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RAVPower 5200mAh Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery Pack (2nd Gen Luster Series, iSmart Technology) for iPhone, iPad, Smartphones and Tablets (Blue)
RAVPower 5200mAh Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery Pack (2nd Gen Luster Series, iSmart Technology) for iPhone, iPad, Smartphones and Tablets (Blue)
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £39.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality and performance, 21 Jun. 2015
This RAVPower Luster 5200mAh Portable Power Bank comes neatly boxed and the package includes the power bank, a flat section USB to Mini USB charging lead, mesh carry bag, instruction book and invitation to register and extend the 18 month warranty for a further 12 months.

The first thing that struck me was how small the unit is considering its 5200mAh capacity - it measures about 88mm long and although oval in section at its thickest point it measures around 22mm and weighs in at less than 180g. The casing is a classy, scratch resistant alloy and although my example is black in colour you can also get the unit in silver, blue or pink finishes. At one end you have the rating plate which declares the maximum output at 2.4 Amps and it sports CE, FCC and RoHs compliance marks. At the other end the panel features an on/off switch, Micro USB charging port and full size USB output port complemented by a four LED charge indicators with each LED indicator representing a charge of 25%.

The beauty isn't skin deep as the battery pack features electronic safety circuitry to prevent short circuits and overcharging etc. plus iSmart high speed charging technology. The unit electronically optimises the charge rate to suit whatever device you connect to it.

I tested this unit with an iPad, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0 (7") and Moto G smartphone. All four devices charged without a hitch and quite quickly - in my opinion noticeably more quickly than with the native chargers supplied with the devices. I say this despite the fact that I thought Apple products did not support faster charging technologies.

In summary, this RavPower 5200mAh Luster Power Bank offers an excellent power to size ratio, high quality construction, plus internal protection and charging optimisation technologies at a reasonable price. Recommended.

(Disclaimer: I was supplied with a sample of this product and the opinions expressed above are my own).
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RAVPower 5200mAh Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery Pack (2nd Gen Luster Series, iSmart Technology) for iPhone, iPad, Smartphones and Tablets (Black)
RAVPower 5200mAh Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery Pack (2nd Gen Luster Series, iSmart Technology) for iPhone, iPad, Smartphones and Tablets (Black)
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £39.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality and performance, 21 Jun. 2015
This RAVPower Luster 5200mAh Portable Power Bank comes neatly boxed and the package includes the power bank, a flat section USB to Mini USB charging lead, mesh carry bag, instruction book and invitation to register and extend the 18 month warranty for a further 12 months.

The first thing that struck me was how small the unit is considering its 5200mAh capacity - it measures about 88mm long and although oval in section at its thickest point it measures around 22mm and weighs in at less than 180g. The casing is a classy, scratch resistant alloy and although my example is black in colour you can also get the unit in silver, blue or pink finishes. At one end you have the rating plate which declares the maximum output at 2.4 Amps and it sports CE, FCC and RoHs compliance marks. At the other end the panel features an on/off switch, Micro USB charging port and full size USB output port complemented by a four LED charge indicators with each LED indicator representing a charge of 25%.

The beauty isn't skin deep as the battery pack features electronic safety circuitry to prevent short circuits and overcharging etc. plus iSmart high speed charging technology. The unit electronically optimises the charge rate to suit whatever device you connect to it.

I tested this unit with an iPad, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0 (7") and Moto G smartphone. All four devices charged without a hitch and quite quickly - in my opinion noticeably more quickly than with the native chargers supplied with the devices. I say this despite the fact that I thought Apple products did not support faster charging technologies.

In summary, this RavPower 5200mAh Luster Power Bank offers an excellent power to size ratio, high quality construction, plus internal protection and charging optimisation technologies at a reasonable price. Recommended.

(Disclaimer: I was supplied with a sample of this product and the opinions expressed above are my own).
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ieGeek® Outdoor Ultra Portable Solar Panel LED Sport Torch Light Table Lamp and Power Bank USB Power Charger For Mobile Phone, Smartphone, etc Hiking Camping High Brightness (Blue)
ieGeek® Outdoor Ultra Portable Solar Panel LED Sport Torch Light Table Lamp and Power Bank USB Power Charger For Mobile Phone, Smartphone, etc Hiking Camping High Brightness (Blue)
Offered by GLOBALEBUY-UK
Price: £20.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever and practical design, 21 Jun. 2015
This ieGeek Outdoor Portable Solar Panel LED Lantern and Power Bank comes complete with an instruction manual and USB to Micro USB charging lead. The lamp is designed to use solar energy to power its integral LED lamp and its internal 2500mAh battery (charged either by sunlight or USB) to charge phones and similar devices. Appropriately my sample was supplied in an apple green colour.

The lamp stands about 235mm high on its stand which also doubles as a carry handle. One side of the main surface is occupied by the 12 LED lamp and the reverse side by the solar panel. Along the left hand edge there's a four segment LED battery indicator (with each LED representing 25% of charge), a Micro USB charging socket, full size USB output socket for the power bank function, 5V DC adaptor input and an on/off toggle switch. One click of the power switch selects dim mode, a second click selects medium output, and a third maximum brightness (a claimed 100 Lumens). A longer switch press initiates the emergency flashing mode.

Obviously the length of time it takes to charge the unit from sunlight will depend on weather conditions but in the current UK sunshine leaving the lamp on the window sill has ensured that it is fully charged. Of course, if the weather turns you have the option of charging it via USB. Although there is nothing to suggest the unit isn't durable I'd like to have seen a protective case or an IPX rated version especially as it is billed as being an outdoor product.

The physical design of this lamp is really practical as it can stand up, be carried, hung up or laid flat. The light output is quite bright and in typical LED fashion is white and coolish. I got around 6 hours of use from a full charge using mainly full brightness. I tested the charging facility with a Moto G smartphone and iPhone 6 - both phones charged perfectly and at about the same rate as they would with their native charger.

In summary, this is a cleverly designed lamp and power bank which works well and does all it claims to. Recommended.
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Extsud® Qualcomm   Quick Charge 2.0 USB Intelligent Car Charger With Two USB  Turbo Fast Adaptive Quick Charge for Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/Note 4 / Edge, Nexus 6, HTC M9, Xperia Z3 / Z2, Moto X and More (Black)
Extsud® Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 USB Intelligent Car Charger With Two USB Turbo Fast Adaptive Quick Charge for Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/Note 4 / Edge, Nexus 6, HTC M9, Xperia Z3 / Z2, Moto X and More (Black)
Offered by Smart techonology
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well made, effective and safety conscious too, 21 Jun. 2015
This Extsud Qualcom Quick Charge USB Car Charger sports 2 full size USB ports each delivering up to 2.5 Amps each. The extra value of this charger is that it uses Qualcomm Quick Charge Technology designed to safely charge products much more quickly than their native chargers. However, Apple devices do not support the Qualcomm Quick Charge Technology.

The charger looks and feels really well made and is finished in a glossy black with a matt blue front panel sporting the two USB ports and a blue LED glows when the unit is powered. The charger fitted into the 12V socket on my Audi like a bayonet with a really precise fit. A lot of thought has been given to safety too - the unit features FCC, CE and RoHs compliance marks plus incorporates internal protection circuitry to guard against overcharging and short circuits etc.

I tested this charger with a number of devices including an iPhone 6, Moto G and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0 (7"). The iPhone charged satisfactorily albeit not at the enhanced speed, however, the Moto G and Samsung Galaxy Tab charged noticeably more quickly. Unlike some other models I've used the charger didn't get too warm even under heavy load.

in summary, a well made charger which offers the added benefit of fast charge technology for devices which support it plus it has some good safety features too. Recommended.

(Disclosure: I was supplied with a review sample - the opinions above are my own personal views).


MOFRED 16 Piece Watch Repair Fix Kit Set & Wrist Strap Adjust Pin Tool Kit Back Remover
MOFRED 16 Piece Watch Repair Fix Kit Set & Wrist Strap Adjust Pin Tool Kit Back Remover
Offered by MOFRED PRODUCTS
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than just a watch repair kit, 21 Jun. 2015
This Mofred 16 Piece Watch Repair Kit contains most things you need to do things like replace the battery in a watch or remove links from a metal bracelet but it's usefulness extends far beyond that. As a keen model maker the tools are ideal for inserting/removing small parts and items like the tweezers and micro screw drivers come in handy for working on model car engines etc.

Considering its modest price the tools in this kit are very usable - obviously if you were a full time jeweller or similar you'd buy a professional kit but for the occasional user and modeller like me this kit represents an ideal balance between cost and quality. The selection of tools contained in the pack are also very well thought - I won't repeat the listing above but someone has given it a great deal of thought.

This kit has already paid for itself as I've replaced two watch batteries and shortened a bracelet which would have cost at least twenty pounds on the high street. In summary, a good selection of tools that will come in useful across a range of hobbies at a bargain price. Recommended.

(Disclosure: I was supplied with a sample for review purposes - the opinion expressed above is my personal opinion).
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Stainless Steel Turbo Hand Whisk
Stainless Steel Turbo Hand Whisk
Offered by Zoozio Tv
Price: £5.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Usable but needs refinement, 21 Jun. 2015
This review is from: Stainless Steel Turbo Hand Whisk
We ordered one of these whisks for general use in the kitchen and coffee making etc. and delivery was swift. Even allowing for the modest price there are a few issues with the build quality which mean whilst it's still usable it isn't the best -

- The wire loops on the whisk can fold together which means the whisk loses effectiveness.
- Where the shaft enters the handle the fit isn't too good and it requires some kind of bearing - this means in use the shaft and handle feel a rather loose fit together.

Apart from these two issues, the whisk is usable and the spring loaded whisking action is quite strong so, I'm not saying it doesn't work - it's just a bit clumsy in its action because of the two issues above. The whisk did work okay with a Cappuccino and mixing some custard. Finally, it would be good to be able to request a certain colour although the silver version we got was neutral and would fit into most kitchens.


VonShef 4 in 1 Multifunctional Silver 1 Litre Smoothie Maker - 1.5 Litre Blender, Juicer & Grinder
VonShef 4 in 1 Multifunctional Silver 1 Litre Smoothie Maker - 1.5 Litre Blender, Juicer & Grinder
Offered by DOMU UK
Price: £49.99

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Versatility and quality at a bargain price., 21 Jun. 2015
This VonShef 4 in 1 Multifunctional Blender comes attractively boxed and the box includes all you need to blend, grind, juice and make smoothies - so it's more versatile than your average blender. In the package you get the base unit, a blender jug with lid and cap, 2 sizes of cups with lids, cross blade and grinding blade attachments, juicing filter, pusher and instruction book. The main jug size is 1.5 litres of which 1 litre is usable.

Other manufacturers should take note of VonShef's excellent instruction book which, apart from being clearly printed in colour is clear, concise and genuinely helpful. In addition, the booklet contains some recipes for Smoothies, Hummus and Soup etc. Details of the 12 month warranty are also included in the booklet.

The blender base is attractively finished in a stainless steel look with two speed settings and a pulse function plus it features non-slip feet. Power comes from a business-like 220W motor which has an overheat protection system. When the unit is plugged in the control panel is illuminated by a blue LED. The blender has a smart but neutral look that will fit into most kitchen environments.

We've been using this blender for a few days now and really like it. It does make very good smoothies and grinds coffee very well. What we like is that the two cups which fit upside down onto the two blade units mean when you've finished blending etc. you just invert the cup and with the supplied lid it can just go straight into the fridge. The juicer works well too, and considering it's an attachment rather than a purpose made juicer it does produce a good amount of juice from many fruits and vegetables although like any juicer cleaning the filter can require a bit of effort. The instructions do not say whether the jug and accessories are dishwasher safe but it's easy enough to hand wash them.

When I first saw this blender and the price I wondered how good it could actually be. Having seen and used this VonShef Blender I think it is a really good product because it works well with a variety of foods, comes with a range of useful accessories and looks well made too. Recommended.

(Disclaimer: I was supplied with a review sample and the opinions expressed above are my own personal views of the product).
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1byone Driveway Alert Doorbell Easy Chime Wireless PIR Motion Sensor Doorbell, Door Chime Kit With Sound and LED Flash 36 Melodies Tunes To Choose - Plug in Chime - Blue LED Light - 1 Year Warranty
1byone Driveway Alert Doorbell Easy Chime Wireless PIR Motion Sensor Doorbell, Door Chime Kit With Sound and LED Flash 36 Melodies Tunes To Choose - Plug in Chime - Blue LED Light - 1 Year Warranty
Offered by 1Byone Products Inc.
Price: £19.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A third eye, 20 Jun. 2015
This 1byone Driveway Alert Chime comes neatly boxed and in the package you get the PIR sensor unit; plug-in mains powered receiver unit (with UK pins), wall mounting hardware for the sensor, plus a decent set of instructions. Three AAA batteries (not supplied) are required to power the sensor unit and I believe from experience with similar units a good quality set of cells should last a year or so.

This unit will monitor an area up to 150ft (without obstructions) and when a heat source such as a person, animal or vehicle is detected it will activate an audio-visual alarm on the receiver unit. You have 36 polyphonic alarm sounds to choose from or just the bright blue LED light or, a combination of both. There are controls on the receiver for the volume, melody selection, auto-learning (to detect the transmitter channel) and mode. The "melodies" range from simple ding, dong chimes through cuckoo calls to polkas, folk songs and Christmas Carols and on high volume they are quite loud to hear from a distance away.

Setting up the two units is easy - you just have to site the sensor unit somewhere appropriate where it will detect the kind of intrusion you want it to. For example, unless you want it to detect your pet it needs to be high enough off the ground to avoid false alarms. Remember though the unit works on detecting heat changes so a person or vehicle are both likely to activate it. The mains receiver unit is easily paired with the sensor using the "auto-learn" button, in practice, mine paired straight out of the box and you can connect up to 5 transmitters if you wish.

Although I have not experienced it yet we have used a similar device to this in our garage to warn when our cat comes into the outer door flap. For 98% of the year it works fine but just for a day or two, if conditions are extreme, it can reduce the sensitivity of the alarm but, to be fair, this issue is covered in the instruction leaflet. However,in use I have found the unit sensitive and effective - it really does enhance your sense of security and doesn't miss a thing. It is also fair to say false alarms are possible with a device of this nature as the PIR sensor beam is quite wide but I'd rather be warned and it be a false alarm than miss being alerted.

We've used this unit for a few days and think it is really useful for warning of the approach of the postman, other delivery people and of course, unwelcome visitors on our drive. We like it a lot. Recommended.

(Disclosure: I was supplied with a sample for review - the opinion above is my own personal opinion).
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50ft Expandable Garden Flexible Hose Pipe Water Spray Gun (Green, Non Kink)
50ft Expandable Garden Flexible Hose Pipe Water Spray Gun (Green, Non Kink)
Offered by Premium Pro Products
Price: £15.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genuinely useful and effective, 20 Jun. 2015
This 50ft Expandable Garden Hose can easily be stored in a very small space. To clarify 50 feet is the expanded length). To give you an idea of how compact the hose is the box it comes in is 8" square by 3.5" deep and that also accommodates the accessories - the spray gun, 2 tap connectors and the "snap to fit" hose connectors at each end. You also get a useful instruction sheet which covers operation, storage, safety and use of the hose with a sprinkler system.

The novel and useful thing about this hose is that once connected to the water supply it expands to around 3 times its original length as it features an expanding "elastic" hose which is sheathed by a tough nylon covering. Another result of this combination is that the hose doesn't tangle and doesn't need to be neatly rolled up after use - as soon as the pressure is released the hose shrinks back to its small size.

The house comes with good quality fixings - on the actual hose there are integral (but replaceable) press fit fittings plus two tap connectors are supplied - one for threaded taps (the most common UK type) and the other with grip screws for non threaded taps. The spray gun also features a snap connection to the hose connector and offers 7 choices of output - Full, Mist, Jet, Shower, Flat, Centre and Cone plus a trigger to turn the flow on and off. The gun feels well made and as though it will last.

I have used this hose for few days now and it seems really efficient. There are no leaks and it is considerably easier to manage and store than a conventional hose , using this hose makes you realise the hassle that a normal hose involves! I'll be buying one of these for elderly parents as it is just so light, there's no reel to grapple with, plus it requires a fraction of the storage space in the shed. This Magic Hose is a genuinely useful invention at a very reasonable price. Recommended.

(Disclosure: I was supplied with a review sample and the opinion expressed above is my own).
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GORILLA GG5044400 Wood Glue, 118 ml
GORILLA GG5044400 Wood Glue, 118 ml
Price: £3.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong glue that you'll still be able to use after first opening, 20 Jun. 2015
This 118ml pack of Gorilla Wood Glue is ideal for the smaller job or occasional use. The container comes with a cleverly designed non-blocking nozzle so you will be able you use it for a considerable time after opening the pack (unlike certain glues which once opened don't really last or clog).

The glue itself is remarkably strong although it takes 24 hours to fully set. I used this Gorilla Glue to repair some wooden wall mounted steps which our cat uses to get into the garage loft after the steps began to part company with the wall brackets. I'm very confident that thanks to this Gorilla Wood Glue the steps are firmly fixed in place now and will remain so. Recommended.


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