Emma Original Mattress
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Emma Original Mattress

A great all-round mattress, the Emma Original Mattress is comfortable, deals with heat well and is very well priced. It’s hard to beat this mattress for convenience, either, as the cover can be easily removed for washing. Those that prefer a slightly more luxurious feel may want a firmer, hybrid mattress, but for everyone else, Read more

Numatic Henry HVR160
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Numatic Henry HVR160

A proper design classic, the Numatic Henry HVR160 isn’t just a cute face – it’s an exceptionally powerful vacuum cleaner with huge bags. It cleans all surfaces brilliantly, and is easy enough to push around. However, its high suction power can make the floor head a little tough to manoeuvre across some surfaces, and it Read more

Hyde & Sleep Hybrid Raspberry
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Hyde & Sleep Hybrid Raspberry

A medium-firm mattress, the Hyde & Sleep Hybrid Raspberry has a soft sink-into-it feel and a nice cover, but I found it a little too soft, lacking sufficient support. Movement insulation and heat dissipation also lagged behind the competition in my tests. Pros Nice cover Soft foam Cons Motion insulation not very good Retains heat Read more

Ansmann MaxE AA 2500
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Ansmann MaxE AA 2500

Offering an excellent compromise between price, performance and reliability, the Ansmann MaxE AA 2500 deliver a punch and can be used up to 1000 times before having to be replaced. For demanding use, where you need longevity, these batteries are a great choice. Pros Long-lasting charge High number of charge cycles High capacity in tests Read more

BT Hybrid Connect
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BT Hybrid Connect

A flexible and well-priced upgrade to an existing BT broadband connection, the BT Hybrid Connect uses EE 4G network as a backup. Offering excellent nationwide coverage and speeds, the EE network provided a decent backup to my main connection. The minor downsides are that system can be slow to switch over, plus having to power Read more

Eneloop Pro AA
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Eneloop Pro AA

The Eneloop Pro AA rechargeable batteries delivered a lot of power in my tests, making them suitable for the most demanding applications. However, as good as they are, they’re also super-expensive, especially considering they offer a lifetime of 500 cycles. There are higher-capacity batteries available for less. Pros Very high capacities Retain their charge Cons Read more

GP ReCyko 2100mAh AA
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GP ReCyko 2100mAh AA

Capable of handling a greater number of recharge cycles than the higher-capacity version of this batteries, the GP ReCyko 2100mAh AA are decent mid-range units that hold their charge. However, these batteries aren’t the cheapest available – you can pick up higher-capacity units for less. Pros Retains charge Decent number of charge cycles Tested capacity Read more

Breville Bijou Espresso Machine VCF149
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Breville Bijou Espresso Machine VCF149

Cheap and compact, the Breville Bijou Espresso Machine VCF149 will easily fit into any kitchen. For those looking to get started with making espresso, it’s a great basic machine. However, I found that coffee poured too fast and was a little too hot. Milk frothing was better, though. If you want something cheap, then this Read more

Varta Recharge Accu Solar 800mAh
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Varta Recharge Accu Solar 800mAh

The low capacity may seem alarming, but that’s because the Varta Recharge Accu Solar 800mAh are built to be used in solar lights, which don’t require as much power. Designed for high-frequency charging, these are a great replacement for existing batteries, for when you want to bring your solar lights back to life. Pros Good Read more

GP ReCyko 2600mAh AA
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GP ReCyko 2600mAh AA

In my tests, the GP ReCyko 2600mAh AA were found to offer very high capacity. However, since these batteries are rated to only last for 300 charge cycles, retaining only 50% of charge over a year, there are better options for those looking for greater flexibility.  Pros High capacity Maintains capacity over charge cycles Cons Read more