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Mercury Magic Wand ST14

This review of the Mercury Magic Wand ST14 is one of a series of indoor aerial reviews. If you have reached this page from an internet search, we suggest you begin by reading the Introduction to our guide to digital TV. For more specific information, you can read about the features of good indoor TV aerials, and which aerials we recommend as the best on test.

Mercury Magic Wand ST14 - test report

Mercury Magic Wand ST-14 indoor aerial

  • 30% overall performance score

Verdict

Very poor reception in home trials. Medium sensitivity for some channels.

Details

Price £15
Stable? Yes
Flaws during testing? Aerial pivot vulnerable if dropped; lip on battery compartment lid weak
Instructions Yes - only on packaging
Usefulness of instructions Lacks detail
Aerial cable length Short
Amplifier (signal booster) Yes, built-in
Power Battery (2 x AA) or by 12V adaptor
Battery life 200 hours

For the criteria by which we judged performance, see our notes on Test methods.

Last updated: December 2011


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