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Philips hue Go Personal Wireless Lighting LED Table Lamp
Philips hue Go Personal Wireless Lighting LED Table Lamp
Price: £79.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Wireless plug and play night/table lamp that work with or without the Philips Hue 'bridge'., 30 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I wasn't too sure what to expect from 'personal wireless lighting'. What you get is a really cute night/ table lamp. This works plug-and-play out of the box. The lamp is half a Perspex sphere and a regular plug- into-the-wall cable. All you need to do is plug the cable and switch on from the back. There is only one button. You then use that button run through seven shades it begins with natural white light (300 lumen), then cosy candle, Sunday coffee, meditation, then enhanced forest, then night adventure.
You give the button another push and the light switches off. Even better, once it's charged, you can unplug from the cable use it cordlessly. When it's plugged into the mains, the light output is a full on, when it's on battery mode the light output is 40% and lasts for 3 hours on one charge.

You also have the option of using it in conjunction with your Philips Hue 'bridge' Which plugs into your route. This means that once you download the Hue app you can control all your Phillips Hue lighting remotely via the bridge.


Charles Wilson Clothing Pique Cotton Contrast Polo Shirt
Charles Wilson Clothing Pique Cotton Contrast Polo Shirt
Offered by Charles Wilson Clothing
Price: £14.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic black polo shirt, 28 Mar. 2015
This is a great classic black polo shirt with a nice touch, there is a white placket under the neck buttons. It has a good thick ribbed collar. The fabric is typical polo shirt fabric, a cross-weave, and is labelled as 100% cotton and you can wash it at 40°. Mine is XXL and fits me very well. It's a good roomy fit. It measures 26 inches from underarm to underarm laid flat and from shoulder to base it measures 31 inches. It measures 12 inches from shoulder to underarm. Mine is labelled as 'black'. The white placket adds a nice stylish touch. This polo shirt goes with anything. It's great for relaxing, or sportswear or taking on holiday. I generally find all Charles Wilson clothes wash up nicely and prove hard wearing. Received foc for review.


Charles Wilson Clothing "Heritage" Premium Pique Cotton Polo Shirt
Charles Wilson Clothing "Heritage" Premium Pique Cotton Polo Shirt
Offered by Charles Wilson Clothing
Price: £17.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great casual polo shirt, 28 Mar. 2015
This is a classic, dark-navy polo shirt which I received for review. It has a ribbed collar and two buttons to the neck. The fabric is labelled as 100% cotton and it washes at 40°. The fabric is the regular type of polo shirt fabric, it's slightly raised cross-weave cotton. It's a fairly substantial weight cotton. Great for chillier days. Mine is sized XXL and I find it to be a good roomy fit for the XXL size. Laid flat this polo shirt measures 27 inches from underarm to underarm. It measures 32 inches in length and 12 inches from shoulder to underarm laid flat so it's plenty roomy enough for the larger gent. It's a dark navy, the type of navy that is just off black. It's actually labelled as 'sovereign blue' but I would call it dark navy. The entire polo shirt is plain navy all over. This is a really great casual shirt to wash and wear, and relax in.


Charles Wilson Clothing "Heritage" Premium Jersey Cotton Polo Shirt
Charles Wilson Clothing "Heritage" Premium Jersey Cotton Polo Shirt
Offered by Charles Wilson Clothing
Price: £17.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great with jeans, 28 Mar. 2015
This is a really comfy and easy-to-launder polo shirt which I received for review. It's labelled as 60% cotton and 40% polyester which means you can drip dry and you can get away with not ironing it. Mine is labelled 'Waterloo red' and it's a very flattering shade of claret. I would describe the fabric as a nice, soft, fine knit. It's not at all rough or scratchy. It has a pocket to the front and two logoed buttons which undo. There is a ribbed collar. This shirt is washable at 40°. Mine is labelled XXL and is a good, roomy fit. Underarm to underarm measurement is 25.5 inches laid flat. Measurement from shoulder to base is 32.5 inches. There is a good strong seam to the base. In fact, the whole shirt is very nicely finished. This polo shirt looks really great when teamed up with jeans. It's a big hit with me!


Charles Wilson Clothing Jersey Cotton Striped Polo Shirt
Charles Wilson Clothing Jersey Cotton Striped Polo Shirt
Offered by Charles Wilson Clothing
Price: £14.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality stripey polo shirt, 28 Mar. 2015
I'm really pleased with this great quality polo shirt which I received free for review. Is labelled as a 100% cotton and you can wash it at 40°. It is really nicely finished. Is a nice weighted cotton and it's ideal for chillier weather because it's quite warm. The fabric is soft and not scratchy next to the skin. It's got a dark navy ribbed collar and three buttons with the Charles Wilson logo on. Mine is labelled XXL and I find it a good fit. It measures 25 inches laid flat from underarm to underarm. It's a good length. It measures 31 inches from shoulder to bottom and the sleeve from shoulder to underarm measures 11 inches so it doesn't cut in under the arm. The sleeve has a ribbed edging to match the collar. The base seam is a nice strong interlocked one. Mine is described as' blue'. This is a marl grey and white background with stripes in varying shades of blue from sky blue to mid blue to navy. In my experience, all Charles Wilson clothing wash up really well.
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The Keeper (DI Sean Corrigan, Book 2) (Di Sean Corrigan 2)
The Keeper (DI Sean Corrigan, Book 2) (Di Sean Corrigan 2)
by Luke Delaney
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A dark thriller, 26 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I didn't read Book 1 of the Sean Corrigan series but I had no trouble following the plot in this one. With regard to the writing style, I'm not a great fan of a prose style that switches viewpoints in mid-chapter because I find this type of writing disconcerting and disjointed. There is a fair amount of emphasis on rape and murder, which might not be to everyone's taste. This would probably appeal to somebody who likes their detective fiction dark and grizzly rather than those who like puzzle solving.


Airmax Anti Snoring Nasal Dilator
Airmax Anti Snoring Nasal Dilator
Price: £9.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a try, 26 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Being someone who suffers with congestion, I thought I'd give this gadget a try. It comes with its own little carry case. It's unobtrusive when inserted. It takes a little bit of getting used to. My wife says I do seem to be snoring but this is difficult to say because my snoring is somewhat intermittent less. It's silicon and I should imagine it really comes i have a fever season or when you have a cold or flu. I should imagine it would be quite useful in those instances.. It's not a miracle worker for preventing snoring and sleep apnoea but it's a drug-free option that is worth a try.


HP D2P11EA Pavilion 23-b110ea All-in-One Desktop PC
HP D2P11EA Pavilion 23-b110ea All-in-One Desktop PC
Offered by IHI
Price: £999.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Super Screen!, 23 Mar. 2015
This is a beautifully looking machine! It fits snugly on a desktop with an integral metal stand that is adjustable to different angles It takes up so little space - other than the magnificent screen - which houses all of its processing power inside.

Mouse and keyboard come with it - as does Windows 8.1 plus a lot of software/apps you may or may not be interested in having (!) These include a number of Hewlett Packard Music/photo/games type software. You may be happy to have these or have your own preferred software that you are already used to (like me). They also try to lock you into McAfee Anti-virus software by bundling a free month - best to get rid of that asap if you have another option - this is easy enough to do via the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs settings....

And this brings me neatly onto Windows 8.1. I had heard plenty of scare stories by people use to XP/Vista/Windows 7 but it really does not take long to get to grips with it. The START screen is much more "tablet" looking so you shouldn't have too much trouble if you are used to one of those. But even if you aren't - there's a "desktop" view which isn't really that different from a Windows 7 desktop view - so you've sort of got the best of both worlds.

The screen is shiny so it isn't the best in full sunlight but is a really beautiful screen and great if looking at high-res photos and software on. I fell in love with it when I went and saw it in a high street shop and knew at that stage that I just had to own one! This is not the fastest machine in the world - and therefore may not be fast enough for the latest graphics-heavy games but more than adequate for my needs and it played everything I needed to play on it (Fifa 15 free app, call of duty, total war series etc).


Fenix - 6 Feet - Nylon Braided [Blue] Micro USB [V9] Universal Data Cable - Lightning Fast Charging & Transfer
Fenix - 6 Feet - Nylon Braided [Blue] Micro USB [V9] Universal Data Cable - Lightning Fast Charging & Transfer
Offered by Bastex - Authorized ZeroLemon Retailer
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good long cable, 23 Mar. 2015
I was sent a snazzy blue variety of this “nylon braided” micro USB/USB data cable gratis to give my honest review.

The cable feels tough – like if you pulled it, twisted it or snagged it then it could withstand it – unlike many other cables on sale which often fail at the mildest hint of this type of treatment.

At six feet long it is the longest micro USB cable I’ve got and I must say that it is actually very useful on some occasions to have a cable of this length. It’s irritating how small some cables are – and my devices end up hanging off the table from my desktop computer.

The advert blurb says that it gives “lightning fast transferring” – well it certainly worked absolutely fine and fast enough for my uses.

So, in summary, does the job fine, looks snazzy (not easy to lose which is a big help), plenty long enough and looks like it could deal with some rough treatment!


Replica
Replica
by Jack Heath
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A parent's precis, 20 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Replica (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a very nicely crafted story, beautifully written book, once you get past the terrifying first chapter which was more horror than thriller. After the first chapter though it does settle down into an interesting tale exploring what it means to be human.The nature of the plotting is that one does need to implement a willing suspension of disbelief and buy in to the main premise of the book. This is science fiction, after all. This isn't a very long book and I would say that it would probably appeal to 14+ teens who don't mind a bit of Frankenstein Gothic.


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