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K&F Concept 52mm UV CPL FLD ND4 Lens Accessory Filter Kit UV Protector Circular Polarizing Filter Neutral Density Filter for Nikon D5300 D5200 D5100 D3300 D3200 D3100 DSLR Cameras + Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth + Flower Petal Lens Hood + Center Pinch Lens Cap + Cap Keeper + Filter Bag Pouch
K&F Concept 52mm UV CPL FLD ND4 Lens Accessory Filter Kit UV Protector Circular Polarizing Filter Neutral Density Filter for Nikon D5300 D5200 D5100 D3300 D3200 D3100 DSLR Cameras + Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth + Flower Petal Lens Hood + Center Pinch Lens Cap + Cap Keeper + Filter Bag Pouch
Offered by dcmall
Price: £33.98

4.0 out of 5 stars A very respectable and useful "starter" filter kit, 25 May 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This kit consists of 4 filters, a padded case to hold them in (Velcro closing) a screw in petal lens hood, a lens cap and stick on cap holder and a lens cleaning cloth. Filter size is 52mm, this is a relatively common filter size for many Nikon kit lenses (18-55mm, 55-200mm to name two obvious ones) but you can use it with any other brands just check the filter size.

I'll list out the filters first with a brief explanation of what they do:
**UV Filter**: Many use this as a "lens protector" to guard against dirt/damage to a front lens element, it does also reduce ultra violet light/haze but it's not really applicable to digital cameras as they are very resistant to UV, for film capture the effects and advantages are more obvious still handy to have as a protection lens.
**CPL**: Probably the most useful filter for anyone to own the circular polariser reduces reflections from non metallic objects, it also increases contrast many use it for enhancing landscape photos and clouds, this is a variable effect filter rotating the outer ring increases/reduces the polarisation.
**ND4 Filter**: This reduces the light hitting the sensor/film by 2 stops that means for example if you have a shutter speed of 1/100s without the filter you will have a shutter speed of 1/25s with this filter; a few uses for this enhancing movement (water, people) also you can use faster lenses on bright days wide open if you've run out of shutter speed, and it also helps for daylight fill flash by bringing the shutter time down to the camera flash sync speed
**FLD Filter**: This has a "purple tint" mainly used for colour correction for fluorescent lighting, but it can also be used for creative effect too

The filters are quite respectable in quality a few obvious points to make, at this price point you won't get 20 coatings on the filters or ultra thin frames but the elements are held firmly in place with no wobbling, threads are clean and well machined and there were no obvious issues with sharpness using these. With the UV filter just watch for a bit of flare with direct sun, these are aimed as affordable and they are quite respectable for their moderate cost. Fold up bag is quite good too keeping all 4 filters together and padded so avoid damaging them.

Lens hood has a thread so it screws directly into the filter thread the only drawback with this is you don't have any filter threads but it remains useful as you don't always use filters and a lens hood isn't normally supplied with the kit lenses.

Out of all the filters the circular polariser (CPL) is the most useful for creative photography, though as with any filter there is a time to use it and not to. Being able to remove reflections (glass, water etc but not metallic objects) can be very handy for lots of types of photography, the increased contrast is liked by some for scenic work but resist the temptation to always use it dialled up the "max" but it's a good filter to experiment with. The ND filter is also quite handy as is the UV one if you require lens protection, the FLD one is less likely to be used perhaps I would have picked a close up filter to enhance macro work instead still it's there if you want to try it.

For what's on offer in the entire kit it's a pretty good offering and more than good enough for a cost effective way to start experimenting with photography and taking it up a notch or two.
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Normal / Micro SIM to Nano SIM Card Cutter for iPhone 5 Plus 3 SIM Adapters
Normal / Micro SIM to Nano SIM Card Cutter for iPhone 5 Plus 3 SIM Adapters
Offered by EF-Cloud.
Price: £1.77

3.0 out of 5 stars Does the intended job reasonably well, 25 May 2015
I bought one of these to cut down some sim cards, you can use normal full sized sim card or micro sim cards (you'll need to use the adapter to fit it to the cutter properly for this size) You get the supplied adapters if you need to use the bigger sim sizes again simply slot the card in once it's cut.

On the underside you'll see the direction to insert the sim with the angled notch facing the rear, this leaves the "gold contacts" showing underneath with the small hole, you can't really go wrong but take care with micro sim cards to ensure they are fitted to the adapter correctly. Use a flat surface a quick swift push down "punches" out the sim card. Nano sim cards are tiny they are barely larger than the contacts, I've used this a few times and it's worked pretty well. Saying that an "out of the box" sim is cleaner cut but the main point here is that it works. No problems so far but don't rush take your time.
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Premium Protective Aluminum Memory Card Carrying Case with Customizable Interior by CamKix - Organize and Protect your SD Cards, Micro SD Cards, Memory Stick and Compact Flash (CF) Storage Cards (Compatible with All Memory Card Brands including Sandisk, Transcent, Kingston, Sony, Lexar etc) including Memory Card Case Holder / 4 Custom EVA Inlays / Adhesive Tag Labels - Ideal for Travel or Home Storage (Memory Cards, Black)
Premium Protective Aluminum Memory Card Carrying Case with Customizable Interior by CamKix - Organize and Protect your SD Cards, Micro SD Cards, Memory Stick and Compact Flash (CF) Storage Cards (Compatible with All Memory Card Brands including Sandisk, Transcent, Kingston, Sony, Lexar etc) including Memory Card Case Holder / 4 Custom EVA Inlays / Adhesive Tag Labels - Ideal for Travel or Home Storage (Memory Cards, Black)
Offered by ECO-FUSED UK
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid little "card holder" though I'd like an extra SD/CF insert, 25 May 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This neat little card holder is made entirely of metal (aluminium) on the top and bottom case covers is a "soft touch" leather effect feels very nice in the hand and likely able to survive a bit of rough handling.
Included are 4 inserts one which holds 3 SD cards, one with 2 CF slots, a memory stick one, and micro SD which holds 8 cards and one SD card (handy to keep a micro SD to normal SD adapter in that one) Each insert is made of high density foam you pick out the pre-cut sections you need and each one of those has an adhesive back you can peel that off if you want and stick it back. The foam is snug which means the cards won't fall out once inserted it grips them quite nicely even turning the case upside down.

Also in the pack are two larger stickers and two numbered stickers (1-12) so you can if you want mark the cards/index them or write a description. Middle divider is also metal and this has a double latch so it clicks onto the top or bottom cover so you can protect one side whilst opening the other. Can't fault the quality on this it's a nicely made card holder and much nicer than some of the plastic offerings I've seen and used. As another reviewer pointed out though, you have one of each. The memory stick insert is largely redundant (Sony cameras use SD though they accept MS cards too) SD being the most common, though some higher end cameras use compact flash an extra SD/CF insert would allow you to use both areas for either SD or CF. Though I have cameras with both it some users might prefer to be able to hold 6 SD and 4 CF cards. Still a nice holder though and worth investigation.
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Vktech Air Blow Inflatable Soft box Flash Diffuser for Canon Nikon Sony Pentax
Vktech Air Blow Inflatable Soft box Flash Diffuser for Canon Nikon Sony Pentax
Offered by vktech-HK
Price: £4.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Effective super budget flash diffuser, 23 May 2015
I bought a few of these mostly for an experiment to see how they compared to other solutions (I have a few bounce cards and other diffusers around too) The one I have is about 20cm wide and 14 deep on the front panel (there are a few sizes around)

This is simple to set up you inflate it just as you would an armband or paddling pool, there is a clear popper which you close up once you've inflated it fully. Attaching it to a flash you have black flaps around the area where you insert the flash and an elasticated string that has a spring loaded fastener, simply pull it tight to ensure the diffuser stays on and pull the string through.

Whilst the outside is black on the inner area this is white which helps bounce the light around once the flash has fired

I did have a few people giggle a bit when I blew this up at a party to use when taking flash pictures, it does look a bit different to your usual diffuser. Initially I wondered if the heat from the flash head would cause problems with the plastic, but it hasn't at all and I've used these for a few years now. Once you've finished simply deflate it and it's easy to find a space for this even in small camera bag so you can take it anywhere.

Results wise... well the basic concept of all these diffusers is the same a larger light source means a more spread out less concentrated light effect, the surface area is a lot larger than a flash head so the diffuser acts as a mini "soft box" of sorts and the results are very good in my time using this. Whilst I prefer to bounce (you can angle the flash so some light goes forward and not all upwards) even direct flash looks a lot better with this. Do bear in mind that the flash power is reduced as with any diffuser but it's rarely a problem if you have a decent flash to use with it. Due to the universal size of this it will fit any normal flashgun head.

Certainly worth checking out (longer lasting than a piece of normal card or paper) no problems so far with the build of this (it's not leaked air and no tearing issues), in the unlikely event you meet someone who has a pin and wants to have fun popping it, I can't really see any major drawbacks.

Recommended


New OHSEN Unisex * Hot Sell 2013 * Waterproof Digital LCD Alarm Date Military Rubber Sports Watch - Free UK Delivery!
New OHSEN Unisex * Hot Sell 2013 * Waterproof Digital LCD Alarm Date Military Rubber Sports Watch - Free UK Delivery!
Offered by Ama-ZODE
Price: £6.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent "chunky" watch for a small price, 23 May 2015
I bought one of these to add to my growing collection, this model is available in various colours on the front rim.
First off a list of the main functions of the watch it has:

- Two time zones for the LCD display (you can set the analogue hands to a third separate time if you wish)
- Alarm and hourly chime
- Stopwatch (no lap function though)
- Longer life battery (3 years the makers says in normal operation)

The normal date mode is present (day display as well) Controls are via 3 main button the left side one controlling the LCD display mode you are in and for adjusting the settings, the two right hand buttons function the same the start/stop the stopwatch (long press to reset) and cycle through the settings if you change the alarm etc.

The larger front button turns on the light to illuminate the display, in very dark conditions this makes reading the hands fairly easy though you can't really see the LCD display. There are no luminous markings on the watch face at all.
Onto the build very good a stainless steel back, reasonable thick front glass, nice chunky casing and thick strap it more than feels the part and looks it too. One point to note whilst it says water resistant to 3ATM don't press the buttons underwater, it did survive a drop in water but I'm not sure how it would do for continuous submersion. The front 4 screws on the watch front are cosmetic and can be turned (on some more easily than others) they don't hold the front of the watch in place, but they add to the beefy look.

Weaker points the paper instruction sheet has tiny fonts and diagrams even with keen eyesight it's near unreadable not that it's hard to work out the operation, but a small book or bigger letters would do just fine. I'd prefer a bit more water resistance, though evidently Ohsen make a more beefy near G shock type watch which I am likely to try out later on. Time keeping was excellent testing it for a few weeks. For what's on offer here quite impressive even more so taking into consideration the price it's a solid feeling watch even small details like the makers name on the strap buckle, engraved stainless steel case back, thick resin strap if you paid twice the asking price you'd be very happy indeed. Budget watches have improved massively over the years and Ohsen have done a fine job on this model, highly recommended for those seeking an attractive meaty looking watch that is well made and doesn't dent the wallet too much. Top stuff
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Casio Electronic Calculator MX-8-sa MX-8V-we-s
Casio Electronic Calculator MX-8-sa MX-8V-we-s
Offered by FK Wholesale Ltd
Price: £10.31

4.0 out of 5 stars Good little desktop calculator, 23 May 2015
I've owned this for a number of years (at least 6 or 7) and to date I have never had a problem with it despite some heavy use over the years.

It's dual powered with a solar panel at the top and a battery (LR54) which can be replaced if required. I have never had to change the battery despite having used it in dim light many times.

Keypad is large with a central circle on the 5 digit (to aid feel without looking at the numerica pad) Nothing fancy here normal calculations with MR/M-/M+ buttons % and square root. The calculator powers off when not in use so there is no "off button"
Quality is good with solid plastics, you get 2 rubber feet to stop movement on a desk. Larger clear LCD display is easy to read in most light. There is no backlight though so not really suitable for night use.

Over many years use the calculator is still working great, with little to no signs of use.
A simple but well made an effective destop calculator


ANNKE Wireless/WIFI 720P IP Camera HD CCTV Monitor for Home Security Video Recording (Plug & Play, QR Code Scan, iPhone & Android Mobile View,Two-ways Audio Talk, Pan & Tilt, Motion Detection)
ANNKE Wireless/WIFI 720P IP Camera HD CCTV Monitor for Home Security Video Recording (Plug & Play, QR Code Scan, iPhone & Android Mobile View,Two-ways Audio Talk, Pan & Tilt, Motion Detection)
Offered by SANNCE
Price: £159.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect, video quality is top of it's league, 23 May 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

Quite a few IP cameras around this one is a little more expensive than some, but there are some "upgrades" that appear to have made a difference. On a cosmetic level the camera feels extremely well made a slightly unusual "elongated stem" makes it look a little different to some, materials feel very nice with a "soft touch" effect on the entire casing. A bit bigger than some models I've looked at (wider base and taller) but not massively so. Lens is manual focus adjustment via the silver ring on the front.

Included in the pack is a mount with wall plugs, adapter, instructions, and a flat type network cable. This model features wired in/out connectors and audio inputs/outputs that's not normally found on some lower end models. A micro SD slot is also present if you wish to record directly to that.

Instructions are very clear and simple to follow connect to the router you can download the app or use a computer and browser, sign up for the account and add the camera and configure the Wi-Fi (if required), dead easy really. If your router has a WPS button you can add it via the FN button on the camera a one stage process for connection. Control via the "app" (iOS and Android) is intuitive touching the screen allows you to scroll around and pinching zooming in and out you have decent control over the camera, though more advanced settings are available via browser control.

Layout for the browser is good large buttons for the display make it easy to use with tabs at the top for home/playback/records/settings. Digging into the settings you have some advanced schedules you can set up and individual control for motion sensitivity (day and night) you can even update the firmware in a one touch process (it downloads and re-starts to update) I have no complaints on this area bar one, and that is the lack of email alerts that would be nice to see possibly the developer will add this to the software, I'd also like a few extra options added such as programmable patrols, though the majority of options and tweaks you might want are present in a clear easy to digest form.

A few stronger points on this model firstly the imaging sensor certainly a step up over lower priced models, many do offer 720p recording but the specification sheet doesn't convey the quality of the footage. This is excellent so far the best I've used in an IP camera details are well rendered by day or night, with a good range on the 12 IR LED's too again a step up over cheaper models is shown in the night vision distance. Wi-Fi signal also seemed above average this will vary depending on your strength always a slight delay with wireless (for static commercial installation I'd suggest wired networking as the best way to go, some might find the micro SD sufficient for motion detection recording) A small point but the motors seem more refined too smoother motion and actions when panning. Audio is two way with a built in microphone and speaker very clear for both.

In most ways the Annke does hit the mark easy set up, good instructions, quality materials and the imaging sensor is hard to fault vastly better than some budget offerings around. I'd like a few tweaks to the software (email alerts being one) In other ways it does justify the slight premium over the £50 models around purely on the imaging quality, in this area I was impressed. Many applications for this from serious security jobs to a bit of fun or a baby monitor, this offers a simple pain free installation that many want a good quality camera that spits out very good footage.

Overall a 4.5/5 for me
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CE4 Atomiser Clearomizer Pack of 5 to fit ego, evod 510 thread
CE4 Atomiser Clearomizer Pack of 5 to fit ego, evod 510 thread
Offered by E-THINKER
Price: £3.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for a "starting off" vape, 22 May 2015
I bought a bunch of these and they come in various colours from different sellers. The CE4's are designed to be disposable, the tip section screws onto the main fluid compartment with a max capacity of 1.6ml. When filling the fluid you should tilt the tank to the side not in the middle tube section (this is where the vapour comes out)

Quality is not bad with a metal thread to attach to the battery, but I have experienced a bit of a hit and miss rate with these. Firstly the wick quality can vary some have lots of wick others less so. The "draw" varies too some require more "pull" others less (they all have the same holes at the bottom section must be a variation in the seals). Some of the units can leak a little (more so at the bottom, I've not had problems with the tips leaking on any models yet.

In terms of "vaping" pretty good you can get a decent near "smoking like" sensation. However over time the dual coils will clog up and this can lead to the "burning taste" usually this means it's time to throw it out and use another one how long can vary from a few weeks to a month of so (the type of fluid you use and how often are also factors). It is possible to remove the inner silicone section and nipple, wash the unit out and "dry burn" the coils (you will see the smoke and smell coming off of the coils this removes the build up on the heating elements) it's not the liquid causing a problem but a build up of the fluid with the high temperatures caked onto the coils, this can work if you do it carefully. The problem is really the "old style" wick this can also burn over time too. There are newer models around with better designs than this. As a starter off the CE4 isn't bad it's quite cheap and you can buy a fair few for not much outlay. For a longer term investment though you might find more suitable options.
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Multifunctional Rechargeable Emergency Flashlight Hand Cranking Flashlight with Urgent USB Charger, Car SUV Escape Tool, Signal Beacon, Seat Belt Cutter, Safety Hammer, Window Breaker, Car Esacpe Tool,Compass Function for Home Travel Camping Hiking
Multifunctional Rechargeable Emergency Flashlight Hand Cranking Flashlight with Urgent USB Charger, Car SUV Escape Tool, Signal Beacon, Seat Belt Cutter, Safety Hammer, Window Breaker, Car Esacpe Tool,Compass Function for Home Travel Camping Hiking
Offered by Deal Scoop UK
Price: £18.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Well designed and extremely useful "emergency torch", 21 May 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

I was quite curious about this product the concept sounded good, a torch that has a number of other functions built into it including:
Emergency charging/torch light via the Dynamo mechanism (ie handle crank) tips are included older Nokia style, mini/micro USB
Normal torch and flashing red light
Magnetic grip on the front (for attaching the torch ie for the red flashing light)
Cutter for a seatbelt
Hammer point for breaking glass
Compass

The torch is a "full size" offering just over 27cm long it is quite light in weight but it also feels pretty solid too with 4 hex bolts at the top holding the case together no signs of creaking or weakness here.
It's possible to "charge" the torch via the built in micro USB port this gives a couple of hours light out of the main 3 LED torchlight this is quite powerful and more than capable of illuminating a good distance. Two buttons are on the main handle top one for the white torch, below that the red flashing light both are capped and sealed to prevent water ingress and you can have both working at the same time (useful if you have broken down and need to make yourself seen for safety reasons)

A silicone cap covers the hardened point which is used to shatter glass, and the seat belt cutter is recessed into a slot so the blade isn't exposed. A metal pin holds the cranking handle which is good to see so it should hold up to some use. Likely the least used item is the compass but it's there if you need it and it does make use of a space that would otherwise be blank. Front magnets are strong and easily able to hold the light securely.

Whilst the older Nokia charger adapter is welcomed it might have made more sense to have a lightning one still you can plug directly into the USB port to charge a phone. This does work (crank the Dynamo to charge) , though it's for emergency use ie to give a small charge enough to make a text or phone call a few minutes rotation is enough to do this easily (a small red LED glows when turning the handle letting you know it's working). Very little to fault on this product it's not the smallest size torch around, but someone has sat down and thought about how to incorporate all the elements for a complete all in one torch and done so successfully. There is nothing new about emergency torches plenty around, the key point here though is the Dynamo which not only can power the lights but charge devices, lots of torches around which take batteries this has a built in one and if it's flat no problem you just turn the handle for a few minutes and that gives you close to 10 minutes "torch time". I do usually keep a torch in the boot, but if the batteries are flat (cold takes it toll and time) it's not much use.

I can see the torch getting fairly regular use, the other parts are there when you need them which hopefully isn't often or at all. One to store in the boot, this torch could prove invaluable and thus comes highly recommended. A must have for all motorists excellent
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14 LED Dimmable Eye Protective 3-level Brightness Desk Lamp With USB Charging Blue
14 LED Dimmable Eye Protective 3-level Brightness Desk Lamp With USB Charging Blue
Offered by DerekGruppe
Price: £21.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight touch control "LED lamp" with flexible stem, 21 May 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This light comes with a built in re-chargeable battery, you have 3 levels of light settings controlled via a touch sensitive panel on the top of the base. In the box you get the main light a USB lead to charge the light (this is about 1.25m length one end is a round proprietary connector not a micro USB port) .To charge it just plug it into any USB port you can use a computer or a dedicated charger but pick a lower amp output this doesn't need a high charge current. On the bottom of the unit (which has a curved design) are 4 large rubber pads.

Instructions suggest an 8 hour charge before use and it requires a full 12 hour charge from flat I found that a little less but it won't hurt to have it plugged in for longer.

Looking over the lamp the plastics are light but feel firm, and the main attraction of the design is the multi angle "neck" of the light which can be freely moved and bent into various shapes and the head section can also be manipulated and angled to the position you want it in.

The three light intensity settings are useful the top brightest setting is really quite a good output more than enough for a bedside light at the lowest level the light is quite soft and plenty bright enough to use for reading, but it I can see other uses here for model making and painting the light's variable position could be extremely handy, even for taking shots of items this is a portable small light that can output a decent bit of power if needed. The LED's are white in effect and it appears to be near the normal daylight colour kelvin temperature wise. You'll get up to 8 hours from the lowest setting, 6 for the medium and 4 at full brightness this seems fairly close to actual use.

A few areas to note firstly I'd prefer a normal "micro USB port" just in case the cable goes missing, not a major point but it makes sense to have a universal connector, the other is the "weight" it's quite a light lamp and positioning the head at extreme angles it could use a bit more weight to counter the balance though I suspect in normal use it won't be a problem.
Leaving that to one side this is a really excellent light that combines good looks with the advantage of LED lights in low power consumption and a long service life. It's portable enough to be taken around with ease and bright enough to double duty as a bedside light, it could also find some use camping of travelling and being able to charge it via USB is a bonus too. Recommended
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