Protect yourself with The RAC02 CarCam From Proofcam.

Hello Everyone,

I have recently received an excellent piece of kit, The RAC02 CarCam with GPS courtesy of ProofCam to review. For those of you that aren’t aware of ProofCam, they are a specialist company that sell in Car safety cameras.  Before receiving this piece of kit I had thought about getting one for the protection of my family when on the road. So I am delighted to be reviewing this product and sharing it with you.

Here you can see a picture of the box the RAC02  Carcam is the Version with GPS.

rac02Included in the box is:

– RAC02 GPS Digital CarCam

– Mounting braket

– GPS module cable

– Cigar Lighter Power Adaptor

– USB Cable

– 8Gb micro SD memory card

This camera retails at r.r.p. £149.99

On opening the box, everything included was neatly wrapped separately. I really liked the set up of The user manual as it was really clear to understand and gave picture examples. So even for those of us that are not too tech savvy it was easy to comprehend.

The Camera unit itself is a very impressively compact device, I love the design and how simple it is to access the functions using the buttons at the bottom of the camera as seen in the photos below.

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The RAC02 CarCam has a Lithium ion battery which can be charged using the USB cable provided, you simply connect to your computer and it takes approx. 1 hour to charge. However it is important to note that the Rac02 CarCam is designed to be used with the charger in the car (12v socket) as the battery has very limited power without. Setting up the camera takes a matter of a few minutes and the GPS is picked up within a few seconds. Another feature that’s great is that it automatically comes on when you start the ignition and also turns itself off when you switch off your engine (This works when the Cigar Power Adapter is connected). An Amazing feature is that it allows you to take still images so if you are involved in a collision you can take pictures at the scene which could be vital evidence.

So I thought I would share some footage with you of me driving during the day in peak traffic. Please note if the video is jumpy it is the pot holes in the road that I have gone over. I think when watching the video back the recording quality is superb from this clever little device.

Take a look and see what you think.

So I bet your thinking what are the benefits of having a CarCam? Well, let me tell you there are lots of benefits of using such a device. For myself as a busy mum it gives me peace of mind that if an accident occurs I will have evidence of the unfortunate event and how it occurred. This information can then be downloaded and forwarded to the police and the insurance company. Also their is a potential to save money as some insurance companies offer driver discounts where CarCam is in use. So by having this device you could be not only saving money but also benefit by proving you were not at fault in a no fault collision which will help to keep your no claims intact.

Overall, I would definitely recommend the RAC02 CarCam GPS, if your looking to purchase such device this model is one to consider. Unfortunately, we live in a world where Scam car crashes seem to be on the increase. So why not protect yourself and your family from extra expense.

For more information visit the ProofCam website – http://proofcam.com

Visit them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ProofCam

Follow them on Twitter – https://twitter.com/ProofCam

Happy Driving, stay safe

Cathy x

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Fan-Tastic from Xpelair ‘The 18″ Circulator Fan’

I have recently been sent an 18″ circulator Fan from Xpelair which is great for those really hot summer days. Not that we have had many yet but we can live in hope. However, on a more serious note lets talk about Xpelair and their fabulous product.

The company Xpelair are a leading company that develop and manufacture ventilation products. It is a professional trusted brand which is sold internationally and is recognised worldwide as a reputable ventilation company.

The Fan featured in this review is the 18″ Circulator Fan from Xpelair’s Classic range. In their Classic Fan range they offer 3 models which are suitable for use in the home, office or even larger areas. These models include:

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  • the 16″ Pedestal Fan
  • the  18″ Circulator Fan.

My first impressions of this fan were that it is very stylish. As you can see in the picture it has a lovely chrome finish and is modern in design. The size of this model is ideal for larger areas and households.

The chrome finish of the unit makes this fan more attractive and appealing. The Xpelair logo displays on the central display. A Fantastic feature which I love is the chrome safety grill, as the grill holes are small so minimises the risk of any accidents when the kids are around (However, adult supervision is recommended when fan is in use).

Operating this Fan is very simple once plugged in there is a dial on the back of the unit with three speed settings. Once turned on the 3 impeller blades effectively deliver airflow efficiency immediately. I have to say this is a very powerful, capable piece of equipment and is well engineered.

For a larger Fan Its great design makes it practical for use in the home as it is slim enough to store away when in the upright position.

The dimensions are as follows: 545mm (Height) x 540mm (Width) x 250mm (Diameter).

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This model also has an adjustable tilt feature which is perfect for ensuring efficient airflow in the direction you need. The base is sturdy and safe and holds the main unit securely. I have not found anything negative to say about this product although, I will mention that it can create some noise due to its power when in operation as do all fans of course!!!

Overall, I love this Fan and its features, so if you are looking to make a purchase of a new Fan this summer then consider buying one from Xpelair. I sincerely think you will not be disappointed. As I am made up with mine.

If your looking for superb quality at an affordable price then why not visit their website https://www.xpelair.co.uk/catalogue/domestic-and-light-commercial/air-circulation/classic-fans/

or

Visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Xpelair?fref=ts

Many Thanks for reading

Cathy x

Super Budget smart phone

Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo Pay as you go Handset In Black

I recently purchased this item for my son for his birthday after doing some research into cheaper smartphones as i didn’t want to spend a fortune. This models RRP is £75. I was able to purchase from Amazon for £60. So got a bargain.

This specfic model runs on:20150717_123130

  • Android Kitkat
  • is 4G ready
  • Has an impressive 4.5 inch touch screen
  • 5 megapixel camera which is more than sufficient
  • 4GB expandable memory with the use of a memory card if purchased separately.

As you can see in the picture this android phone comes with pre-loaded apps as standard. The screen quality is superb for its low price. The camera is takes good quality snaps.

This model has several qualities and features which i love including:

  • fast easy internet assess,
  • downloading apps is quick and simple from the google play store
  • Bulit in battery saver
  • Flashlight
  • voice search

There are obviously some negatives to this device which include:

  • Battery life isn’t great
  • There doesn’t appear to be a shortcut to shutdown running apps so this eats battery power.

Overall, i feel the negatives of this device are massively outweighed by its qualities and for a budget smart phone it is more than capable on performance. If you are looking for a smart phone that wont cost £100’s then this is seriously one to consider and not rule out. My son is very happy and finds it easy to use so i am delighted with the purchase.

Many Thanks for reading

Cathy x

Hoover Steamjet steam mop

Hoover SteamJet Dual Head SSN1700 Steam Mop

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I was recently given the chance to review The Hoover Steamjet Dual Head steam mop By ao.com. This model comes with 2 microfibre pad cloths so you can use one and wash one. I like that this steam mop is able to kill 99% of germs and bacteria. it also has a handy triangular brush head which comes away from the base for reaching into corners and scrubbing stubborn areas. The mop does leave the floor a little wet after using but that dries within minutes. suitable for most types of flooring including tiles, wooden floor, vinyl.

if you are considering buying a steam mop this model is really good and gives results.

Here is my video review of this product:

Hoover SteamJet Dual Head SSN1700 Steam Mop: https://youtu.be/pUUWWFwTJtQ

Great product would recommend.