Dell XPS 13 9350 Review

A noisy machine that will mutate into an expensive paperweight

One Star

I’m very sad to report that my Dell XPS 13 9350, with core-i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD has had to be returned to the manufacturer (at their insistence, I’d rather have had it fixed under the warranty I bought with it). Most of this review was written in the first few days, when the problems I saw I’d put down to other issues such as my external display lead or Windows. After the motherboard was replaced though, it lasted less than 24 hours, before Dell support insisted there was nothing they could do other than collect the machine and issue a refund. Note that I am an IT consultant with well over 20 years in the field – this is a review from a seasoned professional, who understands that computers don’t always work first time!
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VicTop BlueTooth Headphones Review

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Five Stars

Work perfectly and hold really well in the ear!

These earphones arrived in an attractive retail style printed box. Unfortunately, the box was a little damaged, but everything inside was OK. Inside were the instruction manual, the earphones, a little bag of different sized earplugs and a (very short) charging cable.

The earbuds were soft and fit perfectly in the ear, seeming to block out most extraneous sound. The cable holding the earpieces together is soft and long – long enough even for a large head like mine, with room to spare. The cable is nicely moulded into each earpiece, so it’s not just going to pull or fall out.
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VicTop BlueTooth Car FM Transmitter Review

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Five Stars

The best bluetooth receiver / FM transmitter I’ve used!

This item arrived in a nice, glossy, retail style box. Inside the box were the unit itself, an instruction manual, and a 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack cable (decent length). The item can take input via blutooth (including music), the jack plug, or an SD card, meaning you have lots of ways to get audio via your radio.

The car power socket plug is connected to the unit via a short “swan neck” type stalk, that can be twisted into various shapes, so you can angle the device to suit your particular placement or vehicle. The colours and glossy finish suggest this is a really high quality device, as does the nicely backlit LCD screen. I love that the power plug has a USB socket at the front, so you can still charge your phone whilst using the device as a hands free kit.
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BestFire X7 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Review

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Five Stars

Work perfectly and hold really well in the ear

These earphones arrived in an attractive retail style printed box. Inside the outer sleeve is a magnetically closing box, that’s probably a bit too large to keep the earphones in permanently, but is still a nice touch. Inside were the instruction manual, the earphones, a clip and a charging cable.

The earbuds were soft and fit perfectly in the ear, seeming to block out most extraneous sound. The cable holding the earpieces together is soft and long – long enough even for a large head like mine, with room to spare. The cable is nicely moulded into each earpiece, so it’s not just going to pull or fall out.
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FTONDA BlueTooth Speaker Review

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Five Stars

Very high quality unit with strong sound and great functionality.

This item arrived in a really attractive shiny silver tin, with the manufacturer logo etc printed on it. Inside was a well protected speaker unit, a charging / power cable and a 3.5mm jack cable. Unfortunately no instructions were provided, but it was eventually fairly straightforward to figure out.
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