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Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard for Windows, Mac, Chrome and Android - Dark Grey (QWERTY Layout)
Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard for Windows, Mac, Chrome and Android - Dark Grey (QWERTY Layout)
Price: £34.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great - batteries not included, 22 Sept. 2015
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I was a little hesitant at first as to whether or not this would be useful but it is absolutely great. It doesn't come with much in the way of instructions but is very easy to use and can be linked to up to three devices at once. You just insert two AAA batteries (not supplied) into the chamber at the back of the keyboard, turn the bluetooth on on your pairing device (tablet, internet linked tv, mobile phone), press and hold down one of the three yellow buttons at the top of the keyboard and it pairs. There is a power button on the left hand side for turning off when not in use. The pairing is specific enough that I have been able to switch back and forth between typing on my phone and tablet with no trouble just using the two buttons assigned to the devices.

The keyboard itself is light and compact without compromising on the size needed for efficient typing, and all everyday symbols are there. It easily balances on my lap with the tablet / phone above it.


Gluten-Free All-in-One For Dummies
Gluten-Free All-in-One For Dummies
by Consumer Dummies
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.25

3.0 out of 5 stars Good - but American, 22 Sept. 2015
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A good introduction to going gluten free, in the accessible friendly style of the for Dummies books. Most of the book is given over to recipes to cover every situation, but it starts with a clear introduction. This covers what gluten intolerace and coeliac disease are, symtoms, causes, treatment and benefits of going gluten free. A series of useful chapters follows on the foods you need to stay away from, eating out, shopping including decoding labels and storecupboard basics.

However, there are a few issues. Firstly this book is from the USA so the recipes use American measurements and the websites suggested are also American. Using conversion tables should address the measurement issue, however, the information is based on USA law. Also, labelling is different in the UK. Life has been made significantly easier for people with intolerances by the mandatory highlighting of official allergens on labels. The range has improved so much. Our health systems are different, there is no mention here of the elimination diet whereby you take all possible allergens out of your diet for a number of weeks and then reintroduce one at a time and monitor symptoms.


Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by John Edwards
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

3.0 out of 5 stars What it says on the tin..., 22 Sept. 2015
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This does what it says, it's a concise useful introduction to the subject and terminology of sociolinguists. It covers the variety of contesting theories regarding the acquisition, use and structure of language within the social arena.


Aqua Sphere Kaiman Exo Regular Fit Clear Swimming Goggles - Blue/White
Aqua Sphere Kaiman Exo Regular Fit Clear Swimming Goggles - Blue/White
Price: £16.42

4.0 out of 5 stars Worth it, 13 Sept. 2015
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Comfortable goggles that really do give a great wide vision range and are very easy to adjust without slippage


Energizer GU10 6 W, 1 LED GU10 Bulb
Energizer GU10 6 W, 1 LED GU10 Bulb
Offered by UK Home & Garden Store Ltd
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Expensive but nice effect, 12 Sept. 2015
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Although expensive in comparison to other GU10 bulbs this LED is different from the usual cold white, it gives a warm pale gold light that is pleasantly different.


Institut Karité Paris Shea After Shaving Balm, Milk Cream 250 ml
Institut Karité Paris Shea After Shaving Balm, Milk Cream 250 ml
Price: £15.58

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Effective and gentle, 30 Aug. 2015
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Smelling a bit like soap I used this after epilation and my legs are soft, smooth and well moisturised. I have sensitive skin and all this did was soothe and reduce reddening, no reaction. Nice product


Philips HP6423/02 Satinelle Legs and Body Epilator with Shaving Head
Philips HP6423/02 Satinelle Legs and Body Epilator with Shaving Head
Price: £38.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good functioning, poor instructions, 30 Aug. 2015
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I reviwed this epilator in tandem with the Braun Silk Epil 5-511 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator

Box contents: epilator body, power cord with standard three pin plug, epilator head, shaver head, trimming comb, cleaning brush, pouch and instructions leaflet

Looks and handling: Comfortable in the hand with a sliding button that switches between two speeds and off. The heads attach and detach easily for cleaning by sliding sideways off the unit

Power: Standard three pin plug and cord lead clicks into base. Two speeds, lower for underarms, bikini and first use on legs.

Documentation: Large piece of double sided paper folded up with description of parts in several languages followed by warning and cautions. The only instructions are diagrams some of which are ambiguous and difficult to follow. Poorly designed, and no instructions on usage, which really is needed to ensure pain and skin damage is minimal.

Functioning and results: I have so far only depilated my legs. Yes it hurts on first usage but thereafter is just a bit stingy and grow back is both slower and finer than shaving. I found this the less painful and more effective of the two as the width of the head is wider, but it is much noisier than the Philips. It is the more effective at removing fine grow back. The trimming comb used with the shaver head is effective on first use at trimming back hair to the correct length for epilation and the shaver head can be used on its own for a quick shave.


Braun Silk Epil 5-511 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator
Braun Silk Epil 5-511 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator
Price: £53.85

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice looks, quiet functioning, 30 Aug. 2015
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I reviwed this epilator in tandem with the Philips HP6423/02 Satinelle Legs and Body Epilator with Shaving Head

Box contents: epilator, recharging cord with shaver type plug, epilator head, instructions booklet, cleaning brush

Looks and handling: sleek and comfortable weight in the hand. The blue bit is grippy and the button switches elegantly by pressing between two speeds and off. The head detaches easily for cleaning with a button on the back

Power: cordless, charges in an hour and has plenty enough power for both legs. Two speeds, lower for underarms, bikini and first use on legs.

Documentation: well designed booklet with comprehensive written instructions and diagrams on both the epilator itself and on correct epilation technique.

Functioning and results: I have so far only depilated my legs. Yes it hurts on first usage but thereafter is just a bit stingy and grow back is both slower and finer than shaving. I found this the more painful and less effective of the two as the width of the head is narrower, but it is much quieter than the Philips.


GCSE English Text Guide - Frankenstein
GCSE English Text Guide - Frankenstein
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and helpful, 8 Aug. 2015
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A guide to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein that is written at the level of GCSE exams. It works through individual explorations of each chapter followed by chapters focused on character, genre, historical setting, theme and syntax. It is written in a light humorous way but does not compromise on detail. The book ends with how to manage an exam, to handle timing, structuring your answer and ensuring you have answered the questions. Throughout these are plenty of both simple and more complex questions on the text followed by an example exam question with worked through potential answers.


Rexel JOY Tape Dispenser - Perfect Purple
Rexel JOY Tape Dispenser - Perfect Purple
Price: £14.28

4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely hefty and sharp, 8 Aug. 2015
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For years I've just turned the end of my tape back but this dispenser works really well. It should be noted that it doesn't come with any tape. The dispenser is satisfyingly heavy enough to use one handed and the cutting edge is efficiently fast and holds the uncut tape well.


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