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Dash cams

Review: Garmin Dash Cam Mini

The Garmin Dash Cam Mini is the smallest dash camera we've ever tested and you'd be hard-pressed to find anything smaller on the market. At just 5cm long it's smaller than most car keys, which means it can sit pretty much unnoticed in your windscreen. There's no screen but it can be set up using the Garmin Drive app, which also lets you view, edit and download (or send) footage thanks to the built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. While it may be small,...

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Car electronics

Review: Moshi SnapTo Magnetic Car Mount with Wireless Charging

The Moshi SnapTo Magnetic Car Mount with Wireless Charging is a bit of mouthful to say but is actually...

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Dash cams

Review: Nextbase 422GW

The 422GW sits alongside the 522GW and 222  in Nextbase's newest range of dash cameras. Priced at...

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Review: Nextbase 522GW dash camera

The 522GW is the top spec, updated incarnation of the 512GW in Nextbase's brand-new dash cam range...

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Dash Cams

Dash cam buying advice guide

When it comes to picking a dash cam, there is a range of different options out there. These are the things you need to consider when deciding which one to opt for.

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Top 10: Best value dash cameras

The sheer number of dash cams on the market can be a bit overwhelming, so we've rounded up our favourite ten when it comes to value for money.

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Review: Nextbase 522GW dash camera

The 522GW is the top spec, updated incarnation of the 512GW in Nextbase's brand-new dash cam range...

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Review: Garmin 66W

The 66W is the top of the range dash cam in Garmin's newest range. Along with the basic Gamin Mini dash...

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Top 10: Dash cams under £50 2019

Features, footage quality and durability of dash cams can vary widely from one to the next, but a low price doesn't necessarily mean a bad dash cam. Here are ten of our favourites for under 50 quid.

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Mowers and Garden Equipment

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Review: Hayter Harrier 48 roller mower

The Hayter Harrier 48 is a roller mower that is designed to leave your lawn looking well-trimmed with...

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Review: Seedball

Seedballs are designed to make sowing seeds incredibly easy and create beautiful wildflower patches...

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Review: Flymo 1200R robot lawn mower

The Flymo 1200R sits at the more affordable end of the robot lawn mower market and is designed for...

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Review: Honda Versatool

The Honda Versatool is designed to take on a huge range of gardening tasks. With eight push-and-click...

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Review: Green and Blue Bee Bricks & Blocks

Green & Blue’s Bee Block is a modern and stylish take on the bee hotel - designed to help solitary...

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Review: Flymo Mighti Mo 300 Li cordless mower

The Mighti Mo 300 Li is Flymo's only cordless mower competing with the Bosch Rotak range and similar...

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Scooters & Motorcycles

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Top 10: 125cc motorcycles 2019

We’ve chosen the 10 best 125cc motorcycles you can ride after passing a CBT test and still with L-plates. This selection also promises to keep you entertained after you’ve passed your full motorcycle test so you won’t feel the need, or financial pain, of having to swap to something bigger straight away. The list is in price order.

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Review: Yamaha MT-09

The MT-09 has done more to reinvigorate Yamaha’s road bike reputation than any of its other machines...

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Top 10: Cafe racers

Cafe Racers are all the rage right now, so we've compiled our top 10 options based on price, style and performance.

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Review: Honda Forza 300

Quick note: We've got a brand-new motorcycle and scooter expert on Honest John Kit, so if you have...

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Top 10: Motorcycle Jackets under £100

Whether you're just getting into motorcycles or you're a seasoned rider looking for a budget jacket, we've picked our ten favourite jackets that are currently under £100.

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Top 10: Maxi scooters 2019

In this Top 10, we’ve homed in on the maxi scooters that will get you there in the most comfort and the best value. Some require different licence categories than others, so check your entitlement and take a test ride before you buy.

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Motorhome & Camper Van Kit

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Top 20: Camper van essentials

From crockery to mobile Wi-Fi, here are 20 products that will make your camper van life easier.

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Review: Campingaz Camp Bistro 2 stove

A simple one burner stove, the Campingaz Camp Bistro 2 comes with its own plastic carry case and includes...

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Review: TomTom Go Camper

A TomTom sat nav for camper van drivers and those towing a caravan. This means you get all of the route...

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Review: Sealey Portable Charcoal BBQ

Sealey's Portable Charcoal BBQ is a compact cooker that costs roughly £30 to buy new. The barrel shaped...

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Top 10: Best portable toilets for camper vans and motorhomes

You can't avoid dealing with the inevitable, so get your plumbing sorted efficiently and cheaply with these ten portable toilets.

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Review: Everdure CUBE by Heston Blumenthal

The Everdure CUBE is a portable charcoal BBQ made up of a porcelain enamel firebox with a food-grade...

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Headphones and Speakers

Review: Marshall Kilburn II

In the overcrowded Bluetooth speaker market, it takes something special to stand out. Marshall leans...

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Review: Sennheiser PXC 550 headphones

The Sennheiser PXC 550 were released at the end of 2016, but they're still enduringly popular and manage...

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Review: Revonext RX8 in-ear headphones

RevoNext is a relative newcomer to the headphone market, with the company being founded in 2015 by a...

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Review: Zenbre Z8Plus bluetooth speaker

The Zenbre Z8Plus is a Bluetooth speaker, which sits amongst the hundreds of Bluetooth speakers you'll...

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Review: Cambridge Audio YOYO (S) speaker

The YOYO (S), which stands for small, is a compact, wool-covered speaker from British brand Cambridge...

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Garage Tools & Equipment

Review: Honda Versatool

The Honda Versatool is designed to take on a huge range of gardening tasks. With eight push-and-click...

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Review: Ring RTC200 tyre inflator

The RTC200 is Ring's new, analogue tyre compressor. The new machine signals a big departure away from...

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Review: CTEK MXS 5.0 12v battery charger

Whether you own a modern car or a classic, a battery charger is an essential bit of kit — especially...

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Review: Sealey 5W Cree Head Torch with auto sensor

Head torches aren’t just for miners, you know. Whether you’re a weekend fettler tucked under a car who...

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Review: Sealey PW2200 Pressure Washer

Sealey is a big name in tools and garage products, but you might not be aware that they do electricals...

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Home Electronics

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Review: Dyson V11 Absolute vacuum cleaner

Dyson's V11 cordless vacuum cleaner is much more of an evolution than a complete reinvention of its...

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Review: Melitta CI Touch coffee machine

The Melitta CI Touch is a fully automatic bean to cup coffee machine that provides up to 10 pre-programmed...

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Review: Karcher FC5 Hard Floor Cleaner

The idea behind the Karcher FC5 is simple. Instead of different machines and equipment for vacuuming,...

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Review: Hive Active Heating 2

The Hive is probably the most well-known smart thermostat system in the UK, competing against the likes...

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Review: Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

The Amazon Echo Dot is a tiny Wi-Fi-connected speaker, a smaller version of the Amazon Echo, designed...

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Review: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Like its vacuum cleaner  and  purifying fans , Dyson's Supersonic hair dryer is a reinvention of the...

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Experience Days

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Top 10: Budget petrolhead experience days

The experience day market is a haven for bargain-seekers right now, with all the big players competing to offer the best deal. Here are ten of the best for those wanting to spend less than £150, and much less than that for most of these...

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Review: Crystal Maze LIVE Experience

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is a faithful recreation of the 1990s game show hosted by Richard...

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Top 10: Track Experiences

Few of us can afford the luxury of a track-day machine, but thankfully there are a stack of circuit-based experiences for a fraction of the price. Try our pick of ten high-octane activities at a range of price points.

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Review: Land Rover Start Off Road experience

Varying amounts of peace and quiet depending on how much you spend. Unlike many similar experiences,...

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Top 10: Experience days

Experience days don’t have to be about tearing around a deserted airfield in someone else’s car. Thrills, adventures and delights come in all shapes and sizes; here are ten non-automotive experiences that are sure to deliver.

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Review: Virgin Supercar Experience

You’ve read about them, seen them on telly and possibly drooled at one burbling past you on the street,...

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Cycling

Mio Cyclo 210

Mio is a company associated with automotive tech such as dashcams and sat navs, but it’s also making...

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Beeline

Even the most basic bike computers like the Mio Cyclo 210 and Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt are becoming increasingly...

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Hovding

The Hovding 2.0 is the latest generation of the Hovding airbag for urban cyclists. Worn around your...

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Hiplok Z-Lok

A reusable zip tie with a steel core, essentially. If you want to secure your bike (or pretty much anything,...

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Thule Raingutter bike rack

A clash of cultures. The world seems to have embraced cycling, and despite the 'them and us' approach...

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Kit Awards 2019

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Dash Camera of the Year shortlist

Dash cameras are increasing in popularity, with some car manufacturers even including onboard cameras to record footage while you drive. We've tested a whole range of dash cams over the last 12 months. See which five made the cut for our Honest John Kit 2019 Awards shortlist.

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Dash Camera under £100 shortlist

Dash cameras are becoming increasingly popular and, as such, the amount of budget cameras is now far greater than even 12 months ago. So, without further ado, here are our picks for the best five dash cams you can buy for £100 or less.

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Group 0+/1 Child Car Seat of the Year shortlist

There are a lot of great Group 0+/1 child car seats on the market, but knowing which ones offer the best safety, versatility and ease of fitting is tough. That's why we've picked our favourite five to make narrowing down your choice easier.

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125cc Motorcycle of the Year shortlist

125cc motorbikes are small, light, cheap to run, immune from traffic jams and usually free to park - making them ideal for urban commuters. We've ridden some great 125s over the last 12 months, but these are our top five.

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Interior Car Care product of the Year shortlist

Does your car need a little bit of TLC to restore it to its former glory? Well, we've compiled our five favourite Interior Car Care products from the last 12 months - including interior cleaners and battery chargers.

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Car Security product of the year shortlist

In 2018, nearly 120,000 thefts were reported, the equivalent of one being stolen every five minutes or 300 a day. So, we've rounded up our five favourite car security products from the last 12 months - including trackers, wheel locks and signal blocking pouches - to help you keep your pride and joy safe and sound where it belongs.

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Gift Ideas

Review: Moshi SnapTo Magnetic Car Mount with Wireless Charging

The Moshi SnapTo Magnetic Car Mount with Wireless Charging is a bit of mouthful to say but is actually...

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Review: Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

The Amazon Echo Dot is a tiny Wi-Fi-connected speaker, a smaller version of the Amazon Echo, designed...

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Review: Green and Blue Bee Bricks & Blocks

Green & Blue’s Bee Block is a modern and stylish take on the bee hotel - designed to help solitary...

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Review: Mud & Bloom subscription box

There's no shortage of subscription boxes for children, ranging from arts and crafts to science and...

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Review: Hornit Clug bike clip

The world's smallest bike rack, according to Hornit anyway. Aimed at cyclists who have precious little...

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