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Cressi Unisex Lumia Torch, Black
Cressi Unisex Lumia Torch, Black
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A really nice torch, but note mine and other reviewers comments about accessing the battery compartment!, 1 Feb. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I will start off by mentioning (as other reviewers have) that this torch is mildly irritating straight out of the box (although I have forgiven it now...)

There are a full set of batteries included so being a typical bloke I wanted to power up and give it a try immediately! The top of the torch unscrews as per many other torch designs (and has a very secure fit which gives me great confidence at its underwater seal). However, the LED ‘unit’ stayed in the barrel of the torch and in the instructions there is no clear picture of it being like this. The pictures show the LED unit being attached to the lens and collar part so I did initially think it was broken. It took some very vigorous shaking to actually get it to come out to reveal the battery compartment. With batteries installed and (please note!) having lined up the LED unit as per the channels on the inside of the barrel, it all went together easily but this was what was just a bit annoying!

The switch almost feels a little clunky, however I imagine that if you are using it for diving that you may have neoprene gloves on, in which case this would be appropriate. The switch either slides to flash the lamp, or clicks permanently on.

There are two power settings, although to switch you have to dismantle the torch and it’s quite fiddly. I can’t notice a particularly big difference between the two so have kept it on the lower setting which should help improve the LED lifetime and the battery life. The beam and power of the torch is bright and well focussed.

There is a nice elasticated lanyard with a spring slider so you can secure it nicely to your wrist.


Braun MGK3060 Multi Grooming Kit - 8-in-one beard and hair trimming kit - with nose and precision trimmer attachments and Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor
Braun MGK3060 Multi Grooming Kit - 8-in-one beard and hair trimming kit - with nose and precision trimmer attachments and Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor
Price: £44.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This has everything in the box you could possibly need to keep hair under control, whatever your style, 1 Feb. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a very useful hair clipping set. It has everything in the box you could possibly need to keep face hair under control, whatever your style. The only service it doesn’t cater for is an electric close shave but otherwise has everything for clipping, wet (razor) shave, stubble, ears and nose hair.

The heads are easily changed and the adjustable combs click very satisfyingly into place (I once had a Nicky Clarke clipper with adjustable comb lengths and you were never quite sure if the clip would hold the correct length throughout a trim as they weren’t very secure!)

The unit holds a decent length of charge. My only criticism on this front is that the adapter on the charging lead is so cumbersome that it actually slightly pulls the pins out of a wall mounted shaver socket because of the weight of it.

The addition of the wet razor in the box is nice, although I’ve not yet had the chance to investigate the cost of replacement blades for it, which I imagine will be reasonably high……

A very comprehensive clipper set for the price.


Roamer Women's AEU980 4923 PE Quartz Watch with Mother Of Pearl Dial Analogue Display and Stainless Steel Bracelet
Roamer Women's AEU980 4923 PE Quartz Watch with Mother Of Pearl Dial Analogue Display and Stainless Steel Bracelet
Price: £181.69

4.0 out of 5 stars and really looks and feels like a luxury watch, 19 Dec. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The quality of the item itself is exceptional, and really looks and feels like a luxury watch. It's a nice weighty and substantial watch, albeit perhaps not suitable for those with slim wrists or who prefer something daintier. Personally, I found the rose gold less appealing in the flesh than it is in the picture, but thats purely personal taste. The sapphire glass is exceptionally clear and bright, and the dial design with its mother of pearl inlay is classy and pleasantly uncluttered. The hand movement is exceptionally smooth, as you'd expect from a Swiss watch. The only slight negative is that the watch strap is very very long, and so needed quite a few links removed from it to make it wearable.


Roamer Women's AEU980 4122 PE Quartz Watch with Mother Of Pearl Dial Analogue Display and Silicone Strap
Roamer Women's AEU980 4122 PE Quartz Watch with Mother Of Pearl Dial Analogue Display and Silicone Strap
Price: £147.49

5.0 out of 5 stars The watch face itself looks really smart with the mother of pearl, 19 Dec. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The online pictures do no justice to this watch; it really is a thing of beauty. The first thing I noticed is how substantial the watch is, i.e. its a lot larger and weighty than I had expected. For this reason it might not suit those with slim wrists who prefer a smaller and daintier watches.

The dial movement is smooth (as you'd expect from a Swiss watch), and the dial is pleasingly uncluttered. The watch face itself looks really smart with the mother of pearl, and not at all as 'blingy' as you might imagine. I've never had a watch with sapphire glass before, and although I'm not sure precisely how scratch resistant it is, it does look and feel more durable than the glass on my other watches.

I had to have the strap shortened, but as its silicone it was a straightforward and cheap job at the jewellers.


M-Watch Unisex Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Black Silicone Strap WYW.96222.RB
M-Watch Unisex Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Black Silicone Strap WYW.96222.RB

4.0 out of 5 stars A nice, stylish watch but the strap is slightly uncomfortable, 4 Dec. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a really nice watch at the price point. It comes in a fairly decent looking box if you were giving it as a gift and doesn't feel cheap.

It's easy to adjust the date and time.

The black face looks quite stylish and the rotating bezel moves round with a satisfying click!

My only complaint is that with someone that has quite a small wrist for a bloke, the strap is quite uncomfortable. Because it is made of quite inflexible rubber/plastic, to have it adjusted small enough for my wrist, the rippled sections either side of the main watch body cut into my wrists and the face sat awkwardly against the flat top of my wrist.

Other than that this would make a nice gift for someone else or yourself as long as you don't have small wrists or are prepared to change the strap!


Rapesco Display Book - 100 Pocket, A4, High Capacity, Black
Rapesco Display Book - 100 Pocket, A4, High Capacity, Black
Price: £5.51

5.0 out of 5 stars A useful display file with good capacity, 4 Dec. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Not a huge amount I can say, other than that if you need a display book with a good capacity then you can't go wrong with this.

There's 100 pockets which are fairly slippery. They're so thin though that you have to make sure you don't end up with them folding over on themselves as they crease easily.

There's an elastic strap to secure the cover closed and you can take out the spine label to re-write or print your own.


Buster ActivityMat Starter Set with 3 Tasks
Buster ActivityMat Starter Set with 3 Tasks
Price: £34.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant - our little terrier goes mad for it!, 31 Oct. 2016
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This playmat is absolutely brilliant! It has turned our non-playful dog very playful!

The item is of very high quality - all of the material and stitching is tough quality and is standing up to a small terrier biting and clawing at it very well!

The set comes with a really nice carry case which has enough room for add-on activities and we also keep the training treats in there too. The three activities included provide ample challenge for a dog (but we have already ordered some of the additional activities as she loves it so much!)

Probably the best toy we have ever had for one of our dogs.


Bosch 0603672601 Zamo Digital Laser Measure
Bosch 0603672601 Zamo Digital Laser Measure
Price: £42.00

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, simple to use laser measurer., 31 Oct. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a very useful laser measuring tool.

Very intuitive to use (which is good because the instruction book is the same size as the device itself!). Essentially it's switch on, get a constantly updating measurement and then hit the button to capture the measurement. The instruction book covers virtually every language on the planet, hence the size!

The measurement includes the length of the unit and it can't give a reading of less than 15cm, so don't buy it if you want to do lots of very short measures!

The only reason I have not marked it 5 stars is because some laser measurers I have used in the past have a useful function to take multiple measures and automatically calculate the area or volume of a room for you which this one doesn't - but please note it doesn't sell itself as doing so, so this is just an observation not a criticism!


Reebok Double Sided Yoga Mat - Purple
Reebok Double Sided Yoga Mat - Purple
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good size mat and nice and grippy., 13 Oct. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
There is nothing particularly spectacular to say about this other than that is a good yoga mat!

It came in a ridiculously big Amazon box(!), but once open the mat is wrapped in simple cellophane. There is a handy drawstring shoulder cord to secure the mat when rolled and use as a carry strap.

The mat is of a good size for yoga and is nice and grippy. It unrolls nice and flat without curling at the ends.


Jam Audio 2.1 Rhythm Wireless Wi-Fi Multi-Room Speaker for Streaming Music
Jam Audio 2.1 Rhythm Wireless Wi-Fi Multi-Room Speaker for Streaming Music
Price: £69.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for the cost!, 15 Sept. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Whilst its not of sufficient sound quality that I'd want to use it as my primary sound system, it would make a great portable speaker to use about the house. The volume is fairly decent, the music quality is adequate, and its a smart looking unit. The speaker itself is operated through an app, which is downloadable from iTunes, and whilst this might present issues to some, I found it no harder to set up than my SONOS system, which also runs through my WiFi. The app isn't quite as refined as the SONOS app, but is relatively intuitive. Overall, its fantastic for the money.


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