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Unity Siddal 30 cm 12-inch Silent Sweep Baton Modern Wall Clock, Multi-Colour
Unity Siddal 30 cm 12-inch Silent Sweep Baton Modern Wall Clock, Multi-Colour
Price: £11.00

1.0 out of 5 stars Developed a fault, 27 Feb. 2015
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It was great at first - I couldn't hear a peep from it.

However, it's merely been six weeks now and it's already developed a fault. It's been making a horribly annoying sound like a helicopter flying around my house. I've tried changing the battery, but to no avail.

I will be returning this item. It's a shame though as I really liked the design - it looks stunning. This may have just been a one-off, but I don't want to take any chances. I'll be buying a different one this time round.


Smash Terminator® Premium Quality Tempered Glass Screen Protector for New Smart Phones Android (0.25mm) Ultra Thin Lightweight Rounded Edge Hardness up to 9H (harder than a knife) - Includes Microfibre Cleaning Cloth, Dust Remover. UK Designed Product by AllThingsAccessory® (iPhone 6)
Smash Terminator® Premium Quality Tempered Glass Screen Protector for New Smart Phones Android (0.25mm) Ultra Thin Lightweight Rounded Edge Hardness up to 9H (harder than a knife) - Includes Microfibre Cleaning Cloth, Dust Remover. UK Designed Product by AllThingsAccessory® (iPhone 6)
Offered by All Things Accessory Store
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great protector + service, 2 Feb. 2015
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Although the instructions were very clear and everything was provided to get that perfect installation, I messed up. I hadn't seen a piece of dust that was left on the screen, which was very visible after applying the screen protector and turning on the screen. It's vital that you clean the screen properly with these glass protectors; to help, turn on the screen and try to get a white display (Safari works well for this) and then use the provided stickers to remove any visible dust. I wish I'd though of this when installing my protector, but hopefully I can get it done right the next time! The suppliers were very helpful, even though it was me who messed up. The protector itself is good. I wish it were a tad wider, but the actual display is fully covered, so this doesn't bother me too much. I will definitely be ordering another.


iPhone 6 (4.7 inch ONLY) HD Clear Ballistic Glass Screen Protector, Tech Armor Apple iPhone 6 Premium HD Clear Ballistic Glass Screen Protector - Protect Your Screen from Scratches and Drops - Maximize Your Resale Value - 99.99% Clarity and Touchscreen Accuracy
iPhone 6 (4.7 inch ONLY) HD Clear Ballistic Glass Screen Protector, Tech Armor Apple iPhone 6 Premium HD Clear Ballistic Glass Screen Protector - Protect Your Screen from Scratches and Drops - Maximize Your Resale Value - 99.99% Clarity and Touchscreen Accuracy
Offered by Tech Armor UK
Price: £9.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Screen Protector, 2 Feb. 2015
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This screen protector came with everything that's needed to apply it - a cloth, a dust remover, a wipe etc. The instructions were very clear and well written. It was really nice and easy to apply this too, as I was able to move it a little before it could stick fully to the protector to make sure that it's perfectly aligned. Applying took about two or three minutes in total.

The edges of the phone aren't entirely covered due to the iPhone 6's curvature, but it's not actually an issue because the display is fully covered. The glass feels really nice and smooth, just like the actual screen. The protector doesn't seem to impact at all on how well touch is registered. This protector doesn't show finger prints nearly as easily as others I have tried. Having this protector on really makes me feel that my iPhone is safer and better protected. Glass protectors are supposedly much stronger than plastic ones; since iPhones are so expensive, I really recommend a good quality protector like this rather than the cheaper alternatives out there, especially the cheap plastic ones.

All in all, I am very impressed with this screen protector.


6 Pairs Mens Gentle Grip HoneyCombe Top Non Elastic Socks by Drew Brady / 26 Colour Designs to Choose From / UK Sizes 6-11 and 12-14 (UK 6-11 Eur 39-45, Black)
6 Pairs Mens Gentle Grip HoneyCombe Top Non Elastic Socks by Drew Brady / 26 Colour Designs to Choose From / UK Sizes 6-11 and 12-14 (UK 6-11 Eur 39-45, Black)
Offered by onpointlook
Price: £5.06

4.0 out of 5 stars Gentle Grip Socks, 25 Jan. 2015
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These socks are great. They fit comfortably and they don't slip down while walking. Unfortunately though, some of the socks have a lot of excess thread from the text at the bottom; this needed to be cut off, after which the socks were fine. These are good for the summer, as they are not too thick. My feet don't get cold easily though so I've been wearing these in the winter without a problem. The material is nice and soft, just like the more expensive socks that you can buy. I recommend these socks; they're fantastic.


EC Technology® Foldable Wireless Keyboard Ultra-Slim Full-size Portable Bluetooth Keyboard with Aluminium Alloy Body for iOS (iPad Air 2 / Air, iPad mini 3 / mini 2 / mini, iPad 4 / 3 / 2), Windows and Android 3.0 and above OS
EC Technology® Foldable Wireless Keyboard Ultra-Slim Full-size Portable Bluetooth Keyboard with Aluminium Alloy Body for iOS (iPad Air 2 / Air, iPad mini 3 / mini 2 / mini, iPad 4 / 3 / 2), Windows and Android 3.0 and above OS
Offered by EC Technology UK Store
Price: £59.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very well designed keyboard, 28 Dec. 2014
Pros:
Very light and compact (specifications in description)
Folds effortlessly - held open and shut by magnets
Seems fairly durable
Keys require very light taps
The sleek aluminium design looks great, especially compared to other foldable keyboards (other than the magnets that become visible once opened)
Compatible with a wide range of devices (including Macs, even though this was not advertised in the description*)
Charges via USB - no batteries to worry about and usable while charging
The top two rows of a typical keyboard have been merged to make the keyboard even more compact (the fn key needs to be pressed in order to use the less frequently needed set of keys)
Bluetooth connectivity so far seems to be very reliable and fast; I have experienced no sudden connection losses and reconnections as with other keyboards

Cons:
Wobbles slightly to either side when used due to underside not being completely flat (although only forceful pushes cause it to wobble enough to make this an issue)
No caps lock indicator
The magnets ruin the otherwise great looking design; I would like to see these being hidden, if possible, in any future revisions
Only one colour option at present; silver or white editions would be fantastic

It’s important to note that the image of this keyboard next to an iPhone, presumably for size comparison, is of an iPhone 6 Plus. The keyboard may otherwise be larger than anticipated. If you own an iPhone 6 (like me), do not be misled - use a ruler to check the dimensions. Regardless, it is still very small.

Overall, I am very satisfied with this keyboard. It works just as I hoped it would, if not better. I recommend this keyboard to anyone who needs to carry one around.

NOTE TO MAC USERS:

*I was pleasantly surprised to find that this keyboard works with Macs! I have summarised the compatibility of this keyboard with my MacBook Air running OS X Yosemite (this list may or may not be valid with other OS X systems, but I think it should be. During setup, when asked to hit the key directly to the left of the shift key, the ? / key should be pressed rather than the up key.

Substituted keys (Key => Mac input)
Win => cmd
# => £ (alt + 3 is required whether using a Mac or an EC Technology keyboard)

Missing keys (compared to the Mac keyboard):
± / §
Brightness down
Brightness up
Mission control
Launchpad
Mute

Dormant keys:
None


LianSan Myopia Swimming Goggles Prescription Men Women Swimming Glasses Uv Protection Performance Swim Goggle Anti Fog Af1100
LianSan Myopia Swimming Goggles Prescription Men Women Swimming Glasses Uv Protection Performance Swim Goggle Anti Fog Af1100
Offered by LianSan Glasses Store
Price: £29.79

5.0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong with these, 14 Dec. 2014
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These goggles being of a brand I'd never heard of and having no previous comments made me hesitant. I took the plunge though and bought them - I'm really glad I did. These goggles fit very well; they're much more comfortable than the non-prescription Speedo goggles I'd been using. They have a fantastic seal when worn properly - I didn't have to take them off at any point to get water out (which I did every now and then when using my Speedos). I wasn't sure about the dark tint because they looked too dark to me, but I can see surprisingly well through them regardless; I quite like the tint now. The goggles also came with ear plugs, which weren't advertised in the description; I don't need ear plugs, but it's a nice addition. They also came with a second nose bridge to help get the perfect fit (although I kept the default bridge - it fits fine on me). I don't like the case that the goggles came in so much - it can see it being a bit tough to open for some, although this isn't so much of an issue since any case (or even none) could be used. The price is very reasonable. The price for prescription goggles seems to start at about £10, but these goggles were fulfilled by Amazon which is why I chose them. I wouldn't expect anything more at this price, or even at much higher prices actually. Overall I am very satisfied with these goggles; they are much better than I thought they'd be.


EC Technology® Ultra-mini Collapsible Bluetooth Speaker Enhanced BASS+ Aluminum Alloy Wireless Speaker with Cavity Resonance Design
EC Technology® Ultra-mini Collapsible Bluetooth Speaker Enhanced BASS+ Aluminum Alloy Wireless Speaker with Cavity Resonance Design
Offered by EC Technology UK Store
Price: £13.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great little speaker, 13 Dec. 2014
This speaker arrived promptly and powered up, ready for use right out of the box. It came with a clear set of instructions, which will probably not be needed anyway since the device is really easy to use. It also came with an audio cable to allow for non-Bluetooth usage and a usb cable to charge the speaker with. Setting up is very straightforward (even my mum was able to do it!). You turn on the speaker, enable Bluetooth from your device settings then you select EC-BTPC3.0 from the list. A chime confirms that you have successfully connected to the speaker. You can skip these steps by connecting your device directly to the speaker using the audio cable.

Pictures do this speaker no justice. Although it looks from the pictures that the speaker is made of a cheap plastic, it is actually made of aluminium and feels very solid and well made. In person it also looks like a quality device that's worth much more than the RRP. The speaker is very small and light. It has a collapsible design to, I presume, reduce the size of the speaker. I've never seen a collapsible speaker like this before - it's pretty cool. The speaker doesn't need to be opened up for use, but I found that it sounds better opened than closed. It has rubber feet that stop it from moving about on the table. I'd say that the overall design is very well thought out.

The speaker performs really well for moderate use. It's much louder than my iPad Air, although at the highest volume, sound (particularly heavy bass) can become a little distorted and unclear. With the sound turned down a bit, music sounds great. Sound quality seems to be the same whether using the audio cable or Bluetooth. Bluetooth may be more convenient, but I prefer to use the cable since it helps to preserve the battery life of my device with Bluetooth being turned off (and maybe even the speaker, I can't say for sure at the moment). The battery life of the speaker seems to be pretty good; I've been using it for a few hours now using the audio cable and it's still running without any issues.

Although the speaker features an LED indicator that turns green when the speaker is switched on and red when it charges, there is no battery level indicator. It is difficult to judge how much longer the speaker will last or when it may need to be charged. A volume control on the speaker itself may also have been a nice addition, so your device need not be used to control the volume. It is suggested by EC Technology to not use the speaker while it charges; this can be really inconvenient (the speaker works fine though whether it's charging or not so I'll be using it while it charges regardless - I think this suggestion is to merely preserve the speaker's life). For moderate use the sound range of this speaker is good (as described above), but, in future generations (if any), it could definitely be something to work on.

Overall I am very impressed with this speaker. It is easy to set up. I experienced no interruption in Bluetooth connectivity. The sound quality is great for moderate users. The design is very slick and it feels like a quality product in my hand. There is room for improvement (thus the 4 stars), but these improvements may actually just be added costs - a more sophisticated speaker than this may cost much more. The speaker is of great value - at this price you can't really expect too much more. I would definitely recommend this item to the average user without any hesitation.


TeckNet® Twin Mains Plug-in Wireless Cordless Doorbell Door Chime at 500-feet Range with 52 Chimes
TeckNet® Twin Mains Plug-in Wireless Cordless Doorbell Door Chime at 500-feet Range with 52 Chimes
Offered by SPEEDY GOAL LIMITED
Price: £14.97

3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not great either, 6 Dec. 2014
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Pushing the doorbell lightly on the edges lights up the doorbell, but no sound is made; this can be misleading. The sound volume can be adjusted over four levels, but the loudest setting isn't as loud as I'd hoped it would be. Thankfully I bought the two pack so I can use a receiver upstairs too (I have two floors, but my previous single receiver doorbell was loud enough for the whole house). The sound can be quite canny at the loudest setting which is quite disappointing. The door bell is a bit wider than the typical doorbell - a smaller design would look a lot better.

On the plus side, the lighting looks really nice. The price is decent. Delivery was prompt. There are loads of chimes to choose from (although I use the simple default setting). Setting up is easy; the doorbell can be applied using the supplied adhesive or screws, and the bells came paired already.

Overall this product is okay for the price. If the design issues don't bother you so much then I do recommend it.


Brabantia Fall Front Bread Bin - Matt Steel Fingerprint Proof
Brabantia Fall Front Bread Bin - Matt Steel Fingerprint Proof
Offered by Stewart and Gibson Ltd
Price: £37.50

5.0 out of 5 stars A solid bread bin, 14 Oct. 2014
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This really is fingerprint proof. It's of a very good build quality too. I bought it to replace my previous stainless steel one (which wasn't fingerprint proof). My previous one lasted 2 years and it was still actually working fine. I only wanted to replace it with a brushed design to match my new kitchen. Anyway, it lasted long and so I'm sure this will too. It's nice and big - you can fit up to three loaves of Kingsmill bread (it's a bit of a squeeze, but it all fits), and if you don't eat so much bread I'm sure you can put other things (such as muffins!) inside to keep them fresh. Hopefully you don't have as sugary a diet as I do :) but I don't need to hope that you'd be pleased with the quality of this because it really is a solid piece of kit. You can even keep things on top - I keep my matching Brabantia canister set on top.


Manicare Toe Nail Clippers with Nail File
Manicare Toe Nail Clippers with Nail File
Price: £3.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!, 14 Oct. 2014
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A fantastic pair of clippers at a very reasonable price.

I purchased some clippers from Wilkinson and they were terrible - they left my nails very sharp afterwards. These however don't. You end up with nicely rounded nails. Moreover, with these clippers, the clippings don't jump so much.

Don't go to Wilkinson - buy these; delivery is prompt.


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