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Senua 10 / 10.2 Inch Black Leather Look Case + USB Keyboard With Free Stylus & Stand Feature For Protection
Senua 10 / 10.2 Inch Black Leather Look Case + USB Keyboard With Free Stylus & Stand Feature For Protection

4.0 out of 5 stars Good combined case and keyboard, 21 Nov. 2014
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Good keyboard and case.

Only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is that the stand does recline the tablet back quite far enough so I don't get the best view of the screen. The stand would only need to recline about another half inch and it would be spot on, so this might be a manufacturing variation. Good value for money and does basically what I want which is to avoid using the touch keypad on the screen when inputting more than a couple of words.


Promotional price! Super Saving tablet! TONBUX®10.1" Google ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT A31S QUAD CORE TABLET PC Bluetooth HDMI WIFI 16GB High grade tablet!
Promotional price! Super Saving tablet! TONBUX®10.1" Google ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT A31S QUAD CORE TABLET PC Bluetooth HDMI WIFI 16GB High grade tablet!

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value tablet, 21 Nov. 2014
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If you buy this tablet make sure you have the mind-set that this isn't an iPad and you won't get the performance of an iPad. Having said that, for about 80% of the cost of an iPad, it is very good value. I bought it for my wife to browse the net and e-mailing with some prospect of me watching live or catch-up TV when she has control of the remote on our real telly.

Plus points:
- Price. The 'promotional' price I paid was very competitive both against other no-brand tablets of the same spec (there are several identical spec tabs on Amazon) and the big guns.
- Features like coming with the microSD card slot, micro USB port, all cables and charger.
- Good display, not a wow-type screen but perfectly acceptable.

Minus points:
- Quite slow. I watched a programme live on the iPlayer and it was evident that the processor was struggling to cope with both the speed of the stream (I'm on a fibre internet connection) and resolving the picture. The result was an approximate image when there was lots of movement. I then downloaded and watched the same programme and there was a very noticeable improvement in picture quality. Mind you, the download took a while....
- The speed issue also makes for slow updating of apps from Google Play and makes slow apps even slower - especially if they are poorly designed (don't go anywhere near the M&S app --it will drive you to drink)
- Not specifically related to this tablet, but more to do with Android 4.4. I don't think that all apps work well yet under this version. Android isn't, of course iOS but you get what you pay for.
- Camera is poor but I have only tried it so far in normal indoor lighting. However, I didn't buy this as a photographic device.
- Poor manual. Poor English, useless screen shots, no help at all in understanding how Android is organised on this tablet. Still, gave me the excuse to explore and play with it!

All in all, great value for money which will probably frustrate me after not too long because of its speed and the shortcomings of Android.


Oliver: Oliver's Vegetables
Oliver: Oliver's Vegetables
by Vivian French
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.24

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My grandchildren love it!, 30 Sept. 2011
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My grandchildren (aged 3 and 4) love this little book as a bedtime story and I bought a further copy as a birthday present for another 4 year old who absolutely loves vegetables and helps her grandparents to grow them. She has thoroughly enjoyed the book with its wacky pictures as well. Although the story is aimed at children who won't eat veg, it is delightful and appeals to all - veg and non veg eaters.


Sugar: A Bittersweet History
Sugar: A Bittersweet History
by Elizabeth Abbott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 24 Sept. 2011
Just finished reading this book and was it a struggle. Many of the facts were new and interesting but equally, many were well known. Despite the impressive list of notes and bibliography, the author seems to zero in on the same examples/case studies throughout a section implying that these examples are the sole products of her research in that area. She is obviously a person on a mission (no harm in that) highlighting the effect that sugar growing had and continues to have, on disadvantaged workers/slaves. However, the last section covering 20th century sugar growing and use seems to have been rushed and not too deeply researched -- almost like she had had enough of the subject.

I also found her style a bit heavy going but maybe it was just too acedemic for my taste. All in all, a bit of a disappointment as sugar does represent a major health issue and has a very corrupt history which still isn't over.


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