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Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Champ
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Champ
Price: 42.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Usual high Victorinox Quality, 22 Jan 2014
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Superb. Does everything and lasts forever. Don't lose the tweezers and toothpick but if you do, replacements are available. Huge range of functions, don't expect to use all blades but it's surprising how often you'll find yourself using it.


Birkenstock Arizona Smooth Leather, Style-No. 51151, Unisex Clogs, Blue, EU 40, normal width
Birkenstock Arizona Smooth Leather, Style-No. 51151, Unisex Clogs, Blue, EU 40, normal width
Price: 44.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent., 22 Jan 2014
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My wife bought a pair the same as this in Germany 21 years ago. Yes that's right, 21 years and they were worn for at least an hour or two daily. They were strugglling at the end but it shows the quality. Let's hope these last as long.


Smiffy'S Santa Up A Chimney Hat
Smiffy'S Santa Up A Chimney Hat
Offered by Online Joke Shop
Price: 6.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun., 22 Jan 2014
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Quite good quality for something so reasonably priced. Provided all the expected laughs and will probably be dug out again next year.


Synology DS213J 2 Bay DiskStation Desktop NAS
Synology DS213J 2 Bay DiskStation Desktop NAS
Price: 159.98

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Product., 22 Jan 2014
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Superb capability. The supporting software is outstanding. It works straight out of the box (after plugging in a couple of drives - which itself is very straightforward if you can use a screwdriver). Read the PC magazine reviews for the full technical breakdown.


Mens Kids PowerLayer Base Layer / Baselayer Tights Compression Leggings Pants Thermal Skin Under Gear - Medium - White
Mens Kids PowerLayer Base Layer / Baselayer Tights Compression Leggings Pants Thermal Skin Under Gear - Medium - White
Offered by SportsShopUK

2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, 22 Jan 2014
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These items are poor quality. The stitching is loose and frayed in places. The material fits quite loosely on the legs and is not compressive at all. I have a number of Compression base layer items, some from companies like Sondico, and even Lidl and Aldi who's products are vastly superior. There is no wicking behind the knees, on the gusset, backside or anywhere else. The elasaticated waist is also loose in comparison with others. Choose something different.


TomTom Multisport GPS Watch - Dark Grey
TomTom Multisport GPS Watch - Dark Grey
Price: 125.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good - but not perfect, 19 Jan 2014
I got the 279.99 multisports watch through a mate who worked for TomTom and paid 140 - bargain :-)
I also have a Nike+ Sports watch for which I paid the full 150.

So what Improvements have TomTom made since developing the Nike+ watch?

The funcitonality is far better. I've used the Run, Stopwatch, Treadmill and Cycle options. The MultiSport finds it's location usually within a couple of minutes. The Nike+ is ridiculous by comparison around 5 mins plus. The multisport has the thickness of a normal watch too, which is about half that of the Nike. So the MultiSport can be used as a daily watch with no trouble. The strap is light and attaches well but 24.99 for a replacement is just ridiculous. You can buy two Casio watches at Argos for that money. A down side of the strap is the yellow/green strap retainer which is of a harder plastic and the strap doesn't feed through as well as it should (and from the replacement cost is should be perfect).
Setup is easy and the whole watch has a nice quality feel. The button is a great input device (far superior to the Nike buttons) but that may be a matter of taste. Setup is very easy, the user interface on the MultiSport is really good.

Treadmill use needs a fair bit of calibration but it uses an accellerometer to measure arm movement rather than the little battery operated device as sold on Nike's offering, so a lot less hassle at the cost of a bit of calibration.

The Nike really wins out on connectivity though. It has a build in USB connector which is exactly what you want. To have to dig out the USB connector for the multisport, then pop it out of the strap and connect it all up is a real drag by comparison. TomTom have moved backwards here.

Another point where the Nike actually wins is pausing your run. I have to cross a number of roads and don't want to lose time waiting for a clear road. The nike allows a pause with a quick button press and starting again is just as easy. The Multisport expects you to press the left button for 3 secs which is overly complicated by comparison.

The Multisport heartrate monitor is excellent. It connects within a couple of seconds and hasn't ever failed. The electronic section is connected via two poppers and is simple to remove when the strap needs a wash.
The cadence sensor is a bit fiddly to set up but once done has been reliable to date. It's a good option as you can see how hard your working based on the number of rotations you pedal compared with the cycle speed.

The TomTom site is ok and it allows you to use the data on MapMyFitness and others (e.g. RunKeeper). I prefer the Nike site but hate the fact that they keep your data and you're not allowed to download it for use on other sites.

I wouldn't have been happy to pay full price for the MultiSport but the sensors are expensive extras and not really essential unless you are serious about your training. At 179.99 for the watch itself it's capability far outweighs the Nike+ which by comparison and apart from a couple of notable exceptions is showing it's age.


Silverline MS124 Pipe Bender and Guide Heavy Duty 745mm Bender
Silverline MS124 Pipe Bender and Guide Heavy Duty 745mm Bender
Price: 28.49

4.0 out of 5 stars It bends pipes, 31 Oct 2013
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I used this for a really tricky job putting two s-bends in existing pipes to fit a towel rail. I used a spring as well as the guide bar to ensure the pipe didn't kink so can't comment on the guide capability alone.
The product is much bigger than I expected. This tool could be described as "industrial". I'm sure it would bend iron bars. It is quite heavy and clunky though and not well suited to working on pipes in situ. (Same could be said of any equivalent tool). The product is well made for the money though but the pipe holder device (at the bottom of the picture) is clunky and could be designed better. I had to push this tool onto the pipe and down rather than attach directly. Again when bending pipes not in situ this wouldn't be an issue. One bonus was that popping the rubber caps off the bars allows you to insert a 15mm pipe and use the additional torque to bend pipes. (You need a spring insert and care around the pivot point but it really worked a treat).
Haven't used the 22mm part but expect it to perform as well as the 15mm part.


Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Skyhawk A-T Watch JY0000-53E
Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Skyhawk A-T Watch JY0000-53E

5.0 out of 5 stars Follow up to Initial overview., 26 Sep 2013
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I've just opened the box and the observations are as follows: The watch is nice and heavy, but didn't have a protective plastic disc on the face unlike other Citizen watches purchased through Amazon which always raises suspicions on whether it's been re-sold. Taking the watch out of the box saw it automatically adjust to the correct time - cool. Inspecting the face I noticed that the watch was slightly more than half charged which again raised my suspicions about whether I was the first "owner" to open the box. Finally the home time was set to London, but the instructions said the default home setting was UTC. mmmm....suspicious.
The bezel moves freely, perhaps a little too much, but time will tell (sic). I don't have the need to calculate whether I can make my destination airport with only 240 gallons of fuel remaining at a burn rate of 3 gallons/sec and flying at 565 knots. I haven't adjusted the strap yet but the clasp feels high quality and I like the positioning of the release buttons. Watch faces are a very personal choice, this one is cluttered (which I love) but each sub-dial is beautifully detailed with three or four pins surrounding each. The second hand aligns with the dial which is to be expected on a watch of this price. More to follow after a period of use.....
Well the strap was adjusted easily enough, after filing off the point of a small nail the pins popped out easily (great care was taken). The watch is heavy, really heavy at first but you do get used to it. The battery charge holds up very well. Others have pointed out the issue of pulling out the winder to adjust the function and the slightly fragile feel. I can echo this, it doesn't feel as solid as it should but I guess most of us don't jump between functions that often. Again, time will tell. The dial luminoscity is ok too. Overall a lovely timepiece.


Casio Edifice Men's Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Silver Stainless Steel Bracelet EF-341D-1AVEF
Casio Edifice Men's Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Silver Stainless Steel Bracelet EF-341D-1AVEF

4.0 out of 5 stars Edifice Watch, 21 Dec 2012
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There is a lovely feel to this watch, it's quite weighty. The strap was a bit of a pain to adjust but managed eventually using slim nails to drive out the pins.
Setting up the watch is a breeze. Pull the winder out 2 clicks to adjust the time. One click for the day and date. Turn clockwise for the day and anti-clockwise for the date. It has a large face which is really attractive.
The only compaint I have is that the second hand doesn't align with the second interval markers. For a watch that Amazon listed as >200 rrp this is not acceptable, even for one that is now listed at 112.50
It may just be my watch and I guess should get it replaced.


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