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PowerGen 2.4A / 12W Dual USB Car Charger Designed for Apple and Android Devices - BLACK
PowerGen 2.4A / 12W Dual USB Car Charger Designed for Apple and Android Devices - BLACK
Offered by E-TRADING24 LTD
Price: £5.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Useless, 14 Oct 2014
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Worked a couple of times and then died. It seems the iphone accessory market is polarised between hugely overpriced but functional Apple products, and utterly useless, very cheap generic products that just end up being thrown away. It would be nice to have some sort of middle ground, reasonably priced, good quality devices. This powergen charger is not one of them.
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Clip-On Acoustic Guitar Pickup Sound Amplify, Padded Clip Guards, Low Feedback--Black
Clip-On Acoustic Guitar Pickup Sound Amplify, Padded Clip Guards, Low Feedback--Black
Offered by Violetor K
Price: £4.37

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for the price, 5 Oct 2014
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I bought this as a bit of an experiment, but I'm delighted with it. I've used it live with Baby Taylor into a PA and it was great. Cheap as chips and non-invasive mounting. I'm sure there are better pickups out there with higher fidelity and tonal range, but I thought this was brilliant for the price. I used it though a volume pedal, which made switching between rhythm and lead levels very easy.

Here's a clip of a very unrehearsed jam session using the pickup (the brown guitar on the left) http://youtu.be/JGycereiOYA?list=UUW7Z3uhK0kQ5UV24BioRlFw


Griffin PowerJolt 2.1 Amp In-Car Charger with Apple Lightning Tip for iPhone/iPod/iPad - Black
Griffin PowerJolt 2.1 Amp In-Car Charger with Apple Lightning Tip for iPhone/iPod/iPad - Black
Offered by total digital stores
Price: £12.44

3.0 out of 5 stars Good charger, cable too short, 5 Oct 2014
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It's a good charger, but the cable length is too short. It pulls the phone out of its mount in many cars where the 12V socket is low down (e.g. S-Max).


Elvis Rocker Fancy Dress Party Wig by Wicked
Elvis Rocker Fancy Dress Party Wig by Wicked
Offered by Partypackage Limited
Price: £7.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dismal, 8 Mar 2013
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So cheap I ordered despite the bad reviews. Let me be absolutely clear about this: if you are going to a Planet of the Apes party this is perfect. If you are going to a 50s / Elvis party look elsewhere, this will NOT work - unless you are dressing up as Elvis going to a Planet of the Apes party (although he may have died before Planet of the Apes came out).


Kitchen Craft 600 ml Stainless Steel Jug
Kitchen Craft 600 ml Stainless Steel Jug
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Jug OK but unremovable stickers, 30 Jan 2013
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This is a metal jug and as such is fine.

However, I strongly object to being sold things that are covered in stickers that won't come off without leaving glue all over the place. I have soaked it in warm water and even run the jug through the dishwasher and it hasn't come off.

My message to Kitchen Craft is show a little respect for your customers and get rid of these ridiculous stickers. I will have to resort to white spirit, which shouldn't really be necessary.


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2.0 out of 5 stars Ordered 2, sent one back, 14 Nov 2012
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I ordered two of these, which have been sitting side by side on my desk for almost two hours. One shows 18.7c and the other 19.3c. OK, I suppose. Less impressive is that one shows 64% humidity and the other 10%. I will send the latter one back and probably buy a slightly more expensive replacement.

Another design flaw is the fact that the Reset and Celcius/Fahrenheit buttons are located behind the kick stand. I have so far been unable to click on them as they are recessed so deep (e.g. impossible with a ball point pen).

Finally the instructions have been Google translated from the Cantonese. I did figure out how to set the thing quite quickly, but if you rely on the "manual" forget it.


They Call Me Trinity/Trinity Is Still My Name [DVD]
They Call Me Trinity/Trinity Is Still My Name [DVD]
Dvd ~ Terence Hill
Price: £15.40

1.0 out of 5 stars Dismal DVD quality (not a criticism of the original films), 14 Nov 2012
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I bought these for a nice nostalgia trip with my Dad, with whom I enjoyed these brilliantly ridiculous films many years ago. The films are still good for a laugh, but these DVDs are an absolute disgrace. They are like pirated copies. There are no menu options like scene selection, let alone bonus features. Even worse are the picture and sound, which are more like what you would expect from a well-used VHS tape that has been stored for 20 years in a damp garage.
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M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 Ultra-Portable Keyboard Controller for PC/Mac/iPad
M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 Ultra-Portable Keyboard Controller for PC/Mac/iPad
Offered by Simply Sound Ltd
Price: £44.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great with my ipad, 2 Nov 2012
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Plugged this in using the (overpriced - but that's a different story) Apple camera connector kit, opened Garageband and was able to play the keyboard sounds straight away. Simple and effective. The keyboard is very small but seems well put together. As I am a guitarist this is fine for fooling around with Hammond sounds etc.


Lenovo G570 15.6 inch Notebook (Core i5-2410M, RAM 6GB, HDD 640GB, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Black
Lenovo G570 15.6 inch Notebook (Core i5-2410M, RAM 6GB, HDD 640GB, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Black

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Faulty media playback (stuttering), 1 Nov 2012
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I have the same problem described in the amazon.com review below, despite the laptop's Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz and 6 GB of RAM.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R8D8X6SAS02IZ/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R8D8X6SAS02IZ

The sound stutters and buzzes when playing music or videos (e.g. youtube, mediaplayer). Unfortunately I was too busy to get round to trying to get it fixed within the warranty period. However judging from other people's experience I wouldn't have got very far.

I won't be buying another Lenovo product.

The keypad is nice (although the delete button is in a funny place and keeps falling off). The screen quality is poor but I guess you need to pay more for a really good screen with a similar processor etc.

Update: flickering screen and now wifi has started malfunctioning (disconnects and needs resetting regularly), other devices in same room keep their connection fine.
Update: DVD-RW drive has failed, graphics card malfunctioning (2014) this has been a rubbish experience. The screen resolution is pretty poor too.


Phonak Audéo PFE 122 Earphones - Black
Phonak Audéo PFE 122 Earphones - Black
Offered by Open Always
Price: £144.00

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed and slightly fed up, 9 July 2012
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I returned a set of Shure SE215s (great sound, but design fault with detachable cable causing cut-outs) for these. I am now fed up with expensive earbuds and would recommend going cheap. Here's the good and bad as I see it after a few months owning these Phonaks:

Good
- Decent construction
- Sound quite good when working properly
- Lightweight
- Phone calls and cable remote (track skip etc) work well

Bad
- Sound filters are a silly gimmick. They are seriously affected by moisture (e.g. morning commute after shower, gym etc) and end up blocked. Extremely fiddly to replace and ultimately costly if you want a steady supply. I have removed them completely.
- For this price, Phonak should supply several sizes of the comply foam tips to try (you just get a pair of mediums, whereas you get 3 sizes of silicon tips). The replacement comply tips are specific to this model and very expensive for what they are.
- I find them hard to fit properly (Vs the Shures which fill your ear cavity) and there is ZERO bass without a perfect seal.

All in all, these are not good value at all, especially if you end up buying a series of replacement sound filters and foam tips as recommended.
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