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InnoBeta Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus (5.5") - Super Slim 9H Hardness 2.5D Rounded Edge
InnoBeta Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus (5.5") - Super Slim 9H Hardness 2.5D Rounded Edge
Offered by Bestore
Price: £10.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking bit of kit..., 23 April 2015
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DISCLOSURE:
I was kindly supplied this item free of charge to test and evaluate. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review detailing my thoughts. This is said review.
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—-— WHAT’S IN THE BOX? —-—

- Tempered glass screen protector
- Alcohol cleaning wipe
- Cleaning cloth
- 1x sticker (dust sticker)

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—-— INITIAL IMPRESSIONS -——

This has got to be one of the best packaged screen protector I’ve ever seen. Very impressed.
It has cut-outs for the speaker and camera at the top of your phone, and the home button at the bottom.

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—-— APPLICATION -——

- Remove any screen protectors that you may already have on.
- Clean the screen with the alcohol cleaning wipe (I’m against using alcohol wipes, as they remove the protective coatings already on the iPhone’s screen - I realise you’re putting something on top of it, but it’s nice to know it’s still there!).
- Remove moisture and dust using micro-fibre cloth.
- Remove any extra dust/hairs using the ‘dust sticker’.
- Peel back part of the protective plastic from the tempered glass screen protector, and align the glass with your phone (and the guide stickers).
- Gently peel back the rest of the plastic as you make sure everything is lined up correctly.
- Press gently on the centre of the screen protector, to assist in the adhesive process
- If there are any bubbles, slowly work them toward the edges.

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—-— EXTRA INFO —-—

My relationship with screen protectors over the past many years has been rocky at best. I’ve always used those flimsy plastic ones that, to me at least, seem impossible to get right the first time without air bubbles or tiny hairs ruining my day. I’ve even spent extra money on ones that promised no air bubbles, and super-easy installation. Well, every time, I’ve been disappointed, having to use at least three to get it just-so.

If you’re completely new to the world of tempered glass screen protectors, like I was, then realise that these aren’t flimsy, they’re solid. With the plastic kind, you can hold one side, and the other end flops down rather unceremoniously. With these, you hold one side, and the whole things just stays in a straight line.

In the past, I have broken tempered glass screen protectors, and my phone’s screen has remained undamaged, so I’m now a convert, and will use them from this day forward.

Again, if you’re new to this style of protector, then they offer a much greater level of protection compared to your standard plastic kind. You can watch videos online of the glass getting cracked quite badly, and when removed, the phone’s screen is still in perfect condition.

I’ve experienced no loss in touch-sensitivity and Touch ID still works as it did before, each time I’ve used tempered glass screen protectors.

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—-— CONCLUSION —-—

I’m officially a tempered glass convert.

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Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes.

PROS:
✓ Well packaged
✓ Cut-outs for the relevant things
✓ Free micro-fibre cloth
✓ Easy application (seriously easy)
✓ No loss in touch-sensitivity
✓ Superior protection
✓ Touch ID still works as before

CONS:
✗ None
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If you have any questions regarding this product, feel free to leave comments down below - I’m happy to help…
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Klarfit Allstar 9-Piece Sport Set Tennis Badminton Volleyball Bundle
Klarfit Allstar 9-Piece Sport Set Tennis Badminton Volleyball Bundle

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for the whole family..., 22 April 2015
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DISCLOSURE:
I was kindly supplied this item free of charge to test and evaluate. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review detailing my thoughts. This is said review.
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—— WHAT’S IN THE BOX? ——

- Carry case
- 2x poles for net
- Tennis net
- Badminton net
- Volleyball net
- 2x badminton racquets and shuttlecock
- 2x tennis rackets and tennis ball
- 1x volleyball and pump
- Instructions

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—— INITIAL IMPRESSIONS ——

The kit comes in a moulded plastic case which doubles up as the base for the net. Everything you need to play the sports is stored within. There is a different sized net for each sport, each net is stored in a labelled compartment, so is easy to find the correct one. The moulded case has space for all of the equipment, although the volleyball needs to be deflated to fit inside.

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—— SETTING UP / TAKING APART ——

Setting up the net only takes a couple of minutes when you get the hang of it; the extendible plastic poles are placed into each end of the carrying case base, at an angle around 45 degrees. The correct net is slid onto the top of the poles, before the poles are extended to the correct height until the net is tight. It is just as quick to pack it all away. I found that if you extend the net to the correct height, the plastic poles flex quite a bit. This can make it quite hard to collapse the poles after use.
If you are used to traditional garden nets involving poles in the ground and guy lines to hold the net tight, this net is amazingly simple. It has its drawbacks due to the width, but for ease of setting up, it couldn't be simpler.

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—— IN USE ——

The sports net is lots of fun to use, it is however best for fun games in the garden or park, if you take any of these sports more seriously and are after a sports court of the correct size, then you will probably want a full size net. Whilst the height of the net is almost the correct height (the volleyball net is a bit lower than a full size one), the width of the net is a lot smaller. The width of the nets varies with height, the tennis is around 2.5m, up to the volleyball at around 3.5m. The correct width of a full size net is around 6m for tennis, and up to around 10m for volleyball. The net width becomes an issue if you want to play doubles, as it feels a bit small. The net was quite stable, shuttlecocks and tennis balls couldn't easily knock it over. It couldn't stand up to a speeding volleyball though.

The tennis and badminton rackets are quite basic aluminium ones, I felt that the string tension could be tighter, but this may be a good thing if you are playing in a small garden as the ball / shuttlecock won't go so far. The volleyball is slightly padded and does the job well.

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---- CONCLUSION ----

An easy to put up net with everything included for fun garden / park sports. If you want a serious game or to play doubles, you'll probably want a bigger net.

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PROS:
✓ Easy to set up / pack away
✓ Everything is included

CONS:
✗ Net not wide enough for doubles

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Swiss Legend Scubador 10538-09 48mm Stainless Steel Case Brown Calfskin Mineral Men's Watch
Swiss Legend Scubador 10538-09 48mm Stainless Steel Case Brown Calfskin Mineral Men's Watch

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real stand-out timepiece..., 22 April 2015
Length:: 0:55 Mins

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DISCLOSURE:
I was kindly supplied this item free of charge to test and evaluate. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review detailing my thoughts. This is said review.
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*** I own the `black dial, black leather' version of this watch. This review will be placed on all Swiss Legend Scubador pages, as the only differences across the range are cosmetic, and those differences are explained below. ***

---- INITIAL IMPRESSIONS ----

You can often tell how much care and thought has been put into a product by the way it is packaged. As you can see in the video, this watch comes in a lovely presentation box. The watch itself is wrapped around a soft cushion, and the box also contains a very helpful manual, that clearly explains all of its functions.
When I first opened the box, I was very pleasantly surprised at how attractive the watch was.
A great start.

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---- SCUBADOR RANGE ----

The Scubador range consists of 17 watches, all sporting a Swiss made chronograph movement.
The main differences between these 17 are the colours of the rotating bezel, buttons and crown, the colour of the watch face, as well as the colour of the strap.

The colours of the bezel, buttons and crown are always the same as each other. They come in silver, black, gold or bronze.
The watch face comes in black, silver, gold, red, blue, yellow and bronze (that the company refers to as `rose'). The variants are some solid colours, and some mixed with others. The full range can be seen at http://www.swisslegend.com/collectionsku/Scubador?s=&page=1
The leather strap comes in either black or brown.

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---- STRAP ----

The entire range is secured via a calfskin leather, single-pronged buckle strap. There are nine holes to place the buckle in, so plenty of size variants that will accommodate the vast majority of wrists.
The strap is made from genuine leather and feels absolutely marvellous.

The exterior is a rough and rugged looking leather with attractive creases throughout. For both the brown and black leather straps, you get beautifully appointed white contrast-stitching running parallel down both sides of the strap. This gives it a very professional look, and certainly makes it stand out from the crowd.

The inside of the strap (the part that goes against your wrist) as shown in the video, is a lighter colour. What the video can't get across is that this leather is a lot smoother and softer on the inside, and feels great against the skin.

When on your wrist, you have two leather strap `keepers', to stop the strap from flapping around. These can be seen in the video. One is fixed, and close to the buckle, the other can be slid up and down the strap. They're simple, they look good and they're effective.

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---- CASE, BEZEL, BUTTONS, CROWN ----

The innards of the watch are housed in a silver stainless-steel circular exterior.
It's unapologetically bulky, and stands out because of this. The exact dimensions can be found either in the product description above this review, or alternatively via the link I previously provided to the Swiss Legend website.

The rotating bezel is unidirectional (counter-clockwise). It displays a circular luminous dot at the 12 o'clock position (I'll go into further details regarding luminosity later on in the `WATCH FACE' section) and other helpful markings. These are individual minute markers for three to twelve inclusive (with five and 10 standing out), followed by markings at five minute intervals from 15 to 55; with 15, 30 and 45 being displayed in numbers. These are extremely useful for keeping track of how much time has passed. Match the luminous circle to the current minute hand, and you have a quick and easy-to-read indication of time elapsed. Alternatively, place the luminous hand in the future, and use as a kind of countdown timer. The four sides of the bezel have a square like design, accomplished by straightening/flattening parts of it. Whilst it remains circular, at a glance (and in the right light) you could be forgiven for thinking it was square.

The buttons match the colour of the bezel, and are protected by silver folding gates. These are fairly easy to fold out (if you have nails) and expose the buttons for ease of use. Rather handily, the buttons can still be used with the gates closed, which I've found to be a nice feature. They click in securely, and I've had no issues with them. Pressing the top button starts the stopwatch, pressing again stops it. The lower button is used for lap times, and to reset the stopwatch back to zero.

Twisting the crown counter-clockwise releases the spring into position 1, and allows you to wind the watch. Pulling the crown out one notch into position 2 allows you to change the date, and another pull into position 3 will enable you to alter the time. Pushing the crown all the way back in whilst twisting clockwise will re-secure it to the main watch housing.

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---- WATCH FACE ----

The watch face has had a decent amount of design put into it, and depending on what colour watch you choose, these various design features will either stand out, or they won't. On my black watch they largely don't stand out, but are instead subdued, which is the look I was going for.
The top half of the face is textured with vertical stripes that pleasantly catch the light. This design continues though to the lower half via an almost tail-like shape broken into segments, which contrasts beautifully with the lower half's otherwise plain design.

Starting from the middle, and working out:
- The three main hands are, minute, hour and stopwatch seconds. The second hand for the stopwatch (the longest hand on the watch) has a red-tip, meaning it stands out when in use.
- You have three circular dials in the centre of the face. The bottom indicates the day of the week, the left shows the minutes past for the stopwatch, and the right displays the seconds ticking away (not for stopwatch, but instead current time).
- The chronograph hands can all be repositioned (a process that is clearly explained in the manual) if they are not perfectly aligned - mine were, so no need.
- On the lower right of the dials you have the date shown in black writing on a white background, making it very easy to read.
- The numbers are written in a large, bold font that is extremely easy to read, even at a quick glance.
- All of the odd numbers are represented by circular indicators.
- These circular indicators, bold numbers, circle on the bezel mentioned earlier and hour/minute hands all have a luminous coating on them. They store light and enable you to read the time in the dark. This works just as well as other watches I've used, and I've no complaints.
- The ring just outside of the flat watch face, that is presented at a fairly steep angle, contains minute marks, and written numbers for each five minutes. They are something that you may not notice at a glance, but they are a lovely feature, that really gives the watch that little something extra.

All of these features are placed behind a beautifully clear sapphire-coated mineral display window.

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---- IN USE ----

I've been using this watch daily for a little while now, and the following are my condensed findings that you'll hopefully find helpful:
- The manual says that if you're wearing the watch daily, you should wind it once a week. It also says that if not worn daily, it should be kept on a watch winder.
- The watch is happy in water down to 100m (when the crown is fully screwed in and tightened). Whilst I haven't yet gone down to 100m(!), it has happily survived the odd splash, and being placed under a tap for test purposes.
- I'm sure the ease of reading the time at a quick glance will differ between various colour combinations. The black face with white hands approach however, makes it remarkably easy to complete this task. A quick glance and you instantly know the time - very impressive.
- If you have tiny wrists, a bulky watch may look a little strange. Make sure you completely understand the dimensions of this watch, prior to purchase. I'm used to wearing a Casio G-Shock Aviator, so big watches aren't an issue. This watch (minus its crown and buttons) is almost exactly the same size as the Aviator.
- The comfort whilst wearing this watch means that I often forget I'm wearing it, which is exactly what you want.
- In a little over a week's use, the watch hasn't seemed to lose a single second (when compared to my self-correcting Aviator), so no issues there either.
- The watch looks great no matter how you're dressed; smart casual, casual casual, or smart smart - and yes, I may have just made some of those up, but you get my meaning! It goes with pretty much everything. Obviously, your choice of watch colour will dictate just how well it looks with various outfits, but the black face with black strap looks marvellous with everything I've worn so far.

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From opening up the display case for the very first time, to taking the watch off at the end of the first day, the Swiss Legend Scubador was, and continues to be, an absolute delight to wear and own.
I have no issues with recommending the Scubador to anyone who is thinking of buying one.
An easy five stars.

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Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes.

PROS:
✓ Presentation box
✓ Very comfortable/soft strap
✓ Extremely easy to read, even at a glance
✓ Holds time nicely
✓ Genuine leather
✓ Contrast stitching
✓ Stand-out design features across the entire watch
✓ Rotating bezel
✓ Swiss made chronograph movement
✓ Stopwatch
✓ Date feature

CONS:
✗ None

NB:
- It's not the smallest watch you'll ever own, so be aware of the dimensions prior to purchase to avoid disappointment

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[Apple MFI Certified]LP® 3 Meters/9.8 Feet Extra Long Lightning to USB Data Sync Charging Cable for iPhone 6 (4.7
[Apple MFI Certified]LP® 3 Meters/9.8 Feet Extra Long Lightning to USB Data Sync Charging Cable for iPhone 6 (4.7
Offered by Gedigitech
Price: £30.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Power to the people..., 22 April 2015
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DISCLOSURE:
I was kindly supplied this item free of charge, to test and evaluate. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review detailing my thoughts. This is said review.
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In the box, you get a lightning cable, 3m (10ft) in length.
The quality of the material is great and leaves me with confidence about its long-term survivability. I would say that the wiring’s outer casing is actually thicker, and therefore better quality and more durable than the official Apple cables.
It comes in a plastic envelope style packaging, that I think I may well keep, and use for storage/travel in the future as it’s hardy and handy.
The MFI bit in the name, means that the end connector has been certified by Apple, so you know it’s not some cheap, tacky ripoff from lands afar.

I have been using this cable for a little while now, and have encountered no issues, literally. With other cables in the past, I've been greeted by error messages, either continuously or intermittently. This cable has given me no error messages. It charges in the same amount of time as all of my other cables, and it just works.
If you need a lightning cable that is, considerably longer, better quality (and cheaper!) than the official Apple version, in my opinion, then take the leap and purchase this, you won’t regret it.

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Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes, without hesitation.

PROS:
✓ 3m in length
✓ Build quality
✓ Fit and finish
✓ No error messages
✓ Charges just like the Apple cables
✓ Cheaper than Apple cables

CONS:
✗ None
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iPhone 6 Plus Screen Protector, EasylifeTM Supreme Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector Anti-Scratch, Anti-Fingerprint, Bubble Free, Explosion-Proof and Pressure-Resistant for iPhone 6 plus
iPhone 6 Plus Screen Protector, EasylifeTM Supreme Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector Anti-Scratch, Anti-Fingerprint, Bubble Free, Explosion-Proof and Pressure-Resistant for iPhone 6 plus
Offered by Levin Official
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking bit of kit..., 20 April 2015
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DISCLOSURE:
I was kindly supplied this item free of charge to test and evaluate. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review detailing my thoughts. This is said review.
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—-— WHAT’S IN THE BOX? —-—

- Tempered glass screen protector
- Alcohol cleaning wipe
- Cleaning cloth

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—-— INITIAL IMPRESSIONS -——

Well packaged in a hard plastic case, which protects the already tough, screen protector.
It has cut-outs for the speaker and camera at the top of your phone, and the home button at the bottom.

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- Remove any screen protectors that you may already have on.
- Clean the screen with the alcohol cleaning wipe (I’m against using alcohol wipes, as they remove the protective coatings already on the iPhone’s screen - I realise you’re putting something on top of it, but it’s nice to know it’s still there!).
- Remove moisture and dust using micro-fibre cloth.
- Peel back part of the protective plastic from the tempered glass screen protector, and align the glass with your phone.
- Gently peel back the rest of the plastic as you make sure everything is lined up correctly.
- Press gently on the centre of the screen protector, to assist in the adhesive process
- If there are any bubbles, slowly work them toward the edges.

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—-— EXTRA INFO —-—

My relationship with screen protectors over the past many years has been rocky at best. I’ve always used those flimsy plastic ones that, to me at least, seem impossible to get right the first time without air bubbles or tiny hairs ruining my day. I’ve even spent extra money on ones that promised no air bubbles, and super-easy installation. Well, every time, I’ve been disappointed, having to use at least three to get it just-so.

If you’re completely new to the world of tempered glass screen protectors, like I was, then realise that these aren’t flimsy, they’re solid. With the plastic kind, you can hold one side, and the other end flops down rather unceremoniously. With these, you hold one side, and the whole things just stays in a straight line.

In the past, I have broken tempered glass screen protectors, and my phone’s screen has remained undamaged, so I’m now a convert, and will use them from this day forward.

Again, if you’re new to this style of protector, then they offer a much greater level of protection compared to your standard plastic kind. You can watch videos online of the glass getting cracked quite badly, and when removed, the phone’s screen is still in perfect condition.

I’ve experienced no loss in touch-sensitivity and Touch ID still works as it did before, each time I’ve used tempered glass screen protectors.

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—-— CONCLUSION —-—

I’m officially a tempered glass convert.

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Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes.

PROS:
✓ Well packaged
✓ Cut-outs for the relevant things
✓ Free micro-fibre cloth
✓ Easy application (seriously easy)
✓ No loss in touch-sensitivity
✓ Superior protection
✓ Touch ID still works as before

CONS:
✗ None

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The Friendly Swede Activity and Running Belt (Small: 26"-29")
The Friendly Swede Activity and Running Belt (Small: 26"-29")
Offered by The Friendly Swede [UK]
Price: £10.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A novel solution to an age-old problem..., 20 April 2015
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DISCLOSURE:
I was kindly supplied this item free of charge to test and evaluate. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review detailing my thoughts. This is said review.
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—— WHAT’S IN THE BOX? ——

- 1x activity and running belt

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—— INITIAL IMPRESSIONS ——

A novel solution to the age-old problem of how to carry your keys/phone/money while running/cycling etc.

I like the concept. But does it work in practice?

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—— IN USE——

The activity and running belt is a simple black band, with three openings, two at the front, one at the rear.

On the front opening at the left hand side there is a key ring fob onto which you can attach your keys.

Step into the band, or pull it over your head as you would a jumper. Put your keys, phone, money etc into it, and start running / cycling…

I use an iPhone 5S and that fit nicely into the band. I used this on a 5 mile run, and experimented with various positions for the phone. It worked best in the rear pocket, nestled in the small of my back.

The band can be worn beneath or on top of other clothes – I opted to wear it beneath. It fit snugly, and didn’t move around much. After a few miles I did notice I felt warmer than normal where the band was, which seemed to cause a little more sweat than usual. But I guess this is a common side effect of anything similar. While running I did wonder if the sweat would seep through the band and dampen my phone – over five miles it didn’t.

This belt is machine washable, making it nice and easy to use time and time again.

I think this would also be a great way to discretely carry these items while travelling - it’s more discrete and more comfortable than a normal travel money belt.

Tip: It obviously isn’t waterproof, so remember to put your phone in a bag if you’re using it on a wet day.

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---- CONCLUSION ----

A novel solution to the age-old problem of how to carry your keys/phone/money while running/cycling etc. I like it!

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Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes.

PROS:
✓ Lightweight
✓ Securely holds phone and keys

CONS:
✗ None

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Neon Micro Hi-Fi System with Bluetooth MCB1534D-05 with CD/MP3/FM+RDS for DAB+
Neon Micro Hi-Fi System with Bluetooth MCB1534D-05 with CD/MP3/FM+RDS for DAB+
Offered by Neon Electronic
Price: £157.70

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Put your feet up, and listen to some great music..., 20 April 2015
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DISCLOSURE:
I was kindly supplied this item free of charge to test and evaluate. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review detailing my thoughts. This is said review.
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—— NOTE ——

The main things I am looking for in a stereo are 1) easy to setup and use, 2) sounds good (to a lay person) and 3) tough enough to resist some occasional fingering from a well-meaning but often heavy-handed toddler!

—— WHAT’S IN THE BOX? ——

- 1x micro Hi-Fi System (2 speakers, amplifier unit, CD unit, all necessary cables)
- Handset
- Batteries
- Instructions

Key features:
- Bluetooth, NFC
- CD-R/CD-RW playback (MP3, WMA)
- USB (mass storage class) connectivity
- Output Power: 2 x 45 W
- FM/DAB+ Tuner with Radio Data System

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—— INITIAL IMPRESSIONS ——

This little Hi-Fi system oozes quality. The black metallic speaker surround is fabulously shiny!

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—— SETTING UP——

The Hi-Fi is really easy to set up. It’s straightforward and intuitive – I did most of it without opening the instructions.

The Hi-Fi part comes in two separate units, connected by a short wire – the wire is quite short so you need to have both units near each other. The speakers connect to the main unit by longer wires, and a separate aerial wire connects to the main unit.

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—— IN USE——

The stereo has an unexpected richness and depth to its sound. I often tend to listen to music on my iPhone’s speaker - something which I am sure would disgust many musicians who’ve spent hours in a recording studio – and the quality of music coming from the stereo is in a league of its own in comparison.

CDs can be inserted into the front opening CD tray. The power needs to be on to open the CD tray.

Bluetooth pairing is straightforward, easy to do and works well. Hit pair on the handset of the stereo; if you have an iPhone, go to settings, turn on Bluetooth and select the device. Choose a track, and hit play. The instructions say the Bluetooth range is about 10m, but reduces when walls etc get in the way. I found I could comfortably walk into other rooms with my phone in my pocket, and the sound remained just fine.

The stereo also has a digital radio – it’s easy to use and has excellent sound quality. One complaint – admittedly pretty minor - when I scroll through radio stations the full name doesn't fit in the display and so scrolls through slowly. If they didn't write “BBC Radio” in full they could show the important bit (1, 1 Xtra, 2 etc) straight away and save me waiting for it to scroll. Pretty minor however, all things considered.

The stereo also has a USB slot and NFC. I don't have any NFC devices so couldn't try that function. As for the USB slot, it won’t work with my wife’s iPod, unfortunately. In fairness, the Amazon description does say “mass storage class”.

In addition to all the usual controls you’d expect on a handset, it also includes:

· an equaliser button that allows you to choose from a number of preset styles: flat, pop, jazz, rock, classic – this is pretty cool!
· a dim button that allows you to set the brightness of the LCD display on the front panel.

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A fantastic mini Hi-Fi, combining CD, DAB, NFC, Bluetooth and a USB port. Great value for money, unexpected richness in sound quality - I like it a lot!

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Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes.

PROS:
✓ Bluetooth
✓ DAB
✓ CD
✓ Excellent value for money
✓ Unexpected richness in sound quality

CONS:
✗ USB slot doesn’t work with iPod (as description indicates)

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Pakatak Ltd Sniper 2 LIVE GPS Tracker for Vehicles, Assets and Plant
Pakatak Ltd Sniper 2 LIVE GPS Tracker for Vehicles, Assets and Plant

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always watching, so you don't have to..., 20 April 2015
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DISCLOSURE:
I was kindly supplied this item free of charge to test and evaluate. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review detailing my thoughts. This is said review.
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—— WHAT’S IN THE BOX? ——

- GPS tracker
- Wireless charging pad

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—— INITIAL IMPRESSIONS ——

The product comes well packaged.
I was extremely impressed to find that it comes with a wireless charging pad. Plug the charging pad into your mains, and you can simply place the tracker onto it, without having to plug anything physically into the tracker itself.
My initial test was to see how strong the magnets were. In a word - VERY!
A great start.

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—— FEATURES / PORTS ——

This tracker is completely sealed, meaning there are no ports to plug anything into. This complete seal means that it’ll happily play outside in the rain, with no ill effects.
The tracker has magnets on the bottom that, as mentioned above, are extremely strong.

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—— CREDITS / ONE-YEAR UNLIMITED TRACKING ——

You either have the option to purchase credits/command credits to use with this tracker, or get the version that has one-year unlimited tracking. A further years costs around £100.
I’ve used both of these methods with trackers, and I can confidently say that the one-year unlimited option is BY FAR the best choice. This way, when you really do need to track something immediately, you’re not panicking about running out of credits.
When I’ve used a tracker in the past with the credit option, I was always hesitant to checkup on the status of the tracker, as I didn’t want to use up any credits.
Using the one-year unlimited tracking takes away the stress of thinking about it, and using the tracker the way I do, is actually vastly cheaper.

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—— TRACKING PANEL / iOS APP ——

The tracking data can be accessed either via a web browser, or an app for your phone. I prefer to use the app on my iPhone, as it means I can checkup on the status of the tracker wherever I am.
To login to the online tracking panel, just go to the web address supplied in the instructions, and enter the six digit code found on a sticker stuck to the tracker (this can obviously be removed). You can then for security reasons, if you so wish, change your login details.
Instead of trying to explain every tiny little detail about the tracking panel/iOS app, I thought it best to instead add some images of them onto Amazon. These can be seen next to this review. (You can obviously zoom in to see exactly where the trackers are, I’ve kept the images zoomed out, so you don’t know where I live!)

Below, I will explain the key features of both the tracking panel, and iOS app, as they differ very slightly...

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—— FEATURES ——

These are some of the key features available to you if you purchase this device. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and it more serves to explain things that either aren’t visible, or aren't obvious in the attached images...

Online tracking panel:

You can instruct the tracker to report its location every 5 secs, 10secs, 30secs, 60secs, 2mins, 5mins, 10mins, 15mins, 30mins or 60mins. Below are some of the key features.

***Icons***
At first glance, the option to choose an icon to represent your device on the map may seem rather arbitrary. For customers just using the one device this is a pleasant feature that you can have a quick play around with to choose your favourite. For companies or indeed individuals who will be tracking multiple devices at once via the tracking panel, this simple feature will play a crucial role in the security and safety of your assets. The options for icons are as follows: aircraft, bikes, cars, vans, trucks & containers, plant (heavy machinery), recreation, people and custom. For each specific icon, there are numerous different colour options. To give an example of how useful this feature would be, you could easily visually keep track of - to name just a few - shipping containers, diggers, helicopters, planes, people and quad bikes; all from one screen without getting overwhelmed with information, as each asset has a picture of itself. Simple and clever.
***Zones***
You can select a certain area on the map and have your tracker text up to three contacts when it leaves or enters said area. This zone can be as small as a house, or as large as a city.
***History***
Here you can see exactly where your tracker has pinged its location and all relevant data about each report.
***Motion alert***
If this is set, an alert and SMS/email (if you so wish), will be sent to warn you that the device has been moved. This can also be set to only come on during certain times of the day. This means that if you leave it in your car, you could have it automatically arm itself between the hours of lets say, 2300 and 0700. This would mean that you’d get a text/email if the device moved, i.e. if your car got stolen.

iOS app:
This is basically a light version of the full blown online tracking panel. For what I use my trackers, it has everything I need...

You can:
- Arm/disarm the device
- Send commands (to change the reporting frequency)
- View where your trackers are (obviously!)
- Switch between road/satellite view
- View multiple trackers (not on the same map though)
- View detailed history of where the tracker has been, going back months
- See the status of the tracker. ‘Sleeping’ means it has been sat there for a little while not moving, and ‘Device On’ means that even if it’s not moving, there’s enough movement/vibration nearby for it to register. I’ve simply sat in my car and started the engine and got an email immediately to alert me that the device had been activated. That is extremely impressive.

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—— ACCURACY ——

I’ve been using this tracker on a daily basis for a month now and have had no issues with the accuracy of the GPS location provided. The signal can sometimes be lost when inside large buildings or houses, but that is a weakness of any GPS device - try using your sat nav indoors and you’ll soon see what I mean.
When attached to a car, and as long as you know what the car looks like, it will be extremely easy to track. If I were to drop the tracker in the middle of a very large field however, it would be very difficult to find it - but as I say, this is a weakness of literally all GPS devices on the market today.

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—— POSSIBLE USES ——

The uses for this tracker are only limited by your imagination. I will list some to give you an idea of how people world wide are already using it… taxi firms, private investigators, police, haulage companies, cargo shipments, heavy plant & machinery, personal vehicles, pets, loved ones, marathon runners and cycling events.

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—— IN USE / EXTRAS NOTES ——

This tracker’s battery lasts for an absolute age. I have it set to report every 5 seconds when it’s moving. In the month that I’ve had it, it has lost around 65% of it’s battery, which is massively impressive. The only real negative is the fact that it takes many, many hours to fully charge this product, but if you put aside some time when you won’t be wanting to track your asset, then this isn’t an issue.
If you choose to get location reports further apart than every 5 seconds, then the battery will obviously last even longer. Used conservatively, I can imagine this product working for many months, and even up to a year on a full charge.

You will get an email when the battery of the tracker runs below 20%.

The vehicle upon which this tracker is placed, was recently taken away on the back of a tow-truck to the dealership. I was able to track its location every step of the way!

I have two trackers, the Bond 58 and the Sniper 2. By contacting Pakatak directly, they were able to link both trackers to the same account, meaning one login got me to view the location of both devices. Unfortunately you can’t see them both on the same map at one time, you have to click on the name of the other tracker to view where it is. This is key, as it enables you know for which tracker you’re changing the settings.

Both of these trackers have been on the underside of vehicles for a month, and they haven’t budged. Literally haven’t moved. I have zero worries about them falling off and getting lost (although you could still technically track them!). I’ve gone over hundreds of speed bumps, pot holes, round thousands of corners, on all different kinds of roads, and they’re still right where I left them. You can tell they’ll never fall off, as they can be a bit of a challenge to physically remove when you actually want to - as the magnets are so strong!

The trackers have to be placed on a specific spot on the charger for it to actually light up and charge. Not a major issue, but something to be aware of.

The prices of these trackers are very similar, so if you’re thinking about buying one, you will probably already be looking at the other. The main differences are:
- The Sniper 2 is physically larger than the Bond 58
- This increased size is mainly down do the increased battery capacity
- The Sniper 2 is more of a box shape, and the Bond 58 is more ‘bumpy'
- The Sniper 2 is a heavier (again down to the battery)
- The Sniper 2 is tougher, and is able to withstand being run over by a 40 ton truck!

Both products use the same, great, online tracking panel and iOS app, so what you’ll be staring at most of the time, is exactly the same.

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—— CONCLUSION ——

This tracker is great. It is small enough to easily hide on the underside (or the inside) of a car, and strong enough to stay there indefinitely.
This tracker with the one year unlimited tracking option is brilliant. Once my first year is up, I will be paying the circa £100 for another year of unlimited tracking - without a doubt.
If you need to keep track of something using a GPS tracker - take the leap and buy this, you’ll have no regrets.

An extremely easy five stars.

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Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes, without hesitation.

PROS:
✓ Online tracking panel with multiple options
✓ iOS app with multiple options
✓ Live tracking
✓ Motion alarm
✓ Multiple icons for ease of use
✓ Zones
✓ History
✓ Accuracy
✓ Phenomenally strong magnets!
✓ Wireless charging
✓ Option of one-year unlimited tracking (which I would strongly recommend)
✓ Massive battery life
✓ Very helpful after-purchase customer support

CONS:
✗ None

NB:
- Tracker takes many, many hours to fully charge

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Bond 58 Covert GPS Tracker / Track Live Online via PC, Smartphone or iPhone / 1 Year Unlimited Free Tracking, No Top Ups, No Buying Position Credits & No Monthly Subscriptions / 5800mAh Battery / 2 x 25kg Pull Magnet / Works in 147 Countries with no extra roaming charges.
Bond 58 Covert GPS Tracker / Track Live Online via PC, Smartphone or iPhone / 1 Year Unlimited Free Tracking, No Top Ups, No Buying Position Credits & No Monthly Subscriptions / 5800mAh Battery / 2 x 25kg Pull Magnet / Works in 147 Countries with no extra roaming charges.
Offered by Pakatak Ltd
Price: £329.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always watching, so you don't have to..., 20 April 2015
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DISCLOSURE:
I was kindly supplied this item free of charge to test and evaluate. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review detailing my thoughts. This is said review.
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—— WHAT’S IN THE BOX? ——

- GPS tracker
- Wireless charging pad

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—— INITIAL IMPRESSIONS ——

The product comes well packaged.
I was extremely impressed to find that it comes with a wireless charging pad. Plug the charging pad into your mains, and you can simply place the tracker onto it, without having to plug anything physically into the tracker itself.
My initial test was to see how strong the magnets were. In a word - VERY!
A great start.

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—— FEATURES / PORTS ——

This tracker is completely sealed, meaning there are no ports to plug anything into. This complete seal means that it’ll happily play outside in the rain, with no ill effects.
The tracker has magnets on the bottom that, as mentioned above, are extremely strong.

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—— CREDITS / ONE-YEAR UNLIMITED TRACKING ——

You either have the option to purchase credits/command credits to use with this tracker, or get the version that has one-year unlimited tracking. A further years costs around £100.
I’ve used both of these methods with trackers, and I can confidently say that the one-year unlimited option is BY FAR the best choice. This way, when you really do need to track something immediately, you’re not panicking about running out of credits.
When I’ve used a tracker in the past with the credit option, I was always hesitant to checkup on the status of the tracker, as I didn’t want to use up any credits.
Using the one-year unlimited tracking takes away the stress of thinking about it, and using the tracker the way I do, is actually vastly cheaper.

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—— TRACKING PANEL / iOS APP ——

The tracking data can be accessed either via a web browser, or an app for your phone. I prefer to use the app on my iPhone, as it means I can checkup on the status of the tracker wherever I am.
To login to the online tracking panel, just go to the web address supplied in the instructions, and enter the six digit code found on a sticker stuck to the tracker (this can obviously be removed). You can then for security reasons, if you so wish, change your login details.
Instead of trying to explain every tiny little detail about the tracking panel/iOS app, I thought it best to instead add some images of them onto Amazon. These can be seen next to this review. (You can obviously zoom in to see exactly where the trackers are, I’ve kept the images zoomed out, so you don’t know where I live!)

Below, I will explain the key features of both the tracking panel, and iOS app, as they differ very slightly...

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—— FEATURES ——

These are some of the key features available to you if you purchase this device. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and it more serves to explain things that either aren’t visible, or aren't obvious in the attached images...

Online tracking panel:

You can instruct the tracker to report its location every 5 secs, 10secs, 30secs, 60secs, 2mins, 5mins, 10mins, 15mins, 30mins or 60mins. Below are some of the key features.

***Icons***
At first glance, the option to choose an icon to represent your device on the map may seem rather arbitrary. For customers just using the one device this is a pleasant feature that you can have a quick play around with to choose your favourite. For companies or indeed individuals who will be tracking multiple devices at once via the tracking panel, this simple feature will play a crucial role in the security and safety of your assets. The options for icons are as follows: aircraft, bikes, cars, vans, trucks & containers, plant (heavy machinery), recreation, people and custom. For each specific icon, there are numerous different colour options. To give an example of how useful this feature would be, you could easily visually keep track of - to name just a few - shipping containers, diggers, helicopters, planes, people and quad bikes; all from one screen without getting overwhelmed with information, as each asset has a picture of itself. Simple and clever.
***Zones***
You can select a certain area on the map and have your tracker text up to three contacts when it leaves or enters said area. This zone can be as small as a house, or as large as a city.
***History***
Here you can see exactly where your tracker has pinged its location and all relevant data about each report.
***Motion alert***
If this is set, an alert and SMS/email (if you so wish), will be sent to warn you that the device has been moved. This can also be set to only come on during certain times of the day. This means that if you leave it in your car, you could have it automatically arm itself between the hours of lets say, 2300 and 0700. This would mean that you’d get a text/email if the device moved, i.e. if your car got stolen.

iOS app:
This is basically a light version of the full blown online tracking panel. For what I use my trackers, it has everything I need...

You can:
- Arm/disarm the device
- Send commands (to change the reporting frequency)
- View where your trackers are (obviously!)
- Switch between road/satellite view
- View multiple trackers (not on the same map though)
- View detailed history of where the tracker has been, going back months
- See the status of the tracker. ‘Sleeping’ means it has been sat there for a little while not moving, and ‘Device On’ means that even if it’s not moving, there’s enough movement/vibration nearby for it to register. I’ve simply sat in my car and started the engine and got an email immediately to alert me that the device had been activated. That is extremely impressive.

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—— ACCURACY ——

I’ve been using this tracker on a daily basis for a month now and have had no issues with the accuracy of the GPS location provided. The signal can sometimes be lost when inside large buildings or houses, but that is a weakness of any GPS device - try using your sat nav indoors and you’ll soon see what I mean.
When attached to a car, and as long as you know what the car looks like, it will be extremely easy to track. If I were to drop the tracker in the middle of a very large field however, it would be very difficult to find it - but as I say, this is a weakness of literally all GPS devices on the market today.

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—— POSSIBLE USES ——

The uses for this tracker are only limited by your imagination. I will list some to give you an idea of how people world wide are already using it… taxi firms, private investigators, police, haulage companies, cargo shipments, heavy plant & machinery, personal vehicles, pets, loved ones, marathon runners and cycling events.

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—— IN USE / EXTRAS NOTES ——

This tracker’s battery lasts for an absolute age. I have it set to report every 5 seconds when it’s moving. In the month that I’ve had it, it has lost around 65% of it’s battery, which is massively impressive. The only real negative is the fact that it takes many, many hours to fully charge this product, but if you put aside some time when you won’t be wanting to track your asset, then this isn’t an issue.
If you choose to get location reports further apart than every 5 seconds, then the battery will obviously last even longer. Used conservatively, I can imagine this product working for many months, and even up to a year on a full charge.

You will get an email when the battery of the tracker runs below 20%.

The vehicle upon which this tracker is placed, was recently taken away on the back of a tow-truck to the dealership. I was able to track its location every step of the way!

I have two trackers, the Bond 58 and the Sniper 2. By contacting Pakatak directly, they were able to link both trackers to the same account, meaning one login got me to view the location of both devices. Unfortunately you can’t see them both on the same map at one time, you have to click on the name of the other tracker to view where it is. This is key, as it enables you know for which tracker you’re changing the settings.

Both of these trackers have been on the underside of vehicles for a month, and they haven’t budged. Literally haven’t moved. I have zero worries about them falling off and getting lost (although you could still technically track them!). I’ve gone over hundreds of speed bumps, pot holes, round thousands of corners, on all different kinds of roads, and they’re still right where I left them. You can tell they’ll never fall off, as they can be a bit of a challenge to physically remove when you actually want to - as the magnets are so strong!

The trackers have to be placed on a specific spot on the charger for it to actually light up and charge. Not a major issue, but something to be aware of.

The prices of these trackers are very similar, so if you’re thinking about buying one, you will probably already be looking at the other. The main differences are:
- The Sniper 2 is physically larger than the Bond 58
- This increased size is mainly down do the increased battery capacity
- The Sniper 2 is more of a box shape, and the Bond 58 is more ‘bumpy'
- The Sniper 2 is a heavier (again down to the battery)
- The Sniper 2 is tougher, and is able to withstand being run over by a 40 ton truck!

Both products use the same, great, online tracking panel and iOS app, so what you’ll be staring at most of the time, is exactly the same.

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—— CONCLUSION ——

This tracker is great. It is small enough to easily hide on the underside (or the inside) of a car, and strong enough to stay there indefinitely.
This tracker with the one year unlimited tracking option is brilliant. Once my first year is up, I will be paying the circa £100 for another year of unlimited tracking - without a doubt.
If you need to keep track of something using a GPS tracker - take the leap and buy this, you’ll have no regrets.

An extremely easy five stars.

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Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes, without hesitation.

PROS:
✓ Online tracking panel with multiple options
✓ iOS app with multiple options
✓ Live tracking
✓ Motion alarm
✓ Multiple icons for ease of use
✓ Zones
✓ History
✓ Accuracy
✓ Phenomenally strong magnets!
✓ Wireless charging
✓ Option of one-year unlimited tracking (which I would strongly recommend)
✓ Massive battery life
✓ Very helpful after-purchase customer support

CONS:
✗ None

NB:
- Tracker takes many, many hours to fully charge

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Eyefi Mobi Pro 32GB WiFi SDHC CARD + FREE 1 Year Eyefi Cloud
Eyefi Mobi Pro 32GB WiFi SDHC CARD + FREE 1 Year Eyefi Cloud
Offered by Top-Tech-Outlet
Price: £65.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-Spy with my little eye, something beginning with WiFi!..., 16 April 2015
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DISCLOSURE:
I was kindly supplied this item free of charge to test and evaluate. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review detailing my thoughts. This is said review.
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—— RANGE, INITIAL IMPRESSIONS & SETUP ——

The Mobi Pro is the latest addition to Eye-Fi’s wireless cards.
The standard Mobi cards come in either 8GB or 16GB and can wirelessly transfer JPEGs.
This new Pro version arrives only in 32GB, and has three major improvements over the standard cards:
- Wireless RAW transfer
- Selective transfer
- Infrastructure support

Neatly packaged, the Pro card comes with a credit card shaped piece of plastic that has an activation code written on, as well as an SD card reader.

The setup was a doddle, and took just a few minutes.

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—— IN USE ——

The ways in which this card can (and will) be used are numerous. The following are my condensed findings (in no particular order, and broken into threes for ease of reading) and thoughts that will hopefully be of some use:

- I’ve been using this card for a month now, inside a Nikon D5100, and alongside an iPhone 6 Plus and an iMac
- If you wanted to (not that you would), you could technically use this as a standard SD card, switching off the WiFi functionality and using it as a ‘normal’ memory card
- Within the menu system of my D5100, there is now an option to switch the WiFi functionality on/off

- Head over to http://www.eyefi.com/cameras to see if your camera will play well with the Mobi cards, and what kind of menu options will be added
- To have the camera automatically transfer photos taken, onto your PC/laptop, then you’ll need to download the Eye-Fi software (a very simple task)
- To have the camera automatically transfer photos taken, onto your iPhone, then you’ll need to download the free Eye-Fi app (again, a very simple task)

- Once you’ve connected your card to your phone’s app (or the computer software), simply start snapping away
- I’ve run multiple tests, and once you’ve taken a photo on your camera, within two seconds the app/computer has started the transfer - another 6-8 seconds and the image in its entirety is on your device (this is a RAW image), JPEG will obviously be a lot quicker
- The immediacy of the transfer starting after the photo has been taken is still very impressive, even after using it for a while

- Out of spite, and on numerous occasions, I deliberately turned the camera off in the middle of a transfer - the transfer stops, I turn the camera back on, the transfer resumes as if nothing had happened within around 20 seconds - literally zero issues, very impressed
- The Mobi Pro comes with a free year of Eye-Fi Cloud (after which an annual charge of £34.99 applies). Eye-Fi Cloud is their cloud storage solution. This means that even when you’re away from civilisation, you can still have peace of mind.
- This card would be brilliant for photo shoots away from standard infrastructure. If you’re taking pictures of someone out in a forest for example, you can take your camera and laptop, and quickly and easily show the subject your shots so corrections to the composition etc can be made on-scene.

- If you’ve taken a lot of photos out on a walk for example, and you get home wanting to transfer them all onto your computer, I would recommend simply plugging the camera/card into the computer. I say this as the speed is obviously quicker than over WiFi, and it saves your camera’s battery.
- I have noticed a reduction is my camera’s battery capability in the month I’ve been using the Mobi Pro. This is to be expected, and doesn’t cause any major issues, but is something to be aware of if you’re going to be using the WiFi ability extensively (have spare batteries on hand!).
- You can selectively transfer the photos you want - this is done by locking or protecting the images you want transferred

- Just a word of warning, iPhones aren’t big fans of having RAW images thrust their way. The Eye-Fi app handles them perfectly, but the native Apple Photos iOS app reduces them to low-res JPEGs - something to be aware of.
- When I turn off my home WiFi network, the camera always seems to want to transfer the images to my iMac, instead of my waiting iPhone - not a major issue as if I’m at home a transfer to my iMac would probably be preferred
- The Cloud service mentioned above is purely optional. The memory card will still work perfectly even if you never delve into this backup solution. You have a year to try it out for free, so I’d consider it a massive added bonus to buying this card.

- With more use, I have come to love the ability to (in-camera) turn on/off the WiFi upload function. Sometimes I take a ton of photos of one or two scenes, and because of various factors, I don’t want the card to upload the images until I’ve thinned down their number on the camera itself. Other times, I want to just upload everything in bulk (as mentioned above you can also selectively transfer) onto my iMac and sort them all out there - whichever takes my fancy at the time, I’m suitably catered for.
- The on-screen image on my D5100 shows very clearly when it’s connected, when it’s transferring, and when the transfer is complete
- I like how it ‘just works’...

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—— CONCLUSION ——

The Eye-Fi Mobi Pro is a whole new thing (to me at least!). The ability to throw pictures wirelessly to virtually any of your devices whilst out and about is huge - it could be a game changer depending on your needs, career, and setup. This ability will open so many doors, for so many people.

If anything this card does would benefit your setup, I would strongly recommend getting the Mobi Pro.
I’m very happy with this product, and it has stayed in my camera for the entire month. I haven’t felt the need or wish to go back to my old cards - I think that says it all really!

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Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes, if their needs were in line with its abilities.

PROS:
✓ Wirelessly transfer RAW (or JPEG if you wish) to your computer, iPhone, iPad etc etc
✓ Very quickly starts the transfer after the photo is taken (within around two seconds)
✓ Deals with accidental disconnections of the camera mid-transfer perfectly
✓ Can be used as a ‘normal’ SD card if you wish (not that you really ever would)
✓ Selective transfer
✓ Class 10
✓ In-camera option to turn on/off wireless transfer
✓ Enables others to view your photos on a larger screen, almost instantly, without fiddling around with wires or adapters etc
✓ On-screen image (with my D5100) shows the status of the card/transfer
✓ 1 year free subscription to Eye-Fi Cloud (their cloud storage solution)

CONS:
✗ None

NB:
- JPEG transfers will obviously be quicker than RAW, and physically plugging your card into your computer will always be quicker when transferring hundreds/thousands of photos
- The wireless functionality reduces the camera’s battery life, but this is to be expected, and so can’t really be marked down as a ‘con'
- Apple’s native Photos app for iOS isn’t a fan of RAW images

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