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ThermaCare Therapeutic Heat Wraps for Pain Relief - Neck,Shoulder and Wrist -3 Wraps
ThermaCare Therapeutic Heat Wraps for Pain Relief - Neck,Shoulder and Wrist -3 Wraps
Price: 4.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic product that made a big difference., 16 Jan 2014
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Being a sufferer of lower back pain I tried this product unsure of what to expect and I was delighted with the results. Having a sedentary job means that my back has little chance to improve due to the lack of movement and I suffer badly when sleeping. That is until I tried this product. I used it the first night and I was amazed at the heat they produce from your own body heat and how long they stay warm for and at last I got a good nights sleep and kept it on until the heat eventually subsided.

The heat seems to activate the natural pain killing chemistry in your painful areas giving you the relief you need. Although this specific product is designed for shoulders and neck I had no problem attaching this to my lower back. Although I do accept that a specially designed lower patch would have been better but working this work for me was now problem.

A fantastic product that really make a big difference.


Football Director (PC CD)
Football Director (PC CD)
Price: 4.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Not very good and doesnt have lasting appeal., 16 Jan 2014
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Football Director (PC CD) (CD-ROM)
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This is a really poor rendition of a football manager game and not a patch on other games in the genre. The only slight difference is that football director gives you the opportunity to be involved in the more day to day running of the club if you desire it from sponsorships to ground restructuring.

Whilst you have the ability to take on a host of teams across Europe the match engine is clunky and predictable. The tactic builder is dated and the training aspect virtually superficial having little effect if any on the quality of your players. I played half a season a lower level club, which felt reasonably real, leaning towards making ends meet financialy to keep the club afloat by selling younger players at the right time and an emphasis on a good cup run, I did enjoy that part to it, but it was let down badly by the match an uninspiring match engine.

Not one to look out for.


VO5 Extreme Style Break The Mould Gift Set
VO5 Extreme Style Break The Mould Gift Set

3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favourite., 16 Jan 2014
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This simple box set provides VO5 matte hair cream and shampoo. The hair cream I think is more suited to longer hair as the product offers a sculpting feel once applied to your hair. The only downside here is that I found that the hair cream was overly sticky and even a small amount would stay in your hair until the next morning and flake, shampooing with the VO5 shampoo does remove the hair cream from your hair but you have to really scrub your hair and scalp to remove all trace of it.

Please note that this product will no doubt react differently to different hair and skin, but unfortunately for me, it left me with sticky hair and a flaky scalp on the morning after use. Although I have say that I was reasonably pleased with the results the night before after applying the cream to my hair, it certainly kept it held in place for most of the night.

All in all not a bad product but let down by the after effects. When buying hair product its important to purchase something that is right for you, unfortunately this product didn't quite agree with me, but I'm sure other people will have better results.


Tamrac 5778 Velocity 8Z Sling Pack Bag for DSLR - Black/Grey
Tamrac 5778 Velocity 8Z Sling Pack Bag for DSLR - Black/Grey
Price: 67.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality product., 16 Jan 2014
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Whilst this product might seem a tad pricey for just a pack, I find it extremely useful. The bag is originally designed as a camera holdall, and has various removable Velcro partitions that allows you to turn it into an every day bag should you desire it, such is the versatility of the bag. No doubt the pack has been designed with people that work with cameras, as the single shoulder strap allows you to quickly slide it to your side for quick easy access.

The pack also has a series of slots in the outer pocket, I find useful for my rail pass and credit card holder, as well as mobile phone slots. There is also more zipped flaps on the underside of the top flap and outer pocket zip flap. All very useful to maximise storage items. The best part though is tablet slot contained in the main storage area. The slot is well padded for protection and keeps it separate from the rest of your items.

The pack is extremely sturdy and has been designed for tough occupations and can stand to be thrown about to some extent keeping your items inside safe. I absolutely love this pack and I really wouldn't be without it. Pricey but the quality is worth it.


Scalextric QuickBuild C1301 Demolition Derby 1:32 Scale Race Set
Scalextric QuickBuild C1301 Demolition Derby 1:32 Scale Race Set
Offered by Toy Arena
Price: 68.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Scalextric with a new edge., 16 Jan 2014
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
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The demolition derby Scalextric is a new and welcome product to the Scalextric family of products. No longer is going round and round the key to beating your opponent, its bashing their cars into oblivion. Each car is made up of plastic building blocks and a plastic driver, the rules are simple, the first person to smash the other car to pieces and or eject the driver from the car, wins.

To do this, the track has a cross roads piece and 2 narrow lanes, this should provide sufficient opportunity to demolish your opponents car. The track itself is mains powered and is simple figure of eight. This isn't to stop you from buying more track if you desire more opportunities to smash up your cars.

All in all this is fun all the way, and provides plenty of laughs too, highly recommended if your new to Scalextric or you want a change from the normal racing style.


G Data AntiVirus 2013 3 user 1 year license (PC)
G Data AntiVirus 2013 3 user 1 year license (PC)
Price: 45.94

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New kid on the block, 16 Jan 2014
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My previous anti virus had ran for 12 months and it was time to purchase another 12 months a try a new product. So I decided on the later and I was not disappointed with the results. What I like most about this particular product is that it doesn't want to take over your system, it doesn't require a lot of system resource to run, but if you get a virus it acts quickly, efficiently and reliably. These may seem like very simple requirements, but it is these requirements that decide if an anti virus program is good or bad, and thankfully for me this program hit each requirement, and passed with flying colours.

The software sits like most do in the tool bar near the clock and has a host of options giving the user as much control of the antivirus they could possibly ask for. Its functions are simplistic, easy to understand and simple to use and also offers troubleshooting guides, and online support should the user need it. The only slight downside is that it seems to take while to download the latest virus definitions, but I am being extremely picky here and this wouldn't decry me from recommending the product to anyone


The Last Day of JFK (BBC Audio)
The Last Day of JFK (BBC Audio)
by BBC
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 7.92

3.0 out of 5 stars An Audio History of that Fateful Day., 5 Dec 2013
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This was my first BBC archive CD and I was reasonably pleased with the product. The CD covers the breaking news stories from that day and gives up to date news bulletins as developments happened.

The CD really did capture the magnitude of the event and gave a superb insight into the shock and horror of what transpired that day. The only downside is that although the immediate aftermath was captured the lingering doubts regarding Oswald weren't. Whilst the American press pushed the Oswald did it alone scenario, immediate doubts were almost instantly raised in other countries. So if you wanted some insight into this aspect of the event then this isn't the product for you.

What is captured here is the simple reporting of the event and little in the way of investigative journalism is contained. That said, for those of us who was born many years after the event what is captured really does give a massive indication of what it must have been like to live through this unique and incredible, yet very harrowing history changing event.


Braun Satin Hair 7 ST710 Iontec Straightener
Braun Satin Hair 7 ST710 Iontec Straightener
Price: 39.12

4.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy Product, 5 Dec 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The Braun Satin Iontec Straighteners do a fine job of straightening hair. I was also impressed with the Ion feature that seems to give an extra shine to your hair. The straighteners heat up very quickly and have a digital display to help program the temperature.

The device also has a power off button which keeps the straighteners safe when plugged in by turning off the hot plates. The Iontec feature is a great addition and sets the straighteners apart from similar products. After using this product I find myself not needing to straighten my hair for 3 or 4 days.

The hot plates seem to cool down much quicker than my previous straighteners, so you can leave the house with peace of mind. All in all a really good product slightly let down by the design of the digital display buttons, that sometimes get in the way when straightening hair and you can end up turning the temperature up or down by mistake.


TRENDnet 5-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch
TRENDnet 5-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch
Price: 11.98

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and not too cheerful, 28 Nov 2013
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Trendnet are certainly becoming a force to be reckoned with in network arena and have already produced some top notch equipment at a really good price, unfortunately this item is not one of their better products. Whilst only having four network slots no wireless is available.

Another big claim is energy efficiency, which is appears to be excellent. However this is a very difficult thing to prove and i suppose we would have to take their word for it. For basic wired networks then this would be a useful cheap alternative, but for the more advanced users this isn't the tool for the job.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7inch Tablet - White (8GB, WiFi, Android 4.0)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7inch Tablet - White (8GB, WiFi, Android 4.0)
Price: 109.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best budget tab on the market, 14 Nov 2013
The Samsung Tab 2 is without doubt the best budget tab on the market, and can be picked up brand new for as little as 130. The 7" version tab has to be the best 7" tab out there and much better than its Ipad counterpart. The Android operating systems makes the device easily compatible with all modern versions of Windows making it simple to cram as much media onto it as possible.

The battery is pretty good, but don't expect long battery life if you're running lots of apps simultaneously, but it certainly matches the Ipad in that respect. A massive bonus that it does have over the Ipad is that it also has a micro sd slot. So you can up the 8gb and put another 16 or 32 gb memory card in there giving you a whopping 40gp of space.

The camera also takes perfect photographs and the videocam is also impressive if it isn't pulled around too much. The apps that are available as for most Android devices are numerous which makes the Samsung tab 2 a winner every time.


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