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Pair of - Chrome Touch Bedside Table Lamps with White Glass Shades
Pair of - Chrome Touch Bedside Table Lamps with White Glass Shades
Offered by The Light Factory
Price: £34.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best lamps I've bought., 9 Feb. 2014
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These touch lamps are an excellent idea. You can hide the lead to the plug at the back of whatever they are on since you only need touch the lamp to turn it on or off. This pair are excellent for room lighting not least as they have three settings (not counting Off) so you can make the light dimmer or brighter as desired. They look great and, after 3 months of having them, are working as well as when I got them without any problems. I also think the price is good value.


Caterpillar Diagnostic Safety Boot / Mens Boots / Boots Safety (10 UK) (Black)
Caterpillar Diagnostic Safety Boot / Mens Boots / Boots Safety (10 UK) (Black)
Offered by Universal Textiles & Footwear
Price: £105.56

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Work boots, 9 Feb. 2014
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A decent pair of work boots is essential for me and the difference between that and a cheap, substandard pair is massive and so worth the investment. I thought these might be on the clumpy side but no. They appear to be extremely robust and well made but are nonetheless surprisingly comfortable. This is also the cheapest price at which I've found them. No complaints about the supplier, they arrived sooner than expected without any issues. Best of all: they are billed as "water resistant" but in practice, put some Dubbin or similar on them and you can happily stand in several inches of water and not even notice.
One thing to bear in mind when choosing a size. The fit is large with plenty of width - most of my footwear is size 11, but on the good advice of another review I went for size 10 and still have plenty of room in them. I wear them with a pair of walking socks (thicker than average) and they then fit perfectly.


Himalayan Salt Crystal Fire Basket Lamp With Wood Base
Himalayan Salt Crystal Fire Basket Lamp With Wood Base
Offered by Himalayan Salt Products Ltd
Price: £23.86

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea, poorly made. Stopped working in 3 days., 30 Oct. 2012
Had this all of 3 days before it simply stopped working. I moved it to another plug and it worked again for 20 minutes then, inexplicably, cut out again. THere is something faulty in the design. Nice idea for a lamp, pity about it being so poorly made.


OttLite Pod Lamp (Black)
OttLite Pod Lamp (Black)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Innovative and solid design., 30 Oct. 2012
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I would highly recommend this product for it's innovative design and good quality. In its primary function, a lamp, I cannot fault it: the light is bright enough to read by and yet is only 13 watts. The adjustable neck and the fact that it folds away when not in use are very useful features. Also useful is the the phone dock, which holds your phone whilst the recharing wire slots through the lamp base out of sight. I use this as a desk lamp on my PC desk, which is very handy if, like me, you regularly transfer files from your phone to your PC. It would be equally useful as a bedside lamp as well, particularly if you want to have your phone by your bedside.


Rolson 60702 24 LED Lamp with Hook and Magnet
Rolson 60702 24 LED Lamp with Hook and Magnet
Price: £2.42

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good luck getting one that works, 30 Oct. 2012
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I had one of these lights bought from a shop and it is a good product. The brightness is now fading on that one so I ordered one from Amazon. It was dead on arrival. I returned it and got a replacement. That didn't work either so have given up. How hard would it be for someone to turn it on and off again before sending to ensure it works?
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Razer Deathadder Left Handed 3500DPI Gaming Mouse
Razer Deathadder Left Handed 3500DPI Gaming Mouse
Price: £43.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent mouse, must-have for lefties., 17 Sept. 2011
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I bought this because I find it very annoying when there is no option in programs to switch the buttons over for left handers - forcing you to use the right click as your main button. This obviates that option as it's set up so that the left button is your main button anyway. This in itself, for me is worth the purchase.
I also find it very pleasant to use. It has a nice feel to it, the buttons are light to touch but very responsive. The wheel in my old mouse was a little wild when scrolling, this one much more precise. The extra buttons are also very useful. They function as back and forward when browsing which is easy and I now use all the time and, better yet, you can macro them for games to obviate extra keyboard hotkeys.
In sum, this is an excellent mouse and having a left-handed version makes it all the better.
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TeckNet® USB 3.0 PCI Express Interface USB 3.0 Dual Expansion Card With 5V 4-Pin Power Connector for Desktops, 24 Month UK Warranty
TeckNet® USB 3.0 PCI Express Interface USB 3.0 Dual Expansion Card With 5V 4-Pin Power Connector for Desktops, 24 Month UK Warranty

4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended. But check you have a spare power lead from your PSU, 15 Sept. 2011
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Assuming you are comfortable with what a PCI express slot is on your mobo, this is very easy and painless to install. One thing to be aware of is that you will need a spare 4 pin connector power cable available from the PSU to connect to the card. This isn't unusual, but be sure to check you have one spare before you buy this.


Samsung S2 - 1TB USB 3.0-Powered 2.5 Portable Hard Drive -Midnight Black
Samsung S2 - 1TB USB 3.0-Powered 2.5 Portable Hard Drive -Midnight Black

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only one things stops me giving this a higher score..., 15 Sept. 2011
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The drive itself is fairly petite (about the size of a pack of cigs) and easy to install (just plug it in to a USB 3 socket). It also comes with a handy little Drive Management Utility, which is a nice touch. It's also very fast for an external drive, several times faster than the USB2 drive I was using before. However, what i do find annoying is the fact the the lead that comes with it is absurdly short.
If using this with a laptop people most likely don't want a particularly long lead, but anothe 30 CMs wouldn't hurt. If you want to use it to back up a PC, or move data from one to another, the length of lead, or lack of, is frustrating. I have a tower PC case and with an air vent at the top, rear where a fan is blowing out warm air -- the lead will only reach far enough from the back of the PC, where the USB port is, to have the drive sitting over said vent. I now have to buy a USB3 Hub so that I can have the drive on my desk where I want it. Real shame to have a good drive let down by such a silly oversight.
So if you want a decent, fast, compact drive I would recommend this BUT if the intended use is with a PC, unless the PC has a USB3 port at the top front, the drive is going to be sitting on the floor at the back of the PC.
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CNL HIGH GLOSS BLACK HYDRO GEL CASE WITH TIGERBOX SCREEN PROTECTOR FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 / SII i9100 MOBILE PHONE
CNL HIGH GLOSS BLACK HYDRO GEL CASE WITH TIGERBOX SCREEN PROTECTOR FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 / SII i9100 MOBILE PHONE
Offered by BONAMART CO UK
Price: £2.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Great item for the price, 14 Sept. 2011
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The case is a lot cheaper than most I looked at and, for the price, you cannot go wrong. It arrived promptly and is robust, very hard-wearing and fits perfectly snugly with no chance of accidentally slipping off as there is a little lip that goes around the edge. There is aslo a discrete lip around the camera lense on the back so that, when the phone is face up on a surface, it's not resting on the lense -- which seems an odd design aspect to me anyway and one of the main reasons I bought this cover.


3.5mm Jack to 2 x RCA Phono Stereo Audio Cable 3m Lead
3.5mm Jack to 2 x RCA Phono Stereo Audio Cable 3m Lead
Offered by NowView
Price: £1.80

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for PC to TV audio, 14 Sept. 2011
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The product arrived quickly (ordered Sunday; postage was free; arrived Wednesday morning). No unecessary packaging and pointless booklets in 30 languages, just a plain polythene bag. Connect it up and you are good to go. Works perfectly.

If you are not sure this is the product you are looking for...
I bought this to connect audio from my PC to my TV -you could similarly connect to any other device (e.g. a sound system). Without this cable it would otherwise use the PC speakers for the sound. Now I can use my nice big TV to watch movies etc with full audio that are stored on the PC --rather than have the sound come from the PC speakers. NB: IF you are looking to do this too, you will also need a cable to send the video signal from the PC.

BTW, one reviewer seemed upset that the Line-in jacks that go into the TV(or whatever you are connecting to) are red and black, as opposed to red and white as shown. the ports they plug into are usually red and white, but it's not a huge leap in logic to work out which goes into which.


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