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5.0 out of 5 stars High price, but a beautiful smart watch., 8 Oct. 2014
It's not yet released in the UK, so it's in very short supply. Someone will be prepared to pay for it. If you don't like it, don't buy it..... Welcome to the laws of supply & demand.

I've seen the Moto 360 close up and it's a beautiful watch. Streets ahead of other Android models.


Red Rubber-Clad Retro Kick Step Stool With Spring-Loaded Castor Wheels And Metal Body
Red Rubber-Clad Retro Kick Step Stool With Spring-Loaded Castor Wheels And Metal Body
Offered by Shop Supplies UK
Price: £28.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Stable and smart., 24 Aug. 2014
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Stable and smart. Would happily buy again.


Lighting EVER Dimmable 4W MR16 LED Bulb, 35W Equivalent, Recessed Lighting, Track Lighting, Warm White
Lighting EVER Dimmable 4W MR16 LED Bulb, 35W Equivalent, Recessed Lighting, Track Lighting, Warm White

5.0 out of 5 stars Great replacements for existing MR16 bulbs. Warm colour., 24 Aug. 2014
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Replaced an existing 35W MR16 bulb which used to get really hot and burn out the wiring. I have tried LED bulbs before but hated the cold clinical light they produced - made the kitchen look like an office or hospital. These bulbs are great - I replace the old bulbs a few days ago and so far, no one in the family has noticed. I have worked out that they will pay back the investment in less than 3 months - and then they last for 30,000 hours! They dim beautifully too.


Konig Satfinder Satellite Installation Tool
Konig Satfinder Satellite Installation Tool
Offered by NowView
Price: £7.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars WARNING - The instructions are in German and it needs a length of cable - not included, 23 April 2014
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I haven't had the chance to use the tool yet. I was hoping to use it today, but on opening the box I realised that it does not have the necessary length of coaxial cable with connectors. It would have been good to know this when ordering!

The instructions are in German, but you can see how to use this simple piece of kit from lots of YouTube sites.


"Garden Bugs" Big Hands Grass, Leaf & Rubbish Collector Garden Tidy
"Garden Bugs" Big Hands Grass, Leaf & Rubbish Collector Garden Tidy

2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and thin - save your money and buy a decent pair, 20 Nov. 2013
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Very disappointing! The plastic 'hands' are much thinner than other similar looking items and so they bend in use. When you pick up a handful of wet leaves the 'hands' flex and fail to grip properly. Imagine trying to pick up a handful of wet leaves with two large pieces of cardboard!

The manufacturer has cut costs and lowered the specification too far. I've used similar items before and these ones were a real let down. I should have spent a bit more on a decent pair.


TeckNet® MT-095 3.5mm Universal FM Transmitter With Build in Rechargeable Battery + 2.1A Multi Car Charger - Black
TeckNet® MT-095 3.5mm Universal FM Transmitter With Build in Rechargeable Battery + 2.1A Multi Car Charger - Black
Offered by SPEEDY GOAL LIMITED
Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great little gadget - does what it promises!, 10 Nov. 2013
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I linked this up to my HTC One and it works a treat! It transmits on any FM frequency - just find a space on the FM waveband and play back the music on your phone through your radio. Great at home or in the car.


PowerGen 8400mAh Dual USB Port External Battery Pack Power Bank Backup Charger with Built-In Flashlight for Smart phones, Android Phones, iPad mini, iPhone 5 (Lightning adapters not included), iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, HTC One X / V / S, Sensation, EVO, Nokia Lumia 920 N9, Motorola Razr, Blackberry Z10, Sony Xperia Z, Google Nexus 4 and More
PowerGen 8400mAh Dual USB Port External Battery Pack Power Bank Backup Charger with Built-In Flashlight for Smart phones, Android Phones, iPad mini, iPhone 5 (Lightning adapters not included), iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, HTC One X / V / S, Sensation, EVO, Nokia Lumia 920 N9, Motorola Razr, Blackberry Z10, Sony Xperia Z, Google Nexus 4 and More

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product and great vendor, 26 Jun. 2013
This charger fits the bill perfectly - powerful, robust yet small and well designed. Comes with a wide selection of power tips for different devices plus two power cables to charge two devices at once. No hesitation in recommending this. Service from the vendor was great too.


Beats by Dr Dre iBeats In-Ear Headphones from Monster - White
Beats by Dr Dre iBeats In-Ear Headphones from Monster - White

2.0 out of 5 stars Great sound - as long as you don't want to move anywhere!, 4 July 2012
Thought I'd splash out on a cool pair of top quality branded earphones for my Android phone rather than the puny £15 ones you see everywhere. Now I wish I had not bothered!

Sound quality is great with great bass reproduction. The build quality seems Ok too, though like any earphones they won't take the same punishment as a sturdy pair of headphones.

The problem is the fit... I have pretty normal size ears I think (!) and have used in-ear phones many times before with success. These ones however just won't stay lodged in. They come with 6 or 7 different buds of varying shapes and sizes, but none of them work for me - a gentle shake of the head and out they pop! I think the issue is a fundamental design flaw - the actual cylindrical speaker units themselves are so bulky and heavy they sit well outside the ear, and the buds do all the "gripping". This means that there is little to hold them inside the ear.

Don't buy these if you want to do anything but lie down, stay still and listen to music! If you really must have them, try them in a store first.


Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies [DVD]
Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Cho
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Really great movie, why are you reading this and not watching it?, 3 Jun. 2012
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Keeping this short

This movie is about two guys who get high (Warning you now in case you're offended by this type of thing: there are a lot of drug references), and get the munchies, so decide to go to White Castle to eat. I won't say any more, as to not ruin it for you, but this is easily one of the funniest comedies I've seen in some time. If you don't at least smile at some point during the film, you probably don't have a mouth. Kal Penn and John Cho are two of my favourite actors, and play their part incredibly well, and you find yourself becoming attatched to the characters as time goes on.

This movie was recommended by my brother and various other friends. In retrospect I can see why now. I may be a bit late to the party in terms of watching it, but it's much better late than never, especially for a film this well done. Alongside literally making you laugh out loud, the film lifts your spirits. I'm going to go watch it again.


Netgear 85Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter
Netgear 85Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter

5.0 out of 5 stars Works brilliantly straight out of the box, 8 Dec. 2011
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I bought this more in hope than in expectation of a successful result.

Our internet signal needs to get from the modem downstairs, to another room upstairs and three rooms away. A wireless signal just can't hack the distance and wall thickness. I have tried an Edimax repeater, but it constantly needed re-booting and the connection was very unstable. However, I just plugged the two units of the Netgear Powerline Ethernet Adapter into the mains sockets with the two Cat 5 cables - instant success! No passwords, configuration, installation or anything! Although the two units are plugged into power sockets which run from two different mains circuit boards (i.e. they are not on the same mains 'ring'), they work together brilliantly.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this item if you are struggling to get an internet wireless signal around a larger house.


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