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Lepow Modre Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 4S, 4, iPad, iPad 2, iPad Mini, iPods, Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2, Note 3, and other Bluetooth enabled devices - Blue
Lepow Modre Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 4S, 4, iPad, iPad 2, iPad Mini, iPods, Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2, Note 3, and other Bluetooth enabled devices - Blue
Offered by Lepow International
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Comes in a coffee cup? You've won me already!, 9 July 2014
♦ Brief ♦

What a pleasant surprise when this thing turned up, I honestly expected it to come in your typical box, but instead it came in a coffee cup which has a silicone lid on top and adorable artwork plastered around it.

When I opened the cup I was greeted with a lovely unique looking speaker which has a rubber exterior. Not only does the size and shape make it easy and comfortable to hold, the rubber certainly helps with the extra grip. The base of the speaker also has a rubber pad which makes this sturdy and secure when placed down.

This speaker has a lot to offer, style, big sound, portability & a long lasting battery, all in one small package and for a very reasonable price.

♦ Box... Erm, Cup Contents ♦

Bluetooth Speaker | Micro-USB Cable* | AUX cable.

* Stick the cable into a computer to charge or if you have a USB AC adaptor, use that instead.

♦ Set-Up & Features ♦

There are two ways to connect your audio device to this speaker; either by using the supplied AUX cable, or by pairing it up via Bluetooth.

There are no buttons on this speaker, just an on/off switch located on the bass. Once turned on, it will automatically place itself in pairing mode, just turn your Bluetooth settings on your device, search for "LEPOW-MODRE" and connect, simple.

Volume control is all done by your device, whether it be through AUX or Bluetooth, just make sure your device isn't on max volume to begin with, otherwise you may wake up your neighbours by accident and blow off your ears (obviously a bit of exaggeration here).

♦ Sound Quality ♦

For the size of this speaker it can actually output pretty decent sound, in fact it was much better than what I expected it to be. The audio is very clear with both vocals & instruments. The the bass output is very reasonable, especially as a lot of other speakers on the market which are of similar price fail to achieve this level of bass.

One thing that would have been good is if they had capped the speaker to a volume it could handle. At around 90-100% volume the music can seem very distorted, so it would be nice if they capped the volume to its capability. That said anything less than 90% is clear as day as long as it isn't really close to you, and it's actually pretty loud too.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

For the price this is an absolute steal; it looks stylish, it can achieve good volume & sound quality, plus it has a very decent battery life.

The packaging is utterly awesome, would make a perfect gift for someone.

✔ Pros:
✓ Stylish.
✓ Decent quality.
✓ Easy to use.
✓ Good battery life.
✓ Appropriate pricing.
✓ Unique packaging.

✖ Cons:
✘ Distortion at the highest volume setting.

► Note: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.


Sena 20S-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System
Sena 20S-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System

5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing product - A must have!, 7 July 2014
♦ Brief ♦

The 20S is a high quality product which has a lot to offer; it's not just a Bluetooth headset or just an intercom, in fact it does both, plus much more.

Buying the single pack will allow you to connect to your smartphone or other Bluetooth devices, so you can answer calls, listen to music or listen to navigational directions etc... However if you ride with a pillion or a friend or two regularly, you may be interested in the dual pack to enable the intercom feature, which I must say is superb.

♦ What's In The Box ♦

Headset (main unit)* | Helmet Clamp (static boom mic & speakers already connected) | Wired Boom Mic | Wired Mic | Wind Shields for Microphones | USB Cable (for charging & updating firmware) | Car Charger | 2.5 - 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable | Adhesive Mounting Adaptor | Rubber Pads | Velcro Pads | Speaker Pads | Allen Key.

I really like the design of the headset, it's small, slimline and is very lightweight. It fits well and looks good when mounted onto a helmet.

♦ Product Features ♦

Bluetooth 4.0 | 13 Hour Talk Time & 10 Day Stand-by Time | Up to 1.2 Mile Intercom Range | Group / Multi-way Intercom that can connect up to 8 people! | HD Quality Audio | Audio Multitasking | Voice Commands | Music Sharing | NFC (Quick pairing with compatible devices) | Bluetooth Audio Recording: (Sena GP10-01 Bluetooth Pack or Sena GP10-02 Bluetooth Audio Pack) | Universal Intercom | FM Radio Tuner | Firmware Upgradable | App Available.

- Headset ports: Micro-USB for charging & firmware upgrade.

- Helmet clamp ports: Headphone port so you can use your own* and an AUX port which allows you to plug in an MP3 player for example.

* When you plug in your own headphones, they will have priority over the speakers. You can remove the speakers if you so wanted to.

♦ Helmet Attachment Set-Up ♦

This was a very easy and quick process, should take no more than 5 minutes:

1) Take-out the left side cheek pads of your helmet (this makes the installation much easier).

2) Get the helmet clamp and use the Allen key to loosen the bolts on the clamp, this will allow you to widen the clamp and slip it on to the side of your helmet.

3) Re-insert the cheek pads.

4) Place the speakers into the helmet into an appropriate spot. All helmets are different so you can place them underneath the cheek pads, inside an ear-piece pocket (not all helmets have), or in a crevasse so the speakers wont dig into your ears.

Out of the three helmets, all three helmets had space for the speakers to be placed.

5) Click the headset onto the clamp.

If your helmet is unsuitable for the clamp alone, there is an adhesive mount included which can be used, however I've tried mounting the clamp on three different helmets and none requires the adhesive mount.

♦ Smartphone/Bluetooth device Set-Up ♦

The easiest and quickest way is to use NFC if your mobile has this feature. Simply place your devices NFC hotspot onto the back of the headset, within seconds the two should be paired.

Alternatively hold the headsets phone button for 5 seconds, then search for "Sena 20S" on your smartphone. If it asks for a pin, type in "0000".

With the 20S being connected to your smartphone, you can answer/make calls or listen to audio etc... Adjusting some of the settings is best done through the smartphone app.

♦ Product Usability ♦

The 20S is actually pretty simple to use and navigate around, be it by pressing the buttons or tapping the headset to activate the voice command mode. What takes time is to get used to knowing where the headset is on your helmet and being able to locate the buttons.

Obviously the thicker the gloves, the harder it is to feel what you're touching. That said, after a bit of practice I've been able to press the buttons fine with winter gloves on. There are quite a few commands to remember, so do give the manual a good read.

The voice command mode is a decent feature to have, all you have to do is tap the headset a few times to activate it, then you can call out a command such as "speed dial 1" or "music" etc... The commands aren't very specific, so you couldn't say "play King of Leon", you would need to select a song and pause it so when you activate it, it will select the music from where you last left off. It's no Siri from Apple's iOS, but it's still good enough to use.

One feature I really liked was how easy it is to see how much battery is left. When turning on the headset there will be a series of red flashes, the more red lights displayed means more battery is left: 2 Flashes = 0-30% | 3 Flashes = 30-70% | 4 Flashes = 70-100%.

♦ Sound Quality ♦

I've been getting nothing but compliments from people who are on the receiving end of a phone call or intercom, as long as you place the microphone in an appropriate place (Shielded away from the wind), the quality is crystal clear. In fact I had speed dialed my friend and he had no idea I was outside riding my motorcycle.

The speakers are also very good quality, obviously if you're on the receiving end of a phone call, the quality you're going to get will depend on the other persons microphone or phone. If you're communication with another Sena headset through the intercom feature, then you'll be amazed at how good the sound is (providing they have placed the microphone in the right place).

If you're listening to music, don't expect it to be on par with some Beats headphones, however the sound is well above satisfactory. #TIP: When listening to music, bump up the volume to the max on your smartphone/device before adjusting it on the headset. Don't go overkill on loud volume, taking away all sound from your surroundings removes a lot of your road senses, this can make riding dangerous.

♦ Smartphone App ♦

The 'Sena Utility' App is available on both Apple's 'iTunes' & Android's 'Play Store'.

It's not a perfect app, in fact it could do with a few touch-ups to make the app look cleaner looking. Nevertheless it does offer a variety of options to toggle:

1) My Device: View the connected devices model number, current firmware and whether it's up to date, plus a quick user guide which is extremely useful.

2) Group Intercom: Organise different group intercom lists.

3) Pairing List: View paired devices.

4) Settings:

- Basic Settings: VOX Phone, Sidetone, Audio Multi tasking & Intercom-audio Overall Sensitivity.

- Speed Dial: Three pre-sets.*

- FM Radio: Set-Up radio pre-sets.

* It would have been nice to see a minimum of 5 pre-sets and an ability to name each one would be nice too.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

The 20S amazed me the first time I used it, yet I seem to love it more and more every time I use it.

I've been using this product every day since getting it and I honestly couldn't imagine myself riding without it.

✔ Pros:
✓ Long battery life (13 hours talk time!).
✓ Decent range for a Bluetooth intercom.
✓ Solid intercom connection.
✓ Multi-intercom connections.
✓ Very high quality mic & sound.
✓ Easy to use/set-up & comfortable to use.
✓ Good amount of accessories included.
✓ Whole load of features.
✓ 2 Year Warranty.

✖ Cons:
✘ App needs a bit of sprucing up.
✘ Battery is irreplaceable.
✘ For the price, it would have been nice if they had included a little carry case.

There's a lot to love and not a lot to hate. If I hadn't been given this to review, but did have the opportunity to try it beforehand, I would have bought this in a heartbeat! Would highly recommend.

► Note: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.


Sena 20S-01D Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System, Set of 2
Sena 20S-01D Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System, Set of 2
Price: £441.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing Bluetooth intercom set - A must have!, 7 July 2014
♦ Brief ♦

I've been riding a motorcycle for the past 5 years now, be it for general commuting or going out for rides with my close friends, though there has always been one real big issue when riding... communication.

My friends and I have tried a budget radio set before, but not only did that rely on pressing a button every time you wanted to talk, which was really impractical I must add, it also lacked in audio quality and picked up other peoples signals.

Another failed attempt was when my friend was a pillion, we used our smartphones with an in-line mic & some earphones, we then called each other before setting off. Unfortunately not only was the audio quality poor, the lack of reception caused constant drop-outs... We gave up in the end.

However with the Sena 20S, everything is connected via Bluetooth, so they'll be no interference with other devices as they need to be paired together to connect. The connection is also consistently strong from A to B.

Undoubtedly this is a pretty expensive package, however I can assure you the quality of this product is absolutely top-notch and definitely reflects in the price-tag, never mind all the features this product has to offer.

♦ What's In The Box ♦

Because this is a Dual pack, double EVERYTHING below:

Headset (main unit)* | Helmet Clamp (static boom mic & speakers already connected) | Wired Boom Mic | Wired Mic | Wind Shields for Microphones | USB Cable (for charging & updating firmware) | Car Charger | 2.5 - 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable | Adhesive Mounting Adaptor | Rubber Pads | Velcro Pads | Speaker Pads | Allen Key.

I really like the design of the headset, it's small, slimline and is very lightweight. It fits well and looks good when mounted onto a helmet.

♦ Product Features ♦

Bluetooth 4.0 | 13 Hour Talk Time & 10 Day Stand-by Time | Up to 1.2 Mile Intercom Range | Group / Multi-way Intercom that can connect up to 8 people! | HD Quality Audio | Audio Multitasking | Voice Commands | Music Sharing | NFC (Quick pairing with compatible devices) | Bluetooth Audio Recording: (Sena GP10-01 Bluetooth Pack or Sena GP10-02 Bluetooth Audio Pack) | Universal Intercom | FM Radio Tuner | Firmware Upgradable | App Available.

- Headset ports: Micro-USB for charging & firmware upgrade.

- Helmet clamp ports: Headphone port so you can use your own* and an AUX port which allows you to plug in an MP3 player for example.

* When you plug in your own headphones, they will have priority over the speakers. You can remove the speakers if you so wanted to.

♦ Helmet Attachment Set-Up ♦

This was a very easy and quick process, should take no more than 5 minutes:

1) Take-out the left side cheek pads of your helmet (this makes the installation much easier).

2) Get the helmet clamp and use the Allen key to loosen the bolts on the clamp, this will allow you to widen the clamp and slip it on to the side of your helmet.

3) Re-insert the cheek pads.

4) Place the speakers into the helmet into an appropriate spot. All helmets are different so you can place them underneath the cheek pads, inside an ear-piece pocket (not all helmets have), or in a crevasse so the speakers wont dig into your ears.

Out of the three helmets, all three helmets had space for the speakers to be placed.

5) Click the headset onto the clamp.

If your helmet is unsuitable for the clamp alone, there is an adhesive mount included which can be used, however I've tried mounting the clamp on three different helmets and none requires the adhesive mount.

♦ Intercom & Smartphone Set-Up ♦

- Intercom via the headsets:

Very, very simple to set-up and there are two ways to pair them:

1) Turn on both headsets and shake them until both have green flashing LED's, then press the centre circular button (also known as the jog button) on either one of the headsets.

2) Turn on both headsets and hold both job buttons for 6 seconds.

Then to start a connection between the two, on one of the headsets tap the jog button.

Apparently you can have up to an eight-way conversation, however I couldn't test this as I only have two headsets.

The quality you get from both headsets is absolutely superb.

- Smartphones / Bluetooth devices:

The easiest and quickest way is to use NFC if your mobile has this feature. Simply place your devices NFC hotspot onto the back of the headset, within seconds the two should be paired.

Alternatively hold the headsets phone button for 5 seconds, then search for "Sena 20S" on your smartphone. If it asks for a pin, type in "0000".

With the 20S being connected to your smartphone, you can answer/make calls or listen to audio etc... Adjusting some of the settings is best done through the smartphone app.

♦ Product Usability ♦

The 20S is actually pretty simple to use and navigate around, be it by pressing the buttons or tapping the headset to activate the voice command mode. What takes time is to get used to knowing where the headset is on your helmet and being able to locate the buttons.

Obviously the thicker the gloves, the harder it is to feel what you're touching. That said, after a bit of practice I've been able to press the buttons fine with winter gloves on. There are quite a few commands to remember, so do give the manual a good read.

The voice command mode is a decent feature to have, all you have to do is tap the headset a few times to activate it, then you can call out a command such as "speed dial 1" or "music" etc... The commands aren't very specific, so you couldn't say "play King of Leon", you would need to select a song and pause it so when you activate it, it will select the music from where you last left off. It's no Siri from Apple's iOS, but it's still good enough to use.

One feature I really liked was how easy it is to see how much battery is left. When you turn on the headset, there will be a series of red flashes, the more flashes there are the more battery is left: 2 Flashes = 0-30% | 3 Flashes = 30-70% | 4 Flashes = 70-100%.

♦ Sound Quality & Wireless Range ♦

I've been getting nothing but compliments from people who are on the receiving end of a phone call or intercom, as long as you place the microphone in an appropriate place (Shielded away from the wind), the quality is crystal clear. In fact I had speed dialed my friend and he had no idea I was outside riding my motorcycle.

The speakers are also very good quality, obviously if you're on the receiving end of a phone call, the quality you're going to get will depend on the other persons microphone or phone. If you're communication with another Sena headset through the intercom feature, then you'll be amazed at how good the sound is (providing they have placed the microphone in the right place).

If you're listening to music, don't expect it to be on par with some Beats headphones, however the sound is well above satisfactory. #TIP: When listening to music, bump up the volume to the max on your smartphone/device before adjusting it on the headset. Don't go overkill on loud volume, taking away all sound from your surroundings removes a lot of your road senses, this can make riding dangerous.

Wireless range is pretty impressive, especially as this is a Bluetooth headset. Though there are factors which can effect the range quality:

1) Open space: This is where the range is at it's best, me and my friend at one point where really far apart, to the point we could barely see each other, yet could still communicate.

2) Objects in the way (e.g. buildings and trees): There were a few times when the headset had ceased to communicate with the other one; one was when we were a decent distance apart and I was coming into a bend, there were a lot of trees blocking the direct path to us both, this caused the headsets to stop communicating. Another example was when my friend rode around the other side of a bunch of houses, if they weren't there I have no doubt in the headsets connecting, but unfortunately disconnected.

Though a good thing about this headset is if it disconnects due to lack of range, the headsets will reconnect when they come back in range of each other.

♦ Smartphone App ♦

The 'Sena Utility' App is available on both Apple's 'iTunes' & Android's 'Play Store'.

It's not a perfect app, in fact it would do with a few touch-ups to make the app look cleaner looking. Nevertheless it does offer a variety of options to toggle:

1) My Device: View the connected devices model number, current firmware and whether it's up to date, plus a quick user guide which is extremely useful.

2) Group Intercom: Organise different group intercom lists.

3) Pairing List: View paired devices.

4) Settings:

- Basic Settings: VOX Phone, Sidetone, Audio Multi tasking & Intercom-audio Overall Sensitivity.

- Speed Dial: Three pre-sets.*

- FM Radio: Set-Up radio pre-sets.

* It would have been nice to see a minimum of 5 pre-sets and an ability to name each one would be nice too.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

The 20S amazed me the first time I used it, yet I seem to love it more and more every time I use it. I'm not the only one who loves them, I have a few friends who have tried the 20S and stated they'd be willing to pay the price tag to get one for themselves.

This isn't a product you'll simply pick up and use once, it's something that can be used on a daily basis. Even if you're not using both headsets everyday, you can still use the one in conjunction with your mobile phone or other Bluetooth audio devices such as a GPS etc...

Apart from when we were out of range, the connection between both headsets were consistently solid and experienced no drop-outs.

I've been using this product every day since getting it and I honestly couldn't imagine myself riding without it.

✔ Pros:
✓ Long battery life (13 hours talk time!).
✓ Decent range for a Bluetooth intercom.
✓ Solid intercom connection.
✓ Multi-intercom connections.
✓ Very high quality mic & sound.
✓ Easy to use/set-up & comfortable to use.
✓ Good amount of accessories included.
✓ Whole load of features.
✓ 2 Year Warranty.

✖ Cons:
✘ App needs a bit of sprucing up.
✘ Battery is irreplaceable.
✘ For the price, it would have been nice if they had included a little carry case.

There's a lot to love and not a lot to hate. If I hadn't been given this to review but had the opportunity to try it beforehand, I would have bought this in a heartbeat! Would highly recommend.

► Note: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(30 Meters Waterproof Depth Sport Action Camera)DB POWER@1.5 "LCD Panel Full HD Waterproof Sport Action Camera Diving DVR DV with 12 Million High-Definition Wide-Angle lens, Ultra High Definition Display, Plug-in Rrecording Function and HDMI HD Output for Extreme Sports, Outdoor Sports Activities, Bicycle, Car DVR, Scuba Diving, Home Security etc. (Silver)
(30 Meters Waterproof Depth Sport Action Camera)DB POWER@1.5 "LCD Panel Full HD Waterproof Sport Action Camera Diving DVR DV with 12 Million High-Definition Wide-Angle lens, Ultra High Definition Display, Plug-in Rrecording Function and HDMI HD Output for Extreme Sports, Outdoor Sports Activities, Bicycle, Car DVR, Scuba Diving, Home Security etc. (Silver)
Offered by HappyGo
Price: £75.58

4.0 out of 5 stars Battery could be better, though a very decent cam for budget price, 1 July 2014
♦ Brief ♦

Action cams are extremely popular these days. They're available in so many forms which people use in a variety of different situations; Dash-cam for insurance purposes, sport activities, vlogging & taking photos etc...

It's a hard choice to make, some are affordable but normally lack in quality, whereas others are very high in quality but will severely dent your wallet.

Whilst this one has a few flaws, the video quality this cam produces was much better than expected, especially for the asking price.

♦ Box Contents & Recommended Extras ♦

Take a deep breath, there are a lot of contents included...

- Box Contents: Camera | Waterproof Housing | Skeleton Casing | Bicycle Mount | Base Clip | Switch Support x 3 | Clip | Tripod Thread Base | Tripod Thread Adaptor | Cable Ties | Straps | Flat Adhesive Mount | Curved Adhesive Mount | Adhesive Pads | Wire Rope | Micro USB Cable | AC Adaptor* | Spare Waterproof Housing Back Door | Cloth | Instruction Manual.

I use the flat mount, the base clip, a couple of switch supports, tripod thread adaptor & skeleton casing. All of this enables me to attach the camera onto the side of my helmet.

* The AC adaptor included had a European plug, not UK.

- Recommended & Optional Extras: MicroSDHC - Class 10* | HDMI to Micro HDMI | Car Camera Mount | Car Micro USB Charger.

The mounts seem to be identical to ones that of GoPro, as there are a tonne of after market mounts available, the possibilities for mounting are endless.

* A microSD card is a must if you don't have one already. A 10min file recorded at 1080p quality averages around 1.8GB, so make sure you get a high capacity memory card (I'd recommend 32GB).

♦ Ease of Use & Navigation ♦

The cam itself is very simple to use, all you have to do is press the on/mode button to turn the unit on, then keep pressing it to flick through the different modes:

1) Video recording (default mode when turned on).
2) Photo: Default setting is for 1 photo, you can change this to 5s, 10s or 20s intervals.
3) Playback: View footage taken on the cam.
4) Settings: There are a ton of different settings to choose from. These range from video/image quality, date stamp, motion detection & format memory etc...

The buttons seem responsive and are easy enough to locate, even when not directly looking at the cam. Though one issue I had was when using the waterproof housing, the buttons on the casing seem rather stiff and does require some force to press down on.

♦ Video Quality ♦

Considering this camera costs at least a third that of a GoPro, the video quality was much better than I had expected it to be. Not only is there a nice wide angle of view, the footage is rather clear too. There were a few times where the footage seemed to be overexposed, however most of the time the camera automatically adjusted it.

The sound is also pretty good, though obviously if you're going at certain speeds wind noise will kick in badly, though this can be reduced by using the waterproof housing.

One issue I have about the recording is that you can only have it split the files up to every 10 minutes, so with longer constant use you'll have a tonne of files. I would have preferred to have an option for every 20min+.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

This is a very good cam for the asking price, it's highly mountable & the quality is more than reasonable. That said there is one major flaw that I experienced, that was it's battery life. It claims to have a 1hr 10min battery life which in my mind isn't so good anyway, however I found that at times it didn't even last the hour. A simple solution is to get a portable power bank, so when you're having a rest you can charge it up.

If you're wanting to get an action cam on a budget then this is definitely one to consider, just keep in mind that if you want something that will record for long periods of time without the need of recharging, I would definitely say give this one a miss.

✔ Pros:
✓ Pretty good quality, especially for the price.
✓ In-built LCD screen.
✓ Easy to navigate & use.
✓ Multiple uses.

✖ Cons:
✘ Poor battery life.
✘ Could have increased the options for file splitting when recording.

► Note: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.


Mad Catz F.R.E.Q.4D Headset - Black (PC DVD)
Mad Catz F.R.E.Q.4D Headset - Black (PC DVD)
Price: £119.99

4.0 out of 5 stars 4D sound is a great feature, 18 Jun 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
♦ Brief ♦

The F.R.E.Q.4D headset by Mad Catz is a very unique looking headset. It has a very angular shaped design around the majority of the headset, mainly around its earcups.

The headset itself seems pretty solidly made, though are rather bulky in size and a bit weighty also. However, in my experience, the weight has not hindered the comfort these headset provide.

The cushions on the earcups are very soft, this combined with these being over-ear does make them pretty comfortable.

♦ Box Contents ♦

F.R.E.Q.4D Headset | USB Cable* | Aux Cable* | Mad Catz Stickers | Instruction Manual.

*Other end of cable is a mini-USB connection, this end slots into the headset.

♦ Sound via AUX cable (Smartphone) ♦

When using the AUX cable, the equalizer & Viva Touch 4D sound features will not work. This cable has an in-line volume slider and answer call button,

The sound quality is slightly above average, but I wouldn't say it will blow your mind. Vocals & instrumentals seem very clear and they can deliver a slight bit of bass too.

♦ Sound via USB cable (PC) ♦

When you connect this headset to your PC, your computer should automatically sort the drivers out, this is what happened to me. During this process I had no issues or crashes, once it's sorted (took barely 15 seconds for me), you're all good to go.

The 4D sound is enabled by default, though can be deactivated by clicking the button on the headset with a fingerprint icon on it. Though I've got to be honest, I rarely deactivate this setting as I'm a big fan of it.

When I'm playing a rather bass heavy song on my smartphone, whilst it can deliver some bass, it can struggle at times

So what does 4D sound do? It completely enhances the bass in audio which gives off quite a bit of vibration too, so you can feel more immersed with the audio.

You also an equalizer button to which you can skip through three different modes: Game, Music or Voice.

I think the sound quality is at its best when used on a PC with the supplied USB cable.

As for the mic quality, seemed really clear to me, perfect for chatting with friends online.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

The design of this headset is definitely appealing (though you wont find me wearing them outside) and can deliver nice clear sound. It's compatible with a fair amount of devices such as a PC, Mac or other smart devices making it rather versatile, however the strengths in sound quality does rely on it being connected to a PC or Mac.

I think the 4D sound is a key feature to buy this headset, but I can imagine some people may not like it.

✔ Pros:
✓ Look cool.
✓ Comfy to wear.
✓ 4D sound feature.
✓ Can be used on a variety of devices.

✖ Cons:
✘ Bulky & Weighty.
✘ Average sound quality when used on smartphone.


#1 Deluxe Non-Kink Garden Hose Pipe Expands from Pocket Size to 50ft - Including Pro 7 Setting Sprayer, Stop Valve and 2 x End Connectors - Ultra Reliable, Second Generation Expandable Hose with Double Latex Inner Hose and Super-Strong Composite Connectors - Attaches to Standard Hozelock Style Fittings - The Wonder Hose Weighs Less than a Bag of Sugar and Never Kinks or Tangles - Don't Settle for Poor Quality Imitations - Protect Your Investment with Our No Quibble Money Back Guarantee!
#1 Deluxe Non-Kink Garden Hose Pipe Expands from Pocket Size to 50ft - Including Pro 7 Setting Sprayer, Stop Valve and 2 x End Connectors - Ultra Reliable, Second Generation Expandable Hose with Double Latex Inner Hose and Super-Strong Composite Connectors - Attaches to Standard Hozelock Style Fittings - The Wonder Hose Weighs Less than a Bag of Sugar and Never Kinks or Tangles - Don't Settle for Poor Quality Imitations - Protect Your Investment with Our No Quibble Money Back Guarantee!

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Less clutter? Yes Please!, 4 Jun 2014
Length:: 1:52 Mins

♦ Introduction ♦

The Wonder Hose is a great product for those who want to minimise the clutter caused by long hose pipes.

The product itself is not only lightweight, but very short in its original form. That said looks are deceiving, once the pressure starts building up in the hose pipe, it can expand up to 50ft!

♦ Use & Results ♦

I must admit I'm not a gardening pro, so I actually struggled getting the nozzle on my tap... That was until I realised there was an adaptor already inserted, once I removed the adaptor it was plain sailing.

From the get go, this product is fairly short, there was no way I was going to reach the end of my garden, that was until I turned on the tap and the hose just kept getting bigger and bigger! It was like pulling a very long tie of hankies from your sleeve.

There is one negative that may or may not be a problem for some, this would be down to the fact it contracts when you're constantly using it, so unlike a normal hose, you'll need to wait for the pressure build back up after a bit of use to regain that extra length. This is mainly an issue when your at the hoses maximum length.

As for the sprayer, it has 7 different settings to choose from depending on what you're doing. Then there is the hose which I have yet to experience any tangling issues.

After use, the obvious thing is to turn the tap off, but then you'll need to hold the sprayer down until it contracts to its normal small size.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

The Wonder Hose is no doubt a fantastic product; it takes up very little space when storing it, which means less clutter wherever you plan to store it.

I think the pros definitely outweigh the cons, but in the end it's down to your own needs to whether this hose would be suitable for you.

✔ Pros:
✓ Feels of good quality.
✓ Easy to store away.
✓ Expands pretty quickly.
✓ Multiple spray modes.

✖ Cons:
✘ The hose starts to contract when you start spraying.

My overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

► Note: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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OXA® 10000mAh 2 USB Outputs Portable External Battery Charger Power Bank With Digital Screen And LED Flashlight for iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iphone 3GS, iPad, HTC One, HTC One Mini, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Google Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3, Apple iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 925, Windows Phone 8, Huawei Ascend G330, Huawei Ascend P2, Huawei Ascend P6, Samsung Ativ S, Motorola Razr HD, Sony Xperia S, Blackberry Z10 review, Nokia Lumia 1020, Nokia Lumia 925, Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia Lumia 720, Tablets, Digital Camera, MP3 Players, and other USB Devices (Black)
OXA® 10000mAh 2 USB Outputs Portable External Battery Charger Power Bank With Digital Screen And LED Flashlight for iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iphone 3GS, iPad, HTC One, HTC One Mini, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Google Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3, Apple iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 925, Windows Phone 8, Huawei Ascend G330, Huawei Ascend P2, Huawei Ascend P6, Samsung Ativ S, Motorola Razr HD, Sony Xperia S, Blackberry Z10 review, Nokia Lumia 1020, Nokia Lumia 925, Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia Lumia 720, Tablets, Digital Camera, MP3 Players, and other USB Devices (Black)
Offered by buyinsummer
Price: £13.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Useful product, shame some issues let it down, 4 Jun 2014
♦ Brief ♦

The 10000mAh power bank by OXA claims to have a high capacity power storage that can charge some phones up to 7 times. It has dual USB ports so you can charge up to two devices at one time and has an additional torch.

♦ Box Contents ♦

Power Bank | USB Cable w/Cable Adaptors (Micro USB, Mini USB, Lightning & 30-pin) | Cleaning Cloth | Carry Pouch*.

♦ Product Features ♦

- 10,000mAH Battery.
- Dual USB ports (1A & 2.1A).
- Digital Display w/ battery.
- Torch.

♦ Product Walkaround & Results ♦

The size of the power bank is fairly big, so is best placed in a bag than in ones pocket. Whilst you can grasp it in your hand, it's slightly awkward to hold, especially with the gloss finish, which makes it a bit slippery.

One feature I really like is the torch, this can be toggled on/off by double tapping the power button. However the gripping issue makes it awkward to hold when using the torch feature.

To charge this power bank up, you'll need to attach the micro USB connector onto the appropriate end of the USB cable, insert it into the micro USB port which is located between the two USB ports, then attach the other end of the cable into something like your computer or an AC USB adaptor. The digital display come on and you can view the charging process.

Charging a device with this product is simple, either use the devices own USB cable (if it comes with one), or use the supplied cable with the appropriate connector.

You have two ports, one is 1A & the other is 2.1A. The 2.1A is for "fast charging" and is suitable for most smartphones or tablets etc... And the 1A is for less demanding devices such as a sat nav etc..

Plug the main USB end into the power bank and the other into your device, it's simple.

I had high hopes for this product, the stated high capacity is something people will find very enticing, but I didn't have the experience I thought I'd get.

Don't get me wrong, this power bank managed to charge up my Xperia T smartphone absolutely fine, but there was no way I could ever get two full charges with it, in fact, I would be surprised if I could even get one and a half charges...

The Xperia T has a 1850 mAh battery, whereas the HTC One (which can apparently be charged 5 times) has a 2300 mAh battery.

I've also recharged the power bank, but get the exact same results.

Another important thing to point out is that there is something rattling inside, not sure what it is, but it doesn't seem reassuring. Even another reviewer has stating this issue, so I'm not the only one.

That said, I haven't experienced any problems regarding the ports, everything seems to be in working order, the power bank charges up fine with no issues.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

I do like this product, it's definitely something I'd use. I'll probably charge up and store it under my motorcycle seat in the case of an emergency. Whilst awkward to hold, the torch would come handy if I breakdown somewhere where there are no street lights around, and the charging feature to give my phone a boost if it dies. There are other uses I could get out of it like charging my action cam etc...

In the end it doesn't deliver anywhere near what it claims, so whilst I can get some use, I wont be able to get the full use which is a real big shame.

✔ Pros:
✓ Easy to use.
✓ Digital Display.
✓ Torch is a great addition.

✖ Cons:
✘ Charge doesn't last as long as advertised.
✘ Awkward to hold.
✘ Rattling noise when shaken doesn't sound too promising.

► Note: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.


HD Zone's IBRA® Orange Range Hdmi to Micro Hdmi Cable, High Speed with Ethernet, 2M (6.4 Ft), for HTC EVO 4g,blackberry Play Book Etc..
HD Zone's IBRA® Orange Range Hdmi to Micro Hdmi Cable, High Speed with Ethernet, 2M (6.4 Ft), for HTC EVO 4g,blackberry Play Book Etc..
Offered by HD ZONE
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Top-Quality Cable, 3 Jun 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Nothing I can complain about. The cable feels of really good quality and it does the job I needed it too, which was to hook up my camera to a capture device via its micro HDMI port.

Would recommend.


Arctic 92mm Breeze Cooling Fan - UK
Arctic 92mm Breeze Cooling Fan - UK
Offered by NORDPC
Price: £11.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice cool breeze, 3 Jun 2014
♦ Introduction ♦

The Arctic Breeze is small and flexible USB powered desk fan. It wont exactly blow you away, but does provide a sufficient breeze to keep you fairly cool.

This "British Breeze" version I'm reviewing is from the new 'Countries Edition' product line-up ARCTIC are now offering.

These were made available leading up to the 2014 world cup, so why not show your support for your country by having your very own country themed USB desk fan.

♦ Product Highlights ♦

- Quiet operation: Keep cool without the need of a noisy fan.
- Flexible goose-neck: Allows you to adjust the airflow direction.
- Steel base w/rubber pads: To ensure the fan is kept stable.
- Adjustable fan speed.
- 1.8M cable.

♦ Use & Results ♦

The fan is simple to use, it's powered by a USB cable and the fan can be activated by turning the knob which is located on the base. The further you turn the knob, the faster the fan gets.

With its flexible neck, you can easily adjust the fan, so the airflow is directed to where you want it.

I normally have this fan placed roughly 50cm away from me, and on its lowest setting I can feel a nice subtle breeze, just right to give you a nice fresh feeling.

There doesn't seem to be much variance with the breeze levels between the minimum & half-way mark, it's only when you turn the knob to the maximum power you can really notice the difference.

The airflow this fan produces seems to cover a decent area, it cools my whole face and to about my shoulder level when approx 50cm away.

That said, this is only a small desk fan, so don't expect magic to happen. On the maximum setting I could easily feel the breeze from about 85cm away; any further you'll notice the breeze to drop, however I honestly can't see why anyone would have it any further.

One major positive about this product is the noise, or should I say the lack of it, it's very subtle and fairly quiet, even when on its highest fan speed, I think this is definitely one of its key features.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

It's a decent desk fan, the quality is good, it's sturdy and produces a sufficient amount of cool air.

Price for quality is very good, which makes this product well worth it.

► Note: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.


OXA Mini Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Rechargeable Battery, Support Micro TF Card and AUX Line-in for Cell Phones and Laptops (Brown)
OXA Mini Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Rechargeable Battery, Support Micro TF Card and AUX Line-in for Cell Phones and Laptops (Brown)
Offered by HappyGo
Price: £32.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Good sound, but a tad too pricey, 31 May 2014
♦ Brief ♦

The OXA portable speaker is a fairly small and stylish product that is available in several colours with a frosted finish.

It offers not just Bluetooth connectivity, but auxiliary and microSD capabilities making this speaker rather versatile.

For such a little speaker, this thing can last for 5 hours playback on a full charge.

♦ Box Contents ♦

Speaker | Charging Cable (Mini-USB) | Auxiliary Cable | Instruction Manual*.

* Whilst I had the speaker set-up without the need of instructions, if I did need them I would have been stuffed.
The text is SO small I just couldn't read it at all, I don't think even someone with perfect vision could do either!

♦ Set-Up & Features ♦

The on/off button is located on the base, if it doesn't turn on, then you'll need to charge the unit with the included cable.
You can do this by either plugging it into a powered USB port such as on a computer or a wall adaptor etc...

Once charged, turn the speaker on and activate the Bluetooth function on your desired device such as a smartphone and search for devices. My speaker came up as 'KR-012' on my phone, just select it and it should pair the two together. I had no issues with connecting.

On the front you have a panel of four buttons: Call, previous track, pause/play & next track. You can adjust the volume through your device, then even further by holding either the previous or next buttons.

Alternative connections include microSD slot or an aux port for wired connectivity.

When using the Bluetooth feature, you can use the speakers microphone when taking a call on your smartphone, however I normally disable this feature through my smartphone when I get a call as numerous people struggled to hear me.

♦ Sound Quality ♦

The sound quality is actually reasonably good. Some speakers tend to go over their volume limit to which the sound gets distorted, but with my experience on this product, I could never produce any sort of distortion, though the sound in some instances may seem a little tinny on the higher notes at max volume.

If you're looking for a speaker with punchy bass, then you'd be best to look else where.

Apart from that, the sound is very clear, especially with vocals and is enjoyable to listen too.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

This speaker is not only pretty good in sound for what it is, it also genuinely looks really cool. I believe a lot of people would be happy with it, but what people wont be happy with, is the price difference compared to the US market.

Now the price has never been "fair" when comparing the two currencies, but normally the prices will either match when it comes to figures (ie: $35/£35), or the USD would be slightly above ($40 for example), either way the exchange rate will always be in favour for the US market. However what baffles me is the difference is rather huge.

From the date of writing this review, this product goes for $25 in the US which equates to around £15, that's over a £15 difference! If this product was available for around £25 or less, then I would have given it 5 stars.

That doesn't mean I wouldn't recommend it, if you're happy paying the price tag then go for it.

✔ Pros:
✓ Small & portable.
✓ Stylish.
✓ Multiple audio connections.
✓ Clear sound.
✓ Decent battery.

✖ Cons:
✘ Microphone not so good.
✘ Tiny instruction text.
✘ A tad too pricey.

► Note: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.


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