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Elphie and Dad go on an Epic adventure (Elphie's books Book 1)
Elphie and Dad go on an Epic adventure (Elphie's books Book 1)
Price: £0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Colorful and imaginative, 14 Mar. 2016
‘Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure‘, written by Hagit R. Oron and nice illustrated by Or Oron is well-made, educating children book that through its colorful pages shows an easy-to-understand story about relationship between father and son.

Inside the covers the simple story of turning an ordinary chore into something exciting is presented. On the other hand, father was the one who came up with the idea of epic adventure therefore he was very cautious, while Elphie became bored because she was not allowed much space. The lesson authors provided is that kids need to have some space from their parents.

What is also particularly noteworthy about this book is its artwork – the nicely made digital illustrations that on whole spreads picture particular scenes from the story. The illustrations are full of bright and warm colors, while the level of detail would allow with each new reading to spot some new previously unnoticed detail.

Overall, ‘Elphie and Dad go on an Epic Adventure‘ can be recommended both as touching and educating title for children who are going to enjoy this colorfully made and imaginative book. Therefore I hope this is not the last book I will read from these talented authors.

I was given a copy of this book by the author for the purpose of unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


Maestra: The Most Shocking Thriller You'll Read This Year
Maestra: The Most Shocking Thriller You'll Read This Year
by L. S. Hilton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £5.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Femme fatale in a world of Goldfinch and 50 Shades, 10 Mar. 2016
I was attracted to this book mainly because of great pre-release promotion though the final impressions are so-so.

Definitely the author’s ambitions were high – an unusual story of femme fatale named Judith/Lauren in a world of art who leaves lot of bodies behind, combined with graphic sex scenes (much better than those in 50 Shades).

But the final result was not quite successful – it feels in moments a bit unbelievable and somehow unfinished, like the author wanted too much and wasn’t sure how to completely round the whole story.

Though I am not disappointed and I am not going to disclose plot details in order not to spoil the fun, yet I recommend readers not to expect too much – a good piece but definitely not masterpiece.


SZTARA Travel Toiletry Bag Organizer / Hanging Portable Travel Bags / Household Storage Pack / Bathroom Makeup or Shaving Kit For Women Home Business, Vacation, Household with Zipped Small Blue
SZTARA Travel Toiletry Bag Organizer / Hanging Portable Travel Bags / Household Storage Pack / Bathroom Makeup or Shaving Kit For Women Home Business, Vacation, Household with Zipped Small Blue
Offered by mtarashop
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 10 Mar. 2016
SZTARA Travel Toiletry Bag Organizer is great for someone wanting a modest carrying capacity for a wide range of toiletry essentials and perfect for someone planning a travel trip.

The multiple organizer allows keeping of toiletries in check and mesh pocket feature would be beneficial for people who use mini-versions of their favorite products for several days usage.

The material it’s made of is water-resistant and resistant to tears and punctures, while many pockets allow separating items and keeping them dry. Also, this is the great organizer for quick and easy airport screening.

Overall, this is a great product that can be highly recommended.

I received a sample of SZTARA Travel Toiletry Bag Organizer for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


USB Charger RAVPower 60W 12A 6-Port Desktop Wall Charger Charging Station with iSmart Technology for iPhone iPad Android Smartphones and More (White)
USB Charger RAVPower 60W 12A 6-Port Desktop Wall Charger Charging Station with iSmart Technology for iPhone iPad Android Smartphones and More (White)
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars More than good, 10 Mar. 2016
RAVPower USB Charger is the first product I received from this company for evaluation – both level of their service and product quality encourage for continuation of cooperation given how satisfied I am with both.

Speaking about USB chargers there is not much to be said, though I want to emphasize this 6-port charger could be used as preferable replacement option for the original chargers for several reasons - its size, ability to use six different ports at once (2.4A per port or 12A in total) and cool looking white design.

Therefore, not only you can fill 6 devices at once, but while you charge them charger is going to detect the most efficient charge speed up to 2.4A per port.

The list of compatible devices is really big – I tried all models of iPhone 6, iPad Air, iPad mini /mini2, Samsung Galaxy and HTC, though it support many other smartphones and devices.

I was mainly attracted to this product due to its bargain price – after the extensive testing, I am glad to confirm RAVPower USB Charger fulfilled my expectations, performing flawlessly and as advertised.

As aforementioned, this charger was first device received from RAVPower, therefore was nice surprise to receive it in adequate and nicely designed convenient package that kept it well-protected from the possible damage during transport.

Given the ease of use and test results, my overall impressions is very good – not able to find a single drawback during performed tests. Finally, I recommend RAVPower USB Charger – product of high quality and versatility, as useful mobile accessory for travellers or for everyday use, product that actually works as advertised which is not usually the case these days.

I received a sample of RAVPower USB Charger for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy
The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy
by Mervyn King
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.00

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great journey into the financial past, present and future, 8 Mar. 2016
„The End of Alchemy“ is a book about very important subject, written by a man who knows what he is talking about - his name is Mervyn King and he is ex-Governor of the Bank of England.

Not only his book is look behind-the-scenes of recent financial crisis, but also his work offers many helpful and thoughtful ideas how to prevent similar disasters in the future.

Speaking about the title, on the very beginning King explains how for a long time through our history, banks and money were seen as kind of financial alchemy, up until the very moment when we realized a quite opposite reality – they are actually the weakest part of our economies.

King is knowledgeable and fearless man, therefore his warnings (that nothing or almost nothing was learned from the troubled past) should be taken seriously and his advices and experience should be used in reforms to prevent financial crises for future generations. The future crises that are going to be even more catastrophic and painful experience for today’s young people.

„The End of Alchemy“ is not a book for everyone. Though on one hand it’s a bit thick with its almost 500 pages, because of King’s interesting writing style will be great journey into the financial past, present and future for those who dare.


Dubai Marco Polo Spiral Guide (Marco Polo Spiral Guides)
Dubai Marco Polo Spiral Guide (Marco Polo Spiral Guides)
by Marco Polo
Edition: Spiral-bound
Price: £9.98

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide for Dubai, 7 Mar. 2016
Dubai guide edition from Marco Polo Spiral Guides series is one of the newest guides this worldwide known publisher released. On almost 200 pages it provides plenty of information together with numerous great insider tips, making this guide nice companion for Dubai visit.

The guide is split into the 10 chapters:
- The Magazine
- Finding Your Feet
- In depth review of 5 Dubai neighborhoods
- Walks & Tours
- Practical Information
- Street Atlas
- Index

The nice add-on is big pull-out map made in scale 1:45000 making sure you will find what you are looking for.

After the introduction about UAE and Dubai itself, Finding Your Feet section gives practical information about arriving to Airport, advices how to orient yourself, where to stay, what to eat and drink, where to shop.

Then it goes much more in depth with the description of all the Dubai neighborhoods giving for each of them few general information, where and how to spend perfect day, TOP 10 things to see or visit, thing that should not be missed, what to do in leisure time and where to go for perfect stay, meal, shopping and entertainment.

Given my best friend was recently there it was great hearing how accurate and up-to-date this guide is together with its trademark feature - Insider tips – that is one of the reasons why Marco Polo guides are so respected all around the world.

Convenient, lightweight, yet full of information and with detailed pull-out map, this guide from known UK publisher Marco Polo is something not to be missed if you are visiting Dubai.


California Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides) (Marco Polo Travel Guides)
California Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides) (Marco Polo Travel Guides)
by Marco Polo
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will carry it anywhere, 7 Mar. 2016
Using this guide you will be able to experience all that California offers, you can be sure in that.

Places to stay, places to eat, trendy places to visit, tourist meccas, best places to visit during the night, shopping centers, places to visit when with kids, links, blogs, festivals and much more.

The guide is up-to-date and the nicest add-on is Insider tips – for me, at least, one of the main reasons you will carry this guide anywhere you go.

Convenient, lightweight, yet full of information and with detailed pull-out map, this guide from known UK publisher Marco Polo is something not to be missed if you are visiting The Golden State.


FeelGlad (TM)Virtual Reality Headset 3D VR Glasses Mini Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad Bluetooth Self Shutter Remote Controller for 3.5-6.5 inches iPhone Samsung HTC LG Smartphones 3D Movies and Games
FeelGlad (TM)Virtual Reality Headset 3D VR Glasses Mini Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad Bluetooth Self Shutter Remote Controller for 3.5-6.5 inches iPhone Samsung HTC LG Smartphones 3D Movies and Games
Offered by FreeGlad
Price: £32.57

4.0 out of 5 stars Cool experience with some drawbacks, 6 Mar. 2016
FeelGlad VR Headset is not the first VR device I used and though it provides a nice experience there are some drawbacks that can be improved in future releases.

The headset is made of good solid plastic, yet it is light and comfortable to wear with its two straps even for longer time. Inside my box was not Bluetooth game controller therefore I cannot give any impressions about it whatsoever.

The Headset works nicely with Google Cardboard and other VR apps on market, though the magnetic button on its top can be a bit confusing before you figure out how to use it. I was testing this Headset with Galaxy 5 and iPhone 5s phones and it worked nicely using both.

But it would be fair to mention this Headset has also two drawbacks. The first would be important for most users – the Headset lacks phone mount, except for several spongy pads, making it very hard to position phone. Also the phone starts slipping especially if there is a lot of Headset movement. The other drawback is lack of focusing mechanism, a feature that would raise this Headset on another level.

Still, FeelGlad VR Headset for £12 provides lot of fun and hopefully in future releases these two opportunities to improve product will be used making this already great experience even better.

I received a sample FeelGlad VR Headset for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


Projector, Crenova XPE450 Portable Mini Projector 1000 Lumens 800*480 Resolution for Home Cinema Theater Entertainments Connecting with TV Laptop Desktop Game Console Media Player SD Card Support iPad iPhone Android Smartphone - Black + Free HDMI Cable
Projector, Crenova XPE450 Portable Mini Projector 1000 Lumens 800*480 Resolution for Home Cinema Theater Entertainments Connecting with TV Laptop Desktop Game Console Media Player SD Card Support iPad iPhone Android Smartphone - Black + Free HDMI Cable
Offered by Crenova
Price: £59.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The real portable model - great value for money, 5 Mar. 2016
I used many projectors up to now, either for business purpose or leisure, but this is the first real portable model (given its size) I had chance to try. Therefore I was excited what is hiding inside the box and how close in real life will be compared to decent specifications on paper.

First of all, Crenova projector is made of solid plastic, light, yet of good quality. Within the box besides projector are UK Power adapter, Remote controller, 3 in 1 AV cable, HDMI cable and User Manual presented in several languages. The instructions are presented in nice style going into the details of every feature this projector offers.

It’s important to emphasize this is not HD Projector - its native resolution is 800x480, yet supported resolution is up to 1920x1080. Therefore, it will be great for watching SD footage, though it can be used for HD footage as well, yet don’t expect the same quality compared to those much more expensive models.

I tried all of its input possibilities (AV, VGA, USB, SD, HDMI and USB), connecting hard disk, laptop, SD card and my smartphone - and all of them worked like a charm. This Crenova projector supports projection size from 34 up to 130 inches (around 4m distance) while in my opinion the best results are for projection distance of 2m where projection size is around 60 inches.

Speaking about supported formats, it is hard to find something this projector does not support - audio (MP3, WMA, ASF, OGG, AAC, WAV), image (JPEG, BMP, PNG) and video (3GP, H.263, MPEG4, AVI, XVID, DIVX, H.264, MKV, H.264, FLV, MOV, MP4, AVC, VOB, MPEG2, RMVB, RM).

The nice add-on was HDMI cable found inside the box, while remote controller (not too attractive yet fully functional) requires batteries not included in original package.

Given its 1000 Lumens do not expect miracles when it comes to bright rooms, on the other hand you do not need complete darkness for projector to be used. Still, the best results and clearest image will be in dark room.

Overall, Crenova XPE450 is great portable projector model, providing great value for money - certainly something that is going to find its place in luggage on my trips for kids to be able to watch cartoons wherever we are. Full of options and supported formats, easy to operate, yet light and small this is type of cheap projector I would highly recommend.

I received a sample Crenova XPE450 Projector for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


Poems That Make Grown Women Cry
Poems That Make Grown Women Cry
by Anthony Holden
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.00

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good anthology, 4 Mar. 2016
After having the chance to enjoy Anthony and Ben Holden’s anthology “Poems That Make Grown Men Cry” I was excited learning about new work of this son and father. This time for their subject they take women, asking the same question, therefore no big surprise this collection is called “Poems That Make Grown Women Cry”.

Of course, when it comes to the anthologies of all sorts, some of works are great, some are good and few you will not lose much if they are skipped. Still, these days “Poems That Make Grown Women Cry” are one of the few poetry collections I would highly recommend – delivering beauty and emotions in different forms, causing melancholy, sorrow or tears.

The nice feature in both collections are adding of brief explanation why each poem was chosen to become part of collection – beside being interesting to read, even more interesting is to see how two persons can have different view of particular poem, different reasons what makes it so special.

Therefore, if you are searching for the good poem anthology or someone young who just started discovering the exciting world of poetry, my recommendation is to try any or both of these collections – though sad due to the emotions caused, the beauty of the verses is indisputable.


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