1 CommentMonday, 1 June 2020 | Admin
I required a USB flash drive to transfer SATNAV files from my Win10 PC to my car. This is a procedure I carry out once a year so the plan was to utilise the flash drive with my Samsung smart TV timeshift feature in between because my aging SanDisk 32gb was beginning to degrade possibly due to repeated recording & deletion of TV programs.
Saturday, 30 May 2020 | Admin
I waited over a week for a clear night, then set myself up for an evening of astronomy. The Starsense application is nothing short of genius. Once everything is aligned and your mobile phone is in the telescope's cradle, you press a couple of buttons to select what you'd like to see, the app works it's magic and directional arrows appear on screen, you follow these and a green lock on symbol appears, look through the viewfinder and there is your celestial body of choice. It really is that simple.
2 CommentsMonday, 25 May 2020 | Admin
After doing a lot of research the Celestron 130EQ newtonian reflector model kept coming up and now it's clear to see why it's a great starting point.... Using the telescope itself we tested it out on some bright stars by configuring the viewfinder and taking our time to learn to use the different dials. We progressively moved onto different stars which just look like bright tiny lights in the distance but is fascinating to see.
Saturday, 16 May 2020 | Admin
I have always been interested in astronomy and the night sky but with a bit more time on my hands in lockdown I decided to get a bit more serious. That said I had no idea about telescopes and specifications, lenses, eyepieces etc so I looked around on the net and plenty of sites seemed to recommend Celestron as good beginner scopes. The 130eq seemed about the most powerful in the beginners price range that I was looking at and had good reviews for the quality of the optics and general build quality. It also seemed to be portable which many of the more powerful scopes aren't as the wight, length and bulk increases. As it can be used for daytime terrestrial viewing this is a plus point.
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | Admin
Powering a telescope using a suitable battery source rather than mains power has the advantage that the telescope, without the restriction of a mains lead, becomes both portable and safer - due to the absence of at least one tripping hazard! Lead-acid batteries have the disadvantage of being excessively bulky and heavy and in my experience have a relatively short life.
Monday, 11 May 2020 | Admin
I love my SanDisk Clip Sport GO MP3 player and would certainly recommend it to everybody interested. The sound quality is fantastic. I would say this is a must buy for those looking for a reliable MP3 player at an unbelievable price
Monday, 4 May 2020 | Admin
Not only was it the best price at the time of searching but also promised a swift delivery, which meant I might still make for some Pink Moon spotting
Thursday, 29 August 2019 | Admin
I have looked at a number of spotting scopes suitable for birdwatching, borrowing one to start with. I have just received my Celestron 20-60 x 60 and am delighted with it.
1 CommentFriday, 9 August 2019 | Admin
I bought one of these to replace the older USB 3.0 version which got dangerously hot and even burnt my hand.
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | Admin
10x magnification makes these binoculars very versatile ... You've got to love the look of a pair of porro binoculars, and you've got to love the design of these binoculars in particular.... The binoculars gave me some brilliantly bright imagery...
1 CommentWednesday, 10 October 2018 | Admin
Sitting at the highest end of spotting scopes is Celestron’s Regal M2. It’s a large scope with a large price tag. Would there be any bang for your buck? Let’s see if it’s worth saving up for.
Monday, 1 October 2018 | Admin
Leaning towards the cheaper end of the spotting scope market is the Landscout 10-30 x 50, a small offering by optics company Celestron.
Spotting scopes have two major uses: spotting animals and for checking targets in firing ranges. Is this compact spotting scope powerful enough to do either?
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 | Admin
I’ve been sent a pair of Celestron Outland X 8x42 binoculars to try out, they’re a sleek pair of roof prism binoculars, at a moderate price, but what can they offer?
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 | Admin
Over the years, Sony have consistently manufactured high quality headphones, but at their lowest price point, do Sony’s headphones offer a complete experience? Today, I’ll be taking a gander at the Sony MDR-ZX310AP Stereo Headphones.
1 CommentThursday, 9 August 2018 | Admin
There are three types of people in world that need a phone-capable memory stick, are you one of them? Flash drives adapted for smartphones are some of the best new gadgets on the tech market, let’s find out whether you should consider investing in one – by taking a look at the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Type-C Drive.