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Ollny Wireless Rechargeable 20-LED Portable Automatic PIR Motion Sensoring Night Light Lamp Bar with Magnetic Strip Stick-on Anywhere for Closet Cabinet
Ollny Wireless Rechargeable 20-LED Portable Automatic PIR Motion Sensoring Night Light Lamp Bar with Magnetic Strip Stick-on Anywhere for Closet Cabinet
Offered by Ollny UK
Price: £29.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very effective rechargeable cabinet PIR light, 24 Aug. 2016
Disclosure: I received this product from the seller for an honest and unbiased review.

This is a great solution to light your way in a dark cupboard.

It is very smart looking and the main body is made of aluminium with a steel backing plate. It is about 37cm long, and is powered by an integral rechargeable lithium battery. There is a sliding On/Off switch on one side, and a small PIR detector on the other, which obviously has to be pointing to the outside of the cupboard when it is fitted.

Fitting is very straightforward – there is a sticky backed magnetic strip that is fixed to a suitable surface, and the light unit is then attached to that. It is held firmly in place, but can be easily removed to recharge the batteries, for which a suitable USB lead is supplied. There is a red light to indicate that charging is in progress, changing to blue when it is completed.

Once in place, the light works perfectly, it switches on every time, and the 20 LEDs give very good illumination, particularly in the full brightness mode. It turns off after about 15 seconds if there is no more movement.

Thanks for reading this review; I hope it has been helpful. I have included a few extra photos for good measure.
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SiFREE Portable Mini Table Fan 3 Speeds Rechargeable Desktop Fan with LED Light (White)
SiFREE Portable Mini Table Fan 3 Speeds Rechargeable Desktop Fan with LED Light (White)
Offered by Sinotech
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Small, but packs a punch, 24 Aug. 2016
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Disclosure: I received this product at a discount from the seller for an honest and unbiased review.

This is a very neat and effective portable fan. It stands at around 6 inches high, the body is plastic but it does seem to be well made. The rechargeable battery is a Lithium 18650, which can be replaced. Recharging is via a micro USB socket on the side of the fan, a suitable lead is supplied. There is a small LED flashlight on the other side for emergency use.

The fan has just two control buttons which are on the front. A single press of the ON button gives the lowest fan speed, then each subsequent press increases the speed, and a final press switches on the LED flashlight. There are three speeds, the lowest is effective up to a range of about three feet, and the highest up to about six feet – from two feet away it delivers quite a powerful blast. There is inevitably some fan noise, particularly at the higher speeds, and to be fully effective it does need to be positioned at a suitable level as there is no angle adjustment. There are small LED lights to indicate what speed is selected, and there is also a separate LED to indicate the charging status (red for charging, green for fully charged). A full charge takes up to 4 hours, this then delivers up to 8 hours of use at the lowest speed, 4 hours at the middle speed, or 2 hours at the highest speed.

I do actually quite like this fan, and luckily it was delivered on one of the hottest days of the summer so far!

Thanks for reading this review; I hope it has been helpful. I have included a few extra photos for good measure.
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Illunite LED Outdoor Solar Light Motion Sensor Security Wall Light Garden Driveway Porch Landscape Light Auto On/Off
Illunite LED Outdoor Solar Light Motion Sensor Security Wall Light Garden Driveway Porch Landscape Light Auto On/Off
Offered by ILLUNITE Direct
Price: £29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Clever light with detachable solar panel and LED sections, 23 Aug. 2016
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Disclosure: I received this product from the seller for an honest and unbiased review.

There are many wedge style solar lights on the market, and generally they work well. However, they do have one potential drawback, as they have to be positioned so that the solar panel gets enough daylight to charge the batteries effectively, and this may not always be where you want the light itself.

This model overcomes that problem as it can be split into two parts, so that the solar panel can be positioned for maximum daylight, and the LED light unit can be sited anything up to 10 feet away where the light is required at night. It can of course also be used as a single combined unit if required. The two parts are joined by a short flex, and there are two extension flexes supplied, one about 4 feet long and one about 6 feet long; these can be used as required, either singly or combined.

To separate the two parts, the top (solar panel) part is slid backwards, and the additional flexes can then be added as required. The connectors are reasonably tight fitting and cannot be inserted the wrong way round. The lower (LED) part is fitted by means of a single screw which clots into a keyhole type hole in the back of the case, and the top (solar panel) part is secured by a single screw through the hole in the top of the case.

There is a simple pinhole switch beside the PIR to turn the light on or off.

So, what is it actually like in use? Well, the first thing to mention is that the light is actually quite small; when set up as a single combined light it is only about 3 Ĺ inches wide x 5 inches high, and projects about 2 inches. There are no instructions included, and whist it is pretty straightforward this is a minus point. At night, the light is designed to be on a permanent dim setting unless the PIR is activated, when it switches to full brightness for about 50 seconds. However, I was disappointed with the level of light on the dim setting; it is little more than a glimmer, not bright enough to be much use at all except to indicate where the light is. Conversely, on full brightness it is very effective, and serves well either as a safety or welcome light. It all comes down to what you want.

Thanks for reading this review; I hope it has been helpful. I have included a few extra photos for good measure. These include pictures of the light on dim and bright settings.
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Mountaintop Portable Cosmetic Wash Bag Makeup Organizer Pouch Household Storage Pack Toiletry Travel Case Bag
Mountaintop Portable Cosmetic Wash Bag Makeup Organizer Pouch Household Storage Pack Toiletry Travel Case Bag
Offered by Mountaintop Outdoor

5.0 out of 5 stars Neat and well made bag, 23 Aug. 2016
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Disclosure: I received this product from the seller for an honest and unbiased review.

The bag is about 11 inches x 7 inches x 2 inches when closed. To open it there is a two way zip, revealing two inside sections. The upper section has a two way zipped main pouch which opens along the top and sides, plus a smaller mesh pocket with a single zip. The lower section has a similar main pouch, plus two open mesh pockets.

The main fabric is a decent quality canvas type material, whilst all of the inner fabric is a nylon type material, which does appear to be waterproof. The finish is good, with neat stitching and no loose ends, and all of the zips run freely. There is a single plastic hook, which can be used to hang the bag either closed or open.

Thanks for reading this review; I hope it has been helpful. I have included a few extra photos for good measure.
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Forge 100mm Cabin Hook Silent with Chrome Finish
Forge 100mm Cabin Hook Silent with Chrome Finish
Price: £3.83

4.0 out of 5 stars Decent quality hook, 22 Aug. 2016
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I bought this to use on a UPVC door on my conservatory. It does seem to be quite well made and sturdy. Because of where I was fitting it I needed to use self tapping screws into the steel reinforcing on the door, so I did not use the supplied screws, which were not very impressive anyway. This is a common issue, the majority of screws which come with fittings are substandard, so I almost always dump them and use some from my own supply.

Apart from this, I am pleased with the hook itself, It is listed as silent, which means that due to the shape of the hook end there should be no noise or rattle when it is located into the eye, and it does seem to be effective. There is a very small amount of play at the swivel end of the hook which might create a very small amount of noise in windy conditions but this would be very minimal.
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IPX8 Waterproof Case Easylife, 2 Pack Universal Dry Bag/ Pouch,Clear Sensitive PVC Touch Screen,for iPhone 6 6S Plus/5/5s/5c Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S5/S4 Note3/4 LG G5/G3 Up To 5.5 "(Black+Blue)
IPX8 Waterproof Case Easylife, 2 Pack Universal Dry Bag/ Pouch,Clear Sensitive PVC Touch Screen,for iPhone 6 6S Plus/5/5s/5c Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S5/S4 Note3/4 LG G5/G3 Up To 5.5 "(Black+Blue)
Offered by LEVIN-UK
Price: £15.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Simple but effective, 20 Aug. 2016
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When I am working around the house or garden I do sometimes like to play music from my iPhone, either using Bluetooth earphones or a speaker. However, if I am doing something messy, I am always worried about spoiling the phone, so when I was offered these cases at a discount for review I was pleased to accept.

You do actually get two cases, one with black trim and one with blue, and they each have a matching clip-on neck lanyard. They are listed as being suitable for phones up to 5.5 inches.

There was plenty of room for my iPhone 5S, in fact I was even able to leave it in its normal leather case, folded over to leave the screen accessible. Fitting it was easy, there are a couple of swivel tabs on the top of the case, which have to be turned to the upright position to open it, then turned back to the horizontal position to lock it again. The main compartment of the case is made from a heavy duty clear plastic which is reasonably soft to protect the phone, and enables the touch screen to be used with no trouble. It does seem to be waterproof.

My only criticism is that the plastic clip on the lanyard broke when I tried to unclip it from the case, which is not actually a problem for me as I was not intending to use it anyway, but I would not want to rely on it.

Thanks for reading this review; I hope it has been helpful. I have included a few extra photos for good measure.
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Makhry 2 Pairs Moisturizing Socks Gel Heel Socks for Dry Hard Cracked Skin Moisturizing Open Toe Comfy Recovery Socks (Blue+Pink)
Makhry 2 Pairs Moisturizing Socks Gel Heel Socks for Dry Hard Cracked Skin Moisturizing Open Toe Comfy Recovery Socks (Blue+Pink)
Offered by Makhry_EU
Price: £11.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Well made but very tight fit, 20 Aug. 2016
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My other half does suffer from cracked heels, particularly in the winter months, so when I was offered these at a discounted price for review purposes I was happy to accept.

The socks do seem to be well made, with neat stitching and no loose ends, and the gel pads which are incorporated inside each sock do look to be very well bonded to the sock fabric.

However, my wife did find them extremely tight, particularly around the hems, so much so that she was unable to keep them on for more than a couple of minutes; and this was on her size 3’s, although the socks are advertised as suitable for up to size 7. In fairness, the listing does state that the size may be smaller than normal socks and they may be “a little” tight for better moisturising.

Anyway, we then tried stretching them by putting them over a large tin for a few hours, and this did improve the fit considerably; although still tight they were wearable for half an hour or so which is the recommended time, but they would still have been extremely tight on larger size feet.

The washing instructions are explained in the listing, but are not included in the packaging or on any labels, which might have been a good idea.

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HonestEast Solar LED Outdoor Lights, Outdoor Night Lights with Mtion Sensor for Garden Fence Patio Yard Deck Driveway(IP65)
HonestEast Solar LED Outdoor Lights, Outdoor Night Lights with Mtion Sensor for Garden Fence Patio Yard Deck Driveway(IP65)
Offered by HONESTEAST
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great looking light, even when not lit up, 19 Aug. 2016
Disclosure: I received this product from the seller for an honest and unbiased review.

This is without a doubt the best looking solar light I have seen. Nothing like the usual black wedge shaped versions, but it works just as well.

It is easy to fit using just two screws, one (the lower screw) slots into a keyhole shaped housing on the back of the light, then when this is in place the upper screw is fitted through the hole in the top of the light. I also used a white snap on screw cover to hide the upper screw. There is a simple On/Off pinhole switch on the front of the lamp, which is activated with the supplied pin, although a paperclip would work just as well.

The light was partially charged when it arrived, so I fitted it up straight away on a south facing wall, where it had about three hours of remaining daylight to top up the battery. Once it started to get dark it came on automatically, with the two rear facing LED lights projecting a nice soft yellow light to either side, and the eight main LEDs giving a nice welcoming white light at the front. The PIR was triggered from about 4 metres away and the main LEDs went into bright mode; not as bright as a conventional mains powered security light, but still pretty good. Once no more movement was detected, the light reverted to the dimmer mode after half a minute or so.

The light remained on until it started to get light, in all it was on for around nine hours. Obviously what you get out of a solar light at night is dependent on what goes into it during the daytime, but I confidently expect that this one will be capable of delivering a good few hours of light even in the depths of winter.

Thanks for reading this review; I hope it has been helpful. I have included a few extra photos for good measure. These include two showing it at night, one in dim and one in bright mode.
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Rushmere Golden Scourer 2 pack (14cm x 12cm)
Rushmere Golden Scourer 2 pack (14cm x 12cm)
Offered by Handy Stores London Ltd
Price: £2.51

5.0 out of 5 stars Works really well, and last a long time., 19 Aug. 2016
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Probably the best pot scourers around, but no longer easy to find in the shops. There is virtually nothing they cannot shift, and with minimum effort - the only thing that is better is if somebody else does the washing up for you! Sent off for three packs, which should last us a along time, as they take a lot of punishment before they need to be replaced. Highly recommended.


Solar Powered Lights Garden Lights BESTOPE Solar Powered Lights Garden Lights 28 LED Super Bright Motion Sensor Waterproof Outdoor Security Lights for Outdoor Patio Fencing Pool
Solar Powered Lights Garden Lights BESTOPE Solar Powered Lights Garden Lights 28 LED Super Bright Motion Sensor Waterproof Outdoor Security Lights for Outdoor Patio Fencing Pool
Offered by BESTOPE UK
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good light output, nice looking unit, 18 Aug. 2016
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Disclosure: I received this product from the seller for an honest and unbiased review.

The light is solidly made, and is about 180mm wide x 120mm high with a projection of about 70mm. Fitting is simple, it “hangs” on a couple of screws which slot into keyhole type apertures on the back of the light, and there is a template in the box to make sure they are at the correct spacing.

There is a switch to select the mode; this is located inside the battery cover on the back of the light, to open it you need to undo a screw (they even supply quite a decent screwdriver to do this), and this reveals the replaceable battery and a small three way switch. Apart from the OFF position there are two lighting modes, one gives a constant light during the hours of darkness, and the other gives a constant (slightly dimmer) light, increasing to full brightness for about 30 seconds when the PIR detector is activated. There is no option to switch off the constant light and just have the PIR mode on its own.

When it arrived it was at least partially charged, so to check it out I fitted it to the side of a shed, where it did benefit from an hour or so of daylight before it got dark, but not direct sunlight. I decided to try it on the constant light with PIR activation, and it remained on throughout the night until daylight, which was at least 9 hours. The light was reasonably bright even in the constant dim mode, but when I tested the PIR activation the light output was very impressive, although obviously not as bright as a mains security light. If you have not tried one of these later generation solar lights you are in for a pleasant surprise.

Good points? Excellent light output (both in terms of brightness and duration), easy to fit, nice clean lines, does look to be waterproof.

Bad points? Nothing significant, although it would have been nice to have a PIR only mode, and hiding the switch away inside the battery cover is a bit inconvenient when you are deciding which mode to deploy.

Thanks for reading this review; I hope it has been helpful. I have included a few extra photos for good measure. These include a picture of the light in the dimmest mode and with the PIR activated. The constant mode only (without PIR activation) is roughly half way between these in terms of brightness.
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