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Hard Shock Resistant Compact Digital Camera Case For CANON PowerShot SX270 HS, SX280 HS, SX600 HS, SX610 HS, SX700 HS, SX710 HS, Fujifilm FinePix AX650, F900 EXR, Fujifilm XF1, NIKON COOLPIX S9050, S9400, S9500, S9600, S9700, S9900, NIKON COOLPIX A, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70, DMC-TZ57, DMC-TZ55, DMC-TZ60, SAMSUNG WB350F, SONY Cyber-Shot DSC-HX50 / HX50V, DSC-HX60 / HX60V, DSC-RX100, DSC-RX100 II / DSC-3X100M2, DSC-RX100 III / DSC-RX100M3 (Black)
Hard Shock Resistant Compact Digital Camera Case For CANON PowerShot SX270 HS, SX280 HS, SX600 HS, SX610 HS, SX700 HS, SX710 HS, Fujifilm FinePix AX650, F900 EXR, Fujifilm XF1, NIKON COOLPIX S9050, S9400, S9500, S9600, S9700, S9900, NIKON COOLPIX A, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70, DMC-TZ57, DMC-TZ55, DMC-TZ60, SAMSUNG WB350F, SONY Cyber-Shot DSC-HX50 / HX50V, DSC-HX60 / HX60V, DSC-RX100, DSC-RX100 II / DSC-3X100M2, DSC-RX100 III / DSC-RX100M3 (Black)
Offered by Fleur.digital
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value and performance for the price, 30 Jun. 2015
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A 'universal' case that will suit several models of compact camera, including many from Samsung the brand of camera it was specifically ordered to suit.

While the case shell is hard and able to fairly well protect its contents from the casual knock, the all-round zip is not sealed or otherwise waterproofed in any way and so could be a point of entry for rain, water splashes etc which may then cause damage.

The case has a lobster clip by means of which it could be attached to a belt clip or similar, it does not have a wrist or neck strap although one or other could be attached to the lobster clip. A small interior compartment may be used for spare memory cards, a spare battery or any detachable bits the camera may have.

Similar cases had been purchased previously although not of this brand. They were also inexpensive and served their chosen purposes extremely well; some still do!


Stuhrling Original Atrium Elite Men's Automatic Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Black Stainless Steel Bracelet 747M.03
Stuhrling Original Atrium Elite Men's Automatic Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Black Stainless Steel Bracelet 747M.03
Price: £104.95

2.0 out of 5 stars Classy, modern design but the bracelet does not engage or lock in position, 30 Jun. 2015
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The design and concept of Sturling's range of watches is modern and distinctive. This watch is definitely imposing, both in the diameter of its case and design. Although Amazon's typical selling price is reasonable and rather less than the claimed RRP, a daily Deal offer made it even more attractive. However, there is also a distinct impression of a lack of quality in its bracelet and that was fully borne out by the fact that its clasp will not engage despite several attempts and adjustments for wrist size. Although it appears to engage, the slightest touch or movement will cause it to release and the watch would be easily lost. A somewhat similar bracelet and clasp design on an inexpensive watch owned many years ago had worked perfectly well, proving it possible. A design review of that component may be required, otherwise tighter manufacturing controls to ensure that the current design works as intended. That may explain a previous reviewer's comment about not being able to wear it. In consequence, retaining possession would be quite pointless and it is to be returned.

By comparison with the bracelets and clasps from watches of a similar price-band and made by Rotary, Seiko and Citizen this is in a far lower league, lacking the substance and positive mechanisms they employ. Probably, they are little different than the mechanisms used by other brands but the three brands named are familiar through ownership whereas others are not.

As a minor point, the rose gold highlights do not stand out quite as well against the matte black dial as the illustration would suggest and the watch will be very difficult to read in anything other than very bright light, indoors or out. Phosphorescent elements that may have provided some assistance were not noted as featuring. It is unclear which technology had been used to create the black finish on the case and bracelet and whether it is permanent or likely to show signs of wear, such as rubbing or flaking to expose the presumed white metal beneath. The bracelet also feels rather lightweight, suggesting that it may be aluminium and not the expected and claimed stainless steel which would be heavier and hard-wearing.

There is nothing to indicate a country of origin but the distributors are US-based but the point of manufacture is understood to be China, based upon web information.

Of some concern is the absence of a UK Sturling service facility and it has been reported that many independent watch repairers will decline repairs to the brand's products. Even within its guarantee period, there is a US-based Service Centre that will effect any repairs, but you will be expected to agree to cover in advance full two-way carriage costs plus relevant insurance before they will accept a repair. The carriage fee for US customers is a high US$20 but that will obviously not apply to UK purchasers for whom the costs will be considerably greater and probably present as a disincentive to buying into the brand, or any of the others that derive from the same factories and with similar repair arrangements. Also, with two-way Trans-Atlantic transport involved, it will involve a rather lengthy turnaround. As an alternative to those unplanned costs and delays, it may be appropriate to consider the watch (and the brand's entire range) in precisely the same manner as many other consumer and electronic products - disposable in the event of failure as replacement may be the cheaper, speedier or more convenient alternative.

With the obvious issues with the bracelet and clasp, and the relative lack of clarity of its dial and markings (white or silver would have provided greater contrast against the black) it is difficult to recommend this design. Any minor in-guarantee adjustment that would probably be free with most brands e.g.calibration, is likely to incur a major additional expense due to the need to send it to the USA as indeed would routine cleaning when required or later repairs. These also make a brand recommendation rather difficult.


Energizer Silver Oxide Button Cell SR44/Epx76 Pip2 Battery (Twin Pack)
Energizer Silver Oxide Button Cell SR44/Epx76 Pip2 Battery (Twin Pack)
Price: £3.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Quallity product, 27 Jun. 2015
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An alternative to the less expensive LR44 and equivalents. This is the one often recommended for use inn situations where the LR44 may be short-lived.


MEN'S GENUINE LEATHER TRAVEL OVERNIGHT WASH GYM TOILETRY BAG (BLACK) - 3520
MEN'S GENUINE LEATHER TRAVEL OVERNIGHT WASH GYM TOILETRY BAG (BLACK) - 3520
Offered by WALLETS KING
Price: £25.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Far better than others purchased previously., 27 Jun. 2015
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A quality product that is sufficiently large to contain just about anything a man will need for a night (or several) away from home.

Made from real leather, it is soft, and flexible, has two major section and a smaller one, all zipped and also lined. A shaver, several bottles of pre- or after-shave and other necessities will be accommodated and probably with room to spare..


Toolzone 150mm (6") Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper
Toolzone 150mm (6") Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper
Offered by VeeCome(UK)
Price: £9.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for the money and satisfactory accuracy; consistency may be less good, 26 Jun. 2015
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This appears to be either identical or closely similar to electronic calipers available from a number of sellers and at various prices. The instrument is partly mechanical and the electronics are used to provide the readings as an alternative to interpreting one or several engraved scale markings.

It is constructed primarily from steel and will provide dimensions of items up to about 150mm in diameter or width, but it is not designed or priced for absolute precision. It is quite heavy and appears solid where it most matters. It uses the inexpensive LR44 (approx 1cm diameter) button cells or the silver oxide SR44 alternatives which will be longer lasting and more reliable. You may need a pack from the outset as it is not uncommon to find those provided with items such as this dead upon arrival, especially when they are unknown or unreliable brands. It is sold in a solid storage case which will help protect it when not in use and in which spare battery packs could be kept for convenience - one was installed and a spare is included, but it was ON when opened for the first time!

On the display unit, it has a button to alternate between Imperial and metric measurements (inches/millimeters) and a zeroing button that is best used each time you use it. It is capable of both internal and external measurements (in tubing, for example), or where otherwise relevant. Depth measurements, again within the 150mm capability of the tool, are its final function.

As with other inexpensive electronic devices and test equipment such as thermometers, voltage meters etc, it is best to take several successive readings - three or five is often suggested - in order to compensate for those variables that may affect accuracy although a consistent method of use may help improve things, for example rotating the control knob at a constant speed. An average of several readings will generally give better accuracy than one in isolation. For many purposes, a measurement to the nearest 0.5 or 1mm will be more than sufficient when the engraved scale alone may suffice.

Stated accuracy is +/- 0.02mm which is more than adequate for most needs and especially if consistent across its range limits. For measuring pipes, mouldings and other objects where a ruler or tape measure would be impractical or too inaccurate, this will provide a good-to-high degree of accuracy. If you need a higher degree of accuracy, a precision grade alternative may be justified but you may pay in excess of £100 for a tool without a digital display.

For use at home or within a hobby, for students (school or uni) of engineering and related subjects, this could be a good starting instrument. It could even be a sensible companion to a laser measure, that for the larger scale and this for the much smaller.


Trevi SL3052 Alta Quartz Alarm Clock with LED Backlight and Silent Sweep (Black)
Trevi SL3052 Alta Quartz Alarm Clock with LED Backlight and Silent Sweep (Black)
Offered by RMXdirect-UK
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good value and well-featured, 26 Jun. 2015
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A fairly simple travel alarm with a little bit of character, which may account for its price that is more than double that of others. It has a button on top which serves both as its Snooze button when the alarm is set and an illumination switch otherwise. The hands are luminous so you may not always need to use the internal illumination. There are twin knobs for time and alarm, both clearly marked. Although not clear from the illustration, the dial and clock are oval in the horizontal direction.

Bought to replace one ruined by a leaking battery, this has no tick - some will keep you awake for most of the night. It runs from a single AA battery (not provided, but they rarely are). Easy to set and use.

To be used mostly as a second alarm when an especially early (or late) start is required that does not justify resetting my clock-radio alarm.


Danielle Milano Men's Twin Zip Toiletry Bag
Danielle Milano Men's Twin Zip Toiletry Bag
Price: £10.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Single compartment and unimpressed overall, 26 Jun. 2015
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Danielle Milano offer a number of toiletry bags in a variety of designs and sizes. This one is a dual-zip, twin compartment case where one side could accommodate an electric shaver (and probably its lead and adapter) and the other some toiletry essentials. The case is of a plastic-coated fabric that is soft, pliable and inherently lightweight.

That it has twin zips suggested internal compartmentation, for example to have a shaver in one and toiletries in the other. Unfortunately, it is not compartmented and having a shaver and toiletries or toothpaste that may leak and spread is clearly undesirable.

Although inexpensive, it is to be returned as it is unable to serve as intended. If there were more or better illustrations, its limits may have been better appreciated in advance.


Philips S5130/06 Series 5000 Electric Shaver with Smart Click Precision Trimmer
Philips S5130/06 Series 5000 Electric Shaver with Smart Click Precision Trimmer
Price: £90.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Low-to-mid-priced shaver with interchangeable heads but limited use per charge, 25 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
When originally seen, the Amazon product page was a confusion, partly relating to this shaver but much of the description was pertinent to one of their irons.

The Philips S5130/06 is a soon-to-arrive addition to the 5000 series with which it shares several of its obvious features and appearance including a one-hour charge time, the Smart Click system for exchanging heads, and the MultiPrecision 3-cutter shaver heads that are individually swivel-mounted to provide some match to facial contours. Rather than a push-up beard or moustache trimmer, the 5000 series use a separate trimmer head to be attached when needed. The cutters themselves are a little larger than seen on any earlier Philips shaver and, rather than being quite closely mounted, they are spread further apart and also angled relative to each other. The benefits from this arrangement are dramatically improved effectiveness beyond older and far more expensive models.

The S5130 is placed towards the lower end of the 5000 range and has an expected RRP of around £90 although you may find it for slightly less. It lacks the swivelling head and neck that allows a closer match to facial contours, the loss of which probably contributes most to its price reduction compared with others in the range. However, in some degree of compensation, the individual heads are still sprung so allowing a small amount of swivel. The shaver head has a small button at the front by which the cutter heads and the frame in which they are mounted may be raised for cleaning. The shaver head may be rinsed under running water for cleaning although a brush may have been useful for stubborn adhesions that may be less easy to reach - one is not included.

The charger lead adapter is of the two-pin variety and compatible with all shaver sockets. The shaver arrived without any charge and so needed a full charge and conditioning, although the latter will only be complete after a few more charge-discharge cycles. The only other included accessory, other than the necessary mains lead and adapter, is the trimmer head which replaces the shaver head - gently pull off to release and push to engage. As part of the 5000 system, there are other optional accessories that include a cleaning system, a grooming head and a facial cleansing brush. A more obvious omission common to the entire series is some sort of case or pouch should you need to use the shaver while travelling, on holiday etc, although there are many third-party pouches and toiletry cases that will serve. The usual Philips head cap/protector is included.

There is a common expectation that a shaver should deliver 14 days or more worth of normal use per charge. The S5130 cannot quite do that as its usage time is just 40 minutes, less than Philips' slightly mean norm of 45 and rather less than many competitors that often offer 55 minutes or more. Using the assumed standard of three minutes' use per shave, it will typically allow 13 days of use but has a fast-charge facility to provide power for a single shave should the battery run down mid-shave or you do not have the time for a full charge. There is no facility to use the shaver direct from the mains.

Value-wise, the shaver offers good but not outstanding value. It is only to be used dry, that is without using a shaving balm, cream or foam; there are more senior models within the 5000 range that are wet/dry should you need one. Its performance is a close match, if not actually identical, to any others in the 5000 range and probably also in the higher 7000 or 9000 series. The MultiPrecision heads with their variously shaped individual blades are an improvement beyond the older and simpler designs of Philips' older series. With the correct techniques, it is possible to get a very good shave with this model. It could be an excellent starter model as it is not overly expensive or overloaded with unnecessary features. The separate trimmer head is possibly less convenient than the more traditional and always available push-up type but the head is better designed and more comfortable to use, although some brands have push-up models that are equally effective and as well-designed.


Men's Belt made by the Forest Belt Co in BLACK: TAN: BROWN : Made with real leather (40" - 44" X-LARGE, TAN)
Men's Belt made by the Forest Belt Co in BLACK: TAN: BROWN : Made with real leather (40" - 44" X-LARGE, TAN)
Offered by GENTS BELTS UK LTD
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality but undersized, 24 Jun. 2015
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Excellent quality and very thick hide leather but you need be aware that the sizing is very questionable. For example the 40-44" is about 4cm shorter than a belt of another brand and described as 40-42 and which fits at the second hole in. This does not even allow the first hole to be used as it is rather deeply inset, approaching 10cm from the tip, so the next size up is to replace it.

I could have added another hole had it fitted but not sufficiently to engage the first hole but it did not get to that point.

The combination of thickness and width may present an issue with the loops on some trousers or jeans, especially if needing to accommodate two thickness in a single loop.


Philips S5320/06 Series 5000 Electric Shaver with Smart Click Precision Trimmer and Turbo Function
Philips S5320/06 Series 5000 Electric Shaver with Smart Click Precision Trimmer and Turbo Function
Price: £119.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Effective mid-priced shaver; part of a system, 23 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Philips' 5000 series shavers broadly follow the main design elements from the more expensive 7000 and 9000 series. Some are specifically designated as Aqua Touch meaning that they are Wet or Dry but others are not and may have features that the Aqua Touch models do not, for example a Turbo Boost button.

For those models that don't include them, there are some optioanal attachments, a face brush and grooming head that can be purchased should you need either of them and which attach and remove in the same way as the beard/moustache trimmer included here. There is also a cleaning system which broadly equates to the system that Braun uses with some of their shavers.

The S5320 features the flexible three-cutter head that all models from the 5000 series and above share. It is not necessarily identical for all models although they share a similar design. It is not one of the Aqua Touch models and so is not Wet/Dry but the head can be rinsed for cleaning. There is a small button at the front of the head to release the cutters for more effective cleaning; a brush is not part of the kit. However, it has a Turbo button that uses a little more power to cope with the toughest areas of your beard. Not all users will need that feature but for those that do, it may provide the difference between a brilliant shave and an indifferent one. There will be a technique specific to each user and his beard growth that largely depends upon the directions in which the hair grows and it need not be precisely the same across the face. The shaver also uses the MultiPrecision head design that features differently shaped individual blade edges, some circular and others straight, that is intended to be more effective than the older design where all edges where essentiually straight or slightly curved.

Unlike the common choice of a push-up beard/moustache trimmer, Philips have opted for an entirely separate attachment; you remove the shaver head by gently pulling it off and replace it with the trimmer and that applies to many of their current models, even those selling at throwaway prices. Although there is some inconveneience due to the need to change heads and to store them safely when not used, the trimmer is slightly wider than some and is 25mm wide.

This shaver is very effective and the fact that the shaver head is able to adjust to different facial contours is a plus. The MultiPrecision cutters seem well able to cope with long beard or moustache hairs without causing the sensation of pulling on them or any resultant pain; no older Philips shaver would do that without severe momentary discomfort. The shaver arrived with its battery completely flat. The charger is of the standard 2-pin type suited to a shaver socket with a straight, uncoiled, lead. The charge time is fairly standard at around an hour and the usage time is a slightly mean 45 minutes; some shavers offer several minutes more usage for similar charge times, although translating to just one or two extra shaves. Philips assume the common 3 minutes use per instance and a single charge will therefore be good for a couple of weeks, or slightly more, on average. However, should the power run down mid-shave, or have died unnoticed on the last use, a three-minute fast-charge will provide power for a single shave.

If you don't wish to cover the cost of a 9000 series model, or cannot justify it, the 5000 series provides as good a shave at around half the price (although it varies from one model to another). One oversight by Philips is the omission of any form of travel pouch; they are featured with some models but not all. There are many suitable toilet pouches that will contain the shaver, its lead and trimmer head should one be needed.


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