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Lloytron E886 Travel Kettle With Cups
Lloytron E886 Travel Kettle With Cups
Price: £10.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT IMPRESSED, 30 April 2014
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Very disappointed with this kettle after all the positive reviews. Firstly, it did not shut off when the water had boiled, despite leaving it boiling for 2 mins. Secondly, when pouring the boiling water the lid flew open and boiling water shot every where, luckily not on me, but it was a close run thing. The fit of the lid was loose, perhaps because of the type of plastic the kettle is made of which expands when hot, I know not. Thirdly, to stop the lid coming open when pouring water you need to put one hand (finger(s)) to hold it closed but.... the lid gets very hot indeed so unless there is a cloth to hand or one wears a glove one is going to get burnt. Fourthly, the thing took ages to bring the water to the boil..... That could be down to me being used to very fast boiling kettles, but it seems to take an inordinately long time.

Needless to say this kettle is now on it's way back to Amazon and it's back to the kettle drawing board for me.


Kinps®2300mAh external power pack case and rechargeable back Up battery charger for iPhone 4 & 4S(ultra-thin 2300mAh Iphone 4, Red)
Kinps®2300mAh external power pack case and rechargeable back Up battery charger for iPhone 4 & 4S(ultra-thin 2300mAh Iphone 4, Red)
Offered by Kinpsbuy
Price: £13.00

3.0 out of 5 stars OK, BUT, 16 April 2014
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The item is as described and fits the iPhone 4S well, not too bulky in other words. It also feels fairly robust, grips the phone well and feels nice in the hand. However, the connector is non to great, very stiff when connecting and does not feel as if it will take much use before problems.

Unfortunately, and despite hours and hours of charging and all blue lights on etc. it would not charge the phone at all so has gone back to Amazon. Three stars because it seems a nice piece of kit and the idea is excellent, just needs to work is all.


Suits Season 2
Suits Season 2
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: £20.99

5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT, 14 April 2014
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Great characters, excellent dialog, story-lines well written and gripping. Think the casting is really good, even the 'villains' suit their roles. And dare I say it the girls are very nice to look at :-)


Bisley A4 672x413x400mm Metal Filing Cabinet - Chalk White
Bisley A4 672x413x400mm Metal Filing Cabinet - Chalk White
Offered by Ryman Stationery and Office Supplies
Price: £49.99

3.0 out of 5 stars OK, 6 April 2014
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OK, but a trifle flimsy. I don't think these would keep out a thief for more than a couple of minuets but fine for storing documents in. If you use the hanging folders system then these draws need the smaller size as there is no separate metal hanger provided to allow one to hang the files front to back, they have to go in-sideways.


bpro ® 6 VACUUM COMPRESSED STORAGE SAVING SPACE BAGS 80 X 60 CM Clothing, Duvets, Bedding, Pillows, Curtains . Including free first class day delivery
bpro ® 6 VACUUM COMPRESSED STORAGE SAVING SPACE BAGS 80 X 60 CM Clothing, Duvets, Bedding, Pillows, Curtains . Including free first class day delivery
Offered by bpro® Dibag® official store
Price: £20.00

4.0 out of 5 stars DOES THE JOB, 6 April 2014
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Works, and does not 're-inflate' after a couple of weeks unlike some bags I could mention. Bit surprised that you have to insert the vacuum hose in through the top, I expected some type of valve to be built in for that purpose but, as I said they work. No problems so far.


Rockjock mens neck warmer, scarf, hat, hood, snood - reversible (Turquoise/Black)
Rockjock mens neck warmer, scarf, hat, hood, snood - reversible (Turquoise/Black)
Offered by Magoriums Emporium
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars NECK JOY, 6 April 2014
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Really like this and wear it most of the time (sore neck) in the winter. Great for wearing under a coat in poor weather, just pull it up over the nose if windy. Excellent. Nice material, I've washed mine several times with no sign of stretch or fade.


Bridgedale Woolfusion Trekker Men's Sock - Green, 6-8.5
Bridgedale Woolfusion Trekker Men's Sock - Green, 6-8.5
Price: £13.49

5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT, 6 April 2014
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Great for walking in, provide support in all the right places, while allowing feet to breathe, no sweating just very comfortable. Very impressed.


Strategy: A History
Strategy: A History
by Sir Lawrence Freedman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.00

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TO BE OR NOT TO BE, 6 April 2014
This review is from: Strategy: A History (Hardcover)
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This is one very large book, not only in size but in the detail the topic is covered in. The author has tried to cover every aspect of strategy and to do so almost everyone and everything is dragged in from ancient history, Milton's Paradise Lost, Napoleon, Von Clausewitz and the ships cat. Having said that the book is focused "largely on Western thinking...and for recent times (I) have particularly examined American approaches". The author is clear about the advantages of this approach and who am I to argue with him on that. Problem for me is that I get the impression that the book the author really wanted to write was a `Machiavellian' guide for the modern politician.

For all that it is a very interesting and thought provoking book that is certainly worth the time to read. And I did enjoy it It's just that I was never sure quite whom the various points being made were aimed at. Of course it may just be me not quite having the level of understanding required of such a tome but I can't help that!

Four stars because as I say above I think this is really two books, one about military strategy and one about the application and meaning of strategy twinned with a political/business approach. Course it doesn't help that people can't seem to agree on a definitive meaning for the word strategy. A point the author makes and in fairness to him (and I'll assume that I've understood this bit) he does try to clear this up, basically the meaning he comes to is anything that one plans is a strategy.

Some 700 odd pages in length and 61/2" (15cm) x 91/2"(24cm) x 2 3/4"(7cm) in actual size it's not for reading in the bath! Written is a clear and readable style with a decent typeface.
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Mr Beams The MB312 Motion-Sensing Light-Sensing Battery Powered LED Spotlight - Dark Brown, Pack of 2
Mr Beams The MB312 Motion-Sensing Light-Sensing Battery Powered LED Spotlight - Dark Brown, Pack of 2
Price: £32.96

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NEAT, 27 Mar 2014
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Very neat item. Approx 3 1/2" (8cm) x 3" (7.5cm) in size they are small enough to use almost anywhere one needs a light to come on via movement. The `U' shaped holder allows the light to be set in any position. The range of the light is between 10' and 15' (305cm and 459cm) but obviously visible for a lot further than that. The movement detector seems to have a range of about 10' (305cm) and it does not take much to activate it. Once activated the light stays on for about 30 seconds once movement stops. There is no mechanism to adjust this length of time.

The light can be fixed to just about anything, even hung in the branches of a tree. It is supplied with screw fixings but you will need to provide 3 `C' batteries. To fit the batteries the face of the light needs to be given a half twist to release the body and the batteries can then be inserted. (Those with weaker fingers might struggle with this as it's fairly stiff to turn as is the interior catch to depress). There is a rubber seal around the llight/battery body which seems to ensure that the item is water proof. I have left them out in the heavy rain we have had over the past three days and they still work. I have no idea how long the batteries will last. Only four stars because of the need for `C' batteries, everything else I have needs AA batts as are most battery needing items that I have been able to find out about so using `C' batts seems a backward step. YMMV of course, but then I'm the one writing this review :-)

Overall a good piece of kit.


OREGON Black Logger Braces for Buttons
OREGON Black Logger Braces for Buttons
Offered by yategm
Price: £9.85

4.0 out of 5 stars BRACED, 19 Mar 2014
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Excellent braces, very strong, both the actual material of the brace which is also nicely elasticated but also the leather "thongs" which attach the braces to the buttons. The metal adjustable length clips are nice and firm but also easy to use but strong(ish) fingers are needed to open them up before adjusting. The braces have the word Oregon in large white letters several times on each strap and the 'backplate' is nicely padded. Only four stars because the leather 'thongs" only take fairly small buttons (some 16mm across), but otherwise nice braces.


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