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Elkaline Double Edge One Blade Safety Razor Shaving Kit - 5 Blades, Razor Stand & Travel Case Set - Great Gift for Men and Women - Lifetime Warranty
Elkaline Double Edge One Blade Safety Razor Shaving Kit - 5 Blades, Razor Stand & Travel Case Set - Great Gift for Men and Women - Lifetime Warranty

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money, really good quality razor., 27 May 2016
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Packaging and contents:

The razor comes packaged in a cardboard box. Included is a metal stand and a hard plastic carry case. Inside the carry case is the razor and 5 standard blades. There is also a nifty mirror in the lid of the case.

Build quality and usability:

The build quality of all the items is superb. The stand is sturdy, the carry case is hard and will do a good job of protecting the razor. The razor itself is solid and heavy. This is important as you rely in the weight of the razor for pressure when shaving.

As for usability I have never used a safety razor before. I normally use wilkinson sword quatros however I find the shave is not the best and they cost me a fortune.

I watched a few youtube videos and found this method to be really affective:

Step 1) Wash your face with warm water, Soak a tower with warm water and hold against your face for a couple of minutes.

Step 2) Apply a liberal amount of shaving cream to your hand with a drop of warm water and lather between your palms. Apply to your face and allow the shaving cream to rest on your face for about 1 minute. Rinse the razor with warm water and now you are ready to shave.

Step 3) Follow the grain of your hair, in my circumstances this is downwards (If you feel tugging you are going the wrong way). Apply a very light amount of pressure and use the weight of the safety razer, you want to keep the razor at around a 30% angle so that the razer glides across your face and does not dig in to your skin. I reccommend doing very small strokes and rinsing the blade regularly to prevent tugging.

Step 4) rinse your face with warm water to remove any remaining shaving gel and then cold water. Dry your face and apply post shave balm.

Step 5) Rinse your blade and leave to hang on the stand to dry. The blade should last for several more shaves and should be replaced when it starts to tug when shaving.

I found this razor provides a lot closer of a shave to a wilkinson sword quatro and is a lot more pleasant to use. It is also a lot cheaper as a pack of 100 blades can be purchased for under £10.

Conclusion:

I am really impressed with the overall kit. The razor provides a very close shave and is very good value for money.

I received this item at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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GAINWELL Broom and Mop Holder - Wall-mounted Mop and Broom Organizer - Perfect for Garage, Kitchen, Basement or Laundry Room - Easy Solution for Mop and Broom Holder Storage Issues!
GAINWELL Broom and Mop Holder - Wall-mounted Mop and Broom Organizer - Perfect for Garage, Kitchen, Basement or Laundry Room - Easy Solution for Mop and Broom Holder Storage Issues!
Offered by GAINWELL UK
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The clips hold brooms and mops securely in place while also allowing you to easily remove them, 27 May 2016
The holder comes packaged in a cardboard box and is protected with bubble wrap. Included is the holder pre assembled, two screws and two wall plugs.

Installation is simple enough, move the hooks to expose the holes for the screws, make sure the holder is level and mark the wall with a pencil. Drill holes in the wall smaller than the plugs and hammer the plugs in. Screw the screws in to the holes and securely attach the holder to the wall. Move the hooks back in to place to hide the screws.

I found the holder to work really well. The clips hold brooms and mops securely in place while also allowing you to easily remove them. The hooks are also really useful for aprons and cloths. The main body is metal with plastic clips on the end and the holders are also plastic. The hooks are metal. Overall a really sturdy construction.

Overall I am really impressed with the item as it saves space in my utility cupboard while looking stylish.

I recieved this item at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased rebiew.


Hippih Electronic Table Clock Digital LCD Snooze Alarm Clock Bedside Desk Clock with Weather Station LED Backlight Colour Icon Indoor Temperature Humidity Day Date Time Display (Black)
Hippih Electronic Table Clock Digital LCD Snooze Alarm Clock Bedside Desk Clock with Weather Station LED Backlight Colour Icon Indoor Temperature Humidity Day Date Time Display (Black)
Offered by HIPPIH TECHNOLOGY
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality, good screen with good viewing angles and detailed accurate information., 17 May 2016
Packaging and contents:

The clock comes packaged in a cardboard box. The clock is protected with bubble wrap and the stand is detached. The stand easily clips in to place. Included is also an instruction manual. The clock requires two AAA batteries which are not included.

Build quality and usability:

The clock is made of plastic however it looks decent. The display is not very bright however is easily readable across the room and it has very good viewing angles ( I prefer the low brightness as it is not overpowering when sleeping). The brightness can however be increased by pressing the button or by enabling the accelerometer (knocking on the table turns on the light). The time and date is really easy to set using the buttons on the front and the instructions provide information on how to do this. There is also information on temperature and humidity and using other more expensive temperature sensors this seems fairly accurate (+/- 1 degree). There is also a graphic showing the current weather and temperature changes.

Conclusion:

Looks good and is easy to read. Provides detailed information and has a few extra nice features.

I received this item at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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Songmics Velvet Thin Space Saving Non-Slip Coat Hangers, Pack of 20, Black CRF10H
Songmics Velvet Thin Space Saving Non-Slip Coat Hangers, Pack of 20, Black CRF10H
Offered by Songmics

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb quality hangers, good value for money., 17 May 2016
Packaging and contents:

The 20 hangers come packaged in a cardboard box. They are stacked in piles of 10. Please note that 20 hangers are included however 10 are standard hangers while 10 have trouser bars. Each pile is sealed with plastic and has a packet of silica gel to protect them during transport.

Build quality and usability:

The build quality of the plastic is superb. The hangers are plastic however feel premium. They have a bit of flex to them however not to the extent that you will think they would snap. The entire surface is covered in a velour feeling material that feels premium and also keeps the clothing in place. The top of the hanger is metal and rotates 360 degrees allowing you to insert the hanger either way. The hangers also have dimples allowing you to hang tops.

Conclusion:

I have replaced all of my hangers with these hangers and not only do they look very elegant in my wardrobe due to their slim design they are less bulky meaning I have more space in my wardrobe. I would say at the current £12 price on amazon these are really good value for money especially for 20 hangers. I have seen similar / lower quality ones selling for more at high street stores.

I received this item at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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Songmics 3 In 1 Make up Organiser Cosmetic Acrylic Clear 2 Storage Box comes with 1 lid JKA003
Songmics 3 In 1 Make up Organiser Cosmetic Acrylic Clear 2 Storage Box comes with 1 lid JKA003
Offered by Songmics
Price: £9.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great desk/beauty organiser, 17 May 2016
The clear organiser arrived in a box that was packed with polystyrene to protect it. The organiser was then sealed in a clear plastic bag and tied together to prevent sliding with clear plastic bands. The organiser comes in 4 parts, n the 1st part, (23x9cm approx.), is divided into 24 sections that are great for pens, or lipsticks etc. The 2nd compartment is one large section (23x9x6.5cm approx.). The 3rd part is split into 3 sections (7x9x6.5cm approx.). The 4th part is a lid that fits perfectly on both the 2nd and 3rd sections. The total approximate size of the organiser altogether is 23x9x20cm.

The organiser is great quality, well-made and very clean. There are no scratches or marks on it and the corners have been nicely edged so they are not sharp. This cleaver form of storage is very well designed. The lid also has a cute flower handle and if turned upside down will allow for the open storage section to be placed on top. I would strongly recommend this organiser for anyone who wants to tidy up a desk, work area, draw or make up counter. The different size of sections makes the storage organiser really easy to use and helps you to fit things in neatly and nicely. I love it and find it very useful as it not only keeps things tidy but clean as well.

I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased view.
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VIMVIP Mic Microphone Studio Broadcast Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand Holder (Black)
VIMVIP Mic Microphone Studio Broadcast Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand Holder (Black)
Offered by VIMVIP NEXTANY
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good solid build quality, very adjustable and easy to set up., 11 May 2016
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Packaging and contents:

The microphone arm and accessories come packaged in a cardboard box and are each individually protected by plastic. Included is the arm, a desk mount and a microphone adapter.

Build quality and usability:

The whole arm has a sturdy metal construction including the desk clamp. The microphone adapter is plastic. I found it really easy to attatch to my desk and there is protective foam on the desk mount to prevent damage to your desk.

I noticed that there is a groove to put a cable in to the arm however I could not seem to figure out how to feed the cable through without removing on end and re soldering the connections (I overcame this by removing a few of the bolts and feeding the cable through the center of the arm. It looks less clean however does the job of managing the cable.

I use this with the VIMVIP shock absorbing mount and a VIMVIP condenser microphone and it provides solid stability. It does not bob or shake when in use which is important as condenser microphones can pick up even the slightest of movements. I like the inclusion of the microphone attachment as they sell for a few quid separately.

Conclusion:

Overall sold metal build quality, very stable and secure. Does a brilliant job with my VIMVIP condenser mic and shock mount.

I recieved this item from the manufacturer for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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InnoGear Single Channel 48V Phantom Power Supply with Adapter for Any Condenser Microphone Music Voice Recording Equipment
InnoGear Single Channel 48V Phantom Power Supply with Adapter for Any Condenser Microphone Music Voice Recording Equipment
Offered by InnoGearEU
Price: £36.99

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid all metal build quality, essential for powered XLR microphones, 11 May 2016
Packaging and contents:

The power adapter comes packaged in a cardboard box, the 48v adapter is protected with bubble wrap and the power adapter comes packaged in a separate cardboard box. No instructions are included however there is some basic information about the adapter on the outside. The adapter is fairly self explanatory with labelled buttons and I/O.

An XLR to XLR cable is not provided however my microphone came with an XLR to 3.5mm cable. I purchased a stagg 3m XLR to XLR cable for £3.

Build quality and usability:

The adapter is a solid block of metal which I assume is aluminium. All I/O is on the back of the device which includes your input, output and power input. On the front of the device there is a power indication light and a power switch. I like how all the cables are at the back as it allows for much simpler cable management on my desk and looks a lot more elegant.

This adapter is essential for use with microphones that require 48v of phantom power. These microphones either do not work or do not work optimally without a 48v of phantom power. This can be achieved using a audio interface such as the focusrite solo however this interface is several times more expensive than this adapter.

The cables lock in to place securely and I noticed during my audio recordings no distortion at all compared to use without the adapter.

I have attached an audio sample of a condenser microphone with and without phantom power.

Conclusion:

Really good solid build. Works brilliantly and is essential for use with condenser microphones while being a lot cheaper and more convenient than an audio interface.

I received this item from the supplier for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool and fun garden light, 5 May 2016
The light arrived in a box along with a full set of instructions, a mains plug, and a bag containing a stand and 2 nuts and bolts and a RF wireless remote. To make the light work you plug it into the mains then remove the plastic tab from the remote to connect the battery and simply press the on/off button, immediately the red and green light show will begin and using the remote you can change between the 2 colour (that is the one downside, there is only 2 colours) as well as changing the flash/pattern. To turn the light off you simply press the on/off button. The light can also be set onto a timer. The light can be stood up on a stand or hung from somewhere but it should never be pointed upwards as it becomes a danger to aircraft. The mains cord is quite long but the light would still have to be reasonably close to a power source. The light is well made along with all its components and the instructions explain everything reasonably well.

I received this product for a discount in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
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1pc Solar Power Smart LED Night Utility White Security Light for Indoor Outdoor Permanent or Portable for Any House, Fence, Garden, Garage, Shed, Walkways, Stairs - Anywhere Safety Lite (1)
1pc Solar Power Smart LED Night Utility White Security Light for Indoor Outdoor Permanent or Portable for Any House, Fence, Garden, Garage, Shed, Walkways, Stairs - Anywhere Safety Lite (1)
Offered by XuanTai Trading
Price: £5.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good build quality and very bright!, 4 May 2016
Packaging and contents:

The solar light is packaged in a cardboard box and protected with bubble wrap. Included is the solar light, a mounting bracket, a hand tighten bolt, a wall screw, a wall plug and instructions.

Build quality and usability:

The unit is made of sturdy plastic that is weather resistant. The bracket is metal. The bracket attaches to the unit using a small screw and the bracket can either be attached to a pole or gutter using the hand tighten bolt or can be secured to a wall. I opted for the hand tighten and attached it to the gutter on the front of my house. There is a power button to turn the unit of and on however once turned on the unit automatically turns off and on depending on lighting conditions.

I found the light to be bright and it lights up my porch perfectly. My porch light has broken and this is a very good replacement.

Conclusion:

Good solid build quality and works brilliantly. It is also very bright.

I received this item at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


Multi-Use Power Heavy-Duty Tyre Inflator, Portable Air Compressors ,Air Pump Compressor Tire Inflator DC12V
Multi-Use Power Heavy-Duty Tyre Inflator, Portable Air Compressors ,Air Pump Compressor Tire Inflator DC12V
Offered by XuanTai Trading
Price: £23.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid build quality, 4 May 2016
Packaging and contents:

The compressor comes packaged in a cardboard box protected by bubble wrap. Included is the compressor, instructions and a few tips. The 12v power cable is attached to the unit.

Build quality and usability:

The build quality is superb, The main body is all metal and a thick 30cm hose is attached to the unit. On the top is pressure gage to make sure you do not over/under inflate your tires. The power cable is long (maybe 2 meters) and everything works perfectly. There is a power switch on the compressor however no light indication. Overall I found it simple and easy to use; First find your recommended tire pressure in your cars manual or contact the dealership you purchased your tyres from then plug in the compressor. Attach the hose and then turn the unit on. Watch the gage and make sure you do not over/under inflate the tyres.

Conclusion:

Solid build quality and easy to use. It would be nice if the power cable was detachable and a different DC cable could be used (so I could use it inside my home).

I received this item at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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