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GVESS Portable 1000X Magnification 8-LED USB Digital Microscope Endoscope with Stand for Education Biological Inspection with OTG Cable for Android Phone
GVESS Portable 1000X Magnification 8-LED USB Digital Microscope Endoscope with Stand for Education Biological Inspection with OTG Cable for Android Phone
Offered by Gvess1992
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A fun and educational magnifier, 18 May 2016
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION.
This product comprises a cylindrical optical body with a lens and LED illuminator at one end surrounded by a clear plastic shroud. Set into the body of the cylinder is a knurled focusing ring reminiscent of those employed on binoculars. On opposite sides of the cylinder are two buttons marked "SNAP" and "ZOOM". The cylinder body has a nice rubberized coating. The hinged plastic stand has a high gloss chrome like coating. The optical cylinder attaches to the stand via two clamped ball joints allowing the cylinder to be positioned at varying angles.The permanently fixed cable is terminated with a standard USB connector.
PERFORMANCE.
Firstly lets get the bad news out of the way. This product does not magnify 1000x. If you need anything close to this then this product is not for you (but seriously, what do you expect for £14.99?). The supporting stand is not a precision assembly and is incapable of holding the magnifier still whilst adjusting the quite stiff focus ring on its body or pressing the capture or zoom buttons. The software supplied is at best of questionable quality and maybe best ignored, but there is some good news so read on....
Plugging the USB into the PC without installing the software supplied prompts Windows to install generic drivers. You can use the device with most webcam software and capture images directly without reverting to the devices built in "SNAP" button. I would describe this product as a high resolution utility magnifier or a low resolution microscope. Optical magnification ultimately depends on how close the object is to the lens. The closer it is, the higher the magnification and of course there is a limit to how close you can get. On the computer screen the image can be made as large as is desired but this is software rather than optical zoom so is achieved only at the expense of resolution.
BOTTOM LINE.
If you are willing to overlook some of the exaggerated claims, this device can be used for hand held micro-inspection tasks or as a fun and educational magnifier. I include an image of a tiny aphid less than 0.5mm in size and the weave of of a very fine polyester and spandex cloth otherwise invisible to the naked eye.
I received this product at a discount in return for an honest review.
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UYIKOO ® Mini Hidden Spy Camera Alarm Table Clock Security Camer Family Nanny DVR Camcorder With 4GB Micro SD Card
UYIKOO ® Mini Hidden Spy Camera Alarm Table Clock Security Camer Family Nanny DVR Camcorder With 4GB Micro SD Card
Offered by UKmishangnana
Price: £19.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 3 May 2016
At first sight this little “Alarm Clock” looks the business. It is solidly built and has a reassuringly weighty feel. The polished bezel with its six screw heads looks both rugged and stylish. The clock face and hands have a precision look and the whole assembly folds flat into its base for travel. Unfortunately that is where the good news ends.
Firstly it cannot really be used as an alarm clock, or any other kind of clock. There is no alarm and the hands are loose and flop around on the dial. After setting, it kept the correct time for only a short period. This might not be seen as a major issue given that the prime purpose of this device is to act as a covert video and/or sound recorder. The main problem is that despite motion detection being mentioned in both the Amazon description and in the (almost unintelligible) instructions supplied with the device, no such feature actually exists. Given the mention of motion detection, it is reasonable to expect that the device would silently lie in wait until a movement occurred and then spring into action to record the event. Alas no. It is necessary to manually start video recording and this continues without a break until either it is manually stopped or the battery runs down after only around 100 minutes (according to the specifications provided). During video recording a bright blue LED is illuminated on the clock face, somewhat compromising its own covert cover. Alternatively you can press another button every time you want to take a still picture, but of course you have to be present to do this.
For the reasons given I have to conclude that this product fails as both a clock and as a useful spy camera and therefore has been returned. I was supplied this product at a discounted price in return for an honest review.


Phot-R Lightweight Aluminium Travel Monopod with Case
Phot-R Lightweight Aluminium Travel Monopod with Case
Offered by WestBase Direct - UK Registered Company. VAT receipt included
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good all round monopod, 11 April 2016
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Light enough to easily travel with yet has a reassuringly solid feel. Nice soft grip with wrist strap and carrying case. The extension locks are easy to operate and feel secure. I use with an existing ball joint tilt attachment. Provides a noticeable improvement in image quality compared with hand held. Great value at £8.95. Should have bought one of these sooner. If you are a keen photographer and don't have a monopod, stop reading this and buy one.


20X Magnifier Magnifying Eye Glasses Loupe Lens Jeweler Watch Repair with LED Lights (with Storage Pouch and Microfibre Cleaning Cloth)
20X Magnifier Magnifying Eye Glasses Loupe Lens Jeweler Watch Repair with LED Lights (with Storage Pouch and Microfibre Cleaning Cloth)
Offered by Honearn
Price: £2.65

3.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect but worth the money, 11 April 2016
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Ordered this to go with a watch repair kit. Do not expect it to work in binocular fashion. The high magnification would require the two magnifiers to be precision aligned with each other which is clearly not possible from the illustrated assembly. I have removed one magnifier from the frame so have the option of using this hand held. The focal length (working distance) is very short which can make it tricky to work with but the attached led's are a nice touch. Not perfect but easily worth the asking price of a few £.


Star Pack Set of 2 White Magnetic Cupboard Door Catches
Star Pack Set of 2 White Magnetic Cupboard Door Catches
Offered by Trade Supplies-UK
Price: £1.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 11 April 2016
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Does the job.


New 16PC Watch Repair Tools Kit
New 16PC Watch Repair Tools Kit
Offered by Madiha Naseer
Price: £2.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Pays for itself, 11 April 2016
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This amazingly inexpensive kit has already repaid its cost several times in replacement batteries and straps. Old and previously loved watches have been recovered from drawers and given a new lease of life courtesy of this kit.


TomTom GO 5100 5 inch Sat Nav with World Maps (Sim Card and Unlimited Data Included) - Black
TomTom GO 5100 5 inch Sat Nav with World Maps (Sim Card and Unlimited Data Included) - Black
Price: £219.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 11 April 2016
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I previously had an old Tom Tom Go 900 series and loved it. Sadly the screen died and I decided to buy this new updated model rather than throw money at the old one. However I have found this new device to be a different animal altogether.
The new 5100 can be slow to start up but has a great screen, European maps and lifetime traffic information. Lifetime speed camera data is also provided although this is not a patch on the third party database I used previously.The old 900 Series had a comprehensive configuration menu and its files could be viewed on a PC. This simplicity allowed customization and the use of third party databases.The 5100 however is tightly locked down with limited menu's and no access to the files. This excludes the use of excellent speed camera and other third party data. I could probably live with this were it not for the constant problems with updates. Initially even the smallest speed camera update took hours to complete. This was eventually solved by wiping the whole device and re-loading everything. Since then updates, when they work, are completed quickly. However I know to my cost never to perform one of the regular updates unless I know I will not be needing the device that day and I have plenty of time on my hands. The device will regularly stop part way through an update amid warnings not to disconnect and that the update will "re-commence in a few moments" Thus leaving me to sit and wait for an indeterminate length of time before losing patience and disconnecting anyway. On occasion it will flag that several updates are needed, only to stop after around 14% completed, then progress will suddenly revise to 3% before hanging. When eventually I disconnect and restart it will on occasion calmly announce that it is UP TO DATE leaving a feeling of simultaneous relief and frustration. If left connected it will sometimes decide that an update is needed after all. Meanwhile my old 900 series with its dead screen sits in a drawer calling softly...
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Portable Work Lamp Cordless Floodlight /Security Light 10W LED Light Rechargeable IP65 Waterproof Spotlights - Ideal for Camping, Night Finishing,Garden Work and other Outdoor Lighting
Portable Work Lamp Cordless Floodlight /Security Light 10W LED Light Rechargeable IP65 Waterproof Spotlights - Ideal for Camping, Night Finishing,Garden Work and other Outdoor Lighting

5.0 out of 5 stars Good General Purpose Portable Lamp, 9 April 2016
This LED Work Light arrived quickly in unbranded but secure packaging. There were no specifications, instructions or documentation of any kind included. The Lamp itself had the Trade Mark: BORUIT and Part Number: RJ-2144T discreetly printed on the back cover of the battery compartment. Also included in the package is a mains charger, USB and car charging cables.The lamp has a nice quality feel about it and is visually reminiscent of a high end camera. The battery compartment, lens mount and lens assembly are of a plastic but feel sturdy and well put together. Inside the battery compartment are 3 x 18650 rechargeable Li-Ion batteries. These need to be removed and unsealed before use. The metal frame has a soft tactile rubbery coating which provides stable non-slip support. The Lamp can be tilted vertically through 180 deg on its base and secured by hand tightening two knobs.The complete assembly stands 190mm from its base to the top of the handle and weighs 586g. On the top of the battery compartment is the charging socket which has a captive rubber bung to keep water out when not in use. Next to it is a green multi-press button. Sequentially pressing this provides Full Beam, Reduced Power Beam, Strobe and OFF. This button has a good positive feel about it. Better than some of these buttons which, I have found, can be unreliable. The lens ring can be rotated to transition the beam from wide angle to narrow. The light output is very high. On full power the narrow beam can clearly be seen on a hillside 300 meters away. As a work lamp this provides enough illumination for a 10 x 10 meter area and larger depending on the job at hand. It can also be used for close up work where the low power setting is useful. One point worth noting is that due to the small light emitting area, any object in its beam casts very sharp shadows. This makes positioning the lamp quite critical at times. To provide shadow free illumination for a whole room the lamp can be set vertically upwards pointing at the ceiling. This lamp is usable as a hand held torch but is perhaps a little cumbersome for extended use in this way and is too large to be pocketed. However as a powerful general purpose, portable lamp for use around the house and garden this definitely meets the bill.
I received this product at a discount in return for writing an honest review.


Astute Infrared Ear Thermometer Free Protective Storage Case and Probe cover
Astute Infrared Ear Thermometer Free Protective Storage Case and Probe cover
Offered by Activecare Online
Price: £15.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and easy, 16 Mar. 2016
Uses natural Infrared radiation from the inner ear for instant non-contact detection of body temperature. So much easier than waiting for an old style contact thermometer to work. Feels solid and well made. I received this product at a discount in return for an honest review.


Vitamin D 3 High Strength 5000 IU 365 Tablets Cholecalciferol UK MANUFACTURED Benefits Immune System, Helps Strengthen Bones and Teeth - SMALL 6MM TABLETS not Softgels or Capsules - Good Source of Vit D - Best D3 supplement - 100 % Vegetarian Dairy and Gluten Free
Vitamin D 3 High Strength 5000 IU 365 Tablets Cholecalciferol UK MANUFACTURED Benefits Immune System, Helps Strengthen Bones and Teeth - SMALL 6MM TABLETS not Softgels or Capsules - Good Source of Vit D - Best D3 supplement - 100 % Vegetarian Dairy and Gluten Free
Offered by No.1 Supplements Limited
Price: £10.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Incite Nutrition Vitamin D3, 16 Mar. 2016
It is not easy to detect the short term individual health benefits of taking this (or any other) D3, however a great number of reports indicate vitamin D to offer benefits which are not always easy to obtain from a normal diet. Furthermore D3 apparently offers more benefits than D2 (normally referred to as just D). These tablets from Incite Nutrition give all the indications of being a high quality product from a British based company offering responsive and helpful customer service. I received this product at a discount in return for a honest review.
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