8 best aluminum radiators


The best tubular aluminum radiators

Purmo Aquilo F1T 90 290

An interesting technical solution from a Finnish company. Aquilo F1T radiators are mounted in the floors of heated rooms. The heating element here is a black heat exchanger mounted in a galvanized black steel tub. Silent centrifugal fans with 12-volt motors disperse warm air, increasing radiator performance. A transformer is ordered separately (use is prohibited without it), a wall-mounted fan speed controller and a decorative grille. The maximum working pressure is 10 bar.

Main advantages:

  • Significant space savings
  • Good heat dissipation (convective heating method)
  • High reliability
  • economy
Minuses:
  • High price
  • The need to purchase additional equipment

9.6
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Reviews

I took the risk to buy this technical novelty. The radiator is heavy, but it is easy to mount, it heats perfectly.

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The best sectional aluminum radiators with bottom connection

Rifar Alum Ventil 500

The Ventil series from a well-known Russian manufacturer is designed specifically for bottom connection. Installation of a thermostatic valve is possible. The specific geometry of the oval section of the vertical channel and the minimum wall thickness (2.8 mm) provide not only a high operating pressure of up to 20 atm., but also a decent coolant velocity in the radiator to reduce the formation of deposits on the inner walls. The maximum volume of one radiator is 14 sections.

Main advantages:

  • Pleasant and ergonomic design
  • High heat dissipation
  • Excellent anti-corrosion and chemical resistance
  • compactness
Minuses:
  • The quality of painting on the corners of the sections leaves much to be desired

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The block is very light compared to cast iron, which allowed a dozen radiators to be delivered by car and helped a lot during installation.

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The best sectional aluminum radiators with side connection

Global ISO 500

The radiator is from the best, according to experts, a manufacturer of similar products from Italy. When developing the cast aluminum model Global ISEO-500, its use in climatic conditions similar to Russia was taken into account. The radiator has high heat transfer rates. A two-stage painting method is used, thanks to which the appearance remains unchanged for many years. The width of each section is 8 centimeters, such compactness allows you to occupy a minimum of space. The maximum coolant pressure in the network is 16 bar, not the highest figure, but it is still enough to use the radiator in both multi-apartment and individual residential buildings.

Main advantages:

  • double protective coating
  • high heat transfer
  • compactness
  • possibility of connecting up to 20 sections
Minuses:
  • Not found

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Reviews

I have been working as a plumber for a long time, I often have to install Global ISEO. Never had a warranty issue.

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Rifar Alum 500

Radiator from a domestic manufacturer. It has a peculiar design of vertical channels: the holes in each section are sealed not by welding, but by plugs. They, as well as special rubber gaskets between the sections, make it possible to use not only water, but also antifreeze as a coolant. Heat dissipation is high, while the size of the radiator is very small. The maximum working pressure is 20 bar, a fairly high figure.

Main advantages:

  • Pleasant and ergonomic design
  • High heat dissipation
  • Excellent anti-corrosion and chemical resistance
  • compactness
Minuses:
  • The quality of painting on the corners of the sections leaves much to be desired

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Great radiator! The width of the section is 8 cm, while the heat dissipation is 195 watts. Very quickly and effectively warms up the house to the required temperatures.

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Royal Thermo DreamLiner 500

These radiators are manufactured by a European manufacturer at a Russian plant, they are fully adapted to domestic climatic conditions. The shape of the Royal Thermo DreamLiner is designed in such a way that deflectors are formed in the heated air outlet area, which makes it possible to distribute air throughout the room, avoiding unheated layers. As a coolant, you can use both water and antifreeze. Additional fins on the vertical header of the section (patented PowerShift technology) increase the heat transfer of the radiator by 5%. The maximum working pressure is 20 bar.

Main advantages:

  • energy efficiency
  • Increased heat dissipation
  • High reliability through the use of alloying additives
  • High quality painting
  • Aerodynamic design DREAMLINER
Minuses:
  • Sensitive to water quality

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I’m on my second year. There are no problems, I washed it — clean water flows out, although the coolant is ordinary, from the tap.

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Lammin Eco AL-500-80

Finnish-made radiators, designed for the northern climate, certified according to Russian state standards. The injection molding technology made it possible to use the resulting convection effect, which means a significant increase in heat transfer (up to 185 W per section). The quality of painting is excellent, the process is carried out in two stages. Technologically, it is possible to combine up to 12 sections. The maximum working pressure is 16 bar.

Main advantages:

  • Good heat dissipation
  • Wide vertical manifold
  • Italian design
  • High quality painting
Minuses:
  • Sensitive to water quality

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The radiators are very well painted. They also warm by 5 plus. Connected to the system itself, nothing complicated.

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Thermal RAP-500

Radiators with an interesting design. Produced at the Zlatoust machine-building plant. Designed taking into account the peculiarities of local heating autonomous and centralized systems. They can be used for heating low-rise and high-rise residential, office buildings, as well as industrial buildings. They have a sufficiently high heat transfer, good anti-corrosion treatment and painting. The maximum working pressure is 24 bar.

Main advantages:

  • high corrosion resistance;
  • good heat dissipation;
  • simple installation
  • compactness
  • ergonomic stylish design
Minuses:
  • sensitivity to the composition of water
  • the need to install additional equipment to remove air pockets

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

In a new house with a solid fuel boiler, they chose more powerful devices, settled on the RAP 500. The husband installed it himself. During the year of use, no shortcomings were revealed.

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Global VOX R 500

Another model from a well-known Italian brand. Global Vox 500 are adapted for use in suburban, closed, and central urban heating systems, where the distance between the inlet and outlet pipes is 500 millimeters. Reinforced construction and a protective inner fluorine-zirconium layer ensure the durability of the radiator and its resistance to low quality coolant. Heat dissipation is not bad: two six-section blocks are enough to heat a room of 20 sq.m. The maximum working pressure is up to 16 bar.

Main advantages:

  • Good heat dissipation
  • Complete inner protective layer
  • Ergonomic design
  • Decent paint quality
Minuses:
  • Not suitable for all heating systems

9.6
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

High quality radiators. I don’t trust the Chinese, so I’m ready to pay a little extra for the confidence that I will always be warm.

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4 best Sony cameras


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II can be called the best compact camera for beginners. In terms of functionality, it furnishes any smartphone. At the same time, its cost does not go off scale beyond reasonable limits. The device is notable for its miniature dimensions, but inside it is not the most modest matrix — its size is 1 inch. The device offers many settings, so you can develop your photography skills for a long time. And this kid got at his disposal high-aperture optics. At minimum zoom, the aperture opens up to an impressive f/1.8. Do I need to talk about how beautiful portraits turn out at such a moment?

Main advantages:

  • Inch matrix

  • High sensitivity

  • High aperture

  • Availability of Wi-Fi module

  • Full HD video recording at 60 fps

  • Ability to save pictures in RAW

  • High burst shooting speed

Minuses:
  • Not the best autofocus performance in low light

  • Not the most comfortable grip

9.7
/ ten
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Sony Alpha SLT-A65 Kit

This SLR camera is called so only out of habit. In fact, in its composition, instead of a mirror, there is a kind of film that transmits more than 90% of the light through itself. This allows you not to move it when fixing the frame, while in other similar cameras the mirror must be raised at such moments. This significantly increased the speed of continuous shooting. Buyers also like the 24-megapixel resolution. Finally, it is impossible not to note the fast autofocus, which works perfectly in any mode.

Main advantages:

  • High burst speed
  • Fast and tenacious autofocus
  • High quality electronic viewfinder
  • LCD display with tilt mechanism
  • A high resolution
Minuses:
  • Noise when increasing ISO

  • Increased power consumption

9.5
/ ten
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400

This camera belongs to the ultrazoom category. This is a typical compact, endowed with a chic lens. With the help of the latter, you can enlarge the picture by 50 times! The focal length range of 24-1200 mm allows you to capture a bird on a tree branch, being almost a hundred meters away from it! The optics were created by ZEISS, which indicates a high aperture ratio. Another camera is endowed with an electronic viewfinder and a rotary LCD display. If you’re not afraid of size — Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400 can be a great choice for shooting on vacation.

Main advantages:

  • long range lens

  • Optical viewfinder

  • High burst shooting speed

  • Rotatable LCD display

  • The presence of an electronic viewfinder

  • Availability of Wi-Fi module

  • Full HD video recording at 50 fps

Minuses:
  • Small matrix (1/2.3 inch)

  • Large sizes

  • Increased power consumption

9.2
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

This, it would seem, is an ordinary «soap box». However, do not be deceived, for sane money it offers quite good functionality. In particular, it provides excellent speed in continuous shooting mode. Inside its lens is an optical stabilizer that allows you to make the shutter speed longer. And the built-in Wi-Fi module allows you to quickly send pictures to the Internet. In a word, this is an excellent device for those who want to take photos at the touch of a button.

Main advantages:

  • Low price

  • High burst speed

  • The presence of a wireless Wi-Fi module

  • Minimum dimensions and weight

Minuses:
  • Short battery life

  • Small matrix (1/2.3 inch)

9.0
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5 best steel radiators


The best steel panel radiators with bottom connection

Kermi FTV(FKV) 22 300

A modern panel radiator from a well-known German brand. It is a combination of a heating panel through which the coolant circulates, and a convection element located on the back to improve heat transfer. The thickness of the radiator is 10 cm, it can be installed in almost any room. The maximum pressure in the system is 10 bar. Like other steel radiators, this battery heats up quickly and cools down just as quickly when the coolant temperature drops.

Main advantages:

  • High heat dissipation
  • Combination of radiative and convection effects
  • Fast heating
  • Cute design
Minuses:
  • In the factory settings, the convection panel is not activated, you will have to tinker

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The innovative heat supply system has justified itself: the front panel is very warm, and the back one almost does not heat up and creates the function of a heat shield, without wasting useful heat on heating the outer wall. This greatly increases the efficiency of the radiator.

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The best steel panel radiators with side connection

Purmo Compact 22 500

A Finnish-made steel radiator is designed for heating shops, apartments, verandas, houses — in a word, any premises with a pressure in the system of not more than 10 atmospheres. The body is made of stamped sheet produced from low carbon steel. There is a thermostatic insert, side moldings and a grill top molding. Heat dissipation, thanks to this design, is quite high, the battery heats the room, not the wall.

Main advantages:

  • High heat dissipation
  • Combination of radiative and convection effects
  • Wide scope of application
  • Good design
Minuses:
  • The radiator is sensitive to the quality of the coolant

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Stylish and beautiful, the best steel radiators. Finally, the apartment was warm and comfortable.

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The best steel floor radiators

Purmo Ramo Compact 11 500

A super-compact radiator, the body thickness of which is only 6.2 cm. You can install such a steel battery even in a drywall niche during designer repairs, even just on the floor against a flat wall. The product has two panels: beam and convection. Heating is fast, heat dissipation is very good. Low carbon cold rolled steel withstands high temperatures. Even if the coolant heats up to 100°C, the radiator will not leak. Due to the special design of the body, dust practically does not get inside, and a double layer of paint protects against rust. Purmo Ramo Compact 11 500 is recommended to be installed in autonomous heating systems with a maximum pressure not exceeding 10 bar.

Main advantages:

  • Very compact design
  • Good heat dissipation
  • Reliability and durability
  • Corrosion protection
  • low price
Minuses:
  • Sensitivity to water hammer

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I bought it for a private house, they look good, they are easy to install. Heat up quickly, cool down quickly.

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The best steel tubular radiators

Zehnder Charleston 2200 1992

German-made radiators undergo a mandatory leak test, due to which various troubles with them occur very infrequently. The heat transfer is quite high, the convection effect is minimized (the air practically does not dry out). Installation of the Zehnder Charleston 2200 is so simple that one person can easily handle it, despite the decent weight of the product. The radiator is installed vertically. The maximum coolant temperature is 120 degrees.

Main advantages:

  • Interesting design
  • Good heat dissipation
  • High quality radiator
  • High maximum coolant temperature
  • Convenient to maintain
Minuses:
  • Large product weight

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The best steel radiators, very high quality, cannot be compared with ours. They heat up normally, they look super nice.

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Sunerzha Estet 1200

One of the most interesting design radiators on the Russian market. It combines the best qualities of a radiator and a convector, heating the room both with the help of conventional heat exchange and convection. It is used both as a battery and as a heated towel rail. Heat dissipation is excellent. It is only necessary to ensure that the temperature of the coolant does not exceed 105 degrees.

Main advantages:

  • Interesting design
  • Versatility
  • Possibility of both horizontal and vertical mounting
  • Combination of radiative and convection effects
Minuses:
  • Significant restriction on the temperature of the coolant
  • High price

9.6
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I used this radiator in the bathroom as a battery and at the same time a towel dryer. Always warm and dry, love it.

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8 best bimetal radiators


The best bimetal sectional radiators with side connection

Global STYLE PLUS 500

Global Style Plus 500 is intended primarily for central heating systems with high pressure and low quality heating medium. Made from steel and aluminium. Silicone gaskets between the sections provide reliable protection against leaks. The high-pressure crimping of steel tubes during the casting process can withstand the bursting pressure of water and compensate for the difference in thermal deformation of steel and aluminum to keep heat transfer constant. We also note the excellent quality of painting and a larger diameter of the intercollector tube than most analogues. Working pressure — up to 35 atmospheres.

Main advantages:

  • High quality parts and assembly
  • Undemanding to the quality of the coolant
  • High heat dissipation
  • Insensitive to sudden changes in system pressure
  • Good quality coloring
Minuses:
  • High price

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The difference with other radiators is visible to the naked eye. Thicker than metal walls. Very well made.

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Rifar Monolit 500

The model of the Russian manufacturer is a single steel block coated with aluminum. This design almost completely eliminates the possibility of leaks. The radiator is resistant to low quality coolant, as well as to its temperature fluctuations. Along with water, antifreeze can also be used. The maximum working pressure is 100 atmospheres, the radiator is excellent for central heating systems.

Main advantages:

  • Maximum leakage protection
  • Not demanding on the quality of the coolant
  • High heat dissipation
  • Not sensitive to sudden pressure changes in the system
Minuses:
  • Only an even number of sections

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Outwardly, they are very pleasant. No sharp corners. I was warned that due to the fact that the inside is a monolithic piece of steel, they heat a little weaker than the same Rifar Base. But for me it doesn’t matter.

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Sira RS Bimetal 500

Almost silent radiators, they can be safely placed in bedrooms or meeting rooms. Depending on the area of ​​the room, up to 12 sections can be placed in one block. The steel inner shell is resistant to corrosion and can be used with poor quality coolant. Paint is not the strongest point of this radiator, but if not mechanically damaged, it can last a long time. Heat transfer is at a high level, the maximum working pressure is an impressive 40 atmospheres, the radiator is not afraid of water hammer and other troubles of the central heating system.

Main advantages:

  • High quality materials
  • Excellent heat dissipation
  • Nice design
  • Insensitive to sudden changes in system pressure
Minuses:
  • Pretty high price

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Excellent radiators, they heat very well, in winter almost all the time in the kitchen there is a window for ventilation.

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Royal Thermo Revolution Bimetall 500

A domestically produced radiator with a high-alloy steel collector for use in central heating systems. He is not afraid of water hammer and a low-quality coolant (along with water, antifreeze can also be used). Thanks to the use of PowerShift technology (additional fins on the collector), it has an increased heat transfer by 5%. The paint is applied in seven stages. The maximum number of sections in one block is 14. Working pressure is up to 30 bar.

Main advantages:

  • Increased heat dissipation
  • Reliable painting
  • Insensitive to sudden changes in system pressure
  • low price
  • Cute design
Minuses:
  • At low coolant temperatures, heat transfer is markedly reduced.

9.6
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I recommend this radiator to those who are doing well with the coolant temperature — then you will be in chocolate.

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Radena CS 500

Radiators of a well-known Italian brand (some of the products are made in Italy, some in China) are designed specifically for use in central heating systems (although they will also come to the yard in individual residential buildings). Unlike many competitors, they perform well at low coolant temperatures. Steel tubes withstand high pressure, water hammer, and are protected from corrosion. The maximum working pressure is 25 bar. In one block, the manufacturer mounts up to 14 sections.

Main advantages:

  • High quality materials and assembly
  • Durability
  • Good heat dissipation at low coolant temperatures
  • Decent design
  • Quality painting
Minuses:
  • Not all products are of the same quality.

9.6
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Immediately with the onset of cold weather, I felt a significant difference, heat transfer compared to cast-iron batteries differs many times for the better.

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The best bimetal sectional radiators with bottom connection

Rifar Monolit Ventil 500

Radiator of wide application: due to the mixed heating method (convection + radiation), this model is in demand not only in residential buildings, but also in kindergartens, medical institutions, schools. The radiator is a single steel block covered with aluminium. This design almost completely eliminates the possibility of leaks. The model is resistant to low quality coolant, as well as to its temperature fluctuations. Along with water, antifreeze can also be used. The maximum working pressure is 100 bar.

Main advantages:

  • Leak protection
  • Durability
  • Not demanding on the quality of the coolant
  • High heat dissipation
  • Not sensitive to sudden pressure changes in the system
Minuses:
  • Part of the accessories must be purchased separately

9.7
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Reviews

They heat perfectly, I bought 9 sections, a room of 14 sq.m. Very satisfied!

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Rifar Base Ventil 350

An excellent design solution for maintaining a single style in a room with different heights of radiators. The model is suitable for both an apartment building with central heating and a cottage with an individual boiler. The heat transfer is quite high, as is the maximum heating temperature (up to 135 degrees). The working pressure of the system is up to 20 atmospheres. The radiator is easy to install, it is possible to choose different colors. The quality of painting is not the highest, but with proper operation it is not scary.

Main advantages:

  • Versatility
  • Good heat dissipation
  • Decent design
  • Easy to install
  • Relatively low price
Minuses:
  • Coating is not the strongest point of this model

9.6
/ ten
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Reviews

Compared to old batteries, these heat up twice as warm, directing warm air forward, that is, into the room, and not scattering it from behind.

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The best bimetal tubular radiators

KZTO Elegant 1 250

Four-stage copper-aluminum heat exchangers give the model high energy efficiency. The case is very ergonomic and compact. If desired, you can order a radiator up to 2.2 meters long, both in wall and floor versions. Heat carrier temperature (strictly water) — up to 130 °С, working pressure — up to 15 atm. It can be used in central heating systems, but greater reliability is achieved in residential buildings with individual heating systems.

Main advantages:

  • economy
  • compactness
  • Various color scheme
  • Large range of sizes
  • Mayevsky crane included
Minuses:
  • Weak point — connection thread
  • High price

9.5
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

You need to install carefully, but in general these are good radiators, they heat and do not eat a lot of money.

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5 best heart rate monitors


The best heart rate monitor for running and walking

Sanitas SPM 25

Sanitas SPM25 is popular even among professional athletes. In addition to measuring the exact heart rate, its average and maximum values, the device allows you to adjust the time and intensity of training and find out the number of calories burned. In addition, the heart rate monitor has a calendar, clock, stopwatch and alarm clock.

Main advantages:

  • Setting the gender, age and other parameters of the owner.
  • Workout management.
  • Multifunctionality.
  • Convincing design.
Minuses:
  • Not detected.

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Very beautiful and multifunctional heart rate monitor, one of the best. Has everything a professional athlete needs.

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Beurer PM18

This German gadget is ideal for jogging or walking. The heart rate monitor is worn on the left hand. To know the pulse, just touch the sensor with your finger. In addition to the pulse, the device measures the distance traveled and the number of steps, calories burned and the amount of fat burned. It also has a calendar, stopwatch and alarm clock. Waterproof, can be used in rainy weather and while swimming.

Main advantages:

  • Wide range of features.
  • High accuracy.
  • No chest strap required.
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters.
Minuses:
  • The need to interrupt the workout to check the pulse.

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I’ve been using the heart rate monitor for a couple of months. Large dial, many settings, accurate measurements. I am very glad!

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SUUNTO M2 Men

This is not just a device for measuring the pulse, but also a personal electronic trainer. He can create a training program for people of all fitness levels and physical abilities. If you connect the gadget to a computer and register in the special social network MovesCount, you can update the statistics of the device. The device shows the heart rate and the number of calories burned, there is a calendar, clock, alarm clock and training diary. Water-resistant allows the heart rate monitor to be submerged in water up to 30 meters deep.

Main advantages:

  • Individual training program.
  • An autonomous battery provides about a year of uninterrupted operation.
  • Multifunctionality
  • Waterproof
Minuses:
  • There is no screen backlight.

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I bought this simple model, ordinary, without pathos, purely to measure the pulse, I do not use other functions. The numbers are clearly visible, but if you run in the evenings, you still need a backlight. He himself began to train to the limit, now the process is under control.

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The best heart rate monitor for fitness

Polar FT4

Finnish Polar FT4 is a simple and functional device. On the screen of the wireless heart rate monitor, you can find out the pulse and the number of calories burned, it also has a calendar and clock. The readings are stored in the device’s memory. Based on them, the heart rate monitor forms the limiting limits of the load. Changes in indicators can be seen on the screen in the form of a graph. The gadget has a sound signal about exceeding the load and screen backlight. The waterproof case allows you to use it even underwater.

Main advantages:

  • Reliable
  • When calculating loads, takes into account the age of the owner
  • Sound signal
  • Interference proof
Minuses:
  • Small set of features

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I can’t imagine how I trained without this heart rate monitor. It will be useful for those who are engaged in several types of activity, for example, a combination of fitness and swimming pool.

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Sigma Sport PC 15.11

A simple and convenient device shows not only the current pulse, but also its average and maximum value for any period of time, and also calculates the percentage of the pulse to its maximum value. The heart rate range can be adjusted manually. The gadget is equipped with a calorie counter, a lap counter, a stopwatch, a calendar and a clock. In addition, it measures workout time and time spent on each exercise.

Main advantages:

  • Large set of features.
  • High measurement accuracy.
  • Defines individual training zones.
Minuses:
  • Too short backlight time.
  • Not very comfortable rubber strap.

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

A good heart rate monitor: it looks stylish, sits comfortably on the arm, the chest sensor does not stick out when worn due to its compactness and is not felt on the body, does not slip and does not cause irritation to me personally.

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7 best compressors for aquariums


The best powerful compressors for aquariums

Schego Optimal

The Schego Optimal compressor is one of the most popular among aquarists. Suitable for aquariums from 50 to 300 liters, capacity up to 250 l/h at 5 watts. The airflow can be adjusted. Low vibration makes the operation of the compressor almost silent. If desired, and the presence of a splitter, it can be connected to several aquariums at once. The device has legs to increase stability, and, if necessary, is suspended vertically. The pre-filter is easy to change, the durable membrane ensures a long service life of the aerator.

Main advantages:

  • silent;
  • durable;
  • replaceable pre-filter;
  • you can connect several aquariums;
  • the possibility of hanging;
  • The optimum ratio of price and quality.
Minuses:
  • no.

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The aquarium has already restarted after 5 years. Everything has changed: scenery, equipment, in a word, everything except this compressor. And it is really very quiet, but it works powerfully enough.

Eheim

German quality, time-tested. Two-channel reliable compressor, has a capacity of up to 400 l / h, adjustable air flow, which allows it to be used for aquariums with a volume of 50 to 400 l, maximum head power up to 2 m. The kit includes everything you need to connect: 1 m of hose and atomizer, where you can adjust the size of the air bubbles. The device consumes only 5 W and is very quiet.

Main advantages:

  • powerful;
  • bubble size and air flow can be adjusted.
Minuses:
  • relative high cost;
  • not as durable membrane as competitors.

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The aquarium compressor is one of the best. By itself, it works almost inaudibly, if you make small bubbles, then they quietly burst. They say that membranes do not last very long, but there is a service for this.

JBL ProSilent

The line of quiet compressors is represented by 5 models with a capacity from 50 to 400 l / h with an energy consumption of 2.3 to 5.5 W. There is no flow adjustment, since a compressor of the required power can be selected for any volume. The presence of a silencer and the special structure of the legs make the operation of the device almost silent. The kit includes everything you need for installation.

Main advantages:

  • noiselessness;
  • compactness;
  • 4 year warranty;
  • easy to find on sale;
  • complete with hose, check valve and sprayer.
Minuses:
  • no flow control.

9.6
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I have no complaints, I have had this compressor for an aquarium for a year now, and everything works just as well. There is no adjustment, but everything is fine if you take it to your volume.

The best portable compressors for aquariums

Hagen Marina

A battery-powered compressor is an indispensable thing for a real aquarist. Firstly, it allows you to transport fish without fear that it will suffocate in the bag. Secondly, it can become a backup option in case of a power outage or a breakdown of the main compressor. Hose and sprayer included. Power is supplied from two D-type batteries (need to be purchased separately), productivity — 50 l / h.

Main advantages:

  • compact;
  • autonomous;
  • inexpensive;
  • hose and sprayer included.
Minuses:
  • little power.

9.0
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I am very pleased with the purchase, now I can safely buy the fish that I like, and not the one that is in the nearest pet store, because it cannot be transported for more than 40 minutes. And for his calm, because occasionally the light is turned off.

The best compressors for small aquariums

Aquael OxyBoost

Time-tested reliability — inexpensive and affordable, simple compressor. Unlike previous models of the line, it is equipped with rubberized legs that noticeably absorb vibration. It has a low productivity — up to 100 l / h with an energy consumption of 2.5 W. Although the air flow cannot be controlled, it is ideal for small aquariums.

Main advantages:

  • attractive price;
  • easy to find on sale;
  • compact;
  • reliability and durability.
Minuses:
  • noisy;
  • no flow control.

9.0
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

My first aquarium compressor, bought it unknowingly. It works properly, although you can’t put one like this in the bedroom — it makes a lot of noise. In general, it performs its function well.

Compressor DoPhin AP1301

A simple little compressor, one of the best for small aquariums. Energy consumption is only 1.8 W, productivity is 96 l/h. Used in aquariums up to 125 l. The device has a low noise level. Hose, sprayer and non-return valve not included.

Main advantages:

  • low cost;
  • suitable for small quantities.
Minuses:
  • the set does not include the necessary additional equipment;
  • fragility.

8.5
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I have a tiny aquarium — only 40 liters. I thought about which compressor to choose, I liked this model. They say they don’t last long, but I’ve had it for 2 months now, and for that price you can buy a new one.

The best compressor for an aquarium in terms of price and quality

Tetra APS compressor

High-quality compressor designed for aeration of aquariums from 50 to 100 l, power consumption 2.5 W, capacity 100 l/h. The special arrangement and rubber feet provide a reduced noise level. You can adjust the air supply. The kit does not include hose, sprayer and non-return valve. The device has a stylish design and color options.

Main advantages:

  • affordable price;
  • easy to find on sale;
  • black and white models;
  • stylish design;
  • durable membrane;
  • low noise level.
Minuses:
  • The kit does not include everything you need to connect the compressor.

9.9
/ ten
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Tetra is known to everyone who owns an aquarium. Good quality products available. The same with the compressor: it makes noise, but not much, but there have been no breakdowns in 2 years.

8 best bikes


The best folding bikes

STELS Pilot 450 (2014)

This is a touring bike. It has a folding mechanism that helps to store the vehicle even in a small piece of space. At the same time, the bike cannot be called very simplified. The creators endowed it with six speeds. Also, the unit has at its disposal rim brakes located on both wheels. The buyer will also receive other accessories — a trunk, high-quality fenders and rear-view mirrors.

Main advantages:

  • The presence of a speed switch

  • V-brake available

  • The presence of fenders, trunk and mirrors

  • Good appearance

Minuses:
  • Decent mass

  • No depreciation

9.8
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FORWARD Valencia 1.0 (2015)

A very simple bike designed for urban use. The folding mechanism allows you not to think about where to store this vehicle. It also makes it easy to transport the bike in any car. The simplified design made it impossible for the creators to place a speed switch or full-fledged brakes on the bike. There is no suspension fork here either. In this regard, it is not recommended to use FORWARD Valencia 1.0 on dirt roads. The main advantage of the bike is its price.

Main advantages:

  • The presence of a trunk and fenders

  • Low price

  • Reliable frame

  • small mass

Minuses:
  • No disc or rim brakes

  • Lack of a speed switch

  • No depreciation

9.2
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The best women’s bikes

Merida Juliet 40-V (2014)

Bicycles for girls must have a low frame. And that’s exactly what the Merida Juliet 40-V got. At the same time, this vehicle is not inferior in its qualities to other mountain bikes. In particular, it weighs only 13 kg — it is felt even during the trip. Also, the unit received at its disposal a spring-elastomer fork with a 100 mm stroke. 26-inch wheels are designed primarily for traveling on asphalt, but they also do not shy away from the primer. The stop is made by means of rim brakes.

Main advantages:

  • Not the highest price

  • The presence of a suspension fork

  • small mass

  • Comfortable saddle

Minuses:
  • The simplest speed switches

  • V-brakes

9.8
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STELS Miss 6000 V 26 (2015)

This bike is made in Russia. It has a low frame and a comfortable saddle. First of all, this model was created for trips around the city. But practice shows that the unit feels good on country roads. The 26-inch wheels are equipped with a double rim made of aluminum alloy. They are able to overcome almost any obstacles. A spring-elastomeric fork provides a comfortable ride on the primer. Unfortunately, it is impossible to block its course, but not a single bike from this price segment has this function. The desire to save money did not allow the creators to place disc brakes on the wheels. Instead, standard rim «vi-breaks» are used for deceleration. 18 speeds allow you to easily climb the hill and move down the slope. Shimano products are used here as attachments.

Main advantages:

  • low price

  • Wings included

  • small mass

  • Attractive appearance

  • The presence of a suspension fork

Minuses:
  • Revolving handle levers

  • V-brakes

9.4
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Best teen bikes

STELS Joy 16 (2015)

This relatively simple bike is perfect for a small child. Support wheels will allow you not to be afraid that your beloved child will fall and get scratches or more serious damage. In the future, when the child learns to keep balance, the accessory that has become unnecessary can be removed. There are no attachments on the bike. In this regard, braking is carried out by turning the pedals in the opposite direction. It is easy to guess that the vehicle has only one speed. A basket is attached to the handlebar, allowing you to carry small items in it. The child should definitely like the bright appearance of the bike. Not only the frame is painted here, but also the fenders, the trunk and even the saddle. First of all, the vehicle is intended for girls. The spring-loaded saddle will allow the child to overcome potholes in the pavement without harming himself.

Main advantages:

  • Attractive appearance

  • Ease of use

  • Robust design

  • Fenders and trunk

  • Support wheels

  • Low price

Minuses:
  • foot brake

9.8
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STELS Pilot 170 18 (2014)

And here is the model for boys. The creators tried to paint absolutely all parts of the bike — even the rims and pedals. This model is intended for children whose age is equal to or greater than 4 years. A bell is placed on the steering wheel, which teaches the child to warn random passers-by about himself. Removable support wheels help you ride without trying to keep your balance. Attachment equipment is missing. In this regard, the bike has only one speed and a foot brake. The vehicle comes with fenders that protect the child from mud and splashes. The buyer will not receive only a trunk that could help the child transport small items.

Main advantages:

  • low price

  • Attractive appearance

  • Robust design

  • Support wheels

Minuses:
  • foot brake

  • No trunk

9.7
/ ten
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The best sports bikes

STELS Navigator 610 MD 26 (2015)

If you are going to spend a lot of time on a bike — buy STELS Navigator 610 MD 26. This vehicle is equipped with a large number of attachments. In particular, this mountain bike offers 21 speeds. This helps to correctly distribute their forces to overcome descents, flat areas and ascents. The bike also received Power disc brakes, which help to stop almost instantly. The SR Suntour XCT-26 suspension fork is made using spring-elastomer technology. Its stroke is 80 mm. This saves the cyclist’s hands when overcoming potholes in the asphalt and other irregularities. The vehicle also has 26-inch wheels, which consist of a double aluminum rim. It is difficult to leave the “eight” on them even for a very long time. Complete with a bicycle the buyer receives plastic wings and a footboard.

Main advantages:

  • small mass

  • low price

  • Attractive appearance

  • Disc brakes

  • Wings and footboards

Minuses:
  • Entry level attachments

9.7
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Merida Matts 40-MD (2014)

The creators of this bike have tried to use quality materials and good attachments. In this regard, the buyer gets the opportunity to drive not only around the city, but on dirt roads. Shimano’s 27-speed system helps you balance your power uphill and downhill. Even as part of the vehicle there are disc (mechanical) brakes. They allow you to stop almost instantly, even if the cyclist is currently moving down a steep descent. The suspension fork, which has 100 mm travel, also looks good here. A special switch allows you to adjust the spring rate or completely block the stroke. The latter action is useful during a city trip on smooth asphalt, when you need to put all your effort into pedaling. 26-inch wheels have a double rim. Perhaps the Merida Matts 40-MD is the best value for money if you want to buy a bike specifically for country trips.

Main advantages:

  • Attractive appearance

  • Good suspension fork

  • Disc brakes

  • small mass

  • Lots of speeds

Minuses:
  • Relatively high price

  • Entry level attachments

9.7
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4 best digital photo frames


TeXet TF-801

TeXet TF-801 has a solid build and nice appearance. The front panel has an 8-inch LCD display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It is ideal for displaying the vast majority of pictures. The resolution is 800×600 pixels. On closer examination and not the highest quality source, pixelation is noticeable. But who would look at a digital photo frame so intently? The device can be used to display the clock and calendar. The time and date do not get lost even when the power is turned off — this information is stored using a watch battery, the life of which exceeds one and a half years.

Main advantages:

  • The presence of a battery
  • Very good color rendering
  • The presence of a light sensor and night mode
  • Adequate price
Minuses:
  • Short power cord
  • No wall mount

9.9
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Digma PF-870

This photo frame has a nice body, painted in white. On the front panel is an 8-inch LCD display with a resolution of 800×600 pixels. The 4:3 aspect ratio is ideal for most photos. The device receives power from the network, a memory card is used as a carrier. Digma PF-870 differs from its competitors by the presence of a remote control. With it, it is not difficult to change one photo to another or start a slideshow. If you have a large number of large-format photos — buy a device with a black body.

Main advantages:

  • Wide functionality
  • Good color rendering
  • The presence of a remote control
Minuses:
  • Relatively high price
  • Lack of vertical orientation

9.8
/ ten
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Ritmix RDF-UX7

The body of this digital photo frame is painted black. Its LCD display has only a 7-inch diagonal. But for many people, this is enough to view photos. A resolution of 1024×600 pixels contributes to displaying a clear image — pixelation is difficult to see, even when the device is very close to the eyes. The 16:9 aspect ratio makes it possible to recommend the device only to fans of large-format photographs. Recall that most often pictures are saved with an aspect ratio of 4:3, they will be displayed on such a screen with black stripes on the sides.

Main advantages:

  • The presence of a remote control
  • Wide functionality
  • A high resolution
  • Good picture quality
Minuses:
  • Not the most popular aspect ratio

9.7
/ ten
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Rekam DejaView HD-R8

The Rekam DejaView HD-R8 digital photo frame should be used with care. It may not recognize a memory card with a large capacity. It is recommended to connect no more than 16-gigabyte cards to it. This is usually enough for a huge number of photos or a few decent-sized videos. The Rekam DejaView HD-R8 comes with a remote control. But it also has one drawback — keystrokes are not always determined by the system. The rest of the digital photo frame should only please. Its 8-inch screen has the usual resolution of 800×600 pixels. The 4:3 aspect ratio should be fine for most photos. Power is supplied from the network, there is no built-in battery. Because of this, when the power is turned off, the time and date may be lost.

Main advantages:

  • Good picture quality
  • Stylish appearance
  • Wide functionality
Minuses:
  • No battery
  • Remote control does not always work properly

9.1
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5 best webcams


Full HD webcams

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

This webcam is useful for regular participants in video conferences. If you show your interlocutor a sheet of notes, the person will definitely see what is written on it. This is facilitated by Full HD resolution and the presence of auto focus. Also, the device has a high-quality microphone that picks up even those sounds that come from the farthest corner of the room. If not for the very high price, the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 could be recommended to every computer owner.

Main advantages:

  • Excellent picture quality
  • Convenient stand compatible with any monitor
  • Auto focus
  • Excellent microphone
  • Simple Software
  • Long cable
  • 15 megapixel stills
Minuses:
  • High price
  • Only 30Hz in Full HD mode

9.8
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Logitech HD Webcam C615

Some people can be intimidated by the appearance of this webcam. This device is very thin. But you quickly get used to such a design — then you start to notice only excellent functionality. The Logitech HD Webcam C615 comes with a special program that can add various special effects to the picture. And she can also identify the user’s face and automatically authenticate him on websites and in the operating system. As for the image quality, there are no special claims to it. Although it is clearly seen that this copy is inferior to the older model very much — it is not without reason that only a two-megapixel matrix is ​​located inside it.

Main advantages:

  • Good picture quality
  • Auto focus
  • Excellent microphone
  • Simple Software
Minuses:
  • Short cable
  • Uncomfortable stand
  • Only 30Hz in Full HD

9.6
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HP Webcam HD 4310

Webcam HP Webcam HD 4310 can take its rightful place on your desk. Unfortunately, it has such a stand that it is not possible to fix it on the monitor in all cases, which many buyers resent. But the device received a high-quality sensor that shoots a picture in Full HD resolution. However, in terms of image quality, the webcam is inferior to some of its competitors. But do not forget that they have a higher price tag.

Main advantages:

  • Good picture quality
  • Auto focus
  • Cute design
  • Adequate price
  • Large tilt and swivel angles
Minuses:
  • Not the best stand
  • Not very high quality picture
  • Only 30Hz in Full HD

9.5
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Budget (inexpensive) webcams

Logitech HD Webcam C310

This model differs from the younger version with an improved lens and improved sensor. The optics received a slightly larger aperture, and the matrix resolution increased to 5 megapixels. The quality of the picture is slightly improved due to all this. We can say that the webcam squeezes almost everything possible out of HD resolution. If you only need such a device to communicate on Skype, then you should not dream of more!

Main advantages:

  • Good picture quality
  • Convenient stand compatible with any monitor
  • Excellent microphone
  • Simple Software
  • Long cable
  • Adequate price
Minuses:
  • Lack of autofocus
  • Not always correct display of colors

9.9
/ ten
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Logitech HD Webcam C270

This model has been on store shelves for many years. And not because no one buys it, but because of its regular production. People like both the low price tag and quite adequate picture quality. As a rule, such an image is enough to communicate with friends and relatives via Skype.

Main advantages:

  • Good picture quality
  • Convenient stand compatible with any monitor
  • Excellent microphone
  • Simple Software
  • Long cable
  • Low price
Minuses:
  • Noise in low light
  • Lack of autofocus

9.8
/ ten
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6 best satellite dishes


The best mobile satellite dish

Azure AS-35T

An ordinary satellite dish is attached to a wall or roof almost tightly. You can remove it only with the help of special equipment, and there is no guarantee that it will work after that in a new place, which cannot be said about a mobile satellite dish. Azure AS-35T is easy to attach, and if you are moving, it is very easy to remove and store in a plastic suitcase. You can even install an antenna on the roof of a car — remember the shots from foreign films? After that, it remains only to get hold of a means of decoding the signal. Now even a laptop can act as it, to which a USB-card capable of working with DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards is connected.

Main advantages:

  • Possibility of easy transportation
  • Easy installation
  • Rich equipment
Minuses:
  • «Lame» gain

9.7
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The best offset satellite dishes

Supral 0.9 m

This offset satellite dish is perfect for receiving signals from almost any satellite. Used to work with Rainbow TV, Telecard, Sirius and Hotbird. 90 cm diameter allows you to use the plate in all corners of our country. The wall bracket is able to withstand very serious loads — the antenna will not move even by 1 mm. Interference in signal reception can only occur when the wind speed is above 25 m/s, which, you see, happens infrequently. There are no large logos on the surface of the plate — this is also a plus: not everyone wants his gadgets to serve as a free advertising platform. We understand and approve.

Main advantages:

  • Large antenna diameter
  • Decent gain
  • Good stability even in strong winds
  • Low price
Minuses:
  • May rust moderately over time

9.8
/ ten
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LANS-65

The cost of a LANS-65 satellite dish may seem overpriced. What can you do, this is one of the best cymbals with a 65 cm diameter: it was created using offset technology, it is close to an ideal parabola (in this parameter it greatly surpasses its all-metal competitors). There is a self-cleaning function, so the antenna catches the signal qualitatively even in heavy rain or heavy snow. The dish can withstand any wind, with the exception of a serious hurricane — only in this case interference may occur. The steel base is powder coated. This plate can be used for several purposes. Firstly, with its help, a signal from a satellite is caught (NTV-plus is also supported). Secondly, the antenna works well with amateur radio bands. Not bad, right?

Main advantages:

  • Self-cleaning function
  • Robust design
  • Stylish appearance
Minuses:
  • small size

9.7
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SKYMAX 1.2 m

This large antenna is made using offset technology. It is often purchased by residents of the Southern Federal District and the Urals, from which many satellites are very far away. The large diameter accumulates the signal, sending it to the reflector with increased strength. The device can be mounted on a wall or roof at almost any angle, however, the bracket will have to be selected individually. The antenna is stable, made of steel 0.8 mm thick. The manufacturer claims that something bad can happen to SKYMAX only when the wind strength is over 60 m/s, which is still rare for Russian regions. The polyester coating protects the steel from moisture and high temperatures. Perhaps this is one of the most reliable satellite dishes, frightening only with its size and the absence of a bracket in the kit. But you’re not shy, are you?

Main advantages:

  • Can be installed at any angle
  • Sustainability
  • High-quality signal reception
Minuses:
  • The need to purchase a bracket

9.6
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SKYMAX 0.55 m

The SKYMAX 0.55 m satellite dish was created using offset technology. The low price tag is explained by the small diameter of the plate. The device should be bought by residents of large cities located as close as possible to the satellites. Only in this case, stable signal reception is guaranteed. The minimum dimensions can also be considered an advantage, as they provide excellent stability. Only hurricane winds can damage the antenna. The plate is made of steel with a thickness of 0.5 mm, so it is easy to mount it. A polyester coating protects the surface from rain and sunlight.

Main advantages:

  • Low price
  • Bracket included
  • Good stability
  • Can be installed at any angle
Minuses:
  • Small plate size
  • low gain

9.4
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The best perforated satellite dish

CORAB ASC-800PR/C

The CORAB ASC-800PR/C satellite dish differs from other products in its perforated structure. It is believed that these devices are the best to catch the signal. In fact, this is still the same offset plate made of steel. The thickness of the metal is 0.6 mm, which makes the device very light. Sufficiently large dimensions allow the antenna to be used to receive a signal from distant satellites. It also increases the gain. Steel in the creation of CORAB ASC-800PR / C is used not simple, but galvanized — goodbye corrosion! The surface of the plate is coated with polyester paint. It eliminates the slightest irregularities that affect the quality of signal reception.

Main advantages:

  • Attractive design
  • High-quality signal reception
  • Easy installation
  • Optimal dimensions
  • Durable construction
Minuses:
  • Relatively high price

9.9
/ ten
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