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Masterplug SWSRG62 2m 13A 6-Gang Surge Protected Extension Lead - White
Masterplug SWSRG62 2m 13A 6-Gang Surge Protected Extension Lead - White
Price: £15.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 6 way extension lead with all sockets in one line, 26 Sep 2013
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The main reason that I purchased this part is because all the sockets face the same way. Other versions use alternate sockets facing opposite directions and do not suit mounting on a vertical panel where I have the Masterplug unit mounted.
I bought to replace a broken unit that used a single switch for all 6 ways. This had the advantage of being able to turn off all appliances together but there are times when it is useful to turn individual appliances on or off separately - I expect I will get used to it.


0.2M / 20cm Short Ethernet Cable / CAT5E Network Lead / White / BY CABLES 4 ALL
0.2M / 20cm Short Ethernet Cable / CAT5E Network Lead / White / BY CABLES 4 ALL
Offered by Cables 4 ALL
Price: £1.36

3.0 out of 5 stars It's an Ethernet cable!, 26 Sep 2013
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Given that Ethernet uses digital signals, a cable either works or doesn't. Having said that, the construction quality is very good and I expect it will last for many years without any problems.
There is very little choice for these shorter cables (0.2m) and it is OK but Iwould have preferred a thinner and/or more flexible cable if one were available. I have a much longer cable that was supplied with a NAS disk system and this uses ribbon cable, so it is very small and flexible (but unscreened).


1M Ethernet Cable / CAT6 Network Lead / Shielded / RJ45 Plugs / 1 Metre (BY CABLES 4 ALL)
1M Ethernet Cable / CAT6 Network Lead / Shielded / RJ45 Plugs / 1 Metre (BY CABLES 4 ALL)
Offered by Cables 4 ALL
Price: £1.56

3.0 out of 5 stars It's an Ethernet cable!, 26 Sep 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Given that Ethernet uses digital signals, a cable either works or doesn't. Having said that, the construction quality is very good and I expect it will last for many years without any problems.


Bose ® Companion ® 20 Multimedia Speaker System
Bose ® Companion ® 20 Multimedia Speaker System
Price: £199.95

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bose Companion 20 speakers, 12 Jan 2012
It's a pity that Bose seem reluctant to mention power output or SPL for their speakers. However, I did not want a system with a sub-woofer so chose the Companion 20 and am surprised how much sound comes from such small boxes!

As other reviewers have said, the audio lead from the PC to the right hand speaker is too short, especially as my laptop's audio output is on the left hand side and I have a 22" monitor on the right, between my PC and the RH speaker. I resolved this problem by connecting the audio from the PC to the auxiliary input on the controller as this is positioned just to the right of my PC. This effectively doubles the length available from the PC to the right hand speaker.

The sound performance is superb for such small speakers and I suspect that the quality is limited by using an analogue connection between the PC and speakers - the sound can only be as good as the D-A conversion in the PC. It's as good as it can be short of using a USB (i.e. digital) connection and using a high quality D-A conversion in the speakers.


White 1 Gang Extension With Lead Fitted With UK 13A Plug Hanging Bag 2 Meter Length
White 1 Gang Extension With Lead Fitted With UK 13A Plug Hanging Bag 2 Meter Length
Offered by best deal 4 u
Price: £3.05

4.0 out of 5 stars 1 Way Extension lead 2m, 29 April 2011
What is there to say? It has a plug, 2m of cable and a socket and as the description says 'a hanging bag'. The extension lead does just what it should.
I suspect that the hanging bag, being normal polythene bag thickness, will split after a few weeks of use, but I bought it for the lead not the bag!


Transcend 16GB JetFlash 300 USB Drive
Transcend 16GB JetFlash 300 USB Drive
Price: £5.60

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Transcend TS16GJF300 16GB Flash Drive, 19 Dec 2010
It works well and has a good feature - there is a peel off label that reveals a write on surface so that multiple devices can be labelled differently.


Acctim Mission Radio Controlled Alarm Clock
Acctim Mission Radio Controlled Alarm Clock

4.0 out of 5 stars Acctim Mission Clock, 2 Dec 2010
It does what it should and is easy to setup - just insert batteries and wait a few minutes!
I was looking for a fairly large shelf standing (i.e. not wall mounted) clock. Also I wanted it to be battery operated. The Acctim is good for both points. I am surprised that basic dimensions and mains/battery options are not shown for many of the clocks on Amazon's website.


Crossword Lists and Crossword Solver: Over 100,000 Potential Solutions Including Technical Terms, Place Names and Compound Expressions
Crossword Lists and Crossword Solver: Over 100,000 Potential Solutions Including Technical Terms, Place Names and Compound Expressions
by Anne Stibbs
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Crossword Lists & Solver, 21 Sep 2010
It looks like two books but is really a very thick single volume.
Although the two volumes are available separately, they cost as much as or more than this combined volume, so the combined volume is good value for money.
When the binding breaks after a bit of use. I will buy the single volumes to replace it.
The crossword lists has subjects that are not covered in other books of lists. I have found the 'Two-word phrases' lists (first word known, then second word known) to be particularly useful.


Roberts Duologic DAB/FM RDS Digital Stereo Radio with Built-in Battery Charger - Black
Roberts Duologic DAB/FM RDS Digital Stereo Radio with Built-in Battery Charger - Black
Price: £55.99

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Roberts Duologic DAB/FM radio, 21 Sep 2010
This is a great radio if you need to be able to run from batteries sometimes but can use the mains at other times. In addition, it can use either alkaline or NiMH batteries. It is useful to have the battery charger built-in.
I was pleasantly surprised at its sensitivity - the aerial position is not as critical as other DAB radios that I have used.


Trust 100W Compact MultiFunction Notebook Power Adapter PW-2100
Trust 100W Compact MultiFunction Notebook Power Adapter PW-2100

3.0 out of 5 stars 100W Power Adapter, 21 Sep 2010
It would have been useful to know whether the output is polarity reversible with a switch - it isn't. Fortunately, the adapter in the size I needed gives the correct polarity for my LCD monitor whose adapter broke.
Being a switch mode supply, it is very compact for such a high power and apart from switchable polarity, it is excellent.


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