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Philips GU10 4 Watt 230 V 2 LED Spotlight Bulb, Warm White
Philips GU10 4 Watt 230 V 2 LED Spotlight Bulb, Warm White
Offered by DDL-Direct UK
Price: £9.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality LED bulbs, 22 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
TRIAL AND CLAIMS
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Over the years I have probably tried 30 different LED bulbs. Some have been exceptionally bad whilst some have been exceptionally good. If you're like me you want something that'll simply replace your existing bulb with a much more cost effective replacement. Some bulbs claim to last a lifetime or have the lumens (light) to shine to the moon. These claim to last 15 years.

EQUIVALENT
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These are equivalent to a 35 watt bulb. (typically the ones that are in kitchens and bathrooms.)

CRI
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80. What is it? Amazon: 'The Colour Rendering Index (CRI) describes ability of light source to reproduce the colour of an item as it would be seen in natural light or sunlight. It is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, with 100 being the best colour reproduction.'
Less than 70 gives a grey washed out look. So 80 is fine.

COLOUR TEMPERATURE
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2700 Kelvin. Which is warm

BUILD QUALITY
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Very well made. No flaws, no rattling, no flimsiness. Looks and feels a quality bulb. A VERY well made set of bulbs,

PRICE
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(Nov 2014) These are about 5 times the price of a normal bulb. Given the lifespan and the saving on electricity it'll save money. Someone else can do that calculation.

ENERGY
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A++

RECOMMENDED
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Yes, they're nice, warm, cost-effective replacement.

I will update this review if I have any failures or anything changes.


Sony HDR-AZ1VR Action Cam Mini Camcorder with Wi-Fi and Live View Remote Wrist Strap - White
Sony HDR-AZ1VR Action Cam Mini Camcorder with Wi-Fi and Live View Remote Wrist Strap - White
Price: £264.18

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the rest, 22 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
WEIGHT
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I know it's unusual to start a review with the weight, but, this is so tiny and light that I thought I should mention it straight away. It's 63 grammes. In old money I know a 100 grammes is less than a quarter of sweets. This little gem weighs about half the weight of my iPhone.

THE GOOD
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Out of the box I was able to use it straight away. Simply popped in a SanDisk Extreme Plus 64GB MicroSDXC SanDisk SDSDQX-064G-U46A Extreme Plus 64 GB 80 MB/s MicroSDHC Card Class 10 UHS-I with SD Adapter (TIP:Make sure is says U1 at the top NOT U3. U3 reads at a fast speed but writes at a slow speed. 30MBs END OF TIP)
It recorded superb video at 120fps. It's also got a 'steady shot' feature which meant I had no blur and even quite shakey video gave clear results. Having said that, it's essential as most people will be using this type of camera for speedy adventures such as cycling, skiing or skateboarding.
It's slender, sleek, sexy and more. (I couldn't think of more S words.)

THE BAD
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It's not a major bad. It's just that this looks elegant, even sexy. It looks like a gadget from the future. But the accompanying wrist display doesn't look as charming. It's not ugly. It's just not in the same class as this beauty.
Officially it's called the 'Live View Remote'. It has a cute little screen and allows you to control the Camera. You can see the angles, playback, pause or even delete unwanted expeditions. But the strap!
Would it put me off buying? No, but I'd like it to look prettier. (A bit like I'd like my wife to be prettier.) I can live with it.

CAPTURE
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The quality of what you capture is remarkable. I know it's got a "Carl Zeiss lens, Exmor R CMOS and BIONZ X image processor" and the result is impressive. It's so good I think you could actually make an action film with this. I tried this skiing. I should say I'm not the best skier in the world but going over the bumps, and lumps and eventually falling were all captured beautifully.
I'd had a chance to use a Go Pro Hero4 GoPro HERO4 - SILVER EDITION - ADVENTURE and was impressed at the quality. I couldn't fault it. The Sony is equivalent in many respects but I think it just wins in terms of image quality. Not by miles. One isn't good and the other bad. Both are excellent. I just think the Sony is a little better.

WIFI CONTROL
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I've used the PlayMemories app before and wasn't disappointed. Using my iphone I could start recording remotely. I was also able to get the clips I'd taken onto my phone. Edit them and upload them onto facebook and youtube within minutes.

CASE
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It comes with a case to make it waterproof. It was fine in rain and snow without it, but the case allows filming Under Water. This isn't really my thing. I tried it in the bath. No leakage.

STYLE
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When I placed it in my hand I couldn't believe how light and lovely it was. It's what can only be called, "beautiful." I like it in white too. Sometimes with small gadgets they can look a bit tacky and cheap. This is the opposite. Although small, it looks a 'top end' piece of kit.

USES
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Whether you're using this for action sports, the dashboard, the bedroom it's the most mobile, high quality camera there is. (As of November 2014) Battery life is OK. I got about an hour. As a consequence I am going to get an extra battery Just-In-Case.

RECOMMENDED
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If you're after a light, small action camera look no further. I hope this was helpful. Any questions, post a comment and I'll try to help.


Standing Protective Case for Fire HD 6 (4th Generation)
Standing Protective Case for Fire HD 6 (4th Generation)
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 20 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
IDEAL
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It a necessary addition for owners of the Fire HD 6. You need a protective case and this one is ideal.

It doesn't add too much weight or bulk and the kindle can still fit in my jacket without a problem.

STYLISH
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It looks nice and stylish on the kindle.

NEGATIVES
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Well yes, taking a photo with the case on isn't the easiest. You need two hands. Not a deal breaker just thought I'd mention it.

MADE FOR KINDLE
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I rather like the fact that it's made by Amazon for their Kindle. It's a perfect accompaniment. It's slim, snug and gives protection to both front and back.

EASY
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Easy to put on and off with a magnetic closure.

AUTOMATIC
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The Fire tablet goes to sleep when the case is closed and wakes up when it's opened.

RECOMMENDED
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Yes.


iPhone 5 Wallet Case - Holds 9 Cards - Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather - Tan - Quickdraw by Huskk
iPhone 5 Wallet Case - Holds 9 Cards - Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather - Tan - Quickdraw by Huskk
Offered by HUSKK UK
Price: £45.00

5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality iPhone wallet, 20 Nov 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
TOP NOTCH
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The packaging, the smell, and the wallet ooozes top end wallet/case for the iPhone.

IT'S A CASE
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It is, but rather ingeniously, it has compartment for credit cards. (Not just credit cards, it could also be library cards, driving licence, membership cards, you get the point...). It bulks up a little if it takes the 8 cards and £20 notes. But still looks sleek.

HOW DOES IT CLOSE
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Simply and elegantly. With a magic magnetic closure. It may not be 'actual' magic but it does have that firm and magical 'click'.

SCREEN PROTECTION
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I dropped my phone from 180 centimetres (about 5 feet in old money) onto concrete and it was fine. (it was not for the purpose of the review it was a clumsy mistake of mine.)

QUALITY
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I don't think I've come across a nicer looking phone case. The quality is Five Star Premium. The fit is snug, sleek, and is just right.

HEAD TURNER
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Within a day of using it I had three people ask me where I got it.

RECOMMENDED
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I think it looks cool. So although it's not the cheapest cover it's the best one, so far, that I've come across.


Carte Noire No.6 Lungo Nespresso Compatible Coffee Capsules 56 g (Pack of 4)
Carte Noire No.6 Lungo Nespresso Compatible Coffee Capsules 56 g (Pack of 4)
Price: £11.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional, 20 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
TASTE
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Smooth, yet balanced. It's a perfect breakfast coffee. taste wise there's element of smoky wood, almost chocolatey but not quite. When you taste it you'll know what I mean.
It a wholesome, well-rounded coffee.

CARTE NOIRE
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This brand (formally Kraft, now spin off, Mondelez) is a competitor to Nestle (Nespresso's maker), and they have to equal or better the Nespresso capsules. Well I think they're a bit of a draw. They taste just as nice as the Nespresso capsules.

EASIER
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I think it's easier to order these in small regular quantities than the original Nespresso capsules from the Nespresso site. I know that shouldn't be a consideration but for me it's just easier.

NEGATIVES
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Nespresso are well packaged and look expensive, these are in a bigger box with each capsule individually wrapped. Not only is this a waste of resources it makes them a little more time consuming and difficult to open.

OVERALL
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Cheaper than Nespresso capsules and just as good. So I'd recommend them.


Pinzon Everyday 100% Cotton Duvet Set, Green, Double 200 x 200 cm & 2 pillowcases 50 x 75 cm
Pinzon Everyday 100% Cotton Duvet Set, Green, Double 200 x 200 cm & 2 pillowcases 50 x 75 cm
Price: £28.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Pale green duvet set, 16 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
GOOD QUALITY COVER
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On my laptop this looks almost white and not that good. However, in real life the cover is very pale green and looks quite smart.

CHEAP LOOKING
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NO. Far from it. It looks like a good quality quilt cover. Both to look at and to feel.

COOL
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It's 100% cotton and as such is light and cool.

LOOKS
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It's on the spare bed and looks like a 'posh quilt cover set'. As it's plain it's also very easy to accessorise. A few cushions or throws and it makes the room cosy and inviting.

RECOMMENDED
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For a well made, plain quilt cover set-yes.


[OTG Adapter Support] Inateck® USB 3.0 Hub Bus-Powered 4 Ports with OTG without Power Supply, Ideal for Laptops, Ultrabooks,Tablet PCs and Smartphones With OTG Function
[OTG Adapter Support] Inateck® USB 3.0 Hub Bus-Powered 4 Ports with OTG without Power Supply, Ideal for Laptops, Ultrabooks,Tablet PCs and Smartphones With OTG Function
Offered by Inateck
Price: £32.99

5.0 out of 5 stars super dupe, 15 Nov 2014
WHAT IS IT
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It's a fast USB 3.0 hub that is powered by your computer's USB port. I have a laptop and after the printer and mouse transmitter is in I'm struggling. This makes 1 USB port into 4 ports. The hub is USB 3.0 compatible (I also used it with USB 2.0 fine)

PLUG AND PLAY
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The hub is plug and play and was instant on my Windows 8.1 system. I say instant, about 3 seconds.

ISSUES
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The hub is powered by only a USB port on your laptop that the power to the hub is split to power the 4 ports and to power the hub itself. That means if you are using a USB 3.0 port you only have 900 mA of current and if you are using a USB 2.0 port you only have 500 mA of current available.
I transferred some file using the hub to a pen drive. It was a 3.0 usb drive. It was a tiny tiny bit slower than direct as I also had a mouse and printer plugged in. Not slow to moan about but added a second or two.

WORKS
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I used four devices plugged into the hub, to see if all of the devices would be seen. (Not always with some hubs I've tested) This worked fine and all the devices could transfer data.

RECOMMENDED
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Yes


Pure Fix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Original Fixie Bicycle
Pure Fix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Original Fixie Bicycle
Price: £324.87 - £349.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow bike, 15 Nov 2014
HOW DOES IT LOOK
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A few minute to assemble (peddles) and it was ready to go.
It was my first fixie so it took about 5 minutes to get used to it.
It looks very classic looking. Good and fine looking bike. The colour is head turning. When I've cycled into town I always get a remark of some sort. (positive)
It's not the type of bike that no one notices. People stare. A lot. It's a head-turner.

HOW DOES IT FEEL
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It's a confident little bike. The seat and stem are both at the right hight for comfort. Light, responsive and an ideal 'city bike'. Could you use it for 30-60 mile treks? I'm sure you could but it's really designed for those shorter journeys. I cycle 6 miles into town, beaver about and 6 miles back and it's ideal for this type of journey.

THE STAIRS TEST
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It was easy to carry up a flight of stairs. It's about 10 and a half kilogrammes. That's about 23 lbs in old money.

VALUE FOR MONEY
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Solid, stylish and a head turner. It's light and I found the handling nice and responsive. For the specification and looks I think it's good value.

SIZE
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I researched and they advise:
If you are between 4'7" and 5'1", you should be comfortable on a 47cm frame.
If you are between 5'2" and 5'6", you should be comfortable on a 50cm frame.
If you are between 5'7" and 5'11", you should be comfortable on a 54cm frame.
If you are between 6' and 6'3", you should be comfortable on a 58cm frame.
If you are 6'4" or taller, you should be comfortable on a 61cm frame.
I'm 6 foot and the recommended size was fine.

SPEC
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I've not heard of most of the parts but I've used this for 4 months now and it's solidly built.

Frame: Steel
Fork: Steel
Headset: Alloy and Steel
Handlebars: Zoom Risers, Alloy and Steel
Stem: Promax Alloy
Grips: Oury Grips
Saddle: Vader Performance Saddle
Brakes: Radius Alloy Front Brake
Crankset: Lasco
Pedal: Pure Fix Pedals
Hubs: KT Quando
Chain: KMC Chain
Tubes/Tyres: Kenda Kwest 28x700C
Valves: Presta 60mm

RECOMMENDED
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If you need a well built, and head turning fixie, look no further.
Hope you found this helpful, feel free to comment with any queries and I'll try to help.


Mitre Delta V12S Match FIFA Inspected Ball - White/Orange/Black - 5
Mitre Delta V12S Match FIFA Inspected Ball - White/Orange/Black - 5
Offered by Get Your Kit On

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Ball, 15 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
WHAT'S BEST
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This is a replica of the Fifa approved professional ball. The only differnce i've been able to reseach is that this one is much cheaper and isn't hand stiched. If you're interested in the non replica it's avalable here: Mitre Delta V12S Fifa Approved Professional Match Ball

KIDS TOY
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As can be seen from the price this is for the more serious footballer. It has a look and feel that says, "I'm a quality ball."

ARRIVAL
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Flat, deflated and sad looking. Pumped up it looks far happier. I used the mitre pump which was fine. Mitre High Speed Inflator Ball Pump This was not included with the ball.

SIZE
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Size does matter. I'm told this time and time again.
This is a size 5 ball which is suitable for adults. (Ages 14+)
Size 4 : age 9-14
Size 3 : age 6-9

USE
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Says it's suitable for astroturf and grass so no playing with it in the street.

OVERALL
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Good, solid ball which I've played with for over 15 games and it's holding up well.

RECOMMENDED
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For the aspiring serious footballer yes.


Hi vis safety vest
Hi vis safety vest
Offered by Pakeeza
Price: £1.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 7 Nov 2014
This review is from: Hi vis safety vest (Misc.)
FASHION AWARDS
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If you're interested in winning any fashion awards then you are going to have to look elsewhere.

WELL MADE
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It's a well made, bright, high visibility vest. For the money I expected something that you may wear once. (like a fancy dress outfit)
But I was pleasantly surprised.

SIZE
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Fits me fine and I tend to buy clothes that are medium or large. I don't think it'd fit if you are XL or XXl or XXXL. (If you're XXXL you'll be seen for the wrong reasons.)

RECOMMENDED
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Yes.


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