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Apple iPod (5th Generation) 30G Replacement Battery
Apple iPod (5th Generation) 30G Replacement Battery
Offered by Elite Electronics
Price: £7.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent battery! BUT DO NOT ALSO ORDER THE OPTIONAL TOOL KIT!, 11 Mar 2014
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The battery itself is great, and has restored my iPod to its former glory. Not a quick or simple job changing the battery, but the iPod is robust and you can do it in under 30 minutes, good instructional videos on YouTube. It has saved me the cost of a new iPod and the hassle as well. So full marks for the battery!

However, DO NOT order the additional tool kit offered as part of a bundled deal! The tools are fairly priced and adequate (just) for the job, but:

> The battery already comes with a green plastic iPod case splitter; and

> While the battery was delivered in about 3 days, the tool kit took 6 WEEKS! I had fitted the new battery 5 1/2 weeks before the tool kit arrived - quite the worst delivery for such a minuscule item I have ever endured.

You've been warned! But do buy the battery, great stuff!


Portable Opening Tool Kit for Apple iPhone/iPod & MORE!
Portable Opening Tool Kit for Apple iPhone/iPod & MORE!
Offered by Sintech UK Ltd
Price: £3.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Tools adequate and price fair, delivery AWFUL!, 11 Mar 2014
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Considering the price, one really can't complain about the quality of the tools, which I have little doubt would do the job as advertised.

However, they took SIX WEEKS to deliver it to me in the post! That is ridiculous, especially when the replacement iPod battery i ordered at the same time took 3 days! The battery was fitted 5 1/2 weeks before these now redundant tools showed up.

So if the tools had shown up in good time, I would have given this 4 stars. With delivery slower than glaciers melt, they should be grateful for the minimum 1 star I can give.


Braun 31S Replacement Foil and Cutter Cassette Multi Silver BLS Combi Pack
Braun 31S Replacement Foil and Cutter Cassette Multi Silver BLS Combi Pack
Offered by Digital2u
Price: £15.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT FOR 390cc, 9 Dec 2013
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Ordered because the product description and photo indicated it would fit a Braun 390cc. What I received was different, with a separate cutting foil and guard, not the one piece unit shown in the photo. No doubt the product itself is fine, but it is not as described as of today's date. Had to return item, which in itself is very easy, but it's also unnecessary. Fix the photo and description please!
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Sony KDL22EX553BU 22-inch Widescreen HD-ready SMART WiFi LED TV with Freeview HD - Black
Sony KDL22EX553BU 22-inch Widescreen HD-ready SMART WiFi LED TV with Freeview HD - Black

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MUCH, MUCH CHEAPER IN WHITE!, 14 Nov 2013
Let's get this out of the way up front - you can get the exact same TV here on Amazon for £199 as long as you're willing to have it with a white case instead of a black case. £120 CHEAPER FOR THE EXACT SAME TV. The link is here but there aren't many left:

B00815NZ6C

So hopefully you acted fast enough to get the cheaper one - here's the brief review. This is an excellent TV for bedrooms, bedsits or dorm rooms. Picture and colour are excellent. Sound, as with all flat screens, is very poor (hence four star rating) - do not bother with the surround sound settings unless you hook up an external sound bar - but fine for spoken word and most regular programs, plug in some headphones if you're watching a concert. Speaking of headphones, nifty feature of this TV is that you can plug in headphones without disabling the main speakers - why? So you don't have to get out of bed, just plug them in beforehand - when you decrease the main speaker volume, the headphone volume level stays put - nice. Lots of features, especially the apps and WiFi connectivity. Initial set-up very easy indeed. Written manual a bit sparse, but the TV itself has a full interactive manual on screen which is excellent.

Anyway, if you need a small TV and don't need to rattle the windows with the sound output, the Sony in white is a great choice - it also received a Which? Best Buy. Hope you read this first and got one of the last white ones!


Vax W90-RU-P Rapide Ultra 2 Pre-Treatment Upright Carpet and Upholstery Washer
Vax W90-RU-P Rapide Ultra 2 Pre-Treatment Upright Carpet and Upholstery Washer
Price: £269.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good - not perfect - but very good, 22 July 2013
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Let me start by saying that while well packaged, this unit is a little challenging to assemble when new, primarily in the area of the hose attachment holder. Getting the hose fully in the holder is a bit of a Crystal Maze job - could be a better design - but stays in once you figure it out.

The cord length is quite generous, nearly 10m, which is plenty. The clean water tank is easy to fill (BTW, it's 4 litres, which isn't mentioned - I measured it - you need this for calculating how much detergent to use. It would be good if there were marks on the tank showing how much water was in it.). The waste water tank is easy to empty and rinse out, but there's lots of nook and crannies, so you'll never get it crystal clear again, I'm afraid.

Anyway, even though I had thoroughly vacuumed the house previously, the amount of dirt, muck and junk it removed from the rugs and carpets was, well, frightening and disgusting in equal measures - black, filthy water filled the catch tank. It did a great job, the carpets very much look like new, and it did it without soaking the carpets - they were nearly dry afterwards. The whole house looks and smells clean. Very impressive!

You need to be very diligent about keeping the beater bar / detergent application area clean - this part does fill with the most revolting stuff, primarily wet human and pet hair, fairly rapidly - I'm hoping that staying on top of the cleaning will reduce this - but it also tells me my current vacuum is awful. The detergent applicator can clog if you don't keep that area tidy. Also regularly clean the waste tank filter!

The separate hose with applicator, brush and vacuum, are great for doing the stairs and upholstery, and the other spot applicator is also very useful.

Am I glad I bought it? Yes, especially compared to the PITA of going to a local store to hire one for a weekend. It works well, but bear in mind when full of liquid, it is heavy and tiring. It also helps to open windows to lower the humidity level in the house as you're using it.

So yes, it is very good overall, and I would recommend it.


Toolzone 150mm (6") Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper
Toolzone 150mm (6") Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper
Offered by EiioX
Price: £9.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value For Money, 2 Oct 2012
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Considering these are less than a tenner, they're ridiculously good value for money and do a very, very good job. Unless you're using these professionally or in an environment where tolerances and measures have to be guaranteed, this caliper is going to be more than enough for your needs - but then, it's horses for courses and all that, and you'd be buying a much more expensive set if your livelihood depended on it, wouldn't you? Absolutely nothing wrong with them at all, quite accurate, and the perfect tool for the DIYer, car mechanic and craftsman. Includes an excellent padded plastic storage box and an extra battery as well.


Ctek CTE-XS3600 Car Battery Charger 4 Stage 3.6Amp 12 Volt (Multi Functional)
Ctek CTE-XS3600 Car Battery Charger 4 Stage 3.6Amp 12 Volt (Multi Functional)

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Charger, 20 July 2011
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Brilliant little conditioning charger, particularly when used with the permanent battery connectors rather than the alligator clips, as it makes it idiot-proof to top up the battery. Be aware that a standard charger is much faster in operation, but the battery seems to stay charged longer when using the Ctek because it conditions the battery as well. The Ctek is not the best choice if you're in a hurry to recharge a battery, but then again, if you've got this plugged in all the time, that shouldn't be an issue, should it? Well worth buying an extra permanent connector if you have another car in the house. Big upside is not having to disconnect and then reconnect the battery to charge, which can cause no end of problems with alarms, EMUs, and radios losing their pre-sets. Definitely recommended.


SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 S-ATA/300 1TB INTERNAL HARD DRIVE 7200RPM 32MB BUFFER
SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 S-ATA/300 1TB INTERNAL HARD DRIVE 7200RPM 32MB BUFFER

5.0 out of 5 stars Faultless and fast, 19 July 2011
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Bought this as the 120Gb HDD in my Dell was full to bursting, after reading recommendation in WebUser magazine. Delivered within 2 working days without problem (but had to wait another 2 days for the ordered SATA cable, which is not included and from a different supplier). Easy to set up on the Dell, plug and play really, just need to get into the Setup menu at the start and turn on secondary SATA to Auto and it's away. Naturally, you then have to format it, which takes time, but it comes with the territory. I then used Acronis True Image software (highly recommended) and cloned the existing HDD on to the new Samsung in about an hour, shut down and swapped the SATA cables so F: became C: automatically and vice versa, and restarted - brand new hard drive with all my old programs and settings, and an extra 800Gb of space. Lovely.

Very quick and quiet in operation, no issues at all, excellent read and write speeds, very happy all in all. Ridiculously good value for 1TB. Just make sure you check to see you if have the correct power and SATA cable already. Recommended.


Apple iPad Advanced Pro Case Luxury Executive Wallet / Cover / Stand / Flip Case - Black
Apple iPad Advanced Pro Case Luxury Executive Wallet / Cover / Stand / Flip Case - Black
Offered by Accessory Village Ltd
Price: £34.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent case!, 3 Aug 2010
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Definitely a sound purchase. Well made, good design, excellent protection, nice to handle as well. At the price, this is a very good product and quite fair value for money as well. Much happier now in carrying my iPad with this case than without it. Delivery swift even with standard shipping. Definitely recommended.


For A Few Dollars More  (Special Edition) [DVD]
For A Few Dollars More (Special Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Clint Eastwood
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £6.92

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Great Westerns, 27 July 2010
I'll also court controversy and say that for me, For A Few Dollars More is the best out of the Spaghetti Western trilogy. A Fistful Of Dollars is a fine first film in its own rights, and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly a compelling story. But the first film's rough edges show through often, while the third's plot is long and overblown by the inclusion of the Civil War. To me, For A Few Dollars More is like Baby Bear's porridge - juuuuust right. Consider:

> Not a single unnecessary word, character or scene in the film - it's been pared to the bone. Tells the story and moves on, never leaving you time to get bored or stop caring, and makes you wonder what happens next.

> Characters that all provoke an emotional response, including all the minor characters. After the film is done, you can remember each of them, how they look, how they act, what they stood for - and you care. A master class in writing, and more so in casting.

> A story that works on many levels. The bounty hunter driven by getting enough money to retire and doesn't care who gets in his way or that he has to kill bad people in order to get it; the ex-soldier driven to avenge his personal loss by tracking down criminals and bringing them to justice, dead or alive; and the criminal with no morals at all, driven by greed yet haunted by a single action that made a girl kill herself; all brought together when their respective worlds (and pasts) collide.

> Magnificent cinematography in the fabulous setting of Andalusia in Spain. The camera angles, the lighting, the genuine non-sanitised nature of the sets and locations all come together. To my mind, the most amazing shot is near the end during the climatic duel, when the photo in the pocket watch, the bull ring, the setting sun and the protagonists are all in shot, all in focus - stunning.

> The stirring music score of Ennio Morricone - enough said.

> The use of the musical pocket watch as a tie-in to and through the story in so many places, evocative and poignant, is a master stroke.

> The humour in just the right places to leaven a brutal story, which is where Eastwood shines, and even Van Cleef has his moments too.

> Most importantly, For A Few Dollars More is a movie you can watch time and time again and find something new each time, and can actually stand alone from the trilogy as a great story.

So yes, maybe I'm biased. Isn't that what reviews are supposed to be - one person's experience and voiced preferences? But I do think this is a magnificent, compelling story and film, worthy of a place in anyone's film library.


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