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Oral-B Pro 3000 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Oral-B Pro 3000 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Price: £42.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, give your molars a treat, 19 Dec. 2015
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This is probably my third Oral B toothbrush, only replaced previous ones because after about five years the internal battery gives up holding much of a charge. They work well, represent excellent value, give you that shiny clean feel to your teeth and, according to my dentist, keep the plaque at bay.

I only bought the 3000 as it was on offer, otherwise I would have stuck with the basic, single mode version as frankly the 'gentle' and 'massaging' modes are a bit of a gimmick and I don't see myself ever using them. Much more significant is that the charging base is now supplied with a little clip on foot thingy that prevents the base and charging toothbrush falling off the bathroom shelf every time the lead gets knocked.

Overall a good product to be recommended if you can get for sub thirty pounds it's a no brainer.


12w LED Driver Transformer for MR16-MR11-G4 LED Light Bulb by Long Life Lamp Company
12w LED Driver Transformer for MR16-MR11-G4 LED Light Bulb by Long Life Lamp Company
Offered by Strictly Lamps
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, excellent product, 19 Dec. 2015
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I bought two of these to replace a single transformer when I replaced short life halogen capsules for (hopefully) long life LED capsules in a bathroom mirror.

I needed two as one didn't quite deliver the total wattage needed and I only had room for a very thin driver so was unable to use a higher power, but thicker one.

Easy to fit, seems well made, good value and works a treat, to be recommend. Shortly to buy more for other illuminated mirrors in the house.


10x G4 12v 2w 6 LED SMD Unidirectional Capsule Lamp, Warm White
10x G4 12v 2w 6 LED SMD Unidirectional Capsule Lamp, Warm White
Offered by Lighter Price
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent replacemnt for short lifed halogen capsules, 13 Dec. 2015
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I bought these to replace ten 10 watt halogen capsules in a bathroom mirror. I did this as the original halogen capsules seemed to have a very short lifespan and each replacement meant dismantling the mirror which was not only time consuming but ran the risk of damaging the glass.

I also replaced the original transformer with two 12 watt LED driver transformers (also available on Amazon).

The result is excellent, the LED capsules give out a very similar amount of light at about the same "colour”. Fingers crossed that they do last for a very long time and my days of wrestling a large, heavy mirror unit off of the bathroom wall are over.

People may be curious as to why I changed the transformers, my thinking was that these capsules are shown as 12 volts DC where as my original transformer was stated as being 12 volts AC, remember halogen bulbs doesn't care if the supply is AC or DC and other reviewers had mentioned they experienced flicker when replacing halogen but still using the original transformer. I went for two transformers as I didn't have much depth inside the mirror to play with and the 18 watt ones I chose were very slim and fitted a treat.

Now here is a quandary for those of a technical mind:
The capsules consist of half a dozen individual LEDs. The D stands for diode which, of course is a semi-conductor which by its nature is polarised, it will pass current in one direction but not the other. You would expect therefore that the capsules would be polarity sensitive and as such the two connecting pins would be marked with a + and -. This isn’t the case and it doesn’t seem to matter which way round they are connected. I suspect, therefore, that one of the surface mounted components on the capsule is in fact a ‘bridge rectifier‘which would ensure that the voltage that ends up on the individual LED is always “the right way round”. It the capsules do contain such a rectifier then chances are they will also work on 12 AC…..ummmm


Switzerland 2014 National Map 729 (Michelin National Maps)
Switzerland 2014 National Map 729 (Michelin National Maps)
by Michelin
Edition: Map

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent touring map, 13 July 2015
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This is about the only road map available for Switzerland, it's a good clear map and ideal if you are planning to visit this beautiful country. I had the previous edition for many years and the only problem is it is prone to tearing along the folds so treat it with care.


GMYLE® Blue LED Backlit Ultra-Slim 10 Inch Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS Android Windows w/ Built in Rechargeable Battery
GMYLE® Blue LED Backlit Ultra-Slim 10 Inch Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS Android Windows w/ Built in Rechargeable Battery
Offered by Clever Gadgets
Price: £27.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice key action, 9 May 2015
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World's a treat on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Nice key action, very neat and lightweight, for a long document or email so much nicer than using the tablet's touch screen. To be recommended.


Limescale & Detergent Remover for Washing Machines & Dishwashers 10 Applications, 10 months supply.
Limescale & Detergent Remover for Washing Machines & Dishwashers 10 Applications, 10 months supply.
Offered by JYW GLOBAL LIMITED
Price: £9.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Bought this for a dishwasher, seems to work, machine nice and clean after using., 9 May 2015
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Does the trick


Roughneck 65504 Wood Grenade Splitting Wedge
Roughneck 65504 Wood Grenade Splitting Wedge
Offered by Diy-Direct
Price: £11.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Really works !, 1 May 2015
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I needed to split some old gate posts that were solid oak and about a foot square, having used a chainsaw to cut them to log size of about eighteen inches.

Normally I'd use a maul but it just 'bounced off' as the wood was just so hard. I gave this Roughneck splitter a try and it worked a treat. I used a small hammer to get the point of the splitter started then used a sledge hammer. Took about six blows and the wood split either into two or sometimes into four, either way suitable for my word burning stove. To be recommended.


GE Low Energy Lighting 2 Pin Single Tube CFL 5w G23 Warm White 10000 Hours
GE Low Energy Lighting 2 Pin Single Tube CFL 5w G23 Warm White 10000 Hours
Offered by Dependable Trading LTD
Price: £2.20

5.0 out of 5 stars It's a bulb, 10 Feb. 2015
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Lights up, good value, prompt delivery.


Quick Dilbert Reader
Quick Dilbert Reader

1.0 out of 5 stars useless, 10 Feb. 2015
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Useless, does nof work on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 10inch tablet running Android ICS, fortunately it's free, so just a waste of time not money.


Meccano 25 Model Super Construction Set (100th Anniversary Special Edition)
Meccano 25 Model Super Construction Set (100th Anniversary Special Edition)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just a great toy.... for the patient child, 18 Oct. 2014
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I bought this for my grandson as I had such happy memories of playing with my Meccano set some sixty years ago.

Over the decades Meccano have "modernised" things, largely, I think to get the production costs down. Sadly I can't see any of the changes actually improve the product. The basics haven't changed, it still is all about making models, either from the included plans or, better, from a child's imagination, from a huge range of mechanical parts.

What has always made Meccano different is that it is not simply a question of pushing bricks together, no, here just about every piece needs a nut and bolt, spanner and Allen key. This is much closer to real engineering needing more dexterity and patience.

I may be old fashioned but I think every child, girl and boy should get to play with Meccano as it teaches mechanical and dexterity skills that will come in handy in latter life.

To get the cost down all of the brass gear wheels have gone to be replaced but quite flimsy plastic parts, the drive chains have been replaced with plastic bands and many of the larger flat pieces are no longer included. This is why I have only given it four stars. Having said that this is a good kit and assuming that your child has some patience and you are going to enjoy helping out, an enormous range of models can be made, every one will actual do something. A world of cars, robots, cranes and windmills await.

Remember than many famous inventors and engineers admit to their interest originally stemming from their first Meccano set.

Have fun.


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