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Jakar Electric Pencil Sharpener
Jakar Electric Pencil Sharpener
Offered by Crafty Arts
Price: £30.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Buy of the year, 22 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Jakar Electric Pencil Sharpener
Having battled with probably 20 failing convential pencil sharpeners over the years and watched them mangle pencil wood and pencil lead alike, I forked out for this item.

It is simply brilliant.

Quick and slick. No more scrabbling around for useable pencils at homework time.

It is small and discrete- tucked out of sight but within easy reach of a kitfchen socket- always on hand at need- but I usually round up stray pencils once a week and sharpen 10 -15 in less than 5 minutes. Very satisfying.

The only downside is that it is quite noisy- but since it sharpens a pencil in a few seconds than this is no great hardship.

If you have one or more children of infant or primary school age, you really do need one of these. Buy one. It is worth every penny.


Chummie Premium Bedwetting Alarm (Enuresis Alarm) - 8 Tones, Vibration & Volume Control, TC300B, Blue
Chummie Premium Bedwetting Alarm (Enuresis Alarm) - 8 Tones, Vibration & Volume Control, TC300B, Blue
Offered by Theos Medical Systems - EU
Price: £64.99

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Faulty button on main unit rendered it useless, 22 Dec 2013
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Never got a chance to use this. The button on the side of the unit did not work- I could not access any of the 8 promised alarm settings and could not switch the alarm off once it had been set off after I tested the sensor with a wet paper towel.

For what it is worth, the sensor was clearly very sensitive and triggered the alarm immediately. However, nothing I did to the side button would make it turn off. Eventually, I had to take out the batteries to stop the alarm: an untenable situation for a sleepy 7 year old in the middle of the night.

Item has been returned.
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UKayed ® Turbo Twister Radio Controlled 360° Rotation Stunt Car Flips Spins & More (With Magical Lights)
UKayed ® Turbo Twister Radio Controlled 360° Rotation Stunt Car Flips Spins & More (With Magical Lights)
Offered by InternetukShop
Price: £29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars If you want the "wow" factor this toy definitely has it, 3 Mar 2012
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
Brilliant lights, responsive remote control, reasonable battery life and amazing gymnastics. Kids went wild (also bought the splitster version for my son).

The big draw back is that the remote control arial is fairly flimsy and snapped off within a couple of weeks. Will update review on manufacturer's response.


Coated Wire Rubbish Bag Holder Bin
Coated Wire Rubbish Bag Holder Bin

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great, 3 Mar 2012
This review is from: Coated Wire Rubbish Bag Holder Bin
Good size, easy to fit, but really needs an underwire to stop the bags from slipping to the floor when even half full.

I rigged one up with some wire so it is serviceable, but you'd think the designers would have thought of that......!


STABILO Cappi Fibre Tip Colouring Pens with Triangular Grip Zone - Assorted Colours (Pack of 12)
STABILO Cappi Fibre Tip Colouring Pens with Triangular Grip Zone - Assorted Colours (Pack of 12)
Price: £6.48

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best felt tips I've ever bought, 3 Mar 2012
Seriously. I have a five year old and a 4 year old who are drawing and writing crazy. I like to think I am a patient parent, but there is something about the dried out, lidless felt tip poking out from under a sofa, or discarded on the table that drives me insane.

Well no more. This fabulous fistful is brilliant. Ergonomically shaped barrels, snugly fitting lids, all held together on a sturdy strap that turns the individual pen into a fabulous fistful. The bunch is too bright and big to lose and is easily small enough to slip into any sensibly sized day sack. And of course, you never, ever, ever lose the lids! Perfect.


Honeywell HZ-500E Quick Fan Heater
Honeywell HZ-500E Quick Fan Heater
Price: £42.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, buy this one, 28 Feb 2012
Not absolutely silent but close enough, this little gadget packs a lot of heat. It fits unobtrusively into the corner is simple and straight forward to use.

When we move house, I will be buying another one


Czech-English and English-Czech Pocket Dictionary: Czech-English, English-Czech Pocket Dictionary
Czech-English and English-Czech Pocket Dictionary: Czech-English, English-Czech Pocket Dictionary
by Jiri Kucera
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job with bonus features, 28 Feb 2012
I bought this to replace the abysmal Michaela Burilkovova pocket dictionary

What a pleasant surprise. Very wide ranging and accurate content with illustrations to demonstrate technical terms and specialist vocabulary e.g body parts and engineering.

Very well written and will fit into a fat pocket.

Follow the advice of the reviewer who convinced me: "Yes, buy this one"


Great Debaters [DVD]
Great Debaters [DVD]
Dvd ~ Denzel Washington
Price: £4.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great story, well told, 28 Feb 2012
This review is from: Great Debaters [DVD] (DVD)
Much has been filmed and more has been written about the civil rights movement, yet this film manages to bring the issues to new life.

The historical backdrop is detailed without being preachy and is packed with information that really is not widely known

Solid, workmanlike performances from a top notch cast depict characters that the viewer really does come to care about. Rich cinematography and extremely satisfying bonus features bring real historical weight to the film. And the slick screenplay provides some very, very memorable moments: "the time for justice, the time for equality, is always, always right now!"

The wonder is that this film slipped through the awards season entirely unnoticed.

In short this is a must have for anyone interested in the origins of the civil rights movement or for anyone who simply wishes to lose themselves in a vividly evoked past peopled by remarkable individuals who have courage, eloquence and a lot of style.


Draper 40765 18-Volt 2-Speed Cordless Hammer Drill Ni-CD Battery
Draper 40765 18-Volt 2-Speed Cordless Hammer Drill Ni-CD Battery
Offered by Toolsave
Price: £69.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 21 Jan 2012
Believe all the great reviews about this and just buy it. Competitive edge compared to similar priced other products like Black and Decker include:(1)- Excellent, sturdy and capacious carrying case;(2) Spare battery to be charging while you are working;(3) Idiot proof instructions and buttons;(4)Very wide range of drilling and screwing bits. (5) Very powerful. Makes you feel like you are going into battle with a top of the range weapon on your side. Excellent product.


Ladies Purple Shaggy Fluffy Slipper Socks UK 4-7
Ladies Purple Shaggy Fluffy Slipper Socks UK 4-7
Offered by Sock Snob Ltd
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Totally love these, 21 Jan 2012
Gorgeous and great value. Have had to replace them because I simply wore them to death. Bought 2 last time: bought 4 this.


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