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Philips GC1020/70 EasySpeed Steam Iron with 70 g Steam Boost, 0.2 Litre, 1800 W, Green
Philips GC1020/70 EasySpeed Steam Iron with 70 g Steam Boost, 0.2 Litre, 1800 W, Green
Price: £19.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Light and Efficient, 12 April 2015
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I haven't used a conventional iron for a while, having discovered the joys of steam generators. My favourites of those is a Philips so I decided to try one of their conventional irons.

The first thing that struck me was how light it is. Would it do a good job of ironing my clothes? The answer is most definitely Yes. Even thick clothing such as jeans were smoothly ironed with little effort.

The water tank is quite small. On the plus side, this means that it doesn't take long to heat up. On the minus side, you will need to refill it if you have a massive pile of ironing to do.

This is an ideal iron for someone living alone with limited space. I still prefer my steam generator but as conventional irons go, I am pleased with its performance over a small amount of ironing. For the price, I don't think you will find better.


Einhell TE-AP 18 Li solo Power X-Change 18 V Lithium Cordless Reciprocating Saw
Einhell TE-AP 18 Li solo Power X-Change 18 V Lithium Cordless Reciprocating Saw
Price: £48.68

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy, 12 April 2015
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This is a solidly built tool that runs on Lithium Ion battery so there are no cables to get in the way or slice through. The battery fully charged within a couple of hours. It comes with a wood cutting blade only, although other blades are available. The blade is quite small but did a good job of cutting through a 4 inch square wooden post. It certainly beats using a hand saw.

The blade fits quite easily. You just twist the socket, insert the blade and let go. Check it's secure and you're ready to go.

The saw is comfortable to hold and use and is well balanced. There is a guard at the top of the blade to ensure you don't have any accidents.

The saw is part of a series of tools that share a charger and battery. Whilst this is a good idea in that you don't have to keep loads of different chargers and batteries for different tools which could lead to confusion and loss, it should be noted that the saw does not come supplied with either charger or battery. Although the Product information states that a battery is not required, in fact it is as there is no power cord on the saw itself.

This is a very useful tool to have around, especially if you use other power tools covered in the range and you don't want lots of different chargers cluttering up the place.


Philosophy Bites Again
Philosophy Bites Again
by David Edmonds
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.68

4.0 out of 5 stars Bite Size, 4 April 2015
This review is from: Philosophy Bites Again (Hardcover)
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This is what I call a good "toilet book" in that the chapters are short enough to read when visiting the smallest room. Each chapter is based on a podcast, with the text adapted to take account of errors or for clarification.

The topics are interesting, covering everyday topics. Even so, I found it hard to follow at times, probably more a reflection of me that the talents of the philosophers being interviewed. It should be noted that the opinions on each topic are of one person and not a discussion between different philosophers so you don't get a balanced argument.

Overall I found the book interesting and one I can dip into without feeling that I need to read the whole thing in order.


Nero Video Premium 2 (PC)
Nero Video Premium 2 (PC)
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The best CD/DVD writing software, 4 April 2015
This review is from: Nero Video Premium 2 (PC) (CD-ROM)
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Nero has a history of producing first class disc writing software, regularly updating to take account of new technology. This version will be familiar to anyone already using an earlier version.

It's really only worth buying if you don't already own Nero or need the ability to write 4K video or have a new Blu Ray writer. Having said that, this is, in my opinion, the best software to use. It is easy enough for beginners to use whilst versatile enough for more experienced users to tailor it to their needs.


Mr. Beams MB702 Wireless Motion-Sensing Mini Stick-Anywhere LED Nightlights, Small, White, 2-Pack
Mr. Beams MB702 Wireless Motion-Sensing Mini Stick-Anywhere LED Nightlights, Small, White, 2-Pack
Price: £18.11

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average, 19 Mar. 2015
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These come in a handy pack of two and are quite small in size so will be quite discreet. They work well as intended, effectively detecting movement and switching on the light. They also only come on in poor light which saves battery life.

The light produced is small, not near enough to fully illuminate even a small room. However, they light enough at least to see. I think they would be most useful during a power cut.

I am disappointed that batteries are not included. Battery operated products usually have a set included these days. Each light uses 4 AAA batteries so the cost of these needs to be accounted for.


Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleansing 252 Wipes Family Pack
Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleansing 252 Wipes Family Pack
Price: £9.60

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 11 Mar. 2015
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Dettol wipes make it so much easier to clean toilets and other household surfaces. Although I cannot scientifically verify the claim that they kill 99.9% of germs, I have used Dettol products for many years and have no reason to doubt it.

What I particularly like is the lack of any smell (can't stand flowery smelling cleaning products). Also, they are strong and I can wipe a significant surface area with one cleaning wipe. They are good value, bearing in mind that each of the three packs is larger than the average supermarket packet.


Igenix IG8750 Mini Food Chopper 200 W - White
Igenix IG8750 Mini Food Chopper 200 W - White
Price: £16.80

3.0 out of 5 stars Good for some things, 8 Mar. 2015
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This machine worked well for small items such as mushrooms. It struggled to cope with peppers and onions, even when pre-chopped into smaller chunks as it left the outsides unchopped, even when put back in for a second go.

Instructions are poor and the motor unit does not lock into place as stated, so you have to keep your hand firmly on the top when in use.

Cleaning is easy as the blade unit lifts out of the container making it easy to wipe around without fear of cutting yourself (to be fair to the instructions, they do warn you that the blade is sharp and to be careful when you wash this part).

it will be trial and error to find out which items chop well in this machine. For those that do, it is very good but for others such as onions, it may be easier to do it manually.


Reasons to Stay Alive
Reasons to Stay Alive
by Matt Haig
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for anyone affected by depression, 8 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Reasons to Stay Alive (Hardcover)
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This is an invaluable book for anyone who has been affected by depression or anxiety either as a sufferer or as a partner, friend or close relative of a sufferer.

The author writes in a matter of fact style, at no time wanting the reader to feel sorry for him. There is a lot of humour in the book, some of it quite dark. It is not a book that he could have written when he was in depression's greatest grip but he does offer a lot of encouragement to those who are suffering. In particular he is careful to say that although life will get better, not to expect miracles. Although this is written 14 years after his lowest point, he does not consider himself to be completely free of the affliction. However, he has developed ways to handle it and he has a positive outlook for the future.

The book is divided into parts covering how the depression manifested itself and its symptoms, how he addressed the issues, and how he copes now and in the future. Each chapter is between 1 - 4 pages (one or two slightly longer) and although quite humorous in places, he is quite open and is not afraid to tell it like it is . Some chapters relate to episodes in his life. Others are hints and tips or lists (e.g. some of the things people say when they discover you have depression). He is keen to point out that mental illness affects people in different ways and this book is his own experience. However, by sharing his story, he is letting you know that you are not alone and that things can get better.

It is entertaining and at the same time, makes you think. An excellent read.


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: £352.00

2 of 4 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: £9.99

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.


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