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BTR Large Pannier Expandable Bicycle Bag / Saddle Bike Bag with Extensive Bike Repair Kit, Tyre Repair Kit and Bike Tools
BTR Large Pannier Expandable Bicycle Bag / Saddle Bike Bag with Extensive Bike Repair Kit, Tyre Repair Kit and Bike Tools
Offered by BTR Direct Ltd
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality and useful, 1 Sep 2014
The BTR large extendable bike / saddle bag is a really practical and useful saddle bag with space for all your essentials, and it also comes with a handy kit to repair any punctures whilst out on a ride.

The tools included are:

* socket wrench
* spoke wrench
* ring wrench: 9, 10, 12, 13, 15mm
* hex key wrench: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6mm
* slotted screwdriver
* bone wrench: 6-15mm
* rubber patch x1
* a variation of patches in different shapes and sizes
* rubber repair solution
* metal rasp
* metal pump adaptor
* cleaning cloth

All the tools come wrapped in clear plastic and are wrapped in the thick cleaning cloth which not only holds everything in place but also therefore stops annoying clanking sounds of tools as you cycle along!

The bag is a really decent size, and is expanded by unzipping the lower zip. There is space to also get my gels into the bag for longer cycling events.

The bag is easily attached to the bike through the use of Velcro and a buckle. The buckle is quick release and therefore the bag can be taken off easily. However it remains firmly attached whilst riding.

The bag is marketed as water resistant but so far I have found it is pretty water proof. Certainly nothing inside has got wet!

Overall, a good quality and practical bag with everything you could need for many bike issues whilst out cycling.

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

Recommended.


NEW | sussed! | VICES & VIRTUES | hilarious personality quiz card game | score the most points by answering funny questions about how players display jealousy, greed, deception, humour, willpower, imagination ... | age 8+ | 2 - 8 players/teams
NEW | sussed! | VICES & VIRTUES | hilarious personality quiz card game | score the most points by answering funny questions about how players display jealousy, greed, deception, humour, willpower, imagination ... | age 8+ | 2 - 8 players/teams
Offered by Games to Get Ltd
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and good fun, 1 Sep 2014
Sussed! Vices and Virtues is a fun family game - which in our case caused great hilarity and teasing amongst the group of 4 adults playing. It was a great game to play after dinner with our friends (plus a bottle of wine!).

In the box you get:

* 50 question cards (with a total of 250 questions)
* answer sheets
* instructions / rules

To play the game, each player takes it in turn to be the reader (i.e. to ask the question and to give the available three options for the answer).The reader writes down their answer to the question, and the other players have to guess (suss) what answer the reader chose. Points are scored according to correct guesses. Wrong guesses score no points.

There are different modes of playing including team play.

We found the game to be fun and funny. It does depend to a certain extent on the players being honest about their answers - otherwise the whole game would be slightly pointless. It also depends on players who don't mind be laughed at sometimes (*cough* I mean laughed WITH....). We had a really good evening playing this and our friends also enjoyed it - it is a great way of getting to know people better!

We have tried to play with a 8 year old who wasn't very interested, but her 13 year old sister thought it was a really good game and has asked to borrow it to play with her friends. So definitely good for that age group.

The game is portable and doesn't take up much space in its box - so is certainly a good game to take away on holiday for those rainy days.

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

Recommended.


TaoTronics® TT-BH03 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones (Black, Behind-the-Neck, Built-in Microphone, A2DP/AVRCP, Supporting Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free Calling)
TaoTronics® TT-BH03 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones (Black, Behind-the-Neck, Built-in Microphone, A2DP/AVRCP, Supporting Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free Calling)
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Portable and useful, 1 Sep 2014
These TaoTronics Bluetooth Stereo Headphones are a portable set of headphone which look sleek and smart whilst performing well. They enable the user to listen to music whilst on the go, through Bluetooth technology, without the hassle and inconvenience of wires. They also allow the user to both make and receive telephone calls, hands free.

In the box you get:

* headphones
* carry bag

All the controls can be found on the right ear cup. These include:

* on / off / multifunction button,
* volume,
* play / pause and
* change track

The mini USB port is also located on this side, for charging up the headphones.

Pairing the headphones with a Bluetooth enabled device is a simple process. I tried the headphones out with both a mobile telephone and an iPad. The headphones need to be turned on by pressing the multifunction button. They will beep and a red / blue light will flash. The headphones are then ready for pairing. This worked easily and quickly with both my devices.

The sound itself when listening to music is pretty clear and crisp. They don't produce the best sound I've ever heard on headphones - but I have over my career used many different headphones which cost far more than these. For the price, I would say that these headphones produce a sound that is good enough for most people when they are on the go and just want some portable headphones to carry around with them for listening to music here and there. I haven't noticed any troublesome distortion and they seem to have a pretty even sound throughout. They just lack a bit of depth perhaps. However, I must stress that there is nothing wrong with the sound produced and it is perfectly adequate.

When a phone call is received or made, the music stops. The multifunction button is the way to answer and end calls. Once a call has ended the music will restart where you left off. They work really well for telephone calls and I find it really convenient to have this hands free function.

In terms of comfort, these are behind the head / neck earphones. I don't find this style the most comfortable. But for people who are used to this style, they are well made and feel as you would expect when worn.

Overall, this is a good set of headphones, with the convenience of being wireless and having a microphone to enable to user to make and take telephone calls. They perform well and are very portable.

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

Recommended.


TaoTronics® 5050 RGB(Red Green Blue) Waterproof LED Strip Light 300 Leds/5M(16.4ft) + 44k IR Remote Control + 12V Power Supply in UK Version
TaoTronics® 5050 RGB(Red Green Blue) Waterproof LED Strip Light 300 Leds/5M(16.4ft) + 44k IR Remote Control + 12V Power Supply in UK Version
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant fun - good lights, 1 Sep 2014
The TaoTronics Waterproof LED Strip Light is a well made product which offers endless opportunities for lighting options. It also offers endless fun and games through having the ability to change the colours and display of the lights at the touch of a remote control!

In the box you get:

* 5m LED strip light (contained on a reel)
* instructions
* remote control
* connection leads and 12V power adapter

The LED strip itself is a little like a very long ribbon which has 60 LED's along it. It comes on a reel (brilliant for me as I would certainly get this kind of thing in a horrible mess very quickly without). The LED strip is about 1cm across and is a flexible bendy strip. On the reverse of the strip is a 3M sticky backing. This enables you to attach the LED strip on a clean, dry and flat surface fairly easily. I found this easy to do and it did stay where I put it without falling off at all.

It is very simple to set up and get going out of the box. All that is needed is to connect the wires together as illustrated and turn on. It is that simple and shouldn't take more than a few minutes - it didn't with me - even with a two year old child crawling over me at the time!... I haven't tried this, but it is possible to cut the LED strip down to the desired length. You can also add more strips etc. I wouldn't imagine it would be hard to do and would give the user further options of placement and number of lights.

Once the lights are up and running, the remote control gives many different options. The colour of the lights can be changed - there are absolutely loads of options! You can make the lights change, flash etc etc. Great fun - although getting agreement from all the family on which colour or effect to use seems to be problematic! There will be something to meet most people's needs with regard to lighting effect and colour.

The only downside to this set is the terrible smell. When you first open them, they stink of chemicals. I left ours outside for 24 hours to get rid of it, which to a large extent did work.

Overall, this is a really fun and useful item. I can see that it would be useful for a large number of purposes from in the home (kitchen, stairs etc), through to bars, restaurants, and party lighting.

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

Recommended.


Monster Poems for Monstrous Kids: Illustrated Children's Book of Poems, About Monsters Who Live Under the Bed and in Lots of Other Places Too! (Beginner Reader, ages 3-8) (Top of the Wardrobe Gang 4)
Monster Poems for Monstrous Kids: Illustrated Children's Book of Poems, About Monsters Who Live Under the Bed and in Lots of Other Places Too! (Beginner Reader, ages 3-8) (Top of the Wardrobe Gang 4)
Price: £0.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!, 1 Sep 2014
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This is a lovely collection of poems.

I've had great fun reading the book with my daughter.... Who loves reading about monsters! The illustrations are fun, and overall it's a brilliant book for encouraging an interest in poetry.

Recommended.


Mpow® Dual USB Ports 3.4Amps (2.4Amps + 1.0Amps) / 17W Portable USB Car Charger for Apple iPhone 5 5S 5C 4 4S,iPad 5 4 3 2,iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Galaxy Note 3 2, iPod, Kindle Fire and More
Mpow® Dual USB Ports 3.4Amps (2.4Amps + 1.0Amps) / 17W Portable USB Car Charger for Apple iPhone 5 5S 5C 4 4S,iPad 5 4 3 2,iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Galaxy Note 3 2, iPod, Kindle Fire and More
Offered by Patox
Price: £9.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Performs well, 30 Aug 2014
This product is a car charger with dual USB sockets, which gives the ability to be able to charge up devices such as mobile telephones and tablets whilst on the move.

The charger itself looks good and is quite compact and small. It is glossy and black and will not look out of place in any car.

In use, the device performs really well. It has a 3.4 A total output and is a fast charger. It can work simultaneously on two devices. In my case I tried using it with an iPad and a telephone. It worked exceptionally well, even when both were plugged in and surpassed my expectations.

There are two different sockets on the actual charger. The first one is 5v / 1A. This can be used for mobile phones etc. the other socket is 5v / 2.4A, which is used for iPads etc. It works quickly and efficiently.

I was sent this item to test and to provide an honest review.

I would highly recommend this device. It looks great, performs very well and is good value.


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
Price: £496.98

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

2 of 2 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.


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