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Xebec-Tech XB501550W LED Strip Light for PC - White
Xebec-Tech XB501550W LED Strip Light for PC - White
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Bright, good quality, 22 Dec. 2014
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Very bright, good quality strip with decent connections. You can shorten it easily like other LED strips, but as others have noted, the only downside is that they could have included more connectors to allow you to split a single length into two working strips.


Heat Powered Wood Burning Stove Fireplace Fan - Black Blades - Round Wood Trading Model - Eco Friendly Heating
Heat Powered Wood Burning Stove Fireplace Fan - Black Blades - Round Wood Trading Model - Eco Friendly Heating
Offered by Galleon Fireplaces
Price: £32.06

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor product, 22 Dec. 2014
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I've had this fan for 12 months, of which it's been used for a total of 4 months. The fan has developed a fault where, once it gets up to speed it begins to click.

The irritating thing is it's intermittent and doesn't always happen, but it's such a distraction that it's now unuseable.

Be warned, the manufacturer for this (Round Wood Trading) is neither helpful nor interested in even looking at the problem, and they hide behind the "warranty" card, which is appalling as I don't believe this product should fail after 4 months of use. This is the poorest investment ever if it costs over £10 per month to use, as this is what it's worked out for me.

Avoid.


Belkin WeMo Smart Home Remote Switch for Apple iPhone and Android Devices (App Controlled)
Belkin WeMo Smart Home Remote Switch for Apple iPhone and Android Devices (App Controlled)
Price: £29.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly bad product, 20 Dec. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I'm so frustrated having to post this review, because when the switches work, they work well and this does exactly what it says on the tin.

Unfortunately, the setup process is so flaky and inconsistent, these are rendered almost unuseable.

These are examples of just some of the issues I've come across:

1. Device doesn't show up on your network for you to connect to.
2. Once you're connected, and you go into the WeMo app (and despite the wi-fi signal being on full), it returns an error of "unable to connect" to device.
3. You then get errors of unable to connect to network. It asks you to choose your network, but your network disappears from the list for you to choose from.
4. You finally get to connect the device to your network, and on final setup you then get an error along the lines of, "sorry we couldn't complete this, please try later or retry". Grrrrrrrr.
5. To add final insult to injury, if by some miracle you manage to get to the screen where you can rename your device and the app proclaims that the product is now set up, you'll often go into the app to be met with an endless cycle of "Looking for devices..."

Honestly, this is terrible and is basic functionality. I have two of these (as if one wasn't bad enough) and they are both going back for a refund.


Vktech 2Pcs 2M Baby Table Corner Edges Collision Glass Protector Cushion (White)
Vktech 2Pcs 2M Baby Table Corner Edges Collision Glass Protector Cushion (White)
Offered by BlueSnail(Dispatched from Hong Kong)
Price: £6.40

3.0 out of 5 stars It works, but it's not as described, 9 Dec. 2014
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We bought this to put on a bunk bed as one of the edges had to be climbed over and it wasn't that nice on young skin. As such, these work a treat. Time will tell if they last, but there's two things that's worth noting.

Firstly, there really isn't enough tape included in the package, as it's so narrow compared to the cushion. Secondly, it's described as white. Really? This is not white at all, it's cream.


Cathedral Drywipe Magnetic Pen with Eraser - Black
Cathedral Drywipe Magnetic Pen with Eraser - Black
Price: £5.02

1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money, 9 Dec. 2014
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God, did I really pay £7 for this? I feel ripped off.

Ok, so the pen works. But it's pretty small and it fails to mention that the pen itself does not have any kind of magnet in it. So one of my magnets on the glass notice board has to be stuck to this all the time. Pretty poor really.


iPhone 6S / iPhone 6 Car Holder, EnGive Windshield iPhone 6S / 6 Car Mount Holder Cradle 360 Degrees Rotation Car Accessories for iPhone 6S / 6 (4.7 inch)
iPhone 6S / iPhone 6 Car Holder, EnGive Windshield iPhone 6S / 6 Car Mount Holder Cradle 360 Degrees Rotation Car Accessories for iPhone 6S / 6 (4.7 inch)
Offered by engivewayde
Price: £7.98

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 9 Dec. 2014
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It might be plastic, it might look cheap, but this does a great job and is pretty solid once fixed in place. There is plenty of adjustment to get the perfect angle on the windscreen, and the clamping design means it's really easy to put the phone in and take it out with one hand.

Be aware though, your phone won't fit with any kind of case, even the really slim 3mm silicone ones. A shame really and somewhat shortsighted as I don't know many people who don't use a case with an iphone 6!

Regardless, a good product.


5m DVI Cable - 24k Gold Plated - Video Lead - For HDTV including Plasma, LCD, LED, 3D - Dual Link - 24+1 pins
5m DVI Cable - 24k Gold Plated - Video Lead - For HDTV including Plasma, LCD, LED, 3D - Dual Link - 24+1 pins
Offered by World of Data Ltd
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid, well made cable, and works perfectly for ..., 9 Dec. 2014
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Solid, well made cable, and works perfectly for 1440p. Be aware that it's quite a thick cable and not particularly flexible though!


Ergotron Neo Flex Medium Lift Stand for LCD Screen
Ergotron Neo Flex Medium Lift Stand for LCD Screen
Price: £113.00

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, flexible but solid monitor stand, 9 Dec. 2014
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I bought this recently for a 40" 4k monitor as I needed the monitor to be as low as possible on the desk and this works an absolute treat. The Neo Flex stands are rock solid on the desk, and this handles a 40" screen without any hint of strain. The front of the base is on rollers so you can rotate even a heavy monitor to the left or right, and the tension mechanism means it's easy to raise or lower your display, as well as change the vertical angle.

All in all a very solid, well made piece of kit. I just needed to buy a 200mm vesa adaptor for my monitor (it only fits 75mm or 100mm vesa, and the pictures I've attached to this review show it with the adaptor fitted).
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 18, 2014 6:56 PM GMT


Plantronics 87670-02 Voyager Legend Professional Mobile Unified Communication Headset
Plantronics 87670-02 Voyager Legend Professional Mobile Unified Communication Headset
Price: £89.99

33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fatal manufacturing flaw, 13 Nov. 2014
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This is one of the most frustrating reviews I've had to make, because when it works this is a brilliant product.

Key highlights:

1. You can use it with your PC for skype/lync calls etc, as well as your mobile
2. You can pair 2 mobiles at once (handy if you have a work and a personal phone).
3. The in-ear speaker is very clear (usually)
4. The noise cancelling microphone works incredibly well, especially in the car. When talking to other people they won't even know you're in the car, as the mic is so good at filtering out background noise. Making or taking calls whilst driving becomes a pleasure rather than a chore where using traditional in-car kits, you're often straining to hear what the other person is saying over road noise.
5. Hands free answering and calling. It works, especially the hands free answering - you just say "answer" or "ignore".
6. The headset knows when you've picked it up and put it in your ear, and automatically routes audio into the headset.

Sounds great doesn't it? Well yes...but here's the kicker. I've had no end of problems with 3 headsets now. My first one (non UC version), ended up with audio going crackly where people sounded like Daleks, before it stopped charging.

The second one (this model) stopped charging after a few months, and I returned it for a refund.

I then RMA'd the first one to Plantronics who sent me a new UC headset within 24 hours (superb customer service like Amazon). I've had the headset for a week now, and guess what? The battery doesn't charge.

Regardless of the method of charging (case, cable or base, both plugged into the mains or a PC), this headset is dead.

0/3, and unfortunately for this reason it's no more than a 1 star review. Otherwise it would be 5 :(

Edit: Just changed it to a 3...my current headset has worked perfectly for 6 months now...although a friend is on their 3rd headset so it's not just me with problems!
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Mar 18, 2016 3:18 PM GMT


World of Flavours Mediterranean Non-Stick 46cm Paella Pan
World of Flavours Mediterranean Non-Stick 46cm Paella Pan
Price: £17.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm somewhat amazed by the 4 and 5 star reviews, 24 Aug. 2014
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We've had this pan for several months now but have recently only got round to using it for the first time. I'm somewhat amazed by the 4 and 5 star reviews, because after one single use, the non-stick is coming off in places.

This is really poor quality, which is a shame as otherwise it's great for cooking, especially when you're cooking for several people (the pan really is huge!)


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