It's small, well built and weighs almost nothing
* To improve the sound quality from built in speakers on a laptop

What's Good about it?
-----------------------
* Sound quality is surprisingly good
* Voice quality (for example listening to the radio) is incredibly clear.
* Built in ability to answer calls, and use it as a speakerphone
* Built in rechargable battery lasts for around 6 hours (great for a party)
* Comes with a bluetooth option plus a cable to connect via the headphone socket..
* Incredibly small and light

What's not so good?
---------------------------
Not a not really. 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 complaints at all.

Conclusion
-------------
A great little device which would look and work great in a lounge or bedroom.

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

Highly Recommended.


aLLreli® M535 Wireless Optical Mouse - Ergonomic Thumb Adjust Button Design | Cursor Positioning Patent Technology | Intelligent Power | 16 Channel Intelligent Frequency | 7 Programmable Buttons | 2.4G Nano USB Wireless Receiver
aLLreli® M535 Wireless Optical Mouse - Ergonomic Thumb Adjust Button Design | Cursor Positioning Patent Technology | Intelligent Power | 16 Channel Intelligent Frequency | 7 Programmable Buttons | 2.4G Nano USB Wireless Receiver
Offered by ForPower(aLLreli TM)
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Ergonomic Mouse! Love it!, 17 Aug 2014
I must admit I was a little bit skeptical when I saw the photos of this mouse, but now I’m convinced - it’s terrific!

Here's why....

What is it?
--------------
It’s an ergonomic mouse. This means it’s built to be used for many hours and still be comfortable. To put this in context I’ve suffered from RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) for the past 20 years, so I’ve got to be careful. Typically I’ve used a Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse which has a high dome and fits the hand more comfortably.

This one goes a lot further than the Microsoft Mouse. It fits your entire hand.

What's it like?
------------------
In a word, wonderful. It’s designed with finger slots to fit your entire hand. Press the button underneath, and a “thumb button” pops out, and it optionally holds your thumb in place. It’s hard to describe the effect, but if you place your hand out as if you were using a mouse, this device is designed to fit your hand comfortably.

Of course it doesn’t stop there. It’s also a highly accurate gaming mouse with a scroll button and two programmable top buttons. It comes with a disk with the drivers to programme these.

What's Good about it?
-----------------------------
* Beautiful design with a matt finish - looks kind of cool
* Brilliant ergonomic design - fits your hand beautifully
* Adjustable thumb rest - something I’ve never seen before on a mouse
* Highly accurate mouse - great for gamers
* Comes with two AAA batteries (always a pleasure)

What's not so good?
----------------------------
In normal use I can’t really fault this mouse. It needs to be used on a flat surface (but all mice do). My only difficulty was setting it up, so READ CAREFULLY.

It has two parts:

1. The mouse itself
2. A tiny USB dongle you plug into your PC or Mac.

Only, when you open the box you’ll only find the mouse - no dongle. There’s nothing in the instructions to say where it is, and you’ll end up contacting the manufacturer. Eventually, you’ll receive a photo showing the dongle is INSIDE the mouse. Just pop open the battery compartment, and carefully pull out dongle which sits alongside the two batteries. Plug it into your PC or Mac and off you go.

Having said that, if that’s the worst thing about this mouse - it’s doing well.

Conclusion
---------------
Terrific little mouse. Beautifully designed, incredibly comfortable to use over long periods and highly accurate. What’s not to like?

Highly Recommended.

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


ADX Fusion, Aluminium Stereo Bluetooth V4.0 Speaker with NFC pairing - Silver. High power speaker with long playtime and dual bass diaphragms. Compatible with all Apple, Android and Windows devices.
ADX Fusion, Aluminium Stereo Bluetooth V4.0 Speaker with NFC pairing - Silver. High power speaker with long playtime and dual bass diaphragms. Compatible with all Apple, Android and Windows devices.
Offered by Audio Dynamix
Price: £59.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Incredible speaker at an amazing price! I love it!, 17 Aug 2014
Wow! I have to admit, I’m an absolute fan of Audio Dynamix speakers. I’ve had the absolute pleasure to test four of their speakers so far, and every time, I’m just blown away by the build, and more importantly the sound quality of these devices. This one even lets you use it as a speakerphone for conference telephone calls on your mobile. It’s just brilliant.

Here's why....

What is it?
———————
The Audio Dynamix ADX is priced as a mid-range bluetooth wireless speaker, but punches well above it’s weight. You’re effectively getting a top-end speaker at an incredible bargain price. I’ve spent ages looking at alternatives, and I’ve now rated over 20 bluetooth speakers, but at this price range this is just astonishing .

In short, 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?
--------------------------------------
In a word beautiful. Clearly the design is inspired by the design of the £160+ Bose (I’ll upload a photo of the two beside each other so you can compare). It’s effectively a beautiful but tough brushed aluminium shell which encloses the dual 52mm transducers with Neodymium magnets. The top includes a rubberised grey strip of buttons including:-

* Mode - to put it in bluetooth or cable mode (you can plug in an AUX cable in the back)
* Volume reduction or skip track back
* Pause, Play or answer phone (you can make/receive calls)
* Volume increase or skip track forward

Weighing in at 558 grams (about half the weight of a bag of sugar) it has a lovely reassuring heft, and has a curved beautifully built brushed aluminium shell with a grey metal speaker grill protecting front and back. 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 8 inches long by just under 3 inches tall - but kicks out a huge soundscape.

What's the sound quality like?
---------------------------------------
So firstly, I’m no audiophile, but this is just terrific. As I’ve said before, having tested several Audio Dynamix speakers (alongside 16 others made in the Far East), I’ve been consistently impressed by the design, build and sheer sound quality they produce. In terms of clarity there’s nothing that comes close, even music with heavy bass is wonderful.

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.

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 beats of “Blue Monday” (New Order) is just wonderful!

Even on soft quiet tracks like “Hollow Ponds” by Damon Albarn, (ex lead singer of Blur and Gorillaz), sounds wonderful. You can hear his fingers moving up and down the acoustic guitar, and the haunting backing sound of children playing. Listening to these songs on the ADX is like listening to them for the first time. The separation (the fact you can identify and listen to individual instruments), is just wonderful.

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 though this tiny little speaker. I also put it to the ultimate sound test, the opening D-Day attack sequence in “Saving Private Ryan”, and it’s just frighteningly good.

In short, this is just blew me away.

As for volume, (it helpfully beeps to tell you when you’re pushing it to max), IT GOES INCREDIBLY LOUD. Certainly loud enough to fill a huge 20 ft by 20 ft room. At absolute maximum volume, it does sound like it’s really pushing the speakers, but at normal volume, it’s just wonderful. A pleasure to listen to.

What’s Good about it?
-----------------------------
* Amazingly full, rich and deep soundscape. Way better than anything else at this price point.
* 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 on an iPad
* Astonishing value for money
* It includes a built in 1500mAh lithium rechargeable battery giving 10hrs playtime - great for a party.

What’s not so good?
--------------------------
Nothing! Let’s face it, when your speaker is this good, what’s to complain about.

Is there anything better out there?
------------------------------
There’s a ton of cheap bluetooth speakers made out in the Far East. At the risk of becoming a Dynamix Groupie, I think these are the best value/quality at each price point:-

1. Audio Dynamix® X05-UE2 Aluminium Bluetooth (Around £50)
2. Audio Dynamix Atom V2 - Rechargeable Bluetooth V4.0 (Around £60)
3. Audio Dynamix- The PULSE Stereo Rechargeable Bluetooth V4.0 (Around £90)
4. Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III (Around £260)

If you think this review is just an advert for Audio Dynamix, just take a look at the review profile of each of the above. 99% of reviews give them five stars.

Conclusion
---------------
I have to admit, I thought they’d made a mistake on the price when I first opened the packaging. This really is a top end bluetooth speaker at an incredible price. Don’t take my word for it - buy it. Believe me, you won’t want to return it!

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review. Having said that, it’s always a pleasure to test devices this well built.

Highly Recommended.


ADX Fusion, Aluminium Stereo Bluetooth V4.0 Speaker with NFC pairing- Iron Grey. High power speaker with long playtime and dual bass diaphragms. Compatible with all Apple, Android, Windows devices.
ADX Fusion, Aluminium Stereo Bluetooth V4.0 Speaker with NFC pairing- Iron Grey. High power speaker with long playtime and dual bass diaphragms. Compatible with all Apple, Android, Windows devices.
Offered by Audio Dynamix
Price: £59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Audio Dynamix does it again. Incredible speaker at a remarkable price!, 17 Aug 2014
Wow! I have to admit, I'm an absolute fan of Audio Dynamix speakers. I've had the absolute pleasure to test four of their speakers so far, and every time, I'm just blown away by the build, and more importantly the sound quality of these devices. This one even lets you use it as a speakerphone for conference telephone calls on your mobile. It's just brilliant.

Here's why....

What is it?
--------------
The Audio Dynamix ADX is priced as a mid-range bluetooth wireless speaker, but punches well above it's weight. You're effectively getting a top-end speaker at an incredible bargain price. I've spent ages looking at alternatives, and I've now rated over 20 bluetooth speakers, but at this price range this is just astonishing .

In short, 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?
--------------------------------------
In a word beautiful. Clearly the design is inspired by the design of the £160+ Bose (I'll upload a photo of the two beside each other so you can compare). It's effectively a beautiful but tough brushed aluminium shell which encloses the dual 52mm transducers with Neodymium magnets. The top includes a rubberised grey strip of buttons including:-

* Mode - to put it in bluetooth or cable mode (you can plug in an AUX cable in the back)
* Volume reduction or skip track back
* Pause, Play or answer phone (you can make/receive calls)
* Volume increase or skip track forward

Weighing in at 558 grams (about half the weight of a bag of sugar) it has a lovely reassuring heft, and has a curved beautifully built brushed aluminium shell with a grey metal speaker grill protecting front and back. 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 8 inches long by just under 3 inches tall - but kicks out a huge soundscape.

What's the sound quality like?
---------------------------------------
So firstly, I'm no audiophile, but this is just terrific. As I've said before, having tested several Audio Dynamix speakers (alongside 16 others made in the Far East), I've been consistently impressed by the design, build and sheer sound quality they produce. In terms of clarity there's nothing that comes close, even music with heavy bass is wonderful.

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.

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 beats of "Blue Monday" (New Order) is just wonderful!

Even on soft quiet tracks like "Hollow Ponds" by Damon Albarn, (ex lead singer of Blur and Gorillaz), sounds wonderful. You can hear his fingers moving up and down the acoustic guitar, and the haunting backing sound of children playing. Listening to these songs on the ADX is like listening to them for the first time. The separation (the fact you can identify and listen to individual instruments), is just wonderful.

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 though this tiny little speaker. I also put it to the ultimate sound test, the opening D-Day attack sequence in "Saving Private Ryan", and it's just frighteningly good.

In short, this is just blew me away.

As for volume, (it helpfully beeps to tell you when you're pushing it to max), IT GOES INCREDIBLY LOUD. Certainly loud enough to fill a huge 20 ft by 20 ft room. At absolute maximum volume, it does sound like it's really pushing the speakers, but at normal volume, it's just wonderful. A pleasure to listen to.

What's Good about it?
-----------------------------
* Amazingly full, rich and deep soundscape. Way better than anything else at this price point.
* 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 on an iPad
* Astonishing value for money
* It includes a built in 1500mAh lithium rechargeable battery giving 10hrs playtime - great for a party.

What's not so good?
--------------------------
Nothing! Let's face it, when your speaker is this good, what's to complain about.

Is there anything better out there?
------------------------------
There's a ton of cheap bluetooth speakers made out in the Far East. At the risk of becoming a Dynamix Groupie, I think these are the best value/quality at each price point:-

1. Audio Dynamix® X05-UE2 Aluminium Bluetooth Speaker - Black - Ultimate Edition - 3000mah providing 40hrs playtime on a single charge and a Bluetooth range 40mtrs. (Around £50)
2. Audio Dynamix Atom V2 - Rechargeable Bluetooth V4.0 Stereo Speaker with free Carry Case. 20hrs playtime and 40 metre BT range- Red(Around £60)
3. Audio Dynamix- The PULSE Stereo Rechargeable Bluetooth V4.0 Speaker. Dual Pulse Bass Radiators, 12hr playtime and 20 metre range, compatible with all Apple, Android and Windows devices(Around £90)
4. Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III (Around £260)

If you think this review is just an advert for Audio Dynamix, just take a look at the review profile of each of the above. 99% of reviews give them five stars.

Conclusion
---------------
I have to admit, I thought they'd made a mistake on the price when I first opened the packaging. This really is a top end bluetooth speaker at an incredible price. Don't take my word for it - buy it. Believe me, you won't want to return it!

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this by the manufacturer to give an independent unbiased review. Having said that, it's always a pleasure to test devices this well built.

Highly Recommended.


[Apple Certified ] EasyAcc® MFi 2200mAh iPhone 5 5s 5c battery charging case, Rechargeable extended protective Battery Case for iPhone 5 5s 5c,Original Lightning Charging Plug,Black [12-month Warranty]
[Apple Certified ] EasyAcc® MFi 2200mAh iPhone 5 5s 5c battery charging case, Rechargeable extended protective Battery Case for iPhone 5 5s 5c,Original Lightning Charging Plug,Black [12-month Warranty]

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Quality iPhone 5S case with a built in battery - I love it!, 17 Aug 2014
Don’t know about you, but my wife is on her iPhone 5s absolutely 24 x 7. Of course, this also means she's always worried about staying close to a power socket - that is until now.

Here’s why….

What is it and what does it do
—————————————
The EasyAcc 2200mAh iPhone battery and case is a remarkably slim and light weight little box that includes a battery extender. Basically, if you’re out and about (on a long rail journey or away camping or at a rock festival), you can keep going for ages.

To put it in context, it more than doubles the size of your built in iPhone 5 or 5S battery, while also wrapping the back and sides - protecting your valuable investment from scratches.

What's it like?
------------------
In a sentence, beautifully designed using top quality materials. It adds a little bit of weight and depth to the iPhone, but my wife loves it - and wouldn't be without the extra battery life she gets out of it. You simply un-clip the top of the case, and slide your iPhone into the cool matt black plastic case, and off you go. It protects it remarkably well, covering both the back and all edges.

Once in the beautifully fitted case, the only thing exposed is the screen, and there are loads of screen protectors which will give you 100% protection.

Note: Don’t make the mistake of trying to clip your iPhone in without taking the top off or you’ll damage the case.

Because it adds additional size, it comes with a headphone extender which worked fine. It's also good to see from a quick read through the instructions (not needed - like most blokes I just ignore them), it is an Apple certified product. This is reassuring as it means you won't get the dreaded message "Accessory not compatible with iPhone" message.

One other thing worth mentioning, is it includes the circuitry to avoid over-charging - a potential problem on cheap battery devices, and it "Lithium Polimer" battery - the same high quality battery that Apple include in their phones as standard - so you're in good hands.

Finally, you can rest assured it adds lots of power because at 2,200 mAh it increases the size of your phone:-

* iPhone 5 from 1,400 mAh to 3,600
* iPhone 5S from 1,570 mAh to 3,770

So next time you get the "battery low" message, just press the button to start re-charging your phone and keep going.

What's Good about it?
-----------------------------
* Absolutely top quality build, smooth and slim design
* Light weight so it doesn't add much
* Adds a huge battery life bonus
* Protects your phone from scratches

What's not so good?
—————————————
Not a lot reallly. The only other option I've considered is buying a separate battery pack (which means I can use it if I change my phone), but that means you've got to carry something else around with you - whereas this is always with you.

Conclusion
---------------
My wife absolutely loves 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.


Apple iPhone 5 / 5C / 5S Ballistic Glass Screen Protector - Protect Your Screen From Scratches And Drops - NEW 2014 Ultra Clear HD Version - Preserve Your Investment And Maximize Your Resale Value - Free Lifetime Replacement Guarantee - Bubble Free Installation Guaranteed - Package Includes Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, Installation Tips with Video, Ultra Clear Tempered Glass Screen Protector - Retail Packaging - by TruShield
Apple iPhone 5 / 5C / 5S Ballistic Glass Screen Protector - Protect Your Screen From Scratches And Drops - NEW 2014 Ultra Clear HD Version - Preserve Your Investment And Maximize Your Resale Value - Free Lifetime Replacement Guarantee - Bubble Free Installation Guaranteed - Package Includes Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, Installation Tips with Video, Ultra Clear Tempered Glass Screen Protector - Retail Packaging - by TruShield

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic tough screen protector for my iPhone. I love it, 17 Aug 2014
Let’s face it - I absolutely love my iPhone, (and my wife loves her iPhone 5S), but can’t stand keeping the beautiful industrial design and aluminium in a cheap case. This is not a case, but at least it protects one of the most important areas - the screen.

What I love about this is:-

* It was an absolute doddle to fit - excellent clear instructions
* It provides a scratch proof cover - protecting the screen
* It includes an anaerobic coating - means it doesn’t pick up ugly fingerprints
* The touch sensitive screen still works perfectly

It comes nicely packaged in a slim plastic cover, with the cover itself in a separate plastic bag inside. Instructions are included on the inside, along with a single use alcohol saturated cloth and a cleaning cloth.

Basically, you clean your iPhone with the alcohol cloth, and let it dry naturally while trying to avoid dust landing on it. You then carefully (trying really hard not to touch the inside), peel off the cover from the cover from the protector, measure it in place and fix it on.

Once in place, you can use the supplied cleaning cloth for the finishing touches.

I’d suggest you lock yourself away for a while where you won’t be disturbed, and give yourself a few clear minutes, but the results are great.

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.


Mpow® Streambot Y Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Handsfree Car Kit with Hands-Free Calling, Music Control, and Charging Port for iPhone 5S 5 5C 4S 4 iPod, Android cell phone, MP3 Players and other devices
Mpow® Streambot Y Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Handsfree Car Kit with Hands-Free Calling, Music Control, and Charging Port for iPhone 5S 5 5C 4S 4 iPod, Android cell phone, MP3 Players and other devices
Offered by Patox
Price: £31.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to stream wirelessly in your car! Love it!, 17 Aug 2014
This is a terrific solution to play music from your smartphone in the car. Read on to find out how...

What is it?
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The MPOW Streambot Y is a bluetooth device which means you can stream music or audio-books from your smartphone to your car radio speakers wirelessly and without any fuss.

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

What's it like?
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It has two bits to it:-

* An FM Radio transmitter that sits atop a semi-flexible "gooseneck" arm. This bit connects to your smartphone using a "Bluetooth" connection. Effectively, you "pair" your phone with the device, and it sends music to it, which is then converted to an FM radio signal - broadcast to your radio and speakers.

* A little cigarettle lighter charger which contains a USB charging port, and "gooseneck" arm. This is used to power the device.

As an added bonus, you can even make hands free calls on the device, while also charging your smartphone using the USB connection.

How does it work?
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Assembled in seconds, you plug it into the cigarettle lighter, and press the M button on the top to switch it on. An LED displays the FM frequency the device is broadcasting on (so you can avoid it clashing with local radio stations), and you can adjust the frequency (if for example you hear sound from other stations), using the metal ring at the base.

Having selected a frequency, just tune in your radio to the same FM number, and pair your mobile and off you go.

Sound quality was surprisingly good, and I listened to music on Spotify using a 4G connection to the mobile without problems. I also made a test phone call using the hands free feature, and sound quality was again surprisingly good.

Even in busy traffic, I didn't get any interference from other driver/radio users - a problem I've seen on these kind of devices in the past.

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 connectivity, you can just connect your smartphone to the radio directly

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

3. You could buy this one - and use it without any wires.

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.

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.


August CR225 - FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets - Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible
August CR225 - FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets - Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible
Offered by Daffodil UK
Price: £27.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to stream wirelessly in your car! Love it!, 17 Aug 2014
This is a terrific solution to play music from your smartphone in the car. Read on to find out how...

What is it?
------------
The August CR225 is a bluetooth device which means you can stream music or audio-books from your smartphone to your car radio speakers wirelessly and without any fuss.

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

Fantastic device!

What's it like?
------------------
It has two bits to it:-

* An FM Radio transmitter that sits atop a semi-flexible "gooseneck" arm. This bit connects to your smartphone using a "Bluetooth" connection. Effectively, you "pair" your phone with the device, and it sends music to it, which is then converted to an FM radio signal - broadcast to your radio and speakers.

* A little cigarettle lighter charger which contains a USB charging port, and "gooseneck" arm. This is used to power the device.

As an added bonus, you can even make hands free calls on the device, while also charging your smartphone using the USB connection.

How does it work?
---------------------
Assembled in seconds, you plug it into the cigarettle lighter, and press the M button on the top to switch it on. An LED displays the FM frequency the device is broadcasting on (so you can avoid it clashing with local radio stations), and you can adjust the frequency (if for example you hear sound from other stations), using the metal ring at the base.

Having selected a frequency, just tune in your radio to the same FM number, and pair your mobile and off you go.

Sound quality was surprisingly good, and I listened to music on Spotify using a 4G connection to the mobile without problems. I also made a test phone call using the hands free feature, and sound quality was again surprisingly good.

Even in busy traffic, I didn't get any interference from other driver/radio users - a problem I've seen on these kind of devices in the past.

What's the other options?
------------------------------
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 connectivity, you can just connect your smartphone to the radio directly

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

3. You could buy this one - and use it without any wires.

Conclusion
--------------
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.

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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