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PowerLead Pwah PL-Z50 1.54 Inch Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Watch with GSM Pedometer Fitness Tracke
PowerLead Pwah PL-Z50 1.54 Inch Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Watch with GSM Pedometer Fitness Tracke
Offered by PowerLead-UK
Price: £78.99

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerlead Pwah PL-Z1.54 inch smartwatch - great gadget., 21 Mar. 2016
This product was received free from the manufacturer in return for an honest and unbiased review.

What's in the box:
Watch with metallic gold coloured strap
Alternative brown leather strap
spare battery
user guide
screen protector.

I am not a one for gadgets, but this amazing little device has seriously impressed me. This is a smartwatch at the fraction of the price of other, fruitier, better known brands. OK, so there might be some compromise on functionality in return for the low cost, but personally I can't see the benefit of the extra pounds.

THe watch comes in an attractive presentation box. The watch looks attractive, and certainly does not look clunky on the wrist. The watch strap is generously proportioned, fitting even my thick wrists comfortably. It is easy to change the strap. THe whole thing looks good and feels good.

The user instructions are pretty good and I found it easy to get going with it. I am using this device primarily as an MP3 player and as a phone. I do not own a smart phone so am unable to comment on the features specific to it's pairing with such devices.

The internal memory is tiny, to use as an MP3 player a micro SD card must be inserted. Insertion of the card and the SIM card is dead easy, just pop the back of the watch off to reveal the slots.

The player is pretty good, the sound through the speaker on the watch is remarkably good for it's size. Files take a while to scroll through, and the player can only 'see' 1024 music files. A disadvantage for me as I have way more than that on the card.

Video is OK, playing AVI, MKV and MP4, as long as you convert them to low resolution first. . The screen is tiny but big enough and with sufficient resolution to see what is going on. Quite impressive really.

There is an inbuilt camera that will take both stills and video. Wow! The resolution is not amazing, but even so it is a useful feature.

To use as a phone is a simple task, just insert a SIM card and works like a normal phone. You can either join the sodcast generation and use the speaker to broadcast your interlocutor's half of the conversation, or you can use a Bluetooth speaker/earphone set.

The screen is suitable sensitive and easy to use. I have big clumsy fingers and have no troubles with pressing the right button when typing. Again, impressive.

The great thing about this for me is the Bluetooth connectivity. I can easily connect to either my car stereo or one of my Bluetooth speakers around the house in order to use the MP3 player.

The USB cable can be used for charging and data transfer. When connected to the computer the phone and the SD card show up as drives in windows explorer. Files can simply be dragged and dropped. The data transfer speed is pretty slow however.

In all I think that this is an excellent device. 5 stars.


Ctronics 720p Light Bulb Hidden IP Camera HD Wifi Night Vision Camera with Micro SD card slot,Remote Control Light On/off E27 Base,Motion Detection&Email Alert
Ctronics 720p Light Bulb Hidden IP Camera HD Wifi Night Vision Camera with Micro SD card slot,Remote Control Light On/off E27 Base,Motion Detection&Email Alert
Offered by Visionlight
Price: £159.99

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visionlight 720P light bulb hidden camera - Good picture quality, easy to use, looks discrete, 11 Mar. 2016
This product was received free from the manufacturer in return for an honest and unbiased review.

This is a simply superb idea for a security device. And best of all it works extremely well!

This is a camera hidden in a light bulb. The bulb screws into a standard Edison screw fitting. The camera can either be operated from a mobile via the app, or you can record direct to a micro SD card (up to 32 gb) that can easily be inserted into the slot. The camera has a motion sensor, and excellent night vision.

I have used this with the SD card option, and it works very well. Left overnight in the front room it has recorded all of our cat's many night time perambulations. The video quality even at night is excellent, and there is even a microphone for sound recording, which also works well.

It looks just like a normal light bulb, a casual observer would never know that it is there, and even a non-casual observer would have trouble seeing it for what it is. It is a discrete and effective surveillance tool.

Good picture quality, easy to use, looks discrete. 5 stars.


Yamaha WX030 Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth and Airplay - Black
Yamaha WX030 Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth and Airplay - Black
Price: £170.94

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yamaha XX030 wireless speaker with bluetooth - Looks good, sounds OK., 11 Mar. 2016
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This is an OK little speaker from Yamaha.

There are two ways of connection, either by Bluetooth or wifi. Often I use a 3.5 mm audio jack input even with wireless speakers, so I can connect them to an older stereo, but this option is not available here. The speaker needs to be plugged into the mains when in use, another bad point as I felt something this size could have had a chargeable battery and been truly portable.

The unit looks good. Sooooo good. It can be mounted on vertical or horizontal surfaces. Across the top are a set of soft touch buttons for controlling connection, volume and track advance. IT looks good and feels good.

I connected using Bluetooth. This was easy to achieve. I tried to connect with the WiFi, but got very confused and gave up. I am a complete novice with these types of thing and have never downloaded an app (not even sure what an app is to honest!) before, so either I am not the market this item is aimed at or they need to make it easier. Bluetooth was easy though, and TBH I much prefer this method of connection anyway.

The connection is solid, with no interference. The sound quality is pretty good, though not as good as the real top end stuff such as Bose. It is a bit heavy in the bass and there is no way of adjusting the sound settings other than volume (I believe there is a sound equaliser in the app, but as mentioned previously I didn't get that far!). There is certainly no distortion or wobble in the sound and it has a pleasing richness to it.

It looks good and in Bluetooth mode is easy to use. I couldn't connect via WiFi and would have liked an audio jack input and a rechargeable portable unit. Hovering between 3 and 4 stars, going to go with 4 because so many other more technically competent people here have managed the WiFi connection and found it to be good.


Neon Electronic® Bluetooth Speaker BTS662-05 with illustrious Design, Soundsphere Speaker
Neon Electronic® Bluetooth Speaker BTS662-05 with illustrious Design, Soundsphere Speaker
Offered by Neon Electronic
Price: £61.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Neon Electronic bluetooth speaker - Looks good, sounds good, as good as some very much more expensive units., 11 Mar. 2016
This product was received free from the manufacturer in return for an honest and unbiased review.

I have looked at a few Bluetooth speakers over the last year or so, ranging from Bose to the lower end of the market. I am becoming more and more impressed by the sound quality that the budget end of the market is producing, and this unit only reinforces that opinion.

The look of the unit is superb. A glossy black eggshell design that is carried through the main unit, the two satellite speakers and even the remote control. When unpacked there is a definite sense of quality and good design.

Set up is really simple. The unit needs to be plugged into the mains. All the cables are included, you can connect to your player either by Bluetooth or 3.5 mm audio jack. The Bluetooth connection was very easy to achieve. The instructions are extensive and clearly written, but the thing is so intuitive that these are almost redundant.

All importantly, what about the sound quality? Well, it is superb. I think it the equal of some very much more expensive speakers that I have used. It is very warm and rich, easily filling the room. THe highest volume is not the loudest I have ever heard, but in the setting where I use I don't use high volumes anyway as it would disturb the neighbours. At modest and low volumes the clarity is excellent. There is no distortion or wobble. I have played rock, jazz and classical through it and been impressed with all of them.

It's a superb, modern design that will look good anywhere, coupled with a user friendliness and an excellent sound quality that makes this one that I can really recommend. 5 stars.


Hippih Projection Digital Clock LED Backlight/Color Indoor Temperature Day/Date Display Weather Snooze Alarm Clock
Hippih Projection Digital Clock LED Backlight/Color Indoor Temperature Day/Date Display Weather Snooze Alarm Clock
Offered by HIPPIH TECHNOLOGY
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Hippih projection digital clock - Works well, looks good., 11 Mar. 2016
This product was received free from the manufacturer in return for an honest and unbiased review.

What's in the box: Digital clock/weatherstation, instructions.

First impressions - Nice looking unit, 150 x 120 mm, nice shiny black finish on the screen and matt silver grey surround. The right hand fifth of the unit is hinged, and can be turned so as to project the time either onto a ceiling or wall.

The unit requires either 2 AAA batteries or a 4.5 V DC mains adaptor, neither of which are supplied. When powered up the time is reset to 0.00, so you will always need to change time and date when changing batteries. Time is displayed in numerals about 15 mm high, temperature and humidity below it in numerals 10 mm high. the day is shown, along with a symbol in the top left of the screen to denote day or night time. The bottom third of the screen is taken up with a display of how humidity and temperature has changed over the last 12 hours. Tempoerature is only displayed in decrees centigrade. The unit has a calendar, view this by pressing the mode button. There is also an alarm.

The USP is the projected time display. Press the button on the top of the unit and the time is projected by red LED. There is a wheel for adjusting the focus. The projected numerals are suitably large and easy to read. I project onto the ceiling above the bed, it works well and I can read the time without my glasses.

This is a decent little digital clock/weather station. I can't fault it, 5 stars.


Plater® 2.4GHz Mini S1 Wireless "QWERTY" Keyboard with Touchpad Remote Control Rechargable Multi-media Handheld for Android/Windows/OS/Mac PC Laptop Tablet Family Threater
Plater® 2.4GHz Mini S1 Wireless "QWERTY" Keyboard with Touchpad Remote Control Rechargable Multi-media Handheld for Android/Windows/OS/Mac PC Laptop Tablet Family Threater
Offered by Plater
Price: £27.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Plater® 2.4GHz Mini S1 Wireless - Really useful device., 11 Mar. 2016
This product was received free from the manufacturer in return for an honest and unbiased review.

Some time ago I got a neat little box that effectively turns my TV into a web browser. The only problem was the user interface, it had no key board and to type web addresses I needed move a mouse cursor over a virtual keyboard on the screen. This absolutely marvellous gadget has changed all of that.

What's in the box: mini-wireless keyboard/mouse
USB charging cable
USB dongle (stored neatly in the battery compartment)
Instructions.

Set up - absolutely dead simple. Charge the device up, plug in the dongle, switch on and you are ready to go. It worked first time on my Android device, no additional set up required.

Construction - the pad is about 150 x 80 x 15 mm . It is very light, and rounded so as to fit easily into the hand. One side has the keyboard, the other a battery compartment which also stores the dongle. There are left and right orange mouse buttons at the top left and right corners. Along the top is an on off button and the charging port. All very easy to access and use. The construction feels good, with good positive responses from the keys and mouse buttons.

Use - Very user friendly. The key pad sits nicely in the hand. The keys are large enough to be pressed without accidentally pressing other keys. The mouse pad is ideally positioned for the right thumb. The lay out (standard QWERTY keyboard with some embellishments) is ergonomic. I like the additional keys for .com and www. which you might often type. There are also multimedia keys for volume adjustment etc, cursor keys and an OK button that allows it to take the place of some remote controls. t worked first time, and after a full charge I had 3 hours internet browsing with it and the battery is still OK. I have in fact written this review using it.

This is an excellent, well made and well designed piece if kit, 5 stars.


PowerLead Pvtd T004 Mini Camera Tripod Flexible Compact Camera Mini Tripod with Universal 1/4-inch Tripod
PowerLead Pvtd T004 Mini Camera Tripod Flexible Compact Camera Mini Tripod with Universal 1/4-inch Tripod
Offered by PowerLead-UK
Price: £9.99

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mini camera tripod - Well designed and made., 9 Mar. 2016
This product was received free from the manufacturer in return for an honest and unbiased review

This is a decent flexible mini tripod for a camera or other device (I have also used this with a laser measuring tool)

It stands about 25 cm tall, the three legs are flexible and padded. The mount sits on a ball joint, so there is only one screw needed to tighten the mount once the camera is in the desired position, an economical and good design. There is a small clip to allow you to dismount the camera without having to unscrew it.

I have used this with a fairly weighty Fujifilm finepix HS20, the legs take the weight ok, and when twisted around an upright post they supported the camera in place very well. Impressive given the weight of the camera. The legs are well cushioned, so do not damage anything you are wrapping them around.

It all worked well, it's well designed and made. 5 stars.


USB Charger Orico 40W 5-Port Desktop USB Multi Charger Hub with 5 x 2.4A Fast Charging Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, Sony, HTC, Nokia, Blackberry, LG, and other USB-Powered Devices (Black)
USB Charger Orico 40W 5-Port Desktop USB Multi Charger Hub with 5 x 2.4A Fast Charging Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, Sony, HTC, Nokia, Blackberry, LG, and other USB-Powered Devices (Black)
Offered by EASYLINK
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Orico high speed 5 port USB multicharger hub - Well made, easy to use, excellent product., 9 Mar. 2016
This product was received free from the manufacturer in return for an honest and unbiased review

It seems these days that everything I own needs to be charged via a USB socket, from my phone to my bike lights. I just do not have enough ports on my computer to do it, so a device like this has become essential.

It is a mains to USB adaptor, with 5 USB sockets each with a 2.4 A, 5V output. It comes with a correctly fused UK plug, and a quick PAT test has shown the unit to be electrically safe. It plugs into the mains and not into your computer, so cannot be used for data transfer, only for charging.

From first to last this has a feel of a quality product. It comes in good quality packaging with all the essential information written clearly in good English. Once extracted from the box you have a sleek black unit about 4 x 2.5 x 1 inches with a mains socket at one end and 5 USB outputs at the other.

In use it works well. Essentially just plug and play. There is a clever circuit that adjusts the output of each port to suit your device's needs, which is essential as it prevents overcharging. I like this feature. There are no lights to indicate that it is functioning, you will have to rely on any readout on the device being charged to show if it is charging or full. Most devices have this so it is not a problem.

Looks really good, feels like a quality item, works well. 5 stars.


MvPower Laser Distance Meter with Bubble Level Rangefinder Range Finder Tape measure 0.05 to 80m (0.16 to 262ft) Large LCD with Backlight
MvPower Laser Distance Meter with Bubble Level Rangefinder Range Finder Tape measure 0.05 to 80m (0.16 to 262ft) Large LCD with Backlight
Offered by YOKEYS
Price: £29.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MvPower laser distance meter - well designed, well made, so easy to use., 8 Mar. 2016
This product was received free from the manufacturer in return for an honest and unbiased review

This is an invaluable tool. I have struggled on big DIY jobs in the pas with tape measures, the tape never staying where it should or snapping back just as you're reading it. This device makes my life so much easier.

What's in the box: Meter, strap, batteries, carry case, instructions.

The meter is compact, fits nicely in the hand and feels rugged. For a all that it is compact is has a large display screen that is easy to read and well defined buttons that are easy to push. On the back of the unit is the battery compartment and a tripod mount.

Usage is dead easy. For a simple measurement of distance it is literally point and press. Point the laser at the object you need to know the distance to, press the button and the distance in meters, to 4 decimal places or 0.1 mm, appears on the screen. The manual says that the tolerance is +/- 2 mm, so really only 3 decimal places can be relied upon. There are a variety of useful modes that are easily accessed. You can make and store a series of measurements. You can measure areas, volumes and even (and this is something I thought was brilliant) triangles - measure any two sides of a triangle and it will calculate the third. You can even add and subtract measured distances. On the side of the unit is a small bubble level, this is invaluable for making sure you are measuring a perfectly horizontal line.

The modes are simple to use. The instruction manual is an object lesson in how manuals should be written - clear, concise, all the information required. It is well built and a very useful tool. 5 stars.


WESTLINK Wireless Bluetooth Car Kit/ FM Transmitter with LCD Screen /Hands Free Calling /Dual USB Car Charger/Magnetic Base Included for IPhone 6 6+ Plus 5S 5C 5, Samsung S5 S4 S3 S2, iPad, Ipad mini2 Htc One M7 M8, Sony Xperia Z1 Z2 Z3,PC, etc
WESTLINK Wireless Bluetooth Car Kit/ FM Transmitter with LCD Screen /Hands Free Calling /Dual USB Car Charger/Magnetic Base Included for IPhone 6 6+ Plus 5S 5C 5, Samsung S5 S4 S3 S2, iPad, Ipad mini2 Htc One M7 M8, Sony Xperia Z1 Z2 Z3,PC, etc
Offered by CEO trade EU
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wireless Bluetooth Car Kit/ FM Transmitter with LCD Screen - Ingenious and effective., 8 Mar. 2016
This product was received free from the manufacturer in return for an honest and unbiased review.

The principle - want to use your mp3 player or phone in the car, but your car stereo doesn't have an auxiliary input or Bluetooth capability (a problem I have found quite often with hire vehicles)? then this is probably the answer. This can connect to your phone or MP3 device either by Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo jack then transmits the music to your car stereo by broadcasting on an FM band that your radio will pick up. Ingenious.

Description - the unit has a cigarette lighter plug at one end, and the transmitter at the other. The two parts are joined by cable. The unit has a 3.5 mm stereo jack input and buttons for pairing to Bluetooth devices, selecting broadcast frequency, track selection on mp3 device and answering calls on the phone. There is a speaker in built so this will act as a hands free kit. The unit can be attached to a small magnetic back plate that is mounted by a sticky pad to the car dash.

In use - dead easy. I had this up and running an about 2 minutes. I am not the greatest with technical devices but found this to be simple. It works well, the music from the car speakers is as clear as if it was coming through headphones. there is no interference from the two wireless connections. I like the fact that it has a 3.5 mm stereo input jack, so if you don't have Bluetooth on your mp3 player you can still use it. THe hands free phone aspect worked well, the microphone seemed to pick up my voice ok, even though it was a few feet away from me.

In all it is well made, ingenious and works very well. 5 stars.


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