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TaoTronics® Water Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Shower Speaker (Bluetooth 3.0, Hands-Free, Built-in Mic, A2DP/AVRCP)
TaoTronics® Water Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Shower Speaker (Bluetooth 3.0, Hands-Free, Built-in Mic, A2DP/AVRCP)
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £40.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking good quality for the price, 14 May 2015
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Works exactly as advertised - pairs seamlessly with my iPhone, good controls on the device, has no issue with water in the shower, suction cup works well. Don't expect audiophile-quality sound, but certainly good enough.


Transcend JetDrive 520 240 GB SATA III SSD Upgrade Kit - for Macbook Air SSD (Mid 2012)
Transcend JetDrive 520 240 GB SATA III SSD Upgrade Kit - for Macbook Air SSD (Mid 2012)
Price: £138.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Added years more life to my MacBook Air, 14 May 2015
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Outstanding product. I'm incompetent when it comes to fiddling with hardware, so I was very wary of buying these. But since my 64GB MacBook Air was pretty much useless (constantly running out of space) I figured this was worth the risk.

The process is simple and the instructions easy to follow. Everything you need is included in the kit, and the USB enclosure for the previous drive is a handy bonus.

Easy, quick, cheap. Can't ask for more.


Handmade Refillable Leather Travelers Journals Pencil Case Set of Three (Dark Coffee)
Handmade Refillable Leather Travelers Journals Pencil Case Set of Three (Dark Coffee)
Offered by Julyjoy
Price: £17.76

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent substitute for real Midori, 14 May 2015
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Excellent quality and value for money.

I bought these to see which size I preferred, and planned to buy the real Midori version once I decided. Instead, these are good enough that I've decided to stick with these, and in a few ways these notebooks are even better than the real thing:

1. The paper quality on the large size notebooks is EXCELLENT. Really high-gsm quality paper in the ones I received
2. The knot for the binding elastic sits in the middle of the notebooks for the real Midori notebooks and so can get bothersome when writing in the last few pages. In these, it sits around the spine and so is never an issue
3. The elastic is slightly thicker and seems likely to last better and longer.

Couple of minor drawbacks:
- The pen holder is not particularly useful. It's too tight initially, and I'm sure will get too loose over time. Leather isn't the idea material for this.
- There is a STRONG leather smell initially, and these have to be left out for a day or so to become usable
- The leather is 'slightly' thicker than the real ones. This is a push - I prefer it for the bigger size, and dislike it for the passport.


XtremeMac Tango Air Wireless Hi-Fi AirPlay Wi-Fi 2.1 Speaker With Subwoofer For Use With Apple IOS Devices iPad, iPhone or MacBook
XtremeMac Tango Air Wireless Hi-Fi AirPlay Wi-Fi 2.1 Speaker With Subwoofer For Use With Apple IOS Devices iPad, iPhone or MacBook
Offered by Esale Express
Price: £69.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding value for money speaker, 26 Dec. 2014
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Outstanding speaker. Bought to use as an office speaker for people to put music on. It's incredibly simple to setup and use - we have 4 or 5 people connecting to it and streaming at various times, and it has always worked like a charm.

Audio quality is more than good enough for casual music.


Funny Girl
Funny Girl
Price: £3.66

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Hornby book in years, 26 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Funny Girl (Kindle Edition)
Really nice return to form for Nick Hornby after a couple of disappointing books (and a hiatus to write movies).

Doesn't quite have the character development of About a Boy, Fever Pitch or High Fidelity but the story is engaging and fast-moving, the characters likeable and real.


Dymo LabelManager PnP Plug and Play Label Maker with 2 x Assorted Tapes
Dymo LabelManager PnP Plug and Play Label Maker with 2 x Assorted Tapes
Offered by elevenfirst
Price: £32.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent basic labelmaker, 26 Dec. 2014
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Excellent little label maker - works great for file labels and simple inventory labels. Doesn't do anything fancy, but really doesn't need to.

Software is very easy to use.

Only reason it loses one star is that it wouldn't print correctly with the included software - I had to download the full version from the Dymo website. May only be a Mac problem.


Flash Boys
Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.00

42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book - don't be fooled by negative reviews, 2 April 2014
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This review is from: Flash Boys (Hardcover)
To begin, you should be aware that that the majority of the negative reviews are from people who are (indirectly) being described as stupid or greedy in this book. If you're either stupid or greedy and work in financial services, I agree that you may not like this book.

For everyone else, this is a must read. Lewis has an extremely engaging writing style which makes for a fun read, but the content will leave you speechless. Never before has the greed and dishonesty of the major Wall Street players been so clearly documented.
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Smart Wallet - High Tensile Expandable Pouch which Sticks to Phones
Smart Wallet - High Tensile Expandable Pouch which Sticks to Phones

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 6 Mar. 2014
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Great product. Fits perfectly on iPhone (4S), sticks well, holds an Oyster card to perfection. FYI, scanning works fine with card in the case.


Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty (J-B Lencioni Series)
Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty (J-B Lencioni Series)
by Patrick M. Lencioni
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read for any management consultant, 6 Jan. 2014
For people starting out in the field of management consultancy, this book should be required read. I recognised the style of some of the best consultants I worked with in the book, and the shortcomings of some of the worst too.

While it may not seem like rocket science, the book makes explicit some of the behaviours and fears that many of us exhibit to the detriment of our clients. I can understand the frustration of some other reviewers with the seeming simplicity of the advice, but if you've ever worked in true top-tier consulting (McKinsey, BCG, Bain etc.) advising a CEO/CMO/COO/CIO or if you plan to do so, you'll find this a worthwhile read.

As an added bonus, Lencioni is a pretty compelling writer, so the story is pretty fun to follow too.


TIMBUK2 Accessories D-lux 962-4-4000 Strap Pad 11 Litres Blue
TIMBUK2 Accessories D-lux 962-4-4000 Strap Pad 11 Litres Blue

4.0 out of 5 stars Very comfortable, well worth the price, 21 Dec. 2013
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This strap pad makes the most cheap and crappy messenger bag straps comfortable. Really nice. Only a couple of minor quibbles worth being aware of:
- This is a little longer than a typical strap. So as a pad that lies across your chest for a messenger bag it is GREAT. But for a strap that hangs on your shoulder it is a *little* awkward
- A lot of good quality straps now come with a cheap, terrible, fixed version of this. So finding a strap I could put this on wasn't all that easy. But found a good one at REI in the end.


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