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Aveeno Body Lotion Shea Butter 300 ml
Aveeno Body Lotion Shea Butter 300 ml
Price: £4.77

5.0 out of 5 stars This works, 29 May 2014
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Having suffered from dry hands for a good few years, I have tried a lot of makes of hand cream and I have to say that this product is the only one that has worked properly. My hands crack-up around the knuckle area. It's probably a dry skin condition akin to eczema and fares up especially in winter and when I have used particularly cheap and nasty liquid soap. This Aveeno product moisturises my hands well without leaving a residue and will work effectively on other sensitive areas of your skin as well. It does contain petrolatum ( Mineral oil ), so there are other products out there which are more 'organic' & 'natural' but the fact is this product works and that is good enough for me.


Benro A-300EX+BH-0M Tripod and Head Kits High Grade Aluminium 3 Section Ball Head Included Spirit Level and Compass Ajustible Leg Column
Benro A-300EX+BH-0M Tripod and Head Kits High Grade Aluminium 3 Section Ball Head Included Spirit Level and Compass Ajustible Leg Column
Price: £74.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value Tripod, 29 May 2014
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The item arrived badged A300F but as far as I can tell looks identical to the A300EX apart from a few cosmetic changes - namely the sticker is in a different place and only one of the 3 legs is covered in foam rubber. It is a 3 section tripod with solid operating clips which control the leg extensions. The legs click into three different angles courtesy of a neat metal alloy pull out clip on each leg. The centre column moves up and down by rotating a metal collar, a simple but very effective design.

The Ball & Socket head has a quick release plate which has a smooth operation. Both the Q/R plate and the tripod have spirit levels which is a useful addition. About the only slightly negative issue I have with it is when you place the ball socket in the portrait position it is slightly past the horizontal so you have to move it back a few degrees, twist your head around to check the Q/R spirit level and then secure the position by tightening the lever. It would have been better if the ball head would have come to rest at exactly 90 degrees in it's housing.

The tripod comes with a very good quality padded case that looks like it will last the course. There is even a zipped pocket for the included instructions, spanner and Allen key.

There are heavier tripods on the market for sure, but this one is a good combination of build quality, weight and price that is hard to beat for the budget conscious photographer.


2 x Universal Capacitive Stylus Pen for iPad 1, 2 & 3, 4, mini , iPhone 4, 5,Kindle Fire, HTC, Tablet pc, Asus Tablets, Advent, Samsung Galaxy, Mobile Phones, PC, Blackberry Playbook & Phones, Android and all other Capacitive Screens Devices - Universal Stylus
2 x Universal Capacitive Stylus Pen for iPad 1, 2 & 3, 4, mini , iPhone 4, 5,Kindle Fire, HTC, Tablet pc, Asus Tablets, Advent, Samsung Galaxy, Mobile Phones, PC, Blackberry Playbook & Phones, Android and all other Capacitive Screens Devices - Universal Stylus
Offered by Betron Limited ( VAT Registered)
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Affordable Quality, 8 April 2014
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I can't see why anyone would want to pay any more for a capacitive stylus. The black finish is good and the silver clip and ferrule look both stylish and well made. Of yes, almost forgot, it works as it's advertised to as well. Stylus pens like this will save smudge marks on your phone as well as being smaller than your fingers. A must have accessory for your smartphone and tablet.


Case In Your Face® Motorola Moto G Premium PU Leather Pull Flip Tab Case Cover Pouch - Various Colours (Black)
Case In Your Face® Motorola Moto G Premium PU Leather Pull Flip Tab Case Cover Pouch - Various Colours (Black)
Offered by case in your face
Price: £2.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to criticise at this price, 8 April 2014
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The size of the case fits the Moto G very well, with only a small amount of material protruding above the phone when housed. I purchased the Black case and it has a matt finish which is smooth to the touch but not slippery. The overall look of the case is quite elegant and belies it's very cheap price point. The pull tab at the really works well as the phone is a reasonably snug fit . When pulled the phone pop up above the case by approx an inch which is more than enough to grab and pull out the rest of the way. The inside of the case has a grey brushed material finish. The case should provide good scratch resistance although it is only very lightly padded so I doubt would protect it from substantial knocks. Overall a good product at a great price.


Barney's Version
Barney's Version
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: £2.49

4.0 out of 5 stars A film you need to stick with through the first half an hour, 26 Feb 2014
I was all set to give up on this film after the first 20 mins or so. I found the lead character rather annoying to tell the truth. the story was a little slow paced and somewhat melancholy. My perseverance bore fruit in the last hour of the film however, as I grew more and more impressed with standout performances by Giamatti and Rosamund Pike. For most of the film I kind of hated Barney, and then near the end I kind of liked him. That is the star turn that a fine actor brings to the table. Without the lead performances this film would not stand up to the scrutiny or criticism that goes along with a melodramatic storyline. Don;t expect car chases or endless bedroom gymnastics. This is a film to search the soul, for reflection and introspection. Well worth a viewing but only if you prepared to immerse yourself into the lives of the 2 lead actors.


Black Case Logic QHDC-101 Hard Drive Case
Black Case Logic QHDC-101 Hard Drive Case
Offered by DiscountDiscs
Price: £7.05

3.0 out of 5 stars Average case - there are better alternatives, 15 Mar 2013
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The case is ok and functional. I purchased it to house a Touro External Hard Drive. The drive fits snugly inside but with minimal room to spare so make sure that your HDD is a slimline model prior to purchasing this. The reason why I have given it only a 3* rating is that it is a distant 2nd best to the Lacie Cozy Case which holds my other HDD. The Case Logic case has a semi-rigid exterior although the Lacie case is more solid. There is no internal padding on the Case Logic case whereas the Lacie model has memory foam on one side to protect the HDD. The plus points for the Case Logic item is that it is quite small and the orientation of the USB cable pocket it longways down the case which I find better than the across the case deign which appears to be more common with other manufacturers. So there you have it. Not a bad product - but there are better out there for only a few pounds more. I personally wish I had spent the extra.


Targus Laptop Lap Store Mat Cooling Mat / Laptop Table / Desk / Support Stand Desk Bed Sofa Tray Study Table Home Work Holds up to 17" Notebook improves ventilation around your laptop with Storage inside (File Folder)[w : 30.3cm, depth : 38cm, h : 5cm]
Targus Laptop Lap Store Mat Cooling Mat / Laptop Table / Desk / Support Stand Desk Bed Sofa Tray Study Table Home Work Holds up to 17" Notebook improves ventilation around your laptop with Storage inside (File Folder)[w : 30.3cm, depth : 38cm, h : 5cm]

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite a good product, 21 Nov 2012
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I purchased this as I wanted an alternative to my Belkin Cushtop. The Belkin product is well made but has too much elevation for comfortable typing. The Targus is a good looking Laptop tray with a grey plastic ventilated top panel surrounded by grey neoprene on a white plastic chassis. There underneath is more grey neoprene. The unit is not as solid as the Belkin due to the plastic structure and the hinge design but it is sturdy enough for it's purpose. I am not sure this is suitable for 17" Laptops as it is the same width as my 15.6" Compaq and any larger laptops would be hanging over the end of the Tray. The sides are comprised of hard rubber fins which bend to accommodate leads - a nice touch and very practical. When the unit is opened up it has 4 webbed pockets for storage. There you have it - a very functional design to help with raising the screen height but not compromising too much on typing comfort. I would perhaps have preferred a more solid construction but it is a reasonable trade off against additional bulk.


Sanyo Eneloop AA 4 Pack Batteries (HR-3UTGA) - rechargeable up to 1500 times
Sanyo Eneloop AA 4 Pack Batteries (HR-3UTGA) - rechargeable up to 1500 times
Offered by iCell Media
Price: £7.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Numbers can be misleading, 18 July 2012
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I purchased these AA Eneloop batteries based on a review I read elsewhere and a certain lack of faith towards my 4 year old NiMH generic batteries. I wanted these to power my Camera Speedlite Flash unit - a very energy hungry beast for sure. I am very pleased with their performance over a hectic weekend's use. The 2000 mAh Batteries lasted longer than my previous Generic batteries which had ratings between 2500 & 2850 mAh. This proved to me that the quality of the battery was more important than the headline rating. In future, if I require additional AA Batteries these will be the only type on my shopping list for sure.


JJC Water Resistant Memory Card Case for 4 x CompactFlash or 4 x SD, SDHC, SDXC or 4 x Memory Stick PRO Duo cards
JJC Water Resistant Memory Card Case for 4 x CompactFlash or 4 x SD, SDHC, SDXC or 4 x Memory Stick PRO Duo cards
Offered by PowerPlanet Europe
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid construction, 17 July 2012
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Solidly built memory Card Case. In Fact - I would think the only weak link on it could possibly be the hinge but has held up well to date. Drops 1 star as my CF cards come loose on occasion when opening the case. It is quite a chunky item which is a very positive aspect of it's design IMO. I want to be able to locate my card case quickly and easily - it also makes it less likely to be left behind ! There is a nice blue rubber seal on the outside of the case which I suspect will be pretty effective against water ingress although for obvious reasons I have not tested this to destruction.


Neewer Remote Shutter Release Cable Controller Rs-80N3 For Canon Eos 5D, 5D Mark Ii, 7D, D30, D60 Canon Eos 5D Mark III , Mark II
Neewer Remote Shutter Release Cable Controller Rs-80N3 For Canon Eos 5D, 5D Mark Ii, 7D, D30, D60 Canon Eos 5D Mark III , Mark II
Offered by Happy Sales UK
Price: £6.34

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value, 17 July 2012
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It's hard to complain about a product costing little over £2 when the OEM version is close to £50 ! Worked straight out of the box. Auto focusing worked well and the construction is solid enough considering it's low price. For the price/quality there is no contest. If you are in the market for a corded remote release this is the one for you. At this price point, even if you don't think you need one, it would be a worthwhile addition to your camera bag in case just the event presents itself out of the blue.


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