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USUN Powerful PCB 3.7V 18650 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery for Flashlight Torch(Pair) (4000mAH)
USUN Powerful PCB 3.7V 18650 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery for Flashlight Torch(Pair) (4000mAH)
Offered by Joylee2014888
Price: £4.19

2.0 out of 5 stars They work but are miles off the quoted capacity, 26 July 2016
I bought a few sets of these for torches and other items mostly as back up batteries. I had no expectation that they would be near to the 4000mAh the label suggests. What did surprise me is how far they were below the rating.
Ran them through a capacity checker and both cells were barely over 1000mAh about a quarter of the quoted capacity.

Clearly something is going on these are not high capacity cells at all. On the upside they do work (at least for a time) run time won't be amazing though. Labelling is clearly misleading on these batteries the only reason I give them 2 stars is because they do work (at lesat so far). The usual rule of if it's too cheap...if you want high capacity 18650 cells you'll need to spend more on a reputable product.


Mini Wifi Projector,Taotree Updated UC46 Portable Wireless Full Color 130" Image 1200 Lumens 800x480P LCD LED Projector for Home Theater Cinema Game with IP/IR/USB/SD/HDMI/VGA Interface - Support Apple Android Airplay/Miracast/DLNA Wireless Connection
Mini Wifi Projector,Taotree Updated UC46 Portable Wireless Full Color 130" Image 1200 Lumens 800x480P LCD LED Projector for Home Theater Cinema Game with IP/IR/USB/SD/HDMI/VGA Interface - Support Apple Android Airplay/Miracast/DLNA Wireless Connection
Offered by Good Liu
Price: £95.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Well priced Wi-Fi projector, 26 July 2016
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This is one of the newer models around in the budget segment the most obvious improvement is the addition of built in WiFi which previous models lacked; case design is also a little different (and feels more premium) with a softer touch finish on the top panel rather than the glossy look (piuctures differ a bit some show glossy panels the one I got has the matt effect). It's still quite small (being a little larger than the popular super budget GM60) – 20cm x 15cm x 5.5cm. Bundle consists of a grey remote (2 x AAA not supplied) AV/Power cables, manual and lens cap there is no included HDMI cable with this.

Connections are HDMI, AV, 3.5mm headphone out, dual USB (one is a charging port), and SD card. With a black VGA port at the bottom left. Pretty standard for a projector; however the biggest appeal on this is the wireless display mode. You can cast a screen from a phone/tablet or computer (Win 8.1/10), with support for iOS7 and Mac. It's a direct connection to the projector and is pretty simple to set up; I tested an Android phone with no issues just enable screen casting and it will display the projector in the available devices, no password by default just pair it up couldn't really be any easier.

Worked well for me during testing I tried a few games, and streaming Netflix/video very little delay (though this will vary on the distance to the unit). I can see why the maker has included the second USB charging port if you are using this a fair bit then you'll want to keep a phone or tablet charged up. For computer users it also offers an alternative to the HDMI (or VGA on older laptops).

Controls are quite well placed on the top deck making operation simple if you don't have the remote control to hand. The menus are al little different here though, not in a bad way just a different layout than the standard one that seems to inhabit many units.

Onto the subjective projection quality it's quite close to the GM60 model at least in terms of brightness (we are still at entry level here this isn't going to work for daylight projection, but it's fine if you have a darker room). I did find this one a little less contrasty out of the box at the default settings..if that's not to your taste a trip into the settings menu lets you tweak that. I don't mind a less punchy image at it's a bit more “natural” in appearance.

Sound wise not bad, but again you'll probably want to use the headphone socket output the output is passable (a speaker on the underside) and in a push will do, it's not particularly loud on some clips. A proper speaker set up or Blue tooth speaker (using the Aux input) both will offer a good boost in sound output. It will pass in a pinch as with most projectors the sound is there is you need it, not because it's amazing, I've heard worse though.

Any downsides to this model? The recessed controls for the focus and keystone are less easy to adjust, but they are also unlikely to get moved by accident. File support is fairly strong with most common video formats taken care off, do note text is just he basic .TXT extension. If you are doing any kind of presentation it's going to have to run through a wired/wireless connection using the projector to mirror the display. There isn't a tripod screw thread on this one so it's going to need a flat surface to be used (it's fairly light and could easily be tripod mounted – maybe an oversight though a minor one)

If you are going to be a heavy user of the wireless feature it could be very worthwhile going for this model; if not the lower priced normal one is fairly close in projection quality - I have a feeling thought the wireless will get used a fair bit as almost everyone has a smart phone or tablet lying around. I would have preferred a somewhat higher output from the light (it's about average here for the price level), it's quite acceptable for a newer entry model. I did find the noise levels quieter on this one for some reason, which is a welcomed improvement. For a standard definition projector it's quite a good one, though bear in mind it is an entry level model. Better suited to home use, though it might pass for presentations in dark light you really want a step up for business use.

Worth a look especially if you want the wireless function.
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[2GB/16GB/4K] Q-Box 4K Android TV BOX, Tonbux S905 Quad Core 4K KODI Fully Loaded TV Box Streaming Player Bluetooth Enabled (2GB+16GB)
[2GB/16GB/4K] Q-Box 4K Android TV BOX, Tonbux S905 Quad Core 4K KODI Fully Loaded TV Box Streaming Player Bluetooth Enabled (2GB+16GB)
Offered by Channing56789
Price: £159.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Strong performance with plenty of useful features, lift this box above many mid level models, 26 July 2016
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This model is identical to the well known “Q box” with the addition of the makers name added to the top casing. The older version didn’t have a feature to turn off the lighting effects, this one has that included and a dedicated button to either cycle through the colours or disable it (the lights still show when booting up, but go off once you are in the main screen)

Android boxes don't normally look too attractive, but they functional devices and it's not usually high up the requirements list. The "Q" box looks a bit more exciting thanks to it's smoother more curved appearance - a silicone/rubber square ring on the underside to prevent it from slipping around. Sandwiched between the top cover and bottom section is a clear area where the LED lights are (this covers the front and sides but not the back) - the colours moving from a green/blue to cyan in a pre configured pattern (though fairly slowly), this does make it looks pretty and a bit more "cool" even if it's purely a cosmetic feature.

Moving on to the bundle this is fairly standard with a HDMI cable, remote (a more up to date version which is larger with more controls takes 2 x AAA cells which are not supplied), 3 pin UK power supply and instructions.

The box has most of the ports on the back which include power input, HDMI output (Standard size), AV out (no cable), optical out, LAN port, and two USB ports. On the right is an SD card slot (not micro). First point to note here is that the number of USB ports is limited at only two, that might not be a problem for many, investing in a USB hub could be worthwhile if you use a lot of them.

Hardware is well catered for with a decent quad core processor and Mali-450 graphics, these are not high end processors but they are proven and more than capable of dealing with 4k and full HD playback with ease. Things get a bit more interesting when you delve a bit deeper into the box, a generous 2GB of ram and 16GB of storage is present. This alone makes the box worth a look as you usually get higher ram or storage bar the top end models which have both; most mid range boxes don't. Blue tooth is also present and so is dual band 2.4G/ 5G Wi-Fi (entry boxes are usually single band) I see nothing to fault on hardware for the price it's a speedy box and runs very smoothly.

The Q box runs 5.1 Android, it's a bit more user friendly particularly if you delve into the system settings which are laid out in an easier to see configuration with large icons (a standard launcher but it works well enough - you can download others if you want something different the box is pre-rooted). Other settings are available in the standard appearance (under more settings) and using the box is a pleasant experience. The only real downside is despite the improved remote it's still not a match for an air mouse/mini keyboard. I'd suggest picking one of these up they are quite inexpensive and much better for web browsing/text input. I had hoped makers would start to include an air mouse built in (that alone would be a major step forward even without a keyboard). Also missing is a dedicated power button on the box so you will need to power it down via the remote.

This box is loaded in Kodi (running 16.0) streams and quite a lot of apps though it's not excessive on the app front. if you want a bare bones experience this might not be the way to go (you can remove unwanted apps and streams easily enough) With products like this I'm mostly looking at the hardware components, regarding the streams that's down to taste and the legal areas in specific regions. Some folks want a loaded box, some don't. Out of the 16GB headline figure around 10.5GB is spare for user installation that's very likely going to be enough for many users, if not the SD card slot can hold more and media such as photos and videos etc.

One stand out area was the Wi-Fi reception the Q box put a stellar performance in here even in a slightly patchy signal spot, though very weak areas might need a booster. Normally most boxes are passable but a little hit and miss dropping out occasionally. The Q box held the signal rock solid likely a better quality internal antenna is built in at least I found the signal above average compared to some models.

Having more ram and storage for only a modest increase means this model is one of the best I've looked at it ran very well with no obvious hitches or crashes/freezing. Miracast/Bluetooth are present unless you're a hard core gamer who needs an 8 core processor the overall experience is a good one. Looks and snazzy lights to one side (at least they have tried to be a bit more interesting with the design and not in an over the top way), the Q box is an impressive one - a lower cost and beefed up specification are match with a very pleasant real world experience. My final score: 8.9/10


Cash & Bash ® Born From Surfer Origins | NIU RAW COCONUT BODY OIL | Female | Filtered + Fermented | Natural Hair and Skin Care with Anti-inflammatory, Anti-fungal and Anti-bacterial Properties | Made in UK | 100% Pure, Natural & Organic
Cash & Bash ® Born From Surfer Origins | NIU RAW COCONUT BODY OIL | Female | Filtered + Fermented | Natural Hair and Skin Care with Anti-inflammatory, Anti-fungal and Anti-bacterial Properties | Made in UK | 100% Pure, Natural & Organic
Offered by Cash and Bash
Price: £24.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A useful skin and hair treatment, 24 July 2016
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

As with other products I've looked at from this company one of the key areas is the use of all natural ingredients and avoidance of preservatives such as Parabens which are suspected of not being very beneficial for health.

Coconut oil has been for a long time used as a moisturiser it’s highly nourishing ingredient is a natural skin softener. There are more uses though including make up removal, as a body scrub, for massage even as a shaving oil for men and women. Hair also benefits from use as a conditioner or for the treatment of dandruff. I know a few people who have even made their own deodorant with a few other ingredients such as baking soda and corn starch.

Insect bites and skin rashes can also be soothed with this plus the antiseptic nature is a bonus. As it’s a natural ingredient it should be very universal in use even for those with sensitive skin. A 250g tub should last quite a long time you need very little of this in use.

One person did comment that they usually go for the glass jars (this is probably more practical and if the plastics are safe ie contain no chemicals it’s probably a non issue. This version is a bit more expensive, partly down to being organic and certified. Lots of uses for this and one that is a must have for anyone who wants to get a universal product that has many uses not just for skin care or treatment.


Brightest & Best LED Headlamp Flashlight w/ Red Lights for Night Running, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Reading, Jogging, Walking - Waterproof, Long Battery Life (Included), Adjustable Beam, Durable, Lightweight, Easy to Use, Lifetime Warranty, 60 Days Money Back Guarantee + Free Bonus! (black)
Brightest & Best LED Headlamp Flashlight w/ Red Lights for Night Running, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Reading, Jogging, Walking - Waterproof, Long Battery Life (Included), Adjustable Beam, Durable, Lightweight, Easy to Use, Lifetime Warranty, 60 Days Money Back Guarantee + Free Bonus! (black)
Offered by MOMA GROUP LIMITED
Price: £26.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Good quality dual LED headtorch - the price needs to be more realistic, 22 July 2016
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This arrived with a “bonus” cyan coloured wrist band, not sure it’s a must have for a head torch but some might find a use for it. Powered via 3 x AAA cells (good quality Duracell alkaline ones are supplied) there are two controls on the top the left one handles the red LED's and the right the "white" or normal light. Each button is sealed against water ingress as is the back panel for the battery cover via a silicone seal around it, which is hinged making it easy to replace the cells. Rated to IPX6 that means water jets (ie rain) it's not designed to be submersed in water the sealing should ensure no issues in poor weather. Main light unit has a four position setting allowing you to angle it downwards almost directly, I usually aim it down slightly when walking along to avoid dazzling cars or other people.

A single press on the button gives you 3 power levels the top one being quite bright not as powerful as the heavier lithium LED lights but plenty of output to clearly see if you are in pitch black and walking or working on the car etc. The flashing mode is an SOS style three longer and shorter pulses, there is no rapid flashing mode on this. Red light has either a static mode - this is designed to be useful if you want to preserve night vision (normal light ruins this red is preferable), and a pulsing flashing mode which could find a use if you are cycling or walking at night. The level of power on the red light isn't as much as the white light, but it's good enough to see areas in close proximity or 6-7 metres in the distance.

No gesture sensing on this light which isn’t a must have, but I found it useful for a few activities. Prices on these head torches vary considerably and I have bought quite a few myself from the usual auction site; with somewhat mixed results. Some units are pretty good others have fiddly battery compartments and lower grade plastics/thin head straps. This is priced a bit high in my opinion though the quality is very good and it’s comfortable too (behind the light unit is a foam pad which helps avoid and digging in effect from the plastic back). Materials are dense and the dual buttons make switching light modes easy compared to the single button models around which require longer presses to switch modes. I'd invest in a decent set of rechargeable AAA cells for the light once the supplied Alkaline ones are gone. Battery life is around 30 hours for the main light with much higher figures for lower power levels. It’s next to impossible to measure the lumen’s output accurately it’s quoted as 168/75/10 for the main light with 17 for the SOS; the red LED doesn’t have a rating. I’ve no complaints with the build or output, and the instructions are well presented and clear. I might have liked a gesture mode included, even if it’s a non essential add on feature.

A decent head torch, but it should be a bit cheaper
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Fuji 4GB SDHC Class 4 Memory Card for FujiFilm FinePix F600EXR & S4800
Fuji 4GB SDHC Class 4 Memory Card for FujiFilm FinePix F600EXR & S4800
Offered by Glaxio
Price: £5.75

3.0 out of 5 stars Worth looking at faster alternatives, 22 July 2016
I have a few of these as spares they do meet the min requirements of class 4 cards I tested them at about 6MB/s write and 12MB/s read that's perfectly fine for basic use in compacts.

Problem is cards are cheap now and you can bag class 10 cards for very little extra outlay and the UHS class ones are not really much more on top of that, even if you can't make use of the in camera speed difference you'll notice the speed in transferring files quite clearly (class 10 most of the cards I have read at 20MB/s twice as fast)

Spend a little extra and get the class 10 cards no need to bother with anything lower then that


Cash & Bash ® Born From Surfer Origins | A-FRAME CONDITIONER | Fig + Vanilla | Natural Hair Care with Anti-inflammatory, Anti-septic and Anti-bacterial Properties | Made in UK | 100% Pure & Natural
Cash & Bash ® Born From Surfer Origins | A-FRAME CONDITIONER | Fig + Vanilla | Natural Hair Care with Anti-inflammatory, Anti-septic and Anti-bacterial Properties | Made in UK | 100% Pure & Natural
Offered by Cash and Bash
Price: £13.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A rich and intensive conditioner, 21 July 2016
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

One of the attractions of this product is the use of all natural ingredients and avoidance of preservatives such as Parabens. This is far more important than it sounds as these chemicals are at least suspected of not being particularly good for health.

The ingredient list is quite a long one, it’s already listed out in the description but one of the key ones is Tocopheryl acetate, this is a form of Vitamin E and is absorbed into the cells (be it skin or hair) and has natural antioxidant benefits.

Odour is pleasant and subtle it’s not an over bearing intense aftershave smell rather mild, as another reviewer put it similar to pears though with a vanilla undertone. With this I found it’s quite a thick solution and doesn’t require as much quantity as lower cost thinner conditioner for short hair two or three pumps will probably be enough. Averaging that out it should last a while, bar those with lots of hair to care for. Balancing that out it’s not a bad price for a natural type of conditioner (I’d use twice the quantity if not more of the thinner cheaper conditioner)

The only area I would suggest is to leave it on a bit longer than indicated. Depends how bad the dryness of hair is..if it’s into Worzel Gummidge territory I’d leave it on for 5-10 minutes to have a bigger impact and more penetration.

A nice conditioner and a very effective one at that.


Garden Hose, Homeme 100 Feet Newest Expandable Strongest Magic Hose Pipe with Solid Brass Fittings & 9-pattern Spray Nozzle (Black)
Garden Hose, Homeme 100 Feet Newest Expandable Strongest Magic Hose Pipe with Solid Brass Fittings & 9-pattern Spray Nozzle (Black)
Offered by Ange Miller
Price: £59.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever concept with some advantages, length is a bit less than the headline figure, 21 July 2016
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

Unpacking this it’s surprising just how small and light the hose it compared to a traditional hose. The obvious plus points are the small space it takes up when not in use, and being very flexible it doesn’t harden like a standard hose pipe does when cold.

Including with this is a draw string bag to store the hose in, a simple instruction sheet and the hose head which offers one of nine spray patterns. Brass fittings on both ends but you might need some PTFE (plumbers tape) for the outside screw thread connection, I have some already on mine as it needs it. There are silicone washers inside both ends and you can turn off the water to the hose head via the lever, which is is useful to have.

As soon as the hose gets pressure it starts to expand and the outer cover is designed to allow this and it offers some protection for the latex inner core. I would still be a bit careful with thorns or sharp objects. Measuring the hose it will reach the bottom of the garden (55 feet) without much additional drag on the hose. This is quite different to a normal hose the latex has lots of stretch and it’s possible to pull more length out of it. I estimate with moderate pressure on the hose you’ll get about 80 feet or so possibly a bit more out of it. It’s a bit shy of the 100 feet claims, though it might technically be possible to get that pulling it hard, I’m not sure that’s a good idea particularly if you are applying stress to the hose (around a corner for example). I would add another 10-15 feet to the hose (with no water pressure) to meet that number. On my hose I have a coiled section near the tap I use that to take up the slack and provide more length. I have pretty good water pressure, however if you have low pressure you might find the hose contracting a bit when you are using it, again the extra length would have helped here.

Moving onto the head, quite impressive a rotating click mechanism with a locking trigger which lets you continuously water without holding that it. Quite a few patterns from jets to finer mists even a downward angle. It’s a robust unit with a few plastic areas (trigger), covered with a thick rubber material in other areas it should survive a bit of abuse far more than the normal plastic which tends to crack if dropped.

Regarding long term durability only time will tell here. I can see that the outer material might get some pulls in the weave – what matters is if it protects the latex adequately and I shall update the review if there are any problems. There are some strong plus points with this hose, it’s far easier to unravel (no kinks), you can tread on it without risk of damaging the pipe and it’s far far smaller and easier to store. Only downside for me is it needs a bit more length to it if you are expecting 100 feet shave about 20 feet off that.

A lot of potential here though and worth a look for those who want a space saving hose.
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Cubot Rainbow Case Cover, Ocolor PU Leather Case Flip Cover for Cubot Rainbow 5.0 Inch Smartphone
Cubot Rainbow Case Cover, Ocolor PU Leather Case Flip Cover for Cubot Rainbow 5.0 Inch Smartphone

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better third party phone cases, 20 July 2016
For some time I've been looking for a good well priced phone case maker, this model is for the budget Cubot Rainbow handset and acts not only as a case, but also a stand, via the back section split.

Front cover has a grain effect texture which tries to pass off as leather in appearance. It’s pretty good as far as durability is concerned and is reinforced with plastic to protect the screen (not cardboard). Inside a softer lining, no card holder though which might have been handy to have.

I dislike stick on cases where you use an adhesive pad to hold the phone; here they have a harder but flexible frame which keeps the phone in place securely. On the back cut out areas for the speaker and camera. For any case the idea for me is it protects the phone without interfering with operation and this does that well. I’ve since bought a few more ocolor branded cases for other phones and been pleased with them all. They are well made and a good fit, without adding to the size significantly. One very small point is that the makers name is a bit too large and prominent and on a few cases the letters were not quite level slightly off. Still a good case and one that can be recommended.


AUTEL Maxiscan MS309 00063–25 Diagnostic Tool
AUTEL Maxiscan MS309 00063–25 Diagnostic Tool

4.0 out of 5 stars A basic but easy to use fault code tool, 20 July 2016
Model: MS309

I opted for the slightly higher model with this (it's very much entry point price wise but there are cheaper ones than this) the most obvious difference is a three line backlit LCD display. This arrived in a blister pack with no case but it did come with a fairly good instruction book detailing the use of the scanner.

Case material is plastic but feels quite dense and a reasonable cover on the LCD display. The location of the socket varies from car to car some have it beneath the handbrake/gear stick casing, some under the bonnet or on the cockpit area. This requires no batteries it's powered via the car battery. Only two buttons makes operation quite simple it is worth a read of the manual as this does provide some extra information on codes and usage.

In use this does a fine job if you want to read or erase codes, it's also possible to recover the VIN number of the vehicle and use freeze frame data. What it can't do is run real-time tests or do any of the more advanced functions such as plotting graphs. However unless you're working as a mechanic this is probably good enough for many users. The most important part is retrieving the codes or clearing them. I would suggest for diagnosing problems there is a reason why fault codes appear some cars have an engine fault light and an electrical problem (usually a car with a spanner) the engine fault light is a stop as soon as possible it could be a mechanical issue. Electrical issues could vary from a faulty sensor (camshaft/timing/oxygen) to pressure, fuel issues there are literally hundreds of codes this makes it easier to find the problems. Clearing codes is fine but if they come back you'll have to address the issue it's not a bad idea to do that (try clearing them first) but it won't fix the problems just make you aware of them. Don't ignore persistent faults it can lead to more problems later on.

I tested this on a few cars whilst the manual says it works with 1996 vehicles and onwards I believe that's the USA, EU legislation was brought out in 2001 making it mandatory for all vehicles to use the OBD system. Sure enough in testing on a 1999 Astra it didn't read codes, but it had no problems with a 2006 Astra/Corsa model and a 2003 ford or a 2002 Nissan. It's likely to work with 2001 vehicles and newer models.

This isn't a high end diagnostic, but it is very useful whilst some newer cars can flash the codes up in sequence and display the codes on the LCD this provides a way to re-set the codes and that might be required even if a part has been replaced. Pretty happy with this purchase it's a must have for car users and effectively pays for itself the first time it's used saving a trip to a garage and charge just to read a code.


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