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The Original Mug For Life - BPA Free Eco Travel Mug
The Original Mug For Life - BPA Free Eco Travel Mug
Offered by MugForLife
Price: £14.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I was hoping for..., 31 Oct 2012
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I bought this so I could make a coffee in the morning and drink it on the way to work. For that it works perfectly.

Highlights:

*Feels solid and high quality.
*Brown holder thing comes off for cleaning.
*Mug rinses clean REALLY easily.
*Screw top lid nice and secure.
*Keeps the drink hot much longer than a standard paper cup.

Drawbacks:

*Isn't spill proof. But as it says does slow spills - the coffee can only get out of the little hole at the top like any coffee shop cup and lid.

*Doesn't keep things hot anywhere near as long as a proper thermos would.


1 Roll Gaffer tape Blue 48mm x 50m gaffa duct duck packing cloth book binding
1 Roll Gaffer tape Blue 48mm x 50m gaffa duct duck packing cloth book binding
Offered by LightingandMobileAccessoriesUK
Price: £2.54

5.0 out of 5 stars It's gaffer tape..., 22 Oct 2012
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Darker blue than the picture but in other respects exactly what you expect. Strong, sticky, easy to tear off the reel, fix anything.


Fly By Wire: The Geese, The Glide, The 'Miracle' on the Hudson
Fly By Wire: The Geese, The Glide, The 'Miracle' on the Hudson
Price: £5.03

5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful alternative view, 22 Oct 2012
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I've read a few books of this type and most are utterly critical of the airbus fly by wire model. This book is the opposite. While accepting that it can create issues, it also highlights the part that FBW paid in helping the miracle on the hudson happen. Not to mention the number of incidents that never began because the plane prevented a pilot from making a human error.

It doesn't criticise Sully or the crew in anyway, or take away from their achievement, but it does provide context around it and show the part that good design played in the successful outcome.

A good read and a welcome change from all the books that ignore the positives of FBW and focus only on the negatives.


Leopet® KBD008/2blue Cat Tree Scratching Post Sisal Height about 180cm Blue
Leopet® KBD008/2blue Cat Tree Scratching Post Sisal Height about 180cm Blue
Offered by JAGO24 UK
Price: £39.09

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality, 28 Sep 2012
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This thing is massive, but the biggest surprise was the quality. It goes together really well, and it's very sturdy. A lot more so than some more expensive cat trees I've owned. The cat seems to be getting to like it too.

For the price it has to get 5 stars, but I would say that the top little house and the baskets are perhaps a bit small for larger cats.
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SodaStream Stream Drinks Maker - Grey
SodaStream Stream Drinks Maker - Grey
Price: £47.00

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We use it. A lot., 28 Sep 2012
The big question we considered before buying one of these, "Will we actually use it".

Short answer, we do. A lot. Quite often I'll take a bottle of carbonated water to bed with no concentrate. But it's equally nice to have instant access to a choice of drinks from the collection of concentrates in the cupboard.

The gas cylinder lasts a long time, though we bought a spare one so that we always have two on the go in case one runs out. The build quality of the machine isn't quite what I think I remember from the 80s/90s, but it's absolutely fine. The concentrates are good - we actually prefer the Cola to Coke or Pepsi.

When we do let the cylinders run out, we really miss it.

This particular design of machine can be a bit fiddly, to put the bottle in you have to hinge out the holder, so it takes two hands, one to work the hinge, one to put in the bottle. Perhaps other people have found a better way of doing it.

Overall, really happy. I don't think it's saving us much money. But the convenience factor is amazing.


Freighter Captain
Freighter Captain
Price: £3.20

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps life at sea isn't as romantic as it seems..,, 28 Sep 2012
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This review is from: Freighter Captain (Kindle Edition)
This is a gripping and slightly uncomfortable read. Max doesn't always write it in a way to make him seem likeable. He makes it clear that he's not above hurting someone who gets in the ship's way. But he does manage to portray that to an extent that is what the business is like, and that to do his job, it is necessary. There is always someone trying to steal from the ship and crew in some way, whether that's an owner who won't pay, a poor local desperate for something to sell, or nature herself wanting the ship back where it came from.

He does make himself seem pretty infallible, doesn't seem to make many mistakes, but perhaps the narrative is lightly idealised. Or perhaps he was just doing it too long.

In any case - it's a really good read and paints a deep and colourful picture of the life of a small freighter in Haitian waters.

Definitely worth a look.


SANER 1500mAh rechargeable Li-ion Battery for Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 - Extra Long Life,Compatible with Samsung Galaxy GIO/S5670, Galaxy Fit/B7510.
SANER 1500mAh rechargeable Li-ion Battery for Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 - Extra Long Life,Compatible with Samsung Galaxy GIO/S5670, Galaxy Fit/B7510.

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Battery, 28 Sep 2012
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I needed a new battery for my Ace because the previous one was worn out and the battery life was just a few hours.

I'm normally very wary and very skeptical of aftermarket non-genuine batteries. But this one is different. It's like having a new phone, and does noticeably have more capacity than the original battery when it was new.

Fits perfectly. Good quality. Recommended unreservedly.


Sodastream 1041342490 PET Bottles Set of 3
Sodastream 1041342490 PET Bottles Set of 3
Price: £15.44

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What you expect..., 27 Sep 2012
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They are just like the bottles supplied with the machine, which also means they aren't dishwasher safe. You need to pay extra for that (SodaStream 1041242490 Dishwasher Safe Carbonating Bottles 2x 1 Litre).

But if you want some more bottles for your sodastream (perhaps because yours have reached the expiry date printed on the side), or if you just want a good quality strong reusable plastic bottle for another reason, these are great.


Just 4 Pets House Bed Moon & Stars
Just 4 Pets House Bed Moon & Stars
Price: £15.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hit..., 27 Sep 2012
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We have a fussy old arthritic cat who is always suspicious of new things. But she took to this within a few hours and now is often found asleep in it. We've hidden it under a desk so she has somewhere quiet and warm to go on a cold day.

Velcroing the roof on was fiddly but not really a problem and means it will split apart for easy washing.


LUPO Waterproof Bag for Apple iPad Mini Retina, Mobile Phones and 7 inch Tablets (Size:196 x 150mm)
LUPO Waterproof Bag for Apple iPad Mini Retina, Mobile Phones and 7 inch Tablets (Size:196 x 150mm)
Offered by Tech-engine
Price: £2.67

4.0 out of 5 stars Fiddly but functional..., 27 Sep 2012
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This does exactly what it says on the tin.

It's a bit like a much thicker and tougher version of those re-sealable kitchen bags, the one where you push the ridges on the two edges together and they lock in, only it's got two rows of seals. It can be a little fiddly to make sure both rows of seals have been properly pressed together right across the bag, but once that's done you just fold the top over and fold the black cover over, using the poppers to hold it in place.

Like the ad says make sure you test it. I put a roll of tape (nearest thing to hand) in mine and submerged it for a while. Stayed perfectly dry, so I took the plunge with the kindle.

Reading the kindle through it was no problem either, though you have to brush the water off sometimes. Not much to be done about that.

Mine isn't a touchscreen kindle, so I won't comment on how well that would work.


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