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BLACK RECOIL RETRACTABLE KEY CHAIN RING WITH BELT CLIP
BLACK RECOIL RETRACTABLE KEY CHAIN RING WITH BELT CLIP
Offered by best deal 4 u
Price: £0.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Long-lasting quality for money, 8 July 2014
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I've used this key ring almost every day for over a YEAR before the string finally gave up. Definitely the longest I've ever used one, best value for money.


3M Scotch 1130-A 48mm x 27.4m Multi-Use Duct Tape - Silver (1 Roll)
3M Scotch 1130-A 48mm x 27.4m Multi-Use Duct Tape - Silver (1 Roll)
Offered by BIC WAREHOUSE
Price: £8.24

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it, 8 July 2014
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I've used the whole roll mainly for packing bikes in bike bags. It's a little too stretchy for a duct tape, the threading of the reinforcement is too loose and it tends to rip along the tape rather than across.

It's got a cheap and low quality feel to it.
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700X28C Wired Tyre with Smartguard Reflective S/Wall 740g (28-622) - Black
Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700X28C Wired Tyre with Smartguard Reflective S/Wall 740g (28-622) - Black
Offered by Laxzo.
Price: £20.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Very reliable and durable, 8 July 2014
I've done over 700 miles so far on these, and I see no trace of wear on neither front or back. Didn't get a single puncture either, having used them on tarmac, gravel, and occasionally on unpaved roads.

They are a bit heavy, but if you want reliability they are the ones you should be getting.


Avenir ACB940 Waterproof Rear Pannier - Red
Avenir ACB940 Waterproof Rear Pannier - Red

3.0 out of 5 stars Could do with some improvements, 8 July 2014
I used one of these on a week-long tour and I'm quite happy about it. It's very well sized, and the velcro strip helps a lot with closing when the pannier is full. The top lid is a great addition that makes you feel more confident in the waterproofness of the pannier, but its strap could be a little longer.

The wheel-facing mount of the pannier is not nearly rigid enough and bends if the pannier is full.

The mounting brackets could do with a lot of improvement. It's nice that they have the clips to lock them in place, but the bottom one is very hard to access, and they are too loose on the body of the pannier for easy fitting (the whole clip bends rather than just the catch). The brackets are adjustable, but the screws holding them in place seem like they could break the threads easily, and in fact the bottom bracket got loose after a week of usage.

Overall a pretty good buy, but I would expect better mounting solution and more rigid back for the price.


Gelert Solo One Man Tent
Gelert Solo One Man Tent

3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better, 8 July 2014
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I used this tent for a week on a bicycle touring trip in warm climate. It did OK, but sadly, the quality reflects the price.

Pros:
* Very light
* Very tiny when packed
* Quick and easy to pitch and fold down even for one person

Cons:
* Poor quality seams (loose fabric fibres, a bit gave up after a couple of days and had to tape it back together)
* Two zips to seal the inner tent instead of one
* Too low to sit up, makes it impossible to get into a sleeping bag without stretching the tent from the inside
* Outer layer not shaped very well and still flapping in the wind even when stretched to the limit


Exiles: The Uplift Storm Trilogy (Uplift Omnibus Book 2)
Exiles: The Uplift Storm Trilogy (Uplift Omnibus Book 2)
Price: £12.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept, long-winded and blown-up execution, 8 Mar. 2014
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David Brin's story presented in the Exiles has perhaps grown too big in his own mind, and he seems to struggle with grasping the story in its entirety and presenting it in entertaining, concise way.

He is prone to huge generalisations, and his ideas, although interesting, lack depth, contrast and detail. Overall the book (and the others from Uplift series preceding it) seem too childish and naive for the audience they are targeting.


Gel Mouse Mat with Wrist Support
Gel Mouse Mat with Wrist Support
Offered by MHP Distribution
Price: £6.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty nice!, 2 Dec. 2013
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The mousepad is of good quality and has a nice gel rest. The size is ample and the curved shape gives more space for movement. Small issue with packaging resolved quickly and efficiently.


850ml Large Cycle Drink Bottle with Cage Bracket
850ml Large Cycle Drink Bottle with Cage Bracket

2.0 out of 5 stars Treats me right for choosing cheapest..., 7 Aug. 2013
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There are very few positives about this product: The cage bracket is adjustable, and the bottle is quite big.

However, the bottle is very rigid and nearly impossible to squeeze, which makes drinking out of it rather difficult. The cage bracket is a bit loose and it just seems clunky. Two screws holding the bracket together are not stainless and became covered with rust after the first contact with water.

Overall, the product is not worth a single penny over the advertised price, and you get very adequate low quality for the price.


esprit Z6503 Men's Swim Shorts Orange Medium
esprit Z6503 Men's Swim Shorts Orange Medium

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good choice, 7 Aug. 2013
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The shorts are exactly like described and pictured, with a comfy mesh inside and an easy to tie string. The material is of good quality and dries pretty fast.


Komputerbay 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 SODIMM (204 pin) 1333Mhz PC3 10600 8 GB Laptop Memory- (Not for Mac)
Komputerbay 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 SODIMM (204 pin) 1333Mhz PC3 10600 8 GB Laptop Memory- (Not for Mac)
Offered by KOMPBAY
Price: £30.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Works just as expected, 29 May 2013
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I bought this memory to upgrade my late 2009 27in iMac from 4 GB to 12 GB.

There's not much to say - I have followed the instructions on Apple Support pages to install new memory, booted and saw that the new memory is recognised (and Aperture finally doesn't freeze on RAW photos).

I've had the memory over a month now and I didn't encounter any problems which is good enough for me (I can't be bothered to run Memtest on 12 Gb of memory!).


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