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LG UP970 4K Ultra HD HDR Blu-Ray Player - Black
LG UP970 4K Ultra HD HDR Blu-Ray Player - Black
Price: £286.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Very decent UHD Blu-Ray player, 19 Jun. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
NOTE: This product does not come with an included HDMI cable, so if you do not have one, make sure you purchase one that supports 4K; Amazon's own 'AmazonBasics' range offers them for a very reasonable price.

To get the most from this Blu-Ray player, you will need a 4K TV, or even better a 4K HDR TV. 4K is also known as UHD (Ultra High Definition). It also supports 3D Blu-Rays if you have a 3DTV.

1x AAA battery is included for the remote control.

Upon setting up this product and linking it to the Internet (Ethernet cable or WiFi) go into the settings and download the update which is available.

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The LG UP970 is a fairly averaged sized Blu-Ray player measuring in at 43cm x 20.6cm x 4.6cm; definitely not considered a compact size due to its length, but a decent size nevertheless.

It has a very rectangular and flattop shape, though has a nice black colour scheme and subtle finish on top.

The user interface is super simple and broken down into five tabs: Movie | Photo | Music | Premium (Netflix & YouTube) | Settings.

This player doesn't have other apps like ITV or BBC iPlayer, however most likely, your TV has it already.

The movie, photo and music tabs allow you to play content from all connected devices, i.e disc or USB flash drive. I can confirm this player accepts audio CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs.

The simplicity allows for quick selection and there's no noticeable lag.

As for 4K content, providing you have the appropriate set-up and the UHD Blu-Rays, you will definitely notice a difference from normal Blu-Rays, though it's only something I will buy when the film is one I absolutely love as the UHDs are much more expensive than normal Blu-Ray discs, however it's nice to have that option when I want it.

It does do a decent job of upscaling DVDs if you wish to watch them, however the quality difference is noticeable in a negative way.

All in all, this is a very decent UHD Blu-Ray player, would highly recommend.


Sony Xperia XA1 32 GB 5-Inch UK SIM-Free Smartphone - White
Sony Xperia XA1 32 GB 5-Inch UK SIM-Free Smartphone - White
Price: £229.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for the price!, 19 Jun. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The Sony Xperia XA1 is in the lower tier of Sony's Xperia range with it being more of a "budget" smartphone which lacks a lot in features compared to the more "premium" range line-up which hosts screens with a resolution up to 4K and fancy features such as a fingerprint scanner which is of course very nice to have and makes unlocking the phone super quick, but it's not a necessity.

Box Contents: XA1 Smartphone | In-Ear Headphones with In-Line Mic (Basic) | USB-C Cable | USB Wall Adaptor | Instruction Manual.

Recommended Extras: MicroSD Card *1 | Screen Protector *2 | Case *3.
*1: Even though this phone has a very decent internal storage of 32GB, I would recommend getting an addition MicroSD card of 32GB or higher, especially if you plan on storing a lot of music; this keeps you phone less cluttered and running more optimal.

*2: Like every smartphone I get, I would recommend a tempered glass screen protector, the amount of times I've seen them saving friends hundreds of pounds in repair costs.

*3: Furthermore, a smartphone case is also an additional that is highly welcomed, not only do a lot enhance further grip, they also boost the chance of your phone surviving a drop.

Personal taste, the XA1 is a little bigger than the ones I normally go for such as the Xperia Z3 Compact, however it still feels good in my hands and compared to some of the older models like the Z3 compact which had a slippery gloss finish on the rear, the XA1 has a matte finish, which is much more suitable.

As for in-use; this smartphone does the job of what most people need; the UI and general operation responsiveness is very smooth within my experience, so no noticeable lag. The phone is easy to navigate through, though I'm used to Sony phones, so if you are not, just have a little play around and before you know it, you will be whizzing through.

The screen display despite being in 720p looks great, to be honest, I don't think you really need 4K on a smartphone, but that's my personal opinion. As for sound quality, it's decent enough however I always prefer to use headphones or external speakers. And finally, if you're looking for a smartphone with a decent camera, this one certainly doesn't disappoint!

All in all, if you want a smartphone that doesn't break the bank like others available on the market and just want something basic but has a decent camera, you're looking at the smartphone that may just be ideal for you.


The Surge (PS4)
The Surge (PS4)
Price: £33.03

4.0 out of 5 stars Decently looking game, just not my "cup of tea", 19 Jun. 2017
This review is from: The Surge (PS4) (Video Game)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The Surge has an interesting concept and the opening to the game did initially grab my attention, however I soon got a bit disinterested with the style of gameplay.

Don't get me wrong, the graphics are great and though the controls aren't exactly complicated (though I wasn't great at combat); it just really isn't my cup of tea; which makes more sense after reading others saying it's a bit like Fallout / Dark Souls 2; games I also never got into though only a couple of my friends were absolutely obsessed with.

In all honesty, I should have checked out videos of others playing through this game before making the decision to just give it a shot and that's what I would suggest others to do, unless you are confident this style of game ticks your box.


Homedics Dream Ultrasonic Diffuser With Essential Oil Samples and Ambient Mood Lighting - White
Homedics Dream Ultrasonic Diffuser With Essential Oil Samples and Ambient Mood Lighting - White
Price: £42.39

3.0 out of 5 stars DREAM Ultra Sonic Diffuser, 16 Jun. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
NOTE: This product page shares reviews from various models: Dream, Connect & Hope; this review is for the Dream model.

Inside the box you will find: Diffuser | Orange Sweet Oil (2ml) | Peppermint Oil (2ml) | Power Cable | Plug Adaptors: UK, EU & AUS\CHN | Instruction Manual.

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This diffuser is very noticeably made out of plastic, though its spherical shape does suit it. The diffuser utilises ultrasonic waves which produces a soothing vapour/mist from just water; the water can be scented with essential oils if you wish.

For the easiest set-up, I would recommend bringing water to the diffuser rather than the other way around. There are two covers to remove before pouring in the water, just be sure not to fill past the 'Max' markings; then add up to 7 drops of oil into the water (if you want that extra fragrance) before placing the covers back over the diffuser.

There are two buttons to control the diffuser:
Left button: Toggles between continuous mist; periodic (30sec on then 30sec off and repeated); off.
Right button: Activates the LED light to slowly face through a vast amount of colours; again to stick with colour

Some of the colours from the LED light makes the unit look a bit tack, however it may be because my living room has a warm colour scheme going on, so a sunset colour is more suited; I can select a warmer colour by waiting for the desired colour to light up before pressing the light button to hold that colour. With the appropriate colour and the diffuser erupting out mist, it's actually quite therapeutic to watch.

As for the effectiveness of the scented vapour; smaller rooms you will definitely notice, but slightly larger rooms the scent quickly dissipates (unless you're close to the diffuser). There are more effective products such as candles or incense sticks to scent up your room.

One other negative I need to point out is it's price point (£42 at the time of this review), it's just a bit too high for what it is; there are many other diffusers on the market which do exactly the same job, some also look nicer (my opinion) and are available for a more affordable price.
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Fellowes Calibre A4 InstaHeat Small Office Laminator
Fellowes Calibre A4 InstaHeat Small Office Laminator
Offered by 3WM Ltd
Price: £91.02

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fellowes Calibre A4 InstaHeat Small Office Laminator, 15 Jun. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
NOTE: This product page shares reviews from the Calibre A4 model and A3 model, this review is for the A4 version.

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Measuring in at 14.5cm(H) x 44.9cm(W) x 10.9cm(D), this is a decently sized laminator that doesn't take up too much room, ideal for a home/small office, as advertised.

Included in the box you will find: Calibre Laminator | 80 micron A4 Laminating Pouches x10 | Instruction Manual.

The laminator is very easy to set-up; it literally takes a flick of a power switch followed by the press of a power button; from there, all you need to do is select the heat best suited for the laminating pouches; the options are as follows: Cold pouches | 75 microns | 100 microns | 125 microns. For the included laminating pouches rated at 80 microns, select 75. This particular laminator has markings for A4, A5 & A6 sized pouches. Upon powering on this laminator, it takes roughly one minute to heat up.

Although this is rated at a minimum of 75 microns to a maximum of 125 microns, I tried to laminate some make shift business cards in 54x86mm pouches rated at 250 microns and it did the job well, though these were very small pouches, which is probably why it did a good job. I wouldn't recommend doing bigger sizes that exceed this laminators micron rating.

Laminating with an A4 pouch took roughly 37 seconds to complete of which it did so very smoothly and quietly. Results were to what I thought of a high standard when on the correct settings; initially I had the heat on too high which warped the pouch.

All in all, this is a very decent quality laminator that does it's job well providing you have the correct settings selected, of course.
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Leitz Hole Punch, 30 Sheets, Guide Bar with Format Markings, Metal, Style Range, 50060069 - Titan Blue
Leitz Hole Punch, 30 Sheets, Guide Bar with Format Markings, Metal, Style Range, 50060069 - Titan Blue
Price: £11.62

4.0 out of 5 stars Decent hole punch, 5 Jun. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A smart looking hole punch with a fairly robust feel due to its construction mainly made out of metal, however it is let down by the paper guide which is made from plastic and a little flimsy feeling.

That one negative aside, it does pack a punch when going through paper and the base providing decent grip when pushed down.

The section which holds all the paper remnants is secure enough for it to not open by itself, but not so secure that it makes it hard to open.

Overall, this is a decent hole punch with a splash of style.


Kiss The Moon Love After Dark Bath Oil 100ml
Kiss The Moon Love After Dark Bath Oil 100ml
Price: £38.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lack of after-scent, but will give you nice smooth skin, 22 May 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Upon first glimpse, this seems like a rather expensive bath product, but that's only when looking at the short term.

Instructions suggest that you use two pipettes per bath which does look like a fair amount being used, but in fact it's only 2ml worth of bath oil being used per bath; this bottle will give you 50 baths of use which equates to 76p per bath (basing it on the price of £38 per bottle at the time of review). So yes, this product is more pricey than lets say, a Radox 500ml bottle of bubble bath, but incredibly cheaper than a Lush bath-bomb (which would get you 10-15 baths for the same amount of spend).

Out of the bottle, the scent I personally found to be very pleasant, though that was short lived when putting it into the bath and even swirling it around to mix with the water; the scent practically disappears, which is a shame; so with the lack of scent and of course lack of bubbles as you would expect, makes this a rather bland bath to have to be quite frank.

Negatives aside, my skin felt very smooth after my bath and even more so when I woke up, so that in itself I give kudos to this bath product; it's just a shame I didn't smell much of that nice scent the oil initially has.

I think if you can get past the negatives, this is a nice bath product which has some great natural ingredients packed in that will deliver smooth skin as an end result. It's not perfect, but it is good.
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After Laughter
After Laughter
Price: £9.99

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gave it a chance but just couldn't get into it, 12 May 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: After Laughter (Audio CD)
I wouldn't consider myself a fan of Paramore, but more of someone who appreciates their music. I really enjoyed all of their previous released albums, so was excited to see them coming out with new material.

When 'Hard Times' came out, I loved it; new and fresh style with a mighty fine beat.

Then 'Told You So' came out which starts off with a jam, until the fast pacing part of the song kicked In that for me personally, didn't flow well and ruined the feel of the song.

Regardless of already disliking one song, I wanted to keep an open mind, so I ordered the album as I thought the overall album may deliver; though now I wish I had just purchased the 'Hard Times' track.

I've listened to this album through three times now, but there's nothing special about it. Just a dull album with some tracks sounding flat and boring; in addition, one of the tracks called 'Forgiveness' sounds very similar to a Haim song, for example: 'The Wire'.

I really wanted to like this album, but unfortunately I just can't get into it, but hopefully others will.


Nytex HYBRID Memory Foam Mattress, Single 3ft, 60 Night Trial, Made in the UK
Nytex HYBRID Memory Foam Mattress, Single 3ft, 60 Night Trial, Made in the UK
Offered by Nytex Memory Foam
Price: £219.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely comfortable, has given me better nights sleep, 11 May 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I was very relieved to see the mattress arrived vacuum packed in a compact size, this allowed for easy transportation in the back of the car.

When I got back home, all I had to do was simply unpack it and leave it to air out for a couple of hours so it could regain its size.

I am used to the generic spring styled mattress and have never gone for something like a memory foam before, so this experience was very new to me.

Initially I wasn't too sure about the mattress as it doesn't have that immediate softness or bounce, though shortly after, you start to "melt" in it. This is definitely the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on to date.

I've been using this mattress for the last week and every single night has been extremely pleasant with me waking up with no aches whatsoever; something that may have been caused by the springs in the mattress beforehand.

Based on my experience, I couldn't recommend this enough.
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Leitz Stapler, 30 Sheet Capacity, Ergonomic Metal Body, Includes Staples, Style Range, 55620094 - Satin Black
Leitz Stapler, 30 Sheet Capacity, Ergonomic Metal Body, Includes Staples, Style Range, 55620094 - Satin Black
Price: £19.91

4.0 out of 5 stars Durable Stapler, 3 May 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Though this stapler does to seem to be on the pricey side, it does come with a 10 year guarantee, so you shouldn't need to worry about it not lasting a long time. Note: Including in the box is a small quantity of staples to get you started, but they won't last for long.

There are a wide variety of colours to choose from to suit your own personal style or office decor and is in general, very smart looking with a very robust construction.

I find this stapler easy to handle and forever reason you need to change how the staple finalises, you can twist the plate around, though this is a tad awkward to do as you need to grip from each side then lift and twist. Previous staplers I've owned with this feature has a button on the bottom to help raise the plate.

Another feature of this stapler is the staple remover, I personally find this difficult to use and would rather using an actual staple remover tool for this job.

Negatives aside, if you want a smart looking stapler that has a solid construction, then this will be a good choice.


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