The New Year is the perfect time to de-clutter. Sorting out and recycling your old tech is a great start and a good way to get organised for 2019. It seems an average family may have up to £800 of old, unwanted tech sitting around at home just waiting to be recycled.
Independent mobile phone recycling comparison site, www.compareandrecycle.co.uk, is urging people to de-clutter in January and clear out their old unwanted tech for a fresh start to the New Year. It reveals that the old tech lying around your home could be worth up to £800 if you recycle it plus you’ll be helping the planet by reducing your digital waste.
Selling your old tech can really help offset some of the Christmas excess and give your bank balance a much-needed boost – …
Do you know that you can get browser extensions that just sit there and help you save money by reminding you to get cashback or use vouchers. Here are a few that I like the sound of.
The TopCashback Notifier
What is the Cashback Notifier?
The TopCashback Cashback Notifier helps members remember to earn cashback when buying online. It’s a small browser add-on that members can install which alerts them if they are on a website which offers cashback. When searching on Google it will also show which brands offer cashback with TopCashback and what the current rates are.
How does the Cashback Notifier work?
The Cashback Notifier will appear as a narrow strip across users’ computer screens (usually at the top of the browser). When searching Google, members will be able to see the …
Stick vacuums are a fantastic resource to help you keep your house clean. They are small, lightweight, and easy to use. Available in all shapes and sizes and, depending on your needs, you can find a high quality inexpensive option that will do a great job.
Generally speaking, all stick vacuums fall into one of three categories. The first category is your entry-level stick vacuums. These stick vacuums work best on hardwood floor and low pile carpet. They are lightweight, and will do an adequate job picking up a spill, or for a quick vacuum. They are inexpensive, usually coming in under £40.
The second category of stick vacuums has all the qualities of the first, but is also able to vacuum well on thicker carpet. This takes a lot more suction power, and requires …
From fruity treats and fairy cakes to tempting tray bakes and crowd-pleasing three-tier cakes, Aldi is making baking easier than ever with its new Summer Baking range, available in stores and online on 27th August.
Budding bakers can create the perfect cake with a Classic Stand Mixer (£64.99), including a six-speed rotary control with a balloon whisk, beater and dough hook. With four colours to choose from, it should hopefully fit in with most of your colour scheems.
Aldi’s Sweet Treat Maker (£19.99) will take the stress out of whipping up homemade goodies. Choose from teacake maker, mini pancake maker or waffle maker. Featuring automatic temperature control, an auto-lock clip and cord-wrap for compact, upright storage, this great-value gadget (see pic below) will leave bakers tucking in to tasty treats in no time.
With a …
Couldn’t resist sharing this one with you! Even though I’m tone deaf (apparently!) I love karaoke, though I don’t fancy a big bulky box, so this Lucky Voice kit is the business.
Lucky Voice, the company behind the kit is ramping up the festive spirit this Black Friday, slashing the prices of an array of at-home Karaoke Kits by up to 33%.
The at-home Karaoke Kits – are perfect for getting the party started and remind me of when we first got Wii Dance…everyone was queuing up to have a go. The microphone comes in a host of fun colours (from hot pink to electric blue). I have the pink cos I am girly. They are usually priced at £50, going up to £60 for the gold version. This year however, Christmas is coming early …
Wow, this VQ Retro Mk II radio is just gorgeous, a great gift idea or just a beautiful piece of tech that will look stunning in your home.
Currently the radio and rechargeable battery pack are a steal at £89.99 at Sainsbury’s stores – this bundle is usually a minimum of £120 so a decent saving, the battery pack which makes it portable alone being around £20 – £30. Check out PriceSpy to confirm.
As well as being a DAB radio, it’s a handy and stylish docking station with …
So I rarely write about one off bargains, but this caught my eye.
Weighing less than 5kg, this ultra-lightweight bagless vacuum cleaner from Vax is really easy to carry around the house, so you’ll have the cleaning done in no time. Clever multi-cyclonic technology separates dirt and dust from air which helps to create powerful suction on both carpets and hard floors – giving your surfaces an effective clean. It comes with a range of attachments, including the Turbo Tool which is designed to pick up stubborn dirt and hairs from hard to reach areas – so it’s great if you keep pets.
This offer will run on AO.com on a when its gone basis.…
As a woman who gets lost in her home town, I concur that there is nothing worse than being lost – especially if you have a car full of tired kids or bags of shopping defrosting in the boot. No matter where you are, one way to make sure this does not happen and you find the quickest way home – is a trusty satnav.
Well I have one inbuilt in my car, but if you don’t take a look at Navmii – a FREE smart navigation and traffic app for iOS and Android. The Navmii app does not cost a penny, but the real savings come in the shape of its offline maps. The navigation function works perfectly offline, even in the middle of nowhere, directing you to your destination without gobbling up expensive …
Epson’s new EcoTank range of printers/scanner/copiers says goodbye to expensive cartridges and instead you use refillable ink tank technology. Now this is music to my ears, especially when the cartridges for our Kyocera printer cost around £400, and Ecotank inks cost less than £10 a colour.
The printer costs from £153 for the basic model to £350 for the ET-4550 which I tested out. There is also a model that prints up to A3 pages, but that’s not usual is it really? The ET-4550 comes with eight ink bottles that should last two years! You don’t waste ink – or money – with individual inks, as you only replace the colour used, and with the 8 bottles supplied, I should be able to print 11,000 pages. With the bottles coming in under £10 each, there …
I have a rather pricy Surface (great birthday present), but I don’t want to spend that much on a tablet for the kids.
So when I heard about Venturer tablets coming in at less than £150, I got a little excited. But when I heard that they were survived undamaged in a drop test, I got more excited. There were tested alongside the Surface 3, Lenovo and Asus devices at heights of 0.7m and 1.2m in a factory drop test which involves dropping the same device on at least 6 different sides and corners. The only tablets that passed at 1.2M were the Venturer ones. Let’s just say we’re a clumsy family, so maybe a good solution for us!