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Spirella Malibu Toilet Brush Porcelain White 40 cm x 11 cm
Spirella Malibu Toilet Brush Porcelain White 40 cm x 11 cm
Offered by i want one of those
Price: £25.98

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well made, sturdy, long lasting but ultimaely, just a loo brush so if you're looking for one and can afford it, get it..., 15 Aug. 2014
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I bought one of these roughly three years ago and yes, as per all the other comments here: Sturdy, will stand firm if bumped, classy (as much as a loo brush can be classy), rust-free, good quality porcelain, white with some depth to it, if that makes sense.

Buying an additional one now for another loo. Did nearly bump this down to four stars, due to the price going from around £20 (in 2012) to nearly £30, two years later, although think it was on sale back then


TeckNet® X500 Wireless Touch Keyboard For Smart TV and PC - White
TeckNet® X500 Wireless Touch Keyboard For Smart TV and PC - White

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice concept, poorly executed in flimsy materials, giving an uneven performance and only when relatively close to computer, 31 July 2014
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Really wanted to like this, was replacing a five year old Keysonic keyboard/mouse that gave up after being sat on too many times. Problem with the TeckNet keyboard is that it's wife like a standard keyboard so would be cumbersome to hold when standing up and using it with a media PC or similar. However, it's also relatively flimsy which made it almost impossible to type. The keys have a very cheap feel and altouhgh the mouse/numlock feature sounded good, only worked intermittently. Didn't come with batteries and the range was no more than one meter from the computer. Bought another Keysonic model which was more expensive but works really well, feels great when typing and can be used three or four times further away from computer than this one...


Keysonic ACK-540RF+ Black Wireless Mini Keyboard with Integrated Smart Touchpad UK Layout
Keysonic ACK-540RF+ Black Wireless Mini Keyboard with Integrated Smart Touchpad UK Layout
Price: £31.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy, quiet keyboard; mouse on unit; good battery life and signal range. Perfect for living area media PCs. Batteries included, 31 July 2014
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Good product. Had the silver-coloured model from the same supplier which lasted four or five years despite being dropped, sat on etc as with many tech products that aren't wired into a fixed point. These Keysonic keyboards are great for living/family room media systems as the built in trackpad eliminates the need for a mouse (and the flat clean smooth surface that a mouse needs to work on). Very good battery life as it goes into a "sleep" mode if unused, easily woken up by pressing a key.
This model is a lot sturdier than my long lasting silver one (Which incidentally, was squashed by a human one too many times and only works if sharply hit in the back, where the unit looks a little rounded out from impact...).
Sturdy, really really good range (the USN connector comes with a short extension, in case your computer is tucked away, mine works fine about four meters away, at the back of a computer in a cupboard; really soft, quiet keys although still with good ;tactile response; trackpad small but fine,physical buttons are slightly to front of keyboard, ie, not where you'd bump them when typing. Only thing not a fan of is the blue light that flashes whenever a key is pressed. So I put a piece of black tape over it and that sorted out the issue - Had previously purchased another "all in one" keyboard mouse but it was so flimsy and had a range of about one meter and the mouse bit never worked (see other review) so was a waste of money...


Rolson 61760 9 LED Torch Set
Rolson 61760 9 LED Torch Set
Price: £5.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 26 Nov. 2012
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Weak and obvious pun but c'mon, three very bright, compact torches for around four quid WITH batteries - Six batteries in total, superb bargain. They work well, so well that after having them for over a month am ordering one or two sets to keep in additional places. Currently one next to fuse box, one at gas supply and by one side of the bed. Can easily think of three other places and would also be good bike light backups, in an emergency. Can confirm that if you need both hands to fix something then yes, you can hold one in your mouth to direct the light.


True Utility Classic Turbo Jet Flame Lighter Tu60
True Utility Classic Turbo Jet Flame Lighter Tu60
Offered by Imago Global
Price: £13.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well, good value, easy to maintain, doubles as a mirror..., 31 Oct. 2012
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Good size, not so little that it needs constant filling but small enough to not be too obtrusive in a pocket or bag. Refilling was very smooth, much easier than similar lighters I've had. The flame is easily adjustable, the dial on the bottom of the unit and easy enough to turn with fingers, as opposed to a screwdriver like some do. Nice chrome finish also lets it double as a small reflective surface to check teeth after a meal and I imagine would work just as well with quick checks of lippy, eyeliner etc,,,


Max Value ADSL Microfilter
Max Value ADSL Microfilter

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality, 1 May 2012
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Replaced existing microfilter, which had been there so long the plastic was yellowing... Didn't see any difference in connection. However after about ten days router started losing its Internet connection frequently and then reconnecting at lower levels. ISP suggested replacing microfilter so swapped back with old one and it's fine. Wouldn't recommend this product, seems unreliable - If you do buy it, make sure to have a backup filter in case you have the same issue I did...


A Little Fierce
A Little Fierce
Offered by LostGroove
Price: £6.79

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fierce little slice of perfection, 22 Aug. 2007
This review is from: A Little Fierce (Audio CD)
Small and perfectly formed, from the track selection to the great packaging that Jason Brooks and Mark Doyle always give us, this is a beautiful little gem of a collection that makes you smile and dance and despite the weather round here recently, makes you feel like Summer! Fave track: "You You You". A sure replacement for those great "Summer Samplers" that Hed Kandi used to produce when Le Doyle was in charge.


Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
by Photographs by Alex Smailes
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like being there, 22 Oct. 2006
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This review is from: Trinidad & Tobago (Hardcover)
Alex Smailes brilliantly captures the essence of Trinidad and Tobago: Just two small islands but one big melting pot of diverse people and cultures blended in a fascinating and beautful setting of rivers and seas, mountains and plains, beaches and towns. His international photography experience is also nicely blended with his well-earned local knowledge to show us both the familiar and the less so in a very flattering light.


Serve Chilled
Serve Chilled

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally. Kandi get it right, 1 July 2006
This review is from: Serve Chilled (Audio CD)
Did you love Hed Kandi? Have you been trying to find a glimmer of brilliance in any of their compilations since Mark Doyle left? Or indeed, in Mark's work with Tokyo/Fierce Angel? Here it is. This is NOT a dance compilation, it's loungy and very beachy and just Latin enough. I know they're releasing a Beach House compilation soon but this could have easily been called that. Chilled. Fabulous. GOOD. Remember how good Winter Chill 06.03 was (is!) - This is at that level. What would I change? Would delete the last 2 or 3 tracks from CD 2 because they're slightly faster. And even then, they're good. All this is missing to make it 100% fabulous is Jason Brookes' artwork but I see Kandi have realised the error of their ways and their covers are starting to look like his. Finally. Kandi get it right.


Disco Kandi 4
Disco Kandi 4

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kandi, Kandi and more Kandi (Disco is forever!), 19 July 2001
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This review is from: Disco Kandi 4 (Audio CD)
The Hed Kandi phenomenon continues unabated here with Disco Kandi 4 boogying in six months after #3 and less than two years after the original Disco Kandi. What makes the Disco series so fantastic is the commercial yet cool mix of favourite songs, guaranteeing strong sellers with good staying power.
From "Soul Heaven" to "Over you", all the guarranteed "I have to dance to this song" numbers are here.
The only real competition in an extremely crowded compilation market is from Defected, specifically their "Soul Heaven" offering, which has some overlap with Disco Kandi 4 in its content. But while strength of content is very strong in both cases, Kandi wins hands down for quality of presentation - The CDs and case are whimsical works of art in their own right, always raising a laugh or at the very least a wry smile.
If you like this you'll probably also like the Hed Kandi Summer Sampler 2001, a change from the usual "non-mixed" Kandi CDs with bits from various existing compilations including Disco Kandi 2 and 4 - Another marvel of packaging and with very cheap list price.
Congratulations Hed Kandi and Mark Doyle: Keep 'em coming and we'll keep discoing.


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