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MiNGFi English Keyboard Cover QWERTY for MacBook Pro 13" 15" 17" Aluminum Unibody and MacBook Air 13" European/ISO Keyboard Layout Silicone Skin - Black
MiNGFi English Keyboard Cover QWERTY for MacBook Pro 13" 15" 17" Aluminum Unibody and MacBook Air 13" European/ISO Keyboard Layout Silicone Skin - Black
Offered by MiNGFi
Price: £10.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Good fit, works as expected., 15 July 2015
Perfectly acceptable for the price and ideal for the purpose I bought it for.
Fit is good with no bunching or kinking.
I have a German-sourced Macbook Pro 15" with a QWERTZ keyboard and bought this cover to be able to use default Photoshop and Lightroom keyboard shortcuts with English keyboard input. I'd previously tried reassigning keystrokes, but with limited success - Adobe is optimised for QWERTY and you only get partial functionality with QWERTZ however you try to work around it.
Typing anything requiring more than a few keystrokes (such as this review) is however a pretty miserable experience due to the spongy feel imparted by the cover and the raised edges of the individual 'pads' and I find it better to remove the cover and switch the keyboard language back to German for actual 'writing' (a matter of two mouse clicks once you've selected additional the input language in System Preferences), but this fulfils my photo-editing requirements perfectly, so have no hesitation in recommending it.
One other minor detail is that the illuminated keys are partially dimmed by the cover, but again, this is inevitable with any cover, I think.


Bosch AR22U - AR19U - QF9640 Front AeroTwin Windscreen Flat Wiper Blades 22" + 19"
Bosch AR22U - AR19U - QF9640 Front AeroTwin Windscreen Flat Wiper Blades 22" + 19"
Offered by Extreme Auto Accessories
Price: £19.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny but may require careful set-up, 9 Feb. 2015
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Excellent product. Work 100x better than the 'old-style' metal-framed Bosch wiper blades I've been using for 20-odd years. To get optimal results, you may need to tweak your wiper arms to ensure they're exactly parallel to the windscreen glass as unlike the old design, these blades are very unforgiving of misalignment which will cause them to squeak and judder horrifically. Mine did. Most solutions concentrate on blade maintenance or glass cleaning. This is not the main cause though.
Check that the flat part of the wiper arm is parallel to the glass by allowing the wiper to conduct half a sweep then switching off the ignition. Remove the blade and allow the 'hook' of the metal arm to contact the glass. Both edges should touch the glass. A slight twist with some pliers to correct the error is all that's required.
I was having great difficulty seeing at night in rainy conditions due the water smearing combined with glare from oncoming traffic. These blades clear virtually all water on each sweep resulting in no smear so my night-vision is now restored and (once my wiper arms were re-adjusted) they are pefectly silent.


Kingston Technology 64GB microSDXC Class 10 Flash Card with SD card adapter
Kingston Technology 64GB microSDXC Class 10 Flash Card with SD card adapter
Price: £17.37

5.0 out of 5 stars Stress Free, 9 Nov. 2014
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Well packaged, fast delivery - to Germany. Does what it says on the tin. Now sitting in my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro.
Secong time buying from this vendor. No probs. Recommended.


Pax Britannica
Pax Britannica
Price: £0.99

2.0 out of 5 stars A missed opportunity..., 2 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Pax Britannica (Kindle Edition)
Exasperating. Neither one thing or the other to be honest. The premise of modern soldiers catapulted into Roman Britannia could have been really good both from a historical and fantasy - fictional viewpoint. But it didn't deliver. Added to that the rather curious prose style and the incredibly irtitating jumps away from the action, at one point it felt like I was watching Alex Cox's film 'Walker'.
I appreciate what the author was trying to do, but he just didn't manage to pull it off...
A missed opportunity.


Ostland
Ostland
Price: £4.29

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars harrowing and compelling..., 1 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Ostland (Kindle Edition)
An incredibly good book, based on real events. If you ever wondered how people could allow themIselves to become involved in the mass killings perpetrated by the SS-Einsatzgruppen in the occupied territories during WW2, this is the book for you.
It also explains or clarifies that although following orders is no excuse, it was perhaps understandable when taken in context of those times. We begin to see that the executioners were just as much victims as those they were killing.


TG Cases® New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Premium Folio Case / Cover / Wallet and Flip Stand + 1 Included Screen Protector and 1 Stylus Pen for New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 " P5200 / P5220 (Blue)
TG Cases® New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Premium Folio Case / Cover / Wallet and Flip Stand + 1 Included Screen Protector and 1 Stylus Pen for New Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 " P5200 / P5220 (Blue)

4.0 out of 5 stars good quality, robust, but heavy..., 1 Aug. 2014
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Adequate for the price. Does a very good job of protecting the tablet, but adds a ton of weight which is very noticable after using it hand held for a while. If using while plugged into a charger, cable must be disconnected if opening or closing the cover, but that's more the fault with the tablet design. Also, the cover obscures the micro-SD card port.
Construction and quality of materials are first-rate though, so if these minor issues are acceptable, this is a very good cover.
I have now replaced this with a clip-in design similar to the OEM version now that they have become more affordable.


Eyekepper Night Vision Driving One Piece Yellow Polarized Clip On Flip Up Sunglasses Yellow
Eyekepper Night Vision Driving One Piece Yellow Polarized Clip On Flip Up Sunglasses Yellow
Offered by Eyekepper
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars perfectly adequate for the price..., 1 Aug. 2014
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Still not had a chance to drive at night with them, but in low light (heavy overcast, rain etc) they work fine and significantly reduced eye strain. They do have the effect of making some other cars' windows glow strange colours, but apart from that...
Not the tightest fit on my glasses, but it'll depend on the design of your glassses - you'll have to try them to see if they fit right.


It Never Snows in September: The German View of Market-Garden and the Battle of Arnhem, September 1944: The German View of Market-Garden and the Battle of Arnhem September 1944
It Never Snows in September: The German View of Market-Garden and the Battle of Arnhem, September 1944: The German View of Market-Garden and the Battle of Arnhem September 1944
Price: £8.54

5.0 out of 5 stars move over, Cornelius Ryan..., 31 July 2014
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A little hard to follow on Kindle... I had to have a real set of maps open most of the time to work out exactly what was happening where and I have actually walked the battlefields for real on a number if occasions.
Lays to rest a few myths about the quality and composition of the Wehrmacht forces arrayed against the airborne troops and gives a very good account of the viciousness of the fighting.
Recommended, but don't read this before watching 'A Bridge Too Far' as it'll kill your enjoyment of the movie stone dead.


Rise of the Guardians - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
Rise of the Guardians - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Chris Pine
Offered by Shop4World
Price: £11.94

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story, great animation..., 31 July 2014
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Simply brilliant. The characterisations of some well known children's figures is very well done, especially the Russian Santa, complete with gangster tattoos and the Australian Easter Bunny...
My three year old daughter adores this and the storyline is charming enough not to drive you insane even when viewed 15 times back-to-back.
This is the multi-format pack with blu-ray, dvd and digital copies...
Annoyingly the downloadable version seems to be only available through iTunes, making it a waste of time for Android tablet users unless you go through the rigmarole of downloading iTunes to a PC and installing a third party sharing program.

This is the only reason for not giving 5 stars - the movie itself rates 6...


The Star Trek: Enterprise: The Good That Men Do (Star Trek: Enterprise series Book 11)
The Star Trek: Enterprise: The Good That Men Do (Star Trek: Enterprise series Book 11)
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars not as geeky as I feared it would be..., 31 July 2014
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The very first Star Trek book I've ever read and only purchased because I just watched all of 'Enterprise' on cable and was thoroughly disgusted at the way the series was tied up.
This book addresses all of the issues I had with the TV series and is presented in a well-written manner which moves the story along nicely.
Now I have to buy all of the other books... which from the authors' perspective is a good thing, I guess...


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