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Toshiba Flash Air 32GB Class10 Wireless Memory Card/ Wifi SD Card
Toshiba Flash Air 32GB Class10 Wireless Memory Card/ Wifi SD Card
Offered by MYAMSTORE
Price: 24.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic idea but irritating in one or two ways, 4 Jun 2014
As an SD card this item is perfect - fast transfer rate (Class 10), compatible with everything I've tried, and I have had no issues with reliability. It worked flawlessly in my Olympus Tough camera; I just slotted the card in and turned the camera on. The camera noticed the FlashAir card and turned on the Wi-fi automatically (a setting you can control if the camera permits it).

Unfortunately the FlashAir idea is a very good one but flawed in a couple of irritating ways. I'll explain by following the tests I did.

When I first tried this these were the steps to get it working (3 minutes):

- Turned the camera on
- Turned on the FlashAir network (some devices do this automatically)
- Connected my laptop to the SD card network (you have to be within a few metres of where the card is)
- Put in the default password on the network setting
- Browsed to "http://flashair" in Chrome
- And I could see my pictures

I then connected the laptop to my TV to run a slideshow. No need to take the card out, or do any trickery to share data. Excellent, I thought. And simple too.

I then moved on to try and share a picture I'd just taken with a friend. I turned the network on again and the friend's phone found my SD card network - just enter the password and you can navigate to the card in the browser again, and download the image you want.

Again, this was good.

But finally, I tried to download all the images form the camera to a Windows 7 laptop. No chance. The only way you can do this is by an internet browser, which won't allow multiple downloads (unless you download a http "spider" program).

More annoyingly, Toshiba only provide an "app" to do multiple files transfers - they haven't bothered to write a program for Windows 7 / Apple OS. So the only way you can download the entire card is if you have an Android or iOS device. Not impressed.

Secondly, the transfer rate is slow. Around 100KB - 200KB a second. So not good if you use this for movies.

So, if you are aware of these flaws, and are still happy it will work for you, then it's a worthy 4 stars.


NOCO G7200UK Genius Smart Battery Charger
NOCO G7200UK Genius Smart Battery Charger
Price: 38.51

5.0 out of 5 stars worked a treat, 15 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This battery charger worked a treat on my nearly dead VW golf battery - definitely extended the life by a good few months but Amazon only give a month before you have to review, so the jury is still out. Really well made and easy to use.


The Killing Season (Carter Blake 1)
The Killing Season (Carter Blake 1)
by Mason Cross
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.74

4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite Reacher / Lee Child, 15 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A solid book but not quite as in depth or well researched as Jack Reacher. The fights are very cliché, and leave you rolling your eyes, but the rest of the book is easy to read and keeps up the suspense.

Recommended though, and hopefully this series will get better - a solid 4 stars!


1 - Life On The Limit [DVD]
1 - Life On The Limit [DVD]
Dvd ~ Paul Crowder
Price: 10.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Skims over certain sections and lingers on others, 16 April 2014
This review is from: 1 - Life On The Limit [DVD] (DVD)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a well researched film length documentary that mainly focuses on the "golden age" of F1 - the 60s and 70s. The sections that are focused on are well researched with great footage and fascinating interviews from many racing legends. These particular sections are the Jackie Stewart push for safety in the late 60s and 70s, the fight between Lauder and Hunt, and how dangerous F1 was in the 60s - with the deaths of Jo Schlesser, Jochen Rindt, Roger Williamson, Roland Ratzenberger & Ayrton Senna.

The film however falls short to go in depth into the technological advances of F1 safety. It skims over sections such as the F1 design and structure, and although it does mention them, it fails to do justice to the advances of F1 and how ground breaking they were.

In all, the film would have benefitted greatly from a more balanced view of F1 tech and safety and glamour - and loses the viewer's attention in the areas where too much focus is spent.

A good solid watch for an F1 fan though - so I have rated it "okay".


Tacwise 53 Staple Selection Pack (6mm; 8mm & 10mm / 2000 of each)
Tacwise 53 Staple Selection Pack (6mm; 8mm & 10mm / 2000 of each)
Price: 7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Work well, strong, 3 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Not a huge amount to say about these staples, without sounding like a pub bore:

- Strong
- Don't jam
- Sharp, so they stick into the material well
- Good variety of sizes if you need a selection rather than all one size

Perfect!


Philips CorePro LED 4 Watt GU10 Energy Saving Bulb, 4 Pack
Philips CorePro LED 4 Watt GU10 Energy Saving Bulb, 4 Pack
Price: 23.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice warm light and great cost savings, 3 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
As a bulb these lights are great - a nice warm light. You are best off using them in a cluster of lights because they are 4W and therefore a little weak if you're replacing a lamp or single spot. Combined together with a couple of other bulbs and they work very well.

Fantastic cost savings over the life of the bulb - if you are in any doubt about buying some then don't wait - they are well worth it!


Pampers Sensitive Refill Pack Giga 12 x Packs of 56 (672 Wipes) (discontinued by manufacturer)
Pampers Sensitive Refill Pack Giga 12 x Packs of 56 (672 Wipes) (discontinued by manufacturer)
Offered by Activecare Online
Price: 19.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Very soft for the baby and clean well, 3 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It's frightening how many of these wipes we go through. Thankfully if you purchase this box you benefit from the economy of scale and they are lighter on the wallet than most supermarket prices.

The wipes themselves are brilliant - nice and moist and incredibly soft. Thick, so no accidents or torn wipes, and strong so you can use them for a variety of things.

Best to put them in a sealable plastic pampers box so they don't dry out - if you do this then they get a full 5 stars!


Finish Quantum Regular (Pack of 1, Total 45 Tablets )
Finish Quantum Regular (Pack of 1, Total 45 Tablets )
Offered by san direct
Price: 9.81

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic clean glasses - much better than the normal Powerball, 3 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These tablets clean a lot better than the standard Powerball. We've used the normal tablets for around 6 months and our glasses are starting to get a bit misty when they come out of the dishwasher, with a very faint film on some of the stainless cutlery that is visible if you look closely in the light. This was the only problem with the normal Powerball, other than this they got our dishes clean.

We switched to the Quantum Powerball and all the cutlery and glasses are super shiny. No flaws at all. Highly recommended.

(using an 8 year old Siemens Dishwasher)


Philips PerfectCare Pure GC7635/30 Steam Generator Iron - One Perfect Temperature - 240g Pressurised Steam Boost
Philips PerfectCare Pure GC7635/30 Steam Generator Iron - One Perfect Temperature - 240g Pressurised Steam Boost
Price: 154.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An iron with running costs!, 27 Feb 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The loss of a star comes from the fact that you are forced to use the anti-calcium cartridges otherwise the iron refuses to work. It won't even heat up unless you obey the rules and make sure no calcium gets into the system. You can use treated water and the filter won't run out (there's a big list of various types of treated water you can't use though, like tumble drier water) but buying treated water is still a running cost of sorts. If the cartridges last for a few months at a fiver a go I suppose it's not too bad - but the inconvenience of running out will be a complete pain in the backside.

That aside, everything else works very well. Takes a while to heat up because the iron isn't that hot, it's the steam that does the work and this is what takes the time to heat - so compared to a normal iron you have to wait a good two minutes before it's hot enough. Not a problem if you're doing a lot, but an issue if you want to iron a shirt before work where every second counts!

The unit holds loads of water, enough for well over a few hours of ironing. There are no heat settings at all (it doesn't "detect" the fabric like some reviewers say, it's just not hot enough to damage) because the ironing is done by the steam generator.

The iron is light, has a good cord length, and glides really well. The base can be heavy so I can't work out if Philips want you to put it on something other than the ironing board - a flimsy board will be all over the place with a couple of kilos of water perched on its end, so you might want a sturdy board if you use this.

We've been using it for 2 months, and can't fault the action / technology.


Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation - 55 Beige
Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation - 55 Beige
Price: 6.60

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great foundation with minimal usage, 20 Feb 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These headlines from my wife (apologies for anything lost in translation)

- Very easy to apply (5 out of 5)
- Good coverage (4 out of 5)
- Cream has a nice powdered effect when finished, so not too shiny (4 out of 5)
- Minimal usage, so lasts a long time (5 out of 5)
- Colour match a little more pale than expected, so be careful (4 out of 5)


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