Brown’s Bargains Episode Nine

This week we are going Bluetooth, any operating system, anywhere!

Riitek Mini Bluetooth Keyboard: £30.00, from Computer Room Services, 01438 742286.

Typing, chatting and tweeting just became easier than ever before with this new Mini Bluetooth Keyboard. Ideal for your smart phone or tablet this handy accessory is easy to carry around, is compatible with desktop computers running Windows or Linux but also with hand held devices such as Android, Symbian, iPhone, iPad, Playstation 3 and many more devices, allowing for easy and convenient typing everywhere you go.
This easy to use mini Bluetooth keyboard features a full QWERTY keyboard complete with function (Fn) key, F1 through F12 keys, space bar, numeric keys, dedicated navigation keys and more. There are 66 ABS, click action keys in total – making this one of the most versatile mini Bluetooth keyboard to date. The raised backlit buttons make it easy to always select the correct key and it’s so compact and thin (only 10mm) that you can easily toss it in your pocket and forget it’s even there!
The mini keyboard has a built in large capacity Li-ion battery which is charged within 2 hours via USB cable and has up to two weeks of use between charges.

iClever IC-BTS02 Portable Bluetooth Speaker: £18.99, from Amazon and other online outlets.

The iClever IC-BTS02 Portable Bluetooth Speaker combines high-end stereo sound with portability, letting you enjoy your music wirelessly anywhere you want. Featuring Super-Sized 5W Driver and a large speaker cavity for excellent sound, this mini but powerful speaker ensures an amazing audio experience with loud and rich music. The premium metallic body design makes it amazingly fashionable, and the noise-canceling microphone ensures customers full confidence of clear communication.

Ultra compact and stylish design – The compact size makes this wireless Bluetooth speaker fairly portable and easy taking. The unique polished Zinc alloy shell with high gloss plating finish makes it looks extremely fashionable and elegant.

Amazing powerful sound (Loud, clear, rich) – The CSR 4.0 Bluetooth chipset and the enhanced bass resonator offer class-leading performance for incredibly clear sound quality; the 5Watts acoustic output ensures an amazing audio experience with loud and rich music.

Hands-free function for calls – Supported by a built-in microphone, as a perfect phone speaker within 2-foot range, you can answer or make calls mid-song. Also, it provides much convenience when you are on conference call, video chat, Google talk, Skype and Face Time with clear and high definition sound quality.

Package included:

1 x IC-BTS02 Bluetooth speaker
– 1 x Micro USB charging cable
1 x 3.5mm Audio cable
– 1 x User manual
1 x Warranty card

Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset: from £21.38, from Amazon and other online outlets.

Impressive audio and crystal clear calls. Enjoy wireless audio streaming on-the-go with superior sound and an easier way to answer your calls. Just press once to answer, then experience the crystal-clear call quality of HD Voice as well as Echo, Wind and Noise Reduction technology. With the Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH60, you can be fully charged and on the go within an hour, with the in-built fast charging function. So you don’t have to wait to begin enjoying your music and answering calls with ease.

Connect the Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH60 to any smartphone, tablet, laptop or music player, whether it’s Bluetooth enabled or not. Just plug in the included 3.5mm audio cable to any device without Bluetooth and experience music, movies and gaming in maximum comfort and style. Normal Bluetooth pairing applies or you can connect to an NFC-enabled audio player with just one-touch, perfect for on-the-go entertainment and ultra-convenient when you’re travelling, by switching seamlessly between listening with or without a cable.

The Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH60 is designed to look great with any outfit. At just 125g and 9mm wide, it’s discreet, comfortable to wear for long periods and comes in a choice of cool white or sleek black. The controls are located for maximum ease of use on the left headphone, so now you can make calls and enjoy impressive audio entertainment in total comfort and style.

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Russell Hobbs Cambridge Stainless Steel Kettle: £19.99, from all good retail stores and online.

The Cambridge kettle is a choice for the home or office. It is a classic metal kettle with a super-fast ‘rapid boil zone’ which means it can heat up a cup of tap water to boiling in just 45 seconds –really handy for those times when you could ‘kill for a cuppa’.

The kettle has a handy spout design so the water can be poured evenly into mugs and cups without spluttering and spilling all over your worktop.

It also has an internal water level indicator so you only need to boil just enough water 1, 2 or 3 cup volumes.

Lakeland Six Boiled Egg Cooker and Poacher: £17.99.

Boil up to 6 eggs at once – soft. Medium or hard; poach two eggs or make an omelette in the special tray.
19 x 16 x 16cm H. 360 watts.

Bissell 15D13 Supreme Sweep Compact Rechargeable Sweeper, £29.99 from Argos

Product code:541/2820

The BISSELL Supreme Sweep Compact Rechargeable Sweeper provides a convenient and easy way to pick up daily dirt and unexpected dry messes in between routine vacuuming. Since the rotating brush is battery powered, it can quickly sweep up debris large and small with little effort on your part. Charge time is up to 45 minutes.

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Yes, that incredibly beautiful app I mentioned on Tech Talk for 12 May 2016 isBirds Of Britain by CleverMatrix. Available on iOS and Android, it is priced at 69p. With bird calls, pictures and descriptions, this is a gorgeous app to dip into during all seasons of the year.

On the theme of being outdoors, you might want to consider an external battery pack to charge your Smart device if you require more juice. Take it anywhere with you because it is portable, and never be without power! They come in all shapes and sizes, and start from around £11.00. Anker packs offer good customer service and an 18-month warranty. Available from lots of online outlets such as Amazon.

Also on the outdoors theme, you might fancy knowing how far you have walked or run, and a talking pedometer is available from RNIB, product code: DH262. It costs £7.99, and will announce the steps taken and distance travelled in kilometres at the touch of a button. Small LCD display. Handy clip on the back to attach to a belt or clothing. Announcements are given in a female synthetic voice. The pedometer should be kept in a vertical position otherwise the pedometer may give incorrect readings.

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Am-Tech Assorted Cable Tie (500 Pieces): These handy ties come in various sizes and colours, stored in a nifty tube. £4.03 from Amazon. So useful to have for keeping cables neatly tied to avoid clutter and tangling.

Lock & Lock 20-piece storage set, £29.00 plus P&P, order number: 805015, from QVC. This handy storage set has 20 lockable containers of differing sizes and colours to store anything from food to craft materials, DIY accessories and much more.

Caretec LumiTest Acoustic Light Probe: £30, available from Computer Room Services, 01438 742286. The artificial eye of the LumiTest senses light intensity and contrast and announces the results using several acoustic signals to show if it is a bright or dark, a natural or an artificial source of light. LumiTest also includes a special tip that can be attached to the top of the device. With the help of this tip you can control small diodes to see if the lamp of any electronic device in your household is switched on or not.