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A Victorian Christmas
A Victorian Christmas
Price: £6.69

1.0 out of 5 stars Folk Christmas, 17 Dec. 2014
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One for out-and-out 'folkies' only. Not much either Victorian or medieval about this one, but if folk music is your thing, perhaps it's for you.


Carols for a Victorian Christmas
Carols for a Victorian Christmas
Price: £8.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable variation on a theme, 15 Dec. 2014
A welcome break from Christmas pop music, and more varied than the standard choral fare, this collection includes 19th century disc and piano players, Victorian piano-accompanied songs, and brass ensembles, in addition to organ and choral pieces. A sound for sore ears!


NMicro 4GB 4G 4 GB 4Go G Full Metal Casing Flash USB 2.0 stick sticker Pen Jump Drive actual fit 3.76GB Free memory space
NMicro 4GB 4G 4 GB 4Go G Full Metal Casing Flash USB 2.0 stick sticker Pen Jump Drive actual fit 3.76GB Free memory space
Offered by NMicro Technology UK
Price: £2.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Dec. 2014
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Attractive small metal case at a good price. Arrived quickly. What more can you ask?


CREE Q5 3W Led 350 Lumens mini Flashlight Zoomable Torch AA
CREE Q5 3W Led 350 Lumens mini Flashlight Zoomable Torch AA
Offered by Global Go
Price: £2.43

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value!, 21 July 2014
Not the brightest torch ever, but certainly enables you to see in the dark, and it's easy to carry around.

Takes a few days to arrive from Hong Kong, not a problem for me.


Compulab Mintbox 2
Compulab Mintbox 2
Offered by CompuLab Ltd.
Price: £499.00

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coolest little machine, 7 Jun. 2014
It’s so small, it sits on my desk under the monitor – and it’s really quiet.

It worked straight out of the box, no worrying about Linux distro’s and installation procedures, just plug it in and switch it on.

I use it mostly for software development work (which means loads of fairly demanding apps always open, though no gaming, video rendering, or any such stuff). It feels pretty snappy and responsive for everything I do, with no noticeable lagginess.

I replaced the stock 4GB of memory with 8GB before even switching it on; I now find I tend to have around half the available memory used (sometimes a little more), with almost no swapping (‘$ free -m’),

I use it with dual monitors (AOC I2369VM 23") – I had them both plugged in the first time I switched the MintBox on, and they were both recognised automatically (HDMI on the left, DisplayPort on the right); I had no fiddling to do. WiFi is, of course, recognised automatically. My wireless keyboard & mouse (Logitech K360/M325) just worked. I’ve been able to use a scanner (Canon N670U) which no longer works on Windows, though I’ve struggled with a Brother HL-2270DW wireless printer which works better on Windows – individual driver issues, I guess, though printers is perhaps one area where Linux is less smooth than Windows.

Having no fans, the MintBox runs almost completely silent (the hard disk is the only noise, which is far quieter than my central heating). It typically runs at around a pleasant 55°C - 65°C (‘$ sensors’).

Moving from Windows, I miss almost nothing, and gain loads. Linux Mint (16 ‘Petra’ / Cinnamon) largely just works out of the box. It’s mostly pretty similar to Windows – including an improved version of the (pre-Windows8) start menu. I prefer the Mint file manager to Windows’; the built-in gedit is everything notepad could have been. I wasn’t an intensive Office user, and LibreOffice does most things pretty well (and is ... err ... cheaper). GIMP is good for photo editing, I’m getting on well with OpenShot for basic video editing, and both again cost nothing. I really like using ’sudo apt-get xxxx install’, after the mess of Windows program installation/removal, and there’s the Software Manager when I prefer a GUI interface. I love the virtual desktops – almost like having several desks I can switch between by swivelling my chair.

LibreOffice and GIMP are pre-installed, along with Thunderbird mail, various media players, etc; I immediately installed Chrome (from the website), a firewall (‘$ sudo apt-get install gufw’), and Audacity & OpenShot (plus a few development tools like PHP, MySQL, Git). There seems to be very little from Windows which doesn’t have equally good or better equivalents on Linux (EAC being a sad exception).

Pricewise? There is a premium for this small, silent, stylish machine, but it’s one I’m happy with.

Bye-bye Windows.


ETC Waterproof Saddle Cover - Black
ETC Waterproof Saddle Cover - Black
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Worked well for a while..., 6 Mar. 2014
but the waterproof lining cracked, and it wouldn't keep your bum dry if the seat was wet.

If was only used to keep the seat dry, and taken off for cycling, it might have done the job, but we're never organised enough to cover the seat when it might rain, so it was put over a wet seat to keep a dry bum.

As I said, it worked for a while, but I think I'll try a more expensive one (or a waterproof seat for a similar price!).


7dayshop Bluetooth 4.0 USB Mini Dongle/Adapter - Makes Your PC or Laptop Bluetooth Compatible with Bluetooth Headphones and Headsets, Speakers, Keyboards, Mice and Your Mobile Phone of Course. USe with Apple iPhone and Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia Lumia, Sony Xperia, HTC and Nexus etc.
7dayshop Bluetooth 4.0 USB Mini Dongle/Adapter - Makes Your PC or Laptop Bluetooth Compatible with Bluetooth Headphones and Headsets, Speakers, Keyboards, Mice and Your Mobile Phone of Course. USe with Apple iPhone and Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia Lumia, Sony Xperia, HTC and Nexus etc.
Offered by 7dayshop Limited (VAT Registered)
Price: £5.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well with headphones, 30 Jan. 2014
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Bought this to complement 7dayshop R7 wireless headphones – paired instantly, works effortlessly (using Windows 7 laptop), very pleased .


7dayshop R7 Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Headphones with Handsfree Mic. - Designer Headband - Ideal for use with Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple ipod, Apple iPad, All Apple iPhones incl. 4s, 5, Samsung Galaxy Smartphones and Tablets, Skype etc - Matt Black Finish
7dayshop R7 Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Headphones with Handsfree Mic. - Designer Headband - Ideal for use with Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple ipod, Apple iPad, All Apple iPhones incl. 4s, 5, Samsung Galaxy Smartphones and Tablets, Skype etc - Matt Black Finish
Offered by 7dayshop Limited (VAT Registered)
Price: £32.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Good budget headphones, 30 Jan. 2014
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Wireless headphones seem to have come of age. Sound is good (certainly for the price): decent detail, full but tight bass. Pairs well with Nexus 7 and with PC (using Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle from 7dayshop). Nicely lightweight, though slightly tight on the ears.


MiniSun BC B22 PIR Presence Motion Sensor Detector LED Light Bulb
MiniSun BC B22 PIR Presence Motion Sensor Detector LED Light Bulb
Offered by The Light Factory
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Works excellently, 30 Jan. 2014
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Got this to save us having to switch on and off the light in the pantry; works a treat – switches on as soon as we open the door, gives plenty of light.


Megaman Dimmable Led Pygmy Lamp 2w E14 Cap Warm White 100 Lumens 25,000 Hours 2w=12w
Megaman Dimmable Led Pygmy Lamp 2w E14 Cap Warm White 100 Lumens 25,000 Hours 2w=12w
Offered by What Watt?
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Pricey but (hopefully) worthwhile, 30 Jan. 2014
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I needed a pygmy E14 for an small lamp with awkward access; incandescents seem to last no time at all before blowing, this ought to last many years...


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