Fisual Pro Install Low Profile Adhesive Backed Flat Speaker Cable : A little tricky to install

This wire is excellent, fit easily between skirting board and carpet grippers. Easy to manipulate to go around corners/fold over itself for angles etc and the sticky back secures angles etc in place. Carpet fitters commented how good it was compared to thick speaker wire they usually come across. A section goes across the main floor area under the underlay and due to the low profile it cannot be felt at all. Would buy again if i was doing another room. Buy plenty though as the folds/manipulating u have to do to make the flat wire turn a corner will reduce the length slightly – only had this problem as i was following the contours of the skirting and feeding up walls.

Think twice and then once more, you can only cut once. Ok for straight – permanent runs, especially under flooring or behind boards. Self adhesive covering does come away as you handle lengths so you need to peg temporarily. If you may want to move speakers make sure you have suitable connectors or you will be pulling the speaker cable off and it won’t stick back down. Not one of my better plans, of course to stick it has to be flat . And once stuck you can’t decide to move it. So you need to get it right first time. Ordinary cable plus ikea self adhesive channels turns out much easier / cheaper / better suited to going around obstacles.

Like i said in the title above, i can hardly notice it at all. It was easy to stick to the skirting board and is white so hey – almost invisible. I wanted a speaker wire that wouldn’t cost the earth but would deliver satisfactory sound. I haven’t noticed any decrease in the quality of my sound since swapping from my older, more expensive wire, which was all i was worried about. It was a bit fiddly to strip the ends, being flat and not round like other cable but sticking it to the skirting board was easy enough and my wife hasn’t moaned about it so it must look very neat and tidy. It’s just about thin enough to fit in between the carpet and skirting board in my house so i see perhaps half of the cable. I have laid it so that the cable with the writing on is against the floor making it as invisible as possible.

Think twice and then once more, you can only cut once. Ok for straight – permanent runs, especially under flooring or behind boards. Self adhesive covering does come away as you handle lengths so you need to peg temporarily. If you may want to move speakers make sure you have suitable connectors or you will be pulling the speaker cable off and it won’t stick back down. Not one of my better plans, of course to stick it has to be flat . And once stuck you can’t decide to move it. So you need to get it right first time. Ordinary cable plus ikea self adhesive channels turns out much easier / cheaper / better suited to going around obstacles.

Product is easy to install and is un-detectable beneath underlay/carpet. Not tested yet, am still decorating so equipment not in place.

Great for those with houseproud partners. The improved sound from them will be lost from the ear-bashing you will take if 4 cm diameter tubers around the listening room do not blend in. If you have the luxury of a listening room dedicated to music and only music, buy better, but ig you need to hide cables, thes go under carpet with hardly a bump, or around skirting boards and can be painted to be almost unnoticeable. (i recommend making tists from horizontal to vertical and vice-versa in hidden places as the need a decently smooth turn rather than a 90 degree twist likely to break the connection).

Like i said in the title above, i can hardly notice it at all. It was easy to stick to the skirting board and is white so hey – almost invisible. I wanted a speaker wire that wouldn’t cost the earth but would deliver satisfactory sound. I haven’t noticed any decrease in the quality of my sound since swapping from my older, more expensive wire, which was all i was worried about. It was a bit fiddly to strip the ends, being flat and not round like other cable but sticking it to the skirting board was easy enough and my wife hasn’t moaned about it so it must look very neat and tidy. It’s just about thin enough to fit in between the carpet and skirting board in my house so i see perhaps half of the cable. I have laid it so that the cable with the writing on is against the floor making it as invisible as possible.

Hard to believe but it was a little tricky. The backing paper on the adhesive strip tended to come off before i had cut and positioned it so i needed to do it very soon after it was delivered. The stripping back to the core was also a little tricky due to the flat profile. However i overcame and stuck this on the top of my flat skirting board and its barely visible. If you have to run a cable and can not bury in the wall or under a carpet and don’t want the little clips along you skirting then this is the cable for you.

This wire is excellent, fit easily between skirting board and carpet grippers. Easy to manipulate to go around corners/fold over itself for angles etc and the sticky back secures angles etc in place. Carpet fitters commented how good it was compared to thick speaker wire they usually come across. A section goes across the main floor area under the underlay and due to the low profile it cannot be felt at all. Would buy again if i was doing another room. Buy plenty though as the folds/manipulating u have to do to make the flat wire turn a corner will reduce the length slightly – only had this problem as i was following the contours of the skirting and feeding up walls.

Hard to believe but it was a little tricky. The backing paper on the adhesive strip tended to come off before i had cut and positioned it so i needed to do it very soon after it was delivered. The stripping back to the core was also a little tricky due to the flat profile. However i overcame and stuck this on the top of my flat skirting board and its barely visible. If you have to run a cable and can not bury in the wall or under a carpet and don’t want the little clips along you skirting then this is the cable for you.

Great for those with houseproud partners. The improved sound from them will be lost from the ear-bashing you will take if 4 cm diameter tubers around the listening room do not blend in. If you have the luxury of a listening room dedicated to music and only music, buy better, but ig you need to hide cables, thes go under carpet with hardly a bump, or around skirting boards and can be painted to be almost unnoticeable. (i recommend making tists from horizontal to vertical and vice-versa in hidden places as the need a decently smooth turn rather than a 90 degree twist likely to break the connection).

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Crosley Collegiate Three Speed USB Enabled Vinyl Turntable – daughter never been off it.

Had to send the original one back as wouldn’t play.

Great looking record player with a great sound.

Looks very good and is easy to set up and play but. Looks very good and is easy to set up and play but the speakers aren’t as loud as i was expecting and to play 12′ records you have to take the lid off which is usually ever time for me so it’s quite annoying but other than that it’s a good buy. Here are the specifications for the Crosley Collegiate Three Speed USB Enabled Vinyl Turntable:

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  • Portable USB turntable with diamond stylus
  • Full range stereo speakers with a durable aluminium grill
  • Plays LPs: 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM
  • Belt driven three speed turntable
  • Built-in leather handle for portable play

Xmas present so yet to be tested.

Brilliant ability to be able to transfer vinyl to cd, i get o hear all the old songs more regularly.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • they were happy!
  • A Vintage Touch with a Modern Finish
  • Looks very good and is easy to set up and play but

Daughter never been off it. . Bought all old vynyl down from the loft and reminisced all christmas day.

It’s much better than expected. It comes fitted with an audio technica magnetic pick up, a definite step up in quality from the (red) ones fitted to similar record players. It’s a shame that crosley didn’t go that bit further & improve the overall quality. I’m sure there’s a really good record player in there just bursting to get out. It’d be well worth paying a bit extra. I’m sure there’s a gap in the market for a quality retro looking new record player.

If you’re like me, a non-expert who usually listens to cds in their car or through their computer in a very non-critical way, then when you read the very harsh review on this item you will worry you’ve bought something useless. However, i can say that overall i’m very pleased with this unit. It is extremely compact and will store easily if necessary and it also looks extremely stylish too. The sound isn’t at all bad – if you’re like my brother who has every hi-tech speaker and gadget going then yes you probably would be disappointed but for me the sound was good enough, it’s clear and you can adjust the tone. It’s more than adequate to play my old records on and to also renew my love for vinyl. You can hook it up to external speakers too if necessary. I also like the convert to mp3 feature. It lost two stars because firstly the one i received had scuff marks on the lid and for that reason i am sending it back as i expect a new item to at least look new.The second lost star is for price, i personally think it’s a little bit over-priced for what it is, it’s not very sturdy and very light weight which i know adds to its portability but i’m not convinced it would withstand much moving about as i don’t think there is a clip to keep the stylus arm in a fixed position.

If you’re like me, a non-expert who usually listens to cds in their car or through their computer in a very non-critical way, then when you read the very harsh review on this item you will worry you’ve bought something useless. However, i can say that overall i’m very pleased with this unit. It is extremely compact and will store easily if necessary and it also looks extremely stylish too. The sound isn’t at all bad – if you’re like my brother who has every hi-tech speaker and gadget going then yes you probably would be disappointed but for me the sound was good enough, it’s clear and you can adjust the tone. It’s more than adequate to play my old records on and to also renew my love for vinyl. You can hook it up to external speakers too if necessary. I also like the convert to mp3 feature. It lost two stars because firstly the one i received had scuff marks on the lid and for that reason i am sending it back as i expect a new item to at least look new.The second lost star is for price, i personally think it’s a little bit over-priced for what it is, it’s not very sturdy and very light weight which i know adds to its portability but i’m not convinced it would withstand much moving about as i don’t think there is a clip to keep the stylus arm in a fixed position.

Great fun portable record player in nostalgic retro design. I was kindly supplied this product free of charge and in return i agreed to write an honest review detailing quality, looks, sound performance etc. Being a child of the 80s i was more than a little excited about being given the opportunity to test run the crosley collegiate turntable – i finally had the chance to blow the dust off my old records and relive some of the happiest days of my lifesure, just like everyone else, i too have been swept along by the gigantic digital tidal wave and have been seduced by the likes of mp3 players, ipods and youtube. But there’s something about vinyl. The crosley collegiate turntable is a usb-ready portable record player in retro vintage look. Lightweight and compact, its ‘briefcase’ design means you can grab a stack of vinyls, tuck it under your arm and take it with you. Not one for long-winded and complicated installations, i was delighted to find that i could literally take the collegiate out of its box, remove the top cover, plug it in and enjoy some epic 80s tunes within minutes. The turntable comes complete with mains adapter, usb cable, 3.

Daughter never been off it. . Bought all old vynyl down from the loft and reminisced all christmas day.

Great fun portable record player in nostalgic retro design. I was kindly supplied this product free of charge and in return i agreed to write an honest review detailing quality, looks, sound performance etc. Being a child of the 80s i was more than a little excited about being given the opportunity to test run the crosley collegiate turntable – i finally had the chance to blow the dust off my old records and relive some of the happiest days of my lifesure, just like everyone else, i too have been swept along by the gigantic digital tidal wave and have been seduced by the likes of mp3 players, ipods and youtube. But there’s something about vinyl. The crosley collegiate turntable is a usb-ready portable record player in retro vintage look. Lightweight and compact, its ‘briefcase’ design means you can grab a stack of vinyls, tuck it under your arm and take it with you. Not one for long-winded and complicated installations, i was delighted to find that i could literally take the collegiate out of its box, remove the top cover, plug it in and enjoy some epic 80s tunes within minutes. The turntable comes complete with mains adapter, usb cable, 3.

A nice retro looking record player. A nice retro looking record player. However i was unable to try it,as it had a defective needle/stylus. I returned the whole unit to the supplier. Crosley are an american/canadian company. On their website, they only ship spares within usa or to a registerd stockist within the uk. I was unable to locate anyone in the uk who supplied spares, so it is a consideration for future routine replacements of needles and belts.

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GPO Bermuda Classic Retro Style Turntable – Great little player

Have loads of vinyl fromthe 60s lying idle this player is a great little number plays well and looks great. Good original soundmakes me feel very nostalgic the price was dearer than some but a great buy i love it.

Fantastic purchase, so very pleased. Fantastic purchase, so very pleased. Sounds great , i love the rich analogue sound of a record being played. Great build quality with the option of being table mounted or using the screw in legs (supplied) to use as floor standing. Would highly recommend this unit.

Brought back memories of my teenage years wish it had a arm were you could put more than one record at a time. Here are the specifications for the GPO Bermuda Classic Retro Style Turntable:

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  • •Retro styled full size LP turntable with MP3 and USB player
  • •Fully automatic return tone arm and built-in dynamic full range stereo speakers
  • •Plays 33, 45, 78 speed records and allows you to record directly from LP to USB
  • •Optional legs for a freestanding record player

Looks fab and sounds lovely too. Have had many positive comments from friends and family. Would definitely recommend it.

Great talking point, looks great, but not the best sound for the price (cheapest on the market from amazon). Purchased this as a birthday gift for my mum, so i will try to balance the opinion of a 20 something and a 50 something. Coming from my perspective as a audiophile, the speaker is not the best quality, and struggles to produce a full sound. Acoustic records and jazz come across fairly well, but when listening to ‘highway to hell’ by acdc, the speaker seriously struggled with multiple instruments and bass tones. But i have to admit, it gives a certain sound of authenticity to the records played through it, asif it were 1970. There is an external aux port on the back, which allows you to bypass the tinny front speaker and use another one of your choice. The record player itself is of decent quality, there are areas of ‘rough’ quality on the edges of the fabric but nothing noticable unless up close. The turntable has an automatic arm and 3 speed playback for multiple disk types, and the needle is weighted fairly heavy. Tears were shed when she opened it, and has been playing all her old records non stop which she dug out from the loft.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great little player
  • Unlucky start but it was all good in the end
  • Fantastic piece of kit looks the part and does the

Not the most sophisticated of sounds, but it does well for the price. The only major downside is how disapointingly unstable the legs are. They fell off about 10 times when lightly touched.

Easy to assemble, plays like a dream. Even my dad is asking about one as it reminds him of his old dansette. The unit has really great internal speakers but possibly thinking about getting a matching speaker for when i crack this out at my next party. Honestly was pretty hesitant about buying this product but i’m really glad i did.

Unlucky start but it was all good in the end. Bought as a chrsitmas present,it wasn’t opened until boxing day and we found the turntable wasn’t turning even though all the electrics were working fine. It was initially very dissappointing. However, i did a little investigation and found that the connector block from the power source to the turntable had fallen off, probably in transit and was easily reconnected. The record player is brilliant, works fine, had to use the damper as advised in the instructions and all the records play beautifully.

Easy to assemble, plays like a dream. Even my dad is asking about one as it reminds him of his old dansette. The unit has really great internal speakers but possibly thinking about getting a matching speaker for when i crack this out at my next party. Honestly was pretty hesitant about buying this product but i’m really glad i did.

Have loads of vinyl fromthe 60s lying idle this player is a great little number plays well and looks great. Good original soundmakes me feel very nostalgic the price was dearer than some but a great buy i love it.

Styling wise, this record player is awesome and it plays with a warm (if not hi def) tone just as i had hoped. One big drawback is that there is no search facility within the mp3 function so if you have 1000 songs on a memory stick, and want to play song 1000, you will have quite a wait for it to get there (or you have to press fast forward 999 times).

Fantastic piece of kit looks the part and does the. Fantastic piece of kit looks the part and does the job, i bought this for my dad as a father’s day gift and have been recording his old vinyls all week which has brought back some memories would definitely recommend this player to anyone.

The item arrived much earlier than expected and was packaged excellently. Everything works as expected so happy overall. The only disappointing things were the small mark in the lid and a slow to fall arm. The turntable can also be used as a speaker, and with the purchase of a small bluetooth receiver i now have a great bluetooth speaker alsowould definitely recommend.

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invoxia Smart Portable Speaker : Fantastic Family Phone and Great Speaker

Well built, great sounding but with a few too many niggles to recommend. The triby is a product with a potentially nice usp and its heart in the right place; essentially it wants to be the communication and media hub for your kitchen. It certainly looks the part, a small satisfyingly weighty and well built unit with just a handful of rubbarised buttons. Set up is a sintch and with a nice simple 10 stage walk through via the ios app (no android support at present) and we are up and running. There are a load of positives; sound quality is great for such a small unit and surprisingly loud. Eq is aimed at spoken word though so if you listen to talk radio stations you will be very happy, it’s competent at music but there’s no capacity to alter bass and treble so you are stuck with the sound out of the box. The magnetised rear is superb and it will securely attach to fridges and extraction fans. It also has a pretty good battery life. There are unfortunately plenty of problems and these may be resolved with firmware updates, but some of which won’t be.

A super family oriented gadget. Triby is a lovely family oriented product: replacing the home telephone, connecting to music or radio, messaging – everyone can do it. A great gadget for parents looking to contact the kids without having the need for mobile phones.

Smart Portable Speaker with screen compatible with Amazon Alexa, Grey

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  • Triby features voice control with Amazon Alexa and is a smart portable speaker, Internet radio, hands-free speakerphone, and connected message board all rolled into one!
  • Use the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, get the news, set alarms,control smart home devices, and more using just your voice. Just say the wake word “Alexa” and Triby responds instantly.
  • Preset Internet radio stations and Spotify playlists for one-button access
  • Make calls over VoIP or with a paired smartphone from 15 feet away
  • Draw and share doodles and texts from your smartphone to Triby’s alway-on display
  • Stick Triby to the fridge with its magnetized back
  • Enjoy up to 2 days of battery life. Charge with micro USB.
  • Required free Triby companion app available on iOS (iOS8 and above) & Android
  • compatible with Alexa in the US, UK, and Germany

Doesn’t quite deliver on promises – nothing stands out. In theory this sounds like a good product. On paper it combines a number of useful functions – connected message board, hands free internet calls, integration with smart phones, radio, streamed music via spotify, all in a funky design meant to be used in the kitchen. But when you pitch a product that is aimed at combining features offered in other products into one, you have to carry off all of these combined features to a satisfactory standard. In practice, there are several flaws and constraints with the device that render it less appealing and usable than you would ideally want. The design, as another reviwer commented on, feels a bit from the toys r us design school. It’s supposed to look fun in the kitchen but at this price point i’m not sure it will appeal to its intended audience, who i am sure want something stylish and cool but that looks better than a mattell toy. In practice the functionality promises are not delivered – no android or windows phone support at the time of writing the review. Only providing support for the premium version of spotify. The radio fails to work for myself and other reviewers.

Found it extremely useful, both to use for internet radio and for. I bought this for our holiday rental and have been trying it out at home first. Found it extremely useful, both to use for internet radio and for its contact buttons. I have also used it as a speaker (through bluetooth) for calls (normal and skype) made through my mobile. The visual message facility is cute too.

Fantastic family phone and great speaker. I saw the other reviews and i wanted to give a more “family” oriented review for this device. I bought the triby because i wanted to have more interaction with my young children (aged 4 and 6). Since we added this to the kitchen, it has become a huge attraction to them. The children love making drawings and send these to the device. They also love to call me (their father) or their mother using the very simple buttons. For example, they can call me when i am not at home for dinner and i can participate while they are sitting at the table. I can hear everyone perfectly, even though the device is some 2 meters away from them. I like it because it is not another “screen”, yes my children could also reach me using an iphone or an ipad but we don’t want them to use these devices too much. Triby is just perfect for improving family communication and at the same time decreasing exposure to more screens.

Well built, great sounding but with a few too many niggles to recommend. The triby is a product with a potentially nice usp and its heart in the right place; essentially it wants to be the communication and media hub for your kitchen. It certainly looks the part, a small satisfyingly weighty and well built unit with just a handful of rubbarised buttons. Set up is a sintch and with a nice simple 10 stage walk through via the ios app (no android support at present) and we are up and running. There are a load of positives; sound quality is great for such a small unit and surprisingly loud. Eq is aimed at spoken word though so if you listen to talk radio stations you will be very happy, it’s competent at music but there’s no capacity to alter bass and treble so you are stuck with the sound out of the box. The magnetised rear is superb and it will securely attach to fridges and extraction fans. It also has a pretty good battery life. There are unfortunately plenty of problems and these may be resolved with firmware updates, but some of which won’t be.

Doesn’t quite deliver on promises – nothing stands out. In theory this sounds like a good product. On paper it combines a number of useful functions – connected message board, hands free internet calls, integration with smart phones, radio, streamed music via spotify, all in a funky design meant to be used in the kitchen. But when you pitch a product that is aimed at combining features offered in other products into one, you have to carry off all of these combined features to a satisfactory standard. In practice, there are several flaws and constraints with the device that render it less appealing and usable than you would ideally want. The design, as another reviwer commented on, feels a bit from the toys r us design school. It’s supposed to look fun in the kitchen but at this price point i’m not sure it will appeal to its intended audience, who i am sure want something stylish and cool but that looks better than a mattell toy. In practice the functionality promises are not delivered – no android or windows phone support at the time of writing the review. Only providing support for the premium version of spotify. The radio fails to work for myself and other reviewers.

5* if you have kids and think they are too young for a phone this is for you. **update**had this for a while now and still use it every day now even more that it got an update and now has amazon’s alexa built in.

Found it extremely useful, both to use for internet radio and for. I bought this for our holiday rental and have been trying it out at home first. Found it extremely useful, both to use for internet radio and for its contact buttons. I have also used it as a speaker (through bluetooth) for calls (normal and skype) made through my mobile. The visual message facility is cute too.

A super family oriented gadget. Triby is a lovely family oriented product: replacing the home telephone, connecting to music or radio, messaging – everyone can do it. A great gadget for parents looking to contact the kids without having the need for mobile phones.

Fantastic family phone and great speaker. I saw the other reviews and i wanted to give a more “family” oriented review for this device. I bought the triby because i wanted to have more interaction with my young children (aged 4 and 6). Since we added this to the kitchen, it has become a huge attraction to them. The children love making drawings and send these to the device. They also love to call me (their father) or their mother using the very simple buttons. For example, they can call me when i am not at home for dinner and i can participate while they are sitting at the table. I can hear everyone perfectly, even though the device is some 2 meters away from them. I like it because it is not another “screen”, yes my children could also reach me using an iphone or an ipad but we don’t want them to use these devices too much. Triby is just perfect for improving family communication and at the same time decreasing exposure to more screens.

This must have been a great idea. When they brought it up at the board meeting. The cons:# the description continually mentions your ‘smartphone’. What they actually mean is iphone as android doesn’t work. How they can release this without android support is amazing. Hence lots of the features do not work. # i have an ipad so downloaded the app to that. Got it up and running but of course the phone function does not work. # the radio stations don’t work [well not for me. # the design, which i assume is very hip, is more early learning centre although i realise this will be fine for little people. The plastic coloured ‘bumper’ around the outside is not a tight fit so looks a bit cheap. ]

An exciting innovative multi-function messaging and entertainment system for your kitchen, but with some problems. Triby is an innovative device that fills a number of roles. It is an internet and fm radio, a music player, a bluetooth speaker, a message board and an internet telephone. It provides a hub for you to organise your family communications, allowing you to send messages to your children even if they don’t have a smartphone. It does some things well, but i’ve had trouble with others, and you need to be aware of the device’s limitations. For starters, you can only use triby if you download an app for your smartphone – and at the moment you can only get that app for iphones and ipads from the apple app store. If you have an android or windows phone, triby won’t work. And if you want to stream music from the internet, you need spotify premium: none of the other music services work with it, and you can’t play music from a home nas or computer using wi-fi. More problems: the fm radio doesn’t work at all for me. You can’t search for a station, you need to know the frequency.

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Crosley Cruiser Briefcase Style Three Speed Portable Vinyl Turntable : Excellent record player

Perfect for the bedroom and has been attached to her big speakers.

Fantastic birthday pressie for a teenager who wants to relive her parents youth .

Crosley Cruiser Briefcase Style Three Speed Portable Vinyl Turntable with Built-In Stereo Speakers – Black

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  • High quality and briefcase design for easy portability
  • Belt-driven turntable mechanism with a headphone jack and RCA audio out
  • Full range stereo speakers
  • Plays 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records
  • Simply plug in your smartphone using the headphone jack

Bought as a gift, it looks great and is nice and compact. Only downside is speaker is not very powerful. But for its size and price i think it is great value, plus the teenage recipient loves it.

Given as a christmas present to my older sibling, she loves it. Cheapest price i’ve seen for this particular crosley. Gives excellent sound that our grandparents find oddly nostalgic. Fairly easy to set up and care for. The briefcase aspect lets it fit into any surrounding and is able to be easily kept under a bed or in a closet when not in use, although, my sister prefers to leave it open to flaunt. Has a great colour and feels smooth to touch. My only issue with the purchase was of the handle being slightly dented by the lock latch, through the way it was packaged, and expecting the white of the handle to be brighter, but i cannot complain as it is such a small matter. The gift is very much loved and is recommended to any music lover.

Product is fine but was ordered as a present for my daughters. Product is fine but was ordered as a present for my daughters birthday and arrived with pictures of it all over the box that’s her main present ruined.

I bought one for my daughter a couple months ago. The quality and size was perfect that bought another for my son for christmas.

Has worked well since she got it.

Bought this as a birthday gift for my boyfriend who used to dj and is ‘vinyl’ mad and he absolutely loves it.

Why so many negative reviews?. I don’t often write reviews like this but i think it’s important because there are so many negative reviews here. This is a great wee record player – good sound much better than i expected. It is a compact probable device so of course it’s not perfectly balanced and hefty on the bass but it’s a great sound and more than loud enough for domestic use. It’s designed well, looks fantastic and easy to use. The lid stays open fine and it’s very easy to connect speakers or headphones if you fancy – i thought i might need to attach speakers but there’s no need.

Given as a christmas present to my older sibling, she loves it. Cheapest price i’ve seen for this particular crosley. Gives excellent sound that our grandparents find oddly nostalgic. Fairly easy to set up and care for. The briefcase aspect lets it fit into any surrounding and is able to be easily kept under a bed or in a closet when not in use, although, my sister prefers to leave it open to flaunt. Has a great colour and feels smooth to touch. My only issue with the purchase was of the handle being slightly dented by the lock latch, through the way it was packaged, and expecting the white of the handle to be brighter, but i cannot complain as it is such a small matter. The gift is very much loved and is recommended to any music lover.

This record player is so stylish – gives a vintage touch to the house, fair quality of sound and very handy. Totally recommend, best option as a low cost player.

I bought this for my friends and they are so excited about it.

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Crosley Cruiser II Briefcase Style Three Speed Portable Turntable – THIS IS THE BOMB

Fantastic birthday pressie for a teenager who wants to relive her parents youth .

The daughter was really chuffed with it. The daughter was really chuffed with it.

Here are the specifications for the Crosley Cruiser II Briefcase Style Three Speed Portable Turntable:

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  • Take a step back in time and listen to your old favourites on this belt driven turntable mechanism
  • This briefcase- style turntable allows you to easily transport your music from place to place
  • Freedom to listen to your favourite records whenever and wherever you wish to reminisce thanks to the long-lasting battery power
  • Limitless listening opportunity with the integrated headphone jack to connect your smartphone or mp3 device
  • Please note the Crosley Cruiser II needs 6 AA batteries to operate. These are sold separately.

I bought one for my daughter a couple months ago. The quality and size was perfect that bought another for my son for christmas.

Linked output through a speaker system much better. Music sound is tinny through it’s own speakers, linked output through a speaker system much better.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Ok but you will need extra speakers
  • Best friends present
  • Great value for the price

I bought one for my daughter a couple months ago. The quality and size was perfect that bought another for my son for christmas.

Why so many negative reviews?. I don’t often write reviews like this but i think it’s important because there are so many negative reviews here. This is a great wee record player – good sound much better than i expected. It is a compact probable device so of course it’s not perfectly balanced and hefty on the bass but it’s a great sound and more than loud enough for domestic use. It’s designed well, looks fantastic and easy to use. The lid stays open fine and it’s very easy to connect speakers or headphones if you fancy – i thought i might need to attach speakers but there’s no need.

Bought this as a birthday gift for my boyfriend who used to dj and is ‘vinyl’ mad and he absolutely loves it.

Why so many negative reviews?. I don’t often write reviews like this but i think it’s important because there are so many negative reviews here. This is a great wee record player – good sound much better than i expected. It is a compact probable device so of course it’s not perfectly balanced and hefty on the bass but it’s a great sound and more than loud enough for domestic use. It’s designed well, looks fantastic and easy to use. The lid stays open fine and it’s very easy to connect speakers or headphones if you fancy – i thought i might need to attach speakers but there’s no need.

Genuinely really impressed with this item good quality and i received it quite fast better than expected.

Product is fine but was ordered as a present for my daughters. Product is fine but was ordered as a present for my daughters birthday and arrived with pictures of it all over the box that’s her main present ruined.

Loved the great service provided with delivery and it came in perfect condition and made the absolute best birthday present for my friends 18th.

The daughter was really chuffed with it. The daughter was really chuffed with it.

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Tecsun S2000 Desktop Receiver : Very good item works well on all bands

Great product will order again when required.

Excellent value, very stylish looking but also very practical. Solid built, great reception and sound quality.

Tecsun S2000 Desktop Receiver with HF and VHF Airband

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  • Shortwave (1711-30,000 KHz) – VHF Air band (118 – 137 MHz)
  • Long Wave (100-519 KHz) – Medium Wave (520-1710 KHz) – FM Stereo (88-108 MHz)
  • Auto/Manual/direct frequency key-in and station memory tuning
  • Power requirements – AC adaptor supplied 240v / 6v (negative centre) or 4 x UM-1 (D-size) batteries (not supplied)
  • Size 14.65″ x 7.24″ x 5.75″ / 372 x 184 x 146 mm WHD – Weight 2.38kg

I’m a radio ham and wanted a unit that allowed me to monitor the air whilst away from the shack. This is a great radio and yes. It is let down by the internal antenna a little but you are never going to get dipole quality reception from an inbuilt antenna. Sound quality is fantastic – crystal clear. Operatin is straigh forward. Well, could have been useful to include a basic external antenna and also i’d like the 70cm band to be covered (it tops out at 137mhz).

Excellent value, very stylish looking but also very practical. Solid built, great reception and sound quality.

Not as good as thought it would be. Not as good as thought it would be.

Tecsun S2000 Desktop Receiver with HF and VHF Airband : The radio is well constructed with a good ‘feel’ to all the controls and to my eyes. The tecsun s2000 works well on the internal antenna, across all bands and modes. . But the radio really comes alive in terms of reception when using an external antenna on shortwave. I also found the radio’s controls intuitive and simple to use. The radio is well constructed with a good ‘feel’ to all the controls and to my eyes it’s a good looking radio. My only criticisms are; that you cannot use an external antenna for the aircraft-band and the lack of coverage for the 2m ham-band. But at this price-point, that is not a deal-breaker for me. Overall, i would say that the tecsun s2000 is a good radio at a good price.

Good radio, but way overpriced. . Nice radio if it was 200 evros, but for 350, as i paid, it is not worth it. Rack handels on non rack mounted radio are just decoration and ‘i look profesional’ sale booster. Aluminium woobly knobs look fine, but if they are glued on plastic potenciometers they make no sense. Memory funcions and interface is arhaic and pain to use. However, as i said, sound quality is good, reception is good, batteries last forever,. Maybe i would try pl880, or something from competition.

Great radio does all i require of it.

Not as good as thought it would be. Not as good as thought it would be.

I’m a radio ham and wanted a unit that allowed me to monitor the air whilst away from the shack. This is a great radio and yes. It is let down by the internal antenna a little but you are never going to get dipole quality reception from an inbuilt antenna. Sound quality is fantastic – crystal clear. Operatin is straigh forward. Well, could have been useful to include a basic external antenna and also i’d like the 70cm band to be covered (it tops out at 137mhz).

Very good item works well on all bands. Very good item works well on all bands. Very please with the build quality and its comparable with radios 4 x the price of this one.

Good radio, but way overpriced. . Nice radio if it was 200 evros, but for 350, as i paid, it is not worth it. Rack handels on non rack mounted radio are just decoration and ‘i look profesional’ sale booster. Aluminium woobly knobs look fine, but if they are glued on plastic potenciometers they make no sense. Memory funcions and interface is arhaic and pain to use. However, as i said, sound quality is good, reception is good, batteries last forever,. Maybe i would try pl880, or something from competition.

Very good item works well on all bands. Very good item works well on all bands. Very please with the build quality and its comparable with radios 4 x the price of this one.

I’m new to dxing and went straight to the alinco rx8. I returned this as it was a receiver not a radio. I get my enjoyment from listening to all wave bands. I also use a wellbrook loop antenna. This unit picked up stations the alinco couldn’t. Even on its internal aerial. The noise base of this unit is quite low. Lower than the alinco, in my opinion. For a first desktop radio/ receiver this is an excellent buy.

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Protelx GPO Jive 3 Speed Record Player : Gr8 must have for the 90’s through back LP’s

Love it i would have liked the volume to be. Love it i would have liked the volume to be able to go louder when playing records loud on radio and cd player but love it looks the part.

Very happy with this purchase, it not only looks good but for such a compact system the sound is fantastic. It was very easy to setup and i didnt need to make any adjustments to the stylus which is something i have had to do with other turntables. With my last record player it was very temperamental when playing heavyweight vinyl and this is what i tested first, absolutely no issues at allit is very hard to find a record player/cd player combo that is fairly priced and that isnt a heap of junk so for just over £150 you really cant moan about the price.

GPO Jive 3 Speed Record Player with CD and MP3 – White

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  • Stand alone turntable with 3 speed levels (33/45/78 rpm)
  • Save your old beloved records directly to a USB stick and also record your Vinyl in MP3 format
  • Play your favourite records and MP3 files from the comfort of your couch with the stylish remote control (Included)
  • For even better sound quality you can connect this unit to an external amplifier or headphones with a 3.5mm jack plug (not included)
  • Compatible with CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA

A wonderful looking modern machine for the job, i can now copy my old records onto a flash drive and play them where ever. I did have to download a new piece of software for my computer to play the music, but it was free.

A wonderful looking modern machine for the job, i can now copy my old records onto a flash drive and play them where ever. I did have to download a new piece of software for my computer to play the music, but it was free.

Excellent service quality and price.

GPO Jive 3 Speed Record Player with CD and MP3 – White : How ever i am very pleased with the jive despite all the poor reports from. I did not buy the jive from amazon but i brought it from argos, how ever i am very pleased with the jive despite all the poor reports from other buyers. I cannot fault the jive every thing works perfectly the radio is very good and i do not find the sound very tinny as many people have said. It plays all my old lp’s without any jumping or skipping tracks. It also looks great and very easy to set up. All in all i cannot fault this item and would recommend it to anyone thinking of buying it, it may be that the very latest models may have some improvements but mine is faultless and i am very pleased.

Great quality, doesn’t look dated. Trendy, retro, great quality, doesn’t look dated. Would advise buy speakers for stereo sound, but easy to connect up.

Fantastic service brilliant product.

This is a great looking record player. My option this is the best looking, well made product & has 3 speeds for 78’s, 33,s & 45’s. This record player come music centre which includes cd player, radio, usb port & can play mp3’s. A product not to be missed for any music & vinyl fan.

A good looker for sure and it does what it says it will do with the minimum of fuss. I have connected extra speakers to improve the sound although, its own speaker is quite good – especially to reproduce the sound i remember as a lad. I’ve experimented with the usb recording facility (but this is a winter job) and it is working fine. I have docked a star simply because you have to manually separate tracks when recording – unless you want the whole album as one file that is.

Very good bit of kit, but you need extra speakers, i got tytan with a subwoofer and just as essential a graphic equaliser. I knew all all of this b4 i bought it as all of these stand alone record players need extras. Just make sure they have the correct terminals like this one has.

A good looker for sure and it does what it says it will do with the minimum of fuss. I have connected extra speakers to improve the sound although, its own speaker is quite good – especially to reproduce the sound i remember as a lad. I’ve experimented with the usb recording facility (but this is a winter job) and it is working fine. I have docked a star simply because you have to manually separate tracks when recording – unless you want the whole album as one file that is.

Arrived well within the delivery period. Very surprised at the quality of the player and design is excellent. Love the white and chrome look. Would love to been able to get this in gloss black & chrome.

Great quality, doesn’t look dated. Trendy, retro, great quality, doesn’t look dated. Would advise buy speakers for stereo sound, but easy to connect up.

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invoxia Smart Portable Speaker : Well built, great sounding but with a few too many niggles to recommend

A super family oriented gadget. Triby is a lovely family oriented product: replacing the home telephone, connecting to music or radio, messaging – everyone can do it. A great gadget for parents looking to contact the kids without having the need for mobile phones.

This must have been a great idea. When they brought it up at the board meeting. The cons:# the description continually mentions your ‘smartphone’. What they actually mean is iphone as android doesn’t work. How they can release this without android support is amazing. Hence lots of the features do not work. # i have an ipad so downloaded the app to that. Got it up and running but of course the phone function does not work. # the radio stations don’t work [well not for me. # the design, which i assume is very hip, is more early learning centre although i realise this will be fine for little people. The plastic coloured ‘bumper’ around the outside is not a tight fit so looks a bit cheap. ]

Well built, great sounding but with a few too many niggles to recommend. The triby is a product with a potentially nice usp and its heart in the right place; essentially it wants to be the communication and media hub for your kitchen. It certainly looks the part, a small satisfyingly weighty and well built unit with just a handful of rubbarised buttons. Set up is a sintch and with a nice simple 10 stage walk through via the ios app (no android support at present) and we are up and running. There are a load of positives; sound quality is great for such a small unit and surprisingly loud. Eq is aimed at spoken word though so if you listen to talk radio stations you will be very happy, it’s competent at music but there’s no capacity to alter bass and treble so you are stuck with the sound out of the box. The magnetised rear is superb and it will securely attach to fridges and extraction fans. It also has a pretty good battery life. There are unfortunately plenty of problems and these may be resolved with firmware updates, but some of which won’t be.

An exciting innovative multi-function messaging and entertainment system for your kitchen, but with some problems. Triby is an innovative device that fills a number of roles. It is an internet and fm radio, a music player, a bluetooth speaker, a message board and an internet telephone. It provides a hub for you to organise your family communications, allowing you to send messages to your children even if they don’t have a smartphone. It does some things well, but i’ve had trouble with others, and you need to be aware of the device’s limitations. For starters, you can only use triby if you download an app for your smartphone – and at the moment you can only get that app for iphones and ipads from the apple app store. If you have an android or windows phone, triby won’t work. And if you want to stream music from the internet, you need spotify premium: none of the other music services work with it, and you can’t play music from a home nas or computer using wi-fi. More problems: the fm radio doesn’t work at all for me. You can’t search for a station, you need to know the frequency.

5* if you have kids and think they are too young for a phone this is for you. **update**had this for a while now and still use it every day now even more that it got an update and now has amazon’s alexa built in.

Doesn’t quite deliver on promises – nothing stands out. In theory this sounds like a good product. On paper it combines a number of useful functions – connected message board, hands free internet calls, integration with smart phones, radio, streamed music via spotify, all in a funky design meant to be used in the kitchen. But when you pitch a product that is aimed at combining features offered in other products into one, you have to carry off all of these combined features to a satisfactory standard. In practice, there are several flaws and constraints with the device that render it less appealing and usable than you would ideally want. The design, as another reviwer commented on, feels a bit from the toys r us design school. It’s supposed to look fun in the kitchen but at this price point i’m not sure it will appeal to its intended audience, who i am sure want something stylish and cool but that looks better than a mattell toy. In practice the functionality promises are not delivered – no android or windows phone support at the time of writing the review. Only providing support for the premium version of spotify. The radio fails to work for myself and other reviewers.

A super family oriented gadget. Triby is a lovely family oriented product: replacing the home telephone, connecting to music or radio, messaging – everyone can do it. A great gadget for parents looking to contact the kids without having the need for mobile phones.

An exciting innovative multi-function messaging and entertainment system for your kitchen, but with some problems. Triby is an innovative device that fills a number of roles. It is an internet and fm radio, a music player, a bluetooth speaker, a message board and an internet telephone. It provides a hub for you to organise your family communications, allowing you to send messages to your children even if they don’t have a smartphone. It does some things well, but i’ve had trouble with others, and you need to be aware of the device’s limitations. For starters, you can only use triby if you download an app for your smartphone – and at the moment you can only get that app for iphones and ipads from the apple app store. If you have an android or windows phone, triby won’t work. And if you want to stream music from the internet, you need spotify premium: none of the other music services work with it, and you can’t play music from a home nas or computer using wi-fi. More problems: the fm radio doesn’t work at all for me. You can’t search for a station, you need to know the frequency.

Found it extremely useful, both to use for internet radio and for. I bought this for our holiday rental and have been trying it out at home first. Found it extremely useful, both to use for internet radio and for its contact buttons. I have also used it as a speaker (through bluetooth) for calls (normal and skype) made through my mobile. The visual message facility is cute too.

This must have been a great idea. When they brought it up at the board meeting. The cons:# the description continually mentions your ‘smartphone’. What they actually mean is iphone as android doesn’t work. How they can release this without android support is amazing. Hence lots of the features do not work. # i have an ipad so downloaded the app to that. Got it up and running but of course the phone function does not work. # the radio stations don’t work [well not for me. # the design, which i assume is very hip, is more early learning centre although i realise this will be fine for little people. The plastic coloured ‘bumper’ around the outside is not a tight fit so looks a bit cheap. ]

Found it extremely useful, both to use for internet radio and for. I bought this for our holiday rental and have been trying it out at home first. Found it extremely useful, both to use for internet radio and for its contact buttons. I have also used it as a speaker (through bluetooth) for calls (normal and skype) made through my mobile. The visual message facility is cute too.

5* if you have kids and think they are too young for a phone this is for you. **update**had this for a while now and still use it every day now even more that it got an update and now has amazon’s alexa built in.

Doesn’t quite deliver on promises – nothing stands out. In theory this sounds like a good product. On paper it combines a number of useful functions – connected message board, hands free internet calls, integration with smart phones, radio, streamed music via spotify, all in a funky design meant to be used in the kitchen. But when you pitch a product that is aimed at combining features offered in other products into one, you have to carry off all of these combined features to a satisfactory standard. In practice, there are several flaws and constraints with the device that render it less appealing and usable than you would ideally want. The design, as another reviwer commented on, feels a bit from the toys r us design school. It’s supposed to look fun in the kitchen but at this price point i’m not sure it will appeal to its intended audience, who i am sure want something stylish and cool but that looks better than a mattell toy. In practice the functionality promises are not delivered – no android or windows phone support at the time of writing the review. Only providing support for the premium version of spotify. The radio fails to work for myself and other reviewers.

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Nyrius NY-GS10 5 – Well i have given this only 3 stars as the

A very good product, does what is says on the box, good fast delivery.

The range is quite limited (especially through walls) but otherwise this works very well.

Well i have given this only 3 stars as the. Well i have given this only 3 stars as the item arrived on time and it did give a reasonable picture and sound on my bedroom tv received from downstairs sky+ hd box. I could not change channels upstairs using the infared remote eye which was positioned correctly on the sky box even changing the channel from a to b on the sender did not help. I also tried all combinations of positions etc. Did not work for me but still worth a try. Here are the specifications for the Nyrius NY-GS10 5:

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  • Easily stream your satellite/cable, DVDs, gaming console and more to any TV wirelessly
  • Transmit audio and video seamlessly from one room to another without the hassle of installing messy cables
  • Powerful long range 5.8GHz signal up to 225ft line of sight
  • Change channels, pause your movie – control your device from another room with the remote extender
  • 4 selectable channels to avoid interference with other wireless devices

But is very sensitive and easily disrupted by movement nearby. Sends the television signal well, but is very sensitive and easily disrupted by movement nearby. Also the it signal which controls the changing of channels isn’t very responsive. This makes it a nightmare to change channels.

Cool, at first i thought it wasn’t working but. Cool, at first i thought it wasn’t working but i realize later that the issue was coming from my box. Now i’m able to use the sender and it’s working perfectly as expected. Thank a lot guys for this great stuff.

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  • Transmits easily through the wall, great product
  • but is very sensitive and easily disrupted by movement nearby
  • It is perfect and has no interference whatsoever unlike the Technika set

Transmits easily through the wall, great product. Just as described, works great. I tried another product before this but it wouldn’t transmit through a stone wall. This one does so i can watch telly in the kitchen. I’m yet to work out the remote control aspect but that doesn’t matter to me.

But is very sensitive and easily disrupted by movement nearby. Sends the television signal well, but is very sensitive and easily disrupted by movement nearby. Also the it signal which controls the changing of channels isn’t very responsive. This makes it a nightmare to change channels.

I was not sure if this item would work, but after connecting the plugs correctly – it did. Picture was transmitted from one room to another, a distance of about 5m.

Does what it says on the tin. . For what i needed it for it works perfecty.

Transmits easily through the wall, great product. Just as described, works great. I tried another product before this but it wouldn’t transmit through a stone wall. This one does so i can watch telly in the kitchen. I’m yet to work out the remote control aspect but that doesn’t matter to me.

Well i have given this only 3 stars as the. Well i have given this only 3 stars as the item arrived on time and it did give a reasonable picture and sound on my bedroom tv received from downstairs sky+ hd box. I could not change channels upstairs using the infared remote eye which was positioned correctly on the sky box even changing the channel from a to b on the sender did not help. I also tried all combinations of positions etc. Did not work for me but still worth a try.

It is perfect and has no interference whatsoever unlike the technika set. I bought this item for relaying the camera signal from one of my bird boxes to the house. It is perfect and has no interference whatsoever unlike the technika set i had previously. I should add that both units are indoors but the signal is sent from one building to another.

Needed a little tinkering to get it right but now works very well.

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