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Superfast broadband: Fibre Optic broadband explained

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:59:46 Europe/London

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Fibre Optic broadband has been in the news a lot recently, and lots of people will have noticed their internet speeds have increased in recent years too.

But there is still a lot of confusion about what Fibre Optic broadband is, what it does and why it is better.  

Different providers give it different names – fibre broadband, superfast broadband, unlimited broadband – but fibre optic broadband is essentially any internet service ... READ MORE

Posted in News Automotive By Editor at Hilltop Products

How to wrap your cables like a roadie

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 12:26:01 Europe/London

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If you are responsible for looking after a lot of gadgets or cable management is an important part of your job, then you might spend a good proportion of your day detangling cables.

Well you would, unless you knew about this special roadie technique for wrapping cables.

Roadies spend their working lives transporting and looking after thousands of pounds of equipment, including lots of expensive cables like microphone chords.

Road crews hav... READ MORE

Posted in News By Editor at Hilltop Products

Easter holidays: Easy electronics projects for kids to try

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:46:35 Europe/London

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The Easter holidays are coming up. In Leigh, where Hilltop Products is based, children break up on Friday and don’t go back until the day after Easter Monday on April 17.

For parents, that’s 17 days to keep the kids entertained. That’s no easy feat no matter which way you look at it.

Hilltop Products takes pride in being a family company. Lots of employees have children and we know it can be tough to keep them happy for the whole... READ MORE

Posted in News By Editor at Hilltop Products
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Billed as the ‘next-generation of cable ties,’ Rapstrap won plaudits for its design and purpose when it secured a massive £150,000 investment in Dragon’s Den nearly ten years ago.

Today, it remains one of the most successful products to appear on the show.

Rapstrap won a joint investment from Duncan Bannatyne and James Caan who inve... READ MORE

Posted in News By Editor at Hilltop Products

10 ways to use cable ties at home and in the office

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:10:26 Europe/London

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A new video from popular YouTube channel Mr Gear highlights some less conventional uses for cable ties, including some that not even we had thought about before. 

The video shows you how cable ties can be used to make a notepad that sticks to the fridge, a low cost keyring and a repl... READ MORE

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