Duracell rechargable batteries, are some of them Sanyo Eneloop batteries in disguise?

Sanyo Eneloop batteries are ‘low self-discharge‘ NiMH rechargeable batteries which have gained quite a reputation. The ‘low self-discharge‘ bit means unlike traditional NiMH batteries they do not rapidly self discharge after you charge them up. Now other brands also sell ‘low self-discharge‘ NiMH batteries, but Sanyo Eneloop, or Panasonic Eneloop as they have been re-branded now Panasonic own Sanyo, are […]

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Tesco and Slovakian televisions

Wandering around a mid sized Tesco supermarket yesterday I stopped by the display of boxed television sets. As well as a couple of 22″ TVs from Samsung and Toshiba there were eye catching green boxes containing Tesco own brand Technika televisions. There were 22″ and 24″ screen sizes both of which were offered as a straightforward television or with a […]

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So who makes Polaroid televisions?

A couple of years ago I noticed Polaroid branded television sets on sale on the shelves of my local ASDA supermarket. ASDA also sell other domestic electronic goods and accessories under the Polaroid brand name too. Now the Polaroid company founded in 1937 by Edwin Land that made polarised sunglasses and the Polaroid instant film camera went bankrupt in 2001 […]

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So here goes ..

So welcome to Bob’s Shack. Time will tell what it grows into. I have some ideas, and it will focus on electrical stuff, but no doubt as it grows my initial thoughts will be overtaken by what actually seems to work. To start us off here is a picture of an old style light bulb. It isn’t lit up at […]

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