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Celsus AN7601 28cm Anti-Noise Whip
Celsus AN7601 28cm Anti-Noise Whip
Offered by MotorGuard
Price: 2.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Robust, supplied with two fittings, clear reception, 25 Jan 2013
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Replaced a worn out aerial on a VW. Two separate bore of screws included in pack so expect to fit most cars. External coiling reinforces the aerial well and it resists bending. Finish is a slightly gloss black, but not too plasticy in appearance.

Clear reception on analogue radio in car, and easy to remove if you want to for car covers / washing etc.


Nyko Zoom Range Reduction Lens - Kinect Required (Xbox 360)
Nyko Zoom Range Reduction Lens - Kinect Required (Xbox 360)
Offered by Piranha Technology
Price: 14.95

2.0 out of 5 stars If it's too good to be true..., 21 Jan 2013
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Followed the instructions precisely, tested in various configurations and lighting conditions, across three Kinect games, and must unfortunately conclude this is a flawed product.

Like many, I would love to be able to use Kinect in a smaller space. After seeing the mixed reviews, and seeing some people had success, I assumed that if I followed the instructions properly, I would get a reasonable result.

Instructions are clear, and the protective sticker if applied properly does mean that your sensor won't be damaged by clipping the new unit on. It is reasonably easy to line up with the lenses, although you may find you need to lower your sensor if you formally have it above your screen.

Unfortunately for me, no amount of tweaking produced a usable final version. Looking at the calibration screen, there seems to be use fall off towards the edge of the screen, and some internal reflection within the lenses so that the tracking often sees ghosts of you. You'll also see that it offsets the image slightly, so for games like Fitness Evolved, the cut outs are slightly off centre. There are also problems with floor detection, and you'll often find that the game will lose you during levels, or at login, it will calibrate out by a significant margin.

It remains one of the flaws of kinect that it fails easily in small spaces. However, this product, although producing a convincing optical effect when you look on screen, removes the delicate motion tracking needed for most Kinect games. If you're fed up with Kinect tracking, I can understand why you'd want to give this a try. However, my suspicion is that you'll be disappointed and this will end up dusty on a shelf.


Skoda / Volkswagen VW Interior Trim and Panel Clips x10 - FREE FIRST CLASS UK POSTAGE!
Skoda / Volkswagen VW Interior Trim and Panel Clips x10 - FREE FIRST CLASS UK POSTAGE!
Offered by 227sParts
Price: 2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars As described, good quality, prompt dispatch, 17 Jan 2013
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Just about to dismantle side panel on car, so helpful to have ready just in case these connectors snap during removal. Very prompt delivery. Note the rubber washers which help seal moisture in the door not included, but these are easily purchased from any DIY store.


Qwirkle Game
Qwirkle Game
Offered by a1 Toys
Price: 19.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic board game - easy to pick up, but long term challenge, 27 Nov 2012
= 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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This review is from: Qwirkle Game (Toy)
As a 'Spiel des Jahres' winner, you know that this game is going to be good, but unlike the usual winners of this contest, which involve very complex rules and need several hours and a PhD to play, Quirkle is surprisingly quick to pick up. Be warned though - towards the end of your first game, you'll begin to see extra tactics you wish you'd used, and will find yourself insisting you play again.

The premise of Quirkle is simple - tiles with six colours and six shapes, simple rules on where you can place them, and you score points based on adding to and completing rows. That's the easy part - you'll soon discover ways to gain extra points, or block your opponents, and I suspect we've only scratched the surface.

It's a great game even the first time you play it, and that makes it a superb choice to play with guests when you don't want to roll out one of the cliched board games (another game of Scrabble anyone?), but don't want to bore guests as you introduce them to the nine page manual of your more complex strategy games.

I haven't played it with children so can't comment on youngest age, but would assume shape and colour matching is a useful type of game to play (although you might have to reign in your tactics to be nice!)

Overall, recommend highly, particularly at this price.


Proteam To1096 - Wind Up Emergency Travel Torch
Proteam To1096 - Wind Up Emergency Travel Torch

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value for emergencies, but no mobile charging point, 27 Nov 2012
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Ordered these to store under the driver's seat in each of our cars for emergencies. Very impressed with the value for money, and a genuinely helpful survival tool for drivers. Going through the features in order:

* Main white LED torch is good brightness for inspecting problems with car or lighting your path, but obviously not sufficient strength for illuminating distances

* Flashing red lights on handle, combined with magnets on the base, mean you can attach this to the roof even in wind to indicate position of your car if all other lights have failed

* Seatbelt cutter - build into handle, looks easy to use but not tested

* Hammer point for breaking glass. Protected by simple cover, but torch feels bulky enough that this would be easy to use

There is a charging point on the handle, but this seems to be to charge the torch, not to charge a mobile off the torch. There is no USB etc. to plug a phone charger into. A little misleading in the description.

Overall though, very pleased - have bought one for each of our cars, and now for my parents. Unlikely they'll ever be needed, but the kind of thing you'll kick yourself for if you ever find you do. Like the idea I might be able to help other motorists as well.


Cablesson MHL (MicroUSB) to HDMI (Female) Adapter - Black - for Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Evo 4G Tablet, HTC Sensation 4G, Sprint Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250) ONLY
Cablesson MHL (MicroUSB) to HDMI (Female) Adapter - Black - for Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Evo 4G Tablet, HTC Sensation 4G, Sprint Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250) ONLY
Offered by HDCentral
Price: 19.10

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb value - restart to get it working, 10 Oct 2012
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Fantastically cheap product, particularly compared to some of the alternatives. Initially plugged in and didn't get any response on the television, but thanks to a previous reviewer, rebooted my phone and it automatically clicked across to displaying on the TV.

No lag, identical quality to phone, and works well with the HTC One S


WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
Price: 37.48

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rapidly deteriorates, bad sectors and more., 13 Mar 2012
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Bought this as a replacement primary hard drive.

Within three weeks, it has already developed numerous bad sectors, and lost data. It regularly causes my OS to scan, and repeated disk scans and errors corrections only temporarily fix the problem before more bad sectors appear elsewhere.

I am in the process of using to recover my data, and roll back to my old hard drive.

If your data, or the stability of the system, is important to you, I would not recommend using this product.

*** Posting update Nov 2012 ***
Clearly from discussion this review generated, there are some ardent WD supporters out there with much more positive experiences of these hard drives, although I note SF appears to be having similar problems. I can only comment on the product I received. After making enquiries, I ultimately decided not to return it as I had transferred all my data to the unit, and was unable to get reassurance of data security if I did return it, (but was also not allowed to permanently alter the drive as this would have meant I gave up my right to a return). Caught in this catch twenty-two, having tried twice more to reformat etc., with similar errors, I destroyed the disk at home. I therefore cannot comment on a replacement product.
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Porcelain
Porcelain
Price: 7.08

3.0 out of 5 stars Good background, but don't expect complexity, 13 Mar 2012
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This review is from: Porcelain (Audio CD)
Ordered this largely because of the amazing price. It is a full CD of music, largely piano, with a few accompaniments from strings. Most pieces start with a repeating piano melody, that builds or changes as the piece progresses. The compositions are very simple, but nicely fade into the background, making this an ideal piece of music to work or revise to.

I found this CD looking for some alternatives to Einaudi. Although I can see the inspiration, it lacks the emotional clarity of one of his works. That said, for the price, it's great background melody. Just don't expect to pull up a chair and lose yourself in it.


The Pentland Hills: 30 Walks in Edinburgh's Local Hills: A Walker's Guide (Cicerone Walkers Guide)
The Pentland Hills: 30 Walks in Edinburgh's Local Hills: A Walker's Guide (Cicerone Walkers Guide)
by Susan Falconer
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.60

4.0 out of 5 stars Durable and informative book, 13 Mar 2012
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If you're familiar with other Cicerone guides, this will be familiar as yet another good quality product. Durable cover, compact size, and a good selection of walks of various lengths and type. Each is accompanied by a simple description, with an OS map excerpt that allows you to cope even if the route has changed a bit since the book was written.


5 x Xylo ClearICE Anti Scratch LCD Screen Cover Film Protectors for the Samsung i900 OMNIA Mobile Phone. With Free MicroFibre Cleaning Cloth for Easy Application.
5 x Xylo ClearICE Anti Scratch LCD Screen Cover Film Protectors for the Samsung i900 OMNIA Mobile Phone. With Free MicroFibre Cleaning Cloth for Easy Application.

5.0 out of 5 stars One to buy. Also fits San Francisco, 15 Oct 2010
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Buying screen protectors is never easy - there's a million different suppliers and brands.

Just wanted to confirm this product works, exactly as described. Cleaning cloth effectively removes dirt, and if you're careful with making sure the screen is clean, the three layer application system allows you to apply the cover bubble free without any problems.

For anyone looking for a protector for the Orange San Francisco, these fit perfectly as well.


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