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Snopake 15174 Eligo 13 Part Desk Storage Expander A4 Landscape Black
Snopake 15174 Eligo 13 Part Desk Storage Expander A4 Landscape Black
Price: £10.66

3.0 out of 5 stars From the picture I was expecting something more like a box file, 3 Mar. 2015
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It is surprisingly small, not much bigger than an A4 sheet itself. From the picture I was expecting something more like a box file.

Other reviewer complain about the quality, but so far it has been ok. Others say it is overpriced and they are right.

Overall, could do with being a bit bigger, a bit more robust and a bit less expensive.


Vanish Gold for Whites Oxi Action Stain Remover Powder 1.41 kg
Vanish Gold for Whites Oxi Action Stain Remover Powder 1.41 kg
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, works well on stubborn stains, 3 Mar. 2015
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Great product, works well on stubborn stains. Especially useful if you wash at lower temperatures or if you need to soak out stains.


The Snow Kimono
The Snow Kimono
by Mark Henshaw
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully written book full of melancholy and pathos, 28 Feb. 2015
This review is from: The Snow Kimono (Hardcover)
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A beautifully written book full of melancholy and pathos, of a past that continues to haunt.

From the crispness of a Japanese spring to an atmospheric rainy Paris, the past cannot not be left behind.

Reminds me a bit of Robert Mendelsohn, great book.


Finish All in One Max Original Dishwasher Tablets (Pack of 74)
Finish All in One Max Original Dishwasher Tablets (Pack of 74)
Price: £20.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A good clean, 21 Feb. 2015
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A good all in one dishwasher tablet that cleans well. Yes, it's more expensive than own-brands that also do the job.

Whether you want to pay the extra is really down to personal preference. It's a dishwasher tablet.


Igenix Convector Heater with Thermostat, 2000 Watt, White
Igenix Convector Heater with Thermostat, 2000 Watt, White
Offered by Appliances Direct - UK
Price: £34.33

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful little heater, 17 Feb. 2015
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Thisheap and cheerful little heater throws out plenty of heat despite its compact size and has 3 setting 750w, 1250w and 200w. To be honest I've only really tried the highest setting but that seemed to work fine. There is also a thermostatic dial to give you more control.

For the price this is very good, but unlike more expensive versions it does lack a fan. As a result the heat seems to go straight up, which is ok if you have low ceilings and a small room, but if your ceilings are high or you have a large space to heat, you may need something a bit bigger.

Overall great for a caravan or small bedroom, but probably not up to a big room.


McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015 - 3 PC (PC) [Frustration-Free Packaging]
McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015 - 3 PC (PC) [Frustration-Free Packaging]
Price: £32.02

4.0 out of 5 stars In my opinion it's must better than Norton which has caused me many headaches over ..., 31 Jan. 2015
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I've used McAfee for several years and found it to be the most reliable and least self-imposing anti-virus product out there. In my opinion it's must better than Norton which has caused me many headaches over the years by identifying key installed drivers (such as for pre-installed internal disc drives) as threats and deleting them.

On the down side, I do seem to have recently picked up something that turns off my McAfee firewall. I can't seem to remove this but at least I get a warning.

So overall - good but not foolproof.


Europe Entrapped
Europe Entrapped
by Claus Offe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Come again?, 23 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Europe Entrapped (Hardcover)
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I'm stranger to academic writings but must admit that I did find the language and grammar a bit difficult. There are some very long sentences, too many clauses and subclauses, so that you can easily forget what the sentence is about when you get to the end.

The presentation too, does no favours. The paragraphs are long and there are whole pages of unbroken prose.

Which is all a shame really as Offe does pose some interesting questions. They may not be earth shatterringly original but are certainly thought provoking and combine into an interesting thesis. So, for example, it's fine to no what must be done to solve our woes, but who will do it? What will be their motivation? Capitalist free-marketeers may rankle against what they see as government interference, but what if we had a true free market and those gate communities were beseiged by the mob?

In my opinion, the content is good, perhaps very good, but is let down by the way the points are being across. A more snappy tone, short and to the point sentences shorn of some of the overly-academic language, in short punchy paragraphs would make this book considerably more accessible. However, maybe accessibility was never the aim?

In this format it's probably only suitable for students, and even then at a postgraduate level. Shame really, as could provoke some debate if the ideas could reach a wider audience.


Mėnaji Face and Body Scrub 170 ml
Mėnaji Face and Body Scrub 170 ml
Price: £13.87

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent exfoliator, 23 Jan. 2015
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I've been using this daily for a week now, and it really is very good. It removes dead skin and leaves skin feeling smooth and refreshed with no lingering greasiness that you get with some other products.

Yes, it is a bit expensive and as a bloke of a certain age I'm not sure I'd spend £20 on myself, but at around £12 it's still expensive but not overly so.

I'm not sure how long this tube will last but you don't need to use a great deal at a time, a little blob the size of a couple of peas will do.

Overall, I think this is a great product and definitely worth a try. Go on...you're worth it.


Karbonn A19 SIM-Free Smartphone - White
Karbonn A19 SIM-Free Smartphone - White
Price: £85.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Not a rotten apple, 6 Jan. 2015
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A nice simple to use, budget smart phone. SIM free so you can use what network you like, dual SIM capability and expandable memory that puts Apple to shame.

Sizewise it is similar to an iPhone with a 5 inch screen and my friend compared it not unfavourably with his Samsung 5.

I'd not heard of Karbonn before but one of my colleagues tells me they are a reasonably big name in India, so I guess they are looking to gain market share over here. At this price, the A19 might just be the phone to do that.


Philips AECS7000E/00 WeCall Bluetooth Conference Speaker
Philips AECS7000E/00 WeCall Bluetooth Conference Speaker
Offered by sotel-electronics
Price: £135.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice little gadget that's easy to use as a hands ..., 1 Jan. 2015
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Nice little gadget that's easy to use as a hands free speaker for your mobile or to Skype or play music from your laptop.

It's about 4 inches square and about an inch thick, a comes with a felt case for safe transportation.

For the conference call facility you need to download an app. This apparently will let you import calls from your diary but I've not tried that yet.

Overall, it's a good useful piece of kit combining a speaker with the ability to conference call into a very neat little package.


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