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MediaDevil Magicscreen Screen Protector: Crystal Clear (Invisible) - Apple iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C (2 x FRONT screen protectors)
MediaDevil Magicscreen Screen Protector: Crystal Clear (Invisible) - Apple iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C (2 x FRONT screen protectors)
Offered by MediaDevil
Price: 9.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 21 Jun 2014
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Brilliant - an absolute doddle to put on, no air bubbles whatsoever. Well worth it to protect the the iPhone5 screen.
Two in the pack + a sweet :-)


MediaDevil Magicscreen BACK (REAR) screen protector: Dual-tone Clear - Apple iPhone 5/5S (2 x BACK protectors only). IMPORTANT: Read product description before purchasing.
MediaDevil Magicscreen BACK (REAR) screen protector: Dual-tone Clear - Apple iPhone 5/5S (2 x BACK protectors only). IMPORTANT: Read product description before purchasing.
Offered by MediaDevil
Price: 9.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 21 Jun 2014
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Brilliant - an absolute doddle to put on, no air bubbles. Well worth it to protect the back of the iPhone5.


iPhone 5 Full Body INVISIBLE Screen Protector (Front, Back & Side Shields included) 360 Military Grade
iPhone 5 Full Body INVISIBLE Screen Protector (Front, Back & Side Shields included) 360 Military Grade
Offered by Ace Case
Price: 14.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 19 Jun 2014
Protector didn't align properly with the iPhone sockets and front camera. Despite following the instructions there were literally hundreds of small air bubbles under the protector. I might as well have used bubble wrap.

Very very disappointed. Poor product.


Creative B2B Branding (No Really): Building a Creative Brand in a Business World
Creative B2B Branding (No Really): Building a Creative Brand in a Business World
by Scot McKee
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 28.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hard work and verbose (experienced professionals should know much of the content), 13 Jan 2014
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I'm going to get one gripe off my chest at the top of this review - with the exception of a couple of people, the others that have reviewed this book (and who have given it 5 stars) have not reviewed any other products on Amazon.

With that said, I was looking forward to this book, especially as my employer had paid the best part of thirty quid for it and it had such stellar reviews. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. I'm not questioning the experience of the author, who (certainly on paper) has abundance of it in the field of B2B branding. But the alarm bells started ringing after reading the 'About the author', 'Introduction' and 'Foreward'. It become very evident over the course of these initial few pages that this was going to be a long-winded book with the author (and/or his publisher) adopting a 'chummy' and 'chat in the pub' style. This works well in small doses, but over the course of 220+ pages, it's tedious and numbing. From the outset, his friend and book endorser says the author has a certain way with words and people - he can wind people and be very direct. And that personality came through in the book.

You can get away with it to an extent if the content of the book keeps readers hooked, but for me this book lacked not only structure (it wildly swings from logos, employee buy in, taglines to social media and brand execution), but any coherent takeaways. In a way, it's targeted more at people who are starting a B2B brand from scratch - for experienced professionals who work in established B2B organisations, I don't believe this book offers anything you won't already know. Adding a tagline or changing a logo is very easy to say in a book, but the reality is much much harder, if not impossible. The inertia of some (many?) brands, regardless of whether they are B2B or B2C, knows no bounds. But the book doesn't cover this.

The overall issue I had with the book was it tries to cover too much without going into any details on creating and sustaining a B2B brand. It's mostly a lot of filler with a lot of "I did this" and "I did that" from the author. If you're looking to create or develop your brand, then I'd recommend the excellent Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team.

At +20 quid, Creative B2B Branding is an expensive and laborious read.


Brand You: Turn Your Unique Talents into a Winning Formula
Brand You: Turn Your Unique Talents into a Winning Formula
by John Purkiss
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful, but not groundbreaking., 7 Jan 2014
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The aim of this book is to help the reader fulfil their potential - as the blurb on the cover says "to turn your unique talents into a winning formula" - so, when I was given this book I groaned inside and thought "another self help book that's going to be full of drivel". I'm not a fan of self help books. Having been given a few over the years, I found they were all full of jingo, jargon, crappy frameworks and would take a lifetime to read.

This book is, however, different. It will make you reflect on what talents and skills you have and that you enjoy using; which settings and situations you're most conformable in; and what type of people you like being with. Probably the book's best selling point is it makes you think about your purpose, values and talents, and then gives pointers on fulfilling that purpose.

First, it's written in plain English by a couple of authors who know their stuff. Some authors love to talk about how their own techniques have helped them become millionaires and immeasurably changed their lives for the better (they're usually American too). Needless to say, they omit that selling self help books hasn't exactly been bad for their bank balances. Not in this book - which is well laid out and very easy to understand, with no airs and graces from the authors. Second, the book is short compared with other similar books, which means it's easily digestible and you can readily absorb the key messages and takeways. Third, the book contains only a handful of exercises, which, if you complete, may give you a new perspective on yourself. Finally, there's very little theory to wade through, which is an issue with other books of the genre that feel readers need a degree in psychology to understand their messages.

Because the book is short, it doesn't go into great details about any one single aspect of how to analyse your talents, values, goals, purpose, presence etc. Rather it gives the reader enough information to help them make their own minds up and decide what is important to them and what will make them happy. The exercises at the end of the chapters are simple and don't take long to do - but they are useful. For me, the most interesting and useful chapter was on archetypes, and the subsequent way those archetypes are evoked. Importantly, the book also makes the reader really think hard about what truly makes them unique and different to everyone else - and then how to translate that into something that can be used to the reader's benefit in professional and personal situations.

There are a couple of chapters that were weaker: the one on networking isn't great and perhaps could have covered LinkedIn (my version of the book is the 2009 one so this aspect may have been covered in the subsequent edition). Also, the chapter on meditation seemed weak - probably the result of the book trying to cover many topics, but without going into great details. I'm going to disagree with the reviewer who gave this book two stars and said the book is a derivative and not definitive. In a book of this size, it was never going to be definitive - and it doesn't promise to be either.

Overall, a useful book. It's not going to change my life, but I'll do a couple of things that have come about as a result of the exercises and see what happens.


Premier Housewares Lap Tray - Lilla - 44 x 34 cm
Premier Housewares Lap Tray - Lilla - 44 x 34 cm
Price: 11.80

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great lap tray, 7 Jan 2014
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Looks better in real life than it does on the picture here. Has a little lip all around the edges so if you spill some liquid it doesn't go running off the sides.

This particular tray looks stylish and elegant. Solidly built, yet lightweight. The beanbag is comfortable too.


Ring for Wine Bell
Ring for Wine Bell
Offered by GreatDeals4you
Price: 4.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great novelty item, 7 Jan 2014
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This small bell makes a great novelty/secret Santa/stocking filler gift. It's about 5 inches high, but the bell makes a loud enough ringing noise that you can hear all around the house.

If it's for someone who likes their wine, they'll love this.


66FIT Adjustable Hand Grip Exerciser - 10 - 40 kg
66FIT Adjustable Hand Grip Exerciser - 10 - 40 kg
Price: 9.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great handgrips, 3 Jan 2014
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A great set of handgrips with a wide range of settings. 10Kg will be enough for most people to start with - adjusting to a tougher setting simply involves turning a screw. There's a tension diagram just below the spring to show you what weight you've set the grip to.
Very easy to use - I've used the grips sat at my desk and on the couch - you'll feel it working straight away and with prolonged use, you'll feel the difference in your hands, wrist and forearms.

One star off as the grip can be quite uncomfortable. I've got around this by wearing my training gloves when using it.

Highly recommend.


Powerball Neon White Pro Signature
Powerball Neon White Pro Signature
Offered by eoutlet-uk
Price: 19.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Display stopped working within minutes and then Powerball failed to start, 3 Jan 2014
Received this as a Christmas gift - I was in two minds as to whether I wanted one after reading some of the reviews on Amazon. Well, my Powerball can be added to the list of ones that failed. Within minutes of getting it started, the display suddenly stopped working. After going trawling online for support, it appears this is a common fault, which usually requires new (and expensive) batteries to correct. However, a few minutes later, the actual Powerball just failed. No matter how much I and others tried, we couldn't get the thing to start working again.

On a more practical note, the Powerball is itself quite noisy when it works and if you're just after some hand/forearm exercises when you're sitting at your desk or watching TV then I'd recommend this excellent hand grip 66FIT Adjustable Hand Grip Exerciser - 10 - 40 kg - which does everything that the Powerball does, but without noise and flashing lights. As others have said, the Powerball is more of a gimmick.

Returned to Amazon and won't be getting another one.
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Simple Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Stick 40ml
Simple Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Stick 40ml

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great and is kind to the skin, 19 Nov 2013
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My skin can be very sensitive at times to some toiletries, including spray-based anti-perspirants. This stick from Simple works a treat offering all day protection without leaving any marks. It's gentle on the skin too and I've not suffered any irritations.

Highly recommend.


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