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Comtrend Powerline Ethernet Adapter with Filter
Comtrend Powerline Ethernet Adapter with Filter
Offered by NETWORK LTD
Price: 66.34

5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant - flawless, 16 April 2014
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Had these over 3 years now, not a single problem.

Plug them in and go, I am streaming HD movies from my NAS box to my TV downstairs, no issue.

I don't even have to think about them, they just work.

Booicore changing towel poncho HEAVY DUTY
Booicore changing towel poncho HEAVY DUTY
Offered by booicore outdoor
Price: 29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars no complaints, 16 April 2014
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It is what it is. Keeps the chill wind off.

it does not have the 'softest' feel but does feel like it should last.

No More Excess, Advanced Digital Luggage Scale
No More Excess, Advanced Digital Luggage Scale
Offered by san direct
Price: 6.59

5.0 out of 5 stars simple and cheap, 16 April 2014
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It works. It is simple and it is cheap.

It is not particurly comfortable if you want to lift up your heavy bags (20kg?) by hand and hard to let it get stable for you to take a reading, but if you really want that clean reading, then it has that loop on the top which you can hang off something, if you so desire.

It is what you would expect from the picture.

Riemann P20 SPF30 Sunscreen 200ml
Riemann P20 SPF30 Sunscreen 200ml
Price: 19.49

3.0 out of 5 stars not as great as I thought it would be, 16 April 2014
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I thought this would be a fantastic produc tfrom the reviews, however a few things:
- It is quite hard to put on your face, given that it is a spray.
- White clothes turn green.
- Went through the bottle really quickly, i.e. just on a one week holiday.

I didn't get burnt, however.

Not sure I would be buying this again.

2013 Mystic Gearbox DELUXE with Wheels 1.50M
2013 Mystic Gearbox DELUXE with Wheels 1.50M
Offered by Wetsuitoutlet
Price: 149.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Kitesurf and snowboard bag, 16 April 2014
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Nice robust feeling bag. Was a bit disappointed because I had left my fins on my kitesurf board and with constant pulling about, one fin did start to cut through. Is this my fault for not taking off the fin? Not sure.

There is some thin padding on the side and tops, these are attached with velcro so can be removed. There is an extra padding 'flap' on the base, so you can put a board down, fold the padding over, and put more stuff on the top. There are some side vents, so things are less likely to go mouldy / damp.

This bag also glides up stairs and kurbs, thanks to the plastic runners on the underside.

It comes with 2 vacuum bags and a pump for these bags, really helpful.

The big plus for me was that I can use it for my snowboard holiday as well, fitting my 159cm long snowboard, despite being only 150cm long bag. The snowboard is thinner than a kitesurf board, so that is why it can fit.

XShot 2.0 Camera Extender for Camcorder, GoPro and Point and Shoot Compact Camera
XShot 2.0 Camera Extender for Camcorder, GoPro and Point and Shoot Compact Camera
Offered by Five Star
Price: 19.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Worked well - needs longer thread, 16 April 2014
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I used this pole with my Drift Camera to great effect when I went snowboarding.
the pole extends and has ridges in the extension to help prevent twisting.
Has a simple wrist strap, no method for 'tightening' it.
Has a thread in the base of the pole.
The end swivels up and down. There is no left-right swivel in the joint, this would need to be done with the angle you tighten up the camea with.
It only seems to have a couple of threads of engagement in the camera. You can try and tighten up as much as possible but you will always get more 'leverage' from twisting the camera, which means it feels like it can fall off really easily. That said, not once did my camera fall off.

Samba De Amigo (Wii)
Samba De Amigo (Wii)
Price: 2.99

32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It is Fun, 4 Oct 2008
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Samba De Amigo (Wii) (Video Game)
Ok, this game is pretty much identical to the Dreamcast version in terms of levels and songs from what I remember.

For those not in the know:
You need 2 Wii remotes. You have to shake them to a beat of a song in the positions indicated on the screen - 6 possible positions for a Wii remote.

Think of the Guitar Hero or Dancing Mat games but with Maracas.

Then there are "Poses" where you hold the remotes in the indicated position. Then "Dances" where you move the remote(s) over the indicated spots. (A moving pose effectively)

You do not need to calibrate your Wii remotes, it says "player calibration" as far as I can figure you are calibrating yourself.

Samba on the Dreamcast meant you had to choose your height, then move the maracas up and down to hit those spots. The Wii version has you pointing up, forward or down. Does this work? I think it does, I find myself almost naturally doing this as I raise / lower the remotes anyway.

A few odd things when you shake them, it seems you can almost "blag" some points by vigorously shaking the remotes to cover 2 spots, as opposed to just the one. This does not mean you are going to complete the song this way. I also found dance moves can be done by shaking the remotes vigorously with more reliable outcomes then trying to do it properly.

It feels sometimes if you shake the remote too quickly before you move it into the correct position, it won't register that you are in fact shaking it in the correct position. I guess it is limitations of the remote. So occasionally it gets annoying.

On difficulty, I was able to get through Easy and Normal levels on my first attempts, with A ranks. Hard need a couple of attempts. I did these first 3 in one evening. Super Hard needs more attempts - not completed yet. It gets to the point on Hard and Super Hard where you can think "AHH, what is going ON?!?"

The songs - well - I have to say compared to some of the other games, I like the songs, I think they got a good selection. The should be more pleasing for most people. Soul Bossa Nova, Dance mix of Tubthumping, Rock version of Take on Me (Reel Big Fish I think), Sway, Smooth, Low Rider to give an idea.

People will laugh at you for buying it, until they get into it, it can be a great game to play with your friends, as you compete to do better.

The are some mini games, like whack a mole, or brick breaking.

There are some multilayer games, like Co-operative or 1 vs 1.

You can buy songs as well, the first pack had 3 songs for 500 Wii Points (about 5) if you feel it is worth it. Personally I would rather 5 songs for 500 Wii points at least.

Turn the music up to get yourself into the song and really do well!
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii)
Offered by zondave
Price: 13.27

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't write it off too quick!, 23 Sep 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Reading the reviews, its like people write this game off too quickly. Lets start by saying its a lot more than Lego Star Wars. Lets add by saying it is not called 'Light Saber' unleashed. Please also remember that the Wii remote currently is not able to map your movements exactly, which is why they are bringing out MotionPlus.

Ok, so it starts of and you are getting a feel for the game, there is a LOT to learn, and it brings you in. Slowly you build up your powers and it is FUN to use them ALL.

Controls and Manuoeveres:
To use the Lightsaber, it is swinging your Wii remote about, try different combinations to get a flowing attack. When you do get it right, it is great and very flowing. Some people seem to concentrate on just using the light saber and there being no tactics other than swishing your remote about. This game is more about the combination of moves. Try using Force Dash to get around and strike.

Let me see what moves I can remember off the top of my head:
- Choke
- Lightening Strike
- Force Push - can follow up with a ball of lightening (I like this)
- Charge up opponents with electricity, then detonate them
- Lift up enemies and impale them with your light saber
- Jump and slam your light saber into the ground
- Pick Opponents up and slam them into the ground

These are my favourites, there are others which link onto after lightsaber combos.

Camera is not that great. It follows you about, however a quick turn and it is pointing in the wrong direction. Where is that button which centres behind your character?! It can get annoying when you go into the defend position and it turns you round to an enemy behind you as opposed to facing forwards!

And, yes, you can use your light saber to deflect laser fire back at your enemies.

Finishing moves for bosses involve a series of shakes on either the Nunchuck or Wii Remote, as you watch your character pummel the enemy.

Not that great, does have a few twists to keep it interesting. One noticeable thing is your pilot just happens to be an attractive (as far as CGI can be) blonde - kinda obvious where that one might lead.

Not much scope for free play, you go to the Navi computer expecting to be able to choose your route. Not so, it appears fixed - at least at this stage.

You will be able to choose various costumes as the game progresses, different light sabers and an enhancement crystal.


I like this game. I could not see how it works on other consoles, as the freedom the controls give you... could not imagine doing it with buttons.

It absorbed me more into the game than Mario Galaxy did (not to say it will be the same for everyone) and the enjoyment comes from defeating masses of enemies with your ever growing powers.

Concentrate on the game being a full package of what force powers to use along with your light saber, and not just light saber, and then you can start thinking about tactics to clean out rooms - there will always be a few you can use.

You cannot die in this game, you will revert back to the last saved position, however enemies defeated after the save stay defeated when you revert back. It might be that if you complete it with loosing minimal lives, you might get a different ending.

So great fun to play at the moment - 5*, however due to the limiting feel of the game, only 4* rating overall.

My arms hurt after playing a lot of this.

One useful hint:
I found doing the light saber slams difficult - where you jump up and slam the light saber into the ground. As with most Wii games it can be about finding the way to move the remote to get a reliable outcome. For me, I would simply relax my hand and allow the Wii remote to go from pointing upwards to pointing downwards. Works 100%. Flicking my wrist downwards was not reliable (possibly because there is an initial "up" movement when I do this)

Mario Kart with Wii Wheel (Wii)
Mario Kart with Wii Wheel (Wii)
Offered by Smartspot Limited
Price: 30.50

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mario Kart to the Wii - simpler but more frantic, 27 April 2008
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Ok, so first off, Mario Kart is a good game, it is more akin to Mario Kart DS, unfortunately no missions though.

For the minority who don't know: Mario Kart has been around since the SNES days and is basically a racing game with an added twist - using various items to slow your other opponents down - e.g, bombs, shells (missiles) and bananas, as well as items to benefit yourself, like invincibility and speed boost.

Cannot really fault the controls, especially when they give you 4 different options - wheel/standalone controller, controller and nunchuck, Gamecube controller, classic controller. Personally I went for the controller and nunchuck option, as the buttons are in the right place, and you can shake the controller to do tricks / perform wheelie (classic and gamecube controller require pressing the d pad). Also, I found controlling a skid /drift harder with the wheel. For those who don't know how it works, once you are drifting/skidding right (for example) you can then slide wide by pressing left on the analogue stick, or slide in tighter by holding right.

Having played all the MK games before it was easy to adjust to this game. You really need to get to grips with using manual - which means you get a speed boost when drifting/skidding, (option of Automatic skids/drifts for you - no boost) though this is easier than in previous games, as you simply have to hold the drift/skid long enough.

Experienced players should breeze through all cups up to and including 100CC. It took me 1 attempt to complete the mushroom 150CC cup, but about 10 attempts to get a ** ranking, mainly because of untimely hits of blue shells - one hit when you are on the finishing straight, or jumping over a crevice and it is all over for the ** (but still possible to win overall) - so the challenge is still there to keep you going in the single player. (*** ranking is the best if DS is anything to go by) Why go for the ranking? Because if you have at least 1 * ranking on all the cups in the single player, it will show when you play online.

The other new thing about MK Wii is that you can have bikes. Bikes see to be good for avoiding things more (as they are thinner), other than that there is not a huge noticeable difference. Bikes need to make use of the wheelie, which gives you a slight increase in speed for a short time, or helps retain a boost for longer. Karts are able to get a bigger boost from drift/skid if they hold it down for longer.

Then there is the online play, which is the biggest selling point (I think), which is great fun, but have to be prepared for a lot of randomness. I would say if you are a better player, overall that will show. Though you will get the odd race where you will drop 10 places through being hit by 1 blue shell, 2 red shells, squashed by a mega kart, and hit by someone who is invincible - in the space of 10 seconds (it happened!).

The online matching mode works better because there are 12 people, and it cycles around, i.e. you do not have to wait for 4 people to match together. 1 person can drop out when they want, allowing another person to join in. Makes it a very quick to find a game, and to keep playing for as long as you wish.

Initially I was disappointed the skid/drift I felt I had mastered for previous games was lost - though it probably makes sense to, at least it stops people "snaking" down the main road so much. The franticness has increased, and I fear the items may be getting a bit over the top - however that is the very nature of the game, and you can find it more rewarding to overcome these, and of course it is always satisfying to hit someone with a blue shell or something as they are inches from the line allowing you to steel 1st place from them.

I know I will still enjoy mastering this game.

So, good game, perhaps a bit too frantic - but this just makes it more rewarding when you do win.

Recommended. It doesn't get 5* because I had to shout at the TV too many times for reasons mentioned above!


Since playing this more, a few things have become clear:

1. things seem easier once you learn how to use the fast bikes - wheelies help alot, and often corners are not long enough to make use of the Karts extra boost.

2. Blue Shells are a necessary evil. If you don't have them then the person in first can scamper off whilst everyone from 2nd down takes each other out with other items. Though they are annoying if they hit you late on the track, or when you are over a gap.

3. I am finding despite all the randomness I can now seemingly consistently get at least 2* rating on 150CC cups, so it is possible to rise above all the challenges, just concentrate on hitting those apexes!

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500 GB 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit, SATA, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500 GB 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit, SATA, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache
Offered by Synergy Data
Price: 94.50

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good drive - Good Tools, 6 April 2008
Not much can be said about hard drives, all works reliably. Seagate is a good brand & 5 year limited warranty.

One thing extremely useful was the cloning tool which comes with it - for when you just can't be bothered to install your Operating System again.

It took a few attempts to get it working correctly, but that was for a certain lack of knowledge: - I found I had to change the translation method used to access the hard drive from the default setting "Auto" to "Large" in the BIOS BEFORE I performed the cloning operation else it would not work.

The cloning system works by copying one hard drive (partitions and all) to your new hard drive. (You have to copy all the partitions across, but you can manually adjust their sizes for the new disk, and leave some spare space in case you want to create another partition)

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