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Ipow Universal Long Arm/neck Windshield Car Mount Cradle Holder System for Cell Phones Iphone 6/5s/5c/5/4s/4, Ipod Touch, Samsung Galaxy S5/s4/s3 Car Mount, Samsung Galaxy Note, Nokia, Motorola, Blackberry Bold 9900/q10/z10,htc One,/one X Droid Razr, Car Mount for Most Mobile Cell Phones and GPS , 360 Degree Rotation (One Hand Black)
Ipow Universal Long Arm/neck Windshield Car Mount Cradle Holder System for Cell Phones Iphone 6/5s/5c/5/4s/4, Ipod Touch, Samsung Galaxy S5/s4/s3 Car Mount, Samsung Galaxy Note, Nokia, Motorola, Blackberry Bold 9900/q10/z10,htc One,/one X Droid Razr, Car Mount for Most Mobile Cell Phones and GPS , 360 Degree Rotation (One Hand Black)
Offered by soaiy
Price: £9.46

5.0 out of 5 stars Great sticking power, 4 Mar. 2015
This is a very good phone holder. The suction cup, unlike many, does actual stick to the windscreen or dashboard. It also has a nice mechanism for holding the phone that does seem to provide a firm grip. It can however, cover the buttons on the side of your phone, not active them – just make them inaccessible.

The swivel function is great allowing the phone to easily be rotated – ideal if you want to use it as a sat nav and the long arm allows it to be correctly positioned.

Overall, a well designed and useful product.

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


Ipow Rechargeable 4-led Flexible Clip on Desk Table Usb Light Lamp - Dual Adjustable Long Arm with 2 Head Perfect for Bbq, Grill, Reading, Working, Laptop, Book, Music, Piano, Bed, Desktop, Tabletop
Ipow Rechargeable 4-led Flexible Clip on Desk Table Usb Light Lamp - Dual Adjustable Long Arm with 2 Head Perfect for Bbq, Grill, Reading, Working, Laptop, Book, Music, Piano, Bed, Desktop, Tabletop
Offered by soaiy
Price: £10.46

4.0 out of 5 stars A nice item, 4 Mar. 2015
There are a number of clip on lights available on the market, but this is the first I have come across that is rechargeable. The device recharges using a USB connection and a cable but not a charger is provided.

The light provides a good amount of illumination and lasts around 6-7 hours on a single charge using all 4 bulbs. Another positive is the clip, it both sturdy and opens wide enough to attach to a variety of different surfaces.

The goosenecks are very flexible and can easily be positioned to give the right amount of illumination. However, I found them a little sensitive. If you catch them they do move out of position.

Please note I was provided with a complimentary product for the purpose of reviewing it
Overall, a nice product available at a reasonable price. I would have thought they would be ideal for music stands and other occasions when you want a small light.


The Middle Kingdom Ride: Two Brothers, Two Motorcycles, One Epic Journey Around China
The Middle Kingdom Ride: Two Brothers, Two Motorcycles, One Epic Journey Around China
by Ryan Pyle
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good accompaniment to the DVD, 21 Feb. 2015
This book chronicles two brothers (Colin and Ryan Pyle's) successful attempt to circumnavigate China by motorbike and links in with the DVD of the same name. The book begins by introducing the two brothers and setting the background to the journey. I would have to say this opening section is a little slow and if I had not already watched the DVD of the journey I might have lost interest at this point. However, it is not overly long and by pg 25 you are into the journey itself.

The rest of the book is a combination of travel log and diary. Each chapter covers a period of a few days and is predominately descriptive. The book does contain significantly more detail than the DVD, and does not jump over days. However it lacks the visuals and the humour of the DVD. The brothers come across as more serious in the book and less sympathetic.

Overall, I would say I enjoyed the book but only as a companion to the DVD. I think as a standalone piece of writing it would not work as well for me. This is probably because my main interest is China itself, rather than the journey. Also the journey covers some magnificent locations, Mongolia, Tibet, and Everest and the book just does not capture these places in the same way.

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


The Middle Kingdom Ride
The Middle Kingdom Ride
Dvd ~ Ryan Pyle
Offered by G219 Productions Products
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A really interesting journey in more ways than one., 21 Feb. 2015
This review is from: The Middle Kingdom Ride (DVD)
Let me start by saying that I have little interest in motorbikes but a great deal of interest in travel and South East Asia. Consequently, I viewed this DVD set as a journey around China, that happened to be by bike.

The journey begins in Shanghai, and the two brothers provide an interesting if western perspective on that city. The noise, the traffic and the hustle and bustle are common to many of these Asian mega cities and Shanghai is no different. However, the brothers are clearly either incredibly brave or incredibly stupid to attempt traverse it by bike.

From Shanghai the brothers set off to circumnavigate China. The scenery at times is simply breath taking, particularly Inner Mongolia, the Gobi desert and Tibet. The DVD is worth watching for these backdrops alone.

Throughout the journey the brothers provide an interesting insight into the difficulty of what they are undertaking and the level of culture shock they are experiencing. They clearly at times find China difficult to understand at a cultural level and their interactions with the local people are both touching and amusing at times. The interaction between the two brothers is also good and provides humour.

The one letdown with the DVD set is the quality of the editing. The DVD jumps about quite a lot, with large chucks of time simply skipped over. These gaps are filled in if you read the accompanying book, but I am sure that lots of great footage was simply cut to fit the journey into 6, 30 min slots. Having said that I watched all 6 episodes in two days and thoroughly enjoyed them, it just feels a bit like a football highlights show. Yes you have seen the key moments, but I would have quite enjoyed to watch the full match so to speak.

Overall, an enjoyable DVD set that will appeal to motorbike and travel enthusiasts.

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


Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £80.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic sound quality, 14 Feb. 2015
This is a compact and aesthetic pleasing Bluetooth speaker. It is also water resistant, making it ideal for use in bathrooms and other wet areas. It is not waterproof as in the instructions it clearly states it should not be submerged in water. However, it can certainly cope with being splashed and has survived a week in the shower cabinet.

The speaker is charged via USB cable and takes approximately 2 hours to fully charge. The cable is provided but is not a standard micro USB so you will need to keep it safe. The speaker is easy to pair with a phone or tablet and stays paired. I have been using my phone and I find that I can move the phone a significant distance from the speaker before it drops out.

The controls on the speaker are good. You can change volume, answer a phone call or skip a track using the keys on the front of the speaker. The keys are also a reasonable size, making their operation simple.

Having previously tried a few portable speakers of this size I was not expecting too much from the sound quality. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The speaker has a good amount of bass and a really good range. In terms of sound quality this speaker is superb given the size of the unit. It is certainly more than adequate for the shower. The volume level is also good for a speaker this size, although if you turn it up to full volume it does shorten the battery life.

Overall, a really good speaker. The only negative I can identify is the unique charging cable. It would be more convenient if it used a standard micro USB but one is provided so it is not a significant issue.

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


AquaAudio™ Cubo - Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Strong Suction Cup for Showers, Bathroom, Pool, Boat, Car, Beach, Outdoor etc. / Optimized Buttons for Easy Control / Amazingly Powerful & Crystal Clear Sound / Compatible with All Devices with Bluetooth Capability + Siri Compatible - 10 hours Playtime Rechargeable Battery / with Built-in Mic for use as a Powerful Hands-free Speakerphone [100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOVE IT!] (Silver)
AquaAudio™ Cubo - Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Strong Suction Cup for Showers, Bathroom, Pool, Boat, Car, Beach, Outdoor etc. / Optimized Buttons for Easy Control / Amazingly Powerful & Crystal Clear Sound / Compatible with All Devices with Bluetooth Capability + Siri Compatible - 10 hours Playtime Rechargeable Battery / with Built-in Mic for use as a Powerful Hands-free Speakerphone [100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOVE IT!] (Silver)
Offered by Gideon Direct
Price: £29.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A great little speaker, 14 Feb. 2015
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This is a compact and aesthetic pleasing Bluetooth speaker. It is also water resistant, making it ideal for use in bathrooms and other wet areas. I hesitate to use the term waterproof as in the instructions it clearly states it should not be submerged in water. However, it can certainly cope with being splashed and has survived the week in the shower cabinet.

The speaker is charged via a micro USB and a charging cable is provided. The speaker takes approximately 2 hours and it is easy to pair with a phone or tablet. The phone does not even have to be in the same room, as the device will pair up to 10 metres away from the phone.

The controls on the speaker are excellent. You can change volume, answer a phone call or skip a track using the keys on the front of the speaker. The keys are also a reasonable size, making their operation simple.

The sound quality is also good, although it does depend slightly on the type of music being played. The speaker is a little lacking in bass, and some tracks do suffer a bit as a result. The high notes I found to be better, although again the range is somewhat limited. Having said this for a small speaker, the sound is good and it is perfectly adequate for the shower. The volume is also good, with a good level of sound being produced at about 50% volume.

Overall this is a nice little speaker and a great addition to the bathroom. It is not the best speaker on the market, but it is good value and does the job it was designed to do.

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


[2015 Updated Bluetooth] iClever® Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Car Charger Adapter Cigarette Lighter Handsfree Car Kit with Hands-Free Calling, Music Control, and Charging Port for Samsung Galaxy S 4/3 Galaxy Note 3/2 Nexus 5/4 iPhone 5S/5C iPad Air Mini 2 HTC One Blackberry Z10 SONY Android cell phone, MP3 Players and other devices
[2015 Updated Bluetooth] iClever® Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Car Charger Adapter Cigarette Lighter Handsfree Car Kit with Hands-Free Calling, Music Control, and Charging Port for Samsung Galaxy S 4/3 Galaxy Note 3/2 Nexus 5/4 iPhone 5S/5C iPad Air Mini 2 HTC One Blackberry Z10 SONY Android cell phone, MP3 Players and other devices
Offered by Elecsmart
Price: £23.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good looking and effective, 7 Feb. 2015
This device is designed to connect to a Bluetooth device, gather music via Bluetooth and retransmit it as an FM signal. This allows a modern Smartphone to be paired with an older car radio system, which does not feature Bluetooth.

The device is very nicely made. The end of the unit clips into your cigarette lighter and features a USB port for charging your device. The top half of the unit connects magnetically and contains the display and the controls.

Pairing the device is easy and the device stays paired. It also stays connected to the radio providing you do not retune.
Overall, this device works well, doing exactly what it is meant to do. It also looks good.

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


[Most Powerful Car Charger Ever] iClever® Multi Port USB Car Charger with SmartID Technology (33W/6.6A 3-Port) for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4; iPad 5, Air, 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy Tablets, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Note 3, 2; Motorola Droid RAZR; HTC One X V S; Android Tablets, Nokia and More --- Gray
[Most Powerful Car Charger Ever] iClever® Multi Port USB Car Charger with SmartID Technology (33W/6.6A 3-Port) for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4; iPad 5, Air, 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy Tablets, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Note 3, 2; Motorola Droid RAZR; HTC One X V S; Android Tablets, Nokia and More --- Gray
Offered by Elecsmart
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Compact and Efficient, 7 Feb. 2015
This iClever 3-port car charger comes well packaged in a small but perfectly adequate box. The charger itself is well designed, being both compact and allowing easy access to the USB ports. It is also aesthetic pleasing. I particularly like the brushed chrome effect on the front of the charger.

The charger itself works extremely well. It easily clips into the power socket and does not protrude excessively into the car. The fit is excellent and the charger does not wobble once it has clipped in. Also the ports are well made and fit the USB cables snugly.
The charger uses SmartID technology to deliver the right Amperage to each device. Initially, I was sceptical about what difference this would make. However, I have noticed that my Motorola phone charges about 25% quicker when connected to a Smart charger.

Overall, I have been very happy with this charger.

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


TaoTronics® Pet UV Urine Detector Flashlight / Blacklight
TaoTronics® Pet UV Urine Detector Flashlight / Blacklight
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £56.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Works Well, 7 Feb. 2015
This looks like a regular torch but in fact emits UV rather than regular light. The UV light picks up urine and can also be used to check notes to see if they are genuine.

The torch runs of 3 AAA batteries, and three non rechargeable are provided with the torch. It is about 10 cm or 4 inches in length and 3 cm or one inch in diameter. The torch is light and comes with a carry strap.

The torch works well. It does highlight urine on the carpet, making cleaning up easier. I also tried it on a £10 note. Under UV light a red and green 10 appears in the bottom left hand corner of the note and the rest of the note goes dull.

Overall, a good product that does exactly what it claims.
Please note I was provided with a complimentary product for the purpose of writing this review.


TaoTronics® Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Transmitter (DSP, A2DP, 3.5mm Audio-Out Jack, USB Audio)
TaoTronics® Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Transmitter (DSP, A2DP, 3.5mm Audio-Out Jack, USB Audio)

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well if a little slow to connect, 7 Feb. 2015
This device allows you to stream music from a non Bluetooth device to a Bluetooth enable speaker system. Basically this means you can link a device that does not feature Bluetooth to a device that does.

I tried mine with my ipod classic. It proved simple to pair the device with my car stereo system and my Bluetooth headphones. Further, once pair the device stays paired. This is not true of some transmitters. The battery life is estimated to be about 10 hours. This is about right, although I suspect it depends on the distance it is transmitting over. In the car it is a matter of inches so hardly a taxing connection.

The only downside is the length of time for the Bluetooth to connect. My phone is extremely fast, this takes a while. Once connected I have had no issues. I only use the ipod in the car on long journeys when I want the large range of music available. Hence having to wait a minute or two is not an issue. However, some people might find the delay irritating.

Overall, a good product. The length of time to connect is a little disappointing but not uncommon with these devices and consequently I am still happy to award five stars.

Please note I was provided with a complimentary product for the purpose of writing this review.


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