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Vetra Volleyball Soft Touch Volley Ball Official Size 5 Yellow /Blue/ White Outdoor Indoor Beach Gym Game Ball New
Vetra Volleyball Soft Touch Volley Ball Official Size 5 Yellow /Blue/ White Outdoor Indoor Beach Gym Game Ball New
Offered by Sport-Items
Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 23 Feb. 2015
I was sent the Green / Blue / White version of this ball to review by the manufacturer. It inflated easily and is easy to throw and catch. I'm not an expert player, but can't fault this volley ball.


Vetra Volleyball Soft Touch Volley Ball Official Size 5 Green /Blue/ White Outdoor Indoor Beach Gym Game Ball New
Vetra Volleyball Soft Touch Volley Ball Official Size 5 Green /Blue/ White Outdoor Indoor Beach Gym Game Ball New
Offered by Sport-Items
Price: £7.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended., 20 Feb. 2015
I was sent this ball to review by the manufacturer. It inflated easily and is easy to throw and catch. The blue, green and white colouring scheme is pleasant on the eye. I'm not an expert player, but as far I can tell, this volley ball is excellent.


Sure Men Extreme Protection Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant - 50 ml, Pack of 6
Sure Men Extreme Protection Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant - 50 ml, Pack of 6
Price: £10.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 16 Feb. 2015
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These roll-ons work extremely well, providing at least 24 hours of antiperspirant protection. They don't sting, which is a problem I found with some of other strong antiperspirants such as Odaban.

These are a bit less messy than the equally-good Sure Men Maximum Protection Creams, which I've used previously. The roll-ons are, however, perhaps a bit harsher than the cream on areas of sensitive skin; I presume they lack some of the moisturising power of the cream.

At the time I bought them, these roll-ons were also much better value than the Maximum Protection creams (although the prices of both seem to fluctuate wildly).

Recommended.


Life in the UK Test - Study and Practice
Life in the UK Test - Study and Practice
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely produced, 16 Feb. 2015
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This is a really nicely produced book. I haven't seen the original government text, but I understand this book incorporates the official text, but formats it better and has added some helpful summary boxes. I'm not taking the citizenship test, but have found the book useful for filling in some gaps in my own knowledge of UK history, as well as helping to teach my daughters. Make sure you buy the latest edition though.


AmiGami Fox and Owl Figures
AmiGami Fox and Owl Figures
Price: £20.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Plastic fantastic, 14 Feb. 2015
This review is from: AmiGami Fox and Owl Figures (Toy)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
My four-year-olds are younger than the stated 6+ age range, but really enjoyed dressing up these odd-looking creatures. Personally, I think the results look rather extraordinary, as well as being a bit plasticky, but my children don't seem to mind. An interesting, if extravagant, craft activity.


Finish Quantum Original 2 x Pack of 30 (60 Dishwasher Tablets)
Finish Quantum Original 2 x Pack of 30 (60 Dishwasher Tablets)
Price: £12.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Good but gimmicky, 3 Feb. 2015
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These capsules work well and get my dishes nice and clean. Internally, they are divided into a liquid section and two powdered sections. I can't believe this is anything other than a marketing gimmick, since they are all released in the water simultaneously, when the plastic wrapper dissolves. It must be more costly to make capsules like this, and so with this product you are, to some extent, paying for style over function. But they do clean well, and so I would still recommend them regardless. They claim to have a "salt function", although this is a little misleading, since they soften water by a completely different (and inferior) mechanism from the ion-exchange resin that's already built into most dishwashers. Personally, I will keep putting salt into my dishwasher despite the "all-in-one" claims of some detergents.


Finish All in One Max Original Dishwasher Tablets (Pack of 74)
Finish All in One Max Original Dishwasher Tablets (Pack of 74)
Price: £20.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good but extravagant choice, 29 Jan. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These tablets are very convenient to use, being individually wrapped in dissolving film. The bag they come in is nice and sturdy too. They got my dishes and cutlery very nicely clean too. Because I live in a hard-water area (as does most of the population), I still need to use dishwasher salt separately, so the benefit of the all-in-one tablet is slightly reduced. Why only four stars? Simply because the basic Finish powder I normally use does just as good a job at a quarter of the outlay.


Soundpeats Qy7 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gym/exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets W/microphone for Iphone 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices (QY7, black/green)
Soundpeats Qy7 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gym/exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets W/microphone for Iphone 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices (QY7, black/green)
Offered by SOUNDSOUL Direct
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tangle-free earphones!, 14 Jan. 2015
[I was sent a free set of these earphones for review purposes.]

This is my first experience of Bluetooth earphones, and I am very impressed. Unlike traditional earphones, there is none of the fumbling around trying to un-knot a tangled cord and plug it into a phone. Instead, there is just a short, flat flex, joining the two ear pieces (which does not easily tangle).

Pairing with my phone was simplicity itself and music was soon flowing into my ears. The volume control on the earphones moves in fairly small steps, which allows quite precise control (in addition to any volume control provided by the source device).

They come with three sizes of rubber plugs, and three sizes of flexible loops that help to hold the earphone securely in your ear. They do indeed feel very secure, and sound isolation is good. I'd been concerned that they may be heavy, due to the battery and other electronics, but they are not at all.

The down side of wireless earphones is, of course, that you have to recharge them periodically. However, this is pretty simple, via the built-in mini-USB jack (a USB computer cord is included). There is a discreet light which changes colour to indicate once charging is done. A single charge provides several hours of listening.

When comparing these to some much more expensive earphones, I concluded that the bass is somewhat lacking, and trebles are over-pronounced. But, overall, the audio quality is perfectly acceptable for the price point.


Tenvis TH661 HD-720P H.264 Wireless Network WIFI IR Night Vision CCTV IP Camera, P2P Function, 2-way Audio, Pan/Tilt/Zoom Control, Baby/Pet Monitor, Smart Phone Remote View (Black)
Tenvis TH661 HD-720P H.264 Wireless Network WIFI IR Night Vision CCTV IP Camera, P2P Function, 2-way Audio, Pan/Tilt/Zoom Control, Baby/Pet Monitor, Smart Phone Remote View (Black)
Offered by GLOBALEBUY-UK
Price: £56.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent hardware; mediocre software, 10 Jan. 2015
GLOBALEBUY-UK sent me one of these cameras to review.

This is a competent web camera, which provides good quality images in daylight and at night (thanks to a set of infrared LEDs). The rounded gimbal head gives the camera a very elegant appearance.

Streaming in High Definition leads to some stutters over my wireless network, but is smoother if I lower the quality (to VGA). Commands sent to the camera (e.g. to rotate left) are not always acted on reliably. But If you have a strong wireless network, or can connect the camera with an Ethernet cable, I suspect you should be fine.

Although this is, in many ways, very similar to the Tenvis iRobot3, I was surprised to find that the software is completely different. In particular, this camera promotes a VLC web-browser plug-in for viewing the streamed images, rather than the proprietary plug-in of the iRobot3. Audio controls do not seem to work in Firefox, but are OK in Internet Explorer. I tried the Android app, but could not get it to recognise this camera.

Overall, this is a great value web camera, but it needs a fast home network to perform at its best. The associated software (especially the Android app) could do with some improvement.


Esselte Pendaflex A4 Vertical Suspension Files - Assorted (Pack of 10)
Esselte Pendaflex A4 Vertical Suspension Files - Assorted (Pack of 10)
Price: £10.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Colourful but flimsy, 16 Dec. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The best feature of these files is their vibrant colour. However, once they are packed in a filing drawer, most of the colour is hidden anyway, so it's somewhat redundant.

The major problem with these files is that they are flimsy. The paper is much thinner than that of the Rexel Crystalfile files I've used previously, as also is the metal used on the stiffening bar at the top. Unlike the Rexel files, there is no additional plastic where the the bar touches the runners, to help lubricate the movement and strengthen this vulnerable point. The label holders are made from thin, floppy plastic, which feels like it's going to separate from the file if you use it to tug one of the files open.

All in all, these are rather a disappointment.


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