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Ultron UHS-250 Wheel USB Headset
Ultron UHS-250 Wheel USB Headset
Price: 17.52

2.0 out of 5 stars Low level background hum and stupid gimics, 18 Jun 2014
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This is one of those 'look flash but isn't ' headsets. There is a persistent background hum at a level that can trigger some software with auto-mute to keep the mic transmitting at all times. Also the in-line control nodule is huge and heavy and really adds nothing much - a tiny volume wheel, and cheap hard-to-use switches for the microphone and entire headset on/off. There are much better headsets out there for the money (eg - logitech)


Papermate non-stop mechanical pencils 0.7mm HB pack of 10 - assorted neon colours
Papermate non-stop mechanical pencils 0.7mm HB pack of 10 - assorted neon colours
Price: 4.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Poor - lead is not held rigidly, 18 Jun 2014
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These pencils look the part but are terrible to actually use - the lead can move both side to side and up and down slightly making writing with them a horrible experience. Avoid.


Belkin 1.8m HDDB15 Male to Male VGA Monitor Cable - Charcoal
Belkin 1.8m HDDB15 Male to Male VGA Monitor Cable - Charcoal
Price: 3.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless, 6 Jun 2014
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This cable has two major problems. Firstly the captive screws to firmly attach to the PC/Monitor are almost unusable due to the size of the heads, and are very stiff making them doubly hard to use. Worse still the cable seems not to correctly carry the signal that allows correct detection of plug and play monitors. I had endless issues with incorrect display resolutions until I realised that it was the cable causing the issue and swapped back to an older cable that then worked perfectly. Given that there are a ton of other cables out there I can't think of a single reason to buy this one.


Fine Point Silver Tone Pointy Straight Tweezers 4 1/2"
Fine Point Silver Tone Pointy Straight Tweezers 4 1/2"
Offered by sourcingmap
Price: 2.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for tick removal, 27 Nov 2013
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Bought these before the summer on the off chance that we needed to remove a tick - they are perfect for that being very pointed and accurate.


August MB100 - Portable Stereo Speakers - MP3 Player with 3.5mm Audio In / Card Reader / LED Torch (Blue)
August MB100 - Portable Stereo Speakers - MP3 Player with 3.5mm Audio In / Card Reader / LED Torch (Blue)
Offered by Daffodil UK

5.0 out of 5 stars So far, brilliant simple little player, 27 Nov 2013
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We wanted something for our 6 yr old that didn't force her to disappear into her own world of headphones - took a punt on this and so far it has exceeded expectations. Just make sure to buy memory card, load up a few mp3s, slot the card in and it will play - amazing sound from such tiny cheap speakers and the single combined track advance/volume rocker is easy to get the hang of. For the price this is a great gift gadget - preload it and wrap it for hours of fun. It requires a few hours of charging from a PC USB port and I have my doubts that the rechargeable battery will last for too many cycles, but we will see...


Disko Partizani
Disko Partizani
Price: 12.90

2.0 out of 5 stars One or two decent tracks, but hugely samey, 14 Nov 2012
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One or two decent tracks, but hugely samey. Very repetitive, It just sees to repeat the same thing over and over. Hard to tell one track from another.


The Digital  Workplace: How Technology is  Liberating Work
The Digital Workplace: How Technology is Liberating Work
by Paul Miller
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight, heavily padded, really just a summary, 30 Aug 2012
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This book could act as a reasonable summary of the state of remote working and the possible impacts for someone with little or no knowledge of the field. However, it is very poor value. It has around 200 pages, most of are only half filled with text in large font with the regular use of pop-outs repeating sections of the text - it is more like an extended magazine article. The quality of the book is also awful, the pages and cover began curling not long after it arrived. I would like to have seen more depth and discussion of the evidence around the productivity and emotional and psychological impacts of remote working.


SpaceNavigator
SpaceNavigator
Offered by SHARPLY
Price: 78.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant gadget for 3D, 11 Jan 2011
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I bought this largely for smoothly navigating in 3D environments whilst shooting video sequences. It is fantastic, within a few minutes I was able to move my 'camera' position smoothly through 3D environments in virtual worlds like Second Life and OpenSim in ways that just aren't possible using the keyboard, or in fact any other input device I've tried. Love it.


Canon DCC-1400 Soft Camera Case for PowerShot S90 Digital Camera
Canon DCC-1400 Soft Camera Case for PowerShot S90 Digital Camera
Price: 23.00

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money - I returned mine, 10 Nov 2010
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A camera case should at least protect the camera all round and be secure. This case does neither well. There are large gaps on the sides, so the camera isn't protected and the clasp keeping the case shut is a weak magnet - which gave me zero confidence that it would remain shut if the camera was in a bag or pocket, or being held from a strap. I guess I'm missing something but it seemed like a pointless waste of money and I returned it.


How To Be Idle
How To Be Idle
by Tom Hodgkinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

100 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lose the guilt, gain a life, 16 Jan 2006
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This is a great book. At heart it shares the ethos of books like 'In Praise Of Slow' that champion a rejection of high pressure high speed modern lifestyles in favour of a calmer more contemplative approach. However, Hodgkinson's tack is more radical and polemic, suggesting that a lot of the things that people naturally do and society labels as idle or lazy are exactly the things we should be doing to take life more slowly and paradoxically become more alive. Things like staying in bed, taking long lunches, drinking plenty of alcohol, going for a walk. As has been mentioned, the idea that smoking or rioting should be part of this lifestyle are, for me, taking things too far, but in a way these chapters simply help amplify his thesis without corrupting it. The book has made me more determined than ever to pursue a freelance lifestyle, working when I want to and devoting more time to life affirming pursuits like playing music, reading and spending time with freinds and family. By the way, reviews such as 'I only read two chapters then I 'got it' and couldn't be bothered with the rest' and 'buy it if you can be arsed' have totally missed the point - idle and lazy are not the same thing, the book it about reclaiming your right to do what you want. Spending a long time savouring a good book to it's finish is exactly what the book is about, and I recommend you do just that.


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