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Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor with Bluetooth Smart and ANT Connectivity - Blue
Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor with Bluetooth Smart and ANT Connectivity - Blue
Price: £47.30

4.0 out of 5 stars It's a great product but you need to know the options..., 27 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
First and foremost I think the problem this device faces is that people aren't quite sure what it is. I will try to explain.
- It's JUST a cadence sensor. It literally only captures cadence and sends it by ant or bluetooth to a bluetooth compatible phone or an ant compatible device
- It seems to work better with phones than with ant+ devices. We had little luck on the latter but it works great with the wahoo app
- if you cycle outside it's technically all you need because the wahoo app on your phone will use GPS to track speed, distance and then retrieve cadence data from this device
- if you cycle indoors then this device is not ideal as you can't track speed.
- It's a very modular system - this is just one part. You can also buy:-
- RFLKT or RFLKT+ to show the data from this device/other devices on your bike
- TICKR, TICKR RUN or TICKR X to record heart rate, also cadence on the latter two and some other posh stats
- BLUESC - to record speed and cadence on a bike. This is where it gets sticky you see. This device only does cadence but the BLUESC which I own, does both.

I have been using the wahoo app since around xmas, and it's been improving in leaps and bounds - now on the latest android beta - you have to opt in to beta test currently - has graphs. All versions can upload to runkeeper strava, mapmyride, garmin and so on.

So- how to summarise, well, if you have a garmin or whatever then it would seem this device will frustrate you - it might work, it might not. If you have an android or iphone, it will work perfectly. If you want a modular system for your bike to ride outside then this is a good basis to start from, but you might seriously want to consider the not much more expensive but slightly harder to fit (you have to take a pedal off!) BLUESC from wahoo. You might also wish to buy a TICKR chest strap too. Once you have this, it opens up a whole new world of data to analyse.

Why four stars? Well I just happen to think the BLUESC is a better purchase for most people.


Wahoo Blue SC Cycling Speed and Cadence Sensor for iPhone and Android
Wahoo Blue SC Cycling Speed and Cadence Sensor for iPhone and Android
Offered by save4shop
Price: £47.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Works great on android, 18 Feb. 2015
I have the android version and I can report that it works just fine. I use it in conjunction with tickr and rflkt and they all connect every time and I rarely (literally once) experience connection drops (and it did reconnect after a second).
The android app is still in its infancy but it's not a major issue because you can export the workout to another app, in my case runkeeper but also strava, mapmyride, garmin connect are available. You can even export to CSV if you're into that kind of thing.
Having the cadence and speed is handy as cadence wouldnt be recorded with a normal speedo but also if you use things like runkeeper on a bike it cant keep up with speed on GPS alone - if you've ever tried you'll know what I mean - your bike magnet speedo will be telling you you just peaked at 34mph but the GPS on runkeeper will be doing a rolling 10 second average telling you 20mph because you just stopped at traffic lights. With this thing you get instantaneous speed as its magnet based too.
Highly recommend.


Aussie Shower Gel Body Wash Mega Watt 250 ml - Pack of 6
Aussie Shower Gel Body Wash Mega Watt 250 ml - Pack of 6
Price: £17.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Smelling But Not Overpowering., 16 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I like the smell of this shower gel. It has a fresh, fruity, almost bubblegum scent that is not too overpowering. I found it didn't lather up as much as some other shower gels, but it did feel like it made you skin nice a clean and ready to start your day. It comes in a nice click tab opening bottle, which is good as its less likely to spill if you are taking it with you to the gym and didn't feel overly packaged. Its good if you like the brand and the scent.


AmiGami Dog and Doghouse Set
AmiGami Dog and Doghouse Set
Price: £15.56

4.0 out of 5 stars A good construction/craft toy suited to holidays and trips away perhaps.., 14 Feb. 2015
This review is from: AmiGami Dog and Doghouse Set (Toy)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The toy has nothing really to do with origami. I thought it's important to mention that!
The basic idea is you get a plastic dog with very angular features that looks a bit like an origami dog but is in fact a plastic molded toy. It comes with a "house" which looks more like a bridge for it to sit under to me but hey. The set comes with a LOT of thin card pieces you push out and this is what you use to decorate the dog and its house. There are small pink pegs that act as plugs and each piece of pushed out card has a hole correspondingly. Theres a "curling tool" which is a plastic rod essentially, you could equally use a pencil.

It's quite flexible, meaning you can very much put the pieces wherever you want, combine them, go freestyle, and it does inspire the imagination in a way that most cheap toys don't these days. I'd probably class it as a construction toy because of that.

However the big downside is that unlike most construction toys - once the paper is used it's done and that's quite likely to be that. So it's more like a craft toy in that respect.

I think it's pretty good though - especially suited as a toy you might take with you to amuse a child when travelling or visiting a relative. Because I think it will be one of those "temporary toys" if you know what I mean.


HooToo® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 3-Port HUB w/ Gigabit Ethernet Port (2-in-1, LED Indicator, Universal Compatibility, Aluminum) -Silver
HooToo® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 3-Port HUB w/ Gigabit Ethernet Port (2-in-1, LED Indicator, Universal Compatibility, Aluminum) -Silver
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £80.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Innovative idea, and actually sometimes works with android too!, 13 Feb. 2015
There's no shortage out there of USB hubs, this one is a little different. Apart from the good build construction and compact sensible well thought out design (some models have ports sticking out every direction which isn't that practical!), this model has on the very end, an ethernet port. It's gigabit ethernet so it will be an upgrade for some older PCs with 10/100 LAN ports. It will also replace a broken port on a PC or laptop. I guess some PCs might not have ethernet at all, although I'm not sure how common this is.
I personally still use ethernet for every device I can. Wireless is still somewhat unreliable especially in old brick houses with lots of solid brick walls, and internal wifi cards with tiny aerials behind metal shielding. The only things I've never managed to connect to ethernet are my android tablets and phones. Well, let me tell you about that. I plugged this adaptor into my asus transformer prime (TF201) and would you believe it, the ethernet and usb all worked. Once I turned on the new "ethernet" option in settings>connections, I could surf the internet wired! Amazing. Now - it won't work on all androids. I know this because I tried it with a USB-to-go adaptor on my phone, and only the USB ports on the hub worked, not the ethernet. So it was a usb hub only on the phone. Which isn't that bad really. I could use a mouse on both devices which is an odd thing to do on a phone but it works.
I suspect the ethernet functionality on android probably depends on whether you're running stock android or a manufacturer meddled version, the TF201 uses pretty much stock, but my phone runs some sony fiddled about with version.
On neither PC nor android did I have to install any adaptors. It just worked.

So in summary - if you have a tablet with USB, this will most likely work as a usb hub and you might just get lucky like I did and find it works as a gigabit ethernet too. On windows it works perfectly too. Build is great, looks strong and practical, a definite thumbs up from me!


[Most Powerful Car Charger Ever] iClever® Multi Port USB Car Charger with SmartID Technology (33W/6.6A 3-Port) for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4; iPad 5, Air, 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy Tablets, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Note 3, 2; Motorola Droid RAZR; HTC One X V S; Android Tablets, Nokia and More --- Gray
[Most Powerful Car Charger Ever] iClever® Multi Port USB Car Charger with SmartID Technology (33W/6.6A 3-Port) for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4; iPad 5, Air, 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy Tablets, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Note 3, 2; Motorola Droid RAZR; HTC One X V S; Android Tablets, Nokia and More --- Gray
Offered by Elecsmart
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic build quality!, 11 Feb. 2015
As has been mentioned already in other reviews - the picture doesn't do this product justice. The build quality is well above expectation.
The top part (grey) is actually metal - aluminium I believe. This will help disperse heat too, I imagine converting 12v to 5v @ 6.6amps will generate a non negligible amount of heat, if you're running it at full whack, which I don't even have the equipment to do - most of my devices don't charge with nearly that high current.
You should check that your car accessory socket can handle the current, it will be around 3 amps at 12 volts, but if you can run one of those fridges then this will be no problem at all.
The end is spring loaded which a lot of them aren't, the spring is essential to give enough pressure to contact properly and also to prevent it coming out every time you drive over a speed bump.
Performance is fine - it works perfectly for me. To be able to charge more than one device at a time prevents the "charger war" that would previously have happened in a car with more than one passenger. Everyone can charge their phones now - well, three people can, anyway.


Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick - 4.2 g, Really Red
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick - 4.2 g, Really Red
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Really Red Colour!, 11 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I love the colour of this lipstick ( I got Really Red colour ) - if you are looking to try out a retro 1940s / 1950s siren look, this works really well on medium skin tones. The case was easy to open and the case is not overly fancy. The lipstick goes on easily and didn't flake or make my lips feel too dry and when applied with a couple of coats plus blotting lasted most of the day with some touching up after meals. The lipstick is not particularly moisturising, but if you are after an intense matte colour and wanting to experiment, this is a good brand to try out.


[New Arrival] Dr. Meter® LCD Display Digital Wood MD-814 Moisture Meter - To Measure the Percentage of Water in Given Substance
[New Arrival] Dr. Meter® LCD Display Digital Wood MD-814 Moisture Meter - To Measure the Percentage of Water in Given Substance
Offered by Elecsmart
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good meter for a budget price!, 11 Feb. 2015
The meter comes in a handy zip up blue case, it is shipped with a battery (9v PP3) so it's ready to go.
It works exactly as you would expect, but it's well worth pointing out that you don't need to (and often can't) push the prongs into a surface as you would with a meat thermometer. The more contact you can get, the better, though, so a firm push seems to do the trick.
I tested it on our house walls and found the exterior ones to be somewhat higher moisture content than the interior, this is exactly as you'd expect in a brick house with plaster and no insulation. I did find a couple of corners too that seemed to be condensation traps.
This is also handy for checking wood. Firstly to check wood is dry (not "green") so you can work with it, if you're doing DIY or carpentry. Secondly to check logs for burning in a fire.
Seems like a very good value product - does what it should, and it's incredibly cheap!
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Esky® Professional Hi-Definition CCD Exterior Waterproof Car Rear View Camera NTSC TV system 170 Degree Visible
Esky® Professional Hi-Definition CCD Exterior Waterproof Car Rear View Camera NTSC TV system 170 Degree Visible
Offered by Elecsmart
Price: £10.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good low light performance, wiring about as simple as it can be., 11 Feb. 2015
I thought I'd test out this unit and since I have a bit of electronic apparatus I could give a bit more info on the wiring and specs in addition to giving my opinion on it.

The unit comes in essentially 3 parts:-
- main unit. This is a camera with a screw mount and a single wire protruding from it, this wire is around 4mm, however you will need to drill or provision a hole or opening around 12mm to fit the plugs and splitter through it. The splitter is a plastic piece which splits the wire into two, it's all sealed onto the wire. This then goes to one red socket and one yellow socket. Red is for power and is a "standard" socket which any universal power supply will contain, yellow is a standard AV (RCA) socket like on a TV. You get around 45cm of single wire before splitter and about 15cm for each wire after splitter, give or take.
- Extension 1, the AV wire. This is around 6 or 7 metres long (ball park) and has AV plugs on both ends. Thus it will connect directly to a household TV or the common and cheap tiny monitors you can get nowadays for a car or other hobby use.
- Extension 2, the power wire. This has the plug on one end and bare wires on the other. It's just over a metre long. The idea being you solder or otherwise connect (crimps?) these bare wires to your car's supply, perhaps to the reverse light?

From my photo you can see the wiring a bit more clearly.

Now, on to quality - actually it's pretty good. This is no HD camera by any means but it has a good frame rate (not much movement blur) and is ample for any kind of car use. It has a constant template on it as can be seen in the product photo - the markings in red then amber then green.

Low light performance is impressive - there should be no issue in any normal street lit conditions at night. If you do need to use it in total darkness then you can also consider adding some IR LEDs (technically - near infra red, not actually IR). However for most people this will not be necessary.

Overall it's a good performer at a budget price. Granted you have to do the wiring yourself but it shouldn't be too hard. You should consider the wireless transmitter/receiver combo on this product page too - I haven't tested one but if it works well it will save you having to route the wire through the car, definitely a good thing!

Disclaimer: I was sent this item to test and review by the manufacturer.
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TaoTronics® Pet UV Urine Detector Flashlight / Blacklight
TaoTronics® Pet UV Urine Detector Flashlight / Blacklight
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £56.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for urine!, 7 Feb. 2015
I'm a fan of torches. I'm also a fan of UV torches, although they're usually a lot more expensive than torches and this is because UV LEDs, especially those that emit true UV wavelengths, are expensive to buy. So before this unit, I only owned a couple of "keyring" UV torches.
What do I use them for? Well fun mostly, but there's quite a few things a UV torch can do:
1 - just about any bodily fluid or organic matter. Animals, small children. Say no more. You'd be surprised what you can see with this torch. Try shining it at a toddler's toy that you thought was clean, and you'll run screaming for the antibacterial wipes. Don't try it on your phone or computer keyboard :)
2 - money. This torch isn't quite in the "show watermarks on money" range but it's close enough to be able to see them. Money is interesting in UV. You can also see gross marks on money, it's usually pretty dirty.
3 - Radioactive uranium glass. Google it. It's pretty awesome, and more common than you can imagine.
4 - "Glow in the dark" kids things, like those stick on the ceiling stars. They react to UV light too.
5 - Don't shine it on a bottle of diet coke. Just don't. It's just weird. Apparently tonic water will glow, too. I hate the stuff so I don't keep it around!

This torch is VERY bright, I strongly suggest you don't stare into the beam, since you can't see UV. It does emit light in the visible spectrum too, most LED UV torches do, so don't expect a "blacklight". It looks purply blue to the eye.


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