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TireTek Premium Tyre Pressure Gauge - Large Dial
TireTek Premium Tyre Pressure Gauge - Large Dial
Offered by Odyseaco
Price: £19.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Mechanical Tyre Pressure Gauge, 21 May 2015
Nice solidly made mechanical tyre pressure gauge. All metal construction chrome plated stem with brass joint, steel body covered with polymer bumper (67mm dia). Feels a quality item that should last years and no electrical power needed.

Replaces a plastic digital one I have used for a while (expensive battery exhausted, my backup was also digital one in my compressor but that requires 12v and unwinding a cable). This one is so quick it puts the digital ones to shame. I now check pressures more often.

What I like is the pure simplicity of operation. Push on the tyre valve and the pressure reading via a rotating dial automatically locks on the max pressure for you to read later at a more convenient angle.
The reading is cleared by pressing the release valve on the side returning it to zero.

The inlet is on a rotating joint to allow easy connection whatever the position of the tyre valve.

Outer dial is in psi in (2-60 in 2 psi divisions), inner dial is in bar (0.2- 4.1 in 0.1 bar divisions).

Total weight 163g. Longest dimension125mm.

Based on a review sample. Honestly I would recommend this over any digital ones out there.


Quick Blow Glass Fuse 5A 20mm x 5mm 5 Amp x 10 Pack
Quick Blow Glass Fuse 5A 20mm x 5mm 5 Amp x 10 Pack
Offered by Electromart-UK
Price: £2.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Re Fuse cheaply, 16 May 2015
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Bag of fuses much cheaper than driving around looking for one in stock locally. Using in a samsung fridge freezer control board.


Quick Blow Glass Fuse 3.15A 20mm x 5mm 3.15 Amp x 10 Pack
Quick Blow Glass Fuse 3.15A 20mm x 5mm 3.15 Amp x 10 Pack
Offered by Electromart-UK
Price: £1.98

5.0 out of 5 stars How can you Re Fuse, 16 May 2015
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Bag of fuses cheaper than driving around trying to find one when you realy need them. Using in a Samsung side by side fridge freezer control board.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Knee relief, 13 May 2015
Recent pain in one of my knee joints responds well to pain killers and heat packs but some days a short spell of walking will bring back that annoying twinge. Coincidently Alpha Athletica sent me a pair of these compression knee supports to test and I was at first sceptical but at the same time hopeful that this would be an additional tactic to use.

I can say that after just over a week of trying one on my stricken knee they do seem to help by adding an additional layer of relief from this recent annoyance. Its not a cure but the issue is more tolerable. I now wear one under my trousers most of the day and I forget that it is there. It is so thin its not noticeable. Having two means I don’t have to wait for one to pass through washing.

Thanks Alpha Athletica and as I say this is an honest review based on a review sample.
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Bositools ® Blue Digital Food Probe Oven Thermometer Kitchen Clock temperature Timer Cooking
Bositools ® Blue Digital Food Probe Oven Thermometer Kitchen Clock temperature Timer Cooking
Offered by Bosi Tools UK Ltd
Price: £8.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain helper., 13 May 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Kitchen thermometer thats been the greatest help to me.

Having a device that can be set to notify me audibly the instant a target temperature has been reached, be it a pan of water, fryer, preheating an oven or setting up the oven for proving dough, I can get on with other things and not worry about watching over them. Saves time and energy. Target can be set 0 to 300°C.

As soon as you change the target temperature (hold down for long changes) it arms the alarm so you don’t have to remember to enable anything. If you try to go beyond the end ranges the temperature wraps around. So going from 40°C to 220°C its quicker to go down through 0°C then down from 300°C. The probe ca be used in meat joints or hanging loose as a monitor of oven 'air' temperature. Its interesting to watch actual oven temperature sometimes.

It may be obvious to state this but the alarm only works as you rise through the target temperature not on cooling down to it. Now theres a thought.

The device does not have a main switch because it uses so little current from the AAA battery you just leave it on 24/7. It is a clock as well after all.

There is a big clip on the back which I can slide over a utensil holder next to my hob which for me is a perfect position. My only gripe is that mine reads 98 or 99°C for boiling water whereas all my other (semi retired simpler thermometers read 100°C). I just set 98 now but I wish there was an adjustment. I also note the reaction time of the probe is a little slower (few seconds) than I am used to but it is still very usable. For me this was a big find and for nine pounds a bargain helper in the kitchen.


FlePowTM 4 Bay/Slot AA AAA Ni-MH Ni-Cd LCD Fast Charger Battery Charger Aa Aaa Battery Chargers Ni-Mh Battery Charger Rechargeable Batteries Charger Smart Battery Charger for Rechargeable Batteries(Batteries NOT Included)
FlePowTM 4 Bay/Slot AA AAA Ni-MH Ni-Cd LCD Fast Charger Battery Charger Aa Aaa Battery Chargers Ni-Mh Battery Charger Rechargeable Batteries Charger Smart Battery Charger for Rechargeable Batteries(Batteries NOT Included)
Offered by Levin Official
Price: £30.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Basic charger, 13 May 2015
Basic 4 Bay AA/AAA charger with LCD display. There are no buttons to press. Switching between AA and AAA size is done by flipping down the top conductors in pairs. I have not seen this solution before. The description “say goodbye to charging in pairs” because you can charge three batteries however the paired swivel mechanism means that charging a mix of sizes is still based in pairs so 3xAAA and 1xAA is not possible for example.

The green backlit display conveys minimal information. A three stage repeating animation for indicating charging is in progress in any particular bay. There is no indication of cell capacity or progress or voltage. There is an error indication for a defective cell or a cell inserted incorrectly polarity wise.

Supplied with a white PSU plug and a white 1m lead.

I successfully charged a few batches of AA NiMH in less than a day. It does its intended job in a very simple way. I am down to nit picking now but my biggest issue would be the polymer used sounds and feels a little clanky by todays standards.


Blusmart® SJ4000 1080P Sports Camera Waterproof HD Action Camera 170 Degree Wide Angle DV Car Recorder Diving Helmet Camera (Black)
Blusmart® SJ4000 1080P Sports Camera Waterproof HD Action Camera 170 Degree Wide Angle DV Car Recorder Diving Helmet Camera (Black)
Offered by Linkpower
Price: £72.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars SJ4000 fun, 9 May 2015
A small, light, low cost HD recording camera that can be fixed on to all manner of places it comes with a range of mounting hardware from cable ties to handlebar mounts and a waterproof housing (30m) with spare back door.

The lower price point compared to the Go Pro encourages more bravery and creativity in its deployment. On-line searching also reveals just how successful the SJ4000 has been not only because the mount attachments are essentially the same as the Go Pro but because the captured video quality is at least equivalent, some say better.

Identifying the exact camera version you have is a bit of a mystery. Some people will ask some key questions about what is and is not present in this package. So here are the sensitive points to what I have from Blusmart:

* Firmware version N20140902V01 SJCAM-SJ4000
* Inside camera, under pop off colour front a QC label dated 2015
* Box printing on front has "water resistant"
* Blusmart logo in top left corner above power button
* waterproof case: squarer type, 73.3mm wide, with circular bumper rubbers right up in to the rear backplate corners.
* waterproof case: 8 chrome coloured screws on black lens cover
* there is no charger
* there is one battery

Included in the usual camera settings menu:
* car mode
* TV mode
* Rotate

My main use for these is in car mode as a dash cam. Fits easily behind my rear view mirror. I use a 3m USB cable with 90° bend on the micro end [[ASIN:B00MX7Q73C]] (supplied one is only about 90 cm) to direct the cable into the roof trim.

There are many other reviews covering the sports and RC uses so I will stick to what I used it for which is as a dash-cam which seems less covered.

So I am using mine as a dash-cam for which you will need additional bits: a long micro-USB to USB-A cable, I found 3m was exactly right length for complete cable concealment), a 12v power adapter here with 5v USB and of course a 32GB fast SD card, here.

For mounting I could have used a combination of one of the supplied self adhesive mounts and clips to fix to the back surface of the rear-view mirror. I used the small black cable ties, one of the plate clips plus one of the adhesive pads all supplied to attach to the mirror stem. The wide angle lens on the camera gives a full view of the road ahead and junction activity to the sides.

Filming continuously in 1080p in normal mode into one long single file the camera will stop recording at about 32 minutes in or actually when a 4GB file size is reached because of the FAT32 limit. Reformatting the SD card to ExFAT on did not increase this limit behaviour either but was a valid format the camera could use. Sound from the car interior is picked up in mono from the built-in microphone. It picks up very little car engine or suspension noise (just a low bass) but does pick up indicator sounds, radio, music and conversations screams and gasps.

For general dash-cam usage you need the special "car mode" from the menu and also annoyingly in another menu location set the split length; so car mode = recording starts/stops automatically with sensing power to USB from cigarette lighter on/off without having to fiddle with camera buttons etc. No G-force function though. Footage is split into relatively small sequential MOV files up to 10 mins long (this is the split length) with one second overlap between the files. 10 minutes 1 second is about 1.22GB. The SD card then fills up with sequential files at which point it deletes the oldest file. So if you want a large length of time saved get a big card. I used a 32GB which seems to save just over 4 hours of drive time. Another alternative is to power the USB from an external USB battery pack so the car mode continues even when parked. I have just tried a SanDisk SDSDQUN-064G-FFP-A Ultra Android microSDXC UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card + SD Adapter up to 48 MB/s read FFP - 64 GB and it works in car mode straight away formatted as supplied ExFAT which gives 8 hours of HD surveillance in 48x 10 min segments.

My settings for dash-cam use: HDR, 1080p (30fps), +1/3 exposure, Auto ISO. On these settings the results when viewed on laptop or HD TV are really amazingly sharp with no signs of jaggies. I tried 720p 60fps but on my TV I could see a lot of jaggies and it is not true 60fps.

If I want the files I eject the SD card and read them from the card in MacOSX. iPhoto imports the clips automatically and iMovie can edit joint whatever you want to do. Speeded up (8x) journeys look amazing especially with a good soundtrack. If your TV or Blu-ray player has a SD card slot you maybe in luck and play clips directly although my 2011 panasonic TV did not like the ExFAT format I tried but the 2012 Blu-ray Player did.

There are so many uses for this camera. I have just covered dash-cam use which works beautifully. My main criticisms the exact meaning of the menu options are not made clear at all, some not what you might expect. The printed manual is of little use in this respect; no car sucker mount supplied but there are a lot of bits and pieces supplied to make other custom solutions; only one battery supplied and no charger.

The camera performs just as I expected and this version allows me to invert the camera for better cable management. (note the live LCD image is NOT inverted to compensate which is a shame but the recorded movie files are OK. Remember use it at 30Hz 1080p as the 60Hz 720p is just 30Hz with every frame doubled.

My previous examples of JS4000 all failed by the USB socket breaking off. There is no reinforcement only surface mount solder. This is a weak point. This Blusmart looks to be exactly the same so consider reinforcing around this socket (inside) with either hot glue or epoxy. Doing so of course invalidates your warrantee and at your own risk as you can bung up the inside of the socket and even cover the microphone which is right in the corner.

Tried unsuccessfully to use as a web cam in MacOSX. It is identified by the system as:cJ1455 Model ID: UVC Camera VendorID_1539 ProductID_34322 Unique ID: 0x1420000006038612 but I only achieved a blank screen.

There are many versions and suppliers of this camera. This one (Black) was delivered to me from Blusmart to review (honest and unbiased) and also draws on experiences with previous examples of the JS4000 I have tried. I hope it helps someone. Note this is NOT the WiFi version.
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Inateck Bohemian 13-13.3 Inch Macbook Air Macbook Pro Retina Case Cover Canvas Fabric Sleeve, Bohemia Laptop Bag Especially for 13.3 Inch Apple Macbook Pro Retina/Macbook Air, Most 11-Inch Ultrabook Netbook [Size: 13.3-Inch, Royal Black]
Inateck Bohemian 13-13.3 Inch Macbook Air Macbook Pro Retina Case Cover Canvas Fabric Sleeve, Bohemia Laptop Bag Especially for 13.3 Inch Apple Macbook Pro Retina/Macbook Air, Most 11-Inch Ultrabook Netbook [Size: 13.3-Inch, Royal Black]
Offered by Inateck
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Laptop bag that looks quite different., 5 May 2015
A cover that exactly fits a 2012 MacBook Air 13 inch. Once inside the laptop is retained by way of a leather type loop that wraps around a button. The fit is so close that the metal side and ports of the Air is visible end on. There is no spare length in the fabric to cover them. The material is canvas with a printed design that at a distance looks like an embroidered pattern. The actual colour scheme in real life matches that in the picture very well.
My main use is at home as a stealth measure, It looks much more like a pillow than screaming hey I am a laptop sleeve. It is well made no hanging threads and comes with a matching smaller draw string bag and a micro-fibre cloth. This smaller bag I guess is for cables. Packaged in a nice sealable frosted plastic bag branded Inateck. Based on a review sample.


Foxnovo Li-ion Ni-MH Ni-CD Sound Prompt Battery Capacity Testing LCD Intelligent Battery Charger with UK-plug Adapter 12V Car Adapter for 26650, 22650, 18650, 18500, 18490, 17670, 17650, 17500, 16340, 14500, 10440 Ni-MH and Ni-CD A, AA, AAA, C, SC Rechargeable Batteries Black (2-Slots)
Foxnovo Li-ion Ni-MH Ni-CD Sound Prompt Battery Capacity Testing LCD Intelligent Battery Charger with UK-plug Adapter 12V Car Adapter for 26650, 22650, 18650, 18500, 18490, 17670, 17650, 17500, 16340, 14500, 10440 Ni-MH and Ni-CD A, AA, AAA, C, SC Rechargeable Batteries Black (2-Slots)
Offered by FoxnovoStore
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent charger with capacity measurement, 5 May 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
If you have any larger proportioned rechargeable batteries such as the 18650 then this is the charger to get. The added bonus is it will also take more common AA and AAA in there different technologies (Ni-MH etc automatically selected). The expanding holder also allows the slightly longer protected version of 18650 to be used. As well as doing the expected recharge job this unit can also measure the capacity of each cell and display the result in numerical form expressed in mAh, automatically taking care of the discharge and recharge cycle. The display is backlit blue. An audio alarm sounds when the batteries are ready. Batteries don't have to match or be started at the same time. You can choose two speeds of charge/discharge 0.5 or 1.0Amps. Do note although they are 2 independent slots they both must be on either a charge cycle or a capacity cycle and at the same current setting not any mix.

A 3100mA cell took about 4hours on 1.0A setting. Supplied with a UK PSU which when connected to an empty charger has a standby draw of about 0.2W and less than that if detached and a 12v car cable. Based on a review sample.


[Apple MFI Certified] - Lightning to USB Cable Sync & Charge for Apple iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 5S / 5C / 5 / iPod 7 / iPad Mini / Retina / Mini 3 / iPad 4 / iPad Air / Air 2-3.3 Feet / 1 Meter(White)
[Apple MFI Certified] - Lightning to USB Cable Sync & Charge for Apple iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 5S / 5C / 5 / iPod 7 / iPad Mini / Retina / Mini 3 / iPad 4 / iPad Air / Air 2-3.3 Feet / 1 Meter(White)
Offered by Levin Official
Price: £59.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Low cost alternative., 5 May 2015
This cable does everything the official apple cable that came with my phone does. Data and power seem to work exactly the same as each other and the build quality seems similar. Only time and extended usage will tell how well this is made so I will update if this fails to hold out. If you are one for loosing cables then maybe have this and keep your expensive Apple one at home. Based on a review sample.


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