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Top Quality VISCONTI LEATHER Bum Bag Waist Fanny Pack in 4 Colours Soft Stylish (Brown)
Top Quality VISCONTI LEATHER Bum Bag Waist Fanny Pack in 4 Colours Soft Stylish (Brown)
Offered by Biggest Little Shop Online Limited
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Quality Bag, 30 Jun. 2016
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First thing I did was to sniff it. It is leather for sure!! A really nice colour in light tan with three segments. A small rectangular front section, the main compartment in the middle and a flat section at the back which is great for bank notes. Everything looks neat and it is stitched together well. No problems with zips and the pockets are all lined, although the back lining of the middle section is the divider to the flat one at the back.

I will use this bag a lot, whether for a music player and amp or for keys and money. Looks really good.


Hama HDMI 90 Degree Angled Adapter
Hama HDMI 90 Degree Angled Adapter
Price: £9.75

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a 270 degree plug not 90 degree, 18 Jun. 2016
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Nothing wrong with the plug, but just a warning. This is actually a 270 degree angled adapter, not 90. Take a close look at the shape of the plug and socket section. For my Soundbar, I needed a 90 degree and just read the description and didn't look at the picture. The way to tell is the widest part of the plug needed to be at the bottom, not the top as this picture shows. What happens is that you are unable to plug it in because it ends up facing the wrong way, so take a really good look before you buy it.

Take a look at these two plugs and you might see what I'm saying ....

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cable-Matters®-Degree-Female-Adapter/dp/B00CF4G7JC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466259722&sr=8-1&keywords=Right+angled+HDMI+adapter


Roth Sub Zero III TV Soundbar with HDMI inputs/output (ARC) Optical Analogue & Bluetooth Inputs
Roth Sub Zero III TV Soundbar with HDMI inputs/output (ARC) Optical Analogue & Bluetooth Inputs

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definite Improvementon TV Sound, 18 Jun. 2016
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Nice looking unit. A fraction too high for my TV so it had to be put on a shelf underneath the tv.

Connectivity is great. HDMI arc connection works very well and was the first I tried. Really simple. Whatever was connected to the HDMI socket can then be connected to the back of the Sub Zero and it works as normal. There's also a spare HDMI socket on the back of the unit so you gain an extra input as well.

Connection via optical also works nicely. I don't particularly care for the connection of the plug on the back of my TV so I tried it but decided to use HDMI instead. Again, it works flawlessly.

Line in with a cable. This is useful if you have an old TV with no digital out or to connect something else. I put a music player in through this.

Bluetooth connection worked nicely with my IPod Touch and is really convenient.

There are three modes. Voice, which I found really good for ...... voice ;) The bass is taken out of the sound so that there is no boom whatsoever and music seems to recede. Great for late night listening when you need to keep everything down perhaps.

Music mode bring bass in and an extended treble response. There is some mid bass bloom and voices can be a bit 'heavy' but this mode also works very well for films. I'll explain why after I describe the third sound mode.

Movie mode becomes heavier sounding because the treble of the Music mode is rolled off. This means that speech can be a little muffled and boxy. In order to clean up speech, I found that Music mode worked better.

Bass levels are quite good given that there is no sub speaker to connect. For my TV in particular, stereo separation improved dramtically.

For me, Voice mode is best for low level and speech and Music mode for films.

The connections to the unit are on the bottom. While this is great for keeping wires out of site they 'fire' downwards. This is because it is really designed to be hung on a wall. It's a nuisance because you can't use normal plugs. You have to use right angled plugs if you want to stand it in front or below the TV because it doesn't sit high enough to allow clearance. They supply a right angled HDMI connector with the unit but no lead. They do supply a stereo phono lead though!! So if you want to connect a TV box to the speaker, you need to order another right angled connector or an HDMI lead with a right angled plug if you intend to stand it up.

Because of the Movie (muffled) kind of sound and the angle of the connections, I gave the Roth 4 stars. However, for the money, it is a really good unit with great connectivity and some slight tweaking in my opinion would have warranted five stars.

Two tweaks for Roth ....

Raise speech clarity on Movie mode.
Look at the plug connections for standing the unit.

Then for me, it would be a top notch product. Not far off now though as it is


Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, AUSDOM ANC7 Wireless Over-ear Headphone Bluetooth Active Shield Headset with Mic for Handsfree Compatible with iPhone iPad Samsung Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices
Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, AUSDOM ANC7 Wireless Over-ear Headphone Bluetooth Active Shield Headset with Mic for Handsfree Compatible with iPhone iPad Samsung Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices
Offered by SprankDirect
Price: £129.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bluetooth & Noise Cancellation in One Package, 16 Jun. 2016
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The ANC7 arrived very quickly and was well packaged. An inner cardboard sleeve as well as a bag and then the case. The headphone folds flat and fits easily into the case, making it a good travelling companion. It's a good looker with its red trim and so looks pretty good if worn in public.

The use of Bluetooth means that of course, no wires are necessary but should you run out of power, then a wire is provided so that you can continue to listen as you would a normal headphone. The Bluetooth uses aptx which means lag is less than normal Bluetooth if you have an aptx sending device and also, the sound is slightly improved via this technology. The range of Bluetooth receive is extremely good. I was able to mow the lawn with the sending device up on the decking and it was reliable with no drop out. Of course, with Bluetooth, there is often a compromise as far as sound goes. The technology hasn't been able to properly match a wired headphone sound yet, but then again, you have the convenience and mobility offered by having no wires.

Sound via Bluetooth with NC off is pretty balanced. It's not a typical 'boombox' sound and it's pretty even throughout. This is a step up in sound from the m04s for sure since the bass no longer dominates the east of the spectrum. It's very good with podcast and speech since there is very little 'booming' with Mens' voices.

Turn the noise cancellation on and there is yet more likelihood of noise via the NC circuit, let alone Bluetooth. The potential for high levels of noise is more likely. A small amount of hiss is introduced with the circuit switched in and as with many NC headphones, the timbre of the ANC7 changes. This is a common thing even with more expensive options such as the Sony mdr100abn (which I also use) and the Bose QC25. With these two, we're talking a lot more money than the Ausdom headphone and still, with the NC circuits switched in, there is a 'hissing' noise introduced. Also, the timbre of both change, just like the ANC7, although the Sony changes less.

With NC switched on, the ANC7 develops a deeper bass and mids become more recessed. It's perhaps a little 'boomer'. With some music, this is an advantage but then, you also have to think about when you are likely to use noise cancellation. I switch mine in on the Sony or the Ausdom when the TV is on or obviously, if you're on a bus, train or whatever. The effect of the NC just takes out mostly bass sounds. High sounds are managed by the pads. So with it switched in, you can hear people talking, but with low noises taken out, it in effect sounds like you're in another room. Talking is not distracting.

I get a better seal with the Sony headphone, so for me, talking sounds are taken out more than with the Ausdom, but there is quite a large price difference between them. The Ausdom does well up against the Sony.

Since the NC is being used in noisy situations, it is often a good idea to boost the bass and that hiss becomes irrelevant. It's kind of false to be testing NC in a quite room so that you can hear the circuit because in real life situations, you wouldn't hear it.

I think that we need to remember that Bluetooth and noise cancellation is a compromise that allows you freedom and the ability to listen in a noisy environment without turning up too loud.

So in a quiet situation, I turn the NC off and in a noisy situation, it goes on. No problem then with hearing circuit hiss. It is at a very low level. As a test, I mowed the lawn with NC on and it worked superbly. The noise of the mower went down to a background whir and I had no need to turn up mu music loud at all. Sitting in the garden is a quiet activity, until some neighbour decides to mow or perhaps an airplane goes overhead. With NC on, this is wiped out.

I've given this headphone five stars because of its price and listening options. It is less than half the price of the Bose or Sony and does a good job. You have choices to listen with or without wire, NC on or off or even as a passive headphone. It's convenient and yes, there is a compromise in sound, but that is to be expected with this technology. The same goes for its more expensive rivals.

It depends whether you'd like to spend another £100+ than the Ausdom, so I feel that there is good value for money here and the sound is reasonable and to be honest, pretty balanced.
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Artificial Silk Medium Rose Single Stem - 65cm, Red, Medium
Artificial Silk Medium Rose Single Stem - 65cm, Red, Medium
Offered by WickedWeddings
Price: £5.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic, 10 Mar. 2016
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Looks very realistic and has a long stem, so that it is easy to cut to the required height. My wife put this rose alongside a real, dried rose and it doesn't at all look out of place.


Stool Merano Mosaic 12012 Flower stand 46 Stool square Side table
Stool Merano Mosaic 12012 Flower stand 46 Stool square Side table
Offered by DanDiBo Ambiente e.K.
Price: £19.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Robust Table, 10 Mar. 2016
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Robust table and really going to get broken easily. Relative to its width though, it is quite tall so that it might easily topple which is something that you'd need to be aware of with children aeound.


Ugreen 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio 3.5mm Stereo Jack to Jack Audio Cable - 24K Gold Plated Male to Male Stereo Aux Cable with Aluminum case for Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad, Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Sony Android Smartphones & Tablets, Microsoft Nokia Lumia Phones, Smartphones & MP3 Players 3ft, Black
Ugreen 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio 3.5mm Stereo Jack to Jack Audio Cable - 24K Gold Plated Male to Male Stereo Aux Cable with Aluminum case for Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad, Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Sony Android Smartphones & Tablets, Microsoft Nokia Lumia Phones, Smartphones & MP3 Players 3ft, Black
Offered by UGREEN GROUP LIMITED UK
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely Made, 10 Mar. 2016
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The shoulders of the plugs are narrow so that they fit nicely into recessed sockets, or through holes in cases. The cable itself is rubberised and has a slight spring to it so that it doesn't tangle easily.


Home Discount Cara Oval Clear and Frosted Glass Coffee Table
Home Discount Cara Oval Clear and Frosted Glass Coffee Table
Offered by Limitless Base
Price: £99.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely looking and rock solid, 8 Feb. 2016
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This table arrived neatly packaged in pieces and it literally took me less than 15 minutes to put it together. It didn't even need a spanner or screwdriver to get it bolted together. You start with the table top and metal rods. Everything goes over the rods and the last item hand screws tight as you like.

Then try lifting the table!! It's weighty but what really surprised me was how stable the assembly was. No rocking or movement as I turned it over before giving it a clean. It looks really nice. Is solid as a rock and all edges are rounded so there's nothing sharp.

I'm really pleased with this table and I think that it is really good value for money. Makes my front room look really posh!!! ;)


Fisual S-Flex Mini 2m 3.5mm Jack Extension Cable
Fisual S-Flex Mini 2m 3.5mm Jack Extension Cable
Offered by AudioVisual Online
Price: £8.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully made lead, 26 Jan. 2016
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This lead looks good and is well made. Cable itself is quite thin but is what I wanted, since I'm using it as the lead for a Superlux headphone, since the Superlux leads are a bit hard and inflexible. This lead is perfect for the job, since the wire itself is rubbery and flexible. No memory effect whatsoever and lies flat. Plugs are good quality with grips on the body and rubber reinforcement behind. The male plug has a thin shoulder to it will fit into those phones and dals with cases that have a restriction on the size of plug they will allow through. The female end is good and substantial as well. This is a well thought out lead.
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Bluetooth Receiver and Transmitter, JETech Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Audio Transmitter and Receiver 2-in-1 Bluetooth Adapter With 3.5mm Stereo Output for Speakers, Headphone, TV, PC, iPod, MP3 / MP4, Car Stereo and More
Bluetooth Receiver and Transmitter, JETech Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Audio Transmitter and Receiver 2-in-1 Bluetooth Adapter With 3.5mm Stereo Output for Speakers, Headphone, TV, PC, iPod, MP3 / MP4, Car Stereo and More
Offered by JEDirect UK
Price: £14.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well, 14 Nov. 2015
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Great little device that works both ways. With two, one can transmit while the other receives and you have a wireless set up. Can use it upstairs when the unit is downstairs and just about, in the garden if the unit is placed upstairs by the window.


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