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KSG Sequin Art Zoom Husky
KSG Sequin Art Zoom Husky
Price: £9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice gift, but ours looked like battered and filthy "old stock", 27 April 2015
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This review is from: KSG Sequin Art Zoom Husky (Toy)
Hope its is well liked, previous Sequin Art stuff has been well received

- our issue with this one was the box was filthy and battered - and the cellotape seal was old, yellow and unstuck. It looks years old and really not very satisfactory for a gift (one reason we avoid MarketPlace is to avoid this, but this was from Amazon proper)


SEBSON® E14 C37 Candle 5W LED, Warm White, 35W Replacement for Light Bulb, 400lm, 160º Beam Angle
SEBSON® E14 C37 Candle 5W LED, Warm White, 35W Replacement for Light Bulb, 400lm, 160º Beam Angle
Offered by SEBSON
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 1 fail out of 2 in 8 weeks - hope its isolated and sorted soon, 9 Mar. 2015
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Bought two and one failed after 8 weeks of intermittent use. Hope its an isolated incident as these are not cheap - currently wrangling to sort a replacement as Amazon arent interested - so hope the supplier is decent about this (will report back)

Bulbs themselves seem very well made and the Sebson G10 LEDs we have in the office are still going strong

Colour is a bit cold (its a clean white) but works fine in our dining room as central light, we have wall lights for mood lighting and dont put LED in those. For a work light its nice


Call of Atlantis (Premium)
Call of Atlantis (Premium)
Price: £1.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fails to install so no idea how good it is, 4 Mar. 2015
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This review is from: Call of Atlantis (Premium) (App)
This seemed like a nice download to try from Amazon and it downloaded nicely enough on my almost new Lenovo Android tablet but when everything was finished it gave an "installed failed" message. Hopefully it will get fixed soon


Clear Outside
Clear Outside
Price: £0.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, great Astro companion App, 16 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Clear Outside (App)
This and Stellarium are my 'goto' Apps for a bit of stargazing

Had it on Android since it came out (not so long ago) and so far it seems more reliable than BBC Weather and Met Office, in our bit of the world anyway :)

Whats not to like


Monument Valley
Monument Valley
Price: £2.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful yes but almost unplayable on my tablet, 6 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Monument Valley (App)
My first paid for game and really dissapointed, the control plain won't work properly on my Lenovo A10 so actually getting things to move is so frustrating. A real shame as the whole mood of the game is almost meditative. Hope to find a fix but tablet works perfectly with very other App used so no idea what the problem is


Star Chart
Star Chart
Price: £0.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Works great and does whaty I need it to - good App, 2 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Star Chart (App)
Really like this, seems to work better than Google Sky Maps for me. No running issues at all on Lenovo tablet

Not the easiest to use initially but very happy to have and use this


Squeebles Spelling Test
Squeebles Spelling Test
Price: £2.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Its good, but not enough functionality for a 'paid for' App, 2 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Squeebles Spelling Test (App)
Got this as the kids already use it at school (and they really wanted it)

Works well enough but has no in built spell checker (that I have found so far) so they (or you) can enter wrongly spelt words and the App doesn't do anything to help

Also, no in built spellings at all, so everything has to be put in by hand - currently the kids enjoy doing this but for a paid App I expected more


Skywatcher Super MA Ocular Lens 25 mm 1.25-Inch Black
Skywatcher Super MA Ocular Lens 25 mm 1.25-Inch Black
Price: £19.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Comes with many Skywatcher telescopes - and pretty good it is too, 8 Jan. 2015
This is the standard "low power" eyepiece that comes with many Skywatcher Astronomy telescopes - and a pretty good one it is too.

Has a standard 1.25" fitting, so will go in almost any amateur Astronomy telescope, and works well with glasses wearers like myself (plenty of "eye relief")

If you want better then you will have to spend a lot more money on something like a Celestron X-Cel


Sky-Watcher 10mm Super-MA Series Eyepiece
Sky-Watcher 10mm Super-MA Series Eyepiece
Price: £16.72

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does a good job for not much money, 8 Jan. 2015
This is one of the standard eyepieces that come with many Skywatcher scopes, it would be considered a medium power and, compared to some of the other manufacturers like basic model Celestron, this is quite good. If you want better quality then expect to spend a lot more money for something like a Celestron X-cel

For glasses users beware though - nearly all shorter eyepieces (eg 10mm or less) don't have enough eye relief to work well with glasses. You will need to find a "long eye relief" eyepiece. This isn't a fault with this 10mm Skywatcher, just the way most of these lenses are designed


Skywatcher HERITAGE-100P Tabletop Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope
Skywatcher HERITAGE-100P Tabletop Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope
Offered by Picsio
Price: £97.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oustanding first telescope - and super portable too, 8 Jan. 2015
Many consider this to be the best Telescope under £100 - and as a co-owner (it really belongs to my 9yo) I have to agree

Ok for not much more money you can get a bigger mirror (more light and/or magnification), a proper mount and tripod (more control) and more "professional" looking scopes but for real life use this one is an absolute treat. And, for us at least, one we would happily keep even if we did upgrade to something bigger and better

Build quality is fine and it comes with everything you need - a "low power" 25mm Eyepiece, a "medium power" 10mm Eyepiece and a 2x Barlow that you can use with either Eyepiece to double the magnification, giving you x16 x32 x40 and x80. There is even a little "red dot" finder on the side that is dead easy to use. The quality of all of these items is plenty good enough with nothing needing to be upgraded (Skywatcher starter eyepieces are definitely a cut above other manufacturers)

The scope itself will give you amazing views of the moon and sky features like nebulae. Looking at planets like Jupiter will show you the disk and its moons, which is great but x80 is a little low for "wow" views - which is maybe the only limitation. If you are keen to see details in planets like Saturn and Jupiter something more powerful (and expensive) would be needed as the 100P isn't really designed to give much higher magnification - if you wanted to try a "higher power" eyepiece like a 6 or 7mm to get past x100 that would cost at least another £50 and there is no guarantee it would work that well. But seriously, Astronomy isn't all about high power viewing

For us the quirky stand has also proven, unexpectedly, the be perfect for our needs. It makes the whole thing really portable, perfect to sit on top of a table in the garden or a rock in the countryside. We cant wait to take it camping (try that with a full size tripod mounted job). It will readily fit to a tripod if you want it to though - but is a little wobbly like that

Combine this scope with some free software (we use Cartes de Ciel) and a starter book like Turn left at Orion and you will have lots of happy evenings viewing ahead of you - and views in to a magical world above our heads you wouldn't imagine. StarGazer Lounge online forum is informative too

One thing to be aware of - if you need to wear glasses to use (I have astigmatism and do) the 10mm Eye Piece doesn't work so well as you cant get close enough to it. A "long eye relief" eyepiece could cost you £30 to £60, which given the low cost of the scope is quite a lot - we managed to pick up a "new old stock" for a little less though. And to be fair, most higher power eyepieces would be the same with any telescope


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