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Sumvision 4-Port High Speed Portable Desktop Universal USB Charger with PowerIQ Smart Technology for iPhone, iPad Air 2, Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, Nexus, HTC M9, Nokia and More (Black)
Sumvision 4-Port High Speed Portable Desktop Universal USB Charger with PowerIQ Smart Technology for iPhone, iPad Air 2, Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, Nexus, HTC M9, Nokia and More (Black)
Offered by Tenzy
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very decent multi-port USB charger, 24 July 2015
There are two different versions which share the same product page: 4-Port Charger | 6-Port Charger.

The product I'm reviewing is the 4-Port version, which was provided by the manufacturer for an unbiased review.

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♦ Introduction ♦

There are a couple of ways to charge your devices these days: Plug into a computer (depending on type of device can be really slow to charge); Use the OEM charger (optimum charge, but takes up an outlet for just one output); Use a multi-port USB charger.

A lot of USB chargers which feature multiple ports have various output options, for example: 1A output & 2.1A output, but most just want to plug in their devices without having the hassle of deciding which port to plug their devices into, and this is where the this product comes in.

Sumvision's portable universal USB charger with "PowerIQ Smart Technology" doesn't have any output powers printed near the ports, it just says "smart", which gives a little peace in mind.

Each port is able to achieve a peak of 2.4A and will only output as much as your connected device can handle, so no need to worry whether your device can handle 1A or the full 2.4A.

Unlike some other USB outlet chargers which hug the wall socket, this one has a fairly long cable. Having this extra length makes it ideal for me to have it come out from the back of my desk and near to my PC.

♦ Box Contents, Specs & Optional Extras ♦

- Box Contents:
∙ Main Unit.
∙ Power Cable.
∙ Instruction Manual.

- Specs:
∙ Main Unit Dimensions: 9cm x 5.7cm x 2.7cm.
∙ Power Cable Length: 1.4 metres.
∙ Port Output: Up to 2.4A.

- Optional Extras:
Micro USB Cable.
Mini USB Cable.
Lightning Cable.

As this charger doesn't include any charging cables, you'll need to use any you have already or purchase the appropriate cables for your devices.

Most devices these days use either the Micro USB or Lightning type cables.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

If I could add one feature to this product to make it better, it would have to be adding individual LED's by each port which indicate when the connected device is charging and when it has been charged, but that's my personal opinion.

Other than that, I've been really pleased with this product.

It looks smart, doesn't take up too much space and it seems to charge up all my devices rather swiftly, plus it hasn't over-charged any of my devices so far.

✔ Pros:
✓ Sleek & smart looking.
✓ Optimum output for fast charging.
✓ Decent length power cable.

✖ Cons:
✘ N/A.
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DBPOWER® DJS30 16500mAh Portable Car Jump Starter 600 Peak Amp Battery Charger Phone Laptop Power Bank
DBPOWER® DJS30 16500mAh Portable Car Jump Starter 600 Peak Amp Battery Charger Phone Laptop Power Bank
Offered by Bravo Tech
Price: £139.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some issues to take note off, otherwise a useful product to have, 22 July 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
There are three different versions which share the same product page: 12000mAh/400A w/Dual USB Ports | 12000mAh/400A | 16500mAh/600A.

The product I'm reviewing is the DJS30 - 16500mAh version, which was provided by the manufacturer for an unbiased review.

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♦ Introduction ♦

Aimed more towards vehicle owners than people just wanting to charge their smart devices, the DJS30 not only charges smart devices but also packs quite a few features which would be suitable in the case of a breakdown.

- Features:
∙ 16,500 mAh battery.
∙ 12V, 16V & 19V outputs.
∙ "Emergency" red LED light.
∙ Bright LED torch w/ multiple modes.
∙ Jump starter that's compatible multiple vehicles.
∙ Three USB charging ports: One 5V/1A & two 5V/2.1A.

♦ Box Contents ♦

All the contents are packed into smart hard shelled carry case, which has the 'DBPOWER' logo on front with a yellow trim:

∙ Main Unit.*
∙ AC Adapter.
∙ Cigarette Port Adapter.
∙ Jump Start Cables.
∙ Micro USB Cable.
∙ Barrel Cable.
∙ Assorted Barrel Cable Connectors (A, B, C, D, E, F, I & K).
∙ Instruction Manual.**

*The main unit is very large and bulky which does make it tricky to hold. Although it does have ridges that can be used to grasp the unit, it's all very smooth plastic so has no real grip. On a plus side it does have a nice look design and has small rubber feet, so when placed down it doesn't slip around.

**Whilst the instruction manual is easy to understand, the jump starting instructions don't seem quite complete as there's no mention of when to turn the power bank on, or whether a button needs to be pressed once everything is all connected.

♦ In Use ♦

Due to the nature of this product, I would highly recommend reading the instruction manual before use. It's also recommended to give the unit a full charge which is between 4-5 hours.

This device a power switch and button. The switch is to stop any power wastage in case the power button is accidentally pressed, so when in use, make sure this is switched to 'Off'.

The power button is what is used to activate the device and toggle through the different features such as:

∙ Selecting output voltage: Keep pressing the power button to cycle through the different voltages (12V, 16V & 19V). As a safety precaution, the voltage cannot be cycled through when a barrel cable is connected.

I've used this to charge up my laptop which it seems to do fine job of, however sometimes there's an annoying high pitched sound that comes from this unit when using this feature, which is unpleasant to the ears.

∙ Power to USB port: With the unit turned on, the USB port will be active when non of the voltage LED's are lit up.

∙ Using the torch: Hold the power button down for three seconds. When the torch is on, press the power button to cycle through to strobe, SOS then off.

The torch has a very decent brightness, however I do think that in some situations it may be too bright, so if there was a dimmed feature, that would have been a great addition.

∙ Emergency light: This light is activated by double tapping the power button and can be deactivated by doing the same command. It produces a bright red flashing LED light. This is to help add an extra presence in darker conditions, however it's mainly recommended that you use a Warning Triangle and place it in excess of 45m away from your vehicle in a breakdown situation.

#NOTE: I have yet to be in a situation where I can use the jump starter feature, however I will update this review when I get the chance to use it (If only I had this a couple of weeks ago when my motorcycle had a flat battery).

♦ Final Opinion ♦

There are a few issues that need looking into by the manufacturer, however it's still a useful product to have.

As for its price, at the time of writing this review it seems fairly competitive to others on the market which have a similar battery capacity and features.

✔ Pros:
✓ Cool looking design.
✓ Very large battery capacity.
✓ Useful device to have in your vehicle.
✓ LED torch is very bright.

− Neutral:
- No dimmable torch feature.
- Emergency light would be more suitable with an amber coloured light.

✖ Cons:
✘ Awkward to hold & not a lot of grip.
✘ High pitched sound when using the 19V feature.
✘ No dimmable torch feature.
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AFTERPARTZ T450 Car Jump Starter 12000mAh 450A for Gas / Petrol / Diesel, 5V/2.1A 3USB & 12/16/19V Output Portable Battery Charger Power Bank for Laptop / Phone / Tablet, with Smart Clamp Cable - Built-in Protection & LED Flashlight
AFTERPARTZ T450 Car Jump Starter 12000mAh 450A for Gas / Petrol / Diesel, 5V/2.1A 3USB & 12/16/19V Output Portable Battery Charger Power Bank for Laptop / Phone / Tablet, with Smart Clamp Cable - Built-in Protection & LED Flashlight
Offered by Treasure Nova
Price: £89.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A piece of kit you'll want to have in your vehicle at all times, 22 July 2015
There are three different versions which share the same product page: 8000mAh | 12000mAh | 16800mAh.

The product I'm reviewing is the T450 - 12000mAh version, which was provided by the manufacturer for an unbiased review.

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♦ Introduction ♦

AFTERPARTZ T450 isn't just your ordinary power bank, it has a very large battery capacity, the ability to charge multiple devices at once, a torch and jump starter, so is definitely a piece of kit you'll want to keep in your vehicle at all times.

- Features:
∙ 12,000mAh battery.
∙ 12V, 16V & 19V outputs.
∙ Bright torch w/ multiple modes.
∙ Jump starter that's compatible multiple vehicles.
∙ Three USB charging ports: One 5V/1A & two 5V/2.1A.

♦ Box Contents ♦

All the contents are packed into a hard shelled carry case:

∙ Main Unit.*
∙ AC Adapter.
∙ Cigarette Port Adapter.
∙ Jump Start Cables.
∙ USB Cable w/ Mini USB, Micro USB, lightning and 30-Pin connector.
∙ Barrel Cable.
∙ Assorted Barrel Cable Connectors (A, B, C, D, E, F, I & K).
∙ Instruction Manual.**

*The main unit feels incredibly robust! Most of the exterior has a subtle amount of grip, enough for it to not easily slip out of my hand, though due to how big it is, sometimes it can be a little awkward to hold; maybe a little handle along the edge in future models could be a possibility.

Also an important thing to mention is that even with a rigorous shaking, there is no sound of a loose connection or part moving inside.

**The instruction manual is well written and is easy to understand.

♦ In Use ♦

Due to the nature of this product, I would highly recommend reading the instruction manual, especially when it comes to jump starting a vehicle. It's also recommended to give the unit a full recharge which takes between 3-4 hours.

Everything is controlled by one button which at first was a little confusing, however after having a little play around, there's not actually much to control:

∙ Turning on: Press the power button.

∙ Selecting voltage: Once the device is on, press the power button to cycle through the different voltages; do this before inserting the barrel connector into the output as there is a safety feature, which stops it from changing voltage when a device is connected.

I have a fairly old laptop with a quite unreliable battery, I was able to charge my laptop by roughly 30% which left the power bank with two bars of power left.

∙ Using the torch: Once the device is on, hold the power button down for three seconds to activate the torch. When the torch is on, press the button to cycle through to strobe, SOS then off.

The torch is incredibly bright which is great to have, however it would be even better if there was an additional mode that dims down the light as it may be too bright is certain situations.

To charge up devices via USB, you simply link them to one of the appropriate USB output ports via a USB cable. If they don't start automatically charging, press the power button.

I haven't had the opportunity to test out the jump starter feature; if only I had this a couple of weeks ago when I was stranded on my motorcycle with a flat battery! Anyway, when I'm next in a position where I can try this feature out, I will update this review.

One important feature that's worth mentioning is the special indicator on the jump cables which tells you whether there's an error in the connection, this is something that some other similar products on the market don't have.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

It may be seem fairly expensive, however it does pack a lot of features inside which will come in handy more often than not.

There's always a chance you may at some point end up stuck somewhere due to a flat battery, and if there's no one around to help you jump start your vehicle, well... That's not really a situation you want to be in. If your battery is the problem and is able to be jump started, then you'll be saving yourself not only on time, but call out fees (depending on what you already have covered).

✔ Pros:
✓ Neat looking design.
✓ Very solid and rigidly build.
✓ Packs a whole load of features inside.
✓ Smart clamp cable.
✓ Multiple USB charging points.
✓ Very bright LED light.

− Neutral:
- No dimmable torch feature.

✖ Cons:
✘ Can be a little awkward to hold at times.
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Sena SC-HR-01 Handlebar Remote for Bluetooth Communication System
Sena SC-HR-01 Handlebar Remote for Bluetooth Communication System
Price: £97.55

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some issues need to be addressed, but otherwise really useful to have, 17 July 2015
♦ Introduction ♦

Sena headsets such as the 20S are more than simple to use, however it does require the user to take one of their hands off the handlebars temporarily, which in some scenarios can be dangerous.

The 'SC-HR-01' aims to reduce risk by allowing the user to control their headset in thumbs reach whilst gripping onto their handlebar

- Features:
∙ Water resistant.
∙ 3 Months operation time (From full charge).
∙ Clamping system for easy handlebar mounting.
∙ Firmware Upgradeable.

- Compatible Headsets:
∙ 10C.
∙ 10U.
∙ 20S.
∙ Other Sena headsets with Bluetooth 4.1.

♦ Box Contents ♦

∙ Handlebar remote.
∙ 2x Rubber Bands.
∙ Micro USB charging Cable.
∙ Instruction Manual.

- Instruction Manual Issues:

The first issue I came across was with the pairing section: Whilst it's very clear on how to put the remote in it's own pairing mode, it's not clear how to put the main three devices which are compatible (10C, 10U & 10C) into their own appropriate pairing mode for this device. Whilst I wouldn't normally expect a devices manual to tell you how to get a different device into its pairing mode, the remote is only compatible with other Sena devices, so adding a little extra leaflet wouldn't to help with this process wouldn't do any harm.

Alternatively, Sena need to update their compatible devices manuals (which can be viewed on their App) so that people can look for a pairing reference. For example: Whilst the Sena 20S has a section mentioning how to access its configuration menu, there's nowhere stating that's where you need to go to and navigate through to be able to pair it to the handlebar remote.

Second issue I came across was within the command section: Not all commands are correct (well, in use with the 20S anyway). Commands like adjusting the volume and skipping tracks are all correct, but starting an intercom or activating the voice dial for example, are not correctly written down, which is going to be a problem for anyone who just wants to read and memorise the appropriate commands rather than having a play around to figure out which does what.

♦ Set-Up ♦

- Before Set-Up:

Regardless if there's any charge already in the remote, I would recommend giving it a full charge of 2 hours before use.

- Pairing Process:

1) With the handlebar remote turned on (tap the front button), hold the rear button for approximately 5 seconds.

2) Enter the 'Remote Control Pairing' mode within your headset.
∙ 20S: Hold the 20S jog dial for 12 seconds until you hear "Configuration Menu", then scroll forward using the 20S control wheel until you hear "Remote Control Pairing", then press the phone button on the 20S.
∙ 10C: Currently haven't had the chance to use the 10C yet, so will write how to when I get the opportunity to use it.
∙ 10U: I do not own this device, so cannot comment on how to connect the two together.

3) With the two devices being in their appropriate pairing mode, the two should automatically connect.

- Mounting Onto Your Motorcycle:

1) Stretch open up the clamp and place it over the handlebar grips (left side). The front button should be located above the joystick.

2) If you feel like the remote doesn't have enough grip when mounted, apply one or two of the rubber bands onto your grips.

3) Adjust the remote so that it's at an ideal angle and that your clutch lever doesn't clash with the remote when it's pulled in fully.

The correct way to have the remote is having the joystick at a vertical position (on my bike, it was perfectly aligned with my indicator switch.

An alternate way to have it so your clutch lever slots in between the gaps; I technically preferred it this way, however it made it very hard for me to hit my indicator switch, so I reverted back to the default position.

It's quite hard to say which way would be most suitable for your motorcycle as different makes/models have different riding positions, button layouts or accessories that may further facilitate or hinder your experience compared to mine.

♦ In-Use ♦

There's one thing to bare in mind when using this is that it does force your left hand to be placed further out from the grips than you may do normally, I normally keep my hands towards in the inner areas of my grips than the outer area, so it did take me awhile to get used to. For some it may mean adjusting the clutch so it comes in a bit closer.

So far I've tried it on two different bikes/set-ups:

1) My bike: Honda NC750S w/default levers (Street): Works well.
2) My friends: Yamaha R6 w/short levers (Super Sport): Is not suitable at all.

The riding position of the R6 definitely didn't exactly help in the lack of comfortability when using this, however the main culprit would be the short levers. As the remote takes space within the inner part of your handlebar grips, it doesn't leave your hands much space to grip on the clutch.

Once I had gotten used to my new hand position when using this on my bike, it wasn't too much of a bother. The only thing I have to do when using this is having to stretch my thumb out a little bit further to hit my indicator, however at no point was it blocking me from accessing any of my motorcycle controls.

The remote's front button and joystick can easily be pressed with the thumb and the rear button with my index finger (this is with me wearing summer gloves).

My main uses for the remote so far has been adjusting volume, skipping and pausing music, accepting phone calls and connecting to another's intercom and so far it has worked perfectly.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

It is a great accessory to have that really compliments (in my case) the 20S. I would rather have to deal with my moved over hand position than having to remove my hand off my handlebar and press the 20S directly.

It's a shame the instruction manual isn't up to scratch, however this is something they could hopefully sort out.

As for compatibility, it may not be suitable for all bikes, however I can see street and touring bikes being the most suitable for this particular product.

✔ Pros:
✓ Easy to press buttons.
✓ Very long battery life.
✓ Convenient product to have.

✖ Cons:
✘ Instruction manual needs sorting out.
✘ May not be suitable everyone (depends on motorcycle and accessories etc...).

► Disclaimer: I was provided with this product in exchange for an unbiased review.


XCSOURCE® Macro Extension Tube for Sony E-Mount NEX-3 NEX-6 NEX-5R NEX-7 A7S A7R A7 LF434
XCSOURCE® Macro Extension Tube for Sony E-Mount NEX-3 NEX-6 NEX-5R NEX-7 A7S A7R A7 LF434
Offered by XCSOURCE
Price: £15.98

1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work for me, 16 July 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I used this with my Sony A6000 & Sony Macro Lens, but it just couldn't focus on anything.

I had double checked everything was put on appropriately and also tried multiple combinations with the extension tube, but to no avail.

So, judging with my personal experience, I couldn't recommend this product at all.


Panasonic RPHXS400EW 1.2 m On Ear Street Headphones - White
Panasonic RPHXS400EW 1.2 m On Ear Street Headphones - White
Price: £31.50

1.0 out of 5 stars So uncomfortable!, 6 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
First of all I want to point out these are on-ear headphones, not over-ear as the description at the time of writing this review suggests; so depending on when you're reading this, the information may have been corrected.

As for first impressions, I thought they looked really neat. I like the simple white and orange colour scheme with a circular metal brushed area on each side of the headphones.

The headphones are extremely lightweight, though feel of a tacky plastic; there are also some sharp feeling corners too.

When I had put them on my head for the first time I felt an incredibly uncomfortable tight pinch, so I took them off and flexed the headband for a couple of minutes in the hopes it would loosen that pinch, but unfortunately it didn't. Not even 5 minutes into wearing them I had to start adjusting them around and even then they were too uncomfortable to keep wearing. As a glasses wearer I tend to find on-ear headphones less comfortable than other types, however I've never had any as bad as these.

Sound quality, average sounding to say the least.

Down to my own experiences, I couldn't recommend these.


Solar Rope Tube 23ft Total Length 50 LEDs Fairy String Lights Garden Light decorate for Outdoor, Gardens, Homes, Christmas, Party,etc (Warm white)
Solar Rope Tube 23ft Total Length 50 LEDs Fairy String Lights Garden Light decorate for Outdoor, Gardens, Homes, Christmas, Party,etc (Warm white)
Offered by superdealeveryday
Price: £15.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Produces a lovely glow, 2 July 2015
♦ Introduction ♦

If you're looking for something to add some ambience to your garden, then something like this solar rope will do the job greatly.

It has 17ft of LED rope and a further 6ft of power cable, so do measure up the area you may want to place this in advance, just in case it isn't long enough for your needs.

This rope does rely on a solar panel to collect power over the daytime; this gives you more versatility when placing it as you won't need a nearby power outlet, however the amount of time it will stay powered on will depend on the amount of light collected.

This product is available in a wide variety of colours of your choosing: Warm White | Cool White | Blue | Purple | Pink | Yellow | Red | Green.

♦ Package Contents ♦

∙ LED Light Strip w/ Solar Panel (fixed together via wire).
∙ Ground Spike.

Whilst it's a simple product to use, it would still be nice to have included an instruction manual.

♦ Set-Up ♦

I would recommend to plan where you would like the light rope to be placed first rather than the solar panel, otherwise you may find the lights may not start off where you had wanted.

Once you've placed the light rope to where you want it (I partially wrapped mine from a tree and linked it to a basket bracket, then the remaining rope was swirled into a glass jar that was hanging). From here, you'll need to figure out which area in your garden gathers the most direct sun light for optimum results; you have approximately 1.8m of power cable length to place it where you need it too.

After figuring out where is the best from the reach you have, stick in the ground spike then slot the solar panel in and adjust it so it gains the most light.

On the back of the solar panel is an 'On/Off' & 'Mode' button, it should be set to off by default, so I would recommend pressing it once to turn it on (it won't power up until it's gathered enough power and it's dark enough to activate the sensor). With it being summer at the time of writing this review, the light has been automatically turning on between 9-10pm.

You can toggle between a solid light to blinking by pressing the mode button, however I don't think the blinking mode really suits this product, if anything it should fade out and back in rather than blinking (flashing).

The warm white light I went for looks lovely when lit up at night. The brightness isn't intense, so rather than lighting the area within its close proximity, it adds a nice ambient glow which is great when chilling out in the garden.

I can't comment on the other colours as I don't own them, however the warm white is a very nice colour to have.

♦ Final Opinion ♦

This solar light rope worked extremely well, especially as my garden doesn't get the most sunlight during the day.

I've been using this for over a week and the light seems to last for more than 5 hours once it's activated, however I can't say exactly when it stops working as I go to sleep before it does just that.

Within my testing we have had the odd heavy rain and it's still working mighty fine.

All in all it's a decent product and I would certainly recommend it.

► Disclaimer: I was provided with this product in exchange for an unbiased review.


Men Rock Sicilian Lime and Caffeine Awakening Beard Balm
Men Rock Sicilian Lime and Caffeine Awakening Beard Balm
Price: £14.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well, that's my beardruff significantly reduced, 26 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I'm one to suffer from quite a lot of beardruff so was more than keen to try out this product.

Used after a bath or in my case, shower, towel dry your beard and rub some of the balm thoroughly through your beard (I have about 2cm of beard length and I really didn't need much at all, so can see this lasting for quite some time).

I really like the scent of this balm (I like caffeine and absolutely love lime, so it was right up my street), however to be sure I wasn't the only one who thinks it smelt nice, I asked a bunch of my friends to smell my beard, not something they get asked often, if at all. Anyway, three out of four friends had a whiff of my beard and all of them really liked the scent.

My beardruff went from bad to little to none, so was really impressed by that.

The balm did soften my beard a bit, but was hoping it would do so more than what it did which is why it lost a star.

Overall it's definitely a product I would recommend; when mine runs out I'm certain I'll purchase a replacement.


Zomei Ultra Slim HD 18 Layer Multi-Coated SCHOTT Glass 72mm Density Neutral ND1000
Zomei Ultra Slim HD 18 Layer Multi-Coated SCHOTT Glass 72mm Density Neutral ND1000
Offered by Maeo
Price: £36.99

5.0 out of 5 stars High quality ND1000 filter, 24 Jun. 2015
When it comes to filters for my cameras, I normally go for the budget brands which have always had a price tag of around £10, so had never owned or in fact, used a high quality filter.

Price wise, the Zomei ND1000 filter fits more in the mid range of filters as there are more well known brands such as Hoya, which go for twice the cost of this one.

That said, going from a budget Polaroid branded filter to a midrange Zomei filter was instantly noticeable in difference of quality: The Zomei was far superior than Polaroid's; although heavier in weight, it felt incredibly more solid and robust.

Along the rim of the filter are some nice ridges which help with grip when putting it on a lens, plus it screws on nicely.

I haven't dealt with an ND filter so intense before, so I'm still getting to grips on how to properly use it; this is a combination of getting the right settings in order and of course using manual focus more, because most of the time, the lack of light hinders the cameras auto-focus abilities.

The difference between using no filter to an ND1000 filter is substantial, for example I had my shutter to stay open for 10 seconds on a bright overcast day and I managed to capture all the surroundings, however without the filter and having the shutter set to barely 1 second resulted in a complete white washout.

Having the ability to keep the shutter open for much longer in brighter conditions can give you some great results with a bit of know-how (I'm still practising, but have seen some positive results).

Using this with my Sony A6000 (APS-C Sized sensor) and a 18-105mm lens, I've not noticed any vignette on my shots when using this filter alone when at its widest 18mm setting. The colour doesn't seem to be sacrificed when using the filter also.

Overall I've been really impressed with this filter. Although I was provided this filter in exchange for an unbiased review, I will definitely be considering the Zomei brand over Polaroid's when I'm looking for my next filter purchase. The price difference isn't too steep (depending on the filter size) and the quality difference is huge in a positive way.

Would highly recommend.


TECEVO FX4 Bluetooth 4.0 Sports Earphones Headphones With Handsfree Wireless Earbuds - Ideal for use with Apple iTouch, iPad 1 2 3 4 iPhone 3 4 4s 5 5s 6 6s , HTC, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Sony Xperia, Nokia etc (Black & Green)
TECEVO FX4 Bluetooth 4.0 Sports Earphones Headphones With Handsfree Wireless Earbuds - Ideal for use with Apple iTouch, iPad 1 2 3 4 iPhone 3 4 4s 5 5s 6 6s , HTC, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Sony Xperia, Nokia etc (Black & Green)
Offered by DigiDirect
Price: £29.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Quality low-budget headphones, 22 Jun. 2015
♦ Introduction ♦

The TECEVO FX4 are a pair of Bluetooth headphones with portability in mind. These don't take up much space so can easily be chucked in your pocket and has a flat cable design which make them less prone to tangling.

Being purely for Bluetooth rather than connecting via an AUX port also means there is less wire needed making them more convenient on the go.

These headphones come in two different coloured themes available: Colours available: Black & Green | White & Orange. I have the black & green which look very smart; the cable is a lime green and the headphones black with a splash of lime green.

Packaging is very basic, comes in a plain brown cardboard board with black writing. The only colour on it is the Bluetooth symbol which is blue. The layout is smart, however a bit more colour would make it more appealing if you were to give these to someone as a gift.

♦ Box Contents ♦

∙ FX4 Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones.
∙ Various Ear Tip & Fin Sizes.
∙ Micro USB charging Cable.
∙ Instruction Manual.*
∙ Travel Case.**

*Has a nice layout and information is very easy to read/follow.

**The inside has a mesh pocket for storing the spare ear tips.

♦ Set-Up & In Use ♦

All the command buttons are located on the right earphone and the charging port is on the left.

It's advised to give the headphones a good charge before use, this will require you to open the micro USB ports seal which is quite fiddly to do, then link it to a powered USB port for roughly 2 hours.

Once charged you'll need to pair them to your Bluetooth enabled device before use, so ensure the Bluetooth is active on the device you want to connect with these headphones, then press and hold down multi-function button (stated as the 'MFB' by the manual) for 8 seconds, this will put it into its pairing mode; the 'MFB' is the one with the power icon imprinted on it. Once the pairing mode is active, you should be able to find it on your device labelled as 'TECEVO FX4', click and connect.

When you need to turn off/on the headphones, just press and hold down the 'MFB' for 4 seconds.

The 'MFB' is used for almost all the commands such as answer or reject phone calls, stop and playing music. These are done by either tapping or holding the button down for a certain amount of time. Adjusting volume and skipping tracks are done with the volume buttons. All these commands can be found in the instruction manual.

Pressing any of these buttons requires a bit of practice, and that's not because it's hard to find them:
∙ Pressing the 'MFB' down requires a bit of pressure, so if you're not supporting the earphone, you will end up pushing it right into your ear which can be uncomfortable.
∙ Where the volume buttons are located along the curved edge in addition to there being no grip, your finger will most likely slip off before you get enough force to press it down properly, so once again this requires you to grip onto the headphones, but even then it can be tricky. I think the best solution would be to have a matte finish or rubber exterior.

As for battery life, it's advertised as 4.5 hours which doesn't sound like a lot; well to be honest it isn't, however considering the size of the battery that would be housed inside the headphone, it's actually very understandable to why it can't last longer.

Bluetooth connectivity is decent. I haven't had any drop outs when in range. I can easily leave my phone in the living room and go into the kitchen (next room) without it losing connection. Any further and it does cut out though.

♦ Comfort & Sound ♦

I have no issues when it comes to comfort. The default ear tips on the headphones by default were the right fit for my ears and the fins kept them nicely. Walking around and shaking my head hasn't made them fall out.

I was VERY surprised with the sound quality! Audio is extremely clear and can kick out a good amount of bass, so the music doesn't sound flat at all. I've listened to pop, country & rock with no noticeable distortion or unpleasant sounds coming through.

When getting a call from someone, the audio is going to be as good as how their microphone is and the environment they're in. I've had no issues hearing my friends when on the phone to them and they had no issues hearing me, however I did find that I was speaking more loudly as I couldn't hear myself so well.

♦ Final Thoughts ♦

These are a great pair of in-ear headphones without breaking the bank.

If you want something that's comfortable to wear and outputs decide sound quality, then these are a good choice.

✔ Pros:
✓ Stylish look.
✓ Comfortable to wear.
✓ Audio quality is great for the price.

✖ Cons:
✘ Although easy to reach, buttons can be tricky to press when worn.

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


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