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Sealskinz Men's All Season Gloves - Black, X-Large
Sealskinz Men's All Season Gloves - Black, X-Large
Price: £29.15

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well made, keeps you dry, shame they're not warmer, 30 Jan. 2016
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These are impressively waterproof and fit well, but get marks knocked off for two issues - firstly, they're not meant to be washed which means they end getting very stinky and you end up needing to wash your hands when you get to work. This seems like a bad compromise, though not an uncommon complaint with motorcycle gloves, I understand. Secondly, they don't keep your hands warm if you're cycling in wind and temperatures around freezing. Maybe I'm being too hard on them, as no glove I've found keeps my hands warm and dry in the winter.

On a more positive note, these are well made and waterproof so you can expect them to last and help make a wet ride home less unpleasant.


Twitfish® - Elegant Wood Stand For Charging Apple Watch (Compatible with ALL Sizes and Models) and iPhone 6 / 6 Plus with Cable Groove and Holes
Twitfish® - Elegant Wood Stand For Charging Apple Watch (Compatible with ALL Sizes and Models) and iPhone 6 / 6 Plus with Cable Groove and Holes
Offered by Basezip
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Neat idea and well made., 30 Jan. 2016
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This is really nice solution to having wires all over your bedside table. The build quality is good and the various holes cut into the wood are a good size and nicely finished - notably the groove cut for holding your phone is big enough to accommodate the phone in a case (mine lives in a quad lock case, for reference).


simplehuman Code V Plastic Custom Fit Bin Liner, Pack of 60
simplehuman Code V Plastic Custom Fit Bin Liner, Pack of 60
Price: £10.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, these are expensive., 30 Jan. 2016
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Yeah, they're expensive, but then you just dropped all that money on the bin they go in, so stop complaining. These bin bags are well designed, hardy and well packaged - they come out one at a time and there's a little tab that pokes out when you're running low). They're great.


Withings Smart Body Analyzer - Black
Withings Smart Body Analyzer - Black
Price: £99.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another step towards the quantified self, 30 Jan. 2016
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Another product where you've gotta be happy with the price - either you are or you aren't. It's a set of scales - a well-designed and simple to use set of scales which integrates nicely with the other Withings devices/ app (and places nicely with AppleHealth). But it's an expensive set of scales. So yeah.

Set up is very easy, measurements are reliably consistent and even without the app will give you an on-the-spot guide as to how much weight you have lost or gained since the last weigh-in.


Quad Lock Belt Clip Smartphone Holder QLM-BLT-2
Quad Lock Belt Clip Smartphone Holder QLM-BLT-2

5.0 out of 5 stars A hardy and novel belt clip, 30 Jan. 2016
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I eats given the quad lock bike mount as a present and it worked so well I invested in the running armband and the belt clip. If you can face being one of those dorks with their phone on a belt mounted holder (I can) it works very, very well. The quad lock system holds the phone in place and allows for either a portrait or landscape orientation. The clip is easy enough to attach to a belt and to remove at the end of the day and it stays in place whilst you're walking around. As a side note the case for the phone (not supplied with this clip) is excellent as well - does a good job of protecting the phone and the poncho that comes with it provides excellent waterproof protection. If you've got an iPhone and want a novel and well designed method of clipping your phone to your bike or your belt I'd recommend this system.


Stainless Steel Tea Strainer with Anti Slip Handles - 0.5mm Micro Filter - Black
Stainless Steel Tea Strainer with Anti Slip Handles - 0.5mm Micro Filter - Black
Offered by The Tea Makers of London
Price: £10.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well, 30 Jan. 2016
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Works well, doesn't leave an aftertaste on the tea - even with more subtle blends. I use it for brewing jasmine green tea and the pores on the strainer are a perfect size to allow the tea to brew nicely without any smaller particles ending up in the bottom of the tea pot.


BiC Cristal Medium Ball Pen - Black, Pack of 10
BiC Cristal Medium Ball Pen - Black, Pack of 10
Price: £1.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Yup, it's a biro, 28 Jan. 2016
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Why are you reading a review of a bic biro? You've got better things you can do with your life, I'm sure.


The Tea Makers of London Natural Chinese Jasmine Green Loose Leaf Tea 125 g Caddy
The Tea Makers of London Natural Chinese Jasmine Green Loose Leaf Tea 125 g Caddy
Price: £7.45

4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleasant, 28 Jan. 2016
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Delicious tea to try if you're in the market for something a bit different. I make it in a cheap and cheerful ceramic tea pot and a metal infuser I bought on Amazon. Just make sure the water is off the boil (helpfully there are steeping instructions on the side of the cylinder). You don't need much and the package has lasted quite a while even with regular usage.


Alcatel ONETOUCH IDOL 3 (5.5) SIM-Free Smartphone - Dark Grey
Alcatel ONETOUCH IDOL 3 (5.5) SIM-Free Smartphone - Dark Grey
Price: £179.05

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice device at a nice price., 28 Jan. 2016
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This is a nice android phone, if you're looking for something a bit different from the nexus and Galaxy line-up. Good battery life, good (though not award winning) camera and an almost stock android experience. Also of note, the service they provide for replacing cracked screens is surprisingly easy to use if you're in need of it, and reasonably priced.

Given my experiences with the phone vs. The floor, I'd recommend getting a case - the lovely screen coming to the edge of the body and the not-plasticky-feeling back can make it feel a little slippery at times.


Large Laundry Basket Bag Bin Storage Hamper for all Colour Washing 3 Compartment (Ivory White)
Large Laundry Basket Bag Bin Storage Hamper for all Colour Washing 3 Compartment (Ivory White)
Offered by Popamazing
Price: £8.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and well-made, 28 Jan. 2016
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Sturdy build and a helpful way to make your laundry a bit less complicated - saves having to dig through a stinky laundry hamper to organise a load.


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