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Bosch Replacement Blade for Rotak 34/34GC
Bosch Replacement Blade for Rotak 34/34GC
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT REPLACEMENT, 23 July 2016
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Its a replacement for the one that I mangled on a hidden rock. I hadn't realised how blunt the old blade had become before I accidentally rolled over the rock and pretty much bent the old one into a right angle.

All the fixings and fittings included and a good blade. Better value on Amazon than anywhere else.


Brodit ProClip 855075-Brodit Citroen Nemo / Fiat Fiorino 08-15 08-15 08-15 Peugeot Bipper
Brodit ProClip 855075-Brodit Citroen Nemo / Fiat Fiorino 08-15 08-15 08-15 Peugeot Bipper
Price: £21.53

5.0 out of 5 stars CLEVER AND MADE TO MEASURE FOR YOUR CAR, 23 July 2016
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Second clip I have ordered for my van. Made to measure for individual cars they can be installed without damaging the interior. Coupled with either a phone or GPS mount they bring the device close to your fingertips. I have uploaded a photograph showing this Clip coupled with a Richter iPhone mount.
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Richter 1230 Phone Holder 90X65X46mm Self-Adhesive
Richter 1230 Phone Holder 90X65X46mm Self-Adhesive
Price: £8.67

5.0 out of 5 stars ROBUST AND SOLID, 23 July 2016
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Well made and robust, I use this to hold an iPhone 5 SE in a Lifeproof case. It is attached to a Brodit clip with a very sticky sticky pad. This is the second time I have purchased a Richter holder, the first is still going strong in my car after 2 years, while the new one has been put into my van.

I couple this with a Brodit ProClip dashboard mount.

Solid and long lasting with a really good sticky pad.
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Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac 2016 (1 Device, 1 Year) Licence Key Retail Box (Mac)
Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac 2016 (1 Device, 1 Year) Licence Key Retail Box (Mac)
Price: £18.99

4.0 out of 5 stars KASPERSKY IS A GOOD SECURITY PROGRAM BUT WHETHER IT IS NECESSARY FOR YOUR PARTICULAR MAC IS OPEN TO DEBATE, 23 July 2016
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I have gone years without any Internet Security on my Mac and whether by chance or accident have never had a problems.

However, over the last few years I have been dual booting my Mac with Windows because I have some business software that will only run on Windows. It is straight forward to access files and such on the Mac through Windows and transfer them over and vice versa.

It may be a little paranoia but I think being safer than sorry is best.

Now I have been an advocate for Kaspersky for a number of years because I consider it not only value for money but because it is a very good security program. I have used it for years on my Windows computer and it has been efficient and has very little footprint, low systems resources and does not slow down the computer to any visible extent. I also read with increasing frequency that it comes top in most head to head independent tests year in year out.

Now while I have been writing this review I have had Kaspersky do a quick scan, which incidentally took around 15 minutes on a 1TB drive. Nothing was found, however on a full scan revealed a Backdoor.Java.Agent.ay in MobileBackups/Computer. However panic not. This was found in a file of a deleted email from BT Yahoo that I still occasionally use and check using Mail to retrieve the messages. That's why I stopped using BT Yahoo years ago as a primary email address. However because of the dual boot nature of my Mac it is better to remove them in case it spreads to my Windows installation by accident.

And this is where he crux of the matter is, the Mac Security Suite has never brought up any problems that are likely to infect my Mac in the two to three years I have been using it except for the odd spam email attachment which was aimed at Windows anyway. Is this luck or is this because the Mac is more resistant to being attacked? I know that in Windows Kaspersky has saved the day on a couple of occasions over the last few years.

So the choice as they say is yours. While it is a good program it may not be necessary, but for me it is better safe than sorry. Tin foil hat and all that.


Breville VKJ864 Colour Collection Jug Kettle, 1.7 Litre, Red
Breville VKJ864 Colour Collection Jug Kettle, 1.7 Litre, Red
Price: £39.00

4.0 out of 5 stars STYLISH AND ROBUST, LOOKS EXPENSIVE BUT NOT AS EASY TO FILL AS A KETTLE WITH A FULLY REMOVABLE LID, 6 July 2016
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A stylish electric kettle from Breville. The colour has a deep red lustrous shine giving the kettle an expensive look. The lid is opened using a thumb button on the handle and stays attached to the kettle. There is a plastic measure window which I tend not to take any notice of when I put water into the kettle.

The kettle is lightweight yet feels robust. A sturdy handle and positive on/off switch give it an air of quality.

Boils water fairly quickly and surprisingly quietly compared to some kettles we have had. It even has a red LED light that illuminates the water as it boils. The element is hidden which will make it easier to descale. A limescale filter is built in and removable for cleaning.

It has an electrical lead which can be wound round the inside of the base to shorten it if required, the kettle also sits firmly on its base.

Two minor but I think pertinent points to mention.

Having had a painted kettle from Breville before, the painted outer can pick up the odd chip or scratch if you accidentally knock it against a tap or a bit of metal edging. It can also be susceptible to minor fine scratches.

The other point to make is that the lid stays attached to the body of the kettle. The lid does not quite open up fully, at around 10 degrees from the perpendicular so those of you with low level taps may find that it is not as easy to fill as a kettle with a removable lid. It can be a little awkward to fill with the lid sticking up at this no quite 90 degree angle.

Having used numerous kettles, I still prefer the ones with a totally removable lid for ease of filling and while this is a quality product, if you have low taps it may be awkward to fill and you might be better off with a kettle with a removable lid.

I have no doubt the kettle will last, we also have Breville, a white one with removable lid and it has been problem free for three years so far.


HALTI All-in-One Lead, Large, Black
HALTI All-in-One Lead, Large, Black
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars ROBUST AND WELL MADE, 2 July 2016
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The box it arrived in has got to be seen to be believed, it was massive.

Strong, a decent length and lightweight. You'd forget you were carrying it. A good upgrade from out usual heavier dog chain lead. It has an elasticated springy insert that acts like a shock absorber should your best friend stop for some sniffs without giving you a bit of notice.

Summer does not last forever and the reflective strip incorporated in the lead will make you more visible to traffic. The nylon construction repels water so the lead does not become waterlogged.

It can also be reversed as a tether, the handle acts as a collar with a quick release faster and the clip can be fastened to a fence or other suitable point.
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HALTI All-in-One Lead, Large, Red
HALTI All-in-One Lead, Large, Red
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars LIGHTWEIGHT AND STRONG WITH A BUILT IN SHOCK ABSORBER, 2 July 2016
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Strong, a decent length and lightweight. You'd forget you were carrying it. A good upgrade from out usual heavier dog chain lead. It has an elasticated springy insert that acts like a shock absorber should your best friend stop for some sniffs without giving you a bit of notice.

Summer does not last forever and the reflective strip incorporated in the lead will make you more visible to traffic. The nylon construction repels water so the lead does not become waterlogged.


HALTI Retractable Lead, Medium, Black
HALTI Retractable Lead, Medium, Black
Price: £15.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars ROBUST DOG LEAD BUT THE HANDLE GRIP MAYBE TOO SMALL FOR SOME., 29 Jun. 2016
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I have one blue Halti and this black one, it is a well made retractable dog lead with good quality plastics and a soft internal handle grip. The medium size is for dogs up to 20kg. This particular design has a tape style cord with a reflective stitch running through it. The lead will fit nicely into a pocket and it is not bulky length ways.

A couple of points to note.

Firstly the tape style cord can twist when it retracts, this does not happen on a rope style cord. However while it can twist and retract inside the handle which I deliberately encouraged it didn't seem to cause any problems.

Secondly, If you have large hands you may find the grip a little tight for your fingers.

Otherwise, if you have smaller sized hands you will have no problems.


HALTI Retractable Lead, Medium, Blue
HALTI Retractable Lead, Medium, Blue
Offered by JD-MAC Ltd
Price: £17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD QUALITY CONSTRUCTION BUT MIGHT NOT SUIT LARGE HANDS, 25 Jun. 2016
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Well made retractable dog lead with good quality plastics and a soft dark blue internal grip. The medium size is for dogs up to 20kg. This particular design has a tape style cord with a reflective stitch running through it. The lead will fit nicely into a pocket and it is not bulky length ways.

Two points to note.

The first is that the tape style cord can twist when it retracts, this does not happen on a rope style cord. However while it can twist and retract inside the handle it doesn't seem to cause any problems.

Secondly, If you have large hands you may find the grip a little tight for your fingers and I have attached a photo to show this.

Otherwise, if you have smaller sized hands you will have no problems.
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Scotch 20 cm Titanium Scissors - White/Green
Scotch 20 cm Titanium Scissors - White/Green
Price: £10.13

5.0 out of 5 stars CUTS WELL AND COMFORTABLE TO USE EVEN FOR LARGER HANDS, 22 Jun. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I have big hands and found these scissors comfortable to use and the finger holes and nicely padded in soft but firm rubber. The dark blades are particularly sharp and have no problem snipping quite thick cardboard.

I can't comments on how long the blades will stay sharp, but the manufacturers claim quite a few cuts. We shall see.

However they look the part, cut well and are comfortable to use.


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