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The products we use & recommend

The products we use & recommend

The items we use and recommend, hopefully it will prevent people from buying inferior products.

UPDATED: 30th Nov 2016

Note: Most of these go through to Amazon, as they sell the large majority of the products on here however like all things check our deals section or search elsewhere to compare prices on the day you’re looking to buy.

If you have any products you think we should test please let us know and we will try and test. If you’re a manufacturer and you would like us to test please contact us.

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 Power

power

Charging your phones & other devices on the go using the brand we trust

Best portable battery > http://amzn.to/1DvrKDw or http://amzn.to/1rSHWJx or http://amzn.to/1tBueWs

Best USB wall charger > http://amzn.to/1ImlblB

Best car USB charger > http://amzn.to/1tBAkWF

Best Battery Charger > http://amzn.to/1rSNlQR

Best rechargeable AA or AAA batteries > http://amzn.to/1rSNvrv

Best power cable > http://amzn.to/1z1yfIr

Best UPS (back up battery) > http://amzn.to/1z1z446

Best QI Wireless Charger > http://amzn.to/1rSKmYB or http://amzn.to/1tBDGcq
Or the pretty  WoodPuck Bamboo Edition QI Charger > http://amzn.to/1gaSvCv

Best Solar Panel for charging devices > http://amzn.to/1O6mkNJ (we use 21w version)

Amazon Apple Lightning Cable > http://amzn.to/1Pfbk2s
Anker Apple Lightning Cable > http://amzn.to/1TBRHXE
Anker MicroUSB Nylon Braided > http://amzn.to/1TBRZO6
Anker MicroUSB 6 pack > http://amzn.to/1PfbMxw

Best Apple Certified Lightning Cables > http://amzn.to/1rSJmUm or http://amzn.to/1tByEN1
↪ something stronger > http://amzn.to/1RZ7eSp

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Sound

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The best computer microphone for most people

Please see our full section on our favourite headphones

Best Bluetooth Wireless Speakers > http://amzn.to/1tBvTLx or http://amzn.to/1rSIpLL (go for whichever is cheaper at the time)
↪ Want a more expensive rugged + water + stain resistant speaker > http://amzn.to/1rSII9e or the bigger fully waterproof Mega Boom http://amzn.to/1DrpLQS
or read our full Bluetooth Speaker article

Best budget noise cancellation headphones > http://10ws.co/1M66BBo
↪ See our list of recommended headphones > http://10ws.co/1pNakcA

Bluetooth Headphones > http://amzn.to/1Cvrhjd
↪ Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter  –  Turn any speakers/headphones into a wireless version > http://amzn.to/1DrnWna

Best higher priced speakers > http://amzn.to/1rSKA1L (replaced with http://amzn.to/1QbDvoM model) or http://amzn.to/1rSK3wR (what we use)

Best Car Bluetooth Handfree set > http://amzn.to/1rSKt6k

Best budget computer speakers > http://amzn.to/1tBBnWz or http://amzn.to/1tBD0nh
full selection of computer speakers

Turn an old iPod dock / non-internet enabled speaker system into a wireless dock > http://amzn.to/1gaR9ru or http://amzn.to/1O6mxk2

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Storage

The best memory stick for most peoples needs

The best memory stick for most peoples needs

Best USB3 memory stick > http://amzn.to/1rSI2AK

Best USB3 / MicroUSB stick (ideal for Android phones) > http://10ws.co/1gaQara

Best SSD > http://amzn.to/1O6mDYR

Best portable hard drive > http://amzn.to/1v3LG8v

Best portable hard drive enclosure > http://amzn.to/1tBAFZu

Best internal hard drives >
http://amzn.to/1z1AEmF for general desktops
http://amzn.to/1tBC1DE for NAS drives

Best MicroSD cards > http://amzn.to/1tByuVK

Best USB3 SD card reader > http://amzn.to/1rSJZxa
↪ also these are great > http://amzn.to/1tBCoxY

We normally buy memory cards/usb sticks from:
http://10ws.co/1bUXyyQ, http://10ws.co/1qhAh69, http://10ws.co/1bUXFdR, http://amzn.to/1qhAwxT or http://10ws.co/1bUXNdd

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Cameras / Video

Best Action Camera > http://amzn.to/1rSJe7h
↪  Best GoPro case > http://amzn.to/1tBBRvU
↪ Best GoPro accessory kits > http://amzn.to/1LSoS6e

Best Budget Action Camera > http://10ws.co/1ImkybU

Best Phone Tripod Mount > http://amzn.to/1o9mjUc

Best VLOG style camera

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Printing

Printing sucks as it's so expensive but if buying the right model it can save you tons on ink

Printing sucks as it’s so expensive but if buying the right model it can save you tons on ink

Best All-in-one printer (under £80) > http://amzn.to/1tBy9T0

Best quick printer + what we use day-to-day > http://amzn.to/1CrO3Xl

Best super quick scanner > http://amzn.to/1z1wg7c (expensive but ideal for a home office or family)

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Computers

Custom building your computer from scratch will generally be the best way of saving money however ensure you know what you're doing first

Custom building your computer from scratch will generally be the best way of saving money however ensure you know what you’re doing first

Best Standing Desk Mat > http://amzn.to/1QeDeeS

Best computer mice > Full article

Best Laptop cooling pad > http://amzn.to/1xlsUgz

Best budget 24” HD monitor > http://amzn.to/1rSJOSt
↪ Best budget monitor stand > http://amzn.to/1rSJSSp (or what we use > http://amzn.to/1tBHhHm)

Best computer microphone > http://amzn.to/1z1vWp0 or http://amzn.to/1CrNMnr (what we use)

Best place to buy a custom built computer that is ready to use http://10ws.co/1wkjou5

Best places to buy decent laptops > Try http://10ws.co/1wkjou5 or http://10ws.co/1sjDIWl or http://amzn.to/1sLBe6a or http://10ways.com/save/technology/the-cheapest-ways-to-buy-apple/2618

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Phones

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Decent Apple Certified Cables at great prices

Looking for power cables? Jump to #Power

Best Walkie Talkie set > http://amzn.to/1tBBGAL

Phone cases (brand we use – this one exactly iPhone)

Best Mobile Broadband 3G Wifi Dongle > http://amzn.to/1z1zFmg or http://amzn.to/1tBDzgL
looking for 4G > http://amzn.to/1CrQgSJ
& use these 6GB sim cards (valid for 3 months from 1st use) > http://amzn.to/1z1zYO0

Best budget phones > Motorola Moto G (2nd gen) > http://amzn.to/1I14Kvg
or Moto G 4G SIM-Free > http://amzn.to/1rY5fw2

A decent budget smartphone can open you up to so many freebies / discounts

A decent budget smartphone can open you up to so many freebies / discounts

► Looking for other phones or more data etc?

Take a look at these websites:
http://10ws.co/1nxaG80
http://10ws.co/1DtCL4j
http://10ws.co/1A022PI

► Looking for just a phone with no contract?

Try http://amzn.to/1DtDORM
or 2nd hand phones > http://10ws.co/14z7lcz

Looking for sim only deals?
Try http://10ws.co/1Cvtg6X or http://10ws.co/1xUzARz

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Lighting / Torches

The best high powered budget torch

The best high powered budget torch

Best LED Desk light > http://amzn.to/1QeEbni

Best LED lightbulbs
http://amzn.to/1FK7WIH (warm yellow glow, like a normal 60 watt bulb)
http://amzn.to/1G6ip4F (brighter but also a blue white glow, good for office area)
http://amzn.to/1G6kRbB (warm yellow bayonet)

Best LED Lantern > http://amzn.to/1rSIj6V

Best motion sensor LED lights > http://amzn.to/1GWiqow

Best wake up light > http://amzn.to/1I19rVK
or just leave your curtains open 😉

Best ambient lighting > http://amzn.to/1rY7Wxs

Best mini torch > http://amzn.to/1zkSq35

Best high powered torch > http://amzn.to/1HfXhHB

Best high build quality torch > http://amzn.to/1HjnV5s

Best Wireless CCTV camera > http://amzn.to/1tBE6zi
Although it can be a pain in the arse to setup

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TV / Video

An 'Android' box opens you up to the world of online content

An ‘Android’ box opens you up to the world of online content

Best video streaming device (full article)

Best HDMI cables > http://amzn.to/1tBGDd0

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Internet

Got crap internet? Homeplugs will help you!

Got crap internet? Homeplugs will help you!

Best Networking Cables > http://amzn.to/1QeDJWe

Best homeplugs / internet plugs > http://amzn.to/1rSMZcY
↪ probably worth grabbing http://amzn.to/1tBPk77 or http://amzn.to/1z1x9fT as well
↪ we now use http://amzn.to/1N0NGKE however they’re overkill for most people

Best Wifi Router > http://amzn.to/2007Ict

Best Wifi Extender > http://amzn.to/1zeIV5y

Best Internet/Network Hub > http://amzn.to/1z1x9fT

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Personal care

Time to shave that lovely beard

Time to shave that lovely beard

Best SAD light > http://amzn.to/1rSKgAa (speak with your doctor as if you suffer from depression they can prescribe)

Best Electric Toothbrush > http://amzn.to/1tBEG02 (or similar spec’d version, they update them quicker that we can keep up)

Stubble Trimmer > http://amzn.to/1o9lCKS
Our old recommendation (low stock now) http://amzn.to/1tBHD0y

Best nose hair trimmer > http://amzn.to/1rSLqf3

Best hair straighteners > http://amzn.to/1rSLyv7

Best hair dryer > http://amzn.to/1tBQkYK

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Gaming

Buying a console is great however generally PC gaming is cheaper in the longrun

Buying a console is great however generally PC gaming is cheaper in the longrun

Prices for games consoles change so often that we can’t keep updating this post however these are the website we use to generally find the best deals on consoles:

PS4 consoles
http://10ws.co/1C2RwwJ
http://10ws.co/1Ac2sHE
http://amzn.to/1Ac31kC
http://10ws.co/1Id7LG7
http://10ws.co/1Id8HKD
http://10ws.co/1Id8O8U
http://10ws.co/1Ac5BqN
http://10ws.co/1yk116N

XB1 consoles
http://10ws.co/1Id74fP
http://10ws.co/1Ac2kb1
http://amzn.to/1Id7GSL
http://10ws.co/1Ac36F9
http://10ws.co/1Ac4qYr
http://10ws.co/1Ac4M1q
http://10ws.co/1Ac5BqN
http://10ws.co/1xZBIrK

Looking for Xbox Live, PSN credit or Steam?
Normally http://10ws.co/1qonrOx are the cheapest but remember 5% off via their FB page

Other gaming:

Best computer mice > Full article

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Outdoors

An awesome device for anyone that is outside in the harsh winters

We have a full survival kit guide that contains the products we use and recommend

Best hand warmer > http://amzn.to/1tBtOPG
+ you will need some of http://amzn.to/1tBJcLY

Best Fire Steel > http://amzn.to/1CrOiSj

Best cable ties (velcro) > http://amzn.to/1CrPrJA

Automotive

A dash cam is the single best investment for your car. It can save you thousands in insurance claims against you

A dash cam is the single best investment for your car. It can save you thousands in insurance claims against you

Best Dash (car) Cameras

Best car phone mounts > http://amzn.to/1HR2lD3

Our full guide on what you should have in your car for emergencies etc

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Clothing / Bags

A decent bag should last you 5-10 years. Some even come with 30 year guarantees

A decent bag should last you 5-10 years. Some even come with 30 year guarantees

Best budget laptop bags > http://amzn.to/1rSKXto, http://amzn.to/1tBGhCZ

Carry on luggage bag > http://amzn.to/1rSL5Jp

Best flip flops > http://amzn.to/1tBGR3P (often found cheaper in TKMaxx)

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Kitchen

The best potato dishes in minutes + 'healthy'

The best potato dishes in minutes + ‘healthy’

Best Kitchen Scissors > http://amzn.to/1o9lN8W

Best travel mug > http://amzn.to/1lD9ob1

Best Coffee Machine / Hot drink machine > http://amzn.to/1rSKMya or http://amzn.to/18PnKQt
↪ Best manual coffee maker > http://amzn.to/1rSM2Bh

Best Measuring jug/scales > http://amzn.to/1rSIajO
or non scales > http://amzn.to/1tBvw3E
or just scales > http://amzn.to/1tBNenu

Best Can Opener > http://amzn.to/1rSL8F4

Best thermometer > http://amzn.to/1rSLfjM

Best potato masher > http://amzn.to/1z1BmQS

Best Veg Peeler > http://amzn.to/1CrRrS7

Best knife sharpener > http://amzn.to/1tBIBd9
↪ or for those people with expensive knives > http://amzn.to/1rSLQC4

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The best travel mug

Best Hip Flask > http://amzn.to/1rSLITg or http://amzn.to/1tBIZs6

Best Blender > http://amzn.to/1tBKp6a & http://amzn.to/1rSLZFA
or http://amzn.to/1rSMcZC

Best ice-cream maker > http://amzn.to/1tBKW7U

Best budget juicer > http://amzn.to/1rSM5gz

Best Halogen Cooker > http://amzn.to/1tBLevw

Best Health Grill > http://amzn.to/1rSM9Nf

Best Health Fryer > http://amzn.to/1tBLvi4

Best Slow Cooker > http://amzn.to/1tBLydR or larger http://amzn.to/1q6ejkQ
or http://amzn.to/1tBMHlI (just go for whichever is cheapest at the time)

Best kettle > http://amzn.to/1CrOvVx
or maybe http://amzn.to/1rSMsaM or http://amzn.to/1tBMkrc

Best Toasty Sandwich Maker > http://amzn.to/200a5Mm

Best cocktail set > http://amzn.to/1tBOrLI

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Cleaning

The best microfibre clothes - ideal for cleaning

The best microfibre clothes – ideal for cleanin

Best electronic device cleaner > http://amzn.to/1rSJq6C
How do I fix a phone that has dropped in water?

Best Spray Bottle > http://amzn.to/1o9lUkX
↪ However places like Wilko sell similar for 85p

Best electronic screen cleaner > http://amzn.to/1rSJHGJ

Best Moisture Absorber > http://amzn.to/1tBKCWM

Best MicroFibre Towel > http://amzn.to/1rSJV0l

Best mould spray > http://amzn.to/1tBLFWQ (check 3rd party listings) or http://10ws.co/1FWRSmX

Best robot hoover > http://amzn.to/15fzABw with this brush > http://amzn.to/1z1xmzy
Expensive option but works amazingly well and will save you hours a month cleaning.
UPDATE: Battery isn’t the best and the extra brush on http://amzn.to/200aoGT is better

Best Dog Shampoo > http://amzn.to/1z1xBuI

Best Car Cleaning products

Sink / Toilet Unblocker > http://amzn.to/1GWtp1g

Best microfibre cloths > http://amzn.to/1CrPxB3

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Around the home

Best Doorbell > http://amzn.to/1QeDdaP

The best cable ties you can buy

The best cable ties you can buy

Best smoke alarm > http://amzn.to/1o9lLhk

Best Pressure Sprayer > http://amzn.to/1QeD3Qy

Best Geared Anvil Secateurs > http://amzn.to/1o9m3od

Best Weedkiller > http://amzn.to/1o9m7V1

Best repair material > http://amzn.to/1I4udBr

Best Ironing board > http://amzn.to/1rSMijN (10 year guarantee, great reviews)

Best Iron > http://amzn.to/1rSMnnE

Best drill bits > http://amzn.to/1z1x0ZX

Best laser Rangefinder > http://amzn.to/1CrOn8B

Best WorkBench > http://amzn.to/1CrOErX

Best Sellotape > http://amzn.to/13fDVmh

Best burglar deterrent > http://amzn.to/1z1yaVi & http://amzn.to/1CrP0Px

Best socket sets > http://amzn.to/1CrPl4N

Best document wallets > http://amzn.to/1z1xMWK

Best cable ties > http://amzn.to/1CrPrJA or http://amzn.to/1E6DGoG (whichever is cheaper at the time)

Best dog ‘bone’ > http://amzn.to/1CrOJvV
Expensive but they last ages, Boomer can testify to this.
However a Kong Extreme will last forever and you can fill with wet dog food and freeze > http://amzn.to/1CrQCc7 however it’s not anywhere near as good for their teeth

Best ways to keep your house warm

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