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BTR Large Corner Frame Pannier Bicycle Bike Bag with Tyre Puncture Repair Kit, 14-in-1 Multi-Function Tool and Bike Mini Pump
BTR Large Corner Frame Pannier Bicycle Bike Bag with Tyre Puncture Repair Kit, 14-in-1 Multi-Function Tool and Bike Mini Pump
Offered by BTR Direct Ltd
Price: 9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality and practical, 25 Aug 2014
The BTR Large Corner Frame Pannier Bike Bag with repair kit is a really good quality item, which represents great value, as you not only get a good quality bag but you also get all the essentials for repairing a puncture whilst you are out cycling.

In the bag itself you will find:

* mini pump
* multi function tool
* puncture repair kit

The mini pump will not easily pump a road bike tyre up to the high pressures required for fast road biking, but it is sufficient to get enough air into the tyre to limp home with - if preferred you could fit other brands of mini pump or CO2 pump into the bag in place of the supplied one. If you want to just be able to repair and get home at your own pace, then the one provided will do the job.

The puncture repair kit contains patches, 2 tyre levers, rasp and glue. The only thing missing is anything to mark the tyre with - it is easier to have a crayon or chalk (but possible without!) - again if you wanted to add any, there is plenty of space. The puncture repair kit appears to be of good quality and it is one that I would be happy to carry about with me.

The multi function tool is of a good quality and provides most fittings / options that your average cyclist with a good knowledge of basic bike repairs would require. It is on the heavy side - but I would expect this as it has a lot of functions.

The bag itself is easy to attach to the bike through the use of three velcro straps. It does seem to stay attached and it hasn't fallen off at all in transit!

It does seem to keep water out and have an excellent water resistance to it. It isn't advertised as water proof, but nothing inside the bag has got wet so far.

Regarding the space in the bag, in addition to the items that come with the bag, I have got a gel and a spare tube in the bag for my road bike. It won't take much more than this.

Overall, it is a good quality bag for the average cyclist - for a commuter or if you are someone who does lots of shorter trips on your bike, it is ideal.

I was given this item to test and to honestly review.

Recommended.


Pathogen
Pathogen
Price: 1.81

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!, 23 Aug 2014
This review is from: Pathogen (App)
A good game. Not too easy and DOES make you think in order to progress. It seems to be well designed and a well thought-out app / game.

Recommend.


Samsung Galaxy TAB S 10.5 WI-Fi+lte 16GB 16 GB 3072 MB Android 10.5 -inch LCD
Samsung Galaxy TAB S 10.5 WI-Fi+lte 16GB 16 GB 3072 MB Android 10.5 -inch LCD
Offered by WestCom
Price: 488.18

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 21 Aug 2014
This tablet has completely taken me by surprise. I often like products, but this one is as good as you can get - there is very little to criticise!

This is very light weight and thin - it is thinner than an ipad mini - which is no mean feat. The ipad mini is 7.2mm and this is 6.6mm. Somehow though, despite its lightness and the fact it is so slimline, it still feels solid and easily handled - in my opinion they have got the dimensions of this tablet perfect.

In terms of performance, it doesn't let you down in any area. It is fast and responsive. It does what you want it to do when you want it to do it. You can be running multiple programmes and apps at a time and it doesn't falter.

The camera seems to work well, producing clear and crisp pictures. The camera is 8MP rear-facing and 2.1MP front-facing. There is also an LED flash.

This tablet is 16GB but you can use a microSD card to increase the storage which means you can add up to another 128GB. Impressive!

Basically, everything performs brilliantly, and it is an excellent purchase. I believe it gives Apple a run for their money. The only negative thing I have found is that the battery life isn't huge - but then on a much used item, running a lot of things simultaneously I guess it would be unreasonable to expect it to be.

Very impressed.

Recommended.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch Tablet (Bronze) - (ARM Exynos 5 Octa-Core 1.9GHz, 3GB RAM, 16GB Storage, Wi-Fi, Android 4.4)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch Tablet (Bronze) - (ARM Exynos 5 Octa-Core 1.9GHz, 3GB RAM, 16GB Storage, Wi-Fi, Android 4.4)
Offered by Shopplay
Price: 408.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 Aug 2014
This tablet has completely taken me by surprise. I often like products, but this one is as good as you can get - there is very little to criticise!

This is very light weight and thin - it is thinner than an ipad mini - which is no mean feat. The ipad mini is 7.2mm and this is 6.6mm. Somehow though, despite its lightness and the fact it is so slimline, it still feels solid and easily handled - in my opinion they have got the dimensions of this tablet perfect.

In terms of performance, it doesn't let you down in any area. It is fast and responsive. It does what you want it to do when you want it to do it. You can be running multiple programmes and apps at a time and it doesn't falter.

The camera seems to work well, producing clear and crisp pictures. The camera is 8MP rear-facing and 2.1MP front-facing. There is also an LED flash.

This tablet is 16GB but you can use a microSD card to increase the storage which means you can add up to another 128GB. Impressive!

Basically, everything performs brilliantly, and it is an excellent purchase. I believe it gives Apple a run for their money. The only negative thing I have found is that the battery life isn't huge - but then on a much used item, running a lot of things simultaneously I guess it would be unreasonable to expect it to be.

Very impressed.

Recommended.


Samsung Galaxy TAB S 10.5 WI-Fi+lte 16GB SM-T805NTSAITV 16 GB 3072 MB Android 10.5 -inch LCD
Samsung Galaxy TAB S 10.5 WI-Fi+lte 16GB SM-T805NTSAITV 16 GB 3072 MB Android 10.5 -inch LCD
Offered by Wowcamera
Price: 437.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 Aug 2014
This tablet has completely taken me by surprise. I often like products, but this one is as good as you can get - there is very little to criticise!

This is very light weight and thin - it is thinner than an ipad mini - which is no mean feat. The ipad mini is 7.2mm and this is 6.6mm. Somehow though, despite its lightness and the fact it is so slimline, it still feels solid and easily handled - in my opinion they have got the dimensions of this tablet perfect.

In terms of performance, it doesn't let you down in any area. It is fast and responsive. It does what you want it to do when you want it to do it. You can be running multiple programmes and apps at a time and it doesn't falter.

The camera seems to work well, producing clear and crisp pictures. The camera is 8MP rear-facing and 2.1MP front-facing. There is also an LED flash.

This tablet is 16GB but you can use a microSD card to increase the storage which means you can add up to another 128GB. Impressive!

Basically, everything performs brilliantly, and it is an excellent purchase. I believe it gives Apple a run for their money. The only negative thing I have found is that the battery life isn't huge - but then on a much used item, running a lot of things simultaneously I guess it would be unreasonable to expect it to be.

Very impressed.

Recommended.


Lost Pre-Raphaelite, The : The Secret Life & Loves of Robert Bateman
Lost Pre-Raphaelite, The : The Secret Life & Loves of Robert Bateman
by Nigel Daly
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fascinating read, 17 Aug 2014
What an interesting book!

This book is really well presented and an essential read for anyone interested in Robert Bateman and how society and culture worked in that historical time.

The book is written from a very personal perspective which makes the book all the more readable and interesting. I borrowed this book from a relative after they had recently been raving about it, and I admit it is a step away from my usual reading, but the book inspired me and awoke a sense if exploration and interest around the area.

The pictures are beautiful and the book is one of the best reads I have had for a long time.

Recommended.


Aukey Bluetooth Speaker Portable Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, Kindle, Cell Phone, Tablet, PC, Computer, Laptop, MP3 Player, TV, Car and Any Bluetooth Enabled Device, Support 3.5mm AUX Port, Enhanced Bass Boost, Built in Mic Speaker System, Rechargeable Battery (Muse DS1162, Silver)
Aukey Bluetooth Speaker Portable Wireless Stereo Speaker for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, Kindle, Cell Phone, Tablet, PC, Computer, Laptop, MP3 Player, TV, Car and Any Bluetooth Enabled Device, Support 3.5mm AUX Port, Enhanced Bass Boost, Built in Mic Speaker System, Rechargeable Battery (Muse DS1162, Silver)
Offered by AukeyDirect
Price: 59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small with excellent performance, 17 Aug 2014
The Aukey Muse Bluetooth speaker is a really small but brilliantly functioning Bluetooth speaker which boasts great sound as well as portability.

In the box you will find:

* speaker
* carry case / bag
* USB / micro-USB cable (for charging the speaker)
* 3.5mm audio cable
* manual

The speaker itself looks really good. It looks and feels expensive - it would make a great gift for someone who loves listening to music! It isn't as light as it looks and although small, feels substantial in weight.

At the bottom of the speaker you can find the on/off switch. On the top of the speaker you will find the button for answering any telephone calls. The control panel gives the user options for track and volume control.

Pairing the speaker with my mobile phone and my tablet was very simple and straight forward, and I didn't experience any problems at all. It is nice that you can also use this speaker without using Bluetooth, by using the 3.5mm audio cable. I tried this function with an iPod, and the speaker worked just as well using this method as it did with Bluetooth through my tablet.

The sound is surprising for such a small speaker. It is clear and crisp with even balance throughout. distortion at higher volume levels is there, though it is pretty minimal - and lets face it - if you are hoping to play loud party music, you are probably wanting something bigger than this. But for personal and family use this is a really good speaker and the sound it produces is better than many more expensive options.

Overall, this speaker looks and sounds as though it is high quality. The products I have tried which are produced by Aukey unfailingly give good results and have been designed well, and this is no exception.

I was given this speaker to test and to honestly review.

Recommended.


Aukey Bluetooth Speaker Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, Kindle, Smartphones, Tablet, PC, Computer, Laptop, MP3 Player, TV, Car and Any Bluetooth Enabled Device, Dual-Driver, 3.5mm AUX Port, Enhanced Bass Boost, Built in Mic Speaker System, 8 Hours Playtime, Rechargeable Battery (BT013, Black)
Aukey Bluetooth Speaker Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, Kindle, Smartphones, Tablet, PC, Computer, Laptop, MP3 Player, TV, Car and Any Bluetooth Enabled Device, Dual-Driver, 3.5mm AUX Port, Enhanced Bass Boost, Built in Mic Speaker System, 8 Hours Playtime, Rechargeable Battery (BT013, Black)
Offered by AukeyDirect
Price: 49.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value and portable, 17 Aug 2014
The Aukey Bluetooth BT013 Portable Speaker is a neat and compact little speaker that due to its small size is very portable and convenient to carry around.

In the box you get:

* speaker
* carry case
* USB cable (for charging)
* 3.5mm audio cable
* manual

It was very easy to connect the speaker with my iPad through the use of Bluetooth. I literally turned on the speaker, turned on Bluetooth on my iPad and pressed connect on the iPad. During subsequent usage of the speaker, the speaker has instantly recognised my tablet and connected as soon as I bring the iPad within the user range. I like the fact that the speaker can also be operated through the use of the audio cable - so you don't have to have / use Bluetooth in order to be able to listen to your music.

The sound produced is pretty good. It sounds fairly balanced and for such a small speaker it does a very good job. I tried playing various styles of music through the speaker and I was pleased with the results. As the volume is turned up very high there is slight distortion - although it isn't serious enough to ruin the music you're listening to.

I like this speaker because of it's portability. It is a small enough size to put in my bag and take out with me. Its sound is good, and it also has an inbuilt microphone - which also works easily and well. I used the speaker for a conference call and it the sound during the call was very clear and easy to hear.

Overall, a good speaker!

I was sent this item to test and to honestly review.

Recommended.


Aukey Bluetooth Speaker Portable Wireless Speaker Stand w/ Viewing Cradle for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, Cell Phone, Tablet, MP3 Player, Laptop, PC, Computer, TV, Car and Any Bluetooth Enabled Device, Dual 5W Driver, 3.5mm AUX Port, Enhanced Bass Boost, Built in Mic Speaker System, Rechargeable Battery (BT023, Black)
Aukey Bluetooth Speaker Portable Wireless Speaker Stand w/ Viewing Cradle for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, Cell Phone, Tablet, MP3 Player, Laptop, PC, Computer, TV, Car and Any Bluetooth Enabled Device, Dual 5W Driver, 3.5mm AUX Port, Enhanced Bass Boost, Built in Mic Speaker System, Rechargeable Battery (BT023, Black)
Offered by AukeyDirect
Price: 59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good speaker, 17 Aug 2014
The Aukey Bluetooth Gemini Bluetooth Speaker is a very practical yet sleek and good looking Bluetooth speaker.

In terms of looks, it is sleek and smart. It looks expensive.

In terms of functions it is really well designed. It is able to hold your tablet as a stand. It is a simple process to slot the tablet into the gap on the speaker and to use the tablet in either landscape or portrait. On the back of the speaker, there is an arm that can be slotted out in order to support the speaker whilst a tablet is being held in place and used.

Charging the speaker is straightforward, and once fully charged the speaker is supposed to provide 4 hours of use. However, I found that I got almost 6 hours out of a single charge.

Pairing my iPad with the device was easy. I literally turned on the speaker. Turned on my iPad and my iPad located the speaker immediately.

The sound given from this speaker really is very good. There is very little distortion which for the size of the speaker I was surprised about. I tried both classical music and pop music, and I found that overall the sound was very good. I had some friends over a few evenings ago and everyone was surprised at how well the speaker performed given its size and the volume at which it was playing.

Overall, this is a really practical and functional speaker. I love the fact that I am able to use it as a stand for my tablets and I am very pleased with the sound that it produces.

I was sent this speaker to test and to honestly review.

Recommended.


Servers Ultimate Pro
Servers Ultimate Pro
Price: 7.46

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 16 Aug 2014
This review is from: Servers Ultimate Pro (App)
This app is well made and does exactly what it says it does. Definitely not one to download for your children - it is quite user specific - you need to know what you are doing with it and what you want out of it... Also you need to be aware of possible security implications of what you are doing. But for someone in the know in this area, it is very good and very useful.

There was only one small problem I came across and this is that the screen freezes whilst using it periodically. This isn't a major problem and doesn't detract from how good the app is.

Recommended.


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