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Dr. Stephen J. Wooding "Trainer, Teacher" (Liverpool, UK)
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SanDisk SDSDQUAN-032G-G4A Ultra Android Micro SDHC UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card + SD Adapter up to 48 MB/s Read - 32 GB
SanDisk SDSDQUAN-032G-G4A Ultra Android Micro SDHC UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card + SD Adapter up to 48 MB/s Read - 32 GB
Price: £10.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Fast card, great size and (so far!) rock solid reliability, 16 Nov. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Double the capacity of my previous card and actually noticeably faster accessing photos etc on my phone. Adapter for SD slots included making transferring music and movies much quicker than via the phone USB port.


Philips YS527/17 Click and Style 2-in-1 Shave and Stubble
Philips YS527/17 Click and Style 2-in-1 Shave and Stubble
Price: £51.33

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent razor, not so great stubble trimmer., 3 Aug. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've used a fair few 'stubble' shaver and razors over the years, and this is a poor substitute for my current one, (here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-QT4015-23-Stubble-Trimmer/dp/B00AF4LS7U/ref=pd_sim_sbs_d_13?ie=UTF8&refRID=05N74N0BACSBPVCC046R ) which is, ironically, also made by Philips and is far more adjustable, easier to manoeuvre and more consistent. In contrast, this one has only 5 length settings and thanks to the shape of the comb is more difficult to keep aligned with your skin surface to ensure an even cut. However, you can mount the head in two orientations, making it a little easier to trim areas such as the back or the neck etc. However, given that my current razor costs half of this one at its offer price, and around a quarter of its RRP, this one is expensive if trimming and stubble are your main shaving activities.

The shaving head is much better, with a smooth action and close shave. I've not tried it with gel or foam yet so can't comment on whether that's even smoother or not. It only has 2 heads rather than the more usual 3 for Philips razors, but given its multi-use design, this is probably so you can shave around your newly coiffured beard.

The razor's body is the same shape and design as many other models in the Philips range and feels solid and balanced in the hand, and should the heads wear out before the sealed-in batteries do, you can replace them.

Overall, this would probably make a good travelling razor, but for trimming AND shaving I think you'd get better results with two separate devices, or a stubble razor and a good old blade..!


TCP LED B22d Bayonet Cap 10 Watt LED Classic Shape, White
TCP LED B22d Bayonet Cap 10 Watt LED Classic Shape, White

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant on, nice light, let's hope it last as long as stated..., 29 Jun. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Ok, it's a bulb... Brighter than the CFL I replaced with this for the same wattage, and a 'whiter' white, not so yellow. No warm up time either, it's instantly bright which is great for the use I put it to in my hallway. Not cheap, but if the stated lifetime is accurate then it will save in the long-run. And not sure if this matters but it's quite heavy for a bulb...


Autoleads PC5-132 Stereo Release Keys CD x 4 Keys
Autoleads PC5-132 Stereo Release Keys CD x 4 Keys
Offered by Liquid Ice 2008
Price: £1.02

4.0 out of 5 stars Worked brilliantly and what a price!, 1 Jun. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
These worked first time and although a bit flimsy (what do you expect at this price!) and needing a bit of care not to hurt your fingers as you tug (they're quite thin), they'll be in the tool box from now on.


Harbour Housewares Clothing / Suitcase Zipper Fixers - Pack of 16
Harbour Housewares Clothing / Suitcase Zipper Fixers - Pack of 16
Offered by Rinkit Ltd
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for quick repairs and a great price., 1 Jun. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Got these to repair a zip-pull on a fairly new pannier/rucksack that broke within a week of getting it. So impressed with the sturdiness that I've replaced ALL the zip-pulls on the bag with these. Two sizes mean you can select the best for the purpose - I've used the larger ones as I need to be able to use the zips with gloves on in the winter if need be.

The smaller ones, although still quite sizeable, will be great for repairing jackets etc. should they need it.

They are a little fiddly to fit - easier if you remove the very small clip-strip at the back, and they are (just about) removable too.


Tacwise 191ELS with 180 Nail Selection Pack & 91 Staple Selection Pack (Bundle Pack)
Tacwise 191ELS with 180 Nail Selection Pack & 91 Staple Selection Pack (Bundle Pack)
Price: £85.04

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for smaller jobs, rennovations and repairs, 1 Jun. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Borrowed one of these a few years back when I was renovating my house and it was invaluable for fitting the skirting, edging for wooden flooring and repairing architrave etc. and for stapling chicken wire to a home-made rabbit run.

Got this one and only had it for a week or so, but have already repaired a few garden items, including some hardwood decking, and will be building a small flower border fence soon. No jams or issues so far, but the ability to unclip the top of the mechanism to remove any jams is welcome. Loading is a breeze.

Worked well so far using the longer nails - not tried the staples yet. It's quite light, which might be seen as an advantage for handling, but as other reviewers have said, you do need to keep your weight firmly behind the gun as you pull the trigger to ensure the nail is hit home, otherwise you'll need to hammer the last few mm in. As one of the other reviewers has mentioned, a LED 'on' or 'armed' light would be useful so you know it's ready to go.


Rapesco Supaclip 60 Dispenser with 8 Clips
Rapesco Supaclip 60 Dispenser with 8 Clips
Price: £4.53

4.0 out of 5 stars When paperclips won't fit and staples are too permanent or awkward..., 1 Jun. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I don't want to repeat everything other reviews have said so I'll stick here to a list of pros and cons from the last week or so of trying it out in a variety of circumstances:

PRO:
+ can hold far more papers than a standard paperclip or staple
+ holds more firmly than a standard paperclip
+ easily removable without a trace, unlike staples
+ each clip is reusable and very tough - no bent or snapped clips!
+ the tool for fitting the clips has a rather cool action (OK, not a great pro, but nice anyway!)
+ safer than pointy staples

CONS:
- more expensive than paperclips or staples
- better for many sheets of paper, e.g. draft reports, rather than just a few
- you'll need several packs of clips to complete with a single filling of a staper
- dispenser tool has jammed once (but then so do staplers..?!)

BEST USES FOR ME SO FAR:
* you only need a few clipped copies of thicker documents, e.g. draft reports, assignments etc.
* clipping documents together for personal or business filing where you may add others in periodically, e.g. bills, receipts, statements etc.


Fancy Dress - Star Trek Movie Captain Kirk Shirt - ADULT - MEDIUM
Fancy Dress - Star Trek Movie Captain Kirk Shirt - ADULT - MEDIUM
Offered by Dewan online store
Price: £17.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK for occasional use, 22 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Got this for a fancy dress charity day at a school and it was fine. The neckline could have fitted better, but overall for the price it's decent value. Not one for the die-hard fans who want total authenticity though, but then you won't get than at this price point!


Vision Media 100 X Shatterproof Single CD Jewel Case Inc Black Tray - 10.4mm Spine
Vision Media 100 X Shatterproof Single CD Jewel Case Inc Black Tray - 10.4mm Spine

3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly more flexible than standard CD cases, but NOT what was expected..., 22 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I've bought shatterproof CD cases before and have to say I was dissappointed with these. Although they are more flexible than the standard CD jewel case, and don't shatter, they do break with twisting and bending - I tested them - and leave a sharp edge. My intended use was as covers for CDs intended for children, so I need them to be a lot more resistant to impact and twisting than these are.

My previous purchases have been these, from Chroma, though they aren't available in 100s any more - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001E27H4A/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and though not 100% transparent, they are fantastic for the use I put them too and they are so flexible the outer case can almost be folded in half without snapping!

If you want truly shatterproof and flexbile, go for the Chroma ones if you can get them.


Foxy Fox Poo Odour Eliminator
Foxy Fox Poo Odour Eliminator
Offered by Mr Pets
Price: £6.89

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Temporary solution, but not enjoyed by the dog!, 1 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Let's keep this short and simple - it works to eliminate the smell, and leaves a much better and reasonably subtle fragrance. However, my dog doesn't like being sprayed at all, and at times when she's rolled her head in something stinky, spraying near her eyes is an obvious no-go. And it's never remove the need for a proper post-walk bath either...


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