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Let There Be Light(s)! - AGL Remote Controlled LED Lights

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When MobileZap introduced the AGL Remote Controlled LED Lights not so long ago, I knew I wanted a bunch of them.

They are billed as “Under Cabinet” lights but can be used in so many applications that every household could easily use a dozen.

What is it and how can we use these handy lights?

Victa Cordless 21” Mower Cuts More than Grass: 82V and Two Batteries for Hours of Mowing

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Spoiler Alert: We’re giving you our recommendation first and the reasons why down below.

This Victa 82V Cordless Mower receives our highest praise: the Editor’s Choice Award.

Actually, because the other two Victa products in their 82V range also received our Highly Recommended rating, we would not hesitate to give our Editor’s Choice acclamation to the whole 82V product line because, more than just individual tools, they are a complete system.

So you reckon this Victa can nicely mow your typical suburban front lawn?
Sure, but when you see what else we have subjected this machine to, you’d be convinced that this is one heck of a powerful beast!

Australian Review: Meade LX 90 ACF Telescope - Stellar Access to the Heavens Made Easier with GPS, Wi-Fi and Remote Control

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Last year we reviewed the Meade ETX 90 Observer telescope which is an excellent unit for people getting serious about wanting to study the observable universe. We liked the build quality and portability of that scope.

This time around Meade sent us the LX 90, which at the AUD4500 price point is a much more advanced unit though similar in design and operation.
The 8" LX90 we reviewed has an 8” diameter f/10 ACF optical system (focal length 2000mm). It’s the smallest in the LX90 series.

Interestingly, this scope incorporates the two features that we would like on every computer telescope: GPS based easy set up and remote access and viewing.

Our anticipation to start imaging the heavens with the optional colour camera as well as with my Nikon DSLR is building as we begin assembling the unit.

The Travelon Show: Anti-Theft Luggage for Your Gear

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Okay, this is a technology review site so why are we having a look at luggage and bags??

It comes as no surprise that our team sometimes has to travel with a fair bit of gear and in this day and age we need to be pretty savvy how we carry our stuff. Anti-theft measures are unfortunately highly necessary and that also includes electronic anti-theft (RFID safe pockets).

So let’s have a look at Travelon, a company that seems to specialise in protecting our hi-tech jewels in the best possible way. We review a backpack, a wheeled under-seat trolley, a convertible shoulder bag/backpack for the ladies and a small shoulder bag with plenty of room for passports, tablet and other valuables.
Plus, for good measure we’ll throw in a self-inflating seat cushion. Wondering how that works?

Come along on a recent domestic flight and trip when we practically lived out of these bags...

 

 

Victa 82V Cordless Grass Trimmer – Getting Ready for the Growing Season! Part I

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Over the next few months we hope to be doing a number of reviews on the powerful Victa 82V range of cordless garden tools.

We are kicking it off today with an impressive unit, the V82VGT lithium ion grass trimmer.

Let us show you how these Victa cordless tools can help you to do your gardening work quicker, with less mess, less noise and safer and perhaps even cheaper....

Meade ETX 90 Observer Computer-controlled Telescope - We Give You the Stars!

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The observable universe is a fascinating place to discover and even though we have been spoiled with everything that NASA has been bringing out over the last few decades, nothing is as exciting as seeing it through your own eyes with the aid of a telescope.

We have spent quite a few hours over many weeks with the Meade ETX 90 Observer telescope which is a compact and very capable computer-driven system.

And this is what we discovered.

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