elftronix.com 2017-11-16T08:39:49Z https://www.elftronix.com/feed/atom/ https://www.elftronix.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-elf-32x32.png David <![CDATA[ExpressVPN 30 DAYS FREE + 35% Off Discount Coupon!]]> http://www.elftronix.com/?p=1180 2017-11-16T08:39:49Z 2017-11-16T08:00:08Z ExpressVPN is my personal favorite. I travel a lot, which is why 97+ VPN locations under one account is very useful. Also I do a lot of downloading, and I can always get the best speeds in any country without transfer limits.

I’m privileged to offer 30 days free and up to 35% Off. The discount coupon code is automatically activated only by using the link below.

Verified working November 2017.

Referred to ExpressVPN 30 Free Days

Make sure, that you can see the above message after clicking on the link!

The other thing I love about ExpressVPN is the good level of privacy. Most importantly, they don’t keep any traffic logs. Also the IP addresses are shared, so it’s really hard to trace back to you. And the IPs change frequently to prevent over use, and blacklisting. The host names vary as well, so that no one could even begin to guess you are behind a virtual machine.

ExpressVPN Plans Money Back Guarantee

You can save an additional discount of 35% off if you subscribe to the twelve month plan. On your checkout look for the text: “BONUS: We’ll add 30 free days because you used a referral link.” and you are good to go..!

PS. To make things clear, there is not actually any coupon codes available for ExpressVPN. These guys have their own way. But my referral link is the real deal so don’t forget to tell your friends about it before they register. Not just for my benefit, but not using it would be just plain silly.. 🙂


Related: The Nitty-gritty ExpressVPN Review

Please, check back later for updates!

По ссылке выше, вы можете получить 30 дней бесплатно по любой подписке на услуги VPN. Никаких обманных скидочных кодов и других маркетинговых трюков. Это просто лучшее предложение для всех новых пользователей. При регистрации на сервисе убедитесь, что вам начислена скидка при оформлении заказа. Если нет, попробуйте использовать ссылку ещё раз перед регистрацией. Пожалуйста, дайте мне знать, если у вас есть возникли какие-либо проблемы или вопросы.


Old offer (no longer valid):

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal: 25/11/2016 to 28/11/2016 — ended!

This is live: Now you can get (1) one month with the 30 days activation link (2) three months with a 12month subscription — total 4 months free

You must follow this order:

  1. Click on this link to activate 1 month free
  2. Come back to this page & click on this link to active 3 month free
  3. Enjoy 4 complementary months!

Please note!

  • Don’t use ctrl/command to open link or it won’t work
  • Link nr (1) works for all subscriptions, 1month & 6months

ExpressVPN Black Friday Cyber Monday Deal

David <![CDATA[French Amazon.fr in English! — The Easy Shopping Guide]]> http://www.elftronix.com/?p=1283 2017-09-13T04:22:01Z 2017-09-13T04:10:09Z I’ve found the French Amazon.fr store a very useful place to shop online when in France, or even abroad for making purchases I cannot make anywhere else. Thankfully, now I can browse the website almost completely in English.

Click here for Amazon.fr in English

Amazon.fr France English

With affordable international shipping, a wide collection of English language books and just about anything ‘entre ciel et terre’. You would think that the French Amazon has better support for the English language.

However depending on your browser, this should not be a problem at all. All one needs is to transform this familiar looking page for example:

Into a translated English version like this:

The tools needed, really depend on the type of web browser you are using. The essential feature is that the pages are translated live, without interrupting the browsing experience. Which is why most add-ons are not suitable for this purpose.

Google Chrome Instructions

You are in luck. The Google Chrome browser is an easy way to translate a web page with a click of a button. This feature is ready installed, and should suggest to translate pages that are different than your set, native language.

Like demonstrated in this screen shot below:

Mozilla Firefox Instructions

My second favourite, a simple installation of the, “S3.Google Translator” extension. Which when turned on, will show a small icon on the top right corner of the browser. There you can set to “Automatically translate www.amazon.fr”.

If you ever need help, there is an English language help section to guide you through the steps of ordering from Amazon France. Also, they have helpful English Speaking help desk staff ready to serve you, so I wouldn’t hesitate to use it.

About Amazon France

The Amazon.fr site opened its virtual doors in August 2000. Amazon is doing its utmost to fulfill its mission, to put its customers at the heart of its concerns. At any time, they can find what they want to buy online and make many discoveries.

If we keep to the audiences published quarterly in the framework of the Internet Usage Observatory of Mediametrie, spread over the year 2016, Amazon brings together on average 15.8 million French Internet users each month. And as such, this e-merchant is, indeed, first in the sector. With an average of 11 million visitors each month on its platform, Cdiscount thus achieves second place.

Amazon’s progression in recent years has been dazzling. According to estimates by Morgan Stanley, Amazon’s sales in France reached 4.4 billion euros in 2016, in addition to marketplace activity, which represents an overall business volume of about 8 billion euros. And figures are expected to rise in the following years.

Thanks for reading; all questions, comments are welcome!

David <![CDATA[Ctrip Hotel 150CNY/$23 OFF Promo Code Friend Gift]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=4475 2017-09-06T08:57:03Z 2017-09-06T08:52:42Z Occasionally; Ctrip has promotions where existing Ctrip members are given a referral link which they can give to friends who will receive a promo code.

Current promo: CNY 150 Hotel Promo Code (click here!)

Ctrip Hotel Promo Code

Check this page for available promos for November of 2017!

Refer Your Friends to Save BIG!

In September 2017, all Ctrip members can gift their friends a CNY 150 hotel promo code when they sign up — click here to activate!


  • Sign in to your Ctrip account to join the promotion. Generate an invitation link and send it to your friends.


  • It will take your friends just 30 seconds to register and they’ll receive a hotel promo code immediately.


  • Hotel promo code for new members only
  • This promotion is only applicable to english.ctrip.com
  • You may use the offer on all hotel bookings including those in China
  • Promotion code is valid for 60 days from the date of issue. Promo codes are only valid when paying in CNY.
  • Currently 150CNY is equal to approximately $23USD or €20EUR
  • Promo code is for bookings made on the mobile app only.
  • Promotion code is valid for 60 days from the date of issue. Promo codes are only valid when paying in CNY.
  • If a booking is canceled, the promo code will be returned to your account, and may be used again within the promotion period. If a booking which uses a promo code has been altered through the call center, the promotion code will be canceled.
  • CNY 150 promo code can be used for bookings of CNY 2,000 and above for hotels showing the “Promo Code” icon;

Any new offers, discounts or the like will be posted and updated on this post.

And please comment if you have any other cheap hotel booking tips.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your travels in China!

David <![CDATA[How to Review AirVPN with Free Trial Coupon. Guided Instructions!]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=4394 2017-07-04T07:07:43Z 2017-07-04T07:00:56Z These are instructions on how to get a free trial to review the AirVPN service — one of the most security fanatic & anonymous VPN services out there.

Just follow the step-by-step instructions for your free trial.

AirVPN Free Trial

Good to Know

  • The review trial is for three days on a personal 100% discount coupon
  • Due to low pricing; there are no other promotions or discounts available
  • Sites offering public coupon codes are most likely false
  • It will take about 24h on average to wait for your coupon code
  • Offer available without credit cards and with full service!

Alternative option is to register a three day 1€ account for quick access.

Free AirVPN Trial Instructions

I’ll take you through the whole process in detail.

Make sure not to miss any steps; if you have questions leave a comment below.

Join AirVPN

Step 1. Create yourself an AirVPN account.

You need:

  1. Nickname
  2. E-mail address
  3. Password

Contact AirVPN

Step 2. Proceed to the Contact Us page and fill in a similar courteous message to the “Trial Requests” support department (making your own is advised).

Title: Request to Trial Your Services

Department: Trial Request


Dear AirVPN Staff,
I have heard much great things about your VPN service and would like to request a free trial for this account.
Kind regards.

Step 3. After “Submit Request“, patiently wait for a response to your email box.

Please note: You will most likely not get the coupon on the same day and it may even take more than the usual 24hour waiting period.

Sending them follow up messages trying to hurry them up will only most likely make it worse for you (not recommended).

Three Days 100% AirVPN Discount Coupon Code

Step 4. You can find your coupon code support ticket after log in or by e-mail.

AirVPN Plans

Step 5. Proceed to purchase the three day plan and enter your coupon code.

AirVPN Three Days

Step 6. The activation is instant as soon as you enter the code.

–> Find out more about AirVPN here.

Enjoy the review trial & please spread the word — thank you!

David <![CDATA[Real HideMyAss Discount Promo Guide! All Coupon Codes are Fake]]> http://www.elftronix.com/?p=1503 2017-07-01T06:47:26Z 2017-07-01T06:45:57Z Live Promos:

Liberty Island: Up to 57% off — From 3rd May to 31st May 2017

Summer Special 57% discount — 3rd July to 4th September 2017

Looking for discount coupon codes for HideMyAss VPN Service, I discovered that all of them are just fake. In fact, HMA doesn’t even use any codes! I was just taken to the front page through their links with no gain, whatsoever.

But of course you can still get a discount from them, – I got my own VPN subscription for $4.99 a month through the sales link which was good enough for me.

Keep on reading for detailed instructions..

HideMyAss VPN Special Promo Discount

Their way of doing business is quite straight forward, and seems it has stayed so for a long time. Judging from their success, it is working for them. Service is what really matters of course..

I have outlined the most important basics here..

How the Discount System Works:

  • They change special promo campaigns depending on season.
  • Sometimes the best promotion is right on their front page. No links needed!
  • There is also a “Sales Special” link that takes you directly to their best, current promotion.
  • Sometimes going through the link can give you a better discount than on the front page. You can see the Sales Special Link for more info.
  • If they don’t have an active promotion at the time, check the page again in some days. Fortunately the campaigns are frequent depending on season.
  • HMA said that they do not and never will use any coupon codes!

Please note: Good luck trying to grab your discount. Even though their VPN service has been just awesome, I think it would be stupid to pay full price. With servers in over 190 countries, and the most IP rich VPN service to date.. HideMyAss is definitely worth the wait.

Hope this helps to clear things up!


This post get often updated, check back later!

Past Promos:

Update 1: Summer Special is live. 57% OFF.
Update 2: Offer has been extended until 30th September
Update 3: Black Friday Promo starts Friday 21st November 2016
Update 4: XMAS Special is live for December!

David <![CDATA[ProtonVPN Review: ProtonMail’s Premium Security & Anonymity VPN]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=4254 2017-06-15T07:57:42Z 2017-06-15T07:45:39Z ProtonVPN also known as “Proton VPN” is a highly secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) provider. It was developed by the founders of ProtonMail; the world’s largest secure email service based in Switzerland.

This is a developing review on the much anticipated ProtonVPN.

ProtonVPN Review

Index of Review Contents

Security & Anonymity

As a user privacy and security specialized VPN service; ProtonVPN is enforcing a no logs policy. There is minimal logging however as a single timestamp is being stored which shows the most recent login time of your account to the system.

Information that is NOT logged includes:

  • The websites you visit
  • Where you registered from
  • Where you logged in to VPN
  • Time logged in to VPN

User accounts are anonymous; requiring only a user name and password. As well as an optional email address for account recovery purposes.


There are four pricing levels with difference in features.

Annual subscriptions receive a -20% discount and those subscribed to ProntMail’s plus account will get another -20% off.

Plan 1. Free

Plan 2. Basic — $5USD/month

Plan 3. Plus — $10/month

  • access to “secure core” feature
  • 6 device connections allowed

Plan 4. Visionary — $30/month

  • access to “secure core” feature
  • 10 device connections allowed

More account details will be updated.

Connection Client

ProtonVPN has a native VPN connection client available for Windows, Mac & Linux. It also supports major smartphones on the iOS and Android platform.

You can either directly connect to a VPN location or enable the “secure core” feature; where you can connect through multiple data centers for increased security. This will however increase latency and slow down the connection.

ProtonVPN Client

Other features include the ability to monitor live upload and download speeds; as well as total transfer values. And accurate load statistics for each available server.

The connection application uses OpenVPN.

VPN Locations

This is a list of data center locations deployed by ProtonVPN; to be updated.

  • Iceland
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • France
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Canada
  • USA
  • United Kingdom

History Timeline

June 9th 2017;
Two week countdown to first official public release began.

March 11th 2017;
Next group to get beta access was plus level subscribers; the second highest plan.

February 28th 2017;
Data center VPN location opened in Iceland with 10Gbps connection.

February 24th 2017;
Free beta access was opened to ProtonMail’s visionary level user subscribers; the highest regular pricing plan.

February 21st 2017;
The first beta version of ProtonVPN was made public for testing purposes to lifetime users of ProtonMail; the largest secure email service in the world.


While ProtonVPN is amongst top security-minded VPN providers; there are lower cost alternatives and other high security, anonymity features worth attention.

  • AirVPN — “The air to breathe the real Internet”
  • IVPN — “High security privacy protection From IVPN”
  • OVPN — “OVPN.com: Security and integrity”

So that’s the review for now; check out below links for futher reading:

David <![CDATA[Stillio Pricing Guide: Real Promo & Discount Coupon Code Watch]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=4346 2017-06-01T22:47:09Z 2017-06-01T22:42:42Z I’m using this Stillio Pricing Guide page to report on real discount coupon codes and teach you how to find promotions like 20% off for the whole year.

Stillio: Easy Automatic Website Screenshots

Automatic website screenshots made easy & fun.

Stillio Coupon Codes

Check these first for active promotions & or read more below!

When you decide to subscribe we have a special discount for newsletter members. With this coupon you will get a 20% discount for the first 12 months of your subscription. The coupon code is valid until June 15 2017 (read campaign info).

Coupon code: 20OFF-CUSTFREQ

Stillio Promo Discounts

There are several possible ways to find discounts (& I encourage to avoid fake coupon sites); if you have time to wait I would suggest to signup for their newsletter which will publish most of the active promotions directly to your inbox.

<<Subscribe to Stillio.com Newsupdate here>>

There are other channels worth checking such as:

Stillio Pricing & Free Trial

Anyone can easily start a free 14 day trial through this link — and best of all no credit card is required for the sign up.

If you decide to continue with the automatic screenshot service; you can choose between automatic monthly (or yearly for added discount) billing or payment on a month-by-month basis so that you can decide on each month separately.

Pricing is based on a “pay-per-screenshot” policy where you charge your account with a minimum of 3USD and only pay for used up screenshots. If any deposited funds are left over it will be carried over to the next month and so on.

Price Per Screenshot

The pricing of each screenshot changes depending on how many you take per month. Here’s an example price scenario:

Screenshots/month Screenshot Price
< 500 $0.040
< 1500 $0.038
< 3000 $0.035
< 7500 $0.031
< 15000 $0.026
< 15000+ $0.020

Note: Stillio uses Stripe to process payments; all major credit cards accepted.

About Stillio

Now it’s easier than ever to capture website screenshots automatically. With Stillio you can set the capture frequency to every hour, day, week or month. Just input the frequency and you’re all set. So whether you want to track one webpage every 5 minutes, or hundreds of pages every 2 weeks, they’ve got you covered!

New feature! Custom screenshot frequencies; every hour, day, week or month.


Tips, questions, comments are welcome below!

David <![CDATA[Guide to VisualPing Promo Pricing & Real Discount Coupon Codes]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=4333 2017-05-26T23:07:34Z 2017-05-26T23:04:11Z I’m using this space as a “promo watch” — a guide to promotional offers and discount coupon codes for VisualPing (aka Visual Ping). The world’s favorite tool for monitoring changes to website content at their visualping.io location.

VisualPing Pricing

Note! Check back later for new promo updates.


Promos are mostly limited to new members only that register through special links; the benefit is a number of free page checks added as extra to your account.

For non-account holders; you may use this link to get 100 free checks!

Discount Coupon Codes

Available coupon codes can be applied during check-out when selecting a monthly plan subscription or purchasing flash top ups; however availability of such codes is scarce and none have been advertised publicly since VisualPing’s launch in 2013.

Your best change is to subscribe to their promo mailing list, or following their Facebook or Twitter pages for possible coupon discounts.


There are four plans on visualping.io; Basic (313 checks/month), Pro (1200 checks/month), Intensive (4000 checks/month), Enterprise (10000 checks/month). All of the plans are available for payment monthly or annually — the bigger the plan the more discount is applied.

You may also just purchase credits without a subscription, with the option to top up your account with 150, 300, 1000, 5000 or 10000 checks.

Accepted payment methods are limited to MasterCard, Visa, American Express (processed by Stripe) as well as PayPal.


This page will be updated with new information when appropriate. If any questions just leave a comment!

David <![CDATA[Check Here for List of Affiliate/Referral Programs! (UPDATED)]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=4298 2017-05-07T22:38:39Z 2017-05-04T00:01:25Z Here is a list of various online services and information about the existence of any affiliate or referral programs in place or planned — frequently updated.


Currently at this time we are not offering an affiliation program, although I have heard talk about this among the development team. I do not have any other information relating to this, or if this is something we are planning on doing currently.

No-IP Support Staff,
June 18th 2016


Unfortunately at the prices NameBright offers we do not have an affiliate program nor plans to launch an affiliate program.

Happy domaining!

February 6th 2016

David <![CDATA[VeraCrypt Encrypted Sandisk Extreme Pro SDXC Card Speed Test]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=4263 2017-05-01T05:45:35Z 2017-05-01T05:29:56Z Here I’ve conducted a simple read/write speed test on a VeraCrypt encrypted partition with Sandisk’s Extreme Pro SDXC card. These are the specs:

  • Card: Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC
  • Capacity: 512GB
  • Read Speed: Up to 95 MB/s
  • Write Speed: Up to 90MB/s
  • Partition Type: VeraCrypt Volume
  • Encryption Algorithm: AES
  • Hash Algorithm: SHA-512

Sandisk Extreme Pro 512GB SDHC/SDXC Card

In all tests I’ve copied the Ubuntu Desktop File which is 1.51GB.

(1) First between my SSD drive (Samsung V-NAND SSD 850 EVO with write/read speeds of 500MB+/s) and the SDXC card’s default exFAT partition.

(2) Second between my SSD drive and the VeraCrypt encrypted partition.

Speed Test

Mounting the drive took around 5 minutes each time.

Part 1: Test Without Encryption

Write to Ready exFAT Partition

Write from SSD to default exFAT partition was 41.74M/s.

Write From SDXC exFAT to SSD

Copy from default exFAT partition to SSD drive was 53.11M/s.


Part 2: Test With VeraCrypt Encryption

Write to Encrypted VeraCrypt Partition

Write from SSD drive to encrypted VeraCrypt volume was 20.59M/s.

Copy from Encrypted VeraCrypt Partition

Copy from on encrypted VeraCrypt volume to my SSD drive was 30.58M/s.


I think it’s fair to say that it had a significant impact on write/read speeds and some may want to seek faster performing SD cards for better performance.

David <![CDATA[Encrypting SDXC Card on MacOS with VeraCrypt Volume Partition]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=4087 2017-05-01T05:45:37Z 2017-04-30T18:00:03Z These are easy step-by-step instructions on how to encrypt an SDXC memory card drive with VeraCrypt. The encrypted volume has cross-platform support and can be accessed with all Mac, Linux & Windows operating systems.

In this example, I’ve used Sandisk’s Extreme Pro 512GB SDHC/SDXC Card with a capacity of 512 GB, read speed up to 95 MB/s and write speed up to 90 MB/s. Regular SD cards are likely too slow for such encrypted volumes.

Sandisk Extreme Pro 512GB SDHC/SDXC Card Mac

Please note: VeraCrypt is widely considered as the best alternative to the classic TrueCrypt which was discontinued in 2014.

Steps to Creation of VeraCrypt Volume

Below I’ve provided screenshots of each step that are easy to follow until the encrypted volume has been fully created within the partition/drive.

New Sandisk SDXC ExFAT Partition

SDXC has adopted Microsoft’s exFAT file system; this partition will be erased however you can easily format the drive with exFAT at any time to revert to default.

Get latest FUSE for macOS (osxfuse-3.5.5.dmg at the time of writing).


Install FUSE for MacOS with packages:

  • FUSE for macOS Core Components (Install)
  • FUSE for macOS Preference Pane (Install)
  • MacFUSE Compatibility Layer (Skip)

VeraCrypt Installer

Get latest veracrypt (VeraCrypt_1.19.dmg at the time of writing).


VeraCrypt Icon

Installing Mac version of VeraCrypt is simple.

Make sure the SD card is inserted and choose “Create Volume”.

VeraCrypt Volume Creation Wizard

This will launch the VeraCrypt volume creation wizard.

Select “Create a volume within a partition/drive”.

VeraCrypt Volume Type

Select “Standard VeraCrypt volume” as volume type.

VeraCrypt Volume Location

Enter your admin password to be able to re-partition the drive.

VeraCrypt Select Partition or Device

Select the right partition from the list of available device partitions.

Please note: The warnings are only related to creating a bootable partition which doesn’t support UEFI fully. It is safe to continue.

VeraCrypt Warning

Confirm that you want to format the device.

VeraCrypt Encryption Options

Select your desired encryption algorithm and hash algorithm. The defaults are recommended and extremely secure settings.

VeraCrypt Volume Password

Enter password as instructed.

VeraCrypt Large Files Support

Support for file size of 4 GB is recommended.

VeraCrypt Format Options Mac OS Extended exFat

Choose the same filesystem type as original “exFAT”.

On the latest MacBook Air, quick format took 15 seconds to create the encrypted partition, while extensive volume format was estimated at 3 hours.

Despite the warning that filesystems other than FAT have possible compatibility issues; exFAT is fully compatible with the Linux, Windows and Mac OS.

VeraCrypt Mouse Movement Collected Randomness

Proceed with format — the last stage before finalizing the procedure.

VeraCrypt Formatting Encrypted Volume

Create randomness with mouse movements and wait until the format is over.

And you are done!

Use the VeraCrypt application to mount the volume.

To revert back to original state, format again with exFAT using Mac’s Disk Utility.


Comments.., questions? Welcome below!

David <![CDATA[The Nitty-gritty ExpressVPN Review: VPN Pros & Cons Explained]]> http://www.elftronix.com/?p=3391 2017-04-15T02:13:35Z 2017-04-15T02:00:45Z ExpressVPN — is one of the first VPNs I ever used so it’s been a while, and I still use it when I need a really fast connection. But obviously every VPN has it’s pros and cons, to which ExpressVPN is no exception.

Without further ado, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty to see for what one of the world’s favorite VPNs is good for and what not — enjoy the review.

ExpressVPN Review

This review is divided into five sections:

For who ExpressVPN is Suitable for

First importance is to understand the target audience and who the service is most suitable for. The devision seems quite clear.

ExpressVPN is suitable if you need a VPN that provides:

  • Extremely easy to use connection clients across all your devices.
  • Huge amount of server locations to unblock locations restrictions for streaming video and unblocking websites from anywhere in the world.
  • Blazing fast speeds and solid, unlimited bandwidth infrastructure.
  • Strong security with a good level of privacy that you can rely on to protect your activities on the internet.
  • Quality low latency gaming and suitability for torrents, downloading.
  • High-end VPN services with fast, quality support.

ExpressVPN is not suitable if you need a VPN that provides:

  • Advanced security methods such as multiple server hopping.
  • Paranoid level privacy and anonymity to take every measure possible in protecting your identity.
  • Detailed, technical descriptions of service operations for accurate evaluation and security assessment by yourself.
  • Tech-savvy, security professional level support.

ExpressVPN Compared to Other VPN

Secondly it’s good to understand where they stand in comparison with other main stream VPN providers. And I have no doubt that they are on the upper high-end scale of the VPN spectrum.

Easier than others — Originally VPN providers were meant for the technically experienced type and this problem still haunts many services. ExpressVPN has been one of the leaders in changing this by bringing services to anyone. And now even the tech-savvy like to keep it simple for convenience sake.

More expensive than others — Everything comes with a price tag, however, there are just too many overly cheap providers that put your security at risk and have poor performance. This makes ExpressVPN look expensive when in fact compared to what you get it actually isn’t.

Faster than others — Server optimization and good support is the biggest work that needs to be done to run a good business. In comparison, ExpressVPN is a safe bet with speed although you need to try it to be absolutely sure.

Logging policy is better but not best – Many providers log user activity. And while ExpressVPN has zero logging of traffic, they do temporarily store the connections you make to the server – which is true for pretty much all main stream VPNs. But because you are on a shared IP address it is very difficult to link the activity to a certain specific user.

The Pros and Cons

Next — let’s go more in depth to look at what to expect.

The Pros

  • Quick registration and instant setup.
  • Fast reply to all support queries – live chat or email ticket.
  • Strictly no logging of Browsing history, Traffic data or DNS queries.
  • Huge Network in more than 87 countries, 136 servers in total.
  • Easy to use and attractive connection client support for all devices and platforms: iPhone, iPad, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, Wi-Fi Routers, BlackBerry and more.
  • Connect up to 3 devices at the same time on the same account.
  • Large pool of rotating shared IP addresses – providing a good balance between anonymity and working IP addresses that are not blocked.
  • Unblock websites and stream location restricted video content from anywhere in the world.
  • High-end world wide server infrastructure for premium bandwidth and reduced latency. Great for gaming for example.
  • Easy speed test in connection client to find the fastest possible servers.
  • Thirty day money back guarantee – no questions will be asked.
  • Government strength 256-bit keys encryption – all VPN protocols: OpenVPN, L2TP (IPSec), SSTP, PPTP.
  • Company operates in British Virgin Islands with no data retention laws and loose restrictions on internet privacy.
  • Support for a wide variety of payment options, including anonymous Bitcoin. Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Visa Electron, Delta, Diners Club), PayPal, Bitcoin, Webmoney, Alipay.com, UnionPay, Giropay, OneCard and many others.
  • Available on the Tor network – making it easy to register and download their client from anywhere in the world. Even from where VPN websites are blocked.

The Cons

  • For many locations, there are no multiple server locations within the same country. Where another provider could have.
  • Huge popularity increases the chances of having IPs blocked by services that try to prevent people circumventing location restrictions. However ExpressVPN does constantly work to fight this and refresh their IPs.
  • Anonymous registration is not supported.

Infrastructure & Speed

ExpressVPN is renowned by it’s speed and their overly confident slogan on their website stating: “The Fastest VPN on Earth”. The fact of the matter is that speed is highly dependent on not just their infrastructure but your internet connection.

Here’s a screenshot of a normal day for me using ExpressVPN.

But showing a screenshot of my speed is not going to do much. It’s best to simply subscribe to their service and use the speed tool integrated in the connection client to get an accurate picture of what your speed potential is.

The staff response was neither very informative, although it doesn’t mean that their service wouldn’t be on par with what they say.

We work with the best data centers across the world that have the best networks and infrastructure. We optimize servers for speed, constantly monitor server performance, and perform load balancing. We do in-house speed tests on servers, improve our apps to perform faster. We don’t have any bandwidth restrictions.

List of Available Server Locations

North America: United States (Washington DC, Atlanta, San Francisco, San Jose, Tampa, Chicago, New York, New, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Santa Clara, Denver, Jersey, Dallas, Seattle), Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal), Mexico

Europe: Germany (Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Dusseldorf), Macedonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Denmark, Slovenia, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Sweden, United Kingdom (London, Berkshire, Chessington, Kent, Maidenhead), Bosnia & Herzegovina, Armenia, Spain, Andora, Netherlands (Rotterdam, Amsterdam), Jersey, Estonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Liechtenstein, Poland, Monaco, Belarus, Latvia, Isle of Man, Georgia, Austria, Montenegro, Albania, Cyprus, Russia, Iceland, Slovakia, Ireland, Finland, Italy, Moldova, Croatia, Romania, Belgium, Ukraine, Portugal

South & Central America: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Asia, Middle East, Africa: Australia (Sydney, Melbourne), Malaysia, Israel, Vietnam, India (Mumbai, Chennai), Mongolia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Algeria, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Macau, Australia, Philippines, Egypt, South Korea, India, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Turkey

So there you have my review.. — hope it was useful!

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David <![CDATA[¡USA Amazon.com en Español! — La Guía de Compra Fácil]]> http://www.elftronix.com/?p=1482 2017-04-01T06:07:12Z 2017-04-01T06:00:54Z Creo que Amazon.com es uno de las maneras más útiles y asequibles de hacer compras en los Estados Unidos. Hasta ahora, yo solía luchar utilizando el sitio web en inglés. ¡Pero luego descubrí que puede usarlo casi completamente en español!

¡Haga clic aquí para Amazon.com!

Amazon.com en Español

Olvide esas guías torpes que le dice que debe estudiar inglés.

Con entrega gratuita a su hogar, una amplia colección de libros del idioma español y justo lo que sea entre el cielo y la tierra. Al igual que un envío internacional asequible. Usted pensaría que Amazon en los Estados Unidos tendría un mejor apoyo para el idioma español.

Pero si usted está pensando cómo registrarse y cómo comprar en Amazon, no busque más porque esta es la manera más fácil de traducir automáticamente casi todo el sitio a español.

Por ejemplo, miremos a la página de registración:

Le mostraré como convertirlo en esto:

De esta manera siempre podemos tener la página de internet en español, depende en que navegador de web esté utilizando. Usualmente, hay un add-on o extensión al navegador que permite la función que automáticamente traduce cada página.

Por favor note que la mayoría de los add-ons no son apropiados para la tarea. Necesitamos que todo sea automático, para que así pueda navegar por el sitio web de manera normal. ¡Escoja su navegador web de la lista debajo para fáciles instrucciones en la mejor manera para hacerlo por usted!


Google Chrome viene con una función lista de traducción. Puede darle una ventana automática de pop-up le cual le sugiere traducir la página al idioma de su navegador. O puede poner los controles con el pequeño icono en la esquina superior derecha.

Por favor note, que esta función solo está activa cuando el idioma de la página es distinto al idioma del su navegador.


Actualmente el único add-on para Firefox que puede traducir cada página automáticamente es S3.Traductor Google. La instalación son unos cuantos clics de un botón. Usted verá un pequeño “S3” logo de Google en la esquina donde usted puso el modo de traducción a automático.

Espero que esto le haya ayudado para comprar desde Amazon en Español. Siempre recibo nuevas sugerencias para que pueda mejorar el artículo y amar los comentarios.

Disfrute su compra como quieres en el internet!

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David <![CDATA[USA Amazon.com en Français ! — Le Guide d’Achat Facile]]> http://www.elftronix.com/?p=1492 2017-03-29T01:44:39Z 2017-03-29T01:00:34Z Quand je suis aux États-Unis, c’est très pratique de pouvoir faire du shopping sur la boutique en ligne Amazon.com. Mais naviguer sur le site en anglais n’était pas vraiment pratique ! Jusqu’à ce que je découvre qu’il existe un moyen très facile d’utiliser le site presque entièrement en français.

Cliquez ici pour Amazon.com

Amazon.com USA en Français

Saviez-vous qu’il y a 2 millions de personnes qui parlent français en Amérique ? Ce qui en fait la quatrième langue la plus parlée dans le pays, après l’anglais, l’espagnol et le chinois. Malheureusement, cela ne signifie pas qu’il y ait autant de services francophones dans le pays.

Après avoir essayé d’utiliser le site avec un traducteur, j’ai découvert quelque chose d’encore mieux. Il est possible de rendre l’ensemble du processus totalement automatique, de sorte que pratiquement tout le texte sur chaque page soit en français.

Donc, disons que nous convertissions cette page d’inscription :

En cette page, qui ressemble exactement à la précédente, sauf que la langue a changé !

Il était simplement question de configurer mon navigateur pour traduire le site web d’Amazon de l’anglais au français automatiquement lorsque j’ouvre chaque nouvelle page. Ce qui n’a pas été très difficile une fois avoir trouvé la bonne extension de navigateur qui permet ce genre de fonctionnalité.

J’ai remarqué que la plupart des add-ons de traduction n’étaient pas bons, donc après avoir effectué beaucoup de recherches, j’ai compilé une petite liste de navigateurs Web et la meilleure façon de parvenir à faire cela pour chaque navigateur. Il suffit de sélectionner le vôtre dans la liste (qui, nous l’espérons, s’agrandira à l’avenir).

Google Chrome

Ceux qui utilisent déjà la navigation avec Chrome n’auront pas grand chose à faire. Si la langue de votre navigateur est configurée pour quoi que ce soit d’autre que l’anglais, il vous demandera de traduire les pages qui sont dans une langue étrangère. Cela fonctionne avec d’autres langues aussi, bien sûr.

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox dispose d’une extension très utile qui automatise complètement le travail. Il suffit de télécharger « S3.Google Translator » et il s’installera en un clic. Après un redémarrage du navigateur, vous verrez une nouvelle icône dans le coin supérieur droit. Vous avez différents réglages possibles, mais le fait de simplement activer l’option « traduire automatiquement www.amazon.com » devrait suffire !

Je espère que ceci aura été un guide utile, et que vous savez maintenant comment vous inscrire et acheter sur la boutique Amazon.com, en français ! Les expériences et commentaires sont les bienvenus !

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David <![CDATA[Fiverr Promo Coupon Code Watch & Real Free Gig Guide! No Fake Discounts]]> http://www.elftronix.com/?p=3498 2017-03-28T04:22:18Z 2017-03-27T22:00:39Z As the web is littered with fake coupon code sites/discounts and outdated advice — I decided to write my own guide. Explaining how to really get free gigs and how coupon code promotions really works on Fiverr. Hope this helps!

Not registered yet? Use this link to receive a free gig voucher.

  1. How to Use Free Fiverr Gig Offer
  2. How Promo Coupon Codes Work

Fiverr Free Gig Promotion

How to Use Free Fiverr Gig Offer

Fiverr has a fixed promotion to offer one free gig (worth $5) for every new account registration through a special referral link (see above). Also there is no requirement to spend any money on the site to use the promo — so nothing to loose.

Already registered?

If you have already registered but haven’t verified your phone number yet. You could consider opening another account for yourself by using the promo link. I would suggest clearing your browser cache and cookies, as well as restarting your internet connection device to get a fresh IP address.

Unlimited Free Gigs?

A lot of sites are claiming that you can get unlimited free gigs. Fiverr is not stupid however and will not think twice to ban any suspicious activity. Yes — potentially you can register every family member through the promo link but before you do, consider these important points to avoid getting busted.

  • Every account needs to be verified with a phone number — one that has never been used with Fiverr before. Verification takes place with a secret code sent by SMS.
  • You need to clear cookies and preferably use another computer with another MAC address. This is to prevent registrations with the same device.
  • You need a different IP address. Go to your neighbors house or use a dedicated IP — easy VPN connection to make it look like you are connecting from somewhere else.
  • Ditching accounts that are constantly ordering the same gigs is a bad idea. Fiverr has automatic software to alert them to this kind of behavior.

Play by the ‘rules’ and you can enjoy multiple free orders. But unfortunately unlimited free gigs is a myth or just not worth the trouble.

How Promo Coupon Codes Work

Bookmark this page and check back for any possible promotional offers or discount coupon codes. As it stands until now — ‘promo codes’ are offered to mostly VIP customers only. The voucher is sent by email in the form of 20% off discounts to reward old customers or those who are heavy spenders on Fiverr services.

Please note! —» Sites claiming to have public promo codes are fake and a waste of time. Check for active promotions on the official Fiverr Blog.

Get 20% OFF Fiverr Promo Code

New! Active promo September/October 2016:

“Pay with PayPal and get a 20% discount!” use code: “paypal2016“, — valid from September 18th to, at the earliest of, October 7th, 2016.

As Fiverr states: “Promo codes are valid for limited periods and are subject to modification or cancellation at any time at Fiverr’s sole discretion.”

These are possible errors with applying your coupon:

Promo code is invalid

If you get the “Promo code is invalid” message — either it’s outdated as all coupons have their expiry date, or it’s also possible that the discount has already been used by someone as the offer cannot be shared.

Promo code not valid for this seller

If you get the “Promo code not valid for this seller” message — there is an error or bug with your coupon. The message itself is not relevant.

Fiverr suggests using Google Chrome and clearing your cache. If this doesn’t work you need to email the excellent and fast support team and they will refund the discount to your account after purchase.

See below for detailed discussion with support staff.

  • Me (Question): Recently I received a promo code for “20% off” through email but now when I try to apply the code during checkout, I receive the error message: “promo code not valid for this seller”. What does this mean and how can I use the code for my purchase? Thank you.
  • Fiverr Customer Support (Answer): Thank you for contacting us today and your patience. Please clear your cache and cookies and try to use the promo code again making sure to use CAPS. If the code still shows invalid, please contact us again and we will gladly check further.
  • Me (Reply): Thanks for the swift reply. I cleared the cache & cookies, restarted the browser (Safari) and logged in to Fiver again but still the same error message. I also tried another seller, and entering the code manually/copy pasted all in CAPS but problem persists.
  • Fiverr Customer Support (Answer): Thank you for contacting us. I am sorry to hear about this. Could you please try the following: We recommend you to clear your cache and cookies and use Fiverr with Google Chrome. Please make sure your Adobe is updated and your network is working properly. Try logging in/out of your account and using it in incognito mode. If the issue persists, reach us back with the screenshots of the issue.
  • Me (Reply): I’ve done all that now using Google Chrome and problem persists. I am sending a screenshot of the VIP reward email and error message in Incognito mode. Thanks.
  • Fiverr Customer Support (Answer): Can you please advise which Gig you would like to purchase so I can look into this case further and see what solution we can find for you?
  • We ask that at this time that you try and place the order and once you place the order we will then compensate your account for the amount you were supposed to have deducted from the 20% promo. Could you please send us the order number once the order is placed.

I’ll update the guide as necessary, thank you.

Don’t hesitate to leave a comment if any questions!

David <![CDATA[How to Register & Buy .CN Domains — The Easy Registrar Way]]> http://www.elftronix.com/?p=2720 2017-03-25T13:42:45Z 2017-03-25T13:00:55Z Times when only a registered business in China could buy .cn domains are long gone. This created a whole industry of fake registrars that stole your money acting as a middleman to register the domain for you.

Then big companies started showing up.

On the international supply of trusty .cn registrars, I’ve seen only one company stay afloat with cheap, fast registration for businesses and individuals. In my line of experience I’ve found that the best place to get a .cn domain is Dynanot.

Chinese .cn Domain Pricing at Dynadot.com

Despite the convenience of dealing with a US, California based company. You will be under the scrutiny of Chinese law. Not to worry though, just stick with “the rules” and you have a domain for life.

Here are the pointers:

  • You need to verify your domain whois info with an ID scan
  • Processing takes max. a week, usually around 4 working days
  • Save by buying multiple years on first time registration
  • You can use this link to register the domain
  • Price is $6.99 per year for .CN registrations
  • Price is $9.99 for renew and transfer

Note that you can register the domain for you immediately, but changing name servers will not be allowed before your identity is verified.

Having experience with Chinese internet authorities, I am astonished that the verification process is so efficient. Once that is done, you can quickly register new domains by simply setting the whois info to the one that you have verified, with a scan of your ID or passport. Naturally, private whois will not be available.

So there you have it. A cheap and easy way, and most likely we will not be seeing any rivals to match the level of service anytime soon. Godaddy has quit the game and stopped providing Chinese domains already.

Hope this helps and please go a head if any questions arise. I’m planning to do a step-by-step guide for the actual registration process if someone is interested.


David <![CDATA[How to Identify Fake & Trusted Amazon Customer Reviews Guide]]> http://www.elftronix.com/?p=1122 2017-03-23T06:20:39Z 2017-03-23T06:00:24Z Save your wallet and follow my simple, but brilliant tricks to learn to spot the difference between fake and real product customer reviews on Amazon!

There is no definite answer to the question if you can trust Amazon customer reviews or not. But it’s obvious that plenty of fake reviews do exist, and one needs to be careful.

I am going to show you exactly what these fake reviews look like, and walk you through the steps to identifying them. All it takes is a little practice, so please open up the link below so we can get started.

Click here to see such an Amazon review example!

Amazon Reviews

Looking at the customer reviews panel above, the feedback looks promising. But can we really trust it? Let’s break down all the possible clues for a scam being operated here.

Step 1. Look for Non-Verified Reviews

Click where it says: “See all customer reviews“. You will be able to filter the results by “Verified purchase only” and see the total number of “verified purchases“. If a large quantity of reviews are non-verified, it is the quickest & easiest sign to stay away.

Step 2. Compare Customer Profiles for Suspicious Activity

Even if all the reviews are from verified purchases, it doesn’t mean anything yet. You can click on the names of the people who have left a review to see their profiles. Go trough some positive ones, and check if you can see any similarities that would indicate that the person behind them is the same.

In the above example, we can see similarities in the picture, number of votes, percentage of helpful votes and most importantly they are reviewing a similar range of products, mostly from the same sellers. Again, a clear indicator.

Step 3. Check Negative Reviews

Only about 3% of purchases turn into reviews. And even though some negative reviews are unavoidable, they can be pushed down by manipulating the “Was this review helpful to you?” question. So if you see that the negative reviews have a low helpful review ratio, it can be intentional.

Also simply having too few negative reviews can be an indicator.

Step 4. Compare Products from the Same Seller

If you are still not completely sure, you can see the other products from the same seller. Scammers are likely to use the same techniques throughout all their products. Too many similarities can always raise the flag.

Step 5. Read Well Written 2-4 Star Reviews

There are always those who praise or condemn a particular product. But the most valuable reviews are harder to fake because they cover both positive and negative aspects of the customer experience. Some common sense goes a long way.

Good luck and have fun shopping at Amazon.

This trust guide applies to all Amazon stores, including those in the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Australia, France, the Netherlands (Holland), Brazil, Japan, Mexico, India and China.

Comments and your tips, suggestions most welcome!


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David <![CDATA[ProtonVPN Discount Promo & Coupon Code Guide to ProtonMail VPN]]> https://www.elftronix.com/?p=4214 2017-03-22T07:25:46Z 2017-03-21T21:00:44Z This is a real discount guide, where you can check info on currently available promotions, trials and offers to ProtonVPN — no fake coupon codes here!


Available “ProtonVPN” Discounts

There are periodic discount promotions offered by ProtonVPN — check the above link and list below for the latest situation; due to the young age of the service, the frequency and tendency cannot be yet estimated.

Active Promos & Tips:

Please note, that no coupon codes are known to exist. If you find any website claiming to offer such coupons, it is simply a waste of time!

About ProtonVPN

The popular end-to-end encrypted email “ProtonMail” based in Switzerland took the next step in 2017 to provide trusted, surveillance free VPN services. Known as “ProtonVPN” or simply “Proton VPN” — it’s a badly needed addition to the small family of security dedicated VPN providers, that you can really trust on to secure all your internet traffic needs.

The services features a highly developed connection client with IP leak protection and access to a multihop network for increased security and global reach through multiple server access points on a single connection. There’s absolutely no data logging of any kind, users are kept strictly anonymous and all servers are privately owned and operated by experience security professionals. In other words — you couldn’t be in better hands with your online privacy and security.

Check this page for a discount or trial before you sign up and don’t be fooled with fake coupon code sites, thank you!


This post will receive frequent updates, check back later.
Questions? Drop a comment below!

David <![CDATA[Italian Amazon.it in English! Easy Italy Shopping Guide]]> http://www.elftronix.com/?p=1466 2017-08-25T14:51:06Z 2017-03-19T12:00:58Z Nowadays, Amazon is one of the most convenient places to do your online shopping in Italy. Except that I always had difficulties with the Italian language itself. But then I found out that you can use Amazon.it nearly entirely in English.

Click here for Amazon.it Italy in English

Shopping Amazon.it in English

And thanks to the “Sell on Amazon” program where anyone can put up shop, you can find some interesting products that cannot be found anywhere else. With affordable international shipping, I just sometimes cannot resist the temptation! Just that like anywhere in Italy.. English is not their strong point.

I was surprised to find out, that it’s possible as well as reasonably easy to, let’s say convert this registration page:

To the following. So that pretty much every page is in English for the most part:

How I did it, was a simple question of setting up my browser to translate the website from Italian to English automatically as I open each new page. Which was not too difficult, after finding the right browser extension that enables this kind of a feature.

I noticed that most translation add-ons were no good, so after doing a lot of research I have compiled a small list of web browsers and the best way to accomplish this for each browser. Just select yours from the list (which will hopefully grow in the future).

Google Chrome

Those already browsing with Chrome have it easy. If your browser language is set to anything other than Italian, it will ask you to translate pages that are in a foreign language. Works for other languages too, like Spanish & French.

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox has a very useful extension that automates the job completely. Just download ‘S3.Google Translator‘ and it will install itself with a click of a button. After a browser restart you will see a new icon on the top right corner. You have different settings, but just enabling the “automatically translate www.amazon.it” option will do!

I hope this has been a helpful guide, and that you know now how to register and buy from the Amazon Italy store, in English!

Experiences, comments are most welcome below!

David <![CDATA[eBay Spain in English Language! — The Easy Shopping Guide]]> http://www.elftronix.com/?p=1964 2017-03-17T13:52:04Z 2017-03-17T13:00:47Z I have seen a significant change in how Spanish consumers are learning competitive bidding and online shopping habits. An impact which we can clearly see on the biggest growing e-commerce platform in Spain — the eBay.es auction site.

Instructions to access eBay Spain in English!

Click here for eBay.es

Note! Delivery to countries ouside of Spain is limited on the Spanish eBay.es store. To find out more, click here for international delivery to your home country.

Shopping in Spain eBay.es in English

eBay.es in English Language

One of the easiest ways to translate the whole eBay.es site to an English version is the web browser Google Chrome. It enables the technology of Google Translation services to make everything automatic. Just open up a page in a language that’s not your default and it will suggest you to convert the website from Spanish to English. Voila, you have an English version of eBay in your hands.

If your Spanish language skills are in need for a brush up, it might be a good opportunity as well. So just think about it!

About eBay in Spain

From all the European countries where the American auctions giant eBay has landed, Spain has probably been the slowest in its development. But it’s clear, that the situation is changing constantly and in a really big way as customers are catching up on the benefits of their service. The most fast adopted addition to the Spanish online shopping sphere has been Amazon Spain to which eBay is still loosing big time in terms of revenue.

Still the Spanish eBay already is and will increasingly be a great success story as no other company is able to come even close. And it already has been established as the meeting place of modern online sellers and auctioneers. Many great products with competitive pricing is already on their shelves by the thousandfold, bringing a long needed element of security along with it.


There is no other company that can match the services of eBay. But there is still a significant population that prefer “old-school” second hand websites. So there are a few in popular use. With little security and no review system it’s a choice for those who are in for the challenge (only in Spanish). Check out segundamano.es or milanuncios.com of which the former is the most popular.

Another website worth mentioning, which in fact has been acquired by eBay itself. An old classifieds website founded in Barcelona known as loquo.com which still has a bit of a buzz going on. Known for apartment rental ads in Spain but also has loads of used goods for sale.

Any questions, concerns? Let me know, I’m happy to help out!