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Edwin Jagger DE89 Chrome Plated Double Edge Safety Razor
Edwin Jagger DE89 Chrome Plated Double Edge Safety Razor
Price: £23.00

5.0 out of 5 stars You can keep your multibladed Gillettes, 22 Jun. 2016
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These are truly lovely razors, the shave is somewhere between mild and aggressive so it does give a lovely shave, I regularly find I do not need a second pass even after a weeks growth, the shave is also comfortable. If you have long stubble you may find some gets trapped between the blade and the head like on the multi blades but unlike them, you can loosen the head and rinse. You also do not get the stubble being tugged by the blade.

Build quality is amazing, the entire head is chromed with a mirror like finish including the insides which you only see when you change blades and it is flawless compare this to a Merkur or Parker where the shine is only on the visible parts. The handle likewise is mirror like, this does make it slightly less secure in your hand but I have yet to drop it or let it slip so it should not be an issue.

One thing I did notice is that the head is identical to a Muhle R89 and the handle is the same size so if you have one, there really is no point getting the other but it is still an excellent razor for the price.

Could you use this as a beginner's razor? Yes you could provided you remember that if you put pressure rather than letting it do the work, it will bite, so expect a few nicks, probably start with a duller blade like Derby with them to begin with before progressing to Feathers.

Tested with
Feather Blades
D. R Harris Marlborough Soap
Very hard water


AUKEY Bluetooth Sport Headphones in Ear Earphones Wireless Stereo Portable Lightweight for Jogging, Running, Sports, Gym, Hands-free MIC for iPhone and Android Smartphones (EP-B4, Black)
AUKEY Bluetooth Sport Headphones in Ear Earphones Wireless Stereo Portable Lightweight for Jogging, Running, Sports, Gym, Hands-free MIC for iPhone and Android Smartphones (EP-B4, Black)
Offered by Tianyue Dazzling
Price: £27.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A nice step up, 22 Jun. 2016
I received these as a replacement for a different set of headphones that were not up to standard, and I have not been disappointed. I have a range of headphones, some pairs cost into three figures and I have high expectations. I needed a pair of bluetooth headphones to pair with my Android watch in the gym so I need not carry my phone to let me listen to music.

Sound quality is actually pretty good, no it won't touch the more expensive sets but for the price they were really quite good, there was bass there but not overpowering, mids were solid, highs were lacking a little so listening to audiobooks might prove challenging but for music they are fine. Other headphones I have tried suffered drop outs in a gym environment, these haven't dropped out once. Pairing was easy and once paired, they will reconnect automatically, unlike some others.

Comfort wise, I use the standard size buds and hooks that came already on and the fit has been fine, they don't get painful at all and they hardly fell out, they do come with a much better selection of buds and hooks than any other headphones I have had so there would be a fit for most people.

There were a couple of niggles which prevent it being a 5 star product, both to do with the multifunction button, the first is that it is quite small, some have giant buttons which you hit every time you try to seat the phones better, these you struggle to find with your finger, a couple of extra mm would do wonders, the other issue is that you have to press the button for a long time before it turns on which when combined with the size can be a pain.

Overall a good pair of headphones for the money.


Aukru Micro USB Power Supply Charger For Raspberry Pi 2 Model b/ B+ Plus ,Banana pi - 5V 2000mA
Aukru Micro USB Power Supply Charger For Raspberry Pi 2 Model b/ B+ Plus ,Banana pi - 5V 2000mA
Offered by AukruDirect
Price: £9.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Not for Raspberry Pi 3, 15 Mar. 2016
Whilst this may be great for every other Raspberry Pi, it is NOT ideal for a Raspberry Pi 3, the 3 really needs 2.5A if you are doing anything demanding or running anything on USB, even using the built in wireless. The power supply is only capable of delivering 2A.
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USA Gear DSLR Camera Backpack Rucksack Bag Organizer with 17-inch Laptop Pocket , Waterproof Rain Cover , Adjustable Lens Storage & Tripod Holder - Will hold Canon EOS 700D , 750D , 1200D / Nikon D3200 , D3300 , D5500 / Sony , Pentax , Samsung , Fujifilm & Accessories
USA Gear DSLR Camera Backpack Rucksack Bag Organizer with 17-inch Laptop Pocket , Waterproof Rain Cover , Adjustable Lens Storage & Tripod Holder - Will hold Canon EOS 700D , 750D , 1200D / Nikon D3200 , D3300 , D5500 / Sony , Pentax , Samsung , Fujifilm & Accessories
Offered by Accessory Genie
Price: £60.49

3.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for., 24 Dec. 2015
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There are a number of issues with this backpack. First and foremost is that you will not get a 17" laptop in, it is too small by quite a way. You can get a 15" laptop in but that is it. The side pocket is too small for any useful purpose beyond storing the rain cover. The straps feel quite cheap and thin so I am not sure how long they will last.

The most important bit is does it store your camera gear safely, well that depends, my 55-200mm lens just fits standing up, in fact it is a little too tall so anything larger would need laying down.

On the plus side, the bag is quite light and has a side entry to allow you to quickly remove you camera (after taking the pack off).

I would honestly say spend a little more and get a Lowepro or Manfrotto bag which just offer that much more quality than this bag but it will carry your DSLR and basic kit but not a 17" laptop.
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Duracell Replacement Digital Camera Battery for Canon LP-E8 Battery
Duracell Replacement Digital Camera Battery for Canon LP-E8 Battery
Price: £12.89

3.0 out of 5 stars Not as expected from Duracell, 20 Dec. 2015
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Well, it does charge and power the camera I guess, it was also cheap (though Canon batteries are available for not much more if you shop around). The big problem is that it doesn't hold its charge for very long, a week of so after charging, it is completely empty, not partly but completely which is not good if you are relying on it.


Velbon UP-400 Monopod
Velbon UP-400 Monopod
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why pay more, 20 Dec. 2015
This review is from: Velbon UP-400 Monopod (Camera)
I have used one of these for years and it is brilliant. Height wise when fully extended it is slightly to long for me to use the viewfinder on my camera so would easily suit somebody 6' 6". I did look around thinking about a carbon fibre monopod but I could not find anything as light as this, at under 400 grams, you would not notice this in your kit and at less than half the price of the cheapest carbon fibre one, the choice is clear.

My usage is amateur and I wonder if the plastic leg clips would be up to heavy professional useage but for me they are still going strong and as they are the clip type, extending and packing away take a few seconds. There was no slippage through these clips so the pod stays at the length you set it to.

The foam hand hold provides not only a comfortable grip but also great insulation in extreme cold (remember this is aluminium), it dries quickly after getting wet.

As with most monopods, there is no head on top and you can use it without by screwing the camera directly into the base but you will be limited to landscape only unless your camera has a secondary screw on the side. You will also quickly realise how much you want to tilt up or down and it is well worth buying yourself a separate tilt or ball head to go with it.

Unless you have very particular need for something more expensive like professional level durability this pod will almost certainly be the one you are after.


Victorinox Classic SD Swiss Army Pocket Tool - Red
Victorinox Classic SD Swiss Army Pocket Tool - Red
Price: £11.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely blade, 9 Nov. 2015
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I got one of these to keep on my keys and it is the perfect size. It is easily small enough to be UK legal for carrying around and also to sit unobtrusively on a key ring.

The blade is sharp, easily sharp enough for this type of blade and has not yet shown any signs of dulling, the scissors seem to work quite well, I haven't used the file or screwdriver yet but I am sure they are effective.


Rii Geartist GB01 Wireless Bluetooth Car Kit FM Transmitter with LCD Screen and Hands Free Calling For Apple ipod touch 5, Apple iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5 5C 4S 4 , All Apple iPad ,Samsung Android System Smart Phone , HTC , Blackbarry - Supports Siri Function - Dual USB Car Charger and Magnetic Base Included (Black)
Rii Geartist GB01 Wireless Bluetooth Car Kit FM Transmitter with LCD Screen and Hands Free Calling For Apple ipod touch 5, Apple iPhone 6 Plus 6 5S 5 5C 4S 4 , All Apple iPad ,Samsung Android System Smart Phone , HTC , Blackbarry - Supports Siri Function - Dual USB Car Charger and Magnetic Base Included (Black)
Offered by Uxpressbuying
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Best FM transmitter so far, 9 Nov. 2015
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I have used a few FM transmitters before many of which were branded jobs and to date this is the best I have tried. The signal strength is good so you don't get a lot of hiss or interference that is common with this type of kit. Sound quality is as good as can be expected given the limitations of FM and Bluetooth and is sufficiently good for in car listening. One point of annoyance is that it has its own internal volume that is separate from your phone's and it always sets this to medium when it is powered on regardless of previous settings.

The back plate adhesive is a bit hit and miss and could really do with something stronger, unless you attach it to a very smooth surface the magnet seems stronger than the adhesive.

I have tried this with different phones and once paired, it reconnects quickly when it comes on, it does not send a play signal to resume playing automatically requiring you to press play on this or your device which is something of an inconvenience.

Calls come clearly over the speakers in the same way as music and I have not had any complaints regarding call quality at the other end.

I have not used the charger as I have a smaller one that will output 2.4A from both ports, this will do 1A from one and 2.4A from the other, 1A is suitable to power this device though, leaving the higher powered port available for your phone.

So overall a good attempt but a couple of points that could be easily rectified drag it down.


Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p
Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p
Offered by BlueRigger LLC
Price: £44.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A working solution for the HDMI port shortage, 2 Nov. 2015
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I do like this little box and it works great, it detects all live imports and switches to them automatically, some boxes such as the Amazon Fire Stick and Now TV don't actually have a proper standby mode and keep the signal open so you will need to switch to these manually using the button on the front or the remote.

There are a couple of negatives with the box, input 5 and the output port are on the sides of the box not the back like the rest, this does mean that it is not as aesthetically pleasing as it may otherwise be but more importantly, the weight of the HDMI cables can cause the box to twist round making it difficult to use the remote with. The other real negative is that the blue LEDs are quite bright which can be somewhat distracting when placed near the TV, a piece of masking tape can dull these though.

It is more than twice the price of cheaper alternatives but it is far better, the cheaper boxes often draw their power from the HDMI port of the device you are trying to watch and not all devices provide sufficient power, my Sony Blu-Ray being a good example. As this is powered, it doesn't suffer from this issue.

In a time when you may have many HDMI devices to plug in to the TV, and not many ports this device becomes a must and this one does the job very well indeed.


Seagate Personal Cloud 5TB Home Media Storage - NAS
Seagate Personal Cloud 5TB Home Media Storage - NAS
Price: £179.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but with some big software omissions, 27 Oct. 2015
I wanted this to take over from an old netbook that was acting as a file-server but was getting flaky so I wanted it to just fit into my network with minimal effort and just take over, I had quite a lot of data so was prepared for the copying to take a long time. Very quickly I came across the first issue, I wanted to create a top level share that some people can write to and others only read. Most people with a slight techie background will recognise this as a fairly simple task. Not on this, you can't do it. First, the only way to create a share at the top level is to create a user and a share is created with that user name and only that person can access it. There is a public folder which as you would expect anyone can access. There is no way to alter these permissions. Other than that this is not a bad little NAS box but power users (the sort of people likely to be buying this) are likely to want more fine grained control.


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