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Samsung Galaxy J3 2015 Case, Samsung Galaxy J3 Flip Cover,ISAKEN PU Leather Cover for Galaxy J3 2015 - Fashion Colorful Embossed Tribal Flower Pattern Design Bookstyle Cell Phone Case Luxury Pu Leather Wallet Magnetic Mobile Cover Protect Skin Stand Case Pouch with Card Holder - Tribal flower: brown
Samsung Galaxy J3 2015 Case, Samsung Galaxy J3 Flip Cover,ISAKEN PU Leather Cover for Galaxy J3 2015 - Fashion Colorful Embossed Tribal Flower Pattern Design Bookstyle Cell Phone Case Luxury Pu Leather Wallet Magnetic Mobile Cover Protect Skin Stand Case Pouch with Card Holder - Tribal flower: brown
Offered by ISAKEN
Price: £8.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good all round, 7 Feb. 2017
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Good value for money, interesting design, quality seems good, and arrived from Shenzhen at the early end of the forecast date range. No complaints.


Philips LED Warm Glow E14 Small Edison Screw Dimmable Candle Light Bulb, 6 W (40 W) - Warm White
Philips LED Warm Glow E14 Small Edison Screw Dimmable Candle Light Bulb, 6 W (40 W) - Warm White
Offered by STARLIGHT LIGHTING
Price: £6.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase so far, 7 Feb. 2017
I've only had these for a couple of months so far, and they're on a regular light switch rather than a dimmer, but so far they're excellent. Very good light spread, good colour rendering, easily as bright as the 11W CFLs they replaced, instant-on, good design. Nothing not to like.

FWIW, I also spotted these bulbs in use on a recent visit to one of Jamie Oliver's restaurants...


Fellowes Crystals Gel Flex Rest - Black
Fellowes Crystals Gel Flex Rest - Black
Price: £5.67

3.0 out of 5 stars OK when used upside down., 19 Jan. 2017
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Although filled with a gel (a fairly hard gel) I found that this rest soon became uncomfortable. The solution, for me, is to use it upside down; looks strange, but it works, although I only use it occasionally and to support my forearm, rather than my wrist.


Vocal-Star Male Hits Karaoke Collection CDG CD+G Disc Pack 8 Discs - 150 Songs
Vocal-Star Male Hits Karaoke Collection CDG CD+G Disc Pack 8 Discs - 150 Songs
Offered by Vocal-Star Karaoke
Price: £14.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Good songs, graphics could be better., 13 Jan. 2017
On the plus side, this collection includes a good selection of songs and the music quality and the price are good. There is no insert listing which tracks are on which CD, but there is a 'data disk' containing a listing in pdf or xlsx formats that can be printed off, so at least you can correct the spelling error in one of the titles.
On the downside, the lyric text - while perfectly usable - is relatively low-resolution and looks jagged on a larger screen, and the layout of the lines and cueing varies between songs and could be improved. And there's at least one incorrect lyric line (in Ain't No Sunshine).
Overall, I'd rate this as 3½ - but since I can't do that it's a 3.


TeckNet Wireless Mains Plug-In Doorbell Door Chime With 2 Push Bell, 500-feet Range with 52 Chimes
TeckNet Wireless Mains Plug-In Doorbell Door Chime With 2 Push Bell, 500-feet Range with 52 Chimes
Offered by Innovation Goal UK
Price: £11.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More musical toy than doorbell, 11 Jan. 2017
Very good at first (if you overlook the tune quality and selection), but after 8 months it has transformed from doorbell to musical toy - it will now only work with the transmitters and receivers in the same room. Changing batteries makes no difference.

An now upgrading to a more expensive Honeywell Series 3 with better rain protection (IP55 instead of IP33) a 2 year warranty, and just 6 high-quality ring options. Will report on that in due course...


54610948 1 Pair High Quality Stainless Steel Door Hinges 4" Silver With Screws
54610948 1 Pair High Quality Stainless Steel Door Hinges 4" Silver With Screws
Offered by TheBigShip
Price: £6.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent hinges, 14 Dec. 2016
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Good quality and robust hinges. Recommended.


VonShef 1.7L Jug Kettle - Rapid Boil, Electric 3000W - Black & Chrome
VonShef 1.7L Jug Kettle - Rapid Boil, Electric 3000W - Black & Chrome
Offered by DOMU UK
Price: £29.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Looks cool - but potentially dangerous, 14 Dec. 2016
On the plus side, this kettle looks cool and the spout pours quickly. Some care is required refilling the kettle as condensation on the underside of the lid can drip onto the hand holding the handle. More seriously, after less than a year water started leaking out of the base - which is obviously unsatisfactory and potentially dangerous. Avoid!


Gloxy TR-985 C TTL Flash Canon
Gloxy TR-985 C TTL Flash Canon
Offered by DUKE FOTOGRAFÍA
Price: £126.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Good after 2 years and Yongnuo YN622C II compatible, 3 Nov. 2016
Although not heavily used, I've had this unit for a couple of years and it's performed without problem so far.
Compatible with the Yongnuo YN622C II transceivers.


LG G4 32GB 4G Red - smartphones (Single SIM, Android, MicroSIM, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, LTE)
LG G4 32GB 4G Red - smartphones (Single SIM, Android, MicroSIM, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, LTE)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool phone and fast delivery, 23 Mar. 2016
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When I bought, this phone was offered by two companies; I chose to buy from the Italian-based company. Delivery was impressive - the estimated delivery was up to 4 weeks - in reality it was dispatched the day after I ordered and turned up by DHL less than 24 hours after that.

As expected, the phone came with a European 2-pin charger (handy when I'm in Europe - and my existing UK chargers are compatible at home) and Quick Start Guide written in Italian - not a problem as the English language manual is available on the internet. LG's 24-month warranty (based on EU Directive 1999/44/EC) was also in Italian, and states that it is 'valid only for the Italian market' - although having checked that directive, if you purchase goods or services from another EU member state that are advertised in the UK, then English / Scottish consumer law applies (which also incorporates the minimum requirements of the directive). And a manufacturer's warranty doesn't absolve the retailer of responsibility. But hopefully there will be no problems with the device anyway...

A for the phone itself, it booted up to an English display. A minor niggle is that the boot and shutdown animations incorporate the branding of a well known mobile phone network - with root access it should be possible to replace them. A bonus is that it came with a spare gold plastic back. Looking good so far.


Photographic Solutions Sensor Type 2 Swabs
Photographic Solutions Sensor Type 2 Swabs

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK - but there must be a better product out there., 13 Jan. 2015
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Purchased these and Eclipse fluid after the Dust-Aid Platinum Sensor Cleaner Kit failed to remove all the spots.

Well, they may be the 'ultimate in purity', but that doesn't stop filaments coming off them. After using half a pack to chase filaments around the sensor, I finally removed them all and ended up with a clean lens. I'd probably got through almost the whole pack had I not thought, after discarding the first couple, of carefully removing and turning the pads over to use the other side too.

Not the simple process that I had hoped. There must be a better swab out there. I'll be trying some others.

July 2015 update
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Well, the most effective method discovered so far is a DIY version of this product. Take the plastic spatula from one of these, and wrap it with a slightly cut-down and folded-up Pec Pad (folded into 4, with both cut edges wrapped inside), secured with the elastic band. It works - not perfectly - but much better (deserving of 4 stars). And much cheaper too.

Interestingly, Pec Pads are also made by Photographic Solutions. Maybe they have intermittent quality control problems?


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