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Remington PG6030 Edge All-in-One Kit
Remington PG6030 Edge All-in-One Kit
Price: £19.86

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Comb attachments slip. Cannot use directly from mains., 17 Sep 2012
While I agree with another reviewer that this product provides a very close shave and is good for detail and good value for money, I must warn against two problems with the product:

1) Once the battery runs flat, you CANNOT run the shaver straight off the mains power. You must recharge the battery.

2) The telescopic comb guides slip into shorter positions during use. This can leave you with uneven and patchy hair/beard. It even slips despite efforts to physically stop it from slipping during shaving.


TDK NC150 On Ear Headpones with Active Noise Canceling
TDK NC150 On Ear Headpones with Active Noise Canceling
Offered by ECOTRONICS
Price: £28.99

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful on aircraft and train, 4 July 2012
The main benefit of this set is listening to audio in a high background noise area e.g. aircraft, train, crowds - with the noise reduction feature on. Without noise reduction activated, music or in flight entertainment etc is drowned out by engine noise etc. But once the noise reduction is activated, audio becomes significantly clearer and seems to reach a higher pitch. It makes a very noticeable difference to watching movies on a flight or listening to music on a train i.e. you can hear dialogue, vocals, instruments clearly.

The noise cancellation feature alone (i.e. no audio on) does not effectively `cancel' noise on a flight or train. It lowers the pitch and volume of engine noise making it sound more like a nearby noisy air conditioner or vacuum cleaner. The feature was significant in a busy shopping centre in reducing the noise of multiple background conversations by over 50%, may be up to 70%. It had no impact when tested against a washing machine on spin cycle or nearby television.

Regarding the set itself. The ear pieces are comfortable but are more on ear than `ear enclosing.' The frame is slightly flimsy and has a central hinge. Along with swivel hinges between the ear pieces and frame, the whole set can fold for storage and portability in the PVC bag provided. The right ear piece houses a single AAA battery for noise cancellation which is activated by a switch on the same ear piece. Audio can pass through with this feature switched off. The cord has sufficient slack to allow standing while still plugged into aircraft in flight entertainment. A volume control is mounted on the cord and appreciably amplifies audio or mutes it. Lastly, so far the same AAA battery has been used for over perhaps over 72 hours cumulative use.
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Three Mobile Huawei E353U Prepay 1GB - Black
Three Mobile Huawei E353U Prepay 1GB - Black
Offered by Bluestone Online
Price: £22.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Variable reception and data transfer speeds - North London, 28 Jun 2012
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I paid just under £18 for the device with 1GB included data in June 2012. It was used with a Mac book Pro for 1 month in North London, mainly for emailing and social media.

Installation and connection: On first insertion of the dongle it installed and established a connection within a couple of minutes. No configuration or activation of included data needed. An indicator light flashes green/blue/cyan in various patterns depending on signal strength or connection. On screen bars also indicate reception strength.The dongle also accepts a micro SD card.

Performance: It only worked next to the window of the highest room of the 5 storey house (North London) where it was mainly used. It worked faster in other geographical areas. Day to day performance was comparable to that of an old dial up connection i.e. slow. Connection failed or dropped intermittently on some days. Downloading photo attachments from emails was occasionally hopeless either due to slow transfer speed or connection drop out. Video streaming was pointless, except in some areas where pausing allowed streaming.

Despite the negatives mentioned above, the performance was infinitely better than a T mobile PAYG dongle I previously used at the same location.

For the price of the device and included data I would use 3 mobile again if I needed a temporary internet connection for simple usage e.g. emailing, internet surfing.


Wahl Grooming Gear Battery-Operated Men's Trimmer and Travel Set in Pouch
Wahl Grooming Gear Battery-Operated Men's Trimmer and Travel Set in Pouch
Price: £12.25

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Small - needs practise - good value for money, 20 Jun 2012
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This set cost me just over a tenner in June 2011. I purchased this to shave my head occasionally as well as shave when traveling.

The main purpose of my review is to inform potential buyers about the size of the main clipper which is palm sized. Unfortunately I cannot load photos that I have taken but it's length is around 10.5 cm with a blade width of 2.5 cm (small compared to 17.5 cm length and 4.5 cm blade width of full sized Wahl clippers I own).

The clippers have a telescopic attachment for different cutting lengths. This has the tendency to slip to a shorter length and occasionally detach completely from the clipper if it is pressed hard against skin. The narrow blade and attachment problems mentioned mean practise and caution are needed to cut hair evenly. I have managed to shave the head and facial hair several times using the same battery.

The nasal trimmer needs a sort of 'to and fro' enter/exit from nostril motion to remove nasal hair. Much less efficient than nasal trimmers I have owned but a bargain being included in the package.

In summary, the hair clipper and nasal trimmer work less efficiently than other machines available and take getting used to, but a bargain considering the list of items and zip up case/orgainser included in the price.


Arterial Blood Gases Made Easy, 1e
Arterial Blood Gases Made Easy, 1e
by Iain Hennessey MBChB(Hons) BSc(Hons) FRCS MMIS
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for learning or refreshing - values in kPa and mmHg, 7 Jun 2012
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Useful book if new to blood gases, or if after a refresher and cases to interpret.

The book comprises two main parts. The first part is 56 pages of theory with chapter titles such as: pulmonary gas exchange, disorders of gas exchange, acid-base balance, ABG sampling technique, common values and making ABG interpretation easy (suggested method of blood gas interpretation in flow chart form). These chapters contain the bare essential theory needed for understanding blood gases and are fairly easy reading, although I would suggest not a replacement for actual physiology and/or biochemistry texts for the deeper understanding needed in a medical degree or making decisions in a critical care setting.

The second part has 25 cases to solve, each split into clinical information on one page and blood gas data and questions on a facing page. Answers with explanations are at the back. For experienced clinicians, the clinical information alone may give the answers away as some of the histories are classical, so it may be worth interpreting the data first for more of a challenge.


Philips Sonicare HX6782/33 HealthyWhite Rechargeable Toothbrush 2-Pack
Philips Sonicare HX6782/33 HealthyWhite Rechargeable Toothbrush 2-Pack
Offered by diezahnbuerste
Price: £119.45

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review and comparision to model with UV sanitiser, 18 July 2011
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**Note: I purchased this twin pack model for 60 quid in May 2011 as a replacement for my broken HX6972/10 which was purchased a couple of years earlier for a more expensive price - please see my review for that model**

These toothbrushes have two functions:

1) Clean
2) Clean/white

As seen in the photo, the charging stand is slightly wider than the base of the toothbrush and easily transportable. But note, the hard travel case supplied can only fit one toothbrush and two heads but not the charger itself. The grey rim on the charger is detachable from the charger body, slightly reducing its bulk.

Charging frequency is approximately once every 3 weeks with regular once daily use (I also manually brush).

In comparision with my previous toothbrush (relevant info if considering other Sonicare models):

The twin pack has less features than my broken Phillips Sonicare HX6972/10 which has a UV sanitiser and gum massage functions, as well as clean and clean/white. Does this matter? Well, not really in my case because I only ever use the clean function and I would guess most buyers of this range of toothbrushes will eventually only use the clean function, which in my opinion produces the identical sensation of clean, smooth teeth.

This twinpack is compatible with the charger for my previous model which means I have a spare charger to keep elsewhere, or give away with one of the toothbrushes.


T-Mobile Mobile Broadband USB Dongle + Sim Card
T-Mobile Mobile Broadband USB Dongle + Sim Card

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor reception, Slow speeds, 8 Jun 2011
I purchased a 3 month unlimited usage starter pack from 'a highstreet catalogue' shop at 40 quid, with the intention of using it while on holiday in London.

Once the dongle is plugged in for the first time, it automatically installs the incorporated 'T mobile Internet manager' software with a couple of on screen prompts.

Service wise, reception is poor and speeds are slow where I am in North London. A reception indicator states which network is connected (it can roam onto Orange) and shows signal strength. The dongle also has a signal strength indicator light. I usually get zero to one bar on the T-mobile network but am still able to check emails, slowly. This is improved by going to the highest room of the house, or going outdoors. When it occasionally roams onto the Orange network, reception and speeds improve slightly, although I am not in control of network selection. Trying to do internet banking today, I have had to log on and off three times due to connection timeouts during the very slow data transfer speeds. Loading an email typically takes a minimum of 2-3 minutes.

Other things you need to know:

Internet phone calls are not allowed according to the small print. I do not know what happens if they are attempted.

Booting up the computer is problematic if this device is left plugged in. It should be plugged in after the computer has booted.

The dongle device is fairly wide, preventing access to the adjacent USB slot on my Macbook Pro. This problem may be overcome with plugging it into a USB extender/ card reader.

Included credit is activated using the installed software by clicking an 'activate' icon. I initially had problems so called T mobile for advice. They wrongly insisted I purchase additional credit for the 3 months starter pack to be activated. This was the wrong advice.

EDIT: Like another commenter, after installing the software onto my laptop, it started to play up after trying to uninstall it. I ended up having to have the laptop repaired. It could be a coincidence but it had been fine before installing the T mobile interface software.


Philips Sonicare HX6972/10 FlexCare+ Rechargeable Toothbrush with UV Sanitiser
Philips Sonicare HX6972/10 FlexCare+ Rechargeable Toothbrush with UV Sanitiser
Offered by Awesome-Online
Price: £108.94

97 of 104 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good and bad points, 19 Dec 2010
In terms of performance, this toothbrush cleans extremely well and reaches difficult spots which wouldn't be thoroughly cleaned with manual brushing actions. After a descaling at the dentist, it maintains the smooth polished feeling for a months if used regularly. My dentist has certainly noticed the difference.

Now for some less favorable comments:

It can be quite harsh and abrasive on enamel so I generally use this once a day and brush manually otherwise.

It has a number of features e.g. different brushing modes/ UV sanitiser etc, which may influence the decision to buy but I would guess most owners will soon ignore.

A word of warning: It has begun to turn itself on and off randomly (any time of day including night) after I have had it for around 1 year. At first I thought the battery simply needed another full recharge but the problem continued. I have now allowed the battery to run flat and no longer use it.

Another problem as stated in another review is the black mould that grows around the handle/neck area. The discolouration is hard to remove. I am sure the manufacturers can counter this issue with an anti-fungal impregnation.
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Epoxy Putty 42g Multi-Purpose
Epoxy Putty 42g Multi-Purpose
Offered by tablecloths4u
Price: £2.65

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Versatile - Value for money, 16 Sep 2010
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This is a versatile product. I have so far used it for:

- Filling small gaps prior to drilling and screwing things to e.g. blind bracket and door lock
- Sealing leaks between connecting plastic waste pipes (where washers have previously corroded)
- Stabilising screws (instead of using rawl plugs) to hold structures into brickwork, woodwork and plastic

Tips:

The product comes as a cylinder of a soft inner core surrounded by a harder outer rim. The required portion can be chopped off and kneaded to form a putty of blu-tak consistency which then firms and warms before solidifying. The packaging states workability time up to 20 minutes, but in reality it is less than 10 minutes. You should plan ahead and work quickly to achieve perfection.

Similar products found in the adhesive or filler section of high street hardware shops are almost twice the cost of this one.

Unfortunately delivery was slow at around 1 week (London), but then again it was free.


PowerBee ® Solar Ray Solar Shed Light 48 Superbright led's Motion Activated Mains equivalent for your garden shed, garage or outbuilding
PowerBee ® Solar Ray Solar Shed Light 48 Superbright led's Motion Activated Mains equivalent for your garden shed, garage or outbuilding
Offered by PowerBee Ltd
Price: £44.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bright light. Easy to install. Prompt delivery., 12 Sep 2010
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This is the third solar powered LED I have purchased from this company. Delivery has always been by the next day (to London). The equipment comes complete with all the fittings and is very easy to install with a drill and screw driver for the Solar panel and LED/PIR sensor unit, and perhaps some wire tacks and hammer for the lead. The light itself is bright and the PIR is sensitive. I found that less than one day of charge in good UK sunlight was sufficient to power the LED unit. It is only slightly more expensive but significantly brighter than other units (which have less LEDs).


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