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SANYO eneloop HR-4UTGB-4BP AAA Ready-To-Use Ni-MH Batteries 750 mAh Pack of 4
SANYO eneloop HR-4UTGB-4BP AAA Ready-To-Use Ni-MH Batteries 750 mAh Pack of 4
Offered by iCell Media
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eneloop - Simply the best, 22 Oct 2014
Eneloop are my top choice when it comes to batteries. They offer great performance, reliability and charge retention through the years.

There are various generations of eneloop batteries with Sanyo producing the first 3 generations. In 2013 Sanyo was acquired by Panasonic and the 4th generation was introduced. Other variants were also introduced by Panasonic.

These HR-4UTGB Eneloop batteries are the are the 3rd and last (standard eneloop) generation produced by Sanyo. They are top quality NiMH offering:

• 750 to 800mAh
• Astounding 1500 charge cycles
• Awesome charge retention through the years: 90% after 1 year / 80% after 3 years / 70% after 5 years
• Virtually leak proof if left in a device

They come in a handy sturdy case which can store 5 AAA batteries or 4 AA batteries.

Tip: In order to achieve maximum longevity, use a quality smart charger designed for NiMH batteries. In contrast to dumb chargers, these will monitor the voltage of each individual battery and avoid under / overcharging.

These batteries will last for many years, and given the price they should definitely be on your short list!


Abus 70IB/45  Aquasafe Padlock, Non-Corrosive
Abus 70IB/45 Aquasafe Padlock, Non-Corrosive
Price: £8.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Quality padlock, 18 Oct 2014
Great value well made padlock. I have a couple of these mounted outdoors, rain or shine, for over a year now and they still are doing the business well. One of them is used to secure an outboard marine engine. However, I did prep them prior to exposing to the elements.

Highly recommended


PANASONIC DMC-FZ1000
PANASONIC DMC-FZ1000

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Hybrid Bridge Camera?, 17 Oct 2014
This review is from: PANASONIC DMC-FZ1000 (Electronics)
Panasonic has once again pushed the boundaries by incorporating 4K video in a bridge camera. Now referred to as the "Ultimate Hybrid Camera" the FZ1000 has set a new benchmark.

So does this camera live up to the hype?
A quick answer is "Yes". The FZ1000 is such a pleasure to handle, capable of taking stunning photos and videos. It is not perfect and certain trade off's have been made to contain the price, however I honestly feel that this is presently the best bridge camera money can buy. It sports a 1 inch sensor, arguably the same one found on the Sony RX10 and the flagship Sony AX100 !!

CAMERA GENERAL:
Unlike what some online reviews claim, this camera is not made of metal but ABS plastic. I was initially disappointed to find that it does feel a bit plasticky, due to the fact that I was expecting a metal body, however it makes up for this in other departments.

When I reviewed the brilliant FZ200 a couple of years ago I was simply blown away by it's brilliant EVF. The FZ1000 sports nearly twice that amount ... a staggering 2,359,000 pixels!! Once again I find myself impressed by the clarity of this incredible viewfinder. It also offers 100% coverage and absolutely no lag whatsoever. Basically it is identical to the one found on the GH4 (body only), to which this camera bears a striking resemblance. Rubber padding around the EVF itself makes for very comfortable shooting experience. Whenever possible I use the EVF to compose my photos and hence give it a lot of weight when evaluating cameras.
A 3 inch fully articulating 920K LCD display comes to the rescue for those awkward shooting angles and selfies. It is very bright and usable in direct sunlight.
The large body, weighing 831g, means that the button are optimally spaced and the ergonomic thumb wheel comes in so handy to control various functions. It really does feel as though you are handling a DSLR rather than a bridge camera. The large 62mm lens sports white notches to indicate the zoom extension.

PERFORMANCE
I have used this camera on a day outing and was continuously looking around for things to photograph as it is such an enjoyable experience to handle such a gem of a camera. Focus is truly lightning fast, not to mention the accurate tracking of moving objects. The camera tracked birds spot on using single shot. I did not have much success with tracking tiny birds in 12fps burst mode. (Larger objects and birds were dead accurate though).

The camera can focus from 3cm on wide to 1m when fully zoomed, great for macro work. And even though the lens is not a fixed aperture, it only drops to f4.0 at the tele end thanks to the large 62mm bright lens. The 5 axis OIS works remarkably well in still and video mode and I was able to capture some great smooth footage without the need for a tripod. However once you go beyond 16X zoom you would understandably need to use one.

IMAGE QUALITY:
The photo quality this camera is able to capture is simply amazing with great colour saturation and sharpness. Dynamic range is as good as it gets, retaining incredible shadow and highlight detail thanks to the iDynamic modes. A point worthy of mention is the level of sharpness the lens maintains when zooming. The detail captured at the 16X zoom end is incredible.
You will be hard pressed to tell the difference between photos taken with this camera and a DSLR when shooting at low ISO settings.

VIDEO:
I am not used to doing video with a still camera style body. Yet I was pleasantly surprised to find how easy it is to get used to shooting video with the FZ1000. It also proved to be such an enjoyable experience and the results are simply jaw dropping!! Once again this is the same codec (MP4) and bitrate found on the GH4.
Shooting in 4K means approx. 4 times the resolution of 1080 HD. You can grab 8MP stills from your footage! Yes, every frame is 8MP... incredible. However this means that you would need to invest in large capacity, fast SD cards.
Another feature which I simply love is the high speed video. You can shoot 1080p at 120fps and 720p at 240 fps!!

Likes:
• Premium LEICA DC Lens
• 20.1MP 1 inch (112mm x 88mm) High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and New Venus Engine
• Bright F2.8-4.0 / 25-400mm (35mm equivalent) 16X optical zoom
• Outstanding Image quality. Pin sharp, crisp and vibrant. Hard to differentiate from a DSLR up to ISO 400
• Impressive low light performance in still mode (not in video)
• Outstanding 4K video quality at 100mb/s
• High speed HD video: 120fps at 1080p and 240fps at 720p - Great for slow motion playback
• Excellent 5 axis optical image stabilisation
• 100% EVF coverage sporting 2.36 million pixels
• Focus peaking / Zebra found on much more expensive gear
• Timelapse Recording and multi exposure on same frame
• In Camera RAW Image processing
• 49 point contrast detect system resulting in "Light speed" focus
• A ton of customisation options !
• NFC / Wi-Fi enabling data transfer and control of the camera wirelessly via the Panasonic App

Dislikes:
- Crop factor when shooting in 4K. The widest field of view drops from 25mm to around 35mm
- Noisy O.I.S. evident when shooting video in quiet environments

What I would have liked to see on the FZ1000:
○ Headphone jack to monitor sound levels as on the Sony RX10
○ ND filters and build quality as on the Sony RX10
○ Smoother operation of the zoom when controlled via the barrel zoom ring. The lens tends to move in steps and is electronically coupled rather than mechanically; not a problem when using the zoom rocker next to the shutter release.
○ SD card slot on the side (Tripod work). 4K video chews through memory!!

Considerations and Conclusion:
1. This is the first generation of bridge cameras offering 4K video. Other manufacturers will definitely hop onto the 4K wagon, resulting in stiffer competition and hopefully a drop in price.
2. The price of the Sony RX10 has dropped quite a lot since the release of the FZ1000 and some might understandably go Sony's route. However there is no denying that the FZ1000 is truly the "Ultimate Hybrid Camera".


Whitening Toothpaste. Black. Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Black Toothpaste 2-pack with Activated Charcoal.
Whitening Toothpaste. Black. Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Black Toothpaste 2-pack with Activated Charcoal.
Offered by Purity Laboratories
Price: £12.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW !!, 15 Oct 2014
When I was contacted to review this toothpaste there was some initial hesitation due to the fact that I am more inclined towards gadgets. However I'm in my late 40's and I do suffer from sensitive teeth and receding gums, not to mention discolouration caused by years of smoking (even though I quit years ago). So I decided to give it a try.

It is not the first time that I've used black toothpaste, so it did not come as a surprise. Yet this particular brand actually works wonders. The consistency of the paste is not granular but silky smooth.

After just a couple of weeks of use I have actually witnessed a great improvement. My teeth are much whiter and thanks to non-abrasive ingredients I can wash my teeth at least twice a day. Many tooth whiteners are abrasive, meaning that frequent use might lead to gradual erosion of the enamel barrier resulting in sensitive teeth and decay.

Yet this is not all. The "Activated Charcoal" also leaves a lasting fresh mint taste. This is because it eliminates bacteria which leads to bad breath.

The cherry on the cake is that this toothpaste comes with a money back guarantee!! This is valid in the EU and Switzerland.

Bottom line: If you are seeking the perfect stain removal combined with low abrasion than the "Beverly Hills Formula" toothpaste should definitely be on your shortlist.

Highly recommended


Oral-B Pro 6000 Smart Series With Bluetooth Technology Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Oral-B Pro 6000 Smart Series With Bluetooth Technology Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Price: £89.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Gums say "Thank You", 13 Oct 2014
I generally spend money on so many (sometimes useless) gadgets and I am glad that this time I invested in something which will improve my well being.

Initially I did think that the LCD display was a bit of a gimmick, bit it actually has proven to be key in indicating when I was brushing my teeth too hard. I since have realised that my gums had receded due to the fact that I used to apply too much pressure on my tooth brush. Receding gums can lead to numerous dental health issues.

I will not go into unnecessary technicalities, as these are covered in detail by many other great reviews. Yet it is worth noting that the display is an ingenious way for displaying the correct procedure to brush your teeth.

If your kids are reluctant to brush their teeth, they will love using the Oral-B thanks to the display!! Kids love gadgets too :)

All I can say is that since using this toothbrush, I am achieving great results, and most importantly my gums are not receding any further !!

If my gums could speak they would most probably thank me for using the Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 :)

Highly recommended !!


MOFRED® Black & Tan Apple iPad (Previous Generation iPads) Leather Case-MOFRED®- Executive Multi Function Leather Standby Case for Apple New iPad 4 (Retina Display) / iPad 3 / iPad 2 with Built-in magnet for Sleep & Awake Feature
MOFRED® Black & Tan Apple iPad (Previous Generation iPads) Leather Case-MOFRED®- Executive Multi Function Leather Standby Case for Apple New iPad 4 (Retina Display) / iPad 3 / iPad 2 with Built-in magnet for Sleep & Awake Feature
Offered by MOFRED PRODUCTS
Price: £34.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget The Rest - Get The Best !, 13 Oct 2014
With new iPad cases are hitting the market every other day it can be quite a daunting task to choose a good quality yet cost effective offering.

Mofred have done a great job with this premium quality case! Apart from offering optimal protection for your investment it really looks the business, sporting a very executive and classy looking design. The materials used are top notch and only found on cases which cost much more.

The matt leather finish, reminiscent of the Apple case, combined with the beige interior make for a lovely case. And the very handy side pouch means that you can carry documents on the go. Foolscap size papers understandably need to be folded, whilst A5 sheets will fit in easily.

Three strips along the cover will provide firm and optimal viewing angles according to your preference. Simple yet very effective.

I do find this case so functional, stylish, sturdy and amazing value, and can honestly recommend it to anyone seeking a premium case.

As with all their products Mofred offer 100% Refund if not 100% Satisfied. They do not come much better, especially when factoring in the price!

Definitely a well earned 5 star rating


Nokia 107 Dual Sim UK Sim Free Unlocked Mobile Phone - Black (Not 3G Mobile Phone)
Nokia 107 Dual Sim UK Sim Free Unlocked Mobile Phone - Black (Not 3G Mobile Phone)

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Basic yet functional Dual SIM phone with a staggering 24 day battery life, 24 Sep 2014
Ever wanted to make a call just to find that the battery has depleted? And you know that you've charged the phone the day before.... Frustrating!! And these occurrences happen when you need them most... Murphy's Law.

So whilst smartphones are getting larger and speedier by the day, there still is a market for the traditional no frills alternative. I personally find this phone so reliable and use it primarily when travelling or going to the beach! It is meant to make calls and send text messages, and it does excel in that respect.

The staggering 24 day battery life is the star of the show. Combine that with solid build quality and portability and no wonder why the Nokia 107 is such an appealing phone. It also sports a very clear and vivid colour screen, albeit tiny at 1.8 inch.

Highly recommended to anyone seeking a cheaply priced phone that can withstand some serious abuse whilst providing great call quality and an everlasting battery life.


Nilfisk C105 6-5 Pressure Washer with 1400W Motor
Nilfisk C105 6-5 Pressure Washer with 1400W Motor
Price: £73.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compact "entry level" pressure washer, 23 Sep 2014
I bought the first one of the Nilfisk power washers at lightning deal price, and have since bought a couple more. Guess that says it all!!

Build quality is second to none and the clever design makes it ideal for storing in tight spaces thanks to the small footprint. A storage compartment (to the rear) comes in so handy to store accessories.

Yet the proof is in the pudding and all I can say is that the 1400W motor is strong enough for the most demanding of tasks. Great for washing the car and patio. The 105 bar pressure is strong enough for removing those stubborn bird droppings!

Highly recommended, particularly to the casual user.


Motorola Moto G 5-Inch (2nd Gen UK Stock) Dual Sim 8GB SIM-Free Smartphone XT1068
Motorola Moto G 5-Inch (2nd Gen UK Stock) Dual Sim 8GB SIM-Free Smartphone XT1068
Offered by UK PHOTO
Price: £155.95

148 of 157 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome value, yet, 18 Sep 2014
Motorola have listened to customers and implemented certain features which were missing from the now 7 month old Motorola Moto G DUAL SIM 8GB :
○ Micro SD card support
○ Dual front facing stereo speakers
○ Better front and rear cameras
○ 5" display

Similarities: (5" model called 2nd generation or XT1068 whilst previous model is the XT1033)
Both sport the same processor, 1GB RAM, non removable 2070mAh battery and 720 x 1280 display (albeit larger). Weighing 149g, it is a mere 6 grams more than its 4.5" predecessor.

Differences:
○ The cameras are a much welcome improvement: 8MP rear and 2MP front vs the 5MP / 1.3MP. Photos and videos look much better
○ Supports micro SD storage. Another key factor for me
○ Front firing stereo speakers offer beefier and better sound quality, yet not as loud as the older version
○ 5" screen is not as bright and sharp as the 4.5" one. At 720 x 1280, the new version has 294ppi vs 329ppi. That said it still is very readable in direct sunlight.
○ Battery life is still very good, yet it is understandably marginally better on the 4.5" model.

Considerations and Conclusion:
○ The 5 inch display means that the phone is no longer so "portable". And whilst I could easily slip my older Moto G into virtually any pocket, the same cannot be said of the Moto G 2nd Gen. Half an inch might not sound much yet people with smaller hands might find it hard to navigate through the phone single handed.
○ I would have liked to see a larger replaceable battery, more RAM and a 4G option even if it understandably meant a higher premium.

Motorola continues to offer such incredible value phones, and this latest phone is no exception. It offers a great user interface and is a joy to use.

I have no doubt that many will buy this phone, yet I wanted to share my experience in the hope that you could make the right decision on which phone to go for.
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EZ CAST ALL STREAM Full HD 1080p WIFI Smart TV Streaming Dongle for EZCAST, MiraCast, DLNA and AirPlay
EZ CAST ALL STREAM Full HD 1080p WIFI Smart TV Streaming Dongle for EZCAST, MiraCast, DLNA and AirPlay
Offered by XBMC Gadgets Hub
Price: £24.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Low quality and expensive, 16 Sep 2014
The ezCast is yet another Chinese clone of the Google Chromecast, albeit housing an external WiFi antenna. I have nothing against Chinese products, don't get me wrong. After all most respected branded products are actually made in China.

The interface is similar to the original CC, there are pros and cons.
Unlike the Chromecast, this unit does not ship with a mains adapter nor the HDMI extender. Given the price I would have expected such peripherals!! So you will need to either use the TV's own USB (if you have it), else connect it to a standard 5V USB mains adapter. The HDMI extender is very important if your adjacent HDMI ports are occupied, as the ezCast is bulky, and might not fit in.
Another point wort mentioning is that this media stick does not have an internal Wi-Fi antenna. So the picture can be deceiving as it does not show the external antenna which protrudes from the media stick.

Whilst this device supports Miracast, which is mirroring your phone or computer screen to a TV, there is no support for Netflix and other premium content from the web. On paper mirroring and Airplay might seem a viable alternative to the CC yet performance is mediocre.

The ezCast would have earned a higher rating were it supplied with an extender and a power supply


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