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Kid Galaxy Mega Morphibian Crocodile
Kid Galaxy Mega Morphibian Crocodile
Price: £20.35

4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD FUN, 30 Sep 2014
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
VALUE
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If you're after a good value RC toy this is ideal. The toy itself is solidly built and looks a little more expensive than it's RRP.

REMOTE CONTROL
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The controls are simple to use. On the vehicle there is an on/off switch and on the remote there are two joy sticks, push one forward and the wheels on the corresponding side of the car go forward. Pull it back and the wheels on that side of the car go in reverse. Push both joy sticks forward.

BATTERIES
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It takes two different types of batteries. The vehicle takes 3 AA batteries and the remote takes a 9v square battery. I'd prefer if both took AAs.
There's also no on/off switch on the RC. So it could be pushed in a toy box and simply drain away.

FREQUENCY
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This one is 27Mhz
There are other Kid Galaxy RCs and if you want two (to race) you will need separate frequencies otherwise both remotes will work both vehicles. (I hope that makes sense)
Gator = 27Mhz
Killer Whale = 27Mhz
Rover = 27Mhz
Shark = 49Mhz
Explorer = 49Mhz

DIFFICULT BATTERIES TOO
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I suspect there's some new regulation in place to prevent kids eating batteries. When I was small a battery compartment would click into place and eventually get lost. Then the batteries could be held in with sellotape. Now you need a philips screwdriver.

OVERALL
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It's not a speed monster, it's the type that you could play with in the house and garden.

RECOMMENDED
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As it's quite cheap, yes.


Ultrasport Men's Seamless Thermo Base Layer - Black, S/M
Ultrasport Men's Seamless Thermo Base Layer - Black, S/M
Price: £69.95

5.0 out of 5 stars comfortable, 30 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
PERFECT FIT
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As it's a base layer it has to be snug. I'm normally a medium and this is just fine.

NO SEAMS OR ITCHY LABELS
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As it's made to go under garments there are no labels or seams to itch. It's also not restrictive.

HYGIENIC
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That's what it says. To be fair after wearing a sweaty base layer I tend to wash it so I can't say if it's more or less hygienic than a normal base layer.

COMPETITORS
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There are several makers of base layer and these others also seem to get fine reviews.
Helly Hansen
Long Sleeve
Baselayer

LIGHT
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I have used mine for skiing and it was ideal. Breathable, not too hot but kept me warm. I think it'd also be fine for cycling and that type of thing.

MODERN AND STYLISH LOOKING
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I know many base layers look like other base layers. But this one does look modern and stylish.

RECOMMENDED
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Yes.


Ingeunity 2-in-1 Baby Base (Aqua)
Ingeunity 2-in-1 Baby Base (Aqua)
Price: £35.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Booster Seat, 28 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
TESTED FOR A MONTH
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Well, we've had it for a month now and it's ideal. Solid. Comfortable. Well made.

AS A BOOSTER SEAT
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It's portable enough to take with you to other houses. Simply place on the chair and you're done. I suppose it's the same concept of supermarket trolleys: you know when a baby is too small for them and equally you know when they're too big. (I'd love to still fit in a supermarket trolley)

GOOD VALUE
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As you can have it for a floor seat for babies, then a booster seat, it adds value. Bumbo Floor Seat is a floor seat and that's about the same price.

TRAY
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Folds neatly away. A well thought out design.

RECOMMENDED
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Looks good and is good value, so yes.


Chinese Puzzle [DVD]
Chinese Puzzle [DVD]
Dvd ~ Romain Duris
Price: £14.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chinese Puzzle, 28 Sep 2014
This review is from: Chinese Puzzle [DVD] (DVD)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
STORYLINE
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Xavier and the three girls have hit the big 40, when you're supposed to be more mature and found your way in life.
Xavier is now a writer and wife Windy has left with their two children to a new boyfriend in New York.
He moves there too (to Chinatown-hence the title)

THIRD OF A TRILOGY
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I haven't seen the two previous films with the same characters. I don't think you need to, to be fair.
I rather liked this one on it's own. It's full of wit, is not a normal predictable film, and has some funny moments. (If you liked Heartbreaker (L'arnacoeur) [DVD] (2010) then you'll like this)

I thought it was a refreshing film which has a positive, realistic look at life.

FEEL GOOD FILM
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Watch, laugh and feel good about life. They're the ingredients in this film.

RECOMMENDED
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If you want a 10 out of 10 funny French film, then yes.


Nespresso inissia by KRUPS Coffee Capsule Machine - Orange
Nespresso inissia by KRUPS Coffee Capsule Machine - Orange
Price: £71.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nespresso coffee maker, 28 Sep 2014
LOOKS
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Pretty and modern looking. Very small footprint.

COFFEE TASTE
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After all this is why you're considering buying it? The coffee MUST taste good.
I have used this for about two months now, and, on each occasion the coffee has been flawless. I was impressed.

COLOURS
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We have touches of orange in our kitchen so this perfectly matches. I also like the white one. White

COMPETITORS
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There are plenty of Nespresso machines on the market now. Priced from quite low to the ridiculous. over £400 There are also different types of pod makers. I have tried and enjoyed the illy one Illy Iperespresso Machine Y1.1 Touch Black but it's double the price of this one.

OVERALL
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Doesn't take too much space in the kitchen and makes coffee simply and quickly every time.

RECOMMENDED
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Yes.
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Caran d'Ache Leman Bicolor Silver Plated Medium Fountain Pen - Cashmere
Caran d'Ache Leman Bicolor Silver Plated Medium Fountain Pen - Cashmere
Price: £465.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful, 27 Sep 2014
LIGHTWEIGHT
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It is lightweight but not too light. It feels solid in the hand and it the best fountain pen that I've used.

STYLE
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When you take this out to sign a document, you can sense people staring as it's so beautiful and stylish.

EXPENSIVE
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I can't fib. it is expensive. But if you are lucky enough to be treated to this, or have the money to treat yourself, it's a pen that will give years and years worth of use.

NO SCRATCHING
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It seems to glide across the page. Does it make bad writing turn good? Hmmmn no. But it does make you want to improve your handwriting.

RECOMMENDED
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As a treat, yes.


Jam Rewind Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Jam Rewind Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Price: £49.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cool looking speaker, 26 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
COOL LOOKING
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It looks rather fine. A little larger than the original cassettes of days gone by.
It comes in it's own cassette holder. It's certainly bigger than the original tapes but not quite as big as, say, a video cassette.

READY TO ROLL
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It came pre-charged and was very easy to pair up. Paired with my iphone it was much much better than the internal speaker. The sound was very impressive particularly given it's size. When you power on a female voice tells you it's on. It's quite cute.

SOUND
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It's a portable wireless speaker so the sound quality is important. The bass and treble of the speakers is clear and crisp. It's really quite powerful too. Certainly in terms of an average sized room at home, or in a park, the sound is wholesome and full. (i.e. not tinny)

SYNCING
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Syncing to Bluetooth is easy. 1. 2. 3. and you're done.
Once synced it automatically pairs up when powered on.

IS IT AS GOOD AS THE £200 SPEAKERS
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It's almost as good. Certainly for playing tunes from an iPhone I think the sound is comparable to the Bose Speaker . And considering it's a third of the price, impressive.

RECOMMENDED
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Yep.


Bose ® QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones - White
Bose ® QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones - White
Price: £269.95

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Noise Cancelling Headphones To Date, 25 Sep 2014
IF YOU HAVE BOSE HEADPHONES
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If you have Bose headphones you'll know that although they're not cheap they are one of the best headphones around. These are the latest (Sept 2014) to be added to the Bose line-up. I've tried these at home, office, train and most recently on a plane.

SOUND QUALITY
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Out of the box they were fantastic. Deep resilient bass, and the overall sound full of texture. After about 80 hours of using them the sound appeared better.
They truly are the best sounding headphones I've been lucky to use.

COMFORT
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I have larger than average ears. So I had thought that these may be uncomfortable after a few hours of using. However, they're really comfortablle to wear. And they keep on feeling comfortable after a while. They are so light that you can forget that you're wearing them. I'd had a go of Beats headphones which were really good. The bose headphones feel even better.
If you have exceptionally small ears (the sign of being odd) then these may not be for you. But for those normal types with normal ears, and larger cool ears, they are perfect.

NOISE CANCELLING
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Even a little chattering on the bus was easily blocked out. They seem to hear the external noise and adjust to fit. They were remarkably good on the plane. I managed to sleep with their help. I tried them in much quieter environment and they were simply lovely.
In everyday situations they create a quietness that's unbeatable. I'm not sure if Bose invented the noise cancelling thing, but they are now the best 'noise cancelling' headphones about. And I've tried a few!

PORTABILITY
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They are very light and come with a little compact case.

ONGOING REVIEW
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I've not had them that long so I'll update the review if they deteriorate. If you have any queries I'll do my best to answer in the comments below.

OVERALL
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Smart, well made, light and superb sound. If you want one of the best headphones these are strong contenders.

RECOMMENDED
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Yes.


Go MINI Twin Turbo Raceway
Go MINI Twin Turbo Raceway
Price: £39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zooooom, 24 Sep 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Go MINI Twin Turbo Raceway (Toy)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
SET-UP
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It didn't take that long to have this set-up and ready to go. Didn't really need the instructions.

IS IT LIKE A SCALEXTRIC
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No it's not at all like a Scalextric. This is aimed at a younger type of child. Scalextric
However it's just as much fun.

SOLID
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I think the pictures make it look a little cheap looking. In real life it's well made and looks quite resilient.

WIN
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In the interests of the review I played against a 5 year old. I'm pleased to say I won.

RECOMMENDED
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Yes.


Philips BT9280/33 Series 9000 Laser Guided Beard Trimmer
Philips BT9280/33 Series 9000 Laser Guided Beard Trimmer
Price: £100.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laser beard trimmer, 24 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
LASER
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I did think when it said laser I thought, 'how will that work'? 'will it hurt'? Well I'm pleased to advise that it doesn't hurt and it's simply a guide. Quite a good, precision guide at that.

HOW
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The blue laser light shines onto your face and allows you to get a good detail on your beard. It's accurate too. It shines, and that's where it'll cut.

BEARD OR DESIGNER STUBBLE
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I hate the term designer stubble, but that's what it's good at. It produces a sharp, defined. clear edge. And it does it exceptionally well.

It also does a super job of trimming beards.

TWISTABLE BLADE
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It has a longer 3.2 side and a 1.5 CM for the littler bits.

SHOWER
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I tested it in the shower for waterproofness and it was fine.

BATTERY
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I think I probably got about 50 mins-1 hour before I needed to re-charge it.

WHO'S IT AIMED AT
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For the gentleman who likes to be well groomed.

RECOMMENDED
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It looks nice, works faultlessly, so yes I do recommend it.


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