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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent T-Shirt, 18 July 2014
So far this has been an excellent buy. The price is excellent.

The material appears to be high quality and thick enough to look better than a normal cheap t-shirt. The colours are very bright and pleasing. Also the print isn't too thick or plastic-y. It appears quite flexible so won't deteriorate in the wash and with wear. The print is also not too large, so it looks stylish and not too overpowering regardless of if you're into Fallout or not.

The fit is excellent, although the neckline/collar may be a little small or tight for some people's taste. For me it's great though!


AmazonBasics USB Cable 2.0 A-Male to B-Micro 1.8 m / 6 Feet
AmazonBasics USB Cable 2.0 A-Male to B-Micro 1.8 m / 6 Feet

3.0 out of 5 stars Good for low power charging and data transfer., 18 July 2014
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Although this cable is sturdy and long, it does not charge things like Samsung Galaxy S3s very well. It does however perfectly charge my Motorola RAZRi perfectly well.

So if you want this for a charging cable, I'd avoid it unless you have low power devices. As a data cable it's perfectly find with (anecdotally) good transfer speeds. I have not performed empirical analysis but it appears fine.

Build quality appears excellent and the styling is nice (apart from having Basics written all over it, making me look like I'm cheap :) )


Nitehawk Rare Russian Army Military Quartz Wrist Watch with Dual Display Black Dial Black Strap
Nitehawk Rare Russian Army Military Quartz Wrist Watch with Dual Display Black Dial Black Strap
Offered by Outdoor Value
Price: £2.95

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, cheap watch., 18 July 2014
So far this has turned out to be a good buy. For the price it's sturdy and excellent value. It arrived in a padded envelope, which worried me a little but it's strong enough to withhold the post office's punishment. It appears to keep it's time (most important in a watch), but adjusting it is a little inaccurate and may take a while.

I don't believe these are waterproof, so I'd be careful with that.

The strap is a little plastic-like and I've noticed little knocks in it mark it easily, but is attractive and does the job.

Please note the metal on the face is bright shiny 'chrome' like metal, not the dull colour in the picture. This must just be a reflection of a dark surrounding. This disappointed me a little, but it's ok.

The only reason it doesn't get 5* for the value is that it has a number 7 offset instead of a 12 or 6 on the smaller, bottom dial. This is just naff design.
On the design, I would say this watch is around 2.5 to 3cm diameter across, so it's not a small watch. It definitely has drawn some attention at my workplace with the lads.

I don't know what's "rare" about this watch as there are many, many similar ones all over the internet, but this one appears to be the least expensive.

Otherwise 4* for this one!


VonHaus Triple Desk Mount Bracket with Tilt, Pull Out Swivel Arm foR 15-24 inch LCD, LED Monitor
VonHaus Triple Desk Mount Bracket with Tilt, Pull Out Swivel Arm foR 15-24 inch LCD, LED Monitor

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid it, not worth even it's small price., 18 July 2014
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I can't see any value in this product, even for it's low price and cannot recommend it. Just avoid it and buy something better, or just keep your normal stands... or even make your own, which is entirely possible and would be better.

I have 2x 23inch widescreen monitors and this cannot hold them up. They are fairly new and thin, and although they do fit on it, just, the weight of them pulls the supports down. You have to put a rubber band or something underneath to prevent this. Also the entire unit tends to lean forward under the weight a little.
Finally when putting a monitor on, the rotator joins are not stiff enough and the monitors end up slightly downward facing.

I would expect a few issues with something cheap, but being as it's not fit for purpose and can't even hold up 2 monitors correctly, I'd dread putting any more weight on it.


Black and White Desert Scarf, Shemagh - the hottest trend right now
Black and White Desert Scarf, Shemagh - the hottest trend right now
Offered by Sale2Save-UK
Price: £2.16

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and looks good., 18 July 2014
Although this does appear to present itself as excellent value, there are a couple of caveats. The "you get what you pay for" rule applies here, so you can't complain for such a cheap price.
It arrived in a timely fashion and adequately packaged.
The material is thin and I can't see it being very durable. It is nice and warm however and is a pleasant design. There are tassels on it, and thick ones on the corner, which are not apparent on the picture.
It's not too large to be cumbersome, but perhaps if you're expecting a huge shemagh avoid this one.

One major complaint I have is when it arrive it reeked. I can't describe the smell well except as incredibly strong and of an intense moist and/or chemical smell. Almost like army and navy stores smell but many times worse. I immediately hand-washed the scarf which removed the smell. I had to remove the wrapping and put it outside as the smell was stinking out the house. This was inside the packaging and only presented when I opened it so it couldn't have been picked up in transit. There was a significant amount of colour coming out when washed, but it did not bleed into the whites of the cloth. There are no wash instructions on it either, so be careful with the delicate material.

Otherwise I'm happy with it, but would buy better quality one in future.


Breville VBL062 Blend Active Personal Blender, 300 W - White/Green
Breville VBL062 Blend Active Personal Blender, 300 W - White/Green
Price: £19.00

20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, quiet and fast, 8 Feb. 2014
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This is a great piece of kit that I bought for my wife as an alternative to a Vitamix or other really high priced brands.

We've had it for around 3 months now and it's been used 3-4 times a week. My wife uses it to make smoothies and health drinks from various items including frozen fruits and dried nuts or seeds too. It is very, very quick compared to out older blenders and is also very quiet. It was a bit apprehensive at first that it would do frozen fruits and ice due to other similar priced ones not doing that very well. It also wasn't clearly specified that it would perform this task, but it does actually say in the manual and website, so don't worry.

Having read other reviews I have had a look out for problems other people have said they have had, but haven't found anything. These are things like the lids become loose over time, and the blades eventually dulling or stop working after putting something fairly hard in there like ice.

The 2 containers are well proportioned and fit in fridges and bags alike. They haven't spilled their contents or broken yet and are made of a fairly hard, durable and inflexible material. Some other 'in bottle' blenders do not come with 2 bottles, but this has 2 which is great. They are very easily cleaned (both bottle and lids) and rinsed out which is a bonus too as I hate washing up.

We have limited space in our kitchen, and even though it stays on the counters now due to it's frequent use it doesn't have a large footprint, unlike other blenders. Even if we stopped using this (which I'm sure we wouldn't) I can see it not taking up too much space in the cupboards, and the drinks containers would keep on being used regardless.

For the price this is an amazing piece of kit and I can highly recommend it in place of more expensive brands.


Ancol Premo XL Extra Tall Cat Scratching Post (Chocolate Brown)
Ancol Premo XL Extra Tall Cat Scratching Post (Chocolate Brown)
Price: £21.25

5.0 out of 5 stars The cats love it. That's what counts!, 8 Feb. 2014
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Our little kittens have grown up and they need something a little bigger than the 30cm (12inch) post they had before. We now have one very large male cat who uses this comfortably.

The material is relatively hard wearing, but I have seen posts (that are more expensive) that have lasted much longer in the past. The advantage of this one, is that because it is split into 2 sections you can reverse all of them and change them around so it will last even longer though!

The base is wide and heavy enough that the cats do not pull it over. It also isn't too large that it takes up masses of room. It is a furry material, which when covered in cat nip, our cats love to roll around on.

The toy has not been played with much, and is a small ball (not mouse) as is on the picture. In my experience cats rarely play with the toys you give them, rather they play with the boxes so I wasn't expecting them to play with the toy.

It's easily assembled and isn't hard to pull apart if you need to take it to a cat-sitters. You will more than likely need an Allen key for the base, but the rest is hand assembled. I found I could put it together without tools anyway.

For the price you pay, I can't really fault this and it's a must have if you have a slightly taller cat.


200 BLACK DOGGY BAGS POO BAGS TIE HANDLES FRAGRANCED
200 BLACK DOGGY BAGS POO BAGS TIE HANDLES FRAGRANCED
Offered by Online4Perfume
Price: £1.96

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 8 Feb. 2014
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Considering these were the cheapest ones I could find for the amount that you get these are good value. We actually use these for cleaning out cat litter trays in the day in-between big cleans.

So far they are ok for this purpose. The scent of them does mask the smells after you put in the bin, however the smell isn't very pleasant to have the bags out in the open on their own. Think a mix of old ladies with talc powder and lavender (that's obviously my opinion, so you might like that smell). However that's better than cat mess, isn't it?

They are a little thin, but not too thin that I would expect you to poke a finger through it. They are also a little smaller than more expensive branded ones that we have used, but you get so many it doesn't matter that much.

Other than that, and due to the price I give 4/5 stars just on the sheer value of them. You get what you pay for in my book usually, but with these you get a little more value!


10 x 6" Glow Sticks GREEN. MAXXX Power! "Military Quality"! PREMIUM-Class! Factory-Fresh! Thick Light Sticks 150mm height! Neon bright Power! Latest Generation!
10 x 6" Glow Sticks GREEN. MAXXX Power! "Military Quality"! PREMIUM-Class! Factory-Fresh! Thick Light Sticks 150mm height! Neon bright Power! Latest Generation!

5.0 out of 5 stars Bright and long lasting, 8 Feb. 2014
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I bought these with some red sticks for a "bug out" bag and storage in my car in case of emergencies.

These are a little tough to start off for those with weak wrists (elderly, children) but when they're off they let off a bright and consistent light which is bright enough to work by in the dark if required. This is obviously draw attention to you if required too!

They work great for the purpose and so far those that I have tried have worked perfectly. The addition of the strings for tying them to something is very handy and thoughtful. Also they work for the full 8 hours (and more in most cases) I would expect them to.

These are cheap enough to buy quite a few and stash them about. I even have a few spare in the box that might come in handy to entertain the children occasionally in winter or bonfire nights etc.


10 x 6" Glow Sticks RED. MAXXX Power! "Military Quality"! PREMIUM-Class! Factory-Fresh! Thick Light Sticks 150mm height! Neon bright Power! Latest Generation!
10 x 6" Glow Sticks RED. MAXXX Power! "Military Quality"! PREMIUM-Class! Factory-Fresh! Thick Light Sticks 150mm height! Neon bright Power! Latest Generation!

3.0 out of 5 stars Fun but not worth it for the lack of light they produce, 8 Feb. 2014
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I bought these with some green sticks for a mix of emergency situations and just for fun too.

I understand that the red sticks do not emit as much light as other colours, however these were dimmer than I had expected even for that and would not recommend them for anything other than a bit of fun. You could barely work by this if you had to in an emergency, but I assume they would attract attention from a bit of a distance.

The light is consistent over 8 hours and has a satisfying red glow to it, not pink or overly gaudy. They are a good size and the addition of the tie strings you get with them is handy.


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