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Hero 41: The People in the Wall
Hero 41: The People in the Wall
by Sam Penant
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Read and enjoyed in record time, 9 Mar. 2015
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My 11 year-old son read this so fast it worked out as a lot of money per hour of reading!
Seriously, he *loved* this book and its predecessor so a quick note to Sam Penant (the author) from my son: "Please can you write some more of these books. They are brilliant!" Trust me, for him to read a book like this in a day and a bit is about as high a complement as can be paid!


Breathe Right Nasal Strips Large Size 30 Strips
Breathe Right Nasal Strips Large Size 30 Strips
Offered by THE VALUE WORLD
Price: £12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A little random as to what is dispatched., 9 Mar. 2015
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If you are lucky, and they dispatch the TAN strips these are good, stay on and retain their shape (in other words, they keep your nasal passage open all night). These get 4 stars.

If you are unlucky, they will dispatch the CLEAR strips. These are less adhesive and not as strong; they also lose shape overnight, becoming less effective over time. These get 2 stars.

As far as I can tell it is hit-and-miss as to which you will receive - I have ordered twice and received one pack of each.


LAYEN® i-DOCK Bluetooth 4.0 Music Receiver Adapter. With aptX for Superior Sound Quality! Stream Music Wirelessly from your Phone / Tablet / iPod / PC etc to Docking Station, Speakers, Stereo etc - Bose, Pure, Klipsch, Sony, JBL etc!
LAYEN® i-DOCK Bluetooth 4.0 Music Receiver Adapter. With aptX for Superior Sound Quality! Stream Music Wirelessly from your Phone / Tablet / iPod / PC etc to Docking Station, Speakers, Stereo etc - Bose, Pure, Klipsch, Sony, JBL etc!
Offered by LAYEN
Price: £29.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This would be fine for a dock in a living room but it ..., 1 Mar. 2015
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The only down side is the bright blue light that flashes periodically. This would be fine for a dock in a living room but it is very bright for one in a bedroom.


Sony SWR50 SmartWatch 3 Classic - Black
Sony SWR50 SmartWatch 3 Classic - Black
Offered by Digital Save
Price: £127.99

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite up to the quality I expected, 1 Mar. 2015
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The strap broke within 5 days of purchase. On examination it appeared to have gone at a bit of a weak spot which could easily go again on a replacement so I decided to opt for a refund.

Real shame, since this has such enormous potential (although batter life is also a little on the short side).


Case-Mate Barely There Case for Xperia Z3 - Black
Case-Mate Barely There Case for Xperia Z3 - Black
Price: £9.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Just the job, 1 Mar. 2015
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Thin, very slightly sticky and protective.

Let's face it, the Z3 is a great looking phone. The main reasons for me purchasing a case were:
1) It is slippery. Put it on almost any slightly non-flat surface and it will slip off - usually onto the floor.
2) Some basic protection.

It was also important for me that the case should be thin enough to go into my car windscreen mount and my docking "thing" (which turns the phone into a clock at night).

This case ticks all the boxes and looks great to boot!


1,411 QI Facts To Knock You Sideways
1,411 QI Facts To Knock You Sideways
Price: £4.28

3.0 out of 5 stars Great content but does not work on kindle, 16 Feb. 2015
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Kindle formatting of this is terrible - it shows 1% all the way through to the last page when it jumps to 100%. It is impossible to bookmark or highlight anything.

Content: 5 stars
Formatting: 0 stars


Aves Air AIR8021010 Digital Handheld DAB  DAB+ FM Radio with LCD Display
Aves Air AIR8021010 Digital Handheld DAB DAB+ FM Radio with LCD Display
Offered by eHome
Price: £34.95

2.0 out of 5 stars Weak reception, 16 Feb. 2015
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The signal picked up is FAR weaker than any other DAB I have, meaning that I cannot use it to listen to music when working - which is largely why I bought it. The hearphones were rubbish too, but at this price that is not too surprising!


Hinged Knee Brace Open Fronted Design Medical Grade Support = M
Hinged Knee Brace Open Fronted Design Medical Grade Support = M
Offered by Supports Direct
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs a lot of adjustment and a little bending but does the trick, 16 Feb. 2015
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The velcro straps can cut in to your flesh if they are done up too tightly - to the point where they draw blood!
The metal rods assume your thigh and calf muscles are no wider than your knee and dig in!

However, by bending the metal rods slightly and effectively not using the lower velcro strap this DOES work and allows me to exercise far more than I can without it. And the price is significantly lower than some of the competition so I would rate this as a good buy.


Polar M400 GPS Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Polar M400 GPS Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Price: £141.05

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent watch, messed up by an AWFUL web service and android app, 16 Feb. 2015
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First off, it is not possible to use this watch without signing up to the polar web service and installing software on a PC or Mac. This is an very poor service that seems to transpose workouts between different users - either that or I was sent a second-hand watch, because it shows me having recorded sessions a week before I ordered the watch. Their web site is slow and it is only possible to contact support if your email address does not contain punctuation - which is not really what you expect of a 21st century technology company. In fact it is quite pathetic these days!
The android app is also slow and buggy and although it appears to sync OK it loses recordings - presumably some other poor polar m400 user has received my missing workouts. It only sometimes notes the use of the heart-rate monitor, despite the watch showing them.
So the web site and app receive only one star - mainly because zero-stars are not acceptable to amazon.

The watch and chest-strap are a different matter. Although some things - such as a simple stopwatch - are absent this is kind-of unnecessary as you tend to record your whole sessions, not just the time.
The watch is easy to use and the display is surprisingly clear even in low-light conditions, but it has a backlight too just in case.
The watchstrap is very sticky rubber, which tends to stick to clothes, but it is comfortable and the whole thing is surprisingly light and, whilst not too slim, is just about OK to fit under a shirt cuff.
The chest-strap was easy to pair up, set up and use. Once in use you tend not to notice it (if you adjust it correctly).
The best part of the watch is the setting of daily goals, which are a combination of steps and overall energy expended (so a fast walk counts for more than a slow walk, etc.).

For me, this is significantly better than a so-called "smart-watch" since they seem too gimmicky, but Polar really need to sort out their awful web site and app.

EDIT: It is now nearly three weeks since I contacted Polar to try to resolve the issues I have experienced but they have still not responded yet.
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Orthotic insoles Full length with arch supports, metatarsal and heel Cushion for plantar fasciitis treatment (8.5-10)
Orthotic insoles Full length with arch supports, metatarsal and heel Cushion for plantar fasciitis treatment (8.5-10)
Offered by World Of Wellbeing
Price: £7.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Very comfortable and do what they should, 4 Jan. 2015
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There is nothing to add to this, except to point out that Amazon will not let me give a rating for this without adding some wording. This is a bizarre policy which I will adhere to but only in so far as I am now putting some words into the review.

If this review is reviewed before it is published, perhaps some friendly amazonian employee might want to question this odd policy and either remove the policy or email their bosses pointing out that if someone volunteers some useful feedback and they then *force* them to add more unnecessary noise to the feedback, you are removing value from the whole process and annoying the people who pay their salaries. (How are amazon share prices these days?)


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