Laura T

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,159
Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (826 of 1,094)
Location: Bradford-on-Avon, UK
In My Own Words:
I'm a PhD student in History at King's College, Cambridge, currently writing a novel 'in my spare time'. I blog over at Laura Reading Books, if you're interested in seeing more of my reviews.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,159 - Total Helpful Votes: 826 of 1094
XMI X-Mini WE XAM17-B Portable Thumb Size Speaker &hellip by XMI
4.0 out of 5 stars Good mini-speaker, 10 Sep 2014
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This is a mini-speaker (it looks bigger than it is in the picture, it's only as long as my thumb) that can be used with a range of iDevices or with an mp3 player or laptop. It comes with an all-in-one charger and USB/iDevice connector and can also be used with headphones. I tested this speaker with an mp3 player and Mac, but do not have any iDevices so cannot vouch for how well it works with those.

The plus points of this speaker are:

- its size; it is genuinely tiny and very easy to transport
- ease of use; I had no problems getting it set up, apart from changing the volume (see below)
- sound quality is excellent given how tiny it is
- found it was… Read more
Emjoi MICRO Pedi MINI Portable Pedicure Device by Lifes2Good
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I tried out the Emjoi regular-size pedicure device last year, and I'm pleased to say that this smaller, travel-sized version delivers equally good, if not better results. Perhaps it's because it only comes with the more heavy-duty blue roller rather than the softer pink roller, but I felt that this product was actually more effective at smoothing my feet than the original device. It seems to rotate faster and work more quickly and effectively. It's extremely easy to use - with both Emjois, I hardly needed to read the instruction manual before getting started. You will need 2 AA batteries, which are not included.

My one issue with Emjoi products is that the rollers do wear out… Read more
Philips Shaver Series 3000 with CloseCut Blades an&hellip by Philips
4.0 out of 5 stars Buzz buzz shave, 5 Sep 2014
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My fiancé reviewed this shaver; his thoughts are as follows:

I have never used an electric shaver before, so I don't have much basis for comparison. But this one certainly seems to work well. It is very easy to use, comfortable to the skin, and gives a nice close shave. I have two complaints: it is annoying that the plug requires a UK adapter and the instructions are extremely minimal. But the shaver itself was fine.

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