Brexit – Random Thoughts – Opinions

During a recent Presidential campaign, France expressed the opinion that Britain was making a mistake by leaving.

My understanding is that the remaining EU members discuss this within the EU parliament and form a united opinion.

Either you are part of the process or you aren’t.

Brian Collins.

The Night Manager (Season 1)

I started to watch this box set one evening and after the first episode found I just could not stop.

I spent the rest of the night watching the remainder of the series, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Tom Hiddleston was excellent and Hugh Laurie was very good (although he is better with a slightly more comedic role).

I don’t know about the timing but having watched this, I can understand why Tom might be considered for the role of James Bond.

I watched this as part of my Amazon Prime membership and would recommend it.

Brian Collins

Fast & Furious Franchise – Random Thoughts

Now we are on the release of Fast & Furious 8, I find myself thinking that I’m looking forward to seeing it.

Although the basic theme of the movies are more or less the same (fast cars & stunts), I find with each one that there is something new.

Long may they continue.

Brian Collins

HP Deskjet 3636 Printer

After my HP Deskjet F4580 failed, I decided to buy another HP to replace this as my, now old HP lasted a good 8 years with a lot of use.

As my printing needs are not as great as they used to be, I plumped for the HP Deskjet 3636 for several reasons.

  • Uses the HP Instant Ink facility which automatically orders ink when needed.
  • WIFI and Apple Airprint capability.
  • Scan & Copy features.
  • Price

Brian Collins

Surface 3 64GB

I’ve had this Microsoft Surface 3 64Gb for a couple of weeks now.

In a word “Impressive”.

At first, I was cautious about buying one of these, so I opted for the cheapest model at a reasonable £348 for the base unit, which in essence is a 10.8″ tablet.

I have since added a type keyboard and surface pen, I had an existing Bluetooth mouse to give me a range of options to control the computer in a variety of ways.

Without getting too technical, the processor is a Quad-core Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor – 1.6GHz with Intel Burst technology up to 2.4GHz, 2GB of Memory and 64GB of on board storage.

Plenty for everyday purposes.

Brian Collins


Elisa Live CCTV

Although I have an existing CCTV  system, I found the need to buy another two CCTV cameras.

I researched what was available and decided to buy WiFi connected cameras capable of transmitting HD resolution and recording.

At the time of purchase, I paid £29.99 each for the white model, which come with 30 days free upgraded features.

To continue with the upgraded features after the initial 30 days – costs £6.99 per camera for 1 or more (I opted to continue the upgraded features for only one camera) with an offer of 90 days for the price of 30.

A mobile App is available for download for iPhone, Windows and Android mobile phones and tablets.  You can also login through your internet browser to view your camera(s).

For the price (normally £99.99) of the camera and the upgraded service, I find this to be an excellent buy.

Brian Collins

Hubsan X4 H107D

Individuals who are just starting to get into the world of RC equipment may find it difficult to find the best drone, simply because they aren’t exactly sure what they are looking at. When I came across the Hubsan X4 H107D, I couldn’t help but to notice that it was the perfect drone for a beginner. Here’s what you should know about the Hubsan X4 H107D

The Hubsan X4 (H107FD) FPV Mini RTF Quadcopter is a lightweight quadcopter perfect for the hobbyist looking to learn first person video (FPV) flight. It’s powered by a rechargeable LiPO battery and comes equipped with a camera for taking both video and snapshots. In addition, this quad offers FPV flight thought its camera and remote. It’s easy to control and works well both indoors and outdoors. This quad is the ideal starting point for those who would like to practice using FPV on their aerial RC.