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By July 25, 2016 Read More →

Archos 50 Power Unboxing

Image13Archos have sent over another cheap and cheerful mobile, the Archos 50 Power. This £139.99 phone has 4G/LTE compatible, a 5” IPS HD display running on a Mediatek Quad-Core 1 GHz processor, with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. In addition, its 13 MP back camera make the ARCHOS 50 Power a fully equipped smartphone for intensive use. Under all that is the key feature, a 4000mAh battery to that see you handle two days on the trot easily.

  • CPU – MT6735P Quad-core @ 1GHz Cortex A53
  • GPU – Mali 720
  • RAM – 2 GB
  • Storage – 16 GB +  Micro SD card, up to 32GB (when formatted to fat32 standard)
  • Screen – 5 inches IPS 1280 x 720 pixels HD
  • Operating System – Android 5.1, Lollipop
  • Dual SIM – 1x micro SIM + 1x nano SIM or 1x micro SIM + microSD card
  • GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G/ WCDMA freqs 900 / 2100 MHz
  • LTE frequencies 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
  • Data Rates HSPA + 21 Mbps / 5.76 Mbps
  • Rear camera – 13 MP* AF + Flash LED
  • Front Camera – 2 MP
  • Video – 720p
  • Battery -4000mAh Li-Pro
  • Audio – 3.5mm Jack
  • USB – Micro USB V2.0
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By July 14, 2016 Read More →

Biisafe buddy Unboxing

Image11What amounts to a smart keyring is the Biisafe Buddy. This little £29.99 device as a little piece of mind you some of your precious possessions. Attach the Buddy to your belongings, for example your keys, bags, wallets and track them via the BiiSafe Buddy app on your smartphone or tablet.

Mislaid your keys? Then open the app, hit the button and provided they are in range you will here the chime. similarly, if you have misplaced you phone you can use the Biisafe to trigger a ringtone to help locate it.

  • Keep track of your belongings
  • Locate your lost phone
  • Up to 50 metres operating range
  • Share your location with friends and family
  • Small, discrete and stylish
  • Energy efficient
  • Up to 6 month battery life
  • iOS and Android compatible

Here we have a look at the simple setup. You can purchase from:

http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/biisafe-buddy-location-bluetooth-tracker-device-black-p57024.htm

By July 13, 2016 Read More →

Adata i Memory Flash Drive UE710 Unboxing

Image9A flash drive for Apple devices is a simple idea however they are not as easily available as other platforms.

The UE710 accommodates a wide audience by combining Apple-certified Lightning and USB connectivity. It supports iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices, enabling data transfers as well as Ultra HD 4K video – freeing users from limited network bandwidth with direct content sharing and enjoyment. For large files and social engagement, premium USB Flash drives such as the UE710 are still superior to moving content via the internet.

You can purchase from Adata’s site here.

 

By July 12, 2016 Read More →

Buying Guide Calendar

With the UK leaving the EU there’s has been a lot of uncertainty with regards to our economic climate and, arguably, has led people to be cautious when spending their money. To give power back to the public and somewhat counter this, MyVoucherCodes have put together a monthly buying guide. The infographic looks at what products are cheapest in any given month.

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By July 12, 2016 Read More →

Savings on Outdoor pursuits with Suaoki

61GYXJgUloL._SL1024_Into golf, cycling or camping? Suaoki have a few accessories on sale.

Using the Coupon code DEL8E7MS you will be entitled to 20% off the following.

Suaoki 600m Handheld Golf Laser Range Finder features an easy two button single-hand operation allows you to cycle and use those modes without being slowed down. A max range of 600 meters (656 yards) allows you to easily get measurements and 4 different measuring modes: range, flagpole lock, golf distance correction, and fog.

Suaoki 660 Yards Digital Laser Rangefinder Scope Speed Measurement has a max range of 600 meters (656 yards) allows you to easily get measurements. A built-in user defined function lets you hide measurement modes that you will not use or need. With 6x magnification and accuracy to within 1 meter, you can be sure that you’re always getting the correct measurements, without having to worry about miscalculations. 

Suaoki Wireless Bike Computer Waterproof Cycle Speedometer Odometer Can track your speed with a top display of your current speed, and a bottom display of the max and average speed. It also shows you if you’re currently going slower or faster than your average speed. 2 users data recording, 2 speed units and 5 language displays to choose by long press left button, meanwhile, it also features a stopwatch, odometer, time recording, calorie counter, CO2 carbon offset and more. Auto reading of cycling data with 7-day memory function and auto power on/off without fiddling with buttons or wasting battery power; please note that the embedded steel ball would slightly rattle to automatically switch on and off.

Suaoki Clover Foldable Led Camping Lantern Lights for a tent or garden patio this turbo charge via the micro USB port in 3.5 hours with full battery. Three individual solar panels support charging when in emergency outdoor conditions with no outlets or power source.  You can choose one of three lighting modes: high, low or SOS blinking, perfect for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, fishing, or a light source for late-at-night porch readings.

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By July 12, 2016 Read More →

Accessory savings with Suaoki

Looking for a cheap techie pickup? Suaoki have a few accessories on sale.

Using the Coupon code DEL8E7MS you will be entitled to 20% off the following.

Suaoki Multi-Function 3-in-1 Flameless Fire Starter Electronic Ignitor Windproof with Power Bank powered by a built-in USB-rechargeable, 2000mAH battery, this device is suitable for charging all 5V electronics. By pushing right then up on the safety switch one can use the gas-free windproof lighter, which can be engaged over 200 times on a full charge. The high powered LED flashlight can last up to 90 hours after one full charge.

Suaoki Wireless Charger FC 80 Charging Stand is a portable wireless charging stand with an input and output of DC5V-2.0A for all Qi-enabled phones or tablets, an extra Qi-receiver is required for smartphones without Qi-marked such as Note4, S5, iPhone 6 and more. 

Suaoki 6.6ft USB Type C Nylon Braided Cable has a special reversible Type-C to USB A connector that helps you insert it the right way all the time. Supports a max current of 2.4A for fast charging, as well as data transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps. Plus, it’s compatible with your other adaptors, so there is no need to worry about damage to your USB Hub, PC, and chargers. 6.6 ft Extra Long Cable.

Suaoki Cree T6 Led Headlight 1200lm Zoomable Flashlight offers adjustable High/ Low /Strobe LED light modes together with its zoomable 360 degree light spot and adopts high capacity of CREE XM-L(T6) LED beads for up to 1200 lumens of output. Simply rotate your headlamp to 180 degree or extend your headlamp to change the focus based on your surroundings so that it provides more or less lights to better conduct your work. 3 AA batteries to provide an up to 100,000 hours supply of light, and comes with a soft and sleek cushion to protect your head and remain resistant to any moisture or liquid.

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By July 12, 2016 Read More →

There is a Sale on with Suaoki

2016-07-11 (2)To celebrate Amazon Prime day Suaoki are offering up to 15% off on a range of products for your car.

You can get up to 15% off the following using the Coupon Code: 93TEHP6L

Suaoki T3 Car Jump Starter battery with 600 amp Peak and a huge capacity of 18000mAh can start your vehicle about 22 times on one charging. It comes with a 80 psi mini air compressor that can fully inflates 4 tires for most cars. Also functioned as a power bank for laptops, mobile phones etc.

Suaoki K12 Jump Starter 8000mAh Peak battery boosts your 12V vehicle (up to 2.5L gas engine), comes with emergency flashlight and a USB port to keep your electronic gadget charged.  3 modes of illumination in the dark: Strong/SOS/Strobe, 4 blue LED lights for charging indication

Suaoki D21 500A Peak Portable Car Jump Starter Power Bank Battery Booster has a 15,000 mAh battery with a peak current of 500A provides enough power to jump start most 12V vehicles. With a 12/16/19V DC output with the 8-in-one connector and 2 USB 2.1A outputs let you charge and use your laptop, smartphone, or other electronics.As a LED flashlight with 3 modes:strong/SOS /strobe can be used for illumination or emergency situation

Suaoki Intelligent Alligator Clamps Smart Jumper Cables for 12V Vehicle Battery offers protection pertains to over current/temperature/voltage or under voltage, reverse charging, anti-access battery polarity with an automatic recovery in the fault state. Featuring durable, long-lasting and efficient, the unit has a 10.2V-15.5V (±0.2) working voltage which is compatible with jump starters to boost any 12V vehicle up to 700A peak current

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By July 11, 2016 Read More →

Buyer’s guide: Choosing a 3D printer

unnamedAre you in the market to buy a new 3D printer? Whether it’s for your business or just personal use, it can be confusing enough to choose the perfect one needed with so many available and not knowing where to begin. 3D printing is still very new and is only just moving into the mainstream. So, if you’re unsure where to start, here’s some clever advice to consider, from German online electronics retailer, reichelt.co.uk.

1.    3D Printing Technology

The first thing to understand is the technology used in these devices. Most 3D printers use a process called “Fused Deposition Modelling” (FDM), but is also known as “Plastic Jet Printing” (PJP) or “Fused Filament Fabrication” (FFF). This technique involves layers of a specific material being laid down repeatedly until the object has been created. The cross-section layers are formed by a continuous length of plastic being ejected with a heated nozzle. The plastic then quickly hardens. Other printers use “Stereolithorgahpy” (SLA) where a laser solidifies layers of photosensitive resin. Having a grasp of what processes these devices use is the first step in understanding the product and ultimately, how it will function.

 

2.    Printing Material

The next thing to recognise is the printing material itself. It’s common that most printers use a spool of filament in either PLA (polylactic acid) or ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). These are thermoplastics which can means they can be heated to become flexible and revert to being solid once cooled. ABS material is preferred by professionals as it’s flexible, strong and has a high temperature resistance. Whereas PLA can produce thinner layers, sharper corners and is available in more colours making it preferred by schools and hobbyists. However, there are other materials available:

·         Nylon

·         Resin

·         Wood

·         HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)

·         Stainless steel

 

3.    Printer Attributes

When choosing the right printer for you, consider its attributes. What is its print area? The bigger it is, then the bigger objects can be created. Look at the printing speed as well. The type of material used and the complexity level of the print can affect the printing speed. Also, the layer resolution should be thought about. Some 3D printers allow you to enter the value of the layer resolution, whereas others provide options. This will affect the outcome of the final printed object. Lastly, the extruders of the printer is a key attribute of the device. These allow for the melted printing material to be ejected, and therefore, more than one extruder will allow you to print in different colours and different materials.

 

4.    Features

Don’t forget about the different features 3D printers offer, which can make the printing experience easy and enjoyable. Some will come with connectivity options to allow for wireless connection or even come with an SD slot. LCD displays on these devices are also available. To have a visual display on these gadgets is always a pleasure to relay information back on its printing progress.

 

5.    Software

Most of these printers come with its own 3D printing software that can open STL files, which is the standard file format you might use to print a 3D model. With this software you can choose print settings, layer thickness and fill types. However, to design and create your 3D models, you’ll need 3D modelling software. There is a wide range available either for free or which can be bought. It’s with this type of software that the STL files can be produced.

 

6.    Price

Finally, settling on a preferred 3D printer will largely depend on your budget. They can start from the hundreds of pounds mark, going into the thousands of pounds for the higher-end type of products. It goes without saying that the more expensive the printer, the more features it will have. Essentially, its price will reflect the overall output quality and functionalities of it. Online electronics retailer, reichelt.co.uk, offers a variety of 3D printers to suit hobbyists through to businesses – all at competitive prices.

 

For a high-quality, affordable and accessible 3D printer, the XYZ Printing da Vinci Junior is perfect for first-time 3D designers and aspiring inventors. For something more advanced, the Ultimaker 2 Extended is a world-class device that delivers and prints complex models with ease.

 

Newly launched online retailer for industrial and consumer electronics, reichelt.co.uk, offers a range of tools, components, tech accessories and more – save up to 20% on many top brands.

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By July 7, 2016 Read More →

Alba 10 inch Android Tablet Unboxing

vlcsnap-00014Argos have sent over the Alba 10″ tablet for review. Here we take a look of it out of the box and share our initial impressions of this Archos built, rebranded Argos tablet. There is a plenty to like, some could grumble however this it a £90 tablet with a good build quality, bright screen and enough features to make it worth considering.

Watch out at http://www.Tracyandmatt.co.uk for the full review.

You can find the Alba 10″ version for sale here:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4998015.htm

There are also 7″ and 8″ variants.

Specifications:

  • 1.3GHz MediaTek mt8163 quad core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • 10.1 inch screen, 1280 x 800 pixels, IPS technology
  • 2mp rear camera
  • VGA front camera
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
  • Microphone
  • microSDHC memory card slot up to 32GB
  • Mini HDMI
  • Micro USB
  • Up to 5 hours battery life (depending on usage)
  • 10.3mm thin.
  • Size H16.6, W26.6cm.
  • Weight 568g.
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By July 7, 2016 Read More →

Data memory systems excited by Seagate’s ‘light’ 10TB hard drive

logoHelium-filled hard drives have been talked about for quite some time in the industry, however Seagate, one of the leading storage solutions in the world, has recently announced that their new 10TB hard drive is filled with helium in order to give users superior performance. Data Memory Systems, one of the leading computer memory specialists in the US, has championed the developments, signaling it as an innovation for the industry.

Revolutionizing the industry by creating a much larger and faster drive than their previous creations, Seagate have merged high capacity storage with the industry’s lowest weight and power available in a 10TB drive. Raising the bar for storage capacity, the new drive meets the growing storage requirements for both public and private cloud-based data centers.

Justin Briere, Senior Account Manager at Data Memory Systems said, “Over the last couple of years, the data memory industry has really upped its game. As the world relies more and more on technology and documents and files are digitized, the need for more storage is essential. It’s great for the industry that leaders, such as Seagate are pioneering new technology and leading the industry from the top.”

Helium is much less dense than air, meaning it can reduce the amount of resistance and heat inside the drive. This allows the spinning disks to operate with reduced friction and energy usage. Reducing the weight to data ratio by 30 percent, they are extremely convenient and efficient. Able to cope with large amounts of data at any one time, it pushes the boundaries of what’s possible.

Able to accommodate seven platters rather than five, the new drives use up to 30 per cent less power than their counterparts. They are also sealed in order to prevent gas leakage, which enables them be liquid-cooled – without causing damage to the disks.

To find out more about DMS, visit their website: www.datamemorysystems.com

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