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BaByliss for Men 7890U i-stubble Trimmer
BaByliss for Men 7890U i-stubble Trimmer

1.0 out of 5 stars Died after 8 months - don't waste your money, 11 July 2014
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Was alright when it worked, but stopped charging after about 3 months, meaning it had to be used with a wall plug, then died definitively after 8. No misuse or banging around (I see a ton of other people have had the same thing with this product)

Back to my old faithful Wahl clippers: not so slick, but with the distinct advantage of actually working!

Seriously, don't waste your cash on this - you're pretty much renting it for a few months before it dies.


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1.0 out of 5 stars broke after 3 runs, 11 Jun. 2014
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Do not waste your money on this!

The velcro peeled of the neoprene, just caught it in time before my Note 3 hit the road.

Tried fixing it with a glue gun, which kind of worked, but then the neoprene itself ripped around the velcro.

This is not fit for purpose - do not buy!


Smudgeguard 2 Black L
Smudgeguard 2 Black L
Offered by didecaf
Price: £29.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Massively geeky, but very effective, 16 May 2014
This is quite possibly the geek-iest thing I 've ever bought, but it really does work.

I use it for digital drawing with my Thinkpad Yoga, which has a Wacom digitiser with a pen, using Manga Studio.

It stops you from accidentally pressing on-screen buttons and making accidental marks on your image.

Also it allows you to make much smoother lines as the side of your hand doesn't drag on the screen, which is especially important in summer when tablets/pcs get hotter (the Wacom Companion gets way hotter than the Thinkpad Yoga btw). This makes drawing on a screen a lot less tiring.

I bought it online from the maker for 16 euros (including postage from the US). There's a print-able size chart on there which worked perfectly for me.

One tip though - they are very easily lost (being a small, black, sock-like thing), so I've just ordered my second one as it's really that good.


Eastpak Unisex-Adult Kruizer S Laptop Bag - EK03006A Coat Black
Eastpak Unisex-Adult Kruizer S Laptop Bag - EK03006A Coat Black
Offered by AMB-Mode
Price: £45.51

1.0 out of 5 stars Right hand bias, not unsuitable for lefties or anyone who wants to switch shoulders, 13 April 2014
Bought this, then realised the padding for this only works when bag slung over left shoulder, meaning it's not good for lefties, or anyone who wants to switch shoulders to alternate the weight.

Rubbish design, lost receipt, so 70 euros down the drain.


MEElectronics DD53P-BK M Duo Dual Dynamic Driver Earphone with Inline Mic and Remote
MEElectronics DD53P-BK M Duo Dual Dynamic Driver Earphone with Inline Mic and Remote
Price: £39.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality for the price: MEElectonics - can you make a triple driver version now please!!!, 6 Feb. 2014
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Was a bit dubious about whether you could really get a decent dual driver in-ear headphone for 55 pounds, but in fact it's the real deal.

Of course a triple/quad driver headphone is better sounding, but they start at 300 pounds, and as someone who got such expensive headphones stolen (Madrid is riddled with pickpockets), these make a lot more sense for on the way to the pub/beach usage.

Lovely sounding things, great bass as expected, highs nice and clear. As many others have pointed out, it is indeed a "v-shaped" sound, somewhat missing for mids, but not bad. A decent graphic equaliser (Poweramp on Android in my case) works wonders.

I bought these because the (inexplicably highly recommended) RHA600's I bought were dull and muddy sounding. If you're considering those, don't - these are miles better.

So MEElectronics - if you do read peoples' feedback on these reviews, keep up the good work and please please please make a triple driver version of these - if you can do that for around a 100 pounds, then I will buy them in a flash!
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Feb 6, 2014 5:59 PM GMT


RHA MA600 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphone - 3 year warranty
RHA MA600 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphone - 3 year warranty
Offered by R H A
Price: £49.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars underwhelming: poor quality sound - go for MMElectronics DD53P instead, 10 Jan. 2014
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I had high hopes for these, and I really wanted to like them. They are indeed very well made, packaged and presented (would make a lovely looking gift perceived value-wise).

Sadly the company seems to have spent all their budget on style over substance. The sound is dull and muddy and lacking any real clarity or precision.

More future landfill to lurk at the back of the drawer. Save your cash and put it towards better kit.

Update: recently got the MEElectronics DD53P instead, 55 pounds, dual driver, and are superb, available from Amazon UK - far superior sound.
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Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Stylus for iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone, & Kindle Fire - Gun Metal
Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Stylus for iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone, & Kindle Fire - Gun Metal
Offered by Premium Lifestyle
Price: £15.60

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work: don't waste your cash, 2 Jan. 2014
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Trying to use this with my Nexus 7 (2013) and an Acer Iconia: neither works. It misses touches, breaks up lines. I cannot understand why people are recommending this when it simply doesn't work.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Smartphone - Black
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Smartphone - Black
Offered by Electronics Monster
Price: £392.77

22 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally caved in: excellent phone, but still seriously annoyed about region-lock, 3 Oct. 2013
So after slating this phone for its region lock, and having yet another phone nicked, I decided to get this (ordered from Amazon Spain for 500 euros, no problem with grey imports) as I really missed the pen thing (I owned the first 2 models).

I am still really irritated by the region lock thing: I travel around Asia every year and it's annoying that I'll have to go to a Samsung service centre to get it unlocked (to be fair there are a fair few of them in central Bangkok, but it's still a couple of hours out of my holiday wasted).

Anyway, getting to the phone, it is absolutely awesome: it's running KitKat no problem, and is so smooth, it never misses a beat - really, zero lag, apps open really fast etc.

I got rid of the Touch-Wiz interface by installing Nova Launcher, which allows for pretty much total customisation of the interface, but still keeps the good Samsung stuff underneath.

The camera gets the job done, won't set the world on fire, but at 13 megapixels you still have a bit of margin for cropping out the bits you want. Low-light is certainly not good, but slightly less rubbish than the Note 2 was.

The screen is wonderful, bright and saturated: photos and videos look lovely.

Sound is pretty good using decent headphones directly plugged into jack socket, but you can also use a headphone amp (Fiio e17 in my case) along with an OTG cable to play via the USB port, and then you get amazing sound (use with PowerAmp app).

USB 3 is nice, means that transferring files is less painful.

Comes with 2 years of 50gb of DropBox, which is remarkably handy.

Apart from that, it's pretty much the same issues as the older models: the size may put you off, but for me it's just so nice to be able to use FlipBoard or browse the web and not squint.

People are surprised by its light weight when they pick it up, so that's good.

The battery works very well, keeps you going all day, and of course you can get a spare battery very cheaply for long-haul flights etc. - charging is very fast via the USB 3 cable, it seems to take about 2 hours to fully charge, which is nice.

All in all, now it's down to 400 pounds/500 euros, it represents excellent value for money - it's still one of the most powerful phones on the market today.

The region lock thing still gets my goat, but I have to admit I really love this phone.

------------(original review for sake of transparency)------------

region lock! - why Samsung, why???

As owner of unlocked versions of Note 1 and Note 2 (recently stolen), I have been waiting eagerly for this. Now it turns out it's region locked, even if you do activate it with a local SIM card initially.

As a frequent traveller this is a total deal-breaker.

I always buy unlocked phones, and I don't mind paying a premium for it in exchange for the freedom it offers: this makes it totally pointless.

Am buying the Sony Xperia Z1 instead - who knew that Sony would end up being the less restrictive/controlling company!

Do not buy this phone - Samsung totally dropped the ball with this restriction and need to learn a lesson from it.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Oct 8, 2013 4:33 PM BST


Samsung Ativ S Case Samsung Ativ S Silicone Gel Cover (Black)
Samsung Ativ S Case Samsung Ativ S Silicone Gel Cover (Black)
Offered by Yousave Accessories

1.0 out of 5 stars what is the point of this?, 19 Sept. 2013
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The Ativ S is a shiny and slippery phone. I bought this to protect it from drops, and so it would grip more.

It is really hard plastic, so won't protect from shocks, and it glossy, so it does nothing to stop it slipping.

Useless.


Samsung ATIV S 16GB Sim Free Windows Phone - Aluminium Silver
Samsung ATIV S 16GB Sim Free Windows Phone - Aluminium Silver

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value smartphone: WP8 is really not so bad !, 15 Sept. 2013
Bought this on Amazon Spain for 200 euros SIM-free, which is superb value for what is essentially a Galaxy S3 (though to be fair it is dual core, rather than quad-core).

Pros:

Value for money: superb.
Operating system: Windows phone 8 is beautiful from a design perspective.
Smoothness: none of the stuttering or jerkiness you often see when scrolling around, even in top-end in Android phones
Screen: lovely quality, good viewing angles
Battery: replaceable, lasts a full day easily
Memory: expansion via SD card
Build/look: lovely well made little thing

So-so's:

Apps: not a vast range, but the main ones are covered
Camera: not bad at all - not going to set the world on fire, but totally acceptable

Cons:

No Flash support (so you miss out on news site videos, as well as BBC radio when outside the UK as you can't use i-Player)
No FLAC support, so stuck with low-res music files
Yahoo mail is horrible to set up: for 2 days it was constantly refreshing, until it settled down - now works great
Slippery: the back casing makes it super-slippery needs a silicone cover, shame to cover it up though

Conclusion:

Very pleased with this phone in bangs-for-buck terms. Most of its cons are inherent to WP8, not to the phone itself.

I bought this as a backup phone while waiting for this autumns next-gen flagship Android devices, but am starting to think about keeping it as my main phone: very pleasantly surprised by this little gem.


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