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Eneloop Micro AAA Rechargeable Batteries in Kraftmax Box Newest Version Pack of 16
Eneloop Micro AAA Rechargeable Batteries in Kraftmax Box Newest Version Pack of 16
Price: £30.68

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best for most applications., 6 Dec. 2014
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Superb, the latest version of the world renowned Eneloop, these batteries will take the charge stated (actually very slightly more) and keep it for long term storage. You need never throw away batteries again.

There are higher capacity batteries available but some of them have questionable reliablity and will not store as long with a useable charge. Buy these and a very good charger (Maha/Powerex or LaCrosse) and you are set for years and years of normal usage.


Hanayama Marble Puzzle
Hanayama Marble Puzzle
Price: £12.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful torment., 6 Dec. 2014
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My second Hanayama puzzle, the solution is slightly more difficult than the Donuts puzzle I bought first but the design is much more elegant, the mind that created this is a mind to envy.

The design throws you down the wrong track from the off and, once arrived at, the true movement is sublime, it's not just the sense of pleasure at the thing finally coming apart but the simple mechanism is a pleasure to behold.

The quality of casting is very good, packaging is very nice, if it's to given as a gift and it is simply wonderfully tactile, The precision of the design is really enjoyable, once you come upon the movement required it becomes very addictive.

If you have any interest in problem solving and spacial thinking then buy yourself some Hanayama puzzles (or let your friends and family know that they've now have something they can get for that hard to buy for person in their life).


Hanayama 5202 Donuts Puzzle (Metalic)
Hanayama 5202 Donuts Puzzle (Metalic)
Price: £11.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Worry beads with a sense of achievement., 6 Dec. 2014
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Thoroughly entertaining, tactile and well made. This is my first Hanayama puzzle but it certainly isn't the last - I bought two as presents and a further four for myself.

The solution is fairly easy to come to, but it is very replayable and the puzzle is just a pleasure to fiddle with due to the good casting and weight.

Recommended without reservation.


Schott NYC Men's Cafe Racer Leather Biker Long Sleeve Jacket, Black, Large
Schott NYC Men's Cafe Racer Leather Biker Long Sleeve Jacket, Black, Large
Price: £210.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value jacket, 4 Sept. 2014
The fit is correct, I'm a 44" chest and it fits me fine. Slightly long in the sleeves but that's to be expected from a bike styled jacket.

I wouldn't use it as anything but a fashion jacket and I don't think it's pretending to be a well armoured, protective jacket.

The variation in leather used throughout is the only drawback, the two sleeves are pretty different from one another but it's only a couple of hundred pounds. More money would get the same leather quality matched better, less money would get lower quality leather with maybe a better match.

Overall, the quality is perfectly acceptable and it looks like it will age well. I'm definitely keeping it. If there was a brown version available I'd probably buy that too.


Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh (2A Output) Portable Power Bank Pack External Battery USB Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3, Galaxy Tab 4 3 2, Pro, Nexus, HTC One, MOTO X G, LG Optimus, PS Vita, Gopro, most other Phones and Tablets
Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh (2A Output) Portable Power Bank Pack External Battery USB Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3, Galaxy Tab 4 3 2, Pro, Nexus, HTC One, MOTO X G, LG Optimus, PS Vita, Gopro, most other Phones and Tablets

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent small size back-up power, 17 July 2014
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The ideal compromise of size and capacity, this wee back-up kept my Kindle and iPhone fully charged while I was away from sockets and needing to move around. I gave the first one to a colleague and am about to order another to replace it.

It 'suffers' from the usual Anker stiffness when first used with Apple USB plugs, I don't know if this is the Apple or Anker side but it is present on this and the USB hub I got recently. It soon frees up and everything works just the way it should.


The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide
The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide
by Pawel "Sariel" Kmiec
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.58

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb resource., 19 Mar. 2014
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Other reviewers have said it better than I can and with far more comprehensive reviews.

I'm a relatively recent rediscoverer of Lego and this is just the thing for those who are slightly overwhelmed by the variety of parts available today as well as the many uses to which they can be put.

Excellent, buy it if you have any interest in Lego Technic.


Trangia 27 Non-Stick Cookset With Gas Burner
Trangia 27 Non-Stick Cookset With Gas Burner
Price: £76.71

4.0 out of 5 stars Trangias are excellent but beware the photo, 13 Dec. 2013
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I've been using Trangias a long time and they are superb, a simple, stable design that will last and last. No quibbles with the Trangia.

But:

The photo above shows a gas burner with the valve in line with the gas hose, this is not what you'll get, you will get a gas burner with the valve at ninety degrees to the line of the gas hose.

Probably not an issue for most users but, if you are heading either very high or expect to be using the stove in very cold conditions you may well be inverting the gas canister to avoid burning off all the propane in a mixed gas canister, leading to reduced pressure. The valve arranged in the way shown in the photograph works best for inverted canisters, the valve arranged as it is delivered does not.

A small thing but possibly important to a minority of users. Be aware of it and plan accordingly.


Got Fight?: The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face Combat
Got Fight?: The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face Combat
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A manual for life, 20 Nov. 2013
...as long as your life involves a lot of fighting. Forrest offers his views freely, which is a good thing as many of these views are not ones that you'd necessarily pay for.

There is, though, a string moral spine to this book, the sections on being a good training partner should be compulsory reading at any gym and there is a thread running throughout on what it means to be a good man.

You'll buy because it's hilarious and there are dick and fart jokes (and I'd give it five stars for that alone) but this is really a guide to the moral maze of being a modern man.

Forrest Griffin is an Emily Post for the cauliflower-eared.


Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Board Game
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Board Game
Offered by Shop4World
Price: £26.29

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The game really is afoot, 29 July 2013
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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I bought this game as it is possible (and indeed preferable) to play it cooperatively rather than against the other players, this is a great way to have fun while playing together.

The material is very well written (with very few typos) considering it is a translation from English to French and then back to English.

The solution to the first case was relatively simple but there are a number of pitfalls and red herrings that must be dismissed or avoided if the case is to be solved in anything like as few leads as taken by Sherlock himself. The scoring depends on solving the case both completely and swiftly, not an easy matter.

Overall, the level is not too difficult though it is best if one person, at least, is happy to read through the story and clues to the others. The reference material is excellent, giving a great deal of interest and depth to the stories, a visit to all the locations in the directory would take a lifetime though I expect to visit many more in the future cases.

Further cases are available in French and these, it seems, may be translated and made available in English if demand for the game is high. I therefore, urge you to buy this game so that I may have many more hours of entertainment.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a violin lesson.


Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips for Extremely Lightweight Camping
Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips for Extremely Lightweight Camping

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tip-tastic, 29 April 2013
Packed full of great little tips that will serve to help you on your way to getting rid of the ounces (which make up pounds, which make for pain).

If you don't hike any where near bears there are a few tips you won't need but the overall philosophy will make your hiking so much more enjoyable.

Mike's cartoons are informative as well as entertaining.


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