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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: £22.59

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: £37.98

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

1 of 3 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 Mercato Factory
Price: £12.03

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.


Case Logic Surefit Classic Universal Folio for 10 inch Tablets - Black
Case Logic Surefit Classic Universal Folio for 10 inch Tablets - Black
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but more for home use, 14 Oct 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
My iPad Air fits easily into this 10" hard cased folio, and is held securely within. I particularly like the case's neat adjustability when selecting viewing angles for your tablet, in fact I think this feature is excellent.

The downside for some will be that the case doesn't protect three of your tablets four sides when closed. This will be an issue if your tablet is going to spend a lot of time being thrust into bags, but far less of an issue if your tablet mainly resides in the home.


Leifheit Airboard Deluxe XL 72589 Ironing Board
Leifheit Airboard Deluxe XL 72589 Ironing Board
Price: £78.34

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for use with steam irons but NOT for use with steam generators, 7 Oct 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a light weight (at least compared to similar sized boards), generously large ironing board that's easy to assemble, features easy height adjustment, and definitely does seem to make ironing easier. This is in large part thanks to the Thermo Reflect heat cover, which does actually live up to it's billing. The board is suitable for use with standard steam irons, however beware - buried in the small print it does say that it is NOT suitable for steam generators or steam stations.


Rapesco 2200 Punch Heavy-duty 2-Hole Capacity 150x 80gsm Black Ref PF220AP1
Rapesco 2200 Punch Heavy-duty 2-Hole Capacity 150x 80gsm Black Ref PF220AP1
Price: £71.76

4.0 out of 5 stars Industrial scale hole punching, 7 Oct 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
As the humble hole punch goes, this thing is ENORMOUS. It's far too big for occasional home use, being designed instead for office use where it's required for hole punching on an industrial scale. That it does well, being capable of punching through up to 150 sheets of 180gsm paper at once.

That said, it sometimes actually seems to struggle punching holes through lower volumes of paper (quantities of approximately 100 sheets or less). Not physically I hasten to add, it just has a habit of often leaving the last few sheets unpunched, which can quite quite annoying.

So for high volumes this thing is very capable, but for lower volumes it can be annoying at times.


Rokit Gel Polish Professional Kit
Rokit Gel Polish Professional Kit
Price: £92.06

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but overpriced, 29 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
There's no denying that this product really does live up to the hype on the box, providing salon quality nails in the comfort of your home. It's easy to use and has left the female members of the house very happy.

Except for one thing - the price. The general consensus of opinion was that it's a very good product but it's overpriced, not least because it only comes supplied with one colour, and only a smallish pot of it at that.

So to sum up, if it was a bit cheaper - or contained more than one colour - then this would be hands down a 5 star product. But as it isn't, it only gets 4 stars.


Veet Infini'Silk Pro IPL Hair Removal System with Precision Facial Attachment
Veet Infini'Silk Pro IPL Hair Removal System with Precision Facial Attachment
Price: £249.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tune in in 2 years time to see if it worked., 22 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
First off - and most importantly - if your skin is dark brown, or suntanned; or your hair colour is either light blonde, red, grey or white, then you cannot use this product, so save your money. In fact if your skin is dark brown a light sensor on the hair remover will prevent the hair remover from ever working in the first place, just to be on the safe side.

The other problem is that by my calculations the full treatment will take between 12 - 24 months to complete and the veracity of Veet's claims of effectiveness can actually be put to the test. So far all anyone can say for certain is that the device is light in the hand, easy to use and does seem to be having an effect on hair regrowth, although the effect isn't 100% effective (and Veet don't claim that it is).


Philips hue lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)
Philips hue lux Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (2 x A19 E27 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)
Price: £76.57

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but expensive, 20 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This starter pack consists of screw in bulbs, not the bayonet type, although you can get hold of adapters to fit screw bulbs into bayonet sockets.

Setup is a cinch, just screw in the bulbs, plug in the bridge, download the app, and then adjust lighting times and settings from your tablet or smartphone. Frankly it couldn't get much simpler than that, and controlling all the bulbs from your phone is a breeze.

All in all these things are great. But they're also expensive. Which means I'd have to think hard about purchasing more bulbs to expand the lighting network, an eye watering concept when you realise that the network can cope with up to fifty of them.


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