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Tuesday Deals: Action Cameras, Smartphones, Wireless Speakers, and More [UK]

Today we have deals on action cameras, UK smartphone manufacturer Wileyfox’s Swift 2 Plus, Roberts DAB Radios, Anker Bluetooth Speakers, and affordable accessories. GoPro might be the best known action camera, but there are plenty of great competitors on the market at a fraction of the cost. Campark’s ACT76 offers built-in Wi-Fi connection, a 170 degree wide angle lens, and a 16MP camera.

The camera’s software allows for looped recordings, timelapse photography, and slow-mo videos. Afforable Android phones are one of the best perks of the OS. The Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus supports 4G, includes 32GB of storage, 16MP primary camera/8MP front camera, and USB C connection.

Etch A SketchRoberts Vintage DAB/DAB+/FM RDS Portable Radio with Built in Battery Charger – Pastel CreamRoberts Vintage DAB/DAB+/FM RDS Portable Radio with Built in Battery Charger – Pastel Cream Buy Now At Amazon[4] Even in a world of Internet radio, a well designed, standalone radio can still be a great addition to the home.

Roberts DAB radios are some of the best-selling down to their pleasing design and ease of use. This model features a rechargeable battery for up to 80 hours of playback. Bluetooth speakers offer incredible convenience allowing you to wirelessly play music and other audio at better quality than your smartphone’s speaker.

Anker’s Speaker supports up to six hours of playback on one charge, and stereo sound for an immersive experience. Hama USB 2.0 Hub 1:4, black, bus-poweredHama USB 2.0 Hub 1:4, black, bus-powered To connect up to 4 USB devices (e.g. printer, scanner …) to one USB port Buy Now At Amazon £10.49[6][7] A USB hub is a feature of modern life with so many peripherals and devices supporting the standard.

While there are faster USB standards like USB 3.0[8], many computers don’t have 3.0 ports. So a reasonably priced, small and unobtrusive USB 2.0 hub is almost a necessary accessory. Relative to other modern technology, the Aux cable seems of a past-age.

However, there are plenty of uses for them – even as a backup for Bluetooth audio-streaming connections.

Aukey’s nylon braided cable is incredibly durable and affordable.

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Hidden Feature in Facebook: Gather Recommendations From Friends

When creating a new post on Facebook, there are a ton of extras you can add to your updates: feelings or activities, change the update’s background color, tag friends, and more. But there’s one relatively hidden feature 21 More Facebook Tricks & Features You Should Be Using[2] 21 More Facebook Tricks & Features You Should Be Using It’s tough to keep up with every feature and setting that Facebook introduces. Here are another 21 features, tips and tricks that could change the way you use Facebook. Read More[3][4] that many don’t know about: asking for recommendations from friends.[1] You may have seen friends on Facebook sharing posts in which they ask for recommendations, and the posts are clearly labeled as requests.

Facebook doesn’t make it very clear how to create these types of posts, but it couldn’t be easier. When you go to create a new post, all you have to do is phrase it as a clear request for suggestions — or better yet, include the word “recommendation(s)” in your post and Facebook will automatically label it as a request.

If you include a city name in your request, after you post your request, Facebook will give you the option of adding a map. Hidden Feature in Facebook: Gather Recommendations From Friends FBRecommendations2 However, it isn’t foolproof.

When we tried, certain questions weren’t picked up by Facebook as a request for recommendations. For example, asking for suggestions on good books to read didn’t work. If you want to be sure your post will be labeled as a request for recommendations before hitting the post button, under Feelings/Activity you can select Looking for > Recommendations. You can get even more specific with the type of recommendation if you want.

You can also easily create a recommendation post by clicking the Ask for Recommendations button on this page[5].

What do you think of Facebook’s recommendations feature?

Let us know in the comments.

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