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Review: Reusable Furniture Movers (coasters)

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Back in the day, my mum and dad used to have little hollow 'coasters' under their sofa wheels, the idea being that the extra surface area meant that the wheels didn't dig into the carpet too much (and destroy the pile).

In fact these coasters also then came in handy under simple, static legs, as we found out later. Rather than have to drag sofas with legs around and 'ruck' up the carpet, stick these coasters under the legs and the sofa could be glided around with one hand. Genius!

Except that I haven't seen them in a shop... ever!

Fast forward to this month and we have two bedside units with slab wooden sides. Moveable with some effort when empty - just about impossible to budge when loaded up with books and other bedside 'stuff'.

Why move them? Because they block access to the under-bed drawers! Argh! We only need access once a month on average, but often enough that moving the units was a major pain.

So I remembered the coasters and went looking on Am…

Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

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The Galaxy S20 Ultra is pitched as the ultimate imaging phone - with massive specs, most of which do bear out (my review goes up in a couple of days), at a price!

But how to protect your expensive snapper? As usual for my case roundups, I'll cover a variety of styles, with most samples supplied by MobileFun, kind people that they are. See their complete range of Galaxy S20 Ultra cases and covers.

But on with the individual cases, each link goes to the relevant product page, of course.
Samsung LED View Cover, £54
One of the most expensive cases I've ever reviewed, this is also one of the most functional, from a tech perspective. Taking power wirelessly from the phone, a matrix of small LEDs in the cover of this folio case light up with time or notifications, as needed, in 'retro' dot matrix fashion. It's a little stylised, but I can see this appealing to anyone wanting a folio style case in terms of protection and yet large and easy access to seeing the time.


The tim…

Case roundup: Samsung Galaxy S20

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The Galaxy S20 has lots going for it, but it's still a fragile glass sandwich and needs protecting from day one. I should know, I managed to crack my iPhone 11 Pro screen the other day. Sob.

As usual for my case roundups, I'll cover a variety of styles, with most samples supplied by MobileFun, kind people that they are. See their complete range of Galaxy S20 cases and covers.

But on with the individual cases, each link goes to the relevant product page, of course.

Ringke Fusion-X, £13
The gadget man's dream case, this Ringke design has it all. Twin lanyard loops, corner protection spurs, cyberpunk panels and bevels. Yet it doesn't add too much bulk and you do get to see your original S20 colour (if any) through the clear back.


Ringke is a top brand for protection and I'd definitely trust my S20 to this. The end caps are raised, to help with face drops and face-down placing and the button cutouts are nicely weighted.


If I had one, very minor criticism, it would be th…