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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

Nokta Anfibio 19 Nail Board Test. 2 coils

Among the Nokta Anfibio devices the Multi model, a triple-frequency machine, is of the greatest interest to hobby enthusiasts. While the single frequency Nokta Anfibio 19 and Nokta Anfibio 14, being cheaper though, are not yet getting the kind of attention they deserve from treasure hunters. Maybe the era of single frequency machines is really coming to an end? This isn’t a rhetorical question, just look at all the latest new products – switching between frequencies as well as an ability to get wet have become the necessary features modern metal detectors should have. So here’s a nail board test performed on the single frequency Nokta Anfibio 19 unit: Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 600/800: software updates. New firmware worse than the old?

Minelab have released a software upgrade for their Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 metal detectors. According to the manufacturer, the biggest problem – silver target indication, because of which the Equinox owners even threatened to sue Minelab – has now been solved. This issue became a hot topic in summer 2018: the Minelab Equinox users complained that their devices couldn’t see (or properly identify) silver finds, e.g. coins. Continue reading

To all Garrett AT MAX, AT PRO, AT GOLD owners (+ ACE ones)

It’s an open secret that the Garrett AT MAX housing is an absolutely exact copy of the Garrett AT PRO and Garrett AT Gold. So it means that problems with mounting the detector control box on its shaft have moved to the new machine as well. Here’s a simple solution for how to prevent a situation when the plastic housing may crack and fall off the shaft. This problem also often occurs to all Garrett ACE owners, including those who have new modifications. Keep in mind this option, maybe it will come in useful with other machines too (not only made by Garrett). Continue reading

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