- Friday, 29 November 2013
The PowerTel 980 is a large, robust home phone set, with a lovely optional wrist watch style device which enables you to have an emergency button and know when there is an incoming call – all rolled into one.
Everything is so simple – each piece is packed individually so all you’d need to do is lay everything out in front of you and plug it in. The instructions are printed clearly in large text, which are easy to follow with distinctive pictures for different settings and functions.
The pictures, however, do seem to be easier to see printed in the instruction manual than printed on the handsets themselves. And there are a lot of pictures. And a lot of functions.
- Monday, 16 September 2013
I was interested to try out the Lumbacurve, due to having a bulging disc in my back which, despite regular movement and exercise, continues to cause pain and pose problems with mobility.
Whilst the product itself is very simple, it is what it makes you do on a regular basis that is the key to reducing back pain; the stretches recommended increased my mobility whilst also reducing pain.
- Friday, 13 September 2013
I can start off by saying that I wish this product had been made years ago.
The first week I just used the Glorious Shampoo and Luminous Conditioner.
I had a few qualms when I saw the bright blue shampoo and wondered if I would end up with blue hair, luckily it didn’t!
I had a hair appointment that week and my stylist said how soft my hair was unlike before.
- Friday, 13 September 2013
With our personal use of digital devices soaring, battery life is in constant demand wherever you are.
And why is it that your battery runs low just when you don't want it to, or need it to!
Innergie has launched PocketCell™, a great little light-weight gadget to give you portable power on foot, in the car, on a plane or a train whenever and wherever you need it. So you need never be caught out again.
- Monday, 24 June 2013
We all want to stay healthy and enjoy life for as long as possible. But how do we do it? At the historic Essex village of Thorpe-le-Soken, not far from Clacton-on-Sea, the Lifehouse Spa and Hotel is drawing on the latest scientific research to help fifty somethings and more live better for longer. Lee Knights reports.
The Lifehouse’s new Nifty at Fifty programme is designed for 50+ guests who want help and guidance to kick-start a new healthy lifestyle. Over a residential stay of anything from three days to a week, guests have an opportunity to put research around healthy ageing into action through intermittent calorie restriction, plumped out with fitness classes and pampering.
- Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Using a tablet computer can be confusing to some. All the different icons for different ways of doing the same thing and all you want to do is look at a picture. Or read an email. Or check your calendar. Frustrating just isn’t the word for it!
But Doro has come up with a novel alternative. An experience that takes over your tablet, and simplifies it completely into 6 ‘apps’ – Pictures, Contacts, Calendar, Internet, Email and Web Radio.
Fantastic. Now all I need to do is switch it on and pick what I want to do, touch my finger on the screen and away I go!
- Thursday, 23 May 2013
Not being an overly green-fingered person, I was interested but apprehensive in trying out the Indoor Allotment.
It’s a pretty set with the picket fencing and miniature garden shed – already made up in the packaging with full instructions on how to plant the herbs using the seeds and compacted soil which are both included – along with a miniature set of herb clippers for when the herbs are ready to use.
Each pot has its own tray underneath for drainage capture so water doesn't end up all over your windowsill and the set stays neat and tidy.
- Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Who would’ve ever thought that little balls of cake on a stick would become so popular! But they have, they are delicious, and they are ever so much fun to make!
Premier Housewares has brought out a fantastic silicone mould to be able to make your Cakepops perfectly every time.
The silicone is completely flexible and washable, and with the two parts joining together – fabulously making a cake-tight seal around each section - meaning there is no overspill. Each section has a small hole in the top so you can easily test whether the cakepops are cooked or not, without having to lift the lid and potentially make a mess.
- Thursday, 18 April 2013
The Kong Company pride themselves in the strength, durability and the fun of the Kong toys. And they’ve not gone far wrong, says Lucy Rawlins.
With a huge selection of different toys and accessories to choose from, your pet will not be missing out! From the soft rubber toys for puppies and seniors, to the treat dropping Kong Treat Dispenser for cats, to the hardiest of Kong’s – The Kong Extreme – ideal for the most destructive chewer.
Being pet obsessed here in the MT office, we have looked at, and tested a range of toys for the selection of animals we have here.
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