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Philips QC5570/13 DIY Easy Reach 180 Degree Hair Clipper
Philips QC5570/13 DIY Easy Reach 180 Degree Hair Clipper
Price: £29.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Abandon all hope ye with thick hair, 2 Jan. 2015
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Do you have facial hair thick enough to permanently clog a Mach 3 razor in a single pass? Has anyone compared the hair on your head to a Brillo pad? If so, this review is for you.

This razor isn't up to the task of cutting through unusually thick hair - it will get clogged quickly and start cutting inconsistently, leaving you with no choice but to visit a barber to have your hair levelled off with a professional grade razor. I am now sporting my first ever number zero after a botched attempt to give myself a number three.

I'm sure this works well for almost everyone and the battery life is great, but do not buy this if your hair is abnormally thick. I should have known better.


Fujifilm 27mm Fujinon XF Lens for X-Pro1, X-E1, X-M1, X-E2 and X-T1 - Black
Fujifilm 27mm Fujinon XF Lens for X-Pro1, X-E1, X-M1, X-E2 and X-T1 - Black
Offered by Carmarthen Cameras
Price: £289.99

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for casual photographers, 1 Feb. 2014
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I am not a photography expert by any means, so I'll leave comments about technical performance to others, but this is a great lens when paired with the X-M1. You can fit it in a jacket pocket and people don't notice when you are using it on the street, and it's much less of an attention magnet indoors.

If you're like me and aren't ready to buy several lenses to cover the different focal lengths, this is a great companion for the M1's kit lens. I'll stick to the 16-50 when going out to take photographs, but this lens makes carrying the camera around (when going to work or heading to the pub) much less of a chore. As a casual photographer, spending the money on this lens has enabled me to use the camera more because I don't have to worry about stashing it safely.

The only thing that I would say about its performance is that the lens will hunt a lot when in auto-focus mode, focusing out and in again every time you take a picture (even if you haven't moved an inch). If I'm aiming at something still, I'll set the focus manually to avoid this.


Humax HB-1000S HD TV Freesat Receiver with Free Time (requires Satellite dish)
Humax HB-1000S HD TV Freesat Receiver with Free Time (requires Satellite dish)
Price: £74.99

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not seamless, 15 Jan. 2014
This box has a very smart looking user interface - heads and shoulders above that provided on the only other 2013 single-tuner Freesat box (the Manhattan, which actually manages to look more primitive than the EPG introduced with Sky Digital in 1998). The presentation of on-demand services is also top notch.

Physically, the box is very small (slightly larger than a cheese toasty with filling) and the remote feels good to use, so no complaints there.

The only drawback - and this isn't a deal breaker but certainly can be irritating - is that the processor/memory inside the box aren't quite up to the task. There is a noticeable lag when scrolling through the EPG and the screen can go black for a prolonged period if you try to load iPlayer immediately after the box has turned on. An update to make the EPG smoother would be most welcome, even if it came at the cost of little extras such as being able to watch TV while browsing the EPG (which is actually pointless when you think about it because the 'screen' is tiny).

However, flicking through channels is absolutely fine, so it's manageable.


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