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Panasonic ALL8 Wireless Speaker System (White)
Panasonic ALL8 Wireless Speaker System (White)
Price: £299.00

1 of 2 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.


Ultrasport Women's Melbourne Tennis Dress - Purple, Large
Ultrasport Women's Melbourne Tennis Dress - Purple, Large
Price: £49.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good tennis dress but watch the sizing, 21 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a modern style sports dress, meaning that there are no irritating labels, the seams are unobtrusive and won't rub or chafe, and the soft stretchy material doesn't cling to you overly when you're sweaty.

Sizing is an issue however. The size large was actually a tad smaller than expected, which was disappointing.

As with most sports clothing it's cut for a slim fit, which means it was a tight fit over the bust.


Scholl Velvet Smooth Diamond Pedi Extra Coarse Power Hard Skin Remover
Scholl Velvet Smooth Diamond Pedi Extra Coarse Power Hard Skin Remover
Price: £33.74

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and really does work, 20 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I had my doubts about this hard skin remover, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised - not only is it easy to use but it really does work. It's chunky in your hand but not too heavy and is easy to guide around your foot, and compared to pumice stones etc it really is a breeze to use. Just switch it on, don't press too hard (if you do press too hard it will cut out to stop you harming yourself) and let the roller do its work.

Results are impressive. It leaves you with smooth and softer skin in next to no time and leaves no soreness afterwards.


ByteStor Pro 16GB 45Mbps Class 10 High Speed SDHC Card
ByteStor Pro 16GB 45Mbps Class 10 High Speed SDHC Card
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and speedy, 17 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
ByteStor aren't exactly a name I'm familiar with, but so far this class 10 speed 16gb card is performing well. For me 16gb is probably the minimum card size required for my DSLR camera, so in that respect this is a good buy for the price.


Stanley STHT5-73795 Drive Tools - Polished Chrome
Stanley STHT5-73795 Drive Tools - Polished Chrome
Price: £133.03

4.0 out of 5 stars Good drive tool set but questionable pricing, 12 Mar. 2015
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This is a good quality, pretty comprehensive Stanley drive tool set. It covers almost every type of screw, nut or hex/alan key that you're likely to ever encounter in the home or garage. The three ratchets keep the heads securely in place, although it took me a few moments to figure out how to actually take the heads on or off - you press the rear nipple, in case you were wondering.

Also included are eight double headed spanners, a Stanley knife, four screwdrivers and a tape measure (mine's in inches only, but apparently Stanley are aware of this problem and are going to ship subsequent tape measures in centimetres).

The blow-moulded carry case is exactly as you've come to expect from a tool case - it holds most tools in place with no problem, but some are held in so tight you can only prise them out with a screwdriver, whereas the 8" pliers keep falling out already.

All in all this is a good quality driver tool set.

HOWEVER - and it's a BIG however - this exact same toolset is on sale on Amazon US for almost two thirds less than on Amazon UK. That's a pretty incredible mark-up whichever way you look at it, and I'd be interested to know exactly why this is so.


Mr Beams Outdoor Wireless Motion Sensor Activated 80-Lumen Led Path Lights with Ground Stakes, Set of 2
Mr Beams Outdoor Wireless Motion Sensor Activated 80-Lumen Led Path Lights with Ground Stakes, Set of 2
Price: £39.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but potentially costly in batteries, 10 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The big plus point with these LED path lights is just how much brighter they are than the majority of solar powered path lights that I've seen. They really do detect movement from up to 15 feet away and once they do it's surprising just how illuminating they are.

That said, I have two quibbles.

The first is that their looks are an acquired taste, a bit weird rather than elegant - they look more something Captain Kirk and Dr. Spock would have stumbled across on a cheap alien planet in the 1960's.

More seriously, the second is that each light requires four big, chunky and relatively expensive 'C' batteries. Given that cold damp air drains power from batteries this could prove a pretty costly option over a cold winter.

So while these things are undeniably great at what they do, the trade off is that you could be spending a fair amount of money on batteries. In other words, recommended, but with reservations.


Philips BRT381/15 BikiniGenie Trimmer
Philips BRT381/15 BikiniGenie Trimmer
Price: £20.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not brilliant, 6 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
While this is a handy little gadget it's not exactly an essential one, as while it does do the job it also has a relatively narrow head and doesn't trim particularly closely.

Overall, Philips branding or not, this is an adequate trimmer rather than an outstanding one.


Barbie Princess Power Superhero Vanity Playset
Barbie Princess Power Superhero Vanity Playset
Price: £20.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Barbie vanity table with a twist, 1 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a typical pink plastic vanity table for Barbie, with a twist - the twist being that you can flip the desk top up to reveal a spy console(!), and twist the mirror around to reveal a viewing slot for a smart phone to be inserted so your child can watch films on your smartphone.

Exactly how many small girls actually have their own smartphones is highly debatable, but nevertheless that's the main gimmick of this vanity table.

Suffice to say that as a vanity table it's everything you'd expect, complete with stool, mirror, two drawers and a handful of trinkets. It's easily assembled and made of sturdy pink plastic, though of course no toy is ever completely child proof.

One thing though, the Barbie 2015 DVD illustrated on the box isn't included and needs to be purchased separately.


TOFKA Toffee Vodka
TOFKA Toffee Vodka
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly sweet, more like a liqueur than a vodka taste, 26 Feb. 2015
This review is from: TOFKA Toffee Vodka (Grocery)
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This is a very nice 29.9% toffee flavoured vodka suitable for shots. It tastes very nice on its own, and being pleasantly sweet (but not sickeningly so) you could be forgiven for forgetting that you're actually drinking a vodka. In fact if you're not a vodka fan then don't worry, it doesn't taste of vodka at all, more like a liqueur.

As an added novelty bonus, it even looks magical swirling around in the bottle, with zillions of tiny golden particles flowing about in the liquid.


Jabra Evolve 80 Stereo Headset for PC, laptop, mobile phone, smartphone, softphone and tablet
Jabra Evolve 80 Stereo Headset for PC, laptop, mobile phone, smartphone, softphone and tablet
Price: £229.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good active noise cancellation for office use, 26 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This headset is primarily aimed at people who work in noisy offices rather than as a gaming headset, although thanks to its Active Noise Cancelation - which is very good, although it takes 3 hours to charge up from a USB port on its first use - if you're playing games in a noisy environment then this evolve 80 might be worth considering.

The boom microphone may look a bit dated, but it's actually good at picking out your voice from any background noises, and it's also light and unobtrusive when you're not using it or its flipped up out of the way.

While externally the cans are round rather than oblong, they do totally cover your ears, which is always a bonus when it comes to comfort. Sound quality is good, rather than mind blowing.

A largish USB dongle is also included, enabling you to take, end and mute calls, as well as adjusting the volume. One nice touch is that the dongle has a rubberised backing so is less prone to sliding about your desk or slipping off it. A soft, zippable carry pouch is also included to store the headset and dongle in.

Downsides? Well, the price is a bit steep. But then, the noise cancellation is very good. So if good noise cancellation in an office environment is what you're looking for then this may be a price that's worth paying.


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