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Philips SatinPerfect Deluxe HP6581/03 Wet and Dry Epilator, with Skin Tautening Attachment, Shaver Head and Precision Epilator
Philips SatinPerfect Deluxe HP6581/03 Wet and Dry Epilator, with Skin Tautening Attachment, Shaver Head and Precision Epilator
Price: £118.47

4.0 out of 5 stars A good product, the shaver and the epilator work well, 11 April 2015
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A good product, the shaver and the epilator work well. There are a lot of extras such as the tweezers and the mini-epilator to fill out the pack and the product does appear to be of a good quality.

My major disappointment was the packaging, for a product costing this much I'd expect something more than the cardboard and plastic box. Strange that some of the other reviews have commented positively on the presentation..


The First World War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The First World War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Michael Howard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

3.0 out of 5 stars I've read a few of these Very Short Introductions now ..., 11 April 2015
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I've read a few of these Very Short Introductions now and have found that while they provide quite a bit of information on what happened they are a bit light on the "why" things happened.

Another downside is the lay out. My understanding is that these books provide accessible entry level introductions to topics, but the presentation in the form of dense text with few maps, diagrams and clear headings seems to defeat this object.

All in all, an informative book, but there are shorter and more accessible books on this topic.


The Devil's Detective
The Devil's Detective
by Simon Kurt Unsworth
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.39

4.0 out of 5 stars As Milliband would say "Hell, Yes!", 30 Mar. 2015
This review is from: The Devil's Detective (Hardcover)
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Simon Kurt Unsworth's debut novel is indeed novel. The Devil's Detective, if it doesn't create its own horror sub-genre sits at the outer reaches of the dark, dysfunctional horror that has been up and coming over the past 10 years thanks to the likes of Mike Carey.

The plot follows Thomas Fool, an Information Man, a bit like a detective who doesn't actual investigate. His life, or rather existence, is miserable and meaningless until he discovers that he might actually enjoy his job. However, his new found enthusiasm wins few friends and attracts unwanted attention.

Yes it's gory, but its also well written with interesting characters. If you are looking for a new author then you could do a lot worse than look at Unsworth.


Belkin Screen Protector for iPad Mini 3
Belkin Screen Protector for iPad Mini 3
Offered by Kikatek
Price: £16.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality screen protector, 25 Mar. 2015
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A good quality screen protector for you iPad mini. There are two in a pack, they aren't the cheapest but they are good quality.


Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual 9 Razor Blades + Razor with Flexball Technology
Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual 9 Razor Blades + Razor with Flexball Technology
Price: £25.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Over-engineered and expensive in the long run, 8 Mar. 2015
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This razor reminds me of the Canyonero, the car Homer Simpson designed which packed in all the features you could possible want but was "12 yards long and two lanes wide, 65 tons of American pride" and was somehow less than the sum of its parts.

The problem is that this razor has really been over-engineered and practicalities have been lost along the way. The 5 blades and the lubestrip mean you get a really smooth shave on the flat plains of your cheeks, but the head in well over a centimetre wide meaning its nigh on impossible to get in those nooks and crannies that my Sensor Excel deals with without a second thought. You could try to vary the angle of your shave but then you hit the next design problem. Unlike the Sensor Excel which pivots on the middle of the head, the pivot for the Fusion is at the bottom, meaning that for anything but straight downward strokes you struggle to achieve any purchase.

Also the old razor - razor blade revenue model is in full play here. You get this pack which is good value, but a pack of four blades will cost you a tenner in Sainsburys, compared to 10 Sensor Excel blades for £10.50


TP-LINK TL-SF1005D 5-Port 10/100Mbps Unmanaged Desktop Switch
TP-LINK TL-SF1005D 5-Port 10/100Mbps Unmanaged Desktop Switch
Price: £5.86

5.0 out of 5 stars Do the job at a budget price, 6 Mar. 2015
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Bought three of these and they seem to work well. I'm using them with Powerlines and although speed is only 100mbps I've not had any problems with Sky or the PS4.

They do require a mains power source which isn't clear from the pictures but at this price, they are a bargain.


Snopake 15174 Eligo 13 Part Desk Storage Expander A4 Landscape Black
Snopake 15174 Eligo 13 Part Desk Storage Expander A4 Landscape Black
Price: £12.23

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: £7.39

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: £14.88

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)

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.


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