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Airsprung Revivo Sprung Memory Mattress - Double (135 x 190 cm), White
Airsprung Revivo Sprung Memory Mattress - Double (135 x 190 cm), White
Price: 206.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More comfortable than it looks., 10 Oct. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It's quite difficult to review something like a mattress as people have many different opinions on what is comfortable and what makes a good mattress. It really is a very personal thing.

This mattress arrived tightly rolled inside an orange plastic covering. It is very heavy and very difficult for one person to move unassisted. I was lucky my son was at home to help my wife bring it indoors.

When you open the plastic, which I have to say wasn't that easy to do, the mattress uncoils and springs open to its full size.

It seemed to gain its shape very quickly, literally within minutes, and unlike another mattress I bought recently, there was no unpleasant smell.

This mattress fitted a standard double be perfectly in length and width.

Unlike some mattresses, this has a definite top and bottom so can't be turned over. The top has a fairly thin (perhaps 2cm) layer of memory foam.

This mattress is being used on my son's double bed. He weighs about 11 stone. He says it is significantly more comfortable that the old mattress it replaced. He says the memory foam layer is comfortable and does not get overly hot. He also says that the mattress is quite soft but also supportive and he says he has slept better than on his old mattress.

My initial feelings were that despite its apparent weight, this mattress looked quite cheap and quite thin, but balancing that my son says it is very comfortable to sleep on.


Our Name Is Mud "You Are My Sunshine" Mug Set
Our Name Is Mud "You Are My Sunshine" Mug Set
Offered by Preshunt
Price: 4.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous hand decorated mugs!, 19 Sept. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I love these mugs!

They are bright and cheery and perfect for the morning cuppa.

They are really well made and hand decorated - although this is only one the front.

The inside is also a bright and cheery orange colour.

They have a nice sized handle and are easy to hold and unlike some styles, they are not easy to knock over.

All in all a lovely set of mugs!


Russell Hobbs 20414 Colours Plus Kettle, 3000 W, 1.7 Litre, Grey
Russell Hobbs 20414 Colours Plus Kettle, 3000 W, 1.7 Litre, Grey
Price: 20.30

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A simple kettle., 16 Sept. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A simple and reasonably stylish everyday kettle.

It has a concealed element, so should be easy to keep clean.

It also can boil as little as 1 cup of water and has helpful little markers inside so you only fill it up enough for a cup or two.

It boils quite fast too.

There really isn't anything to dislike about it, but equally there is nothing particularly outstanding either.


Mens Thermal Lined Soft Leather Warm Winter Dress Gloves L/XL Black
Mens Thermal Lined Soft Leather Warm Winter Dress Gloves L/XL Black
Offered by Socks Uwear
Price: 4.91

1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor quality, 10 Sept. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
One of the cuffs was split and the leather was torn.

They are made from very thin low grade leather.

Returned for a refund.


Black + Decker KX3300T Wallpaper Stripper 2400 Watt
Black + Decker KX3300T Wallpaper Stripper 2400 Watt
Price: 34.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped remove a paper border that had been up for 15 years., 10 Sept. 2016
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I bought this for one specific job and in that job it absolutely excelled!

In one of the bedrooms in my house, there was a top and bottom paper border than had been up on plasterboard walls for over 15 years.

It was so dried out that I was sure I was never going to get it off.

I used a roller wallpaper perforator to penetrate the paper and allow the steam to get behind the paper to melt the glue.

The large steam pad was just the right size to cover the border.

After 20 seconds of steaming, the border simply peeled off! I did not even need to scrape it and no damage at all was caused to the plasterboard walls.

I found it quick to heat up and simple to use.

Highly recommended.


T-Class Super 4-inch Stripping Knife
T-Class Super 4-inch Stripping Knife
Price: 5.41

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tradesman level tool., 10 Sept. 2016
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This is a genuine quality tradesman level tool.

It is infinitely better than the usual cheap ones I have had previously.

The blade is thick and heavy and incredibly sharp.

The handle is beautifully crafted from solid wood.

If you hold it and hit the blade with your knuckle, it rings like a tuning fork!

A beautiful thing!


Silverline 245130 Wallpaper Perforator, 150 x 480 mm
Silverline 245130 Wallpaper Perforator, 150 x 480 mm
Price: 8.67

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked a treat!, 10 Sept. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This might look like some form of medieval torture device, but it is in actual fact a superb and essential tool to help you remove wallpaper and wallpaper borders when using a steam wallpaper stripper.

I bought this specifically to help with removing a top and bottom wallpaper border that had been up for about 15 years on a plasterboard wall.

You run this all over the surface to be removed and the razor sharp spikes penetrate the paper to allow the steam to get behind the paper to soften the glue.

This worked so well that after 20 seconds of steam application, I didn't need to scrape the border off the wall, it quite simply peeled off in one piece!

Highly recommended indeed!


Active Noise Cancelling Headphones In Ear Earphones (Wired Earphones, Noise Reduction, 15 Hours Playtime, Aluminum Alloy Construction, Gold-plated Jack, Remote Control, Additional Ear-buds and Hooks)
Active Noise Cancelling Headphones In Ear Earphones (Wired Earphones, Noise Reduction, 15 Hours Playtime, Aluminum Alloy Construction, Gold-plated Jack, Remote Control, Additional Ear-buds and Hooks)
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: 39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Genuine active noise cancellation!, 10 Sept. 2016
I remember watching an episode of Tomorrow's World back in the 1970s where noise cancelling technology was first demonstrated – it was like something out of science fiction. The equipment was huge and they really had no practical use for it, but it was cool technology.

Basically, active noise cancellation works by listening to the noise around you. A computer processor then creates the opposite sound wave to the background noise and introduces this into the sound sent to the speaker.

This works best with a constant background sound such as the drone inside an aircraft or train. It works far less well with very variable sounds such as speech.

You also have to be very careful when looking for earphones that say they have noise cancellation. Many that are sold as noise cancelling are actually really only noise isolating – i.e. the outside sound is deadened by the insulating properties of the earphones. Also, some are sold as active noise cancelling, but it only works during phone calls not during music playback.

I'm pleased to say that these genuinely are active noise cancelling earphones and that the noise cancellation works during music playback.

They are supplied with three silicon buds, and three sets of silicon rubber ear hooks. Personally I dislike the ear hooks, but they are easily removed.

Once you have put these in your ears, there is a distinct and noticeable drop in background noise when you turn on the noise cancelling.

Playing back music and they really do shine. The noise cancelling processor also acts as an amplifier producing a really gorgeous sound. They can also be pumped up to levels that really are way too loud for sustained listening.

I've spent time playing back some of my favourite tracks and they really do have a great sound. Bass is powerful and tight – listening to my current favourite album M's No Mythology to Follow and the EDM bass-lines are superbly reproduced. Mids and highs are also well produced. I own a pair of Bose QC25 over ear noise cancelling headphones that cost me getting on for 300 and I was struck by how similar these sound and that really is a huge compliment. They also have a really impressive sound stage. Usually with in ear headphones, I find the sound sits very much in the middle of my head – these extend that quite significantly.

One other point to look for with active noise cancelling headphones is do they still work for music playback if the battery runs out? Again I am pleased to say they do. The sound quality is still pretty good, and certainly better than my Bose QC25s that sound terrible if the battery runs out! Of course you lose the wonderful noise cancellation and the extra power of the amplifier, but it's good to know that if the battery does run out on the train on the way home that you can at least still listen to your music! This really shouldn't be a problem though as the battery is rated for 15 hours of playback. Charging is simple via a micro-USB cable.

A few final comments:

The body of each earphone is made from metal and feels solid and well made. They have a small green LED on each earphone that glows when the noise cancellation is turned on. The cable is longer than usual and the small noise cancelling battery pack sits about six inches from the 3.5mm plug end. Again this has a small green LED that glows when the device is turned on. This is also where you plug in the USB cable for charging. One thing I will keep an eye on though is that even though the battery pack is very small and light, it does place some tension on the cable join to the 3.5mm headphone jack.

As with all Taotronics products, these feel nicely made and are well packaged and presented. They have a clear English instruction manual. They come with a short USB cable and an aircraft adapter. I am a bit surprised that a carrying pouch or case was not supplied though.

Overall – I really do like these headphones. The noise cancelling really does work and the sound is very impressive. They will make a superb set of earphones for the daily commute to work on a packed and noisy train!

Disclaimer – I was supplied with a review sample of this product by the Taotronics. The views and opinions stated in this review are my own.
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Oral-B Smart Series 6500 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun - Two Handle Pack
Oral-B Smart Series 6500 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun - Two Handle Pack
Price: 109.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best toothbrushes you can buy!, 21 Aug. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Oral-B without doubt make the best electric toothbrushes in the world. I've used one for many years and honestly would not change to anything else. The feeling of cleanness you get from one is just unmatched.

This particular model is one of the top ones in the range.

It has multiple brush programs, a vibration alert every 30 seconds, a pressure sensor and light and two other things that are Bluetooth related.

The first of these is the bathroom clock/toothbrush timer. This is superb. The toothbrush links to it automatically and when you start brushing a timer starts counting. At 30 second intervals, a different part of a mouth diagram starts flashing to remind you to move to the next section of your teeth. It then gives you a star rating at the end of your brushing, and a smiley face. I really like this little device! It also acts as a bathroom clock when not timing your teeth cleaning sessions. Having had one of these for ages, I can also report that the time works for multiple brushes of the same type, and that the battery lasts for ages.

The second Bluetooth feather is an App for your phone. To be honest, I found this to be a bit of a waste of time and stopped using it after a few days as I found the clock/timer device to be all I needed.

This pack contains two handles and an assortment of heads and a charging station base.

I do like the charging station as these are simplicity to uses. It must use some form of induction charging as there are no exposed electrical connections at all.

The only strange thing with this double pack, is that although you are supplied with two handles, you only get one travel case. I strange omission, but not one I feel is worth deducting any stars for though.

Overall, this is my favourite in the Oral-B range. I love the Bluetooth times and the brush feels more powerful that others in the range.

Highly recommended.


Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Wash Bag, Noir
Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Wash Bag, Noir
Price: 10.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very poor products., 13 Aug. 2016
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I must say that if I had spent 25 on this I would be terribly disappointed.

The bag is OK - in fact it's nicer than that and will make a nice travel wash bag. The tweed outside looks good and the inside is lined to stay dry.

The problem is the contents. There are several issues. They look cheap - like something you would find in a pound shop. Not one of the foil seals under the caps came off cleanly, leaving foil all around the edge of the opening of the tube/bottle and left the plastic membrane over the opening that had to be pierced with scissors. The biggest issue though is that the aftershave and hair/body wash have no fragrance at all. I even re-read the manufacturers description to see if this was being sold as fragrance free. I am trying to convince myself that there is some fragrance to the other items, but to say it is subtle would be an understatement.

I won't be purchasing anything from this range of men's products.


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