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Bosch PLR 15 Digital Laser Rangefinder
Bosch PLR 15 Digital Laser Rangefinder
Price: £39.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nifty little tool, 16 Jan 2014
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They say the difference between a man & a boy is the price of their toys......and this digital laser measuring tool is evidence of that!
You hold it up, it measures, that's it! With a clear display and easy to use one handed operation measuring is a breeze! The big question is; do you do enough measuring to justify the £50 price tag? If you don't, then chances are a good old trusty tape measure will suffice, but if you are in the building trade or simply like expensive toys then this is a must have!


Saxoline Suitcase Design Iconic, 55 cm, print
Saxoline Suitcase Design Iconic, 55 cm, print
Offered by Luggageplaza
Price: £70.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super trendy case, 10 Jan 2014
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I bought this for my daughter as she is at university and commutes home most weekends. It is small, compact, sturdy and very eye catching and she says it has drawn lots of positive comments.
The overall build quality is excellent and even simple things like the handle mechanism feels well built and precision engineered, with good quality linings and even a little laptop compartment inside (see photo)
This case features a 3 digit combination lock built in, so when the case is zipped up the 2 zip fasteners "slot into" the lock so there are no keys or padlocks to loose. (again see photo I have uploaded)
I would also mention that when the case is first delivered there is a very thin protective film on the case itself. If you wish you can leave this on to provide a bit of a shield, but if you peel this off the case then looks much brighter and shiny. (See photo where my daughter has peeled it off one side, but left it on the other side and see if you can tell the difference!)
A fantastic case well worth the money!


Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" Standing Leather Origami Case, Red  [will only fit Kindle Fire HDX 7" (3rd Generation)]
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" Standing Leather Origami Case, Red [will only fit Kindle Fire HDX 7" (3rd Generation)]
Price: £54.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality case, 10 Jan 2014
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There is a saying "you get what you pay for" and this is the best way to describe this case. There are cheaper, inferior products available if you want to save a few quid, but this is a quality item. As soon as you pick it up you can tell it is a decent bit of kit!

Although this is described as Red, I feel Burgundy would be a more accurate description of the colour as it is not as bright as the images suggest, however it holds your Kindle firmly and it does fit very well indeed. As you would expect there are cut-outs for the various connectors which seem to be very well thought out and don't compromise the protective qualities of the case. The "origami" type stand at the back is quite clever and sturdy, and not just a gimmick.

Overall then, this is a quality item and despite the high price it is worth investing in.


Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Standing Leather Origami Case,  Blue  [will only fit Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" (3rd Generation)]
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Standing Leather Origami Case, Blue [will only fit Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" (3rd Generation)]
Price: £59.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality item, 8 Jan 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
There is a saying "you get what you pay for" and this is the best way to describe this case. There are cheaper, inferior products available if you want to save a few quid, but this is a quality item. As soon as you pick it up you can tell it is a decent bit of kit!

Finished in a classic blue colour, the edges holds your Kindle firmly and it does fit very well indeed. As you would expect there are cut-outs for the various connectors which seem to be very well thought out and don't compromise the protective qualities of the case. The "origami" type stand at the back is quite clever and sturdy, and not just a gimmick.

Overall then, this is a quality item and despite the high price it is worth investing in.


Tivoli Audio Model10+ DAB/DAB+/DMB/FM Clock Radio - Dark Aluminium
Tivoli Audio Model10+ DAB/DAB+/DMB/FM Clock Radio - Dark Aluminium
Price: £159.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous speaker/radio, 30 Dec 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This clock radio is stylish, practical and functional. The "dark aluminium" is very dark and this looks fashionable in any contemporary environment. Easy to operate, both installation & set up are a breeze, and connecting your iphone5 is simple so it can be used as a speaker to play your MP3's or itunes collection.
I particularly like the fact that when you are listening to the radio it rates the signal strength so as you move the antenna about a digital display indicates how strong/weak the radio reception is.
With a reliable alarm I can whole heartedly recommend this product!
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Supernatural - Season 1-8 Complete [DVD]
Supernatural - Season 1-8 Complete [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jared Padalecki
Price: £45.00

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great packaging, neat & tidy, 30 Dec 2013
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OK. I am not going to review the actual Supernatural series (it's been going since 2005 so if you haven't seen it by now then you never will) but instead I will review the packaging for the complete 1-8 series boxset.
If, like me, you already own the individual boxsets then you may be considering "upgrading" to the complete boxset but of course, that means you'll be duplicating many seasons in your collection. I was fortunate that I managed to pick this up during one of Amazon's "lightning deals" for the unbelievable price of £38.99! This meant that my current collection of 1-7 was now redundant and I had basically paid £38.99 for series 8, but by listing each season right here on Amazon's market place I was able to recoup almost £34 for seaons 1-7 (after fees & postage) so effectively I got season 8 for a fiver! Not only that I got a neat, tidy, collective boxset which takes up less than half the space of my previous collection. (see photo I have added)
All in all if you can get this boxset cheap enough then it is worth the time & effort to invest in this.
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Cole & Mason 11 cm Shaw  6 Jar Filled Herb & Spice Rack
Cole & Mason 11 cm Shaw 6 Jar Filled Herb & Spice Rack
Price: £18.84

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely looking set, 21 Dec 2013
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This is very chic, stylish spice rack which would look perfect in any modern kitchen. The rack itself is only plastic but it looks smart in black & chrome and the way the herbs are "suspended" is very cool. The caps of each glass jar rotate to reveal either a large hole for pouring or 3 smaller holes for sprinkling. A further twist completes the rotation back to the closed position.


PetSafe Petporte Smart Flap - Microchip - White
PetSafe Petporte Smart Flap - Microchip - White
Offered by MasterPlastics
Price: £71.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works purr-fectly!, 7 Dec 2013
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After reading some other other reviews on here, I was a little apprehensive purchasing this as many cite difficulties and problems with both the installation and operation, but when a neighbours cat starting coming in our house and - in the words of Frank Spencer - "did a whoopsie on the carpet" something had to be done!
This works perfectly. Installation was a breeze and it fit almost perfectly into the existing cat flap, I just needed to drill an extra hole and that was it. I was worried that our cat would have trouble using it as instead of approaching the cat flap with her head where the machine could read her microchip, she would "paw" at the door until it swung open a little, but it reads her chip no problem!
Some of the reviews say that the operation is a little fiddly, and truthfully it is at times (here is an example taken from the manual of how to change the delay from the standard 4 seconds that the lock re-sets itself after activation; "Press and hold both the red & green buttons simultaneously for more than 2 seconds and then release to enter Extended mode. When in extended mode the green light illuminates and you start in Exit mode. Different Modes are selected by pressing the red button to go "up" a mode and the green button to go "down" a mode. To enter the Lock return time you need mode 5 so press the red button once and the unit will beep twice, then again (the unit will beep three times) then again (so it will beep 4 times) then once again where the unit will beep 5 times to indicate you have arrived at Lock return mode. To enter Lock return mode press both buttons simultaneously and the green light will stay on and the red light will flash. Press and hold the green button for the desired lockout time of between 1 & 25 seconds before releasing. During this period an audible beep will sound for the duration of the button press until the green button is released. On releasing the green button the Petporte smart flap will return to its normal mode of operation.)
Strewth! It is very complicated if you want to change anything however I have installed it and it works fine on the default settings without having to change anything at all.
All in all I would recommend this without hesitation, despite the overly-complicated settings.


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, almost the best, 30 Nov 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
According to my daughter, these are very good but she cannot rate them above her GHD's. She loves the digital display, which amazingly gives you information as you style to help you improve your styling with little smiley faces - for example, the screen will tell you if you are straightening too fast, or if your hair is too damp.
I personally think that she is biased because (rightly or wrongly) GHD seemed to have cornered the market and become the benchmark by which all other hair straighteners are measured, because as far as I can see these are excellent.


Marathon City 5 Pack Men's Socks Black/Multi Stripes One Size
Marathon City 5 Pack Men's Socks Black/Multi Stripes One Size

3.0 out of 5 stars OK for £7.99, but not £22.50 !, 30 Nov 2013
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A man can never have too many pairs of socks, so when these popped up on Black Friday for £7.99 I thought I'd take a punt. I like the fact that there are 2 plain black pairs for the office, then 3 brightly coloured pairs for the weekend. They seem good quality but of course only time will tell, but for just over £1.50 a pair I am happy. HOWEVER if I had paid the RRP of £22.50 I would be gutted!


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