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Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-13Q 15.6-inch Notebook (Satin Gold) - AMD A8-6410 2.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 8.1, Skullcandy Audio
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-13Q 15.6-inch Notebook (Satin Gold) - AMD A8-6410 2.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 8.1, Skullcandy Audio
Price: £399.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 16 Feb. 2015
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This is a good all round laptop that will cope adequately with most applications and games (although you may need to turn the graphics down a notch for recent blockbusters). For the price you get a lot of power.

It is stylish in design with a streamlined silver casing. The large widescreen display is sharp and clear and the sound is pretty good for a laptop, ideal if you don't want to wear headphones. Whilst the case is large as befits a 15.6" screen, it is also quite shallow which makes it easier to carry round that many similar size laptops. Having said that, I would recommend a carry case.

We initially had a problem in that BBC iplayer didn't work at first but the first update rectified that.

I'm very pleased with this laptop and I think you will struggle to get a better one for the price.


London Pottery 2 Cup Globe Teapot Rockingham Brown
London Pottery 2 Cup Globe Teapot Rockingham Brown
Offered by Harts Of Stur
Price: £9.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 16 Feb. 2015
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I am very happy with this teapot, bought to replace a broken one. It is difficult to get hold of traditional teapots like this in the stores, particularly small ones, so I was pleased to see this listed. It is of excellent quality and so far I haven't had any problems with drips. One thing though, the two cups refers to two smallish traditional teacups. If, like me, you like a mug, it will comfortably hold enough tea for one. This is normal though so no stars docked for that.


Dettol Power and Fresh Citrus Zest Spray 750 ml (Pack of 3)
Dettol Power and Fresh Citrus Zest Spray 750 ml (Pack of 3)
Price: £10.36

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Cleaning Spray, 16 Feb. 2015
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This is a step up from the regular Dettol multi surface cleaner in that it claims to clean up grease and burnt on stains. For regular cleaning it works just as well. I have to take their word on the germ killing claims but I have been using the regular Dettol cleaner for years without complaints. It also cleans up fresh greasy deposits effectively. For dried on stains on the cooker top, while it did work after several good scrubs, I found that it was not as effective as Cillit Bang.

What I like about Dettol spray is that with some other sprays, it is as much of a job to get rid of the residue from the spray whereas with Dettol, it doesn't leave a visible residue. Also the smell is pleasant and not overpowering.

Overall a good product.


Black Belt Kakuro: 150 Puzzles (Martial Arts Kakuro)
Black Belt Kakuro: 150 Puzzles (Martial Arts Kakuro)
by Conceptis Puzzles
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Challenging, 6 Feb. 2015
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Excellent collection of puzzles for people who have mastered the puzzles printed in the papers and want a bigger challenge. The puzzles are difficult but can all be solved with logic,


Air Wick Freshmatic Max Refill Lush Hideaways 250 ml (Pack of 4)
Air Wick Freshmatic Max Refill Lush Hideaways 250 ml (Pack of 4)
Price: £19.96

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let me start by saying that I don't like (artificial) flowery smells and would prefer not to have ..., 5 Feb. 2015
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Let me start by saying that I don't like (artificial) flowery smells and would prefer not to have an air freshener than to have that kind of smell. However, the scents in this pack are quite fruity and I have to say that they are quite pleasant. There is a slight artificialness about it but I find it bearable. Using this in the toilet, certainly improves the ambience after a visit.

Setting the machine to the lowest setting (every 32 minutes) makes it last approx. 2 months (from experience of other refills in the range). Personally, I would prefer an even lower setting so I end up switching it off and only switching it on when required. They're not cheap but a pack of four does last up to 8 months, and with the scents alternating, at least you don't get fed up with the same one all the time.


Igenix Upright/ Flat Fan Heater, 2000 Watt, White
Igenix Upright/ Flat Fan Heater, 2000 Watt, White
Price: £19.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Compact and effective secondary heater, 30 Jan. 2015
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The heater is quite compact (about a foot wide) and will easily store away when not in use.

In use, it warms up quickly, with the higher setting comfortably warming a small room. The thermostat is a good power saving function as the heater will cut out when the selected temperature is reached (although there are no settings printed on the dial so it is a bit hit and miss at first). It does give off a bit of a smell at first. The manual says that this is normal and to be fair it does disappear after a few uses.

It is not designed as a main source of heating but if you need a quick burst of heat, it will perform this task well. I would hesitate to use the cool setting because as far as I can ascertain, it just cools the existing stale air and blows it around. It isn't an air conditioner and, for the price, I wouldn't expect it to be.

This is ideal for someone in a small house or a flat who just wants to heat one room.


Philips HP3621 200w InfraCare Lamp
Philips HP3621 200w InfraCare Lamp
Price: £35.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Really Works!!!, 25 Jan. 2015
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This lamp provides heat therapy for aches and pains in muscles and joints. It is quite compact in size about a foot high and 8 inches wide (or 30cm by 20cm for those of you who are not dinosaurs like me!). It is also surprisingly light.

Control is easy. Just plug it in and switch it on. It then provides sufficient heat to assist with alleviating pain without ever getting unbearably hot (as long as you sit the recommended distance away). It warms up to maximum heat gradually although you can start using it as soon as you switch it on. It can be used for up to 15 minutes at a time. You can adjust the angle of the lamp. This is quite stiff to do but it does mean that it remains in place.

In use, I found that it really helped with neck and shoulder pain. It won't cure it, it's not designed to. What it does do is give relief for a while and in this respect it works well.

It is important to read the safety instruction, in particular, avoiding looking into the lamp and heeding the recommendations for maximum usage time and distance from the lamp.

I am impressed with the results from using the lamp and will continue to use it regularly. Highly recommended.


Philips Sonicare HX9331/04 DiamondClean Rechargeable Toothbrush White
Philips Sonicare HX9331/04 DiamondClean Rechargeable Toothbrush White
Price: £125.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Toothbrush, 24 Jan. 2015
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I really like this toothbrush. I have been used to Braun Oral B toothbrushes recently and have been very pleased with them but this one takes brushing to a new level.

The first thing thing that strikes one is the design, not only of the toothbrush but of the whole package. The inclusion of a glass toothmug is a nice touch but it is not just for show but also acts as a charger. The glass sits on a charging unit and the toothbrush charges by just resting in the glass. Helpfully they have also included a stylish and strong carry case which is also a charging unit, ideal for travelling.

The cleaning process is comfortable, if a little tickly at first, although you soon get used to it. Rather than rotating a la Braun toothbrushes, the head vibrates against the teeth. This means that it isn't as abrasive. The different settings are useful as well, including a sensitive setting so if you have had problems using electric toothbrushes previously because of sensitive teeth or gums, this may suit you better. It also eases you into using it by reducing the strength of the brushing for the first 8 times, increasing slightly each use until it reaches full strength.

After brushing, I find that my mouth has a refreshed feel and it certainly feels clean.

I have marked down toothbrushes in the past for slow charging and low battery life between charges. This isn't perfect but is a marked improvement. A full charge takes about 18 hours and you do get more uses before a recharge us needed compared to my previous brushes.

This isn't cheap and neither are the replacement heads (only one is provided) but is is a very good toothbrush.


Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Stylus - Black
Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Stylus - Black
Price: £24.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Stylus I have used, 23 Jan. 2015
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This is a well built stylus consisting of a sturdy metal case at the end of which is a sharp point protected by a plastic disc that swivels freely allowing precise positioning on the screen. Unlike most styli that use rubber tips, this one allows far greater accuracy.

It is comfortable to hold and is great for writing and drawing on the screen, especially with handwriting recognition software, which I have always found a bit hit and miss in the past. In addition, many games require greater precision than is possible with a normal stylus. I found for example GTA III a lot easier to control/

It remains to be seen how long the plastic disc remains attached but it does come with a screw on cap to protect it when not in use. I do wish more cases came with a stylus holder but if you do need to keep it in a pocket, at least the cap will keep it safe.

This stylus has been well thought out and designed and is a pleasure to use.


MiGear ExtremeX 1080p Wi-Fi Action Camera
MiGear ExtremeX 1080p Wi-Fi Action Camera
Price: £99.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but limited, 22 Jan. 2015
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This is a reasonably good quality camera with a very limited use. The idea of being able to fix it to a bike to take videos on the move is a good one, particularly with the wide angle lens, and the bracket to fix it is sturdy, as is the clear plastic casing around the camera.

However there are shortcomings. First of all, the small size of the camera means that there is no viewscreen. What is more incredible though is that it also does not have an old fashioned viewfinder so that you cannot see what you are taking which makes taking still photos difficult. They get round this by supplying an app for phones and tablets. This works well when the phone is in a fixed position (e.g. mounted on a bike) but you can't hold a phone in one hand and take a photo with the other. You might as well use the camera on the phone!

The second problem is that the app connects to the camera via Wi-Fi. Given that the idea is to use the camera in all terrain activities, where are you going to get a Wi-Fi signal? Maybe Bluetooth would work better.

Other niggles are that it took me ages to work out how to get the plastic case off. Better instructions would have helped. Also the buttons are quite hard to press down, particularly with the case on, which could increase camera shake on still photos.

Having said all that, the quality of the output is good and clear. I would recommend this for users who want to attach it to the front of a bike to capture their adventures but for few other purposes.


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