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Thrunite Catapult V3 Best Brightest LED Torches – Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Thrunite Catapult V3 Best Brightest LED Torches – ReviewedHas the Thrunite Catapult V3 LED torch now got the “golden crown” as the brightest light thrower on the market today? With Catapult quoting ANSI lumens and the Jetbeam LED RRT3 torch quoting lumens, which shines the furthest??

I have been assured by someone who has ALL varieties of torches available to test in his retail store, that the Catapult V3 by Thrunite shines a lot further than the Jetbeam RRT3 and most other LED torches. Well words are cheap! So we said to James at www.ledtorchshop.com.au “never mind the specifications or which lumens they declare, send us one and we will find out for sure”.

We will do an independent test of the Thrunite Catapult V3 against the Jetbeam RRT3 in a “shine the furthest” contest. Mind you, we are still going to comment on ease of operation as well as the build quality.

So if you want to know if it is bright enough to win, read on cos’ I reckon it’s too bright only when it burns out someone’s eye sockets at 300+ metres.

Best ? Home Security System DVR8–2600 - Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Best ? Home Security System DVR8–2600 - ReviewedThe Elite Home Security system, the Swann DVR8-2600 8 Channel with Smartphone viewing has been coupled to a camera called the Swann Pro 690 Super-High Resolution Pan, Tilt & Zoom Dome camera. This camera is so NEW to the marketplace that at the time of going to print, the Swann Pro 690 hasn’t yet been allocated a RRP but it will surely prove to be good reading. Along with reviewing the four standard cameras (Pro 580’s) which are normally included in the package, we will also look at another new item to the marketplace, the Pro 680 manual focus camera.

We have just been sent some of the latest upmarket home security equipment from Swann, so we will compare this new  DVR8 2600 and cameras to the DVR4 Pro-Net previously reviewed on this site to see how Swann technology has advanced in home security systems.

We will test these products and comment on their application in a similar manner to the very successful reviews done on this site. We believe we can help you in your decision making and subsequent purchases of high quality security systems that are “fit for purpose”. 

RC Electric Glider and Focke Wulf plane - Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: RC Electric Glider and Focke Wulf plane - ReviewedWe did some research and asked Kellettshobbies for the popular ST Models Fox Glider 1800 BNF just to see why and if this glider is really as good as people say it is. Next we will “sus’ out” a new arrival war plane - the BNF ST Focke Wulf 190A. Complete with wheel retracts, this plane does not appear to have been reviewed by anyone yet so it will be interesting to see where it fits into our 23 plane Comparison review as well.

To celebrate the opening of their revamped website, Kelletts Hobbies have provided us with a sample of products from their huge stock selection. Whilst Kellets have been around since 1978, the website has just been upgraded to provide a more accessible range of hobby products for the online buyer. Kelletts are not new to supplying top boats, buggies, helicopters, planes and all spare parts and ancillaries and we also discovered they even generally stock all the winning planes that featured in our 23 plane comparison shown on this site under “Best RC Electric Planes Compared”.

But this time we have got something different, so read on!

KStar HP900C Series UPS – Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: KStar HP900C Series UPS – Reviewed For businesses and private users with desktops an Uninterruptible Power Supply is an essential element to protecting their data equipment. We'll see why in a moment. Today we are reviewing two similar UPS units from KStar Australia: they are both 1kVA units but one of them is a rack mounted version. If you have been following our recent reviews of rack mounted units, this UPS is one of the essential components in the cabinet. Let's have a close look at both units.

Faster or Hot Up Parkzone Trojan T28D RC Plane - Review

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Faster or Hot Up Parkzone Trojan T28D RC Plane - ReviewIf you want to hot up your Parkzone Trojan T28D RC Plane I have tested this magic formula to make it go significantly faster, without any non reversible modifications. For that matter, this combination will upgrade or hot up any warplane or RC planes that have their stock power system as a 480 size 960KV brushless motor with a 9.5x7.5” propeller, and will therefore already include the following: Parkzone RC planes, Stinson Reliant 105% faster, F4U Corsair 105% faster, P51 Mustang 9x6 prop 105 >% faster. F4F Wildcat 9x6 prop 205% faster (Percent more powerful maybe a better description than faster although it will be faster).

A very simple modification is also available to increase speed, “soup up” the Hobbyzone Super Cub LP.

So read on and let me give you the methodology and resultant statistics of doing it!

Portable 55 watt Solar Panels – Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Portable 55 watt Solar Panels – ReviewedWhat is the biggest problem you face when caravanning or camping? What to use as a power or energy source! Do you take more batteries, a larger generator or simply use what’s readily available ie SUN POWER or Solar Power?
 
Solar power is cheap and efficient and yet can provide energy almost everywhere you go. So let’s just see why you should include a couple of portable solar panels as an essential as you head off with your caravan or tent.
 

Bushman Portable Fridge Freezer – Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Bushman Portable Fridge Freezer – ReviewedNever before have I seen a portable fridge freezer capable of so much. It should be called the Transformer rather than the Bushman. You can change its storage capacities from 35, 42, 45 or to 52 litres in a few seconds.

We believe that the Bushman portable fridge freezer eclipses other well known brands such as Engel and Waeco in overall operation advantages such as lower power draw, less running time and better insulation capability. One can only wonder why these companies have allowed themselves to become complacent, but even they would now see the innovative Bushman as becoming a huge threat to their future sales. But enough! Let’s have an in depth look at more advantages and see why, in the years to come, the Bushman portable fridge freezer will  become a “must have” for campers and caravanners alike.

VIZO Technology Show 1: Ninja HS Adjustable Notebook Cooler

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: VIZO Technology Show 1: Ninja HS Adjustable Notebook Cooler We’ve had our run-ins with laptop coolers and with notebooks that were too hot to touch after some use. These coolers take many shapes and forms and have a built quality that runs from a typical throw-away item to something like the Ninja HS Adjustable Notebook Cooler, which is probably the top-of-the-line in this genre.

Let’s have a quick look at what is in essence a simple product.

Video Name Tag – Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Video Name Tag – ReviewedWhat's in a name? I like it when a device is just named for what it is: I'm talking about the Video Name Tag. Simply put it's basically a video playing business card which you can wear on your shirt. Nothing attracts more attention than moving images particularly if you're wearing it in a busy crowd! So if you're not too self-conscious and you want to draw some attention to yourself or your business let's switch it on and see what kind of response it generates.…

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