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DROK® Digital Ampere Voltage Multimeter Dual USB 2.0 Meter HUB for Fast Charging Data Sync Charger DC 3.2-10V 0-3A Volt Amp Current Detector Solar Panel Alignment Tester Mobile Power Monitor
DROK® Digital Ampere Voltage Multimeter Dual USB 2.0 Meter HUB for Fast Charging Data Sync Charger DC 3.2-10V 0-3A Volt Amp Current Detector Solar Panel Alignment Tester Mobile Power Monitor
Offered by DEOK
Price: £8.58


Panasonic DMC-G7 Compact System Camera (16 MP, MOS Sensor, 14 - 42 mm Lens)
Panasonic DMC-G7 Compact System Camera (16 MP, MOS Sensor, 14 - 42 mm Lens)

23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Initial impressions - Very good, 4 July 2015
I have had a Panasonic G5 for a few years and love it, so I decided to upgrade to the G7. I have only had this camera for a few days so these are my initial impressions.

The G5 has a partly metal body, the G7 seems to be entirely plastic, it doesn't feel quite as solid as the older model, but I treat my cameras carefully so I don't expect this to be a problem. The G7 is just a few millimetres larger. The new 14-42 kit lens is smaller in diameter and length than the old lens, but has the same 3.5-5.6 widest aperture. The zoom is smoother on the new lens and it doesn't extend as much as the old one. The touch screen is more responsive than the sluggish one on the G5. The G7 hand grip is larger. I find both the the front control wheel (around the shutter release) and the rear wheel (next to on-off button) to be easier to use than the equivalents on the G5. There are more buttons and knobs, it is going to take me a while to get comfortable with them all.

The big news with the G7 is the 4K video, but I am waiting for the delivery of a new SD card before I can test this out properly. The G7 requires a fast U3 card (minimum 30 MBps sustained write speeds) which I don't have. My class 10 SD cards are not fast enough for the 4K burst mode, but I can still take photos and 1080 videos.

The camera can shoot silently, with just a barely audible click as the aperture stops down, which is a feature I used a lot on the G5. Picture quality seems very good, slightly better at high ISO than the G5. I am going to have to upgrade lightroom as it doesn't currently work with G7 RAW files.

So far I am very happy with the G7, I have not found any major issues and it seems to produce very good results. I will update this review when I have had more time with the camera.


NETGEAR R6250-100UKS AC1600 1600 Mbps Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band Gigabit Router for Cable Broadband Connections (Virgin Media, Plusnet, BT, 802.11ac)
NETGEAR R6250-100UKS AC1600 1600 Mbps Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band Gigabit Router for Cable Broadband Connections (Virgin Media, Plusnet, BT, 802.11ac)
Price: £67.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good router, a couple of setup issues, 15 Mar. 2015
I am a BT infinity customer, I bought this to replace the BT HomeHub 3, I am using it with the BT Openreach modem which was installed when I ordered Infinity a few years ago. The router works well, it seems reliable and I am getting better WiFi speeds than with the HomeHub 3. I did have a few issues setting it up initially, I will mention them here as it may help someone going through the same problems.

At first I was unable to get the router login page to display. I could connect to the WiFi and my machine was being allocated an IP address. I could ping the router but the login page would just not display.I spent 1.5 hours trying to fix this, then I noticed that I had Skype running in the task bar and the Skype icon was displaying a circling animation indicating that it was trying to connect to the internet. I right-clicked on the Skype icon and selected exit to shut down Skype. As soon as Skype shut down the router login page was immediately displayed and from there on I had no further issues with the login page.

The other issue I had was that the connection speed to the internet seemed much slower than expected. I usually get about 69Mb down and 18Mb up, but after installing this router my speeds dropped to 9Mb down and 9Mb up. On the router admin page (advanced, internet port, show statistics) I saw that the WAN connection was showing as "10M/Full" so the ethernet connection between the modem and the router was running at just 10Mb. I turned the modem off for 1 minute and on again, after a minute it reconnected to the router at 100M and my speeds were back to normal.

Apart from the couple of setup glitches I am happy with this router. For reference the settings I am using are:
Does your Internet connection require a login?=Yes
Internet Service Provider=PPPoE
Login=bthomehub@btbroadband.com <this is the same for everyone>
Password=notset <you can use any password you like, it is not used>
Service name=<leave blank>
Connection mode=Always on
Internet IP Address=Get dynamically from ISP
Domain Name Server (DNS) Address=Get automatically from ISP


Mulbess Kobo Aura HD Premium Genuine Leather Case Ultra Slim Cover for Kobo Aura HD with Magnetic Auto Sleep Wake Function Color Wine Purple
Mulbess Kobo Aura HD Premium Genuine Leather Case Ultra Slim Cover for Kobo Aura HD with Magnetic Auto Sleep Wake Function Color Wine Purple
Offered by MULBESS
Price: £14.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Fits well, looks good, 2 Feb. 2015
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Fits the Kobo Aura HD perfectly, the device feels secure and all ports and switches are accessible. The magnetic clasp works well and automatically switches the device on and off when you open or close the front cover. The cover feels sturdy and is nice looking. The only minor points I would mention are that it would have been nice if the rear plastic part of the cover was the same colour as the front, and there is a rather meaningless slogan embossed on to the inside of the front cover. Neither of these are major issues, overall I am very happy with the cover.


Nikon Aculon T51 8x24 Binoculars - Silver
Nikon Aculon T51 8x24 Binoculars - Silver
Price: £100.83

4.0 out of 5 stars Bright and clear, 26 Sept. 2014
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These binoculars are compact and light. They are easy to adjust and produce a large, bright and clear image. I was surprised at just how bright the image was considering how small they are. The focus wheel is easy to adjust and finding the correct focus point is easy. The dioptre adjustment on the right-hand eyepiece is a little stiff but this is something you will only need to adjust once. Unlike many other binoculars which have fold-down or pull-up eyecups, these have no eyecups at all. You will need to hold them about 1cm from your eyes to get the best view. They are supplied with a draw-string bag and a small wrist-strap. The wrist-strap was well hidden within folds of cardboard packaging so be careful not to accidentally throw the strap away. Overall I am very pleased with them. Eyecups can help reduce reflections in the eyepieces, so because of this and the awkward wrist-strap (neck strap would have been better) I have docked 1 star.


Newest Ultra Thin Sony Xperia Tablet Z 10.1" Cases/Sleeves/Stands With Magnetic Design(Auto Awake&Sleep Function Include) Premium Leather Covers&Cases Fashion Stripe Book Folio Fold Stand Designer Cases/Cover/Holder For Sony Tablet Sleeves Black Color LBT-XTZ-02H10
Newest Ultra Thin Sony Xperia Tablet Z 10.1" Cases/Sleeves/Stands With Magnetic Design(Auto Awake&Sleep Function Include) Premium Leather Covers&Cases Fashion Stripe Book Folio Fold Stand Designer Cases/Cover/Holder For Sony Tablet Sleeves Black Color LBT-XTZ-02H10

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well designed and made, 4 Dec. 2013
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This cover is stylish and does not add much to the weight or size of the tablet. It clips over the corners and sides of the tablet securely. The back part is made from rigid black plastic with a matte finish and the front is made from a rigid faux-leather material with a fold down the middle to act as a stand and a soft inner surface to protect the screen. The power switch, volume, headphones, speakers, cameras, microphone, infra-red and USB connectors are all accessible. The only ports that can not be accessed with the cover attached are the microSD port and the docking cradle charging connectors. The tablet can be charged from a USB cable with the cover attached but you will have to remove the cover if you want to use the Sony docking cradle. The cover also acts as a stand and can hold the tablet in two positions. While charging from USB you can only use the near-horizontal position. The price I paid was very reasonable for what is a good quality cover. I'm very pleased with the cover and would recommend it.


Navitech Faux Leather Case Cover For The Kobo Aura HD 6.8 Inch E-reader (Brown)
Navitech Faux Leather Case Cover For The Kobo Aura HD 6.8 Inch E-reader (Brown)
Offered by North Laine Accessories
Price: £11.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Does not fit Aura very well, 2 May 2013
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The case is reasonably well made considering the price, with a slightly padded leather-effect outer, 5 credit-card sized pockets and 2 larger pockets. The tab holding the case closed has a metal magnetic stud which holds the case securely closed. The case is described as being for the Kobo Aura HD but the details mention the Kobo Arc and the photograph appears to show an Arnova Gbook. It seems this case was not designed specifically for the Aura, and it shows. The Aura is slightly too wide for the case, so when the case is closed the right side of the Aura is not fully covered. The Aura is also too short for the case, so that the top two elasticated straps do not hold the Aura very securely. I will keep it but will be looking for a different case when more become available.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, difficult to access power switch when in the case.


Panasonic V100 Full HD 1920 x 1080 Camcorder - Black (42x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Power OIS, Face Recognition) 2.7 inch LCD
Panasonic V100 Full HD 1920 x 1080 Camcorder - Black (42x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Power OIS, Face Recognition) 2.7 inch LCD

49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good performance and features on a budget, 16 Aug. 2012
This is a very compact traditional shape camcorder. People with very large hands may find the controls a bit difficult to operate. The controls are very simple: at the front a manual lens cover lever; on top a zoom lever and shutter button for still pictures (no flash); on the back a record button and a record/replay slider. On the side is an auto/manual button, an image stabiliser button and a power button. On the left side of the flip-out display is a menu button, four-way controller buttons and an enter button. There is a standard tripod socket on the bottom which should work with almost any video or still camera tripod.

In iA (intelligent auto) mode the camera will set everything for you. Alternatively you can use the preset scene modes (portrait, snow, blue sky, fireworks, night time, low light, scenery, sunset, spotlight and fast action). You can also use the camera in manual mode which allows manual selection of iris, shutter, backlight compensation, intelligent contrast, white balance (presets and manual) and other settings. It has many other features such as smooth skin, tele macro, colour night view and face detection.

The zoom range is very impressive, and the lens goes wider than many other camcorders which is useful for indoor use and also gives impact to landscapes. The zoom works smoothly and the optical image stabilisation is very effective.

The stereo microphones can pick up some wind noise, but this happens on most camcorders. You can stick a strip of man-made fur (not supplied) over the microphones to reduce the wind noise.

The video is captured at 50i from a 1.3 megapixel sensor. The colour balance is slightly cool, but not excessively so. While there is not as much detail as you would find on a more expensive camcorder the results are good considering the low price of this model and the fact that it has a good lens and very good image stabilisation.

I enjoy using this camcorder, it is easy to use and produces good results, I don't think you will find anything much better for this price.
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Pure Contour 100Di Dock for iPhone/iPad/Compatible iPods with DAB Digital/FM Radio (discontinued by manufacturer)
Pure Contour 100Di Dock for iPhone/iPad/Compatible iPods with DAB Digital/FM Radio (discontinued by manufacturer)

42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent device, 12 Jan. 2012
Considering the price and the small size of this dock, the sound is very good. The stereo effect isn't very strong but this is unavoidable when the speakers are close together.

The DAB radio works well, tuning from one station to another is quite rapid.

It works perfectly as an iPod dock, nothing more to say about that.

The display is clear enough, and thankfully when set to auto-dim the backlight goes very dim in a dark room so you won't have to worry about the clock illuminating the whole room which happens with some other alarm clocks.

I only have 2 small niggles:
firstly you have to use the small remote to use the snooze feature (you can press the power button on the dock to turn off the alarm)
secondly the power supply that comes with the unit makes a noticeable hissing sound that can be heard from a few feet away in a quiet room. Most modern switch-mode power supplies make some noise but this one is noisier than most, but not noisy enough to keep me awake.
*UPDATE*
Pure have now released a new version of the firmware for this dock, you can now press the 'favourites' button on the dock to use the snooze feature.


LG HX300G XGA Portable LED Projector
LG HX300G XGA Portable LED Projector

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 14 July 2011
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I have used this projector to watch DVD and BluRay disks, and I have streamed BBC iPlayer to it via my BluRay player. I have not yet tried connecting it to my laptop.

Considering that it uses LEDs instead of traditional projector lamps the projector is surprisingly bright, but you do need to use it in reduced light, the darker the better. It has 3 LED brightness settings: Presentation, Normal and Economic. The presentation mode gives the highest brightness but with a loud fan noise. Economic gives the lowest brightness with the least fan noise. In very dim conditions Economic mode is bright enough.

The menu system will be familiar to anyone with a recent LG television, most of the controls are the same. There is a lot of control over various aspects of the picture. If you set the mode to one of the expert modes you get even more sliders to adjust. Alternatively just use one of the preset picture settings if playing around with menus isn't your thing.

Despite not being an HD projector, the picture from Blu Ray looked fantastic. I did notice that any bright red objects such as post boxes looked just a bit too red, but this is a very minor point. The image from iPlayer and DVD also looked great. Overall I have no issues with the picture.

I find no trace of the rainbow effect when using the projector normally. If you have a picture which is black with a small amount of bright white (e.g. the setup menu on my BluRay player), and you very rapidly move your eyes up and down (i.e. rapidly look at the bottom of the picture and then at the top again) you can see a slight rainbow above and below the white text. On a normal film picture you won't see anything. If you are in the habit of watching the menu on your DVD player while rapidly flicking your eyes up and down you may be able to see the rainbow, but I think the vast majority of people will never be worried by this.

The in-built speakers are pretty bad, very quiet with no bass, they give a very 'tinny' sound. If you have no external amp/speakers you can plug headphones into the projector and get much better stereo sound, but with a little bit of noise in quieter parts of the soundtrack. The volume control only has 10 steps, which isn't really enough. The projector has an FM transmitter which can transmit the stereo soundtrack to an FM radio. The transmitter has a very weak signal, the projector will have to be very close to your radio for this to work. Even with my radio aerial almost touching the projector I was unable to get a clean stereo signal on the radio, there was a lot of background noise. Switching the radio into mono gave a much cleaner signal as mono radio doesn't need such a strong signal. When you pause a DVD/BluRay/iPlayer after about 20 seconds the FM transmitter switches itself off, then I started getting a loud hiss from the radio. The transmitter switches itself on again after a second or two when you restart the video.

The projector can be used for front or rear projection, and can be ceiling mounted. It has a tripod socket on the bottom. It has manual focus, vertical keystone correction from the menu, and a plastic sliding lens cover. As I found out myself the first time I used the projector, you get a much better picture if you open the lens cover. It comes with a good remote control (and batteries), component video to dsub cable, VGA cable, and a power supply resembling a laptop power supply. You do not get an HDMI cable. It comes in a nice padded carrying bag with strap and space for projector, psu, cables and remote.

In summary: the picture is surprisingly good, the sound is not so great. Good price, very portable, for best results get a proper projection screen. I like it a lot.


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