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Veetop® HiFi AirMusic Box - AirPlay,DLNA WiFi Wireless Music Receiver Adapter for iOS(iPhones,iPads,iPod touch,Mac), Android (phones ,tablets) - Turns any existing Speakers Docks & Sound Systems B&W Zeppelin into Wireless Streaming Systems (Black)
Veetop® HiFi AirMusic Box - AirPlay,DLNA WiFi Wireless Music Receiver Adapter for iOS(iPhones,iPads,iPod touch,Mac), Android (phones ,tablets) - Turns any existing Speakers Docks & Sound Systems B&W Zeppelin into Wireless Streaming Systems (Black)
Offered by Veetop
Price: £31.89

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5.0 out of 5 stars AirPlay to your older equipment, 23 Nov 2014
Adds Airplay Audio to a HiFi or in my case a 2 year old Panasonic Cinema system or even in older cars (I find bluetooth audio in cars to be quite troublesome at times). Looking at the unit it is clearly inspired by the AppleTV box but be clear this is an audio only device. Its very light, worryingly so, they should add ballast to give a `quality' weight to it.

Choice of audio interfaces to link it: 3.5mm or optical SPDIF. 3.5mm male to 3.5mm male and 3.5mm to phono cables provided. I use it in bridge mode so it joins my existing Wifi network and all my mobile devices etc can airplay to it over that network.

Setting up, plug in your own USB power supply (typical Rasberry Pi mains type for about £5 or for the garden a 5V usb battery bank) and you are ready to link. No password is set by default so use a computer and browser to jump on to its own WiFi to IMMEDIATELY set security up. Add a strong unique password, and rejoin to its WiFi. Now add your own existing Wifi credentials so incoming airplay can work. Done! (you only need its own WiFi to setup name of service etc)

Sound quality is very clean and very reliable. Channels the correct way round and correct phase.

Instructions are on a huge foldout sheet in more than adequate font size. My firmware was the latest 1.0.04 but surely a link for checking for any future updates should be given. I cant see one. Upgrade is done over its own Wifi with a browser, uploading from a file you previously saved to your computer. But downloaded from where exactly?

This is a very impressive device that allows robust Wifi Airplay in all sorts of places in the home, garden, car, and anywhere where bluetooth just does not cut it.


Veetop® Shockproof Case for iPhone 6 Rugged Rubber Dual Layer Hard Armor hybrid Bumper Case With Kickstand(Slide Bracket) Cover For Apple iPhone 6(Blue)
Veetop® Shockproof Case for iPhone 6 Rugged Rubber Dual Layer Hard Armor hybrid Bumper Case With Kickstand(Slide Bracket) Cover For Apple iPhone 6(Blue)
Offered by Veetop
Price: £5.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Knobbly blue/black case, 23 Nov 2014
This case fits the iPhone 6 perfectly. Its made of two parts, the softer blue plastic which slips on to the phone and a black stiffener frame with the kick-stand. If you are having trouble fitting the case i would separate the two parts, attach the blue to the phone and then clip the matt black frame to the back which holds on via the corners and sides. External recessed parts of the blue are glossy, ridges are matt.

The style would suit a younger user who is into blue things and perhaps for more rugged less formal environments. The ridges on the side give good grip in the hand and the knobbly bits certainly make it look rugged whilst raising the back profile in a curve to allow the kick-stand to reside; means the phone does no lie flat on a surface though.
Sent as a review unit.


Smart Weigh ZIP300 Ultra Slim Digital Pocket Scale with Counting Feature 300 x 0.01g
Smart Weigh ZIP300 Ultra Slim Digital Pocket Scale with Counting Feature 300 x 0.01g
Offered by Five Star
Price: £16.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Phone sized scales, 23 Nov 2014
ZIP300 Smart Weigh scale that is about the size of a mobile phone (but 18mm thick with lid closed, I am not sure that is slim by todays device standards) that is easy to carry in a pocket anywhere.
Powered by two AAA batteries (supplied). It has a hinged cover to protect the delicate scale and prevent pressing the buttons. The unit auto powers off after a minute.

It can weigh up to 300g (and tare that) with a resolution down to 10mg. In my usage it compares well to other scales for accuracy. The unit will automatically warn you if your surface is unstable for accurate weighing. Manual states temperature range 10 to 30 degrees C. No calibration weights supplied.

There are 4 controls which are sealed under the front display membrane and I found they had to be pressed quite firmly to get a plasticky creaky click. Not as nice as discrete buttons. A power button which is obvious, M which is not a memory but a units selector ("MODE" g, oz, ozt, gn, ct, dwt) which are remembered between sessions, T for tare and C for setting up counting multiple items at a time. This is what the manual calls the PCS button (as in pieces).

The oval display is LCD backlit with a single blue LED light. Digit LCD visibility angle is restricted to viewing from the most common position you would expect to use the sales, as soon as you try to view from directly above or towards the back the segments become invisible (not a deal breaker).

The weigh area is a flat, 67x55mm nonmagnetic stainless steel (looks like) surface so rounded items will easily roll off. Unfortunately the transparent cover is permanently fixed with hinges on the left edge so cannot be used as a tray.

Comes with a soft, stitched black faux leather pouch.

The manual runs for 24 pages, four per language: English, Spanish, French, Italian and German plus index and warranty pages. The book is as small as the scales and so the font size is tiny and hard to read.

Well made scale for tiny items, easy to take anywhere. Let down only by the creaky 'buttons' and hard to read manual.


[2 in 1] iClever IC-BTT02 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Stereo Music Transmitter and Receiver 2 in 1 Adapter for TV, Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, MP3/MP4 Player, CD and DVD Players, Portable Speakers, Headphones, Home stereo, Car Music Sound Systems and more other 3.5mm Audio Devices
[2 in 1] iClever IC-BTT02 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Stereo Music Transmitter and Receiver 2 in 1 Adapter for TV, Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, MP3/MP4 Player, CD and DVD Players, Portable Speakers, Headphones, Home stereo, Car Music Sound Systems and more other 3.5mm Audio Devices
Offered by Thousand Shores
Price: £22.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bluetooth Tx and Rx 3.5mm aux adapter, 23 Nov 2014
Used this to transmit (Tx) the audio from my TV headphone socket to a bluetooth (BT) speaker in my kitchen. It does the job easily but my situation puts it right on the edge of its range. If you fire up a microwave it will swap the signal though (common to all BT devices as they use the same radio frequency). With a flick of a switch it can also behave as a receiver (Rx) bringing BT to any device with a 3.5mm input socket. Clean sound in stereo.

Operation is easy press the power button to switch on, hold down to enter a pairing mode (blue-red rapid flash) which times out to normal operation. During pairing mode switch on your target device and pairing will happen. You will only have issues if it pairs with another device it knows that is also in range so be aware of that. The small battery lasts for at least 8 hours in transmit mode in my experience, Rx mode I have not used as much but would I guess would be less time as its outputting a signal into an aux socket.

Well built and with the flexibility of Rx and Tx modes, a handy device to have around.


Lumsing® 4000mAh Ultrathin Portable Power Bank External Battery Pack Backup Charger for Apple: iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4, 3gs, iPad 4, iPad Air, the New iPad, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Note 2, Note 3, HTC One, Evo, Droid Dna, Motorola Atrix, Droid, Google Glass, Nexus 4, Lg Optimus and Other Usb-charged Devices (Black)
Lumsing® 4000mAh Ultrathin Portable Power Bank External Battery Pack Backup Charger for Apple: iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4, 3gs, iPad 4, iPad Air, the New iPad, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Note 2, Note 3, HTC One, Evo, Droid Dna, Motorola Atrix, Droid, Google Glass, Nexus 4, Lg Optimus and Other Usb-charged Devices (Black)
Offered by ATekCity
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Slim light power pack, 23 Nov 2014
There are many mobile battery banks to choose from now. If you want a light weight option with a slim profile that charges a phone once and maybe a partly second time then this unit is ideal. It weighs in at just under 90g and is about as thick as an iPhone 6 but 2/3rds the length. By doing away with second USB port and displays the size has been squeezed down. Its main flat profile body is brushed aluminium can with a plastic end cap with all the ports, leds and a push button. The 4000mAh capacity from experience will be what you can put in to reach 100% so actual output to your phone will be less. Will publish my full cycle tests when complete.

It comes with a short black coiled USB cable which can be used to recharge the bank from your own power source and reversed for charging your phone if it has micro USB. Not sure being coiled helps much as it adds bulk to the cable and springiness which the light-weight end items (phone & bank) cannot resist against to utilise the longer cable length. I would suspect most people will use their existing USB device cables any way because no adapters are supplied to make the micro usb fit other sockets.

Has two blue LEDS for Full/half full empty indication and the obligatory ‘torch’ which seems to adorn all these banks.

Cant argue with the price though.


IOMAX Car Cassette Adapter - Black
IOMAX Car Cassette Adapter - Black
Offered by Nexons Electronics
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Dad, what is a music cassette?, 8 Nov 2014
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Bought a premium brand version of these years ago but of course can not find it now I have to borrow an old car for a while. Anyway this one is less than half the price you can pay and as far as I can tell its works just as well as my old Sony version. I am using with an iPhone 6 and the jack body is narrow enough to fit through the hole in the protective case I use. Sound is plenty good enough even though the car stereo must be 15 years old. Worth the fiver I paid.


Lighting EVER 51 LED UV LED Torch, Backlight, 395nm Utlra Violet
Lighting EVER 51 LED UV LED Torch, Backlight, 395nm Utlra Violet
Offered by Neon Mart
Price: £25.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality UV Torch, Large Powerful Beam., 8 Nov 2014
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Powerful wide beam. A well made UV torch made from aluminium alloy which gives it a high grade sturdy feel and nice to hold. It does not feel cheap at all. Includes 3 AA batteries in the price which is even better which sit side-by-side in a plastic magazine. Good quality on off switch. Supplied with a lanyard.

Great for use with UV security pens, checking official documents and money for security features like UV paper threads and UV ink markings. Also shows how well (or badly) your hoover is cleaning carpets showing threads and lint very clearly, even dust has a slight glow to it. If you use turmeric in your cooking take a look around your kitchen in the dark for a shock or two, especially around the cooker and hood filter and that left over curry can look unappetisingly radioactive!


STABILO Boss Original Highlighter Pens - Assorted Colours (Wallet of 4)
STABILO Boss Original Highlighter Pens - Assorted Colours (Wallet of 4)
Price: £2.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Highlight pens, leading brand, 8 Nov 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Four Stabilo Boss pens exactly as depicted in picture, in a clear plastic retail hanger. As cheap a way to buy as I could find. All working and not dried out. Bookmarked.


Replacement Foam Earpads 6 PACK for Sennheiser PX100 / PMX100 / PMX 60 II / PMX200 / PX200 / PXC150 / PXC250 / Sony MDR 410 / Panasonic / Philips Also Compatible With Most Other Headphones / Earphones / Headsets (50mm Black) EP-10
Replacement Foam Earpads 6 PACK for Sennheiser PX100 / PMX100 / PMX 60 II / PMX200 / PX200 / PXC150 / PXC250 / Sony MDR 410 / Panasonic / Philips Also Compatible With Most Other Headphones / Earphones / Headsets (50mm Black) EP-10
Offered by Gadget Zoo
Price: £1.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect replacements for PX100, 1 Nov 2014
Perfect replacements. I have a pair of original v1 PX100s that are still going strong. Had used some replacement pads from some other place which to be truthful never fitted well but this is a discovery. Its been so long I had forgot what the set should look like with the correct foam pads. These are a very good tight fit and will not fall off every time you open the headband. They look perfect now. Lokk at the price! And you get 3x pair. Supplied loose in an envelope.


20pcs Battery Powered Warm White LED Candles Votive Candles Light - Safe Flameless Mood Candles with Remote Control for Christmas Tree Birthday Parties Weddings Festivals Decorations
20pcs Battery Powered Warm White LED Candles Votive Candles Light - Safe Flameless Mood Candles with Remote Control for Christmas Tree Birthday Parties Weddings Festivals Decorations
Offered by Golden Battery
Price: £50.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Candles on Demand, 1 Nov 2014
I got the warm white LED set with the melted wax drip pattern.
You get 20x candles with 20x AAA batteries ready to install.
The set is presented in a well made box which will serve as a more than adequate storage box for the loft at the end of the season.

The candles are also well made, but perhaps the bases could be finished a little more flatter for placing on a shelf for example, they wobble around a little. Not a show stopper as this is easily cured with a few strokes on a bit of sandpaper or nail file to remove the small flashings. The melted beads of wax are modelled nicely but are actually only noticeable when you are close up. Also supplied in the box are 20 clips for tree mounting and a 4x suckers (window mount) 4x spikes (plant pots?) and 10 decorative bases.

Each candle stands alone with no wires. The faceted `crystal' flame top which refracts the LED light twists off for easy installation of a battery. The battery must go in with the + nearest to the flame top. No damage is done by inserting the battery the wrong way, it just will not work the candle. Each `flame' top also caries the infra red (IR) detector for the remote control.

The remote allows ON/OFF (by default they are in static mode), brightness (5 levels), a subtle random flicker (SL) or random flash (FL) effect. I much prefer the (SL) setting as it is closer to the flicker of a candle. Each candle flickers independently so you do not get a synchronised strobe. Range of the remote is stated at 5m and I would agree with that.

With the candles spread out around a room you get an interesting effect with the remote. Keeping any button pressed sends out any command as a continuous stream so sweeping the control around in an arc whilst pointing at your arrangement lights them as the IR beam sweeps over them (imagine sweeping a torch beam). Its like 'painting' them on and off for if you like. You can, with practice, 'paint' some as static, 'paint' some as flickering and some as flashing. if they are all close together though they will respond to just one command as long as they can 'see' the remote IR beam.

These are designed for indoor use only, they could be safely used outside for a very temporary display but not left out in any rain as they have no weather proofing and the electronics and contacts would corrode.

Key decision is sourcing your batteries in the future. You are given a set of 20x AAA so you are good to go this year. If you keep use to say 6 hours of 'on' a day they should last the whole season. You can get cheap multipacks much cheaper here on Amazon, avoid supermarket prices. I have seen 20x Procells at about six pounds on Prime. Rechargeable AAA are perhaps an overkill cost wise and bringing a set of 20 up to full charge in batches of four would be a bit of a pain.

For the tech minded: Top of the flame to candle base is 90mm, flame part is 23mm high. candle body is 15mm diameter, weight of one candle plus 1 AAA battery is 20g.

From the box: when the candle is `off' in standby there is a current drain of 60μA. This equates to a standby time of much more than 100days for an average AAA but I would not leave batteries in them when storing for next season. The `on' time is stated at more than 150 hours with a current drain of 9mA per battery. If you happen know the capacity of your AAA (note a rechargeable is less at about 700-800mAh) then you know where you stand. Nowhere does it state this but the remote battery is a 3v CR2025 button cell (supplied). This has a standby drain of 10μA so will drain slowly whist stored (so best remove it).

I am surprised how much I like these. I will be using them every season.


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