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KangerTech 0.5 ohm Subtank Tank/Sub ohm Occ Coils - Pack of 5
KangerTech 0.5 ohm Subtank Tank/Sub ohm Occ Coils - Pack of 5
Offered by Shoreditch
Price: £6.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice reliable vape with these coils, 24 Dec. 2015
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I got the vertical coil 0.5 Ohm coils and checked on the Kangertech site - these come back as the genuine item. I use them in my Kangertech Subtank Mini with an Eleaf iStick 30watt and they give a nice reliable vape, especially with 70/30 VG/PG liquids. I don't have the battery set very high (14watt) as I get a softer, more mellow vape that way, but it is all very much down to personal taste, I guess. The 0.5Ohm coils seem to last pretty well for my level of vaping so I will be buying more of these.
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Acrylic & Delrin Friction Fit Wide Bore 510 Drip Tip For Electronic Cigarettes And Vaping Devices (White)
Acrylic & Delrin Friction Fit Wide Bore 510 Drip Tip For Electronic Cigarettes And Vaping Devices (White)
Offered by The Drip Tip Store
Price: £5.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice replacement drip tip for both Kangertech and Aspire tanks, 24 Dec. 2015
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A really nice replacement for the original drip tip on the Kangertech subtank mini, stays cooler and has a more comfortable feel than the original steel one. This also fits the Aspire Nautilus mini tank, but does look a little bit on the large side when fitted!! I think one of the smaller tips sold by the same people might be a more appropriate option for the Aspire, something like the following Short Transparent Acrylic Wide Bore 510 Drip Tip For Electronic Cigarettes And Vaping Devices - No Nicotine

Only improvement on the drip tip would be a sealing / grip ring as it relies on a friction fit. This is fine on the Kangertech, but is not quite so good on the Aspire, although it has not actually come out once fitted.

I have added a few photos to illustrate.
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New Compatible Black Toner Cartridge Replacement for Samsung Clp320/Clp325 CLT-C4072S
New Compatible Black Toner Cartridge Replacement for Samsung Clp320/Clp325 CLT-C4072S
Offered by Tianxing
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems to be a decent compatible toner - intial results, 11 Dec. 2015
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** Please note - I received this black toner cartridge as a free test and review item from the supplier ** This review is my own personal opinion of the product.

As my Samsung CLX 3185 colour printer is now well out of warranty, I thought it was time to try re-manufactured toners, instead of paying the high price for the original toner cartridges from Samsung, therefore I accepted this item for test.

So far, it has performed quite well for everyday printing purposes, in both text and graphic mode, although I do think that the original cartridge does give slightly better results on higher quality graphics images - not that we use the Samsung printer for this type of output very much, I just wanted to test the output for comparison.

The printer did make a few strange noises when I first inserted the cartridge, so I stopped it and reinserted the cartridge again, just to make sure it was correctly inserted. this time it was fine, so I guess it was just me not ensuring that it was fully located.

The cartridge has not been in the printer long enough to comment on service life and this is always a relative issue anyway, dependant on what you are printing especially large images and how long the print runs are. I will feed back if I think it runs out very quickly. So far there have been no issues with black lines or toner smudges on the output, so it seems to be running cleanly.

First impressions are that it is a good value replacement for the original and worth a try, especially for general everyday printing needs. I generally tend to purchase original toners and inks for printers, until the warranty is out then move to compatibles to reduce the cost of consumables.
If my experience continues to be as good as the promising start with these compatibles then I will be buying more of them


Coocheer 8w Dimmable Eye-care LED Desk Lamp (Flexible Head, Flexible Arm, 3 Lighting Mode, 5 Level Dimmer, Touch-sensitive Controller, Glossy Black)
Coocheer 8w Dimmable Eye-care LED Desk Lamp (Flexible Head, Flexible Arm, 3 Lighting Mode, 5 Level Dimmer, Touch-sensitive Controller, Glossy Black)

4.0 out of 5 stars Really nice lamp - just needs a couple of design tweaks !!, 11 Dec. 2015
Length:: 2:39 Mins

* Please note - I was supplied with this item free of charge by the supplier for test and review purposes. This review is my personal unbiased opinion of the lamp *

I have attached a quick video review of the lamp - my apologies for the quality, as I don't do many video reviews.

This multi function lamp stands about 45cm tall with the arm in the upright position, although the lighting head does swivel back to the upright position also increasing the height by about 23cm.
Controls are a touch sensor type with Mode, On/Off, Up and down switches (from left to right).
There are 3 lighting modes - cool white (my favourite when working or reading), warm white (closer to a normal warm white lamp) and very warm white (I personally found this to be just too yellow for my liking. The nice thing is that you have a choice of lighting type, according to your personal preference. The 8watt LED unit produces enough light for desk work or close up work, with a reasonable spread of light. The unit is fairly light weight making it easy to move around and the power lead actually plugs into the back and has a decent length of cable (~1.5m) to the transformer 3 pin plug. Also, the provision of 5 lighting levels allows you to tune light output to your needs.
Both my wife and I have found it to be an excellent little desktop lamp (my wife has now taken possession of it for her work room!!)

I do think it would benefit from some height adjustment on the main arm and a swivel on the base of the arm, rather than having to turn the whole unit round. These are minor points to be fair as this is a flexible lamp, providing decent desk lighting and also cheap to run. Having the option of changing the lighting type is also a nice touch. So, overall I an quite impressed by the lamp.


ACEVOG Floral Printed Women Ladies Crew Neck Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Jumper Hoodie Sweater Hood
ACEVOG Floral Printed Women Ladies Crew Neck Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Jumper Hoodie Sweater Hood
Offered by ACEVOG FASHION
Price: £14.99 - £16.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A nice leisure top, just be careful of the sizing, 10 Dec. 2015
** We received this as a free item, in return for an honest and open review**

I received one of these hoodies (white with the floral sleeves) for my wife to carry out a wearer trial.
First off, the quality of the hoodie is excellent, my wife commented on how good the fabric quality seems to be, cotton rich and slightly fleecy, making it a nice warm autumn / winter garment.
Sizing is somewhere you have to be careful as the XL size actually equates to about a 12-14 UK size. As my wife is under 5' tall she found the sleeves to be a little long and the elasticated cuffs a bit too generous, but this is a problem she often encounters when buying clothes for a petite frame. She has washed the item at 40degC, but has not tumble dried it, just given it a fast spin and hung to dry. It seems to have held its shape and not shrunk. Also she used a 'colour catcher sheet' in the wash to ensure that the white fabric did not pick up any loose dye from the sleeves. It also needs minimal ironing
Be careful of the front pocket as it is open and it is easy for items like phones to drop out.
Overall, a nice lounging / leisure type top,warm, comfortable and colourful, using good quality fabrics. The cuffs could do with being a little less generous and sizing is something you have to be careful of. This item is a bit different to items generally seen in UK stores and a nice change of style (in our opinion anyway!!)

Unfortunately, my wife steadfastly refused to model the item so I could take a photo, but I do understand that !!


ORICO® Universal Aluminum Alloy Metal Desktop Phone Stand/Mount/Holder/Stander/Cradle for Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus/5/5S/5C/4/4S, iPad Air/2/3/4/Mini, Samsung S5/S4/S3/S2/Note4/Note3/Note2, Other Smart Phones and Most Tablets - Black(MPS-A1)
ORICO® Universal Aluminum Alloy Metal Desktop Phone Stand/Mount/Holder/Stander/Cradle for Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus/5/5S/5C/4/4S, iPad Air/2/3/4/Mini, Samsung S5/S4/S3/S2/Note4/Note3/Note2, Other Smart Phones and Most Tablets - Black(MPS-A1)

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful desk stand for a range of media devices, 10 Dec. 2015
*** I received this item free, to test and provide an honest and unbiased review **

This is a desktop stand for tablets, smart phones, MP3 players etc. Made of aluminium (with a plastic rear support leg) and soft buffers on the base, to reduce the risk of scratching desk surfaces etc. Having tried this unit with a 10.1" tablet (in and out of its case) a Galaxy S3 Mini phone and my trusty MP3 player, I have to say it does the job it was intended for and have found that it does not slip around on most surfaces, especially when using the tablet!!
The rear support, even though plastic seems robust enough in use and did not cause any concerns when using the 10.1" tablet, although it definitely fitted better into the base when it was out of the case. In the case it did hang over the front lip a little but I have not had it slip off. The base will hold items up to about 1.5cm deep, before they start to overhang the lip.

There is a cut out out in the rear of the base to allow charging cables to come up into a phone, but the base is not quite deep enough to allow a phone to sit quite as securely on the base. Lie the phone on its side to charge and this issue goes away. This is the only thing that stopped me giving it 5*.

Overall, a handy and useful item for holding a range of media devices and sturdy enough to allow you to use the item when sat in the cradle.

I have added some photos to illustrate the item in use
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Sheesham Wood Round Ash Catcher - Moon and Stars Inlay. Incense Stick Holder.
Sheesham Wood Round Ash Catcher - Moon and Stars Inlay. Incense Stick Holder.
Offered by Sky&land
Price: £2.48

3.0 out of 5 stars OK incense holder but could be improved., 10 Dec. 2015
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Bought this as an alternative incense holder, instead of the long thin ones that you normally get. A nice looking design, but it really needs to be 10- 12cm diameter rather than 7.5cm to reliably catch all of the ash from the stick or sticks, especially if you use more than one of the holder positions. One of the brass collars that holds the sticks had already fallen out by the time it arrived and the others were quite loose (a light tap with a small hammer and a centre punch has cured that!!).
So, nice looking but needs improvement. I have placed it on a slightly larger plain glass dish to make sure it collects all of the ash. Would like to have given it 4* but it needs to be a bit better. I did add a photo with two incense sticks in place.
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Medipaq 2X Garden Scare Cat with Reflective Marble Eyes - Cat Deterrent (Double Pack)
Medipaq 2X Garden Scare Cat with Reflective Marble Eyes - Cat Deterrent (Double Pack)
Offered by Medipaq® from Great Ideas™
Price: £19.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Seem to be a partial solution to the cat problem, 19 Nov. 2015
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This pair of flat cat scarer silhouette shapes come with a pair of marbles as eyes, which really need a bit of back lighting at night to be more effective, or a reflective back to the 'eyes'. The silhouette shapes are a bit too small, resembling an adolescent rather than a full grown cat. It does state in the description that they don't come supplied with a ground stake or fixing plate, but it does seem to be a bit mean of the manufacturer / supplier not to include them!! Luckily I had some 1" timber in the shed, long enough to make suitable stakes.

So, do they work? Well, sort of, they seem to have deterred all but the most persistent cat/s, so the incidence of cat faeces has reduced somewhat, but not totally stopped.

Recently we have combined one of these with an ultrasonic scarer Set of 2 PestBye Battery Operated Cat Repellers and this has been a more effective deterrent combination, with very few instances of cat droppings in the garden ever since.

So, these are OK, but are not a total solution in our experience and really should be supplied with stakes and mounting plates.


Pair of - Modern Square Chrome 4 Way GU10 Ceiling Spotlights
Pair of - Modern Square Chrome 4 Way GU10 Ceiling Spotlights
Offered by The Light Factory
Price: £57.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Decent quality light fittings and relatively easy to connect!!, 14 Nov. 2015
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These GU10 4 way light fittings are a decent quality, and relatively easy to fit item (with a couple of minor caveats). An attractive highly polished chrome finish belies the competitive cost when purchased as a pair. (Be prepared to spend a bit of time polishing off the finger marks after fitting these - they will show every mark, as my wife so kindly pointed out!!)
I needed to upgrade the lights in two study / work rooms and when coupled with some 7 watt 120degree beam angle cool white LED GU10 lamps they have really brightened up both rooms, but still with the flexibility to direct the light where you want it, as each individual lamp holder does swivel round. Obviously they don't swivel through 360 degrees, but there is a fair amount of travel (probably about 270 degrees). They can also be angled from almost horizontal to almost vertically down.

These are not too heavy to handle when fixing, but do seem pretty well put together. There is enough depth in the base plate to make it reasonably straightforward to tuck all the wiring back in easily after making the connections and attaching to the ceiling bracket.

So what are the caveats you ask ?
1. The supplied fixing screws to attach the plate to the ceiling are rubbish, just throw them away and use good quality ones.
2. The ceiling plate is quite lightweight and easy to warp if you over tighten when fixing to an uneven or textured ceiling.
3. The connector block is a bit too small to make it easy to fit in all of the wiring from the average lighting ring main (and even worse on a 3 way switched circuit). I used a slightly larger and better quality connector block to make things easier. I have to say that this issue seems to be common to most light fittings bought these days, even very expensive ones, as is the issue of the awful cheap fixing screws.

So, given the price and overall quality, I would be happy to recommend these fittings.
I have attached some photos of the light fittings and instructions.
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LED Bulbs Zookki (10-Pack) 4-Watt Gu10 Super Bright LED Light Bulbs White Light 6500k,Not Dimmable
LED Bulbs Zookki (10-Pack) 4-Watt Gu10 Super Bright LED Light Bulbs White Light 6500k,Not Dimmable
Offered by ZookkiDirect-UK
Price: £59.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LED lamps seem to be the way to go!!, 8 Nov. 2015
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** Please note, I received these lamps free from the supplier in return for an unbiased test and review **

These are 4 watt LED GU10 lamps with a cool white light (~6500K colour temp.) and roughly equivalent to a standard 50 watt Halogen GU10. These are set up to give a 45 degree beam angle, thus making them more appropriate for spot lighting rather than space lighting where you are going to need lamps with a beam angle of 120 degrees to get enough spread of the light.

They seem to be reasonable quality, with all 10 working when tested straight from the boxes. There is a metal bezel on the front of the lamp, which you should check is tight, as a couple of the lamps that I received had slightly loose bezels - DO NOT be tempted to overtighten the bezel, as I suspect you might crack the lamp cover.

The lamps fitted without problem into our standard GU10 lamp fitting, but were a bit more awkward in our bathroom fittings as these are Zone 2 standard and have seals in the lamp holders. The connection stem for the lamp seems to be a bit longer and wider than a standard Halogen so this may have been the issue.

As stated above, these are 45 degree cool white spot type lamps and have proved to be good in the right application, using only 16 watts as opposed to 200 watts in a four lamp fitting. A big selling point for LED lamps is their extended life, generally quoted at 10 to 20 times that of a normal Halogen. I will have to run these lights for a while to be able to comment on how well they last (so far only a few days) and will update the review as necessary.

So far I have been pleased with their performance and like the cool white light they provide (although this is very much a personal preference as others do prefer a warmer more yellow light). The price of LED GU10 lamps has been dropping steadily and they are now quite cost effective and able to reduce your electricity bill significantly if you can switch most of your home over to them. They have other advantages over the older low energy Compact Fluorescent (CFL) lamps in that they reach full light output in less than a second and light output does not drop so noticeably with age
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