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10 x Auralum® 3W E14 270LM Warm White 3000K LED Candle Bulb Energy Saving Light Lamp Silver
10 x Auralum® 3W E14 270LM Warm White 3000K LED Candle Bulb Energy Saving Light Lamp Silver

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great bulbs. Fully functional. Good quality of white light. Stonking value., 30 Jan. 2016
Unusual 'candle' design but perfectly functional and a good quality of light.
'Warm White' is still much less orange than incandescents.
I'll up some pictures to show how they look in situ.

Have had no problems with these bulbs which I received at a discount to review.
And at the time of writing they offer excellent value.

Come in easily accessible, recyclable packaging.
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Ohuhu 3 Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set / Gardening Tool Set - Cultivator, Transplaner, Trowel
Ohuhu 3 Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set / Gardening Tool Set - Cultivator, Transplaner, Trowel

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quality set. Solid aluminium. Decent straight fork supplied instead of rake shown (at time of review). Rubbery handles., 29 Jan. 2016
Very well made and sturdy aluminium trowel set with rubbery handles.
The business end actually looks like it's moulded from solid aluminium rather than the usual sheet of steel.
Not only does this make them very light but they also feel very sturdy and didn't bend at all.
I usually find the weak point is the join with the handle but with these that actually looks like the strongest area!

The handles are made of a dense grippy, rubbery compound which offers a comfortable and effective grip. Imo, the yellow and black design looks a bit tacky and, looking at the images, these could be confused with much lower quality plasticky tools. I'd find them more agreeable If the handles were all black and I think it would better reflect their overall quality.

They arrived packaged together in a nice recyclable and easy to open printed cardboard box, so suitable as a gift.

I should point out that instead of the back-scratcher shaped tool shown on the product page, a very decent hand fork is supplied instead.
The fork is so robust I actually managed to dig-up a marauding 8-foot bamboo using it, with my other hand held behind my back. OK, yes, that is actually a lie. But it was very handy at prising surface weeds up with their roots intact, and for loosening dense loam. More useful to most than the mini-rake, so an added bonus.

So, all 5 stars for this sample I received to review.
I'll add a few pictures of the tools in action!
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EasySMX Apple MFi Certified 2-in-1 USB Cable with 8-pin Lightning Connector and Micro USB Connector 3.3ft (1 meter) Charging and Syncing for iPhone iPad IPod and Android Mobile Phones and Tablets (White)
EasySMX Apple MFi Certified 2-in-1 USB Cable with 8-pin Lightning Connector and Micro USB Connector 3.3ft (1 meter) Charging and Syncing for iPhone iPad IPod and Android Mobile Phones and Tablets (White)
Offered by ZILONG
Price: £11.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Why carry 2 leads when this combo will do a tidy job?, 29 Jan. 2016
Great little lead & connector combo. I received a sample for testing.
Tested and works fine for both Apple and non fruit based technology.
Having the extra connector doesn't appear to affect charging at all.

The Apple adapter clips to the micro USB connector very tightly; so a knack is required to 'pinch' them apart, otherwise when they do pull apart, you might snap the plastic coiled connector. Like a Christmas cracker.

I've upped some pics so you can see it up close; the No.56 staple in one pic is for scale.
Oh, and the ribbon-style cable is a tad longer than the quoted 1Metre.
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Clip on Lights, Kingland LED Desk Lamp 2-Level Dimmable 24 Eye-Care LED (12 Cool White LEDs, 12 Warm White LEDs) Flexible Children Book Reading Bedside Bed Bedroom Craft Music Stand Clamp USB Table Lamp 5W(White)
Clip on Lights, Kingland LED Desk Lamp 2-Level Dimmable 24 Eye-Care LED (12 Cool White LEDs, 12 Warm White LEDs) Flexible Children Book Reading Bedside Bed Bedroom Craft Music Stand Clamp USB Table Lamp 5W(White)
Offered by Kingland
Price: £29.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRIGHT lamp powered by USB. Not rechargeable. Added bonus of warm, cool or mixed hues., 28 Jan. 2016
Cracking BRIGHT clip-on lamp.

Runs from USB port (lead supplied). Very bright, even from just 1A USB port.
2 brightness modes are selectable.
AND 2 hues are selectable: cool or very warm light, or a combination of both.

There is no battery; this lamp can't be charged for use away from a power source. But It would work fine with a portable USB power pack, though.

The lamp is very well constructed and feels sturdy apart from the switch which isn't up to the same standard as the lamp or clamp. There's nothing wrong with the switch but it looks like it would be the first part to fail.
Only other slight negative is the colour of the lead and switch, white would match better.
The clamp will open to 2 inches and is very firm.. almost requiring two hands to open.
The bendy neck is around 15" long and the LED panel about another 6".

Still, an excellent lamp and very bright. Would be fine as a side lamp, not just a reading lamp.
Brighter than an old-school 40W bulb, I'd say around 50W incandescent.

I received a discount in return for this unbiased review.
Despite the switch seeming a bit flimsy, I score it 95% and round it up to 5 stars.
If you want something adequately bright with the added bonus of subtle colour choice, this is the one to go for.

I've added some pics although I found the LED panel hard to photograph as it is so bright!
 
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Zanussi ZAN1910UEL Cyclone Classic Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, 800 W - Ice White/Yellow
Zanussi ZAN1910UEL Cyclone Classic Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, 800 W - Ice White/Yellow
Price: £69.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Good suction but storage shortcomings: wand length not adjustable and no tool storage., 26 Jan. 2016
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Generally, this hoover is pretty standard and perfectly functional but not outstanding in any way.
I don't think the cost is especially good value; at the time of writing it seems like an average price to me. Especially as there's no power control (save the rudimentary thumb vent control on the handle).

Many users will value sucking power over anything else, especially now EC restrictions render many models underpowered. If that's paramount to you then this machine won't disappoint.

And yes, the main unit is compact but that isn't the whole story storage-wise.. The chrome tube length is not adjustable and there is not onboard storage for the tools. Furthermore, for some inexplicable reason, although the carpet head has a clip to slot into the base for storage, the Parquet head has no such clip so cannot be stored attached to the base.

These storage shortcomings seem to be de rigeur these days so I'll round my 3.5 star rating up to 4.

But I'd sooner pay an extra tenner and get a slightly larger machine where all the attachments can travel WITH the cleaner, where they will be used. And with a wand which retracts and attaches to the base for more compact overall storage.


Noza Tec Expandable Flexible Garden Hose Pipe with Spray Gun (Green 25 Feet)
Noza Tec Expandable Flexible Garden Hose Pipe with Spray Gun (Green 25 Feet)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only managed 16-foot when erect, not 25-foot as claimed. Still impressive., 25 Jan. 2016
Cheap n cheerful. Received a sample at a discount to review.

Requires a threaded outdoor tap to work; no sink tap attachments are provided.
There's is included an in-line on/off switch for some reason (why not just turn the tap?).
I got a bit of a squirty leak off the in-line switch as shown in my pics. No biggie and could be dispensed with altogether.

At 8-foot when wrinkled, the hose is very easy to store and won't get in the way at all.
When pumped, it stretches out to twice it's length, but not three times I don't reckon.
Water pressure keeps it extended, so you cannot leave it on a trickle to slowly wet a flowerbed more than 8 feet away from the tap.

There are a variety of sprays selectable by turning the head on the hand trigger. From a nice wide shower to a less sophisticated elephant waz thick stream.

I'd say it woks fine and is a joy to use. With all that stretching and shrinking, and being left out in all weather, my only concern would be that the rubbery inside tube might perish rendering the whole system completely shot.

Despite the slight leak on the fitting, I award all 5 stars as it is a very effective Norris (squirter). Fun to use and easy to store.

I've upped some pics.
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Taylors Espresso Beans 1 Kg (Pack of 3)
Taylors Espresso Beans 1 Kg (Pack of 3)

4.0 out of 5 stars Too strong for me; received in error. Proper bitumen espresso fodder., 24 Jan. 2016
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Blew my tits off!

Swapped for the milder but still strong Kenya Kawana Kachuna blend.


RunQiao 23W 4U B22 LED Corn Light Bulb Lamp Warm White (Pack of 2) Replacement for 130W Halogen bulbs Energy Saving Long Life Span
RunQiao 23W 4U B22 LED Corn Light Bulb Lamp Warm White (Pack of 2) Replacement for 130W Halogen bulbs Energy Saving Long Life Span
Offered by RAY BRIDGE Household Store(UK STOCK 3-5 Days Arrival)
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars MASSIVE! Very bright but not harsh bluey 'cool' colour, just nice n white., 24 Jan. 2016
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Great bulb. Tangible similarities to corn on the cob indeed.
Very bright for a domestic situation but also a nice white: not noticeably blue OR orange.
Inside a big paper shade you can see the individual strips of light.

A good quality of light if you want to properly light a large room. Benefits those with dim vision.

150 Watt is the brightest incandescent bulb I've used and this is conspicuously brighter than that.


Danelo 5V Power Supply Charger for Phihong Psm11R-050 Psu Part
Danelo 5V Power Supply Charger for Phihong Psm11R-050 Psu Part
Offered by Danelo Power
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good replacement for my Logitech Squeezebox SB3 player's PSU., 24 Jan. 2016
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Shoved it in my Squeezebox and >BINGO!< it lives again!

Let the music play! (Or is that the Soundbridge saying?).


CARRVAS 4.3 Inch SAT NAV/ Car GPS Navigation System/ Multimedia Player/ FM transmitter/ with UK and Europe Maps
CARRVAS 4.3 Inch SAT NAV/ Car GPS Navigation System/ Multimedia Player/ FM transmitter/ with UK and Europe Maps
Offered by ZILONG
Price: £42.47

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty intuitive to use and does work. Should be connected via supplied lighter lead, though as battery lasts only 30 mins., 24 Jan. 2016
To put the cost into perspective, it costs around £40- to update sat-nav devices with the latest UK or western Europe maps. And camera information is usually extra. So, at the time of writing, this device costs less than a traffic fine, updated uk map info, or a tank of petrol in a Fiat Panda.

The battery lasts about 1/2 hour from a full charge so as Zilog suggests in their FAQ on the product page, this should be connected via the supplied lighter plug. Alternatively, it will work fine with a portable charger for both in-car or on-foot use.

I didn't find the map display that clear. But then, I wouldn't risk looking at it whilst driving anyway. There is a tilt control to select the desired level of 3D and a zoom control. There is a depiction of surrounding buildings when viewing 3D which seems to add a bit of clutter.

I follow the voice directions and so far, they have got me where I want to go but sometimes have gone a bit out of the way to get there.

I've only recently switched on all camera and speed warning alerts and will report how well these work. I live in London and borough by borough, they are introducing 20mph blanket speed limits with average speed cameras. I don't habitually speed but some roads switch repeatedly between 20 and 30mph and it is all too easy to be caught out.

I am not very tech savvy (or patient) but found my way around the options OK. The touch screen isn't as smooth as a mobile 'phone and doesn't scale using a pinching action. Most options reguire box or keyboard pressing rather than swiping and for that it's fine.

I did not see postcode entry as an option on mine but searching by road was very easy as it whittles down the options as you type.
Also, the 'find nearby restaurants' etc. function worked surprisingly well. I easily selected a chippy/curry house/theatre I wanted to go to.

The screen is bright and serves its purpose well. There is a selection of male/female/british/yank voices and I selected a kind of RP male voice.

The FM transmitter allows the sound to come through your car radio instead of the device's speaker.
There are music and video players included and I enjoyed listening to some of my MP3 tracks through the car radio with the odd interjection of the voice commands. This also works when watching films on the device. I played my media from a 64GB micro SD card which worked fine.
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