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Motorola Moto G 4G 5-Inch 2nd Generation SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
Motorola Moto G 4G 5-Inch 2nd Generation SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
Price: £149.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best budget phone just got a little better, 3 April 2015
Still the best budget smartphone around and now with 4G. For £150 you get amazing specs (i.e. quad core, 8mp camera, 720p (295 ppi) screen, the current/latest android OS (Lollipop), NFC etc.

For a while I did have the Sony Z3 and although there is a £350 price difference, I actually prefer my Moto G and this is due to the ergonomics of the phone. It's rounded edges and curved back really make the phone nice to handle plus due to the phone having a removal back panel, if you find you damage/scratch the back, its replaceable for £10 (and in a variety of colours). Yes the phone build is all plastic, but it's very sturdy and feels like a quality build. The screen is colourful and bright and with just the right amount of clarity (yes there are better screens out there) but for this price range, it's more than acceptable and a joy to look at

I also want to mention the dual stereo speakers on the front of the phone. While they don't match the depth of the HTC Boom sound speakers, the quality of sound it produces is very impressive indeed.

If you can't justify £400 plus for a phone or simply don't have that kind of money, look no further than the Moto G 2nd Gen 4G (yes, I think its a stupid title too) - it will do all you want and more without the need to take out a second mortgage and I think you will actually be very surprised


iPhone 6 Bumper Case, Slicoo Aluminum Alloy Metal Bumper Frame Cover Case for iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) (Golden)
iPhone 6 Bumper Case, Slicoo Aluminum Alloy Metal Bumper Frame Cover Case for iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) (Golden)
Offered by Amazing-deal
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect bumper case, 22 Jan. 2015
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beautifully made and fits like a glove. Blends with the my gold iPhone 6 and adds little weight or bulk - highly recommended


Skin Doctors Instant Eyelift 10 ml
Skin Doctors Instant Eyelift 10 ml
Price: £16.54

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works wonders but has flaws, 28 Dec. 2014
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What a very bizarre product! It states serum but it's more like a water consistency and no matter how gentle you press the pump, the liquid does tend to go everywhere, but ........

Shake the bottle vigorously, use the tiniest amount on one finger and rub quickly once or twice from your inner eye to the outer eye and leave for about 2 minutes - the sensation (tightening) is very bizarre. Sometimes it can leave a white chalky residue, if this happens then you have rubbed/dabbed too much or used too much. The end result can only be described as 'feels like i have super glued my wrinkles and eye bags', but in a nice way (if that makes sense).

If applied correctly (trial and error), the results are quite amazing. Crows feet, bags - gone, or at least minimised to the point they can be seen but only under very close scrutiny. Also works well on forehead/frown wrinkles. I don't use it daily as sometimes white patches can appear without you knowing and it looks bizarre, but for special occasions or at times when you can 'monitor' your looks, it's a great product to use


Motorola Moto 360 Stainless Steel Smartwatch and Heart Rate/Activity Tracker with Bluetooth Connectivity Compatible with Android 4.3+ Smartphones - Light Steel/Stone Leather Strap
Motorola Moto 360 Stainless Steel Smartwatch and Heart Rate/Activity Tracker with Bluetooth Connectivity Compatible with Android 4.3+ Smartphones - Light Steel/Stone Leather Strap
Price: £163.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OK, I caved in and bought one - do it, you won't be disappointed, 27 Dec. 2014
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I previously had i) Samsung Gear ii) Samsung Gear fit and then the LG smart watch. I really enjoy wearables, some might see them as gimmicks, I see them as futuristic and a taste of things to come.

I kept reading reviews on websites for the Moto 360, they all stated how it's beautifully made, looks elegant etc. I saw a demo version on the highstreet (black version) and wasn't impressed by its looks - the watch wasn't switched on, so I couldn't see the functionality/screen in action.

Needless to say, I took the plunge and ordered the light chrome version. First impressions? Very nicely packaged, the Qi wireless charging stand is genius but the watch still looked like a thick round slab on a narrow leather strap.

Pairing the watch to my Moto G was simple and quick, the watch OS (Android Wear) updated itself and I was soon receiving google cards, text, email and call notifications etc.

I have found myself admiring the watch, after my initial negative thoughts, I have to admit it looks stunning when its actually on your wrist, it screams quality and elegance - it's the first smart watch i've owned that actually looks like a traditional watch. The rounded face is a joy to look at, the actual watch 'faces/dials' are nicely designed - from minimalistic to full on graphics - the choice is yours. I thought the watch would just sit, hidden away on my wrist but people have actually noticed it's design and stated 'thats a lovely watch' - I then tell them what it is and what it does and I can see their eyes glaze over - actually not interested in the fact it's a smart watch - they simply thought it looked nice!

Android Wear and wearables are still in their infancy and continue to evolve and offer more (see the Samsung Gear S), but if you are after something that looks traditional and classy, but is full of technology and is an extension of your Android mobile phone and social media, I can't recommend the Moto 360 high enough. Who would have thought, you can be a tech geek and look stylish at the same time :)

PS - While the phone rests and charges on the wireless dock, it becomes a little bedside clock, able to wake you with an alarm etc - a very simple idea but only something Motorola have so far built into their watch.


Motorola Moto G 5-Inch (2nd Gen UK Stock) Dual Sim 8GB SIM-Free Smartphone Black
Motorola Moto G 5-Inch (2nd Gen UK Stock) Dual Sim 8GB SIM-Free Smartphone Black
Price: £140.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Very impressive - but why no 4G?, 7 Dec. 2014
The 1st Generation of the Moto G was a game changer - a budget phone without the budget specs and the 2nd generation builds on this ethos. Larger screen (4.5 to 5 "s), stereo front speakers, dual sim, micro SD card, upgraded cameras - all this for £150. It's very impressive for the price and probably the best budget phone out at the moment. Android 5 (lollipop) is guaranteed for this model.

The only downside is the lack of 4G - Motorola messed up by missing this off the spec sheet. Most cities and large towns now carry 4G in the UK. Other budget to mid range phones cater for this (Nokia 735, Sony M2 etc). The lack of 4G probably doesn't matter to most and therefore, I still highly recommend this phone
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Amazon Polyurethane Case for Fire Phone, Cayenne
Amazon Polyurethane Case for Fire Phone, Cayenne
Price: £12.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect fit, 29 Nov. 2014
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Perfect fit for my fire phone, excellent quality, texture and colour. Impressed especially as its now £15


Amazon Fire Phone, 32 GB (O2)
Amazon Fire Phone, 32 GB (O2)
Price: £299.00

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful piece of technology, 28 Nov. 2014
I really don't understand some of the negativity being directed at this phone. Yes, I will agree the 'exclusive' to o2 (locked) is very annoying and pricing a bit too high, but at the end of the day, it is trying to compete with other high end smart phones and this is exactly what it is.

What I really like about the phone is the fact it's something different - it's coming from a different angle from all the other android phones out there. It's whole eco-system is based around Amazon and the content it offers (hello - Google, Apple and microsoft all do exactly the same), but it's not all about Amazon. The phone is really impressive in terms of specifications: 13mp OIS camera, quad core processor, IPS LCD screen etc. It's fast, fluent and intuitive.

The dynamic perspective is new and something very different - it makes the Fire's screen 'pop' - you can't call it 3D but it does add dimension to menus, icons, some apps, maps and the lock screen - it's a joy to look at. The directional tilting of the phone works really well - it will scroll through internet pages, music libraries, book libraries etc with ease, with a simple tilt forward or backwards, or of course you can just use your finger if you're a traditionalist.

Now the price has been reduced to £250 for the 32GB (more realistic), I'd advise any curious consumers out there to give it a try. BTW mayday works a treat - super helpful and friendly people, nothing is too much trouble for them. Also, the screen size is perfect - 4.7"s means one handed operation is possible - in my opinion a screen 5" plus starts to become awkward. And just a quick note to people out there complaining about the lack of apps (I don't know why - there are so many), the whole system is android based and a simple google search for your desired apps apk means you can side load it!
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Fire HD 6, 6" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB (Black) - Includes Special Offers
Fire HD 6, 6" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB (Black) - Includes Special Offers
Price: £79.00

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Near perfect, 25 Nov. 2014
What's not to like? Perfectly portable 6" hd screen, suitable for hd movies, e-books etc. Quad core processor, front and rear cameras and all this for £80!!! This little beauty is great for kids and adults that don't want to be weighed down by larger tablets. Apps galore and impressive battery life.


Martika (Expanded Edition)
Martika (Expanded Edition)
Price: £8.30

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why did they bother???, 30 Oct. 2014
This review is not for the original album (which I love) but for the 'expanded edition'.

On one hand, i'm pleased that Cherry Pop re-issued/expanded the album but I wish they had done a decent job. Missing are the Single Mixes of Toy Soldiers, More Than You Know, I Feel The Earth Move and Water, plus some other promo only remixes that have never appeared on CD (Jellybean remixes of More Than You Know etc). Cherry Pop have done a lovely job updating the booklet but why show pictures of promos and remixes and then not put them on the CD?

Such a wasted opportunity
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Nikay® Charger Charging Cradle Dock for Samsung Galaxy Gear V700 Smart Watch (Samsung Galaxy Gear)
Nikay® Charger Charging Cradle Dock for Samsung Galaxy Gear V700 Smart Watch (Samsung Galaxy Gear)
Offered by NikayUK
Price: £12.50

5.0 out of 5 stars This is how Samsung should have designed their cradle, 19 Oct. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
If you have a gear watch (V700), then you know that Samsung's original cradle that comes with the watch is awkward, bulky and sometimes temperamental (and near impossible if your battery runs out and you have to reset the watch using the power button). This replacement cradle is a perfect fit, clips into place with ease and leaves the watch accessible


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