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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)
Offered by Digital.Camz
Price: £21.99

4 of 4 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

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
Price: £144.99

51 of 52 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: £29.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap quality yet Expensive Chromecast wannabe, yet, 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.

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.

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)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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!! However please note that there have been many reports that the GPS reception leaves to be desired. I did apply the GPS fix on my phone (as on most MTK chipset phones) and it seems to be working normally, albeit not as good as the THL T100s. So if GPS is essential for you than best look elsewhere.

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 Sturdy 6 foot Lightning Cable, 9 Sep 2014
The 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
○ Synchronisation between the MacBook pro and iPad Air

All tests provided identical results.

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 Outdoors365 UK
Price: £4.99

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


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