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Rexel A4 40 Pocket See and Store Display Books - Black (Pack of 5)
Rexel A4 40 Pocket See and Store Display Books - Black (Pack of 5)
Price: £45.52

3.0 out of 5 stars Well made but seem overpriced, 17 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These folders are A4 in size and come with pockets allowing for storage of documentation. The folder is pretty well made but I don't believe that it is worth the price - it is a little too expensive in my view. Nevertheless, if you are looking for an office/home office storage solution these 40 pocket capacity storage folders are worth considering. I am not convinced it is something you can't achieve via a ring binder and ring binder pockets. This is a well made product, it does a good job, it just seems overpriced.


AmazonBasics CD / DVD Binder 400 Disc Capacity Nylon Black
AmazonBasics CD / DVD Binder 400 Disc Capacity Nylon Black
Price: £16.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good quality product that offers a space saving storage solution, 14 May 2015
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This Amazonbasics CD/DVD disc holder is well made given its price and has a decent zip too. It has capacity for 400 discs and the pockets are soft enough to give me confidence that there will be no scratching of discs. It has a good handle too and given its nondescript design it sits in the living room without drawing a great deal of attention to itself which I like. This is a good product and for the money an item worthy of consideration if you too are thinking of space saving ideas to store discs if you need to.


AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable 3 Feet / 0.9 meter Supports Ethernet, 3D, Audio Return
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable 3 Feet / 0.9 meter Supports Ethernet, 3D, Audio Return
Price: £3.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality HDMI cable, 14 May 2015
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A simple HDMI cable that has done the job I require of it well. A well made cable too given its a 'basics' product but frankly these Amazonbasics products are often good value for money given their good quality. I am pleased with this cable and would recommend it happily,


Playmobil 5443 Care Fairy with Unicorn Rose Red
Playmobil 5443 Care Fairy with Unicorn Rose Red
Price: £6.66

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice set, fairly priced, 14 May 2015
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Bought for my daughter who loves all things Fairy and Unicorn. A small pack but lots of little extras and the unicorn is a nice pink. My daughter is still playing with after several days so obviously a hit! Very nice Playmobil set at a reasonable price.


iGadgitz Black Silicone Skin Case Cover for Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation 5G 32GB 64GB + Screen Protector
iGadgitz Black Silicone Skin Case Cover for Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation 5G 32GB 64GB + Screen Protector
Offered by iGadgitz
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The best way to protect your iPod touch, 14 May 2015
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This is my favourite type of skin case for my iPod. Superb quality and really protects. Fantastic value for money.


MICRO Pedi Man Gift Set
MICRO Pedi Man Gift Set
Price: £24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Small and effective, 14 May 2015
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The Micro Pedi Man set is a small, battery powered roller which can be used to deal with hard skin that accrues on the feet. It is a small unit so the term 'micro' seems appropriate. It comes with a waterproof bag which I quite like and two spare rollers. It operates off two AA batteries and is easy to operate. I was a little surprised at how little power it generated but I suppose too much power would have far worse consequences so I tested it and found the speed just spot-on. It worked in a way I didn't expect - I thought that after all these years little difference would be made, but I have to say my feet were much softer for a fairly small amount of time and effort.

If I had any complaints I'd say the RRP of £50 is far too high. £24.99 as is now the price at the time of writing (14th May 2015) I'd suggest it is closer to what it should be. I also feel it would benefit from some sort of collection device. Otherwise you just get ground, dead skin all over the floor. Not ideal but hey-ho. I suppose you could do it in the bath (prior to bathing of course and just wash the detritus away. Regardless, overall, the product does work, is easy to use and comes in an excellent waterproof bag. The small pedi unit means it stores away easily and the two additional replacement rollers you should be fine for some time. All in all then not bad.


Apple MD199B/A TV (official UK version)
Apple MD199B/A TV (official UK version)
Price: £55.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A superb product but needs cheaper and greater depths of films and tv shows to make it even better, 6 May 2015
I was unsure which of the streaming products to go for and was very tempted by Amazon's own version of this type of product. However, as I have a decent library with iTunes I chose the apple version instead. The first thing to note is the tiny unit and the tiny remote. The remote only has a couple of buttons but this just adds to the simplicity of the product. It is so easy to use I can't recommend it enough. The menu has 5 main sections divided between films, television, music and a computer and settings section.

The iTunes library is pretty big although could be bigger and cheaper. If there was one criticism of iTunes it would be the cost of some of the films and boxsets. There are some bargains to be had and new films can also be rented if you'd prefer. If you decide to buy it via iTunes it would cost the same to actually buy the film from the shop. So it depends on whether you want to physically have the film or not. For me I'd prefer to save the space these days so am happy to not have disc in my physical possession.

The fact is that you can do loads with apple tv, watch youtube over the big screen (watching film trailers is much more enjoyable this way I have found). Simply, this product offers great power in a tiny unit and a large variety of films, tv shows and music available at the push of a few buttons. If you have a macbook or iMac it is easy to sync up any media you have on that system with apple tv. All in all I love this product, it is excellent and if you are looking for a media streaming product that means you can move on from having to buy a physical dvd or blu ray anymore this is well worth considering. In my view, it is outstanding.


Field Punishment No.1 [DVD]
Field Punishment No.1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Fraser Brown
Price: £7.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A brutal story, elegantly told and ultimately an interesting film, 27 April 2015
This review is from: Field Punishment No.1 [DVD] (DVD)
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Field Punishment No.1 tells the story of several men who refused to fight in the first World War. They considered themselves as men, not soldiers and were transported to the front all the way from New Zealand. They refused to fight, they refused to wear the uniform and refused to even be stretcher bearers in some instances. These were men who exercised the right to freedom of speech, the rights our military are supposed to defend. Field Punishment itself appears to involve being strung up on a wooden pole, in any weather, for hour upon hour in the middle of mud field.

These men were subjected to varying degrees of brutality in an effort to 'persuade' them to change their attitudes. None worked – and it appears they tried very hard. Field Punishment No.1 depicts this as well as the difficulty there was for the men ordered to carry out the punishments, although not in every instance. Some appeared to be more than willing to punish which is shocking in its own right. You get a sense of awkwardness between men who knew each yet some chose to carry out the order they were given. What is also well conveyed is the quiet respect the moral stand these men received from the everyday soldiers they interacted with in a number of scenes.

The film has references to various political matters of the day – the notion of war and the morality of it – the fundamental question as to whether the war would solve anything. It touches upon the fight in Ireland at the time but it is essentially a story of the human condition and how no matter what they were subjected to, some would refuse to fight.

This is a personal choice for each man but it does seem rather counterintuitive to inflict pain and suffering upon somebody to make them inflict it upon other people. No man should be made to do this and whilst there are broader questions regarding the morality of the ‘pals’ battalions (who wanted to be branded a coward in their street) who were the personal story of these men is harrowing and yet brave in its own way.

In the film a group of men stand before some officers and suggest only pacifism will defeat the notion of war and all the horror it involves. Sadly, it is unlikely that the entire World will have this thought for as long as human beings occupy it. What a human condition. Nevertheless, this condition also has the glimmer of the great and good of what humans can be. I didn't get the sense that this film was portrayed as a lament, as awful as it must have been for these men and how the film depicts. But actually a tribute to those that said they would exercise their freewill and say no.

The film was elegantly told, despite the scenes of brutality and it gave the idea that some who inflicted the hideous punishments were themselves too weak to take the stand these men were prepared to. Perhaps, it was this that caused such brutality. The fact that these men were brave enough to look the other men in the eye and say no. Perhaps it was hard to take for those who didn't have the courage to exercise a belief that may have echoed these men's opinions.

There are obviously going to be people that consider these men cowards. Some will suggest that those that did not fight were as brave as those that did. This will be a personal choice for those that view this film but for me the film poses the question and you may draw your own conclusion. It was a well told story, perhaps what is most hideous of all is that the story was there to be told at all. We can do nothing about that now, but now knowing of this story, respect the choice some men made and were willing to do whatever it took to stand by their principles. Perhaps, despite all the brutality, this is the main thing to take away from this film.


Canon Legria HF R606 High Definition Camcorder - Black (3.28 MP, 32x Optical Zoom, 57x Advanced Zoom, Wi-Fi and NFC) 3-Inch LCD
Canon Legria HF R606 High Definition Camcorder - Black (3.28 MP, 32x Optical Zoom, 57x Advanced Zoom, Wi-Fi and NFC) 3-Inch LCD
Price: £191.47

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A compact camcorder that offers good performance at a budget price, 19 April 2015
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I have heard the camcorder is a device that is no longer required, particularly given how good the modern day mobile phone or tablet is at taking high definition video. There is certainly a debate to be had on such matters but as always this comes down to a personal choice. Do you want to carry an extra device or do you want an all-in-one solution such as the aforementioned tablet or mobile? For me, a dedicated device is usually the best solution although I wouldn't want to carry numerous different devices on a day out or on holiday. So, as always, it is a balance. If you lean toward dedicated devices then this Canon could well be an entry level camcorder that is worth consideration. It is fairly well made but has a predominately plastic body. It also has a manual lens cover that needs to be pushed down to reveal the actual lens. Operation is really easy, open the screen (which can be flipped if you want) and the device powers up. Press one button and you are recording.

The quality of the recording is excellent. I have tested it outdoors in bright sunshine and it did rather well. Indoors, filming is equally good. It did struggle in low light - although this is normal in my experience for a camcorder and in windy conditions the noise is quite evident - again, to be expected but especially on the more budget models. A 4gb sd card gives 30 minutes of video and the device is easily hooked up to your television so you can watch any video on the bigger screen in the house if you wish.

Overall, this Canon R606 is a pretty good deal given its performance quality. I have been impressed with it and whilst I'd prefer an automatic lens cap operation (I believe more expensive Canon camcorders do this) there is little to be too critical of. I was a little undecided as to whether the Camcorder is a device that is required anymore. Having used this Canon I think there still is a reason to own a dedicated device such as this. It is small and takes up very limited space, provides high quality video and is easily viewed on the television by the plugging in of one cable. So for me, I'd recommend this R606. If you want a fairly inexpensive camcorder for your holidays or special occasion I think you will be happy with what it does.


Emma Bridgewater Half Pint Mug 2009 Yellow Hammer
Emma Bridgewater Half Pint Mug 2009 Yellow Hammer

5.0 out of 5 stars A fine quality product with a beautiful Yellowhammer image, 17 April 2015
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The Yellowhammer mug is lovely. I was pleased to find a replacement after I broke the wife's cherished Emma Bridgewater mug. Delivery was very quick and the mug arrived in perfect condition. Superb quality, and a lovely mug. Superb.


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