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August LEC250 - 9W LED Desk Lamp - Office Work Light with Dimmer for Adjustable Brightness (Black)
August LEC250 - 9W LED Desk Lamp - Office Work Light with Dimmer for Adjustable Brightness (Black)
Offered by Daffodil UK
Price: £45.25

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Looks good, light is very white and the arm keeps flopping down, 31 Oct. 2015
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Its novel, looks pretty cool, seems decently made and touch controls work well.

I totally agree with the previous reviews that the hinge is just not robust enough as when you move the arm more than 30 degrees from the vertical, it slowly but surely just flops down.
The top also hinges and I fail to see the point of that as if the main arm worked correctly the light wouldn't need to hinge at all.

Personally, for me the light is just too white and glaring. Even on its lowest setting near the computer screen its very distracting whereas my old fashioned bulb lamp is fine.

I sort of like it, but not loads. I think if you are wanting it for writing or other activities and dont want one of those horrible flexi arm things then it would be a good, and better looking replacement. If its for any sort of ambient lighting, forget it.


Speedy County 28mm Wood Curtain Pole Set, Chestnut, 240 Cm
Speedy County 28mm Wood Curtain Pole Set, Chestnut, 240 Cm
Offered by Linens Limited
Price: £19.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and not so cheerful, 14 Oct. 2015
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Its ok, just.
Very cheaply made, and not very robust when installed.
Despite my best efforts it wobbles all over and I am awaiting for the the thing to come tumbling down.
On reflection I wish I had spent a bit more on something a bit better. "Buy cheap, buy twice" - I have little doubts I will be buying again.


Premium Solid Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtain 229 cm L- 1 Pair-BLACK
Premium Solid Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtain 229 cm L- 1 Pair-BLACK

4.0 out of 5 stars Good light blockage but dont accept curtain hooks so difficult to hang, 14 Oct. 2015
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For the money, pretty good. These curtains are made of 100% polyester, and have a sort of velvety type feel, but more gloss than velvet.

Like blocking is excellent, pushing 100%. They are too thin to really be called Thermal, but of course any covering will help keep the cold air from the window behind the curtain.

Downsides? Well there are a couple. The advertised size is a bit mean on material, result is when closed the curtains look a bit strained and taught rather than pleated. Biggest issue, for me, is that they dont have the pleating that accepts curtain hooks, just a single pocket running lengthwise which you have to thread the curtain pole through. This is a major pain for many reasons - you cant fine tune the height of the curtains, they are harder to open close due to the friction between material and pole, and of course, you have to take the entire pole system down to take the curtains off if you need to clean them. The images on the listings dont make this clear, it looks like they are traditional curtains with curtain hooks. So you are warned.

But overall, to cover a large double patio door with near 100% light blockage for £27 they have to represent good value.


VonHaus Compact Portable 2L Dehumidifier with Auto Humidistat, Brushless Motor & Free 2 Year Warranty
VonHaus Compact Portable 2L Dehumidifier with Auto Humidistat, Brushless Motor & Free 2 Year Warranty
Offered by DOMU UK
Price: £79.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I think I like it, time will tell, 7 Oct. 2015
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Early days, but seems to be working.
I like the simplicity of the controls, just set the humidity level you want it to come on, and thats pretty much it.

Have had several dehumidifiers and the noise level of this one is about average, I doubt you would wish to sleep with it on.

One annoyance is that each time the power is switched off the humidity level resets to 55% which is probably too low for most people and uses in the UK. Would be nice if it had a battery memory to record your chosen setting.

It was the only medium sized and priced unit on Amazon which is why I went for it. A full size unit is overkill for a damp porch area, and those tiny ones are absolutely useless.


2 PAIRS OF LAMBLAND GENUINE LAMBSWOOL INSOLES (SIZE 9)
2 PAIRS OF LAMBLAND GENUINE LAMBSWOOL INSOLES (SIZE 9)
Offered by Lambland ltd
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Fit well, nice and warm, thumbs up, 7 Oct. 2015
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Fit was true for my size (9 UK). They are nice and thick and seem well made. A note of warning as they are thick make sure you have enough room for them in your shoes. Good price compared to the thin useless ones I bought from Pavers for £5.


SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB SDHC UHS-I/U3 Memory Card up to 95MB/s Read FFP (SDSDXPA-032G-FFP)
SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB SDHC UHS-I/U3 Memory Card up to 95MB/s Read FFP (SDSDXPA-032G-FFP)
Price: £22.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Rely on ScanDisk, 7 Oct. 2015
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Cant go wrong with ScanDisk, least I never have.
Got this to speed up the writes from my camera to SD, and its certainly done that.
Have no idea about actual write/read speeds but I had the 45mb/sec card and this is a lot quicker.


ECCO Unisex-Adult Thermal Inlay Insoles, White, 9 UK
ECCO Unisex-Adult Thermal Inlay Insoles, White, 9 UK

2.0 out of 5 stars Not that good really, 7 Oct. 2015
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Too expensive for what they are, a thin aluminium layer with some padding.
Fitted fine for my size (UK 9) but I couldnt really tell any thermal improvement, my feet were still cold.


Op/Tech System Connectors MINI QD LOOPS OTM217 - 4 Per Pack
Op/Tech System Connectors MINI QD LOOPS OTM217 - 4 Per Pack
Price: £8.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars and for that it seems to work fine. But they are pretty cheap and nasty, 7 Oct. 2015
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£10 for a couple of tiny plastic clips. What was I thinking?!
I got them so I could attach a camera strap occassionally, without all the pain of threading the strap each time, and for that it seems to work fine.
But they are pretty cheap and nasty, and I do wonder if the clips are made well enough not to break under any weight. Sticking 4 grands worth of camera and lens on these is a rather worrying experience.

Really they need to be more solidly made for the money.


GRDE® Waterproof Headlamp, Light Weight Comfortable LED Head Torch, 300 Lumens Headlight as walking/ fishing/ cycling/ working Light (White)
GRDE® Waterproof Headlamp, Light Weight Comfortable LED Head Torch, 300 Lumens Headlight as walking/ fishing/ cycling/ working Light (White)
Offered by rebirthday
Price: £10.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but needs an On/Off switch, 7 Oct. 2015
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For money its not bad. The light output is good and the direction can be changed so you can angle the lamp ahead or more downwards towards your feet.
However, it does have one major annoyance, no on/off switch. To turn it off you have to cycle through all the settings, which frankly is ridiculous when they include a red light and a flashing strobe. If your use is to trun it on and leave it one for a while then maybe not so bad but I use it for night photography where I turn it on for a couple of seconds at a time, then have to cycle through all the settings. Plus I would rather be using just the red light and there is no option to do that.

So, overall not bad with that huge annoyance. If that doesnt affect you, you will probably be happy enough with this head torch, but it if does affect your usage it will drive you bonkers.
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Various Interior Dehumidifier
Various Interior Dehumidifier
Offered by Pakeeza
Price: £7.93

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but be patient with them, 7 Oct. 2015
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Inexpensive and easy solution to humidity is small spaces.
I use these in kitchen cupboards that have some damp, and a built in wardrobe.

They do take a week or two to get going so be patient with them, and replace as soon at they look near full of water.

At £1 each they are so cheap its best not to be mean in their usage, I tend to use several at the same time and works very well at managing the dampness. Of course its not really a solution, but it works.

Must comment on the slow delivery, a week.


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