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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus 10-Inch Tablet - (Puma Black) (Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC Storage, Android 6.0)
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus 10-Inch Tablet - (Puma Black) (Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC Storage, Android 6.0)
Price: £249.99

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good tablet, probably best all around tablet on the market as even much more expensive ones lack in some areas., 12 May 2017
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Very good android tablet in my opinion. Very fast, enough ram and storage. At this price point (£249) you will struggle to find anything that doesn't compromise on something, this tablet hover manages to provide a great well rounded package. Massive battery, high resolution screen, 3gb ram and 32gb storage, and excellent speakers! I haven't found any cons yet. The only thing that you will either love or hate is the fat bit at the bottom which houses the battery and provides the kickstand. Having bought this tablet for media consumption mainly I'm ok with it.

Currently it's £299 and I still think it's worth it. I've bought Huawei mediapad M2 which also has excellent speakers but am now glad that the unit I received was faulty​ as it forced me to try 3 plus as it's much better overall.

The only few issues I've encountered so far are the battery bug where drain is high when screen is off and a bit of flickering on auto brightness. I've set brightness to manual which resulted in flickering disappearing. As for battery bug, well, I've only had the tablet two days, it needs time to settle after setting up. With such a big battery it's not really that bad. No audio sync issues as far as I can tell. No stutters or lag either. Snapdragon 652 is proving to be a very capable processor. It's been a long time since I could browse the net on a tablet without slamming it down in a frustration (ipad2, nexus 7 13 and 12 all lag) but yoga is coping with it admirably.

Edit. Battery bug has been fixed. Flickering is still there sometimes, but I think it depends on ambient lighting. I just use side panel with the manual slider.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jun 11, 2017 11:29 AM BST


HUAWEI MediaPad M2 10.0 Tablet (Silver)
HUAWEI MediaPad M2 10.0 Tablet (Silver)
Offered by Well2010
Price: £212.99

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Amazing speakers, good display, ok speed, poor storage, poor QC, 4 May 2017
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Let's start with a breakdown.

Media consumption - 5/5
Productivity - 3/5
Browsing - 3/5

Good:
Amazing sound
Good display
Good battery life

Bad:
Quality Control
CPU on the slow side
Far too little storage

It's the only tablet i found that concentrated so much on audio. If you want to use it to watch films/tv it really is incredible. Good display and amazing sound. Wife has to keep the volume at about 60-70% otherwise it's too loud, and this is during cooking so in a fairly noisy environment. Battery life is also great with no unexpected drain.

However, quality control has let it down for me. First one had some spots on the display. Second looks good, but gets stuck while rebooting and can bootloop for good 10 minutes before actually booting up. Third one, well i haven't got the third one as Amazon is out of stock. I will keep an eye on the stock and will try it again if it appears, third time lucky hopefully.

Software is outdated but they keep up with security patches which is really the only important thing about updates nowadays. CPU is a bit underpowered so tablet is fairly slow, i would not recommend it for work. It's a great media consumption device but too slow to be productive. It's ok, at best, for internet browsing. I am sure dedicated apps would improve the experience but due to the meagre 16gb of storage, of which half is taken by the OS you can't really install many. For media storage you can use SD card slot.

Would i recommend it? For media -yes, absolutely! Watching, reading, listening! For productivity - no, i think you need to look elsewhere.


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4.0 out of 5 stars For the price - very very good, not without shortcomings though., 13 Sept. 2016
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So I've bought the box for one particular reason, to watch IPTV as provider I use actually had an app optimised for Amlogic SoC which acts as a launcher replacement. It does that very well. However, this is not what people normally buy this for. As far as I can see from reviews and questions it's more about Kodi, Showbox etc.

I did test it and it works, just fine. Quality is excellent although you need to adjust resolution as it came with 720p by default. Before you do anything, familiarise yourself with the settings, just have a look around. Then, if you do have a problem or question, you might remember that youve seen a setting that would solve it. You do need to update plugins, but that will take you half an hour to search Google how to, nothing difficult at all.

Box can be slow at times but nothing major, not slower than your Virgin or BT box. Remote is bad, not unusable but still bad so I solved this by plugging in Logitech k400r. Works really well

So pros:

Easy to setup
Reliable
Fairly fast

Cons:
Bad remote
Aspect ratio doesn't seem to change enough within video player

Conclusions: recommended, not the best thing ever for Android based TV, bot probably one of the best at value for money. I think to move up a step you'd need to get something like roku, which is times the price.
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Foxnovo Leacco DL603 Adjustable Unisex Adult Non Fogging Anti-UV Swimming Goggles Swim Glasses (Golden)
Foxnovo Leacco DL603 Adjustable Unisex Adult Non Fogging Anti-UV Swimming Goggles Swim Glasses (Golden)
Offered by Euprimojoy
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great goggles, recommended., 3 Dec. 2015
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Excellent goggles. Got them for kids, 9 and 6 yo. Very good fit and due to big and soft suction cups they stay on solidly without causing any discomfort. Comes with earplugs and different size bridges so you'll have no trouble adjusting them to fit you .


JuicEBitz® 0.5M Premium 'Ooh-La-La' Series Short Micro USB (Type B) 2.0 FAST 480Mbps Data & Quality Charger Cable Lead for Samsung Galaxy TAB 3, TAB 4, TAB Pro, TAB S, TAB A, TAB S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, Note 2/3/4/5 Edge (Premium 'Ooh-La-La' Series - 0.5m)
JuicEBitz® 0.5M Premium 'Ooh-La-La' Series Short Micro USB (Type B) 2.0 FAST 480Mbps Data & Quality Charger Cable Lead for Samsung Galaxy TAB 3, TAB 4, TAB Pro, TAB S, TAB A, TAB S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, Note 2/3/4/5 Edge (Premium 'Ooh-La-La' Series - 0.5m)
Offered by JuicEBitz A/V LTD.
Price: £3.29

3.0 out of 5 stars One out of three failed after few months., 3 Dec. 2015
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Worked ok to start with but the 50cm one failed after few months of use. Quite disappointing tbh, as cables feel very solid and give an impression that they will last a long time. Other two are still working fine.

On a positive side they reliably report AC charge and devices don't switch to USB mode where they draw maximum of 500mAh


LyxPro HAS-10 Closed Back Over-Ear Mixing Headphones w/Newest 45mm Neodymium Drivers for Wide Dynamic Range
LyxPro HAS-10 Closed Back Over-Ear Mixing Headphones w/Newest 45mm Neodymium Drivers for Wide Dynamic Range
Offered by SmartShop UK
Price: £39.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best value in the price range, 3 Dec. 2015
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Hope this product still available. Got this just to watch the movies. Compared to previous headphones i had which were quite overloaded with frequencies and ending up with all of them sort of blending together I found these to be very very clear and crispy. Bass is not overwhelming, highs doesn't pierce your ears and mids don't make the other two sound crap. Do yourself a favour and get these if you are looking for decent budget cans. Keep in mind lead is quite long and doesn't come off so you can't swap it for a shorter one for listening to music when out and about.


BESTEK 400W Car Charger Power Inverter DC 12V to AC 230V 240V Converter with UK Outlet Socket and 4 USB Ports Auto Adapter Power Supply
BESTEK 400W Car Charger Power Inverter DC 12V to AC 230V 240V Converter with UK Outlet Socket and 4 USB Ports Auto Adapter Power Supply
Offered by BESTEK GLOBAL LTD
Price: £36.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Works great. 400w 4x USB plugs, 3 Dec. 2015
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Got two for work. Works well, powers printer no problem even from cigarette lighter socket although it is recommended that you tap into the battery with supplied leads for heavier loads. Excellent addition of 4 USB ports, 2 x 2.4A, 1 x 1A, 1 x Auto up to 2.4A.


Mpow FM Transmitter [Update Version] Hands-free Car Radio 3.5mm In-car Universal Mp3 Player Audio Adapter Car Kit and Car Charger For iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, iPad, LG G2 HTC One / M8 / M7 and Other Android Cell Phones
Mpow FM Transmitter [Update Version] Hands-free Car Radio 3.5mm In-car Universal Mp3 Player Audio Adapter Car Kit and Car Charger For iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, iPad, LG G2 HTC One / M8 / M7 and Other Android Cell Phones
Offered by Patox
Price: £15.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly in London, 3 Dec. 2015
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Works really well. Even in London, with it's interference this transmitter manages to overpower other transmissions. I wish cable was a bit longer on either side of transmitter so it could be tucked away somewhere though. Plug also has 2.1A USB port so you can charge your phone at the same time as using transmitter which is great since otherwise cigarette lighter socket would have been taken.


Universal Smartphone Magnetic Dashboard Mount Kit Holder For iPhone 6 6S SE 5 5S 5C Galaxy S7 S6 Edge Note 5 4 LG G5 G4 Nexus etc (Black)
Universal Smartphone Magnetic Dashboard Mount Kit Holder For iPhone 6 6S SE 5 5S 5C Galaxy S7 S6 Edge Note 5 4 LG G5 G4 Nexus etc (Black)
Offered by Firm-Pack
Price: £11.33

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent holder!!!, 3 Dec. 2015
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As long as you don't mind sticking a thin metal plate on the back of your phone, or have a case that you can stick that plate under-go for it!!!
Solid grip. Tap the holder with your phone and it's on. No bumps will manage to make your phone fall off due to rubber band on the front of the holder which stops amy lateral movement. Biggest problem with cheaper holders that while magnets might be strong, phone will eventually slide down due to the lack of resistance between holder and the phone.
The only minor negative is rotation. If metal plate is not above the centre of weigh on you phone it'll move a few degrees now and again. Not up or down, it'll spin a bit. I've fixed it by cutting a circle of about 1cm from latex glove and placing it between the ball and magnet.


Apple iPad 2 Wireless Wi Fi Antenna w/ Flex Cable Replacement Part
Apple iPad 2 Wireless Wi Fi Antenna w/ Flex Cable Replacement Part

5.0 out of 5 stars Works as good as original., 25 Nov. 2014
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Works just like original part, what more could I ask for.


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