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Micro Scalextric 1:64 Scale Turbo GT Race Set
Micro Scalextric 1:64 Scale Turbo GT Race Set
Price: £44.99

4.0 out of 5 stars and when adding the next section of track it's very easy to accidentally disconnect the previous one, 8 Jan. 2015
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I found this initially harder to fix together than the larger Scalextric kits - the track pieces are rather stiff an unyielding, and when adding the next section of track it's very easy to accidentally disconnect the previous one. I was also a little concerned when first switching it on that it didn't appear to work. However, a little fiddling with the track connections and the car contacts, and everything ran fine. In operation, it's a lot easier to keep the cars on-track than with the larger sets - I actually had the car going around the track 3 or 4 times at maximum speed, without decelerating, before it came off. This makes it a bit less of a challenge, but also means it would be suitable for younger kids who are unable to control cars on the bigger set.


Exploring Lego Mindstorms EV3: Tools and Techniques for Building and Programming Robots
Exploring Lego Mindstorms EV3: Tools and Techniques for Building and Programming Robots
by Eun Jung Park
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.30

3.0 out of 5 stars but it's written in a way that veers between rather condescending and tediously dry. You will find some good information here, 30 Dec. 2014
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Bit of a mixed bag this book - It is a very handy guide for building robots using Mindstorms, but it's written in a way that veers between rather condescending and tediously dry. You will find some good information here, but it's probably not the ideal book for a child getting into Mindstorms.


AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cables, Pack of 2, 3 Feet/0.9 meter - Supports Ethernet, 3D and Audio Return
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cables, Pack of 2, 3 Feet/0.9 meter - Supports Ethernet, 3D and Audio Return
Price: £5.80

5.0 out of 5 stars These are good sturdy HDMI cables - HDMI being a digital format, 29 Dec. 2014
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These are good sturdy HDMI cables - HDMI being a digital format, the cables will either work or not, and these ones work just fine. At less than 1 metre long, they should be long enough to connect your TV to boxes immediately next to/beneath it, but not anything further away than that.


Guilty Gadgets - 10M Metre Male to Male RF TV Aerial Lead Cable Coaxial Extension Female Digital with Coupler
Guilty Gadgets - 10M Metre Male to Male RF TV Aerial Lead Cable Coaxial Extension Female Digital with Coupler
Offered by Guilty Gadgets
Price: £5.75

5.0 out of 5 stars This cable did a great job of bridging the gap until we could get ..., 29 Dec. 2014
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We recently moved our TV from one room to another and, while all of the HDMI-connected boxes came with it, our wall aerial socket was still in the original room. This cable did a great job of bridging the gap until we could get the outlet moved - at 10 metres it was plenty long enough to stretch from the original outlet, and I didn't notice any degradation of the signal despite this long run, all of our Freeview channels still came through fine, without interference. The gender-converter that came with it is a handy addition, allowing us to use it to extend our original RF cable.


Mr. Goodlad Worker Complete, 15 Kg
Mr. Goodlad Worker Complete, 15 Kg
Price: £11.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Our little Lakeland terrier is typically unfussy about what she ..., 22 Dec. 2014
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Our little Lakeland terrier is typically unfussy about what she eats, so long as it at least vaguely resembles food (and often, when it doesn't). With this Mr Goodlad delivery, she went for the bag as soon as it had been delivered and we foolishly left it sat for a couple of minutes near the front door. So it's certainly appealing to our (undiscriminating) dog, and she has continued to wolf it down. The ingredients list unspecified additives, which is a bit worrying. Her, how do I say this politely, stools were healthy and firm after a few days on this feed but her, err, gaseous emissions were a bit more frequent than on other dry foods.


Tacwise 0396 18G/ 25mm Nails (Box of 5000)
Tacwise 0396 18G/ 25mm Nails (Box of 5000)
Price: £3.32

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars they did a good job, puncturing nicely through chipboard and plywood, 22 Dec. 2014
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This box (surprisingly heavy for its small size) contains 5000 nails in strips, which can then be placed inside a nail gun and fired. I found it a little tricky getting the nails in without the strips splitting up into smaller groups of nails - although this in itself isn't a big problem, all of the nails were still perfectly usable. In operation, they did a good job, puncturing nicely through chipboard and plywood. I can't comment on their suitability for heavier-duty work.


The Chemistry of Beer: The Science in the Suds
The Chemistry of Beer: The Science in the Suds
by Roger Barth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £26.95

3.0 out of 5 stars It does go on a bit, 14 Dec. 2014
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This is a rather peculiar book. It would be hard to imagine a more comprehensive book on the chemistry of beer, but I can very easily imagine a more readable and easily understood one. The author, Roger Barth, is a university chemistry professor who teaches a course on the chemistry of beer, and it appears that this is essentially his course in book form, heavy on academic details (complete with a quiz at the end of each chapter). Like so many academic authors, professor Barth clearly has a very good grasp of his subject, but is less skilled at writing. He feels the need to pass on absolutely everything that he knows about absolutely every topic touched on by the book, whether this is chemistry-related or instead the history of brewing, prohibition, the temperance movement, the biology of the barley plant or dozens of other tangential subjects. To summarize his approach: if you wish to brew beer from scratch, first you will need to create the universe. I'm sure this book *could* prove useful to brewers, but it's such a hard slog getting through it, I would really only recommend it to advanced chemistry students or *very* committed brewers.


Cole & Mason Electronic Gourmet Precision Grind 21 cm Greenwich Stainless Steel Pepper Mill
Cole & Mason Electronic Gourmet Precision Grind 21 cm Greenwich Stainless Steel Pepper Mill
Price: £36.23

4.0 out of 5 stars A good, sturdy electric grinder, 8 Dec. 2014
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This is a good, sturdy electric grinder, with a variety of settings which allow you to adjust the size of the grind (although the difference between the smallest and largest settings is not really enough to warrant so many steps in between). A warning: be careful that you click the two halves securely into place after filling, otherwise you will find (as I did) that it falls apart, and you end up with peppercorns everywhere.


DJing For Dummies
DJing For Dummies
by John Steventon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.54

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A thorough primer, 8 Dec. 2014
This review is from: DJing For Dummies (Paperback)
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A thorough primer, covering pretty much all aspects of DJing, from equipment requirements through learning to beatmatch, to getting gigs and dealing with the public. It is slightly skewed towards dance music DJing, although that's unsurprising as there are more technical skills required to mix dance music than there are for party DJing, but all the same, party DJs are well catered for here. The author also throws in plenty of interesting and useful anecdotes from his own DJing career. Of course it will take more than just a book to make you a good DJ - you will need a love of, and an ear for, music, plus plenty of practice. But this book will steer you in the right direction and answer any questions you may have along the way.


Fabri-Tac  113 ml Medium Bottle, Clear
Fabri-Tac 113 ml Medium Bottle, Clear
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Worked great, and fast, 26 Nov. 2014
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Worked great, and fast, on fabric - creates a strong, quick-drying bond. Have not yet tried it with leather and other heavier materials, but I see not reason why it should not also be great on those.


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