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1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work, 26 Nov. 2013
This is an expensive waste of time and money. Following the instructions to the letter for a good part of 8 months so far, sometimes applying more frequently than once a week and I still see no difference. Very disappointing.


Toilet Seat Hinge Fitting Pack White
Toilet Seat Hinge Fitting Pack White
Offered by Premier Bathroom Store
Price: £5.30

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, 20 July 2013
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Bought this 9 months ago and one of the hinges has now splintered at its base. I do not expect this to happen so soon in view of the fact my old one has lasted over 20 years.


PANASONIC ES-LV81-K803 5-blades Men's Shaver with Linear Motor
PANASONIC ES-LV81-K803 5-blades Men's Shaver with Linear Motor

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very effective, 2 July 2013
Having read good reviews and not being very enthusiastic about current`typical' shavers, I decided to take the plunge and purchased the Panasonic ES LV81.

I've been using the shaver for three months and, from previous experience with other shavers, fully expected it not to be as good as when I first used it. Happily, I can say this is not the case.

I was pleasantly surprised how close this shaver performs. With ordinary wet shaving I can cut my self to pieces with no discernible difference in closeness. But this shaver shaves very close with minimal irritation. Admittedly, I take my time until I can no longer feel any stubble. Trouble is with previous shavers, I still felt stubble no matter how many times I went over the same area. This shaver with its high 14,000 rpm and unusual number of five shave heads and titanium nano technology makes for a really close shave.

The five cutting blades are not immediately apparent. There are two obvious ones on the shaver and, cleverly, three hidden in the detachable shaver head. This reduces space on the unit, although the total surface area of the head is still large. However, you get the feeling the extra blades make all the difference. The trimmer is shorter than some Panasonic models and as such gives a greater degree of control for trimming side burns etc. which it does effectively.

A smart blue LED on the grip displays remaining charge and the on/off button can be locked against accidental discharge during transit. Depending on usage, a single charge should last around a week. The shaver is charged directly through the power cord or via the cleaning unit. For safety, you cannot use the shaver while plugged in.

I use the cleaning unit when the charge runs down because the shaver is effectively cleaned under a hot tap after each shave. The cleaning part of the unit is composed of a small tablet in a cartridge to which you add water, thus avoiding an alcohol-based solution, which can corrode. The unit warns when the cartridge needs replacing and reminds you to change the water every 6 months.

The grip of the shaver is nice and comfortable and despite the large head is not unduly heavy. It isn't as quiet as other shavers like the latest Philips rotary shavers, but it isn't especially noisy either.

The shaver can be used wet or dry. For the first time, I am able to enjoy a true wet shave. Using foam, the resultant shave is so close, my next shave needn't be for another two mornings. Ironically, as a dry shaver, you'll find you'll still need to keep your skin wet, as after a few minutes the heat from the shaver tends to dry your skin so affecting easy movement over your chin

The obvious downside of the shaver, and any replacement head, is the price. If you have somewhere safe to let your shaver air-dry after a clean under the tap, you probably won't need the cleaning unit in which case have a look at the cheaper ES LV16 which I think is essentially the same shaver but without the cleaning unit.

There are other much cheaper shavers out there which will do an adequate job, but the chances are if you've read this far, you're thinking seriously about purchase. If so, go for it and prepare for the ultimate in electric shaving.


Zyon PC Desk w/ Keyboard Shelf - Pine effect w/ Wheels (PC, Monitor not included)
Zyon PC Desk w/ Keyboard Shelf - Pine effect w/ Wheels (PC, Monitor not included)
Offered by Dealstation
Price: £99.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Broad, Wide and right Height, 16 Jun. 2013
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I've had a sturdy computer desk since 2000 which came with my Tiny CRT computer/monitor and I've had a few computer upgrades since then ending with my current late 2012 27" iMac. So I needed a bigger, lower desk. This seemed to fit the bill perfectly. When assembling, I found that the wood-effect is actually a Formica-type covering. But that doesn't detract from it looking like real wood. Assembly took a few good hours, but the finished product looks good. The bottom shelf is just about big enough for my Canon printer and I used the space next to it to house my sub-woofer as I don't have a computer tower. I can now have two speakers on either side of my computer without the left one teetering on the edge, propped up against the wall which was the case with my old set-up.

A small criticism is that the sliding keyboard shelf isn't as big as my old one. So, if you have a large keyboard and/or want to make notes on a jumbo pad, it gets a little cramped. Also, the assembly instructions are in the form of diagrams which, although well laid out, needs to be studied before assembly to identify not only parts, but the direction in which they should be assembled.

I have seen this product advertised for twice the price elsewhere. So, if you want a nice looking computer desk with loads of space on top, you can't go far wrong than purchasing this on Amazon.


Freecom 22767 USB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
Freecom 22767 USB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
Offered by welbo
Price: £15.13

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Certainly did not work with my Macs, 7 Jun. 2013
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Despite trying this product on all three of my Macs, it did not work as it was not recognised by Mac OS X. I even tried it with bootcamp version of Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro and although it was recognised, it would not load. This is all the more disappointing as I purchased this more expensive floppy disk drive based on reviews here stating it was Mac compatible. Indeed, there is mention of compatibility on the mini-disc it comes with, but, suspiciously, it is never mention again in the instructions which details only Windows installation. In comparison, my Liteon external optical DVD drive I bought on Amazon and which was considerably cheaper, is working fine.


PANASONIC ES-LV81-K803 Wet and Dry Razor (ESLV81K803 Electric razors)
PANASONIC ES-LV81-K803 Wet and Dry Razor (ESLV81K803 Electric razors)

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 28 Jan. 2013
Having read good reviews and not being very enthusiastic about current`typical' shavers, I decided to take the plunge and purchased the Panasonic ES LV81.

I've been using the shaver for three months and, from previous experience with other shavers, fully expected it not to be as good as when I first used it. Happily, I can say this is not the case.

I was pleasantly surprised how close this shaver performs. With ordinary wet shaving I can cut my self to pieces with no discernible difference in closeness. But this shaver shaves very close with minimal irritation. Admittedly, I take my time until I can no longer feel any stubble. Trouble is with previous shavers, I still felt stubble no matter how many times I went over the same area. This shaver with its high 14,000 rpm and unusual number of five shave heads and titanium nano technology makes for a really close shave.

The five cutting blades are not immediately apparent. There are two obvious ones on the shaver and, cleverly, three hidden in the detachable shaver head. This reduces space on the unit, although the total surface area of the head is still large. However, you get the feeling the extra blades make all the difference. The trimmer is shorter than some Panasonic models and as such gives a greater degree of control for trimming side burns etc. which it does effectively.

A smart blue LED on the grip displays remaining charge and the on/off button can be locked against accidental discharge during transit. Depending on usage, a single charge should last around a week. The shaver is charged directly through the power cord or via the cleaning unit. For safety, you cannot use the shaver while plugged in.

I use the cleaning unit when the charge runs down because the shaver is effectively cleaned under a hot tap after each shave. The cleaning part of the unit is composed of a small tablet in a cartridge to which you add water, thus avoiding an alcohol-based solution, which can corrode. The unit warns when the cartridge needs replacing and reminds you to change the water every 6 months.

The grip of the shaver is nice and comfortable and despite the large head is not unduly heavy. It isn't as quiet as other shavers like the latest Philips rotary shavers, but it isn't especially noisy either.

The shaver can be used wet or dry. For the first time, I am able to enjoy a true wet shave. Using foam, the resultant shave is so close, my next shave needn't be for another two mornings. Ironically, as a dry shaver, you'll find you'll still need to keep your skin wet, as after a few minutes the heat from the shaver tends to dry your skin so affecting easy movement over your chin

The obvious downside of the shaver, and any replacement head, is the price. If you have somewhere safe to let your shaver air-dry after a clean under the tap, you probably won't need the cleaning unit in which case have a look at the cheaper ES LV16 which I think is essentially the same shaver but without the cleaning unit.

There are other much cheaper shavers out there which will do an adequate job, but the chances are if you've read this far, you're thinking seriously about purchase. If so, go for it and prepare for the ultimate in electric shaving.


Logitech 2.1 Speaker System Z623
Logitech 2.1 Speaker System Z623
Offered by PCSuppliers
Price: £161.98

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overkill as stand alone computer speakers ?, 16 Dec. 2012
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Logitech 2.1 Speaker System Z623

I had to sell my Harman Kardon Soundsticks 111 speakers for my iMac due to intermittent loss of sound. I expected these Logitech speakers to sound just as good, though. So, the following review is based on these speakers being used as stand alone speakers for a computer system.

Set-up was a doddle. One thing I found a little disappointing was that although there is an on/off switch, volume and bass control on the right speaker, Logitech are following the trend of missing out a corresponding treble. Trying to compensate for this by turning the bass control down, merely results in the sound becoming cheap-sounding and tinny. I thought I could make up for this using iTunes equalizer and did have partial success. But what to do if the source has no equalizer or tone controls? Somehow, I still miss the treble control. Having said that, the sound coming from the two satellite speakers is deep, rich and powerful. The volume control augments the computer's and doesn't have to be turned up too much. The specs are truly impressive: total power output of 200W RMS (with a THX label). The two main speakers have magnetic shielding and are rated at 35W. The speaker with all the controls also has a headphone stereo jack .

The subwoofer is heavy and big and takes up a lot of space. At the back it has one stereo input and RCA inputs for connecting an external audio source. Its bass is profound and noticeable and both satellites delivered a fair amount of separation and mids, but I found the lack of top range frequency, i.e. treble, meant that definition, and clarity did not match my previous system. A fact that a treble control may have mitigated.

In conclusion, this system is a bit of an overkill as stand alone speakers serving your computer. It favours the bass range of frequency, having a noticeable lack of crispness in the upper range of the music scale. This, together with its lack of treble control and the enormous amount of room the sub woofer occupies results in a fair four star rating.

Is it as good as my previous Harman Kardon speakers? I guess so. But taking everything into consideration, including the price of these more expensive Logitech speakers, and the fact that the HK subwoofer weighs as light as a feather in comparison, I believe I would go back to the HK speakers if I had a choice. So, if you want speakers only for your computer that do not take up too much space, and you are not that bothered by having high-end specs and a heavy bass, then there are other impressive, less expensive speakers to choose from.


Soothagel 5ml
Soothagel 5ml
Offered by Health Plus Living
Price: £5.52

1.0 out of 5 stars Unhelpful, 21 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Soothagel 5ml (Personal Care)
I've used this described, but unfortunately, I have found no relief from the acute pain of a mouth ulcer. Will not be purchasing this again


Intego Internet Security Barrier X6 - 2 Machines (Mac)
Intego Internet Security Barrier X6 - 2 Machines (Mac)

3.0 out of 5 stars Is it working ?, 16 Sept. 2012
My internet banking has been increasing gradually and I decided to add an extra layer of protection on my iMac. Having installed this a few weeks ago, I still have no firm convictions as to whether this works or not. I know I was disappointed to discover that a number of the features listed were not available for some Apple features. Notably, Antispam. Also, unless the Washing Machine feature is stated as included, you will need to pay extra for this. As you will have to on a yearly basis if you want Intego to continue protecting your computer- a fact I realised only after purchase.
On the plus side, I've not noticed any slowing of my computer and the Intego lies unobtrusively in the background. So much so, that you wonder if it's doing anything. I am trusting that it is working as every now and again it scans on schedule, but having paid over £70 for the version which also protects Windows on your Mac, I think in the light of the comments advanced above, I should've opted for a cheaper version. I advise you to do the same.


TP-LINK TD-W8960N 300 Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router for BT Connections
TP-LINK TD-W8960N 300 Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router for BT Connections
Price: £26.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Mac-user friendly enough, 21 July 2012
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I was dreading installing another modem router (m/r). Had to get an engineer to install my last Netgear 834GT. Lately it's been losing connection frequently. Rather than get the updated version of this m/r, the TP Link TD8961N, I opted for the TD8960N as it's been established longer, promised easy installation, and had better reviews. I've had it for over a week now.

However, the installation is not Mac-user friendly.The installation disc is of the mini-disc variety and thus not acceptable to slot-loading computers like Macs. Happily, the instruction manual offers an alternative method of installation by way of browser which I had to use.

Secondly, updating the latest firmware on my Mac has proved difficult. Again, it is more suited to Windows. I contacted TP-Link which was a waste of time. Their e-mail resembled a translation-into-English page from Google translate and did not address my issues at all. So, I haven't bothered updating.

Having said all that, I successfully set up this m/r in 25 minutes. Joy! I also like its appearance in comparison to my old plain white Netgear. Next day, though, it suffered from a couple of reception`drop-outs'. I had used the existing Netgear ethernet cable during installation, so I changed it for the one that came with the TP-Link m/r and also changed the bandwidth setting to 20/40 MHz. So far, no problems at all with no further dropouts. Speeds are way up from my old m/r. There is an on/off switch so I can switch it off at night or when we go on holiday. I even tempted fate and flirted with Advanced Settings, but soon discovered most were irrelevant to everyday home use.

In conclusion, my fears of setting up a new m/r have proved unfounded. Whatever teething problems I encountered were nothing compared to the impossibility of setting up my old Netgear m/r.

I would have happily rated this 5 stars, such was my relief at a successful set-up. However, if reviews are to be fair and mean anything, I have to award 4 stars because this is not a user-friendly installation for Mac owners. That in itself wouldn't have necessarily meant automatically deducting a star. But TP-Link's poor response to my issues which, had they been more serious , may well have left me in the lurch. This has resulted in a final rating of 4 stars.

Surprisingly, my old Netgear router is still being sold at the original price I bought it 7 years ago which is nearly 3 times the cost of this one.
NB: UPDATE 20/2/13- However, after quite a few month's use, I have to say dropouts have become more common with the TP-Link and I have not really had much luck in upgrading the firmware. The two could be related. Because of this and the issues I mentioned above, I have downgraded the rating for this item from 4 to 3 stars.


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