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DBPOWER 8x40 Binoculars Telescope, Wide Angle Binocular for Outdoor Sport
DBPOWER 8x40 Binoculars Telescope, Wide Angle Binocular for Outdoor Sport
Offered by GBPower
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A better branded product, 17 April 2016
Several binoculars are available at the price point for this set. Most are generic but as soon as a brand name is added to the product the quality goes up a bit. These DBPOWER binoculars fall into that category. I thought the material was just a bit better, the casting of the rubber and finish of the metal looks and feels better. The Bak-4 designation is mostly standard for this type of binocular.

In use I found them fine, they deliver a crisp sharp image, the focusing wheel nice and large and the tripod screw option is perfect for long distances to avoid the hand-shake distortion. My only criticism is that the eyepieces should have a slightly curved outer edge to slightly wrap round my head and so cut down on the light that enters here.

For the price a very reasonable buy.


SKEYE Nano Drone with Camera - Front-Mounted Camera with Video Function - Get a Bird's Eye View of your Drone Flight - 6-Axis Stable Quadcopter - 3 Flying Levels - One Year Warranty
SKEYE Nano Drone with Camera - Front-Mounted Camera with Video Function - Get a Bird's Eye View of your Drone Flight - 6-Axis Stable Quadcopter - 3 Flying Levels - One Year Warranty
Offered by TRNDlabs EU
Price: £59.00

5.0 out of 5 stars How could fourteen grams be so much fun?, 17 April 2016
I'm still on a learning curve with the manoeuvrability of this fun drone, the direction control on the right of the controller is quite sensitive and slightly over doing it can get it flying off in the wrong direction. It obviously helps if you've had some experience with game consoles.

Everything is in the box, except two AAA batteries for the controller. Nicely four extra propellers, a card reader and a micro SD card are all part of the package. Take care of the USB cable because the drone end has a unique fitting. I do recommend reading the informative User Guide first (it's not that long) and initially choose as big a piece of carpet or garden as you can find. Setting it up was no problem, charging took about an hour with the red light on the USB going out when it's done. Turn on the drone and controller switch and off you go bearing in mind that the two controllers are quite sensitive. As other reviewers have mentioned the video option doesn't deliver brilliant results and to be honest I would never expect it to but on a clear sunny day press the single shot image button and the result is a reasonable colour photo.

Read the Product Description above for the tech specs. This Skeye nano drone will certainly keep you away from watching too much TV while you practice doing those forward and backward flips. I was given this product for an unbiased review.


Silentnight Egyptian Cotton Pillow Protector, White
Silentnight Egyptian Cotton Pillow Protector, White
Price: £19.35

5.0 out of 5 stars If your pillows could talk they would whisper a silent night, 16 April 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Two excellent pillow protectors that you don't really realise you need until you compare a well used pillow with a new one. Most pillow cases are not thick so hardly protect the inside pillow from your head's natural grease and skin debris. Silentnight to the rescue with a 100% cotton (Egyptian) outer, 100% polyester filling and 100% polypropylene lining, obviously machine washable too. Their thickness will give a little extra softness to your pillow.

They are well made in Macedonia by Comfy Quilts under licence from Silentnight. I was rather intrigued by the unusual packaging they came in. Tightly folded-up in a strong, clear plastic bag (see the photo at the top of this page) with a zip round one side and a thick cord carry handle. The two product descriptions are printed on thin card and inserted into inner pockets inside the bag, remove them and your left with a round corner, four inch deep bag. You don't see much packaging where the brand name and description can be removed completely and maybe it's a bit too good just to throw away.


DCCN Foldable Trunk Organizer Cargo Storage Box for Car,SUV,Minivan and Truck Black-Red
DCCN Foldable Trunk Organizer Cargo Storage Box for Car,SUV,Minivan and Truck Black-Red

5.0 out of 5 stars Bags more room for everything, 14 April 2016
When this organiser arrives it's folded up to one and three quarter inches thick with two carry handles so that folded you can take it to where you want to fill it up. Easy to open, pull apart two clips, fold out, push down two base plates and it's ready. Nicely there are three pockets as well, one at each end and the middle dividing panel has a mesh pocket on one side.

I've used it twice for supermarket shopping, unfold it at the checkout, fill it up, put it in the supermarket trolley and take it to the car, especially useful now that there are no free plastic bags. Though it's basically sold as a trunk organiser I think it can have many uses, check out the dimensions in the Product Description on this page.

Certainly not the cheapest of this kind of product but it looks and feels well made and the material for the sides, base and handles are certainly strong and durable enough. If you use it in the trunk of your car to hold all that stuff that just seems to tumble around it should last and last.


Rapesco Set Classic Heavy Duty 73 Plier Stapler and Staples 73/12 mm - Pack of 2000
Rapesco Set Classic Heavy Duty 73 Plier Stapler and Staples 73/12 mm - Pack of 2000
Price: £46.94

5.0 out of 5 stars A staple product for business, 10 April 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The best thing about this stapler for me was that it's hand-held and so portable. The normal office desk stapler is OK for light tasks and basically that means a few sheets of paper. Anything more, like plastic ends to mailing tubes and your going to need a hand-held product. This HD-73 works a treat and I liked the pointed sword anvil to push through a cardboard box and staple something to it. Another nice idea is the finger guard on the bottom of the handle preventing your hand from sliding forward when in use.

It's a pretty solid though basic construction and should last a long time even in constant use. I initially thought it was expensive but the price included the box of two thousand staples, obviously cheaper without the them.


Bluetooth Speaker, Te-Rich 10W Premium Stereo Portable Wireless Speakers with LCD Time Display / FM Radio / Alarm Clock / TF Card Slot, Ultra Bass Sound Stereo System for iPhone, iPad, PC and More
Bluetooth Speaker, Te-Rich 10W Premium Stereo Portable Wireless Speakers with LCD Time Display / FM Radio / Alarm Clock / TF Card Slot, Ultra Bass Sound Stereo System for iPhone, iPad, PC and More
Offered by Te-Rich Tech-UK
Price: £69.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Black beauty, 6 April 2016
I was initially interested in this speaker because it had such a simple, contemporary look in reflective black and silver trim but after using it for some days I can say it delivers an impressive sound for its size and fortunately without too much bass distortion. As other reviewers have noted it is heavier than expected and I have the impression that this adds to the sound quality.

This is to me basically a speaker and as such worth five stars, I've given it four because the additions like the clock, alarm, radio are there because it's no problem to add to them to the speaker functionality. The FM radio uses a built in aerial and works fine but there is no option to choose a frequency, to find a station requires pressing a button to scan through frequencies until a broadcast is detected, the display then reveals the frequency. I've just left it on my favourite station. The time is displayed with large white numbers and two flashing dots but it all disappears after a couple of minutes if none of the other speaker's functions are used. The alarm is birdsong though it can be changed to one track of music on a micro card or USB stick if required (according to the instructions).

The speaker has ports for card, USB stick, line connection to an audio source or Bluetooth. All of them worked fine for me though just using a card or USB means you'll have to use the previous/next buttons to find a track rather than selecting it from the screen on your mobile or tablet/laptop. A charging USB cable and line-in audio cable is included in the box.

An amazing speaker for its size with some unnecessary additions, least in my opinion. I was sent this product for an unbiased review.


Post-It 76 x 127 mm Super Sticky Notes - Canary Yellow, Pack of 6
Post-It 76 x 127 mm Super Sticky Notes - Canary Yellow, Pack of 6
Price: £11.73

5.0 out of 5 stars Press 'n peel, 5 April 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A simple idea but look at the range of products on this page that are a spin off from the original 3M product launched in 1977. The patent ran out in 1997 so any company can churn out their own style Post-it product but 3M are still in the sticky paper business with this super adhesive version which can be attached to surfaces previously unfriendly to a Post-it. Most users will have their favourite regular use of a Post-it, mine is to use it as a bookmark and place it on the last line I read before closing the book.

With pack of six you'll have five hundred and forties reminders to buy another six-pack.


XP-Pen Star04 Graphics Tablet 8GB Memory 9x6 inch (Black)
XP-Pen Star04 Graphics Tablet 8GB Memory 9x6 inch (Black)
Offered by XP-PEN Technology (Drawing Different)
Price: £89.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This one's a Star, 5 April 2016
I've been using this 04 pen and tablet for a week or more for retouching and some graphic design work and I'm very pleased with the results. A nice feature is the light pen (it doesn't need a battery) weighing only eight grams, this makes it very easy to use precisely. Though the manual says use the CD-ROM to install the drivers my box had no disc so I plugged the supplied USB cable into my desktop and they installed automatically from the net. The tablet is compatible with Windows XP up to 10 and with Mac OS 10.6.8 plus.

The USB cable comes out of the left-hand side of the tablet which was inconvenient for me, fortunately there is the option to turn the work area by 180 degrees (and by 270 and 90) if you are left-handed this might be important to you. More versatility comes with the toggle switch on the pen, you can assign two commands with this switch, the tablet also has a rotary switch for an additional nine hot key options. A feature I'm never likely to use is monitor mapping but if you want to work on large graphics or artwork you can programme the tablet to work with two monitors. Oddly there is 8GB of memory built into this tablet just in case you need to save something though I would have thought most users would have some spare capacity in the pc or laptop the tablet is connected to.

The pen is supplied with a stand and inside this there is a very generous eight additional nibs. The fifty-eight page manual is a pleasure to work through for a change, installation and operation for Windows and Mac are clearly explained. There is one other item that come in the box, an 'Artist anti-fouling glove' (you can see it in one of photos at the top of this page) I've never seen a professional retoucher or artist, who work on large tablets all day, use one of these.

This pen and tablet is a pleasure to work on and they deliver the results I want.


3M Scotch 1130-A 48mm x 27.4m Multi-Use Duct Tape - Silver (1 Roll)
3M Scotch 1130-A 48mm x 27.4m Multi-Use Duct Tape - Silver (1 Roll)
Offered by BIC WAREHOUSE
Price: £8.12

4.0 out of 5 stars Tape it up, 4 April 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A good test for a duct tape product is stick a couple of inches together and see if you can pull them apart easily. This Scotch roll passes the test (as would most branded ones) really cheap rolls use thinner and weaker adhesive. I like the fact that this is hand tearable, more heavy duty tapes require scissors or a Stanley knife.

Not much else say about a versatile tape that has a ton of uses around the house and outside but I do think it's fairly expensive so four stars.


CHOOCI Packing Cubes for Travel Luggage Organizers Zip Bags (Pack of 7 Pcs) Black and Red
CHOOCI Packing Cubes for Travel Luggage Organizers Zip Bags (Pack of 7 Pcs) Black and Red
Offered by ASAS-UK
Price: £21.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Pack it in, 2 April 2016
The really nice thing about this set of seven packing bags is their lightness, only 414 grams, about 14.5 ounces, so you don't have to worry extra weight if you are flying (the Product Description says 458 grams, I don't know where they get that from). The other nice thing is when not in use six of the bags easily fold up to go the larger padded bag which you can leave inside your suitcase.

All the bags have plastic and metal zips, the material and stitching seems fine and some of the bags have carry handles. A simple outline graphic is printed on some of them to suggest what items they should contain. The Product Description will give you all the dimensions for the seven bags.

My wife has used this set and she says it's the sort of product you never knew you needed until you use it for the first time.


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