Expert Advice

Check out our Expert Advice from real Maplineers to get the lowdown on what to look for when you're shopping for electronics and their accessories. There is a ton to know – from all the different types of USB-C specifications to what makes a great TV bracket and how a lithium battery works. We've boiled it all down into easy to read and watch reviews, guides, comparisons and explainers.
Smart Lighting

What Is Smart Lighting?

Smart lighting allows you to adjust the brightness, colour, and timing of lights to suit your needs. In this article, we will get you started.
Standing desks

Standing Desks: Are They Worth The Investment?

Thinking about buying a standing desk? This article explores the benefits, potential health impacts, and other factors to help you make an informed decision.
Power banks buying guide

Best Power Banks 2024: Buying Guide

A guide to the best power banks currently available at Maplin, tailored to different needs and budgets, along with potential use cases to help you make a buying decision.
Phone battery draining fast

Why Is My Phone Battery Draining So Fast?

There are several common causes of rapid battery drainage that you should be aware of. Let's take a look at ways to preserve your phone's battery life.
disposable camera

Why Use A Disposable Camera In 2024?

The idea of using a disposable camera might seem rather outdated in 2024. However, there are many reasons to use one, which we will outline in this article.
EV Charging Cables

Understanding EV Charging Cables In The UK

Let's discuss the different types of EV charging cables available in the UK, considerations when buying one, plug types, safety guidelines, and more.
Dash Cams

A Beginner's Guide To Dash Cams

Everything you need to know about dash cams; how they work, the different types available, installation tips, benefits, features to look for, and more.
Ethernet Cables

Ethernet Cables Explained: The Basics Of Network Cabling

In this article, we will explore everything you need to know about Ethernet cables, including their types, benefits, how to choose the right cable, installation process, and their various applications.
kWh usage in the average home

How Many Kilowatt-Hours Does An Average House Use?

Exploring the basics of kilowatt-hours, as well as factors influencing energy consumption, average kWh figures for various house sizes, and tips to reduce energy usage.
Connecting a phone to a projector via USB

How to Connect Your Phone To A Projector via USB - A Guide

In this guide, we will explain how to connect your phone to a projector via USB, and explore the necessary equipment and compatibility considerations.
MagSafe technology

What Is MagSafe?

MagSafe is a proprietary charging technology developed by Apple, with many benefits and uses. This article provides an overview of the history, uses, and advantages of MagSafe.
Looking through binoculars

Choosing The Right Binoculars: A Complete Guide

In this article, we'll explore the essential factors when choosing binoculars, the different types of binoculars available, and the features to look for in a quality pair.
Best Solar Panels 2024

Best Solar Panels, Kits & Charge Controllers 2024

In this article, we have compiled our latest collection of solar panels, kits, and charge controllers to aid you in making a well-informed purchase decision.
Displayport Technology

A Complete Guide To DisplayPort Technology

In this guide, we will explore DisplayPort technology. We will compare it with HDMI, delve into connectors and cables, setting up multiple displays, and more.
Complete Guide To HDMI

A Complete Guide To HDMI: Everything You Need To Know

In this guide, we will explore everything you need to know about HDMI, from its basic functionality, to its future potential.
A Guide To Jack Plugs

A Guide To Jack Plug Sizes & Cables

Jack cables and plugs are used to connect various devices together. Whether you're a musician, audio engineer, or an enthusiast, understanding the basics of jack cables is crucial. In this guide, we will explore jack cables and plugs, from the different types available to how to choose the right one for your needs.