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Kenley Silicone Gel Cushion for Car Seat Office Chair - with Foam Side Pads
Kenley Silicone Gel Cushion for Car Seat Office Chair - with Foam Side Pads
Offered by Smart Parts UK, Digital Lifestyle Retailer
Price: £44.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Comfy (but perhaps a little "cool" for some), 16 Dec 2014
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The padding on our office chair in the study has long been worn flat by endless hours of Internet surfing, I had been using a sofa cushion to make life more comfortable, but something more specialised made a lot of sense. The cushion is intended both for office chairs and car seats. It has a smooth, nice quality fabric cover that can be removed for washing. The sides of the cushion are foam with a large gel pad in the centre that supports your buttocks. The centre of the cover is a mesh, I imagine to improve cooling and airflow. There are no fittings to attach the cushion to the chair, just a carry handle.

The effect of the cushion is exactly as I would have wished. It is an ideal size for the office chair. Although it has no fittings, it is weighty enough to hold in place without moving, even if I shuffle about to adjust my position. The main requirement is comfort, and the gel cushioning is ideal for this purpose. My only negative comment (and it's a minor issue), is that the gel is quite cool, noticeably so. That doesn't trouble me, and I suspect that in the warmer months it will be a real bonus. However, for some this may be an issue.

Overall though, this is a very nice cushion that entirely fulfills its purpose. My hours of aimless Internet surfing will now be a much more comfortable experience. In fact this may well have saved me the expense of a new office chair.

Note: I acquired this item at no charge on the basis of providing an objective review.


Knife Reflex Preparation   12.7cm (5")
Knife Reflex Preparation 12.7cm (5")
Offered by Complete Care Shop
Price: £8.45

4.0 out of 5 stars Not The Answer To Our Needs, 16 Dec 2014
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My partner has rheumatoid arthritis and finds it difficult to get downward pressure with a knife. That can make cutting thick vegetables very difficult. We thought this might help, allowing for more of a sawing action and using the arm more than the wrist. Unfortunately it has made no difference; the action of the hand is much the same and cutting is just as difficult. It is well enough made and works well as a basic serrated knife. However, if you are looking at this as you have similar circumstances to ourselves, it may not be the answer you are hoping for.


RSPCA Burgess Guinea Nuggets, 2 Kg
RSPCA Burgess Guinea Nuggets, 2 Kg
Price: £5.48

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guinea Pig Says "Yes", 13 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It's hard to provide a very thorough review when you're relying on a Guinea Pig for feedback. Apart from his usual squeaks, the only guidance he has provided was to eat this as enthusiastically as he always does with his regular pet shop brand. As a pellet based food, you at least have the assurance that he can't just pick out the bits that he likes. And with the RSPCA brand, you can be assured that the quality will be good.


Always Discreet Large Incontinence Pants - Pack of 80
Always Discreet Large Incontinence Pants - Pack of 80
Price: £51.92

5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable and Discreet, 11 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I acquired these for an elderly relative who has incontinence issues. She tells me that they are very comfortable to wear, and can be worn with most clothing. Designed for people with minor bladder control issues, they are extremely absorbent and effective. Bought in bulk from Amazon, they are also more cost effective than on the high street.


Verbatim 52608 GU10 5 Watt Light Bulb
Verbatim 52608 GU10 5 Watt Light Bulb
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly Good But Pricier Than Rivals, 2 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've now replaced all my halogen spots with LEDs. If you run them for any length of time, the economic case for replacement is compelling. This is the first bulb I've used other than Phillips models. It feels much the same in terms of build quality and I'd say the light is a little less harsh than the Phillips 4.5w equivalent. My only issue here is with the price, which compares poorly with a twin pack of Phillips bulbs. I'd definitely advocate replacement, but compare the market first.


Philips LED GU10 Spot Light 3W (35W Replacement) Warm White, Pack of 2
Philips LED GU10 Spot Light 3W (35W Replacement) Warm White, Pack of 2
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A More Subtle Option, 2 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These bulbs are a perfect replacement for a halogen GU10. They are pretty much the same size (perhaps very marginally deeper) and are every bit as bright and luminescent. There are no startup delays, and the light is constant with no flicker. I was surprised at how much less bright they are compared to the same manufacturer's 4.5w version. That's not necessarily a bad thing as some might find the 4.5w version a little too harsh. At the price here for a twin pack they are very good value and I've no doubt there's an economic case for replacement of your halogen bulbs.


Parks & Recreation: Season Five [DVD]
Parks & Recreation: Season Five [DVD]
Dvd ~ Amy Poehler
Price: £20.30

4.0 out of 5 stars Season 5 Fatigue?, 29 Nov 2014
It's disappointing to report that P&R is no longer as good as it was, but perhaps it had to happen. Once it hit its stride in Seasons 2 and 3, it was easily the best American sitcom that I've seen for a very long time. I was a little unsure about Season 4, but I'm now sure that I'm not enjoying Season 5 so much. It's hard to put a finger on it, but I suspect they've just exhausted many of the comic possibilities. Specifically, there's far too much Chris Traeger, and separating April and Ron has been a big loss as the interplay of their two characters was brilliant. It's still entertaining and I'll stick with it in the hope that Season 6 picks up, but I hope they aren't in danger of stretching the format beyond its natural limits.


Philips GU10 5 Watt 230 V 2 LED Spotlight Bulb, White
Philips GU10 5 Watt 230 V 2 LED Spotlight Bulb, White
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Sensible Upgrade, 28 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These bulbs are a perfect replacement for a halogen GU10. They are pretty much the same size (perhaps very marginally deeper) and are every bit as bright and luminescent. There are no startup delays, and the light is constant with no flicker. Hopefully the price will drop as the volumes and demand increase, but even at the current pricing, and with an expected lifetime of 15 years, the return on the running costs makes a strong case for replacing existing bulbs.


Topstar AN30XBC6E Artwork 10 PK Design Swivel Chair with New High-Tech Mesh Backrest - Multicoloured
Topstar AN30XBC6E Artwork 10 PK Design Swivel Chair with New High-Tech Mesh Backrest - Multicoloured
Price: £172.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Top Quality Office Chair, 27 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've spent a lot of time sitting in office chairs during the past thirty four years, and this is a good one. I'm not familiar with the manufacturer, but it's a German company and the chair is of the quality you might expect. Assembly is pretty easy. The castors take a little pressure to insert, but once in place, the riser then simply slots into place, followed by the seat and the back rest. The only task requiring any significant time and fiddling are the arms (if you choose to fit them). Keys are supplier and that takes perhaps a further 10 minutes.

And that's it done. You have the usual three controls; a paddle to raise and lower the height, a paddle to alter the angle of the back or leave it sprung, and a wheel to set the height of the back rest. Most importantly, the seat is very well padded and comfortable. It is well sculpted and wide enough for all sizes and shapes of occupant. The backrest is equally well designed, providing very well placed support. Being mesh, it moulds to your shape but also allows for airflow to keep you cool in the summer. The armrests are cushioned and height adjustable.

Overall, I can honestly say that this is as good an office chair as I've used in my long, long career of office work. In these days of increasing home working it would be a very worthwhile investment for the home to make work as comfortable an experience as it can be.


Beaphar Spray Away Plus, 400ml
Beaphar Spray Away Plus, 400ml
Price: £5.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Effective, 25 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I used this on an old fabric covered armchair that had a number of stains and marks from years of use. I applied the product as described and am very pleased with the results. The chair looks and smells a lot fresher and there's no obvious bleaching to the fabric. Although this is advertised specifically for animal stains, it's also a general purpose and very effective stain remover.


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