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Lumsing® 70W 3-sockets Car Cigarette Lighter Socket Usb Car Charger car splitter adapter Power Adapter DC Outlet Splitter for Cell Phones, iPhones, iPads & Tablet Computers (Black)
Lumsing® 70W 3-sockets Car Cigarette Lighter Socket Usb Car Charger car splitter adapter Power Adapter DC Outlet Splitter for Cell Phones, iPhones, iPads & Tablet Computers (Black)
Offered by ATekCity
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Well made and versatile!, 28 Aug 2014
In a crowded marketplace many manufacturers build down to a price rather than up to a quality standard, this Lumsing Extended Car Power Socket adapter defies that convention and is very nicely made, plus, it feels both durable and safe. The device comes nicely boxed with clearly printed instructions - the emphasis being on safety and loading issues. The maximum load this device is designed to take is 70W which should be ample to power a satnav, car camera and mobile charger etc. plus, there is also a 1000mAh USB socket on the top surface of the unit. The plug has a replaceable fuse. You can buy this unit in white or black finishes - my review sample was black.

The unit looks good and is finished in white but under a transparent shell which adds to it air of quality - the upper surface is rounded whilst the underside is flat and has two peelable adhesive mounting pads. The length of the integral power cord from the plug to the unit is 18 inches which seems just about right - long enough to site the unit but not too long to tangle. The plug fits snugly into our Audi's lighter socket and the adaptor has a blue LED which shows that power is connected - it is subtle enough not to cause glare at night. We found this Lumsing power adaptor supported our satnav, car camera and a mobile phone too without difficulty on a journey to Birmingham. The USB socket also supports charging of my Nokia 630 and Moto G smartphones.

In summary, a well designed, quality made device that inspires confidence in its safety and that should suit most cars. Recommended.

This item was supplied for my review.


yellowknife® Apple MFI Certified Cable USB Charger for iPhone 5S 5C 5, iPad 4, iPad Air Mini Retina, iPod touch 5th, iPod nano 7th (white)
yellowknife® Apple MFI Certified Cable USB Charger for iPhone 5S 5C 5, iPad 4, iPad Air Mini Retina, iPod touch 5th, iPod nano 7th (white)
Offered by ifoxtek
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No obvious compromise, 27 Aug 2014
I was supplied with this Yellowknife Cable for review.

This is a 2 meter USB cable for more recent Apple devices which use the Lightning Connector (iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPad Air, iPad Mini/Mini2, iPad 4th generation, iPod 5th generation, and iPod Nano 7th generation), rather than the older oval section 30 pin connector. The cable carries the "Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad" logo which means that it has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards - so, if your product has a Lightning connector, then this cable should work. I tested it with both an iPhone 5c and iPad Air and it worked perfectly.

The presentation and feel of the cable is good whilst the plugs fit firmly into both the Lightning and USB sockets, plus, there is strain relief around the top of both plugs. The makers are clearly confident as there's a 30 day money back satisfaction pledge and lifetime warranty on this item. Considering the significant saving in cost over a genuine cable I'd say it's well worth trying - I can't see any obvious compromise, plus, there's the safety net of the money back pledge and warranty to fall back on. Recommended.


iFoxtEK 12*RGB 5050 RGB Strip Corner connector L-shape connector LED Quick click connector adapter
iFoxtEK 12*RGB 5050 RGB Strip Corner connector L-shape connector LED Quick click connector adapter
Offered by ifoxtek
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for quick indoor LED connections, 27 Aug 2014
This pack of 12 LED strip corner connectors is designed to make corner connections easy rather than kinking the LED strip. Providing you cut the LED strip in the right place (which is usually clearly indicated after every third LED) these connectors work well and are tool free. If you are familiar with cable lock connectors used on some car electrics using these connectors will be second nature to you.

There are two key components to this kit - a top hinged connector (you get 24 - two for each side of the corner) and a 90 degree corner circuit connector (you get 12 in the kit). You open the first gate on the hinged connector by unclipping the "lid", insert the copper connectors from the LED, and do the same for the second gate but inserting the corner connector which mimics the copper connectors on the LED strip. (Each corner connector has labelled connections B, R, G +). Once you've installed the corner you can attach another hinged connector to the other side of the corner and insert the "down" strip of LEDs into the gate. I found the connections made in this way were good and resisted tugging etc. However, if you are using these connectors in exposed conditions I think some weatherproofing would be advisable.

In summary, a quick, neat and tool free way of turning corners with LED lighting strips. Recommended.


New Nokia Lumia 630 Black Genuine Leather Pocket Pouch Case Cover Protective Sleeve (Nokia 630 Mobile Phone 2014) from The Keep Talking Shop® Nokia Lumia 630 Accessories
New Nokia Lumia 630 Black Genuine Leather Pocket Pouch Case Cover Protective Sleeve (Nokia 630 Mobile Phone 2014) from The Keep Talking Shop® Nokia Lumia 630 Accessories
Offered by Keep Talking Shop
Price: £9.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quality case, 26 Aug 2014
This case for my Nokia 630 was swiftly delivered and is part of the Shock Sock range of cases. I have had a version for my Nokia Lumia 520 from the same supplier for well over a year, which, apart from being slightly smaller, is identical and it still looks like new.

This case is genuine leather and nicely made with a nylon strap to pull the phone out with - the well finished strap sticks to the outside of the case by a small patch of Velcro. The fit is initially snug but gradually loosens up a bit, but not too much, and the good thing is the case doesn't add much bulk to the phone in your pocket. There's a subtle, embossed Shock Sock logo on the front and at the rear on the belt loop, but otherwise, the case follows the rule "less is more" and looks understated but sophisticated whilst protecting your phone well.

When the phone rings I find it really easy to answer using the strap to pull the phone out, plus, although protected in your pocket, the sleek lines of your phone are preserved and you can use it without the clutter and added bulk of a fitted case.

In summary, a well designed and made pouch case in genuine leather. Recommended.


Terrapin - Nokia Lumia 630 / 635 Screen Protector Case / Guard / Film / Cover - 6 Pack
Terrapin - Nokia Lumia 630 / 635 Screen Protector Case / Guard / Film / Cover - 6 Pack
Offered by ClickJunkie
Price: £2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and durable, 26 Aug 2014
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I am quite fastidious about my gadgets and tend to fit screen protectors as a matter of routine. These Terrapin screen protectors were swiftly delivered in a 6 pack complete with a cloth and plastic card to squeeze air bubbles out.

The first positive thing about these Terrapin screen protectors is that they have protective films on both sides - to me, this is important so you can apply the screen facing surface and then "squeegee" out the air bubbles with the supplied plastic card or, if you need to exert more pressure, try a credit card. The fact that the second protective film is still on the exposed side means you won't scratch the protector with the plastic card if you press firmly. Once the protector is fitted the outer film can be removed. I found the fit of these Terrapin protectors perfect on my Nokia 630 and it feels as though it will actually stay on as the adhesion is good. Scratch resistance and transparency are also good - the protector is virtually undetectable.

If you get any dust particles etc. between the screen and protector my tip is to gently peel back the protector and use a good quality adhesive tape to remove the particle - this should do the job in a smear free and effective way - don't be tempted to use your fingers!

In summary, you get 6 Terrapin screen protectors in the pack, they have protective film on both sides, are a good fit and seem clear and durable. Recommended.


CUH 150W Electric Slow Fruit Vegetable Juicer Low Noise Juice Extractor Luxury Purple, Stainless Steel Finish with Juice Container & Cleaning Brush
CUH 150W Electric Slow Fruit Vegetable Juicer Low Noise Juice Extractor Luxury Purple, Stainless Steel Finish with Juice Container & Cleaning Brush
Offered by cvlife-uk
Price: £89.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works really well!, 26 Aug 2014
This is a product with a very specific purpose and that is as a low speed juice extractor which squeezes rather than grinds the products you put into it. I am writing this review having used a number of different juice extractors before.

In the box you get - the CUH 150W Slow Juicer, a 1 ltr juice container, a 1ltr pulp container, cleaning brush and manual. The manual marks itself out by being well written and featuring drawings and photographs as well as text. The first thing I noticed is how substantially built this CUH product is - it's decidedly business-like but will also blend in with other domestic appliances in most kitchens.

The main unit is finished in black with subtle metallised purple panels (which, are in effect, rear facing) and measuring approx. 460mm(H) x 160mm(W) x 230mm(L). The controls are the sort I like - a single switch with on/off and reverse settings - you only use reverse if something gets jammed and I've not had cause to use it yet. There are strong rubber feet which are non-slip and noise isolating. I was pleasantly impressed by the low noise level - based on my experience of other extractors liquidisers (which this not) I had expected a really loud sound.

The unit is very easy to setup initially by following the instructions and thereafter it's quite intuitive. You simply attach the bowl, insert the strainer and squeezing screw, then fit the hopper and you're good to go. A "pusher" is provided should you need to "encourage" items from the hopper into the juicer, but generally this is unnecessary, and I've only used it when adding soft things like Water Cress. I really like the simplicity with which these parts fit together because they are also the bits you'll remove after juicing to wash up. Cleaning up the machine after use is very easy and simple - I've found with other machines I've been put off using them when I think of the hassle of cleaning them up afterwards.

I am currently making a nuisance of myself in the kitchen and have so far used this CUH juicer on apples, pears, carrots, celery, limes etc. The thing I immediately noticed is the significantly lower level of waste "pulp" versus the high level of juice output compared to other machines I've experienced - it is very noticeable. With apples for example, the amount of waste "pulp" is very small indeed compared to what I'm used to. Also, because its easy to clean up I actually use it without being put off by the thought of a fiddly cleaning job.

Having used the juicer quite a few times now, I'm convinced the fact that it has such a precise focus eg. It doesn't double as a liquidiser/grinder and or anything else is a big part of the reason that it is so good at what it does.

In summary, this is a very capable juicer that produces high yields and minimal waste, is easy to use and clean plus appears very well made for a domestic machine. Recommended.

This item was supplied for my review.


Montana Wildlife (Pocket Naturalist Guides)
Montana Wildlife (Pocket Naturalist Guides)
by James Kavanagh
Edition: Pamphlet
Price: £3.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise, colourful and durable, 26 Aug 2014
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This is a gatefold pamphlet rather than a book as such, but that only adds to its usefulness, and, the fact that it is made from a laminated material ensures it will be durable in the field. The first side e.g. four pages, are given over to mammals and for each animal there is a good quality colour picture with both the common name and species name with an indication of size. Four pages at the rear are devoted to birds, whilst there's a page of fish and another split between butterflies and reptiles/amphibians. Finally, the back cover has a map and listing of the wildlife sanctuaries of Montana.

I love the concise nature of this guide - because it is so light and weatherproof it's the guide that you'll actually have with you, and possibly, in your hand, when you sight an animal. For most people this pamphlet will do all they need initially, and that's to identify the animal they've seen. You can than follow up with further research on the Net etc. back at base.

This is a concise, colourful and good quality guide to Montana Wildlife which is printed on media that will survive life in the field. Recommended.


(Cordless)OxyLED Q3 Ultra-thin Portable Touch Control Smart Rechargeable LED Desk Lamp with 3-Level Adjustable Brightness - (Black)
(Cordless)OxyLED Q3 Ultra-thin Portable Touch Control Smart Rechargeable LED Desk Lamp with 3-Level Adjustable Brightness - (Black)
Offered by Thousand Shores
Price: £25.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheds a new light!, 26 Aug 2014
Length:: 2:49 Mins

The OxyLED Q3 Desk Lamp is a thoughtfully designed and attractive looking product which is well made too. The two key features of the lamp are that it is cordless and that its LEDs emit an "eye-friendly" non-flickering light which reduces eyestrain. In the box you get the lamp, a USB to Micro-USB charging lead, a UK mains USB charger and instruction sheet. The lamp measures 6.61" wide x 10.75" high, although, you can adjust the height via the flexible goose neck. The lamp head is a blade design and extremely slim. The style of the lamp head is also reflected in the base which is almost as slim, albeit, it is wider to improve stability and accommodate the battery. My example is finished in black gloss with subtle chrome trim and a smart matt finish to the goose neck which gives it lots of scope for adjustment.

There are three brightness levels which are selected by toggling the touch switch on the base and power is supplied by the 3.7V 1000mA Lithium Polymer battery which can last from 2 to 60 hours per charge depending on the level of light output selected. A full charge from flat takes 3-4 hours via the supplied mains powered USB charger. The light source is a series of energy efficient LEDs which have a life span of over 50,000 hours. So, if you used the lamp for four hours a day then they should last for well over 30 years, although, by that time I suspect the battery may have worn out!

In use, the lamp is excellent being easy on the eyes in both an aesthetic and functional sense. The design is really stylish and the light output itself noticeably reduces eyestrain as it is so pure and flicker free. I have been using this light for a few days now while reviewing a series of contracts, and the reduction in eyestrain over over my conventional desk lamp is really noticeable. The fact that it is cordless is also a bonus and I'd be so much more comfortable with a lamp like this in a child's room as there's no mains input (unless it's being charged) or heat output thanks to the LEDs.

In summary, this is a well designed and made, cordless desk lamp with a pure light output thanks to its LED technology. Recommended.

(This product was sent to me for review).


Solememo® Myvision N16 Bluetooth Speaker with Dual Drivers, Touch-Sensitive Controls, and Stereo Bass sound for Cell Phone, PC, Laptop, Tablet, MP3 / MP4 Media Player, PSP, etc. (Black)
Solememo® Myvision N16 Bluetooth Speaker with Dual Drivers, Touch-Sensitive Controls, and Stereo Bass sound for Cell Phone, PC, Laptop, Tablet, MP3 / MP4 Media Player, PSP, etc. (Black)
Offered by Solememo
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All round quality and value!, 24 Aug 2014
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This Solememo My Vision N16 Speaker was sent to me for review. In the box you get the Bluetooth (V3.0 + EDR & A2DP protocol support) speaker, a Micro-USB lead for charging, an audio jack lead and illustrated instructions albeit, in quite a small font.

The first thing that struck me is how well presented this speaker unit is for such a keenly priced product - it comes in a gift box with smart graphics which makes it look much more expensive than it is, and, this impression is continued inside the package. The speaker unit which measures around 175mm long by 60mm high and 40mm deep is well finished in a rubberised material with an attractively embossed metal grille. There are also substantial rubber feet which help improve sound quality.

On the top of the unit are controls for volume/track and phone calls and on one end you have the on/off switch, TF/Micro SD card slot, Micro SD charger slot plus LED Indicator and an aux socket for non-Bluetooth devices. The touch controls for volume/track and phone are nicely illuminated in blue and operate by touch - nothing mechanical here!

Bluetooth pairing was easy and tested it with the following devices - an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0 (7"0, Nokia Lumia 520 and 630 plus a Moto G - all connected without a problem or passcode. I found Bluetooth range was good and solid up to around 8m and I got around 6 hours playing time from a 4 hour charge. As ever it's better to use a wall USB charger rather than charge via your PC as charging is quicker.

Now too the important bit - sound quality! Well, I was surprised at how good this little speaker is I tried a number of tracks, K D Lang, David Bowie, Jim Reeves, Madonna, ZZ Top, Kaiser Chiefs etc. This is a genuinely listenable Bluetooth speaker with good treble and vocals that sound clear but not harsh. There's plenty of presence and the bass is there too - okay - it won't rattle the windows but it does provide a very satisfying listen. The TF/SD card direct music playing facility works equally well too.

To me, the test of speaker is how long you can listen to it without becoming too fatigued - this one does well and is ideal for a desktop and with sufficient volume to fill a small/medium room. The hands free phone facility is effective too - we tested it on conference calls in the Project Office and both ends of the call were loud and clear (with music muting on receipt of a call).

This is a keenly priced Bluetooth speaker which is well presented, made and is very sonically competent in its class - I like it a lot. Recommended.


Waterman Blue Obsession Hemisphere Ballpoint Pen with Gift Box
Waterman Blue Obsession Hemisphere Ballpoint Pen with Gift Box
Price: £37.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Understated looks but writes nicely, 24 Aug 2014
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I am writing this having bought many Waterman Pens over the last few years - it is one of my favourite brands of pen.

This French made Waterman Blue Obsession Hemisphere Ballpoint Pen comes in a smart presentation box with a protective outer sleeve imparting an immediate impression of quality. The pen is finished in a smart blue colour which appears to appear to be lacquered metal with chrome coloured trim highlights. My pen was supplied with a medium blue refill installed and there's a three warranty on the whole pen as standard.

Visually there is nothing obvious which marks this out as a fairly expensive ball pen - it looks nice but is very understated and, based on looks, most people I suspect would think it cost less than it does. However, the "feel" of the pen does elevate it in terms of class - the twist retracting mechanism feels sublime and, most importantly, the ball point glides nicely over paper leaving a faultless trail making it a delight to write with from that point of view. However, the barrel is very slim and its smallish diameter suggests to me that it is a pen that women might prefer, although it is not marketed from that perspective. Despite the fact my hands are not particularly big for a man, I find the diameter too small to hold really comfortably and hence four stars.

In summary, this pen writes very well but may be too slim for some people, plus, its looks are decidedly understated for the price.


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