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Anker® Astro Pro2 20000mAh Multi-Voltage (5V 12V 16V 19V) Portable Power Bank External Battery USB Charger for Tablets, Netbooks, Notebooks, Laptops and Smart Phones -- Compatible with HP, Dell, Acer, Asus, Toshiba Notebooks, Google Glass, Nexus Tablets, iPads, iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4, S3, Note 4 3 2 and More
Anker® Astro Pro2 20000mAh Multi-Voltage (5V 12V 16V 19V) Portable Power Bank External Battery USB Charger for Tablets, Netbooks, Notebooks, Laptops and Smart Phones -- Compatible with HP, Dell, Acer, Asus, Toshiba Notebooks, Google Glass, Nexus Tablets, iPads, iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4, S3, Note 4 3 2 and More
Offered by AnkerDirect
Price: £139.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great buy; recommended, 22 Dec. 2014
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Excellent product, does exactly what it claims to do. Easy to use, comes with approx. 15 different adaptor heads for charging a wide range of electronic items - I even found one which fits my son's r/c helicopter. No clear idea on recharging capacity but it gave a full recharge to my Bose Soundlink speaker and showed 80% power remaining.


Roberts RD60 Revival DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio - Union Jack
Roberts RD60 Revival DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio - Union Jack
Price: £170.17

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work, 5 May 2013
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The product arrived very quickly, so no complaints there. As it was bought as a birthday present, the box wasn't opened until The Big Day several weeks later, whereupon we discovered - to the great disappointment of the giver and the birthday girl - that the radio did not work. It was stone dead.
I called Roberts' helpline to report the problem. Without a trace of remorse and nothing approaching an apology, the woman on the other end told me that it wasn't their affair, I would have to return it to the seller. Fair enough, but it would have helped to draw the sting if she had said something along the lines of "Oh I'm sorry to hear that" instead of treating my as if I were a nuisance caller.
The seller has agreed to collect the faulty radio and provide a full refund, so no disrespect to them. But opening a British-made product (with a Union Jack design to boot) and finding that it is a dud was reminiscent of my childhood in the 1970s. I thought we'd stopped putting things that don't work in boxes and selling them to the unsuspecting public decades ago. Perhaps best to stick to Japanese after all.


Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania (Helm Field Guides)
Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania (Helm Field Guides)
by Dale A. Zimmerman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book, but not in the same league as its big brother, the Birds of East Africa, 15 Feb. 2013
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I am a long-time owner and user of the Helm Guide to the Birds of East Africa (let's call it HGBEA for short), which is a wonderful book, expertly presented with beautiful hand-painted illustrations and comprehensive descriptions. It probably rates as my Desert Island Discs book (though I'd go for the whole Helm Field Guide series if Radio 4 would let me). I bought the Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania as a companion to the HGBEA, and it is certainly a pleasure to use the two guides alongside each other. But it is inferior to its big brother in two respects: (1) the distribution maps are not placed adjacent to the plates, which adds an extra complication to the business of species identification, and (2) while the plates are attractive and charming, they are not as accurate or as beautiful as those in the HGBEA.

So, bottom line: if budget, weight or space considerations limit you to only one guide book to the birds of the region, then let it be the HGBEA - it's a no-brainer in my view. But if you are birding in Kenya and/or Northern Tanzania (e.g. in the Serengeti) and enjoy using two or more guide books at once, then the Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania will be a worthy addition to your (by now pretty heavy) safari bag.


Barr & Stroud Sierra 8x42 binocular
Barr & Stroud Sierra 8x42 binocular
Offered by Picsio
Price: £78.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent binoculars, especially for the price., 15 Feb. 2013
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I bought the B&S Sierra 8x42 on the strength of many favourable online reviews and was not disappointed. They are well made, easy to use and give a crystal-clear image. Very good value and would strongly recommend.


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good bit of kit, 15 Feb. 2013
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A good entry level night vision scope. Gives a relatively clear image under even in total darkness, though at its best when there is some moonlight. I would recommend for leisure use such as on safari or for observing wildlife in the garden at night.
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No Moon Tonight
No Moon Tonight
by D. E. Charlwood
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, hauntingly evocative, 20 Feb. 2012
This review is from: No Moon Tonight (Hardcover)
One of the most beautifully written war memoirs I have come across. Don Charlwood writes with modesty and feeling about his harrowing experiences as a Lancaster pilot during WWII. This a haunting evocation of wartime England and what it meant to be among those unbelievably courageous young men who served as aircrew in Bomber Command. I am astonished that this book has not gained wider fame. If you have any interest in or connection with the subject then read this book.


Gonher Western Die Cast 8 Ring Cap Gun Set Coleccion Bravo Oeste
Gonher Western Die Cast 8 Ring Cap Gun Set Coleccion Bravo Oeste

3.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for small and not-so-small boys, 9 Jan. 2012
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
A good set of revolvers - and just what my eight year-old wanted. But for the price (this is effectively a top of the range product) I would have expected somewhat better: almost immediately, the trigger developed a tendency to stick, and the holsters and belt are made of flimsy plastic and are rubbish. And why does it have to be so difficult to remove the spent cap rings? - it's too fiddly and you need a sharp object to lever the thing off. All in all greatly enjoyed by my son but a disappointment for his father given the price.


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