Sir Apfelot Blog

3 October 2020
In the test: The Wuben C3 LED flashlight

In the test: Wuben C3 LED flashlight with USB-C connection

Anyone who grew up with Maglite flashlights like me in the past will understand the fascination I have for the small LED flashlights. In order to get a similar light output with a light bulb Maglite in the past, one was [...]
28 September 2019
Elegant design and functionality - the connection convinced me with the BenQ ScreenBar desk lamp (photos: Sir Apfelot).

In the test: BenQ ScreenBar - the perfect desk lamp for monitor workers

A few weeks ago, BenQ offered me to test the ScreenBar. Back then I was still thinking, "Ok, a desk lamp with LED ... nothing special, but I can take a look at it." Today I am more than [...]
18 December 2018
The BigBlue hand warmer convinced me with its warmth, flashlight and power bank function (photos: Sir Apfelot).

In the test: BigBlue USB hand warmer with power bank and flashlight function

Cold paws in winter are not nice. And even if I'm not a big fan of Christmas markets, there are often enough walks or work around the house that make my fingers [...]
17 December 2018

LED fairy lights with battery - a selection

If you are looking for an LED light chain with battery or accumulator for Christmas, New Year's Eve or generally for winter, then I have something for you. Fairy lights with energy-saving LEDs are wonderfully suited to [...]
7 November 2018
Electric LED tea lights in a practical test - what good are the rechargeable candles?

In the test: rechargeable LED tea lights with a battery in a set of 12

Some time ago I had a blog post about LED tea lights with timers, in which I presented the best models from Amazon. Now, shortly before Halloween, the time had come for me to [...]
3 August 2018

Nanoleaf Canvas will be presented at IFA 2018

At this year's International Consumer Electronics Fair, IFA 2018, from August 31 to September 5, some exciting technologies and products will again be on display in Berlin. The manufacturer Nanoleaf, who for its light panels [...]
21 December 2017
Here in my hand you can see the size of the sphere well. This is also my favorite light effect, which also changes slowly.

In the test: LED color-changing ball bluetooth speaker - a feast for the eyes

This speaker falls out of line for several reasons. On the one hand, it can't be compared visually with any other (in any case, I haven't seen anyone with so many "glitter frills"). And on the other hand he is a [...]
29 January 2017
tizi Powersnack - the power bank with AA mignon cells from Equinux (Photos: Sir Apfelot).

In the test: tizi PowerSnack Powerbank with conventional AA batteries or AA batteries

I recently wondered if there weren't any power banks that could be filled with rechargeable, replaceable batteries. The research was done quickly, because with such battery packs for smartphones and [...]
17 September 2016
The DN11 has a modern CREE XPL HI LED, which can be regulated from 1 to 1000 lumens.

In the test: The waterproof DN11 LED flashlight from Imalent with IPX-8 certification

A few days ago I was given the Imalent DN11 flashlight for testing. I particularly like the flashlight because of its handy size and excellent light output. In fact, flashlights are not necessarily suitable in terms of content for [...]
20 December 2015
The Philips LED bulbs for GU10 sockets have received many 5-star ratings. They immediately deliver warm white light.

GU10 LED bulbs - the best selection according to Stiftung Warentest and customer reviews

For a few years now, I've been gradually converting the lamps in my apartment to LEDs. The last bulbs that were still to come were some halogen spotlights that, contrary to my expectations, lasted quite a long time. But […]