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    • Direct Power BP350E / Power Saw / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      22.08.2014 14:21
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      • "cuts quite well"
      • "easy to handle"
      • "Nice for small jobs"

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      • "Struggles on harder jobs"

      A nice little tool for those that don't do it that often....

      I like DIY and have used several different tools during my DIY days, one of those tools being this one.
      It's your basic jigsaw shape, being about 180mm high by 200mm long and 70mm wide, weighing in at no more than 1.5kg.
      The handle is on the top, away from the cutting area, with a trigger on the underside of the handle and a locking button just above. There is a little dial on the trigger which is for changing the speed of the motor, allowing for easier cutting of different materials.
      On the bottom there is the footplate, which is metal and as flat as a witches, whatsit..??
      The blade sits just behind a plastic guard, which not only protects your fingers from being sliced open it also stops bits of wood and stuff flipping off into your eyes.

      The blade is changed using a hexkey in the two screws above the blade area, which is a bit awkward but once you get used to it it's easy enough to do.

      It offers 420watts of kick, which is good enough for most household jobs, although I wouldn't rely on this if you use these for a living as after a while the motor started to struggle on 'harder' material, which meant it became useless to me.. so the bin it went.
      The handle is nice and comfy to hold, with the trigger and locking button in just the right places to get at them with your finger and thumb. The locking switch comes in handy when you are cutting through wider work as you don't have to keep your finger on the trigger, then to deactivated it, you just press the trigger once more.
      Cutting through certain material you're working on, such as plywood, hardboard, thin plastics, then this is pretty smooth, although a good blade does make life a lot easier, but when it comes to slicing through tougher, such as metal or thicker woods, then this may drag a bit, no matter how good your blade...


      It is good for smaller jobs, maybe if you don't DIY as much as you should do, so it is worth paying the £20 - £25 for this one. But, if you're like me and tend to use this sort of tool for longer and harder jobs then i'd give this a wide berth and spend a little extra on something that has more stamina.


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      21.08.2014 12:15
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      • "21 torque settings"
      • "good weight"
      • "Has potential"

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      • "5 hours charge time for 20 minute use"
      • "no stamina at all"

      Not one that will last for those longer jobs in the house

      I have had many drills during my time, some good, some bad and some that I'm embarrassed to call my own. With this one fitting in the middle of that list....
      It looks like many other drills of its kind, having the bulky battery at the bottom of the handle, the trigger at the top of the handle, where it joins the top section, which makes it easier to pull with your finger. There's the reverse/forward button, which slides from one side to the other, making changing the direction of the chuck so easy. The there's the gear setting, which consists of a yellow sliding knob on the top, push forward for one gear, backward for the other. This helps in the hammer drill action.
      Almost finally, there's the chuck itself, which is right at the front and has 21 different torque settings, including the drillings option, which is marked by what resembles a drill bit. Turn the back end of the 13mm chuck and choose the settings. Turn the front of the chuck and release the grips to change your bit, turn the other way to tighten.
      Finally, there's the extra handle, which loops around the front of the drill, just behind the chuck, using a wingnut type bolt to secure it on place. This handle can be rotated around the drill giving you more handling options, making this drill easier for lefties.
      There is also a little light on the front, above the battery, that shine s on the area the athe drill bit is touching.

      And that's what the drill looks like...
      It offers up to 1200rpm from the motor and the battery is an 24volt Ni-Cd one, which is a shame as a lithium neon would last longer between use.
      The battery takes 3 – 5 hours to charge and for that you get about 15 - 30 minutes of use, which will drain if you use the hammer function.

      This is one of those drills that is on the shelves in discount stores really, or it should be, as it is not in the top five of the best drills. It offers the power, and gives it well, for about 30 seconds, or less, as once the battery starts losing charge, which takes about 30 seconds, the power drops dramatically, which means you end up having to recharge the battery, 3 – 5 hours between each hole drilled.
      If this came with a better quality battery then this would be up there with the best...

      The price of this is £50.00

      Would I buy it again..? No, I prefer to stick with the more modern battery types, Lithium neon, as they last a lot longer between meals.

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      20.08.2014 14:08
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      • "speed control"
      • "reverse action"
      • "good size"
      • powerful

      Disadvantages

      • "none unless you want cordless"

      Bosch those concrete posts with ease

      It gives you 800 watts of power, or up to 900 rpms, and is about 380mm long, from handle end to chuck, (no bits in), and about 210mm high at both the back and front handle, and about 80mm wide, weighing in at almost 3kg.
      It had two handles, the one at the rear having the trigger on is, giving you the control and also allowing you to get your body weight behind the power, which helps the bit do it's job sometimes. Then there's the front handle which gives you that little extra stability when it comes to those really stubborn concrete blocks. This front handle can be used anywhere around the drills circumference, so there's no worries for left or right handers.
      It's needs a chuck key in order to open and lock the chuck, which holds the drill bits

      It's not only great for power drilling, it also has something call a rotation stop, which means that it can be used for chiselling too, for such things as chiselling plaster off the walls, as long as you have the right drill bit that is.
      Unlike many corded power drills this one has a reverse function, using the button at the handle of the tool, push down for forward and up for reverse.
      There's a dial on side nearer the front which gives you a selection of speeds, including the hammer function, so there's nothing this one can't blast through.
      Also near the front there is a depth gauge holder, which means that it is a small hole that allows you to slide a measuring rod through it, locking it on place, to give you the exact depth you want to drill.
      The noise coming from this drill is pretty good, for the power, but once you start drilling into things the noise will get worse as the motor does what it is supposed to do.
      The vents do a cracking job in keeping the motor cool and you don't feel much heat on your hands.

      This drill has the power of the corded drills yet the versatility of the cordless drills...
      And the price..? about £120 or so, which is a good price for what you get.

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      20.08.2014 13:35
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      • "pocket size"
      • "nice speeds"

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      • none

      Your data is safe on this HP drive

      I have many many flash drives, with this one being one of them that I have used for quite some time now and find it to be as good as any of the others.
      It is compatible with your typical USB 2.0 and the even older 1.1, although there no nice surprises trying to get a higher transfer rate with a USB 3.0, so if your PC has a USB 3.0 port you're not going to get the higher speeds using this in it.
      Don't get me wrong, the speeds are good enough. I sent a 500MB file over to it in less than a couple of minutes, so there's no real waiting about. But if it's speed you want then 3.0 is the way to go.
      It is what is a FAT file, which doesn't mean that it has eaten all the pies, it just means that the file system is FAT,
      It also boast to be something called RoHS compliant, according to the info on the box. This simply means that it is EU safe as it has passed the Restrictions of Hazardous substances... (and no, i'm not that clever, I checking up on line to find out what RoHS was all about, although I do Know what CoSHH stands for..???).
      Anyway...
      It's your standard capped flash drive, which means that there's a chance you could lose the cap if you're not too careful, and it is small enough for your pockets, being about 70mm long, 20mm wide and 8mm thick. There is a little hole on the rear end which is designed for a keyring to slip through so that you can put this with you bunch of keys.

      And the price for this flash drive is a very nice £8 or so … although the price varies depending on the GB size versions you buy. The higher the GB the higher the price.

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    • Logitech Z 120 / PC Speaker / 12 Readings / 12 Ratings
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      19.08.2014 00:03
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      • "fits all 3.5mm ports and full size USB"
      • "nice size"
      • "good enough sound"

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      • none

      Hear the sound from your phone a lot better with these

      These speakers are each about 185mm tall by 120mm wide and 160mm deep, making them quite small in the speaker world.
      They weight almost next to nothing, about ¾ of a kg so they aren't going to pull your shelf off the wall.
      They each give out a nice ½ watt each ,(1 watt in total) which doesn't sound a lot but as they are as clear as Buxton mineral water the low watts is soon forgotten.

      They are identical, almost, the only difference in them being that one of them has the control dial underneath the speaker. This is a dial that switches the speakers on and also adjust the volume.

      They are power by a USB cable, which is joined by a 3.5mm jack for plugging into the 3.5mm port in your music player.
      The USB connector slides into a USB port and you need both USB and 3.5mm jack in order for these speakers to work.

      I have connected them to a phone and used a 'special' USB adapter that I got to charge another phone, the plug has a USB port on it so I get the power to the speakers from that. This means I can listen to the music on my phone through these speakers without having to find a micro USB double ended cable...

      Small speakers are usually, well, the only word I can say is 'S*&^e', so I was expecting the same from these. But how surprised I was when the music coming from this sounded almost as good as the larger Warfdale speakers I have attached to my main stereo, I said almost, for the size. There was very little annoyance sound, which meant I could enjoy the music without the hissing.

      And the price..? these sell on the market for about £12.

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      17.08.2014 16:59
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      • "small enough to carry in your pocket"
      • "good size"
      • "no cap to lose"

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      • none

      You data movse across the airwaves faster than ever now.... and is still safe...

      This is the 16GB version, although there are other GB sized one, which are easily seen as such by the different colours on them.
      The physical size of this one are about 55mm long by 20mm wide and no more than 10mm thick.
      It has the usual silver metal USB connector on one end, which does look like it has no cap to protect it but the covering is actually built in the sliding action as the central bit of this flash drive slides up and over the USB connector, giving it the protection it needs.
      This means that there are no dangers of losing the cap, which happens with many capped drives.

      Using it is as easy as any other. You just slide the casing away from the connector, slot the connector into the USB port of your PC, give it a few seconds to find the drivers and away you go. You're now up and running and can set about moving data to and from the drive.

      It can be used on most modern OS, XP and above, even 8.1. It can also be used on Mac too

      As for speed, well, this is the 3.0 version which means that it is going to be faster that your 2.0, and it is.
      I can send a 700MB movie to it from my PC in just under 3 ½ minutes using the drag and drop method.
      I also managed to send a 500MB mixed folder using copy and paste in under 3 minutes and a used the 'send to' to send a 100MB file which too under 40 seconds to get there.


      This 16GB version can hold a lot of stuff, for example, 4000 average sized MP3 music tracks.
      OR
      5000 good sized images, (10MP each).
      OR
      250 minutes of MPEG4 footage.
      The cost if this USB 3.0 drive is a nice £15, or there abouts.

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      15.08.2014 18:52
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      • "good strong handle"
      • "quick to boil"
      • differant
      • "Nice looking"

      Disadvantages

      • "none really"

      Boils water in an old fashioned way

      I hate kettles, with a passion. They come in handy for boiling water, but then again, so do pans.. and what do you get if you pour boiling water down a rabbit hole..??? Hot cross bunnies...
      Anyway, kettles. I have owned and used more kettles than i've had hot dinners, with this kettle being one of those.

      The kettle is about 300mm in height, from the base that sits on the worktop to top of handle. The water housing section of the kettle itself is about 210mm in diameter at the base, tapering upwards to the lid area, being about 80mm in diameter. Then there’s the handle, which gives another 85mm to the height. With the handle being a good 130mm wide, curving around in a sort of circular fashion. The spout is on the front, with the handle going right over the filling top. This one looks quite old fashioned, in a way, with the handle going over the top, which makes filling it from the top a little trickier than normal, which is why I fill it through the spout.
      It has a little window going up the side, which is about 80mm long by 20mm wide, showing 3 simple levels, 1.0L being the minimum level, a little cup logo with a ‘6’ inside it tells you that you have 6 cups of water inside the kettle. Finally there’s the max mark, which is 1.8L

      At the bottom there is the little flappy paddle that, when pressed down, gets the power to the kettle so that it boils the water. When it comes to the boil the flappy paddle flicks up on its own.
      Inside the the spout there is a little removable washable filter that helps keep any bits out of you cup of tetley...

      The kettle sits on a base which gives it the power it needs, making the kettle one of those 360°

      It's one of those kettles that you'll like or dislike, due to the shape of it and the way that the handle curves over the top... me? I like it as I think it looks rather nice in my kitchen.
      and the cost of this kettle...? It's about £40...

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        15.08.2014 15:07
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        • "wraps up well"
        • "easy to use"
        • "good length"

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        • none

        Water your garden before the hosepipe ban comes in

        It's a good 25 metres of 12.5mm hose length, which is ample for most gardens, or even when it comes to washing the car.
        The actual wheel housing where the pipe rolls around when not begin used it made of a strong rigid green plastic and is around 470 mm high and about 270mm deep, with the wheel itself having a 380mm diameter. The whole thing, including the hosepipe, weighs just over 6KG. It can be screwed to the wall or left on the ground... it is entirely up to you.

        You have to put it together, not the hose of course, more the casing or reel, even if the hose came rolled around the reel. You have to attach one end of the hose to the reel connector and the other end gets connected to the spray adapter. This is a little tricky and it's best to follow the instructions in order to get it done correctly. You also need a little length of hose to connect the reel to the tap itself. This can be cut from the 25 metres hose or a spare piece that you may have knocking about. But you get all the connector bits so there's no hassles really... I do recommend getting some 'plumbers tape' (PTFE), so that you get a better connection. This is the thin, flexible white tape that can be found at any good DIY store.

        When it comes to using it all you have to do is connect the small length of hose to the outdoor tap, then connect the other end of this hose to the reel. You then turn the tap on and let the water flow freely. Hopefully, if you've plumbed it up well there'll be no leaks, which means more pressure to the hose.
        All you have to do then is unravel the hose and away you spray.
        And the price... well, this hose reel, complete with hose, sells for no more than £15...

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        14.08.2014 14:06
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        • "easy to use"
        • "light weight"
        • "Trims neatly"

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        • none

        Put the barbers out of business

        This shaver looks similar to others of its kind, being about 190mm long, 80mm wide and 55mm deep, weighing in at no more than 600grams
        On the left side there is the on/off switch,, which is near the rear, with the mains cable sticking out of the rear so it doesn’t get in the way when you’re trimming. Nearer the front, on the same side, there is a little lever which lifts the cutting head up and down slightly.
        Right at the front there are the cutting teeth, or the trimming teeth as they trim as well as cut. But they are tiny teeth none the less. These teeth come in two rows, one on top of the other, with the top set moving over the lower set in order to trim the hair that gets inside the teeth themselves.
        The two rows of teeth are both made of carbon steel and can handle quite thick hair, doing a much better job if they are pampered a little using the oil and the oil brush to keep it from any signs of rust of damage.
        Apart from the trimmer you also get a few combs, which give you different lengths of hair cutting, plus, you get a couple of brushes, one for your clearing the hair off your head, the other for cleaning the hair off the cutter.

        When using it is does buzz along, although not loud enough to be annoying, a more soothing humming buzz as it cuts through your hair.
        Cleaning it is a matter of a quick blow with your mouth, a bit of a brush with the little brush and maybe a blob of oil (WD40) over the teeth.

        And the cost of this DIY hair trimming kit... well, it's about £20 which, in this costly world of hairdressers/barbers, is money well spent.

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        13.08.2014 15:25
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        • "nice present for kids"
        • "gets you closer to nature"
        • "Good for the price"

        Disadvantages

        • "none for the price"

        See the world as if you're a giant...

        I have been playing with this microscope for a while and have found it to be a rather nice little item which is ideal for seeing things that the naked eye can not see.
        It's not the greatest, as the price will indicate, so you're not going to get to see an atom on a fleas knees, but it does go as far as to show you what a piece of cotton is made of, or how the skin on the back of your hand actually looks like, with the hairs looking like a small section of the Amazon rain forest.

        The camera itself is about 115mm long and about 32mm in diameter with a long cable that has a USB connector on the end so you can plug this into your PC, giving it the power it needs.
        On the scope, at the end, there is the camera itself which is surrounded by an array of lights, which can be controlled by the little dial half way along the wire.
        The camera stands on a 120mm high flexible housing which is locked in place with an easy to handle wing nut.

        To use it you just plug the USB into your PC, open the camera program that you use for this type of device, or install the disc that comes with this one, then away you go.
        You focus in using the dial that is on the top of the unit, showing only about a quarter of the dial, move it from left to right until what ever you are pointing the scope at comes into focus. This bit can be trick but once you get used to it it's simple to use.
        I do have to say that it is best to take the cover off the from of the scope as, if like mine, it has the slightest of scratches or marks on it those tiny marks will show up like the grand canyon through the scope. Just pop off the cover and use the scope as normal. This cover helps protect the lens and lights.


        * And the price..?
        This microscope sells for about £35 - £40, depending on where you shop. Amazon are selling it at the moment for about £37 which is not a bad price really for what this does.

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        • Bosch Hammer Drill / Fancy Dress / 10 Readings / 9 Ratings
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          12.08.2014 23:23
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          • "good battery life"
          • "goes almost anywhere"
          • "Enough power"

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          Hammer time.... if you need the power that is

          Firstly, the image on this one is for a jack hammer childrens set and not the hammer drill as requested...
          Anyway. The hammer drill is your standard Bosch colours and offers the same performance you'd expect from Bosch.
          It is a keyless chuck type that means you can fit the bits in the chuck using just your hands a little bit of elbow grease...
          It's weighs about 3kg, and is about 250mm from motor end to drill bit end. The handle itself is about 65mm in diameter, at its widest, with the trigger being on the underside of the top section and the front of the soft grip covered handle. Think of a gun and you get the idea.
          Just behind the chuck there is the torque setting which come in handy when it comes to driving in screws as it lets the drill stop when the correct pressure is reached. This stops the screw going right through the work you're screwing into.
          On the top there is a slider, which is the gear shift, going into hammer mode when needed.
          There is a little light on this one that aims at the area that you're drilling or screwing into
          It's an 1.3Ah, 18 volt hammer drill with a lithium Ion battery for longer use between charges.
          It has 11 torque setting using a two gear system with a double sleeve key-less 10mm chuck
          It boast a double sleeve chuck which means that you don't need special tools to change the bits.
          The maximum thickness of materials are 25mm for wood, 17mm for masonry and 10mm for metals.
          It has a 3 hour charge from flat to fully charged and as the battery is Lithium Ion it holds its charge for longer in between uses.
          And it all comes in a plastic case to keep all the bits and bobs in.

          As I said the battery is what is known as Lithium Ion, which means that it holds the charge for longer per charge, and it offers more power for that much longer.
          To take the battery out of the drills handle you simply pull up the catch ont eh front of the handles base, which will release the battery so you can slide it out of the grooves. Then you simply slide it into the charging housing that comes in the case.
          Charge the battery for a few hours then, when charged, you simple slide the battery back into the underneath of the handle, clicking it into place.
          And you're done.

          This drill sells for about £80, give or take.

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          12.08.2014 23:01
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          • "lid protects connector"
          • "good size for pockets"
          • "Holds ample"

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          You data is safe on this drive


          Flash Drives, pen drives... what ever you want to call them, they all do the same thing, they help you keep your precious information safe so that, even if your PC goes down, your data is stored in the pen drive. Nice and safe.
          This one is from well known Kingston, so you know it can be trusted. It looks like your bog standard pen drive, being about 66mm long, 10mm thick and 21mm wide. On the end of the drive casing is an eyelet, which is about 17mm long and 10mm in diameter, with this 8GB size having a yellow plastic around it.
          On one end you have the yellow eyelet, with other sizes having different coloured eyelets, and on the other end you have the lid, that fits over the metal connector.

          As for the speeds. Well, it's a 3.0 which means that it should be faster than a 2.0. and it is, much faster. I tested it out when moving files from A to B and managed
          I did a few runs on this with two sized folders. The first folder being a 140MB one which I sent onto the USB from my PC at an average speed of 7Mb/s with a whopping 58MB/s when it came to taking it from the drive to the PC....
          I used the same file using a USB 2.0 drive, in the same USB 3.0 port, and this achieved an average of 2.5MB/s to send from the PC to the drive and 4MB/s when going from the drive to the PC.
          Then, I used a 500MB file, (a mix of documents and photographs), and this achieved a good 8MB/s from PC to drive and a staggering 75MB/s when going from drive to PC, (75MB/s...!!! at some points it was climbing way over the 100MB/s).

          But in the terms that I like to use, and hear really, on how fast I can move a 500MB file from A to B... well, from the PC to the device it took about a minute or so, bouncing up and down with the speeds. Then, when it came to taking the same folder and putting it back onto my PC, this was so quick that I did not have time to start my stop watch... honest. It just moved over as soon as I pressed the button, click... done...

          So this led me to believe that this claim of faster speeds using the new USB 3.0 is actually true... although in order to get these speeds you do have to use the USB 3.0 drive in a USB 3.0 port, other wise it's pretty pointless.

          The price of this is about £3.00 on Amazon as an add on, which is great value for money.

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        • Philips AJ 3231 / Portable Radio / 12 Readings / 12 Ratings
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          10.08.2014 22:48
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          • "good enough alarm"
          • "easy to set up"
          • "nice looking"

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          Wake up with Philip each morning





          When it comes to the morning and you have to get out of bed it's the sound of the alarm clock that hits you first. So choosing the right alarm clock is something that is best taken seriously.
          This is where this clock comes into it...

          It is about 140mm x 140mm, and it is 60mm deep at the bottom which tapers to about 40mm at the top, giving it a wider bottom,
          The front is like a mirror, with the digital numbers showing up the time.
          There are several buttons to control the clock and the radio, those buttons either allowing you to set the the time or the alarm, then there's buttons to use the radio, be that tuning it in , turning it up or changing from radio to on or off.
          IT has FM and MW together with the option of using an Auxiliary wire in order to play your MP3/4 system through the speakers.

          And the price...?
          This lovely little radio clock waking you up in the morning device sells on the open market for about £30....
          I do have to say that at the time of writing, checking on the spiders web thingy, this is selling on Amazon for over £30 whilst over on Argos it's selling for £19.99... that's a no brainer, as they say. I got mine from Argos a while back for the £19.99 and the price is still the same, so I'm assuming the Argos price is fixed for a bit. Well, until the next catalogue comes out anyway.

          * Would I recommend this
          I would have to say that I would, even if the alarm itself isn't as loud as my previous alarm clock. The alarm does eventually get to the point were it wakes me up as the noise rises over time, ascending in levels. It's not an unpleasant noise to wake up to, unlike my other one which sounded like a gaggle of geese had stormed my bedroom and were fighting with the local donkeys. I mean, what sort of person thought that having a fog horn to wake a person up in the morning was a good idea? Talk about waking up thinking you've found yourself in the middle of a war zone???
          The looks of this are lovely, standing tall with a slightly wider base than top and a rather shiny front.
          So, regardless of the low(er) sounding alarm this clock is something work looking at, maybe even buying.

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          10.08.2014 22:36
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          • portable
          • portable
          • fast

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          store your data with speed

          Flash drives, we need them, so we use them. We even call them by other names, but at the end of the day they all do the same thing, they store data so that we can move it from A to B without any real worries.
          One type of flash drive is from a well known company called DatTraveler with this one being the 8GB sized version..
          NOTE:
          I also have the 16GB version of this drive, with the only real visible clue of the GB size being different is the little number of GB etched on the side of the unit, and you really do have to look to find it. But apart from the etch GB size the looks are all identical.

          This drive, as with the others, are about 60mm long 21 mm wide and 10mm thick.. when closed there looks like the centre of the unit is indented, but this indent is where the lid of the connector slides over, revealing the connector, this slider lid being a mere 30mm long.
          At the other end of the connector there is a little indent, with a piece of plastic going across the centre which is designed to accommodate a key ring so you can attach this to a bunch of keys.

          The connector sits inside the unit which means that it is protected from the elements which means that it should last a bit longer.
          It can run on most systems as long as they are running Window Vista and above, or even running on Mac OS v.10.6 and even Linux v.2.6 too.
          All you need to run this is a spare USB port... that's it, you don't even need to search for drivers as this one does it all for you.

          The speeds are great. A lot faster than your USB 2.0.
          For example a file of 1GB was sent to it in 69 seconds, with it taking 45 seconds on the way back... The speeds of this USB 3.0 version leave the 2.0 ones well behind
          NOTE:
          You do need a USB 3.0 slot on your PC other wise this works the same speeds as a 2.0.

          It's a great look into the future of flash drive storage, being a lot faster than the old 2.0.

          As for the cost. You can buy this for the same price as a 2.0 one. This one sells for about £4, with the other sizes ranging from £6 for a 16GB version and fifteen for a cracking 64GB

          In all, if you have a USB 3.0 on your PC then this is the way to go if you don't have the time to sit and wait for your files to get from A to B

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          10.08.2014 22:32
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          Advantages

          • portable
          • "small enough"
          • "good memory size"
          • fast

          Disadvantages

          • none

          Keep you memories safe for ever

          Flash drives, we need them, so we use them. We even call them by other names, but at the end of the day they all do the same thing, they store data so that we can move it from A to B without any real worries.
          One type of flash drive is from a well known company called DatTraveler with this one being the 8GB sized version..
          NOTE:
          I also have the 16GB version of this drive, with the only real visible clue of the GB size being different is the little number of GB etched on the side of the unit, and you really do have to look to find it. But apart from the etch GB size the looks are all identical.

          This drive, as with the others, are about 60mm long 21 mm wide and 10mm thick.. when closed there looks like the centre of the unit is indented, but this indent is where the lid of the connector slides over, revealing the connector, this slider lid being a mere 30mm long.
          At the other end of the connector there is a little indent, with a piece of plastic going across the centre which is designed to accommodate a key ring so you can attach this to a bunch of keys.

          The connector sits inside the unit which means that it is protected from the elements which means that it should last a bit longer.
          It can run on most systems as long as they are running Window Vista and above, or even running on Mac OS v.10.6 and even Linux v.2.6 too.
          All you need to run this is a spare USB port... that's it, you don't even need to search for drivers as this one does it all for you.

          The speeds are great. A lot faster than your USB 2.0.
          For example a file of 1GB was sent to it in 69 seconds, with it taking 45 seconds on the way back... The speeds of this USB 3.0 version leave the 2.0 ones well behind, think Mo Farah running against Bruce Forsyth and you get the idea, even if Bruce did have his dancing shoes on
          NOTE:
          You do need a USB 3.0 slot on your PC other wise this works the same speeds as a 2.0.

          It's a great look into the future of flash drive storage, being a lot faster than the old 2.0.

          As for the cost. You can buy this for the same price as a 2.0 one. This one sells for about £4, with the other sizes ranging from £6 for a 16GB version and fifteen for a cracking 64GB

          In all, if you have a USB 3.0 on your PC then this is the way to go if you don't have the time to sit and wait for your files to get from A to B

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