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Vibe FLI Over-Ear Headphones with In-Line Microphone - White
Vibe FLI Over-Ear Headphones with In-Line Microphone - White
Offered by savvybuys2
Price: £54.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Really, REALLY good, 1 Oct 2014
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I once had the audacity to compare a designer set of headphones (the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones) to some reference 'cans' by Audio Technica. Boy did I get crucified - how dare anyone compare an expensive pair of headphones to, er, another pair of headphones, being the gist of the criticism.

And here I am doing it all over again. Unlike the much more expensive Sennheisers, these actually pass muster sonically. They are clear, have excellent bass response, give a broad and warm, yet uncluttered and rich sound - I absolutely love the sound reproduction in fact.

Downsides - well the cable connection is rubbish and loose - I'm guessing that I just have a faulty one. And they're pretty tight to my ears. But where it matters, these headphones REALLY deliver. And they look pretty good too.


Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups
Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups
by David S. Rose
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.31

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Angels 4.5, 1 Oct 2014
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An excellent guide to investing in small start-ups.

David Rose is an experienced US angel investor, with a fair share of war stories, successes and failures under his belt.

What he gives the reader is an honest, open, clear and well-thought-out summary of the key issues involved in making investments. He outlines secrets of successful investing, the importance of the individual entrepreneur, how to review plans and conduct meetings, what materials to expect, the importance of thoroughly assessing the business's market opportunity, as well as the main stages of investment and the likelihood of making money.

Whilst the book is squarely US-based, the principles are universal and as a part-time angel who has been on both sides of the negotiating table, I found this book thorough and decent. Rose really does believe in Win-Win and goes out of his way to emphasise the importance of fair dealing, integrity, calmness and reason.

Where I felt that the book could be improved was in the area of ongoing investment management. In my own experience there were many signs of trouble that needed to be acted upon, whether numbers slippage or truculent CEO. Rose would do well to add a chapter covering the main things to watch out for once an investment has been made.

The additional materials included - a sample (and reasonable) term sheet, an investment screening tool and valuation worksheet alongside useful links and addresses are well thought through and very welcome.


Monty Python's Total Rubbish
Monty Python's Total Rubbish
Price: £58.41

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally brilliant, 18 Sep 2014
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I've been looking for the Python albums on CD for a while. This package - when the price is right - is superb. The booklet is excellent, featuring new interviews and information and the content is wonderful, with lots of extras. The packaging is lavish and all in all a great purchase.


Essential Style Kids Reusable Rain Poncho (Pink)
Essential Style Kids Reusable Rain Poncho (Pink)
Offered by Rush it uk
Price: £2.49

1.0 out of 5 stars Shopping bags are stronger, 18 Sep 2014
This fell apart after one use with my daughter sitting down with it on at a festival. Utter rubbish


Caliber RCD110B CD/MP3/USB/SD Retro Radio - Black
Caliber RCD110B CD/MP3/USB/SD Retro Radio - Black
Price: £104.90

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 18 Sep 2014
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Bought for an old VW campervan which had been fitted with an appallingly inappropriate whizzy and flashy Pioneer thing. This looks the job - discrete and right for a 60s/70s car and works perfectly with either CDs or iPod. The controls are simple to understand, it tilts forward to allow CDs to be inserted and the radio works a treat. Thoroughly recommended.


Gbos - Balckberry Z10 Blue Adjustable Armband Gym Running Jogging Sports Case Cover Holder Blue
Gbos - Balckberry Z10 Blue Adjustable Armband Gym Running Jogging Sports Case Cover Holder Blue
Offered by GB Online Sales
Price: £2.99

1.0 out of 5 stars You had one job..., 18 Sep 2014
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Fits a Z10 perfectly...and then falls off. After a month's use - every other day or so, the velcro thing loses all its grip and it either slides down to your elbow or falls off completely. Junk sadly.


Ring Automotive RCT3 Glovebox Kit
Ring Automotive RCT3 Glovebox Kit
Price: £9.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful and well thought out stocking filler, 28 Aug 2014
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Very useful little package of glove compartment stuff you might not think you need, but just sometimes do.

Everything is well built and the torch in particular is great. The poncho and rubber gloves in particular I can see being very useful. A great stocking filler.


Oral-B Pro 6000 Smart Series With Bluetooth Technology Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Oral-B Pro 6000 Smart Series With Bluetooth Technology Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Price: £89.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Over-engineered...but still the best electric brush out there, 20 Aug 2014
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Terrific brush - as all but the bottom of the range Oral Bs are. It's nice and lightweight, good to grip, feels solid and cleans very well. The various brushes (tongue cleaner anyone?) are great, although I prefer just choosing a brush I like and sticking with it. The extras and gadgets - well, they took a lot of reading and studying, but ultimately, I binned them. Bluetooth? A device that mimics what the brush timer does but also knows what brush you're using? A plastic wardrobe for your other brushes? All a bit OTT. Great brush, but they're struggling to find novel ways of adding value. The obvious one would be battery life - does it really take a whole day and a night to charge a battery these days?!


Pictionary Board Game
Pictionary Board Game
Price: £19.12

5.0 out of 5 stars Updated, modernised and children-friendly, 20 Aug 2014
This review is from: Pictionary Board Game (Toy)
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Pictionary is a great board game, but for a visual game, was always crying out to be more child-friendly. Mattel has finally grasped the nettle and brought out this more family-friendly version, featuring an extra set of pictures that can easily be drawn by most 7-8 year olds. The box and contents are a bit less stuffy too - that whole 1980s After Eights/Trivial Pursuit aura is gone, replaced by colours and graphics more in tune with family game playing.

An excellent update to a classic game.
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NEW WATERPROOF FROG LADYBIRD CHILDRENS KIDS RAIN PROOF HOODED PONCHO hood COAT - Green
NEW WATERPROOF FROG LADYBIRD CHILDRENS KIDS RAIN PROOF HOODED PONCHO hood COAT - Green

3.0 out of 5 stars Sizing a bit dodgy, 9 July 2014
Fun product, but watch the sizing - the 3-6 year old version was far too small for my smallish 6 year old, who didn't enjoy getting her arms and legs soaked in the rain


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