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Animagic Tickle Tum Tilly
Animagic Tickle Tum Tilly
Offered by Junners ltd
Price: 27.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice animatronic dog, 29 Aug 2014
This review is from: Animagic Tickle Tum Tilly (Toy)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I got this for little nephew who is three and half years old and he just loves this animatronic dog. Thankfully it came with batteries included, as he was rather impatient to get his hands on it. There is a good range of motion – so when you tickle its tummy the legs get all ‘fidgety’, but in a good way. The tail of the dog wags reassembly convincingly; I am not wholly convinced with the dogs bark and on occasion you can hear the whirring of the internal mechanism. However, my nephew loves the whole set up. The fur is OK and has a nice feel to it. The whole doll just about fits in his arms so that he can give it a nice cuddle.


Tacwise A54 Hammer Tacker Bundle with 140/10mm Stainless Steel Staples
Tacwise A54 Hammer Tacker Bundle with 140/10mm Stainless Steel Staples
Price: 41.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent piece of kit, 28 Aug 2014
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The Tacwise A54 Hammer Tacker arrived just in time to be of serious use securing a new breathable membrane under large sections of our slate roof, and really proved its worth. The tool itself feels robust and the overall build quality is pretty good. At one point, while using it on our roofing project, it was dropped from a height of nearly three metres high on a chipboard surface with absolutely no ill effects or damage to the unit. Its next job will be to replace damaged hard board covering, and I am sure rather like with the roofing job this tool will take it in its stride. Unlike other inferior cable tacker’s there is no need to follow up with a hammer to get a flush fitting. The filling of pins/staples is relatively easy and the cartridge carries a sufficient supply. There have been very few misfires and these can be attributed to other causes. As for staple jams, there have been none of these so far. This is a really good piece of kit, from a company that by and large do staple products.


When the Eagle Hunts
When the Eagle Hunts
by Simon Scarrow
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cato & Macro go on a mission of rescue behind enemy lines, 28 Aug 2014
This review is from: When the Eagle Hunts (Paperback)
Possible Spoilers

This is the third book in the Eagle Series by Simon Scarrow. It is 44 AD and a Roman army has finally taken ‘Camulodunum’. This book starts off from where the last book finished. It is winter, so the campaign year has stopped until spring. General Plautius's wife and children are shipwrecked in a storm are captured by the Druids. As you can guess by now, the druids are the bad guys this book.

A book that can be split into two parts, the first is the winter part of the campaign, there is the odd skirmish and plenty of drinking. It is here that we meet up with a young lady called Boudica, from the Iceni tribe. She has a liaison with Macro and is a major part of this narrative. Considering this is a young Boudica that we meet, so I guess we will hearing from her again in future books. The second half of the story sees Macro and Cato, along with Boudica and her cousin in a rescue attempt of the Plautius's family. There are less mass battles here, but some good skirmishes with all the viscera that this entails.

Simon Scarrows’ plot devices hides’ fresh suspense round every corner; his characters are well-rounded and are enjoyable to follow through the narrative. There are fresh faces, in the form of Boudica and Prasutagus who are likeable, alongside some of the more familiar comrades. For example Vespasian, with his softer qualities but stern exterior is a particular well done. Scarrow gives even the most minor of characters a full bodied personality. Once again there is attention to detail without the need to get bogged down in technical terms.


My First Crayola Doodle Magic Mat
My First Crayola Doodle Magic Mat
Price: 19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A rather handy playtime activity set, 28 Aug 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The Crayola Doodle Magic Mat is a rather handy playtime activity set to have with bored younger children in the house. The supplied pens only work with the mat and cannot be used on walls, furniture or the floor for that matter. The magic colour eraser does the job its intended for - so the mat can be reused time and again. Acquiring replacement pens is relatively easy, under Amazons' add-on service; however, it is pity that Crayola have not introduced more varied colours in the pens range. The size of the mat lends itself to those larger drawings that children always seem to want to do. There is a nice Combined Storage for markers, eraser and wipe cloth. A yellow mesh pouch on the corner of the mat keeps everything organised and to hand. The mat can be placed on the floor for use, or you can it taped to the wall. At present we are using on the floor to no ill effects. I must say it's been an instant hit in our household.


Leitz Style A5 Soft Cover Ruled Notebook - Titan Blue
Leitz Style A5 Soft Cover Ruled Notebook - Titan Blue
Price: 22.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is a good product, but it needs to be priced more realistically, 28 Aug 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This notebook on first appearance is not too dissimilar from the Moleskin notebooks. The paper is nice quality. The accompanying pocket is good for holding loose papers, till receipts and alike. You also get attachable sticky paper markers to index pages etc. Then of course there is the ribbon for additional book marking and the loop to hold a pen. There are eight pages which are perforated for easy tear-off – I am sure will make handy ‘chits’. All good things in my eyes, however, the pricing of this item considering its dimensions and what it is at the end of the day – well I must concur with majority of the reviewers here that is way overpriced. Even if this product has ‘Rainforest Alliance Certification’, which attests to its green credentials. The fact that the makers are Leitz who make some rather good stationery products, does not detract from how overpriced this item is. As to its robustness and durability, it survived the rigours of what I have put it through so far in the limited time frame I have had it. For me this is a good product, but it needs to be priced more realistically, hence my three star rating.


Tacwise Heavy Duty 140 TypeStaples 10mm (2000)
Tacwise Heavy Duty 140 TypeStaples 10mm (2000)
Price: 3.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They do their intend job, 27 Aug 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These are strong and robust staples that do their intended job. They were used in the Tacwise A11 Hammer Tacker for laying down hard board, before carpeting. No misfires, blockages or deformed staples. A good product that works well in its proprietary Tacker – recommended.


Network Coupler Cable Joiner, UTP, Cat6
Network Coupler Cable Joiner, UTP, Cat6
Offered by CPO Trading
Price: 3.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Network Coupler Cable Joiner, 27 Aug 2014
A good piece of kit that enables the extension of Ethernet connection to go that bit further. Seems well made, which supports speeds up to Cat 6. It is relatively small so it can be incorporated into cable housing. Holds the cables it is attached in a nice and snug fashion, and you get that reassuring ‘click’ when connected. Arrived before quoted ETA, and was well packaged.


Power, Season 1
Power, Season 1
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
Price: 10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Ghost", 26 Aug 2014
"Power" is the narrative of James "Ghost" St. Patrick (also known as ghost), a well-heeled New York City nightclub proprietor who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build network a of high end clubs. However, St. Patrick has a secret for he leads a double life. He is also a major drug dealer in New York City. His nuptials, family and his legit business will all become embroiled, as he wants to leave his felonious life behind and be a legitimate businessman. This is a very good crime drama, which is stylish and has a decent and vibrant sound track.


GUAM Thalasso Bath Sea Salt 1kg Jar
GUAM Thalasso Bath Sea Salt 1kg Jar

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It has helped to reinvigorate my muscles, 26 Aug 2014
This product was recommended to me by physiotherapist, and has helped me feel thoroughly refreshed. It has helped to reinvigorate my muscles at the end of a long day on my feet. Additionally, by sitting in a hot steaming bath with this I've helped shift my cold much sooner than all my colleagues. I am convinced this has been a large part of my successful recovery! This is a very aromatic and lovely smelling product that leaves your skin and whole body feeling supported and rested.

Dissolve 4 or 5 heaped teaspoons to bath water and chill out for 15 to 20 minutes.

‘The ingredients are a blend of relaxing mint, lemon and lavender oils. It enhances your bath water turning it blue with a sea essence. The seaweed has an osmosis effect, drawing out toxins and absorbing vitamins and minerals.’


Western Digital Pro 3.5 inch 6TB SATA Internal Desktop Hard Drive for 1-8 Bay Network Attached Storage - Red
Western Digital Pro 3.5 inch 6TB SATA Internal Desktop Hard Drive for 1-8 Bay Network Attached Storage - Red
Offered by AV-ELECTRONIX GmbH
Price: 208.66

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WD Reds were designed with NAS in mind - but now they got bigger capacity and improved architecture, 25 Aug 2014
The newly added 5 and 6Tb WD Red hard drives feature 3D Active `Balance Plus', an enhanced balance control technology.

This then gives over a significant improvement on overall drive performance and dependability. By increasing NASware 3.0 competency, the WD Red 6 TB capacity drives are capable of supporting up to eight bay NAS systems (which had been an issue with the original WD Reds where the rule of thumb dictated that no more than 5 WD Reds should be clustered in one NAS device) with no negative influence to performance. So the bottom line is this - the WD 5 & 6 TB is an achievement in purpose built storage. How WD managed to squeeze in an extra 2TB, with only a marginal increase in power consumption is beyond me, but none the less something rather remarkable.

I am currently employing two 6TB WD Reds in a Synology DS713+ DiskStation 2 Bay Desktop NAS. So far so good they are doing their intended job well, which storage of data from an analogue CCTV system. For larger NAS, it is best stay within the guide lines set out by WD. as one reviewer has pointed out when buying in a number drives best to stagger your order. Also try to spread your procurement it over different venders this in turn should reduce the likely hood of receiving a bad consignment that could take out your raid array.


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