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Bontrager AW1 Hard-Case Lite 700c Tyre
Bontrager AW1 Hard-Case Lite 700c Tyre

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good puncture protection., 14 May 2015
These AW1's came equipped on my Trek 7.4 hybrid.

After 4 months use I noticed that the rear AW1 had two very deep cuts that had sliced straight through the thick outer layer of rubber, but neither had penetrated the interior puncture protection. Result!

The tyre clearly needed replacing but the puncture protection is clearly more than capable of doing it's job. In fact they did it so well that I have no idea how long I'd been cycling without noticing the state of the tyre.


HP H2800 BLACK HEADSET(6) ALTA CALIDAD RESISTENTE DURADERO ALTA CALIDAD RESISTENTE DURADERO
HP H2800 BLACK HEADSET(6) ALTA CALIDAD RESISTENTE DURADERO ALTA CALIDAD RESISTENTE DURADERO
Offered by DB Technology srl
Price: £23.81

4.0 out of 5 stars Decent pair of budget headphones, 14 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These are a pretty decent pair of £25 headphones, which means they'll almost certainly sound much better than any phones that came with your iPod or phone, but clearly they won't be able to compete with much more expensive ones.

To that end these are a pretty good headphones for the budget. Sound and bass are pretty good, although as the cans are quite small comfort is acceptable rather than amazing. Over a long session they're liable to squash your ears a bit.

They fold up pretty small, which is handy if you're on the go. There's a very small volume dial on one of the cans which was turned down to zero when the headphones arrived, so until I found the dial I thought the headphones were broken.

In short, for the price range these are a decent pair of lightweight, fairly disposable headphones.


Philips GC7635/30 PerfectCare Pure Steam Generator Iron - One Perfect Temperature, 240 g Pressurised Steam Boost
Philips GC7635/30 PerfectCare Pure Steam Generator Iron - One Perfect Temperature, 240 g Pressurised Steam Boost
Price: £129.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good but filters are potentially costly, 30 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I'm not deranged enough to believe that ironing will ever be fun, but at least with this thing it's just about as easy as can be.

It's an iron of two halves - the big chunky base holds all the water, meaning the actual hand iron is light and easy to use (although not too light, otherwise it would be useless at ironing). Obviously the iron is attached to the base by a hose, which while long will still need to be parked nearby, for instance you won't be able to place the base on the floor and still do the ironing as the hose won't reach.

The blurb claims that thanks to a bit of wizardry you can leave the iron on your clothes unattended and it won't burn them. You can try it if you want, but I'm not going to.

All in all this is a pretty good iron, with one reservation: the filters will potentially cost you a fair bit of money over the iron's lifetime.


Roberts Radio Revival Mini DAB/DAB+/FM Digital Radio - Black
Roberts Radio Revival Mini DAB/DAB+/FM Digital Radio - Black
Price: £128.57

4.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, easy to use and sounds great!, 26 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is an excellent little DAB radio with very cool retro looks (I got the black and gold one). Setup is an absolute breeze, and with only two largish control knobs to fiddle with its a very easy radio to use.

It runs on mains but also has a battery compartment that can take either ordinary alkaline batteries or rechargeable ones - which interestingly this radio is actually capable or recharging, which may come in very handy for a lot of people.

One minor thing to be aware of though - there's a tiny little black switch in the middle of the battery compartment which you're supposed to flip left or right depending on the type of batteries to be installed.

All in all, what a great little radio.


Science in Sport 60 ml Energy Gel Variety - Pack of 7
Science in Sport 60 ml Energy Gel Variety - Pack of 7
Offered by Pure Source Nutrition
Price: £1.86

4.0 out of 5 stars They've converted me, 25 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I know mountain bike magazines are always banging on about gels, but they were just something I never quite got around to. This was partly due to the price, but mainly because judging by a lot of magazine reviews, most gels out there taste pretty awful.

Taste will always come down to personal choice, but SIS have clearly decided that pleasantly inoffensive is better than swallowing something that tastes like it was stored in a wrestler's armpit. The taste also lives up to billing and doesn't linger in your mouth too long. Either way, you won't gag on any of these gels. Which is a good thing!

Energy wise they seem to do the job, just as you'd expect, although I can't see many people eating three an hour as the package blurb recommends.

Only niggle: the 60ml packs were bigger than I expected, so on a long ride storage of a lot of these might be a bit of a problem.

Whatever, these gels have converted me, so I'll definitely be buying more. All in all, if your looking to give energy gels a try then I'd definitely recommend trying out these ones.


TONI&GUY  Nourish Conditioner, Blonde 250 ml
TONI&GUY Nourish Conditioner, Blonde 250 ml
Price: £4.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, and even greater for natural blondes, 21 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Is this conditioner the greatest thing since sliced bread? My girlfriend certainly thinks so. She's been raving about how good this stuff is ever since she first used it. Not only is she convinced that it's left her hair feeling lovely and soft, but as a natural blonde her workmates have told her that it's also brung out the natural blonde highlights in her hair. This stuff seems to be worth its weight in gold. Or at least blonde.


Braun Face 810 Facial Epilator and Facial Cleansing Brush
Braun Face 810 Facial Epilator and Facial Cleansing Brush
Price: £49.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Small and perfectly formed, 17 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Pre-installed with a battery, this epilator works straight out of the box. And it does work. The epilator's big selling point (other than ease of use) is that it removes the small fine hairs that tweezers and other epilators miss, even from hard to reach areas. And it really does, leaving only slightly reddened skin that disappears fairly quickly.

The facial massage head is also nice and effective, particularly when removing makeup or using a facial scrub, although it feels better when used wet rather than dry.


TONI&GUY  Cleanse Advanced Detox Shampoo 250 ml
TONI&GUY Cleanse Advanced Detox Shampoo 250 ml
Price: £4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Really does work, 10 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Designed as a detox shampoo for occasional use, this stuff is worth every penny. It leaves your hair feeling really clean, soft and shiny; in fact it feels like it's really improved the health of your hair.

As a detox shampoo it isn't designed for every day use. But trust me, when your hair's in a real mess and in real need of a rescue, then break the emergency glass and reach for this stuff. Highly recommended.


Philips HP3631 300w InfraCare Lamp
Philips HP3631 300w InfraCare Lamp
Price: £50.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and actually works, 6 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
First off, this will relieve muscle pains, not cure them, so don't expect it to work miracles. That said, when it comes to curing muscle pain this thing really does work. It's much lighter than it looks, consisting mainly of plastic casing and a lightbulb, so lifting it should be no problem for anyone.

Using it is easy. You just set it up 30 - 40 cm from you, aim it at the muscle group you require, set the easy to use timer and away you go. The only thing you need to remember is that the timer acts as a signal, it doesn't turn the light off.


Panasonic ALL8 Wireless Speaker System (White)
Panasonic ALL8 Wireless Speaker System (White)
Offered by ASK
Price: £286.61

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to installation hell, 26 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
If you're one of the very lucky few, then this ALL8 will install and work like a breeze. But if you're NOT one of the lucky few, then welcome to installation hell.

Bearing in mind that my WiFi is a skybox and my device is an iPad Air 2, how on earth have Panasonic managed to release a device and an app that, unlike all other apps, just don't work? That's a good question, and I'd love to know what panasonic's excuse is.

I've never come across a device that's such an absolute nightmare to install from start to finish. Everything I've tried has come to naught - not that I should ever have had to try anything in the first place as it should all supposedly have worked seamlessly. It just didn't. And suffice to say that the one page instruction sheet it came with, and Panasonic's online help page, have been absolutely no help whatsoever.

Maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones and it will work straight away. Probably you'll be one of the seemingly many who manage to get it working eventually after several hours of tearing your hair out. But there's also a chance that like me you won't be able to get it working at all.


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