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Philips SHB4305 in-ear headphones

My review of the budget wireless in-ear headphones Philips SHB4305

Philips SHB4305 in-ear headphones reviewed
Philips SHB4305
Looking for new cheap and reliable wireless headphones? Today I will help your choice a bit and review the popular in-ear Philips SHB4305 headphones. I would also expect your consumer comments and recommendations for alternatives in the same price category. 

To start with, here are the main Philips SHB4305 features and specs:
  • In-ear
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 6h Playtime
  • 110h Standby Time
  • Frequency range: 9 - 21 000 Hz
  • Weight: 16g
  • Ergonomic design for max comfort and wing tips for secure fit
  • Remote control functions:
  • Volume control
  • Call management: Answer / End call, Last number redial, Microphone mute, Reject call, Switch between call and music
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2019 Geneva International Motor Show

2019 Geneva International Motor Show - best new cars


Geneva Motor Show 2019 promises to be one very interesting with world premiers of new models and many innovations in the car industry would be presented. Car enthusiasts won't be disappointed by the fact that almost all big brands are participating in Geneva. 
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One auto test you shouldn't skip: 2019 BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4 vs Mercedes C-Class

2019 BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4 vs Mercedes C-Class car test drive and comparison

The Geneva Motor Show 2019 is taking place these days and will definitely pay a bit more attention to the car world and everything new for 2019. For today we have chosen a very interesting car review, comparing three of the most popular and successful luxury and sport sedans on the market -  BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4 vs Mercedes C-Class

We can call all of them best sellers because they have proved to be successful throughout the years and all of them make a big impact in the car industry once a new model is released. 
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Samsung Galaxy A9 - good alternative for the S10

Samsung Galaxy A9 is a premium smartphone for under $500 - our opinion

Samsung Galaxy A9 review
We have reviewed many smartphones in 2018 and most of them were Samsung from the A and J series. For 2019 we plan to test the brand new Galaxy S10 but before that lets take a look at the awesome A9 (2018). With four main cameras, fast processor and RAM, fast charging and a premium 6.30-inch Super AMOLED display it really stands out from the crowd.

Before we continue with the review I have to point out the fact that this A-series smartphone is not cheap at all with a price of almost $500.  But it is definitely worth that price, everything that we see in this phone says quality. We can't say the same thing about all members of the A-series from last year, most of which are basic and reminded us of the more budget Samsung J-series smartphones.
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Top 3 things I hate about the Samsung Galaxy A6+

Samsung Galaxy A6+ is a good smartphone but there are some things that I really don't like about it

what I hate about the Samsung Galaxy A6+

Samsung Galaxy A6+ is a good mid-range smartphone but there are some downsides that could make you think twice before you consider buying it.

So, here is my list with the top 3 things I hate about the Samsung Galaxy A6+:

  1. Large size, large display... low functionality - even though this smartphone has a 6-inch Super AMOLED display it really doesn't feel as efficient as a phone with 5.5-inch screen and hardware (physical) buttons. For example I compared watching a video on the Galaxy A6+ and the 2017 version of the Galaxy J7 and it felt like the J7 had more content on it. For me that is a big fail considering one has to carry a much larger device in the pocket for the same or even less functionality. 
Samsung Galaxy A6+ screen
YouTube content as seen on the A6+  with 6.0-inch display
As you can see there is a lot of spare space when playing YouTube videos which looks dull when you think of the fact you got the bigger screen especially for watching videos...
J7 display - YouTube
YouTube on J7 (2017) with 5.5-inch display
Be honest and tell me which of these two looks more natural and which one makes more sense - having a large 6.0-inch display and blank blacks or having a decent 5.5-inch screen with physical buttons?

And don't get me wrong 6-inches is a lot and you can do more than before with this much of a screen but compared to the older models of the J series (what is now A series) I think it a step back.

            2.No fast-charging - it is 2019 and it is a shame Samsung didn't implement fast-charging or wireless charging in a phone that was released in middle 2018. Yesterday after 30-40 minutes in the charger I got like 25% charge which was really horrible. I wish in future Samsung is more honest with their model branding because what used to be almost premium series smartphones (when the A series first hit the market) now offers mediocre performance. I still need to remind you though that the phone is now sold pretty cheap for less than $300 which is kind of an excuse for some of the negatives I noticed.

          3.Size and weight - the A6+ is big, really big smartphone. And it is not light as well. I remember the days when I got a  new phone which was 120 grams and was 20 grams more than the previous one and I considered this quite heavy. Now my Galaxy A6+ weighs way over 200 grams (with the protector screen and original Samsung dual-layer case). What was previously called "phablets" and didn't have good reputation is now a regular smartphone. But that is our human nature, we always want more and that is why we have bigger and bigger cars, larger smartphones, we want bigger houses etc.                 
To be more precise, here are the exact dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy A6+
  • 160.2 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 191 g
These are some of the major downsides of the A6+. Other thing I would love to have in this phone is wide angle camera and a bit better display to body ratio. Gorilla glass is a must for any Samsung smartphone above the J-series but unfortunately not present here. 

Soon I will be sharing more about the positive sides of the A6+ which made me choose it for my daily mobile device. 

Samsung Galaxy A6+  my first consumer impressions


Please let me know what do you think of the Galaxy A6+, do you own one or would you consider buying it if the price drops under $250?
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Samsung Galaxy A6+ first impressions

First consumer impressions with the best mid-range phone for 2019 - the Samsung Galaxy A6+

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus
First impressions Samsung Galaxy A6+ 
In the last couple of years I trusted Samsung for my mobile device and was very pleased with my latest device the J5 (2017). Actually I have used couple of smartphones from Samsung's J-series and they have all been very good. By the end of 2018 I started thinking of upgrading to the A-series which looked more upmarket with enhanced cameras and features. And the time for the upgrade finally came, I got the 2018 version of the Galaxy A6+ (also known as A6 Plus). This basically is a 6-inch Android smartphone with 16MP dual rear camera and Super AMOLED display. 
Samsung Galaxy A6+ with case
A6 Plus - the unboxing process with dual-layer case
Top 3 things I like about the Samsung Galaxy A6+ :
  • Giant 6-inch Super AMOLED display
  • Form factor - metal solid body, feels sturdy and well made
  • Price - Bought mine for $200
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What makes Dell Latitude E7240 such a great laptop?

One of the most popular ultrabooks is still on service in 2019 - my review of the Dell Latitude E7240

my ultrabook - Dell Latitude E7240
Four years ago: my ultrabook Dell Latitude E7240
Back in the days when I bought my Dell Latitude E7240 it was the most serious investment I have made in regards to computers. It was a high-end ultrabook with sleek design and a pretty high price tag. But now after couple of years of use I can say it was all worth the price. So what makes the Latitude E7240 one of the best second hand laptops in 2019? Let's find out.

Before I continue with my user review, here are the most important features and specs of my ultrabook:
Brand: Dell
Dell Latitude E7240 features and specs
Model: Latitude E7240
Display size: 12.5-inch
Display resolution: HD 720p
Processor: Intel Core i5-4310U @ 2.00 GHz 
RAM: 8GB
ROM: 256 SSD
Graphics: Integrated Intel 


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What TV to buy in 2019?

Useful guide to help you choose your new TV in 2019

what TV to buy 2019
Do you have a favorite TV brand for 2019?
Wondering which TV to choose among the thousands of models released each year? No worries, you are just one of the many confused consumers who don't care too much about the latest trends and don't follow brands for each of their new releases. 

To help you with all this confusion today we will divide popular televisions into few categories so consumers like you will have some insights and short list with the popular releases that you can buy in 2019.
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Toshiba 43V5863DG 4k TV

Reviewing the 43-inch 4k TV Toshiba 43V5863DG - features, specs and price info

Toshiba 43V5863DG 4k TV review
Toshiba 43V5863DG
We haven't reviewed any Toshiba LED televisions recently but they are still popular, especially in UK. After a quick online research I can confirm they have some pretty good 4k LED panels for 2019. Today we will take a look at the 43-inch 4k LED TV Toshiba 43V5863DG which is sold around 300 Euro.

Here are its main features and specifications:
  • Ultra HD (4K)
  • 3x HDMI ™, 2x USB
  • Dolby Vision ™ HDR
  • Sound by Onkyo
  • HDR10
  • HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
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Why blogging is obsolete in 2019 - case study

The most important reasons why blogging has no meaning whatsoever in 2019

no blogging in 2019

Wondering whether to start a new blog this year? You are keen on something and want to share your thoughts and knowledge with the world? Think twice before you waste your time...

So, to summarize it, why blogging is obsolete in 2019, here are the main reasons:
  1. Blogs don't rank as good in search results (just make a simple comparison with online stores, they rank much higher).
  2. One needs to make a serious investment (time and money) to get through the competition - millions of bloggers cover almost every topic that you may think of.
  3. Changes in algorithms in search engines and social networks, relying mostly on paid results.

And from the very beginning I want to share this - don't get me wrong, if you like sharing your thing online in front of small audience than do it, if it makes you feel better than you should definitely do it. Why I believe blogging is obsolete by 2019 is the way bloggers are treated by the big players in the Internet.
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Looking for cheap TV in 2019 - Sceptre E195BV-SR

If you are looking for a cheap TV set this year you should probably check the Sceptre E195BV-SR

Sceptre E195BV-SR - cheap TV 2019
One of the cheapest brand new TV sets in 2019
So what is Sceptre E195BV-SR? Well, that is basically a cheap, brand new TV set that can be bought for under $100. 
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Majority Petersfield digital and FM radio

Majority Petersfield digital DAB/DAB+ and FM radio - product description, features, specifications and quick review

Majority Petersfield is great looking little gadget that can play standard FM radio as well as broadcast digital radio through DAB and DAB+.

I have reviewed many Majority devices recently and read many online reviews as well. The brand is quite popular in UK but many consumers are not very familiar with it. In short they manufacture pretty decent electronics, most often offered on cheap prices. It is the same story with the Majority Petersfield radio - good looking and priced cheap gadget.
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Opel generations - Ascona and Vectra

Two cars coming from different eras but still carrying the same DNA

Ascona and Vectra
Opel Vectra and Ascona out on the sun
It was a very nice meeting couple of days ago when I saw a beautiful Ascona parked on the street. It was definitely time for a picture with the grandson Vectra.

These two cars come from different eras, with the Ascona being more than 30 years old while the 10 year old Vectra still looks fresh and modern.
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Majority Peterhouse Graduate - radio with great design and features

Majority Peterhouse Graduate Internet radio is packed full of features - WiFi, Spotify Connect and much more


Majority Peterhouse Graduate Internet radio
You have probably noticed I like to review interesting and sometimes even weird products. In general, I like gadgets, all sorts of gadgets and devices.

That is why today I wanted to take a closer look with you at one very interesting device - the Majority Peterhouse Graduate Internet radio with Spotify Connect, wireless WiFi connection and few other interesting features that I will share with you in the next lines.
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Teclast P10 4G LTE tablet specs

Teclast P10 4G LTE 10-inch tablet specifications 

Teclast P10 tablet specs

It is true that we haven't reviewed any cheap Chinese tablets recently such as Teclast or Freelander because we focused our attention elsewhere. Today I would like to present you one cheap 10-inch Android tablet from China - the 4G LTE tablet Teclast P10.

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Are NEO TVs any good?

NEO LED TVs  prove to be pretty good considering the cheap price - see they pros and cons and if it is worth buying NEO television

NEO TV reviews

I am sur e many of you even haven't heard of the brand NEO. Well, they make cheap electronics, including kitchen appliances, heaters, and all other kinds of consumer goods. NEO is very popular in Eastern Europe where many hotels are using NEO's goods for their rooms' electronics.

Here are the top 5 reasons I think NEO TV sets are worth buying:
  1. Very cheap - their TVs are really cheap and if you get one on sale, they become just a great deal.
  2. Relatively reliable - from what I've seen and heard so far NEO televisions are relatively reliable with average build quality and usually without any issues during the warranty period.
  3. Follow the latest trends - no matter we are talking about cheap products NEO are always trying to catch up with the bigger brands and follow innovation trends on the television market.
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The new ridiculously looking BMW 7-series 2019

BMW designers are demonstrating real lack of vision for their flagship model in 2019 - video


There are lots off funny photos online with the latest BMW trend of enlarging the front grill to a size that makes the car look really ugly. I myself have always liked the 2-kidney signature design of almost every BMW out there but it is getting really frustrating these days and I will tell you why.
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Head Sprint Pro women's tennis shoes consumer review

Consumer real world test and review of the stiff and not very comfortable women's tennis shoes Head Sprint Pro

Head Sprint Pro women's shoes
Head Sprint Pro review
Head Sprint Pro are very good looking tennis shoes, with attractive design and with couple color variations depending on the model you choose. Here are our first impressions with the shoes
  • Very good looking
  • Attractive design
  • Very stiff front part
  • Uncomfortable and tide on first try
I have seen these shoes with huge discounts recently but I am not sure why. It could be due to the 2.0 version of the Sprint Pro or just because of the negative feedback and many returns from customers who didn't like them. 

The Sprint Pro Indoor version on the other hand fixes many of the issues with the regular Sprint Pro model - softer breathing materials at the front part and better overall comfort.

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Philips table grill review

My review of the popular table grill Philips HD4419/20 - manufacturer features and specs, price info and real world consumer test
Philips HD4419/20 table grill review

Philips HD4419/20 is one of the very popular table grills out there and together with the Tefal Malaga these two are my favorite grills I would recommend in 2019. 

Philips HD4419/20 in short (features and basic specs):
  • Product: Grill
  • Brand: Philips
  • Model: HD4419/20
  • Power: 2300W
  • Type: Ribbed/Smooth plate
  • Other: Adjustable thermostat
  • Price: $139
This is a classic table grill with two sections - ribbed and smooth. The plate itself has a solid non-stick coating so no worries getting those vegetables cooked just about right. The HD4419/20 is quite powerful with 2300W on board which would ensure flavor is sealed on initial touch with the plate.
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My top 3 gadgets I used in 2018

My list with the top 3 electronic devices (gadgets) I used last year

Since 2018 is history I would like to share some feedback and impressions with the devices I used throughout the year. This short list will include electronic devices of all types, without any major criteria, just the most used and the ones I like the most. Also, it is not mandatory that these gadgets were bought in 2018 specifically, could be prior to that but used them last year.
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What do we know about the Sharp LC32FI5542E?

Sharp LC32FI5542E - affordable 32-inch LED TV for the Italian market

Sharp LC32FI5542E TV

I am not sure if the beautiful design of the Sharp LC32FI5542E is due to the fact that is mostly sold in Italy where good design is valued a lot. Actually I have only seen Italian offers for this television at around 300 Euro which is quite some money for a 32-inch panel. But what does it have to offer for that amount? I would point out couple of key points here:
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Samsung T24D390S - cheap 24 inch Smart TV

Samsung T24D390S is one of the cheapest second hand smart Samsung televisions for sale at eBay

Samsung T24D390S TV consumer opinion
Samsung T24D390S
As many of our readers know I research on TVs a lot. I like to find deals about big and small screens, premium or entry level panels, used or brand new. Today I would like to have a quick talk with you about a small 24-inch LED TV that I found at eBay for under $70 (used) - the Samsung T24D390S. It appeared that the lowest offer was faulty monitor though (yes this TV can be used as PC desktop monitor).
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Wilson Ultra 100L Camo vs Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite

Tennis racket comparison between the Wilson Ultra 100L Camo and Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite

Wilson Ultra 100L Camo and Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite
Wilson Ultra 100L Camo and Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite ready for action 
Wilson Ultra 100L Camo and Wilson Blade  Team 99 Lite are two of the most versatile racket I have played recently. Actually they are so easy to play with, maneuverable and comfortable that I decided to keep them both - the Ultra 100L Camo to be my main tour racket and the Blade Team 99 Lite as a secondary, back up racket. Before I continue my comparison of the two Wilson rackets lets see how they look on paper:

Wilson Ultra 100L CamoWilson Blade Team 99 Lite
  • Model: Ultra 100L CAMO edition 
  • Weight (unstrung): 277 grams 
  • Head size: 100 inch (99.98 sq.in.) 
  • Length: 26.97 inch 
  • Balance unstrung: 12.8 inch (32.5 cm) 
  • String pattern: 16x19 
  • Material / Technology: Yoke Grommets; Power RIB 
  • Price: around $200
  • Brand: Wilson, Blade series
  • Model: Blade Team 99 Lite
  • Weight unstrung: 279 grams
  • Composition/Material: Graphite
  • Head size: 99.05 in²
  • Balance unstrung: 12.8 in
  • Length: 26.77 inches
  • Beam width: 22-24-22 mm
  • String pattern: 16x18
  • Price: $120
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Tefal Principio BF512530 electric kettle

Features, specs and instructions for the Tefal Principio BF512530 1.2l electric kettle

Tefal Principio BF512530 electric kettle

Tefal Principio BF512530 is a great companion for any kitchen. This compact and cheap electric kettle warms and boils water up to 1.2 liters pretty fast. And even though I don't like plastic electric kettles I would recommend the Principio BF512530 only because it is made by Tefal.
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Top 5 things I like about the Samsung Galaxy A6+

Samsung Galaxy A6+ is my favorite smartphone for 2018, here is why

Samsung Galaxy A6+ top features
Samsung Galaxy A6+ looks great in black
I first saw the Galaxy A6+ couple of weeks ago and totally liked this smartphone. I think it is the best combination of style, functionality, form factor and price. 

Here is a list with the things that I can point out that will make the Samsung Galaxy A6+ a true best seller:
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Samsung HW-M360/ZA soundbar - product review

Full product specifications and quick consumer review of the 200W soundbar system Samsung HW-M360/ZA

Samsung HW-M360/ZA product review

Samsung HW-M360/ZA is one of the best budget soundbars with subwoofer on the market these days. I saw it at eBay daily deals the other day for under $200.  What it has to offer, check in the following product specs and video overview:

Specifications

  • Color: Black
  • Design Concept: Basic, Straight Soundbar Design
  • Number of Channels: 2.1
  • Total Power (W): 200
  • Frequency Response (amp): 45Hz~20KHz
  • Packaging Type: One Packing
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What happened after I polished my headlights

Polishing my car headlights took about an hour, see the results

my car with headlights not polished
before I polish my car headlights 
I was long considering professionally cleaning and polishing the headlights of my 10-year old car. Couple of months ago I tried to do it myself with some car soap and a sponge but the result was not satisfactory. Last week I took my car to a dedicated garage that polishes headlights professionally - check out the result:
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My opinion about Samsung Galaxy A6+

My opinion about the brand new Samsung Galaxy A6+ smartphone

Samsung Galaxy A6+  my opinion

I first tested the all new Samsung Galaxy A6+ a week ago when I had to make some renewal options for my mobile carrier. I was actually kind of surprised by the design language of the A6+ which looked more like the 2017 version of the J5 and J7 series. That is not bad thing at all, just the association with older model from lower series somehow doesn't seem right.

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