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Rapesco ECO A4+ Expanding File with 13 Colourful Compartments - Clear
Rapesco ECO A4+ Expanding File with 13 Colourful Compartments - Clear
Price: £9.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Storage on the go, 25 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Sometimes it's possible to look at the same storage solution in two different ways, the same features being negatives for some uses but positives for others. This expanding storage file is one of those cases.

If you want on-the-shelf long-term storage the large number of pockets may be more of a hindrance than a help for most purposes, unless you have a really specific need to divide your documents up into 13 bundles. They'll need to be small bundles too, as the expanding top of the case is more of an aid to looking through them, and the base is not going to grow any more than its maximum 3cm.

Where this file – more aptly described as a filing system – really finds its role is for day-to-day usage by busy people who need to keep a small number of several different documents on hand and easily accessibly – teachers transporting homework, salespeople who need ready access to the right document for the right client, and anyone who needs to simply look into a file full of several possibilities and pull out the right piece of paper for the person they are talking to without missing a beat. That's going to be possible because each of the pockets comes with a plastic tab at the top, into which you can slot a handwritten description using one of the coloured card pieces supplied, or ones of your own. The file is easily opened and closed using elasticised string.

Assuming that you're going to use this file for the second of the purposes I have described, I would happily recommend it with 5 stars out of 5.


Sealy Select Balance Pillow Protector, White
Sealy Select Balance Pillow Protector, White
Price: £18.13

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality, 25 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I'm very pleased with these two pillow protectors. They're really good quality, comfortable, perfectly stitched, and the zips work well without catching on the pillow put inside. They are washable, hypoallergenic and keep dust mites and bacteria out of your pillows. They even come with a reusable carry case.


Sealy Select Balance Pillow, White, Pack of 2
Sealy Select Balance Pillow, White, Pack of 2
Offered by Branded_Bedding
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Sleep soundly, 22 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I was expecting two pillows but wasn't expecting them to arrive in a zipped and reusable carry case. That's a bonus, although I think it was probably intended for people carrying the pillows back from a shop through a busy city centre; both useful and a bit of free advertising. I'm not sure if it's something everyone gets when they order these pillows online, but if you do it's a bonus.

The pillows are really comfortable. Soft but supportive, they are a 3 out of 10 on the Sealy firmness scale. They are made in the UK from synthetic fibre, are hypoallergenic and machine washable. They also have a 2 year guarantee, which shows some measure of confidence that they will last in good condition a long time.


Salter Slow Cook Electronic Timer
Salter Slow Cook Electronic Timer
Offered by HoMedics Group
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Intuitive to use, magnetic for sticking on fridge, 22 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Whether it's putting the oven on, timing the immersion heater or a taking a prescription that tells you not to have more than two tablets every four hours, we all have a need for countdown timers. Some people use their phones to do this; others may use mechanical timers. There are advantages to both, for example you generally carry your phone around with you, and mechanical timers never run out of battery and tend to have much louder alarms. So something like this may not be people's first choice, but this model does have a lot going for it.

The display is clear, the buttons are easy to use, it has a fold-down stand, and it has two magnets which allow it to be placed on the side of a fridge. All that would count for nothing if it was not easy to use, but it is extremely easy to set. There are instructions, but you wouldn't really need them because the actions are intuitive.

To set, for example, 1 hour 50 minutes and (let's say) 2 seconds you press the H button once, hold the M button down until it gets to 50 and press the S button twice. To start it counting down, press the Start/Stop button. If you want to pause it, press that button again. Changed your mind and want to reset it? Press H and M together. You can set it for a time period of anything between one second and one second less than ten hours. It can also be used as a stopwatch, which doubles its usefulness.

The alarm is perhaps not as loud as I would like it, but then I tend to wander out of the room and off into other parts of the house. In practice it is easy to hear it going off in the kitchen when sitting in the next room with the door closed. The alarm switches off after a minute, which is usually good enough for most situations, but you don't have the option to extend it.

When it has finished counting down and you stop the alarm, the display stays at the last time you set, unless you reset it. That can be very useful and is definitely in this timer's favour.


Funtime BV5875 Robot Crystal Puzzle
Funtime BV5875 Robot Crystal Puzzle
Offered by Prezzies
Price: £7.92

5.0 out of 5 stars Red robot crystal puzzle, 20 July 2016
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This is one of the easier crystal puzzles I have done, mostly because it is obvious from the moment you tip the pieces out of the packet which ones belong to the body and which belong to the head. That narrows the possible combinations down a bit. That's not to say that it doesn't provide a good challenge – the pieces are well designed to try and confuse you, most of them having tabs and slots across two levels – but the amount of time before you'll complete this will be a bit less than for other ones in the range.

When it is complete, you can position the arms, the key in the back and the head. But be aware that repeated movement of the head will loosen the central screw that holds it all together.


Rapesco A5 Standard Clipboard - With Film Pocket for Storage - Black
Rapesco A5 Standard Clipboard - With Film Pocket for Storage - Black
Price: £2.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Something to lean on, 20 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a well made A5 size clipboard, which has the added feature of a plastic pocket covering the lower half to hold small pages in. It has a pen holder, a strong clip and a pull-out piece with a hole in for placing it on a hook. The material is black. The size means it is ideally suited for writing on small pieces of paper, for example shopping lists, and it is just the right size to fit in a car's glove compartment.


Post-it 63.5cm x 77.5cm Super Sticky Meeting Flip Chart Pads (Pack of 6)
Post-it 63.5cm x 77.5cm Super Sticky Meeting Flip Chart Pads (Pack of 6)
Price: £194.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Enough sheets to paper a room with ideas, 16 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This pad of paper, with the two holes on the top left and right, fitted onto my easel just right. The paper quality is much higher than your standard flipchart pad but that's not the only feature here – being in many respects giant Post It notes, the individual pages can be lifted off (they come away easily at the perforation line) and do indeed stick onto other flat surfaces – wallpaper, painted walls, wooden panelling. They come off easily, without leaving a mark, but that doesn't mean the level of sticky is any less that what it takes to hold the weight of the sheet up. Ideally suited for business use, school projects and anything else where you fill up a sheet and then stick it on the wall whilst you go back to the easel and do it all over again, it's a very specific product in what it does, but I can imagine anyone working together in a group on a task or hobby could find good use for it.


Post-it Notes Combo Pack
Post-it Notes Combo Pack
Price: £3.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Variety pack, 15 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I have just reviewed a pack of recycled Post It notes (received separately, nothing to do with this product), and whilst they have greener credentials, their muted colours only served to remind me how vibrant the colours of regular Post Its can be.

There are three pads, each of different sizes, in this set. The largest pad is an eye catching pink that will grab your attention in even the most cluttered room. The regular sized pad is green on the top few sheets, then pink, yellow and finally blue. The small pad is yellow. Like all Post It notes, they stick really well and are very easy to write on.


Post-it Recycled Notes - Pastel Rainbow Colours - Light Green, Grass Green, Grey Tower Pack Of 16 Pads - 100 Sheets Per Pad - 76 mm x 127 mm
Post-it Recycled Notes - Pastel Rainbow Colours - Light Green, Grass Green, Grey Tower Pack Of 16 Pads - 100 Sheets Per Pad - 76 mm x 127 mm
Price: £26.57

5.0 out of 5 stars The greenest Post It note, 15 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
For practical purposes these 100% recycled Post It notes work as well as regular Post It notes, and you get enough pads in the cardboard dispenser to keep a busy office happy for a long, long time.

You can write on them just as well and they stick just as well. It's only when you look very closely at them that you can see the flecks and speckles that give their 100% recycled nature away. Given the short life cycle of a Post It note – you write on it, you stick it up, you do the thing you put it there to remind yourself about and then you bin it – it's hard to argue why anyone with a choice of regular and recycled would not go for the recycled, all other things being equal.

However, the muted pastel colours of these notes are not as eye-catching as regular brightly coloured Post It notes, and that could be a problem for some.

It all comes down to how you intend to use them, so whilst I might have removed a review star for the pastel colours, I added it back again for the plus point of it being a 100% recycled paper / renewable resource adhesive product. You'll have to weigh the two points up yourself to decide how much each matters to you.


Command 17087G Medium Graphite Double Hook
Command 17087G Medium Graphite Double Hook
Offered by BIC WAREHOUSE
Price: £3.54

5.0 out of 5 stars A good unobtrusive colour, 13 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is two-pronged coat hook, and it uses a Command strip to fasten it to a wall, side of a cupboard or other vertical surface. It seems very solid, and I would trust it with one winter coat or two summer coats. The grey colour is much better than the usual white of most similar type of hooks, or at least to my mind.


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