It was only a few months ago that we had a good look at the Foldi Lamp from Daylight, a very handy small desk lamp with natural daylight LEDs. We were quite impressed with the difference it makes if you need to do colour matching. And in the good tradition of the Mythbusters, we need to upscale the test! So today we are reviewing a much bigger Magnifying Lamp from the Daylight Company.
There are times in your life when you wish you could see the stuff you’re working on in natural daylight. Particularly crafters, quilters and hobbyists who want to see their material in living colour, not tinted by the colour of the lamp they’re working under.
Working under an open window is the best way – during the day. But what if the room is dark or it’s dark outside?
Enter the Foldi, a stylish, folding table lamp fitted with 30 bright daylight LEDs.
What difference does it make? Let’s find out.
Has 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.
The 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”.
We 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!
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.
If 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!
Never 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.