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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: 29.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Expensive low quality Chromescast Clone !!, 16 Sep 2014
I would dare say that 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.

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.

So which one should you go for:

It all depends on your requirements. EZ Cast app fully supports the ezCast USB stick, yet only partial support is offered for the Chromecast.

Personally I would choose the Chromecast due to its intuitive interface and ever growing support. There are so many apps which are integrating Chromecast support, since the (SDK) Software Developer Kit has been released in mid February 2014. Having said that, certain features in the Chromecast are still in Beta version, and many enhancements are yet to come. So many are giving weight on what it will do rather than what is does.

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


Jiayu G5s MTK6592 1.7GHz Octa Core 4.5" Corning Gorilas HD Screen 2G RAM +16G ROM 13Mp Camera Android 4.2 Smartphone (Black)
Jiayu G5s MTK6592 1.7GHz Octa Core 4.5" Corning Gorilas HD Screen 2G RAM +16G ROM 13Mp Camera Android 4.2 Smartphone (Black)

5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible value Premium Quality Android Dual Sim Phone!!, 15 Sep 2014
Yet another lovely phone from China. The JIAYU G5s is an upgraded version of the G5. I have bought the phone from another site as it worked out to be quite cheaper.

Build quality is superb putting other much more expensive phones to shame. The side bezels, internals and removable back are made of stainless steel, giving the Jiayu premium looks and feel. Design wise it bears a striking resemblance to the iPhone.

The 4.5" screen screen size is the sweet spot for me. The phone sports a rich feature set, yet as with many things, specifications mean nothing unless they translate into a friendly user experience. And the Jiayu does not disappoint. It is truly a pleasure to use !

There are so many things I simply love about this phone:
○ Fast and responsive thanks to the 8 Core 1.7G GHz MTK6592 processor, Cortex A7
○ 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM.
○ Crisp and colourful IPS Capacitive Multi-touch Screen with 1280x720 resolution
○ Great Battery life: I have bought an optional 3000mAh however I still use the 2000mAh stock battery
○ Dual SIM Dual Standby (one normal sized and other micro SIM)
○ Micro SD card support up to a whopping 64GB
○ Great call quality, loud and clear
○ Notification LED indicating missed calls and messages
○ The user experience and handling are as good as it gets

I could keep on going on this superb phone!!

Bottom line: The Jiayu G5s is one of the best value phones on the market.

Highly recommended


Sanyo Eneloop AA 4 Pack Batteries (HR-3UTGA) - rechargeable up to 1500 times
Sanyo Eneloop AA 4 Pack Batteries (HR-3UTGA) - rechargeable up to 1500 times
Offered by iCell Media
Price: 7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eneloop - Simply the best, 10 Sep 2014
Eneloop are my top choice when it comes to batteries. They offer great performance, reliability and charge retention through the years. Most of all I have never had any of these batteries leak.

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-3UTGA Eneloop batteries are Sanyo's 2nd generation featuring:

- 1900 to 2000mAh (Minimum - Typical)
- 1500 charge cycles
- Great charge retention through the years: 85% after 1 year / 75% after 3 years
- Batteries are pre charged by the factory, (albeit to approx 75%) so they can be used straight away
- Virtually leak proof, even if left in a device

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. Some smart chargers even sport thermal overload detection.

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


RND Apple Certified 8-Pin Lightning to USB cable iPhone (6 / 6 Plus / 5 / 5S / 5C) iPad (Air / Mini) iPod Touch Data Sync and Charge (6 feet/purple)
RND Apple Certified 8-Pin Lightning to USB cable iPhone (6 / 6 Plus / 5 / 5S / 5C) iPad (Air / Mini) iPod Touch Data Sync and Charge (6 feet/purple)
Offered by RND Power Solutions, Inc
Price: 22.46

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quality 6 foot Lightning Cable, 9 Sep 2014
This RND Lightning cable comes in so handy for those situations where you need a long, or rather, very long cable! It performs exactly like the original Apple cable. I do find that the strain relief on both ends of the connector are actually better than on the original Apple cable.

The RND is recognised as an original when connected to any iOS device supporting a lightning connector.

As with other cables, I have performed the following head to head comparisons between the RND and Apple original cable:
○ Charging the iPad Air and iPone 5C
○ Data transfer speeds between iPad air and MackBook Pro / Windows 7
○ Synchronisation between the MacBook pro and iPad Air

All tests provided identical results. (iPad Air running latest version iOS 7.1.2)

For the money you definitely get loads of great quality cable. So if you really need a 6 foot lightning cable, the RND will not disappoint.


Apple iPad Air MD788LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver) NEWEST VERSION ItemShape: Wi-Fi Color: White Size: 16 GB Portable Consumer Electronic Gadget Shop
Apple iPad Air MD788LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver) NEWEST VERSION ItemShape: Wi-Fi Color: White Size: 16 GB Portable Consumer Electronic Gadget Shop

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars iPad Air .... Stylish, Sleek and Blazingly Fast, 9 Sep 2014
Apple really know how to work an audience thanks to their marketing hype and by limiting supplies at launch date. Thankfully they are now readily available and prices are creeping down.
I am no Apple iOS diehard fan. In fact I have several android tablets (including the Nexus 7, which I love). Yet there's no denying that the iPad has revolutionised the computer industry by triggering the tablet era.

This review focuses solely on the iPad Air.

Having owned two other iPads: iPad 1 and iPad 3, I am no novice to the iPad, and have followed the incremental upgrades since it was first introduced .... just 4 years ago!

When my iPad Air finally arrived (had it on pre-order for several months) I thought that the store had made a mistake and got me the iPad mini instead!
I opened the usual premium Apple packaging and was greeted by a lovely, super slim and lightweight gem of a tablet. The side bezels are so much thinner too, no wonder it could be mistaken for a Mini at first glance.

The iPad Air is no incremental upgrade, but a total redesign around the existing iPad 4 screen. (albeit offering better viewing angles)

It really is a pity that I had to buy a protective case, which covers the beautifully crafted aluminium body. Yet it means that your investment will still look like new for years.

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Case options: Skip this part if not interested.

When it comes to cases there is quite a choice. I call these necessary evils, yet one should not skimp on a quality case offering the best protection possible.

I have the original Apple, Invision and the Veo cases for the iPad Air. I cannot comment on cases I do not own which might prove to be actually better.
They weigh 148.7g, 208.5g and 230.7g respectively.
The Apple case is expensive, and the volume and sleep buttons are a nuisance to operate as they are covered in the thick premium leather. The other cases offer easy access to the buttons. However this case offers the best protection and looks great. It takes a lot of patience to remove this cover once it is in place.
The Invision is a very cheap case and a best seller. It looks sturdy and the stitching is top notch, yet I do not particularly like the shiny finish. The iPad is held in place by 4 corner tabs which tend to pop out of place fairly easily.
The Veo is probably the nearest to the Apple as far as looks go. It comes in a mat finish and the iPad is held in place via a plastic strip along the right and 4 corner tabs.
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DOES THE iPad Air LIVE UP TO THE HYPE?

A quick answer is "Yes"! The new zippy 64 bit A7 processor and crisp "Retina display" are the best I've seen on any 10" tablet so far! And even though it sports the same display as the iPad 4, the viewing angle is far superior, probably thanks to the closer proximity of the display to the scratch resistant gorilla glass.

The Apps further contribute to making this the best iPad to date, as they have been optimized to take full advantage of the powerful 64bit processor. These include *iPhoto, *iMovie, *Numbers, *Pages and *Keynote which are bundled for free!

Apps available for the iPad are generally of a very high standard and virtually virus free. There are various reasons for this:
- iPad is also targeted for professional environments
- Stable and reliable iOS platform
- Applications are only available through the App Store, thus guaranteeing income to the developer.

Pros:

○ Blazing fast, low consumption A7 (64bit) processor. The fastest to date
○ Premium build quality with ever so stylish looks thanks to the precision engineered aluminium housing
○ 30% lighter than iPad4, weighing only 469g for Wi-Fi, and 478g Wi-Fi + Cellular versions
○ Retina display. Great colour saturation producing stunning images
○ iWork and iLife software included for free
○ Vast choice of apps that can mimic laptop/desktop programs
○ Awesome battery life. No other tablet manufacturer can match as yet
○ Is widely used in the Aviation industry by pilots*: This gives the iPad the ultimate seal of approval for reliability, performance and stability.

*Jeppesen, the leading Airline chart manufacturer, has been officially endorsed by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) to provide digital navigation charts on the iPad for use in flight decks by pilots, and is being used by major airlines. This is a first, and truly revolutionary!

Cons:
- Proprietary hardware required. ie: Bluetooth GPS, Airprint printers..
- No expandable memory
- No touch ID

I would have loved to see an improved version of the iPhone's touch ID.

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Probably the most difficult task is choosing the version which best suits your needs and budget:

I will first start with the common denominator. All flavours offer the same A7 chip, retina display and Wi-Fi.

So the options are colour, storage size and cellular:
- Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yet I do suggest a side by side hands on comparison.
- Given the fast processor I would say go for the largest available storage you can afford. This might easily be a laptop alternative, given the new 128GB SSD version.
♦ Many think that cellular versions only offer data. This version also sports a GPS chip which works as good as the best GPS receivers. So this has to be taken into consideration when factoring the price difference.

Highly recommend to anyone seeking a versatile, fast and reliable alternative to a laptop.

I hope you find this review helpful. Any comments or queries are welcome, and I will try my best to address.


Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne battery charger
Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne battery charger
Offered by Nevada
Price: 49.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget the rest .... get the best!!, 30 Aug 2014
I have owned a couple of these chargers for over 4 years now, and I am more than satisfied with their performance. True, there are a few steps to follow in order to customize charging current yet it becomes second nature once you get accustomed to it.
The unit will default to "Charge" when batteries are inserted. Default current is 1000mA for AA cells.

The good:
- Large clear backlit display during charge
- Charges NiCD and NiMH batteries
- Revives old NiCD
- Various selections of charge currents starting at 200mA - 2000mA (19 selections)
- Charges 4 AA or 4 AAA batteries
- 5 operational modes: Charge, Refresh & Analyse, *Break-In, *Discharge and Cycle
- Sturdy construction as expected by Maha
- Comes with a 3 year warranty

* For NiCD batteries

Not so good
- Bulky
- Takes a long time to cycle through the voltage and current reading of the 4 cells

The pros far outweigh the cons and find this charger a great for eneloop, Powerex NiMH and NiCD batteries. I have revived so many old NiCD batteries.

Highly recommended


Nite Ize S-Biner Ahhh Black
Nite Ize S-Biner Ahhh Black
Offered by MilitaryOps Ltd
Price: 4.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb !, 25 Aug 2014
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Nite Ize are known for their premium quality offerings. And ths S-Biner is no exception. Top notch build quality and so versatile!!

Measuring 4.5cm by 8cm, it has a myriad of uses, apart from opening bottles.

Highly recommended 5 star product


QiStone+ The First Completely Wireless Power Bank with Qi+ 4000mAh for All Qi Compatible Devices Including Samsung Galaxy S5 SV, Nexus 4, 5, 7, Moto 360 and other Phones with Receivers & iPhone with iQi Mobile
QiStone+ The First Completely Wireless Power Bank with Qi+ 4000mAh for All Qi Compatible Devices Including Samsung Galaxy S5 SV, Nexus 4, 5, 7, Moto 360 and other Phones with Receivers & iPhone with iQi Mobile
Offered by Fonesalesman
Price: 44.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The First Completely Wireless Power Bank with Qi+, 23 Aug 2014
The QiStone+ is a truly remarkable product which sets a new benchmark in the Qi Charger market. The fact that this Qi charger can be charged wirelessly is truly unique ! And the attention to detail, build quality and features set this charger in a class of its own..

The unit comes nicely boxed in robust recyclable packaging. It also contains a USB cable, a very comprehensive User Manual, silicone charging port dust covers and felt pouch to protect the charger when not in use.

DESIGN:
Mother nature has crafted some of the most beautiful forms and shapes I have ever seen, and this charger emulates this design. It really looks like a pebble ! If you had to take it to the beach probably very few, if any, would notice it ... just make sure you don't lose it !! (The Fone Salesman logo is barely visible, unlike as pictured)

The unit itself sports 4 tiny LEDs on the top, and a larger rectangular blue one to the corner. When unit is off these are practically invisible. Four rubber pads will maximise grip onto most surfaces. I simply love the minimalistic design as it gives the charger that classy look

OPERATION:
The charger does not have a power switch and will come to life when touched ( Capacitive Touch Sensitive 'Wake' Switch). The blue led will flash followed by 4 green LEDs to indicate the remaining charge. These will turn off after a few seconds. However when it senses a Qi enabled device the charger will emit the familiar "Wii" sound and the blue light will come on. When placed over a KoolPad or any wireless charger the same will happen, yet this time the QiStone itself gets charged. Whilst the unit is being wirelessly charged only the USB mode charging is active.

PERFORMANCE:
The QiStone+ sports a 4000mAh Li-ion Polymer battery, and will charge most phones for over a couple of times. Charging through USB (or direct charging) will result in better efficiency. Wireless charging is not as efficient as direct cable charging. For this matter manufacturers generally claim a percentage efficiency which reflects the difference between direct and indirect charging. In this case the manufacturer claims 74.7% efficiency at 1000mA, which is considered extremely good for these types of chargers. Basically the more the heat dissipation the less the efficiency.
Under constant load the power bank / charger gets slightly warm to the touch (around 37 C), which is well within limits.

FEATURES:
○ Turns to 'Sleep Mode' after 30 seconds of inactivity
○ Capacitive Touch Sensitive 'Wake' Switch
○ Wireless Qi Transmitter on Top / Wireless Qi Receiver on Base
○ Wireless Charging Distance: 6-8mm ( Will charge through cases)
○ Wireless Charging Efficiency: 74.7%
○ Battery: 4000mAh Li-ion Polymer battery
○ Output: DC 5V, 1A
○ Weight: 135 g
○ Dimensions: 105 x 72 x 20 mm

CONCLUSION:
The QiStone+ price might seem steep at first glance, however one has to take into account that to date this is the only charger offering such unique features. I honestly think that the price is right. Yet it eventually depends on your needs and budget.

Recommended to anyone seeking a stylish, portable and truly versatile Powerbank & Qi Charger combo

Note: Fonesalesman have provided the QiStone+ for an unbiased review.


XCSOURCE Vsmart v5ii EZCast Miracast Chromecast DLAN AirPlay Dongle For Tablet Smartphone Projection on TV Iphone 5 5s 4s Samsung Galaxy S3 S4 S5 I9300 Note 3 4 Sony LG CN131
XCSOURCE Vsmart v5ii EZCast Miracast Chromecast DLAN AirPlay Dongle For Tablet Smartphone Projection on TV Iphone 5 5s 4s Samsung Galaxy S3 S4 S5 I9300 Note 3 4 Sony LG CN131
Offered by XCSOURCE
Price: 14.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Yet another Chromecast Clone, yet supports Miracast, 21 Aug 2014
I would dare say that the Vsmart v5ii aka EZCast is a cheap 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. Yet to mention Chromecast is the listing is taking it too far!!

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. 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. The HDMI extender is very important if your adjacent HDMI ports are occupied, as the Vsmart v5ii is bulky, and might not fit in.

Whilst this device supports Miracast, which is mirroring your phone or computer screen to a TV (an area where the CC is lacking, yet quickly catching up), there is no support for Netflix and other premium content from the web. Yet if you would rather have mirroring and Airplay than the Vsmart v5ii is a good choice and does a decent job.

So which one should you go for, that is, if pricing were the same:

It all depends on your requirements. EZ Cast app fully supports the Vsmart v5ii USB stick, yet only partial support is offered for the Chromecast.

Personally I would choose the Chromecast due to its intuitive interface and ever growing support. There are so many apps which are integrating Chromecast support, since the (SDK) Software Developer Kit has been released in mid February 2014. Having said that, certain features in the Chromecast are still in Beta version, and many enhancements are yet to come. So many are giving weight on what it will do rather than what is does.

The Vsmart v5ii would have earned a higher rating were it supplied with an extender and a power supply!


Wagner WoodPerfect Fence Sprayer
Wagner WoodPerfect Fence Sprayer
Price: 86.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Results and Cleans in a Jiffy, 20 Aug 2014
The Wagner WoodPerfect Fence Sprayer is a HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure) system that works great for applying primers to any type of surface and also finish on wood.

Wagner is renound for producing great spray guns and this gun is no exception. This is a quality budget spray system which is so easy to use and maintain.

It is very well suited for odd jobs around the house or garden where it would be impossible to carry a large compressor.

The W600 is very easy to clean, also thanks to today's water based sprays. I did find that I could use normal paints also, without even thinning them. So this gun will handle normal wood paints and varnishes with ease.

Highly recommend it to anyone into DIY


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