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[Lifetime Warranty] GWHOLE Hiking Compass Military Sighting Compass with Pouch Lanyard, English User Guide Included
[Lifetime Warranty] GWHOLE Hiking Compass Military Sighting Compass with Pouch Lanyard, English User Guide Included
Offered by GWHOLE Direct
Price: £13.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Works but Design Flaws?, 13 April 2016
The item is received for review and comes in a well designed plain brown box with a compass graphic on the lid making it suitable as a gift. The compass comes in an olive green fabric, well stitched pouch with press a stud flap. The pouch can be threaded through a 2" wide belt. The pouch includes an instructional leaflet and a bubble wrapped compass.

The compass is of light aluminium construction, in an olive green finish, that appears solidly constructed apart from the large chrome dial that feels too loose in operation and the thin black plastic base. There is a standard thread in the base of the product that facilitates a small tripod if needed.

The compass allows a rotating plate in fluid to find North and a small magnifying optic at the front edge of the body to measure and align a hair line through the opened lid. The coordinates are then converted to a map to find a position on a map. There is also a bubble level on view, though not seen to be that practical or accurate, as long as the dial in fluid moves, it is level enough. On this example, when the bubble is aligned with the red circular indicator, the disc is not level.

The compass looks at first to be well made but the main dial bezel makes it feel of poor quality. Compared to the perspex construction of Silva compasses, generally used for orienteering, it is relatively heavy to be dangled around the neck on running. As a compass it works, though one could argue the rectangular shape in not pocket friendly if the pouch is not used.

Cons : (A) As can be seen in the product photograph there is a slight uneven shadow around the base of the compass that is caused by a large D ring that secures the neck cord. This D ring prevents the compass from sitting flat on a surface and although it just about works, the dial sits at an angle. The photographs of a person using the compass are flawed, the compass has to be flat to operate.

Having used various Army compasses around the Welsh Mountains and the silva line perspex compasses, the product falls short of that robust feel that one gets from quality compasses. It could be argued that this is an outdated method of location findings as technology with GPS and electronic maps can be found on most mobile phones that fit flat in a jacket pocket.

To note it is a generic product with different brand names, so look for the best deal.

At best then, it is ok for what it is, it does work and has some useful features especially for the price but the construction brings it's quality into question.

Update: the seller requested higher star rating or remove review to improve sales. Whilst there is every sympathy the request was denied as it is a true and accurate assessment.


YIXIN 48 pieces Wood Building Blocks Set Construction Bricks Kit Jigsaw 3D Puzzle with Tray For 3 Years Old Kids
YIXIN 48 pieces Wood Building Blocks Set Construction Bricks Kit Jigsaw 3D Puzzle with Tray For 3 Years Old Kids
Offered by YIXIN SHOP
Price: £15.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Good Enough for 4 year olds?, 10 April 2016
Received for review the product arrived in it's own shallow wooden frame covered in a plastic vacuum sealed wrap. Wooden toys are always popular due to their durability and simple construction. These blocks are no exception, brightly coloured in child friendly primary coloured paint that allows the imagination to create small constructions or laid flat scenarios. The only concern is the choking hazard if a child is not supervised as some of the pieces are small. The blocks sit on top of each other and prone to failing due to the paint that does not allow much friction between the pieces when placed together. Overall the product is colourful enough to attract play but being unsuitable for under 3 year olds it then questions if it is educational enough for 4 year olds. A simple internet search will show what 4 years olds are playing with these days for around £10, even Duplo that is safe for 1.5 - 5yr olds is highlighted such is the competition.


ALiBeiBei Set of 4 Animal Wooden Puzzle Play Educational Puzzle Board Toy For Kids 3 Years Old
ALiBeiBei Set of 4 Animal Wooden Puzzle Play Educational Puzzle Board Toy For Kids 3 Years Old
Offered by YIXIN SHOP
Price: £14.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Concerns!, 10 April 2016
Item received for review only. The first warning is that of choking Hazard and being unsuitable for children under 3yrs old, by the manufacturer. One questions a product that may not be educationally advanced enough for children aged 3 onward, my grandson is putting jigsaw puzzles together at this age, mixing up all of the 36 pieces with this product may help. The paint scratches off too easily, it is of plywood construction and supervision is recommended. It can not be imaged that this will hold a child's interest for long, it is too simple. It is okay for what it is but it is not deemed durable enough. It comes in an attractive box that depicts the contents, it is just about ok.


Mudder Magnetic Alarm Digital Kitchen Timer 24 Hours Clock Timer with Stand, Big Screen (White-black)
Mudder Magnetic Alarm Digital Kitchen Timer 24 Hours Clock Timer with Stand, Big Screen (White-black)
Offered by Mudder Online UK
Price: £12.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Well Designed Product!, 9 April 2016
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Received for review in a double pack the well designed item is a clean finished product in a modern aesthetically pleasing white with black sided plastic. It runs with a AAA battery, not included, that facilitates a 24hrs clock, a timer down and timer up alarm function options. It has a large display about 50% of the overall clock face with easy read display numerics of dark blue on grey. It has an interesting array of display possibilities, a flip up hole that allows mount onto a wall screw, a flip out small rear stand secured with a small metal clip and a magnetic strip that allows fixture similar to a fridge magnet (It does hold the weight of the clock and battery without problem) We have ours on a desk top along with our white computer work station and it compliments our equipment.

However, it does not have any illumination when it gets too dark to read the display and does not facilitate use as an alarm clock, common settings on todays clock. These could have been included if not for the description that defines it as a kitchen Timer, for this it works well. With minimal addition it would make an excellent travel clock but as a kitchen timer it comes into it's own and is recommended with 5 star approval.

NB have uploaded an image several times but it is not showing!


Egg Turbo Whisk, Hikeren 12" Stainless Steel Hand Push Whisk Egg-beater Kitchen Whisk, Blender, [Self Rotating] [Semi-Automatic]Ultra Durable Kitchen Utensil for Blending, Whisking, Beating & Stirring
Egg Turbo Whisk, Hikeren 12" Stainless Steel Hand Push Whisk Egg-beater Kitchen Whisk, Blender, [Self Rotating] [Semi-Automatic]Ultra Durable Kitchen Utensil for Blending, Whisking, Beating & Stirring
Offered by Hikeren
Price: £5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Ours was flawed!, 9 April 2016
The item was kindly sent for review though one wonders why these are requested if the product is not in pristine condition. If it was thought for one second that sending items out for review is adequately sufficient to send 'B' stock then it would be a big mistake. The whisk was sent with a damaged box but the protective card support showed no sign of damage thus concluding that it was sent like this. Unfortunately the item had a slightly bent head spindle point on which it spins that caused intermittent sudden stops. The whisk is at it's most efficient when used at right angles to the base line other wise it will not spin effectively. It is also noted that the head wires are not evenly placed with two wires set close together, looks intentional though.

Whilst this manual operation concept is fine in practice it would be preferable to use a hand whisk that is light with a fast wrist action. It was of further disappointment to find that there was evidence of it being used with what appeared to be small food particles near the spindle. It is heavier than a standard hand whisk and if placed upright then it certainly works but......it is not consistently efficient, especially if the rod or spindle is, for what ever reason, off axis or bent. The item is at best ok but it is not something that would be purchased due to these minor flaws that undermine it's performance.

NB Attempted to upload photographs but not showing!


SUMERSHA 1000pcs Silk Rose Petals Artificial Flower Wedding Party Vase Decor Bridal Shower Favor Centerpieces Confetti (Red)
SUMERSHA 1000pcs Silk Rose Petals Artificial Flower Wedding Party Vase Decor Bridal Shower Favor Centerpieces Confetti (Red)
Offered by hellbaby
Price: £6.55

4.0 out of 5 stars Multi Use Silk Rose Petals, 8 April 2016
Received for review the items arrived in a taped cellophane bag, with four sets of compressed petals arranged to form a square. The product is exactly as described and depicted. Each petal is very light so would be useful in photo shoots for backgrounds or wind effects with petals blown on set or floating in water. They can also be used in celebrations, scented and spread over a duvet cover on a bed or used as confetti at a wedding. The silk allows absorption of colognes or perfumes so an excellent pot puree in a bowl. Recommended and they will be put into our tool box of photographic props.


HOLDPEAK 36K Digital Multimeter AC Voltage Detector Portable Tester Meter with hFE Test
HOLDPEAK 36K Digital Multimeter AC Voltage Detector Portable Tester Meter with hFE Test
Offered by HoldPeak
Price: £15.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Compact Digital Multimeter, 6 April 2016
A competitively priced multimeter in a dark grey and blue casing, received in an informative display box with photographs depicting content. Received for review, it measures current, frequency, resistance, voltage and amps, tests transistors, diodes and breaks in circuitry. An LCD with optional illuminated display, is clear to read and sits inside a body of approx 5" x 3". The connecting cords may be too short for some as they only measure 24". The product requires a 9v battery, not included, and comes with instructions that are an easy read. It can not be seen why this product would not be durable but would need to be monitored over time before conclusion. Presently recommended.


Cutting Board, Nuvita 3-Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set -Premium Chopping Board Block -Large Medium Small Size Set - Anti-microbial and made of eco-friendly bamboo
Cutting Board, Nuvita 3-Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set -Premium Chopping Board Block -Large Medium Small Size Set - Anti-microbial and made of eco-friendly bamboo
Offered by ADM Direct
Price: £19.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent set of Cutting Boards!, 6 April 2016
The item is received for review and came in a sealed wrap that enclosed the boards and the product label that had absorbed some of the revitalising oil. These fortunately replace a set of plastic boards that had become discoloured and clearly not fit for purpose as grooves in the plastic tend to harbour bacteria. Wooden boards are renown to prevent bacteria and are kind to the cutting edge of the knife. These of course are not wood but bamboo and apparently are harder than wood but still cutting edge friendly. The boards can be easily stored upright in a cupboard at the side and have a useful build in handle. Easy to clean and maintain, there is no reason not to give 5 stars, so recommended!


Liger Gaming Mouse, Gaming Mouse Game Mouse Mice for PC, 6 Buttons, up to 3200 DPI, Adjustable DPI Switch Function, 7 Lighting Color Options-Black
Liger Gaming Mouse, Gaming Mouse Game Mouse Mice for PC, 6 Buttons, up to 3200 DPI, Adjustable DPI Switch Function, 7 Lighting Color Options-Black
Offered by ADM Direct
Price: £12.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable, Attractive and Ergonomic!, 4 April 2016
The item received for review does not disappoint and would, apart from personal use, make an excellent gift. A multi facetted ergonomic mouse with attractive internal illumination that changes colour dependant on the option selected. Connected to a robust USB braided cord of over 4 feet long, it also allows adjustment of mouse speed via a button on it's top surface. Would be nice to see a white version of this to match alternative colour schemes at work stations similar to the E-3Lue that is white a blue. Most peripherals are now blue tooth so this will fall short for some but as a USB mouse it works with added novelty. Only time will tell if it is durable, recommended.


Brilliant & Mo Ergonomic Chefs Choice Knife Sharpener - 3-Stages Knife Sharpening System for Kitchen Knives Of All Sizes
Brilliant & Mo Ergonomic Chefs Choice Knife Sharpener - 3-Stages Knife Sharpening System for Kitchen Knives Of All Sizes
Offered by Brilliant Mo
Price: £9.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality Product?, 31 Mar. 2016
Unfortunately the parcel had been smashed on one corner and damaged the inside packaging, breaking the cellophane wrap. The item would be returned due to the damage. It is solid enough with rubber handle and base that allows firm grip and placement on a work surface. There are three steps; 1. Course : First stage sharpening, followed by 2. Fine, to finish. The third sharpener is for ceramic knives only. To sharpen knives just run the blade through in one direction 3 times, that is it. The Sharpener is made by Zhaolida, made in China and has 'Brilliant & Mo' sticker, so appears generic, see other similar. It works as similar sharpeners that have two crossed sharpening rods to form an angle to sharpen. Received for review purpose it is recommended but there are very similar product for less and Brilliant Mo need to look at packaging so that it does not get damaged in the post.


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