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.
UK plugs

How UK Plugs Work: The Ultimate Guide

In this article, we will explore the inner workings of UK plugs and gain a better understanding of how they function.
HDMI splitters and switches at Maplin

What is the difference between HDMI splitters & HDMI switches?

If you’re tired of having to constantly swap HDMI cables between sources or need to show the same signal across multiple displays, an HDMI splitter or an HDMI switch could be exactly what you’re looking for. But what exactly are they? What do they do? And which one do you need?
USB Wall Chargers at Maplin

Confused about chargers?

Looking for a new USB wall charger to keep your favourite tech powered up? Choosing the right model can be tricky, so here at Maplin we’ve thrown together a handy guide to help you find the ideal charger for you.
USB Hubs at Maplin

Why use a USB hub?

Whether you’re using a laptop with limited ports or you need to connect a device but don’t have the right connection available, USB hubs can solve all your problems! Available in both USB-A and USB-C varieties, USB hubs often feature multiple connectivity options, but which one is right for you? Maplin are here to help you!