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Orkina Mens Luxury Rose Gold Stainless Steel Date Sport Quartz Wrist Watch Gift ORK102
Orkina Mens Luxury Rose Gold Stainless Steel Date Sport Quartz Wrist Watch Gift ORK102
Offered by AMPM24
Price: £11.30

4.0 out of 5 stars "Expensive looking" rose gold sports watch, 25 April 2015
I quite like solid feeling watches so I bought this to try out, the "rose gold" isn't to everyone's taste this isn't a subtle watch in appearance purely on that alone. But it does look rather nice and has one important point that does annoy on some watches this has 6 adjustment holes for the strap more than enough to get a good fit for various wrist sizes (much better than the usual 3 hole adjustment) and no messing around removing links either.

Bit of weight to this watch the casing is metal and so is the bracelet, finish is good in most areas glass front feels quite thick a couple of minor blemishes on mine but nothing I'd get worked up over. It did come completely wrapped in protective film strap and the case which is good to see and flaws are likely to come from the factory. The maker Orkina states they are using a "Miyota" (citizen) movement and well taking the case back off they certainly are, but what counts is the real world and the movement is accurate and the second hand is well aligned I have no complaints on this front. Date adjustment via the crown, there are no luminous markings on his watch nor any light available. Like a lot of watches in this price range it's more "splash resistant" than fully waterproof so if you swim or submerse a watch in water a lot this isn't going to be a good choice. Day to day wearing it's been fine with splashes and rain.

There are four "jewel" effect stones in the main face at the usual positions this adds a bit more "bling" to the watch I do like the clean clear face it's both practical to tell the time and it looks minimalistic and visually clean.

Quite happy with this bar a few minor blemishes it's a nice watch it does give off a somewhat flashy look and in my view it does look fairly expensive even with a bit of closer examination. A good buy at a nice price
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OHSEN Mens Waterproof Digital Quartz LCD Alarm Date Military Sport Rubber Watch OHS049
OHSEN Mens Waterproof Digital Quartz LCD Alarm Date Military Sport Rubber Watch OHS049
Offered by Ama-ZODE
Price: £6.37

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent "chunky" watch for the price, 25 April 2015
I bought one of these to add to my growing collection, this model is available in various colours.
First off a list of the main functions of the watch it has:

- Two time zones for the LCD display (you can set the analogue hands to a third separate time if you wish)
- Alarm and hourly chime
- Stopwatch (no lap function though)
- Longer life battery (3 years the makers says in normal operation)

The normal date mode is present (day display as well) Controls are via 3 main button the left side one controlling the LCD display mode you are in and for adjusting the settings, the two right hand buttons function the same the start/stop the stopwatch (long press to reset) and cycle through the settings if you change the alarm etc.

The larger front button turns on the light to illuminate the display, in very dark conditions this makes reading the hands fairly easy though you can't really see the LCD display. There are no luminous markings on the watch face at all.
Onto the build very good a stainless steel back, reasonable thick front glass, nice chunky casing and thick strap it more than feels the part and looks it too. One point to note whilst it says water resistant to 3ATM don't press the buttons underwater, it did survive a drop in water but I'm not sure how it would do for continuous submersion. The front 4 screws on the watch front are cosmetic and can be turned they don't hold the front of the watch in place, but they add to the beefy look.

Weaker points the paper instruction sheet has tiny fonts and diagrams even with keen eyesight it's near unreadable not that it's hard to work out the operation, but a small book or bigger letters would do just fine. I'd prefer a bit more water resistance, though evidently Ohsen make a more beefy near G shock type watch which I am likely to try out later on. Time keeping was excellent testing it for a few weeks. For what's on offer here quite impressive even more so taking into consideration the price it's a solid feeling watch even small details like the makers name on the strap buckle, engraved stainless steel case back, thick resin strap if you paid twice the asking price you'd be very happy indeed. Budget watches have improved massively over the years and Ohsen have done a fine job on this model, highly recommended for those seeking an attractive meaty looking watch that is well made and doesn't dent the wallet too much. Top stuff
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VonHaus Steam Generator Iron Station with Vertical Continuous Steam 2600 Watt
VonHaus Steam Generator Iron Station with Vertical Continuous Steam 2600 Watt
Offered by Domu UK
Price: £59.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good offering at this price point, 25 April 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

Steam Iron "stations" have a few advantages to offer mostly if you are doing a lot of ironing and need a continuous source of steam on tap, something a normal all in one iron can't offer. The only real downside is the size with a combined unit, making storage a bit more of an issue, that said this isn't the biggest I've come across by any stretch.

Instructions and clear and well laid out with the product. It will take a around 5 minutes for a full heat up you have individual controls here the main power button on the unit, next to this the steam indicator red light that goes out when ready. There is a control dial this has an off position so you can iron away without steam, it regulates the steam volume with this too. Iron has the expected temperature control for the sole plate with markings for fabric types, and of course the red light that goes out to let you know it's at the selected temperature. On the top a large easy to press steam button it works just like a normal iron except you are controlling the seam via the base unit.

In the box you also get a small container to fill the tank this has a capacity of 1 litre, the power cable and steam cable are combined into one lead with a length of about 1.4 metres. Build is quite good (at this price) plastics are solid enough and tight fitting, the main unit has rubber feet to prevent slipping if used on a hard surface. Cabling was robust on the power lead and good braiding on the main unit lead. The station has rubber heatproof pads it's a mirror finish, though the sole plate of the iron is aluminium finishing was to a good standard.

In use the station worked well, you'll have to experiment a bit with the steam levels but steam output was good at the highest level. Downsides? The iron is a bit lighter than a stand alone steam iron possibly due to the water being contained in the base unit and choice of materials for the plate I didn't have a problem getting a good iron off this nor did it require undue excessive pressure some might prefer more weight though. Ironing speed I think is faster with a highly polished plate this is aluminium perfectly fine in use no sticking issues to report (keep an eye on the temperature for obvious reasons use the right settings) it's just faster in my view to have a stainless steel plate.

Overall though a very solid product, once you factor in the price segment it's really hard to fault much. Some of these steam stations can be quite pricey, and there will be differences in quality compared to a top brand, nothing is shabby about this no obvious corners cut or questionable design choices. Worthy of serious consideration.
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E Shisha EGO Usb Cable Charger For E Battery CE4,CE5,CE6 (23cm Lead (Long))
E Shisha EGO Usb Cable Charger For E Battery CE4,CE5,CE6 (23cm Lead (Long))
Offered by SPECIAL DEAL
Price: £1.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, does the job could be better built, 24 April 2015
This is the standard charger for the EGO batteries and compatible offerings I have a few of these it's probably more practical to get the slightly longer lead version.

Build is a bit light for my tastes one unit I have is fine the other is a bit iffy with the screws coming out (still works) This does seem to be able to regulate the voltage output properly though runs 5 volts are per USB standard at a max of 420 mAh I've a tester for USB ports and there are no problems with overloading the current. Saying that if you are using a normal USB charger go for the 1 amp port even the big capacity EGO batteries won't require a big current a computer USB port will do the job I use a smart USB charger for these or a car USB charge. When it's charging the LED turns red, it switches to green when it's finished and it goes down to a trickle current.

No safety concerns with this, though you might want to give the tip a clean once in a while to remove any e-juice deposits. I'd prefer something a bit better made myself but this does work reasonably well but they can be a bit hit and miss quality wise.
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Ecosusi Women Large Vintage Leather Saddle Messenger Bag Top handle Briefcase Handbag Satchel (Red)
Ecosusi Women Large Vintage Leather Saddle Messenger Bag Top handle Briefcase Handbag Satchel (Red)
Offered by ECOSUSI INC
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Classy looking, well made "practical " bag, 24 April 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

I got some second opinions on this bag just to help balance out the review and to get a female perspective on this product. This is a synthetic leather bag though it certainly looks realistic even to the point of the slightly darker areas a burgundy tone to this colour but it has a clean fresh look about it. Quite a decent sized bag about 33cm wide and 25cm tall it's large enough for documents to be held and has a zip along to top to stop anything falling out. Inside the maker has their name on the lining, a small zipped pocket on the back (about the size of a large smart phone) on the front inside a pocket with a 1/3, 2/3 split (10.5cm depth)

There is a supplied strap this has brass effect clasps on it, the front flap has twin magnetic closures on it to hold the flap shut on this sample they were quite strong though with a heavy load in the bag (documents etc) the strap might be a better way to carry it. Front has in my view a rather appealing large bow made from the same material this is quite a thick material it looks good though obviously can't match the feel of real leather it is however quite durable (I did a few scratch tests and it seems resistant to cosmetic markings)

Couple of points my female friends conveyed to me firstly there isn't a divider inside that might be a nice addition (just the main space and the front/back internal pockets) some suggested a back pocket would be nice. I would add to that possibly some metal bumpers on the underside there are none on this bag 4 low profile ones would do the job. However the general feeling was overwhelmingly positive it looks the part feels very well made (stitching is neat and tidy) and very much a bag that everyone liked. I've added a few extra shots to show some of the inside area these are taken under artificial light (in normal light the bag appears somewhat darker like the stock shots) A solid thumbs up overall on this one.
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Ecosusi Exquisite Seed Bead Sequined Party Clutch Prom Bag Purse Evening Handbag (Purple)
Ecosusi Exquisite Seed Bead Sequined Party Clutch Prom Bag Purse Evening Handbag (Purple)
Offered by ECOSUSI INC
Price: £43.43

4.0 out of 5 stars Attractive "antique look" purse/bag though one design weakness, 24 April 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

To get some additional thoughts on this bag I sought the opinions of a few ladies. Straight away the bag is extremely attractive it's laced almost in every area with tiny beads of various darker colours and some sequins in selected parts too it looks stunning and everyone who saw the bag loved the visual appearance. This is very much aimed at a "going out bag" not a practical day to day offering it's a compact size rather like a purse bag inside the dark purple lining has some soft padding and a small internal pocket.

Outside we have a dark metallic engraved look lots of details here both in the metal and some selected glass gem looking sections add to the spice. This has a metal handle and you get a supplied "chain strap" both of these attach to the flat tab sections (see photos) this is to allow the purse to close (magnetic holding on this) chain feels quite good and these flat tabs seem to be attached quite firmly. I did feel though that the O rings (where the metal handle attaches to the body of the purse) should be "soldered" shut if they open slightly this will allow the handle to detach (the tabs are thin), I think an oversight from the maker though it seems fine so far.

Looks wise can't be faulted absolute stunner even more so when the light hits it I've taken a few shots with a flashgun bounced off the ceiling to show how it looks when light hits it, you get multi colours shining back at you as the beads are different shades. If the maker solved that one minor area this would be top scores all around, as it is though it's still a fine bag and is perfect for an evening out.
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VonHaus 7.2V Rechargeable Portable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner with Dust Brush, Crevice Tool and Charging Station
VonHaus 7.2V Rechargeable Portable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner with Dust Brush, Crevice Tool and Charging Station
Offered by Domu UK
Price: £79.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably good performance, solid build and design, 24 April 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This hand held vacuum comes bundled with a charging base (with wall plugs and screws), a power adapter and a crevice tool/brush which store away neatly in the charging base. At 7.2volts it's has a bit more power than some lower rated units, though this does mean the size is a bit bigger (about 43cm long by 15cm tall at the widest part) and there is more weight.. The vac alone tipped the scales at 1.25KG it's manageable though a bit more heft than smaller units.

A few areas stood out firstly the build it's really quite a lot better than I expected good use of quality plastics that feel firm and with tight seams nothing to fault here. Operation single power button, with a wrap around handle it's fairly easy to get a good grip. Removing the dust tray is simply a case of pushing the button in on the side of the unit it releases it for emptying simple and it's secure in fitting. Twisting the side filter reveals a plastic cyclonic style filter (to catch large debris) and a washable inner filter this can be tapped to remove dust it will need a wash once in a while to maintain performance.

Notes:
You need to give the vac an extended initial charge about 21-24 hours before first use the red LED light on top ensures you know it's charging
Subsequent charges are about 11-12 hours for a full charge from completely flat
It's possible to wall mount the base unit or just have it as a free standing charger (this comes with a 3 pin UK plug)
Filters are removable and washable (make sure they are dry before using again)
This can't be used for wet pickup only dry dirt and dust so avoid liquids
I got about 12-14 minutes continuous use for a full charge this can vary and it's possible the battery can give slightly better performance after a few recharge cycles fairly satisfactory

**Overall Thoughts**

I like the design and styling of the VonHaus very well made and the cyclonic filter system is much better than some of the cloth/foam pad offerings out there. The removable dust compartment is similarly well thought out making it simple and much less messy to empty the container.

Suction was fairly good, but the VonHaus isn't the most powerful unit I have used it has enough to get the job done and did pretty well even with surface pet hair. Cleaning the car was also up to par the tools helped to get into smaller areas but I have used units with more air suction. One upside is the VonHaus is pretty quiet it's less noisy than my dustbuster by some margin. The additional size here seems to be of most benefit for the somewhat longer battery run time a lot of these vacs can seldom make 10 minutes you have a bit more on offer here. I would like to have seen a slightly more compact design and a bit less weight possibly somewhere to store the tools on the vac unit not just the charging base. It is quite a good handheld vac though sturdy construction and priced at competitive levels. Certainly worth consideration as with any of these units you should keep the filter cleaned out on a regular basis.
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INFANTRY Night Vision Military Quartz Green Dial Sport Mens Wrist Watch Nylon Strap #IN-018-G-N
INFANTRY Night Vision Military Quartz Green Dial Sport Mens Wrist Watch Nylon Strap #IN-018-G-N
Offered by Infantry_Co
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent "military style" watch at a fair price, 23 April 2015
I bought a few of these in various colours for my collection and one for a gift.
This comes boxed in an eco friendly package (just plain card printed on the outside) you get a credit card style warranty card too.

This was is very much in the "army/forces" style a darkened metal case with a crown for time adjustment no date on this model (the company does offer one though) Both the hour and minute hands glow in the dark, but not the markers on the clock face.
Onto the back a steel cover here with a rubber ring on the inside there is a degree of water resistance but it's more splash proof I wouldn't immerse the watch in water or swim/shower with it.

Strap is partial fabric with a synthetic back it's quite comfy to wear and a good range of adjustments possible, there is a reinforced section where the buckle "tongue" fits this should help to ensure the strap holes don't wear out or expand. Quality is quite good really for the price, the glass cover isn't as thick as I'd like and the same applies to the case cover though it does have some engraving on it. Timekeeping seems on target nothing obviously poor happening there. Quite like the styling it's very similar to a Seiko watch I have (no point making a comparison vastly different priced products) this isn't too shabby though and looks the part. For a budget watch it's a solid offering.
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iPazzPort Wireless Mini 2.4GHz Handheld Remote Control Keyboard with Multi-Touch Touchpad and Mouse Function for Raspberry Pi/Android and Google Smart TV/XBMC Home Media Center KP-810-21(Black)
iPazzPort Wireless Mini 2.4GHz Handheld Remote Control Keyboard with Multi-Touch Touchpad and Mouse Function for Raspberry Pi/Android and Google Smart TV/XBMC Home Media Center KP-810-21(Black)
Offered by MINI-Remote
Price: £38.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly handy wireless "mini keyboard", 23 April 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review copy for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This mini keyboard has a few enhancements over some older models I've looked at. Firstly this one has a removable lithium cell (800mAh) that means you can replace it easily extending the lifetime of the unit (many just have a built in one with no easy access), an extra touch is the ability to also use 2 x AAA cells simply removed the lithium cell and the space is clear to put the AAA's in there (you can't charge them in the keyboard but it's very hand to have this option)

Onto the main keyboard connecting is very simple take the back cover off pop the "nano USB" receiver out and turn on the keyboard. Normal QWERTY layout though it's USA not UK which isn't a major problem in use only a few variations. The keyboard has a good tactile feel on the buttons, lower profile with firm clicks rubber on all the keys, you have shortcuts along the top and it direction pads as well as controls for volume, play pause, track selection etc, the L/R mouse buttons on the left side and near the touchpad. LED indicators show when a key is pressed, low battery and when charging. The most important part is the "trackpad" this works just like a laptop version making cursor movement a piece of cake on the right the scale is the scroll control using an up/down movement. That part alone makes you want to fling the annoying remotes you get with an android box out the window (they work but are a royal pain for Netflix or web browsing) but you can also use this on a TV, Blu ray player and computer plug and play takes just a few seconds to see the device.

Uses are quite a few for a laptop/presentation you'll get a good range of about 8-9 metres in my testing. On some TV's and Blu ray players not all the menus are accessible I found my Samsung Blu ray players won't let you navigate the main menu screen but it worked fine for browsing and typing. I don't have a Fire TV box (I note one review says it doesn't work I can't test that myself) but I have a few Android ones and consoles and honestly this is a must have for media boxes cursor movement is far more intuitive with the touch pad and the other controls make adjusting volume very easy.

Not much to nit pick with this you get a supplied "mini" USB charger cable it's a bit thin but does the job as mini USB is very common I won't lose sleep over that. The battery in this should last for ages between recharges and the addition of AAA power means you won't have to wait for a charge if the power runs out. Excellent
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TOP-MAX 58mm 0.45X Super Wide Angle Lens with Macro Portion Lens + 2x UV Filter (58mm,62mm) for Canon EOS 1100D,1200D,550D,600D,700D 18-55mm Kit
TOP-MAX 58mm 0.45X Super Wide Angle Lens with Macro Portion Lens + 2x UV Filter (58mm,62mm) for Canon EOS 1100D,1200D,550D,600D,700D 18-55mm Kit
Offered by com2save ltd
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good for an affordable wide angle/macro lens converter, 22 April 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This lens conversion kit consists of two lenses you need to use both to get the ultra wide angle effect (they screw together) the macro is use just on it's own. This fits filter threads of 58mm but you can use stepping rings if you wish on other lenses.

In the kit you get a small bag to hold the lens, front and rear caps (rear cap is screw on) Front filter size is 62mm if you wish to use one. This is quite well made metal casing and does add a bit of weight to a lens though not enough to really concern in use. Any camera with a filter thread can make use of this be it a DSLR or bridge type camera.

Optics on the Wide angle lens do show notable corner darkening at the widest angle (you can use this for effect), the solution to this is simple either zoom in slightly or crop the image either way you will have a wider field of view than normal. Possibly of more interest is the macro lens this unscrews from the main lens and gives an impressive super close focus ability (see posted examples) it's a great way to experiment for very little outlay. Optics are quite reasonable for a conversion lens (there is a reason why macro and ultra wide angle lenses are not cheap) at the wide end it's quite sharp across most of the frame it does drop off a bit at the edges but satisfactory for what's on offer. The Macro does well pretty sharp in the middle section again a bit of drop off on the edges sharpness wise but better than I expected if you are using a larger sensor camera you'll have tiny depth of field so stop the lens down a small sensor will offer greater focus depth here. AF can be used on both wide and macro though it will vary depending on the camera how well that performs.

Really for the asking price it's fun low cost way to experiment with wider angles and macros. Pretty good little kit that delivers quite reasonable images.
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