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Microsoft - Surface Pro 3 Type Cover - Black
Microsoft - Surface Pro 3 Type Cover - Black
Offered by Vadgets
Price: £112.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice design and useful features turning Microsoft Surface Pro 3 into something more advanced, 17 Feb. 2015
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Cover is well-made backlit QWERTY keyboard that makes Surface Pro 3 tablet even better and more versatile device.

I didn’t have chance to test previously released model (Type Cover 2) but the impression that I have a based on this model usage so far are more than positive. The Cover comes in five colors – red, blue, purple, black and cyan – while I received black one, it’s very lightweight and easy to carry with its less than 300g and dimensions cca 30x20x5cm.

Besides complete QWERTY keyboard, it offers 12 function keys, media and Win shortcut keys plus touchpad which all together would make your tablet look like a laptop when you connect this keyboard on it. However, it does not remain only on the appearance, since this cover offers functionalities that keyboard has on a laptop – by its closing display of tablet will be turned off in order to save your batteries.

Two more things about Type Cover 3 are important for emphasizing – though very thin, it features mechanical keys and provides nicely designed backlit feature that enables it usage in dark.

I tried for several days and it allows comfortable typing, regardless of keyboard size and I made usual number of errors like on any other regular keyboard. The cover comes in package box that protects it sufficiently from the possible damage during transport and only cover was within the box.

It should be fair to say that its only drawback is price, because even reduced Amazon price of $100 will be crucial for many to seek another solution. Therefore, feel free to add one more star to my rating if money is not as important factor in choosing of your gadgets.

Overall, if you want to turn your Microsoft Surface Pro 3 into something more advanced than tablet, Type Cover 3 is step into right direction – providing nice design and useful features this is a product certainly worth your consideration.

I received a sample of Type Cover 3 for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


I Am a Big Brother
I Am a Big Brother
by Caroline Jayne Church
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £4.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alternative version of the book on how to be a great big sister or brother, 17 Feb. 2015
This review is from: I Am a Big Brother (Hardcover)
‘I Am a Big Brother’ written and illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church is an alternative version of author’s newest book for children ‘I Am a Big Sister’ – two versions of same book which differ only by gender of the main character. Caroline Jayne Church is known author for children books who worked solo or as part of duet on numerous great children titles, with authors such as Bernadette Rossetti Shustak and Marion Dane Bauer.

The subject of her newest book is all happens when a new baby becomes part of family and some other child, still very young, becomes big sister or brother. On each book spread different situations are pictured in which we can observe how this little boy helps parents and proudly takes care of his little brother, by throwing dirty diapers, feeding him with a bottle or riding in strollers.

The lesson this picture book brought is clear - to help children not to feel less loved when you have a new baby in the house, let them feel proud being big brothers or sisters, give them chance to help you and include them into baby education and upbringing from the earliest days. In this way, a bit older but still young children, that still need the same or even more of your love, will not feel unnecessary or forgotten, but as an important part of a family that cares about its smallest member.

Caroline Jayne Church put on every page one to two short sentences and used illustrations with a solid background color, large motifs, without too many details, which will be helpful in keeping attention and facilitate the reading of the youngest readers. If you are thinking about purchasing both versions of book be advised they look exactly the same in terms of illustrations, except for the main character who is either young boy or girl.

Therefore, ‘I Am a Big Brother’ by Caroline Jayne is another well-made story from this known author that can be both recommended for its theme and artwork, showing how to act and in what direction influence other child, just a little bit older, when a new baby is born. Therefore it is completely reasonable to say that this theme would be equally interesting for young brothers and sisters and their parents, offering an excellent basis to start a conversation about their younger sisters or brothers.


I Am a Big Sister
I Am a Big Sister
by Caroline Jayne Church
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £4.54

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How to behave and in what direction influence other child when a new baby is born, 17 Feb. 2015
This review is from: I Am a Big Sister (Hardcover)
‘I Am a Big Sister’ written and illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church is newest book for children by author who worked on numerous great titles, either alone or together with other writers such as Bernadette Rossetti Shustak and Marion Dane Bauer.

This time a theme of her book is what happens when a new baby becomes part of family and some other child, still very young, becomes big sister or brother. On each book spread different situations are pictured in which we can observe how this little girl helps parents and proudly takes care of his little brother, by throwing dirty diapers, feeding him with a bottle or riding in strollers.

The lesson this picture book brought is clear - to help children not to feel less loved when you have a new baby in the house, let them feel proud being big brothers or sisters, give them chance to help you and include them into baby education and upbringing from the earliest days. In this way, a bit older but still young children, that still need the same or even more of your love, will not feel unnecessary or forgotten, but as an important part of a family that cares about its smallest member.

Caroline Jayne Church put on every page one to two short sentences and used illustrations with a solid background color, large motifs, without too many details, which will be helpful in keeping attention and facilitate the reading of the youngest readers.

Overall, Caroline Jayne Church’s ‘I Am a Big Sister’ is nice story that can be both recommended for its theme and artwork, bringing great advice on how to behave and in what direction influence when a new baby is born, and you have a second child, just a little bit older. Therefore it would be justified to say that this is equally interesting topic for young readers and their parents, providing great basis for discussion about younger sister or brother.


Red: A Crayon's Story
Red: A Crayon's Story
by Michael Hall
Edition: Library Binding
Price: £12.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Profound and significant with the message it brought, enjoyable to read with the way of presentation, 16 Feb. 2015
‘Red’ written and illustrated by Michael Hall is new book for children from the author previously known for his ‘My Heart Is Like a Zoo’ and ‘It's an Orange Aardvark!’, in which using the simple illustrations of animals and book spreads usually colored in single color, Hall made great titles for the youngest readers. With ‘Red’ Michael Hall changed his motives, instead of some animal the main character is a single crayon who is trying to be true to his inner self and embark on the life journey that will change his destiny. Similar to the recently published ‘I Don't Want to Be a Frog’, made by Dev Petty and Mike Boldt, this book also teaches the lesson how important is our individuality, and how crucial is to cherish what we are, our diversity, instead trying to be someone else by imitation or by force.

‘Red’ can be read in two ways – on the simpler level, mainly for the youngest readers, this is an easy-to-read story about a crayon who for whole of his life believed or forced to believe it’s red, while actually was blue. For those readers a bit older, this story could be read in much more complex way showing the meaning of being true to ourselves, about the stereotypes we are facing, labels we are carrying and embracing what we truly are in order to be accepted by others.

Reading about the struggle Red crayon had endure, while trying to be something his surrounding expected, can be even painful and will remind many adult readers about the prejudices people different from their environment are facing – but still, to Red crayon even his mother, teacher and scissors were not enough to help him be red, because no matter how hard all of them tried Red just could not be something he is not.

Therefore this beautiful story, much more than could be expected from its simple presentation, is forcing you to think or provide subject well-worth of time to talk with the kids. I would not recommend ‘Red’ as bedtime story, more as something you will slowly read with your preschool child while discussing its content.

Together with inspiring story that offers motivation, Michael Hall doesn’t disappoint with his artwork, again producing the work fans of his visual style will enjoy. It seems these days there are some well-made new titles that equally are winning with their themes and designs - ‘Red’ is certainly one of them, a profound and significant with the message it brought, while still enjoyable to read with the way this topic was presented to youngest and slightly older pre-school readers.


I Don't Want to Be a Frog
I Don't Want to Be a Frog
Price: £12.33

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An intelligent piece that speaks about self-acceptance and being proud of what we are, 16 Feb. 2015
‘I Don't Want to Be a Frog’ a book for children written by Dev Petty and illustrated by Mike Boldt teaches lessons why each of us is important and how crucial is to cherish what we are, our diversity, instead imitating and following others.

This picture book follows the trend of far more inclination towards a small number of words, a lot more relying on illustrations made by Mike Boldt which are absolutely amazing, both because of their humor, level of detail and choice of colors, making ‘I Don't Want to Be a Frog’ story easy for the youngest to follow. While author not only emphasizes why this charming frog cannot be either owl, rabbit or cat, the lesson is especially nice delivered with the humorous ending when little frog will meet wolf which will comfort this tiny creature and make him happy because he is precisely the Frog.

Another valuable lesson it brought is how important is to avoid the constant striving towards beauty which usually results with low self-esteem – a slimy frog is not so beautiful as cute cat or charming bunny - but physical beauty is certainly not the only thing that young people should strive though in world of today it is getting harder and harder to avoid it.

As already mentioned, together with inspiring text, Dev Petty and Mike Boldt work shines with its artwork that will have appeal both on younger kids and their parents while reading ‘I Don't Want to Be a Frog’ as perfect bedtime story.

It was full joy to stumble upon such humorous and well-made book for children, but most importantly an intelligent piece that speaks about self-acceptance and being proud of what we are, the very most important lessons for our kids. Therefore, this beautifully illustrated book that children and their families will enjoy immensely with full right can be seen as one of the best books for children released so far in 2015.


Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
by Michael Rosen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously researched, though not written only for the academic community, 16 Feb. 2015
‘Alphabetical’ written by Michael Rosen is an interesting book for younger and adult readers that gives the history and background of each letter in the alphabet - a seriously researched title hidden behind a design that does not refer to scientific literature.

Michael Rosen, PhD, a known and awarded writer for children who together with Helen Oxenbury co-authored very popular ‘We're Going on a Bear Hunt’ is well respected in the academic world as evidenced by many honors including ‘Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’, an acknowledgment Rosen received by the French government for his work in education field.

Therefore not surprising is his interest in letters and the alphabet, and given his imagination ‘Alphabetical’ is not an usual academic work designed for a narrow circle of readers, but the book for broader audience read with interest all the way to the last page.

Rosen divided his book in chapters that each bears the name of one of the letters, providing history overview and origins modern letters have in writing of old cultures, such as Phoenicians or ancient Semitic languages. Additionally he provides understanding of proper pronunciation discussing influence of Greeks and Romans which in the end lead to the way particular letter is these days pronounced in English. Also, he chooses one word start starts with particular letter related to letters and discuss it in details such as alphabet, ciphers, fonts, qwerty, rhyme, umlauts and similar.

What is the final result of such tremendous effort is an excellent book that on its five hundred pages manages to equally please phoneticians, teachers, historians, and all enthusiasts in love with words and letters, including older school children who will find useful the lessons learned in the book for further education.

Therefore, Michael Rosen’s ‘Alphabetical’ is and intelligent and interesting book that can certainly be recommended to a wider audience, and although is the work of PhD this faction release is not written only for the academic community, but for audiences of all ages and orientations that will enjoy all the useful information that can be found between the covers.


Am I a Servant?: A Christian's Guide to Service (Volume 1)
Am I a Servant?: A Christian's Guide to Service (Volume 1)
Price: £1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Using this book will bring you one step closer to proper service and salvation, 15 Feb. 2015
`Am I a Servant?' written by Rev. Dr. Kenton D. Wiley is one of the four works in author's `Am I?' series Wiley created with the aim to help his readers live more productive and happier life.

In this first book of his series Wiley speaks about the question of serving, giving answer to what we are doing every day? We find ourselves questions part of everyday routine forgetting what is this life all about, its true purpose. Therefore he speaks about his will not to serve his need and desires or world, and although as Christian he is committed to serve the Lord, it's not always easy to do that.

Therefore, in this book Rev. Dr. Kenton D. Wiley looks at serving through the eyes of the Christian, starting from the very meaning of term service, when, why and how should we serve, finishing with the eternal rewards for service.

Rev. Dr. Kenton D. Wiley with his book is saying that we need to begin taking position of servitude to our home, community, church and world, in general. Using this book will bring you one step closer to proper service and salvation.

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.


Am I Positive?: 365 Positive Thoughts of Encouragement (Volume 4)
Am I Positive?: 365 Positive Thoughts of Encouragement (Volume 4)
Price: £1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you need comfort, encouragement, or simply a thought that will help you to get through the day, 15 Feb. 2015
‘Am I Positive?’ written by Rev. Dr. Kenton D. Wiley is part of author’s ‘Am I?’ series that consists of four works that will help reader feel better and live life of higher quality.

In this book Wiley presents 365 short and easy to implement positive thoughts for each day that can keep us going and stay positive in this world full of negativity and discouraging news all around us. As a religious man but also law enforcement officer, Wiley admits he had lots of ups and downs in his life - thanks to this philosophy every day he was able to resist the bad thoughts and continued to live and work as he thought was right.

In this book, on its about a hundred pages, Rev. Dr. Kenton D. Wiley made a collection of such thoughts that will give you energy and sometimes make you think, cheer you up and make you less worried. Do not worry, they are extremely easy to read, even easier to understand, they will help and sometimes even give solace for those who are not religious.

His wise thoughts are divided into 52 weeks, in which you will find one thought for each day of the week – still you can start form wherever and whenever you want given there is no specific indication of which calendar month particular thought is intended.

Therefore, if you need comfort, encouragement, or simply a thought that will help you to get through the day, ‘Am I Positive?’, the collection of small wisdom can certainly be considered worthy your time and reading.

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.


Learn How To Cope with Death, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement - Helpful Tips from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: 5 Most Common Grief Cognitions Therapy and ... Can Address, Restructure, and Resolve
Learn How To Cope with Death, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement - Helpful Tips from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: 5 Most Common Grief Cognitions Therapy and ... Can Address, Restructure, and Resolve
Price: £4.56

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A work that you will read multiple times and recommend further, to all those in need, 15 Feb. 2015
‘Learn How To Cope with Death, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement’ written by Veronica Semenova Ph.D. is a book that speaks about dealing with pain when we lose someone dear – something that inevitably brings feelings of sadness, loneliness, and despair.

As a private practicing psychologist working with a variety of psychological conditions, among others depression, anxiety, grief, bereavement, fear of death, caregiver and aging issues, interpersonal and relationship issues, Semenova proves with her book how skilled she is in her field of expertise.

Semenova clearly emphasizes that her book is intended to supplement and not replace psychological therapy because death of a loved one is one of the most difficult life crises one can face in a lifetime. Coping with such loss often requires lot of time, when one will challenge values and beliefs, redefining the established roles, relationships, responsibilities and demands. Still, as any other crisis we face, mourning for the loved one gives us an opportunity for growing as person and personal transformation.

We can become more independence, more mature and wise, show more compassion and understand better the others, as well as change our priorities and life goals. In this sense, her book provides an opportunity to do just that, explaining the process of grief Semenova offers support how to get out of such situations as a better person able to continue living. And because of that her book will be valuable reading for all those who are unfortunately faced with such a terrible tragedy in their lives - the loss of those we love.

‘Learn How To Cope with Death, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement’ is book for which would not be appropriate to say that you will enjoy reading it, but a work that you will read multiple times and recommend further, to all those in need.

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.


TabletTail: Monkey Kit, Flexible Stand for iPad, Tablet, and e-Reader
TabletTail: Monkey Kit, Flexible Stand for iPad, Tablet, and e-Reader

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Universal tablet holder difficult to break, flexible and strong enough, 13 Feb. 2015
Octa Spider Monkey/Tablet Tail is first product I received from this company for review purposes and though I’m using it for short period of time my impressions are really good - therefore, I can recommend it as a great handy tool if you have to hold your tablet for a long time or you don’t want or unable to hold it all.

Though advertised for iPad, it was great to learn it can be used with all the tablets I tried (size between 14 – 20 cm, 5.8 - 7.90’’) not blocking access to control keys or charging cables, in same time providing 360° angle of your choice to enable heads-free usage while sitting or lying down. Unfortunately I’m not fan of covers (only have original Kindle Fire HD 6 and Paperwhite ones) therefore I cannot confirm how it works with case-protected tablets - based on information of other reviewers there are some 3rd party cases which could be a bit problematic.

I received info that following tablets are not supported:
• Google Nexus 10
• Kindle Fire HD 7*
• Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3000
• Samsung GALAXY Nexus
• Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
• Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 7.0
though this information should be confirmed by Octa.

Within the box which protects it well from damage during shipping you will get Vacuum Dock, MonkeyTail, Dock Cap and manual, and from the first moment I loved its soft silicone touch that makes it even more appealing in design and feel, while still being difficult to break, flexible and strong enough for user to be confident putting table on it.

Overall, this simple but extremely useful product can be recommended for all those people who spend lot of time looking at their tablets screen or have health issues with their head or arms– using Spider Monkey/Tablet Tail you’ll be able to fully enjoy your gadgets on bed or chair with no additional effort, tailored exactly to your needs.

I received a sample of Octa Spider Monkey/Tablet Tail for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


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