Mr. N. Webber

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (70 of 81)
Location: Stirling, Stirlingshire Scotland
 

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PortaPow 15W Rainproof Foldable Dual USB Solar Cha&hellip by PortaPow
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I bought the 15W and the 7W panels. Both are superb. I would suggest that the 15W is good for car camping and cycle touring while the 7W is light enough for backpacking. Stated specs come close to real-world operation. In perfect bright sunshine, you can expect to see over 2A on the 15W and over 1A on the 7W. Note that most phones and external battery packs will draw max 1.5A whatever is available (but the 15W panel has 2 sockets) I bought this after returning the AllPower 16W which produced only about 55% of the power that this Portapow 15W panel produces. Negatives are the design of the USB connectors on flying leads. I would rather they were fixed in place (like the AllPower) as this… Read more
ALLPOWERS™ Portable 16W Solar Charger Panel i&hellip by ALLPOWERS
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
So, I had high hopes of this panel, and was impressed with its build quality. The USB sockets being actually mounted to the material rather than hanging on the end of leads will make things last longer. Unfortunately though its performance is lacking. Comparing this panel with the identically priced Portapow 15W panel shows that it produces only about 55% if the power than one gets from the Portapow 15W. The Portapow is a 3 panel design with a slightly larger form factor and those flying USB leads that I don't like. The AllPower is light at 600g which was my main reason for purchasing, but its only light if the specs are right! The Portapow 7W produces almost as much power as the AllPower… Read more
Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player by Google
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Major Lip-Sync issues, 26 Mar 2014
I'm sure this will eventually get fixed, but at the moment, the chromecast is unusable for Netflix, and not perfect with BBC iPlayer. The lip-sync issues with Netflix are up to a half a second out of sync. Stopping and restarting the show temporarily fixes, but the sync issues are back after a couple of mins.

Sync issues also exist on BBC iPlayer, but far less severe than with Netflix. My TV's 'smart' features play netflix with no lip-sync issues.

Can't recommend this product at the moment. I'll give it a month to see if Google/Netflix fix the issues before it ends up on ebay.

Nigel

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