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LG 47LA640V 47-inch 3D Smart LED TV specifications

LG 47LA640V 47-inch 3D Smart LED TV price and specs

LG 47LA640V 47-inch 3D Smart LED TV
LG 47LA640V

LG 47LA640V is offered in tech stores for quite some time and that is the reason why you can find it on sale these days with pretty appealing price tag. The latest offer that we came upon is from eBay UK where the 47LA640V is offered for just £529.99 (was around £650) .
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Philips QC5370/15 hair clipper Plus - consumer review after one year


Philips QC5370/15 hair clipper Plus

My impressions with the Philips QC5370/15 hair clipper Plus after one year of use


I am going to start this short review by saying that I was very pleased with the performance of the Philips QC5370/15 hair clipper Plus unit... until it suddenly refused to do what it was supposed to.

But I will be fair and though I am kind of mad I will share both the good and bad things that I noticed in this hair clipper from Philips.


The good stuff

Well, first of all I got this hair clipper pretty cheap - around 30 euros is a very good price for a washable cordless hair clipper. Philips QC5370/15 is light and very comfortable to use and the battery lasts for plenty of time. One of the most impressive things about it that you can full charge it for less than an hour - for a comparison we can point some other budget hair clippers which recharge their battery after 10-12 hours.

The rubberised body is very grippy and you also get plenty of length adjustments thanks to the 21 length settings that you can control with a scroll of a wheel. Philips claims that the QC5370/15 is 100% washable and here is when it all got wrong...

The bad stuff

At first I was very careful when washing the hair clipper after using it but after some time I decided to take advantage of the option to directly rinse it in the sink. And of course this wasn't a very good idea. After this one time of complete wash up the hair clipper became very loud and did't work as expected - it was almost impossible to get the job done. Thankfully I have another Philips hair clipper which I now use but the disappointment from the QC5370/15 was pretty big as I liked quite a lot after I started using it.

I also never got the chance to return it under warranty so I guess that was it for this hair clipper. I am going to do one last try these day and see if it is any good or should it go to trash.

I would also recommend you to check the full review where more pictures, video and info about this hair clipper are available.

Thank you for checking my review of this affordable trimmer. Please let me know what you think about it in the comment section.
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Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT car audio

Review of the Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT car audio with Bluetooth - still one of the best cheap car audio players + manual instructions


Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT car audio
Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT
Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT - today at our Test and Review blog we will take a closer look at one of the latest budget car audio systems from Blaupunkt.
The Sydney 220 BT (Sydney-220 BT) offers great variety of connection options including a Bluetooth connection with your phone and other mobile device which allows you to listen to your favorite music without any additional hardware or media drives. You can also connect your phone and take calls and dial numbers directly from the Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT control panel which is fixed and cannot be moved.
The display is pretty small and doesn't provide a lot of information but it is bright enough and offers some customizations.

We have been using this car audio system for couple of weeks now and I have to say that the lack of CD player is really unnoticable as there are plenty of other modern ways to listen music - USB (FAT 32, FAT 16), SDHC/SD/MMC and AUX-in are all available at the front panel of the system.


Here are the main specifications of the Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT car audio:
  • Bluetooth - Supported version: Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
  • Bluetooth - Supported profiles: HFP (hands-free phone calls), A2DP (audio streaming)
  • Playback format - MP3, WMA
  • Radio tuner - Analogue Receiver
  • Amplifier Max. Power (Watt) - 4 x 45 RMS power at 14.4V (watts): 4 x 20
  • Front AUX-in
  • Front USB-in
  • Display - 9 character, Negative black and white
  • Pre-amplifier - 2-Channel (2V)
  • Fixed front panel
  • Playback format: MP3, WMA
  • Title display: ID3-tag (version 2), file, folder
  • Display modes: Yes (file, artist, album, song, elapsed time, total time, clock)
  • Display of characters: file names up to 50 / ID3-tags up to 30
  • Variable display scrolling: Yes (once / always if > 9 digits)
  • Fast media reading: Yes (from USB/SDHC/SD/MMC)
  • Mix / Repeat / Scan: Yes / Yes / Yes
  • Bitrate (kBit/s): 32 – 320
  • Variable bitrates: Yes
  • USB-removable storage: USB 2.0
  • Memory cards: SDHC, SD, MMC
  • Formatting USB: FAT 32, FAT 16
  • Formatting memory card: FAT 32, FAT 16
Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT provides very nice and clear sound. We noticed some slight distortion when listening low quality MP3 files via Bluetooth connection but that is quite normal I guess. The controls and the display are on the small side but that has its advantages as well - it doesn't distract you way too much from the car's main controls.

Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT
Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT box

Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT rear
Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT rear side

Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT

Price


Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT car audio is offered at a very competitive price. In UK it can be found for around £90-100 and in other European countries it is just a bit cheaper - around 80 Euros. We bought our unit on sale for just under 70 Euros which happens to be a great deal for such capable car audio system.

Verdict

Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT is a great car audio for the money - it produces nice clear sound and impresses with its Bluetooth functionality. It is also quite cheap and that is why we strongly recommend it.

You can also check the multi-functional BC-06 car MP3 FM transmitter.

I still believe this is one of the best car audio players for under $100. I had it in my Vectra for more than a year and now that I've upgraded to a newer vehicle which only has CD and FM I really miss having the AUX and Bluetooth for such a cheap price.

I would be very happy to hear from any Blaupunkt Sydney 220 BT owners and see if they got the same good impressions as I did.

For manual instructions and how to set it up, please let me know what you think in the comments section below, I will be more than happy to assist you.


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One year with the Sony KDL-32EX650 Smart LED TV

My impressions with the Sony KDL-32EX650 32-inch Full HD Smart LED TV - problems, opinions, pros and cons

Sony KDL-32EX650 Smart LED TV
Sony KDL-32EX650 Smart LED TV

I want to set this straight from the beginning of this article - Sony KDL-32EX650 is an amazing LED TV and one of the best in the 32-inch segment.

When I made a research more than a year ago and searched for a nice, capable LED TV I came upon plenty of good offers from different brands like Samsung, LG and Panasonic. Actually I almost bought a very similar in specifications Panasonic LED TV but I changed my mind once I compared it directly with the Sony KDL-32EX650. What actually happened is that I went to the local tech store and examined all the suggestion that were close to my budget of 500 Euros. Well I have to say that though the KDL-32EX650 was the most expensive offer back then it is definitely worth the extra money spent. This TV not only looks better than most of its rivals but it delivers a stunning picture quality which is hardly achieved even in the latest offers from other top manufacturers.
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ASUS RT-N12E Wireless-N300 router - our opinion


Our opinion after 3 months of using the affordable wireless router ASUS RT-N12E Wireless-N300











ASUS RT-N12E Wireless-N300
ASUS RT-N12E Wireless-N300 router

We have been using the ASUS RT-N12E Wireless-N300 router for almost 3 months now and that is why I decided to share our opinion about this affordable and yet very capable N router.

Currently we are using the RT-N12E in our office and it is connected to couple of devices including a smart TV and couple smartphones. I have to say that I am really impressed with the performance of this router. It remains cold for almost all the time regardless of the volume it is transferring. This is definitely something not very common in this price range. We had been using couple of Netgear routers before and they got pretty warm most of the time and eventually stopped working.

The reception of the ASUS RT-N12E is also pretty good and stable. We didn't face any network outages during these 3 months that we have been using it. Another impressive thing about this router is the quick and easy set up process. The Plug-n-surf software that comes with the router gives you the choice of setting the basic stuff and run it. This software also successfully cloned the MAC address as our ISP requires the usage of only approved devices (well yes, there are still some providers who do that and honestly it is quite annoying).

Verdict
Well, this was our short opinion about the ASUS RT-N12E Wireless-N300 router, it is a very good router for the money. If you need some more info about it you can check our full ASUS RT-N12E review where more images and specs of the device are provided.

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Asus X550CA-DB31 laptop specifications

Asus X550CA-DB31 notebook specifications

You have probably noticed that from time to time we like just to give you the specifications of a certain product without discussing on its price and performance. Today I am going to do exactly the same thing with the Asus X550CA-DB31 laptop which is basically a 15.6-inch mid-range laptop with pretty good specs. The modification  X550CA-DB31 is one of the highest for this specific Asus laptops model line and as you will see it shows off with some pretty good hardware.
Here are the full specifications of the Asus X550CA-DB31 laptop:
Asus X550CA-DB3
Color: Aluminium Silver
Processor
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM76 Express
Processor Speed 1.80 GHz
64-bit Processing Yes
Processor Model i3-3217U
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Hyper-Threading Yes
Processor Type Core i3
Direct Media Interface 5 GT/s
Processor Manufacturer Intel

Memory
4 GB (1600 MHz) RAM

Motherboard
Chipset:Intel HM76

Hard Drive
Hard Drive capacity: 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD (Hard Disc Drive)
Storage controller: Serial ATA


Optical Drive: SuperMulti DVD

Display
Display size: 15.6-inch
Video card: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Connections
Audio Inputs Microphone
Audio Outputs Headphones, Speaker(s)
Ports: 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ-45 (NIC), VGA out
Slots : MMC (Multi Media Card) Plus, SD Card Slot

Networking
Networking type: Bluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN
Data Link Protocols: Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Wireless Ethernet

Power
Battery run time: up to 37 Hours
Battery type: Lithium Ion

Extra features
Input methods: keyboard and touchpad
Security features: HDD Password, Kensington Lock Slot, Multi-level Password on BIOS

Dimensions
Depth: 0.99-in
Height: 0.98-in
Width: 15-in
Weight: 5.07 lb.

Well, the Asus X550CA-DB31 has some pretty good stuff under the hood and so is the claimed by the manufacturer battery life. I am not quite sure it is achievable in normal working conditions but for the price of around £300 the X550CA-DB31 is definitely worth taking a look at. If you are in the search for an affordable and yet reliable laptop you I would also recommend you the Asus X55V laptop which is quite good value for the money.
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Google adds activity stream in Drive

Google Drive adds new activity stream to its list of useful features

Drive activity stream
Google just added the new Drive activity stream
Google adds activity stream which will show the latest changes and activities for shared files and folders in Drive. This will basically show on the right of your screens a list of activities of different collaborators. The new Drive activity stream list will include last changes made - when a file/document was last updated and who modified it, a file movement - when someone move a specific file and folder or changes the structure of existing folders and subfolders.

How to enable the activity stream

Drive activity
Drive activity stream can be enabled like this
The activity stream will show up after clicking a small button on the top right corner of your Drive and then the activity feed (list of all events) will show up on the right with more information who did the modification and when the event happened. This is definitely a very useful feature especially for larger companies who want to monitor the wide variety of changes which happen in shared Drive folders. Google Drive is becoming the most popular cloud service in world so updates like this one are definitely a big step forward against the competition. It will also show complaining customers that Drive is going on the right track and many useful updates are to come in the near future.

Release date

The new Drive activity stream is now only available in its rapid release version so only customers who have enabled this in their profiles will be able to take advantage of it. For the rest of the Drive users the activity list probably will be available in about a month or so.
For more Google updates and changes please check back with us later when we will add some new guides and tutorials about different functions in Drive. You can also find more information about the latest Google updates in the official Google Drive blog.
And if are interested on what happens with Google search these days please check the latest Google search updates.
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Finlux 39F6072-D 39-inch Full HD LED TV

Finlux 39F6072-D 39-inch Full HD LED TV specifications


Finlux 39F6072-D 39-inch Full HD LED TV
Finlux 39F6072-D


Today our preposition for you is daily deal that we came across recently. It is about a cheap 39-inch Full HD LED TV - the Finlux 39F6072-D.

You know we like to surf the web and check the most popular web stores in a search for great deals which we can share with our readers. It is quite often that we found a very good TV deals for UK customers especially from one specific manufacturer - Finlux. And though they are not quite popular around the world, they are definitely on the right track with more and more new models coming out every month.

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Finlux 40F8073-T Full HD Smart LED TV

Finlux 40F8073-T 40-inch LED Smart TV review

Finlux 40F8073-T Full HD Smart LED TV
Finlux 40F8073-T is a cheap 40-inch Full HD Smart LED TV offered mainly in UK. We have already reviewed plenty of Finlux TVs and I have to say some of their models are definitely worth taking a look at.
Finlux 40F8073-T is one of these just because of the fact that it offers plenty of good features at a very good and competitive price so most people searching for a big screen TV will be able to afford it.
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Sanei N60 tablet specifications

Sanei N60 Android tablet specs

It is just because I saw this tablet on sale today and decided I have to share the specs of this very interesting small Android tablet. Sanei N60 is offered quite cheap - this tablet can be found for less than $70 which seems like a very good price for this compact gadget.
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Fujifilm FinePix SL300 digital camera specifications

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 digital camera price, specifications and short video review

Today we are going to take a quick look at one of the best selling digital cameras in UK these days. The success of the Fujifilm FinePix SL300 is thanks to its extremely low price - currently you can find it for as low as £120 which is a great deal considering this is a 14.0MP digital camera with 30x optical zoom.
Here are the main specifications of the Fujifilm FinePix SL300 digital camera:
Optical zoom: 30x
Digital zoom: 6.7x
Sensor resolution: 14.0 MP

Display
Display Type LCD
Screen size: 3-inch

Video/Resolution
Max video resolution: 1280 x 720

Optical Sensor
Sensor type: CCD

Exposure
Light Sensitivity Max 64

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash Memory SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Card, SDXC Memory Card

Dimensions
Weight 17.92 Oz.
Additional features: HDMI, USB 2.0
You can also take a look at the short video review of the FinePix SL300:

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 video review

 

I would also recommend you to take a look at the FujiFilm FinePix JX580 which is another quite capable and yet very cheap digital camera by FujiFilm.
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Acer Aspire E1 430 laptop specifications

Specifications of the 14-inch laptop Acer Aspire E1 430

Recently we were asked to bring more quality of the reviewed products on our site. One of the key critics that we received was about the articles that were only consisting product specifications like technical data, price etc. We are going to reduce these to a very minimum but we still think it is nice just to take a quick glance at a specific product's specifications and not worry about the customers' opinions.
For today we are giving you the specifications of one very nice 14-inch laptop from Acer. The Acer Aspire E1 430 is a budget oriented portable computer which can be found for less than £300 in UK.
The model that we are focusing our attention on is currently on sale at eBay UK for £262.98 and has the following technical specifications:

  • Display: 14.0-inch HD Acer CineCrystal™ LED LCD
  • Processor: 1.4GHz Intel Celeron  dual core processor
  • Memory (RAM): 4 GB
  • Hard drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Optical: no optical drive
  • Graphics: shared graphics accelerator
  • Sound: built-in stereo speakers
  • Internet: WiFi b/g/n
  • Extra features: Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam, HDMI, USB2, VGA
  • OS: Windows 8
From what we see as an advantage we can point out the balanced hardware specs and Windows 8 operating system. As a downside we can point the lack of optical drive (but who is using these anymore??)

Price

As I already mentioned prices for the Acer Aspire E1 430 start from around £262 and can reach  £400 depending on the options.
I would also recommend you to check the rest of our laptop reviews where we have plenty of interesting offers for affordable laptops.
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Bosch AQT 33-10 high pressure washer - specifications and review


Price, specifications and review of the home and car high pressure washer Bosch AQT 33-10











Bosch AQT 33-10 washer
Bosch AQT 33-10



Bosch AQT 33-10 is one of the latest high pressure washers offered by this global tool manufacturer and today we are going to take a closer look at it. As promised in the end of last year we are going to deliver more product test and reviews and that's why we are starting from the very beginning of 2014. The AQT 33-10 is a the budget offer from Bosch to compete with the world wide popular high pressure washers from Black & Decker. In this review we will go through this product's main specifications and also share our first impressions after we got our hands on it few days ago.


Bosch AQT 33-10 specifications


Here is the key technical data about this high pressure washer provided by the manufacturer:


Motor capacity: 1300 W

Max. pressure: 100 bar

Max. operating pressure: 330 l/h

Max. inlet temperature: 40 °C

Hose length: 3m (PVC)

Cable length: 5m

Weight (without accessories): 4,15 kg





The Bosch AQT 33-10 comes in the package complete with fixed flat spray nozzle, high-pressure spray gun, lance, transparent water filter (F 016 800 363), 3 m high-pressure hose and 5 m mains cable. Bosch AQT 33-10 doesn't have any of the additional accessories offered in the more expensive models Bosch AQT 35-12 Plus and Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus which come with wheels, deluxe patio cleaner and wash brush.


Our impressions












Bosch AQT 33-10
Bosch AQT 33-10 box

From what we have seen in the online ratings and reviews the Bosch AQT 33-10 receives some controversial grades due to the fact that this washer is a bit more expensive than the equivalent models from Black & Decker and SKIL.




Our first impressions with the AQT 33-10 were actually quite positive. This pressure washer is solidly build and leaves the impression for durability unlike some of its rivals which look more like cheap vacuum cleaners. The parts and accessories are also well made from durable plastics which is important considering the fact that this tool will be exposed to different atmospheric condition when used for washing cars and other useful activities. The 1300 W is a bit noisy but this is expected behavior from most high pressure washers.

 




We had some difficulties with fixing the spray nozzle and the spray gun but I guess this is only in the beginning and most owners will get used to using it pretty quickly. Other than that it is all good words about the AQT 33-10. One of the benefits of this pressure washer is the auto-stop function which ensures energy efficiency. You also have the option to use detergent thanks to the special system this washer has.











Bosch AQT 33-10
Bosch AQT 33-10 accessories


Bosch AQT 33-10 high pressure washer

 
Bosch AQT 33-10 power swithc

 

Price


As I already mentioned the Bosch AQT 33-10 is a bit more expensive than some of the competitors in the budget high pressure washers class. In India it costs Rs. 7500. In Europe it can be found for around 100 Euro. For a comparison one of its direct competitors the Black & Decker PW1300TD costs some 20 Euros less.



In the rest of the world the AQT 33-10 costs around $120-150.









Bosch AQT 33-10 at the store
3 years later Bosch AQT 33-10 is still offered in most tech stores

 


Verdict




You can definitely find cheaper pressure washers than the Bosch AQT 33-10 but if you want the best entry level washer than this one is definitely the right choice. It would be nice if this tool was set on wheels but I guess Bosch wanted to keep this extra feature for the higher models.


We will test this washer by trying to clean up a very dirty vehicle and share our impressions with the performance of the  AQT 33-10. Until then stay tuned and check the rest of our reviews.

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Happy new year 2014 with TestProductReview.com

New year new luck - have a happy and wonderful year 2014

Another year full of emotions went by and we are already at the beginning of another challenge in the face of the new year 2014. We wish you happy and healthy new year full of positive moments. Be eager and passionate in everything that you begin this year and it will happen the way you wish it. Be good and don't forget to always give more than you get. Find happiness in every moment that you spend with the people around you and respect each other. 
Have a happy and wonderful year 2014 and don't forget to visit us soon.
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