Amir Aroma Diffuser Review

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Five Stars

Lovely little unit, really pushes the aromas out!

This item arrived in a tall, solid, protective box, with the item, instruction manual, measuring jug and power block inside. The humidifier has an interesting design, but it really comes to life when powered on.

The device cycles through multiple colours, lighting up a room with real ambience, with the aromas from the oil coming out in visible puffs of cold water vapour from the top. It really gets the fragrance out across the room in just seconds.
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Amir Wooden Effect Humidifier Review

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Five Stars

Great looking, high quality device, with cool features.

This surprisingly light item arrived in a solid, protective cardboard box. Inside the box was the humidifier / diffuser itself, the power block / lead (stored inside the item), and a set of instructions.

The instructions are well laid out, and the product itself really looks the part, with the wooden appearance setting it off nicely. I was worried about the white plastic top, but it really helps in the dark with the glow from the lamps really being enhanced by it. There are four different timer or rather countdown settings for the device (including always on), cycling through each using a button, which on the fifth press powers off the device.
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SMARTER Selfie Stick Review

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Five Stars

Nice, long selfie stick, holds the phone well.

This item was packaged inside an attractively printed retail box, which had instructions on the back (but they shouldn’t be needed). Opening the box gives you the extending stick itself, the phone holder attachment, and a soft rubber grip to add to the attachment.

The phone holder attachment locks to the stick with a standard tripod screw, so if you’re using a camera or device with that connector type, you can just lock it straight on, which is great. If you’re using the clip, it extends very wide, and very high, so much so you could almost get a small tablet in there! It holds the phone very solidly too.
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Ausdom Bluetooth Tranceiver Review

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Five Stars

Really nice, dual function gadget, very well presented.

Inside the Amazon box, this item packaged in a very high quality, multi-coloured golden printed box, very reminiscent of the designs of a certain “fruity” firm. Inside the box, you could see the item itself, secure in foam padding, with the remaining items underneath. These were a sensible manual, a micro-USB charging cable and a twin-ended 3.5mm jack cable.

Pairing with an iPhone was simplicity in itself. Switch to Rx (receive) mode, press the single button for a few seconds, then select the item in the bluetooth menu of the phone. No passcode required. Sound transmission came through perfectly loud and clear. I think a couple of tricks have been missed here. Two extra buttons could give volume up and down, and next / previous track choices, but they’re not required to make this a decent item.
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Flashing Dog Collar Attachment Review

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Five Stars

Nice and bright little unit, great for dark nights.

Inside the Amazon box, this item was was sealed in a branded plastic packet – definitely no waste packaging here. It had the batteries pre-installed, and it was prevented from powering on and wasting power by a clip between the two screw halves.
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Camera Stabiliser Review

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Five Stars

Really high quality, simple stabiliser that works.

This item arrived very well protected, inside shaped polystyrene fillers, inside a solid cardboard box. My box had clearly taken a knock, but there was no way it was going to touch the item inside. The box was also surprisingly light – I suspect due to the heavy use of aluminium on the stabiliser itself.

The stabiliser is extremely simple to fully assemble, and is very configurable, with different sized weights, movable screws and handles, and sliding weight anchor. The difficult part is getting the balance right for your camera – you really need to spend some time trying all the different configurations, so that the camera is properly balanced, and doesn’t move when you waggle the handle around. I *almost* managed it, another 10 minutes added to the 15 I took would have got it right for me, as it was, you can still see a little sway in my test video.
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VicTop LED Solar Light With PIR Review

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Five Stars

Great little security light with no power bills

This item arrived packaged in a retail printed cardboard box. Inside the box were the lamp itself, in a bubble wrap pouch, some screws and wall plugs in a small packet, and some basic printed instructions (not a bad attempt at translation).

The solar panel is large and glossy, and should store plenty of the sun’s energy, although that remains to be seen (if we ever see sunlight again in Yorkshire!). The panel is also tilted relatively steeply, to take advantage of a lower sun in these northern latitudes.
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Splaks Keyboard Cleaner Review

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Five Stars

Surprisingly effective cleaner, for a toy from my childhood!

The item arrived in a retail foil, resealable packet. It was brightly printed and colourful, with a small window in the back to see the product (green slime!). Some basic (poorly translated) instructions are on the back, but the pictures are self-explanatory – push it onto the dirty surface, pull it off and the surface is clean.

When I was a child (I don’t like being reminded that it was the seventies…), this stuff came in little pots, marketed as a toy, and called Slimuck. I got it everywhere, and it definitely used to clean my hands whilst playing with it. I remember using it to make highly inappropriate noises, simulate snot, and just get up to all sorts of horrid things with it. It’s really cool to see this product now take on a genuine functional purpose, as a keyboard and other awkward surface cleaner.
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LIHAO Velcro Cable Ties Review

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Four Stars

Very functional little ties, with a strong grip. Great variety of colours.

Inside the Amazon box, this item arrived in a small retail plastic packet. The packet contained 10 velcro straps, in various colours, wrapped around two pieces of nicely printed cardboard.

The selection of colours is great, and these are a decent length for wrapping cables – much better than the old tie wraps, in that they can be easily undone to add more cables, remove or change some, move things around etc.
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10x 12″ White Paper Light Shades Review

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Five Stars

Very pretty shades, easy to set up and fit once you’ve done the first.

Inside the Amazon box, this set of ten individually packeted shades were sealed together in a plastic packet. In each individual packet, were the shade itself, the locking bracket for the shade to keep it in shape, and a small, basic instruction sheet. Cats seem to like the packaging very much – I spread the packeted shades on my desk to take a picture for this review and turned my back, when I turned back around there was a cat sitting on them like it had been there all day!

The shades are very easy to assemble – pull from each end to expand, put the bracing wire inside, with the hooks through the loops at the top end, and the notches in the ring at the bottom end – that’s it! It took me a while to figure out how to hang them. Basically, you string your lamp cable through the top hook in the bracing wire, then back through the bottom hook, and it holds solidly.
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