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Bose ® SoundSport In Ear Headphones for Samsung Galaxy - Green
Bose ® SoundSport In Ear Headphones for Samsung Galaxy - Green
Price: £129.95

4.0 out of 5 stars creates a very good first impression, 12 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Typical Bose packaging, creates a very good first impression. Opening the carefully constructed box you find the headphones, a neat pouch and a useful extension cable.

These are marketed as 'sports' headphones, so the extension would be useful whilst working out in the gym. The headphones have a small plastic hook like addition on each ear, to help keep them secure: again useful in the gym or when out jogging.

Build is the usual Bose high standard and the buds fit easily and securely, even when moving about.

Sound quality is excellent: detailed and clear with a bass that doesn't boom, even with the volume up high. Musically rhythmic with good clarity to the voices.

All in all a great set of phones, well worth buying.

Please note: these aren't noise cancelling and they do leak sound.


Christmas Elf Funny Mens T-Shirt ,8 Sizes. Xmas Party,Present Gift (2XL 47-49)
Christmas Elf Funny Mens T-Shirt ,8 Sizes. Xmas Party,Present Gift (2XL 47-49)
Offered by TSHIRT PRINTING FOR LESS LTD
Price: £8.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality, fun product!, 11 Dec 2014
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Very fast delivery and fair price. Heavy duty cotton, that looks like it will keep its shape well: pre shrunk too, which should help.

Colours are deep and true to life with the decorations (collar, belt etc) of a good cut.

Which brings me to my slight concern with this T Shirt: the decorations almost seemto be a transfer, superimposed on the cotton. Remains to be seen how well they stays on!

For the money, a good buy and a fun design.


AmazonBasics In-Ear Headphones - Black
AmazonBasics In-Ear Headphones - Black
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good sound and build quality ...., 11 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
.... for the money. Less than a tenner for headphones that fit well, a reasonably well built and sound good.

Even includes spare ear plugs and a decent length to the cable.

Very basic packaging: come in a small plastic bag and absolutely no sign of a pouch 😄

Ideal as a stocking filler but not a 'main' present. Perfect for my teenage son who seems to break his headphones almost every month!


Colgate C350 ProClinical Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Colgate C350 ProClinical Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Price: £22.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good product. Worth considering, 11 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
First impressions are good: bright red, shiny box, instantly recognisable as Colgate.

Inside the box it's a standard electric toothbrush affair. Stand for the recharge and 1 toothbrush.

Colgate proudly proclaim the toothbrush is "powered by Japanese technology"; a Good Thing. Obviously 😊

Easy to set up and charge, with a clear light indicating the charge level.

In use, the C350 feels a bit light to hold but the grip is fine.

The tekkie stuff claims a "unique" up and down and side to side cleaning action.

Whatever. Been using it for about a week now and it works fine. Exactly like all the other electronic brushes I've used over the years.

Fair price, good build quality. Worth a look.


Bose ® CineMate 15 Home Cinema Soundbar Speaker System - Black
Bose ® CineMate 15 Home Cinema Soundbar Speaker System - Black
Price: £549.95

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you can afford it, buy it!, 14 Oct 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
First impressions are excellent, including the packaging. Box contains all the leads you could ever need. The user guide is clear and comprehensive and - surprising for this day and age - written in proper English!

Total set up time time? Under 15 minutes.

What's in the box? Sound bar, Acoustimas module (looks like a sub woofer) and the programmable remote. Plus optical cable, cooaxial cable and analog cable.

Sound quality? Now this is interesting. I initially tried it out on my TV. Cookery programme happend to be on and I wasn't knocked out by the sound. Changed channels to the first Disney Tarzan movie and immediately noticed the music.

Very clear and tuneful. The jazzy trumpet really sounded jazzy! And like a trumpet!

Found the system can do very loud easily, with no distortion. Bass is loud and not boomy.

Played a few DVDs and the music stood out fantastically! Dialogue very clear too. Background noise subtle but noticeable.

Note: I couldn't get sound from my Sony Blu Ray player at first. A quick check on the manual suggested a solution: use the optical connection for the satellite (or TV) and the analogue lead for the Blu Ray (I guess the reverse would work too - analogue to connect TV/satellite and optical to connect Blu Ray/DVD)

Still didn't work, so back to the manual! Turn off the satellite dish (ie the channels not the TV itself) and BINGO! Sound from my Blu Ray. Turn the Blu Ray off and the sound comes back for the TV. Simple if you read the manual. Or this review :-)

Been using it for a few days now, mostly with TV stuff - soaps, the news etc - and gradually noticed I was hearing much more than usual.

Even my wife noticed 😄

Diction is clearer, quiet moments easier to hear and more realistic. Louder moments have more impact.

Build quality is excellent and shouts "quality"

Use it every day now. Love it!


Philips YS527/17 Click and Style 2-in-1 Shave and Stubble
Philips YS527/17 Click and Style 2-in-1 Shave and Stubble
Price: £44.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Good 2 in 1 Shaver and Stubble Trimmer, 24 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Marketed for young men, aged 16-25, this is another typical Phillips product. Standard design, good build quality. Functionality at a fair price.

Nicely packaged and although to be honest, I'm not sure why this is sold to appeal to young men only it would make a nice gift, possibly for an 18th or 21st birthday.

It features 2 separate heads, one for your (young?) beard and one for (designer) stubble. Both fit well and are really easy to remove and clean.

A full charge takes about an hour and gives approximately 30 minutes of shaving.

The actual shave is good: smooth with no nicking and reasonably close. Its cquiet too, with a gripo that's easy to hold, helping you make precise cuts!

One thing to note: it is more of a trimmer than shaver and would struggle with a full beard.

Good product, good price, good buy :-)


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Product At a Fair Price, 24 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
First impressions are very good: smartly boxed in bright colours that match the colours of the iron itself.

The build quality is good and the grip feels safe and secure: the heal is solid and well sized, meaning you can stand the iron upright, without worrying it will fall over.

Phillips claim it gives out a "continuous steam output of up to 35 g per minute". Not sure what that means but its pretty good at 'ironing out' creases, even stubbon dry ones, even on jeans.

It has a standard, good sized,ceramic soleplate, which glides easily across shirts, trousers etc. I tried it on cotton and wool and find the results to be very
good.

All in all its a typical Phillips product: well made, not very diferrent but does what it says on the tin. Worth a look :-)


Pyramid Repel 55 Insect/Mosquito Repellent Deet Spray - 120ml
Pyramid Repel 55 Insect/Mosquito Repellent Deet Spray - 120ml
Offered by Activecare Online
Price: £5.85

4.0 out of 5 stars I'm the kind of food that mosquitoes and inspects of all kinds seem to love to eat, 13 July 2014
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Used for 5 days in Spain recently and didn't get bitten once!

I'm the kind of food that mosquitoes and inspects of all kinds seem to love to eat! I cannot walk thru fields or long grass in the UK without something biting me :-)

The temperature over the period I used the spray varied from 78F to 93F, so was pretty hot.

I should say there was no rain during this period at all and that is often the time I find the worst for bites.

I sprayed my legs - back and front - above my socks and my arms - again, front and back - below my T-shirt sleeves - which are the areas I usually get bitten.

Reapplied after each swim and had no bites whatsoever!

Didn't do any obvious damage to my socks of shirts but I also sprayed an old pair of sandals and it did seem to damage the lining a little.

For me, that was a very small price to pay to be bite free for a week!

Looking forward to using the spray over a longer period.

Expect it to work & the rating go to 5 stars :-)


Sealskinz Men's Thermal Liners Gloves - Black, One Size
Sealskinz Men's Thermal Liners Gloves - Black, One Size
Price: £8.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful and well made, 13 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I bought these for my Mom, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis in her fingers, and my wife who always has cold hands.

They both report the same things: quite well made, reasonable fit and do warm the hands.

My wife found they worked best when used under another pair of gloves; worn on their own they are not waterproof. They do seem to help retain warmth and she does use them.

My Mom wears them in the house, without any other gloves on. They are thin enough to allow her to do things such as operate the TV remote but she struggles to use them with her smart phone - the material is too thick.

But they do warm her fingers, which certainly eases the arthritis so she'd recommend them.

I'd say give them a try and would have given them 4 stars but they are quite expensive ....


First World War For Dummies (For Dummies (History, Biography & Politics)
First World War For Dummies (For Dummies (History, Biography & Politics)
by Seán Lang
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to WW1 and more ...., 13 July 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
... the usual Dummies format, provides a great introduction to The Great War and then some.

My son is currently studying WW1 and 'A' Level and he devoured this book! Was full of praise for the logical way it was laid out, wasn't able to spot any mistakes. He used it to research specific areas of the War and also to help him produce a chronological timeline.

I found the book to be really well researched, written & laid out, with pictures, graphics & highlighted quotes, all creating the usual Dummy easy on the eye effect.

The style was interesting - a little like a series of newspaper headlines followed up with more in depth articles. The authors pretty much assumed no prior knowledge of the War on the part of the reader. To aid such readers, significant points, quotes, terms etc were explained in boxes, to the side of the narrative.

Despite its size (400 plus pages) the book obviously can't cover the whole War in any depth but - IMO - it covers all the main bases and offer a fair amount of more detail & analysis.

Meaning its very suitable to a wide range of readers, with different levels of existing knowledge, though it would seem to be primarily aimed at 'A' level students.

A really good buy; useful, accurate, easy to digest and all at affair price - recommended to anyone studying the subject or just interested in WW1.

A timely book too, with 2014 being exactly 100 years since the outbreak of the Great War.


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