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Nokia DT-910 Universal QI Wireless Charging Stand Compatible with Nokia Lumia 720/820/920 - Black
Nokia DT-910 Universal QI Wireless Charging Stand Compatible with Nokia Lumia 720/820/920 - Black
Offered by B2B TRADING
Price: £28.38

5.0 out of 5 stars Works a treat with my Nokia Lumia 830 - even inside a thick leather case!, 26 Mar. 2015
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Quicker than I thought too - charges around 75% as quickly as the wired charger (AC-50) supplied with the phone.

As for charging inside a protective case, I would say as long as the case contains no metal rear strengthening plate, the phone will charge inside the case.

Having used wireless charging, I won't be going back to wired charging (well, perhaps in emergencies!)

The phone and charging plate do get a little (but only) warm to the touch whilst charging, but once charging has finished (the white LED turns off on the front of the stand) everything cools down again.

Once the phone is fully charged and the charging light goes out, if you leave the phone on the stand, charging will turn on and off periodically to keep the battery fully topped up.

There's only one negative point I can find so far and that is the low voltage DC supply cable from the "wall wart" power supply unit to the charging plate is proprietary but replaceable if needed.

Recommended!


Nokia Lumia 830 5 inch UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
Nokia Lumia 830 5 inch UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
Offered by Connected247

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very capable swansong for the Nokia brand, 26 Mar. 2015
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This Lumia model will almost certainly be the last one to bear the Nokia brand as the mobile phone section of Nokia is now owned by Microsoft, and I've heard that all future Lumia models will bear the Microsoft brand name and not the Nokia name.

In a nutshell, this phone hits the sweet spot of features vs. price and I've been delighted with this phone in the (nearly a) month since I bought it.

Whilst the phone's specifications aren't at the very top of the Lumia class, all the right features are included and of high enough spec. to make the 830 a very capable and versatile "all rounder" phone - and at a much lower price than the Lumia 930.

I would have liked to buy the Lumia 930 but bought the 830 instead for two reasons:

1) The 930 has no memory expansion slot which the 830 has (up to 128gB).

2) the battery is not replaceable in the 930 but is in the 830.

And whilst the 930 has more memory & internal storage space, a faster processor and arguably a better screen, the 830 has a very clear and perfectly acceptable screen of the same size as the 930. In all other areas the 830 comes very close to the 930 specification-wise, it's no slouch and easily has enough memory and storage space to be able to run the upcoming Windows Phone 10 operating system.

As well as being a very capable smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1 (Denim), it's great for use as a mobile phone (obviously!) it's a very capable MP3 player, it gives any competent hand-held GPS unit a run for its money (e.g. the Garmin Etrex series) and with the right software (priced at £3.49) will provide just about the same amount of information. Oh, and with a decent rear 10mP camera (with LED flash) and a passable 0.9mP front camera for selfies and Skype, the 830 makes for a very usable still and movie camera too.

The built-in wireless charging works well too, and whilst slower than wired charging with the supplied charger (AC-50) it isn't much slower - around 75% as fast. This may vary depending on whether you use a protective case and which model, but mine is inside a substantial leather case and it charges just fine through the protective case which I bought via Amazon (ASIN B00OM02L42).

Battery life I would say is about average: I can get around 10 hours out of a full charge whilst listening to music and using GPS recording software concurrently and continuously which isn't bad but not fantastic either.

It's difficult to find real fault with anything on this phone, but to be a fair review I must mention the only two niggles I have - and they're minor - which are:

1) whilst the bevelled edges of the screen look good, they make applying a screen protector a nightmare - especially getting it to adhere properly at the sides.

2) The 830 takes a nano sim card rather than the micro sim card that just about every other Lumia phone takes. I guess this was done to try and woo members the iPhone 5/6 brigade over to Microsoft! It's a problem that's easily overcome though as most phone service providers (except EE if you order it online) will ship you a replacement nano sim card free of charge should you need it.

In summary: a very capable Windows Phone with excellent features for the price.

Recommended.

Update 06/10/15:
Having used the phone for recording some train sounds at various galas with the app Audio Recorder Pro,I can confirm the sound quality is astounding! The 830 will record at 96khz 16 bit stereo with no difficulty. Listening to these recordings through headphones sounds just like I'm there! On this phone I've made the best quality recordings I've ever done in my 50 years of using recording equipment.

Cue one happy camper!
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Anker® Uspeed USB 3.0 7-Port Hub with 36W Power Adapter and 3ft USB 3.0 Cable [VIA VL812 Chipset]
Anker® Uspeed USB 3.0 7-Port Hub with 36W Power Adapter and 3ft USB 3.0 Cable [VIA VL812 Chipset]
Offered by AnkerDirect
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Does what I bought it for!, 18 Feb. 2015
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Seems to work OK, It copes with a USB keyboard and mouse just fine on my tablet PC. I bought it mainly for the ability to power USB 3.0 hard drives which it does OK.


live-wire-direct 10 x Very Strong Circular Disc Neodymium Magnets 20mm x 3mm Fridge GRADE N52
live-wire-direct 10 x Very Strong Circular Disc Neodymium Magnets 20mm x 3mm Fridge GRADE N52
Offered by live-wire-direct-UK
Price: £6.49

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for providing a very firm grip to say the ..., 3 Feb. 2015
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INCREDIBLY powerful! Don't be deceived by their small size, these magnets pack a punch! If these magnets are all stuck together, it's very difficult to separate them other than by sliding one off another sideways. Great for providing a very firm grip to say the side or underside of a car or anything else made out of ferrous metal.

A word of warning: in spite of the warning supplied, I managed to cut my finger by accidentally pinching it in between two of these magnets as they slammed together... they're THAT powerful! You have been warned!

These are the most powerful magnets I've seen for the size, and even more powerful than the old (1950s) TV tube focusing ring magnets I used to play with when I was a child.


UGREEN Micro USB Cable, 0.5m USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B Charging Lead for Samsung Galaxy,Nokia Lumia,HTC Blackberry, Kindle,PS4 Controller and Most Android Tablets,Phones,and Windows Phones Black
UGREEN Micro USB Cable, 0.5m USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B Charging Lead for Samsung Galaxy,Nokia Lumia,HTC Blackberry, Kindle,PS4 Controller and Most Android Tablets,Phones,and Windows Phones Black
Offered by UGREEN GROUP LIMITED UK
Price: £4.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last! A USB cable that "fast" charges Nokia Lumia phones!, 30 Jan. 2015
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At long last I've found a USB cable that will a) allow me to connect my Nokia Lumia 635 phone to my PC for data transfer and b) will allow fast charging of the Lumia from a suitably powerful USB charger.

With another make of USB cable I have, I can transfer data with it OK, but when I use it to charge my Lumia phone, a message appears on it saying it will only charge in slow mode and to please use the charger that came with the phone for rapid charging.

So cue one happy bunny here - and I've just ordered the 1.5ft cable as well as the 5ft one I first ordered.

This cable is well made, looks sturdy and should give long life.

Great value too!

Update 06/02/15: just received the 1.5ft version and it too fast charges my Nokia Lumia 635. For some strange reason, the 1.5ft version is now only available in white.

Update 07/03/15: Recently upgraded my phone to a Nokia Lumia 830 and both the 5ft and 1.5ft cables work just fine on this phone too.


Universal DC Power Adapter 5.5x2.1mm Jack to 28 Plug for Laptop Notebook
Universal DC Power Adapter 5.5x2.1mm Jack to 28 Plug for Laptop Notebook

5.0 out of 5 stars this set of adapters are useful for connecting into devices that use different size DC ..., 27 Nov. 2014
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As most low voltage DC mains adapters seem to come with 5.5mm x 2.1mm dc plugs, this set of adapters are useful for connecting into devices that use different size DC power sockets. They are different from the usual DC power plug adapters in that each one consists not of a two-pin plug to DC plug adapter, but each of the adapters has a 5.5mm x 2.1mm dc socket to one of 28 different low voltage DC power plugs (see Amazon description for details of plugs included).

I bought this set to enable my Anker Astro Pro 2nd gen external power pack to work with my Schenker Element tablet and the pack contains the required adapter so I'm pleased. Whilst the pack may not contain ALL the adapters used on every laptop/tablet etc., it covers most. Check with the manufacturer's specs for your laptop/tablet to check if this pack has the required adapter size.

Useful!


20 PCS Universal Capacitive Stylus Pen - Black, Blue, Pink, Silver, Light Blue, Green, Gold, White, Purple, Red Touch Screen Stylus Pen for iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3; iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5; iPod Touch 2, iPod Touch 3, iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5 iPad Mini; HTC One X, One S, One V, Desire S, Desire HD, Sensation, Sensation XE, Sensation XL; Samsung Galaxy S1, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 1, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Mini, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy W, Galaxy Y, Ace, Ace Plus, Ace 2; Sony Xperia S, Xperia P, Xperia U, Xperia T, Xperia Miro, Xperia Tipo, Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Ray; Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 / P5110, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 / P3110, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7100, Galaxy Tab 7.0 P5200, Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 / N8010; Blackberry Playbook; Google Nexus 7; Motorolla XOOM; Dell Streak; Sony Xperia Tablet S; Acer Iconia Tab; Asus Transformer Pad; HP TouchPad; HTC Flyer and All Other Phones, Tablets and Devices with a Capacitive Touchscreen
20 PCS Universal Capacitive Stylus Pen - Black, Blue, Pink, Silver, Light Blue, Green, Gold, White, Purple, Red Touch Screen Stylus Pen for iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3; iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5; iPod Touch 2, iPod Touch 3, iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5 iPad Mini; HTC One X, One S, One V, Desire S, Desire HD, Sensation, Sensation XE, Sensation XL; Samsung Galaxy S1, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 1, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Mini, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy W, Galaxy Y, Ace, Ace Plus, Ace 2; Sony Xperia S, Xperia P, Xperia U, Xperia T, Xperia Miro, Xperia Tipo, Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Ray; Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100 / P5110, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 / P3110, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7100, Galaxy Tab 7.0 P5200, Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 / N8010; Blackberry Playbook; Google Nexus 7; Motorolla XOOM; Dell Streak; Sony Xperia Tablet S; Acer Iconia Tab; Asus Transformer Pad; HP TouchPad; HTC Flyer and All Other Phones, Tablets and Devices with a Capacitive Touchscreen
Offered by cheap4uk
Price: £1.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 21 Oct. 2014
Great value, look well made.


USB 2.0 A female to Micro USB B male Adapter Cable With OTG Function
USB 2.0 A female to Micro USB B male Adapter Cable With OTG Function
Offered by Rain_G
Price: £0.34

5.0 out of 5 stars Works OK, took it's time arriving though!, 21 Oct. 2014
Seems to work OK on my Schenker Element tablet. The item arrived JUST within the time window allowed (like the very last day) so don't expect speedy delivery.


DIGIFLEX Small Mini Retractable Sleek Black & Silver Optical 3 Button USB to PC Laptop Travel Mouse
DIGIFLEX Small Mini Retractable Sleek Black & Silver Optical 3 Button USB to PC Laptop Travel Mouse
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £9.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Good for people with small hands., 1 Oct. 2014
Works well with Windows 8.1. Not really suitable for someone with big hands though. The self-winding cable reel took a bit of getting used to though.


Trois ballets (Mono Version)
Trois ballets (Mono Version)
Price: £6.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Sadly it's only available in mono for which it loses one star but Dervaux controls the Colonne orchestra well and delivers a goo, 1 Oct. 2014
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FINALLY I've found this after 25 years of looking! I've been after this particular recording as it was the one used on the ITV Test Card in the autumn of 1969 through to May 1970.

Sadly it's only available in mono for which it loses one star but Dervaux controls the Colonne orchestra well and delivers a good, crisp and sharp rendering of the three ballet suites.


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