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Tacwise 50mm Brad Nailer. Air Nail Gun. DGN50V
Tacwise 50mm Brad Nailer. Air Nail Gun. DGN50V
Price: £75.26

4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and easy to use, 26 Jan. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Mid budget they may be, but Tacwise nail guns - or at least all the ones I've used - have all been marked out by their simplicity and ease of use, and this 50mm nail air gun is no different.

Loading the gun is a cinch, the quick release nose plate means it's a doddle to sort out any nail jams (not that I've ever had any) and the soft nose means that the gun won't damage any soft wood when you press the gun against it (be aware that the brad nails this gun fires are designed to be fired through wood, not brick or stone). The depth control adjuster is a nice touch, and the gun also lets you know when it's run out of nails.

All in all this is a quality air nail gun, and I can see why this is apparently one of Tacwise's best selling nail guns.


Naturalight 2 in 1 Magnifying Lamp
Naturalight 2 in 1 Magnifying Lamp
Price: £64.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful desktop magnification, 11 Jan. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Regardless of its inelegantly lumpy looks, this is nevertheless a capable magnifying lamp that that can be split up, enabling it to be either floor or desk standing. The base is big and heavy and will take up a fair bit of space on your desk though. Alongside an optional battery pack which I can't imagine many people using, the lamp comes with a far more useful plug in adapter.

The 2x magnification of the 15cm lens is more than adequate for most hobbiest needs and the 21 LEDs provide more than adequate illumination.

Inelegant it may be, but this is a capable magnification lamp for your desktop needs.


Verbatim 52619 LED Classic A B22 6 Watt Light Bulb
Verbatim 52619 LED Classic A B22 6 Watt Light Bulb
Price: £7.70

5.0 out of 5 stars A big improvement on previous generations of energy saving bulbs, 2 Jan. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
LED bulbs are finally coming into their own, and this excellent bayonet LED bulb (equivalent to an old 40W tungsten bulb) no exception. It's warm light powers on immediately you hit the light switch with no appreciable lag. Whether it's longevity lives up to the manufacturer's claims remains to be seen, but regardless, it will certainly help save on your power bills compared to old tungsten bulbs. Recommended.


Laser Pegs 8-in-1 Helicopter Construction Set
Laser Pegs 8-in-1 Helicopter Construction Set
Price: £24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Disco Lego! (Except it's not Lego), 20 Dec. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Looking remarkably like Lego without actually being Lego, this is nevertheless a fun little construction set. Just like Lego.

The big difference between this and Lego is that the bricks are all transparent (most don't have lights inside). Once the bricks/units that do have lights inside are combined with the transparent bricks and connected via a cable to the control unit, your construction transforms via the power of disco into a glowing or funkily flashing model that looks just as good in daylight as in darkness.

The kit has instructions for 8 easily assembled models, though obviously if you want your imagination to run wild you'll need to buy a few more kits to provide enough bricks to create larger models.

All in all this kit is a lot of fun. Just like Lego.


Logitech Harmony Hub
Logitech Harmony Hub
Offered by sotel-germany
Price: £100.37

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for what it is, but hardly an essential bit of kit, 2 Dec. 2014
This review is from: Logitech Harmony Hub (Accessory)
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If you're addicted to your tablet/smart phone, and/or you're fed up with being swamped with remote controls then this is the device for you. The Harmony is basically an infra red transmitter (just like your existing remote controls) that you control via an app you can download on your tablet or smart phone.

I didn't find set up quite the breeze that everyone else seems to have found it, and while controlling everything from my iPad was a fun gimmick, it's hardly a Great Leap Forward for mankind. Universal remotes are hardly new on the scene after all, and I've found myself just as likely to reach for my old remote as I am my iPad to change channels - and my remotes came free with the devices, and didn't cost £104.

So good for what it is, but hardly an essential bit of kit.


Adobe Creative Cloud Stylus for iPad
Adobe Creative Cloud Stylus for iPad
Price: £159.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accurate, pressure sensitive, but only for Adobe apps, 27 Nov. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Like all things Adobe, this stylus is eye wateringly over priced. But you knew that anyway.

It's also apparently something of a one off, as Adobe seemingly have no serious intention of expanding into hardware when the core of their business is software.

Either way, if you can ignore the price, this stylus is stylised to the Nth degree and feels very plush in your fingers. The big problem for a lot of people will be that it really does seem to only work on conjunction with the Adobe Line and Adobe Sketch apps. I tried it with several other painting and drawing apps and I couldn't get it to make a single mark.

I had trouble at first getting either of the Adobe apps to recognise the stylus, but once that was out of the way I found the pressure sensitive stylus to be light and accurate in use.

The Slide on the other hand I wasn't so impressed with, as it doesn't do anything that you can't already do in app with your fingers.

So over all, this is a plush, accurate, pressure sensitive stylus, but the apps it can be used with are seriously limited and the price is eye watering.


Airfix 1:48 Scale Supermarine Spitfire MkVb Messerschmitt Bf109E Dogfight Doubles Gift Set
Airfix 1:48 Scale Supermarine Spitfire MkVb Messerschmitt Bf109E Dogfight Doubles Gift Set
Price: £23.33

4.0 out of 5 stars One box, two quality model kits, 13 Nov. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This battle of Malta themed 1/48 scale kit contains two aircraft: a British Mk. 5b spitfire with a tropicalised nose filter from 229 squadron, circa December 1942; and a German Bf 109E-7 in the markings of Oberleutnant Joachim Muncheberg, from 7.JG26 (Sicily), circa spring 1941. Unlike the spitfire the 109 can be assembled without engine cowlings, enabling you to see the engine if you wish.

Airfix have clearly raised their game in order to compete with excellent modern kits from the likes of Fine Molds. The instruction sheets are very clear and the detailing on the models is very good. The two fine paintbrushes supplied are good quality, although the pots of acrylic paint are pretty small. Two tubes of glue are also supplied, so if you have two children and give them a plane each there'll be no squabbling of who is hogging the glue!

All in all this box contains two good quality model kits with everything you need to assemble them included.


Cole & Mason 145 mm Brushed Chrome Oxley One Handed Pepper and Salt Mill Set, Set of 2, Silver
Cole & Mason 145 mm Brushed Chrome Oxley One Handed Pepper and Salt Mill Set, Set of 2, Silver
Price: £37.80

4.0 out of 5 stars Costly, but just might be worth it, 24 Oct. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
As with so many things these days these Cole & Mason salt and pepper mills are overpriced. That said, these are excellent mills, and the trigger handles allow you to grind the granules one handed and with almost no effort whatsoever. Adjusting granule size is just as easy, accomplished by a quick twist of the base.

If you want a pair of posh grinders then look no further.


Bose ® Solo 15 TV Sound System - Black
Bose ® Solo 15 TV Sound System - Black
Price: £399.95

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Premium price, but good nevertheless, 23 Oct. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Modern TVs come in all shapes and sizes these days, but most seem united by one universal feature: lousy speakers.

Which is where this Bose Solo 15 comes in. Reputation wise, Bose have a lot in common with Bang & Olufsen, as both brands are marketed as high end luxury items that aren't necessarily as good as the premium marketing suggests. That said, to anyone who isn't a dedicated audiophile - which is most of us - the Solo 15 produces perfectly good sound quality, certainly much better than most TVs are capable of. Bass in particular is much improved, but not to the extent that it dominates the rest of the soundtrack (a problem I had with a cheaper sound bar).

A big plus point is that set up was an absolute breeze. Combine that with the ability to stand TVs of 50 inches or less directly on top of the Solo 15 and you've got yourself a winner.

Inevitably the Solo 15's volume is controlled by a separate controller to your TV, but the only minor niggle I have is that the overall control for the bass is a knob awkwardly located at the back of the Solo 15, which means a lot of stretching as you try to adjust it. Why Bose couldn't have located it somewhere on the side for easy access I have no idea.

But other than that, if the price doesn't put you off then the Solo 15 is a recommended bit of kit.


Philips E27 6 Watt LED Edison Screw, Warm White
Philips E27 6 Watt LED Edison Screw, Warm White
Offered by ALTAUDIA
Price: £11.44

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 22 Oct. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
First off, this - astonishingly for an LED - gives out a soft warm light, not the harsh LED glare you might have expected. Being an LED it's also more energy efficient that ordinary energy efficient lightbulbs, which is a result. And the fact that it will screw into an old screw light socket is the icing on the cake.

As with all energy efficient bulbs you can probably take the claims for extraordinary longevity with a big pinch of salt, but nevertheless after using this thing, I'm converted.


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