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FRiEQ® Armband for iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) - Lightweight and Fully Adjustable - Ideal for Workout, Hiking, Jogging, Gym, Running or Other Sports
FRiEQ® Armband for iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) - Lightweight and Fully Adjustable - Ideal for Workout, Hiking, Jogging, Gym, Running or Other Sports
Offered by T.M. Enterprise
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Works Well, 25 Nov 2014
This armband is designed specifically for the iphone 6. The clip hold the phone firmly in place and is very light weight. The clip does not obstruct any of the buttons on the iphone.

The arm band adjusts easily is comfortable to wear.

Overall, the product does exactly what it is meant to do and does it well.

Please note I was provided with a complimentary product in order to write this review.


FRiEQ® Hi-Speed Extra Long (6 Ft/1.8m) Nylon Braided Tangle-Free USB 3.0 Male To Micro B Data Cable with Gold-Plated Connectors for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 / Samsung Galaxy S5 (Black/Green)
FRiEQ® Hi-Speed Extra Long (6 Ft/1.8m) Nylon Braided Tangle-Free USB 3.0 Male To Micro B Data Cable with Gold-Plated Connectors for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 / Samsung Galaxy S5 (Black/Green)
Offered by T.M. Enterprise
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A functional product, 25 Nov 2014
This is a high speed USB 3.0 cable designed to connect a standard USB port to a male micro B port, as used on some of the latest Samsung products. The cable can be used to charge your device or as a data transfer cable to access content. It can also be used to connect your device to a TV with a USB port. This is useful if you want to stream video to the TV rather than watch it on the smaller screen of the device.

The quality of the cable is excellent. The gold plated connectors provide an excellent fit and the cable is extremely flexible. The transfer speeds are also excellent providing both devices support USB 3.0. The manufacturer states speeds of up to 4.8 Gbps, whilst I cannot confirm that this figure is accurate, I am able to say that transfer speeds are very fast indeed, with 2 GB mkv (HD TV files) moving almost instantaneously.

Overall a very good product, but one with a limited market at the moment given the small number of devices making use of this particular connection.
Please note I was provided with a complimentary product in order to write this review.


MONTAR Universal Car Mount For Smartphones GPS One Hand 360 Rotation Best Holder Cradle Windshield Dashboard For Samsung Apple HTC Nokia Blackberry Motorola Sony Ericsson LG iPhone 3 3GS 4 4S 5 5S 6 Galaxy Note 2 3 II Galaxy S3 S4 IV i9300 i9500 i9200 i9100 HTC One X+ The New Droid RAZR Blackberry Q10 Z10 9700 9900 Sony Xperia Z L T LG Optimus Nokia Lumia 920 820 Google Nexus 4
MONTAR Universal Car Mount For Smartphones GPS One Hand 360 Rotation Best Holder Cradle Windshield Dashboard For Samsung Apple HTC Nokia Blackberry Motorola Sony Ericsson LG iPhone 3 3GS 4 4S 5 5S 6 Galaxy Note 2 3 II Galaxy S3 S4 IV i9300 i9500 i9200 i9100 HTC One X+ The New Droid RAZR Blackberry Q10 Z10 9700 9900 Sony Xperia Z L T LG Optimus Nokia Lumia 920 820 Google Nexus 4
Offered by Go4More
Price: £21.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great design, with plenty of sticking power, 25 Nov 2014
This Montar car mount, like many others, is designed to fix to either the dashboard or windscreen. I have previously had a couple of these mounts and found that they are constantly falling off as you are driving. However, given the level of grip that this Montar mount provides I don’t think that will be a problem in this case.

The phone holder provides an excellent hold on the phone, my phone has a 4.7” screen and the fit is excellent. However, the device can take a range of phones up to a screen size of 5.3”. The phone holder will also rotate allowing you to use your phone in landscape mode. This is ideal if you want to use your phone as a Sat Nav. The design of the product is also good with a sleek black stand and a red lining to the phone holder.

Overall, I have been very impressed with the device. It is not the cheapest on the market but the fact that it doesn’t constantly fall off, in my view makes it worth the extra money.

Please note I was provided with a complimentary product in order to write this review.


[Solar Pathway Light] OxyLED® TSP-02 Solar Motion Sensor Super Bright LED Wall Mount Path Light for Staircase / Step / Garden / Yard / Wall / Drive Way
[Solar Pathway Light] OxyLED® TSP-02 Solar Motion Sensor Super Bright LED Wall Mount Path Light for Staircase / Step / Garden / Yard / Wall / Drive Way
Offered by Thousand Shores
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Little Light, 24 Nov 2014
This Oxy Led light is solar powered, and is ideal for use in areas where you cannot run power cables. The light provides a good level of illumination; it is not as bright as many of the floodlights people use, but is more than sufficient to avoid steps or other objects in the garden.

The design is rather stylish and the light fixes to the wall using a single screw that you insert and then hang the light onto. In fact the unit is so light I imagine it would happily hang on a fence post or similar providing you can get a good fix on the screw.

In terms of the design the light is compact and has a sleek modern look. The case appears to be well made and despite torrential rain over the weekend I can see no sign that it has penetrated into the unit. The unit is happily charging up during the day and provides low level illumination throughout the evening. This intensifies when the PIR is tripped.

Overall, I have been very impressed by this unit and it has been a welcome addition to our garden.

Please note I was provided with a complimentary product in order to write this review.


iClever IC-BTT01 Portable Stereo Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter/Adapter Dongle for TV, Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, MP3/MP4 Player, CD and DVD Players and all other Audio Devices with 3.5mm Audio-out Jack
iClever IC-BTT01 Portable Stereo Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter/Adapter Dongle for TV, Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, MP3/MP4 Player, CD and DVD Players and all other Audio Devices with 3.5mm Audio-out Jack
Offered by Thousand Shores
Price: £17.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job once configured, 24 Nov 2014
This wireless Bluetooth dongle is designed to transmit audio signals to Bluetooth headphones or wireless speakers. I have now got mine running with a set of Sony headphones and the system does work well. The range of the device is somewhat limited. The instructions state 1m but I find it drops out around the 1.3m point. This is fine for music I like using it with my ipod on the running machine, but not great for TV.

The real problem with the device was getting the headphones and the transmitter to pair. They did on the third attempt, so perhaps a little perseverance is needed, but as far as I am aware I did nothing different from the first two attempts.
Overall, the device does work, but the range is somewhat limited (although no less than stated) and it is a little fiddly to pair the device.

Please note I was provided with a complimentary product in order to write this review.


OxyLED Cree 500 Lumen Bright LED Flashlight Torch, Light Lamp for Emergency / Safety / Security (Adjustable Zoomable Focus, 3 Brightness Levels plus Strobe, Battery Included)
OxyLED Cree 500 Lumen Bright LED Flashlight Torch, Light Lamp for Emergency / Safety / Security (Adjustable Zoomable Focus, 3 Brightness Levels plus Strobe, Battery Included)
Offered by Thousand Shores
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic torch, 22 Nov 2014
The Oxy LED torch comes with a plastic storage case, battery and charging set. The case is ideal for storing the torch and accessories when not in use. The torch itself is approximately 13.5 cm in length and fit well in your hand. The torch is almost entirely made of metal with the exception of the light and the on off button. The moulding in the metal provides a good level of grip and the torch is easy to operate.

The light provided is excellent, this is one of the brightest torches I have ever owned, despite its relatively small size. The torch also has three brightness settings and can be focused to provide a narrower beam.

The torch can be powered using three AAA batteries or with the rechargeable battery provided. The rechargeable battery takes around four hours to charge and provides a significant amount of ‘usage’ time.

Overall, I have been very impressed with this torch. The torch feels sturdy and robust; it is compact, light and provides an excellent amount of illumination. The case is compact and provides a good place to store the torch. At a price of less than £15 it is also great value.

Please note I was provided with a complimentary product in order to write this review.


Inateck 15.4 Inch Macbook Pro Retina Sleeve Case Ultrabook Netbook Bag Cover Carrying Protector Envelope Case [Size: 39 cm x 28 cm, Color: Grey]
Inateck 15.4 Inch Macbook Pro Retina Sleeve Case Ultrabook Netbook Bag Cover Carrying Protector Envelope Case [Size: 39 cm x 28 cm, Color: Grey]
Offered by Inateck
Price: £32.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish and functional, 22 Nov 2014
This Macbook case it made out of soft felt and has a separate pouch for the mouse. It also features a spare pocket for any other items you might want to carry. The felt is thick and feels very luxurious. The quality of the stitching is excellent and the case fastens using a Velcro fastener. The case has no metal parts that might scratch or otherwise damage the Macbook.

This case is ideal if you carry your Macbook inside another bag, such as a rucksack or brief case to prevent scratching and provide additional impact protection. On its own I would only use it for carrying short distances as the case features no handle, however, that may well be just my personal preference.

Overall a good value, functional and stylish case.

Please note I was provided with a complimentary product in order to write this review.


The Seventeen Commandments of Jimmy September
The Seventeen Commandments of Jimmy September
Price: £1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting novel, 16 Nov 2014
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The Seventeen Commandments of Jimmy September is a thriller / suspense story set in Africa. The main characters are Mark Samuel a corporate executive whose son has been kidnapped and Jimmy September, the Warlord who has kidnapped his son. The book is a bit of a mixed bag.

Aspects of the work are very good indeed. The backdrop of Africa is both brutal and intriguing; and the author has a good written style that brings to life some of the less savoury parts of the continent. The character Jimmy September is also excellent, vain, egotistical and menacing in a brutal kind of way. The story is also solid, with enough twists to keep the reader interested until the end.

On the down side Mark Samuels character I find too clichéd and the pacing of the novel is uneven. At times the novel moves too fast and you are left craving more detail. At other times the story does not really move forward.
Overall, the novel is an enjoyable read and the core of an excellent novel. I believe the novel is self published and the author has done a commendable job. However, a professional editor would probably have transformed this from a 4 star read to a 5.


Vandesail High Quality New Universal 3 in 1 USB Data Cable Micro USB Pin Lighting Charging Cables for Ipad1/2/3/4/Air/Mini iPhone4/5/5c/5s iPhone6 iPhone6 Plus Sumsung S3/S4/S5 (50cm White)
Vandesail High Quality New Universal 3 in 1 USB Data Cable Micro USB Pin Lighting Charging Cables for Ipad1/2/3/4/Air/Mini iPhone4/5/5c/5s iPhone6 iPhone6 Plus Sumsung S3/S4/S5 (50cm White)
Offered by VanDeSaiL
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Functional and well designed, 10 Nov 2014
The Vandesail 3 in 1 data cable is functional and well designed. It consists of a single USB connected to a micro USB, a 30 pin Apple connector and an eight pin Apple connector. This will fit the vast majority of modern smart phones. The design is rather impressive with flat, sturdy wires, bright colours and well made connectors. The length of the cable is very short but ideal for use in the car as the wires will not get in the way whilst driving.

However, unless mine is faulty only the micro USB appears to be a data cable. The two Apple cables are only suitable for charging. This does reduce the versatility of the cable. If you could also use it to connect your Apple devices to a PC / Laptop it really would be ideal.

Overall, a good cable for charging your devices but it could have so easily been an excellent cable.

Please note I was provided with a complimentary product in order to write this review.


THE THRESHING CIRCLE
THE THRESHING CIRCLE
Price: £3.07

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A clever book, 3 Nov 2014
The Threshing Circle is an interesting and clever book. The book is set in Crete and like Neil Grimmett`s The Hoard it is set in two time lines, one set during the second world war and one sixty years later. The book is very well written and the version I read did not contain a significant number of grammar or spelling errors as another reviewer indicated.

The story is dark, and does contain some violence. However, I did not find it gratuitous or particularly graphic, but I am aware it will not be to everyone's taste. Having said that, I think that the average reader of crime fiction will have come across much darker and more disturbing story lines. Some of the early Alex Cross books by James Patterson for example have very dark storylines; this doesn't stop them being enjoyable reads.

The storyline is cleverly constructed and I don't want to spoil the book so all I will say is that I enjoy the ending and thought it was a satisfying and clever end to the novel.

The backdrop of Crete is interesting, not as captivating as the Royal Ordnance Factory that is use in Neil Grimmett`s the Hoard, but nevertheless an unusual and intriguing setting. The pace of the book is generally good although it does contain a section around a quarter of the book in that is a bit slow. The book then has a really strong finish from roughly the 50% mark to the end. I personally found the book a little short, at times I would have liked a bit more information on both the characters and the setting. However, this probably helps the pace of the book in the second half.

Overall, The Threshing Circle is an enjoyable read with an intriguing backdrop.

Please note I was provided with a complimentary product for the purpose of reviewing it.


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