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Sony VGP-BPSE38 VAIO Pro Extended Sheet Battery (discontinued by manufacturer)
Sony VGP-BPSE38 VAIO Pro Extended Sheet Battery (discontinued by manufacturer)

5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 13 May 2014
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A battery add on for the 13 pro, doubles battery life, weighs very little. Provides a lift hen typing.

Downside is that needs to be plugged in to charge, so not friendly to using multiple of these. Also only in black, would like red.


Superbox Heavy Duty Moving Box - Black/Grey Lid, Size 102
Superbox Heavy Duty Moving Box - Black/Grey Lid, Size 102
Offered by Solent Plastics
Price: £37.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job!, 13 May 2014
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Great!
If you need to store quite a lot it is the one, lockable with a cable lock/larger padlock too.
If ordered from amazon may come in a massive Cardboard box also, so double storage!


Sony Leather Case for Tablet S - Black
Sony Leather Case for Tablet S - Black
Offered by Kryonet
Price: £44.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great accessory, useful and protects., 9 April 2014
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Great fit, great look, not bad price.

Needs velcro to attach to body, but looks, feels nice and can orient the tablet to be a screen etc.

Adds a bit of class.


Whirlpool Jet Chef Combi Microwave - Black
Whirlpool Jet Chef Combi Microwave - Black
Offered by Design&Trade
Price: £320.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes ready meals look and taste like restaurant meals!, 9 April 2014
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Great oven, it is noisy compared to a cheaper microwave due to the fan always working.
The impressive thing is ready meals come out delicious and not a slimey congealed but burnet mess, so the oven makes the inedible edible, incredible!

As a fan oven It has a quick pre-heater, so you can set a temperature and it will beep when it gets there, during cooking it will display the temperature to give an 'accurate' cook, as long as the internal thermometer is correct anyway.

The fan stays on until the door is opened, some complain about this, not really a problem unless you live in a tiny flat/studio you can just turn the tv up. It is fairly large though, and needs room around the various vents to breath to the side, back and top, so not suitable to be used in a cupboard/integrated.

The front opening door is a bonus, and there is a place to insert an extra shelf to cook over two levels, this is really for the fan oven rather than microwave though (could get a plastic shelf maybe?)

Downsides? The clock is quite bright, the fan is noisy, a little large, lots of features (complicated).

Upsides? Cooks things to perfection, lots of features, huge space, oven actually works like a real oven rather than cheaper units with grills. Has a crisping plate to cook things in a microwave that should be crisp like pizza base, bacon etc that rarely come out well.

Bonus? I bought mine through Amazon warehouse, £170, had minor to the point of needing to look for them cosmetic issues, and all accessories included. The packaging was simply a box though, no bubble wrap or paper etc which amazon normally goes over the top with, so take care with the rather unwieldy box if you look to get a bargain.


VonShef Ruby Apple Red American Plastic Disposable Party Cups - 16oz (455ml) in Packs of 50 or 100 (50 Pack)
VonShef Ruby Apple Red American Plastic Disposable Party Cups - 16oz (455ml) in Packs of 50 or 100 (50 Pack)
Offered by Non Consumables
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They aren't solo but they are close enough, 7 Feb 2014
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Red party cubs, add a bit of style to a party.

There are groves around the cup and these are different measure, pretty handy.


Parrot Zik by Philippe Starck Wireless Headphones - Black/Silver
Parrot Zik by Philippe Starck Wireless Headphones - Black/Silver
Price: £299.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great, advanced, everything works, good noise canceling, decent battery life, good sound quality, extremely comfortable., 7 Feb 2014
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Very good headphones, just watch out if the batteries low the thing will work for a minute or so and then cut off, seeming like there is a bluetooth connection problem.

Battery takes 3 or 4 hours to charge, but while noise canceling and bluetooth don't work without a charge, the audio works great.

The noise canceling is pretty good, on a plane it helps keep the drone out, add in some music or a film and you'll forget your on a plane (except for the uncomfortable seats). The leather is very very soft and comfortable, it can get a little hot, but it doesn't crush the head or anything, they can be worn for hours without a concern.

In the office, the noise cancelling pretty much cuts out air conditioning entirely, voices can still be heard fairly clearly though.

NFC works fine, the app is a necessity and there is no desktop equivalent so you need a smartphone (droid/ios) to get the most out of the phone, including turning on/off the noise canceling.

The sound quality is not a secondary concern, it is very good, can't say I've heard better, but as always your source will have a bigger part at this level, if you're plugging it into smartphone/ipod then you'll not need anything better, if you want to compare it to a headphone amped system, it isn't really what these are made for.


Dribox Large Weatherproof Connection Box Green Edition
Dribox Large Weatherproof Connection Box Green Edition
Offered by Cheaper Online Ltd
Price: £9.77

4.0 out of 5 stars Just a box, but it does the job., 7 Feb 2014
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It is just a box at the end of the day, but it does the job, keeps the rain out etc, so it achieves its aim, if its worth it, depends if you need it.

Quite big, enough for a 4 gang switch, but is fairly unsightly, for using stuff outside without needing a special connection hooked up, it is pretty good. If connecting inside, make sure you use a RCD breaker.


Parrot Zik Headphones Hard Shell Case with Zip Closure
Parrot Zik Headphones Hard Shell Case with Zip Closure
Price: £34.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Good protection seems expensive for what it is., 7 Feb 2014
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Expensive (£40)for what it is, but the little circular thing keeps your cables tidy, and the fac the headphones cost £300 it keeps them safe so think of it as an investment, especially if you travel a lot.

This is fairly bulky, so takes up a fair amount of a carry on bags space.


Parrot Zik Wireless PF056001 Extra Rechargeable Battery
Parrot Zik Wireless PF056001 Extra Rechargeable Battery
Price: £25.85

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but slightly inconvenient to charge, and long charge peroid., 7 Feb 2014
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Does the job, pity you can't charge it outside the headphones, so it means you need to pre-charge each battery inside the headphones, which is inconvenient. The batteries seem to discharge faster than they charge so without turning everything off you'll probably have to not use the headphones while charging.

It takes 3 to 4 hours to get a full charge, a pretty long time...


VicTsing® Black Magnetic Charger Charging Adapter Converter for Sony Xperia Z1 L39H Z Ultra XL39h
VicTsing® Black Magnetic Charger Charging Adapter Converter for Sony Xperia Z1 L39H Z Ultra XL39h
Offered by VICTECH
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, but really should only be like a £1., 7 Feb 2014
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At any more than £1 it seems quite expensive as it is effectively a micro usb to a 'flat plate charger' and some magnets to keep it in place (only one orientation charges my phone). This will work on all the Z phones that have the magnetic charger, and the same goes for sonys charging docks ;)

To be fair the official dock stand from sony that cost £25 isn't much better.

You don't get a usb cable in the pack, and effectively a tiny (literally tiny) converter is all you get.

So far it has been fine, the magnet isn't strong so you have to leave it in place i.e. on a table while it charges, a strong message vibration will probably be enough to set the thing free, stropping the charging.


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