Profile for NeilC > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by NeilC
Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,722
Helpful Votes: 524

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
NeilC (Windsor, UK)
(VINE VOICE)   

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-15
pixel
Linksys RE3000W Universal N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender (Ethernet, Flexible Placement, Easy Set Up, WPS)
Linksys RE3000W Universal N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender (Ethernet, Flexible Placement, Easy Set Up, WPS)
Price: £24.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Slightly buggy to setup, but then great., 21 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Got these to extend my Wifi signal to be better upstairs in the house. The setup was relatively straightforward:
1. Plug it in, somewhere you can still see the network you want to extend.
2. Run the supplied utility software, which looks for and then connects to the device.
3. Select your network from the list provided.
4. Login with your network details.
However, the software did crash / fail a few times for me, but when it all worked on the 4th attempt, done. No problems at all and works great. You don't need to add another network, or look at wifi settings. It simply creates another network with the same name and same password on a different channel and all your devices will connect.

I tested it for speed and it worked great. Great solutions if you want to make it simple for you. It also has a network port so if you want to wire a computer or something else directly to it, then no problems.


Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Magic Mouse
Price: £37.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great complement to any mac, 6 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Apple Magic Mouse (Accessory)
Really love this. Having tried the original apple mouse, the track pad and various other mice, all I can say that this is simply the best solution for your mac. Very intuitive to use, very light, batteries last a long time, access to all the menu swipes etc. that you would expect. Well worth it.


Philips hue Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (3 x A19 B22 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)
Philips hue Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Kit (3 x A19 B22 LED Light Bulbs, 1 Bridge)
Price: £179.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Sunrise Wake Up and much more..., 6 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Decided to go for the Phillips Hue lightbulbs as I was looking for a sunrise wake-up alarm clock and for the same price as a good one of those (about £100) you could get the Phillips Hue with 3 light bulbs to use in lots of different rooms. I therefore use the light bulb in my own room for my wake up, one for the kids in their room and another for just general use.

The lightbulbs are an absolute doddle to set up. Took less than 3 mins out of the box. The official app from Phillips is easy to use, but lacks anything but the most basic functionality (group lightbulbs, turn them up and down, change colours). However, there's a plethora of apps on the android and apple App stores that allow you to do a huge multitude of things like set sunrise and sunset times, make the light change in response to the music, come on a certain times of day etc.

The lights themselves are great. The colour range they achieve is amazing and you can very easily create a variety of different warmth's depending on your usage (watching TV, working etc.). One great feature is if that lights are on a funny colour, just switch them off and on again and they default to a nice warm yellow. I'm sure some might see them as gimmicky but I had a specific use for them and they did a great job at this, I use the feature every single day and waking up and getting out of bed is much easier as a result.


Weight Lifting Gloves + FREE Carry Bag - Best Quality Leather Gym Gloves For Men. Double Stitched For Strength - Improve Grip + Prevent Calluses. Pro Grade Workout Gloves - For Bodybuilding, Weight Training & Weightlifting - 100% Quality Guarantee
Weight Lifting Gloves + FREE Carry Bag - Best Quality Leather Gym Gloves For Men. Double Stitched For Strength - Improve Grip + Prevent Calluses. Pro Grade Workout Gloves - For Bodybuilding, Weight Training & Weightlifting - 100% Quality Guarantee
Offered by Elite Body Squad
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Cross Fit., 6 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Needed some gloves for Crossfit (Pull ups, Squats, Dead Lifts etc.). These fit the bill perfectly, comfortable and durable. I'm 6'4" so initially went for the X-Large, but these were too big and Large suited much better, so you might want to be cautious and order smaller.


Sony RX100 M3 Advanced Camera (20.1MP, 1.0 Type Sensor) 3 inch LCD
Sony RX100 M3 Advanced Camera (20.1MP, 1.0 Type Sensor) 3 inch LCD
Offered by Wembley Electronics
Price: £599.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, perfect balance between size and quality., 4 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
While not a die-hard photographer, I've always loved capturing the moment whenever I'm out and about on holiday, hiking etc. While I've loved the quality that a full frame DSLR brings, it simply isn't handy enough to have with you all the time. I therefore fell upon the Sony RX100 as simply the best compact camera you can buy.

I haven't been disappointed. It passed my test of being able to fit easily in a coat / cycling jersey pocket. The picture quality is simply great. Great low light performance, great short depth of field, very quick to start up and shoot photos and superb colours. The digital viewfinder is a great feature, the screen being moveable means you can easily take great shots. While the zoom being 70mm at the top end is very low compared to the cheaper zoom focused compact cameras, it is more than adequate especially with 20 MegaPixels meaning you can easily crop photos and still print out at large sizes.

I love to geo tag photos, so the lack of GPS was a concern but there are plenty of great apps (such as GeoTagPro) for your smartphone that make it a doddle to add the GPS data in post processing.

Overall, I think it's a great piece of kit and well worth the investment.


Finish All in One Max Original Dishwasher Tablets (Pack of 74)
Finish All in One Max Original Dishwasher Tablets (Pack of 74)
Price: £20.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Great job cleaning, but..., 4 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
They do a great job of cleaning in my dishwasher (John Lewis full size dishwasher), no scale, or residue. However, I think you can get them for less if you buy direct from your supermarket rather than Amazon.


How Google Works
How Google Works
Price: £8.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Great insight into the inner workings of Google., 4 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: How Google Works (Kindle Edition)
Really enjoyed this insight into how Google, one of the world's most profitable and people-centric customers operates. Before reading the book I was sceptical if any of the learnings and experiences of such a unique company could be applied to others, but I found it a great source of ideas an inspiration in my own experience building products for a UK FTSE 250 company. While I'm sure that Google isn't as wonderful as the book makes out (as tales from my friends who work their attests), it is a good read nonetheless for anyone interested in Product Management / Product Development / general Corporate Strategy.


Joby GorillaPod Magnetic Tripod for Compact Cameras - Black/Red
Joby GorillaPod Magnetic Tripod for Compact Cameras - Black/Red
Price: £17.72

5.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of kit, so versatile., 4 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Got this Gorilla Pod to go with my new Sony RX100 M3 camera and I haven't been dissappointed. I already knew that Gorilla Pod's were great, allowing you stabilise the camera for self-portraits and long exposure shots in any number of places. But the addition of super strong magnets in the end of the feet give it an extra dimension. The super strong magnets make it simple to secure your camera to any number of spots (metal posts, door of the fridge, radiators etc.) and you can be very sure that it will hold the weight.

In addition the tripod attaches to a an attachment that screws into the bottom of the camera that easily locks and unlocks so that you can install and remove the tripod with ease. Highly recommended.


10 Pack of Mixed Colour Sky Paper Chinese Lanterns Wedding Khoom Fay
10 Pack of Mixed Colour Sky Paper Chinese Lanterns Wedding Khoom Fay
Offered by WHOSAVE
Price: £6.63

5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, worked with no problems., 4 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
With a 6 year old obsessed with Tangled, especially the lantern scene, I got these as a Xmas treat. Very pleased with the price and the quality. We tried 3 on Boxing Day night, all launched with no problems and flew off as far as we could see. The grils loved it and at >£10 for 10, great value. There's no wire involved, just paper and card so they're fully biodegradable.


Foodsaver Automated Vacuum Sealing System
Foodsaver Automated Vacuum Sealing System
Price: £159.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Expensive but very solid piece of kit. Great for Sous Vide and general preservation., 4 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
After receiving a sous-vide for Christmas I needed a vacuum sealer for the food. Decided to go for the expensive end and get this £150 Food Saver. Overall I'm pleased. While it does have a big footprint, it fits nicely against a wall in my kitchen and having the bag and roll of plastic hidden away keeps it tidier and makes it much easier to cut the plastic to the required length. The machine works very well, with both heat sealing and removing the air. It has lots of additional features such a coping well with delicate foods, those that contain liquids and a hose attachment to vacuum from plastic containers (one box and the relevant attachments included) and wine bottles (one sealing plug included).

My only objections would be that it can be a bit fiddly in trying to get it to recognise and seal anything but the standard bags (e.g. a bag of salad), or anything without a straight edge. However this can be remedied by using the internal cutter to straighten the edge. Also at £15 a roll, the bags are quite pricey.

Overall, though very pleased and super handy for both sous-vide cooking and extending the shelf life of ingredients by weeks.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-15