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Review: ROMOSS Sailing 3 – 7800mAh Power Bank Accessories 06 MAY 2015

Sigh, load shedding from Eskom is just such a pain now, isn’t it? Of course, working from home means I need to have a few things up and running for those 2 hour stretches without electricity, which then essentially boils down to me doing all of my work on a laptop, using mobile data via my Afrihost-branded Huawei wireless modem, and now supported by… a power bank.

Romoss Sailing 3 7800mAh Power Bank

Well, technically I don’t NEED a power bank, but every now and then I do forget – or don’t have the chance – to either charge my phone or my wireless modem, thereby rendering them useless when they inevitably run out of power halfway through a load shed period.

Wanting something portable and which would be useful for extended journeys say on a plane, train or long walk in the mountains, I started looking at power banks – and found a pretty well priced one via Takealot (I paid R301 for it).

The ROMOSS sailing 3 forms part of ROMOSS’ sailing series of tablet and phone charging power banks. Using built-in Samsung battery cells, these power banks provide good, reliable and longer battery life – and come with a host of nifty little tricks and features up their sleeve!

My sailing 3 sits more or less in the middle of the series, weighing in with a decent 7800mAh battery – enough for MORE than just a couple charges of my Huawei Ascend P6 and other USB-charged battery devices!

The device is extremely well built – alloy plastic body (PC+ABS) – solid, rugged, and heavy, but at the same time is a thing of beauty, sleek, beautiful lines with almost invisible seams. I genuinely do like it.

Plus, it is packed with some pretty nifty features.

So apart from its very good 7800mAh charge, it also features quite a wide compatibility list in terms of USB-charged devices, thanks to ROMOSS’ so-called Fitcharge Technology that automatically detects the input current demand of different devices to thus try and match their charging needs. It also appears to enjoy a particularly efficient power conversion rate, and its clever design allows for sync charge – essentially you can charge the power bank even whilst it in turn is busy charging your device!

Oh, and did I mention that it has two USB outputs which means dual output – i.e. you can charges two devices at once! (Note though, the two outputs are rated at different strengths. Usually you’ll just stick to the stronger, fast charge 2.1A port in practice. Nevertheless, still a useful feature to have!)

It self charges pretty quickly as well, thanks to its built-in 2.1A input, and because of its multi-protective circuit design and engineering, it offers quite a bit of protection to itself and your charging devices:

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Save Money by buying Online with Coupons, Vouchers and Daily Deals!
[Partner Content] 13 MAR 2015

There is no doubt that as our courier services become better and more efficient, online shopping becomes a more and more attractive option for grabbing those things that you want – without the hassle of actually going to a crowded mall on a Saturday morning, where no doubt you will be assaulted by dozens of sugar-hyped kids tearing about.

In general, items bought online are cheaper than the equivalent in a traditional brick and mortar store simply because of the reduced overhead costs. Of course, this money saving tip makes us smile to no end, but what REALLY makes us smile is when we manage to get those cheaper items for even cheaper still – enter the world of coupons, vouchers and promotions then.

As a kid I remember those big coupon sheets that the grocery stores used to print out in the newspapers, which were then dutifully snipped out and stored by mom, only to be triumphantly brandished as we hit the till on our next big monthly shop.

Those days have to a large part ended, the printed coupons that is, but you’ll be surprised to know that the concept of vouchers and coupons live on in today’s digital world – all designed to drive more sales of course!

(Come on, we know that the shops aren’t really interested in saving us money – they want more sales and we want cheap deals. Seems like a mutually satisfying arrangement to me.)

Anyway, newcomer to the digital realm of coupons, vouchers and promotions is IntheCity, billed as your best local online shopping mall. Essentially they aggregate a large number of coupons, vouchers and deals for a variety of South African online retailers, all cleverly and presented in one good looking web location.

Their portfolio covers a large range of retail, sports, electronic, fashion, gifts, books and clothing offers and deals, and with a popular daily newsletter bringing all of the latest savings directly to your inbox, IntheCity certainly looks to be a great way to save those few extra Rands!

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And When I’m Not Careful During Online Shopping… My Life 17 JUN 2010

Oops. Don’t you just hate it when you make a mistake and can’t blame anyone else but yourself for being negligent?

Man, I hate it. And I just suffered a prime example of it too. Now I’ve taken to online shopping quite well actually, having over the last couple of years happily made numerous purchases from my favourite online retailers Take 2 and Kalahari.net. But as experienced as I am, I do sometimes get it wrong – like with the package I received on Tuesday morning for example! :)

For any of those who do know me quite well, you’ll know of my fondness for all things anime, manga and Jackie Chan related, meaning that needless to say (and much to Chantelle’s chagrin), the last bumper package came bearing instances of all three items. However, after happily unbundling, cataloguing and storing my newly purchased DVDs, I turned my attention to my new manga additions…

Naruto volume 2, ZombiePowder volume 4, Eyeshield 21 volume 5, all wonderful additions to my small floating bookshelf, my happiness brightly shining through my cheeks as I happily hummed along, until I got to RahXephon volume 1 by Hiroshi Ohnogi…

…and realised that I had mistakenly bought a light novel instead of a manga tankobon!

Doh!! So straight into the bin for this one and one solid face palm awarded to myself!

The book cover that tricked me...

Sigh. I’ll be more careful in the future, promise! :P

Ooh, Nice Haul General Nonsense 09 AUG 2008

Ooh, the order I placed while trying to cheer myself up after the whole ‘shit with my work situation hit the fan’ finally arrived this week and boy am I happy – what a nice haul if I say so myself :)

Included in my parcel is: Jackie Chan’s Shanghai Knights, the animated Batman: Mystery Of Batwoman and Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, Gureko Nankin’s Imperfect Hero volume 1 manga and the Hulk: The Movie graphic novel.

And to make things even more perfect, Chantelle is working this weekend, giving me plenty of time to watch animated movies and read black and white manga without interruption. (Sorry babes, but I know you don’t enjoy this stuff!)

Ah, and in case you know me and are thinking that that seems like quite a bit of shopping for me, never fear, I got all of it at basement bargain prices! :)

Thanks Kalahari for actually being cheaper than Take 2 for a change.

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