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Travel Wallet / Passport Holder Money Belt - With RFID BLOCKING Material. Use As Visible Undercover Pouch for Woman or Man - Protect Your Money, Passport, Credit Cards & Documents With This Luggage / Travel Accessory - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE Plus a FREE Document Case Black
Travel Wallet / Passport Holder Money Belt - With RFID BLOCKING Material. Use As Visible Undercover Pouch for Woman or Man - Protect Your Money, Passport, Credit Cards & Documents With This Luggage / Travel Accessory - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE Plus a FREE Document Case Black
Offered by OUTDOORS WISH LIST
Price: £39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend. *disclosure* received free of charge for review purposes ..., 13 Jun. 2015
I used this on a recently holiday to keep my passport and documents safe when travelling with just hand luggage. It did this job well; plenty of pockets for everything and solid zips. The elastic is really adjustable and the fabric that goes next to your skin is not uncomfortable even when it's warmer weather. The catch on it could be a bit more robust, and I'm not that sure how necessary the RFID blocking feature is but overall pleasingly lightweight. I would recommend.

*disclosure* received free of charge for review purposes - no attempt was made to influence my opinion which is my own.


Bosch PTC 470 Tile Cutter
Bosch PTC 470 Tile Cutter
Price: £105.04

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For your cutting tiles needs, 13 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This came in a huge box but actually due to the fact that the handle folds down it's not that big to store, though it is heavy due to all the bits being really robust and designed to tackle the job of cutting tiles well. The bed is solid metal and all the the cutting blade is titanium coated, and the bed which the tile goes onto is well spring loaded.

To use it you place your tile (up to 470mm, hence the name), which can be up to 12mm thick onto the bed and you use the guides and rulers to work out where to cut. Cutting is a simple matter of pushing forward and then down so that two stamps on it push the scored tile down and break it.

Once you've worked out how to use it - not necessarily a piece of cake for the "DIY averse but needs must" like those in this house, it's fairly easy to use and, as you can hopefully see below, it cuts tiles at angles as well as straight, leaving straight edges. The instructions seem to assume you know what you are doing (we didn't) and are fairly concise and rely heavily on pictures.

The downside to this cutter, which I think could realistically be used by the DIY keen person to tile a whole room, rather than do a small repair as we did, is that if you want to just cut a very small strip you are going to struggle - it just doesn't really work under 4cm or so, so you'd have to score it and break it in some other way than with the cutter.

All in all a good piece of kit if you have the need and I would recommend.
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Russell Hobbs 19760 Compact Deep Fryer - 1.5 L
Russell Hobbs 19760 Compact Deep Fryer - 1.5 L
Offered by Slamtech Online
Price: £24.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars May suit single chip eater with access to asbestos gloves, 12 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
For "compact" you probably need to read "small and fairly inexpensive with build quality to match" where this fryer is concerned. The inner basket is a mere 15cm in diameter and, given that the instructions say to put a single layer of food in it for optimal cooking, you can only really cook very small quantities of food in it.

It does work pretty well at heating up the oil and all the essentials you need are there, a clear temperature dial and button to press to raise the lid, viewing window and it's cool-wall. The thing that lets it down really, as others have mentioned, is the detachable handle to the basket. It's madness trying to use this to raise and lower the basket above boiling oil, a squeeze in the wrong direction and it unpops from the brackets. The basket is just poorly made as well as being tiny.

That said we got fairly good results cooking small quantities and I thought that the manual was both clear and easy. I'm happy that it takes up very little place in the cupboard or on the work surface; it's under 20 cm wide and not much deeper, and it does do the job but it isn't, for example, up to cooking chips for a family meal. I can't see me using it that often because it lacks the features I imagine more expensive fryers might have (this is my first one), like a way to drain the oil or a proper filter and, no doubt a basket that you might be able to pick up with more confidence.

The whole thing is "OK" - hence the 3 star rating - I'd say it would suit a single person most and it's unfair to expect it to cook a family meal. It does make great calamari though!
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LEGO Friends 41093: Heartlake Hair Salon
LEGO Friends 41093: Heartlake Hair Salon
Offered by a1 Toys
Price: £25.74

5.0 out of 5 stars My little builder really enjoyed putting together the rotating display table, 7 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a lovely addition to the Friends range that has lots of detail for a compact set - it's about 20cm wide and 15cm high. It took my (nearly) 9 year old a little over an hour to build, and was quite straightforward, parts of it are quite large pieces, such as the windows. The build is broken down into clear steps and the bricks come bagged up in 3 bags, one for each stage of the build. My little builder really enjoyed putting together the rotating display table, the water cooler and fun aspects like the stickers to make the mirror.

The set comes with lots of little hair-related accessories - you can change the hair and add bows and get the 2 mini figures included to use the scissors and hairdryer. It's all unashamedly girlie but good on promoting imaginative play. I think it really comes into its own as part of a collection but it would work well as a stand alone set too. I think probably a six year old could manage to build it by themselves and children towards the upper age guide, i.e. 12 seem to like it too if our experience is anything to go by - the eleven year old was quite envious!


Orvibo® Smart Wifi Plug Home Automation Remote Control Switch Socket for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S 4; Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3 2, Google Nexus 10 7 5 4; HTC One M9 M8 and More Andoid iPhone Smartphone - White
Orvibo® Smart Wifi Plug Home Automation Remote Control Switch Socket for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S 4; Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3 2, Google Nexus 10 7 5 4; HTC One M9 M8 and More Andoid iPhone Smartphone - White
Offered by Tech Leader
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars It comes really well presented in a nice box, and is well made and not over-chunky, 7 Jun. 2015
I'm really impressed by this little wifi plug which enables you to control the on/off off switch via your smartphone. I've been using mine with iPhone 6, but there's also an app for android. It comes really well presented in a nice box, and is well made and not over-chunky. I like the fact that it's quite discrete when in place.

I found it really easy to install the app and then, by pressing the small button on the plug, to pair it with my phone, configure, and get using the app.
You can switch the plug on and off with a touch, or set up a timer or countdown. I've tried all of these out and it all works brilliantly. As you can repeat the times that you set you could, for example, set the plug up to control the lights on a fish tank, or as security for a lamp.

Though the app is a bit basic and could have a few frills and the English in both the manual and the app could be better, I can forgive this though as I think this a handy piece of tech. I would recommend.


BTR Premium Yellow Backpack / Rucksack Cover - High Visibility and Waterproof With Reflective 3M Tape & Extra Highly Reflective Stripes
BTR Premium Yellow Backpack / Rucksack Cover - High Visibility and Waterproof With Reflective 3M Tape & Extra Highly Reflective Stripes
Offered by BTR Direct Ltd
Price: £19.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is so much better than the drawstring/elastic cover I had before - it ..., 6 Jun. 2015
This is so much better than the drawstring/elastic cover I had before - it combines the best of both worlds by having velcro straps and then a drawstring to tighten up. This means you get a snug fit and it can't come off when you are riding. What I also like is that there are loads of reflective stripes, a bonus for visibility on busy roads.
Have been wearing every day on the daily commute since I got and can highly recommend.

Disclosure; sample received for review
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LEGO Friends 41094: Heartlake Lighthouse
LEGO Friends 41094: Heartlake Lighthouse
Offered by Toybroker-UK
Price: £31.45

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Charming and Well Designed set, 6 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is an excellent set of Lego as it's great fun to build and also has lots of play value once made. My (nearly) nine year old fell in love with it as soon as she saw it, and enjoyed every single moment of building it. It was a fairly challenging build for an eight year old, though she managed the results you see in my photos in a couple of hours, by herself, with a few small hiccups along the way. I would think a 6 year old would need help, even though the bricks are divided into 4 bags to make it slightly simpler.

There are a lot of very small pieces and accessories, which all add to the charm and aesthetics of this lovely set, they include unusual pieces like a map, sunglasses and even money so that you can play shop in the icecream shop which is hidden inside the lighthouse. You get two figures, Kate and Stephanie, to play in the lighthouse or use the outdoor tables, rowing boat, go visit the seal on its tiny island or sit at the outdoor cafe. It's all really very lovely, with lots of hidden nooks and crannies and stacks of detail. My daughter's favourite bit is, apparently, the 3D ice cream sign but, frankly, she loves it all.

Although this set is clearly aimed at girls it's not too "pink" and despite it being one of those sets that is a one-construction only, rather than 3 in 1, I think it's really great. It is quite compact when built (that lighthouse is 21cm high) and they have stinted somewhat on the boards by making you put little ones together rather than giving you a large board, but I still can't help but love this toy as much as my daughter does. She loved making it and enjoys playing with it too. Highly recommended.
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Lavievert Auto Open Umbrella Long Umbrella, Classic Style with Bent Handle, Durable and Strong Enough For the Wind and Rain, Unisex Umbrella , Cool Color - Black
Lavievert Auto Open Umbrella Long Umbrella, Classic Style with Bent Handle, Durable and Strong Enough For the Wind and Rain, Unisex Umbrella , Cool Color - Black
Offered by lavievert
Price: £21.99

4.0 out of 5 stars and it's pretty well made, 5 Jun. 2015
I've been using this umbrella a fair bit in our British weather, and it protects me well from the rain. The spikes and stitching to the ends are stronger than the norm, and it's pretty well made, though the end of mine isn't quite straight as you can probably see from the photo, everything else is surprisingly robust. It's easy to put up and down and light to carry.
Definitely worthy of consideration if you are looking for a non collapsible basic umbrella, this does the job.
*disclosure* sample received for review


VicTop®Mini Bluetooth Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof ISSC V3.0 +A2DP Wireless Sport Stereo Hands-free Speaker with Suction Cup and Built-in MIC for IPhone 6 6+ Plus 5S 5C 5, Samsung S5 S4 S3 S2, iPad, Ipad mini2 Htc One M7 M8, Sony Xperia Z1 Z2,PC, etc
VicTop®Mini Bluetooth Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof ISSC V3.0 +A2DP Wireless Sport Stereo Hands-free Speaker with Suction Cup and Built-in MIC for IPhone 6 6+ Plus 5S 5C 5, Samsung S5 S4 S3 S2, iPad, Ipad mini2 Htc One M7 M8, Sony Xperia Z1 Z2,PC, etc

5.0 out of 5 stars I'm singing in the rain/shower, 5 Jun. 2015
This is a really rugged and well made speaker that is water resistant rather than submersible and ideal for bathroom and outdoor use. It comes with USB cable so you can recharge, and has a big suction pad on the back so you can stick to tiles or a mirror. There are minimal buttons which are simple enough to operate and in real life it looks really nice. For its size it is pretty loud, and it pairs quickly and easily with my iPhone. I like the fact that it has a hook and ring so you can attach it to a bag, but I would like to see the suction pad being more obviously removable - I'm not sure whether doing so is a one way process. There is no mention of this in the manual.

I've tested a few waterproof speaker and this is nicer looking and better made than most, so I'd recommend for this reason, especially over those with plastic bodies.

NB - review updated after feedback to the manufacturer about the English in the manual was actioned by them, I was sent a new version of the manual which was substantially improved. Impressed.

*disclosure* I received a sample for review purposes - this has not effected my opinion.


Taf Toys Cot Play Centre
Taf Toys Cot Play Centre
Price: £31.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For younger babies it works as a hanging toy with bits they can bat (always a young baby favourite activity), a mirror, 5 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a really lovely toy that has lots of features for a baby and which is really well made. For younger babies it works as a hanging toy with bits they can bat (always a young baby favourite activity), a mirror, and engaging and interesting faces and colours for them to look at. The mouse face has a nose which can be pushed and which lights up the eyes and plays a generic tune. That feature comes into its own, and is relatively non-annoying for parents, as do the other touchy/feely/crinkly bits for older babies who enjoy exploring the various textures. The ten month old I've been trying it with particularly likes the spinning ball and the faces that fit in to two pouches.

I like the fact that this has been so cleverly designed to grow with your baby, as it can be hung in different ways and then used as a book later in your baby's development. It comes with two hooks that adjust to your cot rail and have two different heights to hang the toy from via the integrated hooks on its top - simple. It's a bit of a shame that it doesn't come with the two AAA batteries you need to power it but they've packed a lot into a small space that is the right size for babies to hold. The cotton is lovely quality - the only downside is that you can't do anything other than surface wash the toy; a point to consider.

Overall it's nicely designed and well presented in a nice box. It looks and feels like a quality item and I would recommend.


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