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Revell Multicopter Hexatron
Revell Multicopter Hexatron
Price: £90.35

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A 2.5 hr charge for 5 min flying time!, 3 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Revell Multicopter Hexatron (Toy)
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I got this for my myself and my niece to have some fun with, unfortunatley this product did not allow that.

While this Multicopter was easy to control (and pretty responsive) I had concerns regarding the foam material its made from - VERY light, far too easy to damage, and even a slight crosswind flips it - and the battery life is attrocious. A 2.5 hour charge of the main copter via the included AC cable resulted in only 5min flying time before the "low battery" lights started showing. Couple that with the 8 AA batteries needed for the remote control and overall you had 2 pretty suprised and disapointed people. A second battery for the copter COULD be an option, but the extra £15-20 for said battery would only double the time to around 10 min, and is not really worth it after already apying out around £100 for the copter itself.

I can't really recommend this product - its to easy to damage, and despite it being 2015, it has the battery life of a mid to late 1980s remote control car

Poor.


Philips HR1863/01 Viva Collection Juicer, 2 Litre, 700 Watt, Brushed Aluminium
Philips HR1863/01 Viva Collection Juicer, 2 Litre, 700 Watt, Brushed Aluminium
Price: £54.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great juicer!, 3 Jan. 2015
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This juicer is superb!

It can make juice out of pretty much any vegatable or fruit and has enough space in the jug to make up to 2 litres of juice. The juicer seems to get lots of juice from the fruit / veg too as there is hardly any pulp left over once the juicing process is completed. Its very quiet when in operation, and is very easy to clean too - easy to dismantle and reassemble. The "Foam Stopper" bar in the lid of the jug is also very handy to stop uneeded froth when pouring too.

The only slight downside to this juicer is the instruction manuel which comes with it - its very bulky and difficult to follow. However, I simply discarded this and experimented. A quick look on online forums answered any question I had regarding this juicer.

Overall, its great value for money and I am thrilled to be using it!


Belkin F8W500 Sport Fit Armband for iPhone 6 - Black
Belkin F8W500 Sport Fit Armband for iPhone 6 - Black
Offered by BESTBUYIT
Price: £17.81

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, easy to use and effective!, 3 Jan. 2015
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This armband fitted the iPhone 6 perfectly - I have a protective case around my phone, and despite this, it was not too tight, nor too lose when I took the case off. The case allows access to all phone functions easilly, including earphone and power sockets making it easy to use WITH the phone, which in turn allows me to use the armband reguarly.

The Armband is comforatble to use and the fastenings were also very good - the band did not slip down my arm as a ran - something other bands have done in the past.

Overall I'm very happy with this band, its easy to use and effective in what it does.


The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman
The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman
by Mamen Sanchez
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great read, 3 Jan. 2015
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I was not sure what to expect with this novel - I'm not a big fan of crime fiction / "whodunits", but I was pleasantly surprised.

The story itself is pretty straight forward to follow - Atticus is sent to Madrid to shut down an underperming newspaper, much to the displeasure of the 5 female writers who run the paper. Atticus "goes" missing and its up to Inspector Manchego to find out how and why he disapperared. The story introduces us to some memorable characters, some great moments of comedy, and has been very well translated from the orginial spanish. It was not too dry / complicated / full of "crime genre" stereoptypes I had expected - in fact this book as quite to opposite!

Overall, I enjoyed this book, and look forward to reading more by Mamen Sanchez


George V (Penguin Monarchs): The Unexpected King
George V (Penguin Monarchs): The Unexpected King
by David Cannadine
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.69

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read - Perfect for newcomers to George V, 7 Dec. 2014
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This book is one in a new series by penguin covering all the British monarchs from 1066 to present. Each book is written by a different historian, and each book also looks the same visually - white hardcover with gold title, and large slipcase cover of an artwork of the monarch under discussion.

I got this book after reading another in the series (Henry VIII), and found it to be as enjoyable and as informative.

This particular book focuses on George V, and is written by David Cannadine, a British historian who has published several books on the Monarchy. Like the Herny VIII book, it makes for interesting, authoritive reading, while maitinaining a "light" accessable tone for the reader less well versed in British history..The book is pretty short at only 118 pages, but it does offer a good look at the life of George V, how he became the King, and the key events during his reign. As with the other books in this series, there are eight pages of colour paitings included in the book to support the text, and which add a nice touch of colour to the book.

In keeping with the accessable nature for the book, there are no footnotes, mid text referencing or appedecies, but all the sources used in writing this book are referenced at the very end.

Having never read much about George V before, I found this book to be very informative, accessable and enjoyeble read, and I look forward to reading more in this new series.


Henry VIII (Penguin Monarchs): The Quest for Fame
Henry VIII (Penguin Monarchs): The Quest for Fame
by John Guy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.69

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for newcomers to Henry VIII, 7 Dec. 2014
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This book is one in a new series by penguin covering all the British monarchs from 1066 to present. Each book is written by a different historian, and each book also looks the same visually - white hardcover with gold title, and large slipcase cover of an artwork of the monarch under discussion.

This particular book focuses on Henry VIII, and is written by John Guy, an expert Tudor historian and Fellow at Cambridge. As a result, it makes for interesting, authoritive reading, while maitinaining a "light" accessable tone for the reader less well versed in British history..The book is pretty short at only 112 pages, but it does offer a good look at the life of Henry VIII and the key events of his reign. There are even eight pages of colour paitings included in the book to support the text, and which add a nice touch of colour to the book too.

In keeping with the accessable nature for the book, there are no footnotes, mid text referencing or appedecies, but all the sources used in writing this book are referenced at the very end.

All in all, while this offers nothing new or groundbreaking in the overall historiography of Herny VIII, it is an informative, accessable and enjoyeble read, and I look forward to reading more in this new series.


Philips GC4522/00 Azur Performer Steam Iron with 200 g Steam Boost and Safety Auto Off, 300 ml, 2600 Watt, Black
Philips GC4522/00 Azur Performer Steam Iron with 200 g Steam Boost and Safety Auto Off, 300 ml, 2600 Watt, Black
Price: £67.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb Iron!!, 7 Dec. 2014
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I have been using this Iron for the last few weeks and have encounterd no performance issues what so ever; it heats up quickly, the steamer function is effective, the "heat guide" on the dial is accurate and it cools down pretty fast after use too.

Its a very stylish iron too - the black and chrome looks superb and the steam buttons are easy to access and very responsive too. The handle is not too wide, and there is decent hand toom between the hand and the base of the iron itself. Also, the length of the power cord is good and not too short.

The small, yet numerous amount of holes on the underside results in a very effective iron that steams and irons in a smooth, consistent way, getting more creaces out first time - the result being a speed up my iorning time. The auto off feature is a VERY handy addition too.

T overall this is a great iron - its solid, stlylish and most importantly effective!


PRO PLAN Cat Wet NutriSavour Housecat with Salmon in Gravy 10x85g (Pack of 4, Total 40 Pouches)
PRO PLAN Cat Wet NutriSavour Housecat with Salmon in Gravy 10x85g (Pack of 4, Total 40 Pouches)
Price: £25.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cat food, 22 Nov. 2014
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I've recently changed my cat food from dried Iams to this and so far I've very happy with the results.

My cat is just over 2 years old and made the transition over to the pro plan very well So far my cat has eaten all the food given to her (1 poutch = 1 portion) and has not turned her nose up at it once, as some cats tend to do while changing brands or style of food.

I Have been feeding her this food for about 3 weeks and there has been no change in how shiney her coat is, no change in the regularity of visting the litter tray, tand here's no bad breath either. My cat is also a lot more "excietable" in anticipation of her food, so I'm assuming that she prefers the poutches.

All in all I'm very happy with the pro plan, and definatley will be buying more in future.


Philips A1Pro/00 Philips A1 Professional DJ headphones
Philips A1Pro/00 Philips A1 Professional DJ headphones
Price: £82.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but quite a low sound, 22 Nov. 2014
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I have always prefered the "in ear" headphones, but so far I have been quite impressed with these headphones.

The the thinck pads on each year are comfortable on the ears, and I found I could easily use them when lsitening to an entite album or watching a film on the laptop without feeling any discomfort.

The sound quality on them is pretty good too, its clear, and gives a "surround" feel, but compared to both my sony and Marley "in ear" headphones, the sound from them is much quieter and the bass is very low, which uis quite surprising for DJ headphones.

Overall, while stylish and comfortable, the generally low levels of noise and bass has left me slightly underhwhelmed with this product.
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Leitz WOW 1005 180 Degree A4 80mm Lever Arch File - Metallic Blue
Leitz WOW 1005 180 Degree A4 80mm Lever Arch File - Metallic Blue
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, sturdy, superb!, 22 Nov. 2014
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This file is superb.

Its sturdy, easy to use and is very bright. The locking mechanism iseasy to open and close, and its also very well attached to the file so there's little chance of it coming lose and moving about.

As with other files of this size, it stores A4 documents easilly. It's wide enough that even if they are stored on plastic wallets they do not hang out of the side of the file, keeping its neat look.


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