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TecTake ALUMINIUM FOLDING PORTABLE CAMPING TABLE
TecTake ALUMINIUM FOLDING PORTABLE CAMPING TABLE
Offered by TecTake
Price: £19.79

3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but a bit flimsy, 26 Jun. 2015
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Decent table, although I think a little flimsy. The top is plastic and quite thin (it flexes when you push it), but it is kept sturdy by the aluminium frame. The screw in extensions for the legs are a good idea, the table doesn't fold down with them screwed in though, you need to unscrew them and clip them into the holders. I normally just unscrew one side and the table nearly folds down, just means there's half the unscrewing to be done! (Lazy.)

I use it as a side table for the barbecue, for racking up the good before and after, takes four 10ishx12ish inch trays and a few tools. Would probably work for a camping table but I can't imagine it being very pleasurable to eat off because it would wobble.


Dear Zoo Nursery Set Ceramic
Dear Zoo Nursery Set Ceramic

2.0 out of 5 stars Not durable!, 26 Jun. 2015
Nice set, sadly it chips really easily (the bowl has about five chips on it). By comparison, the Gruffalo set we bought perhaps four years ago is chip-less! This set seems like lower quality china (it's all quite light).


Sony ZS-RS70BTB Wireless DAB Boombox with CD/Bluetooth/NFC/USB Play - Black
Sony ZS-RS70BTB Wireless DAB Boombox with CD/Bluetooth/NFC/USB Play - Black
Offered by K.K. Electronics
Price: £82.95

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing sound from Sony, 8 Jun. 2015
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I tried this out as a replacement for our old Sony mini hifi system we had in the kitchen, specifically looking for something with Bluetooth connectivity and aux line in and CD player. I was hopeful as usually the sound on even the cheapest Sony stuff is acceptable, but this was seriously disappointing. All media and all inputs tried failed to produce anything even approaching acceptable. Bass was like someone banging on a cardboard box, the treble was frustratingly lacking and the mids were really narrow. Overall the sound was just closed and muffled. it gets two stars because of the range of connectivity and because I really like the look of it and perhaps in a smaller room or with someone less fussy listening to it, it would rate higher.


Breville Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster, Stainless Steel
Breville Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster, Stainless Steel
Price: £27.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Breville, a classic., 8 Jun. 2015
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I love toasted sandwiches and this was sale for £20 I think, so seems nonsensical not to buy it. Works perfectly, the pop out trays make it really easy to clean and you get nice crunchy toasted sandwiches. The only negative point and the reason for 4 stars is that the coating on the trays seems a bit delicate, just need to be really careful and not use metal implements (I didn't) and be careful they don't knock each other in the sink when washing them.


ProCook Pizza Stone 38cm / 15in
ProCook Pizza Stone 38cm / 15in
Offered by ProCook
Price: £20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Mmmmmmm crunchy base, 8 Jun. 2015
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A sturdy product, cooks pizzas beautifully in the oven giving a proper crunchy base. You need warm it up first (put it on the oven when you start pre heating) and have the oven at top temp. Great thing is that it stays hot for ages after so you can keep your pizza on it while eating and it doesn't get cold.


Faringdon 28cm Wooden Thin Curved Spatula
Faringdon 28cm Wooden Thin Curved Spatula
Price: £1.73

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful wooden spatula!, 8 Jun. 2015
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Nice, wooden spatula. Cheap and cheerful is the way to describe it, does the job and particularly useful l because it has quite squared off edges so you can get into the corners of the saucepans.


JETech® Diamond Leather iPad Mini Smart Cover Case for Apple iPad Mini and the New iPad Mini II with Retina Display (2014 Version with Built-in Stand and Front/Back Protection and Built-In Magnet for Sleep/Wake Feature) (Black)
JETech® Diamond Leather iPad Mini Smart Cover Case for Apple iPad Mini and the New iPad Mini II with Retina Display (2014 Version with Built-in Stand and Front/Back Protection and Built-In Magnet for Sleep/Wake Feature) (Black)
Offered by JEDirect UK
Price: £8.95

2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty picture, mediocre product, 8 Jun. 2015
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Looks good in the picture but in reality is fairly plasticky and nearly doubles the width of the iPad. Also can't be used with the cover folded behind to angle up slightly on a desk for typing, the only stand mode is the one shown in the pic which is good for watching movies but not much else.


The Night Guest
The Night Guest
Price: £4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing, effortless, melancholy and ultimately satisfying, 16 April 2014
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This review is from: The Night Guest (Kindle Edition)
I loved this book. The fairly obvious overall plot paled against the quality of the other elements of the story. The character development was outstanding even down to the minor players, the pace of the story was perfect, staying in sync with the change in tone partway through the book and the atmosphere both of the present time and Ruth's childhood and teenage years with Richard was totally engrossing. One of those books I read on the basis of a single review which turned out to be a proper gem.


Fisual 2m Pearl VGA Cable
Fisual 2m Pearl VGA Cable
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Chunky VGA Goodness, 25 Feb. 2013
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Top value product. I was tired of looking at sickly VGA output, dim colours and ghosting that you get with the cheaper, more cheaply made VGA cables and brought this one based on other reviews. Totally worth the money. When used on laptop connected to monitor output (the monitor is a 21 inch Dell at 1680 x 1050) there is zero detectable ghosting and the colour reproduction and sharpness is outstanding. This is great because I do a lot of work in the MS off apps, so very text heavy. When used for output to a TV (36 inch Sony at 1920 x 1080) again the colour reproduction, brightness and clarity is excellent and again zero detectable ghosting.

This feels like a well made product, the plugs and hefty and satisfying to use, fit snugly into the VGA sockets on laptop and TV and the cable itself is very thick so must be well shielded. Recommended product!


Invision® iPad 2 3 & 4 Smart Case Cover - Front and Back Protection With Magnetic Auto Wake/Sleep Function - Superior Design Features - Premium Quality PU Leather With Microfiber Inner Lining - Independently Recommended by "Which?" Magazine (iPad 2 3 4 Cover Orange)
Invision® iPad 2 3 & 4 Smart Case Cover - Front and Back Protection With Magnetic Auto Wake/Sleep Function - Superior Design Features - Premium Quality PU Leather With Microfiber Inner Lining - Independently Recommended by "Which?" Magazine (iPad 2 3 4 Cover Orange)
Offered by Invision Technology (UK) Limited
Price: £49.99

16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tactile, solid and oh so convenit, 25 Feb. 2013
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I've seen a few covers and cases for the iPads and decided on the smart covers as they look much cleaner and less fussy than the leather folio type covers. To say I'm not disappointed is an understatement. I can't stop looking at it and touching the damn thing! The iPad just clicks perfectly into the four corner holders, leaving the screen totally clear of any obstructions. The front cover flips nicely closed and has a magnet to hold it in place (which also appears to turn off the iPad's screen, saving battery) and the whole thing fits so snugly it's hardly like there's a separate case; it's like it's part of the iPad itself.

The back is reinforced, so it's solid and isn't flimsy at all. The foldback smart cover works extremely well when used as a stand. It's really easy to fold back and you can use it either to stand the iPad up at a steep angle, or (and this is really useful if you're travelling on the train and don't have a big table to put it on) use it to just raise the angle slightly so you're not craning your neck over it when it's laid flat.

The ONLY thing I would change (which is hardly worth mentioning because it doesn't impair my enjoyment or the usability of this product) is that the smart cover also has a micro-fibre material inside, so apparently it helps to keep the screen clean(er) when closed and opened but my kids have grimy fingers and I don't think it was designed to remove the various muck they seem to carry around everywhere. I would have personally preferred the option to have a wipe clean inside as if you're using the iPad with the cover just folded back normally (which you can do) the micro-fibre is prone to picking up stains and other bits and pieces from whatever surface it's laid on. You can probably just wipe it clean, but I would have preferred to have leather inside and out.

Anyway, it doesn't stop me giving it five stars. This is an excellent product, excellent value for money and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to someone else (or buy it for them!).


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