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Actinica 80 g Lotion
Actinica 80 g Lotion
Price: £19.18

4.0 out of 5 stars SPF50, nice & slightly solid cream, nice scent - like it, 24 July 2015
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I cycle to work every week day and spend a lot of time outdoors at the weekend in summer, so this product with SPF50, will give me reassurance against the UV on my face. Compared to more well-known products (with an orange lid), the cream is slightly more solid and has a very slight scent, which is nice. It spreads well on the skin and gives some nice moisture too, and so far I like it very much.

If I notice anything else, whether positive or negative, I'll post it here.
Thanks.


Igenix Liteway LW3252 Edison Screw Cap Energy Saving LED Candle Lamp 5 W - Clear
Igenix Liteway LW3252 Edison Screw Cap Energy Saving LED Candle Lamp 5 W - Clear
Price: £7.11

5.0 out of 5 stars LED with E27 screw cap 5W warm colour - do you need any more info?, 14 July 2015
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Just in case you're wondering, this is an E27 screw cap 5W LED candle lamp replacement. Need you any more info? It's as bright as a traditional incandescent bulb of 25W, and the lamp-life is 30,000 hours. Unlike florescent light it's not so white, and the colour is nicely warm and orangey. If you leave it on all day and night, theoretically it should last up to 1,250 days, which is almost 3.5 years, so it has a very long life-time. It's sustainable, kind to your bills, so I think it's a dream product?


Max Weber
Max Weber
by Joachim Radkau
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars For those who are craving for academic stimulation, 13 July 2015
This review is from: Max Weber (Paperback)
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I studied sociology and so I used to read many books and writings by Weber. As well as the academic side, this book shows Weber's human side, his personality, background, and so on that it has been a pleasure reading it although it's not an ordinary, page-turner biography. For those who are Weberians, study sociology, or any other people who are craving for academic stimulation, this book will be one of good ones. You don't have to read it from cover to cover, and you can just choose the chapters/sections that you find interesting. Hope you enjoy it as I did.


Philips Sonicare HX8911/04 Healthy White Plus Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush
Philips Sonicare HX8911/04 Healthy White Plus Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush
Price: £140.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compared to Oral-B one.., 6 July 2015
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I've been an electric toothbrush user for about twelve years, and I can't live without them anymore. I've used several models, but all of them have been Oral-B ones, but recently my dentist has advised I might want to use the Sonicare one, as its cleaning method using the vibration (rather than the movement of the brush-head itself) is good for my teeth. So I got this one and have been using it for two weeks now.

My impression - now the brush-head doesn't 'brush' your teeth anymore but only vibrates with the very fast and tiny movements, which feel likes the small dirt is cleaned from the gaps nicely, and because the brush-head doesn't 'brush' like the Oral-B ones, it feels easier to my gums too. It gives you a 'sign' in the vibration every 30 seconds so you can time it, and at the end of the two-min period it automatically stops.

There are two modes, i.e. cleaning mode and polishing mode, and I feel this Sonicare technology is nice and gentle to my teeth and I like it very much so far. The brush-head is smaller and it means it can reach deeper and apply it to small gaps too.

The only minor issue is that the brush-head replacements are extremely expensive, so I hope they'll be more reasonable soon.


Second Nature Adult Grain Free Turkey with Sweet Potato
Second Nature Adult Grain Free Turkey with Sweet Potato
Price: £47.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Small dog loves them!, 6 July 2015
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My dog is a small terrier, and at first I wasn't sure if the size of the biscuits would be small enough for the size of a terrier, as the main image showed a large dog as well as smaller ones. As soon as the large bag arrived, I gave a handful of them (the biscuits were small enough), and he started eating them straight away, and I gave another handful of them and he ate them very quickly. Now it loves them and even started waiting next to the bag so I can just give him some more. He loves them and this is my experience and first-hand information, if that helps?


Philips DVT2500 Voice Tracer Digital Recorder with 2 Microphone Stereo Recording
Philips DVT2500 Voice Tracer Digital Recorder with 2 Microphone Stereo Recording
Price: £50.39

4.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend it to anyone who'e looking for a tiny voice recorder, 16 Jun. 2015
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- Recording quality - very good (you have choices in quality that determines the memory usage)
- User friendliness - not so good. You'll need to play with it a lot to get used to how to operate it
- handiness - Excellent. Very small, light, easy to hold while recording
- Battery life - very good. You'll need 3x AAAs, which last very long
- How it feels in hand - quite plasticky but otherwise it would be heavy, so I think it's all right
- I tested recording bird song, traffic noises, my snoring etc., and it worked perfectly for all these occasions


Belkin N300 Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wireless Signal Booster (Easy Setup, WPS Function) - Wall Plug Mounted
Belkin N300 Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wireless Signal Booster (Easy Setup, WPS Function) - Wall Plug Mounted
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remember - configuration is just once (1st time only) and all other devices will just work ., 26 May 2015
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I had no problem with installation of this Wi-Fi Extender at all. All you have to do is (I think it's simpler than that the guide says):

1) leave everything on as normal (i.e. WLAN router, etc.);
2) find a location in the house/flat where you get about half the signal strength (where you want to use it mainly):
3) connect the Extender into the mains socket;
4) use your laptop or smart phone (or tablet) and search for the wi-fi network generated by the Extender (probably named Belkin xxx) and select it;
5) now follow the instruction on screen (on the laptop/smart phone), i.e. choose your normal network found by the Extender and enter the pass word;
6) now you're connected via the Extender, and now the signal level is full (or nearly full).

I used my iPhone to set up all this. What wasn't clear to me at first was whether all the devices would need to be configured with the Extender one by one. But once it's set up, all other devices, like other laptops, tablets etc., won't need to be configured or change any sentting with the Extender at all. Only once.

Is it any simpler than the installation manual? I hope this helps. I'm already loving it.


Zagg ID6ZFK-BBU - ZAGGFOLIO CASE BLACK - BACKLIT KB APPLE IPAD AIR 2
Zagg ID6ZFK-BBU - ZAGGFOLIO CASE BLACK - BACKLIT KB APPLE IPAD AIR 2
Offered by eoutlet-uk
Price: £89.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good idea for iPad owner who doesn't like typing long texts. Works on Kindle Fire HD or iPhone too, 22 May 2015
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This is a good way to write a long text for those who don't enjoy writing a long text, email or WhatsApp message, or create some documents tapping on the glass display, like an iPad or Kindle or iPhone etc etc. I'm not good at writing messages by tapping on the display, but I know very well how useful to have these smart gadgets nowadays.

So this is one good solution for those who don't like typing a long text.

You might ask - if you need the keyboard with the iPad, why don't you get a laptop in the first place? I agree. However, the price-wise it's much cheaper this way, and as long as you don't need to type a long text or email, you don't really need the keyboard part, so it's still useful to keep your iPad on you (and it's much smaller and lighter than a whole MacBook in your bag).

Obviously there's no mouse with this product, so if you need to go back to a few words back to edit the text, you'll need to tap that part on the screen to select the right part. You'll get used to that after a couple of days of using it.

FYI, although this product is designed particularly for iPad Air 2, because it functions via Bluetooth it works on other tablets too. I've tested on a Kindle Fire HD so far, and it works without any problem. It works on my iPhone too. When I need to exchange several lines on WhatsApp or LINE or text message, I use this keyboard for my iPhone and it works perfectly well. It's just every time you actually post it, you need to tap on the screen (the return/enter key only create a new line). It's just that the other gadgets or the iPads of different models wouldn't fit the case, but the most important part, typing, still works fine via Bluetooth, just in case you're wondering.

Hope this helps.


Ink Jet Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement for Epson - T1283 Magenta
Ink Jet Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement for Epson - T1283 Magenta
Price: £8.43

4.0 out of 5 stars Actually quite good. Only one bottle neck is the price., 14 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I was always a bit wary about re-manufactured ink cartridges, because I'd heard many problems, especially leakage (inside the printer). So I've always been using the original ones even if that implies higher costs. This one, however, I've found very good so far, and I haven't noticed any problem or differences in quality. But the price is only a few pence cheaper than the original Epson ones, so in this sense I'm not sure if there's much point choosing the re-manufactured ones (unless they use longer-lasting ones). Let's see how it goes, and if the prices go down, like half the original price, for this quality, I'll probably keep using them.

Hope this helps.


Microsoft Band Large
Microsoft Band Large
Price: £159.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My First Impression - Many Scratches Appear on the Display, 29 April 2015
This review is from: Microsoft Band Large (Accessory)
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Firstly, after only a few days of usage I noticed that several small scratched were already appearing on the main surface. I haven't used it in any extreme situations - only used it at work, during commute and at home, but after the general use the scratches in the plastic frame parts on the front (around the main display) are already appearing and are quite visible. So you might want to put some protection film if you're thinking of using it in a more active conditions i.e. in the gym etc.

Secondly, this one I got is size L that was unfortunately too big for me. At first I thought it was OK so I kept using it but I realised one size smaller would have been much better, as the one I have is quite loose to monitor my pulse (for instance), because the sensor needs to be kept touching your skin, so I recommend you get the right size.

Thirdly, I'm pairing it with my iPhone via Bluetooth, and I've realised that this will speed up the battery consumption for the iPhone dramatically, so unless you're monitoring your data between this band and the iPhone, I recommend you turn off the Bluetooth on the iPhone. The battery goes really quickly otherwise.

Fourthly, if the display in inside your arm, you can see what it says, e.g. the current time, very easily, but you'll find it a bit difficult to work in the office, because it'll touch the desk or the PC keyboard. And if the display is facing the outside of your arm like a watch, then it's not very easy to look at the display now, so it's up to you.

So far, my favourite function is the sleep monitor which shows how deeply/lightly you were sleeping. The walk step counter (pedometer?) is also good.

I'll add something else when I notice something more. Thanks.

UPDATE: The battery lasted two whole days with the band switched on all day.
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