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Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse
Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse
Price: £24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Learning to like it, 16 Dec. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Had trouble getting my laptop to connect to this mouse, but that was a bluetooth driver issue and no fault of the mouse. The usual advice - make sure that you have the latest drivers installed, and although you may think you've updated everything, uninstall, reboot, install the new drivers then reboot again.
Once installed, the mouse calls for the microsoft software to be downloaded which allows you to tweak the settings - without this the touch strip is too lively for my taste, but now I've fiddled with it I'm learning to like the touch strip.


KiwiBird® NEW 8 pin 3-in-1 Digital Camera Connection Kit/ SD Card Reader with 130mm Convenient Cable and USB 2.0 Port/ 8 pin to USB Camera Adapter for Apple iPad Air 1/2, iPad mini 1/2/3 and iPad 4 | Supports Micro SD(TF)/SDHC/SD Cards |Automatic Detection of USB cable and Memory card |Supports MPEG-4/H.264 Videos and JPEG/RAW Photos [12-Month Warranty]
KiwiBird® NEW 8 pin 3-in-1 Digital Camera Connection Kit/ SD Card Reader with 130mm Convenient Cable and USB 2.0 Port/ 8 pin to USB Camera Adapter for Apple iPad Air 1/2, iPad mini 1/2/3 and iPad 4 | Supports Micro SD(TF)/SDHC/SD Cards |Automatic Detection of USB cable and Memory card |Supports MPEG-4/H.264 Videos and JPEG/RAW Photos [12-Month Warranty]
Offered by KiwiBird Direct
Price: £9.99


Solar Roller Coaster Race Educational Solar Kit Build Your Own Science Toy
Solar Roller Coaster Race Educational Solar Kit Build Your Own Science Toy

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 28 Oct. 2014
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Very flimsy, needs fiddling to make it work properly. But with strong light it does the job.


Billion BiPAC 8800NL VDSL2/ADSL2+ with Gigabit and USB Port Wireless N Modem Router
Billion BiPAC 8800NL VDSL2/ADSL2+ with Gigabit and USB Port Wireless N Modem Router
Price: £66.43

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job nicely., 28 Oct. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Copes well with my noisy ADSL line - it acquires a connection quickly and reliably and the line stays connected (unlike my previous cheapy modem). The router picks up the various devices around the house (NAS, smart TV etc) reliably.
As a bonus, it will be able to handle an FTTC connection when BT finally get around to installing it in my area like they've been promising to and putting the date back over and over again for more than two years....do I sound bitter?


salus st620 programmable thermostat
salus st620 programmable thermostat
Offered by plumb2u
Price: £47.90

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This unit works really well., 16 Aug. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
2 buttons ("enter" and "back") plus a touch ring for selecting values, so it's not difficult to learn how to use it. You can find out more on the manufacturer's site at http://www.salus-tech.com/products/thermostat/programmable-room-thermostat/_c1_22_sseries-programmable-thermostat/ where you can download the manual and watch a video about the unit. What the manufacturer's site doesn't tell you is that it fits onto as standard UK single back box (like you'd find behind any switch or single socket). The price is pretty good for what it does - you could pay a lot more for alternatives that are, to my mind, a lot less appealing.


Daffodil ULT300 Dual Powered USB Light - 28 Bulb Reading Lamp with Desk / Headboard Clamp and Flexible Gooseneck - Battery (4xAA Not Included) or USB Power - 3 Brightness Levels - PC and MAC Compatible
Daffodil ULT300 Dual Powered USB Light - 28 Bulb Reading Lamp with Desk / Headboard Clamp and Flexible Gooseneck - Battery (4xAA Not Included) or USB Power - 3 Brightness Levels - PC and MAC Compatible
Offered by Daffodil UK
Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Got me out of a tight spot, 24 May 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I used this to illuminate a lighting desk for a theatre production, powered by usb from the desk.
It works a treat, and the three brightness levels are especially handy.


Kingston Technology DataTraveler 101 Generation 2 16GB USB Flash Drive - Black
Kingston Technology DataTraveler 101 Generation 2 16GB USB Flash Drive - Black
Price: £4.59

201 of 240 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems pretty good, 20 Dec. 2010
I haven't run any speed tests, but this drive seems to write and read as fast as any other usb stick I've used. I'm glad about that, because the reason I bought it was to move 11GB HD video files around and it does that admirably.
Mind you, the first thing I did was to free up space by formatting the drive, thus getting rid of the preinstalled software - I would assume that things would also be slower if I hadn't done that.
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August LP105 Wireless Presenter with Red Laser Pointer - Cordless Powerpoint Slide Changer with Mouse and Shortcut Keys - Remote Control Distance: 15m - Battery Powered (1xCR2032 Inc.)
August LP105 Wireless Presenter with Red Laser Pointer - Cordless Powerpoint Slide Changer with Mouse and Shortcut Keys - Remote Control Distance: 15m - Battery Powered (1xCR2032 Inc.)

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars poor radio range, 25 May 2010
I work as a teacher, and use powerpoint a lot.
I chose this item rather than the Kensington one because this goes easily into a shirt pocket when not in use, and has limited remote mouse features (which the Kensington does not).
This isn't the most robust piece of kit, the usb receiver looks especially vulnerable, but with a short usb cable to act as strain relief this isn't a problem.

However, the radio range is less than a metre. So unfortunately I'm returning it and getting the kensington remote instead.


Apple iPod nano 8GB - Black - 4th Generation
Apple iPod nano 8GB - Black - 4th Generation

5.0 out of 5 stars ipod nano 4th gen, 23 April 2009
wonderful piece of kit :-))

Battery life on this model is less than on previous versions


Roberts Robi DAB/FM Radio for iPod - Black
Roberts Robi DAB/FM Radio for iPod - Black
Offered by Luzern
Price: £33.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DAB adaptor, 23 April 2009
Nice little gadget, works really well.
My only complaint is that on my ipod nano 4th gen (which doesn't have the battery life of earlier models) I can only get about 1 hour of DAB listening from a fully-charged battery.


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