C. D. Knott

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (106 of 115)
Location: Norfolk, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 46,621 - Total Helpful Votes: 106 of 115
Elemis Ice Cool Foaming Shave Gel Time For Men 200&hellip by Elemis
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, 2 Jan 2014
Most aficionados of double-edge safety razor shaving will tell you to avoid, at all costs, shaving products out of a can, but my wife raves about Elemis products, so I thought I'd give this a try, despite the rather hefty price. I have been using it for three months now (the same can), initially with the ubiquitous Gillette Fusion razor, but for the last few weeks I have reverted to my old Gillette DE safety razor using a variety of blades, to find the one that suits me best.

It is possible with this Elemis gel to achieve a luxurious thick foam, even directly on the face, and with the Elemis/DE razor combination I have managed shaves as close as with the Fusion razor and… Read more
Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 by Zeiss
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply stunning, 17 May 2013
I own pairs of Leica Trinovid 10x42BN and Swarovski EL 10x42 binoculars, which weigh in at just over and just under 1kg respectively. I prefer something a bit smaller and lighter for use when out walking any distance and for the past few years I have used Swarovski 8x20 compacts, but a few weeks ago one of the hinges failed, for the second time, so I decided enough is enough - time for a change; and besides, I've never really been comfortable with the very small size of compact binoculars - I find them too fiddly.

I decided to try these Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 and I'm so glad I did; they are simply stunning. I have just spent several hours watching the birds in my garden,… Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grado SR325iS vs B&W P5, 15 Mar 2013
I own both the above headphones and as they are in roughly the same price bracket I guess quite lot of people would, like me, be considering these as possible alternatives for reasonably high-end cans, so I'll do something of a direct comparison.

Perceived build quality:
The B&W P5's win hands down here. They ooze quality in almost every detail, the exception being the cable. The P5's are supplied with two, one incorporating a volume switch for use with iPod/Pad and one without. These are very thin and flimsy feeling, whereas the Grado cable is at the opposite extreme - a mighty affair, cumbersome even and, unlike the B&W, not detachable, so not easily replaceable I guess… Read more