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VicTsing 10000mAh Solar Panel Charger Power Bank Portable Dual USB Charger Backup External Battery Pack Charger for iPhone 5S 5C 5 4S 4 iPods iPad 5 4 3 2 Mini Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 Note 3 Note 2 Nexus 7 Sony Xperia Z2 Z1 L39H Z L36h Blackberry Z10 Nokia Lumia 1020 Motorola HTC One M8 Kindle Fire and Most Android Smart Phones and Tablets (Black)
VicTsing 10000mAh Solar Panel Charger Power Bank Portable Dual USB Charger Backup External Battery Pack Charger for iPhone 5S 5C 5 4S 4 iPods iPad 5 4 3 2 Mini Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 Note 3 Note 2 Nexus 7 Sony Xperia Z2 Z1 L39H Z L36h Blackberry Z10 Nokia Lumia 1020 Motorola HTC One M8 Kindle Fire and Most Android Smart Phones and Tablets (Black)
Offered by VICTECH
Price: 13.39

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a 10000mAh, more like 4600mAh., 21 Aug 2014
The details say the solar panel is 1.5w. This will be in the brightest sun imaginable directly overhead with the unit facing directly at it. The unit also says it is 23Wh (and I'm sure the images were saying 37Wh a few moments ago*). At 5v, 23Wh equates to 4600mAh not 10000mAh. At 1.5w (1.5w/5V = 300mA) input this unit would take at least 15 hours (4600mAh / 300mA = 15.3333) to charge in perfect conditions with no charging losses, or in the real world at least 5-6 very very sunny days in the Sahara.

However 4600mAh at 5v is indeed nearly three times the capacity of a typical mobile phone battery which are about 1500 - 2200mAh at 3.7v, so 2 charges of your phone from this device seems reasonable allowing for 25% charging losses. But that said, it's certainly not correctly listed at 10000mAh

So the moral of this story is when buying a phone charger at a festival, or at all, which is almost certainly not already charged out of the box, it's wise to have also listened during your GCSE physics classes so you can 1) know easily from reading the device specs and some basic maths when what you are buying is not really the thing you are told it is. 2) Understand how long it's really going to take to charge from the very small, very low power solar panel on it and if moaning that it hasn't charged in a day is reasonable or not.

Failing that, plan B is just smoke pot and drink beer at the festival and have a rest from the Internet for a few days. It's all rather a trivial first world problem after all.

* Some of the item images say 37Wh (eg: blue), some say 23Wh (eg: black, red, rose). They can't both be right.
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Bible: New International Version Study Bible (Bible Niv)
Bible: New International Version Study Bible (Bible Niv)
by Kenneth L. Barker
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Adult Bible on the Market, 24 May 2014
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If you want to learn about the Christian faith then this is certainly the best bible you can buy for an adult. The NIV is the modern adult contemporary translation. More cross references and threads than you can shake a stick at. Includes some maps and a reasonable concordance. I never quite understood why no one ever thought to point out that Lazarus wasn't actually dead in the first place.


Sony Car Stereo Cassette Adaptor for all iPod/MP3/CD/MD/Walkman Players (Black)
Sony Car Stereo Cassette Adaptor for all iPod/MP3/CD/MD/Walkman Players (Black)
Offered by Jeremiah Deals
Price: 12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Can do better for the price, 24 May 2014
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This product is OK, but having had one of these and an Iomax that cost only a 5, the competitor product was better with both better sound and quieter operation. You may find you are paying for the name.


NAPPA LEATHER COIN PURSE (1464) BLACK
NAPPA LEATHER COIN PURSE (1464) BLACK
Offered by Saving world
Price: 2.06

5.0 out of 5 stars Good coin purse, 24 May 2014
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Used day to day for coins. After a couple of years of use it's still looking like new. At the price, a nice product.


Spear & Jackson Landscaping and Fencing Post Hole Digger
Spear & Jackson Landscaping and Fencing Post Hole Digger
Price: 26.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential when fencing, 24 May 2014
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I had over 40 9' concrete posts to set as part of a garden project. I bought these for clearing the soil from the holes. A fine professional quality tool and essential if you have to do similar.


Silverline 675160 Hardwood Sledge Hammer 14lb
Silverline 675160 Hardwood Sledge Hammer 14lb
Price: 20.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Sledgehammer, 24 May 2014
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A Peter Gabriel track this isn't rather a very satisfactory 14lb sledge hammer good for smashing rocks and concrete. Not for wimps. The wimps should consider the 10lb or 7lb.


Draper 21304 1,070 mm Fence Post Auger
Draper 21304 1,070 mm Fence Post Auger
Offered by Pantiles Nurseries Ltd
Price: 42.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than I thought, 24 May 2014
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I had a lot of fencing to do at home, over 40 9ft concrete posts. If you have soil that is not too stoney then this device really does make digging the holes much, much easier than using a post hole digger and drain spade. You also get a much tighter hole that saves a lot of post mix or concrete. Decent robust device.


Asus AMD Radeon HD 6450 Silent Graphics Card (1GB, PCI-E, Low Profile, DDR3, 3 Years Warranty)
Asus AMD Radeon HD 6450 Silent Graphics Card (1GB, PCI-E, Low Profile, DDR3, 3 Years Warranty)
Offered by DigiDirect
Price: 42.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Home Theatre PC, 24 May 2014
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I have this in my Fujitsu SFF Home Theatre PC connected via HDMI to my flat screen TV. Copes admirably with general PC, iPlayer type uses. Fanless, low profile with low profile brackets included. Completely silent.


Wolf 9" (230mm) Angle Grinder 2350 watt - Supplied with Diamond Cutting Disc
Wolf 9" (230mm) Angle Grinder 2350 watt - Supplied with Diamond Cutting Disc

5.0 out of 5 stars Cuts concrete slabs nicely, 24 May 2014
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For home use at 40 this is just the job. I used it to cut concrete gravel boards when fencing and a few concrete blocks. No Stihl saw but did what I needed it to at an affordable price. The twistable handle facilitates using it at different angles.


Cable Mountain Digital Optical ToSlink/Digital Coaxial to RCA Analogue  Phono Audio Converter
Cable Mountain Digital Optical ToSlink/Digital Coaxial to RCA Analogue Phono Audio Converter
Offered by Disunion
Price: 7.18

1.0 out of 5 stars Unsatisfactory, 24 May 2014
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When there is no input to this device the RCA outputs make a nasty screeching sound. When in use the RCA output levels are too low and there is no way to turn them up even if opening up the device. Unsatisfactory product.


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