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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.…

PianoMaestro: New Aussie Electronic Teaching Aid for Pianos - Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: PianoMaestro: New Aussie Electronic Teaching Aid for Pianos - ReviewedHere is an Australian invention that got me and my family really excited: the PianoMaestro.

What is a PianoMaestro you might ask? It's an electronic teaching and tutoring aid for piano students and which aims to make learning the piano an enjoyable experience. If this could be true, bring it on! So let's see how the PianoMaestro is able to achieve -at a fraction of the cost- what we look for in human piano teachers.

KArcher K6-450 T400 High Pressure Cleaner – Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: KArcher K6-450 T400 High Pressure Cleaner – ReviewedThe name “KArcher” has always been synonymous with high pressure cleaning, but boy, they have really come up trumps this time. Never have we reviewed a product of this type where the constructors must have designed the product by customer demand.

We have just received the best of the Premium Class, high pressure water cleaners - the KArcher K6 – 450 T400. It simply has everything. Made in Germany, it reeks of quality and engineering innovation. With the T400 you get everything you need for specialised jobs such as; Variable high pressure available in each of these applications, general cleaning, patio cleaning, gutter cleaning, vertical high situation cleaning. And all of these cleaning functions can also be assisted by use of a special purpose chemical injection.

Read on and we will tell you about a high pressure cleaning machine where we really struggled to find any issue that could be improved upon.

Rebit 5 – Easy Back-up Solution – Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Rebit 5 - Easy Back-Up Solution For years I have been looking for an easy to use backup solution that would run in the background continually updating my backup files. I found the solution years ago and it already saved my bacon on more than one occasion. But it wasn't all that fast and the interface left something to be desired. Now, the folks at Rebit brought out version 5 that addresses all these issues plus has some new features and is cheaper to boot. So, are we a happy camper?

Compro IP60 Intelligent HD H.264 Network Camera - Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more:  Compro IP60 Intelligent HD H.264 Network Camera - ReviewedYou’ll never be out of a job when you’re in the security business, they say, and I suppose that this also applies to firms that supply security products. If that is the case Compro will do well as they are marketing a number of security cameras that most every one could use. One of these is the Compro IP60 which is a H.264 Network Camera with a few interesting features which makes it very much worthwhile to consider if you're running a business or for your home security.

Let's have a look.

Eagletac Jetbeam Best Brightest LED Torches – Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Eagletac Jetbeam Best Brightest LED Torches – ReviewedRead more: Eagletac Jetbeam Best Brightest LED Torches – ReviewedWhile batteries pack in higher performance and technology improves lighting, we are taking great steps in LED efficiencies so it becomes a very changeable market in the torch world. So much so, that our new friends at the LED Torch Shop told us we could pick anything out of their huge selection to review. They had EagleTac, Fenix, Jetbeam, Led Lenser, Microfire, Nitecore, Sunwayman, and Surefire.

We selected what we thought would be the two brightest and go the furthest LED Torches - an Eagletac M3C4 @ 800 Lumens and the even more powerful Jetbeam RRT3 @ 1200 lumens.

How did they go? Read on as we evaluated them in comparison to see what came out the “best for the buck”.

Playon!HD Mini from A C Ryan – Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Playon!HD Mini from A C Ryan – ReviewedAbout a year ago we tested the Playon!HD Mini’s bigger brother on this site. Have a look at Paul Moons’ review here. This will serve as the background article for the Mini as the functionality is essentially the same. So my review will focus mainly on the hardware side of things, including the wireless USB adaptor that BlueChipIT graciously supplied with the unit.

The PR blurb describes the Playon!HD Mini as “Sexy, compact, completely silent and feature packed” which -- they hope  -- should make the Mini the must have media streamer for your digital lifestyle...

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