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WESDAR Computer Speakers 2.1 Bass Portable USB Powered Stereo Bass Multimedia Set for Mac iMac Gaming PC Laptop Desktop Notebook Computer Tablet, Pack of 2, Grey, 736S-Gr
WESDAR Computer Speakers 2.1 Bass Portable USB Powered Stereo Bass Multimedia Set for Mac iMac Gaming PC Laptop Desktop Notebook Computer Tablet, Pack of 2, Grey, 736S-Gr
Offered by WESDAR-UK
Price: £56.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good looking and decent sound, 10 May 2017
These are probably the best looking computer speakers I have seen – and simple to set up with just two connections: the USB for power, and the 3.5mm audio plug, and one control: a volume wheel on the back of one of the units.

I got them intending to use them for my laptop, but when I heard how good they sounded I decided to try them with a 32” Sony LED TV - good decision! The improvement was very noticeable, and once connected up they are controlled via the normal TV remote, and are powered on and off automatically via the USB socket on the TV. The only issue is that the lead between the speakers is just 50cm long, so it was not possible to position them either side of the TV, but I have found that placing them behind the TV, and pointing out sideways, works perfectly well.


Pedometer, Willful Fitness Activity Tracker Pedometers Watch Step Counter Wristband Smart Bracelet for Kids Women Men Walking Distance Calorie Counter Sleep Monitor ( Non Bluetooth, Non APP )
Pedometer, Willful Fitness Activity Tracker Pedometers Watch Step Counter Wristband Smart Bracelet for Kids Women Men Walking Distance Calorie Counter Sleep Monitor ( Non Bluetooth, Non APP )
Offered by WF Europe
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent pedometer watch, no App needed, 6 April 2017
This is a neat enough little watch, it has a basic pedometer function to keep track of your daily number of steps, and also calculates total distance travelled and calories burned. The watch unit itself pushes into a recess in the strap and has to be removed for charging, using a basic micro USB lead (included). There is a single “magic” button on the front of the watch for all functions and settings, which is controlled by either long or short presses. This does make it a bit fiddly to set it up initially, you have to enter the time and date, plus your own personal info (gender, weight, height and age).

The main difference with this watch from many of the other ones available is that it does not need to be used in conjunction with a smartphone, it is a standalone watch. The downside of this is that it resets itself to zero at midnight so if you forget to make a note of the daily tally it is lost, and you do have to keep a separate record rather than relying on an App.

I found that it was reasonable accurate at counting the number of steps, not so sure about the distance travelled and calories burned , I suspect it works these out depending on your height and weight, but it does enable you to do daily comparisons if you want to. It also has a sleep monitor function, but all this does is give you a simple face symbol, with three different expressions to indicate what sort of night you had – very basic indeed.

The watch is reasonably comfortable to wear, quite light in weight, and not too bulky, and if you just want a basic pedometer then it is worth considering.


Willful SW322 Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor Bluetooth Pedometer Bracelet Wristband Watch with Sleep Monitor Alarm Clock Camera /Music Remote SMS Call SNS Alert for iPhone IOS & Android Phones Black
Willful SW322 Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor Bluetooth Pedometer Bracelet Wristband Watch with Sleep Monitor Alarm Clock Camera /Music Remote SMS Call SNS Alert for iPhone IOS & Android Phones Black
Offered by WF Europe

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Neat, comfortable, easy to use, 4 April 2017
Like most fitness trackers, this is designed to work in conjunction with a mobile phone app, in this case the “Very Fit 2.0” which is available for both iOS and Android systems. Charging is unusual, the watch unit itself has to be removed from the strap, which reveals a standard USB connector which has to be plugged directly into a USB socket.

Once it is paired with the app it is straightforward to set up, just enter your personal info (gender, age, weight and height), and the date and time are set automatically. You can also choose whether to use metric or imperial units which us useful.

The basic function is as a step counter, and I found that it was reasonable accurate, with a conversion to actual distance covered and calories burned to give added interest. There is also a heart rate monitor.

To toggle between the various displays/modes on the watch you just swipe the screen, and this model has an extra feature that enables you to change some of the settings via the watch itself, accessed with a long press of the screen. The sleep monitor function has to be turned on and off via this feature, otherwise sleep will not be monitored - to access the sleep data the watch has to be synched with the app, and this also downloads the number of steps. I did find that this was a bit hit and miss – the step count was OK but it sometimes takes several attempts to get the sleep data to transfer. Unfortunately, it appears that if you have to get up during the night, and you are out of bed for more than about 5 minutes, then only one sleep cycle is recorded for that night - so if you get up after 3 hours, stay up for 10 minutes, then go back to bed for 4 hours, only the last 4 hour cycle is recorded.

The only other issue I have is the strap, which is fastened by two press studs - these are quite tricky to locate properly, and the strap can come undone if you are not careful.


Willful 10-pack Water-resistant Neoprene Golf Iron Club Head Cover Protector with See Through Plastic Window Fit well (red)
Willful 10-pack Water-resistant Neoprene Golf Iron Club Head Cover Protector with See Through Plastic Window Fit well (red)

5.0 out of 5 stars Good secure fit, seem to be well made, 1 April 2017
A set of 10 slip on golf iron covers, made from a neoprene type fabric, with enough stretch to make them easy to slip on, but tight enough to keep them from coming off accidentally. Unlike some, there is no velcro or zip fastening, instead it is the design itself that keeps them in place. There is a see through window which should line up with the number marking on most clubs.

I have tried them with both Ping and Titleist irons (standard size, not oversize) and they are fine with both. They should also be OK for both right handed and left handed clubs.

I have been using iron covers for many years now, originally when I played with forged clubs to give extra protection, but they are ideal with all clubs, with the added benefit that they help to stop them clanking together to the annoyance of your playing partners.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent pedometer watch, no App needed, 30 Mar. 2017
This is a neat enough little watch, it has a basic pedometer function to keep track of your daily number of steps, and also calculates total distance travelled and calories burned. The watch unit itself pushes into a recess in the strap and has to be removed for charging, using a basic micro USB lead (included). There is a single “magic” button on the front of the watch for all functions and settings, which is controlled by either long or short presses. This does make it a bit fiddly to set it up initially, you have to enter the time and date, plus your own personal info (gender, weight, height and age).

The main difference with this watch from many of the other ones available is that it does not need to be used in conjunction with a smartphone, it is a standalone watch. The downside of this is that it resets itself to zero at midnight so if you forget to make a note of the daily tally it is lost, and you do have to keep a separate record rather than relying on an App.

I found that it was reasonable accurate at counting the number of steps, not so sure about the distance travelled and calories burned , I suspect it works these out depending on your height and weight, but it does enable you to do daily comparisons if you want to. It also has a sleep monitor function, but all this does is give you a simple face symbol, with three different expressions to indicate what sort of night you had – very basic indeed.

The watch is reasonably comfortable to wear, quite light in weight, and not too bulky, and if you just want a basic pedometer then it is worth considering.


SanDisk SDCZ51-016G-B35 16 GB Cruzer Edge USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Red/Black
SanDisk SDCZ51-016G-B35 16 GB Cruzer Edge USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Red/Black
Price: £7.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good basic USB sticks, 30 Mar. 2017
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No problems with these USB sticks, they just work as they should. Small enough to be easily carried etc, but not so small that they get lost. The sliding mechanism has a good positive action, and it enables the contacts to be retracted to protect them from dirt and damage, much more practical than those with a removable cap. Plus they have a hole in the casing to enable them to be clipped onto a keyring or similar.


Smart Track 1- Heart Rate Monitor/ GPS Tracker/ Activity Tracker/ Sleep Monitor/ Life Waterproof- Excellent For Running, Sports, Watch, Fitness Tracking,
Smart Track 1- Heart Rate Monitor/ GPS Tracker/ Activity Tracker/ Sleep Monitor/ Life Waterproof- Excellent For Running, Sports, Watch, Fitness Tracking,

5.0 out of 5 stars Versatile, comfortable, and works well, 19 Mar. 2017
The watch comes with a decent instruction leaflet written in understandable English, plus a charging lead, which clips onto the watch and then charges from any USB socket. I charged it fully before using it (took about half an hour) and it is still showing a full charge 4 days later.

Be aware that to get the most out of this watch you do need to download the free UETON App to your smartphone - there are versions for both iOS and Android version. I have tried both, they are very similar but I found that the Android version was a little bit slicker.

Once downloaded it is very easy to set up the watch via the App, just enter your personal info (gender, height, weight and age) - the time and date appear automatically.

There are various modes: as well as the ones for personal health and fitness there are others for phone alerts etc which can be set up if required via the App, but these are optional, so if you don’t set them up they do not appear on the watch, which keeps things simple.

The health and fitness modes comprise a heart rate monitor, the pedometer, and a sleep monitor. The heart rate monitor seems to be pretty accurate. The pedometer counts your steps, I found that for normal walking it is very accurate with maybe a small (less than 5%) error rate. I have not tried it whilst running. The number of steps is then converted into distance travelled, it roughly works out at 2,300 steps to one mile, although I guess this might vary depending on the height info you enter in the App. It also calculates the number of calories burned. The steps counter is automatically set back to zero each day. Because the step count is based on movements detected through the wrist there are some limitations to be aware of - I found for instance that whilst standing still and cleaning my teeth the step count went up by about 100! However, it does provide useful data, and is a good tool for comparing daily activity.

The sleep monitor is interesting to use – the sleep mode has to be switched on manually at bedtime via the button on the watch, and switched off again when you get up. You do need to sync the watch with the App to view the data, and you can then see your total time spent sleeping, split into deep sleep and light sleep. It also shows the number of times you have been awake.

The watch does work perfectly even if your phone is not in the vicinity, or is turned off – the watch still records the data.


Bristan 1.5 m Cone To Cone Large Bore Shower Hose - Chrome
Bristan 1.5 m Cone To Cone Large Bore Shower Hose - Chrome
Offered by E2Trade
Price: £10.50

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good solid hose but connectors are very short, 19 Mar. 2017
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Nice solidly made shower hose, good water flow with large bore size, and the connectors are metal rather than plastic as on some. My only criticism is that the connectors are only 30mm long, which is too short for the shower bracket in our main shower, so it will not sit fully down into the bracket and the shower head is not held firmly enough. Fortunately it is OK in our other shower, but I had to buy a different make to use in our main shower - I found one that has a 34mm long connector which is fine. Such a small difference but very significant.


AsiaLONG Fitness Tracker Heart Rate Bluetooth Smart Bracelet Pedometer Wristband with Step Counter, Calorie Tracker, Sleep Monitor, Call/SMS/Sedentary Reminder, Remote Capture Excercise Band Activity Trackers for Android IOS Phones
AsiaLONG Fitness Tracker Heart Rate Bluetooth Smart Bracelet Pedometer Wristband with Step Counter, Calorie Tracker, Sleep Monitor, Call/SMS/Sedentary Reminder, Remote Capture Excercise Band Activity Trackers for Android IOS Phones
Offered by LongDirect
Price: £37.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Neat and easy to use, 14 Mar. 2017
To get the most out of this watch you do need to download the Veryfit 2.0 App to your smartphone. I used the iOS version; there is also an Android version. I did also try to download it to my iPad but the only option was all in Chinese.

Once downloaded it was very easy to set up the watch via the App, just enter your personal info (gender, height, weight and age) - the time and date appear automatically.

There are various modes: as well as the ones for personal health and fitness there are others for phone alerts etc which can be set up if required via the App, but these are optional, so if you don’t set them up they do not appear on the watch, which keeps things simple.

Charging is via a special USB lead (provided) with a connector that clips onto the back of the watch, a full charge takes about 1 ½ hours. I have been using the watch for 3 or 4 days and the battery is down to about 50% so it should last about a week.

The health and fitness modes comprise a heart rate monitor, the pedometer, and a sleep monitor. The heart rate monitor seems to be reasonably accurate most of the time. The pedometer counts your steps, I found that for normal walking it is pretty accurate with maybe a 2% error rate. I have not tried it whilst running. The number of steps is then converted into distance travelled – I compared it over a three mile walk measured via two separate GPS devices and the watch gave a distance of 2.55 miles which is 15% under the true distance - I presume it must calculate this from the number of steps, so is not going to be as accurate as a GPS. It also calculates the number of calories burned. The steps counter is automatically set back to zero each day, there is also an option to do a count for a specific period of activity if you want to, this does of course also get included in the daily totals.

The sleep monitor is interesting to use but it does have some limitations and this is the reason I have deducted a star. The issue is that it only appears to be set up to measure one set of data each night, so if you have to get up in the night for whatever reason it only records data for the longest period spent in bed/asleep. For instance if you go to bed at 10pm, get up at 2am, then go back to bed until 7am It will only give you the data for the second period. It also appears that if you have to get up twice, not only do you lose data for two periods of bed/sleep, but if the individual periods are less than about 3 hours they are ignored anyway. So, the sleep monitor is OK, but only if you stay in bed all night. Given that those who have to get up in the night are more likely to be interested in monitoring their sleep time this is unfortunate. I would much prefer to be able to press a button on the watch to start the sleep monitor at bedtime and to turn it off when getting up. Maybe some watches have this option, I wouldn’t know.

I was not sure if the watch would work if the phone is not in the vicinity, but it does work perfectly, so if you want to you can leave the phone at home or turn it off, and the watch still records the data. Once the watch and phone are together again, and the App is opened (and with Bluetooth switched on) it synchs automatically, and you can then review all of your data via the App.

In summary then, I found that the watch was easy to set up and use, particularly for a first time user, but be aware of the potential limitations of the sleep monitor.


2 Pack Silicon Oven Rack Shields Oven Rack Guard Against Burns and Scars,Food Grade,FDA Approved,BPA Free,Heat Resistant to 230C/446F (Black)
2 Pack Silicon Oven Rack Shields Oven Rack Guard Against Burns and Scars,Food Grade,FDA Approved,BPA Free,Heat Resistant to 230C/446F (Black)
Offered by Onima
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, 6 Mar. 2017
Such a simple idea but very effective – these silicon guards just slip over the front of the oven shelves, and help to minimise the severity of burns if you accidentally touch the shelf as you are putting stuff in and out of the oven. OK, yes, obviously they do get hot, but they do not concentrate and hold the heat to the extent that metal does.

They were very easy to fit, each guard is slit down its length so you just open it up along the slit, slip it over the shelf, and let it close again. It was very simple on our oven as the front of the shelves is a plain bar with no slats attached to it, but the guards are designed to accommodate these as well - the slit is corrugated which should help it to fit over any slats. Once fitted it closed up again and gripped the bar quite firmly.

After reading other reviews I was expecting some initial smoke and fumes the first time the oven was used, but apart from a very small amount of smoke/vapour there was nothing to see, and there was no smell either.


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