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What will become of Minelab in 2019? Prediction from Lopata

In the old days, metal detectors died a natural death: if a model stopped being sold, it was honorably (or without fanfare) discontinued. Today, if a model stops being sold, its demise is commonly associated with an unpleasant story. And it’s all right if it is simply a disappointing machine. Much worse is if it’s the Chinese who will finish it off – shame, lot of fuss about fakes, loss of reputation… As you all already know, at the end of 2018 there appeared a perfect counterfeit of the most mass-produced machine from Minelab’s model range, the Minelab X-Terra 705. The quality and realization is astonishing – the copy is as like as two peas. Even the coils for the fake and original units are interchangeable. So, what will become of Minelab in 2019? Here’s the prediction from Lopata. Continue reading

Nokta SimplEX detector (price $299). NEW 2019

Makro, the Turkish manufacturer, has announced a novelty 2019 – a new cheap Makro Simplex machine. The price starts at $200, and… this device will be able to search both on land and underwater. Awesome! The metal detecting world has never seen such a low-priced amphibious unit. However, there is one catch. Continue reading

Wireless Nokta PulseDive . NEW 2019 (2 in 1!). Photo, video review, depth test

Nokta, the Turkish manufacturer, has rolled out an unusual novelty… Let’s be honest: who believes that manufacturers can surprise us with such thing as a pinpointer? After the launch of a wireless XP Mi-6, as well as a Minelab Pro-Find 35 probe with its discrimination feature, there is nothing that can surprise us anymore. And yet, the Turkish manufacturer did it! Here comes a new product – Nokta PulseDive, the world’s first wireless transformer pinpointer. You surely haven’t seen such a thing before. Continue reading

New XP Deus 6 (+photo, Deus VR). What manufacturer is silent about

How do XP keep staying in the public detectorist view having one and a half machines under their belt? Moreover, the French manufacturer is actually a trendsetter in the world of metal detecting. The brilliant sales genius, without a doubt. Here comes a new product 2020 – a completely updated XP Deus 6. Plus, absolutely new technology! Continue reading