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Mpow® iSnap Bluetooth Wireless Remote Control Camera Shutter Release for Apple IOS Android iPhone 5 5C 5S 4S 4, iPad 4 3 2, iPad Air Mini, iPod touch, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 10.1 8 3 2, Note Tab 2, Moto X, Droid 2, Google Nexus 4, 5, 7, 8
Mpow® iSnap Bluetooth Wireless Remote Control Camera Shutter Release for Apple IOS Android iPhone 5 5C 5S 4S 4, iPad 4 3 2, iPad Air Mini, iPod touch, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 10.1 8 3 2, Note Tab 2, Moto X, Droid 2, Google Nexus 4, 5, 7, 8
Offered by Patox
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Handly little "remote shutter release", 22 Oct 2014
Note: The supplier sent me a review sample, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This is a very simple Bluetooth shutter button remote, simply pair it up with the phone or tablet and it fires the shutter on the built in camera (or starts/stops the video) Depending on the OS type you can select this using the slider switch the "I" being iOS (Apple) or A for Android. On the front is the main shutter button this glows blue when pairing up.

Under the rear side you have a lithium cell (CR2032) which you can replace when it's run out. I found the remote worked fine on most of the phones and tablets I used it on (a variety of Apple and Android ones) bar the Archos I have which paired up but didn't want to play ball on that tablet (for some reason) You can install various "apps" for timers and other advanced remote functions (like multiple shots etc) the concept of this is to have a physical external remote. You also have a supplied "plastic plug" and loop to keep it attached (this goes into the headphone jack) Build on the unit was decent enough it's quite small though I noted a few small gaps in the casing nothing to cause serious concern.

Range wise I got about 4-5 metres out of it in rough testing, it's a bit early to comment on battery performance but going on camera remotes I have these cells tend to last quite a while and are cheap enough to buy. Could be of interest for some phone/tablet shooters possibly for group shots or triggering the camera at a distance.


Qifull 3-Coils Qi Wireless Car Charger Dock with Adjustable Arms Design for Google Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 920, HTC Rzound / Droid DNA, MOTO Droid Mini, Blackberry Z30, Pentax WG-3 GPS, iPhone, Samsung, LG, HTC and Other Qi-Enabled Phones and Tablets (Black)
Qifull 3-Coils Qi Wireless Car Charger Dock with Adjustable Arms Design for Google Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 920, HTC Rzound / Droid DNA, MOTO Droid Mini, Blackberry Z30, Pentax WG-3 GPS, iPhone, Samsung, LG, HTC and Other Qi-Enabled Phones and Tablets (Black)
Offered by ibestsky
Price: £50.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The "Full Monty" of in car cradles/chargers, 22 Oct 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Note: The maker sent me a review sample, no attempt was made to influence my opinion of the product

This in car phone holder does a bit more than just hold your phone, as it's a Qi charger that means you can connect it up to charge any Qi enabled phone whilst it's being held. Some Android phones have this built in, if you have a phone that doesn't then you can pick up a card that offers this and attach it to the phone battery (it's very simple and quick to do and the cards are not expensive either)

You get a pretty comprehensive bundle included in the box (it's stuffed full of accessories) including:
1: The main cradle
2: A mounting bracket to clip onto the air vent (as an alternative to the suction mount)
3: A long arm suction mount, this can be freely rotated for horizontal and vertical mounting and has a locking nut to hold it firm
4: A plastic round "pad" with a sticky side if you want to mount it on a dash
5: Two USB to micro USB cables (one long one short)
6: A single socket USB car charger insert this into the cigarette socket to provide power to the cradle

Onto the main cradle unit, this has a "soft" opening mechanism so it opens smoothly (rather than jumping open) I measured the opening with the jaws fully out and it's about 95mm so plenty of space for even bigger phones to fit in there, with the jaws shut the opening is near 58mm or so. On all sides the cradle jaws, front logo area and bottom tabs are covered in a nice dense rubber material and the plastics used feel very good too with decent density to them.

On the top rear of the cradle you have the button to release the jaws. At the bottom is an LED light and a micro USB input this LED lights up blue when powered and changes to green when it's charging up the phone. Installation is very easy (pick a place to mount it plug it in and it's ready to use), good instructions provide clear information on how to set up the unit.

In use the charger worked just great with no issues charging the phones I tried it with via the Qi charging. If you don't have a phone with wireless charging you can still plug in the USB to micro USB lead (or other cable aka lighting iPhone one) There are some cases that offer Qi charging and plenty of cards around to fit to phones to enable this feature. It's worth a mention that the "efficiency" of wireless charging isn't as good as a direct cable (usually around 75% conversion) but a small price to pay for convenience.

This is one of the better car holders/chargers I've used you get the full kit (including the air vent bracket and an extra USB cable) and the rubber pads held the phones I used very securely (some of the cradles I've had used foam which isn't as good over time as it loses it's shape a bit)
An excellent product well made, designed and works a treat.


[Certified by Apple] ACEPower® Premium 3 USB 26W 5.1A Aluminum Panel Compact Designed USB Car Charger for iPhone 6 6plus 5 5S 5C 4 4S,iPad 4 3 2,iPad mini,iPad air Battery Power Supply for All Apple Device, Galaxy, Cell Phones, Tablet, Android Devices (Black+Blue)
[Certified by Apple] ACEPower® Premium 3 USB 26W 5.1A Aluminum Panel Compact Designed USB Car Charger for iPhone 6 6plus 5 5S 5C 4 4S,iPad 4 3 2,iPad mini,iPad air Battery Power Supply for All Apple Device, Galaxy, Cell Phones, Tablet, Android Devices (Black+Blue)
Offered by ACEShield UK
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality "triple port" USB in car charger, 22 Oct 2014
Note: The maker sent me a review sample, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This is the second sample I got from the manufacturer to test, and I have to say I prefer this one for a few reasons partly down to having 3 ports (2 is enough but having an extra one doesn't hurt) and I like the whole top second being made from good quality nicely machined aluminium it just feels more solid and robust.

The three ports are clearly marked with the top one being 2.1 amp output, the middle 2.0 amp and the third a normal 1 amp variety. This means you've fast charging on 2 of the ports and the lower rating means just about any device will work from this.

Build is good overall mostly down to the metal top section which adds a bit more to the "premium feel". I tested it using a number of phones and tablets (Android and Apple) no problems to report with any of them (it's Apple certified too) No complaints on this product it works just great. The size on the top panel is a mere 35mm across by around 26 wide very small. A good in car charger if you're looking for more ports.


[Certified by Apple] ACEPower® Premium Dual USB Ports 17W 3.4A Aluminum Panel Compact Designed USB Car Charger for iPhone 6 6plus 5 5S 5C 4 4S,iPad 4 3 2,iPad mini,iPad air Battery Power Supply for All Apple Device, Galaxy, Cell Phones, Tablet, Android Devices (Black+Sliver)
[Certified by Apple] ACEPower® Premium Dual USB Ports 17W 3.4A Aluminum Panel Compact Designed USB Car Charger for iPhone 6 6plus 5 5S 5C 4 4S,iPad 4 3 2,iPad mini,iPad air Battery Power Supply for All Apple Device, Galaxy, Cell Phones, Tablet, Android Devices (Black+Sliver)
Offered by ACEShield UK
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job just fine, 22 Oct 2014
Note: The maker sent me a review sample, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This "dual" USB charger is fairly small in size (which is good) simply slot it into the car charge socket and you can power or charge 2 devices at the same time, this is esp useful as we're so reliant on smart phones and tablets a single port isn't really going to cut it. The advantage of 2 ports (or more) is obvious but another point is if you are running an in car "Sat Nav" you can if you have a mini USB cable power that and charge a phone/tablet or other device at the same time.

Build in the unit is pretty good, mostly down to the aluminium ring around the top part this adds a bit of strength to the build the plastics are fine though nothing earth shattering either it would be nice if the aluminium portion was extended to the whole top panel.

This dual port has a 2.4 amp output at the top (near the LED light which glows when connected) and a 1 amp below that. The higher output better suited to charging tablets at a faster rate than the normal 1 amp. Lettering on the top part is hard to see you'll just have to remember that the top one is the faster charging port (wouldn't mind a blue or red colour in the USB port to indicate the quicker charging one) In use worked just fine on variety of phones/tablets. Nothing wrong with this really, I might be nit picking a bit but I'd like slightly better build and clearer markings so you can see the power output on the ports is (it's very small and the lettering is stamped into the plastic not printed on)

Overall fairly respectable though


Bluetooth Keyboard, GMYLE® Bluetooth 3.0 Ultra-Slim 10 Inch Wireless LED Backlit Keyboard for iOS Android Windows PC Tablet Smartphone w/ Built in Lithium Battery
Bluetooth Keyboard, GMYLE® Bluetooth 3.0 Ultra-Slim 10 Inch Wireless LED Backlit Keyboard for iOS Android Windows PC Tablet Smartphone w/ Built in Lithium Battery
Offered by Clever Gadgets
Price: £23.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely made compact "backlit LED" Bluetooth keyboard, 22 Oct 2014
Note: The maker provide me with a review sample, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

I've tried a few of these Bluetooth keyboards and this one offers a rather attractive "blue LED" backlight under the keys, but importantly you can modify how this works you can turn it off entirely or just have it on all the time or only when the keys are being pressed.

Build on the keyboard is very good the outer side and back casing is metal (4 thick rubber pads at a bit of angle to the keyboard and stop it slipping around on surfaces); the top glossy panel on front you have the on/off switch and a blue LED with the expected "connect" button. Pairing is very easy power it on and pretty the connect pair it up to the tablet/phone or computer and off you go.

A full charge takes about 4 hours or so (you get a good length micro USB cable provided) the LED on the top panel glows red when charging and turns off when it's finished this also doubles as the blue LED which shows up when you are pairing the keyboard.
Compatibility is broad this works on Apple computers, iPhone/Pad as well as Windows from XP/Vista/7 and 8
Android is supported from 3.0 and up both tablets and smart phones that have Bluetooth.

For a desktop or other pc you'll need a Bluetooth dongle or you can use it straight away
The user manual is clear and well laid out there is also a chart of "hot keys" this varies a bit depending on which OS you are using.
On the keyboard you'll notice you have the QWE keys marked Apple, Android and Windows you use the Fn button to switch modes on the keyboard for the OS you are using. The Fn button has quite a few uses used in combination with other buttons you can change the LED lighting mode (to off, on only with key presses or always on) and you can also adjust the LED brightness in 4 stages a nice touch if you want a more discreet glow under the keys

The main keypad feels very responsive as I touch type I can be a bit fussy on keyboards the travel is about right on the keys and it's also quiet typing away rapidly. For me overall it's a good keyboard the build is excellent and I like the backlit LED and the ability to adjust the brightness or turn if off if you want to. It's a bit early to comment on the battery life, no doubt the LED's will drain it a bit more, but usually you get a long period between charges on keyboards like this so I'll update the review if required in relation to use or battery.

Any niggles? Well on the keyboard not really, but I wouldn't mind a small travel pouch to be provided for carrying the keyboard around, that's not a major point but it would be a nice touch. Certainly worth a look if you are after a decent LED Bluetooth keyboard that's solidly made.


Fujifilm FinePix S4800 Digital Camera - Black (16 MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD
Fujifilm FinePix S4800 Digital Camera - Black (16 MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD
Offered by GSM-Fonz
Price: £104.70

3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for an entry level bridge camera, lacks a viewfnder though, 21 Oct 2014
At this price don't get too excited with what's on offer, but it's quite well priced and takes acceptable images for the outlay.
For me I think the biggest gripe is the lack of viewfinder, for a longer optical zoom camera I think that's a mistake

Granted the viewfinders are pretty poor on budget models, still it does help you hold the camera steady and is useful in harsher lighting.

In the box you get:
4xAA type alkaline batteries
Shoulder strap
USB cable
User Manual (just a basic one)
Lens cap and Lens cap cord
CD-ROM

A quick summary of the good and bad points

+ Good value, bang per buck it's not a bad way to get a longer zoom bridge model
+ Useful range 30x zoom lens covering 24-720mm (equivalent in 35mm terms)
+ Good battery life (with decent quality Ni-MH AA's) around 500 if not a bit more
+ Video is "ok" at 1280x720 720p (I don't expect full HD at this price) quality wasn't bad either mono sound though. You can zoom while filming
+ Well balanced flash exposures (fuji are usually good here)
+ Fairly pleasing exposures and colours (white balance can be a little cool in some lighting)
+ Decent macro mode
+ Has sensor shift IS (works ok maybe 2.5-3 stops)

Cons:
- No viewfinder (doesn't help trying to hold a 30x zoom steady!)
- Not the sharpest lens, it's not bad across the range but struggles a bit 24mm end in the corners
- Image quality suffers in lower light and at higher ISO levelsl (I'd stick to ISO 400 or lower, 800 is pushing it a bit)
- Standard 16mp CCD sensor, not your better EXR sensor from Fuji, it's ok but doesn't have the dynamic range or lower light performance. I would set the camera to shoot 8mp images (half size) you won't get anything extra out of the 16mp setting
- Slow cont shooting at full resolution (just 1.2fps, there are higher speeds at smaller image sizes though)

It's reasonably well featured and the build is acceptable for the cost, you get the normal PASM modes, the extra modes like SR Auto (scene recognition) panoramic mode, scene modes like beach and baby, portriats, and the 3.0 inch 230k dot LCD screen is usuable if unspectacular. Visibility is quite good but in harsh light it can be a problem (that's where the viewfinder would come in handy)

Image wise it's a not bad camera in this price range, but nothing amazing either (but then nothing is at this price point!) If you want an inexpensive bridge type zoom that takes ok photos and is fairly well featured and with the convenience of AA batteries it's not a bad option.
It might be worth looking at the S8200 which has a bigger zoom range, a viewfinder and nicer LCD if those extras are on your want list (costs about £50 more). The image quality isn't ideal for bigger enlargements (you'll get ok A4's just don't expect poster prints despite the 16mp spec), but it's adequate for many users.


Ronseal HWFSDO750 Hardwood FurnIture Stain English Oak 750ml
Ronseal HWFSDO750 Hardwood FurnIture Stain English Oak 750ml
Price: £12.83

3.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the "tin" but..., 21 Oct 2014
I bought a tin of this for some garden furniture which is in good condition but required some treatment.
Now I did read the label and the Ronseal 3 year claim isn't unrealistic, however be aware that in order to achieve the 3 years protection you will need to apply 3 coats of the stain.

This isn't a huge problem, as this is water based and quick drying (under 1 hour in warm ish conditions) so you can apply multiple coats in a shorter period of time. But being honest having used Sadolin's extra durable woodstain the finish on that is superior and longer lasting. The Ronseal is pretty good, but it can blister and a few coats simply won't cut it for outside furniture even on well prepared surfaces.

Don't expect to put a single coat on and get the desired results. If you're happy to apply the 3 coats then this isn't a bad woodstain, but despite the pain of Sadolin's being oil based (very slow drying time) it does last longer and with less coats. The upside is that the brushes are easy to wash out simply use water and a bit of washing up liquid

I painted a number of garden items with this and the finish is fine, it's just not the best out there.


Foxnovo® FP10 10400mAh Lithium Polymer Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy Dual-Port Backup External Battery Chargers Power Bank Charger for iPhone 6, 5S 5, 4S 4, iPod, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 4 3 2, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note 4 Note 3 Tab 2, Sony, HTC, Blackberry and Most USB Devices (Silver)
Foxnovo® FP10 10400mAh Lithium Polymer Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy Dual-Port Backup External Battery Chargers Power Bank Charger for iPhone 6, 5S 5, 4S 4, iPod, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 4 3 2, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note 4 Note 3 Tab 2, Sony, HTC, Blackberry and Most USB Devices (Silver)
Offered by FoxnovoStore
Price: £39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleek power bank with unique "4 in 1" cable, 21 Oct 2014
Note: The maker provided me with a review sample, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This Foxnovo power bank comes in a nicely finished Aluminium alloy casing and has a rating of 10400mAh a putting it into the fairly large capacity category of battery banks. I've tested quite a few power banks and they come in all shapes and sizes, this one is fairly compact in size about 12cm long with a width of 6.5cm it's a bit smaller than some other ones I've used. As expected there is a bit of weight to it (pretty much par for the course with larger power banks), so it's better suited to a briefcase or bag.

You get two USB ports on the front one rated at 1.0 amp and the second at 2.1 amp output. Push the small metal button to power it and to check the remaining capacity via the four blue LED lights. Now normally you get a micro USB to normal USB cable, but here Foxnovo have opted for a 4 in 1 solution built into a single cable so no need to carry adapters around (or lose them)

The four connectors are:
1: Micro USB
2: Apple 30 pin (this is used on iPods and older iPads etc)
3: Apple Lightning connector (this is the new one for iPhones/Pads/Nano iPod etc)
4: Micro USB 3.0 this is a newer connector (similar to the Micro USB but faster speeds and wider)

You don't see many devices around with the Micro USB 3.0 (a few of the newer Samsung tablets) but expect it to become more common over time. Charging times area around 8 hours (from flat) so I'd use a 2.0amp output to charge it if possible a lower rating will take longer of course.

In the box is a small bag with a loop on top to put the bank in (this is line with a felt that's soft), and a front pocket to store the cable. It's a nice touch to see and helps keep the cable and bank together. Performance wise there is plenty of power here (you'll get an iPad air charged with a bit left over and quite a few charges for smart phones) No issues to report that multi cable worked well on a number of Android and Apple devices I charged it's not the longest cable I've used (about 22 cm from the USB tip to the connector tips) but it's really handy to have most of the connectors you would want in one solution so a nod to Foxnovo for coming up with a good design there. The bag also rounds off the appeal element too.

An excellent little bank and goes that bit further than most bundle wise. Recommended


Poweradd™ Pilot S 12000mAh Dual USB Anti-explosion Portable Charger External Battery Power Pack With Smart LCD Display for iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Air Mini, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2, Note 4 3 2,Blackberry, HTC One, M8, LG Optimus, Nexus, Android Smartphones and Tablets, Gopro Cameras and More Other 5V USB Devices
Poweradd™ Pilot S 12000mAh Dual USB Anti-explosion Portable Charger External Battery Power Pack With Smart LCD Display for iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Air Mini, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2, Note 4 3 2,Blackberry, HTC One, M8, LG Optimus, Nexus, Android Smartphones and Tablets, Gopro Cameras and More Other 5V USB Devices
Offered by Poweradd
Price: £67.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Meaty capacity with a handy LED battery status display, 20 Oct 2014
Note: The supplier sent me a review sample for evaluation no attempt was made to influence my review of the product

This is quite an interesting "power bank" because most power banks I've tested come with LED lights to let you know how much power is left, this bucks the trend with a nice backlit LCD display showing you the exact % left in the bank, very useful as you are never in doubt as to how much juice you have. The LCD also shows "in or out" on the panel so charging it up is in and when it's being drained the out lettering shows.

Onto the unit itself it's a little longer than some banks I've used around 16cm length by 7cm wide it is quite slim though at 1.5cm. Weight wise it's a bit lighter than some of the 10000mAh banks that have come through my hands probably down to plastic outer shell (which feels well made and solid)

In use you're looking at around 8-9 hours to charge this up from empty, I'd suggest using a 2.0amp charger as this time will be extended a good bit with a slower speed charge and you'll be waiting quite a while via a pc USB port (it will work though for charging)

You get a decent bundle of tips a mini USB, thin Nokia type charger, and the 30 pin Apple connector used on the previous iPads and the original iPods. A white micro USB cable is provided you can slip on the adapters to this or use it on it's own for charging the bank up or connecting to phones and tablets. There are two USB ports 1 x 1.0 amp and 1 x 2.1amp for faster charging it does support charging two devices at the same time and has the expected over charge/heat/short circuit protection.

In use no problems to report worked just fine on the Android and Apple devices I tested it on. I don't really have any complaints but I would like to see a small bag included this would be useful to keep the cable, bank and adapters together. The LCD display is a great idea though and the accurate power level readings are better than the usual LED lights (most have 4 that I have used) for one obvious reason you could be on one LED light and have very little power left (1 LED indicates up to 25% charge on power banks) this avoids any doubts as to exactly how much charge is left.

Power banks of this capacity are better suited to tablet users (this will charge an iPad air no problem with a good bit left over) ideal for extended trips away (you will get a lot of phone charges and around 3 full charges for smaller android tablets)

Overall a very good power bank and recommended


Bolse® 300Mbps Wireless-N USB Network Adapters - Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.5 Greater; 2.4G 802.11ngb 32-Bit and 64-Bit Compatible For Laptop, Desktop Computer
Bolse® 300Mbps Wireless-N USB Network Adapters - Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.5 Greater; 2.4G 802.11ngb 32-Bit and 64-Bit Compatible For Laptop, Desktop Computer
Offered by T.M. Enterprise
Price: £22.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good speed and range from this USB wireless dongle, 20 Oct 2014
Note: The supplier sent me a review sample, no attempt was made to influence my opinion of the product

This USB dongle is a simple device it adds wireless capability to a laptop or desktop PC, OS support is wide including Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac OS X from 10.4-10.8. What it doesn't do is add wireless to other devices without an operating system like blu ray players (many makers offer a solution for this) Xbox or other consoles.

With that out of the way I tested it on a few systems no issues on the Mac's and Windows 8 works without any driver installation, for the Windows 7 test system I had to install the drivers off the cd, not a problem it didn't take very long. This also supports Wifi "direct" which is nice to see

This unit is one of the faster ones it complies with the IEEE 802.11n specification if your modem or router is a G type not to worry it also supports previous protocols too 802.11g and 802.11b so even on older modems it works without issue. The software is simple (possibly a little unrefined the icons are a bit small) but does the job and is relatively straight forward to use scan for your network and type in your password the Ralink (this is the name of the software you install) icon sits in the tray and you can open it up any time to make changes.

Range wise as good as the Netgear solution I have and the speeds are somewhat faster (no complaints at all on performance) connections are quite quick on boot up. The dongle itself is well made with good solid plastics used on the case (the Netgear unit I have creaks a bit on the casing) no signs of that here, you have a plastic cap to protect it when not in use. It's a good unit overall, I would like a USB cradle to come with it (it can be useful for desktop users to avoid having the stick poking out of the case front or back) that's a minor niggle though, instructions are good, software works well but I would like to see a more intuitive set up procedure (it's a bit basic and could do with a set up wizard walkthrough) nothing to get too worked up over just a few small areas for product development. A decent dongle though in most ways


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