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    • Kenwood JKP210 / Kettle / 11 Readings / 8 Ratings
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      28.01.2013 15:28

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      S good little kettle that functions well under hard usuage

      If you are looking for a reasonable kettle that is pretty cheap and reliable then the kenwood is your product.
      My wife and I purchased this kettle from Argos about a year ago now and as the Kettle is in use at least 10 times aday appears to work without issue.
      This really is a no-fuss kettle that boils water very quickly,manages to keep the water hot whilst standing,and doesn't drip when pouring the water.

      The kettle comes in a number of colours but at the time we purchased the slightly off white version.
      The kettle is cordless which works well in our kitchen however the switch althought we have no issues on the surface appear to be the weak point of the product and overtime i can see this might break.

      The kettle when full is quite heavy and i wouldn't recommend his kettle if you are trying to get children involved more in the kitchen.

      My only issue is that the ower cord is short so we are limited because of availability of plugs within the kitchen when to sit the kettle.

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      The kettle works really well and even after a year of bashing and operation just works.
      The best thing about this kettle is that its reasonably priced and the build quality is good apart from the switch but even this hasn't failed yet.

      I would recommend this product to anyone looking to replace there existing kettle or maybe to use as a spare

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    • Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 / VoIP Phone / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      27.01.2013 21:29

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      A reat little phone that does what it says on the tin

      We have recently upgrade all of our telephone systems to VOIP.
      This phone has sat on my desk now for nearly three months, and i can say its pretty unremarkable. The shell is made out of hard plastic which has proven to be quite durable as it has fallen off my very busy desk a number of times without damage. The phone has many functions which to be honest i don't use much, the inbuilt contacts list is useful and can be quite tricky to master and technically it feels like searching or writing a text message on an old Nokia phone.

      The call quality is good with little or no background noise distorting the conversation however i have found the chord that connects the handset to the main phone body doesn't feel particularly long and unless you position yourself near to the handset can be quite disruptive having to lean over your work to make a phone call.

      The handsfree option on this particular handset works well and seems to pickup my voice within half a meter radius of the microphone however i have had comments that if i do not place myself within the necessary distance the microphone appears to fail on occasions.

      There are a few downsides to the handset that i have noticed which are worth noting.

      This phone is VOIP which means that the phone will not work without a power supply.
      The phone itself also doesn't support the main calling functions such as call waiting however as as this is a network phone depending on the IT network some call functions will work for example Caller id

      I have found the phones volume to be quite adequate in fact I have on a number of occasions needed to turn the volume down.

      In conclusion this phone works very well and as a desk work phone performs without issue.
      I would recommend this handset to anyone wishing to upgrade to VOIP

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      05.08.2012 18:56
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      these cups work well and are cheap great for the family

      Our three children always used the Tommee Tippee cup and the company has a long history of designing and manufacturing good quality baby cups.

      These cups are very hardwearing as they get thrown chewed and generally bashed about. The plastic is hard enough to standup to a high level of abuse however its soft enough to prevent any danger to your young child.

      These cups are great they do prevent spilling when turned upside down and also small enough to fit into most lunch bags so storage is easy.

      I love the bright colours and the range is quite large orange being my favourite.

      The cups have two handles allowing easy holding for your young one and also aids motor skills.

      In conclusion these cups are very well built they are great to takeout with you on day trips and hold at least a mug of liquid. The lids can be slightly tricky to get off if you have wet hands but apart from that the the product really doesn't have any faults as far as i am concerned.
      I would recommend this cup to anyone looking for a good quality cup for your child that works well
      but is also good value. The cups are usually available in pairs from boots for a couple of pounds.
      The cups have a long life span and are also soft on your children's gums

      These cups are worth 5 stars and are a must for anyone.

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    • Regatta Pop Up 2 Man Tent / Tent / 13 Readings / 9 Ratings
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      05.08.2012 10:30
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      a great children's tent and a good introduction to camping

      We purchased this tent as a play tent for our children and after at least a year of abuse from three kids I'm happy to say that the tent appears to still be in one piece.

      The build quality is pretty good for the price and assembly is easy as the tent has been designed to popup without the need of any intervention by the user.
      There is surprising quite a lot of space available inside for three children teddies and blankets.

      However there is no waterproofing so we usually use this tent in our lounge.

      I really like the design of the tent and the quality of the manufacture. I would say that after a lot of use i still cannot manage to get the tent back in the cardboard packaging but this is only slightly ignoring

      I would recommend this tent ti anyone who has children as it really has given my kids hours of fun for the price which i think is really good value. The tent offers a good storage place to put toys and blankets in rooms and it does help to keep rooms tidy.

      We have found the tent also has given our children an introduction into camping allowing them to safely camp in there rooms under the tent in sleeping bags.

      In conclusion this tent is great with a good design and build quality giving hours of fun to our children of 9-6 and 4 years of age.
      I would recommend this tent to anyone.

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      • George Basic Flip Flops / Shoes / 5 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        05.08.2012 10:11
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        Definitely worth a look

        My wife is always looking for a cheap pair of holiday and beach shoes and these Asda flip flops fits the bill.

        If you are lucky you can get these for under 2.50 and although they are not built to last shouldn't fall apart until the end of your two week holiday.
        They are great for short walks on the sea front and are comfortable enough over cobbles.

        As you can probably see from the picture the build quality isn't great and yes the plastic strap can become quite uncomfortable but what do you expect for such a low price.

        My wife usually has a pair kicking around the house somewhere for trips to the garden or garage when you cannot be bothered to get your shoes on.

        On a word of caution on wet surfaces these flip flops are rubbish and the grip just seems to disappear. I have had to hold onto my wife's arms a few times when the grip fails.

        As far as this product goes for the price of a coffee out you get some footwear that although wont last a season will last long enough to give you plenty value for money.

        In conclusion

        These shoes look pretty good on the surface, the build quality isn't great but the price does give very good value for money. I would recommend these shoes to anyone who is looking for a cheap beach replacement or something to put on your feet at the pool

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          25.07.2012 19:58
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          great little laptop case

          This is the laptop bag of choice for my company and as i work in the IT department we see a lot of these bags come and go throughout the laptop useable life time.

          Firstly can i say that the only real function you look for in a laptop bag is the ability to protect the laptop from the weather and getting dropped. This laptop bag happily does both both very well. The laptop so say isn't waterproof however withstands a good rain storm and offers great protection if running to the office from the car and it starts to hammer it down.

          The handle is quite comfortable however i don't like the shoulder strap because it doesn't feel very secure balancing the laptop bag on my hip.

          I use this bag all the time and have found over the years that apart from some slight discolouration the material holds up very well and that there is more than enough room for a 18 inch laptop charger 4 pad of paper and a number of pens.

          The Velcro top is quite tough and has suffered little damage from being chucked around opened and closed many hundreds of times and being thrown into and out of car boots without any apparent damage or lack of functionality.

          I would recommend this laptop bag as it ticks all the boxes and is quite cheap. My experience shows that this product works well and offers good protection for a cheap price. Anyone looking to replace there existing laptop case should definately take a second look at this case.

          With a 12 year warrantee the customer service cannot be beaten although i have never had to use such a long guarantee before its nice to know that the company believes in the product to give the almost life time guarantee not offered by many other companies.

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        • Argos Value Skipping Rope / Fitness / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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          21.05.2012 15:26
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          This rope is a great addition to my exercising plan and is very cost effective

          This is a good example of a cheap skipping rope that offers all the features and benefits of skipping but without the cost of purchasing a professional rope.

          I have been skipping for a number of years and find this roap quite easy to use the equipment is hardwearing but after a period of time i have found the handles to become quite hot and sweaty which causes an issue with the grib


          I use this rope most days for 12 minutes and i find that its about enough time to get a good sweat but also its about enough time for the rope to began to feel uncomfortable in my hands.

          The rope is designed well although cheap its possible to get a good circle motion with your hands also allowing some tricks to be preformed.

          The rope is a good size I/m 6ft 1 inches and i have plenty of hight room available to me. My wife is 5ft 4inches and she also finds the rope appropriate to use.

          I would recommend this rope to anyone as a good starter skipping rope. It lacks comfort but is priced well.
          This product allows very effective exercise in a short time and is also easy to store after use.

          After about a year of service i have noticed the rope itself has slight damage but if you can skip mainly on grass or soft services this will prevent any damage and extend the life of the rope. This product brings me a good workout but also my children have a lot of enjoyment although children's ropes are available and more appropriate to use.

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          • Nike Air Pegasus + 28 / Sports Shoes / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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            21.05.2012 14:22
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            a good shoe with some great features

            These are my first and only running shoes i will ever buy for under 70 pounds they are an absolutely bargain.
            Firstly i love the bright vibrant colour that gives me confidence in myself when i run that i not only feel good but also look great.
            The shoe is very comfortable with a thin sock anything else and i have found i have a bit of rubbing around my heel.

            The shoe removes excess heat and some sweat but after about 8 miles i find that my feet tend to over heat which is the only disappointment.

            After 2 miles the shoe comes into its own and it feels comfortable running on most services with great grin and ankle support.
            Through experience i have discovered although the grin is great on roads on grass the shoe loses most traction and on wet grass forget it because you will slide all over the place.
            I however only run on firm ground so this isn't an issue.

            I have used the shoe in some Bristol races which are manly road races and have found the shoe more than holds its own against the more expensive models this shows me it was a good buy and adds value for me.

            The shoe usually comes with three years warrantee which adds to the value.

            Over all the shoe is good value for money and a must for myself. It is comfortable and to some extend waterproof however there are a number of downsides you need to be aware off which may cause you to choose another shoe.

            After extended use the shoe can become somewhat uncomfortable and it seems to reduce its ability to keep the foot cool.
            I would recommend anyone who wants a good solid starter trainer to startup running but a seasoned professional might want something a bit extra special.

            I have found the shoe to be quite hardwearing and it cleans well in the washing machine.

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            • JVC HA F140PN Gumy phones / Headphones / 8 Readings / 7 Ratings
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              21.05.2012 12:35
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              nice 2nd pair of headphones to use occasionally

              These earphones do everything they say on the box.

              They are cheap at under 5 pounds represent really good value for money. I purchased these for my wife over a year ago for a bit of a joke as she is quite girly and surprisingly they have lasted this long. They are cheap but work really well. She uses these ear phones with a iPod touch and the volume and quality is pretty good with the distribution of sound equally distributed throughout your ears.

              We also have 3 three children and the earphones have had there fair amount of abuse and continue to work.
              This product is good if you want a cheap pair that doesn't matter if they get lost because they are easily replaceable but are good enough to take to the gym or use on a run outside.

              They fit in your ear quite well however i have found them to be a bit uncomfortable after prolonged use. My wife doesn't have this issue and can use them for an extended amount of time.

              I personally feel these earphones are good for occasional use only but my wife loves them.

              My wife loves these earphones they are very durable and extremely pleasing to your eyes with the bright pink colour. Best points about this product is the hardwiring plastic that is hard wearing and the easy fitting ear pieces.
              The downside is the quality of the earphones slough good for the price under 5 pounds doesn't have the quality found in more exspensive models.
              I would recommend these earphones to anyone as a replacement or if you want a second pair they work well and look good to the eye. If you are looking for a pair of headphones that has many features and functions this product isn't for you.

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              • Cork Airport (ORK) / Airport / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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                21.05.2012 11:22
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                a good small tidy airport providing a good service

                Cork airport is an international airport and located a few miles from Cork City .
                Cork airport although is small holds over 45 airlines that provide destinations all over the UK and Europe.

                I have flown into Cork a number of times with business and have enjoyed the facilities and good service that the businesses provide.

                Travel to the airport is easy with a number of cheap options starting from about 7 euros. The bus is the most convenient form of travel however a train service is lacking which would provide mass transit to the airport. All the major car hire companies are available however it is not possible to rent a car after 11pm at night as the car companies close about then.

                The airport is clean and tidy and the service is usually good. There are a number of food courts available which provide all necessary meals and a bar that is quite expensive. The arrivals lounge is quite small when multiple aircraft arrive at the same time this can cause long delays and be quite frustrating.

                There is a good Starbucks in departures that has a small number of seats but is very welcoming when you are traveling early.
                The airport has a number of facilities available just for children mainly areas dedicated to young people where they can play and relax.

                I would recommend traveling from Cork because airfares appear to be slightly cheaper and, as it's located a few miles from cork its located in a good position to offer flight services to the population

                I would recommend this airport to anyone as parking and the facilities available are good and relatively good value for money. I did however purchase a breakfast sub which was very disappointing.

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                  17.05.2012 21:33

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                  A good old school product that had many years of life

                  I had one of these Walkman's when i was a teenager and as far as i can remember it worked very well.
                  The Walkman is made from quite tough plastic so recovered well from being dropped or pushed to the bottom of my school bag. The batteries seemed to last forever. There was no battery low warning light but the sound of the tape would slow slightly which told you to change the batteries quickly before the player died.

                  The walkman worked really well even with the cheap headphones that are bundled with the music player.
                  A disadvantage is that the earphone where quite tough and didn't hold to your ears so usually fallout after a few minutes of walking at a fast pace.
                  The sound quality was good and the volume could be turned up pretty high this wear great on the bus when it was usually full of people talking.

                  The few function that are available for the walkman mega base worked well and contributed to a good sound quality.

                  The downside is that the walkman seemed to chewup many of my tapes leaving me feeling quite frustrated .
                  In conclusion the walkman works pretty well and seemed to withstand most of my school years without getting too damaged. The functions work well but are limited and the headphones again are functional but cheaply made and lacking in quality.

                  The walkman is light weight and as its made from plastic does feel quite cheap to the touch.

                  The walkman is lacking a radio function which was available on newer models.
                  I would recommend this product to my friends as its a trip down memory lane however the doesn't touch the mp3 plays of today and if you cannot find this walkman very cheaply then best to go with an iPod.

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                • Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB / Smartphone / 7 Readings / 5 Ratings
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                  17.05.2012 20:23
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                  A great phone last just keeps on working

                  There is so much to say about the iPhone 4s.

                  The hardware is not only really hardwearing but also the design in very sexy. The phone curves and is a hybrid of glass and steel making the phone quite resilient to damage from dropping etc

                  I use the iPhone 4s mainly for calls and text messaging with the occcassional FaceTime call which is very much like video calling on Skype.

                  There are many thousands of great value applications available from the app store which making the phone future proof as this gives almost unlimited functionality to the iPhone 4s

                  The call quality has always been good however i have found the signal to degrade very quickly to the point where i have no signal at all which is the only disappointing aspect of this product.

                  The phone itself feels great to use and the operating system is not only easy to use but has a lot of functionality.

                  I use the phone also as my camera and the 8 mp hardware inside the phone works well.
                  The phone is light height but this doesn't produce a cheap feel to the hardware and the battery life is also pretty good as I'm a heavy user of the blue tooth function that i use in my car everyday and i find the phone will last nearly two days of usage before recharging.

                  The loud speaker function works well with music or watching videos however its not great on phone calls and seems to prevent the microphone working as well. This happens son all my calls.



                  In conclusion the phone has been designed to be easy to use and look fantastic
                  I have never had a problem with this phone and its coming up to 6 months old

                  I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a new phone as there are hundreds of good points about this phone and few bad points
                  All in all this phone is fantastic and a must for everyone.

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                  • Play.com 8GB Flash Drive / Flash Drive / 9 Readings / 6 Ratings
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                    11.10.2011 14:59

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                    a fantastic bit of kit that i can recommend to anyone

                    This flash drive in my opinion is a fantastic well built device that does exactly what it says on the tin.

                    Build quality

                    The quality of the build can't be faulted which has been tested throughout the last year being drummed into a college bag or thrown onto the back seat of my car.
                    Apart from a few scratches on the outside of the plastic there is no outward damage

                    I use this flash drive to store pictures and also my college work to this day have not had any issues adding data or retrieving information from the drive.
                    The speed of the drive is impressive and the ability to hold 8 gigs which is a couple of films and transfer them onto other computers within 25 minutes also ticks the box for me

                    I like the colour of the drive which is also important as its reliability.

                    Installation is easy as the device holds all the necessary drivers that Windows and Mac OS recognise which makes this drive a drag and drop to add or remove files.

                    I would recommend this drive to anyone who is looking forward a way to transport files or as a cheap backup solution

                    I managed to purchase this drive for under 15 pounds around six months ago which makes it fantastic value for money as i use it most days

                    In conclusion this drive is fast and very efficient at storing and transferring data and should be in the pencil case of students as its cheap and works well .

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