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Panasonic eneloop BK-3MCCE/8BE Ready-to-Use AA Batteries - Ni-Mh - 1,900 mAh - Pack of 8
Panasonic eneloop BK-3MCCE/8BE Ready-to-Use AA Batteries - Ni-Mh - 1,900 mAh - Pack of 8
Price: £12.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Eneloop - Simply the best, 26 July 2015
Eneloop are my top choice when it comes to batteries. They offer great performance, reliability and charge retention through the years. Most of all I have never had any of these batteries leak.

There are various generations of eneloop batteries with Sanyo producing the first 3 generations. In 2013 Sanyo was acquired by Panasonic and the 4th generation was introduced. Other variants were also introduced by Panasonic.

The BK-3MCCE/4BE Eneloop batteries are Panasonic's current generation AA batteries (main improvement lies in charge cycles, up to 2100 from 1800)

○ 1900 - 2000mAh (minimum - typical)
○ Astounding 2100 charge cycles
○ Great charge retention through the years: 85% after 1 year / 70% after 5 years
○ Batteries are pre charged by the factory, (albeit to approx 75%) so they can be used straight away
○ Virtually leak proof.

Tip: In order to achieve maximum longevity, use a quality smart charger designed for NiMH batteries. In contrast to dumb chargers, these will monitor the voltage of each individual battery and avoid under / overcharging. Some smart chargers even sport thermal overload detection. Below are pictures of a couple of my Maha Powerex chargers : MH-C801D and the MH-C9000. The Technoline BL-700 is a cheaper and brilliant charger.

These batteries will last for many years, and given the price they should definitely be on your short list.
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Battery for Symbol LS4278 LS4278-M 82-67705-01 BTRY-LS42RAAOE-01 3.6V 800mAh
Battery for Symbol LS4278 LS4278-M 82-67705-01 BTRY-LS42RAAOE-01 3.6V 800mAh
Offered by PowerShop UK
Price: £5.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Different branding yet great performance, 25 July 2015
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Length:: 3:58 Mins

I bought this battery for my Motorola Symbol DS6878. After six years of use the battery was not holding its charge as well as it used to. Thankfully I found a very cheaply priced alternative. It is a 3.6volt 800mAh battery, 50mAh more than on the stock battery.

On opening the packaging, I noticed that the branding was different than advertised. It actually is a VHBW battery. That did not worry me as the connector was the same. So were the voltage and mAh.

I have tried it over a couple of weeks now and this battery performs as good as a new original one.

Highly recommended.


Panasonic BK-3MCCE/4BE Eneloop Mignon AA 1900 mAh Rechargeable Battery (Pack of 4)
Panasonic BK-3MCCE/4BE Eneloop Mignon AA 1900 mAh Rechargeable Battery (Pack of 4)
Price: £7.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eneloop - Simply the best, 24 July 2015
Eneloop are my top choice when it comes to batteries. They offer great performance, reliability and charge retention through the years. Most of all I have never had any of these batteries leak.

There are various generations of eneloop batteries with Sanyo producing the first 3 generations. In 2013 Sanyo was acquired by Panasonic and the 4th generation was introduced. Other variants were also introduced by Panasonic.

The BK-3MCCE/4BE Eneloop batteries are Panasonic's current generation AA batteries (main improvement lies in charge cycles, up from 1800 to 2100:

○ 1900 - 2000mAh (minimum - typical)
○ Astounding 2100 charge cycles
○ Great charge retention through the years: 85% after 1 year / 70% after 5 years
○ Batteries are pre charged by the factory, (albeit to approx 75%) so they can be used straight away
○ Virtually leak proof.

Tip: In order to achieve maximum longevity, use a quality smart charger designed for NiMH batteries. In contrast to dumb chargers, these will monitor the voltage of each individual battery and avoid under / overcharging. Some smart chargers even sport thermal overload detection. Below are pictures of a couple of my Maha Powerex chargers : MH-C801D and the MH-C9000. The Technoline chargers are cheaper and simply brilliant. I will try to review Technoline BL-700 in the near future.

These batteries will last for many years, and given the price they should definitely be on your short list
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Old Style Travellers London Map: Grand Map of London for Diplomats and Merchants 2012
Old Style Travellers London Map: Grand Map of London for Diplomats and Merchants 2012

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely vintage style yet contemporary map of London, 24 July 2015
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My reviews are primarily geared towards gadgets, however I do collect stamps, old books and memorabilia. And I honestly think that the "Old Stlye Travellers London map" deserves a mention. This truly is a collectors item. Now this is not a reproduction of an old map, and neither does it claim to be. However, that is what makes it appealing IMO: a contemporary (2012) map sporting vintage 18th century looks.

It does not come with a user manual, USB cord or any drivers... ops there I go again...LOL

Actually you get what you see. However, photos do not do it justice. This map looks "and feels" so much better in real life. Top notch quality paper and the print first class, in fact it looks as though it were hand painted. Great workmanship reflected in the details

The protective sleeve measuring 13.7cm by 26.8cm sports golden colour reflective contours, which are also found on the embossed lettering.

Everything about "The Grand Map of London" oozes quality ! And at a whopping 87cm by 51cm you'll be able to appreciate the map in it's full glory.

No wonder that it has been voted as "10 of the best hand-drawn maps." by The Guardian

I intend to have mine framed and prominently paced in my study.

This map was sent to me for an honest opinion.
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Max Signal TW1 Freeview TV Aerial - High Gain Indoor/Outdoor Digital Flat HDTV Antenna for USB TV Tuner / DVB-T Television / DAB Radio
Max Signal TW1 Freeview TV Aerial - High Gain Indoor/Outdoor Digital Flat HDTV Antenna for USB TV Tuner / DVB-T Television / DAB Radio
Offered by Max Signal Limited
Price: £24.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Unobtrusive, Amazing Antenna !!, 23 July 2015
I have bought so many antennas in the past in order to get a decent digital TV signal, yet I was never really satisfied. Some were either too bulky while others needed to be mounted outdoors. As you can see from the pictures I live by the sea, not the ideal place for good reception unless there is an antenna very near. I actually get a reflected beam bouncing off the buildings across the bay, as beyond that there's sea all the way to North Africa. (I live in Malta)

Eventually I settled for a powered antenna yet this needed to be mounted quite high thus blocking the view. So when Max Signals offered me this antenna for review I gladly accepted.

On opening the package I was greeted with this paper thin flat antenna measuring 29.5cm by 7.8cm. The cable is 3m long and the pictorial instruction leaflet is quite OK. Honestly I did not have much expectation but that was all about to change...big time!!
I just could not believe my eyes! I got full reception bars and a crystal clear picture. This is really amazing. Having said that, some reviewers have had to re-position the antenna a number of times to get the desired results results, but not in my case. Initially I mounted the antenna smack in the middle of the window and later I shifted it as low as it could possibly go. Reception remained perfect.

I simply cannot recommend this antenna highly enough!
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NEW Œ Cert UK QUADCORE 7" 8GB HD 1024x600 - - OPERO® 2015/16 MODEL - Android KITKAT - Tablet PC - Inbuilt HDMI, Silicone Protection - Dual Camera - WiFi - Supports: Google PLAYSTORE Youtube, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Bluetooth, Games 3G Calls (via dongle) (Black) 48 hour delivery
NEW Œ Cert UK QUADCORE 7" 8GB HD 1024x600 - - OPERO® 2015/16 MODEL - Android KITKAT - Tablet PC - Inbuilt HDMI, Silicone Protection - Dual Camera - WiFi - Supports: Google PLAYSTORE Youtube, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Bluetooth, Games 3G Calls (via dongle) (Black) 48 hour delivery
Offered by ** Best of British Tablet Company **No long wait from China & No import tax to pay**
Price: £180.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Youtube, Netflix, BBC iPlayer... Plus so much more, 18 July 2015
The OPERO tablet is probably the best bang for the buck for those seeking an entry level Android device. Now let's put things into perspective... when factoring functionality with price this 7 inch tablet is very tempting. (£28) at time of writing.

Many a time cheap can mean more expensive, simply because if it a product does not perform than you're left with a paperweight. Not in this case though. True, 512mb of RAM is the bare minimum nowadays, however when combined with the zippy A33 Quad Core 1.6GHz CPU and VR SGX540 GPU @500MHZ (3 d graphics engine) it does make for a very pleasant experience: Be it Skype or BBC iPlayer to light gaming.

The OPERO comes very well protected in an attractive cardboard box: a great combination of eco friendly packaging and looks. It would definitely make for a lovely gift.

Bottom line: This is a solid entry level Android tablet which simply works as advertised.
Recommended.

Please note: I tested this tablet for a few hours and returned it to it's rightful owner.


Panasonic 4228 BK-4MCCE AAA Micro 750mAh Eneloop Rechargeable Battery
Panasonic 4228 BK-4MCCE AAA Micro 750mAh Eneloop Rechargeable Battery
Price: £12.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eneloop - Simply the best, 18 July 2015
Eneloop are my top choice when it comes to batteries. They offer great performance, reliability and charge retention through the years.

There are various generations of eneloop batteries with Sanyo producing the first 3 generations. In 2013 Sanyo was acquired by Panasonic and the 4th generation was introduced. Other variants were also introduced by Panasonic.

These BK-4MCCE Eneloop batteries are the 4th generation and first (standard eneloop) produced by Panasonic. The difference is in the charge cycles, up to 2100 from 1800:

○ 1900 to 2000mAh (Minimum - Typical)
○ Astounding 2100 charge cycles
○ Awesome charge retention through the years: 90% after 1 year / 80% after 3 years / 70% after 5 years
○ Batteries are pre charged by the factory, (albeit to approx 75%) so they can be used straight away
○ Virtually leak proof, even if left in a device

Tip: In order to achieve maximum longevity, use a quality smart charger designed for NiMH batteries. In contrast to dumb chargers, these will monitor the voltage of each individual battery and avoid under / overcharging. Some smart chargers even sport thermal overload detection.

These batteries will last for many years, and given the price they should definitely be on your short list!
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1A F1A F1AL 250v Quick Blow 20mm x 5mm Glass Fuse x 10 by electrosmart®
1A F1A F1AL 250v Quick Blow 20mm x 5mm Glass Fuse x 10 by electrosmart®
Offered by electrosmart
Price: £2.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value Pack, 9 July 2015
Please note: These "Quick Blow" fuses are rated for 240 volts and 1 Amp, so they are not suitable for high drain appliances. Normal household fuses are usually 15 - 35 Amps.

That said, I find them very useful for use in cheap multimeters, low amperage devices and electronic projects. Ceramic fuses cost considerably more, yet they offer better safety in case of blow out.

Highly recommended.


Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX400V ( 21.1 MP,50 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD )
Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC-HX400V ( 21.1 MP,50 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD )
Offered by PHOTO UNIVERS
Price: £290.53

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars All the bells and whistles yet fails where it counts most, 4 July 2015
I had such high hopes for this little beauty and replaced it twice, as I thought that I was getting a faulty unit. I honestly wanted to like this camera as it does look simply stunning. The premium build quality and the Zeiss lens, combined with the new Bionz X processor offer so much promise.

Yet this camera fails where it counts most, and that is image quality. Out of the box, images are rather soft and get worse at the extremities, with purple fringing evident in mid to high contrast images. You can increase sharpness, yet the edges still look softer. Colours are vibrant, yet results still look over processed, resulting in loss of detail in darker areas.

(When evaluating bridge cameras I use my Panasonic FZ200 as a benchmark)

I would have happily traded NFC, GPS or WiFi for Raw capability and a better EVF, which at 201K pixels is considered way below par on cameras carrying such a hefty price tag. (FZ200 sports a 1,302K pixel EVF, over a million more!!)

So it is useless to go through the rich feature set this camera offers, ( which can be viewed all over the net ) as it does not translate into the quality photos I have come to expect from Sony.
At this price point I would expect a camera that would deliver great photos and not facebook quality.... sorry

Being an avid Sony fan, I feel that this camera just does not live to the reputation and expectations. Hopefully, firmware updates could address certain issues.

I do tend to be very critical when it comes to cameras, so please appreciate that I am not trying to bash the HX400V. Maybe I was expecting a bit too much. Many sites praise this camera, and that makes me wonder. I suggest you read other reviews and try to get a hands on test at a local store. Hopefully they might let you use an SD card to take some pictures for further analysis.

Unfortunately, based on my experience, I cannot recommend the HX400V for the demanding photographer.


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Youtube, Netflix, BBC iPlayer... Plus so much more, 30 Jun. 2015
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The Trimeo tablet is simply the best bang for the buck for those seeking an entry level Android device !! Now let's put things into perspective... when factoring functionality with price this 7 inch tablet is basically a steal. And for a mere one pound more you can get the 8 gig version (at time of writing).

Many a time cheap can mean more expensive, simply because if it a product does not perform than you've basically got a paperweight. Not in this case though. True, 512mb of RAM is the bare minimum nowadays, however when combined with the zippy processor and selective use of apps (close the apps which are not in use) it does make for a very good experience: Be it Skype or BBC iPlayer to light gaming.

The Trimeo comes very well protected in an attractive cardboard box: a great combination of eco friendly packaging and looks. It would definitely make for a nice present. I'm keeping mine though :)

Bottom line: This is truly a solid entry level Android tablet which simply works as advertised.
Highly recommended


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