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Tacwise A14014V 140-Staples Air Stapler Tacker
Tacwise A14014V 140-Staples Air Stapler Tacker
Price: 68.04

4.0 out of 5 stars Light and Punchy, 14 Aug 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
First point....I was pleasantly surprised by how lightweight this Tacwise turned out to be (yes...I could have looked at the specs before hitting the order button but I didn't). The downside of that - I figured - might be that it could turn out to be a bit lacking in the punch department....but not a bit of it. It's also a speedy little operator and, fingers crossed, I've yet to experience a single jam. Recommended...


AmazonBasics 7-Inch Black Sleeve for Nexus 7 / Kindle Fire / Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7-Inch Tablet
AmazonBasics 7-Inch Black Sleeve for Nexus 7 / Kindle Fire / Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7-Inch Tablet
Price: 4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Substance Sans Style, 14 Aug 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Nothing to get excited about but it does exactly what it promises to do so nothing to moan about either. It's not a triumph of style but it's a good fit for my Nexus and provides plenty of protection...which is kind of the point.


Nico less E-Cigarette E-Shisha Starter Kit
Nico less E-Cigarette E-Shisha Starter Kit
Price: 10.45

1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap But Far From Cheerful, 14 Aug 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The photo makes this look like a reasonably robust piece of kit but what arrived in the post was a long way short of that description. Someone else summed it up quite neatly when they described it as looking like the sort of thing you might pick up in a 99pence store....made of cut price materials and destined to break within a week. That might be all well and good if it was meant as an instantly disposable product...a suck it and see starter for those considering vaping....but given that you'll have to invest further before you can take so much as a single puff on this pipe it doesn't exactly strike me as an ultra cheap introduction. Oh...and you can add into the equation the fact that you'd almost certainly feel embarrassed to be caught with this piece of tack stuck in your mouth.....


Big Laces Round Brown Waxed 100cm Shoelaces
Big Laces Round Brown Waxed 100cm Shoelaces
Offered by Big Laces
Price: 2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars No Complaints, 19 Jun 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
They're laces....so not exactly the stuff of great excitement. But they arrived quickly and they're pretty hard wearing (this is my second pair) so they're basically exactly what I was looking for.


The Murder Bag
The Murder Bag
by Tony Parsons
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 5.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Promising Start, 19 Jun 2014
This review is from: The Murder Bag (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I was more than a little intrigued to read 'Murder Bag' given the author's past pedigree. To be honest I'd wondered if the genre switch might be more of a marketing exercise than an indication of a genuine desire on his part to explore the dark recesses of crime. A swift precis of the plot - chickens coming homing to roost for cabal of largely unpleasant public school chums - doesn't exactly fill you with faith that he's intent on ploughing a fresh field. Likewise there's an over-abundance of exposition.....detective telling detective the sort of stuff that anyone who's ever read a half decent police procedural would regard as pretty insulting. Having said all that there is promise in there. The emotional landscape of the central character is well-drawn and every so often there's a glint of the wit that makes Parsons rise above the run of the mill.


Tacwise 191ELS with 180 Nail Selection Pack & 91 Staple Selection Pack (Bundle Pack)
Tacwise 191ELS with 180 Nail Selection Pack & 91 Staple Selection Pack (Bundle Pack)
Price: 81.56

4.0 out of 5 stars Consign Your Hammer to History, 26 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Straight out of the box and into action....and I have to say I'm very impressed. I always figured that nail guns were pretty much for the pros (and movie psychopaths intent on inflicting a gruesome end) but this comes in at a reasonable price and does a wonderfully clean job (no more wrestling badly hammered nails out of the skirting boards for me). Early days yet and I haven't had to use the staples so far...but all in all I'd say this bundle (which comes equipped with packs of nails and staples) represents great value for money.


Carte Noire Espresso No 7 Aromatique 10 Coffee Capsules 53 g (Pack of 8)
Carte Noire Espresso No 7 Aromatique 10 Coffee Capsules 53 g (Pack of 8)
Price: 19.68

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inhale...., 26 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These capsules have succeeded in blasting me out of bed and into work with a suitable early morning whoosh. I'm no expert in the pros and cons of different Nespresso capsules but, to my taste, these deliver a hell of a cup of coffee.
Oh...and the packaging's very stylish too (if that matters)...


NOCO BLSOLAR2 Solar Battery Charger
NOCO BLSOLAR2 Solar Battery Charger

4.0 out of 5 stars Neat Piece of Kit, 26 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Living in Glasgow I was a bit dubious about the prospects for this one...the city's relationship with sunshine being what it is. But lo and behold it lives up to it's promise and churns out the charge even in cloudy, overcast conditions. Clearly it's never going to be up to rescuing your car from battery oblivion but a bit of trickling can go a long way...


Out of The Furnace [DVD] [2013]
Out of The Furnace [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Christian Bale
Price: 10.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Compelling..but Depressing.., 26 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Strong performances all round...especially from Harrelson in his now familiar pumped-up redneck mode...but it's a pretty bleak outing if you've come in search of entertainment or, for that matter, the promised thriller. I have to say that the ending also left me more than a little confused but if I get into that I'm probably in danger of posting spoilers.


Netgear XAVB5401 Powerline 500 Nano PassThru 1 Port Adapter Kit
Netgear XAVB5401 Powerline 500 Nano PassThru 1 Port Adapter Kit
Price: 44.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Chunky, 26 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've no issue about the job these adapters do....tremendously handy especially if you live in a big(ish) house where the wireless signal disappears into numerous dead zones. In that context these are an ideal solution. My only quibble would be that they're somewhat chunky compared with others in this arena....and really pretty pricey...


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