Review: Amcrest ProHD 1080P WiFi Wireless IP Security Camera

Review:
This is by far the nicest IP camera I have used. It looks fantastic, and the matte rubberised texture feels great and helps the camera to just blend into the background. It’s not overly large, small enough to avoid notice, but it has a good bit of weight behind it and its sturdy with a firm base to sit on. I especially like the fact that it has a screw in the bottom to allow for mounting onto a tripod or stand, one of which is included in the box (stand/mount)

Pairing the device up is very simple, download the Amcrest Pro app, scan the QR code on the bottom of the camera, and you’re ready to go. It’s really simple and the instructions are very clear. There’s a lot of features within the app, allowing users to customise their camera and how it performs. You can set alarm and motion detectors, and set up things like push notifications. This is great if you’re looking for something to notify you when something off is detected within your home.

Streaming and recording quality is top of the range. The device tops out at 1080 at 30 fps when streaming and recording which is great. Logging in to see what the camera could see always gave fantastic results due to the high quality. The larger quality in resolution compared to other IP cameras I have used allows for more flexibility in zooming in on certain areas. Also, the camera has a very good wide eye lens so even when zoomed in, you’ve got a pretty good field of view to play with.

Despite having a larger resolution, the camera is still very responsive when panning and tilting. I found that it streamed almost instantly and I was able to control it without any lag. This is handy if you’re looking around and you want it to be quick.

The device also supports a two way talk function which is surprisingly loud and clear. This is a great fantastic feature for deterring intruders after they’ve been detected as you have the ability to capture the images and footage you need, then warn them that they have been discovered and should leave. It’s also a great feature for driving my cats and wife wild!

The camera also features a Micro SD card slot, allowing you to record video to the card and play it back later. This is a useful feature if you can’t keep an eye on the footage throughout the day. It also includes night-vision which is surprisingly good quality!

My only gripe with the camera is that it doesn’t support Apple Homekit, or at least I didn’t find any support during my usage. Hopefully that might change with iOS 10 coming soon as I’d love to have support for my Apple Watch.

All in all this is a fantastic bit of kit with plenty of uses. The quality, both video and audio is extremely high end, so it allows for more versatile uses. I’d definitely recommend this camera.

 

Review: Kealive Hair Straightener Brush

Manufacture Description:

  • Comb Massage Effect: The perfect combination of traditional combs and hair straighteners, a unique contact-type anti-scald massage, effective brain scalp massage to relieve fatigue
  • Anion Hair Care Function: Straight comb release Anion in working condition and capable of forming a water molecule. So it can nourish the hair surface, repair hair, so you have a submissive straight hair
  • Precise Temperature Control: 11 stalls precise temperature control, after turn on the power 30s, it can quickly reaches the set temperature. LCD display can accurately display the current temperature. Built-in rapid heating and automatic thermostat technology, safer and more convenience
  • High-quality Materials: Use heat resisting engineering plastic materials PET/PPS/PAEE, the comb’s surface coated with heat resisting paint, smooth surface. Both inside and outside are heat resisting, throw off worrying about using too long caused heat
  • Humanized design: Wave-type handle design, the comb-tooth are is wider than ordinary comb, perm easier

Review:

This is a great bit of kit, well made and very functional. The quality feels really high end and the device itself certainly seems durable and as if it will last a long time. It has a good bit of weight behind it, and unlike some other straightening brushes I’ve been sent, it didn’t have any imperfections. The pink finish was well done and didn’t have any chips or missing patches, which is an odd thing I’ve seen on a lot of these brushes.

The device is easy to use, plug it in and let it heat up (which it does very quickly) and then begin brushing. There are two controls to allow you to increase and decrease the temperature, depending on what suits you best, and these temperatures can be locked into place by pressing the power button.

The handle of the device remained cool throughout usage, and the brush itself didn’t get super hot as it’s the pad that heats up, so you won’t have to worry about burning.

It was my wife who used the device on her hair, and she found it to be very effective, and especially liked how it made styling her hair a little easier (apparently it’s really easy to add a bit of a flick to your hair with these!)

All in all, very happy with this product, it seems well made and it does a great job styling and straightening hair. Can’t ask for much more really.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kealive-Straightener-Straightening-Temperature-Anti-Static/dp/B01HB58DT6/ref=cm_aya_orig_subj

 

Review: FM Transmitter, Aukey Wireless FM Transmitter Radio Car Kit with 3.5mm Audio Plug

Manufacture Description

  • Wirelessly stream and broadcast all your favorite tunes to your car’s audio system; simply connect to your audio device via 3.5mm jack
  • High visibility display with prominent and intuitive buttons for full control
  • Multifunctional design: USB port to charge your favorite device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, etc) during audio transmission
  • Truly universal: works with any device with 3.5mm jack including Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices, and other popular audio devices
  • Package Content: Aukey BT-C4 Wireless FM Transmitter Radio Car Kit, User manual, Aukey 18 Months worry-free warranty & 100% Customer Satisfaction

Review

This is an awesome bit of kit that comes in at an exceptionally low price. The beauty of it is how easy the set up is. Literally, just plug it in, tune your radio in to the same frequency displayed on the device, and you’re ready to go. Once paired up, you can begin playing your music and it will come through your car speakers.

The device delivers great quality and I didn’t experience any hissing or dropped signal unlike other devices I’ve tested before. The music sounded great, and the addition of a mic on the transmitter means you can also handle calls through this as well. When using this for hands free I found the persons voice to be clear, and they reported that they didn’t hear any echoes and I sounded fine on the other end.

The devices feels well made is is very easy to set up and the charging section also has a spare USB port so that you don’t have to sacrifice charging your phone while using this. Another big bonus.

For the price, you really can’t go wrong. This is an amazingly simple bit of kit that delivers all around!

 

Review: AUKEY LED Solar Wall Light Solar Lamp 38 LEDs

Manufacture Description:

  • Absolutely effortless installation: No wiring! Simply hang the lamp with the nails in the wall, or affix to any desired location, no electricity is needed! Turn on the lamp, select your desired setting, then let it shine!
  • Intelligent lighting mode: In addition to light mode, our LT-SL1 has two intelligent light modes with the built-in temperature-controlled motion: If someone is in front of the lamp, the lamp turns on automatically, or change the faint light to the light Light. Then the bright light will remain for 20 seconds.
  • Considerable energy savings: The lamp is supplied from solar energy in the daytime, you do not need to worry about power supply of the lamp. The solar panel can be efficient to collect the sunlight even it is cloudy day.
  • Powerful LED Light Group: 38 pieces of LEDs provide a reliable luminosity equal to 70-80W incandescent lamp. Enlightened around your house in the dark, it ensures your safety while nocturnal activity.
  • Highly placed protection: IP65 of dustproof and water resistant, LT-SL1 has excellent stability in continuous operation without abnormality and a longer lifespan over 50000 hours.

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Review:

This is a great little outdoor light, that delivers much more than I expected. To be honest, I always doubt how good anything solar powered is, especially here in the UK, but after only a few hours, this light had enough juice stored up to deliver.

It is well made and feels durable. The light itself won’t look out of place and is relatively compact for what it is. Included with this is a little cardboard strip, a template that helps to ensure you drill the holes in the exact place you need them. There’s no need to do any manual measurements or guesswork, which makes fitting this pretty easy.

There are three modes of lighting, the most useful being a security light that kicks in when its sensors pick up movement (a feature that works very well). It’s a very bright light, and much more impressive than I expected.

I’m really impressed with this solar light and would definitely recommend it. It’s very easy to fit, and due to the solar charging, you don’t have to worry about hooking up any power source!

 

Review: AUKEY Transmitter, Stereo Bluetooth 4.1 FM Transmitter

Manufacture Description:

  • Built-in microphone makes hands-free calls easy
  • Supports A2DP , high-performance built-in microphone which can offer your clear talking and wonderful music .
  • Latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology, up to 33 ft range , supports pairing two smartphones at once .
  • DC 5V, easy connect iPod/iPhone, Samsung, iPad, Nexus, Sony, LG, Motorola, Nokia and other mobile devices
  • The aukey wireless FM transmitter is capable of simultaneously connects to two devices

Review:

This is an awesome bit of kit. It’s very small and compact, a lot smaller than I expected, and delivers exceptional quality. When I tested voice calls on it I found the quality to be as good as using my phone. Most things like this have me leaning in closer so that the other person can hear me, but that wasn’t an issue here. The other great thing is that the person I was speaking to didn’t hear themselves echoing.

The devices feels well made is is very easy to set up. Simply plug it in and tune your cars radio into the same frequency displayed. Once that’s done, you’re ready to pair your smartphone with the transmitter and from there you can bluetooth music and voice. It’s that simple.

The car charger has a second USB port so that you don’t have to sacrifice charging your phone while using this. Another big bonus.

All in all this is one of the best in car bluetooth transmitters I’ve used. The audio and voice functions are brilliant and I can’t find a single thing to fault.

www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01E12G1SW

Review: A-ZONE New Wireless Camera

Manufature Description:

  • 128G Supper Large local storage: Excitement of long time moment to your friends by which you can share the exciting moment to your friends and family
  • 185 degree panoramic view: Give you want to see everything.Motion Detection It supports motion detection, and can auto-capture dynamic images. After images comparing it
  • Stunning HD 720P (1280TVL) Video:High-definition image,Intelligent videoing,It supports auto-recording, and can quickly locate pictures by timeline
  • Wireless Baby Monitor:Quick WiFi, 3G or 4G network setup via iPhone or Android Smartphone using, it will help you stay connected with what you love,Video, audio, alerts on smart phone and tablets
  • Security Master mode: Make your camera more secure, the master decided to connect the camera. A-ZONE supplies Best after sales service with 90days return and 12 month free warranty.You can contact us anytime via email

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Review:

This is an absolutely awesome little camera. I really didn’t expect much from it at first, and thought it was going to be a lot larger than it is. In reality, it’s a very small and compact little device, that looks discrete and well made.

Once plugged in, I hooked it up to the wireless and downloaded the app. The viewing was unexpected, and much better than I thought it was going to be. The fisheye lens allows for the user to see a lot more of the image than most standard security cameras. If you pinch the image or video feed, you can then zoom in and pan around the image, getting a better look at whats happening. It’s hard to explain why, but I preferred this much more than having to control the camera and point it at what I wanted to view. This just seems faster and more efficient.

The camera itself is a relatively small and well made device. It is powered through microUSB so you can plug it in easily and you don’t have to rely on a charger that only works with this camera. You can also add a memory card to the device to capture and store local footage. The app allow for two way audio which is another big win.

Everything worked better than expected and I’m more than a little impressed. Well worth the money and I’d be interested to see what A-Zone’s other products are capable of!

 

Review: AUKEY Solar Power Bank 12000mAh

Manufacture Description:

  • AiPower Adaptive Charging Technology: Detects the input current of the connected devices to maximize both compatibility and charging speed up to 3.4A overall to charge two devices simultaneously ( Output 1: 5V / 1A; Output 2: 5V / 2.4A Max )
  • Superior Panel: Built with SUNPOWER solar arrays, solar conversion efficiency up to 21.5%-23.5%, while most panels in the market are only 15% ( The solar panel is meant to be used in emergency and extend the battery life due to its small capacity )
  • High Capacity: Built-in 12000mAh high capacity lithium battery and premium microchips with over 500 battery charge cycles
  • Rugged Quality: Sophisticated circuit design with overload and short circuit protection to protect your devices
  • Package Contents: 1*AUKEY PB-P8 12000mAh Dual Port Solar Charger, 1*3.3FT USB Charging Cable, 1*User Manual, 24 Month Worry-free Warranty

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Review:

This is one of the nicer solar power banks I’ve used. They normally feel pretty lightweight and relatively cheap, but this one feels solid, durable, and looks pretty smart. The capacity is pretty large, giving you at least 3-4 full charges for a mobile phone, and 1-2 charges for a tablet. It also has two USB ports so you can charge multiple gadgets on the go, and the charging time doesn’t seem to suffer which is extremely handy.

The solar charging isn’t mind blowing, and it’s not going to replace your dependence on the mains, but what it does do is trickle charge the battery, helping to keep it topped up. This is great for those who want to give their battery that little extra life, but also for those who are hiking or heading outdoors. You won’t be able to completely depend on power from the sun, but it will keep the battery going for a fair bit longer.

As mentioned above, this device feels very solid. It has a rubberised grip around the side, to help protect it from shocks and drops. There’s also a torch on the end, in-between the USB ports. It’s nice to have in emergencies, and also comes in handy when trying to plug your phone in in the dark, but don’t expect anything amazing from it as the light is relatively low end.

All in all this is one of the better solar power banks I’ve used, and well worth the money. It’s not going to become your main source of power, but it’s great for those who are heading outdoors or camping.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VFUSQ9G

Review: AUKEY Portable Headphones Bluetooth Sports

Review:

What starts off as an oddly compact set of headphones, folds open to reveal something great. When these things are folded close they really are tiny, fitting away in their snug little box that they arrived in, but once unfolded they fit perfectly, with very comfortable padding for my ears.

The design is very minimilist and the adjustable headphone sits comfortably over the top of my ears and around the back of my head. On the left is the Aukey logo, and on the right you have music and call controls which come in handy.

The audio on these is great, and although there is a little sound leakage they do a good job of blocking out background noise. They have a good, well rounded sound, and handle bass fantastically well. The sound quality matches what I’d expect from higher end headphones and I’m more than a little impressed.

Calls also worked surprisingly well on these. Voice came through loud and clear, and the microphone did a very good job of blocking out background noise.

The bluetooth connection was strong and reliable, and I experienced no drops during my usage.

All in all these are a great set of headphones. They are extremely comfortable to wear and lightweight, while at the same time offering fantastic audio. You really can’t go far wrong with these.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CG2IN4Y

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Manufactures Description:

  • Ultra-light weight, foldable neckband headphones optimized for comfort, sports and total hands-free convenience. With a large 450mAh capacity, it offers up to 24 hours of talk time or play time, and up to 300 hours standby time.
  • Crystal clear, ultra-crisp audio with razor-sharp treble and driving bass for the most pure immersive audio experience; enjoy stunning multimedia sound output for your favorite music, gaming, movies and more.
  • Premium earphones that stay on for maximum comfort even during extended listening sessions. Advanced Bluetooth 4.1 audio streaming technology is perfect for uninterrupted on-the-go use. Ergonomic design is superb for outdoor activities, hiking, home audio, and more.
  • Expand your world of music: compatible with all device types, brands, phone carriers and Bluetooth-equipped devices.
  • Easy Access controls for volume, pause/play, charging indicator light and hands-free functionality with built-in MIC for effortless call handling.

No strings attached
Advanced Bluetooth 4.1 technology delivers even faster, easier pairing and a rock solid connection. Cut the cord for a superb streamed audio experience without compromise. Feel your favorite music come alive from a stunning wireless RF range up to 30 feet (10m)

Audio comes alive
Crystal clear treble and driving bass combine seamlessly for a compelling audio experience. With up to an incredible 24 hours of continuous play time or talk time (and just two hours of charging), immerse yourself into a world of audio bliss even longer.

Designed for you
The Bluetooth equipped wireless headphones were designed for maximum enjoyment: relaxing at home, consuming your favorite multimedia, traveling outdoors, commuting, and more. It fits your lifestyle morning, day or night. Fully foldable, the ergonomic and ultra-light headphones weigh just 2.5oz (72g) making them your essential travel companion.

Smart design
At just 4.8 x 1.1 x 2.7 inches (12.3 x 2.7 x 6.9cm), the headset delivers phenomenal audio output. Despite a modest size, it delivers incredibly rich sound. Premium materials ensure enhanced durability

Effortless to use
Enjoy intuitive controls and the built-in MIC for hands-free calls. Compatible with all iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Windows devices and other Bluetooth-enabled devices, discover what’s possible with these stunning wireless earphones.

Specifications:
Bluetooth: V4.1
Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Maximum Range: 33 feet (10m)
Talk Time: Up to 24 Hours
Charging Time: 2 Hours
Power Input: DC 5V 500mA
Battery Type: Built-in Rechargeable Li-Poly Battery (450mAh)
Item Weight: 0.15oz (72g)

Review: AUKEY Portable Power Bank 12000mAh

Review:

This is a nice little power bar. It has two full sized USB ports to allow for charging of multiple gadgets at one time, and the charge time isn’t impacted by this. The battery capacity is relatively large, offering around 4-5 charges for most phones which is awesome, especially when you consider that this isn’t exactly huge.

There is a small torch at the top of the device, which doesn’t really cast that much light, but if you’re ever stuck and can’t quite get the USB’s in place or if you’re struggling to find the charging port on your device at night then this comes in handy then.

It takes about 9 hours to fully charge this battery from my experience which isn’t too bad, but it’s worth noting that if you charge two devices on it at the same time it will discharge pretty quickly!

All in all this is a solid bit of kit. It’s not too heavy, and although it’s a little chunky, it’s a good size and very portable. Great for those who need multiple charges on the go.

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Manufactures Description

  • Narrowest Profile for a High Capacity Battery: Only 152x54x17mm and 245g, basic size and weight of perhaps an 8000mAh battery, but with 12000mAh packed in. More portable for your trip!
  • 2 Outputs and 3.4A Max in Total: A product with AUKEY’s AiPower inside, it means that you can charge your USB powered devices with a current up to 2.4A for one port and 3.4A in total, you could even charge a tablet and a smartphone at the same time.
  • 2A Input: With a 2A Input, it uses less time to full charge your power bank.
  • Protection Circuitry + 24 Month Warranty: Over-current, over-charging, short-circuit protection inside make your power bank and mobile devices more safe. We provide a 24 month warranty to all of our customers and you could just contact us if anything wrong about it.
  • Package Contents: AUKEY 12000mAh Power Bank, a 20cm Micro USB Charging Cable, User Manual.

The AUKEY PB-N28 Power Bank has a sleek minimalist design and really stylist. They packed a 12,000 mAh lithium-ion battery inside that will provide about 5 charges for most smartphones and can charge other devices like e-readers, speakers, anything that takes a USB charging connection.

Fast Charging Input:
2A Input: Compared with the normal power bank with Input only 1A, it would spend less time for recharging the PB-N28 if you use an adapter of 2A or higher.

Safe All the Time
Multiple Built-in Safeguards fully protect the power bank and the connecting devices against over-current, overcharging and overheating, ensures reliability and safety.

One button for Start and Flashlight
There is a button to press to start the charging process if it doesn’t automatically start. It’s the same button that you hold for a couple of seconds to activate the LED flashlight, which is handy when traveling or during power emergencies or just for fun.

New Way to Check Battery Level
The way to check the charge is also very innovative as the AUKEY logo lights up RED when it’s low (0%-20%), GREEN when it’s normal (20%-60%) and WHITE when it’s full or nearly full (60%-100%).

Technical Specification
Capacity: 12000mAh
Battery Type: Li-Polymer
Input: DC 5V 2A
Output: DC 5V 3.4A (each 3.4A max)
Dimensions: 152 x 54 x 17 mm
Net Weight: 245g

 

Review: AUKEY Bluetooth Sports Speaker

Review:

This is a great little bit of kit, delivering good sound quality in a robust and durable body. It feels well made, and certainly seems as if it can take a few bashes and drops which is always handy for an outdoor speaker. It’s splash resistant, but you’ll need to avoid any heavy downpours otherwise this poor thing won’t survive.

The build quality is good and the speaker feels like it has a good amount of weight behind it. On top, you’ll find a host of buttons which will allow you to use most functions without reaching for your phone. You can handle both music and calls using those buttons, so there is very little need to grab your MP3 device unless you’re trying to change tracks completely and not just skip ahead. On the back you’ll find the MicroUSB port for charging, and also an AUX in, which is especially handy for older devices.

The bluetooth connection was strong and reliable, and I didn’t experience any loss of connection and the range was also pretty good.

So how does sound quality handle? On the whole, pretty good. I found that both calls and music sounded great, and the microphone apparently works well in call as I received no complaints from anyone on the other end of the call. The speaker offers a well rounded sound, although it is a little lacking in bass, but thats to be expected at this size and price point.

All in all this is a great bit of kit and well worth the asking price.

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Manufactures Description:

2x powerful 3W driver deliver crystal clear, room filling sound suitable for both indoor and outdoor environment, enjoy high quality stereo music without the spaces limitation
Up to 16 hours of playtime with Bluetooth 4.0 on a single charge, also non-Bluetooth friendly with 3.5mm AUX input
Up to 16 hours of playtime with Bluetooth IP64 Waterproof design allows the speaker to keep function with accidental water splash and high moisture environment
Outdoor splash-proof Bluetooth speaker brings high quality music and lots of fun to your next camping, hiking, picnic and outdoor trip
Package Content: Aukey SK-M8 outdoor Bluetooth speaker, USB charging cable, 3.5mm audio cable, Resetting pin, Hanging belt, User manual, 24-month worry-free warranty and friendly customer service

Music for Your Trip
Pack your entire music library for your next camping, hiking and picnic trip with Aukey Outdoor Bluetooth Stereo Speaker. This lightweight, weatherproof wireless speaker is ideal for both indoor and outdoor environment. Now you can enjoy crystal clear, room filling sound anywhere you go.

Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 4.0 brings new level of energy efficiency and faster response. You get less delay and up to 16 hours of playtime with a single charge. That is long enough for partying from dawn to dust. Connect to non-Bluetooth devices via the included 3.5mm AUX cable so you can listen to music the way you want to.

Durable and Waterrproof
Durable ABS plastic casing protects the speaker from scratches, bumps and everyday wear and tear. Its waterproof body is designed to defend the internal against high moisture and occasional water splash. Whether left or picnic grass or hanging from camping backpack, the speaker is shielded from the harms of nature.

Light and Fun
Weights just over 1/2 a pound, the Aukey stereo speaker adds tones of entertainment but little weight. Comes with built-in microphone for phone conferencing and a hanging belt so you can hang is on the tree branch at your camp site.

Get the Aukey Edge:
– 24 Month worry-free warranty
– 24 hr dedicated email customer support
– 100% customer satisfaction
– Premium quality, cutting edge technology at affordable prices

Supplier Of The Month: Aukey

Introducing a brand new feature to my website, “Supplier of the Month”. In these features, I’ll be talking about and reviewing products sent to me by a selected supplier. They will chosen by how exciting their products are that I get sent for review, so it could range from a whole load of thing.

The first featured supplier is Aukey! I’ve had products from them before, but this month they offered to send me a fair few of their products to test and review. So here they are!

Reviews:

Review: AUKEY Bluetooth Sports Speaker

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Review: AUKEY Portable Power Bank 12000mAh

Aukey Battery Review

Review: AUKEY Portable Headphones Bluetooth Sports

Aukey Bluetooth Sports Headphones Review

Review: 1byone Shiatsu Massage Pillow with Heat Balls

Manufacture Description

  • Your Personal Masseuse- Whatever your body shape and wherever you may be, the U-shaped 1byone Shaitsu Massage Pillow provides your body the relief it needs. Also makes a great gift for family and friends!
  • 4 Deep-kneading Heating Nodes – These powerful nodes are ergonomic and provide deep relief for muscle tightness, aches, pains, and spasms for the neck, back, waist, abdomen, arms, and even legs. Turn on heat to soothe aching muscles and promote blood circulation.
  • FDA Approved-Shaitsu Massage Pillow has been FDA approved and all materials used are environmentally friendly.
  • Auto-reversing & Auto Power-off -Nodes automatically change direction each minute for better distribution of massage effects. The Massage Pillow auto powers-off after 20 minutes to avoid overuse when, for example, falling asleep.
  • Portable and Durable – Lightweight and easy to carry or use in your home, office, or car with included car adapter. The elastic strap is designed for simple and secure fastening to a chair. PU leather cover and net cloth make for easy maintenance and increased durability.

Review

This is by far the best little massager I’ve tested. First thing, it doesn’t smell odd when you first open it unlike pretty much all others I’ve used. The material seems far nicer, softer, and just higher quality over all.

For what it is, it’s pretty small, but it still packs an absolute punch. As with all of these types of massager, it feels a little odd at first, but after you get used to it and allow it to work its magic you’ll find yourself enjoying it. I’m really surprised by how relaxed and how much better my muscles, especially my lower back and shoulders feel after using this.

As the device massages you, it also slowly warms up, giving a very relaxing sensation. Now, it does say you can use this in the car, which you can, but if you value your life it might be worth avoiding doing this. I personally think it’s too relaxing and could potentially cause an accident, so I’d recommend sticking with using this at home as it does also include a mains charger.

Seriously, this is an awesome device and really works wonders. Definitely worth checking out, especially at this price point.

Review: APIE Portable Bluetooth Speakers Outdoor Wireless Speakers

Manufacture Description

  • 2000mAH capacity, up to 6~8 hours play time. Great mini USB charging port, which can be charged by power bank anywhere in emergency
  • Enjoy crisp, clear audio with impressive volume powered by 5W driver. Hear the soaring highs and deep lows of all your favorite tracks, excellent listening enjoyment
  • speaker size is 7.91*4.4*2.36 inches and weight is only 19.75 ounces, you can carry it with you easily at anytime and anywhere, especially when you out for bike riding, beach, camping or indoor for shower.
  • Adopt IP65 rated dustproof and waterproof technology design, with seamless surface treatment; it will be a water resistant, dustproof speaker, perfect for outdoor party, camping, poolside, shower, beach etc.
  • APIE Bluetooth waterproof speaker, micro usb charging cable, 3.5mm aux-in audio cable and user manual

Review

This rugged speaker offers fantastic looks, and great sound quality. Unlike it’s smaller siblings, this thing is a little less portable if you aren’t carrying a bag around, but it does offer better audio quality making it the perfect companion for activities such as camping.

Connecting to this is exceptionally easy. Power it on, search for it via bluetooth, and you’re ready to start playing your music. The connection offers good range and remained consistent throughout my usage. The speaker also has an AUX input next to the MicroUSB charger which is a bonus. Both of these connections are hidden under a rubber seal to protect them from damage.

The speakers are loud, and the great news is that music and voice don’t distort at higher volumes. They are lacking in bass but considering the size and how rugged they are, they perform very well, and are surprisingly good at handling voice calls.

You also don’t need to worry about having your phone to hand if you want to handle calls or music, there are plenty of buttons on the top of the device to allow for this. You’ve got volume and track controls, play, pause, stop, and call answer and rejection. Basically everything you need.

One of the biggest wins is that this charges using a microUSB cable! Finally, no need to carry multiple cables and something that people will appreciate if they are camping and away from a regular power source.

Review: APIE Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers Portable Wireless Speakers

Manufacture Description

  • 2000mAH capacity, up to 6-8 hours play time. Great mini USB charging port, which can be charged by power bank anywhere in emergency
  • Enjoy crisp, clear audio with impressive volume powered by 5W driver. Hear the soaring highs and deep lows of all your favorite tracks, excellent listening enjoyment
  • speaker size is 4.8*4.4*2.36 inches and weight is only 13.75 ounces, you can carry it with you easily at anytime and anywhere, especially when you out for bike riding, beach, camping or indoor for shower.
  • Adopt IP65 rated dustproof and waterproof technology design, with seamless surface treatment; it will be a water resistant, dustproof speaker, perfect for outdoor party, camping, poolside, shower, beach etc.
  • APIE Bluetooth waterproof speaker, micro usb charging cable, 3.5mm aux-in audio cable and user manual

Review

This is an awesome little speaker. Great quality audio, but also very rugged. It’s a bit of a beast, but then what can you expect from something like this? Straight away to look at it looks great. A big chunky beast that reminds me of a G-Shock watch.

The fact that it’s water resistant makes it a great partner for those who want music or calls on the go in situations where it’s going to get duty, muddy, or just wet. The hard plastic is really easy to wipe clean, and because of its water resistance you don’t need to worry about it getting damaged.

I found that the bluetooth connection was very reliable, handling calls and audio without interruption.

The device itself has most controls you could need built in, so you can control your music and calls without having to take your phone out. It also has a screw on the bottom so you can mount this on a tripod which is a nice little feature.

Despite its size and ruggedness this thing also delivers fantastic sound quality. The audio was great and it handled a fantastic range, including delivering great bass.

All in all this is a superb speaker.

Review: AUAUA iPad Mini 4 Case, iPad Mini 4 Leather Case With Smart Cover Auto Sleep/Wake

Manufacture Description

  • Automatic adsorption after closing, easy&convenient to use, while solving the WIFI signal problems of traditional magnetic button impact .
  • External high-quality leather, delicate texture, screen protection with more effective internal flocking lining.
  • 1MM spacing between the leather edge and the liner , effective buffer drop damage, better protection for the iPad mini 4.
  • Upgrade the pressure-process of iPad mini 4 case, using explosion-proof voltage processing technology, the wear resistance is improved , and the durability is increased by 6 times.
  • Automatically wake/put to sleep your iPad mini 4 ,use more convenient, more power saving. High quality heat dispersing materials, effectively alleviate heating phenomenon of the iPad.

Review

The good points are how it looks. I love the look, with the red strip on the front and the small silver strip towards the top. Design wise it looks great. The exterior case feels durable and hard waring, and will definitely protect the iPad. It also doubles up as a stand, and there are two angles provided which both work well, offering a stable base for the iPad when it is kept upright. Finally, it locks and unlocks the iPad when flipped open or closed.

So those are some of the good bits, but the problem is, it’s not overly great to use and makes the iPad almost difficult to hold. The front part of the case doesn’t fold into a triangle grip like most cases for the mini do which is really disappointing. This wouldn’t be the hugest issue if the back of the case just folded flat when flipped over, but because it’s designed to allow the iPad movement to become a stand, the case will often move too much while you try and hold it.

I mentioned that the front flap of the case feels very durable which is great, but it’s less impressive inside. The plastic that grips the iPad seems like it’s almost too small, only gripping the lower half of the bezel at the top and bottom. This leaves the screen edge, and the top of the bezel completely exposed, so if you drop it, well, there’s no protection. It also makes using the power key very awkward because of its positioning.

So, as I mentioned, it looks great, but doesn’t perform as well which is a real shame.

Review: SEGURO® Mini M8S KODI 16.0 Amlogic S905 Quad Core 2G/8G Android 5.1 Kitkat TV BOX

Manufacture Description

  • Google Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, the newest generation of multimedia player. Preconfigured with the latest XBMC/KODI 16.0, hundreds of free streaming add-ons available
  • Cut your monthly TV subscription and enjoy FREE Movies, shows and live entertainment from all over the world including sports. No restrictions! Forget the limitations and necessary payments by using Apple TV or ROKU! Android on your TV. Install your favorite apps from the Google Play Store. Thousands of apps are compatible with the Mini M8S Smart TV BOX, just like your phone or tablet.
  • The CPU is THE NEWEST Quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 up to 2GHz, up to 2.0 GHZ, is way ahead in image processing and computing. Its high machine configuration and 2G RAM,8G eMMC Flash 8GB gives you ultra-fast running speed and professional image processing ability. Awesome home theater and gaming experiences.
  • Hundreds of free streaming add-ons available for KODI 16.0 online, SAVE your money for paying cable, satellite or whatsoever. Preinstalled Kodi(XBMC). Preconfigured with the latest XBMC/KODI, it allows you to download numerous add-ons, like Youtube, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and you also can play thousands of android games in a large screen smoothly. Install your favorite apps and enjoy advanced technology.
  • Built for Entertainment, Home Theater, Business Meeting, Office Work, etc,to share with friends, Your movies, TV Shows, Mofusic all at your fingertips. Online forums, tutorials, and videos are plenty. You want a TV media player to do exactly what you need and something less will just ruin the whole experience

Review

Well this is probably the smallest Android TV box I’ve used to date. It’s slim and compact, and looks good. It has two full sized USB ports, one on the side, and one on the back, along with ethernet, HDMI, optical out.

Included with the package was a standard IR remote, but also a wireless keyboard remote. The keyboard remote is very nice. It fits in my hands nicely, and the qwerty keyboard comes in very handy when entering passwords etc. Combine the fact that it has a mouse trackpad built in, then things become so much easier for navigating. The keyboard also has a dongle included so you can use it with other devices, not just the TV box. My only issue with the keyboard is that it uses Mini USB for charging which is a real shame considering that Micro seems to be the standard.

The TV box itself is very easy to navigate. Like most boxes now it comes with a much more intuitive, TV OS, and no longer resembles a phone OS blown up onto your TV. This makes navigating menus much easier, but it also leads to a much better experience in applications. Things like Kodi and Netflix ran amazingly well, and the power behind this box is really impressive.

Picture quality was fantastic and looked great on my TV. I couldn’t find anything wrong with the image quality, and audio and video always stayed in sync.

I’d highly recommend this TV box. It is a great alternative to more expensive models available on the market.

Review: Amazing LED Space Grey Bluetooth Speaker by Findyouled

Manufacture Description

  • 【Awesome】Findyouled Bluetooth speaker with HD HIFI sound quality. Engineered with 3D dynamic sound technology, hundred times of tests to find suitable material for cone diaphragm. Standard sub-woofer structured with 2 passive radiators in uni-body and LED colourful flashing lights follow the music.
  • 【Convenient】Wireless and compact, automatically connect to the last-connected device, so you can listen to the voice of the world anytime and anywhere.
  • 【Fast recharge】With (2 x 3W) Built-in large-capacity Lithium Rechargeable battery for up to 10 hours of non-stop music at 80% volume. Recharge in just 5 hours using the original DC 5V external power / data line interface (1M 3.28Ft long).
  • 【Functional】Streaming music via Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR, FM Radio,φ3.5 audio input interface (0.5M 1.64ft long),TF card or USB flash drive. Compatible with all AUX device no matter has Bluetooth technology or not. Outstanding connection range of up to 10M 32.8Ft.
  • 【Life span】Over 20,000 hours life which keep on going with the included rechargeable battery. If any problem, feel free to contact us, our customer service and tech support will always here for you.

Review

This is a really impressive little speaker. It comes extremely well packaged in a lovely little box and the first thing that struck me after I unboxed it was how nice it looked. The whole thing is finished off in a nice metal design with hard edges and smart looking features all around it. Despite the premium finish, it doesn’t feel too heavy.

Starting the device up is extremely simple. I powered it on and immediately it went into bluetooth pairing mode. I searched for it using my iPhone and it connected quickly and I was able to play music in less than a minute of unboxing it. Next to the power button you’ll also find an AUX jack, so you can plug in devices that don’t support bluetooth.

The sound quality is really good. The device can get very loud and doesn’t distort at higher volumes. Although the bass is’t mind blowing, it is much better than I would expect from a speaker at this price point, delivering a really high quality sound.

Another feature of this speaker is the LED’s. At first I thought I was doing something wrong, expecting the front to light up, but it seems to be on the reverse panel where the light show takes place. This is pretty fun and the lights are bright and the colours strong.

All in all this is a really impressive speaker, and at this price point it’s an absolute bargain!

Review: SEGURO® Mini M8S

Manufacture Description

  • Google Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, the newest generation of multimedia player. Preconfigured with the latest XBMC/KODI 16.0, hundreds of free streaming add-ons available
  • Cut your monthly TV subscription and enjoy FREE Movies, shows and live entertainment from all over the world including sports. No restrictions! Forget the limitations and necessary payments by using Apple TV or ROKU! Android on your TV. Install your favorite apps from the Google Play Store. Thousands of apps are compatible with the Mini M8S Smart TV BOX, just like your phone or tablet.
  • The CPU is THE NEWEST Quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 up to 2GHz, up to 2.0 GHZ, is way ahead in image processing and computing. Its high machine configuration and 2G RAM,8G eMMC Flash 8GB gives you ultra-fast running speed and professional image processing ability. Awesome home theater and gaming experiences.
  • Hundreds of free streaming add-ons available for KODI 16.0 online, SAVE your money for paying cable, satellite or whatsoever. Preinstalled Kodi(XBMC). Preconfigured with the latest XBMC/KODI, it allows you to download numerous add-ons, like Youtube, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and you also can play thousands of android games in a large screen smoothly. Install your favorite apps and enjoy advanced technology.
  • Built for Entertainment, Home Theater, Business Meeting, Office Work, etc,to share with friends, Your movies, TV Shows, Mofusic all at your fingertips. Online forums, tutorials, and videos are plenty. You want a TV media player to do exactly what you need and something less will just ruin the whole experience

Review
Well this is probably the smallest Android TV box I’ve used to date. It’s slim and compact, and looks good. It has two full sized USB ports, one on the side, and one on the back, along with ethernet, HDMI, optical out.

Included with the package was a standard IR remote, but also a wireless keyboard remote. The keyboard remote is very nice. It fits in my hands nicely, and the qwerty keyboard comes in very handy when entering passwords etc. Combine the fact that it has a mouse trackpad built in, then things become so much easier for navigating. The keyboard also has a dongle included so you can use it with other devices, not just the TV box. My only issue with the keyboard is that it uses Mini USB for charging which is a real shame considering that Micro seems to be the standard.

The TV box itself is very easy to navigate. Like most boxes now it comes with a much more intuitive, TV OS, and no longer resembles a phone OS blown up onto your TV. This makes navigating menus much easier, but it also leads to a much better experience in applications. Things like Kodi and Netflix ran amazingly well, and the power behind this box is really impressive.

Picture quality was fantastic and looked great on my TV. I couldn’t find anything wrong with the image quality, and audio and video always stayed in sync.

I’d highly recommend this TV box. It is a great alternative to more expensive models available on the market.

Review: Sunvito Quick Charge 2.0 20000mAh Ultra-Slim Aluminum Intelligent Power Bank

Manufacture Description

  • Quick Charge Technology: Quick Charge 2.0 compatible devices up to 75% faster than standard chargers. Also charges all non-Quick Charge TM 2.0 phones and tablets (5V / 2.4A Max)
  • Huge capacity: 20000mAh charges an iPhone 6S & 6 almost 7 times, a Galaxy S6 almost 5 times or an iPad Air more than once
  • Support Multi Voltage Outputs: Outputs 5V/2A for universal smartphone devices; Outputs 5V/2.1A for tablet devices; Outputs 5V/2.4A 9V/1.67A 12V/1.2A for compatible QC2.0 devices
  • With 4-LED battery level indicator, 100% safe circuit protection; charger automatically shuts down if short circuit or overload occurs to protect your devices
  • Big Convenience: The 3 USB output is ideal for desks and office spaces or at home in a living room so the entire family can charge

Review

This is one of the nicest portable batteries I’ve used, with a real premium finish. I love how nice it feels and looks, the metal casing giving it a real top end look. Throw in the fact that it has such a large capacity and you’re on to a winner!

The battery has three USB ports, two that charge at the standard rate and a third (the red one) that charges at a faster rate with compatible devices. This comes in very handy if you have a compatible device, giving you a full battery on the go a lot faster. The only issue is that due to the capacity of the battery it takes a long time to charge and doesn’t support fast charging input. That would have been a great feature.

So back to the build quality. It’s a great looking device which only has a few flaws which let it down. The logo stands out and looks out of place on the otherwise minimilist finish which is a shame. I feel it would have been better positioned on one of the ends, either near the USB ports or the opposite side. Also, it picks up finger prints and small marks very easily, so I’m not sure how the premium finish will look after a while.

So, its a great looking device and feels high end. I personally prefer the more rugged portable batteries as they seem to keep on looking good for much longer, and I’m also not sure how well this one will last if it is dropped or knocked, and considering that it’s portable, that seems like something that could very well happen! Despite this however it charges devices quickly, especially if you have a compatible device for the quick charge feature.

 

Review: DBPOWER DPI Gaming Mouse, LED Optical 7 Buttons USB Wired Game Mice

Manufacture Description

  • USB plug and play, 7 buttons with 3D anti-skid scroll wheel. 1.6m braided cable with anti magnetic interference, strong stability.
  • 4 Mode Adjustable DPI Switch 800/1200/1600/2400, 5050 IC. 7 buttons design with DPI button and forward/backward button, quickly set the role of skills in your game.
  • Ergonomically designed, large non-slip wheel, rubber and dents design surface, perfect fit and more comfortable for gaming. Built-in memory storage chip if you have used in your device.
  • Built-in LED system, green / blue / red / purple 4 colors lights, gaming experience more immersive at night in a dark environment.
  • This gaming mouse helps you to control the mouse’s speed and sensitivity to break the new record. We provide 24 months warranty and 30 days refund or replacement service.

Review

For a cheap mouse, this is surprisingly nice. It’s fast and responsive, and oddly comfortable to use. My first thought was that it was too big, but after a little bit of use I found that to be a massive benefit, allowing for me to have a more relaxed gaming session.

Due to it’s size, it benefits massively from longer mouse buttons on both the left and right click. This is handy as you can pretty much click with any part of your finger, giving you a faster response time, but more importantly, you don’t have to grip it in a claw like hold.

I like the positioning of the extra buttons, which again sit nicely within a quick press. Granted, it doesn’t have many buttons, but the ones that it does have are all within easy reach and again allow for a more relaxed grip. It also has dedicated buttons to allow users to change the mouse sensitivity on the fly which comes in very handy for FPS games.

The cord is very well made and feels more durable than any other mouse cord I’ve had before. It’s braided and certainly feels like it will last a long time!

So, it doesn’t have a huge array of buttons and does lack some features of top end gaming mice, but for this price it’s pretty much unbeatable! It’s the ideal gaming mouse for someone new to PC gaming or who is just after throwing together a cheaper gaming set up.