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Mudder® PionTank 2.1 BDC 2ml Clearomizer (5 Pack, Clear)
Mudder® PionTank 2.1 BDC 2ml Clearomizer (5 Pack, Clear)
Offered by Mudder Online UK
Price: £10.55

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good Clearomisers a decent "vape" and larger capacity tank, 27 April 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

I tested this set of 5 Clearomisers differs from the normal ones you get (such as the CE4's) it's gravity fed rather than a higher heating element this has one at the bottom of the tank and it's re-buildable meaning you can change just the Atomiser and keep using the main compartment. This has potential cost savings longer term the cheapest clearmoisers are disposable and you can't easily change the coils.

Size is a bit longer than the CE4's and with a larger girth the tanks hold 2.0ml of fluid. The only point to note is that filling the tank is done via unscrewing the bottom section and holding the tank upside down, pour the liquid at an angle avoiding the central tube. It's pretty easy to do but do remember to unscrew the section inverted, and if you are changing the battery hold the base firmly and unscrew that otherwise you'll get a nice coating of e juice everywhere (if you're upgrading from the CE4's it's just habit rather than a problem with design) Vape production is good these don't need a lot of drag (quite light on the pull) to get the vapour flowing. I didn't notice any problems with juice on the battery contacts a tiny bit of residue nowhere near the levels of constant seepage I've had with CE4 style clearomisers.

Replacing the anatomiser is very simple with the bottom off simply unscrew it and replace, keep a bit of tissue paper to clean around the thread once tightened up I saw no fluid leak problems on the samples I've tried. Quite a few advantages to this design no cotton wicks to burn out and with a higher voltage battery and a big pull on the clearomiser you can get a pretty impressive "vape" if desired certainly a step above the entry offerings. Build is decent no threading issue or cracked tanks to date, I'll update the review with longer usage but so far a thumbs up from me.

I've uploaded a photo showing the Pion tank 2.1 v the CE 4 for size comparison and a shot of the anatomiser section.
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Vida IT V7 Sports Bluetooth Headset 4.0 with aptX® For Philips X528 E1500 W732 W7376 Mobile Phone Smartphone Tablet PC with HD Voice
Vida IT V7 Sports Bluetooth Headset 4.0 with aptX® For Philips X528 E1500 W732 W7376 Mobile Phone Smartphone Tablet PC with HD Voice
Offered by MemoryCardsIE
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sound and design, 27 April 2015
Note: The maker provided me with a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

I've looked at quite a few Blue tooth headsets/phone this one is an in ear type, and comes boxed with a micro USB charging cable, there are 2 other silicone tip sizes (a smaller and larger pair) as well as extra 2 pairs of the "ear hooks". I found the set of tips that were fitted to the phones were a good fit for me. This set has a "flat cable" that connects both ear pieces, whilst you can wear it in front, I think they work best with the cable on the neck.

Controls are very simple the right hand ear piece has the "Vida" (multi function) button press this to power on/off and play/pause/replay this also functions as a call button connect/end/reject and transfer. You can also pair these up to two devices at the same time which is useful to have. The +/- buttons act as the volume and track forward/back buttons a long press to skip tracks and s short one to adjust the volume. There is small hole on the right hand ear piece this is the microphone and it performed well, clear and very easy for people to hear you. The left earpiece has a rubber cover for the micro USB port.

Paring is straight from power on, just add the Vida name to the device and it's ready to go. There are voice prompts included with this set and it tells you if you're paired up, power on/off, even out of range etc etc. Charging takes about 1 hour 50 minutes from flat and the battery is quoted at 6 hours, be aware though that if you play at higher volumes you'll get less play time battery life seemed quite good in my testing. Blue tooth range was about 7-8 metres this will vary depending on the device you transmit from and if you have walls in the way it will reduce it quite a bit, more than enough range though for most uses (ie in the house or out and about playing music via a phone)

Sound wise much better than I expected bass is well represented and quite tight, mid and highs were clean and crisp with no obvious distortion and stereo separation was also above average, one of the better sounding phones I looked at (for their size/cost) If you like bass these will certainly be to your tastes though it doesn't drown out the other frequencies either.

Build is also to a high level, the casing is made from dense plastics and feels sturdy. Fitting wise no problems at all a good snug fit and quite comfortable. I've no obvious complaints about the headphones good sound and well designed overall, though the range was a little under the quoted figure it held a signal well without drop outs. One area for improvement could be to add a small retainer for the cable and to allow it to be "pinched" closed to take up the cable slack, this would help if you wear the phones with the cable in front.

Overall a good set of Bluetooth phones and very good sound quality an easy recommendation


A-szcxtop™Universal Cloth Bounce Diffuser for Canon Nikon Sony Flashgun.
A-szcxtop™Universal Cloth Bounce Diffuser for Canon Nikon Sony Flashgun.
Offered by a-nicetop1986
Price: £2.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A cheap way to soften flash light, 27 April 2015
A very simple quick to fit flash diffusers, it simply slips over the front of your flashgun and the elasticated band holds it on so it doesn't slip off.

Regarding the diffusion effect from this, not bad at all it does make a difference to the light output helping to soften it a bit and spread it out more (which is exactly what a diffuser should do. You can use it to either point directly at the subject or via bounce.

Do bear in mind a few things though
1: You get better diffusion from larger areas (ie the fold out units that attach to a flash work better so bigger area helps soften and spread the light out more)
2: It does reduce the flash power output, both bounce and direct flash (take note for HSS flash shots outside power is again reduced using high sync speeds)

I found it works quite well for what it is..a small, easy to carry (and store) it's inexpensive and good value. Compared to the plastic "sto-fen type" clip on diffusers they are quite similar in terms of the effect they have on flash shots, very little difference. There are a few advantages to the Kaavie though. Firstly this will fit any flashgun regardless of make, you have to hunt for specific models to fit each flash, secondly as this folds flat it takes up almost no space at all so you can easily put it in your pocket or bag and take up next to 0 space. If you want to soften the light even more you can stuff tissue paper into the diffuser this cuts even more light out but can work fairly well for closer up direct shots.

You won't get a big soft-box effect from a product like this, but it is useful to have and it does help. At the very modest asking price it's well worth looking at


Orkina Mens Luxury Rose Gold Stainless Steel Date Sport Quartz Wrist Watch Gift ORK102
Orkina Mens Luxury Rose Gold Stainless Steel Date Sport Quartz Wrist Watch Gift ORK102
Offered by AMPM24
Price: £11.30

4.0 out of 5 stars "Expensive looking" rose gold sports watch, 25 April 2015
I quite like solid feeling watches so I bought this to try out, the "rose gold" isn't to everyone's taste this isn't a subtle watch in appearance purely on that alone. But it does look rather nice and has one important point that does annoy on some watches this has 6 adjustment holes for the strap more than enough to get a good fit for various wrist sizes (much better than the usual 3 hole adjustment) and no messing around removing links either.

Bit of weight to this watch the casing is metal and so is the bracelet, finish is good in most areas glass front feels quite thick a couple of minor blemishes on mine but nothing I'd get worked up over. It did come completely wrapped in protective film strap and the case which is good to see and flaws are likely to come from the factory. The maker Orkina states they are using a "Miyota" (citizen) movement and well taking the case back off they certainly are, but what counts is the real world and the movement is accurate and the second hand is well aligned I have no complaints on this front. Date adjustment via the crown, there are no luminous markings on his watch nor any light available. Like a lot of watches in this price range it's more "splash resistant" than fully waterproof so if you swim or submerse a watch in water a lot this isn't going to be a good choice. Day to day wearing it's been fine with splashes and rain.

There are four "jewel" effect stones in the main face at the usual positions this adds a bit more "bling" to the watch I do like the clean clear face it's both practical to tell the time and it looks minimalistic and visually clean.

Quite happy with this bar a few minor blemishes it's a nice watch it does give off a somewhat flashy look and in my view it does look fairly expensive even with a bit of closer examination. A good buy at a nice price
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OHSEN Mens Waterproof Digital Quartz LCD Alarm Date Military Sport Rubber Watch OHS049
OHSEN Mens Waterproof Digital Quartz LCD Alarm Date Military Sport Rubber Watch OHS049
Offered by Ama-ZODE
Price: £6.37

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent "chunky" watch for the price, 25 April 2015
I bought one of these to add to my growing collection, this model is available in various colours.
First off a list of the main functions of the watch it has:

- Two time zones for the LCD display (you can set the analogue hands to a third separate time if you wish)
- Alarm and hourly chime
- Stopwatch (no lap function though)
- Longer life battery (3 years the makers says in normal operation)

The normal date mode is present (day display as well) Controls are via 3 main button the left side one controlling the LCD display mode you are in and for adjusting the settings, the two right hand buttons function the same the start/stop the stopwatch (long press to reset) and cycle through the settings if you change the alarm etc.

The larger front button turns on the light to illuminate the display, in very dark conditions this makes reading the hands fairly easy though you can't really see the LCD display. There are no luminous markings on the watch face at all.
Onto the build very good a stainless steel back, reasonable thick front glass, nice chunky casing and thick strap it more than feels the part and looks it too. One point to note whilst it says water resistant to 3ATM don't press the buttons underwater, it did survive a drop in water but I'm not sure how it would do for continuous submersion. The front 4 screws on the watch front are cosmetic and can be turned they don't hold the front of the watch in place, but they add to the beefy look.

Weaker points the paper instruction sheet has tiny fonts and diagrams even with keen eyesight it's near unreadable not that it's hard to work out the operation, but a small book or bigger letters would do just fine. I'd prefer a bit more water resistance, though evidently Ohsen make a more beefy near G shock type watch which I am likely to try out later on. Time keeping was excellent testing it for a few weeks. For what's on offer here quite impressive even more so taking into consideration the price it's a solid feeling watch even small details like the makers name on the strap buckle, engraved stainless steel case back, thick resin strap if you paid twice the asking price you'd be very happy indeed. Budget watches have improved massively over the years and Ohsen have done a fine job on this model, highly recommended for those seeking an attractive meaty looking watch that is well made and doesn't dent the wallet too much. Top stuff
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VonHaus Steam Generator Iron Station with Vertical Continuous Steam 2600 Watt
VonHaus Steam Generator Iron Station with Vertical Continuous Steam 2600 Watt
Offered by Domu UK
Price: £59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good offering at this price point, 25 April 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

Steam Iron "stations" have a few advantages to offer mostly if you are doing a lot of ironing and need a continuous source of steam on tap, something a normal all in one iron can't offer. The only real downside is the size with a combined unit, making storage a bit more of an issue, that said this isn't the biggest I've come across by any stretch.

Instructions and clear and well laid out with the product. It will take a around 5 minutes for a full heat up you have individual controls here the main power button on the unit, next to this the steam indicator red light that goes out when ready. There is a control dial this has an off position so you can iron away without steam, it regulates the steam volume with this too. Iron has the expected temperature control for the sole plate with markings for fabric types, and of course the red light that goes out to let you know it's at the selected temperature. On the top a large easy to press steam button it works just like a normal iron except you are controlling the seam via the base unit.

In the box you also get a small container to fill the tank this has a capacity of 1 litre, the power cable and steam cable are combined into one lead with a length of about 1.4 metres. Build is quite good (at this price) plastics are solid enough and tight fitting, the main unit has rubber feet to prevent slipping if used on a hard surface. Cabling was robust on the power lead and good braiding on the main unit lead. The station has rubber heatproof pads it's a mirror finish, though the sole plate of the iron is aluminium finishing was to a good standard.

In use the station worked well, you'll have to experiment a bit with the steam levels but steam output was good at the highest level. Downsides? The iron is a bit lighter than a stand alone steam iron possibly due to the water being contained in the base unit and choice of materials for the plate I didn't have a problem getting a good iron off this nor did it require undue excessive pressure some might prefer more weight though. Ironing speed I think is faster with a highly polished plate this is aluminium perfectly fine in use no sticking issues to report (keep an eye on the temperature for obvious reasons use the right settings) it's just faster in my view to have a stainless steel plate.

Overall though a very solid product, once you factor in the price segment it's really hard to fault much. Some of these steam stations can be quite pricey, and there will be differences in quality compared to a top brand, nothing is shabby about this no obvious corners cut or questionable design choices. Worthy of serious consideration.
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E Shisha EGO Usb Cable Charger For E Battery CE4,CE5,CE6 (23cm Lead (Long))
E Shisha EGO Usb Cable Charger For E Battery CE4,CE5,CE6 (23cm Lead (Long))
Offered by SPECIAL DEAL
Price: £1.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, does the job could be better built, 24 April 2015
This is the standard charger for the EGO batteries and compatible offerings I have a few of these it's probably more practical to get the slightly longer lead version.

Build is a bit light for my tastes one unit I have is fine the other is a bit iffy with the screws coming out (still works) This does seem to be able to regulate the voltage output properly though runs 5 volts are per USB standard at a max of 420 mAh I've a tester for USB ports and there are no problems with overloading the current. Saying that if you are using a normal USB charger go for the 1 amp port even the big capacity EGO batteries won't require a big current a computer USB port will do the job I use a smart USB charger for these or a car USB charge. When it's charging the LED turns red, it switches to green when it's finished and it goes down to a trickle current.

No safety concerns with this, though you might want to give the tip a clean once in a while to remove any e-juice deposits. I'd prefer something a bit better made myself but this does work reasonably well but they can be a bit hit and miss quality wise.
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Ecosusi Women Large Vintage Leather Saddle Messenger Bag Top handle Briefcase Handbag Satchel (Red)
Ecosusi Women Large Vintage Leather Saddle Messenger Bag Top handle Briefcase Handbag Satchel (Red)
Offered by ECOSUSI INC
Price: £49.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classy looking, well made "practical " bag, 24 April 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

I got some second opinions on this bag just to help balance out the review and to get a female perspective on this product. This is a synthetic leather bag though it certainly looks realistic even to the point of the slightly darker areas a burgundy tone to this colour but it has a clean fresh look about it. Quite a decent sized bag about 33cm wide and 25cm tall it's large enough for documents to be held and has a zip along to top to stop anything falling out. Inside the maker has their name on the lining, a small zipped pocket on the back (about the size of a large smart phone) on the front inside a pocket with a 1/3, 2/3 split (10.5cm depth)

There is a supplied strap this has brass effect clasps on it, the front flap has twin magnetic closures on it to hold the flap shut on this sample they were quite strong though with a heavy load in the bag (documents etc) the strap might be a better way to carry it. Front has in my view a rather appealing large bow made from the same material this is quite a thick material it looks good though obviously can't match the feel of real leather it is however quite durable (I did a few scratch tests and it seems resistant to cosmetic markings)

Couple of points my female friends conveyed to me firstly there isn't a divider inside that might be a nice addition (just the main space and the front/back internal pockets) some suggested a back pocket would be nice. I would add to that possibly some metal bumpers on the underside there are none on this bag 4 low profile ones would do the job. However the general feeling was overwhelmingly positive it looks the part feels very well made (stitching is neat and tidy) and very much a bag that everyone liked. I've added a few extra shots to show some of the inside area these are taken under artificial light (in normal light the bag appears somewhat darker like the stock shots) A solid thumbs up overall on this one.
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Ecosusi Exquisite Seed Bead Sequined Party Clutch Prom Bag Purse Evening Handbag (Purple)
Ecosusi Exquisite Seed Bead Sequined Party Clutch Prom Bag Purse Evening Handbag (Purple)
Offered by ECOSUSI INC
Price: £43.43

4.0 out of 5 stars Attractive "antique look" purse/bag though one design weakness, 24 April 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

To get some additional thoughts on this bag I sought the opinions of a few ladies. Straight away the bag is extremely attractive it's laced almost in every area with tiny beads of various darker colours and some sequins in selected parts too it looks stunning and everyone who saw the bag loved the visual appearance. This is very much aimed at a "going out bag" not a practical day to day offering it's a compact size rather like a purse bag inside the dark purple lining has some soft padding and a small internal pocket.

Outside we have a dark metallic engraved look lots of details here both in the metal and some selected glass gem looking sections add to the spice. This has a metal handle and you get a supplied "chain strap" both of these attach to the flat tab sections (see photos) this is to allow the purse to close (magnetic holding on this) chain feels quite good and these flat tabs seem to be attached quite firmly. I did feel though that the O rings (where the metal handle attaches to the body of the purse) should be "soldered" shut if they open slightly this will allow the handle to detach (the tabs are thin), I think an oversight from the maker though it seems fine so far.

Looks wise can't be faulted absolute stunner even more so when the light hits it I've taken a few shots with a flashgun bounced off the ceiling to show how it looks when light hits it, you get multi colours shining back at you as the beads are different shades. If the maker solved that one minor area this would be top scores all around, as it is though it's still a fine bag and is perfect for an evening out.
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VonHaus 7.2V Rechargeable Portable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner with Dust Brush, Crevice Tool and Charging Station
VonHaus 7.2V Rechargeable Portable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner with Dust Brush, Crevice Tool and Charging Station
Offered by Domu UK
Price: £79.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably good performance, solid build and design, 24 April 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view

This hand held vacuum comes bundled with a charging base (with wall plugs and screws), a power adapter and a crevice tool/brush which store away neatly in the charging base. At 7.2volts it's has a bit more power than some lower rated units, though this does mean the size is a bit bigger (about 43cm long by 15cm tall at the widest part) and there is more weight.. The vac alone tipped the scales at 1.25KG it's manageable though a bit more heft than smaller units.

A few areas stood out firstly the build it's really quite a lot better than I expected good use of quality plastics that feel firm and with tight seams nothing to fault here. Operation single power button, with a wrap around handle it's fairly easy to get a good grip. Removing the dust tray is simply a case of pushing the button in on the side of the unit it releases it for emptying simple and it's secure in fitting. Twisting the side filter reveals a plastic cyclonic style filter (to catch large debris) and a washable inner filter this can be tapped to remove dust it will need a wash once in a while to maintain performance.

Notes:
You need to give the vac an extended initial charge about 21-24 hours before first use the red LED light on top ensures you know it's charging
Subsequent charges are about 11-12 hours for a full charge from completely flat
It's possible to wall mount the base unit or just have it as a free standing charger (this comes with a 3 pin UK plug)
Filters are removable and washable (make sure they are dry before using again)
This can't be used for wet pickup only dry dirt and dust so avoid liquids
I got about 12-14 minutes continuous use for a full charge this can vary and it's possible the battery can give slightly better performance after a few recharge cycles fairly satisfactory

**Overall Thoughts**

I like the design and styling of the VonHaus very well made and the cyclonic filter system is much better than some of the cloth/foam pad offerings out there. The removable dust compartment is similarly well thought out making it simple and much less messy to empty the container.

Suction was fairly good, but the VonHaus isn't the most powerful unit I have used it has enough to get the job done and did pretty well even with surface pet hair. Cleaning the car was also up to par the tools helped to get into smaller areas but I have used units with more air suction. One upside is the VonHaus is pretty quiet it's less noisy than my dustbuster by some margin. The additional size here seems to be of most benefit for the somewhat longer battery run time a lot of these vacs can seldom make 10 minutes you have a bit more on offer here. I would like to have seen a slightly more compact design and a bit less weight possibly somewhere to store the tools on the vac unit not just the charging base. It is quite a good handheld vac though sturdy construction and priced at competitive levels. Certainly worth consideration as with any of these units you should keep the filter cleaned out on a regular basis.
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