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Wednesday, 3 August 2016  |  Admin
Product Highlight: Micro Fi Wi-Fi enabled handheld digital microscope

The fabulous Celestron Micro Fi ergonomic handheld digital microscope has up to 80x magnification and can wirelessly stream to up to 3 devices at once with a signal range up to 30 feet.

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Friday, 8 July 2016  |  Admin
Review & set up of the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD (Motor Drive) Telescope

The Celestron AstroMaster range of telescopes are a popular next step for those who are developing their interest in the cosmos and so investing money into the larger, higher powered scopes. I consider myself a competent novice having had a scope in the past, I decided I needed a better scope to take me through to the next level and so ordered a Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD from PicStop.co.uk . Then it was just a matter of eagerly awaited delivery.

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Friday, 1 July 2016  |  Admin
Review of the SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive

PicStop asked me to try the SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive a new little gizmo they have added to their stock. I put it through its paces and offer my opinion. My usual interests are photography so I was a little unsure how I would cope with a portable WiFi streaming media drive.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016  |  Admin
Use the TP-Link Powerline adapter to avoid a WiFi deadspot

Turn every power socket in your home into an internet outlet with the TP-Link TL-PA411KIT AV500 Powerline Adapter

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Monday, 30 May 2016  |  Admin
Review of the sub £20 Hama Olbia 170 Camera Rucksack Bag

I am a dedicated some say obsessed amateur photographer I have tried this little Camera Rucksack for over a month and have truly put it through an extensive test. Having worn it each and every day, both at work and out on photo trips day and night. It has proved itself very comfortable, in fact it is easy to forget your wearing it.

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Sunday, 1 May 2016  |  Admin
Back up your mobile with the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Flash Drive

I think it was Ferris Bueller who once mused, ďlife moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.Ē What can I say, my lifeís been moving too fast even for me to keep track of all my data, never mind keeping track of my actual life.

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Friday, 15 April 2016  |  Admin
Can you trust a cheap camera bag to get the job done?

The Inov8 Apollo Backpack is a camera bag; itís cheap, itís seemingly basic, and it claims itís designed to fit any bridge or DSLR camera, but in a world of £200+ camera bags, can a cheaper alternative really do a good job of holding your precious gear?

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Friday, 1 January 2016  |  Admin
Review of the Celestron Microscope Kit

The Celestron Microscope kit, a starter Microscope kit designed for ease of use and tough in construction. I am 60 years of age and the last time it looked into a microscope was in the schools science lab when I was a kid.

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015  |  Admin
Review of the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Ball Head Tripod

Review - Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Tripod Ball Head Tripod
​It was a great surprise when a message on Facebook from the very nice people at www.Picstop.co.uk popped up and an even greater surprise when they asked me if I would like to review the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Tripod and SBH 100 ball head.

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Friday, 4 December 2015  |  Admin
Review of a beginners telescope the Celestron Firstscope

Beginners Telescope - My name is Finlo I am a 60 year old kid and love Big Boy toys. I have always had an interest in the planets and stars. I used to think I would like a beginners telescope, but the ones I saw were so expensive, if I didn't like it then it would be a waste of money.

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Friday, 13 November 2015  |  Admin
Review of the Skywatcher Explorer 130P SynScan AZ GoTo Telescope

I couldnít wait to get the new Skywatcher Explorer 130P GoTo Telescope out of the box and put it to the test this week Ė I even got to take it home with me for a night! Thankfully, for a change, the skies were clear. First things first, this is a magnificently simple little telescope to use, but has the optical power and performance that would easily satisfy advanced observers, making it ideal for newbies and veterans alike. Iíd class myself as somewhere in between the two, so itís inÖvery capable hands.

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