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Ring RCT1 European Travel Kit
Ring RCT1 European Travel Kit
Offered by Maplin_Webdeals
Price: 19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good value, 20 Aug 2014
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I don't normally give five stars with my rating but I will do so happily for this item. I am planning to go to the continent with my car, and I didn't know that it was a legal requirement to carry certain things in my car all the time if I was to drive my UK adjusted car, such as a high-viz jacket. I heard France is especially strict, and the police will stop you near Calais when they see the cars with right-hand drive. I heard Spain is less strict. I didn't have any of these items in my car before, but now I do, and it's good for the traffic safety anyway, so I'm glad I got them. It even includes a headlight bulb, which alone would cost around 12 pounds, so I think this is a good value set as well as good for your own safety if you car stops in the middle of the motorway in the continent. Obviously, you'd better check thoroughly before traveling too.

Braun Oral-B PRO 6000 CrossAction 6-Mode Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush with Wireless Smart Guide and Bluetooth Connectivity
Braun Oral-B PRO 6000 CrossAction 6-Mode Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush with Wireless Smart Guide and Bluetooth Connectivity
Price: 87.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best electric toothbrush I've ever owned, 8 Aug 2014
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I've been a rechargeable electric toothbrush user for over ten years, and I can't live without them any more!

I started my experience with a much cheaper one, and now I can see the technology is developing so much since then. For me, it's definitely better than ordinary toothbrushes, because electric ones are easy, quick, thorough and good for the gums too, because it gives good massage to them. I know from my experience that these brushes are much more efficient than brushing manually in a traditional way.

After two minutes, it will have cleaned and polished your teeth and will have massaged your gums. After that, I'd use some mouth-wash like Listerine, and I feel fresh and ready to go out.

The main body is much thicker than previous models, which I find easier to hold steadily. Also comes a small digital monitor, which will work as a clock and then as the timer when you use the brush and also tells you if you're applying the brush too hard against the teeth - very useful.

Only one tiny issue is that recharging time lasts about 24 hours, probably because of it's size and functionality, but as I use it twice a day I have to remove it from the charger, which I don't really like to do. Also, this brush is not cheap so you might wonder why it is so expensive. Well, as a user, the cheaper ones are very simple, but good ones are more expensive and functionality is so clever that you'll understand that you get what you pay for.. But apart from this, I think it's obvious that Braun is trying to improve their tooth brushing technology, and I can feel it with this latest model.

As a matter of fact, my dentist hasn't found any decayed tooth since I started using electric brushes and the mouthwash (for at least ten years). I think it's definitely worth the money!

Hope you'll like it too!

Clearblue Advanced Fertility Monitor Kit
Clearblue Advanced Fertility Monitor Kit
Price: 91.05

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hope we can learn more about us.., 16 July 2014
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I'm in my mid 40s and so is my partner, and despite the efforts we've been making we haven't been successful. But we don't want to give up our hope yet - we'd very much like to start a family. This is a good kit that lets us understand more about fertility and it's easy to use. The more I understand about fertility, the more reassurance I can gain, and we feel we have more opportunities to keep trying! I hope this will help us to achieve our dream soon!
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Ultrasport Men's Key Largo Zip Hoodie - Grey, Medium
Ultrasport Men's Key Largo Zip Hoodie - Grey, Medium
Price: 89.99

4.0 out of 5 stars I found this sweat jacket very good quality and it's definitely not one of those cheap ..., 16 July 2014
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I found this sweat jacket very good in quality, and it's definitely not one of those cheap ones in street markets. As soon as I touched it, I could feel the good fabric which is soft, thick and strong. I don't normally wear the hoodie (and I don't appreciate it when youngsters are wearing them in the street even when it's warm, and they're intimidating others in local areas), but when it's cold again I'll try and see how effective it is. The jacket itself is very comfortable and warm, and I think this will be very useful in winter, so I'll take it with me a lot, such as skiing and climbing mountains and so on.

Ultrasport Fort Lauderdale Collection Men's Polo Shirt Miami
Ultrasport Fort Lauderdale Collection Men's Polo Shirt Miami
Price: 49.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A polo shirt of good quality but slightly too flashy., 16 July 2014
First of all, this is a polo shirt of good quality. Mine is grey and as soon as I opened the package and touched it, I noticed the fabric was good and very well made, and I could see that professional rescuers would wear it.

However, it's not without criticism. Unfortunately the design needs to improve, because it is slightly too flashy and I imagine most mature adults would find it in the same way. Although these photos look OK, but the large American flag on the backside is so big and gaudy that I probably won't choose this shirt to wear to go to play golf or to meals with friends. Maybe it's OK for younger generations like university students for a casual night out or someone who loves American fashion. It might also be suitable for going to motor racing events or the beaches etc, but for a middle-aged man like me, I'm still thinking when/where I can wear this, and it's a shame that polo shirt of such high quality can't be worn whenever I like. For this reason I give three stars for this shirt.

Ambi Toys  Max Pull Along
Ambi Toys Max Pull Along
Price: 15.54

5.0 out of 5 stars My nephew loves it!, 17 Jun 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
My nephew has just turned two but has a full of interests in anything he can see and wants to touch whatever he can reach, and this is exactly what he does every day. This toy was a success, as he likes walking around with it, and he seems to understand that this is his doggy. It's very clever as the head and the tale move, and it's so sweet that I think it's good for him to develop his imaginations. Unfortunately he can't have a real dog in his flat but at least he's got this lovely dog called Max!

Mustard Seed Screen Protector for Apple iPhone 5/5S
Mustard Seed Screen Protector for Apple iPhone 5/5S
Price: 8.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Kit!, 17 Jun 2014
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I give 4 stars with my review, but it's very close to 5. I've previously used two screen protectors for my smart phones, but for someone who has not much experience of putting the protectors onto smart phones, the result will probably not be so good as one would hope. However, this product comes with something called 'applicator' with which you can press down the screen protector exactly on the right position. This was precisely my problem, because you're supposed to put the screen correctly on the first try, otherwise the dust could go in, and it's not very easy to get rid of dust once it goes under the screen. With this one, I still got a small bubble because of tiny little dust which I managed to get rid of using the special plaster (enclosed), but a very small bubble is still present. But apart from this, it's perfect and this applicator gave me the best result so far.

Just a minor criticism from me is that I think the user's guide might need some improvement, because I found it slightly confusing with the English wording, and I think it was translated from Chinese? Because of this tiny thing I give 4 stars.

Wind Rises - Double Play [Blu-ray + DVD]
Wind Rises - Double Play [Blu-ray + DVD]
Dvd ~ Hayao Miyazaki
Price: 17.75

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful picture, and so much emotion., 28 May 2014
First of all, I found this film extremely beautiful in many senses. Especially the way blue skies and clouds, where aeroplanes fly through, are pictured is so impressive that it was almost real. The latest graphics have enabled Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli to achieve this depth and the height in the sky - simply breathtaking.

It's a shame that some people are totally missing out the point in this film, that is the emotions, the relationship and the love the main two young people had between them. But some people just saw the surrounding elements such as Jiro Horikoshi's occupation, his dedication to work, the war time, etc etc, and complain that no mystical creatures like Totoro or a wizard appeared. This is partly based on the novel, also called 'Kaze Tachinu' or the Wind Rises, which is a serious nevertheless amazing love story and not some kind of phantasy. It's also based on a true story of Jiro Horikoshi, so this film is an amalgamation of two completely different stories around the same time in 1930s, so you can't expect some animal that talks or some castle that flies.

I don't really want to spoil your joy if you haven't watched it yet, but I really want to ask you for just one thing - please remember that the most important part is the inner, quiet part of Jiro's and Naoko's hearts and the overwhelming love between them. So try to leave your judgements aside for a couple of hours and try to live at the same difficult times as those beautiful people (and if possible, watch it with the original Japanese soundtrack with subtitles instead of watching it with the English (American) dubs.

The pictures and the soundtrack are also brilliant. I'd like to watch it again.

Hope you, all the Ghibli films fans, agree with me.

Barney's Version [DVD]
Barney's Version [DVD]
Dvd ~ Paul Giamatti
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: 4.89

3.0 out of 5 stars Good cast, but slightly off putting, 24 May 2014
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This review is from: Barney's Version [DVD] (DVD)
First of all, the casts are all brilliant, and each character is really convincing. The class distinction within the Jewish society in Canada/USA that this film shows is an intriguing part to look at too. Two of the main female characters are played by British actresses, i.e. Rosamund Pike and Mini Driver, both of whom I like very much, but I couldn't stop wondering why the production decided to choose the two British actresses who would have to mimic the Canadian/US accent instead of employing the North American actresses? Or maybe Pike and Driver could have appeared as British? Pike is one of the most elegant and well-educated actresses I can think of, but her American accent was not always so convincing, but apart from that she was very good in some subtle facial expressions or even a shot from her back was great, especially the scene she was older was very nice. Dustin Hoffman was probably the funniest and the best part of this film. I've never seen the father figure of the main character being so impressive and he has proved someone can make his presence felt so much even though he was a supporting part. However, overall, like many Hollywood movies, I found that loads of things happen very fast and sometimes it is difficult to follow the plot. The plot was a good one, but slightly depressing as well, because of the series of actions Barney, the main character, takes, and I must say I couldn't see many parts of this film that made me happy.

I wonder if you agree with me, but I've tried my best to review this without referring to the plot as I don't really want to spoil your joy of watching it.

Hope this helps.

Opticrom 5ml Hayfever Eye Drops
Opticrom 5ml Hayfever Eye Drops
Price: 4.70

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can recommend this to hay fever sufferers. It works., 23 May 2014
I don't want to admit this, but I am a hay fever sufferer - big time! It starts as early as mid February and lasts all the way till September. I have been trying different tablets, nasal sprays and eye drops, but up until this year I haven't used Opticrom Eye Drops, purely because of its prices. In fact this tiny bottle of eye drops is one of the most expensive ones of this kind, so I tended to choose cheaper options such as the ones of supermarkets' own brand. They all looked the same to me, but the prices are much lower for the supermarkets' ones. They were working OK, but not so brilliantly that I was extremely stressed out by my itchy eyes. This year, however, I've chosen Opticrom ones, and I use only one drop in each eye twice a day, and surprisingly my itchy eyes are (almost) gone! To me it's a huge difference? The package information says you can use it one or two drops up to four times a day, so I'm using much less than the maximum dosage.

Now I think the high cost was a good investment and realised that not all the eye drops are the same and you get what you pay for. Although I'm aware that medicines work differently depending on the person, so I can only say how this is working on me, but if your eyes are affected by pollen/dust/animal hair and so on, and haven't tried this small bottle of eye drops, maybe it's worth investing for it?

Hope it works!

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