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Kuhn Rikon Piranha Y Peeler, Green
Kuhn Rikon Piranha Y Peeler, Green
Price: £5.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars but it did a great job. Very sharp and smooth action, 2 April 2015
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I am impressed. I was concerned that the serated leading edge may scrape rather than peel, but it did a great job. Very sharp and smooth action, no snagging. Comfortable to hold.
Also, I used it to ribbon a courgette, which it did consistently and very well. And with the colour, I can spot it in the draw in a nanosecond/


Transcend 16GB DrivePro 200 Car Video Recorder with Built-In Wi-Fi
Transcend 16GB DrivePro 200 Car Video Recorder with Built-In Wi-Fi
Price: £89.03

3.0 out of 5 stars Faulty return, but still had a good play to review, 2 April 2015
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This is "OK". I had to send mine back, which I was a but mixed feelings about. The sensor on mine, which is triggered by impact or Gforce (therefore saving that clip for use in an emergency) was triggering every few minutes. The bleeps got annoying and after the rather shoddy "auto" response from Transcend support, followed by ignoring my follow up mail, I was forced to return it to Amazon.

The features were good enough, but you need to be aware that this is going to take up a chunk of space for window mounting, especially if you want it central. My car is a sports coupe, and a combination of the deep window recess and general lack of space, compared to saloons etc., meant the device was obtrusive. The cable for power (cigarette lighter) is thicker than you may anticipate, and inserts into the device in an awkward way. Also, this huge cable is tough to conceal and the whole setup needs to be installed more discreetly in order to prevent wires hanging across passenger areas. The power lead is very long, so that would facilitate mounting under the dash, if you can be bothered to go through it all.

As for the recordings, they were OK. Not great, OK. A lot of vibration (again, this may be partially due to the design and the fact I have a hard suspension coupe), led to some difficulty in reading plates from the playback. Fine if it is a car you are behind, but one coming in the opposite direction was a tough call.

Night mode was again, average. This item gets well reviewed, but I have seen far better footage from far cheaper devices.

Downloadable app and Wifi options were pretty good, although limited. You need to be in the car for it to be of any use and the power lead is not something you can use indoors, so you need to transfer files to phone or via the card to be practical.

I want the dashcam, but this experience has made me consider whether I should spend that amount on it. Maybe


66FIT Knobble It 4 Way Massager
66FIT Knobble It 4 Way Massager
Offered by 66fit Ltd
Price: £6.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and very effective, 2 April 2015
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Sometimes simple works best. I was unsure of the look before I ordered, but the different size "knobbles" really do work for different areas and pains. You will find yourself moving up or down a size as you get into the muscle.
Surprisingly, this fits perfectly in your hand; don't let looks deceive you. The "knobble" you are using is against your body (somewhere) allowing you to wrap your fingers around the others and your upper palm can put pressure on easily. You will find that you do not fatigue your hands (or thumbs) as you work away.
Some areas work more easily with a little massage oil. I find my neck and around the Trapezius benefits from a small amount of oil before I work away. Be aware of what you are doing around the neck area however.

On major muscles, you can dig into the point of spasm or tightness and the feeling of relief as the muscle breaks spasm is always rewarding. I keep mine on the sofa for a top up each evening, after work and gym.
Small enough to chuck in a kit bag too.


Sugru SBW8 Self Setting Rubber - Black/ White
Sugru SBW8 Self Setting Rubber - Black/ White
Price: £12.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Multipurpose repairs, hacks & tweaks, 29 Nov. 2014
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I was recommended Sugru as part of my design degree when we were asked to make prototypes for our products. The packets are small, so as long as you realise they are a small "patching" item, then you won't feel disappointed. The only thing I feel could be addressed is the price, as they are an expensive material. Each individual sachet is 5g. The product I am reviewing has 8 sachets, 4 black, 4 white.

Sugru, as you will quickly see from online videos and what other users have done, is a repair, modification and "hacking" plasticine type material which sets to a rubbery solid after 24 hours of air drying. If you consider it as plasticine in terms of moulding and getting it smoothed and textured to your desire, it will then harden. It has a little bit of give in it, so it is not rigid, but not enough that will cause issues. The strength, once set is pretty incredible, and you will see videos of it supported a number of pounds in weight just from a single 5g sachet.

I have used it to repair splits in plastic/pte items, strengthening chords and equipment which het high use in a studio, putting a handle on an item which did not have one and even boosting the cap of a digital pen which was a nightmare to pull off.

It does have a shelf life of maybe 1 year. I am on my second batch after using the originals up and finding some more need in items needing repairing....far cheaper then replacing the item.


The Kids Who Stole Tomorrow: A Movie Club Detectives Short Story: 1
The Kids Who Stole Tomorrow: A Movie Club Detectives Short Story: 1
by Mrs Eileen Alberts
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good new idea for a series, 2 Nov. 2014
Interesting concept that has a lot of potential. The challenge in these books is knowing the demographic age and relating to films they may have seen to tie into the story more fully. It could otherwise serve as a nice springboard for younger readers to seek out the films which may be referenced in the books, adding a new experience.
Good intro story, which I wanted to be a little longer than it was. Book two can begin to expand upon the characters further, which I will look forward to.


Derwent Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener with 5 Different Sized Sharpening Holes, Sharpness Altering Dial and Sliding Tray Reservoir
Derwent Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener with 5 Different Sized Sharpening Holes, Sharpness Altering Dial and Sliding Tray Reservoir
Price: £11.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs a sharper blade, 6 Jun. 2014
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The product is fine in sharpening pencils, but it does want to rip the pencil from your hand as the blade seems to "catch" on the grain all too often. Maybe a sharper unit would help.

Various widths of pencil are committed by the means of twisting the access hole around to the appropriate size. In addition, there is a dedicated hole for offering up a longer point, great for shading. Quite large and despite the footprint, still need a spare hand to steady. OK product, but expected better from teh Derwent brand, who are my "go to" brand for artist materials and pencils.


Razorpit Razor Blade Sharpener
Razorpit Razor Blade Sharpener
Offered by Gadget Distribution
Price: £13.17

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems to do the job., 6 Jun. 2014
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I have been using this product for many months now. I would challenge the term "sharpener" as the material is a PVC/rubber style and is not abrasive. What this does appear to do is remove debris (skin cells, soap, etc.) from the blades.
To clean the razor, you will put a small amount of foam or shaving cream on the surface of the "pit". You then push reasonably hard with the head into the pit and move it in the opposite direction to shaving, around 4 times.

I do find that this makes the razor last around 3 or 4 times longer than when not issuing it, so as an investment it is well worth it. I have used it with Mach 3 and Fusion blades. One slight downside is that the lubrication strips which are embedded into the blades are worn away really quickly, due to the cleaning, but that is a small price to pay.


Korbond 4.5 m Hemming Tape, Black
Korbond 4.5 m Hemming Tape, Black
Price: £2.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for black, 6 Jun. 2014
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This tape certainly did the job and held the material well. The material was not a natural fibre, so was conerned about using a low heat to secure a bond, but the tape responded perfectly. This is a very good alternative to the webbing produce, as it is black and also is more tapelike rather than a dispolving 'glue', like the other webbing can be. Simple, quick and perfect for black garments.


Canon BCI-3e Black Twin Pack
Canon BCI-3e Black Twin Pack
Price: £16.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Always reliable, 6 Jun. 2014
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The ink from Canon has always been reliable. The tanks last well in my printer (a steadfast ip5000) and having tried a couple of other big brands, I have to say my impression is always that Canon do the best graphics printers and inks for the home market. The larger tank capacity lends itself well to text printing, leaving the colours alone. Nothing worse that all three colours being used to make a black and costing the earth.


James Martin Mini Grinder ZX595 150 Watt, Stainless Steel
James Martin Mini Grinder ZX595 150 Watt, Stainless Steel
Price: £14.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Great to grind, hard to transfer., 8 May 2014
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The design of this grinder is great in all aspects bar one. Once the beans are ground, you need to unplug the whole device to transport it to the coffee machine, or tip the contents into another receptacle to transfer. This issue could have been resolved by making the cap-lid ever so slightly bigger and then allowing the user to invert the whole machine to drop the grounds into the lid, unscrew and job done. Even if you have a plug near a coffee machine, the lead is quite short, maybe a meter at best. So that is the nuisance factor which dropped the star.

The only other element keeping it off a 5 star is that it is a small compartment. It is a compact unit, so if brewing 2 to 3 cups, the yield is OK. Anything more and you will need to grind another batch at maximum capacity.

The lid is a twist lock design and easy to manage.

The grind/power button is large and easy to press. The whole item is easier if you hold it in your hands rather than keep it on a surface, in my opinion. It is easy to hold and is not a big item.

The looks are pleasingly modern and it works quickly. A batch takes about 5 seconds. Be sure to shake the unit slightly between pulses, to get all the beans.


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