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  1. No customs risk. It'll ship from the UK if they happen to be holding stock else China to UK warehouse then on, no customs risk.
  2. Delivery will probably be a little longer in my experience but that aside, no, no real catch.
  3. We've had a few questions sent in to the support team around MoDaCo and GDPR, so this post is a quick reminder of key aspects of how we handle your data and how you can exercise your GDPR rights. We've kept it short and simple to make things easy to understand. Consent We will not send non transactional site emails to anyone who didn't explicitly opt in to them, a sign up change we made recently. You can change this setting after signup by editing your profile on the sent. Removal If you wish to be removed from the site completely, simply use the contact form at the bottom of every single page. This will raise a ticket with our support team, who will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible to confirm this is complete. Any content you posted will no longer be credited to your username. Export We can provide an export of your profile and your content for data portability reasons. Again, use the contact form to raise a ticket with our support team. Correction If you feel any information about you is incorrectly represented on the site, please raise it with us and we will investigate. Other If you have any questions at all, we're here to help. Drop us a ticket, again using the contact form at the bottom of every page, and one of the team will be in touch. Thanks for being part of MoDaCo!
  4. We've had a few questions sent in to the support team around MoDaCo and GDPR, so this post is a quick reminder of key aspects of how we handle your data and how you can exercise your GDPR rights. We've kept it short and simple to make things easy to understand. Consent We will not send non transactional site emails to anyone who didn't explicitly opt in to them, a sign up change we made recently. You can change this setting after signup by editing your profile on the sent. Removal If you wish to be removed from the site completely, simply use the contact form at the bottom of every single page. This will raise a ticket with our support team, who will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible to confirm this is complete. Any content you posted will no longer be credited to your username. Export We can provide an export of your profile and your content for data portability reasons. Again, use the contact form to raise a ticket with our support team. Correction If you feel any information about you is incorrectly represented on the site, please raise it with us and we will investigate. Other If you have any questions at all, we're here to help. Drop us a ticket, again using the contact form at the bottom of every page, and one of the team will be in touch. Thanks for being part of MoDaCo! View full item
  5. For Android users (or maybe it's just me), there's little that compares to the joy of getting a system update. By the same token, there's little that is as frustrating as the dreaded 'staged rollout', aka everyone else getting updates before you. If you are a OnePlus owner, Oxygen Updater is here to ease your pain! Free from the Google Play Store with a 89p ad removal option, Oxygen Updater works with all OnePlus devices since the OnePlus 2 and checks online for new updates. When they appear, the application notifies you, provides a direct link to download and includes instructions on how to use the built in OnePlus updater to manually apply the update. I've recently started using a OnePlus 6 and it's great - updates are coming thick and fast right now and I can get them straight away. With over 100,000 downloads, Oxygen Updater is clearly filling a need, now if only we could get the same for other manufacturers *cough* Huawei *cough*... Head to the Play Store to download or the Oxygen Updater site for more details. View full item
  6. For Android users (or maybe it's just me), there's little that compares to the joy of getting a system update. By the same token, there's little that is as frustrating as the dreaded 'staged rollout', aka everyone else getting updates before you. If you are a OnePlus owner, Oxygen Updater is here to ease your pain! Free from the Google Play Store with a 89p ad removal option, Oxygen Updater works with all OnePlus devices since the OnePlus 2 and checks online for new updates. When they appear, the application notifies you, provides a direct link to download and includes instructions on how to use the built in OnePlus updater to manually apply the update. I've recently started using a OnePlus 6 and it's great - updates are coming thick and fast right now and I can get them straight away. With over 100,000 downloads, Oxygen Updater is clearly filling a need, now if only we could get the same for other manufacturers *cough* Huawei *cough*... Head to the Play Store to download or the Oxygen Updater site for more details.
  7. The MoDaCo Classified Ads section is now open and allows you to buy and sell for free! Available at https://classifiedads.modaco.com, the section is open to all registered members and has some basic rules posted for everyone's benefit. It's worth noting that MoDaCo assumes no liability for any sales conducted in the forum, so use common sense when arranging a transaction. We have a feedback area for leaving buyer / seller feedback and also a wanted section if there's something you are specifically looking for. Finally, should you wish to find out about newly posted deals as quickly as possible, you can subscribe to the forum area or follow @MoDaCoAds on Twitter. Enjoy!
  8. The MoDaCo Classified Ads section is now open and allows you to buy and sell for free! Available at https://classifiedads.modaco.com, the section is open to all registered members and has some basic rules posted for everyone's benefit. It's worth noting that MoDaCo assumes no liability for any sales conducted in the forum, so use common sense when arranging a transaction. We have a feedback area for leaving buyer / seller feedback and also a wanted section if there's something you are specifically looking for. Finally, should you wish to find out about newly posted deals as quickly as possible, you can subscribe to the forum area or follow @MoDaCoAds on Twitter. Enjoy! View full item
  9. There is. Email received and sold subject to payment!
  10. Alcatel MW40 unlocked LTE MiFi, £40 Inc. Great Little device, as new. http://www.alcatel-mobile.com/sg/products/detail/MW40#.WyVQHCPTU68
  11. Xiaomi 720P IP Camera, Chinese version, £20 Inc.
  12. Wyzecam Camera, as new, £35 Inc delivery. Personally imported by me, for sale as I have a new one on the way. Awesome little camera with free cloud recording. Details: https://www.wyzecam.com/wyze-cam/
  13. Just set the device up from scratch and streamed fine!
  14. Are you having trouble logging into Samsung services on your non-Samsung device? You're not the only one. If you want to log into SmartThings for example (which we covered in this post), you may be presented with a screen telling you that your web browser is unsupported and you need to install the Samsung browser. Which is fine, except that doesn't work either. Thankfully, we have a fix for you! What you need to do is install the Samsung Account APK, pulled from a Samsung device, then instead of seeing this... You'll see this... You can then successfully log in! Keep this bookmarked for when you next change your device. View full item
  15. Are you having trouble logging into Samsung services on your non-Samsung device? You're not the only one. If you want to log into SmartThings for example (which we covered in this post), you may be presented with a screen telling you that your web browser is unsupported and you need to install the Samsung browser. Which is fine, except that doesn't work either. Thankfully, we have a fix for you! What you need to do is install the Samsung Account APK, pulled from a Samsung device, then instead of seeing this... You'll see this... You can then successfully log in! Keep this bookmarked for when you next change your device.
  16. Hmm, it worked last time I tried it @jonep. I'll check over the weekend!
  17. Now and again after updating a device, I get the weird issue where some of the navigation buttons are missing, the notification shade won't pull down and various other bits of the phone are broken. It's really annoying and kinda hard to fix. What's happening behind the scenes is that the phone has become 'unprovisioned', which normally needs a hard reset to resolve. That's drastic, so I've created an app that will help. 'Reprovision', free on the Google Play Store, resolves the issue by giving you the ability to re-run your devices setup wizard. One of the weird things about the problem is that when it occurs, apps don't like to install properly from the Play Store, so it's worth keeping Reprovision installed should the problem afflict you in the future. It's free, and hopefully this will save someone a hard reset! View full item
  18. Now and again after updating a device, I get the weird issue where some of the navigation buttons are missing, the notification shade won't pull down and various other bits of the phone are broken. It's really annoying and kinda hard to fix. What's happening behind the scenes is that the phone has become 'unprovisioned', which normally needs a hard reset to resolve. That's drastic, so I've created an app that will help. 'Reprovision', free on the Google Play Store, resolves the issue by giving you the ability to re-run your devices setup wizard. One of the weird things about the problem is that when it occurs, apps don't like to install properly from the Play Store, so it's worth keeping Reprovision installed should the problem afflict you in the future. It's free, and hopefully this will save someone a hard reset!
  19. Samsung's SmartThings Starter Kit, which normally retails for £199 is currently £125 on Amazon and best of all, it's actually rather good. In the starter kit you'll find the hub, a plug, a multi-sensor, a motion sensor and a presence sensor. So why is it a good buy? In the smart home world, many devices run on the Z-Wave standard. Many others run on the Zigbee standard. SmartThings supports both of these, which makes it pretty unique in the market. If you want to mix and match devices from other manufacturers as well as those from Samsung themselves, it's an excellent choice. It won't work with everything, for example Lightwave has its own proprietary protocol, but for those devices, there's another option within SmartThings - custom integration scripts that let you integrate with other hubs and services. Written in a language called 'Groovy', they are incredibly powerful and work really well. Best of all, thanks to the popularity of the SmartThings ecosystem, there are lots of them already created and ready to go within the SmartThings community site. Let me talk about how I use Smartthings in my home. I have the hub plugged in, invisible, in a cupboard in the centre of the house. I have various plugs about the house with things like electric blankets, fans, home theater gear etc. Not all those plugs are Smartthings - Hive plugs use Zigbee so work fine with Smartthings and I prefer their design, so I've added some of those. The multi-sensor is on my garage door, so I can tell if it's open or closed, moving and what the temperature is out there. The motion sensor is in the house and can alert when my daughter comes in from school, or any unexpected movement while we're away, all configured using Smartthings' own smart recipes and also IFTTT integrations if needed. The presence sensor is in my bag so I can trigger things automatically when I get in from work. I have a water leak sensor connected up from a generic manufacturer, again using Z-Wave. I have our Hive heating added in SmartThings , plus our Harmony universal remote and a number of other third party services. I have our Hue lights added too, directly on the Samsung hub. Our UniFi cameras can be used to trigger motion detection events. Oh, and we have LIFX Wi-Fi bulbs too! Most connected things we have I have been able to get working, which is incredibly powerful. It's all controlled by the SmartThings app on Android which is actually pretty good, easy enough for anyone to use in the house and best of all, it's reliable. The real selling point of SmartThings is that it is easy to configure yet powerful, can be added to bit by bit and it just works. As an entry point to a connected home I think it's unbeatable. Tempted? Head on over to Amazon to grab the deal!
  20. Samsung's SmartThings Starter Kit, which normally retails for £199 is currently £125 on Amazon and best of all, it's actually rather good. In the starter kit you'll find the hub, a plug, a multi-sensor, a motion sensor and a presence sensor. So why is it a good buy? In the smart home world, many devices run on the Z-Wave standard. Many others run on the Zigbee standard. SmartThings supports both of these, which makes it pretty unique in the market. If you want to mix and match devices from other manufacturers as well as those from Samsung themselves, it's an excellent choice. It won't work with everything, for example Lightwave has its own proprietary protocol, but for those devices, there's another option within SmartThings - custom integration scripts that let you integrate with other hubs and services. Written in a language called 'Groovy', they are incredibly powerful and work really well. Best of all, thanks to the popularity of the SmartThings ecosystem, there are lots of them already created and ready to go within the SmartThings community site. Let me talk about how I use Smartthings in my home. I have the hub plugged in, invisible, in a cupboard in the centre of the house. I have various plugs about the house with things like electric blankets, fans, home theater gear etc. Not all those plugs are Smartthings - Hive plugs use Zigbee so work fine with Smartthings and I prefer their design, so I've added some of those. The multi-sensor is on my garage door, so I can tell if it's open or closed, moving and what the temperature is out there. The motion sensor is in the house and can alert when my daughter comes in from school, or any unexpected movement while we're away, all configured using Smartthings' own smart recipes and also IFTTT integrations if needed. The presence sensor is in my bag so I can trigger things automatically when I get in from work. I have a water leak sensor connected up from a generic manufacturer, again using Z-Wave. I have our Hive heating added in SmartThings , plus our Harmony universal remote and a number of other third party services. I have our Hue lights added too, directly on the Samsung hub. Our UniFi cameras can be used to trigger motion detection events. Oh, and we have LIFX Wi-Fi bulbs too! Most connected things we have I have been able to get working, which is incredibly powerful. It's all controlled by the SmartThings app on Android which is actually pretty good, easy enough for anyone to use in the house and best of all, it's reliable. The real selling point of SmartThings is that it is easy to configure yet powerful, can be added to bit by bit and it just works. As an entry point to a connected home I think it's unbeatable. Tempted? Head on over to Amazon to grab the deal! View full item
  21. There's a feedback and id sub forum in the classifieds forum.
  22. Unihertz, purveyors of the small but actually rather cool 'Jelly Pro' Android phone are back with a new and improved model on Kickstarter. The Atom takes the core concept of the Jelly (it's tiny) and adds a much larger battery (fixing the core complaint of its predecessor) and a degree of ruggedness that makes it perfect for the outdoors pursuits where the Jelly was so useful. Billed as 'the world's smallest rugged 4G Smartphone', the Atom can be purchased in a $219 basic package or a $249 'All in One' set which adds a clip, armband and bike mount. So the Atom is small, but how small? 96mm x 45mm x 18mm. Properly petite. Despite this, it doesn't skimp on features. The processor is TBC (expect an octa-core Mediatek), but the diminutive case does cram in 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, dual nano-Sim cards, a 2.45" 240x432 screen, a host of sensors including GPS, gyro and a fingerprint this time round, USB-C connectivity, dual band Wi-Fi, a FM radio and that 2000mAh battery, more than double the size of the battery in the Jelly, where stamina was the primarily complaint. Everything runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and surprisingly, Unihertz have a fairly good record on updates (the Jelly is currently on Nougat with an Oreo 8.1 build incoming). The device's ruggedness is courtesy of its IP68 rating and rubberised shell. I think it's a nice looking little thing, with a bright red programmable key on the side and red accents on each corner. The pessimistic £37,000 target of the crowdfunding campaign has been smashed with the fundraising currently at £660,000! Want in? Head on over to Kickstarter to sign up (I have!). View full item
  23. Unihertz, purveyors of the small but actually rather cool 'Jelly Pro' Android phone are back with a new and improved model on Kickstarter. The Atom takes the core concept of the Jelly (it's tiny) and adds a much larger battery (fixing the core complaint of its predecessor) and a degree of ruggedness that makes it perfect for the outdoors pursuits where the Jelly was so useful. Billed as 'the world's smallest rugged 4G Smartphone', the Atom can be purchased in a $219 basic package or a $249 'All in One' set which adds a clip, armband and bike mount. So the Atom is small, but how small? 96mm x 45mm x 18mm. Properly petite. Despite this, it doesn't skimp on features. The processor is TBC (expect an octa-core Mediatek), but the diminutive case does cram in 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, dual nano-Sim cards, a 2.45" 240x432 screen, a host of sensors including GPS, gyro and a fingerprint this time round, USB-C connectivity, dual band Wi-Fi, a FM radio and that 2000mAh battery, more than double the size of the battery in the Jelly, where stamina was the primarily complaint. Everything runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and surprisingly, Unihertz have a fairly good record on updates (the Jelly is currently on Nougat with an Oreo 8.1 build incoming). The device's ruggedness is courtesy of its IP68 rating and rubberised shell. I think it's a nice looking little thing, with a bright red programmable key on the side and red accents on each corner. The pessimistic £37,000 target of the crowdfunding campaign has been smashed with the fundraising currently at £660,000! Want in? Head on over to Kickstarter to sign up (I have!).
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