Stephen Martindale

Helpful votes received on reviews: 62% (8 of 13)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 368,356 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 13
Sony Xperia Z1 Premium PU Leather Wallet Case / Co&hellip by Terrapin
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This cover is adequate. It fits the Sony Xperia Z1. It looks quite smart when it is brand new - particularly if you remove the thong - but I cannot recommend it - it is made out of cheap faux leather and wears out too quickly.

I would have liked a less fiddly closure mechanism - trying to push a leather tab through a loop is infuriating when wearing gloves.

Before purchasing, be aware that this cover's faux leather material is not even slightly durable and, to make matters worse, it is impossible to remove dirt that collects on the inside of the flap. Within three months, mine has become rather ragged and I always try to look after my devices.
Acctim Sweeper Silver Light & Snooze Alarm Clock by Acctim
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Terrible, 28 Feb 2014
This alarm clock does keep time and the alarm is reliable. It is not inadequate. I do enjoy having an analogue clock that doesn't make a ticking sound and this product does look fairly smart but, overall, I don't like it.

The inaccuracy of the alarm is this clock's biggest failing. Firstly, you must set the alarm time using a single, small silver hand and that, in itself, is hard to do accurately. Then, once set, there appears to be a margin of error between the set-time and the actual time that the alarm triggers. You can only set the alarm to some time on a 12-hour face so you cannot enable the alarm if you intend for it to trigger more than twelve hours into the future and,… Read more
Riemann P20 Once a Day 10 Hours Protection SPF20 S&hellip by RIEMANN P20
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I tried this sunblock on the pistes in the French Alps. I did not get burned.

This sunblock appears like a light, yellow oil. It is easy to apply and dries in moments. It does not leave you feeling sticky or greasy. Even at SPF 20, it was sufficient to protect my skin from the bright sun and reflection off fresh snow for several days.

It has a very sharp, acrid smell before it dries and that smell does linger on clothing, ski goggles etc. My wife found this odour to be objectionable and, although I did not share her opinion, I think many others might. I cannot say whether it stains clothing or not because I was wearing dark colours.

As a veteran sunblock… Read more