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1Byone Safety Driveway Patrol Infrared And Wireless Home Security Alert Alarm System Kit Color White, Classical Easy Alarms With LED Indicator Weatherproof, Protect Home Garden Garage Shed Business Warehouse Aircraft Hangar Secret Place Space And Anywhere That You Need, Protect Your Privacy, Type QH-0002
1Byone Safety Driveway Patrol Infrared And Wireless Home Security Alert Alarm System Kit Color White, Classical Easy Alarms With LED Indicator Weatherproof, Protect Home Garden Garage Shed Business Warehouse Aircraft Hangar Secret Place Space And Anywhere That You Need, Protect Your Privacy, Type QH-0002
Offered by 1Byone Products Inc
Price: £18.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Although the instructions recommend a 6V supply (instead of the 4, 6 Dec 2014
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The driveway alert works extremely well for me. In my case, the sensor is positioned outdoors about 15m from the receiver which is indoors. I have placed the sensor in a waterproof plastic box with a 2cm diameter 4cm long plastic tube in front of the sensor element to limit the angular spread of the beam. This ensures that solar heated wind-blown bushes and plants in the garden do not produce false signals. I found that brickwork attenuates the signal much more than window glass so this has to be taken into account when positioning the receiver. Instead of using 3 Type C batteries, I have used the 2.5mm jack socket provided on the receiver to connect to an external 5V power supply which plugs into the mains. Although the instructions recommend a 6V supply (instead of the 4.5V which the batteries would provide) I find this old 5V power supply works well. When the beam is broken, a triple note is sounded three times and this can easily be heard throughout our large bungalow.


ProCook Stainless Steel Electric Salt & Pepper Mill Set Straight Sided
ProCook Stainless Steel Electric Salt & Pepper Mill Set Straight Sided
Offered by ProCook
Price: £32.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ... very well provided that 4 AA alkaline batteries in good condition are used in each, 21 Sep 2014
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Both the salt and pepper grinders work very well provided that 4 AA alkaline batteries in good condition are used in each. The motor in each unit is certainly powerful enough to deal effectively with both peppercorns and sea salt. The coarseness of the grinding is easily adjustable. There is a small bulb on the underside (not a LED) which lights up the target during the grinding process. This does not seem necessary unless the room is very dark indeed! The capacity of these units is limited to about 80% of the volume that can be seen through the transparent section. However, this is sufficient for normal domestic use and I do not anticipate having to carry out very frequent refills. The units look good and, at the price, they are excellent value for money.


Sony 10 Pack 60 min DVM Premium
Sony 10 Pack 60 min DVM Premium
Offered by TapeCity
Price: £13.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Aug 2014
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Excellent


Mains Single Spotlight White
Mains Single Spotlight White
Offered by mopodo-uk
Price: £8.53

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money, 28 July 2014
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Excellent value for money. Seems to accept all R80 large ES bulbs without difficulty. Strangely the base makes no provision for a connecting lead so I had to drill a hole through the side to facilitate this but that was easy.


EXACTRON 9800-W Bathroom Kitchen Caravan Bedroom Waterproof Silent Quartz Wall Clock White 17cm 7 inch with supplementary stand for use on shelf. Also available in Pink or Blue
EXACTRON 9800-W Bathroom Kitchen Caravan Bedroom Waterproof Silent Quartz Wall Clock White 17cm 7 inch with supplementary stand for use on shelf. Also available in Pink or Blue
Offered by Fleet Clocks
Price: £12.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase, 16 Jun 2014
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Easy to read, well protected from moisture,and unlike similar quartz clocks with second hands, it is silent. Good value for money.


Canon PIXMA iP7250 Colour Inkjet Printer
Canon PIXMA iP7250 Colour Inkjet Printer
Price: £57.95

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good value printer with all the features I need, 10 Oct 2013
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I ordered the Canon Pixma ip7250 as a replacement for the Pixma ip4500 which had given me excellent service; I did not wish to go for one of the many All in One models currently available. At £50 including a set of Canon ink cartridges this is a bargain particularly when one considers that a replacement set of genuine Canon cartridges alone will cost more than this! Printing quality and speed is excellent and in every way comparable with the Pixma ip4500. I would have preferred two full size paper trays capable of A4 rather than one for up to A4 and the other for 6x4in and 7x5in papers but this may better suit other users. The use of tray paper feeds rather than a hopper results in a low profile printer so that I can easily mount other objects above this printer. The Canon 'My Image Garden' software included is of no value to me and I suspect, few others will find it useful. You can easily delete this very large cumbersome program together with the 'Design Files' without any problem provided you have alternative software to allow direct disk printing. Actually, the disk printing software which is hidden in 'My Image Garden' is practically useless. However, Canon CD Label Print software which came with the Pixma ip4500 and other models (and should be available as a free download) does work fine with the Pixma ip7250 in spite of the fact that Canon does not indicate that this is the case. I have also been delighted to find that the latest version of Acoustica CD Label Maker (which is amongst the best label making software available) now allows direct disk printing with the Pixma ip7250. This printer is probably a little noisier than the ip4500 but this is not a problem for me and I have not even bothered to try the quiet printing mode setting. The automatic duplex setting on this printer is certainly very convenient and it works very well. Five stars for the printer but I am excluding the extra software from this rating.


Panasonic DMR-EX773EBK 160GB HDD DVD Recorder with Freeview+ (discontinued by manufacturer)
Panasonic DMR-EX773EBK 160GB HDD DVD Recorder with Freeview+ (discontinued by manufacturer)

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic DVD recorder DMR-EX773EBK, 6 July 2012
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I use this DVD recorder to record from Freeview, and from two satellite TV receivers. My previous DVD recorder had analogue tuning while this recorder only has digital tuning. Although my TV receiver has both analogue and digital tuning it has only two scart inputs. In order to conveniently record from the two satellite TV receivers it was therefore necessary to install additional scart switching but this has worked out very well. The quality of the recordings is excellent and the transfer of recordings from the HDD to DVD disks works well. Unlike my previous DVD recorder, if the recording exceeds the basic capacity of the DVD disk,instead of having to transfer the excess to a second disk, this recorder compresses the recording automatically to fit a standard disk. This process takes much longer than the 'fast copy' process but avoids the need for this to be done later on a computer. It took some time for me to become familiar with the main features of this recorder in the 96 page A4 size instruction book.The terminology used to describe some of the functions is a little strange but, having now become familiar with this, I am delighted with this high quality recorder and the many sophisticated functions built into it.


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