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Top 3 reasons to buy the Sencor SLE 3217TC 32 inch HD LED TV

Budget 32 inch LED TV review - Sencor SLE 3217TC

While checking some new tech at the mall the other day I noticed there were some new brands around the store that I haven't heard before or at least I haven't used so far. One of these was the tech manufacturer Sencor who are thing are mostly popular with their kitchen appliances. But today we are not going to spend time talking about what is going on in the kitchen but review one of Sencor's cheap 32 inch LED TVs - the SLE 3217TC.
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Top 2 competitors for the Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster

Tefal Express 365030 toaster and  Tefal Subito 3 Red Wine TT260D12 toaster are the biggest competitors for the Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster

Tefal Subito 3 Red Wine toaster

Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster is one of our latest kitchen appliances so I decided to research on few other options that could have been alternatives to our super nice looking toaster.
So here is the short list:
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How to use the Samsung MS23F301TAS 23 liter ceramic microwave oven

My honest, genuine product review and short tutorial how to use the Samsung MS23F301TAS 23 liter ceramic microwave

Samsung MS23F301TAS microwave review
Samsung MS23F301TAS microwave oven reviewed

Hello dear readers and welcome back to our product review blog. Today I will share my impressions with one of our latest kitchen appliances that we bought prior to moving in our new apartment - the 23 liter ceramic microwave oven Samsung MS23F301TAS. My main drivers when choosing this oven were:
  • Very good looking - chrome/inox combined with dark glass and plastics, stylish and yet functional
  • Got it cheap - Under $100
  • The brand - Samsung are doing very well with their kitchen appliances recently
  • Compact - you can fit 3 cups or 2 bowls or 2 small plates inside yet the oven is not too big overall and fits well in our small kitchen
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Everything you need to know about the Blaupunkt EKS501 electric kettle

Product features and consumer information about the compact 1.2l electric kettle Blaupunkt EKS501

It has been only few times that I have used the Blaupunkt EKS501 kettle so far but I can give it mostly positive feedback since it is doing the job it's meant for just fine. Here are the top 5 things I liked most about the Blaupunkt EKS501:
  • Its compact size - it measures just 21.5x14x20.6 cm
  • Nice looking Inox gives it a classy premium look
  • Price - got it very cheap for under $35
  • It is quiet - it really is (unlike many of the plastic kettles I've used previously which get really loud while heating the water)
  • Powerful enough - quickly boils the wate
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Ultimate test: Razer Adaro headphones - two year review

Design and consumer opinion about the Razer Adaro headphones after couple of years of active use

I’ve had the Razer Adaro for a couple of years now but I will not switch to newer headphones until the good old Adaro falls apart. You want to know why? Read the review below ….

The Razer Adaro we will review today is an older model of the notorious brand among gamers. They came to the market in 2014 and are still widely used among computer geeks along with the newer, flashier Razer headsets. Interestingly enough, I am not a gamer and have never been interested in the brand purely because of its popularity among this subculture. However, the Adaro impressed me with their sleek and stylish design, simple lines and unbelievably comfortable ear cushions.
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The best cheap combo hand blender on the market today - Star-Light HBSG4 750W

Hand blender Star-Light HBSG 4 750W impresses with its versatility thanks to variety of add-ons and good overall build quality

Just a few days ago we added the Star-Light HBSG 4 750W in 1 blender to our brand new kitchen and as I’ve already used it several times, I’d like to share my experience and why I think this budget Starlight blender is one of the best options you can buy.
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Top 3 things to like about the Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster

Our  Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster is finally here, so here are the 3 things we liked most about it

It's been two days since we got the  Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster and it is only a few times that we've tried it so here is a short list with the top 3 first impressions with this product:
  1. It looks amazing - metal finish and Inox
  2. It can't toast large slices of bread
  3. It is super compact so soon it will find it's spot in our kitchen
I have to say that the first couple slices of bread came out very well, nicely toasted all over. The bad thing here to mention is that you can't really toast large (usually the long rounded ones) but that is expected with most non-professional toasters.

So, overall I have to admit that we are happy with our purchase. I still haven't figured out how the 6 levels work and what are they suited for but soon I will share more info about it as well.

 Things I like and I hate about our Tefal Ultaracompact SM1552 sandwich maker

For now, we will continue using the  Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster and hopefully it will work as expected. I will be happy to get some feedback from other consumers using this toaster, so please don't forget to share and comment.

In the next couple of weeks I will toast some more bread slices and I will test the different settings and give you more tips for how to better use the Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster.
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Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 in-depth user review

2 months since we bought our 40 inch Full HD LED TV Sony Bravia-40WD650 - consumer thoughts and opinion

Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 TV It has been almost 2 months since we bought our 40 inch Full HD LED TV Sony Bravia-40WD650 and we decided to share with you a more thorough review of this TV.

Top 3 drivers that made us buy the KDL-40WD650
  1. The brand - I was confident we will get a Sony LED TV for our living room, since they make the best panels in the industry.
  2. It's a Smart TV - this a non-Android TV but that is not a bad thing. So far on my previous Smart TV I've only used the YouTube application and that is as far as most Smart TV capabilities and usability go these days.
  3. Price - KDL-40WD650 is a good TV offered at a reasonable price. We got ours for around $500.
Our first impressions on the Sony Bravia can be found in my initial review of the 40WD650. This was definitely the correct choice of TV for our needs and fits perfectly in our living room. The design is slim and sleek, the stand is very sturdy, but easy to mount with a few screws included in the box. It’s not as wide as the TV so you can fit it on a smaller surface if needed. The frame is very thin around the edges so it doesn’t take much of the actual screen space. What we especially liked is the simplicity of the TV’s design, typical for Sony’s models. It can also be wall-mounted, but we have not used that option.

Picture quality
Overall we are very happy with the quality of this TV - the picture is clean and refined. The noise reduction approach does not sacrifice the sharpness of the image so you get great level of detail. Black uniformity is also good, of course, not as much as a higher class Sony or an OLED TV, but the blacks are deep and dark and there’s no visible ‘bleeding’. Whites are very well presented also.

Picture remains  crisp and the action is smooth even when watching a fast-moving sequence e.g. a sports show. The Motionflow XR technology Sony utilized here adds extra between the original ones by comparing visual factors between successive frames and fits an additional frame in-between to keep the experience smooth and flowing.

Viewing angles
Viewing angels on the 40WD650 are very good. Watching from different angels is not a problem at all, so you don't need to worry if the TV is perfectly centered in your room.

Sound Quality
What the TV makes up for in picture quality, it loses in sound quality, unfortunately. Of course, if you’re not very picky about your sound, the Sony 40WD650 will be satisfactory. However, we are not very happy with the flat sound the TV produces with almost no low tones, mediocre middles and highs. After initial test, we have almost not used the original TV sound, we’ve purchased a separate sound system for that purpose.

This TV, of course, has built-in Wi-Fi functionality so you can browse the web or watch videos / streaming services, which is pretty standard and a must-have requirement nowadays. Youtube and Netflix apps are available, too, and we’ve used Youtube mostly so far.

Sadly the Sony 40WD650 does not come with Android OS, which was something we were hoping on when looking for a new TV. In my personal experience, the navigation of the TV tends to be a bit sluggish, so more could be expected, but let’s not forget that in this price range, this Sony is easily the best option out there.

Main TV Specifications:
  • Screen size: 40 inch
  • HD specification: Full HD
  • TV resolution: 1920x1080
  • Optimized frequency: 200 Hz
  • Screen shape: Flat

Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 Full HD LED TV review

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Nokia 6 - new potential best seller

Could Nokia 6 really stand up against the biggest in the mid-range smartphone segment!?

The iconic Nokia brand has returned to the market with the Nokia 5 and 6 smartphones being released July 2017 in the US. We are quite excited to see the comeback of the brand and happy to have the opportunity to review the 5 and 6 editions.

After out Nokia 5 review, we’d like to introduce the Nokia 6 smartphone - an affordable option, currently priced at $229 and sold by Amazon for $179. It’s produced by HMD Global too, like Nokia 5 and we hope it will stand up to the high expectations we have for the brand.
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Getting our new toaster - Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini

Today we are getting brand new toaster - it is the Tefal TT330D (also seen as Tefal TT330D30) Ultra Mini

Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster

Since we moved to a new flat couple of months ago, there was plenty of appliances that we needed to buy for the brand new kitchen we had. Suddenly I realized it is a lot of stuff we need to buy but one by one we are almost there.

Today I am awaiting for an order I made couple of days ago which should include the super-compact toaster Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini. I am very happy that I was able to find a toaster that is not going to take as much space since our kitchen is not too big and every inch of free space matters.

Before I get my hands on this brand new toaster, here are the top 5 reasons that made me choose the Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini:
  1. Compact size - it measures just 25 x 15 x 14
  2. Good looks - it has really nice classic design, shiny metal looks with a touch of a retro feeling
  3. Price - costed me less $50
  4. Premium brand - Tefal make great kitchen appliances
  5. Powerful enough - 700W
I can't wait for my order to be delivered today. Once I get my hands on the Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini toaster I will share more consumer impressions with you. Hopefully we'll have some well toasted slices of bread.

Bon appetit!

5 things that make TEFAL ONE FILTRA the best cheap deep fryer on the market today

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Why I like Chinese tablets - Teclast Tbook 10 Android and Windows 10tablet

Video review of the dual OS (Android and Windows) 10 inch tablet Teclast Tbook 10

Chinese tablets are getting more and more popular these days and some brands that were not familiar anywhere outside Asia are now growing popularity on busy markets like the European and the American as well. Teclast is also one of these brands that is mostly famous with its tablets and some other tech products. So, today we are taking a look at their premium 10 inch Windows 10 tablet Telcast Tbook 10 (also available with Android) with a detailed video review of this very capable tablet.

Here are the top 3 things to like about the Teclast Tbook 10 tablet:
  1. It looks good and it's versatile - offered as a 2 in 1 device thanks to additional keyboard
  2. Mighty hardware
  3. Value for money
Teclast Tbook 10 video review


Basic Information
Brand: Teclast
Type: Tablet PC
OS: Windows 10 + Android 5.1
CPU Brand: Intel
CPU: Cherry Trail Z8300
GPU: Intel HD Graphic(Gen8)
Core: 1.44GHz,Quad Core

External Memory: TF card up to 128GB (not included)

Support Network: WiFi
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Bluetooth: Yes

Screen type: Capacitive,IPS
Screen size: 10.1 inch
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)

Camera type: Single camera
Front camera: 2.0MP

TF card slot: Yes
Micro USB Slot: Yes
Mini HDMI: Yes
3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
DC Jack: Yes
Docking Interface: Support

Battery Capacity(mAh): 3.8V / 5800mAh
AC adapter: 220-240V 9V 2A
G-sensor: Supported
Skype: Supported
Youtube: Supported
Speaker: Supported
MIC: Supported
Google Play Store: Supported

Media Formats
Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,JPG,PNG
Music format: MP3,WAV,WMA
Video format: 4K (4096 x 2160 px),MP4
MS Office format: Excel,PPT,Word
E-book format: PDF,PowerPoint,TXT,Word

Pre-installed Language: Windows OS is built-in Chinese and English, and other languages need to be downloaded by WiFi. Android OS supports multi-language

Additional Features
Additional Features: Bluetooth,Gravity Sensing System,HDMI,MP3,MP4,Wi-Fi

Product size: 24.65 x 16.59 x 0.80 cm / 9.7 x 6.53 x 0.31 inches
Package size: 34.50 x 20.00 x 5.00 cm / 13.58 x 7.87 x 1.97 inches
Product weight: 0.5740 kg
Package weight: 1.2900 kg

Package contents
Tablet PC: 1
Charger: 1

One very popular cheap tablet that would recommend you to check is the Acer Iconia One 7 B1-770 tablet.
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5 things that make Tefal Filtra One FF175D71 the best cheap deep fryer on the market today

Why is the Tefal Filtra One FF175D71 the best cheap deep fryer on the market !? Short list of the things we liked about this affordable and yet quite capable deep fryer

Tefal Filtra One FF175D71
Today our Test and Review crew is in the kitchen where we will make some mess with one of the cheap deep fryers offered by Tefal - Filtra One FF175D71. Before I proceed with the actual review, here is the list with the top 5 things you will like about the One Filtra:
  1. It looks great - black plastics combined with inox steel body make look professional even though it is just a consumer fryer
  2. It cooks nice - it is a deep fryer and it does the job very well
  3. Oil filtering - have your oil always clear thanks to the One Filtra system
  4. It is cheap - it costs less than $80 (around 70 Euros on the European market)
  5. Built-in timer

And it is made by Tefal - it looks and feels like a quality made product.

The One Filtra SS model, which claims to have an intelligent system for oil filtration aiming to keep your cooking oil fresh for longer.

General information:
As we can see, this is a sleek inox model which will not occupy a lot of space on your kitchen counters. With its 2.1 L volume you can fit just enough deep-fried food for several portions. It is a good solution for a family of four or if you expect guests, as well as for everyday use.

This deep fryer is easy to store due to its compact size and foldable handle - it’s made to fit anywhere. Tefal also claim it’s very easy to clean with a sponge and the filter and frying basket are suitable to be cleaned in a dishwasher. There’s a viewing window on top so you can track the progress of your food preparation, and, of course, you can regulate the cooking temperature between 150 and 190C. Despite the temperature of the cooking oil, the walls of the fryer are well-isolated so it can be touched even when it’s on and cooking.

The best feature (or so Tefal claims) about this deep fryer is the oil filtration system it employs. The oil is filtered through a special metal net so there’s no hard parts or sediments in the cooking oil, which keeps it fresh for longer. Still, it is not advisable to mix different kinds of oil in the fryer so we suggest to entirely empty the fryer and clean it well before you add a new portion of oil.


The oil filter uses activated carbon and you can change it once every 35 - 50 fries, depending on the food you cook. You can just check the filter indicator - it will show you when your filter needs to be changed, a very convenient feature. However, if you use the fryer to cook fish, we would highly advise to use a separate filter and change it on other types of food. That is, of course, if you don’t like your fries with a fishy edge!



Inox + Black

Oil capacity

2.1 L

Food capacity

1.2 kg


Non-stick coating

Automatic lid opening


Viewing window




Oil filter




Safe to clean in a dishwasher

Frying basket. lid and filtering net

Tips and tricks:

Make sure that your food is entirely dry before you put it in the fryer as you want to avoid diluting / overflowing the cooking oil.

Avoid using peanut oil in fryers - the oil will almost definitely start smoking and is not a healthy option anyway.

Few other tips when using the TEFAL ONE FILTRA:
  • Do not put frozen food directly in the frying basket.
  • Do not put the lid down directly after cooking as it could cause water condensate to form.
  • Do not use or store the fryer outside due to the same reasons.
You can store oil in the fryer until it needs to be changed (the indicator will show you that).
Simply make sure you put the lid down once the oil’s cooled off.
Keep in mind that your oil will be heated and ready for use in 10 to 18 mins.

There is also another quality product from Tefal that grabbed our attention - the Tefal TT330D Ultra Mini which I ordered few days ago and am expecting to be delivered today.

Stay tuned for more detailed reviews of these kitchen appliances.
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Nokia 5 - great value for money smartphone

Nokia 5 is perfectly balanced smartphone with variety of useful features and very solid build quality

Nokia 5 smartphone
The brand new Nokia 5 - great value for money smartphone

Nokia 5
is out on the market and it seems like a big deal for the tech world. Together with Nokia 3 and 6 the 5 is Nokia's first serious attempt to invade the Android smartphone markets. With very solid build quality and affordable price Nokia 5 is truly balanced smartphone with nice set of features, most of which we will cover in our consumer review today. Produced by the Finnish Company HMD Global this phone promises to earn back some of the previous glory of what used to be technology giant.

Build Quality and Design

The nicely curved unibody design of the 5 is nothing different from what we see in this price range these days. What impresses most is the feel of a quality made product. The 5.2-inch display fits nicely in the aluminium unibody and thankfully the phone itself is not too thin so it fits perfectly in the hand (even if no case is added). And while speaking for the display we should mention it is an HD Corning Gorilla Glass display with resolution of 1280x720 pixels.

Nokia 5 is offered in four different colors - Blue, Black, Silver and Gold. I expect the black version to be most popular around man buyers while the golden version would be more appealing for the girls (well, that's my personal guess).

Inexpensive but functional

Even though the Nokia 5 does not cost a lot (under $250) it comes with a nice set of features that we usually see in much more expensive devices. One of these is the built-in fingerprint sensor which does a great job for quick unlocking and authorizing. Here are the most important technical details that you should now about the new Nokia 5:

  • Octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 processor

  • 2GB of RAM

  • 16GB internal storage - expandable to 128GB via microSD

  • Fully-laminated and polarized 5.2 inch IPS LCD HD display with 2.5D sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass

  • 13 MP autofocus rear camera (f/2.0 sensor) and 8 MP front-facing camera (selfie-camera as they call it these days) with dual-tone LED flash

  • 3000 mАh battery

  • NFC

  • Bluetooth 4.1

  • GPS

  • Dual SIM option

  • Android Nougat OS

Nokia 5 video review

With the 5 Nokia is entering quite a busy segment where a variety of competitors fight for customers willing to spend up to $300 for a capable smartphone. I think the biggest competition would come from well known 'fighters' like the extremely successful Samsung Galaxy J5 which already has its 2017 version released recently.
Huawei and Xiaomi also have couple of strong competitors in this segment in the face of Xiaomi Redmi 4A and the Huawei P10 lite.

€189 on Nokia's official website

Many fans were waiting for years until Nokia released something that could really give big manufacturers reasons to worry for the future of their domination on the smartphone market and the Finnish manufacturer finally delivered. If I have to be 100% honest though I don't thing Samsung or LG would be worried after those first attempts from Nokia and it is quite expected after so many years of struggle.

Nokia 5 is a good phone that many of you would like but only if expectations are not set too high.

And if you are interested in Nokia's new flagman please check our Nokia 6 review.

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Edifier Prisma E3350 BT - Bluetooth speakers specs

Specifications of the 2.1 Bluetooth speaker system Edifier Prisma E3350 BT

That is an interesting set of speakers that has been out on the market since 2012 (not the Bluetooth version) and it proved to be a solid purchase for those looking for a better sound for their desktop PCs. Now when the Edifier Prisma E3350 has wireless Bluetooth connectivity it becomes even more versatile and capable. Today at Test and Review we will take a brief look at its main specifications and also a quick presentational video review.
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Edifier M1370BT Bluetooth multimedia speakers

Reviewing the compact 2.1 Bluetooth sound system Edifier M1370BT / M1370 BT

Today at my consumer blog we are reviewing the compact 2.1 Bluetooth sound system by Edifier - the M1370BT. This is a budget-friendly speaker system that can do a great job as computer sound system upgrade thanks to its 18W subwoofer and 2x 8W satellite speakers.

So, finally there some strong competition for the LOGITECH Z333 Multimedia 2.1 Speakers which did not impress with sound quality, especially considering the good impressions I had so far from Logitech speakers.
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Best budget smartphone for 2017 - Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is here!

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is finally here... and it is amazing

It has been more than a half year now since I use the 2016 version of the Galaxy J5 and I can say that I am really impressed with this mid-range smartphone and its more than adequate performance. It is doing all the daily tasks without any hesitation and having in mind that it is a phone I got under 200 Euros it is really great value for money. But now there is a new version of the J5 and it seems to be as capable and good looking as its predecessor - welcome the brand new J5 (2017).

Today we are taking an in-depth look at the all new Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017), reviewing its main features and specifications:

 Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) video review

My new smartphone - Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

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Skyworth 32W2000 32 inch HD LED TV

Skyworth 32W2000 32 inch HD LED TV features and specifications

Skyworth is one of the fastest growing tech manufacturers in the world. The Chinese brand got popular with their well made LCD panels and LED TVs but now it also produces airconditioning systems and many others.

Today we are taking a look at a budget 32 inch HD LED TV made by Skyworth. Skyworth 32W2000 is an affordable offer for those looking for a cheap small TV. Here are its main features and specifications:


  • Screen Size - 32"

  • Display Resolution - 1366X768p

  • Pannel Type - IPS

  • Video Processing Engine - V II Digital Engine

  • Active Contrast Ratio - 1200:1

  • Brightness of Panel - 200cd/m2

  • Response Time - 8ms

  • Clear Motion Rate - 60Hz


  • Speaker Type - 2 Down Firing

  • 2.1 Digital Audio - yes

  • Sound Output (RMS) - 6X2w RM

  • HDMI Input - 2

  • USB - 2( Supports most video formates)

  • AV Input - 1

  • Mini Audio out - yes

  • VGA Input / PC Inputs - yes

  • S/PDIF - yes(Coaxial)

  • Component Video Input - 1

  • Headphone - yes


  • Power Consumption - 65W

  • Stand-by Power Consumption - 1 watts

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Epson Expression Home XP-345 all in one printer

Looking for a cheap all-in-one device - check the Epson Expression Home XP-345 all in one printer

Epson Expression Home XP-345 all in one printer
Epson Expression Home XP-345

The best selling Epson Expression Home XP-345 all in one device is one of the current deals in UK for color ink printer that is offered for less than £50.

With this one you can easily print through any compatible wireless device using the Wi-Fi Direct option which allows you to set up this device quickly to the available network connection. Mobile printing is available through your phone or tablet as well.

Product specifications:

  • Printing Technology: Ink-jet - color

  • PC Connection: USB, Wi-Fi

  • Office Machine Features: Print from memory card, save to memory card, Google Cloud Print ready

  • Device color: White

  • Supported Flash Memory: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

  • Max Printing Resolution: Up to 5760 x 1440 dpi (mono) / up to 5760 x 1440 dpi (colour)

  • Max Printing Speed: Up to 33 ppm (mono) / up to 15 ppm (colour)

  • Ink Cartridge Configuration: 4 cartridges (1 each of cyan, magenta, yellow, black)

  • Ink Type: Epson Claria Home Ink

  • Scan Element: CIS

  • Optical Resolution: 1200 x 2400 dpi

  • Original Type: Sheets

  • Max Media Size: A4/Legal

  • Interfaces: 1 x USB

  • Power Consumption Operational: 13 Watt

  • Power Consumption Standby: 1.6 Watt

  • Sound Emission: 36 dBA (operating)

  • Dimensions: 39 cm x 30 cm x 14.6 cm (WxDxH)

  • Weight: 4.3 kg

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