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Stewart Golf R1 Push Trolley - White/Black
Stewart Golf R1 Push Trolley - White/Black
Price: £199.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Looks good, but a backward step, 4 Aug. 2015
This does fold quite small and the carry bag to hold is very good. Whether the design does prevent ingress of dirt into the mechanism or not, only time will tell.

Unfortunately, as with the Z1 and Z3, the claim that it fits all bags is entirely wrong. In fact, as regards this latest model it is actually worse than before. The jaws are too wide and there is no adjustment to allow for the sloping top of many bags. For my Izzo trolley bag, which is very similar to many others, it slips between the jaws and the elastic snaps up onto the shafts of the clubs. Worse still, Stewart Golf refuse to acknowledge the problem and their customer service is appalling.

Having purchased a bag that fits and used the trolley fully, I have the following observations:

Compared to the Z1, it is much sleeker to look at. However, opening and closing is not quite as slick. For some reason Stewart have opted for a screw fastener for the handle, rather than a locking lever. It isn't as good.

The storage is an improvement and the relative position of the drinks holder is marginally better too, because the bag position is a little higher. Unfortunately, this higher position and the slightly narrower track mean it is not as stable, tending to topple on side slopes. The handle is a nicer material (which may wear sooner), but far less comfortable while pushing, causing you to have splayed elbows owing to the angles. The only way to lessen this is not to grip with thumbs and push with the heel of your hands, which is not ideal.

My R1 also has a tendency to veer to the right but, unlike the Z1, it has no adjustment.

Conclusion: It looks great and the design should mean few issues with dirt (although dirt often has a nasty habit of entering where it's not wanted!). The folding catches mean that it is not as straightforward to open and close, although that may improve with practice. It does become nice and neat, and the carry bag is a worthwhile extra, even though ludicrously expensive. The storage is fine, but as most golf bags have plenty of space anyway, it is the least important issue. In use, though, because of the greater instability and the running untrue, it feels a lot more tiring than using the Z1. If you have a Z1 or Z3, the upgrade is not worth it and my advice for caution in any case before buying cannot be stressed enough.

StilGut® Book Type, Genuine Leather Case for BlackBerry Passport, Black Nappa
StilGut® Book Type, Genuine Leather Case for BlackBerry Passport, Black Nappa
Offered by StilGut
Price: £34.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars it is very nice; lovely leather, 15 Jan. 2015
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On some levels, it is very nice; lovely leather, decent appearance and a good fit as far as holding the phone.

However, mine has a scratch on the front when received, the indicator hole is still in the wrong place (how many reviews before they do something?) and the front is slightly offset to the left (hinge side).

I suppose the hinge may loosen with time, so that the offset gradually decreases (or it even goes the other way!), but it doesn't sit quite as sweetly as I'd hoped.
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2 x atFoliX Screen Protection Wacom CINTIQ 21UX (1 Generation) - FX-Antireflex anti-reflective
2 x atFoliX Screen Protection Wacom CINTIQ 21UX (1 Generation) - FX-Antireflex anti-reflective
Offered by @FoliX GmbH
Price: £56.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As close to the original as you'll get, 13 Jun. 2013
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If, like me, you discovered that your Cintiq has a plastic cover which needs replacing, once you have removed the old one this is almost identical.

The main issue, as with all adhesive films, is getting the surface spotless and applying without bubbles. The ONLY way to do it is with water. I know that sound crazy for an electrical item, but as long as you are careful it will be okay.

You need to get the screen flat and clean it with a microfiber cloth and cleaning solution. Then spray all over with a fine mist of water (with a tiny amount of liquid soap). then fit according to the instructions from one edge and VERY CAREFULLY squeegee out the water, working from one side to the other and mopping excess as you go.

If you need more advice, the best place to go is the nearest sign company, who will use the same process (I used to do it as my profession, so that's how I know!).

Prepare properly, take your time and use this method and it will be indistinguishable from the original.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 13 Jun. 2013
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A very efficient piece of kit, although I haven't 'plumbed the depths' of all that it will do!

It does explain the nature of what it will do for each process (should you use them) but, unfortunately, there's no indication of just how long some of the processes (such as battery reconditioning) might take.

Given the large numbers of batteries that I need and use, I haven't had the time to see if the effort is worth it.

That said, my batteries still seem to perform very well using the basic ability, so I think the recharge job it does is excellent.

Epson Stylus Photo R3000 A3+ Colour Inkjet Printer
Epson Stylus Photo R3000 A3+ Colour Inkjet Printer

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb (with caveats), 13 Jun. 2013
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The speed of printing is good, the interface reasonable and the finished quality is truly excellent.

The larger cartridges, compared to the R2880 is a really welcome upgrade. Even using refillable cartridges it means fewer changes and lower costs.

However, the trays are a little flimsy (minor detail) and the loading of art grade paper and CDs a bit of a fiddle. Also, I feel there is a better way to engineer the switch between Matte and Photo blacks, without such a waste purging the lines.

These are not as frustrating as the lack of 'auto-clean' which is such a boon on the 2880. There is the element of ink used, but it always worked to perfection, rather than the hit and miss of manual head cleaning.

That said, the criticisms are very minor and should in no way detract from what is a superb piece of kit.

Stewart Golf  Travel Cover - Black
Stewart Golf Travel Cover - Black

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Farcical fastening, 5 Sept. 2012
As a bag to prevent dirt and grass getting into your car, it is fine, but it has an elasticated top so that getting it onto the trolley in the first place is a ludicrous struggle and completely impractical at the very time it's most needed: when it's pouring with rain and muddy!

It should be a drawstring which allows the bag to be opened fully and then pulled tight around, in which case it could close more completely than it does presently. Clearly, the idea of the design is to have the handle still free of the bag, to allow easy carrying without having to have handles on the bag itself, but Stewart Golf have had to leave the opening overly large as a smaller one with the exisitng elasticated edge would be even more impossible.

The conclusion is that it does the job, but it is best to modify it with a drawstring yourself. With that in mind, it's quite expensive for a bit of machined cloth and pretty well any large holdall should do at least as well, or even a bin bag!

Stewart Golf Z1 Push Trolley - Red
Stewart Golf Z1 Push Trolley - Red

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but slight flaws, 26 Aug. 2012
This is a decent trolley, but for such a price you should expect top quality (even when discounted to £129.00)

However, it is not as small and light as one might imagine with the claims made, albeit still very good for this type.
Most of the two wheel trolleys will be lighter and many would fold smaller.

In addition, it can be very stiff when new and require adjusting to open and close easily, which is disappointing.

The claim made for it fitting every bag is not accurate either. If you have a 35" bag with angled top it is quite likely that the upper bungee will be too high and necessitates passing it through a handle or something to stop it slipping onto the clubs. This can be seen on Stewart Golf's own video (42 seconds in) showing a stand bag.

Minor niggles are that the drink holder is a bit silly, as bottles and larger (that's 'larger', not 'lager'!) cans clash with the clubs. The accessory/card holder is neat, but too small for anything other than tees and the three balls.

The brake is functional, but a little awkward to reach and needs the top of the foot to lift it off. The later Z3 version (press on/press off)would be better, but I presume the position is the same. Quite frankly, it's easier to simply park it across any slope.

Also, the bag cover, which can be bought as an extra, has a ludicrous elasticated opening. This makes it a battle to put on, especially in bad weather, so a draw string fastening would have been much better (I've modified my own!!)

Finally, just in case it is a concern for people, it is often trumpetted as being British, but these are made in China.

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