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Silverline 226596 9-LED Soft-Grip Pocket Torch 3 x AAA Batteries 45 Lumens
Silverline 226596 9-LED Soft-Grip Pocket Torch 3 x AAA Batteries 45 Lumens
Price: £1.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Illuminating, 24 Jun. 2017
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It's a cheap torch. The blue coating makes it look like something that might fall out of a Christmas Cracker, though.
That said, put batteries in, turn it on and point it into darkness. As if by magic, the darkness is banished.

You could probably use it to blind people if you were persistent enough.


All-New Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 16 GB, Punch Red - with Special Offers
All-New Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 16 GB, Punch Red - with Special Offers
Price: £59.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought a 16GB for the missus..., 24 Jun. 2017
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It has to be said, this isn't very different at all from the previous version, at least functionally. It's probably worth your while spending the extra tenner to get 16GB, mind, what with apps bloating in the finest tradition of software.
Yes, it's got "Alexa" built in now, but your old one will have been updated to also feature "Alexa". Or it will, shortly.
So...

Good - Robust, easy to use and cheap. It really performs very well for a "budget" tablet, yes, it's creaky when it's opening some apps, but it runs anything available with no problem and the battery life is, again, really very good.

Bad - Terrible speaker, pointlessly rubbish camera. But these are the trade-offs for the price, I suppose. Don't get too excited about having "Alexa" in it, either, right now she's not that useful...don't, for instance, think you can ask her to connect your device to a bluetooth speaker...yet. She's quite happy to tell you the weather forecast etc, though.


5 Star Pencil Sharpener Pocket-sized Metal for Max. Diameter 8mm Single Hole
5 Star Pencil Sharpener Pocket-sized Metal for Max. Diameter 8mm Single Hole
Price: £0.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Peerless Pencil Sharpener, 17 Jun. 2017
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A classic design elegantly executed.
Mind you, children nowadays seem to be of the opinion you can sharpen a pencil anywhere and the chore of standing over a bin while you spend precious seconds twiddling a pencil is "old hat" at the very least.

If you, too, have feckless children with the energy of your average sloth, maybe consider a sharpener with a collector? Unless you've a good hoover.


Casio FX-85GTPLUS Scientific Calculator
Casio FX-85GTPLUS Scientific Calculator
Price: £9.89

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Face It, You'll Key In 5318008 And Turn It Upside Down, 17 Jun. 2017
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It's an incredible calculator for the cost.
Admittedly, the concept of a calculator is hopelessly out-dated, and unless you're sitting an exam of some sort, you're much more likely to use an app, but as scientific calculators go, at this price you can't go wrong.

What am I doing? I don't have the faintest clue, really, about it, but the children haven't complained about them, so they must be adequate for school, and that's all that really matters.

Oh, and this one's got a solar panel. So you won't have to faff around with battery replacement. The batteries in the next model down only last a year and a bit. Spend the extra pound, save yourself some hassle.


RED HEAVYWEIGHT FOOLSCAP SUSPENSION FILES, WITH TABS & INSERTS - HIGH QUALITY & BRANDED BY 5 STAR [PACK OF 10]
RED HEAVYWEIGHT FOOLSCAP SUSPENSION FILES, WITH TABS & INSERTS - HIGH QUALITY & BRANDED BY 5 STAR [PACK OF 10]
Offered by A2B Stationery Ltd
Price: £8.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Hanging Files, but they're RED!, 17 Jun. 2017
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If you're looking for hanging files, look no further. Yeah, we've ALL got green ones, but, hey, RED ONES GO FASTER!


Aux Cable 1M 3.5mm Stereo Premium Auxiliary Audio Cable - for Beats Headphones Apple iPod iPhone iPad Samsung LG Smartphone MP3 Player Home / Car etc - IBRA Orange
Aux Cable 1M 3.5mm Stereo Premium Auxiliary Audio Cable - for Beats Headphones Apple iPod iPhone iPad Samsung LG Smartphone MP3 Player Home / Car etc - IBRA Orange
Offered by Hd Zone
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Really Very Good, 17 Jun. 2017
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It's lovely.
Seems to transfer sound really well, but the white cable, in retrospect, was bound to get grubby quite quickly. MORE quickly if you're using it in a work vehicle.


Bosch ART 23 SL Electric Grass Trimmer, Cutting Diameter 23 cm
Bosch ART 23 SL Electric Grass Trimmer, Cutting Diameter 23 cm
Price: £24.96

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works Well, Shame About The Length..., 17 Jun. 2017
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...of its tether.

On the UP side, it's light, the handles are comfortable to use and well placed, it seems to cut well and the twine doesn't auto-feed so you don't end up using half a spool in one session of vigorous trimming.
On the DOWN side, there's no auto-feed, so you have to get your hands near the business end to get more twine out of the spool...thankfully the "trigger" button is a long way away...and it DOES seem to suffer from the "cable too short" problem of its Bosch stable-mates.

If the Grim Reaper was to update his scythe, this is probably not the strimmer he'd choose. Fair to say, though, if he has a nice little patch of lawn around his house in whichever nether-realm he dwells in, he MIGHT choose this to do the edging.
He'd still have to buy an extension lead, though.


AmazonBasics Shockproof and Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
AmazonBasics Shockproof and Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Price: £29.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Glad I Bought It For The Missus, 30 May 2017
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This speaker offers a surprisingly "meaty" sound for all the size of it. Really very impressed by the sound quality, and it's very robust, too.
I DID charge it, once. And haven't had to do it again. I'm not in the habit of noting the time it's lasted, but I've made a good few Sunday dinners, decorated a teenager's bedroom and played a great many board-games with this speaker providing the tunes.
So, sounds good, and lasts for hours, possibly days one ONE charge.
Can't speak for the waterproofing, mind, but with it delivering so well on every other front, I'm going to assume I could safely take it swimming with me. And it's probably robust enough for me to use as a club to subdue any curious killer whales whilst I'm swimming, too.


Bosch Rotak 37 Ergoflex Electric Rotary Lawn Mower, Cutting Width 37 cm
Bosch Rotak 37 Ergoflex Electric Rotary Lawn Mower, Cutting Width 37 cm
Price: £119.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Great, But Not Perfect, 30 May 2017
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Having had my trusty old Flymo give up the ghost, I decided to opt for something with wheels...and after reading reviews, this is the mower I opted for.
I have to say I'm quite happy with it, it leaves a very tidy cut and picks up most of the grass it cuts. Adjusting the height of the cut is a straightforward operation and although fairly large, the multiple options for holding the thing make it easy to steer. It's a grand machine, despite its bulk.

There ARE, however, a couple of problems. First of which is the length of power cable that's fixed to the mower. Given the size of the cutting blade, and the design of the mower itself, the cable could do with being AT LEAST half as long again. No, it's not a HUGE issue, because you've probably already got a looooong extension lead kicking around, but it IS rather disappointing, and a faff that could have been so easily, and cheaply, remedied.
The second, on the face of it, isn't a problem at all...the grass-box is BIG. Where I'd have been emptying the box of my old mower maybe 4 or 5 times, this one needs emptying half of that. However, as it fills it gets heavier, and the heavier it gets the more the front end of the mower lifts. Which isn't a problem if you're at all interested in cutting your grass. however, as I have found, much to my chagrin, in the hands of a feckless teenage child, though, one who is only interested in covering the ground, regardless of the quality of the job, it's going to lead to a less than satisfactory finish as they wheelie over the finish line.


Carcassonne 3 Princess and Dragon (2016 English Edition)
Carcassonne 3 Princess and Dragon (2016 English Edition)
Price: £17.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Expansion That Changes EVERYTHING..., 23 April 2017
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If you've been buying your Carcassonne expansions in the order of their release, brace yourself, because adding this to your games gives you a VERY different experience. It's a great box, up to the usual standards of quality, and the modifications to the rules are easily understood.
I'll not say too much, you can find fully more in-depth reviews elsewhere, but this adds an element of random aggression which leads, inevitably, to a faster game with much smaller constructions being the only safe way to rack up the points. It's an expansion that we certainly use, but only occasionally, and only with folk who're very familiar with the game as is.

If your games are already "competitive", this expansion might incite violence.


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