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Polycell SSBKWH22 22mm Bathroom/ Kitchen Sealant Strip - White
Polycell SSBKWH22 22mm Bathroom/ Kitchen Sealant Strip - White
Price: £5.54

3.0 out of 5 stars Watch where you use it!, 27 May 2016
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This Polycell 22mm Bathroom/kitchen Seal is easy to work with as it's self adhesive and pre-moulded which gives it an advantage over sealant. It seems okay for areas like along the top of bath panels etc. where very little water actually falls or collects. However, in areas where I've used it that are prone to regularly getting quite wet the adhesive seems to fail quite easily and quickly. So it's a question of location - okay in low moisture areas but not suitable where it will regularly get wet. I think Polycell should be clearer about expectations from this seal, which incidentally, I think could be made more decorative by a shaped better moulding.


Cleer DU High-Definition Dual-Drivers Headphones, Premium Closed Over Ear Headphones with Remote Control and Microphone, Foldable Design for Compact Carrying(Black)
Cleer DU High-Definition Dual-Drivers Headphones, Premium Closed Over Ear Headphones with Remote Control and Microphone, Foldable Design for Compact Carrying(Black)
Offered by yiderui
Price: £129.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Well made and great sonics, 27 May 2016
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These Cleer DU High- Definition Dual Driver headphones arrived for review immaculately boxed and also included in the sumptuous package is a quick start guide, user manual, two audio leads and a smart, zippered carry bag. Also, included is a Certificate of Audio Calibration.

These headphones look and feel very well made with the enclosures and headband being made from aluminium. inside the headband is lined with a rubberised material and adjustment is by an expanding band inside the outer band - once adjusted the mechanism keeps its position. The earcups pivot through a full 90 degrees which, apart from ensuring a good fit, is useful for transit. The earpads are a decent diameter and therefore aren't as sweaty as most even after wearing them for a long time.

What I also like is the left and right earcup markings. In addition to the markings on the inside of the headband, the grille cloths inside the headphones are clearly marked for left and right. The 1.2 meter audio cord plugs into the left earcup and it's a nice touch that a spare lead comes as standard. The quality of the supplied lead is good with gold finished plugs, anti-tangle flat cabling and an in-line remote with microphone to take phone calls. In summary, the physical construction of these phones is really good and inside the cups there are dual drivers.

The physical construction is complemented by the audio performance. I've tested these phones with several devices including an iPad, Android phone and Marantz and Denon Hi-Fi systems. My impression is that these phones faithfully reproduce what you put into them, they don't add or subtract very much which is the essence of true Hi-Fi.

The bass is there and is dynamic without being over emphasised or boomy. Vocals are crisp and clear as are percussion instruments. Wind and stringed instruments are smoothly reproduced too. Overall, the sound is open but not artificially breezy or too wide either. Because of their audio attributes these are headphones you can wear for a long period without suffering from listening fatigue and you'll genuinely want to use them again.

In use these are good headphones for home or travel use and I found sound leakage is minimal. Arguably, the headset is slightly heavier than some phones but not to the point of that becoming a comfort issue. The attractiveness of the headphones is increased by the thoughtfulness that Cleer have put into assembling the overall package including the case and two audio leads. I really like these phones.

In summary, these Cleer DU Headphones set a high benchmark at the price point in terms of presentation, construction and sonic performance. Recommended.

(Disclosure: I received a heavily discounted pair of these headphones for review - the text above reflects my honest opinion of the phones).
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Rapesco Flat Clinch Heavy Duty Half Strip Stapler, 30 Sheet Capacity Uses Staples 26 and 24/6 mm - Blue
Rapesco Flat Clinch Heavy Duty Half Strip Stapler, 30 Sheet Capacity Uses Staples 26 and 24/6 mm - Blue
Price: £8.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Well designed and it works so well, 26 May 2016
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This Rapesco Flat Clinch Stapler comes neatly boxed with instructions on the rear and I think is suitable for a home or office environment. Also, included in the review pack was a box of 5000 26/6mm staples. The unit also comes with a 15 year warranty.

There are three distinctive features which mark out this stapler -

- The build quality and design is first rate. The base is anti-slip, the mechanism is all metal and looks as though it will last many years, plus, the stapler requires noticeably less effort to operate even when stapling a document close to the recommended limit of 30 pages.
- The clinch stapling works very well - it effectively ensures the staples are flattened rather than bowed when used which yields a couple of advantages. Firstly, the staple is much less likely to get caught in anything or cut you. Secondly, as a trainer I sometimes have piles of handouts which are lopsided when piled up because of the extra depth caused by the stapled corner, these clinched staples largely avoid that effect as they are flat when used.
- There's a really clever little window under the stapler which you can remove and write you name on it before replacing the window - this should avoid lots of squabbles!

In summary, this is one of the best staplers I've used (and I've used a more than a few over the years!) - I love it. Recommended.


Salcar- USB 3.0 DVD Drive Ultra slim Aluminum External DVD Burner,CD Burner Multi DVD+/-RW for use with any Notebook/PC running Windows & Mac OS for Apple Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac -silver
Salcar- USB 3.0 DVD Drive Ultra slim Aluminum External DVD Burner,CD Burner Multi DVD+/-RW for use with any Notebook/PC running Windows & Mac OS for Apple Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac -silver
Offered by sc_computerecke

5.0 out of 5 stars Compact, stylish and a good performer, 26 May 2016
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This Salcar USB 3.0 DVD Drive was arrived for review presentably boxed and the package also includes a lead and manual. Physically, the drive looks well made with a slim profile measuring 24cm wide x 25cm deep and around 75mm thick - in fact, it's only marginally larger than a DVD in it's jewel box. The enclosure is attractively finished in satin aluminium with 4 rubber feet, a USB socket at the rear, an open/close button on the front of the draw, an activity LED and the obligatory "rescue" hole to open the device manually in an emergency.

The supplied connector lead is around 45cm long with a full size USB plug for your computer and at the other end is a "hybrid" Micro USB/power connector for the drive. The disc drive installed under Windows 10 without any fuss and it uses generic Windows USB drivers rather than installing specific ones. I also tried operating the drive with a normal Micro USB lead on my Lenovo notebook and it worked fine with DVDs and CDs in read/write mode. In practical terms I've used this Salcar unit to burn MP3s/MPEGs as well as watch DVDs and its performance has been flawless. Nero 2016 reported an average write speed of around 6x.

I really like this Salcar drive because of its compact dimensions, smart/stylish finish and decent performance in both read and write modes. Recommended.

(Disclosure: I received a heavily discounted review sample - the text above reflects my honest opinion of the drive).
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BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia (Dk)
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia (Dk)
by DK
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality assured, 26 May 2016
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This is an invaluable reference book rather than a cover to cover read. What I like about the volume is that it explores medical conditions and their treatments in straightforward terms which non-clinicians can readily understand. In addition, the book is well laid out and easy to navigate despite its substantial size - I personally find the level of detail about right. Arguably you could find much of the information on-line but I like the fact that this is a BMA approved volume and that provides an assurance of accuracy. It's hard to think of a home where this wouldn't be a useful volume to have around and there is also a companion volume available covering medicines.


Samsung UE22H5000AK 22-inch Full HD LED TV (2014 Model)
Samsung UE22H5000AK 22-inch Full HD LED TV (2014 Model)
Price: £129.00

4.0 out of 5 stars The picture is its strength but average elsewhere, 25 May 2016
This Samsung UE22H500AK 22" TV is ideal for many locations like a bedroom or study - it is not a smart TV eg. it does not have network connectivity. As I see it these are the pros and cons of this set -

- Full HD screen with a sharp picture and football setting.
- Freeview HD tuner built in.
- Lots of options for adjusting the picture and sound eg. tint, RGB, angle etc.
- Good on screen displays.
- Decent connectivity options - 1 x USB, 2 x HDMI, 1 x SCART, Common Interface, optical, Component, headphone socket (but see cons).
- Comprehensive remote.
- Ideal fit for most bedrooms.

Cons

- Stand isn't adjustable.
- Headphone socket on rear - not at the front.
- No standby LED to tell you power is on.
- Can be sluggish when surfing channels.
- Opening remote battery compartment can be fiddly.
- Sound average.
- Bezel quite wide and set isn't wafer thin.

Other comments

Overall this isn't a bad TV especially if you undercut the price here (I managed top save 20 pounds at a high street catalogue store). The strength is the full HD picture quality which is what matters most. There are lots of adjustments possible but style, profile and sound are just average. On my sample the battery door of the remote took ages to remove as it was jammed.

Overall, I wish that manufacturers would recognise not everyone wants a huge screen in every room and although this set is good I'd have paid a fair bit more for a premium small set with an adjustable stand, better looks and adjustable base.


█ Vorfreude® Halogen G4 12v 10W Bulbs 10x ► Pack of 10 ► 2500 Hour, 25% longer life, Warm White Dimmable Capsules with Eco Watts, Energy Saving in Cool Clear Bulb (10 Watt)
█ Vorfreude® Halogen G4 12v 10W Bulbs 10x ► Pack of 10 ► 2500 Hour, 25% longer life, Warm White Dimmable Capsules with Eco Watts, Energy Saving in Cool Clear Bulb (10 Watt)
Offered by Vorfreude
Price: £7.97

1.0 out of 5 stars They don't fit!, 24 May 2016
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I ordered these for some ceiling fittings. The pins are clearly the wrong size in that they are too big in diameter to fit the sockets on the fittings - in my view these lamps do not comply with the G4 specification in relation to sizing.


Coolreall 15600mAh Power Bank - High Capacity USB Output Portable Charger External Battery Pack with LED Flashlight for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and More (Black)
Coolreall 15600mAh Power Bank - High Capacity USB Output Portable Charger External Battery Pack with LED Flashlight for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and More (Black)
Offered by Coolreall Official
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Packs a powerful punch, 24 May 2016
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This Coolreall 15600mAh High Capacity Power Bank arrived for review presentably boxed and also included in the package is a short USB to Micro USB lead plus a product manual which includes support/warranty details (the standard warranty is 18 months). The unit measures 160mm x 70mm x 21mm and weighs in at under 400g making it portable rather than pocketable, however, the unit is compact considering the substantial 15600mAh capacity it offers.

Operation is simple and there's only one button which is toggled to turn the unit on/off and operate the built in LED torch. There are two full size USB output sockets and a Micro USB socket for charging the power bank whilst 4 blue LED indicators indicate charge/discharge with each one representing 25% of capacity.

As is the norm no charger is supplied, you are best off charging this power bank from a mains powered USB charger and from flat it takes around 4 hours depending on the output of the charger, although a 2 Amp charger is recommended. The unit features built in protection against overcharging and short circuits etc. The USB output ports deliver up to 2.1 Amps between them.

I tested this unit with an iPhone, Android Smartphone (a UMI Iron) and iPad and all three devices charged without any glitches. The power bank turns off automatically when your device is charged. You can, of course, charge a device from flat but this power bank can also be connected to a phone or tablet with a low internal battery and will prolong its usability by many hours.

In terms of usable capacity there are many factors at play (for example, some of the capacity is lost by the transfer of power to another device), but my experience is that this unit will charge a high end smartphone 3/4 times before running flat and an iPad at least one and a bit times from flat. The LED torch is a welcome extra and provides a reasonable pool of light which is handy when you're walking or camping etc. The immediate impression of this device is that it is well made.

In summary, this power bank looks and feels like a well made product which offers plenty of capacity for its size. Recommended.

(Disclosure: I received a heavily discounted review sample - the text above reflects my honest opinion of the power bank).
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Merrell Jungle Moc, Men Mules, Brown (Black Slate), 8.5 UK (43 EU)
Merrell Jungle Moc, Men Mules, Brown (Black Slate), 8.5 UK (43 EU)
Price: £62.25

3.0 out of 5 stars A notch down from their former glory, 24 May 2016
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I am a past fan of these Merrell Jungle Mocs and bought this latest pair (size 8.5, brown leather) expecting them to be consistent with earlier versions - the sizing is fine and they accommodate my very wide feet well. The leather is decent quality on the uppers and they look good quality. What isn't so good is that the soles seem to wear much more quickly than before. Also, the inner linings are not such good quality and feel rather sweaty. I think it's more than my imagination that someone has attempted to "improve" on a winning formula and in the process the shoes are now both less durable and don't breath as well as they used too. In summary, still comfortable, reasonably well made shoes but a notch down from their former glory.


Versatile Water-resistant Nylon Backpack SLR DSLR Digital Camera Gig Protective Bag Rucksack Daypack Outdoor Travel Backpack Gadget Organizer Bag with Shockproof Insert(M5)
Versatile Water-resistant Nylon Backpack SLR DSLR Digital Camera Gig Protective Bag Rucksack Daypack Outdoor Travel Backpack Gadget Organizer Bag with Shockproof Insert(M5)
Offered by colleer
Price: £45.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligently designed and well made, 24 May 2016
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This review relates to the Caden fitTek Waterproof Canvas DSLR Camera sent to me for review. This is a rucksack style photographic bag which measures 31 x 16 x 45cm and looks and feels well made. A lot of thought has gone into the design of this bag which is ideal for a couple days in the field with a DSLR, a set of lenses various accessories such as a flash gun, cables and memory cards etc.

There's a main compartment which features moveable Velcro dividers which comfortably accommodate a Nikon D7100 plus three or four small to medium lenses - this main compartment measures 28 x12 x 25cm. What we like is that this important compartment is well protected by generous padding at the rear and a rubberised flap over pocket at the front.

There are numerous other pockets for accessories etc. plus a well protected pocket for a tablet or up to 14" notebook and a top stowage pocket ideal for small devices like a phone etc. In addition, there are 4 ample Velcro fastened side pockets too with accessory straps which are suitable for carrying a modest tripod. The back of the pack is well moulded and padded to optimise airflow whilst the widely adjustable shoulder straps are equally well designed with a chest closure for heavier loads. The overall finish of the bag including seams and stitching etc. Inspires confidence.

We've used this pack a lot including during a torrential downpour and it was remarkably water resistant thanks to the use of rubberised material and the flap design which affords maximum protection. The design has really been a hit with us because firstly, the size is just right, access to your kit is easy although it's well protected, plus, it's very comfortable to carry. Recommended.

(Disclosure: I was supplied with a heavily discounted review sample - the text above reflects my honest opinion of the bag).
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