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WatchSportA Waterproof Men's Womens Kids Silicone Rubber Sports Wrist Watch-Black
WatchSportA Waterproof Men's Womens Kids Silicone Rubber Sports Wrist Watch-Black

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tough, stylish and accurate, 23 April 2015
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This style of watch is popular but this particular WatchSportA version is better quality than other examples I've used. For example, this version claims to be waterproof and my watch lived up to that claim as I've used it both in the shower and whilst swimming. The design of the wAtch band also makes it easy to take on and off. I have also found the strap and viewing window to be hardy. One thing which isn't clear though is whether the battery is replaceable or not - arguably at this price it's hardly worth replacing.

The display is quite small but that is an inevitable compromise with a watch of this size/style. Setting the watch is quite an intricate job but once completed the watch is accurate and therefore requires minimal intervention. You can set the watch to show the time or toggle automatically between the time and date. You can also manually switch between the date and time quite easily.

If you like this style of watch this is a hardy example which is easy to take on and off and keeps good time. Recommended.

(I was provided with sample for review purposes).


BTR Bicycle Unisex Bike Padded Gel Seat Cover - Thick Padded Gel Seat Cover With Drawstring - Fits Most Saddles
BTR Bicycle Unisex Bike Padded Gel Seat Cover - Thick Padded Gel Seat Cover With Drawstring - Fits Most Saddles
Offered by BTR Direct Ltd
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A step up in comfort!, 23 April 2015
This BTR Unisex Bike Padded Gel Seat Cover fitted both my Dawes Touring Bike and our Nordic Cycle Trainer perfectly. It's easy to achieve a good fit because the skirt has a pocket towards the front to fit over the pint of the saddle plus a generous skirt with a drawstring and built in tensioner to keep the cover firm. Underneath the cover is also lined with a dimpled anti-slip material which helps keep the cover in place too even if you're pedalling vigorously.

What we both like is that the gel saddle top is generously moulded from firm gel which gives it a high degree of comfort and resilience to vibration on the move. The BTR monogrammed cloth cover is thick enough to ensure the gel doesn't feel sticky or sweaty and, on my bike, the cover looks elegantly sculpted and as though it is a piece of original equipment.

In summary, a comfortable, good quality and value gel cushion which should suit most bikes. Recommended.

(I was supplied with a sample cover for review purposes).


Tenvis JPT3815W Wireless IP Wi-Fi Network IR Night Vision Monitor CCTV Security Camera - Black
Tenvis JPT3815W Wireless IP Wi-Fi Network IR Night Vision Monitor CCTV Security Camera - Black
Offered by GLOBALEBUY-UK
Price: £26.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value and performance from a budget camera., 23 April 2015
This Tenvis JPT3815 Wireless IP WifI Network IR Camera (available in black or white) comes neatly boxed together with an adjustable mounting bracket/screws/wallplugs, power adaptor, network cable, mini driver CD and quick start guide. The quick start guide is quite well written and illustrated plus contains QR codes for downloading the Tenvis camera app. I tested this camera by installing it in our garage to monitor our cat as he comes and goes through the cat flap during the day and night. I connected the camera both wirelessly and then by a TP-Link Power line link to my BT Home Hub 5.

Out of the box the camera looks pretty well made considering its very modest price - before you get started do remove the almost invisible plastic protector over the lens as that will instantly make the picture much clearer! Tenvis provide QR codes to access their New Tenvis App for the iPhone, iPad or Android device - I recommend that you change the default passwords etc. for security reasons once you've set things up on your device.

The camera was easily detected on my iPad and Moto G smartphone. The picture quality is surprisingly good for a camera in this price range. In common with other cameras at night the IR view is clear but in black and white. The Tenvis App (New Tenvis) gives you control over lots of functions including tilt, pan, talk (you can talk through the camera from your host device and pick up sounds via the built-in mic), alarm, motion sensor etc. and you can configure the device to send email notifications by email to your device. You can also take stills and movies etc. from the camera and they can be saved to the Micro SD card which sits in a slot at the back of the camera. Overall, I found the Tenvis App worked quite well and there are a number of features to discover including a built in link to Tenvis Shopping with offers etc.

I've been using this camera for a few days now and I'd say it works pretty well, in common with most of the other Wi-Fi cameras I've used it works okay over Wi-Fi, however, for extra resilience I've found connecting via a network cable/powerline adaptor increases the reliability considerably. I say this particularly as we live in an area where there are often power blips and the wired connection makes recovery after one much more reliable.

In summary, this Tenvis camera does a lot pretty well considering its very modest price tag. Recommended.

(I was supplied with a sample for review purposes).


AmazonBasics Universal GPS Vehicle Power Cable with Mini USB Port with 1.3 m Cable
AmazonBasics Universal GPS Vehicle Power Cable with Mini USB Port with 1.3 m Cable
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than most, 22 April 2015
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We bought this as a replacement for a similar lead which supplies our dashcam. Although the point is made you don't need a knife to open the Frustration Free Packaging we couldn't do so without a knife or scissors. The actual power cable looks and feels good quality, has a replaceable fuse and powers the dashcam perfectly. Two things to watch out for are the angled Mini USB plug which might not suit all appliances and, remember, Mini USB is different to Micro USB as used on most Android smartphones etc. Finally, the blue LED could be a bit bright at night but that's soon cured with a piece of insulating tape if it worries you. As ever, a better than average quality product from Amazon's own label. Recommended.


Kingsway Giant Strawberry Spogs (500g bag)
Kingsway Giant Strawberry Spogs (500g bag)
Offered by Chocolate Buttons
Price: £5.37

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lacking in intensity of flavour for my palate, 22 April 2015
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Delivery was swift and the condition of the sweets was perfect on arrival. However, it does come down to taste, and despite their generous size, I found these spogs a bit bland - I prefer intense, sharper flavours. I'm not saying these spogs are bad just not flavoursome enough for me compared to some others I've tried.


Trekking poles Star Rover® - black colour hiking poles - easy adjustable walking poles telescopic for trekking and hiking with carry bag - extremely robust - anti-shock-system - great hand grip - 30-day money-back guarantee - Enjoy more Vitality, more Safety and more Fun with Star Rover® Walking Poles!
Trekking poles Star Rover® - black colour hiking poles - easy adjustable walking poles telescopic for trekking and hiking with carry bag - extremely robust - anti-shock-system - great hand grip - 30-day money-back guarantee - Enjoy more Vitality, more Safety and more Fun with Star Rover® Walking Poles!
Offered by Amipe
Price: £24.90

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value and effective trekking poles, 22 April 2015
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I was looking for some trekking poles for my elderly relatives so was glad to get the opportunity to try these Star Rover Trekking Poles at a discount price. The poles come well presented in a neat travel bag and feature a travel clip which keeps both poles neatly together. You also get a couple spare tips and basket attachments too but, if you prefer metal tips, you can remove the rubber tips to expose the hardened metal ones.

The immediate impression is that the poles are light, well made and they feature comfortable rubberised handles with adjustable wrist straps. The shafts seem rigid and strong plus each one has two adjustable segments with a centimetre scale. To set the pole at the required length you simply rotate the pole and turn it back to lock it again - the range of adjustment is huge between the two sections. I can only think the reviewer who says the poles are only just long enough hasn't discovered that there are two rather than one adjustable sections. In addition, there's a neat touch is that you can turn the "anti-shock" (suspension) system on and off simply by rotating the relevant section of the pole.

My relatives have used these Star Rover Trekking Poles for a few days now and have found them really good for walking the South Downs. The specific benefits they cite are; an improved sense of security in that there's something to hold onto and exert leverage against; the anti-shock system cushions steps and seems to reduce strain on knees and hips, plus; if you're unlucky enough to trip the pole will probably help reduce the impact. All in all they are very pleased and I am being treated to lunch for getting them these poles. Recommended.

In summary, good value trekking poles with a good standard of construction and useful features at a good price. Recommended.
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Attmu 4mm Highlighter Fluorescent Liquid Chalk Marker Pen, 8 Colors
Attmu 4mm Highlighter Fluorescent Liquid Chalk Marker Pen, 8 Colors

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Versatile, vibrant and nice to use, 20 April 2015
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These Attmu 4mm Highlighter Fluorescent Liquid Chalk Pens come in a clear plastic package and 8 colours are included including white for use on blackboards etc. Each pen comes with a colour coded lid and to use it you shake it, press down on the pen and the liquid chalk "ink" is supplied to the felt nib. The pens have a pleasant smell.

I tried these myself and then gave them to a friend who is a management trainer to try out and they absolutely love them. My friend used these pens on flip charts, whiteboards and blackboards and the things they liked were that the colours are really vibrant and show up well, also, they are smooth to write with. The pens are easy to erase and seem as though they'll be economical to use - even if you do forget to put the top back on the valve guards against drying out of the liquid chalk.

In summary, these are really nice, versatile pens to use and the colours show up well on most mediums plus they're easy to erase. Recommended.

(I was supplied with a sample of these pens for review purposes).


Expower® 40W 5-Port High Speed Desktop USB Charger with Smart Technology for iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5C 5, iPad Air 2 Mini 3, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note Tab, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, PS Vita, Gopro, more Phones and Tablets
Expower® 40W 5-Port High Speed Desktop USB Charger with Smart Technology for iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5C 5, iPad Air 2 Mini 3, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note Tab, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, PS Vita, Gopro, more Phones and Tablets
Offered by Smart techonology
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small charger but big punch!, 20 April 2015
This ExPower 40W/8Amp 5-Port High Speed Desktop Charger comes neatly boxed complete with a 1.2M UK mains lead and welcome guide. The unit measures a tiny 91mm x 58mm x 26mm and weighs just 130g. The immediate impression is of a well made device which sports CE, FCC and RoHs compliance markings and the fact that the unit can operate on voltages from 1000 to 240V makes it ideal for travelling..

The charger is finished in a rubberised black finish with silver highlighting on the front panel plus a green LED to show when the unit is powered up. (The front panel is covered by a removable protective film). The attractive feature of this charger is that you can use any one of the five USB ports to charge your device and know that the charger will optimise the speed of the charge to suit your device. There is no need worry about which of the five ports is best to use.

I tested this charger with an iPhone, iPad, Moto G and Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet and all four devices charged flawlessly and at least as quickly as they do with their native chargers. In use the charger doesn't get noticeably warm and can genuinely cope with all five ports being used at once. The unit also has electronic protection circuitry to protect against over charging and short circuits etc.

This is a well made and ideal family charging centre which does the thinking for you. Recommended.

(I was supplied with a sample of this charger for review purposes).


My Year 1955 (My Year Series)
My Year 1955 (My Year Series)
by David Simpson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great content but limited form, 20 April 2015
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This small format book by David Simpson which runs to 59 pages has been well researched and a browse takes you through so many different facets of the world in 1955. Do you know which records were in the Top 10 then or The Dambusters film was released? or that Einstein died and the MGA sports car was launched? There are these and many other examples are contained in this book with a fair amount of detail.

What slightly lets this book down however, is its format. The book is really small and the illustrations are mainly stylised graphics rather than pictures. Bearing in mind that this book would be ideal this year for a 60th birthday or Diamond Wedding Anniversary gift it's a pity it isn't larger and more presentable than it is.


Car Mount, FRiEQ® Car Air Vent Mount Holder for iPhone 6/ 6 Plus/ 5S/ 5C/4S, Samsung Galaxy S5/S4, Galaxy Note 4/3/2 and other Smartphones
Car Mount, FRiEQ® Car Air Vent Mount Holder for iPhone 6/ 6 Plus/ 5S/ 5C/4S, Samsung Galaxy S5/S4, Galaxy Note 4/3/2 and other Smartphones
Offered by T.M. Enterprise
Price: £24.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 20 April 2015
This Frieq Car Air Vent Holder features two rubber faced jaws which expand up to 3.07" wide and which will hold most smartphones comfortably. It is easy to insert and remove the phone. The holder itself is linked to the mount by a ball and socket joint.

The air vent mount is designed to fit into your vent using a slightly different approach to some other holders I've seen. Instead of a cone with 4 slots to grip onto the horizontal and vertical slats of the air vent this Frieq model has a single slot which can be orientated into a horizontal or vertical position. The nose of the mount has soft rubber wedges to accommodate the vent slats that don't fit into the single slot. I think this is a case of "swings and roundabouts" - in one of our cars this approach gives a firmer fit, but in the other one, it is not as good a fit as our other mount which has horizontal and vertical vent slots - the fit will depend on the design of your car's vents.

Overall, a good value product from Frieq which uses an alternative approach to securing the holder to the vent.


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