Author: James

Acorn E1 Earphone Review

Acorn Headphones are a fairly new company to the market, whom we had not heard of before. They are a small British company developing earphones that are house in real wood which is supposed to help produce a rich, powerful sound. Currently their only earphone is the Acorn E1 which is a pretty standard earphone which comes with 3 sizes of silicon ear inserts and retails for £29.99 which puts them in the same price range as the excellent SoundMAGIC E10 earphones. The packaging of the headphones is basic but perfectly adequate and the headphones themselves are good looking...

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Do you know how much your mobile is actually worth?

When people buy new phones they often decide to sell their old ones. It is simple and easy to do this plus it gives you a little extra cash, trading your phone into pawnbrokers such as Albemarle Bond is a great way to find out how much a mobile phone is actually worth while giving your wallet a nice surprise. However, what many people don’t know is that the heavy metals found inside mobiles can contaminate soil and water when they are dropped off at landfills. These harmful metals can cause not only environmental problems but it can also...

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Check our our eBay collection

EBay has had an option to create collections in the US for a while now and today they have launched this feature in the UK. Collections allow buyers and sellers to create a social gathering of products that they like or find interesting, it is a bit like Pinterest but for products available on eBay. To celebrate the launch of the collections we have created 12 of our own which include various product categories we feel are relevant to our readers which will help you find the latest gadgets available to buy today. You can view our collections homepage...

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Honeywell Evohome smart thermostat and smart TRV

Another day and another company releases a smart thermostat. This time from the long established Honeywell who have been making some of them best “dumb” thermostats for years. Evohome seems to up the ante compared to other smart systems that we have discussed such as Tado and Hive by using a very smart looking touchscreen controller and the ability to use smart thermostatic radiator valves. The Smart TRVs allow you to set up Smart Zoning as Honeywell calls it which allows you to have room by room heating control. In theory this should make the system significantly better than...

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In a spin? How to choose the perfect tumble dryer

Even with all the will in the world, it may not always be possible to hang your washing outside to dry.  Long cold British winters and typically rainy summers mean that we often end up with loads of wet washing hanging around the house instead of blowing blissfully in the breeze.  Radiators, fires and clothes horses are regularly put to good use and help us dry our washing when the weather isn’t being so kind. There are some items that are notoriously more difficult to dry than others such as large bath towels, king-sized duvet covers and blankets. These...

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