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Gillette Fusion Proshield Flexball Regular Men's Razor Blades - Pack of 6
Gillette Fusion Proshield Flexball Regular Men's Razor Blades - Pack of 6
Price: £19.69

2.0 out of 5 stars You can not justify this price, 25 Sept. 2017
They are good but you cannot justify this price. Look at Dorco 6 blade razors or more particularly Wilkinson Sword 5 blade for an equivalent shave.


Trixie Wicker Cat Cave with Bars, 45 cm
Trixie Wicker Cat Cave with Bars, 45 cm
Offered by Zoo Galaxie
Price: £24.89

3.0 out of 5 stars Good for a small cat., 16 Sept. 2017
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Decent quality. I would say that it's OK for a small 3kilo/6lb cat or smaller. More than that would look cramped. I would like a better fastener on the door. Easier than traditional plastic carriers to put comfortable bedding in but no room for a bowl of food or water.


WEISHI Long Handle Version HEAVY WEIGHT Butterfly Open Double Edge Safety Razor.
WEISHI Long Handle Version HEAVY WEIGHT Butterfly Open Double Edge Safety Razor.
Offered by WEISHI SHAVING
Price: £19.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Starter DE Razor, 3 July 2017
It's a good razor which is relatively mild.

If you're reading this, you are probably starting to investigate Double Edged Razors. This is a good starting point as it will not cut you like a Merkur will though you may find that you will want to try something more aggressive for a closer shave.

Technique with razors like this needs to be different to what you would do with a cartridge razor; you probably need three passes (I do two with the grain and one against). For blades, I would suggest Wilkinson Sword, Astra (owned by Gillette) or Derby - probably in that order.

This razor does have its limitations. The build quality is nowhere near that of an Edwin Jagger DE89. The Weishi is folded metal where the Jagger is machined.

On balance, a good start if you can get it at around £12 but also investigate Edwin Jagger which is around £23 and will last a lifetime.


Progress Vulfix 404 Grosvenor Mixed Badger and Boar Bristle Shaving Brush
Progress Vulfix 404 Grosvenor Mixed Badger and Boar Bristle Shaving Brush
Offered by For Men's Grooming
Price: £14.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Good but Small Size, 30 Jun. 2017
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An excellent brush but bear in mind that this is fairly small. If you're looking for a travel brush, this is ideal. Compared to an Omega, the hair loss is far less and feels better. Good for quite stiff beards.


Dorco Pace 6 Plus Razor for Men: Ultra-sharp six blade Design - Pivoting Head for Maximum Coverage - Built-In Fine Sculpting Trimmer - Lubrication Strip with Aloe and Vitamin E - 14 Blades + 1 Handle
Dorco Pace 6 Plus Razor for Men: Ultra-sharp six blade Design - Pivoting Head for Maximum Coverage - Built-In Fine Sculpting Trimmer - Lubrication Strip with Aloe and Vitamin E - 14 Blades + 1 Handle
Offered by Razors by Dorco
Price: £43.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good For The Price., 29 Jun. 2017
Very good indeed. I have Gillette Fusion and Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 handles which I rotate according to whom has offers. The Dorco is most similar to the Gillette and blades last almost (but not quite) as long. Perhaps slightly more aggressive than the Gillette but a really close shave. The Gillette handles are A bit better built but the Dorco is much cheaper and doesn't feel it. The most comfortable shave is the Wilkinson Sword and the Hydro 5 blades last longer due to the better lubricant strip. The Dorco shaves closer than the Wilkinson. The hinges on the Gillette and Dorco work better than the Wilkinson.
Bear in mind that you can also find the Dorco rebranded in Sainsbury's as their own brand six-blade razor. They also sell the cartridges for £6 per packet of 4. It's difficult to justify Gillette Fusion at this price. My preference is the Wilkinson (for comfort) followed by Dorco (for value) with the Gillette Fusion last.
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Haig Club Clubman Single Grain Scotch Whisky, 70cl
Haig Club Clubman Single Grain Scotch Whisky, 70cl
Price: £18.00

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended with price qualifications, 11 April 2017
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In Scotch terms, this is a guilty pleasure. It was released at £25 and the critics mugged it, quite justifiably. At that price, it competed with Chivas Regal and some of the discounted malts and that didn't work. If you can get it at around £15-17, it makes sense and is a good competitor for lower end Bourbon.

If you like grain, this is decent. If you can get Chivas or Johnnie Walker Double Black for less, go for that. This is not high art in Whisky terms. It's a good burger rather than a fine steak.


Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player
Price: £39.99

20 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Needs Now TV to be perfect, 7 April 2017
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Quite decent performance. Loses a star for not having Now TV and being a little slow to boot. Decent overall speed; much faster than the outdated Roku Stick currently available in the U.K.

When you use it for the first time, the USB socket on your television may not quite have enough power - you'll get an error message if this is the case. If you have that issue, set it up using it connected to the mains adapter but once that is done, it should be OK to use power from the televisions USB socket.
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Ted Baker London Finisterre DAB/DAB+/FM/Bluetooth and NFC Radio - Brushed Silver/Tan Leather
Ted Baker London Finisterre DAB/DAB+/FM/Bluetooth and NFC Radio - Brushed Silver/Tan Leather

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but a shame that there is no battery., 13 Jun. 2016
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Good But mains only so lacking in mobility. The sound is spacious, veering slightly towards being bright. You can fix the brightness by using the equaliser in the menu. Using the 'jazz' setting is a good balance.
Reception is good both on DAB and FM. Bluetooth pairing was relatively painless.
I don't think I would have paid the original £200 but at its current price of £80 it is good value.


iClever IC-BTH01 mini Bluetooth4.0 stereo headset light-weight wireless Bluetooth sports headphones microphone built-in iphone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5 C, 4 S, 4, ipad 2, 3, 4, air, Samsung Galaxy S5, S4 Galaxy, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note3, Note2, Motorola, HTC, Nokia smartphones, Bluetooth transmitter, Aptx and apply NFC technology supports--black
iClever IC-BTH01 mini Bluetooth4.0 stereo headset light-weight wireless Bluetooth sports headphones microphone built-in iphone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5 C, 4 S, 4, ipad 2, 3, 4, air, Samsung Galaxy S5, S4 Galaxy, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note3, Note2, Motorola, HTC, Nokia smartphones, Bluetooth transmitter, Aptx and apply NFC technology supports--black
Offered by Elecsmart
Price: £33.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than expected, 16 May 2016
I bought these on a lightning deal and wasn't expecting much but turned out to be significantly better.

1) Audio quality is very good. This was a surprise given the price and that they are Bluetooth. They are better than Mpow Wolverine and probably close to the quality of Anker Bluetooth earphones. They would not beat high end wired but they are well balanced. The problem is that there are few high end brands producing this kind of earphone so you're forced towards companies that you haven't heard of.
2) Comfort is always a compromise with battery reserve. They are significantly more comfortable than Wolverine. You pay a little with battery but they're getting me through the day. They're not an 'always on' device like a jawbone.
3) Call quality is viable but bear in mind that they will go in to hibernation to save batteries after a while.


Premium Square 800mm Wide x 1400mm Height Bath Shower Glass Modern Bathroom Screen The Plumbers Merchant
Premium Square 800mm Wide x 1400mm Height Bath Shower Glass Modern Bathroom Screen The Plumbers Merchant

1.0 out of 5 stars Supplied without a cap on the top of the hinge ..., 5 May 2016
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Supplied without a cap on the top of the hinge. Meant that water drained down the inside of the hinge.


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